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Headlines for the Week of November 5, 2012


"The Supreme Court and Celebrity Culture" Lecture by Hon. Richard A. Posner: Thursday, November 15.
ArrowEnter the student lottery to attend.
Commencement Information:
ArrowFall 2012 Grads: Graduate Survey Due December 3.
ArrowInformation for Out of Town Graduates.
ArrowHave a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
2012 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon: November 15.
ArrowStudent Tickets Available for only $20!
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.

Supreme Court and the American Public

Lecture by Hon. Richard A. Posner on November 15

On November 15-16, the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) are presenting a symposium titled "The Supreme Court and the American Public." See the entire schedule at

The Honorable Richard A. Posner of the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will give a talk on "The Supreme Court and Celebrity Culture" from 4:30-5:15 p.m. in Ogilvie Auditorium on Thursday, November 15.  Students are invited to attend the talk, but due to limited seating, students are asked to enter a lottery for a seat to attend the lecture.

Please enter the lottery online no later than Friday, November 9 at 12:00 p.m.:

If you are selected to attend, you will be notified on Monday, November 12.


Commencement Information

Fall 2012 Grads: Graduate Survey Due December 3.

Fall 2012 graduates: complete your mandatory graduate survey by Monday, December 3. The survey is available online at


Information for Out of Town Graduates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2013 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.


2012 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon

Student Tickets only $20!

The 2012 Alumni Awards will be presented at the 35th annual Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon:

Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
11:30 a.m. Reception
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

The Alumni Association is pleased to offer student tickets for only $20. Click here to register online.

Roy C. Palmer '62

Kathleen M. McDonough '94
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

John J. Pikarski, Jr. '69

Gordon & Pikarski
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Matthew T. Jenkins '07
Corboy & Demetrio

Kathryn M. Woodward '02
Hillshire Brands

For more information, visit


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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