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Seeking Volunteers
2009 Class Gift Committee

Graduation information for the Class of 2009:
Fall 2008 Graduates: Mandatory Graduation Survey
Spring 2009 Graduates
Out of Town Graduates

Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship:
Application Information

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:
Join our LinkedIn Group

Seeking Volunteers: 2009 Class Gift Committee

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! Last year, the Class of 2008 raised $7,500 for building signage, a project currently underway.

We are seeking volunteers to join the 2009 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.

Please attend our Class Gift kick-off event to get involved!

Thursday, November 20
3:00 p.m.
Room 325

Refreshments will be served!

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

Commencement Information

Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 Graduates: The Office of Alumni Relations is your home for Commencement 2009! 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 2008 Graduates (both J.D. & LL.M.)

Graduation Survey

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 MANDATORY in order to graduate. Please note, this survey is ONLY for Fall 2008 Graduates.

Spring 2009 Graduates (both JD & LLM)

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.

Out of Town Graudates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2009 and are planning to participate in the commencement ceremony, please email to arrange for tickets, cap and gown, and other graduation information as soon as possible.

Career Advisor Network

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Career Services are happy to announce a new Alumni Career Advisor Network.

Alumni from around the world are available to discuss issues such as practice trends, legal markets in specific geographic areas, and other career-related topics. This is an excellent opportunity to start building your personal network with Chicago-Kent alumni!

To search for an Alumni Career Advisor, all you have to do is log-in to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community:

First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to

  2. In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
    To find your Banner CWID login to Once you are logged, on the right side of your screen you should see a box called IIT Personal ID numbers. The Banner CWID is the number beginning with “A.”
  1. In the Class Year Field:
    1. If you are an LLM student, enter LLM
    2. If you are a Visiting student, enter LV
    3. If you are a JD student your Class Year will be three characters. The first letter for all class years will be L. The second letter is your division. The third is your year number.
      Examples: A 2nd year night student’s class year is LN2. A 1st  year day student’s class year is LD1.

During your first time login you will create a username and password. Afterwards, you may log in directly at using the username and password you created.

If you need assistance with your first time login, please contact Celeste Addyman in the Office of Career Services at or visit her in Suite 360.

Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 12, 2008

The Alumni Board of Directors Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the Board in 1998 to provide scholarship assistance to law students demonstrating academic merit and financial need.

For Spring 2009, the Board plans to make awards of at least $2,000 each. Applications for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship are available in the Office of Admissions or online here.

Students interested must submit applications to the Office of Admissions, ATTN: Karla Davis, by December 12, 2008.

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

We invite all students, faculty, alumni, and staff to join the official Chicago-Kent group on the networking site, LinkedIn. If you have a LinkedIn account, please click here to request membership. Questions? Contact


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