Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

August 2014

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FROM THE DEAN

  • Technological Innovation at Chicago-Kent

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Chicago-Kent Launches New Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Self-Help Web Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary
  • Run Race Judicata with the Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors
  • IIT Global Alumni Gathering
  • Nomination Deadline Approaching for the 2014 Alumni Awards
  • Read the Chicago-Kent Magazine Online

ALUMNI PROFILE

  • Timothy Cavanagh '87 and Stacey Cavanagh '95

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Class of 2014 Post-Bar Party
  • 2014 SPC Summer Gathering & Leadership Circle Dinner


From the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent

Technological Innovation at Chicago-Kent


I am pleased to announce that the American Bar Association Journal recently named Chicago-Kent to its “Ten Points of Light” list, which featured the top ten schools using technology to help students adapt to the practice of law. This honor is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of many individuals within our community who weave technological tools into their teaching, whether in doctrinal courses or in the clinic.

For instance, the Center for Access to Justice & Technology has thrived under the leadership of Professor Ronald Staudt and broadened opportunities for students to use technology to assist those who cannot afford lawyers navigate through the legal system. The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, housed at Chicago-Kent and headed by 2013 ABA Journal Legal Rebel John Mayer (who does not sing), provides innovative computer assisted exercises for faculty around the country to use in courses. Our litigation technology program, headed by Nick Caputo '01, has helped a half generation of Chicago-Kent students get a leg up on the competition by familiarizing them with the latest techniques.


Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) and its Oyez Project have also focused on technology in shedding light on the workings of the Supreme Court. This summer’s landmark rulings provided the Oyez Project and its Director Jerry Goldman with the opportunity to showcase the scholarship of some of Chicago-Kent’s finest legal minds. In its effort to become the authoritative source of information on the Supreme Court, the Oyez Project has supplemented its vast database of oral argument transcripts with explanations from Chicago-Kent professors of recent decisions on topics ranging from intellectual property to constitutional law.



I hope you will take advantage of the Oyez Project as a resource in your own work or out of your own interest in the pressing legal issues of the day. And, if you are a Supreme Court watcher, you won't want to miss our 5th annual Supreme Court IP Review Conference taking place on Friday, September 12.


Enjoy the rest of your summer!



Sincerely,

Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements



Chicago-Kent Launches New Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
This fall Chicago-Kent will launch its new year-long Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program in conjunction with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. The program is designed to connect new attorneys with qualified, seasoned mentors. Mentors and mentees will work together to develop a mentoring plan, meet in person at least 8 times throughout the year, and will both earn 6 hours of Illinois Professional Responsibility CLE credit upon completion of the program.

Mentees must be a new Illinois lawyer, sworn in since November 2011. Mentors must be admitted to practice in Illinois for at least six years and must be active and in good standing with the Illinois ARDC. For more information about the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, click here. The deadline to register for the program is August 29, 2014.

Chicago-Kent's Self-Help Web Center Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary
The Chicago-Kent Self-Help Web Center recently celebrated its ten year anniversary. The Self-Help Web Center launched in 2004 as a colloboration between Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County; Timothy Evans, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County; Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO); and Chicago-Kent’s Center for Access to Justice and Technology (CAJT). Each year, Chicago-Kent students provide guidance and assistance to thousands of pro se litigants as they navigate their way through the Cook County court system. Many of these litigants would have no access to legal assistance otherwise. For more information about this story, click here.

Run Race Judicata with the Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors

Race Judicata is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, September 4, and the Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors will once again sponsor a "Kent Tent" for all participating students and alumni. Stop by before the race to meet other Chicago-Kent alumni and students who will be running the race as well. The Sportfeasors are also selling t-shirts for the race. For more information on ordering, email sportfeasors@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Participate in the IIT Global Alumni Gathering
The IIT Global Alumni Gathering will take place September 19-21 on IIT's campus in Chicago. Join event chairmain Raj Rajaram '91, event speakers David Hansen '84 and Jeremy Noe '00, as well as a host of IIT alumni and faculty to celebrate IIT’s imprint on innovation through topics such as energy, intellectual property, and innovation. The event will include panel discussions, campus tours, a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan, and a luncheon and keynote address with Alan W. "Bud" Wendorf, retired CEO of Sargent & Lundy and chairman of IIT's Board of Trustees. For more information, click here.

