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

From the Dean

Chicago-Kent
Welcomes Two
U.S. Supreme Court
Justices this Fall

As we welcome the newest class of Chicago-Kent students and prepare for another successful academic year, we are also preparing for a season full of exciting programs and unique opportunities to engage alumni, students, and faculty.

I am delighted to announce that two U.S. Supreme Court Justices will be visiting Chicago-Kent this fall. On Monday, September 12, we will welcome Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer at the inaugural event launching the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) at Chicago-Kent. This Institute will combine several of our ongoing initiatives, including the Oyez Project and the annual Supreme Court IP Review conference, and create opportunities for new areas of research, knowledge, and expertise on the U.S. Supreme Court at Chicago-Kent.

Justice Breyer will discuss his book, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, at 3:30 p.m. in Ogilvie Auditorium. Alumni are invited to view the talk via live web-cast and then join us at the law school for a reception and book signing beginning at 5:00 p.m. Alumni can also join a waiting list to attend the 3:30 p.m. talk if space becomes available. Complete details and registration forms are available at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/justicebreyer.

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will come to Chicago-Kent to keynote a conference exploring “Judicial Takings” on Tuesday, October 18. The conference will span from 1:00-5:30 p.m., followed by a reception. More details will be announced in late September.

In addition, this fall we are pleased to welcome several new faculty members, including Jerry Goldman, founder and director of the aforementioned Oyez Project; Wendy Netter Epstein, a visiting assistant professor from the litigation practice group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Cherish M. Keller '06, a visiting assistant professor from Winston & Strawn LLP; and Adrian Walters, who will be installed as the Ralph Brill Chair of Law in an investiture ceremony on September 13.

We have a stellar lineup of programs and events this fall, and I hope to see many of you at the Brill Chair Investiture, the Chicago-Kent Golden Reunion, or during Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week in the next couple months.

Sincerely,

Harold J. Krent
Dean and Professor of Law

ISCOTUS: Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chicago-Kent

In This Issue

News and Announcements

Arrow Ralph Brill Chair of Law Investiture Ceremony
Randall Hultgren
Professor Adrian Walters

On Tuesday, September 13, Chicago-Kent will celebrate a truly significant milestone in its history: the investiture of Professor Adrian Walters as the inaugural holder of the law school's first endowed professorship, the Ralph Brill Chair of Law.

Walters, a native of Nottingham, UK, is a noted expert in international insolvency issues, has published extensively in the fields of bankruptcy law and business law, and has conducted research on bankruptcy matters for the Insolvency Service (UK government agency responsible for bankruptcy law and policy) and the Insolvency Practices Council (a UK public interest body). At Chicago-Kent, Walters is teaching bankruptcy, international bankruptcy and business organizations. For a complete bio, click here.

Chicago-Kent established the Ralph Brill Chair through the generosity of more than 400 Chicago-Kent alumni and friends who contributed to the Chair campaign. Professor Ralph Brill recently celebrated his 50th year of teaching at Chicago-Kent, highlighting the profound impact he has made on the law school and the academic legal field at large.

The ceremony will be held Tuesday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Ogilvie Auditorium, followed by a reception in the lobby. RSVP to alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240 by September 8.


Arrow Volunteer for ASCK Week 2011

Chicago-Kent is hosting its third annual ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions October 10-14, and we need alumni volunteers!

ASCK Week aims to build a stronger Chicago-Kent community through strengthening connections between alumni and students. By volunteering a small portion of time to counsel current students by reviewing resumes or conducting mock and informational interviews, volunteers can engage current students and help them on their path to career success.

To view a complete schedule of ASCK Week events, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/asck. Please sign up to volunteer by September 19.


Arrow Supreme Court IP Review

The Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) is an annual conference designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Term, a preview of cases on the docket for the 2011 Term, and a discussion of cert. petitions to watch.

Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review
Thursday, September 15, 2011
8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661
Registration fees: $30/general public; $15/non-Chicago-Kent academics and students; no charge for Chicago-Kent faculty and students. 

For more information and to register, visit http://ipconference.kentlaw.edu/.

This year's conference features cases including: Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems; Costco v. Omega; Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership; Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A.; Golan v. Holder; and several other pending cases. There will also be a colloquy titled "Challenges of IP Cases and Administration in the 21st Century," a luncheon sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and a reception sponsored by McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd.


