Chicago-Kent News

Feb 25, 2011
Illinois civil unions, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" prohibition on gays serving openly in the military, and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students are among the topics to be discussed at the first annual LGBT Civil Rights Conference March 5 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of...
Feb 24, 2011
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman Susan Hedman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 administrator, will deliver the keynote address at "Challenges Facing the Chicago Area Waterway System," a Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium co-sponsored...
Feb 23, 2011
The Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT) at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, in partnership with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), has released Access to Justice AuthorTM 4.0, an upgrade of the popular legal software used by those who assist low-income...
Feb 22, 2011
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2011, for the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Established in 2007 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension...
Feb 21, 2011
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Onika Angus, Adella Deacon, Janelle Fairchild and Marcell Taylor has won the Midwest regional championship and has advanced to the national finals of the National Black Law Students Association's (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Team...
Feb 15, 2011
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Rachel Remke '12 and Ryan Nolte '11 has advanced to the final rounds of the National Trial Competition (NTC), the premier trial advocacy tournament in the nation. Chicago-Kent, one of the top two teams in the NTC Region 8 tournament held February 10 to 12...
Feb 8, 2011
Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will compete in the Midwest regional round of the National Black Law Students Association's (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Chicago-Kent will compete against teams from 11 states in the region during NBLSA's Midwest convention...
Jan 25, 2011
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has joined with the Center on Halsted, Chicago Alliance against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network and Rape Victim Advocates to present a Chicago mayoral candidates forum to address strategies for ending...
Jan 24, 2011
Professor Ralph Brill is the first recipient of the Association of Legal Writing Directors' Brill Award. Click on the image to watch a video of Professor Brill accepting the award during a reception at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco. The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) has...
Jan 21, 2011
Distinguished Professor Sheldon Nahmod (far left) presented the 2011 Sheldon H. Nahmod IIT Civil Rights Award to a coalition of four Chicago-Kent student organizations represented by (from left) 3L student Rohit Paul, SALSA president; 2L student Brittany Pritchett, BLSA vice-president; 2L student...
Dec 8, 2010
Six students in the Program in Environmental and Energy Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law are completing their term as Fall 2010 Baum fellows. The Baum fellowship program was established at Chicago-Kent and is supported by the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund. Fellows are selected each semester by...
Dec 8, 2010
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty and students played an integral role in securing passage of the Care of Students with Diabetes Act. The Illinois law, which took effect December 1, clarifies the rights and responsibilities of students, parents, school and healthcare personnel related to...
Dec 3, 2010
Joseph P. Carlasare, a second-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has won the 19th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the law school's Moot Court Honor Society. The competition is named for Chicago-Kent graduate Ilana Diamond Rovner '66, judge of...
Nov 30, 2010
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has joined with the Foresight Design Initiative to present "Who Will Earn Your Green Vote?," a Chicago mayoral candidates forum to address environmental issues in the city. The program will be held December 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the law school's Governor...
Nov 23, 2010
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Nicholas Economakos, Clyde Guilamo, Nicholas McIntyre and Heather Widell has advanced to the national finals of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law's seventh annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition after defeating John...
Nov 16, 2010
The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Patricia Berlin, Ryan Nolte, Rachael Sinnen and Karolina Zielinska has taken second place in the civil competition of the seventh annual Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition, with Zielinska and Nolte winning individual awards for the competition's Best...
Nov 15, 2010
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the new headquarters of the Oyez Project ( www.oyez.org ), a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. Visited more than 700,000 times in the past 30 days, the site aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all...
Nov 1, 2010
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Jeremiah Lewellen, Julie Levinson, Joseph Carlasare and Rachel Remke has won the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's 2010 Tournament of Champions. Team member Joseph Carlasare is also the winner of the competition's best advocate award. The...
Oct 25, 2010
Alexis Crawford, a third-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected to receive the 2010 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize. The prize was established in 2006 at Chicago-Kent by the law firm of K&L Gates LLP (formerly Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC) to honor Dolores K. Hanna, a...
Oct 21, 2010
The Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL), in collaboration with the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, will co-sponsor "Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective," an international conference to be held December 3–4, 2010, at the Vienna...