In This Issue
News and Announcements
The Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council will be sponsoring a team for the 18th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon on Saturday, June 11.
The Serve-a-Thon is the largest day of community service in Chicago, where more than 60,000 volunteers help beautify Chicago schools by painting classrooms, murals, and adding painted activity lines to playgrounds, organizing libraries, and planting flowers. More than 30,000 Chicago students are impacted by the work done during the Serve-a-Thon.
To sign up for the Chicago-Kent young alumni team (all ages are welcome!), visit: http://chicagocares.kintera.org/serve-a-thon2011/ckyoungalumni. The time commitment is about 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and there is a $30 registration donation required to join the team. The volunteer registration deadline is Monday, June 6, or whenever capacity is reached (whichever comes first).
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year marks Professor Ralph Brill's 50th year of teaching at Chicago-Kent. To celebrate, the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association is collecting memories of Professor Brill from alumni, faculty, and colleagues at http://ralphbrill.wordpress.com/. We invite you to comment on the site with your favorite story about Professor Brill, a fond memory, or well-wishes as Professor Brill and Chicago-Kent celebrate this significant milestone. Comments and photos can also be emailed to email@example.com.
Save the date for an evening to honor Professor Brill to be held on Thursday, July 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center. More information will be available in June.
Professor Ronald W. Staudt and a team of educators and entrepreneurs were recently honored at the “Future Ed: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education” conference held at New York Law School. Their project, titled "Apps for Justice: Learning Law by Creating Software," proposes new clinical courses in law schools that teach students about technology and substantive law by having them create software applications that do everything from helping practitioners "work smarter" to empowering pro se litigants and others to address their own problems and opportunities.
The project was created as part of a year-long "Future Ed" contest co-sponsored by New York Law School and Harvard Law School that sought innovative ideas to expand the scope of legal education, improve quality and reduce costs. Contestants were challenged to develop "operational alternatives to the traditional law school business model and to identify concrete steps for the implementation of new designs."
Receiving the most votes of the contest, Professor Staudt and his team received $10.5 million in "fictional funding" for their idea. The team partners included educators and professionals from Capstone Practice Systems, CALI, Columbia and Brigham Young.
"Now comes the hard work of raising real money to deliver Apps for Justice clinics at law schools other than Chicago-Kent and our few partners in this proposal," said Professor Staudt.
To read the full announcement, click here.
The latest issue of the Seventh Circuit Review, featuring articles analyzing recent decisions dealing with civil procedure, criminal procedure, environmental law, evidence, products liability, and First, Fourth and Second Amendment law, is now available at www.kentlaw.edu/7cr. Student authors have also recorded audio synopses of their articles that are available as downloadable MP3 files.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Enjoy an evening of cocktails while you meet fellow LL.M. alumni, reconnect with former professors and enjoy being back on campus.
Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy teams had an impressive season, capped off by Ryan Nolte '11 and Rachel Remke '12 placing second in the country at the National Trial Competition in Houston. For a list of season highlights, see below.
Trial advocacy alumni are invited to the annual Alumni Dinner, celebrating a culture of excellence in trial advocacy at Chicago-Kent.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240 by Monday, June 6.
Many thanks to Judge Erickson and the numerous alumni coaches who coached the teams to another successful season!
LL.M. Reunion Reception
Graduates of the masters of law (LL.M.) at Chicago-Kent are invited to return to the law school for a reunion reception.
Trial Advocacy Alumni Dinner
Please join us to celebrate a culture of excellence in trial advocacy at Chicago-Kent. RSVP to email@example.com or (312) 906-5240 by Monday, June 6.
IIT Chicago Alumni Event: Guest Bartender Reception
The Mid-America Club and Illinois Institute of Technology are pleased to invite you to a
Young Alumni Council: Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon
Members of the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council invite alumni to participate in the annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon by joining the YAC’s volunteer team. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: IIT Morton Arboretum Spring Family Event
The IIT Alumni Association will be hosting a family day at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. More information will be available in June.
Save the Date: South Suburban Networking Event
Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox: Alumni Pre-Game Gathering
The Bog is IIT’s campus pub and recreation center. The space includes a full-service bowling alley, pool and ping pong tables, an arcade with Wii and other gaming favorites, and bar and grill. Families are welcome.
The White Sox are offering half-priced tickets to Chicago-Kent alumni and their family & friends to watch the Sox take on the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. To order tickets, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/whitesox.
Save the Date - An Evening Celebrating 50 Years:
Professor Ralph Brill’s Legacy at Chicago-Kent
Submit your favorite Ralph Brill memories and stories at http://ralphbrill.wordpress.com/.
Save the Date: North Suburban Networking Event
Save the Date: Chicago-Kent Alumni Night @ Wrigley Field
Watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves! Tickets will be available starting July 11.
Save the Date: IIT Golden Reunion
Chicago-Kent alumni from 1961 and prior are invited to the Golden Reunion at IIT, along with a special reception for Chicago-Kent graduates. More details available soon.
Washington D.C.-area Alumni Dinner
Please join us for a dinner at the University Club of Washington, D.C. for Chicago-Kent Supreme Court Bar applicants, alumni, and guests. Hosted by Dean Harold J. Krent, the dinner will feature special guest speaker Jerry Goldman, director of the Oyez Project. The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive for all audio recorded in the Supreme Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955, and is now headquartered at Chicago-Kent.
Business attire is required (no denim or athletic shoes).
RSVP by Monday, May 16.
Designed for attorneys, accountants, corporate tax directors and staff, this Institute features nationally recognized tax advisors providing a comprehensive update on cutting-edge legal, legislative and policy developments and their impact on tax planning, compliance and controversy techniques.
Registration Fees: $455/person; $355/person for government/alumni; $30/luncheon ticket.
Click here to download the complete conference brochure, or visit www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cle to register online.
30th annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
This one-day seminar features a mid-to-advanced level of discussion for experienced attorneys, accountants, and not-for-profit executives, staff, and board members on the most recent developments in taxation, legislation and regulation affecting not-for-profit organizations in Illinois.
Registration Fees: $215/person until May 16; $245/person after May 16; $195/person for Chicago-Kent alumni. A $10/person discount is available to groups that register 3 or more at the same time (no group discount available with Chicago-Kent alumni rate).
Save the Date: 29th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
3rd annual Financial Services Law Conference:
Numerous current developments are affecting the regulation, trading and documentation of futures and OTC derivatives. The conference will provide an up-to-date analysis of the most recent legislative and regulatory developments and practical information you can use every day.
Registration Fees: $395/person until October 7; $435/person after October 7; $325/person for government/alumni.
Click here to download a flyer about the conference, or visit www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cle to register online.
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