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The Henry H. Perritt, Jr. Papers, 1981-1998

Henry H. Perritt, Jr. is a Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Program in Financial Services Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He received his B.S. in engineering from MIT in 1966, a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School in 1970, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1975. He served on President Bill 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. From 1997 to 2002, he served as dean of Chicago-Kent, and was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 10th District of Illinois in 2002.

Throughout his academic career, Professor Perritt made it possible for groups of law and engineering students to work together to provide refugee aid through “Project Bosnia,” “Operation Kosovo,” and “Destination Democracy.”