Alumni Awards Nominations

A program of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Board of Directors, the Alumni Awards Celebration recognizes outstanding IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law alumni for their contributions to the profession, the law school and/or the community.

Nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards will be accepted through June 30, 2022. Honorees will be announced in the fall and recognized at the Alumni Awards Celebration.

NOMINATE A CLASSMATE

Professional Achievement Award

Recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to: 1) the practice of law, 2) the judiciary, 3) public service/government, 4) business/commerce or 5) the media.

Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes an individual who has made a significant financial or volunteer contribution to the law school.

Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award

Recognizes an alumnus/alumna who graduated from Chicago-Kent within the past 10 years and who has made a significant financial or volunteer contribution to the law school OR who has made an outstanding contribution to  1) the practice of law, 2) the judiciary, 3) public service/government, 4) business/commerce or 5) the media.

Institutional Partner Award 

Recognizes a law firm or corporation that has had a significant impact on Chicago-Kent and/or on the lives of alumni and students by assisting in the advancement, growth and/or development of the law school, especially as their involvement directly impacts students and alumni. These firms or corporations have demonstrated a commitment to Chicago-Kent by one or more of the following: 

  1. funding internships/part-time jobs for students
  2. recruiting graduates for career opportunities
  3. funding scholarships or fellowships
  4. supporting annual student and alumni activities
  5. arranging for in-kind donations
  6. fostering mentoring programs between employees and students

The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25 Public Interest Law Award

The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz ‘25, who served as a senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for almost 40 years. The award includes a stipend intended to offset the cost of law school loan repayment for alumni who take lower-paid public interest positions. Alumni working in the public interest sector who have graduated in the last 15 years are eligible. The award recognizes an alumnus or alumna who makes a significant impact in the field of public interest law.

Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

The Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award was created to recognize a Chicago-Kent alumnus/a who has demonstrated a strong commitment to pro bono throughout his or her career.