In This Issue
News and Announcements
On October 18, Chicago-Kent will welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to deliver a keynote address on the Stop the Beach Renourishment case at the upcoming conference "Judicial Takings - Property Rights and the Rule of Law." Hosted by Chicago-Kent in partnership with the Jack Miller Center, the conference also includes panels, a moot court competition and reception.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Chicago-Kent Society of Women in Law is seeking alumnae to serve as mentors for the 2011-2012 school year. The program was created to facilitate and build connections between female students and alumnae within the legal field, as well as provide opportunities for alumnae involvement in the professional development of future lawyers.
Mentors are asked to meet with mentees at least three times during the school year, starting with a kick-off event on Tuesday, October 25. If you are interested in serving as a mentor with the Society of Women in Law, please sign up by Friday, October 7.
Chicago-Kent is committed to helping alumni who pursue careers in public interest law through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). The LRAP was established to assist 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.
We are now accepting applications from alumni eligible to receive assistance through the LRAP. The application period is October 1-December 1, with awards granted in February 2012. For more information on the LRAP, visit www.kentlaw.edu/publicinterest/lrap/.
Consider making a gift to the LRAP at www.kentlaw.edu/give (select “Loan Repayment Assistance Program”) to help us continue assisting alumni in public interest.
Last month, Tarek Fadel '03, founder and CEO of AdaptiGroup, LLC, was sworn-in as the president of the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors. He will serve until August 2013.
Prior to attending law school, Tarek founded Chicago Technology Consultants, Ltd. (CTC), a company that specialized in technology for the legal, medical and dental fields. While in law school, he applied his technical experience to create an online bar prep system, AdaptiBar, which helps students prepare for the Multistate Bar Exam.
We are pleased to have Tarek leading the Alumni Board of Directors, and thank outgoing president Dan Kirschner ‘98 for his leadership over the past two years.
The second event in the Speakers Series on Compliance in Financial Institutions at Chicago-Kent will take place Monday, October 10 and features roundtables on hot issues in financial institutions.
Funded by a generous grant from the CME Group Foundation, the Speakers Series aims to bring together leading experts in financial institutions to discuss the current state of financial regulation and compliance. It coincides with the first semester of coursework in Chicago-Kent's new compliance curriculum track, featuring interdisciplinary courses for students who plan to pursue careers in financial institutions, regulatory environments, and law firms that work with financial institutions.Upcoming events include:
Both programs will be held in Ogilvie Auditorium at Chicago-Kent and are free and open to the public.
For more information on the Speakers Series, click here.
Anne Marfisi '13 received the 2011 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award given annually to a Chicago-Kent student who has written the best brief during his/her first year and who adds to the diversity of the legal community. Marfisi won the award for her appellate brief, Dante Davis v. The People of the State of Kent, a federal case dealing with Fourth Amendment issues related to the warrantless search of the contents of an arrestee’s iPhone.
Marfisi is an Honors Scholar and a member of the Kent Justice Foundation and the Chicago-Kent Lambdas. Prior to law school, she worked in the AmeriCorps program after earning her undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of Iowa.
Caroline Teichner '12 was awarded the 2011 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize. Bestowed annually based on outstanding performance in an intellectual property course, the prize was established in 2006 by K & L Gates, LLP, to honor Dolores K. Hanna, a 1952 Chicago-Kent graduate who served as the firm’s special trademark counsel.
Teichner is a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Moot Court Honor Society, and previously worked as a summer associate at McAndrews Held & Malloy LTD and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She received her BS with high honors from Princeton University in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Your copy of the 2011 Chicago-Kent Magazine is in the mail! Stories in the summer issue include:
Plus… alumni class notes, law school news, faculty notes and more. Click here to view the magazine online.
ASCK Week 2011: Alumni-Student ConneKtions
Volunteer sign-up for the week is closed, but plan to come back to the law school for activities and networking events!
Class of 2002 Happy Hour
Drop in for a drink with other class members during an informal happy hour reunion. Contact Charmagne Topacio '02 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patrick Markey '02 (email@example.com) with any questions.
Society of Women in Law Mentor Program Kick-Off Reception
Join us for the 2011-2012 kick-off event at which mentors and mentees get acquainted and celebrate the beginning of this year's program. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 21.
