Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

August 2013

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In This Issue


  • Resources Available to Chicago-Kent Alumni


  • Professor Fred Bosselman


  • Chicago-Kent Faculty Weigh in on the Zimmerman Trial
  • Solo and Small Practice Incubator Applications
  • Chicago-Kent Sportsfeasors Sponsor Race Judicata Team
  • Save the Date: Lagunitas Founder to Give Fireside Chat at Chicago-Kent
  • Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent Block Party
  • CLE & Networking Series Survey


  • Angela Frye '97


  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE


  • Senior Partner Council Reception
  • Class of 2013 Post-Bar Party


From the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent

Resources Available to Chicago-Kent Alumni

As we get ready to kick off another school year, I wanted to make you aware of some of the resources available to you as alumni of Chicago-Kent.

If you are working on launching your career or moving in a new direction, the Chicago-Kent Career Services Office is open Monday through Friday to provide career counseling, resume and cover letter review, and interview strategy as well as access to online job postings. You also can connect with fellow alumni for networking purposes through our Alumni Online Community and LinkedIn Group.

You will receive a warm welcome at the Chicago-Kent library, which makes its collections available on-site to alumni, even when the library is closed to the public during exam periods. Materials can be checked out for a small annual fee and, if you have a research questions, the fantastic reference services staff can assist you in person, by phone (312-906-5670), by email or by chat.

The law school is an accredited provider of Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education (CLPE) offers live conferences and video lectures in a variety of substantive areas throughout the year. Additionally, the Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with the Young Alumni Council to offer a CLE & Networking Series each spring.

Finally, last November, Chicago-Kent launched its Solo and Small Practice Incubator, a one-year program designed to offer a select group of entrepreneurial-minded recent IIT Chicago-Kent graduates with valuable experience and ongoing training to help build their professional careers as solo or small firm legal practitioners. Participants in the SSPI are provided with office space, networking opportunities and mentoring support from Chicago-Kent’s clinical faculty as well as many other resources. If you are a recent graduate and would like to participate in the 2013-2014 Solo and Small Practice Incubator program, you can download the application here.

I encourage you all to take advantage of the many opportunities Chicago-Kent provides. You are an invaluable resource to us here at Chicago-Kent, and we are privileged to support your success long after graduation. I trust that you will enjoy the rest of your summer.


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

Professor Emeritus Fred Bosselman


We regret to share the news that Professor Emeritus Fred Bosselman passed away on August 4. A pillar of our Program in Environmental and Energy Law, Professor Bosselman inspired scores of IIT Chicago-Kent students to dedicate their legal careers to this challenging field. For more information...



News & Announcements

Chicago-Kent Faculty Weigh In on the Zimmerman Trial
In the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal of the murder of Trayvon Martin, Chicago-Kent Dean Harold Krent weighs in on the likelihood of a civil trial while Professor Douglas Godfrey comments on why the media gave such extensive coverage of the case.

Solo and Small Practice Incubator Accepting Applications for 2013-2014
The Chicago-Kent Solo and Small Practice Incubator is now accepting applications for admission in November 2013. Participation is limited to a select group of recent graduates with priority given to the Class of 2013. Applications are due September 12, 2013. For more information...

Run Race Judicata with the Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors on September 12
Race Judicata is September 12, 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 once again reserved a tent for those who sign up with their team. All alumni are eligible and the Sportfeasors will provide food and drinks both before and after the race. Register here and be sure to select Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors as your team. Email for more information and to receive team communications.

Save the Date: Lagunitas Brewery Founder Tony Magee to Give Fireside Chat at Chicago-Kent

On Thursday, September 26, Chicago-Kent will host Lagunitas Brewery Founder Tony Magee for a Fireside Chat to discuss the challenges he faced building and running a successful start-up and what it takes to sustain the health of the fastest growing brewery in the U.S. Mark Bazar, host of the Interview show, will faciliate the discussion, which includes an hour-long Q&A session featuring questions directly from the audience. Attendees will also enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a Lagunitas beer tasting.

This event is co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent, the IIT Stuart School of Business' Knapp Entrepreneurship Center and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent Block Party Saturday, September 28
Chicago-Kent will host its 125th Anniversary Block Party on Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the intersection of Adams and Jefferson streets. Enjoy samples of your favorite Lagunitas beers provided by Tony Magee and Carissa Brader '91 as well as delicious food offerings from Par Bar & Grille, a restaurant and pub owned by Marc Smith and Mary Nicolau Smith '85, Al's Beef, Callihan Catering and of course, the Spak cafeteria! Treat your ear drums to the musical stylings of Chicago-Kent's talented alumni bands on our main stage. Tony Magee will give a musical performance as well as John Locallo '86, Carlos Vera '12 and their band "5-thirty," Ed Harris '01, DJ Bart Lazar '87, and Clandestine featuring Tim Culbertson '95. The festivities will also include a "Reunion Row" for classes celebrating a reunion, special recognition for couples who met and married at Chicago-Kent, kid-friendly booths and games and tours of the 565 W Adams building.

