Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

July 2013

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FROM THE DEAN

  • Alumni Gatherings in Honor of Our 125th Anniversary

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Chicago-Kent Faculty Weigh in on SCOTUS Decisions
  • Inaugural Meeting of the IIT Chicago-Kent DC Area IP Advisory Board
  • Class Notes Submission Deadline Extended
  • Oyez Project Receives Knight Foundation Grant
  • 2013 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize

ALUMNI PROFILE

  • Delores Robinson '86

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE

PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Young Alumni Summer Social
  • Trial Advocacy Reunion

 

From the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent
 

Alumni Gatherings in Honor of Our 125th Anniversary

I’m pleased to announce that the 125th Anniversary festivities will continue this fall. On Saturday, September 28th, Chicago-Kent will host its very own end-of-summer street festival. The “Taste of Chicago-Kent” will include a main stage featuring alumni bands such as 5-thirty, a “Reunion Row” of Chicago-Kent classes celebrating their Reunion, special recognition for those who met and married at Chicago-Kent, kid-friendly booths and games, and food and drink samples from alumni vendors like Lagunitas and Par Bar & Grille.

Finally, we will be closing the 125th year celebrations with the 125 Alumni of Distinction Dinner on Thursday, November 21st. We will be honoring 125 members of the alumni community who have helped shape the legal profession, given back to their communities and the law school, and helped raise the profile of Chicago-Kent to a global level. I hope you will join us as we continue to celebrate this historic anniversary.

Sincerely,

Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law


News & Announcements

Chicago-Kent Faculty Weigh In on SCOTUS Decisions
In the wake of this summer's landmark decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the Chicago-Kent faculty served as subject-matter experts for various media outlets. Read Professor Lori Andrew's commentary on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc, Professors Carolyn Shapiro and Katherine Baker on the same-sex marriage decisions, and Professor Sheldon Nahmod and Professor Vinay Harpalani's opinions on Fisher v. University of Texas.

Save the Date: A "Taste of Chicago-Kent" Street Festival Saturday, September 28
Chicago-Kent will host its first ever "Taste of Chicago-Kent" street festival Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the intersection of Adams and Jefferson streets. Enjoy samples of your favorite Lagunitas beers provided by Tony Magee and Carissa Brader '91 as well as delicious food offerings from Par Bar & Grille, a restaurant and pub owned by Marc Smith and Mary Nicolau Smith '85, while rocking out to the musical stylings of Ed Harris '01, DJ Bart Lazar '87, and John Locallo '86, Carlos Vera '12 and their band "5-thirty." The festivities will also include a "Reunion Row" for classes celebrating a reunion, special recognition for couples who met and married at Chicago-Kent, kid-friendly booths and games and tours of the 565 W Adams building.

Interested in performing or hosting a food or drink booth at "Taste of Chicago-Kent"? Email alums@kentlaw.iit.edu for more information.

Oyez Project Receives Knight Foundation Grant
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently selected the Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent as a winner of its Knight News Challenge on Open Government. As a winner of the challenge, the Oyez Project will receive a $600,000 grant to expand its focus from the federal to the state high courts of California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas. Read more...

Inaugural Meeting of the IIT Chicago-Kent DC Area IP Advisory Board
The inaugural meeting of the DC Area IP Advisory Board is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, and is hosted by Francisco Castro ’07 at Holland & Hart, LLP. The board’s primary goals are to provide recommendations to the law school on how to better position Chicago-Kent students to enter the IP industry in the DC Area upon graduation and to build greater networking opportunities among Chicago-Kent alumni in the DC area. For more information about the board, visit our website. If you are interested in joining the DC Area IP Advisory Board, please contact Erin Bauer at (312) 906-5241, or ebauer1@kentlaw.iit.edu. The meeting will be immediately followed by the DC Area Alumni Networking Reception at Gordon Biersch Brewery.

Class Notes Submission Deadline Extended

The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association is gathering class notes for the 2013 issue of Chicago-Kent magazine and the deadline for submissions has been extended. Submissions are now due July 15! You may submit a class note online or email it directly to either your class correspondent or alums@kentlaw.iit.edu. Please limit submissions to 100 words.

Daniel Zapata '13 Awarded 2013 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize
Daniel Zapata '13 has been awarded the 2013 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of Sandra P. Zemm, who died in September 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize is awarded annually to a third-year IIT Chicago-Kent student in the Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program who exemplifies the qualities that Ms. Zemm possessed: "a commitment to pursue a career in labor and employment law, a pioneer spirit and willingness to take the initiative whenever possible, and a gracious and generous attitude toward helping those in need." Read more about Daniel...

ALUMNI PROFILE
Delores Robinson '86




Delores Robinson '86 was installed as President of the Cook County Bar Association, America's oldest Bar Association of Black Lawyers & Judges, on June 20, 2013. During her tenure as President, Robinson will oversee the CCBA's centennial anniversary celebration dedicated to the theme of "Service, Struggle and Success."

Robinson became affiliated with the CCBA while she was a member of the Black Law Student Association at Chicago-Kent. After graduation, Robinson worked as a Cook County assistant public guardian before joining the State's Attorney's Office. Robinson launched her own solo practice in 2007 focusing on employment discrimination and residential real estate matters.

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

IIT Alumni Chicago White Sox Game
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Bog, Hermann Hall
3241 S Federal
Chicago, IL
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IIT Chicago-Kent Senior Partner Council Reception
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Pazzo's @ 311
311 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL
By invitation only

IIT Chicago-Kent Class of 2013 Post-Bar Party
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery-Rooftop Deck
1 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
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IIT Alumni Gathering at Ravinia
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 5:00 p.m.
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
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IIT Chicago-Kent Family & Friends Day
Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 9:00 a.m.
IIT Downtown Campus - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Govenor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium
565 W. Adams
Chicago, IL
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Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent Golden Reunion
Friday, September 27, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.
IIT Downtown Campus - Chicago-Kent College of Law
10th Floor Event Room
565 W. Adams
Chicago, IL

Save the Date: A Taste of Chicago-Kent
Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Save the Date: IIT Chicago-Kent 125 Alumni of Distinction Dinner
Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

 

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C-K on the Road

IIT Chicago-Kent Alumni Happy Hour in Washington D.C.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Gordon Biersch Brewery
9 F Street NW
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IIT Alumni New York Networking Social
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
SouthwestNY
301 SouthEnd Avenue
New York, NY
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IIT San Diego Alumni Event
Saturday, July 27, 2013 | 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Berndardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA
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IIT Alumni Northern California Networking Social
Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Home of Roman Kofman
197 Coleridge
San Francisco, CA
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IIT Boston Alumni Gathering
Monday, September 16, 2013 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
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IIT New York City Alumni Gathering
Featuring Chicago-Kent Professor Lori Andrews
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Union League Club of New York
38 East 7th Street
New York, NY
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Professional Development & CLE


Save the Date: 31st Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
September 19, 2013

Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) Conference 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W Adams
Chicago, IL
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5th Annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives

Friday, October 25, 2013 | 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W Adams
Chicago, IL
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More events...


Past Event Highlights

IIT Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Summer Social 2013

The Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council hosted its annual Summer Social on June 6 at Par Bar & Grille, a restaurant and pub owned by Mary Nicolau Smith '85. 130 Chicago-Kent graduates from the past ten years attended.


IIT Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Reunion 2013

100 past and present members of the Trial Advocacy team gathered together for their annual Reunion dinner on June 11 at Athena Restaurant in Greektown.


 

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