In This Issue
News and Announcements
Craig S. Donohue, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CME Group, will deliver the keynote address at the Chicago-Kent College of Law 2010 Commencement on Sunday, May 16 at 2:30 pm. The ceremony will be held at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., in Chicago.
Donohue has served as CEO of the CME Group and its predecessor company, CME Holdings Inc., since January 1, 2004. As CEO, he oversees the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace while leading a global workforce of approximately 2,200 professionals involved in financial technology development and operations, clearing and risk management services, research and product development, government, legal and regulatory affairs, sales and marketing, and finance and human resources.
During his tenure as CEO, Donohue led the completion of more than $20 billion in mergers and acquisitions, including CME's historic acquisitions of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) in 2008 and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in 2009. In 2008, CME Group facilitated the trading of more than three billion futures and options contracts exceeding $1 quadrillion in value. Throughout his 20 year stay at CME, he has held a broad range of positions with progressively increasing responsibilities in Legal Affairs, Market Regulation, Strategic Planning and Business Development, including General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer.
In 2009, Donohue was named to Institutional Investor's Power 50 list of the World's Most Influential People in Finance. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a JD from John Marshall Law School; an LL.M. in Financial Services Regulation from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; and a BA degree in political science and history from Drake University.
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 year. The Alumni Board of Directors represents the Chicago-Kent alumni community by overseeing and supporting various programs and events. The Board is dedicated to the goal of strengthening bonds between the law school and its students and graduates, and serves as a voice for the Chicago-Kent alumni community.
Students Damien Clark '10 (l) and Charles Prochaska '10, winners of the 2010 National Trial Competition Region 8 championship.
If you are interested in applying or nominating a fellow alumnus/a, please return the application by Thursday, April 1, 2010. If you have questions, please contact Tara Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations at (312) 906-5245 or email@example.com.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy team has won the Region 8 championship of the National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy tournament in the United States. The team of Damien Clark ‘10 and Charles Prochaska '10 became the 23rd Chicago-Kent team to win the regional championship in the past 29 years during Midwest regional competition in Indianapolis, February 18-20.
Clark and Prochaska will go on to compete for the national title—which Chicago-Kent won in 1988, 2007, and 2008—later this month in Dallas. The team is coached by Hon. David A. Erickson, Rachel Moran ‘08 of the Office of the State Appellate Defender, and attorney David M. Lavin of the Chicago law firm of Field and Goldberg. The competition is sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
The BLSA Mock Trial Team from left, Clyde Guilamo '11, Adella Deacon '11, Katrice Hall '10 and Janelle Fairchild '10, along with student, Eric Wilson '11.
The Marshall competition was instituted in March 2002 by the National Black Law Students Association. A total of nine teams, including the University of Illinois, Loyola University and Depaul University, participated in this year's regional event. The Chicago-Kent team is coached by Cook County Circuit Court judges Sybil Thomas '91, Israel Desierto '90, Donald Havis and Maxwell Griffin Jr.
The BLSA Mock Trial team is financially supported by SmithAmundsen LLC. In 2007 the firm made a five-year commitment to support diversity initiatives at Chicago-Kent, which includes support for the team representing Chicago-Kent at the Thurgood Marshall National Mock Trial Competition.
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Class notes submitted by Monday, March 15 will be included in the Summer 2010 issue of Chicago-Kent Magazine. We look forward to hearing what you are up to!
Volume 5, issue 1, of the Seventh Circuit Review is now available online at www.kentlaw.edu/7cr. This issue premieres a new feature: student authors have recorded audio synopses of their articles that are available as downloadable MP3 files.
The articles in this issue analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with civil procedure, constitutional law, criminal law, employment discrimination, First Amendment law, labor law and prisoners' rights.
Distinguished Professor of Law, Lori Andrews, will appear on the TV news program 60 Minutes. Professor Andrews, who is also the Director of Chicago-Kent's Institute for Science, Law and Technology, will discuss gene patents. The show airs on Sunday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. CST on CBS.
