Public Interest Award Nominations

Each year, the Alumni Association celebrates IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law alumni who devote their careers to the public good and demonstrate outstanding public service leadership, as well as those in private practice who make a substantial commitment to pro bono service.

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The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Award

The Public Interest Law Award is named in honor of our esteemed alumnus, 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. 

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.

Ronald W. Staudt Public Interest Partner Award

Established in 2011, the Public Interest Partner Award recognizes organizations that make outstanding contributions to public interest law and provide opportunities for Chicago-Kent students to gain meaningful experience in public interest practice. The award was named after Professor Ronald W. Staudt in 2017 to recognize Professor Staudt's commitment to public interest.