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Fixing an Unjust World: Spring 2023 Edition of Chicago-Kent Magazine

Every year, students enter law schools across the country because they want to make a difference, but they continue to face an increasing number of challenges in pursuit of that...

Chicago-Kent Pride: Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Chicago-Kent College of Law is a welcoming environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community and offers them a number of resources. The LGBTQ+ student group on campus is the Lambdas...

Student Made: New Chicago-Kent Program Boosts Equity with Paid Externship

During her first summer at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Jennifer Dickey ’24 had to turn down a legal opportunity because it wasn’t paid. She says this is not an uncommon...

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Chicago-Kent Law Professor Harold Krent Breaks Down Supreme Court's Decision Upholding California's Humane Pork Law

“The majority held that you cannot parse a state regulation and say that it’s having to do mostly with morals as opposed to protection for the citizens of the state,” says Harold Krent, law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “So that distinction that was forwarded by the pork producers was clearly rejected by a majority of the court, which is the controversial aspect of the decision because it does then open up other states to enact morals legislation which has an impact on out-of-state commerce.”

Bloomberg Law

Author and Chicago-Kent Law Professor Reflects on 80th Anniversary of Sit-In at Kenwood Cafe

“Legal change does not make change on the ground, does not make social change. This is the lesson of history, certainly in the case of race relations,” says Christopher Schmidt, a professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and author of “The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era.” “But what we need, and what the sit-ins show us, is that when we have legal change in conjunction with social protest, then you can actually get changes on the ground.”

Hyde Park Herald