Chicago-Kent College of Law: Alumni E-Brief
Alumni E-Brief
Dean Harold J. Krent

From the Dean

Honoring our Alumni

Each year Chicago-Kent honors distinguished alumni and individuals who serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community at our annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. This year’s event will be held on December 11, 2008 at the Standard Club in Chicago.

The Alumni Board of Directors Programming Committee is currently seeking nominations of alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession or who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the law school.

I encourage you to nominate your deserving alumni colleagues and friends. It’s a wonderful way to recognize the accomplishments of so many of your peers.   

Nominations may be made no later than September 15, 2008.

Click Here to Make your Nomination

For information on this year's Alumni Award Luncheon, visit:


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

In This Issue

News and Announcements

Public Interest Attorneys:
LRAP Applications Now Available

Given the salary discrepancy between public interest and corporate attorneys, few lawyers can afford to pursue a career in public interest law. Chicago-Kent is committed to helping to close that gap through a newly established program, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).

The mission of the LRAP is 1) to help alumni in low-paying public interest jobs manage student loan debt, so they can remain in their public interest jobs and 2) to encourage current students to consider a public interest career.

Applications and forms for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program are now available online. Applications can be submitted from September 1 through December 1, 2008, with awards granted in February 2009. For more information on the LRAP and to see if you may qualify for the award, please visit

Chicago-Kent LRAP needs your support to assist our alumni working in public interest. To make a contribution, visit or call Tanya Pietrkowski at 312-906-5243.

Professor Marty Malin and Christopher Jacob (3L)
Professor Marty Malin and Christopher Jacob (3L)
Student Places in National Labor Law Writing Competition

Rising 3L student Christopher Jacob placed third in the Inaugural College of Labor & Employment Lawyers’ National Law Student Writing Competition. Jacob’s paper, entitled, The Dialectical Egoism Test: A New Interpretive Approach to Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, was initially written in conjunction with Professor Marty Malin’s Labor Law course.

Jacob’s article is available on the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers’ website here. The award included a prize of $500.

The first and second place winners are students at the University of Michigan Law School and Cornell University Law School respectively. An additional third place winner is a student at the University of Illinois Law School.

Fleischman Family Award for Excellence Established

Chicago-Kent alumni Jack A. Fleischman ‘87 and Sidney Z. Fleischman ‘87 have established the Fleischman Family Award for Excellence in Criminal Clinic at their alma mater to recognize outstanding students in the criminal defense section of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices. In establishing the award, the Fleischmans also pay tribute to the contributions made to Chicago’s legal community by their late grandfather, the Honorable Phillip A. Fleischman, and their father, Marshall A. Fleischman.

The Fleischman Family Award, which includes a cash stipend, will be made at the end of the academic year to students who have demonstrated dedication to the criminal defense litigation program and who have provided “zealous advocacy” on behalf of the program’s clients. Recipients are selected by Chicago-Kent faculty who teach in the law school’s certificate program in criminal litigation.

Jack and Sidney Fleischman are identical twins who participated in Chicago-Kent’s criminal law clinic. The Fleischman brothers currently are partners in their own criminal defense law firm, Fleischman & Fleischman PA, located in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, Florida.

New Issue of the Seventh Circuit Review Available

Volume 3, issue 2, of the Seventh Circuit Review is now available online at Articles include analysis of recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the areas of civil procedure, civil rights, criminal law, environmental law, Fourth Amendment law, privacy law, and trade secrets.

Get Your Kentlaw Email Forwarding Address!

We are pleased to offer alumni of Chicago-Kent a new email-forwarding service. Email forwarding allows you to choose a username to create an address that, when email is sent to the address, is then forwarded to a personal email account that you specify (e.g. gmail, yahoo, or your business e-mail).

Give this forwarding address to friends, family, and colleagues and you’ll no longer have to notify everyone in your address book of a new or discontinued e-mail address; you can simply update the email account to which the email forwarding address sends to by logging into the Online Community.

To sign-up for an email address, visit Click on “my account” and choose the “email forwarding” tab to set up your account today!

Not yet a part of the community?
Request your login information.

Save the Date

Social Events - Chicago

BLSA 1L Welcome Dinner
Friday, August 22, 2008
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Dave & Buster’s, 1030 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60610

BLSA Alumni: Are you looking for a way to give back? There is no better way than sharing your experiences! Join the Chicago-Kent Black Law Students Association in sponsoring a welcome dinner for incoming 1L students at Dave & Buster’s downtown.

Cost: $25, including a full-course dinner and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. RSVP to Melanie Davis at by Monday, August 18, 2008.

