WBEZ | IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law http://www.wbez.org/tags/iit-chicago-kent-college-law Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Graduates sue local law schools over job data http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-06/graduates-sue-local-law-schools-over-job-data-96136 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-06/law library crowded.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>How many consumer decisions are made based on a pitch, a testimonial or a company claim? Law schools use post-graduate employment numbers to attract students--and those statistics have gotten some schools in trouble. Chicago's John Marshall Law School is among more than a dozen facing class action lawsuits claiming they used inflated job numbers to get more people to enroll.</p><p>Staci Zaretsky, an editor of the popular legal blog, "<a href="http://abovethelaw.com/" target="_blank">Above the Law</a>," helped <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> examine the state of the legal profession. Zaretsky graduated from law school in 2010 and struggled to find a job in her field. Listeners shared their perspectives and experiences too.</p></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:59:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-06/graduates-sue-local-law-schools-over-job-data-96136 Justice Stephen Breyer sees the Constitution as integral part of democracy http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-13/justice-stephen-breyer-sees-constitution-integral-part-democracy-91908 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-13/AP110405176055.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In his 15 years on the bench, <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx" target="_blank">Justice Stephen G. Breyer</a> has seen his share of controversial cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. While on the bench he heard cases involving school segregation, the detention of illegal immigrants, the legitimacy of a recount vote in <em>Bush v. Gore</em>. Supreme Court cases can divide justices but can also expose divisions among regular Americans. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> sat down with Justice Breyer before he spoke Monday at<a href="http://www.kentlaw.edu/" target="_blank"> IIT Chicago Kent College of Law</a>. The associate justice started by talking about the make-up of the current Supreme Court.</p><p><em>Bill Frisell, "Worried Woman", from the album Beautiful Dreamers, (Savoy Jazz)</em></p></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-13/justice-stephen-breyer-sees-constitution-integral-part-democracy-91908 Chicago mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls III takes another run for office http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-16/chicago-mayoral-candidate-william-dock-walls-iii-takes-another-run-offic <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Dock Walls_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In less than a week voters will decide who they want to run the City of Chicago. To make things a bit easier, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> has been holding one-on-one conversations with all the candidates for Mayor. Host Alison Cuddy spoke with Miguel Del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun, Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins and Rahm Emanuel. Wednesday, William &quot;Dock&quot; Walls&nbsp;III stopped by <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>.<br /><br />Walls is a graduate of IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law. He first entered the political arena in 1980s, when he served under the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. Walls also served as National Political Director under the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson&rsquo;s at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rainbowpush.org/">Rainbow PUSH</a>.<br /><br />William &quot;Dock&quot; Walls has previously run for elected office. He ran for Mayor in 2007. He also ran for governor, city clerk and for Illinois&rsquo; 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.</p></p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-16/chicago-mayoral-candidate-william-dock-walls-iii-takes-another-run-offic