Chicago-Kent News

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...
Jan 29, 2010
The Chicago-Kent community is saddened by the recent death of alumnus and adjunct professor Michael G. Rogers '89, who taught at our law school for more than 15 years. Mike died on January 27 at age 46. "Mike was a remarkable teacher and coach and an invaluable member of our adjunct faculty," said...
Jan 25, 2010
New audio, video and graphic enhancements to A2J Author® software will make it easier for court personnel and legal aid lawyers to help the public gain access to the legal system. The Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, in partnership with the Center...
Jan 21, 2010
Illinois Institute of Technology has established an annual award honoring IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Distinguished Professor Sheldon H. Nahmod for his work in civil rights and civil liberties. The award is sponsored by IIT's Office of Multicultural Student Services. Distinguished Professor...
Jan 13, 2010
Terri LeClercq, a prolific scholar and nationally recognized authority on legal writing, research and drafting, has been named Chicago-Kent College of Law's first Ralph Brill Visiting Professor. Professor LeClercq will visit the law school during the week of February 22, 2010, to participate in a...
Mar 25, 2008
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the recent death of Fred Herzog, former dean of Chicago-Kent from 1970 to 1973. He died on March 21, 2008, at age 100. "Fred Herzog was a champion professor, dean and human being," said Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent. "Generations of Chicago-Kent...
Feb 28, 2007
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened to learn of the recent death of John H. Bickley, Jr. '51, an outstanding trial lawyer and 2002 recipient of Chicago-Kent's Alumni Professional Achievement Award. John began his legal career as an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of...
Dec 11, 2006
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the death of alumnus Michael R. McKenna, Class of 1976, in a tragic shooting at his office in the Citigroup Center on December 8. Michael, who practiced intellectual property law, was recently profiled on our Web site. We extend our condolences to Michael'...
Feb 7, 2006
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the recent death of Sadie F. Berkson, a cherished friend and benefactor of the law school, a devoted champion of Chicago-Kent students, and a member of the Chicago-Kent Board of Overseers. "Sadie Berkson was a gift to our law school—an individual of rare...
Sep 27, 2005
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the recent death of Professor Emeritus Warren Heindl '47, who taught at Chicago-Kent from 1949 until 1994. He was 82. Professor Heindl's teaching touched the lives of generations of Chicago-Kent students. Chicago-Kent's Student Bar Association honored him...
Aug 16, 2005
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the recent death of Max Kargman '29, a prominent real-estate developer and philanthropist who has generously supported our law school. He was 96. Mr. Kargman was the son of Russian immigrants and grew up in low-income housing in Chicago. He took evening...
Aug 10, 2004
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the recent death of George B. Javaras, one of our nation's premiere tax lawyers and a driving force behind Chicago-Kent's Graduate Program in Taxation and annual Federal Tax Institute. A senior partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Javaras...
May 28, 2004
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the recent death of the Honorable Prentice H. Marshall, Sr., an extraordinary jurist, teacher and champion of the underserved, and a treasured friend to our law school. For 23 years Judge Marshall sat on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the...
Jan 23, 2004
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by news of the recent death of Jeremiah Marsh, a member of the law school's board of overseers and a partner in the law firm of Ungaretti & Harris. Raised in Minnesota, Mr. Marsh graduated from Harvard Law School in 1958 and practiced law for several...
Jul 29, 2003
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened to learn of the recent death of U.S. District Judge James H. Alesia, who graduated from our law school in 1960. Appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Judge Alesia served the Northern District of Illinois with distinction for 16...
Jun 20, 2003
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened to learn of the recent death of Herbert B. Roberts '49, a prominent patent attorney and the founder and namesake of an endowed scholarship that helps fund the legal education of Chicago-Kent students. Mr. Roberts was a founding partner in the St. Louis patent...