On January 23, our American Constitution Society hosted a panel of three Chicago-Kent Constitutional Law professors to provide context and history about the current impeachment trial.
Professor Schmidt began the event with video clips of the opening statements from senators that quoted from the framers of the constitution before opening it up for more discussion and student questions.
Thanks to our student leaders for providing notes from the discussion and livetweeting the event, this recap is edited from their contributions.
He offered an overview of the ways the criminal justice system affects African Americans, starting by contrasting different definitions of the problems and moving on to describe a range of historical responses and current abolitionist strategies.
Rebecca Quade chose Chicago-Kent for the practical and immersive education that would help her build the skills she needs for her legal career. She found professors who support her goals and opportunities to push herself and discover new passions as a student leader. Continue reading “Meet Rebecca Quade, Class of 2019”
Brittany Kaplan came to Chicago-Kent after a career in publishing, looking forward to building on that expertise with her training in our Intellectual Property program. Learn more about her favorite professors and the ways she challenged herself and proved her skills in advocacy and her leadership in our IP journal. Continue reading “Meet Brittany Kaplan, Class of 2019”
On February 27, our students hosted an event to kick-start our annual diversity week with a panel of judges, attorneys, professors, and students.
Each speaker shared their professional journey and how they address diversity and cultural competence in the legal field. Students submitted questions in advance for the event and Joanna Martin, president of HLLSA, moderated the panel discussion.
Kim Bailey – Associate Professor of Law, Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar
On January 24, 2019, Chicago-Kent hosted the 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forum sponsored by the law school’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Multiculturalism & Professional Development as well as several faculty committees, departments, and student organizations.
After Professor Wilson’s discussion, other panelists gave their perspectives on the impact of legal racism in finance, education reform, and housing policy. An open question and answer session followed that addressed specific examples, terms, and trends from the presentation and the speaker discussion.
Elizabeth Orr has always known how she wants to use her skills as a lawyer. In this profile, she shares the opportunities at Chicago-Kent that have given her the perspective she needs to find the best area of law for her. She also shares the opportunities she’s had as a leader in our student organizations to invest in other students. Continue reading “Meet Elizabeth Orr, Class of 2019”
On January 18, the ACLU of Illinois invited candidates for the 2019 Chicago mayoral election to attend a forum to discuss the impact they would have as mayor on civil liberties and basic freedoms in Chicago.
Dean Krent thanked the ACLU-IL for hosting the event and commended everyone in the packed auditorium for attending on a cold night.
Six candidates participated in the live forum: Amara Enyia, La Shawn Ford, John Kozlar, Lori Lightfoot, Toni Preckwinkle, and Paul Vallas. Other candidates sent their responses to the ACLU-IL questionnaire but did not attend the forum. WTTW correspondent Amanda Vinicky moderated the forum.
When Tobias Rodriguez enrolled at Chicago-Kent, he knew he wanted to address the access to justice gap. In this profile, he shares how our labor and employment law and public interest law programs have helped him find his path and how he’s been able to contribute to our community as a student leader. Continue reading “Meet Tobias Rodriguez, Class of 2019”