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Week of March 17, 2014

The 10th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture

On Monday, March 24, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, will deliver the Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to leading the AFL-CIO affiliated teachers union, Randi Weingarten is one of the major players in the public discourse over education reform. She is also an incredibly dynamic speaker.


Client Management/Project Management -- What Is It and Why Is It Important to My Success as a Lawyer?

As you know, there is an increasing demand among legal employers for law graduates who have "practical" or "experiential" skills. Chicago-Kent and the Labor/Employment Law Certificate Program have designed a curriculum that includes Clinical opportunities, other practicum opportunities, mentoring, and speakers to ensure that all our students have ample opportunity to learn something about the practice of law BEFORE graduation.

Client contact is not something we can easily teach in law school classes, although we do have the Employment Litigation simulation and Clinical classes. But for those who want to learn from an expert, we have a program you should plan to attend.

Tuesday, April 1, 4:30 -- 5:50 p.m., room 570

Amanda Sonneborn is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, a nationwide firm with its roots in Chicago. Ms. Sonneborn advises clients in industries from health care to retail to gaming on both labor relations law and other employment issues. She helps design and lead training courses for Seyfarth clients, teaches as an adjunct faculty member here at Chicago-Kent, and is active in a wide variety of management-side activities.

Ms. Sonneborn will talk about clients: how to get them, how to manage their expectations and their projects, and generally what to do to forge a successful relationship with them. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Refreshments will be served.


36th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture:
The Post-Recession Economy: A Return to ... What?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lecturer: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden

Commentators: Mary Joyce Carlson, Labor and Employment Attorney, Washington, D.C. and James J. Glynn, Vice President, Labor Relations, GM North America.




LELS Executive Board

Joe Sexauer - President
Matthew Jarka - Vice President of External Affairs
Brendan Crowley -Vice President of Internal Affairs
Mike Adler - Secretary
Kelly Carson - Treasurer
Charlie Burns - IIT Director



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