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2011 Public Interest Awards Night

Congratulations to our 2011 Award Recipients!

The 2011 Public Interest Awards were presented on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. See photos at

Learn more about our awardees below.

The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Awards

Public Interest Partner Award

Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Pictured (L-R): Thomas Prindable ’73, Thomas Wendt ’02, Dean Harold J. Krent, Lisa Colpoys for Illinois Legal Aid Online, and Christopher Williams ’04.

Public Interest Awards




The Marovitz Public Interest Law Award

  Judge Marovitz
Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25

Chicago-Kent College of Law enjoys a rich tradition of legal activism and public interest work. In honor of one of our most renowned alumni in this field, each year the Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Award is given to Chicago-Kent alumni and who have graduated in the last 15 years who have demonstrated outstanding public interest leadership, and who most reflect “the character, life and work of the Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25.”

With the salary discrepancy between public interest attorneys and corporate lawyers, few graduates can afford to pursue a career in public interest law given that the average Chicago-Kent student graduates with almost $90,000 in student loans. These endowed awards in memory of Judge Marovitz include monetary stipends to assist the recipients with their educational debt as they work to benefit the public good.

The Marovitz Award draws attention to the importance of public interest work, and thereby encourages students to take positions in this area.



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