Ilana Diamond Rovner ’60 honored as “legal legend”

Posted June 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 am.

Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner ’60 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit was honored by the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society as one of five “legal legends” in 2008. During the same year, Rovner won the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Seventh Circuit, a laurel that honors “a senior lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law.”

Rovner, who was the first woman appointed to the Seventh Circuit in 1992, had previously served on the federal bench as a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. A graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Rovner serves as the namesake for the school’s Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy.

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