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

From the Dean

Volunteers Needed for
ASCK Week: Alumni-
Student ConneKtions

Alumni volunteers serve as a wonderful resource for the law school and are essential to helping us teach students to become productive members of the legal profession. If you are looking to give back and engage current students, please consider volunteering the week of October 10-14 for Chicago-Kent’s third annual ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions.

ASCK Week aims to build a stronger Chicago-Kent community through strengthening connections between alumni and students. We ask alumni to volunteer a small portion of time to counsel current students by reviewing resumes or conducting mock and informational interviews. Volunteers can also offer shadowing opportunities by hosting a student in your place of work for a day.  

Please consider volunteering for one of the days below. In the next month, watch for additional activities during the week, such as sessions on hiring students hosted by the Career Services Office and networking activities.

Sign up as a volunteer by September 19.

  • Mon, Oct 10: Resume Reviews
  • Tues, Oct 11: Informational Interviews
  • Wed, Oct 12: Mock Interviews
  • Any Day: “Take a Student to Work”

Sign up to Volunteer

Please give back by participating in ASCK Week 2011 — you never know if you’ll be counseling the next Supreme Court justice or State’s Attorney! I hope to see you at one of our great events coming up this fall.

Sincerely,

Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

ASCK Week

In This Issue

News and Announcements

Arrow From Chicago to DC: Alumni Serving in the U.S. House of Representatives
Randall Hultgren
Randy Hultgren ’93 (IL-14)

 
Peter Roskam
Peter Roskam ’89 (IL-6)

On Tuesday, August 16, two Chicago-Kent alumni turned congressmen, U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren ’93 (IL-14) and Peter Roskam ’89 (IL-6), will be sharing their experiences at 6:00 p.m. at the DuPage Club in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Hosted by Bob Schillerstrom ’80, this special event is an opportunity to hear about Capitol Hill from two of your classmates and connect with fellow alumni in the western suburbs.

Before his election in the 14th congressional district in November 2010, Randy Hultgren represented the 48th district in the Illinois State Senate since 2007 and was an Illinois State Representative for the 95th district from 1999-2006.

Peter Roskam has served as U.S. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district since 2007 and was named Chief Deputy Whip in the 112th Congress, ranking fourth among house Republican leaders. He also served in the Illinois Senate (2000-2006) and as an Illinois State Representative (1993-2000).

Space is extremely limited. RSVP to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association at (312) 906-5240 or alums@kentlaw.edu.


Arrow Celebrating Professor Ralph Brill's 50 Years & the Ralph Brill Chair

Professor Ralph BrillOn Thursday, July 21, hundreds of alumni, faculty, and friends gathered at the Chicago Cultural Center to celebrate Professor Ralph Brill and his 50 years of teaching. At the event, Dean Krent announced the establishment of the Ralph Brill Scholarship, a fund created in honor of this milestone to demonstrate Professor Brill's love of teaching and commitment to generations of successful law students. If you’d like to contribute to the Scholarship, you may give online at www.kentlaw.edu/give.

Photos from the event and a video of the program, featuring Gerald Bepko ’65, Fay Clayton ’78 and Carol Johnson ’78 sharing their personal stories about Ralph and his legendary teaching methods, are available at www.kentlaw.edu/brillcelebration.

Save the Date:
The inaugural holder of the Ralph Brill Chair, Professor Adrian Walters, will be invested in a special ceremony recognizing the first endowed professorship at Chicago-Kent.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Ogilvie Auditorium
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
For more information, contact alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240.


Arrow Report from the Dean: "Because the Night" Available Online
"Because The Night" Report from the Dean, June 2011

This year's Report from the Dean, "Because the Night," is now available online. The interactive publication profiles several Chicago-Kent alumni who earned their law degrees through the evening program, balancing the demands of their careers, personal lives and law school.

Meet alumni David Roche '84, Tamara Starks '11, Captain Justina Molzon '85, Lester McKeever '71, Howard Smith '11, Standish Willis '83, and Ann Cresce '94, as well as hear from Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Professor David Rudstein and Dean Krent.


