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Headlines for the Week of October 5, 2009

Contents

Commencement Information:
ArrowOct 20-21: Commencement Photo Sittings

Network and Connect with Chicago-Kent Alumni
ArrowOctober 5-9: ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions
ArrowOctober 6: Practice Area Panels
        Intellectual Property
        Labor and Employment Law
        Family Law
        Bankruptcy

ArrowOctober 8: Practice Area Panels
        Public Interest
        Corporate
        Litigation
        Alternative Careers
ArrowOctober 8: Etiquette Dinner: Serving Up Success

Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni
October 12: Tax Law: Careers beyond the Numbers

Student Organization Services
Student Org Leaders: Want to Connect with Alumni?
 

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:

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Commencement Information

Commencement Information

Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 Graduates: The Office of Alumni Relations is your home for Commencement 2010! Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.

Please watch your kentlaw.edu email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For more information, including FAQs, please visit the Commencement Portal online.


Commencement Photo Sittings

If you’ve been to the 3rd floor, you’ve seen the composite photos of the most recent class as well as classes all the way back to 1893. Now it’s your turn!

Commencement photo sittings will be held:

Tuesday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Fifteen minute slots, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room 325

Sign up for a sitting in the Office of Alumni Relations, Suite 310, from now until Monday, October 21.

Slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are able to take a daytime slot, we ask that you reserve the slots from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for evening students.

Please visit the Commencement Photos page for details on purchasing photos, suggested attire and other information.

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ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions

Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week Banner

ASCK Week is a 5-day extravaganza of opportunities for students to network and connect with Chicago-Kent Alumni as well as to gain valuable career-related skills.

Please plan on participating in one or more of the opportunities listed below, and RSVP through the Events section of Symplicity. (1Ls may rsvp to kentcso@kentlaw.edu) You will be contacted to set up specific time slots for each event closer to the event date:

Take a Student To Work: Ongoing

  • Spend a day shadowing an attorney in his or her work place. Itís a great opportunity for students to experience different practice areas first-hand.

Resume Reviews: Monday, October 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 - 6:40 pm

  • Have your resumes reviewed by an alumnus/a in a 20-minute one-on-one session.

Informational Interviews: Tuesday, October 6, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Take half an hour to meet with an alumnus/a in an informational interview setting. This technique allows you to explore more career possibilities by hearing experiences and advice from current practicing lawyers or from those who have taken alternative career paths.

Mock Interviews: Wednesday, October 7, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Need to sharpen your interview skills? Schedule a 30-minute mock interview with an alumnus/a to learn crucial interviewing techniques.

Etiquette Dinner: Serving Up Success: Thursday, October 8, 5:30 pm

  • Have you always wanted to learn the finer points of etiquette? Join us for a 3-course meal and tips and techniques from Jill Bremmer, AICI, CIP, a certified image consultant. Youíll learn what all those forks are really for, as well as many other etiquette tips.
    RSVP Now >>
  • $15/person

Service Day: Friday, October 9, 11:30 am: Lunch ~ 1:00 pm: Service Project

  • Join us for an afternoon of giving back to the community. Weíll begin the afternoon with a lunch and a keynote address on the importance of pro bono work by Prof. Terrance Norton, current director of the Center for Open Government and former national director of pro bono at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. The afternoon will be spent volunteering for the Chicago Park District.

Practice Area Panels: Tuesday and Thursday, October 6 and 8, noon

  • Lunch-time panels will speak on various legal practice areas including litigation, corporate law, alternate legal careers, real estate and others!

Please email kentcso@kentlaw.edu with questions regarding ASCK week events.

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Tuesday, October 6: Practice Area Panels

Canít decide what practice area youíre interested in? Or maybe youíve already made up your mind and want to learn more.

Please join us for Alumni panels on various areas of legal practice. Alumni include partners from McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., Querrey & Harrow, and Grund & Leavitt, P.C. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about these areas from distinguished professionals!

Tuesday panels are:

  • Intellectual Property: Room C20
  • Labor and Employment Law: Room 170
  • Family Law: Room 510
  • Bankruptcy: Room C40

Panels are from Noon - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP through the Events section of Symplicity. (1Ls may rsvp to kentcso@kentlaw.edu).
Practice Area panels are part of ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions.

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Thursday, October 8: Practice Area Panels

Canít decide what practice area youíre interested in? Or maybe youíve already made up your mind and want to learn more.

Please join us for Alumni panels on various areas of legal practice. Alumni include the Deputy Director of the IL Dept. of Children and Family Services and a partner with Howrey, LLP. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about these areas from distinguished professionals!

Thursday panels are:

  • Public Interest: Room 165
  • Corporate: Room 155
  • Litigation: Room 345
  • Alternative Careers: Room C35

Panels are from Noon - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP through the Events section of Symplicity. (1Ls may rsvp to kentcso@kentlaw.edu).
Practice Area panels are part of ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions.

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Thursday, October 8: Etiquette Dinner

Have you always wanted to learn the finer points of etiquette?

Join us for a 3-course meal and tips and techniques from Jill Bremmer, AICI, CIP, a certified image consultant. Youíll learn what all those forks are really for, as well as many other etiquette tips.

Thursday, October 8 ~ 5:30 pm
10th Floor Event Room
$15/person

RSVP Now >>

The etiquette dinner is part of ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions.

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Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni

Tax Law: Careers Beyond the Numbers

Have you ruled out tax law because you think itís boring? Then itís time to open your eyes to all the exciting opportunities that a career in tax law can offer. Please join us for a brown bag lunch as three tax specialists discuss the wide possibility of career choices in tax law and their individual career paths.

Monday, October 12, 2009
Noon
Room 580
Please bring your lunch. Dessert will be served!

Panelists include Cynthia B. Lafuente Ď88, an expert in international tax law with the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, David J. Kupiec í94, a lobbyist and partner with Kupiec & Martin, LLC, and Megan Beseth í08, an associate at American Tax Solutions, Inc. who advocates on behalf of taxpayers.

RSVP to kentcso@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5200 by Thursday, October 8.

Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Office of Career Services, and the Corporate Law Society.

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Alumni Services for Student Organizations

Student Org Leaders: Want to Connect with Alumni?

Are you involved in leadership of a student organization and would like to:

ArrowObtain additional funding for your events?
ArrowInvite alumni to your events?
ArrowFundraise for your organization from alumni?

Visit the Alumni Services for Student Organizations Website:
www.kentlaw.edu/alumni/services

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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 alums@kentlaw.edu.

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