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Headlines for the Week of October 12, 2009


Commencement Information:
ArrowOct 20-21: Commencement Photo Sittings

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

2010 Class Gift
Arrow3Ls and 4Ls: Join the Class Gift Committee

Alumni Career Advisor Network
ArrowSearch for an Advisor

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

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:

Join our LinkedIn Group

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 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.


Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni - TODAY!

Tax Law: Careers Beyond the Numbers

Have you ruled out tax law because you think it’s boring? Then it’s 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
Room 580
Please bring your lunch. Dessert will be served!

Panelists include Cynthia B. Lafuente ‘88, an expert in international tax law with the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, David J. Kupiec ’94, a lobbyist and partner with Kupiec & Martin, LLC, and Megan Beseth ’08, an associate at American Tax Solutions, Inc. who advocates on behalf of taxpayers.

RSVP to or (312) 906-5200 by Thursday, October 8.

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


2010 Class Gift

3Ls and 4Ls: Join the Class Gift Committee

Are you wondering why there is a new Chicago-Kent sign on the front of the building?
Did you hear about a lighting renovation in the 10th floor reading room?

These are just a couple of the projects made possible by the graduating Class Gift Committee.

Make a big impact with only a little effort—join the Class Gift Committee.
You pick the project and encourage your friends to make a gift or pledge too.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact Tanya Pietrkowski at (312) 906-5243 or


Alumni Career Advisor Network

Search for an Advisor

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association and Office of Career Services encourage you to take advantage of the law school’s “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 email


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:


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



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