General Meeting on Tue. 9/23 at Noon!

Join us for lunch as we discuss plans for the upcoming year and continue to build ties with the federal judiciary and agencies here in Chicago. If you’re a Chicago-Kent student at all interested in federal litigation or any area of federal law (immigration, IP, labor/employment, etc.) then we’re a group for you!

Leadership positions are also available. If you’re interested in joining the board as a section/class representative contact us at fba@kentlaw.iit.edu and come to this meeting.

Chief Judge Castillo and Corporation Counsel Patton Headline First FBA Chicago-Kent Event

By Ana Montelongo

(left to right) Hayleigh Herchenbach, Patrick Brady, Jason Adams, Peter Cheun, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, Margaret "Peggy" McCormick, Stephen Patton, Alexander Beehler, Nicholas Brankle, Matthew Yost, and Ana Montelongo.

(left to right) Hayleigh Herchenbach, Patrick Brady, Jason Adams, Peter Cheun, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, Margaret “Peggy” McCormick, Stephen Patton, Alexander Beehler, Nicholas Brankle, Matthew Yost, and Ana Montelongo.

What do technological growth, increased tourism, and a rising gross regional production in the third largest metropolitan economy in the U.S. have in common? They are all issues Chief Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Corporation Counsel Stephen Patton of the City of Chicago addressed Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the “State of the Court, State of the City” presentation. The brand new Federal Bar Association Chicago-Kent College Student Division and the FBA Chicago Chapter hosted the event at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The energy and enthusiasm in the Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium was palpable. Continue reading