Centennial Lecture 2018: "Train Wreck: U.S. Immigration and Border Policy, 1965-2010"
Professor Douglas Massey of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs delivered Chicago-Kent's 2018 Centennial Lecture, "Train Wreck: U.S. Immigration and Border Policy, 1965-2010," on March 8, 2018.
Webinar: The Evening Law Student Experience | Get to Know Chicago-Kent
For 130 years, Chicago-Kent has served the needs of part-time law students. We offer a highly selective, competitive course of part-time study for working professionals. Learn more about the evening law student experience from current Chicago-Kent evening students. Visit the J.D. Admissions section of our website.
Webinar: Gaining Experience Through Our Legal Clinic | Get to Know Chicago-Kent
The C-K Law Group: The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent is the law school's unique, in-house legal clinic. Since the early 1980s, our clinic has been a pioneer in clinical legal education through its use of a fee-generating model designed to replicate the experience of practice at a private law firm. It is also one of the nation's largest clinics, with 18 full-time, in-house practicing attorneys and four adjunct attorneys. This webinar is moderated by Assistant Dean for Admissions Nicole Vilches and features two clinical faculty members, Professor Jonathan Decatorsmith and Professor Heather Harper, as well as two Chicago-Kent students who...
Webinar: Intellectual Property Law Program | Get to Know Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago-Kent's Certificate Program in Intellectual Property Law allows you to focus your studies in IP as part of the J.D. program. This webinar recording from February 2018 features Professor Edward Lee , Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, presenting valuable information about the certificate program. He also highlights our innovative 1L Your Way program , which allows you to start taking IP courses during your first year. You'll also hear from two Chicago-Kent students in the intellectual property program. The webinar wraps up with a Q&A moderated by Assistant Dean for Admissions Nicole Vilches. Visit the J.D. Admissions...
The Center for Design, Law and Technology Launch Celebration
Chicago-Kent celebrated the launch of its new Center for Design, Law & Technology (cDELTA or c∆) on February 21, 2018, with a public lecture by Professor Graeme Dinwoodie on “The Future of Design Copyright after Star Athletica?,” followed by a reply from Notre Dame law professor Mark McKenna, a research affiliate of the new center. Founded by Professors Graeme Dinwoodie and Edward Lee , director of Chicago-Kent’s Program in Intellectual Property Law , the new center will promote research, scholarship and instruction at the intersection of design, creativity, technology and the law. Visit the Center for Design, Law & Technology website .
Inside the Honors Scholars Program
Learn about the Honors Scholars Program at Chicago-Kent from current students as they discuss their unique experiences in the program with Dean Harold Krent. The Honors Scholars Program provides full-tuition scholarships for extraordinarily talented and motivated students with the potential to influence the direction of the legal profession.
What Is the Honors Scholars Program?
Dean Harold Krent explains the Honors Scholars Program at Chicago-Kent, which provides full-tuition scholarships for extraordinarily talented and motivated students with the potential to influence the direction of the legal profession. Learn More
"Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America" - Prof. James Forman Jr.
Professor James Forman Jr. of Yale Law School discussed the topics in his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America" (Farrar Straus and Giroux 2017), named one of the 10 best books of 2017 by the New York Times, at Chicago-Kent on January 17, 2018. Critics of America's criminal justice system have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. In this book, Professor Forman points out the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African-American leaders in the nation’s urban centers, and he seeks to understand why.
What's Up with the Law and ... Baseball?
Professor Christopher Schmidt, a legal historian, talks about how litigation between a player (St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder Curt Flood) and Major League Baseball over a trade ultimately resulted in players organizing to form a very strong union that led eventually to a better bargaining position with the league. Learn more about Professor Schmidt and his work.
Webinar: Personal Statements | Law School Application Process Essentials
This webinar features an in-depth discussion of how to create a strong personal statement for law school, presented by Karen Buttenbaum, Partner at Spivey Consulting. Karen is a respected law school admissions professional with over 16 years of experience working in legal education. From 2001 to 2013, she was a voting member of the admissions committee at Harvard Law School, reading and making decisions on over 16,000 applications and interviewing over 1,000 applicants during that time. The webinar wraps up with a Q&A moderated by Assistant Dean for Admissions Nicole Vilches. (Recorded in October 2017.) Visit the J.D. Admission section of our website.
What's Up with the Law and ... the Gig Economy?
Professor Henry H. Perritt, Jr., explains that labor and employment laws need to change to accommodate the modern gig economy because U.S. employment laws were designed around the factory model, which doesn't apply well to gig economy jobs where the workers are entrepreneurs. Learn more about Professor Perritt and his work.
What's Up with the Law and . . . Twins?
Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews, director of Illinois Tech's Institute for Science, Law and Technology , discusses some intriguing legal issues that can arise with twins in criminal law. Learn more about Professor Andrews and her work .