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Affordable Care Act: Faculty Commentary
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IIT Chicago-Kent faculty offered perspectives in the media on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, just before and after the U.S. Supreme Court decision.

IIT Chicago-Kent's 2012 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars will get a unique look at law school and the legal profession
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A diverse group of 25 undergraduate students, all interested in legal careers, is participating in a special four-week summer session at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The law school is hosting the Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, which is designed to provide current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors exposure to the rigors of law school and contact with legal professionals. The PLUS program is also aimed at promoting diversity in the legal profession.

Access to Justice on a smartphone
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A redesign of A2J Author software currently in the works will allow pro se litigants greater access to A2J Guided Interviews by allowing the application to be used on any Web browser, including the browser on a cell phone. Now, anybody with access to a computer or a smartphone will be able to create a fileable legal document by answering a series of simple questions about their legal issue.

IIT Chicago-Kent to develop ebook for national Cyber Clinic pilot program
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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Access to Justice and Technology (CAJT), in cooperation with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and Idaho Legal Services, Inc., will take clinical education to the next level with the development of Cyber Clinics modeled on Professor Ronald W. Staudt's current Justice & Technology Practicum course.

Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand and ABA President-elect Laurel G. Bellows to address 2012 IIT Chicago-Kent graduates
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Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand and Laurel G. Bellows, president-elect of the American Bar Association, will address graduates at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 2012 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m at the UIC Forum in Chicago. There will also be a live webcast of the ceremony available on the Commencement homepage at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/commencement.

Play by IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Henry H. Perritt, Jr., offers attorneys innovative way to earn continuing legal education credits
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"Giving Ground," a play by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Henry H. Perritt, Jr., is more than a whodunit full of murder, mayhem, political corruption and shady corporate dealings. Premiering May 3, 2012, at the Thompson Center Auditorium in Chicago, the play is also a carefully crafted program through which Illinois attorneys can earn MCLE credit. The performance is co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent's Office of Continuing Legal Education, The Artistic Home Theater and the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section.

Austin D. Sarat to deliver public lecture April 23 as IIT Chicago-Kent's 2012 Centennial Visitor
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Amherst College Professor Austin D. Sarat will deliver the 2012 Centennial Lecture, "Keeping Civility in its Place: Dissent, Injustice and the Lessons of History," on April 23 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. A reception will follow the lecture.

George Washington University law professor Laura Dickinson will deliver the 2011 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize lecture on April 24
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George Washington University law professor Laura Dickinson will discuss her award-winning book, "Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs" (Yale University Press 2011), at the 2011 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture. The program will begin at noon on April 24, 2012.

IIT Chicago-Kent wins the seventh annual National Ethics Trial Competition
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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law second-year students Bernadett Guy, Jordan Lebovitz, Tara Korthals and Erin Mayer are the winners of the seventh annual National Ethics Trial Competition, held March 15 to 17 at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. IIT Chicago-Kent was one of only 16 law school teams invited to participate in the competition.

Caroline Teichner '12 and Anne Schmidlin '13 to represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
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Caroline Teichner '12 and Anne Schmidlin '13 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in the 2012 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition March 23 to 25 at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. Law school teams from many of the top moot court programs in the country will participate in the tournament, which is named for Judge Evan A. Evans, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1916 to 1948.

IIT Chicago-Kent adds the names of 21 alumni to IUSTITIAM SERVAVERUNT
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The names of 21 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law alumni have been added to Iustitiam Servaverunt, an artistic tribute to the law school's century-old tradition of educating judges and to the many law school alumni who have served on state and federal courts. Nicknamed the "Judges Wall," Iustitiam Servaverunt is a stainless steel sculpture that bears the names of more than 250 IIT Chicago-Kent alumni who have become judges.

IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 39th annual Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
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Second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students John Lawlis and Kyle Wallenberg will represent the law school in the 39th annual Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competitionas Midwest regional tournament March 16 to 18 in Chicago. Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the competition focuses on patent and intellectual property law issues. Winners from four regional competitions will advance to compete in the national tournament in April.

IiT Chicago-Kent to participate in National Ethics Trial Competition
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Bernadett Guy, Jordan Lebovitz, Tara Korthals and Erin Mayer, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the seventh annual National Ethics Trial Competition, held March 15 to 17 at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif.

IIT Chicago-Kent Center for Open Government to host Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Act training seminar for journalists
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The Center for Open Government at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Chicago Headline Club and Citizen Advocacy Center will co-sponsor a free open government training seminar for professional and citizen journalists March 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the law school, Room 580, 565 West Adams St. (between Clinton and Jefferson streets), in Chicago.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law to Participate in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law
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Allison Adams, Catherine Cottle and Jason Gluskin, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law. The tournament will be held March 9 and 10 at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

IIT Chicago-Kent advances to the 2012 AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition's national finals
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The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Daniel Crone '12, Marcell Taylor '12, Jessica Velez '12, and Carlos Vera '12 has advanced to the national finals of the American Association for Justice's 2012 Student Trial Advocacy Competition by winning the regional tournament, held March 1 to 4 in St. Louis. IIT Chicago-Kent will now compete against first-place teams from 13 other regional tournaments in the national finals March 22 to 25 in Las Vegas.

