Chicago-Kent Alumni Association The E-Brief

SEPTEMBER 2012

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Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at IIT Chicago-Kent
In This Issue

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • From the Dean: An Afternoon with Justice Stevens
  • Fall Volunteer Opportunities
  • Join the 125th Anniversary Gala Host Committee
  • Calling Alumni Entrepreneurs
  • 2012 Alumni Awards Sponsorship Opportunities
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • C-K in the City
  • C-K on the Road
  • Professional Development & CLE
PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS


Kwame Raoul '93ALUMNI PROFILE:
Senator Kwame Raoul 93

Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul ‘93 was instrumental in the recent legislation abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, and will be speaking at Chicago-Kent on a CLE panel with the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project on September 12.

He will also be recognized by the IIT African American Alumni Association on September 22 at their Homecoming Honors Gala dinner. When not serving in Springfield, Raoul is a partner at Quarles & Brady, LLP, focusing on employment and labor litigation.

From the Dean
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
 

IIT Chicago-Kent Welcomes Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
We are honored to welcome retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for a lecture on Wednesday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Due to limited seating, we are offering a lottery for alumni who wish to attend. For more information and enter the lottery, please visit  www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/justicestevens.

Sponsored by the Jury Center at Chicago-Kent and the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS), Justice Stevens’ visit marks the third U.S. Supreme Court Justice to lecture at Chicago-Kent in the last year.

Chicago-Kent also will be hosting several other Supreme Court-themed programs this fall, including the 2012 Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) on Thursday, September 13; the Constitution Day Lecture on Monday, September 24 at 5:00 pm titled “The Tough Luck Constitution and the Fight Over Health Care Reform” by Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Political Science at Northwestern University; and the Symposium on the Supreme Court and the American Public on November 15-16, featuring Judge Richard A. Posner and Linda Greenhouse and presented by ISCOTUS and the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

As our school year gets underway, don’t forget about great volunteer opportunities coming up for ASCK Week 2012: Alumni/Student ConneKtions, the Society of Women in Law mentor program, and the Tournament of Champions here at Chicago-Kent in October.

Sincerely,

Harold J. Krent 
Dean and Professor of Law

News & Announcements

Alumna Carolyn Thomas '96 hosted a group of students for dinner in her home for ConneKtions @ Dinner in March. We are seeking alumni hosts for ASCK Week, October 8-12.
Alumna Carolyn Thomas '96 hosted a group of students
for dinner in her home for ConneKtions @ Dinner in March.
SIgn up to host your own dinner during ASCK Week, October 8-12.


 
Fall Volunteer Opportunities
This fall is an ideal time for alumni who are looking to volunteer with the law school for a variety of programs.
Join the 125th Anniversary Gala Host Committee

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will host its 125th Anniversary Gala – honoring the law school’s history, celebrating its milestones and envisioning an exciting future. If you are interested in serving on the 125th Anniversary Gala Host Committee, please contact Tara Anderson at (312) 906-5245 or tanderson@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Calling Alumni Entrepreneurs!
Are you an entrepreneur or do you work with entrepreneurs in your legal practice? Chicago-Kent faculty and students are looking to connect with alumni entrepreneurs for professional networking opportunities. Email alums@kentlaw.iit.edu and let us know about your business.

Chicago-Kent Professor Heather Harper, supervising attorney for the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic in the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, will also be participating in Entrepreneurs Unpluggd's Startup Law Summit at the law school on Saturday, September 22. Click here for more details and to register.

2012 Alumni Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

Each 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 Thursday, November 15. The luncheon benefits the Chicago-Kent Alumni Board Scholarship, awarded annually to students who display school involvement, financial need and academic merit. Sponsors at the $500+ level who commit their sponsorship on or before Friday, September 14 receive recognition in the invitation that goes to all alumni. For more information on the Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon, visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/awardsluncheon.
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

Race Judicata
Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. race start time
Grant Park on Upper Hutchinson Field, southwest corner of Columbus and Balbo
For more information and to register, visit http://www.cvls.org/judicata and select "Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors" as your team.

