Dear Alumni:

As we reflect on a fantastic school year and leap into summer, it is always exciting to share with you news about our law school and updates on the work of some of our faculty members. Lori Andrews recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to undertake a project that will explore the relationship between nanotechnology and patent law. The purpose of this project is to monitor the extent to which patents related to nanotechnology have been granted, analyze the types of technologies that are described as nanotechnologies by patent applicants or the USPTO, and identify existing and potential problems with the patent system’s response to nanotechnology.

Accolades are in order to Lori for the release of her new novel Sequence (St. Martin’s Press. New York.) Lori is visiting several cities to promote her book, and I recently joined her and many of our alumni from the Washington, D.C. area for an event at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Please see our calendar below for other booksigning event dates Lori has planned that you may attend, including those to be held in Chicago, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

Congratulations as well to Ralph Brill, the founder of Chicago-Kent’s comprehensive legal research and writing program, for recently being named the recipient of the 2006 Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education. The Burton awards annually honor members of the legal community who advance “plain, clear, and effective legal expression,” and who avoid “stilted, archaic, and convoluted language” in legal writing.

Finally, Richard Warner, as part of a predominantly UIC team, recently received an IGERT Graduate Program in Computational Transportation Science Grant. The $3 million grant establishes a graduate training program in information technology aspects of transportation. The goal is to investigate the use of tracking technology and sensors to control traffic flow and to send information in real time about traffic to mobile devices such as PDA’s. Richard’s role in the grant is to develop and teach a course on professional ethics and privacy. Moreover, Richard’s casebook on E-commerce will be published this fall.

I am confident that you join me in saluting these wonderful accomplishments of our faculty. Thank you so much for your continued support of Chicago-Kent. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.


Harold K. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

Dean Krent with Lori Andrews and Terry T. Campo '83 at our recent DC Chicago-Kent Alumni Event


**Denver-Area Alumni – Save the Date**
Monday, July 24

Upcoming Meet and Greet with Dean Hal Krent

Ellen Kauffmann ’89, Partner, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, will host a luncheon for Dean Krent and fellow alumni at her Denver law office.

More details coming, soon!

You are invited to attend these Lori Andrews Booksigning Events

Please plan on joining us at these events as Lori Andrews introduces her new book, Sequence, in a city near you:

Saturday, June 24
Los Angeles Area

Mysteries to Die For
2940 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone: (805) 374-0084

Wednesday, June 28

Authors Room - Chicago Public Library
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 747-4050
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 29

Once Upon a Crime
604 W. 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
6:00 PM

For more information, contact Barbara Matthopoulos at (312) 906-5245 or via email at

Upcoming Events to Attend

Tonight! Trial Advocacy Dinner
Thursday, June 22

5:30 PM – Cocktails
6:15 PM – Dinner

Please plan on joining fellow alumni, faculty and students for a salute to the coaches and the 2005-2006 team’s outstanding season! For more information, contact Barbara Matthopoulos at 312-906-5245 or via email at

Post-Bar Party for the Class of 2006
Harry Caray’s Restaurant
33 W. Kinzie St. (and State St.)
Wednesday, July 26
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Class of 2006 Grads! This is your party to celebrate your having completed the bar exam! Please join us for food, drinks and prizes as you meet with fellow classmates for this monumental event in your career.

Look for emails with more details and RSVP information.

Good luck!!!!

Donor Recognition Dinner honoring
Senior Partner Council (formerly the Ravinia Event)
Tutankhamen and the Age of the Golden Pharaohs
The Field Museum
Thursday, August 3
Private dinner and viewing of the Exhibit
6:00 PM – Cocktails

If you have received your invitation, please remit to Mark Boeck in the Office of Development, or contact him via phone at (312) 906-5236, as space for this event is limited.

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals
The Stadium Club, US Cellular Field
Wednesday, August 16
Dinner and Cocktails beginning at 5:30 PM
Game time 7:05 PM

$75.00 for Alumni
$50.00 for Young Alumni from the
Classes of 2002 - 2006

Chicago-Kent is hitting the South side this season as we host our annual baseball outing at the home of 2005 World Series winning team! Dinner and cocktails will be in The Stadium Club, complete with a covered balcony and seats to enjoy the game overlooking the Sox bullpen.

Included in the package price is a full dinner buffet and premium bar service through the eighth inning.

Bring your friends and plan on a great time! To reserve your tickets, contact Barbara Matthopoulos at (312) 906-5245 or email

Monday, September 18
The unveiling of the Judges’ Wall

Mark your calendars as we prepare to inaugurate the decoration of our main lobby with a tribute to Chicago-Kent’s alumni judges, to be on permanent display in a new wall sculpture.
Look for more details in upcoming e-newsletters.

Friday, October 20
Classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001
Reunion 2006

Plan on attending a wonderful celebration of with your fellow classmates at the law school!
Look for more details in your mail, soon!

Thursday, November 16
Annual Alumni Luncheon, University Club, Chicago

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