Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

MAY 2012

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2012 Public Interest Awards
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • From the Dean: Welcoming Our Newest Alumni
  • Two Students Receive Justice Stevens Public Interest Fellowships
  • Chicago-Kent Recognized by Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Bar & Gavel Society Inductees
  • Trial Advocacy Alumni Reunion
  • ISCOTUS Releases Searchable/Shareable Audio of Health Care Reform Act Arguments
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE
PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS


Photos from recent eventsPHOTOS FROM RECENT EVENTS
It's been a busy spring for the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association! Check out photos from some of our recent events at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/photos.
From the Dean
Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand
Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand
 
Laurel Bellows, 
president-elect of the American Bar Association
Laurel Bellows,
president-elect of the American Bar Association

 


Welcoming Our Newest Alumni
In less than two weeks, the Class of 2012 will join our alumni community at the 2012 Chicago-Kent Commencement. This year, we are honored to welcome two speakers for the ceremony—Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, and Laurel Bellows, president-elect of the American Bar Association and member our Board of Overseers. The ceremony will be held at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., in Chicago on Sunday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Fifteen of our alumni will also participate in the ceremony as alumni "hooders," conferring the JD hood on a family member during the ceremony. This tradition is symbol of the strength of the Chicago-Kent alumni community and a testament to the support these students have received from family and friends throughout their law school career.

I invite you to follow along with the day's activities online—whether through the live webcast of the ceremony, or with photos and posts on Facebook and Twitter throughout the day. All will be available on May 13 at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/commencement.

Please join me in congratulating the Class of 2012 and welcoming them to the alumni community.

Sincerely,
Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements

(L-R): Kylin Fisher '13 , Professor Nancy Marder, 
and Patrick Ferrell '13.
Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowships
(L-R):
Kylin Fisher '13 , Professor Nancy Marder,
and Patrick Ferrell '13.
Students Receive Justice Stevens Public Interest Fellowships
Patrick Ferrell '13 and Kylin Fisher '13 received Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowships to spend the summer working in unpaid public interest positions. The Justice Stevens Fellowship program at Chicago-Kent was developed and funded through the generous support of Professor Nancy Marder, who served as a law clerk for Justice Stevens. This is the second year these fellowships have been awarded.

Chicago-Kent Recognized by Illinois Legal Aid Online
Chicago-Kent will receive Illinois Legal Aid Online's (ILAO) Early Adopter Award at their 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Other recipients of the Early Adopter Award include The Chicago Bar Foundation and the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, who, along with Chicago-Kent, provided the initial funding for Illinois Legal Aid Online and are being honored for their innovation and leadership as founders of the organization. Read more…

Bar & Gavel Society Inducts 12 Members
Each year, Chicago-Kent's Student Bar Association inducts graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to the law school, the community and the legal profession, into the Bar & Gavel Society. Special congratulations to Adjunct Professor of the Year Bob Surrette '97 and Alumnus of the Year Kevin Gallardo '08! Read more…

Trial Advocacy Alumni Reunion
Join us for the 2012 Trial Advocacy Alumni Reunion on Tuesday, June 12, at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. The reception and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., with awards presented at 6:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more details!

ISCOTUS Releases Searchable/Shareable Audio of Heath Care Reform Act Arguments
Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) has updated its comprehensive multimedia guide on issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The ISCOTUS healthcare web page is available at www.oyeztoday.org/healthcare. Read more...
2012 Public Interest Awards
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

2012 Commencement
Sunday, May 13, 2012 | 2:30 p.m.
UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL
Watch live online at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/commencement.

Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox

Friday, June 08, 2012 | 7:10 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Field

Annual Trial Advocacy Alumni Reunion
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
RSVP by June 8.


C-K on the Road


Palo Alto Alumni Gathering
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.
Zibibbo, 430 Kipling St, Palo Alto, CA
RSVP by May 21.

San Francisco Alumni Gathering
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 6:00 p.m.
The Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA
RSVP by May 21.

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Professional Development & CLE

"Giving Ground: The Play"
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 3:00-7:15 p.m.
James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Lower Level, Chicago, IL
Eligible for 4.0 hours of IL MCLE credit including 2.0 hours of professionalism/ethics credit.

CLE & Networking Series: Topics on Litigation
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 3:30 p.m.-5:35 p.m., reception follows
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

31st annual Federal Tax Institute
Thursday & Friday, May 17-18, 2012
Eligible for 9.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Register online at http://cle.kentlaw.edu/.

31st annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
Thursday, June 7, 2012 | 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Eligible for 7.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Register online at http://cle.kentlaw.edu/.

CLE & Networking Series: Ethics
Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 3:30 p.m.-5:35 p.m., reception follows
Eligible for 2.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.


More events...

Past Event Highlights

IPLS Alumni Awards
The Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) presented Thomas J. Donovan '87 with its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award on April 5.
Diversity Networking Reception
On April 11, APALSA, BLSA, HLLSA, the Lambdas, and SALSA all hosted the Sixth Annual Diversity Networking Reception. Click here to see photos.
15th Anniversary of ILW
The Institute for Law and the Workplace celebrated 15 years as a resource for the labor & employment law community on April 18. Click here to see photos.
(L-R): Joseph Janas '12, Thomas J. Donovan '87, and James Alex '13. (L-R): George Jackson '85, Jessica Ryou '14, and Phillip Hwang '14.
(L-R): Joseph Janas '12, Thomas J. Donovan '87, and James Alex '13.
(L-R): George Jackson '85, Jessica Ryou '14, and Phillip Hwang '14.
Professor Marty Malin emcees the program speakers.
2012 Centennial Lecture
Professor Austin D. Sarat of Amherst College delivered the 2012 Centennial Lecture, "Keeping Civility in its Place: Dissent, Injustice and the Lessons of History," on April 23.
2012 Palmer Prize Lecture
Professor Laura Dickinson of George Washington University discussed her book, Outsourcing War and Peace, at the Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture on April 24.
Public Interest Awards Night
Chicago-Kent alumni, students and faculty were honored at the annual Public Interest Awards Night for their commitment to public interest work. Click here to see photos.
Prof. Austin D. Sarat speaking with guests at the 2012 Centennial Lecture reception. Back row (L-R): Roy C. Palmer '62 and Susan Palmer. Front row (L-R): Prof. Laura Dickinson and Dean Hal Krent. 2012 Alumni Awardees (L-R): Dean Hal Krent, Paul Haidle '07, Victor Perez '01, Zena Naiditch on behalf of Equip for Equality, Jim Reichardt '77, and Mari Monteiro '04, also on behalf of Equip for Equality.
Prof. Austin D. Sarat speaking with guests at the 2012 Centennial Lecture reception.
Back row (L-R): Roy C. Palmer '62 and Susan Palmer. Front row (L-R): Prof. Laura Dickinson and Dean Hal Krent.
2012 Alumni Awardees (L-R): Dean Hal Krent, Paul Haidle '07, Victor Perez '01, Zena Naiditch on behalf of Equip for Equality, Jim Reichardt '77, and Mari Monteiro '04, also on behalf of Equip for Equality.

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