The 40 under 40 honorees, clockwise from top: Todd A. Bresney ‘96, Stephen P. Ellenbecker ’02, Michael B. Harlin ’96, Daniel C. McCabe ’94, Anne Shaw ‘95, and Jill M. Webb ’96.
In This Issue
News and Announcements
The prize was established in 2007 by Chicago-Kent alumnus Roy C. Palmer '62 and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, to honor an exemplary work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. The winning author will present his work at Chicago-Kent on Friday, October 10, 2008. (Click here for more information about his forthcoming lecture).
Bad Advice: The President's Lawyers in the War on Terrorism examines President George W. Bush’s unprecedented claims of unilateral executive power in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Harold H. Bruff is the Charles Inglis Thomson Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law where he has taught since 1996 and served as Dean of the law school from 1996 to 2003. Professor Bruff received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Visit www.kentlaw.edu/palmerprize for more information about the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.
Each year Chicago-Kent honors distinguished alumni and individuals who serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community. Please join us on December 11, 2008 for our annual Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon. For information on this year's event, visit: www.kentlaw.edu/allalumlunch.
The Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon, hosted by the Alumni Board of Directors, benefits the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship, awarded to continuing students based on need. This is an excellent opportunity for you or your firm to support Chicago-Kent students. Sponsorship deadline: Monday, November 24, 2008.
Thank you to our 2008 Sponsors who have committed to this year’s event.
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 http://www.kentlaw.edu/publicinterest/lrap/.
Our fall Phonathon kicked-off on September 2 and since that date, 278 alumni have pledged to make a gift to Chicago-Kent. Calling will continue through the coming months – so, if you have not heard from us yet, please take our call! You may also make your gift online by visiting www.kentlaw.edu/give.
The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association now has a home on Facebook: Click here to access our new page to view upcoming events, law school news, and more! Become a Fan to add your own photos and videos and post to the discussion board and wall.
Users of the Professional networking site, LinkedIn, are also welcome to join the Chicago-Kent Linked-In group. Please click here to request membership.
Washington D.C. Alumni and Student Public Service Reception
Each year Chicago-Kent students interested in government and public interest law careers travel to DC for the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet these students and fellow alumni working in the public sector and join us for a great evening at Fado.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
Join Dean Harold J. Krent for a New York City Alumni Gathering, hosted by Ed Tillinghast ’83 at the New York Yacht Club. The evening will include a discussion on how we can expand Chicago-Kent’s presence in New York and around the US. We look forward to hearing your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the law school.
Class of 2003 Social
Jason Sposeep '03, Robyn Haynes '03, Jeff Angres '03 and Sarah Barrish '03 are hosting a Class of 2003 Social. Join your former classmates for drinks and appetizers at English Bar & Restaurant. The group will be gathering on the Second Floor.
RSVP to Jason Sposeep '03 at email@example.com.
A Conference on Comparative Medieval Law
Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Humanities, The American Bar Foundation, and the Illinois Legal History Program are cosponsoring this Medieval Law conference on Comparative Medieval Law featuring such topics as Marriage in the Middle Ages, Representations of French and English Law in medieval French literature, and a Panel Discussion on the relationships between bodies of Medieval law.
RSVP to Tasha Kincade at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5006.
Professor David Wilkins, Harvard University School of Law, will speak on the topic of From Agents to Partners: Toward a New Model of the Corporate Attorney-Client Relationship.
RSVP to Insa Blanke at email@example.com or (312) 906-5003 by Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
The annual Federal Circuit Roundtable brings former federal circuit clerks together to discuss seminal issues of patent law. Professor Tim Holbrook will moderate the discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 three award winning films: To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 Angry Men, and Judgment at Nuremberg. This series is 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 each session. 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 225 Alumni and friends joined us for our annual baseball outing on September 3, 2008. Guests dined at a pre-game reception at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville. Later, Chicago-Kent Alumni watched the Cubs take on the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field.
More photos from the event are available on the Alumni Online Community at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/cubs.
On Monday, September 22, Dean Harold J. Krent unveiled the newly named Lewis Collens Atrium honoring Dean Emeritus of Chicago-Kent and President Emeritus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Lew Collens.
The Class of 1983 celebrated their 25-Year Reunion on September 16, 2008, hosted by the Hon. Peter Birnbaum ‘83. Guests enjoyed a cookout on a Wrigleyville rooftop with spectacular right field views of the Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers game.
More photos from the event are available on the Alumni Online Community at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/1983.
Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich held a press conference focusing primarily on ethics legislation on Friday, September 19, 2008 at Chicago-Kent. The press conference can be listened to in its entirety at Chicago Public Radio's City Room.
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