Chicago-Kent News

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the Illinois Supreme Court to require the website posting of all Illinois appellate decisions and to permit citation of unpublished orders and opinions issued by the Illinois courts.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...
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...