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. Getting Hands-On to Help

    • LAW '24

    Jackson Frank ’24 has never cared much for sitting at a desk in a classroom. “After my first internship where I worked with the United States Department of Homeland Security...

  2. Part-Time Program, Full-Time Benefits

    • Law '25

    “I am a much more well-rounded professional thanks to Chicago-Kent’s classes, student body, and faculty,” says Royal Farley ’25. Farley was already successful in a rewarding career before he decided...

  3. The Call to be a Defender

    • Public Interest Law 2023

    While working for a decade as a behavior analyst with students with developmental disabilities in Chicago, Nicole Jansma ’23 came to a discouraging conclusion. “One of the unfortunate realities in...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...