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Headlines for the Week of November 12, 2007

Take a Break Speaker Series

Sole Practitioners
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 520
Lunch will be provided.

Alumni practitioners will chat informally about their careers, providing students an opportunity to learn about the experience of being a sole practitioner.


  • Dan Austin ‘02
  • Gregg Garofalo ’99
  • Robert Fink ’02
  • Joseph Lopez ‘83
  • Please RSVP by November 26 at Noon.

    Stay tuned for more Take a Breaks in the Spring!

    30th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon

    Faculty and Students Welcome!

    Every year the Chicago-Kent community comes together to honor distinguished alumni and individuals who serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community. We invite all Kent Alumni, Students and Faculty to join us in honoring this year's award recipients.

    Students - this is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with Kent alumni! Student tickets for the Luncheon are only $20. We encourage you to attend. (RSVP is required).

    Wednesday, December 05, 2007

    Reception: 11:30 AM ~ Luncheon: 12:00 PM

    The Standard Club
    320 South Plymouth Court
    Chicago, Illinois 60604

    Click Here to RSVP Online

    Please RSVP by November 26.

    NEW! Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship

    Application Deadline: January 25, 2008

    The Alumni Board of Directors (formerly known as The Law School Association Board of Directors) Scholarship Fund was established by the Board in 1998 to provide scholarship assistance to law students demonstrating academic merit and financial need.

    For Spring 2008, the Board plans to make several awards of at least $1,000 each. Applications for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship are available online or in the Office of Admissions.

    Students interested must submit applications to the Office of Admissions, ATTN: Karla Davis, by January 25, 2008.

    2008 Class Gift Committee Kick-Off Parties
    Free pizza and dessert!

    Giving a Class Gift serves as a lasting tribute to your class and your accomplishments at Chicago-Kent. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for you and your classmates to give back to Chicago-Kent!

    2008 Graduates, we need you to join the 2008 Class Gift Committee! The Committee will pick a class project and encourage class participation. Very little time commitment is needed to make a big impact. For more information, please attend one of our Class Gift kick-off events:

    Tuesday, November 27th
    Room 325

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Dessert will be served! Pizza will be served!

    Questions? Please email Tanya Pietrkowski or call 312-906-5243.

    Commencement Information

    Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 Graduates: The Office of Alumni Relations is your home for Commencement 2008! Please watch your email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For questions, please email any questions to or visit the Commencement Portal online.


    Fall 2007 Graduates (both J.D. & LL.M.):

    Are you planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony?
    If so, you have 2 options:

    1. IIT Commencement Ceremony in December 2007 – See for more information. If you would like to participate in this ceremony, please contact Tara Anderson at immediately.
    2. Chicago-Kent Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2007 – Visit for updates and watch your email during the spring for more detailed information. You MUST indicate on the graduation application or the student information form your intent to participate in the spring ceremony.

    Student Information Form

    We are excited to welcome you into the Chicago-Kent Alumni Community! But first, we’d like to learn a little more about you…so please take a few moments to fill out our mandatory student information form. All information is strictly confidential. This form is required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Fill out the form online here:


    Spring 2008 Graduates (both J.D. & LL.M.):

    Your deadline to submit the graduation application will be 2 weeks after the spring semester begins. We will send follow-up information at the beginning of the spring semester.

    Save-the-Date!! Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Place.

    Commencement details are available on the Chicago-Kent website at This site is updated regularly, so it is your responsibility to check the site and your email frequently for the most up to date information.

    In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you are required to fill out a Student Information form. Your student information form will be available later in the semester. Please do not fill out the form for December graduates unless you are graduating at the end of the semester.


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