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