Current Volunteer Opportunities
As alumni of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, you are one of our greatest assets. Alumni engagement with students and with each other is critical to the success of the law school and its graduates. Opportunities exist throughout the year to give back by conducting informational or mock interviews, hosting a group of students for dinner, serving on an advisory board or mentoring students or fellow alumni. This page is updated regularly with current volunteer needs.
Help us recruit the best and brightest law students to IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by serving as an Alumni Ambassador, an opportunity for alumni to play a vital role in the admissions process at Chicago-Kent. Contact takes place February through April, and alumni residing anywhere in the world can participate. Our goal is to match alumni with students who have similar backgrounds or interests. Learn more.
Alumni-Student ConneKtions Week
Alumni-Student ConneKtions Week is a week-long extravaganza of opportunities for students to network and connect with Chicago-Kent alumni and gain valuable career-related skills. Activities include informational interviews, mock interviews, job shadowing, Coffee ConneKtions and a networking reception.
ASCK Week 2017 will take place February 27- March 3, 2017. Learn more.
Alumni Advisor Network
Serve as a resource to students to discuss practice trends, legal markets across the nation, and other career-related topics with students, while helping them build their legal network. Act as a resource for students applying for positions within your organization. Sign up to serve as an Alumni Advisor when you complete your MyKent profile.
Chicago-Kent Patent Hub
Launched by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in 2011, the Patent Pro Bono Program is currently being offered in all 50 states. The Chicago-Kent Patent Hub is coordinating services for inventors in Illinois. The program facilitates the placement of qualified, under-resourced inventors with the pro bono legal assistance of a licensed patent attorney. Volunteer attorneys will be matched with qualified inventors based on the field of the invention and the preferred technical fields of expertise of the attorney. More information.
Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring
Mentoring provides a unique opportunity for new lawyers to gain professional guidance and practical knowledge from seasoned attorneys. The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring program is a year-long program run in conjunction with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. More than 1,200 lawyers, through more than 75 organizations, have participated in the program since its inception in 2011. Both mentors and mentees earn six Illinois Professional Responsibility CLE credits upon completion. Learn more. More information.
For more information about these and other opportunities to get involved, contact the Alumni Association at 312.906.5240 or email@example.com.