Alumni Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 11, 2008
12:00 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

For more information on the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors, contact Tara Anderson at

Board of Overseers Meeting

Monday, September 22, 2008
3:30 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

For more information on the Chicago-Kent Board of Overseers, contact Lisa Turley at

Save the Date: Lewis Collens Atrium Unveiling

Monday, September 22, 2008
5:30 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Please save the date to join us for the unveiling of the newly named atrium honoring Dean Emeritus of Chicago-Kent and President Emeritus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Lewis Collens.

Social Events - Regional

Join Dean Harold J. Krent at different alumni gatherings around the country. Upcoming events include:

Milwaukee Area Alumni Gathering
Thursday, August 28, 2008
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Michael Best & Friedrich, 33rd Floor, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202

Click to Visit the Class of 1983 Reunion Page
Ed Tillinghast '83 will host a New York City Alumni Event In October at the New York Yacht Club.

Hosted by Thomas R. Reynolds II ’97 of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP.

RSVP to by Monday, August 25, 2008.

New York City-Area Alumni Gathering

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
New York Yacht Club, 37 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Hosted by Ed Tillinghast ’83.

RSVP to by Thursday, Oct 16, 2008.

Click to Visit the Class of 1983 Reunion Page

Class of 1983 25-Year Reunion
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Rooftop Opens 6:30 p.m. ~ Game 7:05 p.m.
Wrigley Done Right Rooftop, 3621 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60613

Catch up with your classmates at your 25-Year Reunion and enjoy watching the Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

To register and see who in your class plans to attend, visit your Reunion Page at

Chat about reunion on the Online Community at (Note: you must sign up for the online community in order to access the forums).

Class of 1953 50-Year and Golden Alumni Reunion

Thursday - Saturday, September 18 - 20, 2008
Illinois Institute of Technology campus and Chicago-Kent College of Law campus

More information and invitations forthcoming. To see who in your class plans to attend, visit your Reunion Page at

CLE Opportunities

Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
September 18, 2008
8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Chicago-Kent College of Law presents the 26th annual gathering of the longest running conference on federal sector and postal labor relations and labor law held outside of Washington, D.C. The keynote panel topic will be “ Speaking Truth to Power: Messages for the Next Administration.” Session topics will include MSPB, EEO, FLRA, USERRA, The Hatch Act in the Computer Age, and Labor Relations and Generational Differences.

Attendees are eligible for 6.0 Hours of IL MCLE credit. For more information and to register, visit

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The Hon. Warren Wolfson, Director of the Trial Advocacy Program, awards Liza Laughlin ’08 (L) and Gina LiVolsi ’08 (R) the Wolfson Award.

Past Event Highlights

2008 Trial Advocacy Dinner

On June 26, 2008, alumni, students, coaches, and friends of the Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy team gathered for their annual dinner at Rosebud Café. The group celebrated Chicago-Kent’s back to back first place National Trial Competition titles, as well as their National Ethics Trial Competition win.

For more information on Chicago-Kent’s winning Trial Advocacy team, visit If you are a Trial Advocacy alumnus/a and were not able to attend the event, please email to request your copy of this year’s Trial Advocacy Alumni Directory.

Photos of the event are available at

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Senior Partner Council members, the Hon. Lauretta Higgins Wolfson '88 and Judy Munson ‘76.

Senior Partner Council Appreciation Dinner

Members of the Chicago-Kent Senior Partner Council gathered for a reception and dinner at the Chicago History Museum on July 24, 2008.

Guests enjoyed cocktails on the terrace, followed by a dinner in the Museum’s “Chicago Room.” Gary Johnson, President of the Chicago History Museum, and former partner with Mayer Brown and Jones Day, gave an after-dinner address on the history of law in Chicago.

Photos of the event are available at

*Members of the Senior Partner Council are alumni and friends contributing leadership gifts of $1,000 or more annually to Chicago-Kent. Senior Partner Council members enjoy invitations to special events, special reports from the Dean, and recognition in the annual Honor Roll. For more information about the Senior Partner Council, please contact David Thompson at (312) 906-5236.

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Dean Hal Krent (right) celebrated with 2008 graduates at the Post Bar Party.
Graduates Celebrate at Post-Bar Party

Over 200 guests from the Class of 2008 and their friends gathered at Rock Bottom Brewery’s rooftop beer garden on July 30, 2008 to celebrate their completion of the Illinois State Bar Exam. Guests enjoyed views of River North while catching up with their classmates.

We welcome the class of 2008 into the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association!

Photos of the event are available at

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