Interested in performing or hosting a food or drink booth at the Block Party? Email for more information.

CLE & Networking Series Survey
The CLE & Networking Series, sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council, was a huge success, but we are always looking for ways to improve. If you attended one or more programs in the series, please take this short survey to provide us with your feedback. If you did not attend any programs in this series, please let us know why by taking this brief survey. The CLE & Networking Series will resume in January 2014.

Angela Frye '97

Angela Frye '97 was recently honored with this year's Chicago Bar Foundation's Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to pro bono service. As Midwest Area Counsel for Verizon, Angie has devoted substantial time to pro bono work, and also serves as co-coordinator of the Verizon Pro Bono Program in the West. As a result, the Verizon legal department has donated thousands of hours of pro bono service and won numerous awards for their work.

Angie's individual service and leadership is varied and impressive as well. She regularly volunteers with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic helping Domestic Violence victims obtain civil orders of protection, is the Chicago-area coordinator for Verizon's StreetLaw program and serves on the Board of the Legal Aid Society.

Angie stands out as an in-house lawyer willing to take on extended litigation matters. She is an inspiration to countless others and exemplifies the strong commitment to pro bono service that is a cornerstone of the Chicago-Kent community.

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

Race Judicata
Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 6:30 p.m.
Arvey Field, Grant Park
Chicago, IL
For more information...

Fireside Chat with Lagunitas Brewery Founder Tony Magee
Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 7:00-10:00 p.m.
IIT Downtown Campus - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Govenor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium & Lobby
565 W. Adams
Chicago, IL

IIT Homecoming
September 27-28, 2013
IIT Main Campus
3241 S Federal St
Chicago, IL
For more information..

IIT Chicago-Kent Golden Reunion for the Classes of 1963 and Earlier
Friday, September 27, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.
IIT Downtown Campus - Chicago-Kent College of Law
10th Floor Event Room
565 W. Adams
Chicago, IL
For more information...

Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent Block Party
Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
500 Block of West Adams
Chicago, IL

Save the Date: Class of 1993 Reunion
Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 6:30 p.m.
Par Bar & Grille
160 N Franklin
Chicago, IL
*Email Donna Weinberg or Anne Marovich for more information.

Save the Date: Class of 1983 Reunion

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Hosted by Hon. Anne M. Burke

Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent 125 Alumni of Distinction Dinner
Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

C-K on the Road

IIT Asian Alumni Meeting

September 6-8, 2013
Seoul, South Korea
For more information...

IIT Boston Alumni Gathering
Monday, September 16, 2013 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
For more information...

IIT New York City Alumni Gathering
Featuring Chicago-Kent Professor Lori Andrews
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Union League Club of New York
38 East 7th Street
New York, NY
For more information...


IIT Chicago-Kent Alumni Gathering at the AIPLA Conference
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Harry's Pub at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, D.C.

IIT Chicago-Kent Washington D.C. Alumni and Student Public Service Reception
Friday, October 25, 2013
Fado Irish Pub
808 7th St. NW
Washington D.C.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 22 to

Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent Los Angeles Alumni Gathering

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent San Diego Alumni Gathering
Friday, November 8, 2013

Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent Miami Alumni Gathering
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
At the Home of Mark Scott '97
1770 Micanopy Avenue
Miami, FL

Professional Development & CLE

ACS Progressive Federalism Left of Center
Saturday, September 7, 2013 | 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
IIT Downtown Campus - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Govenor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium & Lobby
*CLE Approval Pending
Email to RSVP.

For more information...

31st Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations Law Conference

September 19, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W Adams
Chicago, IL
For more information...

Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) Conference 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W Adams
Chicago, IL
For more information...

5th Annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives

Friday, October 25, 2013 | 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W Adams
Chicago, IL
For more information...

More events...

Past Event Highlights

IIT Chicago-Kent Senior Partner Council Appreciation Reception

IIT Chicago-Kent hosted its annual Senior Partner Council Appreciation Reception and Dinner on July 25 at Pazzo's @ 311. 97 Members of the Senior Partner Council attended.

IIT Chicago-Kent Class of 2013 Post-Bar Party

Members of the Class of 2013 gathered at Rock Bottom Brewery on July 31 to celebrate their successful completion of the Illinois Bar Exam. Congratulations graduates!


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

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