Anne M. Burke '83 gave the keynote address, while
Valedictorian John Greifzu ’07 was the
class speaker. Dean Hal Krent conferred an honorary
Juris Doctor degree on retiring IIT President Lew
his extraordinary 33 years of leadership at the helm
both of IIT and Chicago-Kent.
you missed the Commencement ceremony, you are welcome
to view the video online.
from the ceremony and reception can be viewed on the
Michael Crichton Speaks at Chicago-Kent
May 21, Chicago-Kent hosted a conference entitled
Owns Your Body?: Legal and Social Issues in Michael
Crichton’s Next," in which the
author and distinguished experts from the legal, judiciary,
medical, bioethics and social science communities
discussed legal and ethical issues surrounding the
genetics industry. Crichton's latest novel, Next,
is set in a not too distant future of designer pets
and tissue bounty hunters, and is seen as a criticism
and warning about the genetics industry, which the
author describes as “fast, furious and out of
conference, sponsored by the Institute for Science,
Law and Technology (ISLAT) at Chicago-Kent, brought
together academics and legal professionals from all
over the U.S. and Canada to discuss current laws,
proposed legislation, and other policy solutions to
issues like disputes over body tissues, intellectual
property and gene patents, and more. Director of the
Institute for Science, Law, and Technology, Lori
Andrews, and Chicago-Kent Dean Harold Krent
were among the speakers.
Crichton with ISLAT researchers (l-r):
Jessica Rissman, Danielle Bochneak, Julie Burger
'00, Rachel Greene, Laurie Rosenow '99, and Professor
Lori Andrews, ISALT Director.
Bar Foundation Selects Kent Faculty for Fellowship
American Bar Foundation (ABF) has selected Professor
Bernadette Atuahene for a three-year Faculty Fellowship,
following on the heels of her successful visitorship
with the ABF this past fall. Professors Dan Hamilton
and Carolyn Shapiro have been named Faculty
Visitors for the coming year.
ABF is a nonprofit, independent, national research
institute committed to basic empirical research on
law and legal institutions. Its program of socio-legal
research is conducted by an interdisciplinary staff
of 22 Research Fellows and Faculty Fellows trained
in such diverse fields as law, sociology, psychology,
political science, economics, history, and anthropology.
respective fellowship and visitorships represent both
an honor and an excellent research opportunity for
Professors Atuahene, Hamilton, and Shapiro.
York Alumni Gather in the West Village
and friends in the metro New York area joined Dean
Krent Tuesday, June 12th for an Italian dinner
at Grano Trattoria in the West Village. Professor
Lori Andrews was also on hand, having led a discussion
of her most recent novel Sequence earlier in
the evening at Partners in Crime bookstore near the
restaurant. Dean Krent provided an update on the law
school and answered questions from attendees. New
connections were made as graduates met other alumni
from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and
classmates brought each other up-to-date on their
careers and personal news.
Krent with (l-r) Hillary Frommer '98, Elayna Pham
'99, and Jennifer Rubin '03 at Grano Trattoria.
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