• Archive for October, 2011

    Justice Breyer Visits Chicago-Kent

    by  • October 29, 2011 • Multimedia • 0 Comments

    By Carolyn Shapiro

    Chicago-Kent was honored to welcome United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer to the law school on September 12 to speak at the inaugural program of our new Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States.

    In his thought-provoking, 90-minute presentation to students, faculty, alumni and friends, Justice Breyer addressed the themes set forth in his book Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View, and he answered questions posed by the audience.

    Access links to photos and Justice Breyer’s interviews with Chicago media here. View all 7 parts of Justice Breyer’s talk below:


    Human Rights in Zimbabwe

    by  • October 28, 2011 • Faculty Commentary, Faculty in the News • 0 Comments

    Professor Bartram S. Brown was a member of the delegation of experts sent by the International  Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) to conduct a two week mission to Zimbabwe in June 2011.  The goal was to investigate the progress of the rule of law in Zimbabwe.  The delegation met with Prime Minister Morton Tsvangirai, with other cabinet members from both parties, and with many representatives of local NGOs and lawyers' groups in and around the cities of Harare, Mutare, and Bulawayo.

    The subsequent report, ZIMBABWE: TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH was released in September of 2011.  It illustrates how the rule of law is still under threat in many areas in Zimbabwe. The issues of independence of the Attorney-General and the judiciary and justice for victims of violence during the 2008 elections remain current and must be addressed before the next elections. 


    “Financial Aid” with Professor William Birdthistle

    by  • October 25, 2011 • Faculty Commentary, Multimedia • 0 Comments

    Professor William Birdthistle has created a series of entertaining short videos to explain basic financial concepts to students and the general public. The twelve lessons tackle questions such as What is a Company? What is Equity? What is Debt? with short video explanations that run five to seven minutes. For a list of the twelve lessons and to play one or all of the videos click here.