Cliff Scott-RudnickAssistant Professor, Continuing Legal Education Director
Plymouth Court, 511
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 868
BA, Knox College
JD, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Clifford Scott-Rudnick has been a lawyer in Illinois for 35 years with membership in the Chicago, Du Page, Illinois, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the Center for Professional Responsibility Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Association of Continuing Legal Education (CLE). He is the director and past president of the Land Trust Council of Illinois; serves as president of the South Suburban Estate Planning Council; and is chair of the Land Trust Committee, a subcommittee of the Real Estate, Trust and Estate Section of the ABA. Prior careers include union organizing, labor law and workers compensation practice, and bank trust officer.
Professor Scott-Rudnick has lectured at seminars for many bar groups and community forums, including the Trial Attorneys of America, Bradley University, National Alzheimer's Association, the American Bankers Association/American Institute of Banking, and the Florida State Bar Association Real Estate Section. Other volunteer activities include serving as vice president and director for the North Side Community Federal Credit Union, Junior Achievement volunteer instructor, Temple Sholom of Chicago board director, and is a former member of the Fiduciary Advisory Board for the Illinois Commission of Banks, Trusts, and Real Estate. He has partnered with fellow attorney Richard Adler in developing and presenting Professionalism CLE seminars using popular movies and television programs to stimulate discussion on professional responsibility, diversity, addiction and professionalism.
Professor Scott-Rudnick was an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School for more than 20 years before his appointment as a visiting professor from 2007-2009, and has been an assistant professor since fall 2009. He has taught courses in Professional Responsibility, Law Practice Management for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners, Trusts and Estates, and Legal Writing. He also taught U.S. Legal Research and Writing to Chinese attorneys at the State Intellectual Property Office Training Center in Beijing during the summer of 2009. Scott-Rudnick appeared as an expert witness in February 2013 for the defense at the Rehearing Proceedings after former police officer Drew Peterson was found guilty of murder in Joliet, Illinois.
Professor Scott-Rudnick helps coordinate and speaks at CLE programs at John Marshall and other venues in both Illinois and Florida.
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