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Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Week of April 22, 2019

The 41st Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019 the law school will present the 41th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture. Ruth Milkman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, City University of New York Graduate Center and Research Director, Murphy Institute for Worker Education, CUNY is the lecturer for this year's Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, "Reinventing the Labor Movement? Worker Organizing and Advocacy in the 21st Century United States" In this lecture, Professor Milkman will will examine recent labor movement innovations. She will include an overview of worker center organizing and advocacy on behalf of low-wage workers, including immigrants; the recent surge of union activity among Millennial-generation workers, such as online journalists, adjuncts and other contingent workers in colleges and universities, and teachers; efforts to leverage unions’ political influence (often in coalition with allies outside organized labor) to win state and local support for pro-worker initiatives, from minimum wage increases to paid leave provisions, from wage theft prohibitions to scheduling regulations; and efforts to develop tripartite wage boards to lift labor standards. Two experts will provide commentary on the lecture.

Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge. Course materials and reception are not included; however, copies of the materials will be available in the library after the program.

The 38th Annual Federal Tax Institute

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 Chicago-Kent will present the 38th Annual Federal Tax Institute. Nationally recognized tax advisors will provide a comprehensive, practical update on the latest newsworthy tax developments and their impact on tax planning, compliance and controversy techniques for attorneys, accountants, corporate tax directors and staff.

Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge. Course materials and reception are not included; however, copies of the materials will be available in the library after the program.

If you are interested in volunteering to work at the conference, in exchange for complimentary course materials and an opportunity to network at the program reception, please let us know when you stop by the office (Suite 675) to register, or by e-mailing cle@kentlaw.iit.edu. Pre-registration is required no later than Monday,May 13, 2019.

CLE Conference Information

For information regarding the current CLE courses being offered or to register for any of the programs, please visit: cle.kentlaw.edu or contact the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education at cle@kentlaw.iit.edu or at 312-906-5090.

 

 

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