Chicago-Kent News

Oct 20, 2016
The latest issue of the Seventh Circuit Review is available online at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/7cr . Articles in this issue analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with bankruptcy law, civil procedure, class action law, criminal procedure, First Amendment...
Oct 17, 2016
The trial advocacy team of (L-R) Dan Sanders, Paige Olsen, Krista Krepp and Kristen Farr Capizzi competed for Chicago-Kent at the Lone Star Classic in October 2016. The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of second-year students Kristen Farr Capizzi and Krista Krepp and third-year students Paige Olsen...
Oct 17, 2016
Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech will host a panel discussion on Professor William Birdthistle's new book, Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now (Oxford University Press 2016), on October 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 565 West Adams Street in Chicago. In his new book, Professor...
Oct 11, 2016
Two brand-new Chicago-Kent grads had an extra incentive to celebrate this summer when a client they represented during law school was released from prison following their successful motion on his behalf. Peter Cheun '16 (left) and Kayla Higgins '16 Peter Cheun '16 and Kayla Higgins '16 , both...
Sep 30, 2016
Linda Greenhouse will give a talk titled "Telling It Like It Is: When Courts Call Out Legislatures" at Chicago-Kent's 2016 Centennial Lecture. Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, will deliver the 2016 Centennial...
Sep 30, 2016
Empirical research from Professor Anthony Michael Kreis was included in a report released this week from Lambda Legal that examines the influence of judicial elections on the rights of LGBT people. The report, available on Lambda's website , shows that judges elected to state supreme courts are...
Sep 16, 2016
The IIT Chicago-Kent community is deeply saddened by the recent death of Professor Molly Warner Lien, who headed the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program from 1993 to 2001. Molly passed away on September 11. Professor Molly Warner Lien, who headed Chicago-Kent's Legal Research and...
Sep 8, 2016
Professor Sheldon Nahmod recently filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the City of Joliet in the case Manuel v. City of Joliet . Professor Sheldon Nahmod recently filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the City of Joliet in the case Manuel v. City of Joliet ,...
Sep 7, 2016
At the invitation of Chancellor Gerónimo Laviosa González of the National University of the East in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Dean Harold Krent visited the university and gave a speech to university students, faculty and administrators about the importance of an independent judiciary. After the...
Aug 1, 2016
Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech has graduated its first class in its seven-month, online certificate program in Financial Markets Compliance (FMC) — a program among the first in the country to provide prospective and entry-level compliance professionals with a deep understanding of the...
Jul 27, 2016
3L Karen Vaysman recently presented research she conducted with Professor Wright to legal scholars from around the world who gathered at the University of Cambridge for the biennial Obligations Conference. Chicago-Kent student Karen Vaysman '17, in collaboration with Distinguished Professor Richard...
Jul 21, 2016
In Veazey v. Rich Township School District 227 (2016 IL App 1st 151795), decided July 20, 2016, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld Frederick Veazey's taxpayer standing to enforce the school district's anti-nepotism policy and paved the way to invalidate the Rich Township High School District's...
Jul 13, 2016
Dalia Labrador '17 (left) and Lydia Ness '16 are the recipients of Chicago-Kent's 2016 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic. Dalia Labrador '17 and Lydia Ness '16 are the recipients of the 2016 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic at Chicago-Kent College...
Jul 11, 2016
Kenneth Matuszewski '16 and Stephanie Crigler '16 are the winners of Chicago-Kent's 2016 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize. Stephanie Crigler and Kenneth Matuszewski, both 2016 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, have won the law school's 2016 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize...
Jul 8, 2016
Matthew Smart '16 and Katie DeBoer '16, members of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, are the recipients of the 2016 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. Katie DeBoer and Matthew Smart, both May 2016 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, are the recipients of the 2016...
Jul 8, 2016
During her two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Lydia Ness '16 will advocate on behalf of people with disabilities who are victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking and educate adults and children with disabilities about their legal rights. Lydia Ness, a 2016 graduate of Chicago-Kent College...
Jun 29, 2016
A single generation ago, many Americans enjoyed the prospects of paying for their golden years with a steady stream of income from their pension plans. Today, only 3 percent of U.S. private-sector workers are covered solely by pensions, while one-third of American households have no retirement...
Jun 27, 2016
Forming an alliance to promote legal scholarship and education among OAS member states were, left to right, Emilio Rabasa, former ambassador from Mexico to the Organization of American States; Thomas Kellenberg, executive director of the University of Notre Dame Washington Program; Pedro Elizalde...
Jun 16, 2016
Chicago-Kent student Molly Kordas (left), pictured here with faculty adviser Professor Nancy Marder, received a 2016 Stevens Fellowship to support her public interest work summer. Molly Kordas, a rising second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been awarded a 2016...
Jun 16, 2016
Six recent graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech have been selected for 2016 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellowships. Through the PILI Graduate Fellowship Program, new associates at Chicago law firms spend 300 hours between graduation and joining their firms working at...