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125th Anniversary Gala - Celebrating 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education
In This Issue

  • 125th Anniversary Gala: Message from Paul Miller 00
  • Make an end-of-year gift to support Chicago-Kent!
  • Prof. David Gerber elected vice president of the American Society of Comparative Law
  • Nominations open for 125 Alumni of Distinction
  • Chicago-Kent Group Swearing in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • Alumni Association Staff Transitions
  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE


Chicago-Kent Faculty have had a busy semester in and out of the classroom! See a sampling of faculty activities in the latest issue of the Chicago-Kent Faculty News.

125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education

Paul Miller '00

My fellow C-K Alums:

Hopefully by now you've heard about or seen information on the upcoming 125th Anniversary Gala. Save the date to celebrate Chicago-Kent College of Law's 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education on February 23, 2013! This black-tie gala will be held at the Union Station Great Hall in Chicago.

The Gala will be a terrific opportunity to share in our individual and collective accomplishments as a legal community and family. Additionally, this is an excellent opportunity to network amongst our own and "rub elbows" with Chicago's finest. Live music and special guests will make the evening one to remember.

Tickets are now on sale, and for more information on the Gala and other celebrations for the 125th Anniversary, visit

Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available (contact for details) as well as the chance to purchase complete tables.

I hope to see many of you there to share in this special occasion.

Much health, happiness and success to you all in the coming New Year,

Paul A. Miller '00
President-Elect, Chicago-Kent Board of Directors
Chair, 125th Gala Planning Committee

News & Announcements

125th Anniversary Gala - Save the Date

Make an end-of-year gift to support Chicago-Kent
As the end of the year approaches, please consider making a tax deductible gift to IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Whether you support our areas of greatest need or the programs that had the greatest impact on you as a student, every gift propels the law school forward and creates a strong Chicago-Kent community. You can give online at, or call (312) 906-5240 to receive information by mail or email.

Prof. David Gerber elected vice president of the American Society of Comparative Law
Professor David J. Gerber, distinguished professor and co-director of the program in international and comparative law, was elected vice president of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) in October. Founded in 1951, ASCL is the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law. Read more…

Nominations open for 125 Alumni of Distinction
Throughout 2013, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will celebrate 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education. In recognition of our vibrant alumni community, we are collecting nominations for 125 Alumni of Distinction, alumni who are trailblazers, innovators, or outstanding examples of what graduates from Chicago-Kent can achieve. Nominate a classmate, colleague or alumni mentor today:

U.S. Supreme Court Chicago-Kent Group Swearing-In: March 4, 2013
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association will host a group swearing-in at the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 4, 2013. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Information Form by Monday, December 3 to reserve your spot.  Our group is limited to 50 participants and only a few spots remain! Please see for additional information.

Alumni Association Staff Transitions
After five and a half years as Director of Alumni Relations for Chicago-Kent College of Law, Tara Anderson will be leaving Chicago-Kent to pursue an exciting new opportunity at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health next year. Her last day at Chicago-Kent will be December 21. Kayla Portillo, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, has also transitioned to a new position with the IIT Stuart School of Business effective November 30. We look forward to introducing you to the new Alumni Association team this spring, and thank Tara and Kayla for their dedicated service! During the transition, please direct any questions or requests to the main Alumni email account at or (312) 906-5240.
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

Entrepreneurial Law Program Reception
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Register online at

Bruce M. Kohen '79 Courtroom Opening Ceremony
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Jan. 18.

125th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 5:30-11:00 p.m.
Union Station Great Hall, Chicago, IL
Tickets available now! Click here to purchase tickets online.
Contact if you are interested in serving
on the Gala Host Committee or sponsoring the event.

125th Gala After-Party @ South Branch
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 11:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.
South Branch, 100 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
For details and to RSVP, visit

Child & Family Law Society Networking Reception

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by 2/22.

C-K on the Road

Bay Area Alumni Happy Hour
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.
The Hidden Vine, 408 Merchant Street, San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Prof. Ed Lee, Director of Chicago-Kent's IP Program
RSVP to Erin Bauer at or (312) 906-5241 by December 4.

Chicago-Kent Supreme Court Group Swearing-In
Monday, March 4, 2013
Washington, DC
Save your spot today! Visit for more information.

Professional Development & CLE

CLE & Networking Series: Compliance Bootcamp
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 1:00-4:45 p.m.
Reception to follow.
Eligible for 3.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Register online at

Save the Date: LGBT Civil Rights Symposium
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 3:00-6:00 p.m. 
A reception will immediately follow the symposium.

CLE & Networking Series: Health Care Law
Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 3:30-5:35 p.m.
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Registration available January 18.

Save the Date: Environmental Law Symposium
March 7-8, 2013

35th Annual Piper Lecture
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00p.m.

CLE & Networking Series: Illinois Legislative Process
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 3:30-5:35 p.m.
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Registration available March 1.

E-Discovery Institute
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Click here to register online.

30th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
April 18-19, 2013
Eligible for 11 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Click here to register online.

CLE & Networking Series: Real Estate Law
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:30-5:35 p.m.
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Registration available March 22.

More events...

Past Event Highlights

2012 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Hundreds of Chicago-Kent alumni, friends and members of the Chicago legal community attended the 2012 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon on November 15. Special thanks to Mike Marick '82 for serving as our master of ceremonies. Click here to view a slideshow on Flickr.
The Supreme Court and the American Public
The Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) and the Chicago-Kent Law Review hosted a symposium on the Supreme Court and the American Public, featuring a keynote by Hon. Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
2012 Alumni Award Recipients   Hon. Richard A. Posner
2012 Alumni Award Recipients
(L-R): Roy C. Palmer ’62, Kathleen M. McDonough ’94, Stephen Poor on behalf of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Dean Harold J. Krent; Matthew T. Jenkins ’07, Kathryn M. Woodward ’02, and
John J. Pikarski, Jr. ’69.
Keynote Address
Hon. Richard A. Posner spoke on "The Supreme Court and Celebrity Culture" on Thursday, November 15.

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

Connect with fellow alumni & students in your practice area with our LinkedIn Subgroups!

The official Chicago-Kent group on LinkedIn is happy to announce two targeted subgroups: the
Labor & Employment Alumni Group and the Intellectual Property Network.

Connect with fellow alumni and current students in these practice areas by
joining the official Chicago-Kent LinkedIn group, and then joining the subgroup conversations!

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