Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

JANUARY 2012

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2012 Public Interest Awards
In This Issue

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • From the Dean: Happy New Year!
  • Become an Alumni Ambassador
  • Nominate a fellow alumnus/a for the 2012 Public Interest Awards
  • Host a Chicago-Kent extern in the Access2Practice Summer Externship Program
  • The Young Alumni Council presents a CLE & Networking Series
  • Clean sweep for Chicago-Kent in the ALA 2011 Moot Court Competition
  • Tax Clinic to focus on services for middle-income taxpayers and small businesses
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE
PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS


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From the Dean

Happy New Year!
Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz
Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25
 
We had a remarkable fall semester at Chicago-Kent - how can one top visits by two Supreme Court Justices, the President of the AFL-CIO, and bar results that placed us first in the state!

There are several ways our alumni community can contribute to keep the momentum going.
For instance, please consider nominating a fellow alumnus/a or organization who demonstrates outstanding public service leadership for The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25 Public Interest Award, the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award or the Public Interest Partner Award. Recipients will be honored at our Public Interest Awards Night on April 26.

We also encourage you to mentor a current Chicago-Kent student by participating in the Access2Practice Legal Externship Program, offering an unpaid externship for the 8-week summer session, May 21-July 12, 2012. Please complete the Externship Interest Form by February 1.

My best wishes to you for a healthy, successful New Year.

Sincerely,
Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements

Become an Alumni Ambassador
Help Chicago-Kent recruit the best and brightest law students by serving as an Alumni Ambassador. Alumni Ambassadors contact admitted students who haven’t confirmed their attendance to Chicago-Kent in the fall. Sign up by February 1. Read more...

Nominate a fellow alumnus/a for the 2012 Public Interest Awards
Help us celebrate alumni who devote their careers to the public good by nominating a fellow alumnus/a for The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz '25 Public Interest Award or the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, or an organization for the Public Interest Partner Award. Submit your nomination by Friday, February 3, and save the date for the 5th annual Public Interest Awards Night on Thursday, April 26.

ALA 2011 Moot Court Competition
(L-R): Moot Court Honor Society members Daaron Kimmel, Justin Hagan, Whitney Friedman & Josiah Jenkins.
 
Host a Chicago-Kent Extern this Summer
Consider hosting an unpaid externship for a Chicago-Kent student over the 8-week summer session, May 21-July 12, 2012, as part of our enhanced legal externship program, Access2Practice. Please complete the Externship Interest Form by February 1. 

The Young Alumni Council presents a CLE & Networking Series
Chicago-Kent's Young Alumni Council is hosting a series of free CLEs, followed by networking receptions, on the third Thursday of every month from January through June. For a full list of topics, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/cleyac.

Clean sweep for Chicago-Kent in the ALA 2011 Moot Court Competition
Two teams from Chicago-Kent placed first and second and won all five individual awards at the Appellate Lawyers Association's 2011 Moot Court Competition. Read more...

Tax Clinic to focus on services for middle-income taxpayers and small businesses
Chicago-Kent's Tax Clinic will shift its focus to provide a variety of legal services to middle-income and small-business taxpayers effective January 2012, specializing in Tax Court representation, IRS collection-related services, and planning and transaction-related tax advice. Read more...
2012 Public Interest Awards
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


Young Alumni Winter Social

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Public House, 400 N. State St., Chicago, IL
$15 by February 1, $25 after February 1

Save the Date: ILW 15th Anniversary Reception
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.

Save the Date: Public Interest Awards Night
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 5:00 p.m., reception follows


Professional Development & CLE

CLE & Networking Series:
Ethical Issues of Bad Lawyer Behavior

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 3:30-5:35 p.m., reception follows

Social Networks & the Death of Privacy:
A Book Discussion with Prof. Lori Andrews

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 6:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
Read a recent profile of Prof. Andrews in Chicago Reader

CLE & Networking Series:
Social Media & The Workplace

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 3:30-5:35 p.m., reception follows

34th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

CLE & Networking Series:
Marriage and Divorce: Planning for the Future
 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 3:30-5:35 p.m., reception follows

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Great Lakes
Environmental Law Symposium

Friday, March 30, 2012 | 12:00-5:00 p.m.
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C-K on the Road


IIT Alumni Gathering in Seattle
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 5:30-8:00 p.m.
The Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA
RSVP by January 25.

IIT Alumni Gathering in Southern California
Thursday, February 2, 2012 | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
gkkworks, 2355 Main Street, Suite 220, Irvine, CA
RSVP by January 25.

IIT Alumni Gathering in Naples, FL

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Aria Condominium, 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd North, Naples, FL
RSVP by January 31.

San Diego Alumni Gathering

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Duane Morris LLP, 101 West Broadway, San Diego, CA
RSVP by February 13.
Hosted by Ed Cramp ‘96

Save the Date: Florida Alumni Gatherings
March 2012 | More information available soon.

Save the Date: Los Angeles Alumni Gatherings
March 2012 | More information available soon.

Save the Date: IIT Alumni Gathering in
Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW
Registration available soon.

More events...

Past Event Highlights

2011 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Hundreds of Chicago-Kent alumni and friends gathered to honor the 2011 Alumni Award Recipients and our alumni and friend volunteers

Click here
to view photos from the event online.
Alumni Gathering at ISBA Mid-Year Meeting
Chicago-Kent alumni attending the ISBA Mid-Year Meeting and others in the Chicago-area met up at the Sheraton Chicago for drinks and networking.
2011 Alumni Award Recipients. Back row (L-R): Scott Curran '01, Bob Surrette '97, Nick Caputo '01, & Bill Johnson '66. Front row (L-R): Patti Whitten '74, Mike Marick '82 on behalf of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, & Dean Hal Krent. 
2011 Alumni Award Recipients.
Back row (L-R): Scott Curran '01, Bob Surrette '97, Nick Caputo '01, & Bill Johnson '66. Front row (L-R): Patti Whitten '74, Mike Marick '82 on behalf of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, & Dean Hal Krent.
ISBA Mid-Year Meeting Reception Attendees.
(L-R): Mark Karno '82, Judge Al Swanson '82, and Jim Cronin '95.


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