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Headlines for the Week of February 13, 2012


JD+: Alumni in Alternative Careers
ArrowFeaturing alumni author Jamie Freveletti: February 28.
Commencement Information:
ArrowCommencement information.
ArrowLast chance composite photos: March 6-7.
ArrowGrad Info Day: Tuesday, March 6.
ArrowInformation for out-of-town graduates.
ArrowHotel information.
ArrowHave a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
Class of 2012 Class Gift:
ArrowFundraiser/Social at Ai: February 16.
ArrowAnnouncing the 2012 Class Gift!
ArrowYour 2012 Class Gift Committee.
ArrowThank you to our donors!
Student Organization Event Planning:
ArrowMaterials from the Jan. 24 presentation.
Alumni Career Advisor Network:
ArrowSearch for an Advisor.

JD+: Alumni in Alternative Careers

Featuring alumni author Jamie Freveletti: February 28.

Join Chicago-Kent alumna and best-selling author Jamie Freveletti '85 as she discusses the evolution of her career from trial attorney to novelist.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Room 370, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL
Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to by Friday, February 24.

For more information, visit


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.


Last Chance Composite Photos: March 6-7, 2012

If youíve been to the 3rd floor, youíve seen the composite photos of the most recent class as well as classes all the way back to 1893. Now itís your turn!

Photo sittings will be held:
Tuesday, March 6-Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Fifteen minute slots, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Room 325

Sign up online at by Friday, March 2.

Note: This will be the last photo session held for the class of 2012.

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 direct questions to or (312) 906-5240.


Required Forms for May 2012 Gradautes

In order to graduate, all students must submit the following forms:

  1. The Application for Graduation must be submitted no later than Monday, January 30. To complete:
    • Log in to your webmail account
    • Click on the "Web for Students" icon in lower left portion of the left frame
    • Select "Application for Graduation" under the "Online Forms" heading
    • Complete the full form (Please complete every field)
    • Submit your selection

You will receive a confirmation email once a graduation audit has been performed. Please note that any changes you make to your schedule after the audit may affect your graduation requirements. You should check with the Registrar's Office prior to making any changes.

  1. The 2012 Graduate Survey:  The Graduate Survey for May 2012 Graduates will be available in late February/early March. It must be submitted no later than Monday, April 30.

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 13, 2012, all students must submit the following form:

  1. The Cap and Gown Order Form. Caps and Gowns ordered by Friday, March 30 are complimentary on behalf of the Alumni Association; however, forms submitted beginning April 1 at Midnight will be charged a late fee. The online order form will be available in February, or you can order in person at Grad Info Day on March 6.


Grad Info Day: Tuesday, March 6

Please join us get all the details on your Commencement, order your cap & gown, and purchase Commencement memorabilia!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3rd Floor, Outside the Spak


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.


Hotel Information

Chicago-Kent has secured rooms at a special rate at the Hotel Sax Chicago from Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13. The Hotel Sax is located in Chicago's beautiful River North downtown neighboorhood with easy access to dining, entertainment and public transportation.

Single and Double rooms are available for $199 a night (pre-tax).

Reservations must be made by April 11, 2012 at (877) 569-3742. Request the rate for Chciago-Kent College of Law.

For those interested in other accomodations, we suggest the following hotels with easy public transportation access to the law school and the Commencement venue.

For a complete listing of all Chicago hotels, please visit the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. If you are using the Bureau's search function you will find the closest accommodations in the West Loop, Loop, River North, and North Michigan areas.


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 Fundraiser Social

Join the Class Gift committee for a fundraiser social at Ai!

Fundraiser Social at Ai Japanese Restaurant & Lounge
Thursday, February 16, 2012
7:00-9:00 p.m.

$5 admission for a vodka martini drink ticket. Other drink specials include $5 martinis, $5 glasses of house wine, $3 Sapporo/Sapporo Lights, and $3 hot sake. Izakaya lounge menu will also be offered.

All Chicago-Kent students are welcome!

RSVP through Facebook by clicking here.


Announcing the 2012 Class Gift!

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 2012 Class Gift: H2O12
In memory of Ayodele Jegede, classmate and friend

The class of 2012 will be raising money for hot & cold filtered water stations throughout the building -- a low-tech miracle: the fresh, sustainable gift of clean water. Your modest gift will go directly towards making Chicago-Kent a little bit better for future 1Ls, wet behind the ears and thirsty for the law.


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   Eun-Kyung Kim
Liz Camille Christen     Patrick Milott
Joe Janas   Anthony Sarkees



Thank you to our donors!

Many thanks to all who have given to support the Class of 2012 Class Gift project.

Christopher Acuna
Jack Bentley
Katsie Calhoun
Joe Carlasare
Liz Camille
Chris Grubb
Joe Janas
Eun-kyung Kim
David McKenzie
Anthony Sarkees
Maximilian Smith


Student Organization Leaders

Materials from January 24 Info Session

Thank you to all of the student organizations who came out to our Event Planning 101 information session! For those who could not make it, here are the materials from the presentation:

If you have any events planned for the spring and you'd like to include alumni, please let us know! We are happy to help student organizations with their programs, panels, networking events, and other alumni outreach. Just email or stop by our offices in suite 310.


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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