The July edition of your Alumni E-Brief





 July 2017
Alumni EBrief
Chicago-Kent CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT "565"

In 2017, Chicago-Kent celebrates 25 years at 565 West Adams Street, an 11-story building designed by the Chicago-Kent community and hailed as the most technologically advanced law school of its time. "565" ushered in a new generation of increasingly diverse students and faculty, cementing Chicago-Kent's already robust reputation for technology and broadening its national reach. Read more...



CLE: Famous Trials: The Not-So-Perfect Crime of Leopold and Loeb

This CLE presentation dramatizes the closing arguments made at the sentencing hearing for Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two University of Chicago graduates accused of committing the “Crime of the Century” in 1924. This free program is eligible for one (1) hour of general IL MCLE credit. Register now.



CLE: Title IX and the Theories of Equality

This CLE presentation examines theories of sex equality that have animated Title IX enforcement and how the contemporary issues of campus sexual assault and transgender bathroom access fit into those theories of equality. This free program is eligible for one (1) hour of general IL MCLE credit. Register now.   



35th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference

Join top government officials & policymakers, world-class management-side attorneys & union representatives, and leading academics for a focused day of learning about the future of the federal workplace and workforce. CLE credit hours, to be determined. Register now.



Golden Reunion

Each fall, the Alumni Association recognizes Chicago-Kent alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago with a special luncheon with the Dean. An optional tour of the law school is available following the luncheon. Register now.



Student-Alumni Softball Tournament

Join us at Clarendon Park for the 4th annual Chicago-Kent Student-Alumni 16" Softball Tournament!  We provide umpires and equipment. Each team is guaranteed at least three games. Sign up as a team or as an individual to compete for the championship! Register now.



39th Alumni Awards Celebration

Save the date for the 39th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration recognizing Chicago-Kent graduates who have made a significant contribution to the legal community or the law school. 

Dan Katz
c-k top-ranked for IP law

Chicago-Kent is ranked number one on Law Street Media’s list of Top 10 Law Schools for Intellectual Property Law. The ranking sites Chicago-Kent's breadth of IP related courses, numerous lectures and opportunities to prepare students for practice. Read more...

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Chicago-kent BlogS

Visit Chicago-Kent Blogs for news and updates from the Chicago-Kent community featuring the Chicago-Kent Faculty Blog, department blogs, and more. Readers are encouraged to follow conversations, post comments, and explore Chicago-Kent faculty scholarship. 

Judges Wall
Connektions at dinner

Help build a stronger Chicago-Kent community by hosting a group of students and/or 2017 graduates for dinner during ConneKtions @ Dinner Week, October 30 through November 3, 2017. Please register no later than Monday, October 16. Click here to sign-up.

alumni advisor network

Volunteer to serve as an informal resource to students to discuss practice trends, legal markets across the nation, and other career-related topics, while helping them build their legal network. Sign up to serve as a member of the Alumni Advisor Network when you complete your MyKent profile.

Dan Katz
mock interviewers needed

The Career Services Office is seeking alumni to volunteer as mock interviewers for students preparing for upcoming job fairs and on-campus interviews through Chicago-Kent's 2017 Fall Recruitment Program. If interested, please contact Helena Gonzalez, Assistant Director of Career Services, at

Judges Wall
NEW alumni tech survey

Professors De Armond and Godfrey are conducting a survey to find out what technology attorneys use in the first four years of practice. The results will be used to try to understand how law is being practiced and how they might change the Legal Writing program to reflect that.  If you are in years one through four of practice, please click here to take the survey.


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