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Headlines for the Week of November 14, 2011


Commencement Information:
ArrowCommencement information.
ArrowFall 2011 Grads: Complete your mandatory Graduate Survey by December 1.
ArrowInformation for out-of-town graduates.
ArrowHave a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
Class of 2012 Class Gift:
ArrowClass gift update.
ArrowYour 2012 Class Gift Committee.
November 18: Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon.
ArrowStudent tickets available for only $20.
Student/Alumni Networking Opportunities
ArrowChild & Family Law Society Reception
ArrowIPLS GastroIntellectual Property Symposium
Arrow20th Annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition & Reception
Alumni Career Advisor Network:
ArrowSearch for an Advisor.

Class of 2012

Commencement Information

Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Graduates: The Alumni Association is your home for Commencement 2012!

Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 13, 2012 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.


Fall 2011 Graduates: Mandatory Graduate Survey

Fall 2011 graduates: complete your mandatory graduate survey by Thursday, December 1. The survey is available online at


Out of Town Graduates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2012 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.


Alumni Legacy Hooders

The Chicago-Kent tradition of Alumni Legacy Hooding allows a graduate to be hooded by an alumni relative during the ceremony. If you are an immediate relative of a Chicago-Kent alumnus/a and would like him/her to hood you at the ceremony, please email for additional details.

Please note that this person must be both an alumnus of Chicago-Kent College of Law and an immediate relative of yours. Unfortunately there are no exceptions to this rule.

All Alumni Legacy Hooders will participate in the graduation processional and recessional and therefore will be sitting on the stage throughout the ceremony. Legacy Hooders do NOT need a graduation ticket. Legacy Hooders will wear caps and gowns and will pick up their regalia in the Faculty Robing Room on graduation day.


Class of 2011 Class Gift

Class Gift Update

The Class of 2011 Class Gift Committee is hard at work brainstorming ideas for your class gift project! Be on the lookout for a 2012 Class Gift Survey in your email.


Your 2012 Class Gift Committee

Many thanks to the Class of 2012 Class Gift Committee for their work on this year's project!

Committee Chair:  Katsie Calhoun

Ali Ammoura   Josiah Jenkins
Liz Camille Christen     Eun-Kyung Kim
Freddy Fonseca   Patrick Milott
Joe Janas   Temi Oduala
Ayodele Jegede   Anthony Sarkees



Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon

Student Tickets Available

Join the Alumni Association as we honor some of Chicago-Kent's outstanding alumni, volunteers, and friends. This is a great opportunity to network with alumni and others in the legal community!

Friday, November 18
11:30 AM Reception ~ 12:00 PM Luncheon

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Click here to read more about the 2011 Alumni Award Recipients, and see a list of our Alumni and Friend Volunteers. Student tickets are available for only $20.

Visit for more information and to RSVP.


Student/Alumni Networking Opportunities

Child & Family Law Society Networking Mixer

Tuesday, November 15
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join the Chicago-Kent Child and Family Law Society for a networking event where students interested in family law can meet and mingle with practicing family law attorneys and alumni in Chicago. This is a great opportunity to learn about family law as well as to establish connections in the field. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer will be served. To attend, please RSVP to

IPLS GastroIntellectual Property Law Symposium

The Symposium will explore the role that intellectual property rights have with respect to food innovations, with speakers from Alinea, Moto and Kraft.

To what extent should intellectual property law be used to protect food innovations?
Wednesday, November 16
Registration: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Panel discussion: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wine and cheese reception: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 for attorneys/public, $10 for students, $5 for IPLS members

For more information and to register, visit

20th Annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition Reception

The Alumni Association & the Moot Court Honor Society are hosting a special anniversary reception in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition. This year, student advocates will argue Thomas More Law Center v. Obama, one of several closely watched constitutional challenges to the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that individuals carry minimum essential health care insurance or pay a penalty.  

Thursday, November 17
4:00 p.m. ~ Final round of arguments, Marovitz Courtroom
5:00 p.m. ~ Reception
5:30 p.m. ~ Awards presentation
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

RSVP by Monday, November 14 to or (312) 906-5240.


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 schoolís ďAlumni Career Advisor Network.Ē

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 ďA.Ē
  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 studentís class year is LN2. A 1st year day studentís 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




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