Nomination Deadline Approaching for the 2014 Chicago-Kent Alumni Awards
Do you know a Chicago-Kent alumnus or alumna who has made an outstanding impact this year? Nominate him or her for an Alumni Award! The Alumni Association will be accepting nominations for the Professional Achievement, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Young Alumnus/a and Institutional Partner Awards until Friday, August 15. For more information about the awards, click here. To submit a nomination, click here.

Read the 2014 Chicago-Kent Magazine Online
The 2014 Chicago-Kent Magazine is here! Read updates about all the latest news from Chicago-Kent, including student activities, faculty accolades and scholarship as well as Alumni profiles and class notes. To view the Chicago-Kent magazine online, click here.

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


Law Review Networking Reception

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
10th Floor Event Room & Balcony
For more information

Broadway in Chicago Event
Presented by the IIT Chicago City Limits Alumni Chapter
Monday, August 18, 2014 | 6:15 - 9:30 p.m.
Millenium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavillion
201 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601

For more information

Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Summer Social

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Ay Chiwowa!
311 W Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
For more information

CVLS Race Judicata
Wednesday, September 4, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
Avery Field, Grant Park
Roosevelt Road & Balbo Drive
Chicago, IL 60608
For more information

2014 Golden Reunion
Friday, September 19, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
10th Floor Event Room & Balcony
For more information


IIT Global Alumni Gathering
September 19-21, 2014
IIT Campus
3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
For more information


Save the Date: Student-Alumni Softball Tournament
October 5, 2014

Save the Date: 2014 Alumni Awards Dinner
Thursday, November 20, 2014


C-K on the Road

IIT Boston Alumni Gathering
Thursday, August 14, 2014
| 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Suite 144 @ The Innovation and Design Center
23 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
For more information


Save the Date: Chicago-Kent St. Louis Alumni Gathering

September 30, 2014

Save the Date: AIPLA Alumni Event
October 23, 2014
Washington, DC

Save the Date: Public Interest Alumni Event
October 24, 2014
Washington, DC

Save the Date: IIT Seattle Alumni Gathering
Saturday, October 25, 2014


Save the Date: IIT DC Alumni Gathering
Thursday, November 20, 2014


Save the Date: IIT New York Alumni Gathering
Friday, November 21, 2014


U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
Monday, December 1, 2014

Washington, DC
For more information





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Professional Development & CLE




5th annual Supreme Court IP Review
Friday, September 12, 2014
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium & Front Lobby
For more information

32nd annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium & Front Lobby
For more information

Chicago-Kent Law Review Conference on the Jury
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom
10th Floor Event Room & Balcony
For more information

6th annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives
Friday, October 17, 2014 | 8:55 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium & Front Lobby
For more information

Save the Date: Bi-annual Midwest Arbitrators' Symposium
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 8:55 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium & Front Lobby
For more information

30th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Friday, December 5, 2014
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
For more information



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Past Event Highlights

 

Chicago-Kent July Alumni Events

July was a month of celebration at Chicago-Kent! We honored our Senior Partner Council members at the annual SPC Summer Gathering at the Chicago History Museum on July 17. Last week, the newest members of the Chicago-Kent alumni community, the Class of 2014, gathered at the rooftop deck of Rock Bottom Brewery to celebrate completing the bar exam. Despite this year's exam fiasco, a great time was had by all!




Class of 2014 Post-Bar Party
July 30, 2014
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2014 SPC Summer Gathering
July 17, 2014
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2014 SPC Leadership Circle Dinner
July 17, 2014
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