Arrow Chicago-Kent Classrooms Get Technology Upgrade

Over the summer, Chicago-Kent updated 12 of its classrooms, with installations continuing through September. When the classrooms are complete, they will feature:

  • Adjustable-height podiums featuring touchscreen controllers to handle all classroom equipment as well as built-in classroom PCs, with cables to connect laptops, iPads, or tablets to the new, brighter classroom projectors.
  • Interactive whiteboards allowing faculty to write directly on PowerPoints, websites, or anything else projected from the computer. Faculty can then save what they write on the interactive whiteboard.
  • Document cameras that can be used to display objects, exhibits, or print materials on the projector.
  • Improved sound systems, DVD players, and TV tuners.
Nine classrooms already have the whiteboards, speakers, document cameras, and control screens, with three more to be ready soon. The adjustable podiums will be installed in September along with the classroom PCs. These updated classrooms provide faculty and students with a wide range of tools for classroom instruction and collaborative learning.


Arrow 2011 Alumni Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

Alumni Awards & Recognition LuncheonEach year, the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Directors invite individuals and firms to sponsor the Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon, taking place Friday, November 18. The luncheon benefits the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board Scholarship, awarded annually to students who display financial need and academic merit. Sponsors at the $500+ level who commit their sponsorship on or before Friday, September 16 receive recognition in the invitation that goes to all alumni.

Sponsorship Details

For more information on the Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon, visit www.kentlaw.edu/allalumlunch.


Arrow Latest Issue of the Seventh Circuit Review Available Online

The latest issue of the Seventh Circuit Review is now available online at www.kentlaw.edu/7cr. The articles in this issue analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with civil procedure, constitutional law, foreign law, and Fourth Amendment law. Student authors have recorded audio synopses of their articles that are available as downloadable MP3 files.


Arrow The Amanda Knox Trial: A Talk by Nina Burleigh

Award-winning author and journalist Nina Burleigh will discuss her recent book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italian Trials of Amanda Knox, on Wednesday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Chicago-Kent.

Burleigh spent almost a year living in Italy researching this notorious Italian murder case. The Fatal Gift of Beauty is her fifth nonfiction book. She has also been a White House correspondent for Time, wrote human interest stories at People Magazine, and has contributed to The New Yorker, among many other publications.

For more information, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/knox.

Regional Groups Pages
Want to meet other alumni in your area? Join your regional group page on the Alumni Online Community. To get started, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/groups and type in your city, state or country.

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Save the Date

Social Events - Chicago

Ralph Brill Chair Investiture Ceremony
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
4:00 p.m. ~ Ceremony
Reception to follow in law school lobby
Ogilvie Auditorium, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

RSVP to alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240 by September 8.

A Golden Reunion at Chicago-Kent
Chicago-Kent Reunion Luncheon and other activities
Friday, September 23, 2011
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 10th Floor, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Chicago-Kent classes of 1961 and prior are invited to reconnect with the law school and each other in honor of 50+ years since your law school graduation. Encourage fellow classmates to attend! RSVP to (312) 906-5240 or alums@kentlaw.edu by Tuesday, September 20.

IIT Golden Society Reunion
During IIT's Homecoming, the Class of 1961 will be inducted into the Golden Society, an honorary society established to recognize alumni who have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the year they graduated from IIT. Events throughout the weekend include:

A Golden ReunionFriday, September 23, 2011

4:00 p.m. "Behind the Scenes" tour
IIT Main Campus, 3300 South Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

5:30 p.m. Alumni Mixer
The Bog, Hermann Hall, lower level, 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

Saturday, September 24

8:30 a.m. Gunsaulus Society Breakfast
Tech Park, IIT Main Campus, 3300 South Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

12:00 p.m. Golden Society Luncheon
Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616

Click here for more details and to register.
 
ASCK Week 2011: Alumni/Student ConneKtionsASCK Week 2011: Alumni-Student ConneKtions
October 10-14, 2011
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

Volunteer to help current students and help build a stronger Chicago-Kent community!

Monday, October 10: Resume Reviews
Tuesday, October 11: Informational Interviews
Wednesday, October 12: Mock Interviews
Any Day: “Take a Student to Work”

Sign up as a volunteer by September 19.

