Nominate him or her for a 2009 Alumni Award now through Sept 11.
In This Issue
News and Announcements
Each year Chicago-Kent honors distinguished alumni and individuals who serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community at our annual Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon. This year’s event will be held December 10, 2009 at the Standard Club in Chicago.
The Alumni Board of Directors Awards 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.
We encourage you to nominate deserving alumni colleagues and friends. It’s a wonderful way to recognize accomplishments of your peers.
Nominations should be submitted by Friday, September 11.
For information on this year's Alumni Award Luncheon, visit: www.kentlaw.edu/allalumlunch.
The Alumni Association is excited to announce the formation of a Young Alumni Council. The Council will provide an opportunity for alumni graduating in 1999 and later to get involved with the law school in a leadership role, interact with the current Alumni Board of Directors and help strengthen the bond of younger alumni with the law school.
We are planning an official launch of the Council at the Young Alumni Social on August 13 at English Bar and Grill.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Council—or just want to socialize and network with other young alumni—please join us join us for this cocktail event.
Alumni who are registered to practice in Illinois should note that on July 1, 2009, the Illinois Supreme Court adopted new Rules of Professional Conduct that will take effect January 1, 2010.
The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) of the Supreme Court of Illinois advises all lawyers to be aware of the changes and modify their practices and procedures to ensure compliance with the new Rules.
Chicago-Area Hilton Hotels, including the Drake Hotel and the Palmer House are offering 20% discounts on rooms for all Chicago-Kent Alumni from now through the end of 2009.
Whether you're coming into town for a Chicago-Kent event or business meeting, or just want to spend a romantic evening downtown, we hope you find a way to enjoy this benefit. For more information, visit www.hiltonfamilychicago.com/school/.
Young Alumni Social
Thursday, August 13, 2009
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
English Bar and Restaurant, 444 N. La Salle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60654
Young Alumni (and alumni who are young-at-heart!) are invited to socialize and network at this cocktail event and to learn ways to get involved with the newly formed Young Alumni Council. Hosted by Matt Jenkins ’07, associate with Corboy and Demetrio.
Price: $25, includes appetizers, domestic beer, wine, and cocktails (to be paid at entry).
RSVP by Monday, August 10 to email@example.com or 312.906.5240.
Enjoy a pre-game gathering at the Cubby Bear, which includes dinner and drinks beginning at 5:00 pm. Then, watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field at 7:05 pm.
This event has sold out. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please visit www.kentlaw.edu/cubs.
San Diego Alumni “Day at the Races”
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Gates open: 11:30 a.m. ~ Lunch: 12:30 p.m. ~ First post: 2:00 p.m.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Betty Grable Celebrity Suite, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Join the IIT San Diego Alumni Chapter at the Del Mar Racetrack to celebrate its 70 seasons of glamour, growth, and racing glory! The $55/person ticket includes superb trackside viewing in a private air-conditioned celebrity suite, program, lunch, and beverages.
Can’t make it to the event? Visit your virtual gathering place for the San Diego Metro Area at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/sandiego.
Please join us for a Denver, CO alumni gathering, hosted by David Goldberg ‘83 and Sarah Hensley Ware ‘08.
Tax Law: Careers beyond the Numbers
Need to start (or kick-start) your career in tax law? Please join us as three tax specialists discuss the wide possibility of career choices in tax law and their individual career paths.
Panelists include Cynthia B. Lafuente ‘88, an expert in international tax law with the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, David J. Kupiec ’94, a lobbyist and Partner with Kupiec & Martin, LLC, and Alexander Harris ’95, a shareholder with American Tax Solutions, Inc who advocates on behalf of tax payers.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5200 by Thursday, October 8.
27th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Conference
Chicago-Kent presents 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 “The Evolution of Collaboration – Where Do We Go From Here?”. Other topics will include: MSPB, EEO, FLRA, USERRA, the effective use of mediation, and diversity and intercultural Issues.
The challenging complexities of revolutionary market forces, technology, and globalization have created an environment in which attorneys must broaden their knowledge and sharpen their skills to handle the widening range of legal and related issues in the evolving financial services industry. Join us for a day of provocative discussion with some of the area’s foremost practitioners and regulators on a number of current developments in this rapidly changing environment.
The 2008 and 2009 National Champion Moot Court Teams: (l-r) Lalania Gilkey-Johnson '08, Rachel Moran '08, Joanna Brinkman '09, Betsy Gates '09, Brody Dawson '09, and Andrew Booth '09.
Past Event Highlights
Alumni and friends of the Moot Court team gathered on June 30 to celebrate Chicago-Kent's second consecutive win in the National Moot Court Competition. John J. Dalton, President of the American College of Trial Lawyers, presented awards to the members of the 2008-09 National Championship team, Brody Dawson '09, Andrew Booth '09, and Betsy Gates '09. Photos from the event are available at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/mootcourt09.
Moot Court Alumni: Join the new Moot Court Group Page on the Alumni Online Community to keep in touch with your former teammates!
The Alumni Association hosted gatherings throughout California during the month of July.
A group of IIT and Chicago-Kent alumni and guests gathered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on July 9 for a reception at Caffe Museo and a tour of the exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities.
Later that week, Chris Amantea ’89 hosted an alumni gathering at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach on July 12. The next day, Margaret Rosenthal '79 and Myles L. Berman '79 hosted a group of alumni for a luncheon at Margaret’s firm, Baker Hostetler LLP, in Los Angeles.
The Alumni Association will be back in California early this month for a “Day at the Races” at Del Mar Racetrack outside of San Diego.
Couldn’t make it to the events? Connect online at your new virtual gathering place: the California Group Pages. Find your group and click "join" in order to post comments, photos, links, videos, articles and more.
Our newest Chicago-Kent alumni celebrated the completion of the Illinois State Bar Exam at a cocktail party on July 29. Nearly 200 members of the Class of 2009 and friends attended the event on the rooftop of Rock Bottom Brewery in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood.
Class of 2009: We welcome you into the Alumni Association and congratulate you on making it through the Bar exam! Photos from the event at available at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/postbar09.
Over 100 members of the Chicago legal and environmental communities gathered at Chicago-Kent on July 22 for a sustainability conference entitled “Moving the Midwest Forward: The Benefits of Building a Low-Carbon Economy.”
The afternoon program brought together entrepreneurs, policymakers, environmentalists and scholars to examine such topics as “The Impact of the Economy on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans,” “New Energy Paradigms for the Midwestern Economy” and “New Technology Infrastructure and the Investment Landscape.” Peter Fox-Penner, principal and chairman emeritus of The Brattle Group, delivered the keynote address.
A networking reception followed the program, which was co-sponsored by the Chicago law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP, IIT’s Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center and WISER (IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research).
Video of the Conference is available at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/carbon.
Over 100 members of the Chicago-Kent Senior Partner Council and guests enjoyed a reception and dinner in the Winter Garden, located on the top floor of the Harold Washington Library, on July 23. Guests also enjoyed touring the exhibit, Tall Man of Destiny: Images of Abraham Lincoln, as well as a surprise visit from the President and Mrs. Lincoln (in fact, renowned Lincoln impersonators!).
The Senior Partner Council is comprised of the law school’s donors and friends who give annually at the $1,000 level. Alumni who graduated from the law school in the last five years or who work in public interest are extended membership when annual giving reaches the $500 level. For more information on the Senior Partner Council, contact Lisa Turley at email@example.com.
Photos from the event are available at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/spc09.
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