IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is governed by the Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees and supported through a collaboration of its faculty, staff and alumni, who oversee the success of the law school’s stated mission to train students for the practice of law and to house a vibrant, scholarly community that contributes to academic and public policy discourse on a wide range of legal issues.
The Board of Advisors, a prestigious board of professional, business and community leaders, provides counsel to the dean on issues affecting the law school. Advisors advocate for the outstanding research, education and public service programs at Chicago-Kent, serve as ambassadors for the school to the greater community and assist the school in securing financial support. Members are appointed for a three-year term by the provost, upon recommendation from the dean.
The Alumni Board of Directors works to build a feeling of community among alumni of Chicago-Kent and supports activities designed to strengthen connections between alumni and current students, as well as between alumni and the law school as a whole. The Alumni Board of Directors also hosts the annual Alumni Awards Celebration each fall recognizing outstanding Chicago-Kent alumni and friends.
The Young Alumni Council was created in Fall 2009 to strengthen bonds among recent graduates of Chicago-Kent. Membership is open to all graduates of the past 10 years who commit to regularly attend meetings and events and make a financial contribution to the law school.
The Student-Alumni Board is a group of students engaging Chicago-Kent friends and alumni by sharing their experiences and providing opportunities for meaningful involvement. They play a central role in improving the current student experience, ensuring happy future alumni.