Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

NOVEMBER 2012

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2012 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon
In This Issue

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • From the Dean: Alumni Awards Luncheon
  • Nominations Open for 125 Alumni of Distinction
  • Jury Center Renamed to Honor Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
  • Congratulations to Alumni Named 40 under Forty
  • Professor Ron Staudt Named President of the College of Law Practice Management
  • Illinois Bar Exam Results are In!
  • Recognizing Philanthropy: Donor Honor Roll 2012
  • Supreme Court and the American Public Symposium
  • U.S. Supreme Court Chicago-Kent Group Swearing-In
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE
PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS


ALUMNI PROFILE:
2012 Alumni Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2012 Alumni Award Recipients: Roy C. Palmer ’62, Distinguished Service Award; Kathleen M. McDonough ’94 and John J. Pikarski, Jr. ’69, Professional Achievement Award; Matthew T. Jenkins ’07 and Kathryn M. Woodward ’02, Young Alumni Award; and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Institutional Partner Award.

From the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent
 
2012 ALUMNI AWARDS & RECOGNITION LUNCHEON

Each year, the law school recognizes alumni and friends who are leaders in their fields or who serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community, and we are proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Alumni Awards.

Hosted by the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors, this year’s Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon will take place Thursday, November 15 at the Standard Club.

The luncheon will honor these distinguished alumni as well as our alumni and friends who volunteered for the law school over the past year. I congratulate this year's award recipients and thank those of you who have volunteered your time and energy to Chicago-Kent.

For additional information on the 2012 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon and to RSVP, please visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/awardsluncheon.

A special thank you to our 2012 Sponsors who have so generously supported this year’s event, including Diamond Sponsor Segal McCambridge, and Reception Sponsors Edelson McGuireGordon & Pikarski, and Seyfarth Shaw, LLP.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Harold J. Krent 
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements

An Afternoon with Justice John Paul Stevens
An Afternoon with Justice John Paul Stevens
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
speaks with Prof. Nancy Marder, one of his former clerks.
 
Nominations Open for 125 Alumni of Distinction
Throughout 2013, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will celebrate 125 Years of Distinctive Legal Education. In recognition of our vibrant alumni community, we are collecting nominations for 125 Alumni of Distinction, alumni who are trailblazers, innovators, or outstanding examples of what graduates from Chicago-Kent can achieve. Nominate a classmate, colleague or alumni mentor today: www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/125nomination.

Jury Center Renamed to Honor Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
The Jury Center at IIT Chicago-Kent has been renamed in honor of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Click here to learn more about the Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center. Video of Justice Stevens' lecture is available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/ChicagoKentLaw.

Congratulations to Chicago-Kent Alumni Named 40 under Forty
Seven Chicago-Kent alumni were named in the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch in 2012” listing by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company: John L. Abramic ’01, Howard L. Huntington ’98, Eric D. Jones ’98, Eric M. Madiar ’00, Kathryn L. Mickelson ’05, Jordan S. Powell ’07, and Jacqueline J. Torshen ’98. Click here to see all of Chicago-Kent’s honorees, and on behalf of the Alumni Association, we offer a hearty congratulations!

Prof. Ron Staudt
Prof. Ron Staudt
Professor Ron Staudt Named President of the College of Law Practice Management
Ronald W. Staudt, professor of law and director of the Center for Access to Justice & Technology, was elected president of the College of Law Practice Management on October 25. The College of Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management. 

Illinois Bar Exam Results are In!
Chicago-Kent is pleased to report a 95 percent pass rate for first-time Bar exam test-takers in the state of Illinois, which is six percentage points above the statewide rate of 89 percent. Thank you to our faculty and staff for continuing to provide the challenging academic environment required to produce such impressive results.

Honor Roll 2012Recognizing Philanthropy: Donor Honor Roll 2012
Each year, we’re privileged to acknowledge supporters of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by sharing a donor Honor Roll spanning our most recent fiscal year. With donors ranging from 3Ls making their very first gift to long-time partners and advisors of the school, the Honor Roll reflects the spirit and generosity of the ever-growing Chicago-Kent community. We couldn't do it without you, and we wouldn't want to. On the cusp of our 125th year together, here’s to the bright future of Chicago-Kent. Access the 2012 Honor Roll now.

Chicago-Kent Law Review and ISCOTUS to host Symposium on Supreme Court and the American Public
On November 15-16, Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) and the Chicago-Kent Law Review will host a symposium on the Supreme Court and the American Public. Presenters will discuss how the Court uses technology, how Justices communicate with the public and the role of journalists. The symposium is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/symposium.

