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Marshall D. Ewell

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Marshall D. EwellA respected lawyer, educator, and doctor, Marshall D. Ewell founded Kent College of Law, which merged with Chicago College of Law in 1900 to become Chicago-Kent College of Law. Chicago-Kent merged with Illinois Tech in 1969. He is credited with helping to move the study of law out of judges’ chambers and into the academic arena of university classrooms, thereby emphasizing the benefits of formal academic study as entrée into the fields of law and public office.

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