Samantha Wolfe

Student and Alumni Stories

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

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  1. 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.

  2. Meet Ashley Marie Sutherland, Class of 2023

    • Patent Law 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Embracing Intellectual Challenges

    • (LAW ’20)

    After graduation, Hubert Zanczak (LAW ’20) wants to help protect data privacy. “Technology is all around us, and it makes our lives better, safer, and more efficient," he says. "But...

  10. Academic Excellence

    • (LAW ’21)

    Born and raised in Chicago, Evan McLaughlin (LAW '21) decided to pursue law school while earning his bachelor’s degree in political science at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. “In college...