HLLSA's Annual Judge's Night
Join the Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association (HLLSA) for their annual Judge's Night as they honor Cook County Associate Judge Mark Lopez. RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, October 28.
Save the Date: Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) Annual Fall Wine Event
For more information on the Moot Court Honor Society and their fall competition schedule, visit http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/moot/. RSVP by Monday, November 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240.
Join us as we recognize the 2011 Alumni Award recipients and volunteers! RSVP at www.kentlaw.edu/allalumlunch by November 11, 2011. If you are interested in sponsoring the luncheon, click here for more information.
Save the Date: Alumni Gathering at ISBA Midyear Meeting
RSVP to email@example.com or (312) 906-5240 by Monday, December 5.
Join Dean Krent and the Alumni Association to meet fellow alumni in the area and catch up on the latest news from Chicago-Kent.
RSVP by Monday, October 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 906-5240.
IP Alumni Gathering @ the AIPLA Annual Meeting: Washington DC
Meet up with alumni attending the AIPLA Annual Meeting for drinks and networking!
RSVP to email@example.com or (312) 906-5240 by Tuesday, October 18.
Alumni and Student Public Service Reception: Washington DC
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. Join us to meet these students and socialize with fellow alumni working in the public sector.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 18.
Join Dean Krent and the Alumni Association to network with fellow alumni in the area and learn about Chicago-Kent's latest initiatives.
RSVP by Monday, November 28 to email@example.com or (312) 906-5240.
Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture: Richard L. Trumka, President of AFL-CIO
This lecture series brings national and local leaders of organized labor to the law school for a public lecture addressing cutting edge issues in the workplace. Richard L. Trumka became president of the AFL-CIO in September 2009, after serving as the organization's secretary-treasurer since 1995. He also served for more than a decade as president of the United Mine Workers.
Symposium on Women's Legal History: A Global Perspective
Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon of the University of Pennsylvania will deliver the keynote address on "Holy War: Women, Courts and Religion in the 1980s." Panelists for the two-day symposium include legal scholars, historians, and women's studies scholars from the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
For more information, contact Professor Felice Batlan at (312) 906-5341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Judicial Takings" with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
The conference includes a keynote address by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a moot court competition, and reception. Alumni can enter a lottery to attend all or part of the conference. Visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/judicialtakings for more information.
Global Competition Law Conference
Chicago-Kent's Global Competition Law conference will bring together international scholars and practitioners from China, France, Germany, Israel, Korea and the United States. William E. Kovacic, former chairman and a current commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), will deliver the keynote address.
Compliance Speakers’ Series: Roundtable on Hot Issues in Financial Institutions
3rd annual Financial Services Law Conference: What's Going on Around Town in Futures and Derivatives?
Law Practice Management Futures Conference
Compliance Speakers’ Series: The Making of Dodd-Frank
27th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
The Chicago-Kent community was honored to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer to the law school on September 12 to speak at the inaugural event of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS). Justice Breyer discussed his book, Making Our Democracy Work – A Judge's View, to a packed house of alumni, students, and faculty.
To see full video of the presentation, as well as photos and news coverage of the event, visit http://www.kentlaw.edu/events/justicebreyer/.
Pictured: Justice Stephen G. Breyer at Chicago-Kent.
On September 13, Adrian Walters was invested as the law school's first endowed chair, the Ralph Brill Chair of Law. The ceremony featured remarks from IIT Provost Alan W. Cramb, IIT President John L. Anderson, and Dean Harold J. Krent.
Pictured (L-R): Provost Cramb, Dean Krent, President Anderson, and Walters (seated).
Graduates from the classes of 1961 and prior visited the law school for a reunion luncheon, featuring a presentation by Professor Ralph Brill on the history of Chicago-Kent and a tour of the building.
Pictured (L-R): Hon. Richard Rochester '59, Wilson Frost '58, and Hon. Calvin Hall '53.
Chicago-Kent is excited to announce that Susan Lewers is the new Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement. After serving as Major Gifts Officer at Chicago-Kent since September 2010, Susan was named interim assistant dean in May 2010. Susan came to Chicago-Kent from the Illinois Bar Foundation, where she served as Executive Director for nearly nine years. Please join us in welcoming Susan to her new position! She can be reached at email@example.com.
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