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Alumni working in the public interest sector who have graduated in the last 15 years are eligible. Please nominate a deserving alumnus/a today!
The award will be presented at the annual Public Interest Awards Night on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
In an effort to offer students at Chicago-Kent advantageous legal experiences and help them build a professional network early in their careers, we are asking Chicago-Kent alumni to provide opportunities through the form of an externship. The externship should be an enjoyable one for both supervisor and extern, and should help you get caught up in work.
If you are interested in hosting an extern for the upcoming 8-week summer session, May 23-July 14, 2011, please complete the Externship Interest Form by February 8.
You can help: Support KJF through an in-kind donation to the auction. Examples of in-kind donations include sports tickets, gift certificates, or a service you can provide (e.g. allowing a student to shadow you for a day or taking a student out to lunch to discuss careers). All donations are greatly appreciated.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to make a donation.
Alumni Ambassadors contact admitted students who haven’t yet confirmed their attendance for the upcoming fall semester. It gives you a chance to introduce the law school through the eyes of an alumnus and answer any questions from potential students. Your experiences and memories can have a profound influence on a potential student! Contact with admitted students occurs February through April 2011. Learn more about the program!
The article also discusses her publishing career, including her mystery series involving a fictional geneticist, the "Dr. Alexandra Blake Novels."
The award was presented to representatives from Chicago-Kent's African-American (BLSA), Hispanic-Latino (HLLSA), Asian-Pacific American (APALSA) and South Asian (SALSA) law student associations on January 20 as part of the university's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration.
The award was established in 2010 by IIT's Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion to honor Chicago-Kent Distinguished Professor Sheldon H. Nahmod for his work in civil rights and civil liberties. The award recognizes the contributions and achievements of an upcoming generation of leaders whose work to fight prejudice, oppression and ignorance is having an impact on campuses and communities.
Young Alumni Social
Young alumni (and alumni who are young-at-heart!) are invited to mix and mingle with fellow alumni and learn more about the Council.
Save the Date: Chicago-Kent Volunteers
Join students, faculty, staff and fellow alumni for a day of volunteering at Working Bikes. The day will be a great opportunity to give back to a local organization and to meet fellow members of the Chicago-Kent community. Family and friends are welcome!
Working Bikes is a volunteer-driven organization that repairs bicycles and sends them to countries such as Ghana, Tanzania, Angola, and Guatemala. For the people of those countries, a bicycle can often mean the difference between work and unemployment.
More information on volunteering will be available later in February. Please check www.alumni.kentlaw.edu for updates.
Immigration Law Society Networking Soiree
Join us for a chance to meet Chicago-Kent’s future immigration stars and other immigration attorneys in Chicago. RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, March 28.
Save the Date: 4th annual Public Interest Awards Night
Honoring the 2011 Marovitz Award recipients and other members of the public interest law community. Submit a nomination for a deserving alumnus/a now!
Graduates of the international masters of law (LL.M.) at Chicago-Kent are invited to a 10-Year Anniversary Reunion of the program at Chicago-Kent. Reconnect with former professors and fellow alumni while enjoying activities at the law school and around the city. Families are welcome! Please help us spread the word to fellow alumni around the world.
Join Dean Harold J. Krent and the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association to meet fellow alumni and to catch up on the latest news from Chicago-Kent.
RSVP by Tuesday, March 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240.
Phoenix Area IIT Alumni Event
Meet IIT College of Architecture Dean Donna V. Robertson FAIA, John and Jeanne Rowe Endowed Chair, at a reception in the modern, award-winning family residence of Peter (ARCH '86) and Lynn Koliopoulos. Click here for more information and to register. RSVP by Thursday, March 3.Washington D.C.-area Alumni Dinner
Sunday, May 22, 2011
6:00 p.m. Cocktails ~ 7:00 p.m. Dinner
The University Club of Washington, D.C., 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Alumni in the Washington, D.C. area are invited to join Dean Krent and alumni Bar applicants being sworn-in to the US Supreme Court the next morning for a dinner at the University Club of Washington, D.C. The dinner will feature special guest speaker Jerry Goldman, director of the Oyez Project. The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive for all audio recorded in the Supreme Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955, and is now headquartered at Chicago-Kent.
