Chicago-Kent News

Jul 14, 2010
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Open Government has filed a lawsuit against the Village of Thornton on behalf of village trustee Paul Tomasik. The lawsuit alleges that the village violated the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) earlier this year when it failed to disclose...
May 17, 2010
Anna Lusero, a 2010 graduate of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected to receive a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Lusero will spend her fellowship period at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago—in collaboration with Working Hands Legal Clinic—where she will...
May 13, 2010
Tamara Starks, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been awarded the first Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established last year at Chicago-Kent by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of Sandra P. Zemm, who died in September 2008 after a lengthy...
May 11, 2010
Emil P. Totonchi, a second-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been awarded a Peggy Browning Fellowship for the 2010-11 school year. Totonchi will spend 22 weeks working at the Chicago Newspaper Guild, a labor union that has represented reporters, editors, photographers and other...
Apr 27, 2010
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2010, for the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Established in 2007 at 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 between...
Apr 26, 2010
U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Craig S. Donohue, chief executive officer of CME Group, will address graduates at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 2010 ceremonies on Sunday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m. Commencement will be held at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Rd., in Chicago. "Senator...
Apr 26, 2010
Applications are currently being accepted for Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) innovative new graduate program in Intellectual Property Management and Markets. This groundbreaking degree program is a collaborative effort of IIT's law, business, and engineering colleges as well as its...
Apr 20, 2010
The Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Richard W. Wright as a Distinguished Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Distinguished professor is the highest faculty rank at the university and is reserved for a small number of senior faculty...
Apr 13, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law has awarded the first Matt Lash Memorial Scholarship and announced the date of the second annual "Lash Bash," an event that supports the scholarship fund. Established last year by the family of Matt Lash, a 2007 Chicago-Kent graduate, and a group of his classmates,...
Apr 9, 2010
The law firm of Jackson Lewis and Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace have announced the winners of the 2009–10 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. Awards were presented to the top three entries. Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent...
Apr 7, 2010
Richard Komaiko, a second-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, won first-place among Web technology companies at the 2010 University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition held March 25 and 26 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Komaiko's company, The Lawyer Market...
Mar 31, 2010
Damien Clark and Charles Prochaska, third-year students at Chicago-Kent College of Law, finished among the top four teams in the country in the National Trial Competition held March 24 to 28 in Dallas, Tex. Chicago-Kent students Charles Prochaska '10 (left) and Damien Clark '10, semifinalists in...
Mar 31, 2010
Cook County Circuit Court Judge William O. Maki yesterday upheld a complaint filed by Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Open Government on behalf of Oak Lawn resident Karen Berge against the Village of Oak Lawn board of trustees. Berge alleges that the board directly violated the Illinois...
Mar 22, 2010
Damien Clark and Charles Prochaska, third-year students at Chicago-Kent College of Law, are the winners of the Region 8 championship of the National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy tournament in the United States. This is the fourth consecutive year and the 23rd time in the past 29...
Mar 19, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law and Soochow University School of Law in Taiwan have signed an agreement to establish a training program for Taiwanese lawyers that can culminate in an LL.M. degree from Chicago-Kent. The agreement was initialed recently by Chicago-Kent dean Harold J. Krent and Soochow...
Mar 19, 2010
Joan C. Williams, distinguished professor of law, 1066 Foundation chair and founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, will deliver the 32nd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture . Professor Williams will address the...
Mar 9, 2010
Francine Soliunas, assistant dean for strategy and student professional development and executive director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has received a 2010 Sage Award from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations...
Mar 5, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law has earned a berth in the finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Chicago-Kent finished second among a field of 24 law schools in the Southeast Super-Regional competition, held in Miami February 25 to 28. The team is one of only a dozen U...
Mar 4, 2010
The Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Adella Deacon, Janelle Fairchild, Clyde Guilamo and Katrice Hall has advanced to the national finals of the National Black Law Students Association's (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Chicago-Kent, one of the top two teams in the Midwest...
Feb 3, 2010
Columbia University professor Jagdish Bhagwati has been named Chicago-Kent College of Law's Centennial Visitor for 2010. Professor Bhagwati will deliver the 2010 Centennial Lecture, "U.S. Trade Policy: Why the Drift Is Dangerous," at 3 p.m. on March 3 in the Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom...