- Upcoming Student and Alumni Networking Opportunities:
- Monday: Diversity Panel and Networking Event
- Tuesday: Public Interest Awards and Networking Event
- Commencement information for the Class of 2009:
- Required graduation forms.
- Cap and Gown Form: Due ASAP
- MANDATORY Graduation Survey: Complete ASAP
- GRAD FEST: Pick up your cap, gown and commencement tickets on May 5 & 6
- July 29: Post-Bar Party at Rock Bottom Brewery
- Your Commencement timeline
- 2009 Class Gift - Reading Room Lighting Renovation
- Congratulations - We met the challenge!
- The Section Contest is still on!
- Thank you to our donors
- Career Advisor Network
- Search for an Advisor
- Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:
- Join our LinkedIn Group
Upcoming Student and Alumni Networking Opportunities
Monday: Diversity Panel and Networking Event
Monday, April 20, 2009
Panel: 5:00 p.m., Marovitz Courtroom
The Importance of a Diverse Workforce in a Challenging Economy:
The Impact on Law Students in 2009
||David Mendelsohn ‘91, DLA Piper LLP (US)
||Jason Brown, PepsiAmericas, Inc.
|Paul Chadha, Accenture LLP
|Christina L. Martini, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Student and Alumni Networking Reception: 6:00 p.m., 10th Floor
RSVPs are required.
Please wear business attire if you plan to attend the networking reception.
Sponsored by the Alumni Association, APALSA,
Tuesday: Public Interest Awards and Networking Event
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
5:00 p.m. Awards: Auditorium
Networking reception follows: Lobby
This annual event features…
Please RSVP by Monday, April 20. RSVPs are required.
Please wear business attire if you plan to attend the networking reception.
Commencement Information for the Class of 2009
Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 Graduates: The Office of Alumni Relations is your home for Commencement 2009! Please watch your kentlaw.edu email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For questions, please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Commencement Portal online.
Required Graduation Forms
1. The Cap and Gown Order Form: Due ASAP
This form is required if you will participate in the commencement ceremony. It must be completed before you can receive your commencement tickets.
Caps and Gowns are complimentary from the Office of Alumni Relations. However, forms submitted beginning April 7 at Midnight will be charged a $20 late fee. Beginning Monday, May 4 at Midnight, an additional $15 rush fee will apply.
2. The 2009 Graduate Survey: Due ASAP
This form is mandatory in order to graduate. Those students participating in the commencement ceremony will not receive their commencement tickets until this form has been completed.
This form was due by Friday, April 17. It should be completed ASAP. All information is strictly confidential.
GRAD FEST: Get Your Cap & Gown and Tickets!
Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
2009 graduates, join us at the GRAD FEST to recieve your graduation gift, your 7 complimentary commencement tickets and your cap and gown. Please be sure to bring a picture ID!
Those wishing to purchase extra tickets may do so on a first-come, first-serve basis for $15/ticket. Graduates and children under 2 do not need a ticket.
Please note: You MUST pick up your commencement materials during one of these two days. If you will be out of town, please email email@example.com.
July 29: Post-Bar Party!
Please note: All members of the 2009 Graduating Class (including Fall 2008 graduates) are invited to the Post-Bar Party, regardless of when you take the Bar exam! Because of space restrictions on the rooftop, graduates are allowed to bring only one guest per person. You must accompany your guest. A photo ID will be required for admittance.
Your Commencement Timeline
Due ASAP. Beginning Monday, May 4, a $15 rush fee will be added.
Cap and Gown Order Form Due
This form is required to participate in commencement exercises. Cap and gown rental is complimentary; but, forms submitted beginning April 7 at Midnight will be charged a late fee. Beginning Monday, May 4 at Midnight, an additional $15 rush fee will apply.
Friday, April 17:
2009 GRADUATE SURVEY Due
This form is required for ALL 2009 graduates.
Tuesday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 6:
Your 7 complimentary commencement tickets and cap and gown will be distributed in the lobby of the law school building from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. You MUST pick up your commencement materials during one of these two days.
*Those wishing to purchase extra tickets may do so on a first-come, first-serve basis for $15/ticket. Graduates and children under 2 do not need a ticket.
Sunday, May 17:
The 2009 Commencement Ceremony takes place at 3:00 pm at the Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place. Graduates should arrive by 1:45. A champagne reception follows immediately outside the Theater.
Congratulations - We Met the Challenge!
Congratulations Class of 2009! We have met the Class of 1983 Participation Challenge with 114 donors and over $5,000 in cash and pledges. We are 39 people over our goal of 75 donors. Not only did you break a class gift record of 101 people in 2006, but you earned $5,000 from the Class of 1983 towards the Reading Room Lighting Renovation. Give yourself a hand!!
||115 Gifts as of April 16
Over $5000 already raised!
The Section Contest is still on! We're having a runoff between Section A and the Evening Section. Click here for more info.
The Class Gift Drive isn't over!
- If you haven't participated you can do so until commencement, May 17.
- A check presentation will be made to Dean Krent in the robing room prior to the Commencement Ceremony.
- Each donor will be presented a special Chicago-Kent zipper pull in the Robing Room to wear at graduation.
Suggested giving levels:
|Part of the Solution
Illuminating The Future
To make a gift by check or cash, please download
the pdf form here.
(right click and save as). All donations are tax deductible
to the extent allowed by law.
A special prize will be given to the section that has the most donors. Sections are based on your first-year placement or division.
There is a tie between the Evening Section and Section A with 33 donors each! As a result, we are extending the deadline for the section contest until Monday, April 20, at midnight.
|Section A: 33
||Section C: 18
|Section B: 15
For questions or suggestions on the class gift, please email Tanya
Pietrkowski or call her 312-906-5243.
Thank You to the Class Gift Donors
Thank you to all those who have already donated! (List as of 4/16/09).
||Laura Schmieder Lange
|Angela L. Davis
If there are any errors, please email Tanya Pietrkowski or call her 312-906-5243.
Search for an Advisor
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:
- Go to www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/firstlogin
- In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
To find your Banner CWID login to http://my.iit.edu. 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.”
- In the Class Year Field:
- If you are an LLM student, enter LLM
- If you are a Visiting student, enter LV
- 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 www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/advisorsearch using the username and password you created.
If you need assistance with your first time login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!
Join our LinkedIn Group
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 email@example.com.