Sign up to Volunteer

Save the Date: Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Friday, November 18, 2011
11:30 a.m. Reception ~ 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604

Save the date to help us celebrate the 2011 Alumni Award recipients and volunteers! RSVP information will be available in October. If you are interested in sponsoring the luncheon, click here for more information.

 

Social Events - Regional

California Alumni Gathering in Orange CountyAlumni Gathering in Orange County, California
Thursday, September 22, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Chapman University School of Law
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
Hosted by Frank J. Doti ‘69, Professor of Law and William Foley Chair in Corporate & Taxation Law at Chapman School of Law

Join Professor Sheldon Nahmod and the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association to meet fellow alumni in the area and catch up on the latest news from Chicago-Kent.

RSVP by Monday, September 19 to alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240. Free parking available.

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Thursday, September 22, 2011
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
UC Irvine Campus, Pereira Drive, West of East Peltason Dr., Building 234, Irvine, CA 92616
Map & Directions
Eligible for 6.0 hours of CA MCLE credit.

Professor Nahmod is the program chair for the Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference at the University of California-Irvine School of Law. This conference will cover both fundamentals and more advanced aspects of practice, and analyze the latest judicial decisions. Visit www.extension.uci.edu/civil for registration information.

Alumni Gathering in St. Louis
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
5:30 p.m.
Armstrong Teasdale LLP, 7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1800, St. Louis, MO 63105
Hosted by Holly (Jia) You, LLM ‘04

Join Dean Harold J. Krent and the Chicago-Kent 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 alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240.

IP Alumni Gathering @ the AIPLA Annual Meeting: Washington DC
Thursday, October 20, 2011
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Harry’s Pub, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Hosted by Roger Hahn ’00

If you are attending the AIPLA Annual Meeting, meet up with other Chicago-Kent alumni in attendance for drinks and networking!

RSVP to alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240 by Tuesday, October 18.

Washington DC Alumni and Student Public Service Reception
Friday, October 21, 2011
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub, 808 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

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 kentcso@kentlaw.edu by Tuesday, October 18.


Lectures & Conferences
All lectures & conferences take place at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661.

The Amanda Knox Trial: A Talk by Nina Burleigh
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
3:00 p.m.

Award-winning author and journalist Nina Burleigh will discuss her recent book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italian Trials of Amanda Knox. For more information, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/knox.

Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View

An Afternoon with Justice Stephen G. Breyer: Making Our Democracy Work - A Judge's View
Monday, September 12, 2011
3:30 p.m.
A live web-cast will be available on September 12 at 3:30 p.m. at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/justicebreyer.

Alumni are invited to attend the book signing and reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the law school lobby and concourse. To attend the book signing and reception ONLY, please click here to sign-up. As limited seating is available, Chicago-Kent alumni can also be placed on a waiting list for a seat in Ogilvie Auditorium for the talk at 3:30 p.m. Please click here to sign-up for the waiting list; you will be notified on or after September 7.

Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review
Thursday, September 15, 2011
8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

This annual conference is designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Registration fees: $30/general public; $15/non-Chicago-Kent academics and students; no charge for Chicago-Kent faculty and students. For more information and to register, visit http://ipconference.kentlaw.edu/.

Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture: Richard L. Trumka, President of AFL-CIO
Thursday, October 6, 2011
3:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Chicago Federation of Labor

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 has been president of the AFL-CIO since September 2009, and was formerly the organization's secretary-treasurer since 1995. He also served for more than a decade as president of the United Mine Workers.

Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon
Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon

Symposium on Women's Legal History: A Global Perspective
Thursday-Friday, October 13-14, 2011
Co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Institute for Law and the Humanities and the Chicago-Kent Law Review

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 fbatlan@kentlaw.edu.

Save the Date: Judicial Takings Conference
October 18, 2011
1:00-6:00 p.m.

The conference includes a keynote address by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a moot court competition, and reception. More details will be announced in late September.

Global Competition Law Conference
Friday, October 28, 2011
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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.

CLE Opportunities
All conferences take place at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661.

Compliance Speakers’ Series: Lawyers’ Roles in the Financial Crisis and Lessons Learned
Monday, September 19, 2011
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Eligible for 1.0 hour of IL MCLE credit.

