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Naomi Frisch '18 is the recipient of the 2017 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at Chicago-Kent by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of Sandra P. Zemm. The prize is awarded annually to a third-year Chicago-Kent student in the Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program.
Professor Carolyn Shapiro received a 2017 Abner Mikva Award from the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. The award, renamed last year in honor of the late Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, recognizes attorneys who have advanced the American Constitution Society's progressive mission.
Chicago-Kent's intellectual property law program has been ranked No. 1 in the United States by Law Street, a popular law and policy website published by Law Street Media and targeted to millennials. The new research, which identifies America's top ten IP programs, comprises the latest installment in the Law Street Specialty Rankings, a detailed resource for prospective law students as they consider the many law schools across the country.
A diverse group of 21 undergraduate students from across the country is participating this June in Chicago-Kent's 2017 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, designed to introduce undergraduates who are interested in legal careers to the rigors of law school and to successful legal professionals. Students began their first week of classes June 5, 2017, at the law school.
For the second consecutive year, Professors Lori Andrews and Sheldon Nahmod have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, an annual peer-review publication that names leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia plus more than 60 additional countries. Professor Andrews is named as a leading Illinois lawyer in the area of biotechnology law, and Professor Nahmod is named as a leading Illinois lawyer in the area of municipal law.
Chicago-Kent students Nicolas Coronado '18, Miranda Huber '19 and Jeremiah Shavers '18 have been awarded 2017 Peggy Browning Fellowships focusing on public interest labor law. Supported by the Peggy Browning Fund, fellows are chosen on the basis of academic achievement in law school as well as a demonstrated commitment to workers' rights through previous educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences.
Chicago-Kent students Aima E. Mori '19, Stephen I. Spector '19 and David Zumba '19 have been awarded 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowships. Stevens Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service and their potential for excellence throughout their legal careers. Since 2011, 14 Chicago-Kent students have been selected as Stevens Fellows.