You can be proud of Chicago-Kent’s trajectory
into the top ranks of US law schools: 2007 champion
of the National Trial Competition; 12:1 faculty
to student ratio; 3.6 median grade point for
the entering Class of 2010. However, one area
where Chicago-Kent lags behind peer schools is in
annual alumni support. While many private law schools
enjoy alumni participation of 25% or more, last year
Chicago-Kent averaged just more than 11%.
As the end of the year approaches, we hope that you
will participate and consider making a tax deductible
gift to Chicago-Kent. It is our goal to increase participation
to 15% this year. Whether you support the ILW,
the Annual Fund, or the new Loan Repayment
Assistance Program – whether you give at
the $10, $50 or $100 level -- every gift counts and
is greatly appreciated.
help us meet our goal!
Please contact Lisa Turley, at email@example.com
Court Team Wins Midwest Competition, Advances to Finals
Moot Court teams excelled at the Appellate Lawyers'
Association's Midwest Moot Court Competition in October.
The teams of Rachel Adamczyk (3L) & Toni
Odette (3L) and Margaret Battersby (3L) &
Mike Ko (3L) finished in first and second place,
respectively and swept the best brief and oral argument
awards. This is the second year in a row that Chicago-Kent
students have won the Midwest Competition and the
best brief award.
early November at the National Moot Court Competition
in Milwaukee, the team of Joanna Brinkman (3L),
Lalania Gilkey-Johnson (3L), and Rachel
Moran (3L) qualified for the national runoffs,
and Lalania Gilkey-Johnson received the award for
Best Oral Advocate in the final round. In January,
Chicago-Kent’s team will join 27 other regional
finalists in New York.
State and Local Lawmakers and Government Officials
Participate in Policy Maker’s Forum
alumni serving as Illinois lawmakers and government
officials visited their alma mater last month to participate
in a forum with students about how the law school
and their practices helped their careers. We are grateful
to the alumni who participated including Alderman
Thomas Allen ’77 (38th), Representative
Kurt Granberg '80 (D-107th), State Senator,
the Hon. Randy Hultgren ’93 (R-48th), Judy
D. Martinez ’98, State Senator Kwame
Raoul ’93 (D-13th), Alderman Scott Waguespack
'00 (32nd), and State Senator Arthur “A.J.”
Wilhelmi ’93 (D-43rd). Additional thanks
to the forum moderators, Lindsay Hansen Anderson
’05 and William C. Kling ’87.
also honored IIT President Emeritus Lew Collens,
presenting him with a resolution that passed through
the Illinois legislature. The resolution (HR1445),
introduced by Representative Granberg, recognizes
Lew’s service to the university, the state,
and the legal community.
Maram '71, President Emeritus Lew Collens,
and Rep. Kurt Granberg '80
Student Aids in Drafting Legislation for Hurricane
Katrina Rebuilding Projects
Chicago-Kent Chapter of the Student Hurricane Network
partnered with national organizations including ACORN
and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial to draft comprehensive
federal legislation to address infrastructure and
workforce development in the devastated Gulf Coast
region. Kent student Jonathan Rhodes (2L) worked
with Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Charlie Melancon
(D-LA) and Gene Taylor (D-MS) to draft the legislation
that was introduced in the House as the Gulf Coast
Civic Works Act of 2007 (HR4048).
bill authorizes federal funding for critical infrastructure
projects that would result in 100,000 jobs for residents
of hurricane-ravaged communities in Alabama, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Texas. HR4048 would also give local
residents and businesses top priority for jobs and
contracts, and create a civilian conservation corps
for young adults working on environmental programs
to rebuild wetlands and urban greenery. HR4048 has
been assigned to Education and Labor Committee for
you would like to support the Student Hurricane Network,
you may donate online at www.kentlaw.edu/give.
The Chicago-Kent chapter of the Student Hurricane
Network wil also l be volunteering in New Orleans
over winter break. If you are living in the Gulf Coast
region and would like to meet the Kent students while
they are on their service trip at the end of the month,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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