Part of the 2011 Chicago-Kent Speakers' Series on Compliance in Financial Institutions, Sheldon Goldfarb, General Counsel for RBS America, will present "Lawyers’ Roles in the Financial Crisis and Lessons Learned," designed for lawyers who practice in futures and derivatives law, securities law, banking, mutual funds, and regulation.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

For more information on the Compliance Speakers' Series, please click here for a press release.

CLE Opportunities29th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
Thursday, September 22, 2011
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Join us for a day of educative discussion with some of the country’s preeminent federal sector labor relations leaders and practitioners.

Registration Fees: $255/person until September 15; $280/person after September 15. A $5/person discount is available to groups that register three or more individuals at the same time before September 15. Click here for more information or to register online.

Compliance Speakers’ Series: Roundtable on Hot Issues in Financial Institutions
Monday, October 10, 2011
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Eligible for 1.5 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Part of the 2011 Chicago-Kent Speakers' Series on Compliance in Financial Institutions, this event will feature: Kathleen Cronin, managing director and general counsel, CME Group; Richard Reibman, member of Dykema Gossett, PLCC; Jeffrey Reitman, senior vice president, associate general counsel and former global head of compliance, J.P. Morgan Chase; and Robert Scales, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Columbia Acorn Trust.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

For more information on the Compliance Speakers' Series, please click here for a press release.

3rd annual Financial Services Law Conference: What's Going on Around Town in Futures and Derivatives?
Friday, October 21, 2011
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Numerous current developments are affecting the regulation, trading and documentation of futures and OTC derivatives. The conference will provide an up-to-date analysis of the most recent legislative and regulatory developments and practical information you can use every day.

Registration Fees: $395/person until October 7; $435/person after October 7; $325/person for government/alumni. Click here for more information or to register online.

Law Practice Management Futures Conference
Friday & Saturday, October 28-29, 2011 
Eligible for 7.5 hours of IL MCLE credit.

The College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) and Chicago-Kent invite you to a dynamic, interactive conference designed to challenge the way you think about the practice of law.

Registration Fees: $495/person; $395/person for alumni. For more information or to register for the conference please visit www.colpm.org.

Compliance Speakers’ Series: The Making of Dodd-Frank
Monday, November 7, 2011
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Eligible for 1.0 hour of IL MCLE credit.

Part of the 2011 Chicago-Kent Speakers' Series on Compliance in Financial Institutions, this event will feature Edward Silverman, senior vice president and head of government relations, TD Bank. Silverman was former staff director for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs under then-chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.).

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

For more information on the Compliance Speakers' Series, please click here for a press release.

27th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Friday, December 2, 2011
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.

Held in cooperation with the Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) and Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB), this conference will feature a keynote by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, dean and professor of the School of Labor & Employment Relations at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, called "The Changing Landscape and the Challenges for the Future of Public Employee Representation."

Registration Fees: $235/person until November 25; $275/person after November 25. A $5 per person discount is available to groups that register three or more individuals at the same time until November 25. Click here for more information or to register online.

 

Past Event Highlights

Arrow North Suburban Networking Reception

Alumni in the northern suburbs gathered at Miramar Bistro in
Highwood to hear updates on the law school and network
with other alumni. Click to view all photos from the event.

north suburbs

Pictured (L-R): David Meek '98 and Jon Hinkemeyer '98.

Arrow From Chicago to DC

Alumni in the western suburbs listened to two alumni serving
in the U.S. House of Representatives, Randy Hultgren ’93
(IL-14) and Peter Roskam ’89 (IL-6), at the DuPage Club.

us reps

Pictured (L-R): Rep. Randy Hultgren, Dean Harold Krent,
and Rep. Peter Roskam.

 

Arrow Alumni Night @ Wrigley Field

Alumni, students and their families and friends gathered at the
Cubby Bear for pre-game party before watching the Cubs defeat
the Atlanta Braves 3-2. Click to view all photos from the event.

cubs

Pictured (L-R): Dan Bower '14 and Stephen Gorski '11.

Arrow Young Alumni Social

Hosted by the Young Alumni Council, alumni from the last decade
gathered at Lizzie McNeill's to network, socialize, and
connect with other alumni. Click to view all photos from the event.

yac

Pictured (L-R): Michael Aschenbrener '07, Sumitha Solai '08,
and Paula Villela '09.

 

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