Greetings Alumni:

On September 18, our law school had the privilege of officially unveiling Iustitiam Servaverunt, a wall sculpture honoring alumni who serve or have served as courtroom judges. The support of alumni was magnificent, with over 150 in attendance, including almost 100 alumni judges and their families. The sculpture can accomodate additional names, therefore we invite you to visit and recognize your fellow alumni, then kindly let us know of anyone we have missed, as well as share with us any new appointments.

In the next few months, we are hosting two more wonderful opportunities to connect with Chicago-Kent alumni. The first is Reunion 2006, to be held at the law school on Friday, October 20, which will celebrate members of the Classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001. The day includes several activities leading up to the evening’s cocktail reception and individual class dinners. This is definitely one Reunion celebration you will not want to miss.

Our other great event this fall is the 29th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon, on Thursday, November 16 at the University Club of Chicago. Special guest Bill Kurtis will welcome guests and help us honor our outstanding award recipients. For more information on this year’s luncheon, please look for more in the News and Announcements section of this E-newsletter.

Finally, on a bittersweet note, as many of you may have heard, after 16 years as president, Lew Collens has announced his plans for retirement next spring. Lew has been a strong ally of the law school for over 30 years, and we have improved vastly because of his support. Please be assured that over the next few months, we will be working with IIT on how to best honor Lew’s legacy.

Thank you for your continued support of Chicago-Kent. I look forward to seeing you at future events.


Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

The unveiling of Iustitiam Servaverunt was held on September 18, as Chicago-Kent honored its alumni judges, shown above, at the ceremony and reception.


Reunion 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006

We have a fantastic Reunion planned for graduates from the classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001.

For more on the day's activities, visit the Reunion 2006 Home page. You will not want to miss this exciting event!


29th annual All Alumni Award Luncheon
The University Club of Chicago
November 16, 2006

11:30 AM - Reception
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Luncheon

with Special Guest Bill Kurtis

This year, we received an overwhelming number of nominations and supporting material for the Alumni Board of Directors to consider, however after careful review, we are proud to recognize this year's winners:

Distinguished Service Award

Burton S. Odelson ’72
Partner, Odelson and Sterk, Ltd.

Professional Achievement Award

Cynthia Cobbs '88
Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

Barry Maram '71
Director, Illinois Healthcare and Family Services

Raymond J. Werner ‘71
Managing Partner, Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Young Alumnus/a Award

Alyssa C. Mogul '98
Managing Partner, Grund and Leavitt

Cathy Rath '01
Teamsters Central States Pension and Health & Welfare Funds

The Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Award

Pablo Almaguer '97
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

Shaena M. Fazal '00
Director of Long-Term Prisoner Policy Project,
John Howard Association
Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship

Special Honoree
Dolores K. Hanna '52

Year-End Giving
Did you know?

The recent passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 presents at least one new opportunity (limited to the 2006 and 2007 tax years) for using IRA assets to fund charitable gifts. If you are 70 ½, under certain circumstances you can direct the administrator of your IRA to distribute gifts of up to $100,000 to charitable organizations without incurring federal income tax on the distributions. These distributions can be applied in satisfaction of your required minimum distribution for the year. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Lisa Turley,, or Mark Boeck, in our Office of Institutional Advancement.

Coming Soon!
New and improved Alumni Advisor Network through the CSO!

Whether you practice law or have taken your career in a different direction, your professional experience can be an invaluable resource for Chicago-Kent students, as well as alumnae/i seeking a lateral move or career change. To foster the sharing of information among Chicago-Kent alumni and students, we are moving the current Alumni Advisor Network to the Symplicity system. Chicago-Kent students and alums will be able to use the database to seek the advice of volunteer advisors about practice areas, networking, and job search strategies. We hope the hundreds of alums who previously signed up as advisors, as well as those who have not yet registered, will consider being a part of our new and improved system. Information how to register will be available in the next few weeks. Keep your eye on the Alumni Newsletter and your email for more information! If you have any questions about the system or your participation, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Pohlman McQuillen, Director of Career Services, at


A Chicago Nano Forum Event Hosted by
IIT Chicago-Kent's Center on Nanotechnology and Society

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

October 5, 2006
5:30 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law Auditorium
565 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL

For more information or to RSVP, contact

Eugenics & Emerging Technologies:
Bioethics in the Shadow of Auschwitz?

Friday, November 10, 2006
National Press Club
Washington, D.C.

Emerging technologies promise to correct all that ails humankind and even boast the possibility of enhancing human abilities. But when do such “corrections” and “enhancements” – even with the best intentions – become eugenic? What roles do lessons from the past and key concerns of bioethics play in this Brave New World? And, even before such interventions become possible, we confront the “passive” issues of our fast-expanding genetic information – from who gets to access it to how it should be used.

To address these issues, the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future (IBHF) at Chicago-Kent is hosting a free conference that brings together some of the key voices in our discussion of the technology of the 21st century:

To RSVP or for more information, contact
Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future
Phone: 312.906.5337

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October 2006