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Making the World a Better Place: Chicago-Kent Hosts 2024 Public Interest Awards

“I’m really grateful to have landed here where we have a really big, robust public interest community,” says Jacob Marshall ’24. “I really have no idea where I would be...

“I Do Belong Here”: First-Year Law Student Selected for Federal Judicial Fellowship

Jacqueline Garcia ’26 grew up with a negative view of the justice system. “I know many people who have made mistakes in their lives, including some family and friends,” she...

For the Global Good

“I think that everybody goes into law school with that idea that they want to make a difference,” says John “Zack” Pacer (BA ’21, LAW ’24). “Through whatever path you...

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Nancy Marder, Director of Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center, Says Question About Impartiality Allowed Potential Trump Jurors to Opt Out

“In some cases it could be that some prospective jurors do not want to sit on a six-week jury trial that will be in the public eye,” said Nancy S. Marder, jury expert professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “They might have such strong feelings because the defendant is in the public eye. Or, it might be that New Yorkers are not afraid to express their strongly held views. But in either case, this is exactly what should happen.”

Washington Post

AI-Generated Art’s Murky Copyright Status May Discourage Some Creators, Says Chicago-Kent Professor Ed Lee

“Artists and creators who are interested in using AI generators will potentially use them but not register their works, waiting, hopefully, for a change in the legal position,” said Edward Lee, an intellectual property law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “But some might shy away from even using AI at all.”

Bloomberg Law

Chicago-Kent Professor Richard Kling Explains How O’Neill Burke Campaigned in the Primary, What That May Mean for State’s Attorney’s Office

Should Democratic primary victor Eileen O’Neill Burke ultimately win the state's attorney's office, she would quickly face formulating her own reform agenda, making cases to tamp down Chicago’s persistent gun violence, and running an office struggling with morale issues. “As much as numbers have gone down, the amount of street crime is extraordinarily high and has a tremendous impact on the community,” said Richard Kling, a clinical professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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