Alumni E-brief

The July edition of your Alumni E-Brief

Alumni EBrief
DEAN KREnt to receive cba/cbf award

On July 12, the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation will present Dean Krent with the Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence at their annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon. The Schrager Award recognizes exemplary attorneys in academia who have made significant and lasting contributions to improving access to justice for the less fortunate. The recipient designates a special Chicago Bar Foundation grant to the law school clinic or legal aid program of his or her choice. Dean Kren't choice is Chicago-Kent’s Self Help Web Center.



Senior Partner Council Reception

Chicago-Kent donors who have contributed $1,000 or more over the past year are invited to the annual SPC Reception. Gather with other loyal supporters of Chicago-Kent to allow faculty, students, and staff to fete your impact. Invitation Only. Register now.



CLE in the City: Privacy & Security

Join us for the Privacy and Security Track of the CLE in the City Series presented by the ABA. This two-part program features Chicago-Kent professors Lori Andrews and Richard Warner as well as Chicago-Kent alumni. Each session is just $35. Purchase tickets for individual CLE in the City sessions by entering the promo code LAP during the registration process. Register now.



Guys Overcoming Obstacles to Diversity - Chicago

Join Chicago-Kent and the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations for the first ever GOOD (Guys Overcoming Obstacles to Diversity) Guys event in CHICAGO where GOOD Guys will be honored for their efforts to advance women and diverse professionals, and all attendees will receive cutting edge information about maximizing the rewards of diversity and inclusion. Register now.



Block(Legal)Tech Conference

This conference will focus on the evolving regulatory and legal issues in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, such as the future of U.S. regulation of crypto-assets, minimizing the risks of crypto-litigation, the role of lawyers (“crypto counsel”), and myriad other legal issues that stem from the use and implementation of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Register now.


in the news
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new library director 

Please welcome Jean M. Wenger as Director of the Law Library and Senior Lecturer. Before joining Chicago-Kent, Ms. Wenger spent nearly 30 years at the Cook County Law Library in Chicago, most recently as Deputy Law Librarian. Ms. Wenger succeeds Keith Ann Stiverson, who served as Director of the Law Library from 2001 until her retirement in 2018. Read more... 

illinois tech welcomes new provost 

Peter Kilpatrick, professor and McCloskey Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame since 2008, has been chosen to serve as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Illinois Tech. He will assume his new position on August 1, 2018.  Read more...

WIL reception
connektions at dinner

Help build a stronger Chicago-Kent community by hosting a group of students and/or 2018 graduates for dinner during ConneKtions @ Dinner Week, October 29 through November 2, 2018. Please register no later than Monday, October 15. Click here to sign up.

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student wins legal operations scholarship

3L Julian Cagadas has been selected to receive a 2018‒19 scholarship from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students who have a business/metrics-driven focus related to the practice of law or who have demonstrated an interest in legal operations. Learn more about Julian.

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reunion planning
Is 2018 a milestone reunion year for you and the members of your class? Are you interested in helping to coordinate a reunion to celebrate? Contact the Joe Volin, Director of Alumni Engagement, at
alumni advisor network
Volunteer to serve as an informal resource to students to discuss pracctice 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