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125th Anniversary Gala - Celebrating 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education
In This Issue

  • From the Dean: From Humble Beginnings
  • Celebrate 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education
  • Become an Alumni Ambassador
  • Nominate a fellow alumnus/a for the 2013 Public Interest Awards
  • CLE & Networking Series Returns for Second Year
  • Host a Chicago-Kent Extern this Summer
  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE

Bruce M. Kohen '79

Bruce M. Kohen, retired managing partner at Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd., is not only a passionate, lifelong litigator, but also a champion for world-class advocacy skills training at Chicago-Kent.

Of the new high-tech practice courtroom, named in Bruce’s honor, he says, “there’s no question setting a realistic atmosphere is the best way for students to practice the art of advocacy. A courtroom like this instills the sense of decorum, the confidence, and the level of intensity successful lawyers possess.” Celebrate with Bruce at the alumni-wide celebration to dedicate our new courtroom..

From the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent
From humble beginnings...
From humble beginnings in the chambers of Judge Thomas Moran and Judge Joseph Bailey, Chicago-Kent College of Law has expanded its influence and footprint exponentially. Throughout 2013, the law school will celebrate 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education. Although we have achieved significant milestones throughout our proud history, I'm happy to share some of more recent successes.

This fall, we welcomed our third U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the past 13 months, renaming our Jury Center in honor of Justice John Paul Stevens. We also hosted the NITA Tournament of Champions, an opportunity to showcase our recently renovated Bruce M. Kohen Courtroom. Our faculty hosted a symposium on the role of the Supreme Court in shaping public opinion, featuring Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit and Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times. And of course, we celebrated another year of excellent bar passage results.

As we kick off the new year and our milestone commemorations, I invite alumni to get involved through some of our spring alumni recognition and volunteer programs.

To further Chicago-Kent's commitment to serving the public interest, please consider nominating a fellow alumnus/a or organization who demonstrates outstanding public service leadership for one of our 2013 Public Interest Awards.

If you'd like to influence the next generation of Chicago-Kent alumni, consider volunteering as an Alumni Ambassador, contacting admitted students to answer their questions about the law school as they consider their offer of admission.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to be involved and to join us as we celebrate 125 years.


Harold J. Krent 
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements

Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25

Celebrate 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education in 2013

2013 marks the 125th anniversary of Chicago-Kent. Here are some ways to help us celebrate!

Learn more about our 125th Anniversary Celebrations at

Become an Alumni Ambassador

Help Chicago-Kent recruit the best and brightest law students by serving as an Alumni Ambassador. Alumni Ambassadors contact admitted students who haven’t confirmed their attendance to Chicago-Kent in the fall. Sign up by February 1. Read more...

Nominate a fellow alumnus/a for the 2013 Public Interest Awards
Help us celebrate alumni who devote their careers to the public good by nominating a fellow alumnus/a for The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25 Public Interest Award or the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, or an organization for the Public Interest Partner Award. Submit your nomination by Friday, February 1, and save the date for the 6th annual Public Interest Awards Night on Thursday, April 25.

CLE & Networking Series Returns for Second Year
The Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council's CLE & Networking Series returns for a second year, following a successful launch in 2012. Come back to Chicago-Kent January through June for free CLE credit and an opportunity to network with other alumni. For a full list of topics, visit

Host a Chicago-Kent Extern this Summer
Consider hosting an unpaid externship for a Chicago-Kent student over the 8-week summer session, May 28-July 19, 2013, as part of our enhanced legal externship program, Access2Practice. Please complete the Externship Interest Form by February 1.

Upcoming Events

All events take place at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661 unless otherwise noted. Please click on the event titles for more information and/or to register.

C-K in the City

Bruce M. Kohen '79 Courtroom Opening Ceremony
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Jan. 18.

Law Review Alumni Networking Event
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Jan. 28.

State of Black Chicago Voter Rights Symposium
Friday, February 8, 2013 | 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

Women in Law Society presents The Vagina Monologues
Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. Performance

125th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 5:30-11:00 p.m.
Union Station Great Hall, Chicago, IL
Tickets available now! Click here to purchase tickets online.
Contact if you are interested in sponsoring the event.

125th Gala After Party @ South Branch
Saturday, February 23, 2013 |11:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.
South Branch, 100 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
For details and to RSVP, visit

Child & Family Law Society Networking Reception
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP to or (312) 906 5240 by Feb. 22.

C-K on the Road

Washington DC Alumni Dinner
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 6:00 pm
Sequoia, 300 K Street NW, Washington DC 20007
Cost: $50/person
RSVP now!

Chicago-Kent Supreme Court Group Swearing-In
Monday, March 4, 2013
Save your spot today! Visit for more information.


Professional Development & CLE

CLE & Networking Series: Compliance Bootcamp
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 1:00-4:45 p.m.
Reception to follow.
Eligible for 3.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Register online at

LGBT Civil Rights Symposium: We Are Not Alone

Friday, February 22, 2013 | 3:00-6:00 p.m. 
A reception will immediately follow the symposium.
Click here to register online.

CLE & Networking Series: Health Care Law
Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 3:30-5:35 p.m.
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Registration available January 18.

12th annual Environmental Law Conference
March 7-8, 2013
Co-sponsored with the ISBA.
Eligible for up to 10.5 hours of IL MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours of ethics.

35th Annual Piper Lecture
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00p.m.
Eligible for 1.0 hour of IL MCLE credit.

CLE & Networking Series: Illinois Legislative Process
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 3:30-5:35 p.m.
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Registration available March 1.

E-Discovery Institute
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Click here to register online.

30th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
April 18-19, 2013
Eligible for 11 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Click here to register online.

CLE & Networking Series: Real Estate Law
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:30-5:35 p.m.
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Registration available March 22.

Save the Date: 32nd annual Federal Tax Institute
May 2-3, 2013

Save the Date: 32nd annual Not-For-Profit Organizations Conference
June 6, 2013

Save the Date: Giving Ground, a CLE play by Prof. Hank Perritt
June 27-28, 2013

More events...

Past Event Highlights

Thank you for a great year!
In 2012, the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association hosted over 40 alumni events, such as the new CLE & Networking Series, Young Alumni Socials and the annual Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon. Thank you to all the alumni who attended and participated in one of these numerous activities. We thank you for being active members of the Chicago-Kent Community and we look forward to seeing you in 2013! To see photos from the 2012 events, please visit our Photo Gallery here.
Thank you to our Volunteers!
Thank you to the over 700 alumni and friends who volunteered for Chicago-Kent in 2012. Our volunteers play an essential and significant role at the law school almost every day in activities such as performing mock interviews, sharing career advice on a panel, coaching a winning Trial Ad team or serving on one of our many advisory boards. THANK YOU for being exceptional members of the Chicago-Kent community and making a lasting impact.
Young Alumni Social | August 9, 2012
(L-R): Angela Zeman '03, Tim Ritchey '05, Kevin Saunders '08, Jason Sposeep '03 & Michael Aschenbrener '07.
2012 Volunteer Listing
To view the list of 2012 volunteers, please visit the Volunteer Recognition page online.

To see photos from all recent Alumni Association events, see our photo gallery

Spend an evening reconnecting with the law school and celebrating 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education at the 125th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Union Station's Great Hall

To purchase tickets, visit

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