Arrow Nominations for Alumni Awards due August 19

The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association will honor those who have made significant contributions to Chicago-Kent, the legal community and beyond at the 2011 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon on Friday, November 18 at the Standard Club in Chicago.

The Alumni Board of Directors awards committee is currently seeking nominations. Please consider nominating a deserving alumnus—it’s a wonderful way to recognize accomplishments of your peers and demonstrate the strength of the Chicago-Kent alumni community.

Nominations should be submitted by Friday, August 19.

Nomination Form

Become a Luncheon Sponsor:  Each year, we invite individuals and firms to sponsor the luncheon to benefit the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board Scholarship, awarded annually to students who display financial need and academic merit. Sponsors at the $500+ level who commit their sponsorship on or before Friday, September 16 receive recognition in the invitation that goes to all alumni.

Sponsorship Details

For information on this year's Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon, visit: www.kentlaw.edu/allalumlunch.


Arrow Alumni Night at Wrigley Field: Wednesday, August 24
Chicago Cubs

Tickets are now available for our annual Alumni Night @ Wrigley Field on Wednesday, August 24. Join us for a pre-game gathering at the Cubby Bear that includes dinner and drinks beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Cubs vs. the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at www.kentlaw.edu/cubs (four ticket per alumnus limit). This event always sells out so we encourage you to get tickets early!


Arrow New Building Signage for the Downtown Campus

A new signage kiosk showcasing IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and IIT Stuart School of Business was installed in front of the downtown campus building at 565 W. Adams St. Each side of the kiosk features changeable panels for up to four names to accommodate future growth and change for the downtown campus.

Register for Events
The Alumni Association now accepts event registrations through the Alumni Online Community! Current events include the Young Alumni Social and ASCK Week 2011. What does this mean for you? If you log-in to the online community before registering for your event, your registration form will automatically fill in information from your alumni profile.

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

Find the Alumni Association online at:

Become a Fan of the Alumni Association on Facebook   Follow the Alumni Association on Twitter   Join the Chicago-Kent LinkedIn Group    Visit the Chicago-Kent You Tube Channel

Save the Date

Social Events - Chicago

North Suburban Networking Reception
Thursday, August 4, 2011
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Miramar Bistro, 301 Waukegan Ave., Highwood, IL 60040

Join the Alumni Association and the Career Services Office for a networking reception in the northern suburbs. Catch up on the latest news from the law school and meet other Chicago-Kent alumni in your area! Drinks and appetizers will be served.

RSVP to alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240 by August 1. See who's coming.

From Chicago to DC:
Chicago-Kent Alumni serving in the U.S. House of Representatives

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
6:00 p.m.
DuPage Club, 1901 S. Meyers Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Hosted by Robert J. Schillerstrom ’80, this special event is an opportunity to hear about Capitol Hill from two of your classmates turned congressmen, U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren ’93 (IL-14) and Peter Roskam ’89 (IL-6), and to connect with fellow Chicago-Kent alumni in the western suburbs.

Space is extremely limited. RSVP to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association at (312) 906-5240 or alums@kentlaw.edu.

Chicago CubsChicago-Kent Alumni Night @ Wrigley Field
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Pre-Game Gathering ~ 5:00 p.m. (includes dinner and drinks), Game ~ 7:05 p.m.
Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60613

Mingle with fellow Chicago-Kent alumni prior to watching the Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves!

Register Now!

Young Alumni Social
Thursday, August 25, 2011
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub, 400 North McClurg Court, Chicago, IL 60611
$10/person in advance; $15/person at the door

The Young Alumni Council is hosting a summer social! Gather on Lizzie McNeill's outdoor patio for networking and socializing, and help make the Chicago-Kent network stronger.

Register Now!

Prof. Ralph Brill and Prof. Adrian Walters
Professor Ralph Brill
and Professor Adrian Walters

Ralph Brill Chair Investiture Ceremony
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Ogilvie Auditorium, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Join us for a ceremony investing Professor Adrian Walters as the Ralph Brill Chair, the first endowed professorship at Chicago-Kent. For more information, contact alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240.

