Samantha Wolfe

Student and Alumni Stories

Chicago-Kent is home to an amazing community, with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Brouse our stories below for pictures and perspectives from our students, recent graduates, and alumni of note.

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  1. Helping People Find Their Voices

    • Labor and Employment Law 2021

    For Roberto Martinez ’21, it was all about telling peoples’ stories. He excelled at interviews, getting clients to open up. “There’s so much need for understanding, and it goes beyond...

  2. The "Top Gun" Champion of Trial Advocacy

    • Criminal Litigation 2022

    Zoe Appler ’22 won the 2021 edition of the renowned Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, which pits the best of the best trial advocates in the country against each...

  3. Meet the 2022 Law Student of the Year

    • Labor and Employment Law '22

    As a hair salon owner, Katherine Hanson would listen to women talk about safety issues or discrimination they’d experienced on their jobs. The single mother decided to do more: enrolling in Chicago-Kent and starting a support group for parenting students as well as a 501c3 to provide additional resources. She's also excelled academically: becoming editor of the Law Review, serving on the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association, and winning multiple writing awards.

  4. Meet Ashley Marie Sutherland, Class of 2023

    • 2023

    Ashley Marie Sutherland ’23 has transformed herself from a gardener and grant writer to an aspiring patent attorney—with a hefty dose of entrepreneurship in between. With an award-winning startup under...

  5. Helping Others Through a Career in Law

    • (LAW ’21)

    For Roberto Martinez (LAW ’21), it was all about telling peoples’ stories. He excelled at interviews, getting clients to open up. “There’s so much need for understanding, and it goes...

  6. Promoting Justice and Fairness

    • (LAW ’18)

    In the final year of her exceptional law school career, Jun Qiu (LAW ’18) was named one of National Jurist’s 20 “Law Students of the Year” in 2018 for her...

  7. Fighting for Equality

    • (LAW ’19)

    Elisabeth Hieber (LAW '19) has already made an impact in improving the lives of transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. As a student, Hieber drafted a new amendment to the...

  8. International Exchange

    • (LL.M. International Intellectual Property Law ’04)

    Mariano Municoy (LL.M. ’04) was already pursuing an LL.M. in Law and Economics at Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when he decided to take advantage of the...

  9. Getting an Early Start on Law School

    • (LAW ’20)

    Student Bar Association President Michael McGee (LAW ’20) got an early introduction to Chicago-Kent College of Law through the law school’s Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program, a rigorous three-week summer program...

  10. Excellence at Competition

    • (LAW ’20)

    Former college wrestling team captain Bryant Roby (LAW ’20) continues to mentor his fellow students as president of Chicago-Kent’s Moot Court Honor Society. In spring 2019 he organized and helped...