Webinar: Advice from 1Ls | Law School Application Process Essentials
In this November 2018 webinar, four first-year law students share their perspectives on preparing for the LSAT, deciding where to apply, and preparing for law school, as well as their insights into the first-year law school experience at Chicago-Kent. Find out more about the admissions process Chicago-Kent
Webinar: Top Admissions Questions | Law School Application Process Essentials
When should you apply to law school? Should you retake the LSAT? What do law schools do with multiple LSAT scores? In this November 2018 webinar, Assistant Dean for Admissions Nicole Vilches and Director of Admissions Gabriela Amador answer prospective students' most frequently asked admissions questions. Visit the J.D. Admissions section of our website.
Webinar: What You Need to Know | Law School Application Process Essentials
Chicago-Kent admissions officers present an overview of the law school application process in this November 2018 webinar. Learn about key components of a strong application and how to make your application stand out. Hosted by Assistant Dean Nicole Vilches and Director of Admissions Gabriela Amador. Visit the J.D. Admissions section of our website.
Preview of Federal Circuit Cases to Be Argued at Chicago-Kent on Oct. 3, 2018
Professor Greg Reilly and Dean Harold Krent preview four cases on the docket of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who will hear arguments for those cases at Chicago-Kent on October 3, 2018. The cases scheduled for argument: Forest Laboratories, LLC v. Sigmapharm Laboratories, LLC; Kerr v. MSPB; Rehco LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd.; and Spineology, Inc. v. Wright Medical Technology Inc.
Chicago-Kent Up Close
Get a close-up look at Chicago-Kent College of Law with two J.D. students who will take you on a quick tour highlighting some of the features of our law school building. We invite you to plan a time to visit Chicago-Kent in person.
"Drone: Remote Control Warfare" - Prof. Hugh Gusterson
George Washington University Professor Hugh Gusterson, winner of the 2017 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize , discussed the ideas in his award-winning book Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press 2016, paperback 2017) at Chicago-Kent on September 25, 2018. In his book, Professor Gusterson examines drone warfare from multiple perspectives, drawing on accounts from drone operators, victims of drone attacks, human rights activists, international attorneys, journalists and academics. Learn more about the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize .
Hon. William Alsup - 2018 Supreme Court IP Review Address
The Honorable William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California delivered an address titled "Huge Numbers of Patent Cases: How One District Judge Manages Them" at the 9th annual Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) on September 21, 2018. Watch more videos from SCIPR 2018 on our YouTube playlist.
“Requiring Internet Platforms to Engage in Mandatory Filtering? Controversial Proposals and Current Practice in Europe”
Leading European copyright scholar Professor Matthias Leistner of LMU Munich Faculty of Law delivered a talk, “Requiring Internet Platforms to Engage in Mandatory Filtering? Controversial Proposals and Current Practice in Europe”, at Chicago-Kent on September 17, 2018. Controversial copyright proposals being voted on (again) soon in Europe may make this a reality, and the proposals have provoked a huge response around the world. Although the proposals would change EU law, they would create pressure on platforms to follow similar practices in the United States and elsewhere.
Chicago-Kent's 2018 Commencement ceremony, held May 13 at the UIC Forum in Chicago, recognized J.D. and LL.M. degree recipients of the Class of 2018. Speakers included New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi '92, J.D. valedictorian Alison Heydorn, and LL.M. class speaker Betsy Carolina Acosta. Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Katharine Baker presided, and President Alan Cramb of Illinois Tech conferred degrees on the graduates.
"Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection" - Christopher Carani
Chicago IP attorney Christopher Carani of the law firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. spoke about the recently published book he edited, Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection (Wolters Kluwer N.V. 2017), at a BookIT IP Series talk at Chicago-Kent on April 11, 2018. The book addresses the issue of functionality in the context of design rights, which has become an important aspect of intellectual property law with respect to the protection of industrial and other designs, and provides detailed country-by-country analysis and guidance on the legal issues and practical implications of functionality in 27 key jurisdictions worldwide. Learn...
"You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side" - Prof. Orly Lobel
Professor Orly Lobel of the University of San Diego School of Law discussed her new book You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side (W.W. Norton 2017) at a BookIT IP Series talk on March 22, 2018, at Chicago-Kent. Professor Lobel discussed the epic legal battle between Mattel and MGA Entertainment involving their famous Barbie and Bratz dolls. In 1959, the Barbie doll was created and became an instant sensation. Mattel quickly monopolized the doll market and Barbie emerged as an international icon. Fast-forward to 1998 where a clothing designer, on leave from Mattel, created...
"Intelligent Design" - Profs. Christopher Buccafusco & Jonathan Masur
Professor Christopher Buccafusco of Cardozo School of Law and Professor Jonathan Masur of the University of Chicago Law School gave a intellectual property talk about their forthcoming article "Intelligent Design" on March 19, 2018, at Chicago-Kent. They discussed how the current ways of channeling designs into the appropriate IP protection regime -- copyright law, design patent law, or utility patent law -- no longer work, and they propose a variety of solutions that would improve design protection, balancing the law’s needs for incentives and competition. This talk was co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Intellectual Property Program and Center for Design, Law &...