U.S. Supreme Court Chicago-Kent Group Swearing-In: March 4, 2013
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association will host a group swearing-in at the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 4, 2013. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Information Form by Monday, December 3 to reserve your spot. Our group is limited to 50 participants. Please see www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/supremecourt for additional information.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP): Apply by December 1
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) at Chicago-Kent assists alumni in low-paying public interest jobs in managing student loan debt so they can remain in those jobs, and to encourage current students to consider a public interest career. Applications will be accepted until December 1 from eligible alumni, with awards granted in February 2013. For more information on the LRAP, visit www.kentlaw.iit.edu/lrap.

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

Art & Cultural Property Law Society Gallery Crawl
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Meet Point: 845 W Washington Blvd, 3:00 p.m.
Galleries throughout the West Loop, 3:00-5:00 p.m., followed by drinks at Haymarket Pub & Brewery
No registration required.

Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 11:30 a.m.
The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
RSVP Now!
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.

"Wine Not?"
Kent Justice Foundation's Annual Fall Wine Event
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance (sold on-site the week prior or can be reserved by contacting KJF), $12 at the door

Save the Date: 125th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Union Station Great Hall
Contact tanderson@kentlaw.iit.edu if you are interested in serving on the Gala Host Committee or sponsoring the event.


C-K on the Road

IIT Phoenix Alumni Gathering

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Vig, 4041 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018
RSVP by November 1.

IIT New York Alumni Gathering
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.  
Home of David Ling, New York, NY 10010
RSVP by November 23Space is limited.

Chicago-Kent Supreme Court Group Swearing-In

Monday, March 4, 2013
Save your spot today! Visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/supremecourt for more information.

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Professional Development & CLE


The Henry Morris Lecture in International & Comparative Law
“The Achievements and Paradoxes of Constitutional Democracy in Turkey” by Prof. Dr. Bertil Emrah Oder, Koç University Law School
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Noon-1:00 p.m.
Eligible for 1.0 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Bi-annual Midwest Arbitrators' Symposium
Friday, November 9, 2012 | 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Eligible for 5.0 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Click here to register online.

Supreme Court and the American Public Symposium
November 15-16, 2012
Co-hosted by the Chicago-Kent Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) and the Chicago-Kent Law Review.
Details at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/symposium.

28th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Friday, November 30, 2012 | 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Eligible for 5.75 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Click here to register online.

Save the Date: Environmental Law Symposium
March 7-8, 2013

35th Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
Professor Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Eligible for 1.25 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Save the Date: E-Discovery Institute
Thursday, March 21, 2013

30th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
April 18-19, 2013
Eligible for 11.0 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Click here to register online.

More events...


Past Event Highlights

ASCK Week 2012: Alumni/Student Networking Reception
Alumni came back to Chicago-Kent to show current students how to "work a room" and help them practice networking skills. Click here to view a slideshow on Flickr.
Coffee ConneKtions
During ASCK Week 2012: Alumni/Student ConneKtions, recent graduates hosted students for coffee as part of a new Coffee ConneKtions program. Many thanks to all of our alumni who volunteered during ASCK Week!
Alumni/Student Networking Reception   Coffee ConneKtions
Alumni/Student Networking Reception
(L-R): Mohit Bangia '15, Michael Wilder '05, Lindsey Orlando '15, and Azadeh Akbari '15.
Coffee ConneKtions
(L-R): Michael Aschenbrener '07 hosted Adrian Murati '15, Nickolas Spencer '13, and Casey Brown '15 for coffee in October.

Society of Women in Law Mentor Program Kick-Off
The Society of Women in Law hosted its annual Mentor Program Kick-Off reception on October 17. More than 75 students are paired with alumnae mentors for this year's program! Click here to view a slideshow on Flickr.
Class of 1992 20-Year Reunion
The Class of 1992, the first class to graduate from the law school's current location at 565 W. Adams, returned to the law school for their 20-Year reunion on October 18. Click here to view a slideshow on Flickr.
Women in Law Mentor Program Class of 1992 Reunion
Women in Law Mentor Reception
(L-R) Maryl Rosen '95 and Christine Livingood '15 met at the mentor kick-off reception.
Class of 1992 Reunion
(L-R): Rob Graettinger '92, Steve Viz '92, Francine Fishel '92, Matthew Walsh '92, Tracy Robb '92, and Kevin O'Reilly '92.

To see photos from all recent Alumni Association events, see our photo gallery

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