We invite you to read the latest posts on the C-K Faculty Blog including:
The C-K Faculty Blog is a forum to bring together the rich intellectual contributions of the Chicago-Kent faculty and to encourage respectful and scholarly dialogue within the extended Chicago-Kent community, including faculty, students, alumni and colleagues at other law schools and universities. We welcome and encourage readers to follow conversations, post comments and explore Chicago-Kent faculty scholarship. Read it at http://blogs.kentlaw.edu/faculty/.
Phi Alpha Delta Blackstone Chapter Happy Hour
Alumni members of the Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Chicago-Kent Blackstone Chapter are invited to socialize with fellow alumni and current PAD student members at a happy hour event at Dylan's on Clinton and Adams (around the corner from Chicago-Kent). PAD will provide complimentary pizza and beverages.
RSVP to Amanda Brady at email@example.com by Monday, March 8.
Chicago-Kent's Night with the Bulls - Dates Added!
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association and the Chicago Bulls are teaming up to offer even more half-price tickets for alumni and their friends and family. You may choose from the March 9 game against the Utah Jazz, the March 22 game vs. the Houston Rockets, or the March 30 game against the Phoenix Suns. Tickets which are regularly priced at $130, $60 and $40 are available for only $65, $30 and $20!
To order tickets, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/bulls. All orders must be received by the Chicago Bulls at least one week in advance of the first game you are purchasing.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661
The Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) and the Alumni Association cordially invite you to our annual Alumni and Faculty Award Reception. Chicago-Kent Professor and Executive Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, Mickie A. Piatt, will be honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award, while Dr. Emily Miao ‘97, Partner at McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, L.L.P., will receive this year's Distinguished Alumna Award.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 18.
RSVP to email@example.com or (312) 906-5240 by Monday, March 22.
The Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) is a Chicago-Kent student organization that promotes public interest law, encourages volunteerism and supports pro-bono work. Each year, a silent auction is held to support KJF and their summer fellowship program for students in public interest positions. Please join us to support this worthy cause.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can help: Support KJF through an in-kind donation to the auction. If you have spare sports tickets, a restaurant gift certificate, or a service you can provide (e.g. allowing a student to shadow you for a day), please contact email@example.com. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, April 13, 2009
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661
The Alumni Association, along with the Asian-Pacific Islander Law Students, the Black Law Students, the Chicago-Kent Lambdas, the Hispanic-Latino Law Students, and the South Asian Law Students Associations, cordially invite you network with fellow alumni, friends and current students at a reception.RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240 by Friday, April 9.
Please join us as we honor the 2010 Marovitz Public Interest Award recipients.
Tuesday, May 19, 2010
U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616
Join us to watch the Sox take on the Anaheim Angels at U.S. Cellular Field. On this special night the White Sox are offering half-priced tickets to Chicago-Kent alumni and their family & friends. Tickets regularly priced at $39, $35 and $20 are available for $19.50, $17.50 and $10.
Ticket orders must be submitted to the Chicago White Sox by Friday, April 23. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/whitesox.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
9951 Cherry Hills Avenue Cir., Bradenton, FL 34202
Join Dean Krent and the Alumni Association for a brunch hosted by Roy ‘62 and Susan Palmer at their home in Bradenton.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 17 to email@example.com or (312) 906-5240.
Join Dean Krent and the Alumni Association for a cocktail reception hosted by Mark Scott ‘97 at his home in Miami.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post St. (Japantown), San Francisco, CA, 94115
Bay area alumni are invited to join Dean Harold J. Krent to socialize and network with other Chicago-Kent and IIT alumni in the region and to help 2L student Richard Komaiko prepare to pitch his business plan at the University of San Francisco's International Business Plan Competition for TheLawyerMarket.com, the world's first competitive marketplace for legal services.
Brown Bag Lecture: The Goldstone Report and Israel’s Right to Self Defense
The Office of International Law and Policy presents a lecture by Amos N. Guiora, Professor at S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, on the defense of human rights in Israel, the evolution of the rules of war and international law, and the political and legal impact of the recent Goldstone report. Professor Bart Brown and Dean Lydia Lazar will moderate a discussion.
Professor Guiora will be signing copies of his book: Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security (Oxford University Press, 2009), which will be available for sale after the talk.
