The May edition of your Alumni E-Brief





May 2018
Alumni EBrief
tullman named kaplan institute's first executive Director  

Howard A. Tullman, Chicago serial entrepreneur and former 1871 CEO, was named as the first executive director for Illinois Tech's Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, set to open this fall. Tullman began as executive director on May 1. He will also serve as the commencement speaker for Illinois Tech’s 2017–18 Commencement ceremony. Read more...



Federal Tax Institute

Join us for the 37th Annual Federal Tax Institute: H.R.1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - What Happens Now? Hear from experts who will provide a comprehensive update on the impact of this legislation and guidance on how to implement the new law going forward. This program is eligible for 8.0 hours of CLE and 9.5 hours of CPE credit. Register now.



Class of 2008 Reunion

Join your classmates from the Class of 2008 to catch up and reminisce! Enjoy light appetizers, a private space and more! A cash bar with drink specials will be available. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Register now.



Illinois Tech Alumni Bike the Drive Breakfast

Join the Illinois Tech community for mingling and breakfast at the 4th annual gathering before the famous MB Bike The Drive event. Register now.



Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations

Join us for the 37th Annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations. Nationally recognized experts in the not-for-profit field will provide a comprehensive update on the cutting-edge legal, legislative, and policy developments that impact non-profit organizational planning. This program is eligible for 6.75 hours of CLE credit. Register now.



Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law Conference

Join us for the Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law Conference. Get the most recent developments on the evolving application of the National Labor Relations Act, particularly in light of the changing composition of the NLRB This program is eligible for 6.25 hours of CLE credit. Register now.

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walters named ACB fellow

Professor Adrian Walters was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. Read more...

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moot court program ranks #2 in the nation 

For the second time in three years, the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center has ranked Chicago-Kent's moot court program second in the nation. This ranking qualifies Chicago-Kent as one of 16 teams chosen to compete in the Moot Court National Championship invitational. Chicago-Kent is one of only two teams to argue in each of the first 11 championships. View full list of moot court program rankings

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c-k accepts GRE scores

Chicago-Kent will now accept scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), in addition to the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), from applicants seeking admission for the upcoming academic year. This decision was based on careful analysis which shows that scoring from the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE is a valid predictor of first-year academic performance at Chicago-Kent. Read more...

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alumna named equal justice works fellow 

Alexandra Franco '16 has been selected as a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow. Starting in September, Franco will be the director of the new Housing Opportunity Project for Equity (HOPE), hosted by Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago, where she will represent families in danger of losing their housing vouchers. Read more...

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nominate a kent grad

Nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards will be accepted through Tuesday, June 26. Nominate a Chicago-Kent graduate who has made an impact at the law school or in the legal community in any of four categories. Recipients will be recognized at the 40th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration in November 2018. Submit a nomination.

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alumni spotlight

The American college of trial lawyers recently published Billy and Duke's Trial of the Century, an article recounting the Richard Speck murder trial in which a life-long bond was formed between the Speck prosecution team of  alumnus George J. Murtaugh, Jr. (Duke) '65 and William J. Martin. Read the article.

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nahmod reception recap

On Thursday, April 26, more than 100 faculty, alumni, staff and friends celebrated Professor Sheldon Nahmod's 40 years of teaching at Chicago-Kent. Attendees offered kind words and shared fond memories to commemorate the occasion and Dean Krent announced the establishment of the Sheldon H. Nahmod Endowed Scholarship Fund.   

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past event photos

View photos from the Forty Years of Professor Nahmod Reception and other past alumni events from the 2017 - 2018 academic year by visiting the Photo Archives on the Alumni Association website.


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