The February edition of your Alumni E-Brief





February 2018
Alumni EBrief
alumni student connektions (asck) week 

February 19 through February 23 is Alumni-Student ConneKtions Week. ASCK 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. Sign-up to volunteer 30 minutes or more to help a student.



DuPage Area Stem Expo

Join Illinois Tech and the School of Applied Technology for this premiere event. Come early for the alumni program and early access to the expo before it opens to the public.  Register now.



Save the Date: Diversity Week

Join Chicago-Kent's student organizations for a week-long celebration of culture and diversity. Throughout the week, the student organizations will host programs and events for students, alumni, faculty and staff. 



Judges' Night 2018

Join the Hispanic Latino Law Student Association for the 2018 Judges' Night. Mingle with Chicago-Kent alumni and students as well as Hispanic and Latino judges and attorneys from throughout Chicago at a reception celebrating the Honorable Franklin Ulysses Valderrama. Register now.



Save the Date: Public Interest Awards

Save the date for the 11th Annual Public Interest Awards. Each year, the Alumni Association celebrates alumni who devote their careers to the public good and demonstrate outstanding public service leadership. Do you know someone deserving of a Public Interest Award? Nominate them here! All nominations are due by Monday, February 26. 

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alumnus joins illinois tech board

Richard Levy '97, chief executive officer and founder of Victory Park Capital, joined the Illinois Tech Board of Trustees and Chicago-Kent Board of Advisors. Richard serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Victory Park portfolio companies, VPC Pizza Operating Corp. (Giordano’s), Mediterranean Cuisine Holding Company, LLC (Yalla), and Enteris Biopharma, Inc. Richard is also chairman of the Board of the nonprofit Gardeneers and an active board member of College Bound Opportunities and Camp Kesem. In 2013, Richard was named one of Chicago-Kent's 125 Alumni of Distinction.  Read more...

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in memoriam: Dolores Hanna
The Chicago-Kent community mourns the death of distinguished alumna Dolores K. Hanna ’52, an influential trademark attorney who worked tirelessly to promote the role of women in the legal profession. Ms. Hanna died January 15, 2018, in Chicago, at age 90. Ms. Hanna's family will host a memorial at Chicago-Kent on April 7. Details to come. Read more about Ms. Hanna... 
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TRIAL ADVOCAcY TEAM Marshall finalists

Chicago-Kent's trial advocacy team of Annisha Arnold '20, India Burton '18, Ashley Davidson '19 and Qi Niu '18 finished second in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition's  Midwest regional tournament, held at the Black Law Students Association's regional convention in St. Louis. The will now advance to the national finals in Brooklyn, NY. Read more...

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moot court team fletcher finalists

For the second year in a row, a team from Chicago-Kent has advanced to the final rounds of the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. Alanna Elinoff '18, Matthew Griffin '18, Cody Lipke '18 and Ben Mahon '18 will compete in the final rounds in Vancouver, Canada. Read more...

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moot court team wins best brief award

The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Christopher Gerardi ’18 and Anthony Joseph ’18 won the first-place best brief award and finished as semifinalists in the Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship in Houston, Texas. Gerardi and Joseph were awarded a combined $3,250 in scholarship funds. More info...

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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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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.

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be an alumni ambassador

Chicago-Kent Alumni Ambassadors work with the Office of Admissions to contact admitted students who have not yet decided to attend Chicago-Kent. Ambassadors introduce the school through the eyes of alumni and answer any questions the student might have. Contact takes place February through April, and alumni residing anywhere in the world can participate.  Read More...


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