The October edition of your Alumni E-Brief





 October 2017
Alumni EBrief
a conversation with justicE elena kagan

We are pleased to announce that Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Supreme Court of the United States, has accepted our invitation to visit Chicago-Kent on Monday, October 16. During the one-hour program, Professor Carolyn Shapiro will interview Justice Kagan about her time on the Court. The program will take place in the Ogilvie Auditorium and will be live-streamed into designated classrooms throughout the building. A reception will follow.  

Because space in the auditorium is limited, alumni may enter a lottery by October 9 for a seat in the auditorium. Recipients of the tickets through the lottery will be notified by October 10 and will pick up their tickets at the event on October 16. 






The Supreme Court and American Politics

Professors Carolyn Shapiro and Christopher W. Schmidt will host constitutional law scholars from across the country to examine the intersection of the Supreme Court and presidential, congressional, and electoral politics. This symposium is free to attend. Lunch is provided for attendees with advance registration. Register Now



The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law

This one-day conference will examine the rise of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and is eligible for IL MCLE credit. Get 50% off when you register by October 6! Register now.



Alumni Judges Reception

Join us to celebrate the newest additions to Iustitiam Servavurant, a sculpture honoring alumni who serve or have served as judges. Register now.



39th Alumni Awards Celebration

Join us for the 39th Annual Alumni Awards honoring alumni who have made significant contributions to the law school and/or the legal community and to recognize alumni volunteers for the law school during the 2016-17 school year. Register now.

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In memoriam: Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg

The Chicago-Kent community mourns the death of Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg, a gifted lawyer and teacher and a cherished colleague and friend who mentored hundreds of Chicago-Kent students in the art of legal research and writing. Professor Ehrenberg died September 26 at her home in Evanston following a brief illness. Read more...

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 today for c-k recap

On September 27, 624 alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Chicago-Kent donated $373,473 to the law school. Seven alumni and one adjunct professor led the pack, making significant challenge gifts. With contributions from 371 alumni, 62 faculty members, 25 staff members and 149 students, we can provide much-needed scholarship support to deserving students. 

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Seventh circuit review

The latest issue of the Seventh Circuit Review is now available online. The articles featured in this issue, by student authors Rebecca Horman and Karen Vaysman, analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with constitutional law.  More info...

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dinwoodie returns to C-K

International IP scholar Graeme B. Dinwoodie returns as a Global Professor in Intellectual Property Law. His decision to re-join the faculty full-time reflects his enthusiasm for the law school's Program in Intellectual Property Law, which he directed from 2001 to 2009. Read more...

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solo & small practice incubator

Chicago-Kent's Solo & Small Practice Incubator (SSPI) is seeking recent graduates interested in launching their own practices. The program helps new lawyers build their professional careers as solo or small firm practitioners by providing trainings, mentoring, and resources in an "incubator" environment. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2017. Read more...

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new grads ready to work

With Bar results out, we now have a robust pool of candidates from our most recent graduating class ready to join the work force. Are you considering hiring an entry level legal professional? To learn more about how to connect with candidates that best fit your organization's needs, please contact the Career Services Office via email at or click here for more information. 

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new look at kent online

Visit to check out the new, more modern look of the law school's website. The new website is fully mobile responsive and features a more content-rich homepage and an expanded drop-down menu system for ease of navigation. 

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women in law mentors

The Society for Women in Law is seeking alumnae to pair with student members as mentors. Mentors are  encouraged to attend a kick-off reception at the law school on November 9, 2017.  Read more...

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c-k listed among most innovative law schools

preLaw magazine named Chicago-Kent as one of the 20 most innovative law schools.  Schools were chosen based on how well their curricula,  programs, and approaches are preparing students for the future. Read more...

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connektions at dinner

Host 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.


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