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Headlines for the Week of October 19, 2009


Commencement Information:
ArrowOct 20-21: Composite Photo Sittings
ArrowOut of Town Graduates

Have Lunch with Alumni!
ArrowTODAY: Dean’s Roundtable with Jonathan Bloom ’90

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

Alumni Career Advisor Network
Search 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.

Composite 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!

Composite photo sittings will be held:

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

TODAY, Monday, October 19 is the last day to sign up!
Sign up in the Office of Alumni Relations, Suite 310.

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 Composite Photos page for details on purchasing photos, suggested attire and other information.


Out of Town Graduates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2010 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.

Please visit the Commencement Portal for other details about your Commencement ceremony.


Have Lunch with Alumni!

TODAY: Dean’s Roundtable with Jonathan Bloom ’90

Interested in meeting successful Chicago-Kent alumni ONE-ON-ONE?

 Meet alumnus Jonathan Bloom ‘90
Managing Director, Prime Finance, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. New York

Monday, October 19
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 800
Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to Insa Blanke,, and indicate any special dietary needs. The event is limited to the first 12 students who respond.

Jonathan Bloom '90 is Managing Director, Prime Finance, with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., in New York City, where he handles all aspects of the sale of synthetic-finance service to clients as well as more traditional prime-brokerage offerings, including margin lending, trade reconciliation and operational support. Prior to joining Citigroup, he initiated the Banc of America Securities Equity Finance/Synthetic Prime Brokerage, where he managed a team of individuals who provided the world's largest hedge funds with financing and tax efficient strategies and structures. Jonathan's career also includes stints with Arthur Andersen, the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

The Dean’s Roundtable is a unique opportunity to informally meet Chicago-Kent alumni who are successful outside traditional law firm and legal in-house employment. Start a dialogue with these accomplished graduates to discover their best and worst decisions and how their law degrees have influenced their success.    


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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