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Headlines for the Week of October 15, 2012


Commencement Information:
ArrowInformation for Out of Town Graduates.
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.
Wednesday, October 24: “Crafting Your Golden Ticket to Employment as a Lawyer”
ArrowPresentation by Steve Raminiak '04 and Susan DeConstanza, former CSO career counselor
Chicago-Kent Alumni Career Advisor Network:
ArrowLog-in Instructions for Students.
Student organizations:
ArrowWant to connect with alumni?
Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
ArrowCommittee members.

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 liaison, 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 Presentation

Crafting Your Golden Ticket to Employment as a Lawyer

“Crafting Your Golden Ticket to Employment as a Lawyer”
Steve Raminiak '04 and Susan DeConstanza, former CSO career counselor
Wednesday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.
Room 370

How can you set yourself apart from the pack? What experience can persuade the right employers to put you on the short list for an interview? Steve and Susan invite you (particularly if you are a 2L) to discuss his strategy to get that first job out of law school and increase your chances of remaining gainfully employed.

RSVP to or 312-906-5240.


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

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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