This month, we celebrate a number of outstanding alumni and faculty accomplishments, beginning with the 10th anniversary celebration of the Institute for Law and the Workplace. Under the direction of Marty Malin, the Institute is recognized as a national center for research, training, dialogue, and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. Please join me in congratulating Marty, and our thriving labor program, at a cocktail reception, Thursday, March 2, at the law school, as we toast a decade of excellence.

Additionally, Billy Dec ’99, has graciously agreed to host a Chicago-Kent young alumni and student event this month, at his famed Rockit Bar and Grill. We are looking forward to hosting this unique and exciting networking party. We end the month with another outstanding IIT alumnus hosting an alumni event, as John Calamos, CEO of Calamos Investments, welcomes all Naperville-area IIT alumni with a reception on Tuesday, March 28, at his headquarters, 2020 Calamos Court in Naperville.

We are grateful for the continuous support of our alumni, and hope to see you at these and the many events we have planned this month.


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

Kent Justice Foundation Auction - Gifts or Experiences Needed!

The Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) Annual Spring Auction will be held on April 5, and student organizers are in search of wonderful donations for the auction, with proceeds benefiting the KJF. Do you have spare sports tickets or a restaurant gift certificate you wish to donate? Perhaps you can give an afternoon of yourself so that a student may bid on spending the day with you? If so, let us know! Please contact Michaela Pope, KJF Alumni Liaison, at


March Events


ILW 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, March 2
5:30-7:30 PM
Chicago-Kent College of Law – 10th Floor Events Room

We hope you are planning to join Marty Malin, Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace, and the anniversary committee at this reception to celebrate ten remarkable years of the ILW.
Click here to RSVP or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 312-906-5240.

Meet and Greet with Dean Krent at these Cities!

Will you be in any of these cities during our out-of-town alumni events? If so, plan on joining us as Dean Krent meets and greets alumni in Florida, Arizona and California on these dates:

Miami area – Thursday, March 9, 6:00 PM at Maroosh Restaurant

Sarasota - Saturday, March 11, 11:00 AM at Es Ca Bay, the home of Roy and Susan Palmer

Phoenix area – Sunday, March 26, 6:00 PM at Troon North Golf Club

Los Angeles area – Monday, March 27, 6:00 PM at Manhattan Country Club

For more information or to RSVP to any of these events, click here or contact Roni Rivera at (312) 906-5240 or

The Next Little Thing: Nano, Business, and Society in the 21st Century
Thursday, March 9
12:00 PM – 5:30 PM - Reception begins at 5:30 PM

In conjunction with the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago and the Global Law and Policy Initiative at Chicago-Kent College, this half-day conference examines the nano sector booms on both sides of the border, issues related to nanotrade, nanoregulation and nanoethics on the forefront.

For more information, call (312) 906-5134. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Moot Court Alumni Reception

Monday, March 20
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chicago-Kent College of Law – 10th Floor Events Room

Reconnect with fellow alumni and meet current Moot Court students for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at this annual reception. Click here to RSVP.

The Legacies of Nuremburg: The Third Reich & the Legal Profession

Thursday, March 30
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Chicago-Kent, in conjunction with the Chicago Bar Association, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and The Chicago Public Library will host one of the events commemorating The Legacies of Nuremburg. Through lecture and a Power Point presentation, historian Dr. William Meinecke (USHMM) will speak about the law and the legal profession in Nazi Germany.

For more information, contact Professor Sheldon Nehmod at (312) 906-5261 or via email at


The Ralph Brill Chair Kickoff Celebration

Thursday, April 6
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

By now, you have all received the letter from alumnus Tom Demetrio '73, announcing the kickoff to fund an endowed chair honoring Professor Ralph Brill.

Invitations will follow shortly, however, to learn more about the Ralph Brill Chair, or to make your reservation, contact us at or at 312-906-5240.

Admitted Students Reception
Friday, April 7
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Chicago-Kent College of Law – 10th Floor Events Room

The Office of Admissions invites you to take part in Admitted Students Weekend by attending this cocktail reception. Show your Chicago-Kent pride and meet some of our future graduates.

To RSVP, contact Nicole Vilches at (312) 906-5021 or at

Lecture on Religion & Politics
by the Institute of Law and the Humanities
Friday, April 7

Watch for more information about this lecture in the coming weeks.

NEW! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Brunch
Sunday, June 4
Brunch at 11:00 AM
Performance at 1:00 PM
Drury Lane Water Tower Place
$79.50/person, includes Brunch and Main Floor Premium Seating

An alumni event like none other at the new Drury Lane Theater Water Tower Place, in the heart of downtown. Join us for the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, where six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

For more information about this event, please contact Barbara Matthopoulos at 312-906-5245 or

March 2006


Did You Know?

Chicago-Kent's I.J. Berkson Reserve Reading Room received brief national exposure last month as the location for one of Hallmark's
Valentine's Day television advertisements.

Click here to see the commercial!

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