Floor 1: Marovitz Donor Wall

25 @ 565: Alumni Impact/Floor 1: Marovitz Donor Wall
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The Abraham Marovitz Courtroom was Chicago-Kent College of Law's first courtroom in the 565 W. Adams building. It reflects the law school's legacy of strength in trial advocacy and appellate advocacy. This courtroom was intended to be used for mock trial competitions, student practice, and to host events that engage the rest of the legal community. 

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The donors listed on the Marovitz Donor Wall are a who's-who of the Chicago community in Abe Marovitz's time, reflecting the impact of Chicago-Kent's alumni. In addition to popular culture icons like Oprah, Sinatra, and Dear Abby (Eppie Lederer), the Marovitz donor wall includes legal, business, political, and entertainment figures like William Wrigley, president of the Wrigley Co. and former owner of the Chicago Cubs; Etha B. Fox '39, a founding member of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois; Marc Schulman, President of Eli's Cheesecake; Joel Daly '88, ABC Chicago News Anchor; Jack Brickhouse, Announcer for the Chicago Cubs; Esther Rothstein '49, another founding member of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois; and the Hon. Michael Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, among many others.

U.S. District Court Judge Abe Marovitz '25 passed away on March 17, 2001 after serving as a government prosecutor, state senator, and state and federal judge. He saw active duty as a marine in World War II, swore in more new U.S. citizens than any judge in the country, administered the oath of office to both Mayor Daleys, and escorted World's Fair fan dancer Sally Rand to the opening of the Palmer House's Empire Room in 1933. 

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