RSVP to Lauren Reinhalter at email@example.com or (312) 906-5134.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Marovitz Courtroom, Chicago, IL 60661
Noted economist and Columbia University professor Jagdish Bhagwati has been named Chicago-Kent College of Law's Centennial Visitor for 2010. Professor Bhagwati will deliver the 2010 Centennial Lecture, U.S. Trade Policy: Why the Drift Is Dangerous.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Please direct questions to Insa Blanke at (312) 906-5003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oren Bracha, Professor at the the University of Texas School of Law, will speak as part of the 2010 Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium. His paper, "Motion Pictures: The Development of Modern American Copyright and the Film Industry," will be discussed.
The Colloquium is jointly sponsored by Chicago-Kent and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Visit the Colloquium's Web site for more information regarding the speaker series.
Document Management and Retention Policies for Clients and Law Firms
A unique full-day seminar for all attorneys, but especially for those working as business or corporate lawyers, corporate counsel, litigators, or law firm managers. Topics include document management, including record retention and archives, how to avoid e-discovery traps and technology issues, ethical considerations and Cyber Insurance Protection. This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association.
Attendees are eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit, including 2.5 hours of professional responsibilty credit. Register online through the Chicago Bar Association or download a printable registration form.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
The impact of lawsuits filed by mothers under the EEOC Guidelines continues to increase. These suits have a much higher success rate than other employment discrimination suits, even though three-fourths of those laid off during the Great Recession were men. Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, will discuss this issue in the 32nd annual Piper lecture, Family Responsibilities Discrimination in the Great Recession: The Impact of the EEOC Guidelines.
Attendees are eligible for 1.25 hours of FREE IL MCLE credit. No registration is needed, however please click here to download an event brochure.
Liability arising out of §1983 presents a continuing challenge for all municipal lawyers, private practitioners, and litigators who try cases in this dynamic area. Keeping up with this ever-changing environment is critical. You will learn both the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of §1983 practice and trial skills, and analyze the latest judicial decisions.
Attendees are eligible for 11.0 hours of MCLE Credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit. For more information and to register, visit www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cle.
Nationally recognized tax advisors provide a comprehensive update on cutting-edge legal, legislative and policy developments and their impact on tax planning, compliance and controversy techniques.
Past Event Highlights
(l-r) Andy Hays '05, Kelly Barrett '05, Luke Novak '05, Megan Marzec Slowikowski '04, and Tim Ritchey '05 attended the Young Alumni Council Kick-Off.
The Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council “kicked-off” its formation with a cocktail party at Midtown Kitchen & Bar on February 18. Over 100 young alumni mingled and learned about the Council's plans.
What can the Young Alumni Council do for you? Please give us your feedback:
Photos of the Young Alumni Kick-Off Party are available on the Alumni Online Community at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/yackickoff. For more information about the Young Alumni Council and to find out how to get involved, please visit www.kentlaw.edu/alumni/board/youngalumni.html.
The Shanghai, China chapter of the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association held its inaugural meeting on February 6 at the Shanghai Bar Association (SBA). During the meeting, the chairman and vice chairmen of the chapter were elected and its articles of association were approved. The group also discussed its future growth.
Liu Zhengdong, the chairman of the SBA, also presented at the meeting, expressing his congratulations to the new group and offering comments and suggestions regarding the future development and expansion of the Shanghai chapter.The Shanghai Alumni Chapter is the first Chicago-Kent alumni club in China, with the goal of exchanging information, to promoting friendship and to improving professional service for alumni in Eastern China. To view photos of the event, please visit the Shanghai chapter's group page at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/shanghai.
Dean Harold J. Krent, Professor Ralph Brill, Brill Chair Visitor Terri LeClercq, and Tom Demetrio ‘73, who headed the Brill Chair fundraising campaign.
Chicago-Kent held a reception on February 22 to welcome Terri LeClercq, the law school's first Ralph Brill Visiting Professor, and to commemorate Professor Brill's 50th year of teaching.
Ms. LeClercq is a nationally recognized authority on legal writing, research and drafting, who visited the law school during the week of February 22 to participate in a variety of activities with Chicago-Kent faculty and students. The Ralph Brill Visiting Professorship is a component of the Ralph Brill Faculty Chair Program, established in 2008 with more than $1.5 million in cash and pledges contributed by more than 400 Chicago-Kent alumni and friends. We hope to welcome the first permanent chair holder this fall.
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