Chicago-Kent Golden Reunion
Celebrating the Classes of 1962 and prior
Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 11:30 a.m.
RSVP to alums@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5240
by September 18.

An Afternoon with Justice John Paul Stevens
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 1:30 p.m.
A lottery for alumni who wish to attend is available at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/justicestevens.

ASCK Week 2012: Alumni/Student ConneKtions
October 8-12, 2012
Visit www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/asck to volunteer
by September 21.

Women in Law Mentor Program Kick-Off Reception
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Volunteer as a mentor by September 21.

Class of 1992 20-Year Reunion
Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 5:30-10:00 p.m.
Cost: $50/person
Register online at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/1992reunion.

Save the Date: Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 11:30 a.m.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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


DC Alumni Happy Hour
Thursday, September 6, 2012 | 6:00 p.m.
Iron Horse Taproom (first floor)
507 7th Street NW, Washington, DC
Note: This is an informal gathering organized by alumni in the DC-area. Email Mike Hallock ’08 at hallockmikej@gmail.com with any questions.

IIT Asian Alumni Meeting in Beijing
Friday, October 12-Sunday, October 14, 2012
Grand Hyatt Beijing
Beijing Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang An Avenue
Hotel group rate reservation deadline: Tuesday, September 11.
Featuring remarks by IIT President John Anderson and Dean Harold J. Krent.

Alumni Gathering @ the AIPLA Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 25, 2012
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Harry’s Pub, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington, DC
Hosted by Roger Hahn '00 with Prof. Mickie Piatt
RSVP to alums@kentlaw.edu by Tuesday, October 16.

Alumni and Student Public Service Reception

Friday, October 26, 2012
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub, 808 7th St. NW, Washington, DC
RSVP to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu by Tuesday, October 16.

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Professional Development & CLE


The Death Penalty Representation Project: Panel Discussions and Reception
Co-sponsored with the American Bar Association
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | 2:00-4:45 p.m., Reception to follow
Eligible for 1.25 hours of IL MCLE credit
Register online at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/aba.

3rd Annual Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)
Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Reception to follow
Visit http://ipconference.kentlaw.edu/ to register.

30th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Register online at http://cle.kentlaw.edu/.

Entrepreneurs Unpluggd's Startup Law Summit
Saturday, September 22, 2012 | 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
$99 early bird rate through September 22.
Featuring Chicago-Kent Prof. Heather Harper

"The Tough Luck Constitution and the Fight Over Health Care Reform" (Constitution Day Observance)
Monday, September 24, 2012 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom
RSVP to asteine2@kentlaw.iit.edu.

"Under Watchful Eyes: Privacy and the Technologies That Track"
Friday, October 5, 2012 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Visit the program website for more information.

4th annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives: What's Going on Around Town?
Friday, October 19, 2012
Eligible for 6.0 hours of IL MCLE credit.
Register online at http://cle.kentlaw.edu/.

Wildlife, Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Critical Issues
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with the Illinois State Bar Association.
Register online at http://cle.kentlaw.edu/.

Save the Date: Supreme Court and the 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.

28th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference
Friday, November 30, 2012
Eligible for 5.75 hours of IL MCLE Credit.
Register online at http://cle.kentlaw.edu/.



More events...

Past Event Highlights

Young Alumni Summer Social
More than 130 recent graduates of Chicago-Kent gathered at Moe's Cantina in River North for the Young Alumni Summer Social, hosted by the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council. View photos from the event on Flickr.
Law Review Alumni and Student Reception
More than 100 alumni and current students from the Chicago-Kent Law Review gathered for a networking reception on August 14. View photos from the event on Flickr.
Young Alumni Summer Social.
Law Review Alumni and Student Reception 
Young Alumni Summer Social
(L-R): Angela Zeman '03, Tim Ritchey '05, Kevin Saunders '09, Jason Sposeep '03, and Michael Aschenbrener '07.
Law Review Alumni and Student Reception
Paul Ferak '00, president of the new Law Review Alumni Board, addresses the crowd of alumni and current students.

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

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