Northbrook's Taylor Shuman to Give Valedictorian Address at Chicago-Kent College of Law Commencement

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Updated 5/11/2022 9:45 AM

Taylor Shuman will give the Class of 2022 valedictorian address at Chicago-Kent College of Law's Commencement on May 15, 2022, at the UIC Dorin Forum. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Shuman is graduating with a juris doctor. This spring she is a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellow at Ascend Justice, which provides legal services to individuals and families impacted by gender-based violence or the child welfare system. In the fall she will join Sidley Austin LLP as a corporate associate.


Shuman grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, and is a graduate of Glenbrook North High School.

During her time at Chicago-Kent College of Law, she served as a judicial extern in the Cook County Circuit Court. Shuman played an active role in a variety of student organizations, including serving as vice president of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, a notes and comments editor on the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and was part of the Honors Scholars Program. After her first year at Chicago-Kent, Taylor was awarded the 2020 Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award in recognition of her first-year academic achievement.

Shuman earned her bachelor's in journalism and political science with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as philanthropy chair of the Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority.

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