A Golden Reunion at Chicago-Kent
Chicago-Kent Reunion Luncheon and other activities
Friday, September 23, 2011
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 10th Floor, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Chicago-Kent classes of 1961 and prior are invited to reconnect with the law school and each other in honor of 50+ years since your law school graduation. Activities include a luncheon featuring Professor Ralph Brill sharing a historical account of Chicago-Kent, the opportunity to meet current Chicago-Kent students, and to tour today’s law school building. Attendees will also receive a special class medallion. Encourage fellow classmates to attend!

RSVP to (312) 906-5240 or alums@kentlaw.edu by Tuesday, September 20.

IIT Golden Society Reunion
Alumni from classes of 1961 and prior are also invited to IIT’s Main Campus during Homecoming to celebrate the induction of the Class of 1961 into the Golden Society, an honorary society established to recognize alumni who have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the year they graduated from IIT.

A Golden ReunionFriday, September 23, 2011

4:00 p.m. "Behind the Scenes" tour
IIT Main Campus, 3300 South Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

5:30 p.m. Alumni Mixer
The Bog, Hermann Hall, lower level, 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

Saturday, September 24

8:30 a.m. Gunsaulus Society Breakfast
Tech Park, IIT Main Campus, 3300 South Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

12:00 p.m. Golden Society Luncheon
Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

Click here for more details and to register.

 

ASCK WeekASCK Week 2011: Alumni-Student ConneKtions
October 10-14, 2011
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

ASCK Week aims to build a stronger Chicago-Kent community through strengthening connections between alumni and students.  Alumni are asked to volunteer a small portion of time to connect with and give advice to current students by reviewing resumes or conducting mock and informational interviews.

  • Monday, October 10: Resume Reviews
  • Tuesday, October 11: Informational Interviews
  • Wednesday, October 12: Mock Interviews
  • Any Day: “Take a Student to Work”

Sign up as a volunteer by September 19.

Sign up to Volunteer

 

Social Events - Regional

California Alumni Gathering in Orange CountyCalifornia Alumni Gathering in Orange County
Thursday, September 22, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Chapman University School of Law
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

Hosted by Frank J. Doti ‘69, Professor of Law and William Foley Chair in Corporate & Taxation Law at Chapman School of Law.

Join Professor Sheldon Nahmod and the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association to meet fellow alumni in the area and catch up on the latest news from Chicago-Kent.

RSVP by Monday, September 19 to alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240.

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Thursday, September 22, 2011
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Professor Sheldon Nahmod is the program chair for a Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference to be held at the University of California-Irvine School of Law. If you are interested in attending the conference, please visit www.extension.uci.edu/civil for registration information.


Lectures & Conferences

Exploring Diversity: Beyond Race, Color, and Creed
Thursday, August 4, 2011
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL  60661
Co-sponsored by the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and Lotus Rising Foundation™

This program offers continuing education for attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals and is designed to increase sensitivity, awareness, and skills. The speaker, Dr. Carl C. Bell, is president and CEO of the Community Mental Health Council (CMHC) & Foundation, Inc. in Chicago. MCLE general and professionalism credits will be available for attorneys as well as continuing education units for financial professionals.

Download the complete program description here. For more information, contact Malini Byanna '03 at malini@creativefamilylaw.com.

Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on TerrorismPalmer Prize Lecture: Harvard University Law professors Gabriella Blum & Philip Heymann
"Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism"
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m. ~ Lecture, reception follows
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Harvard Law School professors Gabriella Blum and Philip B. Heymann will discuss their award-winning book, Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism, at the 2010 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture. The prize was established in 2007 by Chicago-Kent alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan, to honor an exemplary work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.

In their book, Professors Blum and Heymann reject the argument that traditional American values embodied in domestic and international law can be ignored in any sustainable effort to keep the United States safe from terrorism. They argue that the costs are great and the benefits slight from separating security and the rule of law.

Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review 
Thursday, September 15, 2011
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
 
The Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) is an annual conference designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics, and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court’s past Term, a preview of IP cases on the docket for the upcoming Term, and a discussion of IP cert petitions to watch. Registration will be available soon. Visit http://ipconference.kentlaw.edu/ for more information.

Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture: Richard L. Trumka, President of AFL-CIO
Thursday, October 6, 2011
3:00 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Cosponsored by the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Chicago Federation of Labor, this lecture series brings national and local leaders of organized labor to the law school for a public lecture addressing cutting edge issues in the workplace.

Symposium on Women's Legal History: A Global Perspective
Thursday-Friday, October 13-14, 2011
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
Co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Institute for Law and the Humanities and the Chicago-Kent Law Review

Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon of the University of Pennsylvania will deliver the keynote address on "Holy War: Women, Courts and Religion in the 1980s." Panelists for the two-day symposium include legal scholars, historians, and women's studies scholars from the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

For more information, contact Professor Felice Batlan at (312) 906-5341 or fbatlan@kentlaw.edu.

William E. Kovacic
FTC Commissioner William E. Kovacic

Global Competition Law Conference
Friday, October 28, 2011
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Chicago-Kent's Global Competition Law conference will bring together international scholars and practitioners from China, France, Germany, Israel, Korea and the United States. William E. Kovacic, former chairman and a current commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), will deliver the keynote address.

CLE Opportunities
All conferences take place at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661.

Financial Services Law: Hot Topics in Compliance Speakers’ Series
“Lawyers’ Roles in the Financial Crisis and Lessons Learned”
Monday, September 19, 2011
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Eligible for 1.0 hour of IL MCLE credit.

Sheldon Goldfarb, General Counsel for RBS America, will present "Lawyers’ Roles in the Financial Crisis and Lessons Learned," designed for lawyers who practice in futures and derivatives law, securities law, banking, mutual funds, and regulation. No registration is required and there is no cost to attend the session.

29th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
Thursday, September 22, 2011
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Join us for a day of educative discussion with some of the country’s preeminent federal sector labor relations leaders and practitioners.

Registration Fees: $230/person until August 1; $255/person until September 15; $280/person after September 15. A $5/person discount is available to groups that register three or more individuals at the same time before September 15.

Click here for more information or to register online.

CLE Opportunities

3rd annual Financial Services Law Conference: What's Going on Around Town in Futures and Derivatives?
Friday, October 21, 2011
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Numerous current developments are affecting the regulation, trading and documentation of futures and OTC derivatives. The conference will provide an up-to-date analysis of the most recent legislative and regulatory developments and practical information you can use every day.

Registration Fees: $395/person until October 7; $435/person after October 7; $325/person for government/alumni.

Click here for more information or to register online.

27th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Friday, December 2, 2011
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Held in cooperation with the Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) and Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB), this conference will feature a keynote by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, dean and professor of the School of Labor & Employment Relations at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, called "The Changing Landscape and the Challenges for the Future of Public Employee Representation."

Registration Fees: $215/person until August 1; $235/person until November 25; $275/person after November 25. A $5 per person discount is available to groups that register three or more individuals at the same time until November 25.

Click here for more information or to register online.

 

Trial Advocacy

New York Alumni Gathering
Past Event Highlights

Arrow Ralph Brill Celebration

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate Professor Ralph Brill's 50 years of teaching, including those who attended the event on July 21, who submitted stories and comments on the Ralph Brill blog, and who made gifts in Professor Brill's honor towards the Ralph Brill Scholarship.

Photos from the event and a video of the program are available at www.kentlaw.edu/brillcelebration.

Pictured (L-R): Dorothy O'Reilly, Professor Ralph Brill, and Molly O'Reilly McGowen '91.

 

Arrow Class of 2011 Post-Bar Party

The Class of 2011 celebrated the end of the Illinois Bar exam at a Post-Bar Party on Rock Bottom Brewery's rooftop deck on Wednesday, July 27. Nearly 150 of Chicago-Kent's newest alumni gathered for food, drinks, and raffle prizes.

Pictured (L-R): Sarah Fanto '11, Kaitin Powell '11, and Margaret Bogacki '11.

 

Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Relations Home Online Community Calendar E-Brief Archives ASpalding OVarol