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Free Screening of RBG Documentary

On November 27, Chicago-Kent Society of Women in Law and the Chicago-Kent Law Library are hosting a free screening of RBG: the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary. See schedule details and ticket links below.

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Required listening

As summer winds down and school looms on the horizon, I have two podcast recommendations to get you excited to get back to learning about the law. SCOTUS Podcast One is More Perfect, a podcast from WNYC’s Radio Lab.  This … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Chicago-Kent Stories

As another year winds to a close, now is a good time to reflect on our accomplishments in 2015.  After Chicago-Kent celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2013, 2015 was the year for our parent institution, Illinois Institute of Technology, to … Continue reading

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Finery and Progress: Chicago-Kent’s Best Businesswoman

On a hot day at the end of July, 1921, Mrs. Alice Rosseter-Willard hurried to the home of her friend. There, on a couch in a secluded corner of a sleeping porch, lay Bertha Baur, newly widowed. Alice approached and … Continue reading

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The American Museum of Tort Law

How many museums in this country are dedicated to a legal cause of action?  None, according to Ralph Nader, and this is one of the reasons that he recently opened the American Museum of Tort Law in his hometown of … Continue reading

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The Kent Connection

In the spring of 1892, at the end of the school year, Professor Marshall Davis Ewell wrote a letter of resignation from the Union College of Law in Chicago, where he had been Professor of Common Law for fifteen years. … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach: Chicago-Kent’s Author, Outdoorsman, Olympian

The day was hot, and Henry Walter Beach took a moment to stop his fall plowing and rest his knee, which seized and stiffened in the heat. He removed his soft brown hat and the piece of cotton he kept beneath it, … Continue reading

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A Million from Make-Believe: Chicago-Kent’s Costumologist

Wanted: Strong, healthy girl who can teach German to two boys, take care of a bedridden elderly woman, and sew for the household. Wages: $3 per week. On December 19, 1886, a twenty-year-old Wilhelmine Friederike Moscherosch stepped off the passenger … Continue reading

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Bowdler’s Day

On July 11 of each year, we recognize the birth of the man whose name has literally become synonymous with censorship.  In 1807, Thomas Bowdler, an English physician and philanthropist, published a volume titled The Family Shakespeare–essentially, a censored edition of Shakespeare’s works. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 1918

On Memorial Day in 1918, Clyde Todd ’20 marched directly into one of the most violent battles of World War I. He shared his memories of this World War I military service in The Transcript, the Chicago-Kent College of Law yearbook. Years later, … Continue reading

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