In This Issue
News and Announcements
The Young Alumni Council was created in Fall 2009 to strengthen bonds among recent graduates of Chicago-Kent. The council is "kicking-off" its formation with a great opportunity to network for young alumni of Chicago-Kent.
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and learn how to get more involved with the law school and the Council at Midtown Kitchen & Bar on Thursday, February 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A $20 admission fee gets you appetizers and drinks.
If you graduated within the last 10 years, we invite you to consider joining the Young Alumni Council. For more information, visit www.kentlaw.edu/alumni/board/youngalumni.html.
Alumni working in the public interest sector who have graduated in the last 15 years are eligible. Nominations are accepted until Friday, February 5, 2010.
The award will be presented at the annual Public Interest Awards Night on Thursday, April 22, 2010.
IIT has established an award honoring Prof. Sheldon H. Nahmod for his work in civil rights and civil liberties.
Illinois Institute of Technology established an annual award honoring Chicago-Kent Distinguished Professor Sheldon H. Nahmod for his work in civil rights and civil liberties. The award is sponsored by IIT’s Office of Multicultural Student Services.
Students from IIT and Chicago’s Gage Park High School will receive the first Sheldon H. Nahmod Civil Rights Award for their project to create a memorial about the equal housing marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Chicago in 1966.
Working as part of IIT's Interprofessional Projects program (IPRO), a multidisciplinary program where students apply their knowledge to real-world problems, the students are using modern technology to create kiosks in the Marquette Park area where the marches took place. Work on the project is ongoing. Once completed, visitors to the site will be able to download video of the marches, oral histories and documents.
A member of the Chicago-Kent faculty since 1978, Professor Nahmod is a noted expert on constitutional law, civil rights and the law of Section 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code, perhaps the most important federal civil rights/civil liberties statute ever enacted. For nearly three decades he has convened the Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference at Chicago-Kent.
Help us recruit the best and brightest law students to Chicago-Kent by serving as an Alumni Ambassador.
Starting this month, Alumni Ambassadors contact admitted students who haven’t confirmed their attendance to Chicago-Kent in the fall. The purpose is to introduce the school through the eyes of alumni and answer any questions from the potential students. Alumni experiences and memories can have a profound influence on a potential student, so this correspondence is an important tool in giving students a one-on-one experience to make informed decisions about law school.
Contact to admitted students occurs during February and March 2010. Become an Ambassador by February 1, 2010. Learn more about the program!
Nicknamed the "Judges Wall," Iustitiam Servaverunt is an 11' x 24' stainless steel sculpture created by Midwest sculptor Lauren Gray that has been on permanent display in the lobby of the law school at 565 West Adams Street in Chicago since September 2006. The work contains quotes on law and justice from a variety of historical and legal figures, and 68 translations of “truth,” “justice,” “liberty” and “rule of law” in 31 languages, including Sanskrit, Yoruba, Ojibway, Braille and American Sign Language.
Smaller sections of the sculpture include quotes from historic and legal figures such as Socrates, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and U.S. Supreme Court justices Benjamin Cardozo, Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall. Jurist and legal scholar Chancellor James Kent, for whom the law school is named, also is quoted, as are alumni Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25 and Hon. Ilana Diamond Rovner '66.
Iustitiam Servaverunt also bears the names of more than 200 Chicago-Kent alumni who have become judges. Additional names will be etched onto panels as subsequent Chicago-Kent alumni become judges and as the names of more alumni judges from the school’s early history become known. Please click here to view our alumni judges on the wall.
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 year. The Alumni Board of Directors represents the Chicago-Kent alumni community by overseeing and supporting various programs and events. The Board is dedicated to the goal of strengthening bonds between the law school and its students and graduates, and serves as a voice for the Chicago-Kent alumni community.
If you are interested in applying or nominating a fellow alumnus/a, please return the application by Thursday, April 1, 2010. If you have questions, please contact Tara Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations at (312) 906-5245 or email@example.com.
Those of you who had a favorite Chicago-Kent professor are invtied to nominate him or her for the Best Law Teachers survey at http://washburnlaw.edu/bestlawteachers/ by Tuesday, March 30.
The study, conducted by Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz at Washburn University School of Law, seeks to discover what principles and methods make the best professors. Harvard University Press will publish Schwartz’s findings in a book due out in 2011, entitled What the Best Law Teachers Do.
Wednesday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 16, 2010
United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612
The Alumni Association has once again teamed up with the Chicago-Bulls to offer half-price tickets for alumni, students, faculty, staff and their friends and family. On February 10, watch the Bulls take on the Orlando Magic, or see them up against the New York Knicks on February 16. Tickets which are regularly priced at $60 and $40 are available for only $30 and $20!
Visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/bulls to purchase tickets by Wednesday, February 3.
The Young Alumni Council is "kicking-off" its formation with a great opportunity to network for young alumni of Chicago-Kent. Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and learn how to get more involved with the law school and the Council.
Price: $20/person, includes appetizers and drinks. RSVP at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/youngalumni by Monday, February 15.
Former evening students are invited to reconnect with old classmates and colleagues while providing informal advice and guidance to current evening students. You know better than most how hard it can be to balance a full-time job, classes and a life. Current evening students face the same issues, such as “When should I transition from a legal to a non-legal career?”; “How can I get experience in the legal field without having to give up my fulltime job?”; “How do I make time for extracurricular and bar association involvement?” Please join us to share your experiences and socialize. Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Pascale Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5207 by Monday, February 22.
RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday, March 18.
Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) is a Chicago-Kent student organization that promotes public interest law, encourages volunteerism and supports pro-bono work. Each year, a silent auction is held to support KJF and their summer fellowship program for students in public interest positions. Please join us to support this worthy cause.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help: Support KJF through an in-kind donation to the auction. If you have spare sports tickets, a restaurant gift certificate, or a service you can provide (e.g. allowing a student to shadow you for a day), please contact email@example.com. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Please join us as we honor the 2010 Marovitz Public Interest Award recipients.
Dallas Alumni Gathering
Don't miss your chance to catch up with old friends or meet new ones at the Illinois Institute of Technology's alumni gathering in Dallas. With more then 1300 IIT alumni, including Chicago-Kent alumni, living in Texas, it's time to get together for food, drinks, and fun!
Cost: $25 per person, includes appetizers and two drinks.
Alumni in Southeast Asia: Please join Dean Harold J. Krent and IIT President John Anderson during their visit to Mumbai and meet with fellow alumni in the region at either or both of these events:
Friday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
9951 Cherry Hills Avenue Cir., Bradenton, FL 34202
Join Dean Krent and the Alumni Association for a brunch hosted by Roy ‘62 and Susan Palmer at their home in Bradenton.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240.
Join Dean Krent and the Alumni Association for a cocktail reception hosted by Mark Scott ‘97 at his home in Miami.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 17 to email@example.com or (312) 906-5240.
The Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Association invites you to join them on their Treasures of South Africa tour in April 2010. Especially for IIT alumni, their families and friends, the trip offers luxurious accommodation, tours by knowledgeable local guides and preferred access to popular attractions, all at an exceptionable value. Destinations include Cape Town, Robbin Island, Johannesburg and a three-night safari in the private Thornybush Game Reserve.
Treasures of South Africa is operated by AHI travel, a nearly 50-year old company with a history of innovative travel programs and exceptional service.
Please click here to view the full trip brochure. Spaces are extremely limited!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Rm. 370, Chicago, IL 60661
The Office of International Law and Policy presents a lecture by Amos N. Guiora, Professor at S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, on the defense of human rights in Israel, the evolution of the rules of war and international law, and the political and legal impact of the recent Goldstone report. Professor Bart Brown and Dean Lydia Lazar will moderate a discussion.
Professor Guiora will be signing copies of his book: Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security (Oxford University Press, 2009), which will be available for sale after the talk.
RSVP to Lauren Reinhalter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5134 by Wednesday, February 24. Bring a brown bag lunch, or pre-order a box lunch when you RSVP. Drinks will be provided.
Oren Bracha, Professor at the the University of Texas School of Law, will speak as part of the 2010 Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium. His paper, "Motion Pictures: The Development of Modern American Copyright and the Film Industry," will be discussed.
The Colloquium is jointly sponsored by Chicago-Kent and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Visit the Colloquium’s Web site for more information regarding the speaker series.
Friday, February 5, 2010
8:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
The new Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct became effective on January 1, 2010. Do you know how your obligations have changed? What do you do when there is no clear answer? Chicago-Kent Professors Carolyn Shapiro and Vivien Gross will lead a spirited discussion of the new rules and their practical application, focusing on real world scenarios.
Attendees are eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE Professionalism credit.
A unique full-day seminar for all attorneys, but especially for those working as business or corporate lawyers, corporate counsel, litigators, or law firm managers. Topics include document management, including record retention and archives, how to avoid e-discovery traps and technology issues, ethical considerations and Cyber Insurance Protection. This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association.
Attendees are eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit, including 2.5 hours of professional responsibilty credit. Register online through the Chicago Bar Association or download a printable registration form.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
The impact of lawsuits filed by mothers under the EEOC Guidelines continues to increase. These suits have a much higher success rate than other employment discrimination suits, even though three-fourths of those laid off during the Great Recession were men. Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, will discuss this issue in the 32nd annual Piper lecture, Family Responsibilities Discrimination in the Great Recession: The Impact of the EEOC Guidelines.
Attendees are eligible for 1.25 hours of FREE IL MCLE credit. No registration is needed, however please click here to download an event brochure.
Past Event Highlights
Ansonia Sood ‘09 was the recipient of the 2009 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize. The prize was established in 2006 at Chicago-Kent by the law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC to honor Hanna, who served as the firm’s special trademarks counsel. It is awarded each year to a Chicago-Kent student based on outstanding performance in an intellectual property course in the previous year.
Sood earned a JD with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Chicago-Kent in 2009. During law school, she served as associate editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property, worked as a legal intern in the Law Offices at Chicago-Kent, was a patent law extern at the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, and was a summer intern in the intellectual property practice at the Concord, MA, law firm of Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds. Sood plans to return to Hamilton Brook as a full-time associate later this year.
During her career spanning more than five decades, Dolores K. Hanna '52 practiced at the law firm of Hill & Simpson and also served as trademark counsel for Kraft, Inc. She chaired the federal Trademark Review Commission and recommended changes that were enacted into the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988. Hanna has served as president of the International Trademark Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Women’s Bar Foundation, and the Cook County Court Watchers. Retired from active practice since June 2006, Hanna has been the recipient of countless awards; last month she received the Esther Rothstein Award from the Women's Bar Association of Illinois.
The Alumni Association encourages you to make use of the Chicago-Kent Alumni Guide. The guide was created to help you connect with your alma mater and fellow alumni, as well as to acquaint you with the many opportunities and ways to get involved with Chicago-Kent.
Many of you have already received a copy of the red booklet in your mailboxes, however, for easy reference, our alumni guide is online at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/guide.
We encourage you to use this guide to get connected and get involved to strengthen the bonds, and promote the successes, of your Chicago-Kent community.
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