Chicago-Kent College of Law: Alumni E-Brief
Alumni E-Brief
Dean Harold J. Krent

From the Dean

Bar Exam Results and the 2008 Alumni Awards

First, I am thrilled to relay that 96% of our graduates passed the July 2008 Illinois Bar Exam, putting us second in the state, ahead of the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, etc. Our faculty and students both should be proud!

Each year, we honor the distinguished alumni and individuals who serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community. Hosted by the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors, this year’s Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon will take place on December 11, 2008 at the Standard Club. I am pleased to welcome Chicago TV and Radio Personality Bruce Wolf ’81 as this year’s emcee. 

The luncheon will honor our 2008 Alumni Award recipients and will include our new Institutional Partner Award. Click here to view the full article announcing the award winners. I congratulate this year's alumni award recipients!

For additional information on the 2008 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon and to RSVP, please visit A special thank you to our 2008 Sponsors who have so generously supported this year’s event! I look forward to seeing you there.


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

40 Under 40 Alumni
Bruce Wolf ’81, Chicago TV/ Radio Personality, will emcee the 2008 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon.

In This Issue

News and Announcements

Announcing the 2008 Alumni Award Recipients

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.

For more information, and to RSVP, please visit RSVP by Dec. 1, 2008.

Support the Annual Fund

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. 

Introducing Virtual Reunions: Class Years Ending in 3 and 8

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

10-Year Reunion: Class of 1998
15-Year Reunion: Class of 1993
20-Year Reunion: Class of 1988
30-Year Reunion: Class of 1978
35-Year Reunion: Class of 1973
40-Year Reunion: Class of 1968
45-Year Reunion: Class of 1963

Please note: 2003, 1983, 1958 and Golden Alumni Reunions took place earlier this year.

Jacob Kahn '08 is inducted into the Order of the Coif by Dean Steve Sowle.
Jacob Kahn '08 (right) is inducted into the Order of the Coif by Dean Steve Sowle.

32 Alumni Inducted into Order of the Coif

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.

Public Interest Attorneys: Loan Repayment Assistance Program

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

Seeking Volunteers from the Following Years:





1965 and all earlier years

Class Correspondents Needed!

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 or (312) 906-5240.

Career Advisor Network

One of the Chicago-Kent’s most valuable resources is the Career Advisor Network. As a Career Advisor you are searchable in the Online Community by students and recent graduates who are looking for assistance on such on issues such as practice trends, legal markets in specific geographic areas, and other related topics.

To become a Career Advisor, visit Click on “My Account,” choose the “Career Advising” tab, and check the indicated box.

Please note: Students now have access to the advisor search, so please be sure to update your information!

Not yet a part of the community?
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Save the Date

Social Events - Chicago

Kent Justice Foundation: 5th Annual Wine Down the Week
Thursday, November 6, 2008
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

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.

Tickets: $10 at the door.  Raffle Tickets:  1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00, or 8 for $10.00.  Please contact for more information.

2008 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Reception: 11:30 a.m. ~ Luncheon: 12:00 p.m.
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604

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

Lectures & Conferences

Lehman Brothers: How Its Bankruptcy Impacted the International Future Derivatives Market
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St., Room 305, Chicago, IL 60661

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.

Wet with Blood

This event is free and open to the public.

"Wet with Blood": Mary Todd Lincoln and the Lincoln Assassination
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Lecture: 3:00 p.m. ~ Reception: 4:00 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661

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.

For more information, visit Presented by the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities, this event is free and open to the public.

CLE Opportunities

Northwestern Law's Advocacy and Ethics Film Series: Judgment at Nuremberg
Thursday, November 13, 2008
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Northwestern University School of Law, 357 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

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
Friday, November 14, 2008
8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

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

Past Event Highlights

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Melinda Stanley '08, Michael Booth '08, Ivan Golden '08, and Kiran Ali '07 met for a New York City Alumni Gathering in October.

New York Alumni Gathering

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

Thank You to our October Alumni Volunteers!

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.

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Dean Krent met with Alumni in Beijing, China in September.

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.

Dean Krent Visits China

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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