In This Issue
News and Announcements
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2008 Alumni Award recipients. They will be honored at the 2008 Alumni Awards and Recognition Luncheon on December 11, 2008.
Distinguished Service Award
Professional Achievement Award
For more information, and to RSVP, please visit www.kentlaw.edu/allalumlunch. RSVP by Dec. 1, 2008.
As you weigh your options of which charities to contribute to in a volatile economy, we hope that Chicago-Kent is one of your choices. Your generosity to the annual fund or other programs provides much needed support for students, faculty research and the development of cutting edge programs. You are an important partner in our success; a gift in any amount will make a difference.
This year we are introducing Virtual Reunions! Connect with your classmates via our Alumni Online Community. Chat with your class on your message board, share your career, family, and community milestones by posting a class note, read class notes from other alumni, or use the directory search to see individual profiles of fellow alumni.
Click your individual class year below to get started, or visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/reunion.
Please note: 2003, 1983, 1958 and Golden Alumni Reunions took place earlier this year.
On October 31, 2008, the Chicago-Kent College of Law chapter of the Order of the Coif inducted 32 new members during an award ceremony at Hotel Allegro. The Order of the Coif is a national legal honor society that recognizes superior scholarship and promotes the ethical standards of the legal profession.
Chicago-Kent College of Law was unanimously elected to membership in the Order of the Coif in 1989. The law school faculty selects members from the top 10 percent of each graduating class. Professor Howard C. Eglit is president of the Chicago-Kent chapter.
We congratulate our most recent honorees, all graduates from the May 2008 class. Please click here to view a full list of the Order of the Coif inductees.
Given the salary discrepancy between public interest and corporate attorneys, few lawyers can afford to pursue a career in public interest law. Chicago-Kent is committed to helping to close that gap through a newly established program, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). The mission of the LRAP is 1) to help alumni in low-paying public interest jobs manage student loan debt, so they can remain in their public interest jobs and 2) to encourage current students to consider a public interest career.
Applications can be submitted through December 1, 2008, with awards granted in February 2009. For more information on the LRAP and to apply, please visit www.kentlaw.edu/publicinterest/lrap/.
Are you looking to give back to the law school, but don’t have a lot of time? Volunteer to be a class correspondent!
Class correspondents assist the Office of Alumni Relations in gathering class notes from alumni in their class year to be printed in the Chicago-Kent Magazine. If you are interested in being your class’s correspondent, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240.
Kent Justice Foundation: 5th Annual Wine Down the Week
The Kent Justice Foundation presents its 5th annual “Wine Down the Week” fundraiser, including wine tasting, beer, hors d'oeuvres and raffle prizes! All proceeds go toward the KJF Summer Fellowship Program, providing fellowships for Chicago-Kent law students pursuing low-paying and non-paying public interest summer work.
Please join us for the 31st annual Alumni Awards & Recognition Reception and Luncheon, hosted by the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors. Bruce Wolf ’81, Chicago TV/Radio Personality, will emcee this year’s event, which honors the 2008 Alumni Award Recipients and our Alumni and Friend volunteers.
RSVP by December 1, 2008 at www.kentlaw.edu/allalumlunch.
Lehman Brothers: How Its Bankruptcy Impacted the International Future Derivatives Market
Please join us for this fascinating lecture by Ronald H. Filler, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Financial Services Law at New York Law School. An expert in financial services law, Filler was previously the Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers. Filler also serves as a member of the Chicago-Kent Board of Overseers.
This event is free and open to the public.
Professor Lori Andrews and Russell Lewis, Vice President and Chief Historian of the Chicago History Museum, will speak on Wet with Blood. The program focuses on an artifact found in the Chicago History Museum's collection, a cloak allegedly worn by Mary Todd Lincoln on the evening her husband, Abraham, was assassinated in April 1865.
Northwestern Law's Advocacy and Ethics Film Series: Judgment at Nuremberg
Films often portray the best and worst of the legal profession, providing an ideal method for analyzing and evaluating both positive and negative aspects of the practice of law. Join us for a lively moderated discussion of crucial issues in advocacy and legal ethics, as raised in the film, Judgment at Nuremberg. Presented by Northwestern University School of Law’s Bartlit Center for Trial Strategy.
Attendees are eligible for 1.5 Hours of IL MCLE Professional credit. For more information and to register, please click here. With confirmed registration, you will be provided with a copy of the DVD to view prior to the discussion.
Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Join us for a day of informative discussion with some of the foremost public sector labor relations practitioners. James Warren of the Chicago Tribune will give the keynote address: The 2008 Elections: What the Results Mean for Labor Relations. Co-Sponsored by the Illinois Labor Relations Board and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.
Attendees are eligible for 5.75 Hours of IL MCLE credit, including 1.25 Hours of Ethics Credit. For more information and to register, visit www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cle.
Over 30 alumni and friends gathered at the New York Yacht Club with Dean Harold J. Krent on October 21, 2008 for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Hosted by Ed Tillinghast ’83, the evening included an exciting discussion on how the law school and area alumni can work together to expand Chicago-Kent’s presence in New York City.
More photos from the event are available on the Alumni Online Community at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/newyork.
Lee Augsburger ’87, Chief Compliance Officer for Prudential Financial and Theodore “Ted” Koenig ’83, President, CEO and founder of Chicago-based Monroe Capital were the most recent alumni to participate in our Dean’s Roundtable series. The Roundtable program was introduced by Dean Harold J. Krent to allow for student interaction with alumni in an informal lunch setting. It highlights successful alumni who work in careers outside the legal profession but who still utilize their legal education. We are grateful to Lee and Ted for taking the time to give back to students.
Similarly, alumni volunteers recently participated in the Alumni Board of Directors’ “Take a Break” series, discussing the value of networking with students. Thanks to Tarek Fadel ‘03, Paul Miller ‘00, and William Hadler ‘08 for serving as panelists for this event.
In September 2008, Dean Krent visited alumni in Shanghai and Beijing, China. He also presented talk at the local bar associations on Strategies for International Consumer Protection and answered questions about the Chicago-Kent LLM program.
More pictures from his trip are available on the Alumni Online Community.
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