The first honorary degree given by Knox was a law degree -- an honorary doctor of laws, awarded in 1860 to Abraham Lincoln. But well before that, one of Knox’s very first graduates, Lucius Foote, a member of the Knox Class of 1846, went on to a noteworthy career as a lawyer, judge and diplomat. Edgar Bancroft, Class of 1878, was a prominent attorney, friend of Teddy Roosevelt and U.S. Ambassador to Japan in the 1920’s.
Recent Knox graduates are successfully practicing law in a wide variety of fields and places:
Attorney and Partner, Clifford Chance, New York. David Schulz ’74. Economics major. Yale Law School. (Photo, right).
Law School Student, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent Law School, Katya Manak, '07.
Attorney and Partner, Holland & Knight, Chicago, Illinois. Barbara Adams ’80. Political Science major. Northwestern University Law School.
Law School Student, De Paul University School of Law. Jacob Marcet, '07.
Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Edward Adams ’85. Philosophy major. University of Minnesota Law School.
Law School Student, Marquette University. Samuel Sarver, '07.
Attorney, Private Practice, Prairie Village, Kansas. As pro bono attorney, argued the Cruzan “right to die” case before the United States Supreme Court in 1989. William H. Colby ’77. English major. University of Kansas School of Law.
Law School Student, University of Virginia School of Law. Zachary Stephenson, '06.
Attorney, Ropes and Gray, Boston, Massachusetts. Alyson Gal, ’82. Political Science major. Harvard University Law School.
Law School Student, University of Richmond School of Law. Chor Lee, '06.
General Counsel, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, Illinois. Janet Koran ’71. Political Science major. Northwestern University Law School.
Law School Student, University of California, David Han, '06.
Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, Special Assistant to the Director, Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. Susan Greenberg Lahne ’70. French major. University of Virginia Law School.
Law School Student, University of Richmond School of Law, John Campbell, '07.
Managing Partner and Attorney, Morin & Krashy, San Francisco, California. Charles Mori, ’69. Biology major. John Marshall Law School.
Law School Student, University of Kansas. John Berry, '06.
Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. Susan Deller Ross ’64. English major. New York University Law School.
Law School Student, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent Law School. Rachel Tadelski, '07.
Attorney and Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, Illinois. Charles Smith, Jr. ’84. Political Science major. University of Chicago Law School, Law Review.
Seniors Megan Beney and Eva Marley spoke at the Central States Anthropology Society. Beney's topic was the musical nature of speech directed at infants, and Marley discussed social media sites and social movements.
Knox College students Alec Freytag and Lindsey Morgan are chosen for the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program, which offers scholarships, summer internships, and leadership opportunities.
Vincent Rug and Stephanie Sorensen, both 2012 Knox College graduates, describe their experiences in the financial industry. Chosen for a selective leadership program at Fifth Third Bank, they are working as commercial associates.