"Internet Privacy, Social Networks and Data Aggregation" is the theme of IIT Chicago-Kent conference
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IIT Chicago-Kent will present Internet Privacy, Social Networks and Data Aggregation, a one-day conference that will feature a wide range of experts in the technology, legal, computer science, and information privacy fields who will focus on Internet privacy and the problems created by the intersection of social networks and the burgeoning data aggregation industry on March 23. Attendance is free of charge, but reservations are required. The conference is eligible for 5.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Exelon Corporation CEO John W. Rowe to deliver keynote address at second annual Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium
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"The Future of Energy Law in Illinois and Beyond"
John W. Rowe, chairman and CEO of Exelon Corporation and chairman of the IIT Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium, co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent and the Chicago Park District. The half-day symposium will be held March 30 at the law school.

IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
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Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will participate in the 33rd annual ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition March 1 to 3 at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. Second-year students Emily Chase-Sosnoff, Irena Kin and Sam Mustain will compete on one team. The other team will comprise second-year students Gregory Forfa, Patrick Gill and Prava Palacharla.

IIT Chicago-Kent repeats as National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition champions
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Second-year students Richard Poskozim and Filip Zucek successfully defended IIT Chicago-Kent's championship in the third annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition, held February 24 and 25 in Chicago. This is IIT Chicago-Kent's second consecutive National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition championship.

IIT Chicago-Kent wins the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition championship
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Second-year law students Rachel Brady, Matthew Cogan and Alexandra Grace have won the 27th annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, held February 23 to 25 at the University of Minnesota Law School. Brady also received the competition's overall Best Oral Advocate Award.

IIT Chicago-Kent to compete in the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition's 2012 regional tournament
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Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent will compete against teams from other 12 law schools in the American Association for Justice's 2012 Student Trial Advocacy Competition's regional tournament from March 1 to 4 in St. Louis. 3L students Daniel Crone, Marcell Taylor, Jessica Velez and Carlos Vera will compete on one of IIT Chicago-Kent's teams. The second IIT Chicago-Kent team will comprise 3L students Nicholas Economakos, Jennifer Rexroat-Lavin and Brett Siegel, and 2L student Amanda Bielinski.

IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Patrick Abbott, Eun-kyung Kim and Erica Yee will represent the law school in the 24th annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, to be held February 23 to 25 in White Plains, New York. Established in 1989, the tournament is recognized as the preeminent environmental law competition in the United States. More than 200 students from across the United States and Canada compete annually.

IIT Chicago-Kent to defend its championship in the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition
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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will field two teams to defend its championship and best brief honors in the third annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition, to be held February 24 and 25 in Chicago. Third-year students Sinjan Bose, Joshua Lurie and Kirtana Kalavapudi will compete on one of IIT Chicago-Kent's teams. The second IIT Chicago-Kent team will comprise second-year students Richard Poskozim and Filip Zucek.

IIT Chicago-Kent advances to the NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition finals
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For the third consecutive year, IIT Chicago-Kent has advanced to the national finals of the National Black Law Students Association's (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. The mock trial team of Hazel Gumbs, Rachel Oliver, Johanna Ojo and Brittany Pritchett will join 11 other teams in the national finals, which take place March 7 to 11 in Washington, D.C.

Katherine S. Newman to deliver 34th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture at IIT Chicago-Kent
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"Workers on the Run: Recession and the Pressure on Workplace Rights"
Dean Katherine S. Newman of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University will deliver IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 34rd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture on March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

New issue of the Seventh Circuit Review now available online
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The latest issue of Chicago-Kent's Seventh Circuit Review is now online at www.kentlaw.edu/7cr, complete with synopses of the students' articles available as downloadable MP3 files. The articles analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with the Bivens decision, international law and legislative immunity.

IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
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Two IIT Chicago-Kent teams will participate in the 27th annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition February 23 to 25 at the University of Minnesota Law School. Second-year students Max Barack, Ramsin Canon and Amir Missaghi will compete on one team; the other team will comprise second-year students Rachel Brady, Matthew Cogan and Alexandra Grace.

IIT Chicago-Kent advances to National Trial Competition as top seed from Region 8
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The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Lindsay Gephardt '12, Heather Widell '12, and Erik Wilson '12 has advanced to the final rounds of the National Trial Competition (NTC), to be held March 21 to 24 in Austin, Tex. IIT Chicago-Kent was one of two winning teams in the NTC Region 8 tournament, held February 9 to 11 in Chicago. This is the sixth consecutive year IIT Chicago-Kent will send a team to the NTC finals.

IIT Chicago-Kent to compete in NBLSA's Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Midwest Regional Competition
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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will defend its regional championship in the National Black Law Students Association's Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Midwest Regional Competition, from February 15 to 19, in Columbus, Ohio. Third-year students Hazel Gumbs and Brittany Pritchett and second-year students Joanna Ojo and Rachel Oliver will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the tournament.

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