Business attire is required (no denim or athletic shoes).
RSVP by Wednesday, May 18.
U.S. Supreme Court Group Swearing-In
Submit the online information form to reserve your spot for the Chicago-Kent alumni Group Swearing-In of the US Supreme Court. Only a few spots remain, so sign-up today!
More information is available at www.kentlaw.edu/supremecourt.
Spring IP Colloquiums
Professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh, University of Pennsylvania Law School
For more information, visit http://chicagoip.com/.
Power, Prestige and Your Personal Brand
Featuring a panel of professionals who are experts in image development, branding and presentation, this event will help you build your personal brand and learn how to leverage that brand to further your career.
Register online at www.isba.org by Thursday, February 24. Space is limited. Non-members and law students are welcome to attend.
Seminar topics include: marriage equality litigation, DADT, LGBT teen suicide, bullying & hate crimes, transgender rights, LGBT political candidacy, the criminalization of LGBT persons, litigating an LGBT civil rights case in Illinois, the similarities between same-sex marriage and interracial marriage bans, and what to expect from civil unions in Illinois. Several hours of CLE credit pending.
The conference will also include two cocktail receptions and a lunch reception. For more information, visit http://cklambdas.com/conference/. Thank you to the sponsors of this year’s conference: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Goldberg Weisman Cairo, Lark Hill, Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Humanities, Chicago Lesbian & Gay Bar Association, Foley & Lardner LLP, Matthew Lew Gallery, and the National LGBT Bar Association.
33rd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium
Featuring a keynote address by EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman, the symposium will include moderated discussions addressing hot-button topics facing the Chicago Area Waterway System. Panelists include environmental specialists from business and industry, professors of law, news media, state and federal regulators, and non-profit conservation organizations.
For more information and to register, visit www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/els/symposium.html. There is a $5 discount for Chicago-Kent alumni.
Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law
Designed for attorneys, labor relations and human resources managers, union business representatives and other labor relations professionals, this one-day conference focuses on major issues under the National Labor Relations Act. The day will offer a diversity of workshops, some dealing with emerging complex issues under the NLRA and others with the basics of practice before the NLRB. A unique feature of this conference will be the opportunity to discuss particular issues during “table talks” over lunch.
Registration Fee: $225/person until March 4 (a $10 per person discount is available to groups that register 4 or more at the same time). After March 4, the fee is $255/person and there is no group discount available.
28th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
This conference offers a comprehensive update on liability arising out of Section 1983, presented by leading experts and eminent legal scholars and designed for municipal & state attorneys, plaintiffs' attorneys and criminal defense attorneys.
Registration Fees: $375/person for Government/Alumni; $425/person until April 1; $450/person after April 1. A $20/person discount is available to groups that register 3 or more individuals at the same time at the early bird or regular rate.
Save the Date: 30th annual Tax Institute
Save the Date: 30th annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
Student volunteers from Chicago-Kent's Student Humanitarian Network recently traveled to New Orleans, LA to work on projects with the Alliance for Affordable energy and the Lower 9th Ward Village community center.
Projects included helping the community center clear a back lot to make way for basketball courts, cleaning and making repairs to their computer lab, working with the Backyard Gardener's Network to update a community garden, and helping a community member with a garden for elderly people in the neighborhood to enjoy.
The Student Humanitarian Network began as the Student Hurricane Network (SHN), a national association dedicated to providing assistance to communities affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that formed at law schools nationwide in the wake of the hurricanes.
SHN dissolved at the national level in 2005, but the Chicago-Kent Student Humanitarian Network organization has continued to support and organize Chicago-Kent students who are interested in providing assistance to legal agencies involved in hurricane-related projects and additional areas as the city continues to rebuild. The group will make another service trip in the spring.
The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) created a new award, the Ralph L. Brill Award, in honor of his 50 years of service to the profession and contributions to the field of legal writing. Professor Brill was the first recipient of the award at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting.
To see a video of Professor Brill accepting the award, click here.
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