The March edition of your Alumni E-Brief





March 2018
Alumni EBrief
C-K student named one of 20 law students of the year 

Third-year student Jun Qiu was recently recognized as one of 20 “Law Students of the Year” by National Jurist magazine.  Born and raised in China, Jun is a licensed CPA and a research assistant for the Law Lab at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She has served as founding president of Chicago-Kent’s Tax Law Society (2016–17) and China Law Society (2017–18) and takes great pride in being able to give back to the law school and the local community. Read more about Jun



Save the Date: Dolores K. Hanna Memorial Service

Save the date to celebrate the life of Dolores K. Hanna '52, who passed away on January 15. Please join us at the law school for a memorial service to commemorate the many contributions  Dolores has made to our community.  Let us know if you will join us.



40th Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture

Join Alexander J.S. Colvin, Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Faculty Development, Cornell University for "The Metastasization of Mandatory Arbitration." Two experts will provide commentary on the lecture. This free lecture is eligible for 1.5 hours of general IL MCLE credit. Register Now



Public Interest Awards

Join us for the 11th annual Public Interest Awards honoring alumni and students who devote their careers to the public good and demonstrate outstanding public service leadership, as well as those in private practice who make a substantial commitment to pro bono service. Register Now


4/26 - 4/27

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference

Join us as Chicago-Kent hosts the 35th annual Section 1983 Litigation Conference. Learn about the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation and earn up to 11.25 hours of IL MCLE credit. Register now.

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TRIAL ADVOCAcY TEAM lefkowitz finalists

The Chicago-Kent team of Brittany Kaplan ’19 and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18 will advance to the national finals of the 27th annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. The team, coached by Ashly I. Boesche '04, won the best brief award and placed second in the Midwest regional tournament. This is the third year in a row that a team from Chicago-Kent has advanced to the national finals. Read more...

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professor katz delivers ABA Techshow keynote

On Friday, March 9, Professor Daniel M. Katz will be the keynote speaker at the ABA TechShow 2018. In this keynote "Six Vectors of Legal Innovation: How Current Trends Will #MAKELAWBETTER," he offers a provocative view of the near future: how lawyers should embrace innovation and these new technologies if they want to achieve greater professional success or merely ensure their economic survival.

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kent wins AAJ regionals

The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Kristen Farr Capizzi ’18, Alexis Halsell ’18, Shahina Khan ’18 and Jesse Pollans ’18 won the Chicago regional championship of the 2018 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The team will advance to  the AAJ National Competition April 12-15 where they will compete against the top 15 schools from other regions. 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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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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submit a class note

Share your current professional and community achievements with the Alumni Association by submitting a class note. Class notes will be featured in the 2018 Chicago-Kent magazine which will be published this summer. The deadline for submissions is April 1. Submit your class note here


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