An Honor Befitting the Man
By Tad Vezner
[From left] Illinois Tech President Raj Echambadi, Chicago-Kent College of Law Dean Anita K. Krug, Richard Conviser, and Illinois Tech Board of Trustees Chair Michael P. Galvin (LAW ’78)

Illinois Tech unveiled its renamed downtown campus building, Conviser Law Center, at a formal dedication ceremony in recognition of Richard J. Conviser’s lifelong service to Chicago-Kent College of Law and the legal community. Conviser is also a longtime professor of law at Chicago-Kent and a co-founder of BARBRI, the world’s largest bar-exam preparation course.

“Chicago-Kent is a leader in innovation,” Conviser said when the building’s renaming was originally announced in February 2020; the dedication ceremony was later delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The school’s forward-thinking approach to providing a quality legal education that prepares students to practice law in this rapidly changing legal industry is truly outstanding among its peers.”