Professor Cherish Keller was appointed director of Chicago-Kent’s Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy in fall 2019.

Professor Keller joined IIT Chicago-Kent’s full-time faculty in 2011 after teaching as an adjunct professor for two years in Chicago-Kent’s Legal Research and Writing Program. She also serves as the law school’s writing specialist and teaches Legal Writing for International LL.M. Students.

From 2006 to 2010, Professor Keller was an attorney in the litigation practice group at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago. She represented clients in a variety of areas, including various patent matters, the Lanham Act, defamation, and on a pro bono basis, inmate grievances.

Professor Keller graduated from Chicago-Kent in 2006 with high honors and is a member of the Order of the Coif. While a student at Chicago-Kent, she won first place in the Institute for Law and the Humanities Paper Prize Competition, served as a notes and comments editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review, interned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, won three moot court competitions, and was a vice president of the Moot Court Honor Society. In 1998, she earned a B.S. degree with high honors in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.