Chicago-Kent News

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...
Oct 14, 2010
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law chapter of the Order of the Coif will induct 28 new members November 2 during award ceremonies in the Walnut Room of the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. The Order of the Coif is a national legal honor society that recognizes superior scholarship and promotes the...
Oct 11, 2010
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has been invited to compete in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions taking place October 28 to 31 at the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. This is the fourth consecutive year and the ninth time in the...
Oct 7, 2010
Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism , by Harvard University Law professors Gabriella Blum and Philip B. Heymann, has won the 2010 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. The prize was established in 2007 by Chicago-Kent alumnus Roy C. Palmer...
Oct 4, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law has been invited to compete in the third annual National Pretrial Advocacy Competition October 8 and 9 at Stetson University College of Law's Gulfport campus in Florida. The competition, which is designed to capture the essence of the pretrial motion practice, is co-...
Sep 10, 2010
Katherine Jahnke, a 2011 J.D. candidate at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has received the 2010 Lowell Jacobson Scholarship Award. The scholarship was established by the American Counsel Association in memory of Lowell H. Jacobson, a past president of the organization. Mr. Jacobson was a Cook...
Sep 10, 2010
Elizabeth K. Camille, a student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, is the recipient of the 2010 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award. The award is given annually to a student, selected by Chicago-Kent's legal writing faculty and law firm representatives, who has written the best first-...
Sep 7, 2010
IIT Chicago-Kent's Center for Open Government (COG) has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to require the website posting of all Illinois appellate decisions and to permit citation of unpublished orders and opinions issued by the Illinois courts. In a letter to the seven Illinois Supreme Court...
Aug 31, 2010
Julius G. Getman, the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, will speak at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, addressing the topic "Making the Right to Organize Real." Professor Getman's lecture will focus on issues explored in his book...
Aug 25, 2010
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has assembled an impressive group of scholars, practitioners, and members of the judiciary and of the U.S. Supreme Court bar for its inaugural "Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review." The Honorable James B. Zagel, judge of the U.S. District Court for the...
Aug 10, 2010
Bryant G. Garth, internationally recognized scholar and dean of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, will speak at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, addressing the topic "Colonialism, the Cold War and the Rule of Law in Asia." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon...
Aug 4, 2010
Daniel T. Coyne, clinical professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to the newly formed Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission. The commission is charged with conducting inquiries into claims of torture on behalf of persons convicted of a...
Jul 19, 2010
The Center for Open Government at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has filed a lawsuit in DuPage County Circuit Court against Hinsdale Township School District 86 superintendent Nicholas Wahl and school board president Dennis Brennan on behalf of school board member Dianne Barrett. The lawsuit comes...