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If you have not yet been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, participate in the third Chicago-Kent alumni group swearing-in on Monday, May 23 in Washington, D.C. Up to 50 Chicago-Kent alumni will be presented in open court and heard by the Justices. After the swearing-in, stay for a continental breakfast at which Justices may join us (last year, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Ginsburg welcomed our group). You will also have the opportunity for a lecture and tour of the Supreme Court.
If you plan on applying, please submit the online information form immediately to reserve a spot. There are only 50 spots available, filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information is available at www.kentlaw.edu/supremecourt. The deadline to reserve a spot is February 28.
Help us recruit the best and brightest law students to Chicago-Kent by serving as an Alumni Ambassador.
Beginning in February, Alumni Ambassadors contact admitted students who haven’t confirmed their attendance to Chicago-Kent in the fall. Ambassadors introduce the 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! This interaction gives students a one-on-one experience to make informed decisions about law school.
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association is pleased to offer an extraordinary opportunity to experience China’s rich history, culture and legal system and earn up to 10 eligible general CLE credits.
From March 24-April 2, join Skadden Arps partner and Chicago-Kent alumna Frances Kao ‘92 and John Rogers, an attorney and former president of the Midwest–US China Association, for the journey of a lifetime. The 9-day trip includes stops in the culturally-rich Chinese capital of Beijing (Great Wall of China, Tianmen Square and Olympic venues), Xi’an (Qin Dynasty, Terracotta warriors, and eastern terminus of the traditional Silk Road), Chengdu (capital of food famous Sichuan Province and the Panda Breeding Center), and Shanghai, the commercial center of modern China.
This trip will allow participants to meet and interact with Chicago-Kent alumni who are practicing law in China, and the CLE portion will be presented by top experts with both China and American perspective on relevant topics.
Individuals, couples and families are welcome. For more information, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/chinatrip2011 or click here to download the trip brochure and registration information. The initial deposit is due by January 28 with confirmed participation by February 24. See the reservation page in the brochure for details.
Each year, the Alumni Association celebrates alumni who devote their careers to the public good and demonstrate outstanding public service leadership with The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz ’25 Public Interest Law Award.
The award is given in honor of our esteemed alumnus, Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz ‘25, who served as a Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for almost 40 years. It includes a stipend intended to offset the cost of law school loan repayment for alumni who take lower-paid public interest positions.
Please nominate a fellow alumnus or alumna who deserves this honor. Alumni working in the public interest sector who have graduated in the last 15 years are eligible. Nominations are accepted until Friday, February 4.
The award will be presented at the 4th annual Public Interest Awards Night on Thursday, April 21.
Have you won an award, gotten married, or joined a new firm? Let us know by submitting your class notes for the 2011 Chicago-Kent Magazine. Log on to the Alumni Online Community to submit an update, send an email to email@example.com or respond to your class correspondent during January. (If you are not yet a member of the online community, sign up here).
Class notes submitted by Monday, January 31 will be included in the upcoming magazine.
The Alumni Association is also seeking Class Correspondents to collect updates from classmates and write an introduction for your class’ notes section. Correspondents are needed for all classes prior to 1966, 1967-1971, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2005, and 2009. If you are interested in serving, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
It is that time of year when the Career Services Office (CSO) gathers statistics used for law school rankings in publications by U.S. News and World Report and the American Bar Association. We are looking to verify your contact information and employment status for our nine-month statistics (February 15 deadline) following your graduation.
All information you provide will remain confidential; we never release or publish any information that identifies any individual graduate by name or discloses a particular graduate's home or employer information.
Chicago-Kent is the new headquarters of the Oyez Project, a multimedia archive that aims to be a complete, searchable and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Supreme Court of the United States since the installation of a recording system in 1955. The site's archive of digitized arguments is keyword searchable and offers snippets from case transcripts that link to the corresponding full audio.
Founded and directed by political scientist Jerry Goldman, the site also provides written summaries of Supreme Court cases and holdings, detailed biographies and voting records of Supreme Court justices, links to written opinions, and a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building.
The site will soon make its content more widely accessible to mobile users via apps for iPads and handheld devices. iPhone apps for selected content are already available. Chicago-Kent plans to utilize the research of its students and faculty in further content development, capitalizing on its faculty's broad-based scholarship on the U.S. Supreme Court, the justice system and the Constitution.
Chicago-Kent Night with the Bulls
Purchase your half-price tickets for the upcoming Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats game. The offer is good for all Chicago-Kent College of Law alumni, students, faculty, family and friends. Tickets can only be purchased online and due to high demand, we encourage you to order as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact (312) 455-4183.
Visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/bulls2011 for more details.
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: 4th annual Public Interest Awards Night
Honoring the 2011 Marovitz Award recipients. Submit a nomination for a deserving alumnus/a now!
International LL.M. Reunion: 10-Year Anniversary
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.
LL.M. Reunion Luncheon
IIT Southern California Alumni Reception: "Building an Innovative Energy Economy"
Please join IITís President John Anderson and alumni from southern California for a reception in conjunction with the IEEE Power and Energy Society Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies. RSVP by January 9 to email@example.com or (312) 567-5030. Click here to see the full event program.
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 March 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240.
Phoenix Area IIT Alumni Event
Please join IIT College of Architecture Dean Donna V. Robertson FAIA, John and Jeanne Rowe Endowed Chair, for a reception in the modern, award-winning family residence of Peter (ARCH '86) and Lynn Koliopoulos. Click here for more information and to register.
Submit the online information form to reserve your spot for the Chicago-Kent alumni group swearing-in of the U.S. Supreme Court. There are 50 spots available, filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
More information is available at www.kentlaw.edu/supremecourt. The deadline to reserve a spot is February 28.
Save the Date: Washington D.C. Alumni Dinner
33rd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
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.
CLE Trip to China
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.
Save the Date: 30th annual Tax Institute
Save the Date: 30th annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
After serving as Chicago-Kent’s associate director of development for 5 ½ years, Tanya Pietrkowski will be joining CARPLS, a Chicago-area legal services referral system, as its director of development beginning January 5. As director of development, Tanya will be coordinating fundraising events, managing volunteer boards and helping the organization sustain its high level of services. We thank Tanya for her commitment and dedication to Chicago-Kent and wish her the best (she will, however, maintain her connection to the law school through her husband, Henry Pietrkowski ’95).
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