Category Archives: Legal

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for Students

Did you know the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin offers free subscriptions online for Chicago-Kent Law Students? Student Subscriptions You just need to “purchase” your subscription using your student email account @kentlaw.iit.edu on the Law Students page: Online services from Chicago-Kent Daily Law Bulletin … Continue reading

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Chicago Legal Tech Innovator Showcase

In 2017, Chicago-Kent and the Chicago Bar Association highlighted the top 10 best local legal tech innovators and hosted a panel to discuss today’s market. Continue reading

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Legal Skills Workshop: Effective Listening

Learning to listen effectively is a valuable career skill, especially for young attorneys. It matters well beyond the legal profession, of course – you may find some of these tips helpful with holiday dinners too! Continue reading

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Free Money? A comprehensive list of student legal writing competitions

With prizes as high as $25,000, there is good money in student legal writing competitions (not to mention great experience).  Suffolk has compiled a list of current competitions by topic and due date. Are you interested in writing about tax law?  … Continue reading

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End of Summer Reading – Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy

The summer’s almost over – time to read one last book on the beach. If you’re looking for inspirational reading about the great power of the legal system, check out Bryan Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy. Stevenson is a death-row attorney whose stories about working with inmates are fascinating and inspiring. Continue reading

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Design in the Law: Jury Instructions Collaborative Workshop

Earlier this semester, Professor Nancy Marder and Professor Tomoko Ichikawa organized a collaborative faculty workshop for Chicago-Kent College of Law and IIT’s Institute of Design. The workshop considered the problem of jury instructions in the legal field and how design strategies … Continue reading

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Chicago-Kent and the AALL 2016 Annual Meeting

The 109th Annual Meeting for the American Association of Law Libraries is being held here in Chicago July 16-19. This is the first time in 29 years that the meeting will be held in Chicago, which is also the home … Continue reading

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Three Secret Weapons

You can ask a research librarian a seemingly impossible question and get an answer in minutes.  How?  Well, practice and the ability to remember questions I’ve answered before.  But there’s something else.  Librarians have secret weapons, and today I’m lifting … Continue reading

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Historical Dead-Letter Laws in Chicago

Did you that it was once (not so very long ago) illegal in the city of Chicago for a child to climb a tree?  Thanks to a poorly-drafted ordinance against “flagpole sitting,” this was the case.  How many of us … Continue reading

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Of Class Actions and Cranberries

The Chicago-Kent Law Library is here this week to give you some dinner conversation for the upcoming holiday.  The word for you to casually drop into conversation on Thursday is “monopsonization.” Every Thanksgiving, Americans buy (and eat) incredible amounts of … Continue reading

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