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About Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

Henry H. Perritt, Jr., is a professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He served as Chicago-Kent's dean from 1997 to 2002 and was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Tenth District of Illinois in 2002. Throughout his academic career, Professor Perritt has made it possible for groups of law and engineering students to work together to build a rule of law, promote the free press, assist in economic development, and provide refugee aid through "Project Bosnia," "Operation Kosovo" and "Destination Democracy."
Professor Perritt recently published two books on Kosovo: Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency, published by the University of Illinois Press in 2008, and The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan, published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. He also wrote a musical about Kosovo, You Took Away My Flag, which was originally performed to sold-out houses at Strawdog Theatre in Chicago in June 2009. The musical reopened with a new cast and songs for an eight-week run at Theatre Building Chicago in April 2010, closing on schedule in May. A screenplay for a movie about the same story and characters is being shopped to filmmakers, and a sequel in novel form is being reviewed by agents and publishers.
Professor Perritt is the author of more than 70 law review articles and 15 books on international relations and law, technology and law, and employment law, including the 730-page Law and the Information Superhighway. He served on President Clinton's Transition Team, working on telecommunications issues, and drafted principles for electronic dissemination of public information, which formed the core of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments adopted by Congress in 1996. During the Ford administration, he served on the White House staff and as deputy under secretary of labor.
Professor Perritt served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Policy Board of the National Research Council, and on a National Research Council committee on "Global Networks and Local Values." He was a member of the interprofessional team that evaluated the FBI's Carnivore system. He is a member of the bars of Virginia, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Illinois and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Economic Club, is on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, and has served as secretary of the Section on Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association.


Present Faculty Member, Chicago-Kent College of Law



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