Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

JULY 2012

Alumni Home Page
2012 Alumni Awards Nominations
In This Issue

  • From the Dean: Alumni Awards Nominations
  • 2012 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars
  • Alumni Profiles & Alumni in the News
  • Entries Accepted for Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE

Jonathan Feuchtwang ’96ALUMNI PROFILE:
Jonathan Feuchtwang '96

Jonathan Feuchtwang 96, senior counsel at Abbott Vascular Inc. in Menlo Park, CA, hosted the inaugural meeting of the Bay Area Advisory Board for the Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property program.

For more information and a complete board listing, click here.
From the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent

2012 Alumni Awards Nominations
The Chicago-Kent alumni community boasts successful graduates who have made significant contributions to Chicago-Kent, the legal community and beyond.

We are thrilled to be able to recognize our alumni in several ways, including in our new Alumni Profile section in the E-Brief, our Alumni in the News blog, the Alumni Spotlight area of our website and through our annual awards program.

The Alumni Board of Directors awards committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Alumni Awards to be presented on Thursday, November 15.  

Help us recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession or who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the law school by nominating a deserving alumnus/a. It's a wonderful way to demonstrate the strength and success of the Chicago-Kent alumni community.

Nominations are accepted until Friday, August 17.


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements

Students from Chicago-Kent's 2012 PLUS Program met with 
7th Circuit Court Judge Ann Claire Williams on June 12.
Students from Chicago-Kent's 2012 PLUS Program met with
7th Circuit Court Judge Ann Claire Williams on June 12.
Photo via @MissBoujee_Ki on Twitter.
2012 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars get a unique look at law school and the legal profession
A diverse group of 24 undergraduate students, all interested in legal careers, participated in the 2012 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, a special four-week summer session at Chicago-Kent. Aimed at promoting diversity in the legal profession, the PLUS program is designed to provide current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors exposure to the rigors of law school and contact with legal professionals. Read more…

Alumni Profiles & Alumni in the News
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association will be periodically featuring alumni in the monthly E-Brief, as well as in our new Alumni Spotlight section on our website and in our Alumni in the News blog. To submit press releases, profiles or updates about yourself or a fellow alumnus/a for online publication, please email Help us recognize the successes of our outstanding alumni!

Entries being accepted for the 2012 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2012 for the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.  Established in 2007 by Roy C. Palmer '62 and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. The $10,000 prize is designed to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world. For submission details, please click here.
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

Senior Partner Council Appreciation Reception
Thursday, July 19, 2012 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
RSVP by July 13.

Class of 2012 Post Bar Party
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery - Rooftop Deck
1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
RSVP by July 23.

Young Alumni Summer Social

Thursday, August 9, 2012 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Moe's Cantina, 155 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL
$15 by August 1; $25 after August 1. Register online.

Save the Date: A Golden Reunion at Chicago-Kent
Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 11:30 a.m.

C-K on the Road

IIT Alumni Gathering in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 | 1:30 p.m. program,
3:30 p.m. private tour of National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Road, Dulles, VA
Featuring Captain James Roche (ENGL '60), former Secretary of the Air Force
RSVP by July 9.

Professional Development & CLE

30th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Register online at

28th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Friday, November 30, 2012
Eligible for 5.75 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Register online at

More events...

Past Event Highlights

Trial Advocacy Alumni Reunion
Alumni, students and coaches gathered at Haymarket Pub & Brewery for the Trial Advocacy Alumni Reunion on June 12, celebrating 30 years of trial advocacy and recent team successes. See photos from the event online.
CLE & Networking: Ethics in Elder Law
Chicago-Kent's new CLE & Networking Series wrapped up on June 21 with a program on Ethics in Elder Law. Alumni earned two free hours of IL MCLE professional responsibility credit and networked with other alumni at a reception afterwards.
The National Civil Trial Competition team and coaches (L-R): Nicholas Caputo '01, Danny Martin '84, Erik Wilson '12, Nikitas Fudukos '09, Jessica Velez '12, Marcell Taylor '12, Heather Widell '12, and Alex Molesky '07.
CLE & Networking Reception Attendees (L-R): Kate Chappell '07, Tamara Hannah '84, and Cheryl Chamberlain '89. 
Trial Advocacy Alumni Reunion
The National Civil Trial Competition team and coaches (L-R): Nick Caputo '01, Danny Martin '84, Erik Wilson '12, Nikitas Fudukos '09, Jessica Velez '12, Marcell Taylor '12, Heather Widell '12, and Alex Molesky '07.

Ethics in Elder Law
Reception attendees (L-R): Kate Chappell '07, Tamara Hannah '84, and Cheryl Chamberlain '89.

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

Mentor future alumni through the Alumni Advisor Network
One of Chicago-Kent's most valuable resources is alumni who serve as advisors to current students.
As an Alumni Advisor, you are searchable in the Alumni Directory by students and fellow alumni looking for assistance
on issues such as practice trends, legal markets in specific geographic areas, and other related topics.

To become an Advisor, log in at and check the indicated box.
Not yet a registered member? Sign up today.

Subscription to this newsletter is maintained by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Only administrators of the list may post to the list and the list membership will be kept private. Change your subscription settings here.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law | Alumni Association | 565 W. Adams St. Suite 310 | Chicago, IL 60661 | (312) 906-5240