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Headlines for the Week of October 1, 2012


Wednesday, October 3: Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Lecture at Chicago-Kent.
Live webcast and overflow rooms available.
Sign up for Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week: October 8-12!
ArrowAlumni volunteers will be offering resume reviews, mock interviews, job shadowing, and coffee and dinner gatherings for students.
RSVP for the Alumni/Student Networking Reception: Wednesday, October 10.
Class of 2013:
ArrowOctober 23 and 24: Composite photo sign-ups.
Volunteer for the 2012 Tournament of Champions at Chicago-Kent.
ArrowStudents needed to serve as hosts and bailiffs for national trial competition.
Apply for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship:
ArrowDeadline October 1.
Chicago-Kent Night with the Bulls:
ArrowLimited tickets remaining.
Chicago-Kent Alumni Career Advisor Network:
ArrowLog-in Instructions for Students.
Student organizations:
ArrowWant to connect with alumni?
Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
ArrowSurvey: Pick your favorite project to support!
ArrowCommittee members.

An Afternoon with Justice John Paul Stevens

An Afternoon with Justice John Paul Stevens

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is honored to welcome retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for a lecture and Q&A session.

An Afternoon with Justice John Paul Stevens
The Ninth Vote in the "Stop the Beach" Case
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
1:30 p.m. Lecture and Q&A, followed by refreshments in the lobby
Click here to read the Stop the Beach case in advance of Justice Stevens' lecture.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium
565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661

A live webcast of the lecture will be available. The link will be posted at prior to the event.

Overflow seating for those who are not selected in one of the lotteries will be available at Chicago-Kent in Rooms C50 and 210 with a live video feed of the lecture.

Please direct any questions to


Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week: October 8-12

Sign up to meet with Chicago-Kent Alumni!

ASCK Week is a weeklong extravaganza of opportunities for students to network and connect with Chicago-Kent alumni as well as to gain valuable career-related skills. More information can be found on the Alumni Office ASCK Week webpage.

Sign up online by Wednesday, October 3 for the following sessions to get one-on-one career advice from Chicago-Kent Alumni:

PLEASE NOTE: Students may only sign up for ONE ConneKTions@Dinner time slot or Coffee ConneKtions time slot.

PLEASE NOTE: Students may not choose a time slot to attend a dinner or coffee if that time slot conflicts with a class schedule.

RSVP for the Alumni/Student Networking Reception

Practice your networking skills with Chicago-Kent alumni!

Alumni-Student Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
5:30-7:30 p.m. 
10th Floor Event Room

RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Friday, October 5.


Class of 2013

Sign up for Composite Photo Sittings October 23-24

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!

Photo sittings will be held: 
Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Fifteen minute slots, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Room 325

Sign up online at by Friday, October 19.

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. Evening students ONLY who cannot make it during office hours can email to schedule a sitting time.

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


Student Volunteers Needed

Volunteer for the 2012 NITA Tournament of Champions at Chicago-Kent

As the 2010 champions, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is honored to be hosting the 2012 NITA Tournament of Champions trial competition this year.  The top sixteen trial advocacy teams in the nation will be coming to Chicago to compete.

Students and recent graduates are asked to volunteer as student representatives for visiting teams, and as bailiffs and runners during the competitions.

As a student representative, you will be assigned one of the teams and will act as their liason, answering questions, directing them to their courtrooms for their scheduled rounds, and contacting Tournament Staff if there are any issues throughout the competition.  Student representatives will need to be present at the Welcome Reception from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th, for the first rounds from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Daley Center on October 25, the second rounds at the Daley Center from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on October 26, and then for rounds three and four from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.  If you are interested in participating, please email Rachel Remke, Trial Advocacy Administrator, at

For a complete list of volunteer needs and time commitments and to sign up, visit


Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship

Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship: Due Oct. 1

The Chicago-Kent Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship is awarded to law students demonstrating academic merit and financial need. Applications for the 2012-2013 Scholarships are due Monday, October 1, 2012.

Complete Online Application

Recipients will be announced in early November and will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Direct questions to Tara Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations, at (312) 906-5245.


Chicago-Kent Nights with the Bulls

Limited Tickets Remaining

Bulls vs. Bucks - Tues., October 16, 7:00 p.m.

Bulls vs. Timberwolves - Fri., October 19, 7:00 p.m.

You're invited to experience fast-paced NBA action and wall-to-wall entertainment-the world famous introductions, Benny the Bull, the Luvabulls, IncrediBulls, and much more. See Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and the Bulls battle the Bucks and the Timberwolves. And enjoy the energy of a sellout crowd! 

On this special night, all Chicago-Kent College of Law students, family and friends have the opportunity to purchase Chicago Bulls tickets at a discount. Tickets regularly priced at $64 (300 Level, rows 1-7) are available for only $32 and tickets regularly priced at $44 (300 Level, rows 8-17) are available for only $22. Tickets are limited so be sure to act fast!

To take advantage of this exclusive opportunity CLICK HERE. Your special offer code is Bulls.


Alumni Career Advisor Network

Alumni Career Advisor Network: Log-in Information for Students

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Alumni Association and Office of Career Services offer the 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 Association website.

First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to 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.”
  2. In the Class Year Field:
    • If you are an LLM student, enter LLM. If you are a Visiting student, enter LV.
    • 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 contact the Office of Career Services at or visit Suite 360.


Student Organizations

Want to connect with alumni?

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

ArrowInvite alumni to your events? 
ArrowFind alumni speakers or panelists?
ArrowPartner with the Alumni Association on events?

Contact Kayla Portillo at for more information on how the Alumni Association can help connect you with the Chicago-Kent alumni community.


Class of 2013 Class Gift

Project Survey

The Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee wants your feedback! Complete this brief survey with possible class gift project ideas and let us know which projects you would like to support: The deadline to submit the survey is Monday, October 8.

Committee Members

Current committee members include:

Katerina Alexopoulos
Dunstan Barnes
Amy Chesshir
Kylin Fisher
Alex Grace
Amy Harvey
Peter Henry
Judy Li
Ryan Thoma
Daniel Zapata

Rising 3L's: Would you like to help the Class of 2013 leave a lasting legacy at Chicago-Kent? The Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee is currently in formation. Email Kayla Portillo at if you are interested in joining this committee, or join us for our first meeting:



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