This November, alumni around the country made new acquaintances, renewed relationships, and shared memories of their law school years. Thanks to Scott Gautier ’97 and Kelly Frazier for graciously hosting a Los Angeles event at their Manhattan Beach home. I was pleased to see a mixture of familiar and new faces there and among alumni in Phoenix as well. The Career Services Office hosted a Public Service Gathering in Washington D.C. I am delighted that so many of you are willing to give advice to students about career advancement and strategy.

On November 16, the Law School held its 29th Annual Alumni Luncheon, honoring nine outstanding alumni and their contributions to the legal community. With record attendance of more than 350 people and over $36,000 in sponsorship support for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship Fund from friends and alumni, we have a great deal to be thankful for. I am confident that with the leadership of our Alumni Board of Directors, our alumni networking efforts will continue to prosper.

We are committed to improving how we reach out to you and your fellow alums, as well as how to better connect you to one another. Please take advantage of our new Online Community , which allows you to update your employment and contact information, as well as connect with fellow alumni. To log on, complete this Online Community password request form, and you will receive a reply with your username and password. The Online Community allows alumni to search for each other through a myriad of options, including class year, practice area, and city. Happy searching.

I wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

L to R: LaVonne Meyer, 2L; Jill Roberts, 2L and
Seeta Surapu, 2L at the Alumni/Student Equal
Justice Works Reception in Washington, DC,
hosted by the Career Services Office


Participate in Annual Giving

As the end of the year approaches, we hope that you will consider making a tax deductible gift to Chicago-Kent this year. It is our goal to receive support from 15% of our living alums this year – every gift counts and is greatly appreciated.

Perhaps you recently received our annual year end solicitation in the mail that outlines options for gifts to the Annual Fund, Kent Justice Foundation, the Legal Clinics Program, Moot Court, the Trial Advocacy Program, the Brill Chair and ILW. You can also make your gift online.

Gifts to the Brill Chair from alums who have not made a gift in the last 10 years will be matched by an anonymous alumnus. Make a gift to the Brill Chair today and double its impact.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Turley, or 312-906-5241.


Thank You for Supporting the
2006 Alumni Luncheon

The Alumni Board of Directors wish to thank the many law firms and individuals who supported the 29th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. This year's sold-out event, held on November 16, at the University Club of Chicago's Cathedral Hall, recognized nine outstanding alumni and their contributions to the legal community. With your generosity, we raised more than $36,000 in sponsorship support, to benefit the Alumni Board Scholarship Fund.

Special thanks to lead sponsors Arnstein & Lehr, Grund & Leavitt, Odelson & Sterk, and Corboy & Demetrio.

View a complete listing of all of our award winners and photos from this year’s event on our Web site.

Take a Break Series Continues

Thanks to Alumni Board members Tarek A. Fadel ’03 and Paul A. Miller ’00, for organizing the first Take A Break Program of the ’06-’07 school year. The alumni/student lunch was well-attended, with over 65 students present at the November program, Trial vs. Transactional Law

Thank you to these alumni panelists:

Andrew P. Bleiman '98
DLA Piper

John G. Fogarty '99
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.

Therese C. King '00
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

Ronette Leal McCarthy '03
Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Rolek, P.C.

Jeffrey A. Schulkin '95
Munday & Nathan

Get involved in future Take A Break programs by sending us your suggested topic and contact information to the Office of Alumni Relations.

We want your news!

Be sure to send us any news about your career highlights, new employment or organizational appointment, and we will gladly post in the Alumni In The News sections of our Web site and Online Community!


Happy Holidays
from your
Office of Alumni Relations

 December 2006

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