Lalania Gilkey-Johnson (3L), Joanna Brinkman (2L) and Rachel Moran (3L), winners of the 58th annual National Moot Court Competition
In This Issue
News and Announcements
Please join us for this special event to honor Chicago-Kent alumni and students who better our communities through their work and commitment to Public Interest. Two outstanding alumni, Jane McBride ’95 and Julie G. Sollinger ’96, will receive the 2008 Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Award, and students in the Public Interest Law Program will be honored for their work and commitment to Public Interest. Click here for event details.
Two Chicago-Kent faculty members were named as 2008 recipients of the Julia Beveridge Award, awarded by the Illinois Institute of Technology:
IIT created the Julia Beveridge Awards in 1990 to honor outstanding women for exceptional contributions to the University community, profession, and society at large, with emphasis on originality, imagination, distinction, and their commitment to academic and career mentoring for young women. The award is named for Julia Beveridge, a librarian of Armour Mission and as the first registrar of Armour Institute.
Chicago-Kent and American University in Kosovo (AUK) have signed an agreement to establish a special graduate law study program where Chicago-Kent faculty will teach in Kosovo. The program will give AUK students an introduction to the American and international commercial legal systems, and to enable them to earn a master of laws (LL.M.) degree from Chicago-Kent.
Have you made your tax deductible gift to Chicago-Kent this fiscal year? If so, thank you! If not, you can still participate! All gifts, whether $10, $100 or $1000, help Chicago-Kent to support its students, faculty, programs and facilities. Gifts received before May 31 will count toward our 2008 15% alumni participation goal.
Ballots were recently distributed for the Illinois State Bar Association Elections. Donít forget to be active in both your local and state bar associations!
Chicago-Kent alumnus and president of the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors John G. Locallo í86 is an incumbent on the Board of Governors and is running for re-election.
Annual Intellectual Property Alumni Reception
The Intellectual Property Law Society, Office of Alumni Relations, and Career Services Office cordially invite you to attend the 2008 Chicago-Kent IP Alumni Reception. Come meet the current crop of students and reflect on your days as a student at Chicago-Kent. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
RSVP to email@example.com by April 2, 2008.
A Memorial Tribute to Dean Emeritus Fred Herzog
In honor of his long, distinguished career, his contributions to Chicago-Kent and the Chicago legal community, and a special induction into the IIT hall of fame, please join us for a memorial tribute in honor of Fred Herzog, Dean and Professor Emeritus.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 906-5240.
Education Law Society Meeting
Phi Alpha Delta Alumni Happy Hour
The Chicago-Kent Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta invites Chicago-Kent alumni to a happy hour social and networking event at Cactus Bar and Grill in the South Loop. Enjoy $3 appetizers and $4 frozen drink specials.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
IIT Family Event at Morton Arboretum
For more information and to register online, please click here.
2008 Public Interest Awards and Networking
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.906.5240 by Friday, April 18.
Manic Monday @ Rockit
Add a kick to your Monday with a special beer tasting, Hosted by Billy Dec ’99, Tarek Fadel ’03, and Paul Miller ‘00 at Rockit Bar & Grill.
RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, April 23.
Needle in the Haystack: Finding Accurate Information to Guide Womenís Health Policy
Join the Society of Women in Law and the Institute for Science, Law and Technology for a lunch event with Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies, Ourselves. A book signing of her new book, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth, will follow.
Professor Cynthia Estlund
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
The Institute for Law and the Workplace presents the 30th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, "Corporate Self-Regulation and the Future of Workplace Governance."
Lecturer: Cynthia Estlund, Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Attendees are eligible for 1.5 General Hours of MCLE Credit. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cle
Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium:
“The Federal Circuit and the Doctrine of Equivalents."
The 2008 Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium presents Professor R. Polk Wagner, University of Pennsylvania Law School. He will discuss his paper, "The Federal Circuit and the Doctrine of Equivalents."
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Chicago-Kent and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Questions? Contact Patricia O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes: Solutions for the 21st Century, Research, Economics, Policy and Ethics
This conference will draw on experts from key disciplines to review latest developments in research, clinical practice and public policy, with a focus on health economics approaches and ethical implications. This event is free. Lunch will be provided and a reception will follow the day's conference. Click here to view a fill list of presenters.
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FMCS Midwest Arbitrators' Symposium
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS), in cooperation with the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law, will present its bi-annual Midwest Symposium for FMCS arbitrators.
25th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Liability arising out of §1983 presents a continuing challenge for all municipal lawyers, private practitioners, and litigators who try cases in this dynamic area. Keeping up with this ever-changing environment is critical. Presented by eminent legal scholars and leading practitioners for municipal and state attorneys, plaintiffs' attorneys and criminal defense attorneys, you will learn both the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of §1983 practice and trial skills, and analyze the latest judicial decisions.
27th Annual Federal Tax Institute
Nationally recognized tax advisors provide a comprehensive update at an advanced level of discussion on recent developments and their impact on tax planning, compliance and controversy techniques.
The Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) held their annual Spring Auction on March 27, 2008. The event raised over $23,000, with funds to benefiting the KJF Summer Fellowship Program, proving financial aid to students who take unpaid/low-paying summer public interest jobs.
The Kent Justice Foundation would especially like to thank the following alumni and friends of Chicago-Kent who donated items for the annual auction, including several who offered to host networking lunches for students interested in specific areas of the law.
Kara Schuur (2L), Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Scholar, had the opportunity to meet one of the donors of her scholarship, the Hon. Peter Birnbaum ’83, at the Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon.
On March 13, 2008 scholarship donors and student award recipients met at the 22nd annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon. The Luncheon brings Chicago-Kent students together with the donors of their scholarships. More than seventy people attended and had the opportunity to hear the impact of these scholarships from Lalania Gilkey-Johnson (3L), an Edmund W. Burke Memorial Scholar, and Lester McKeever ’71, a donor to the Robert S. Abbott Scholarship. View photos of the event at http://alumni.kentlaw.edu/scholarship_luncheon.
On March 24, 2008, the Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association presented its annual awards at its “State of the Law School” evening as part of Law Week 2008. Professor Ron Staudt was honored with the Ralph Brill Award for his service to Chicago-Kent since 1978. Professor Kent Streseman, Director of the Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Program, received the Faculty of the Year award. Other Law Week events included a Diversity Day address by the Hon. Dorothy Brown ’96.
(l-r) Alfonso Herrera, Rosalba Figueroa ’02, Dean Hal Krent, Jane Freeman, Kristin Miller, and Jason Miller ‘02 enjoyed lunch at the home of Roy C. '62 and Susan Palmer in Sarasota.
Dean Hal Krent and Assistant Dean Lisa Turley met with alumni in Miami and Sarasota on their recent trip to Florida. Mark Scott ’97 hosted a gathering for East Coast Florida alumni at his home in Coconut Grove. In Sarasota, West Coast Florida alumni met for the fifth year in a row at the home of Roy Palmer ’62 and Susan Palmer. Thank you to our generous hosts and to all the alumni who came out to the events—we enjoyed catching up with you! For pictures, visit http://alumni.kentlaw.edu/florida.
The latest “Take a Break” speaker series invited an alumni panel to speak to students about alternative summer opportunities. The event was moderated by Alumni Board of Directors member, Paul Miller ’00. Panelists included Kevin J. Connor ’87, General Counsel, Illinois Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, Tim Ritchey ’05, Associate at Peck, Bloom, Austriaco & Mitchell, and Renata D. Stiehl ’01, Senior Staff Attorney at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. Thank you to our four alumni for taking the time to share your experiences with students.
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