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Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week 2012
In This Issue

  • From the Dean: Volunteers Needed for ASCK Week
  • Chicago-Kent Law Review Alumni Association & Reception
  • Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors sponsor team at Race Judicata
  • Seeking Alumnae Mentors: Society of Women in Law Mentorship Program
  • ABA Death Penalty Representation Project to co-sponsor CLE Panel at Chicago-Kent
  • 2012 Alumni Awards Nominations
  • In Your Mailbox: Chicago-Kent Magazine
  • C-K in the City
  • Professional Development & CLE

Jonathan Feuchtwang ’96ALUMNI PROFILE:
Paul Ferak '00

As president of the recently-formed the Law Review Alumni Board, Paul Ferak 00 and his board colleagues are launching the Chicago-Kent Law Review Alumni Association, an effort to strengthen the Law Review alumni network and support the current Law Review.

Paul is a past editor-in-chief of the Law Review, member of the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board, and an adjunct professor. He is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in their litigation practice.
From the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent

Volunteers Needed for ASCK Week 2012
ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions is a great opportunity for alumni to connect with Chicago-Kent students by volunteering to participate in resume reviews, mock and informational interviews, or hosting students for job-shadowing, coffee, or dinner. Now in its fourth year, ASCK Week is a vital part of our effort to prepare students for the job market.

By committing a small amount of time – anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours – you will give students a valuable professional development experience that will help shape their future, and teach students about the value of the Chicago-Kent alumni network.

Please consider volunteering for one of the days below. In the next month, watch for additional activities during the week, including networking activities, panels and seminars.

Sign up as a volunteer by September 21.

Mon, Oct 8: Resume Reviews
Tues, Oct 9: Informational Interviews
Wed, Oct 10: Mock Interviews
Any Day: “Take a Student to Work”

Oct 8, 9 and 11: ConneKtions @ Dinner
Fri, Oct 12: Coffee ConneKtions

Volunteer >

I hope to see you at one of our great events coming up this fall. Next month, watch for more details on an upcoming visit with a former U.S. Supreme Court Justice as we welcome Justice John Paul Stevens for a lecture on Wednesday, October 3. A lottery will be available for alumni who wish to attend. More details will be available in the September 1 E-Brief.


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements

Students from Chicago-Kent's 2012 PLUS Program met with 
7th Circuit Court Judge Ann Claire Williams on June 12.
Students from Chicago-Kent's Sportfeasors and Society of
Women in Law also formed a team for the Shamrock Shuffle
in Chicago. Join them for Race Judicata! Photo by Erin Forbes.
Chicago-Kent Law Review Alumni Association & Reception
Formed in summer 2012, the Chicago-Kent Law Review Alumni Association is a way for Law Review alumni to reconnect and support the Law Review through networking events, fundraising, scholarship support, and other opportunities for students and alumni. To learn more about this initiative, visit, and see the event listing below for a special reception on August 14.

Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors sponsor team at Race Judicata
Race Judicata is September 13, and Chicago-Kent has a team! The Sportfeasors, an organization of students, alumni, and faculty with the goal of promoting Chicago-Kent through various athletic activities, has reserved a tent this year for those who sign up to run with their team. Just choose “Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors” from the team drop down menu when you register at, and email to be included in race communications. Read more...

Seeking Alumnae Mentors: Society of Women in Law Mentorship Program
The Chicago-Kent Society of Women in Law is seeking alumnae to serve as mentors for the 2012-2013 school year. This program facilitates connections between female students and alumnae legal professionals, with mentors and mentees asked to meet three times throughout the school year and attend a kick-off reception on Wednesday, October 17. Sign up online by September 21.

ABA Death Penalty Representation Project to co-sponsor CLE Panel at Chicago-Kent
On Wednesday, September 12, the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project and IIT Chicago-Kent will present a discussion about the future of the death penalty and why lawyers are essential to ensuring justice for death row prisoners. The program is eligible for 1.25 hours of IL MCLE credit. Read more...

2012 Alumni Awards Nominations
The Alumni Board of Directors awards committee is seeking nominations for the 2012 Alumni Awards to be presented on Thursday, November 15. Help us recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession or who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the law school by nominating a deserving alumnus/a by Friday, August 17. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Click here for more information on becoming a luncheon sponsor.

In your Mailbox: Chicago-Kent Magazine
The latest issue of Chicago-Kent Magazine is out! The issue features alumni dedicating their talents to the world of education. Read the issue online at, and send your feedback to
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

Miss Representation Screening and Reception
Tuesday, August 2, 2012 | 5:30-7:30 p.m., Reception to follow
Click here to register online. 
Co-sponsored by the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations and Chicago-Kent.

Young Alumni Summer Social
Thursday, August 9, 2012 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Moe's Cantina, 155 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL
$15 by August 1; $25 after August 1. Register online.

Law Review Alumni & Student Reception
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.
RSVP by August 10.

Race Judicata
Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. race start time
Grant Park on Upper Hutchinson Field, southwest corner of Columbus and Balbo
For more information and to register, visit and select "Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors" as your team.

Chicago-Kent Golden Reunion
Celebrating the Classes of 1962 and prior
Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 11:30 a.m.
RSVP to or (312) 906-5240
by September 18.

Save the Date: An Afternoon with Justice Stevens
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
More information available in the September 1 E-Brief.

ASCK Week 2012: Alumni/Student ConneKtions
October 8-12, 2012
Visit to volunteer
by September 21.

Women in Law Mentor Program Kick-Off Reception
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Volunteer as a mentor by September 21.

Save the Date: Class of 1992 20-Year Reunion
Thursday, October 18, 2012
More details available soon!

Save the Date: Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Nominate a deserving alumnus/a by Friday, August 17.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Save the Date: 125th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Union Station Great Hall
Contact if you are interested in serving on the Gala Host Committee or sponsoring the event.


Professional Development & CLE

The Death Penalty Representation Project: Panel Discussions and Reception
Co-sponsored with the American Bar Association
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | 2:00-4:45 p.m., Reception to follow
Eligible for 1.25 hours of IL MCLE credit
Register online at

3rd Annual Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)
Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 8:15 a.m.-3:40 p.m., Reception to follow
Visit for more details.

30th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Register online at

4th annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives: What's Going on Around Town?
Friday, October 19, 2012
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Register online at

Save the Date: Supreme Court and the Public Symposium
November 15-16, 2012
Co-hosted by the Chicago-Kent Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) and the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

28th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Friday, November 30, 2012
Eligible for 5.75 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Register online at

More events...

Past Event Highlights

Senior Partner Council Appreciation Reception
Members of the Chicago-Kent Senior Partner Council (donors of $1,000 or more annually) were recognized at the Senior Partner Council appreciation reception, held this year at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the sculpture garden and terrace. View photos from the event on Flickr.
Class of 2012 Post-Bar Party
Chicago-Kent's newest alumni relaxed after the Bar exam at Rock Bottom Brewery's Rooftop Beer Garden on July 25. Attendees participated in raffles for gift cards and other prizes, and celebrated with their classmates. View photos from the event on Flickr.
Senior Partner Council Appreciation Reception.
Class of 2012 Post-Bar Party. 
Senior Partner Council Appreciation Reception
(L-R): Lindsie Miller, Paul Miller '00, Lindsay Anderson '05, Amy Cobb Curran '01, and Scott Curran '01.
Class of 2012 Post-Bar Party
(L-R): Jennifer Rexroat Lavin '12, Erik Wilson '12, Brett Siegel '12, and Daniel Crone '12.

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

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