Alumni E-brief

The March edition of your Alumni E-Brief

Alumni EBrief
A Tribute to dean harold j. krent

Join us on Friday, April 12 for a special reception to celebrate Dean Hal Krent and his 17 years as Dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

During his 17 years at the helm, Dean Krent enrolled more than 6,000 students, hired more than 30 full-time faculty members as well as the directors of our two nationally top-five ranked advocacy programs, launched 10 centers and institutes, and raised more than $30 million in philanthropic support for the law school. He doubled the diversity in the student body and launched several initiatives to expose underrepresented high school and college students to legal practice.

Proceeds from the event support the Harold J. Krent Tribute Fund, an endowed fund to recruit and retain exceptional faculty. When the fund reaches $1 million, Chicago-Kent will recruit the Harold J. Krent Endowed Professor. Register now



San Francisco Alumni Reception

Join the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association and local alumni for a gathering in San Francisco, California hosted by Stephen Ruben '73. Register now.



Alumni CLE Series - March 2019

Join us for the Alumni CLE Series lecture, "Medical Malpractice 101 for Young Attorneys." This lecture is eligible for two hours of IL MCLE credit. Register now.



Young Alumni Social

Join us at Tradition Chicago for an alumni social sponsored by the Young Alumni Council. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while catching up with classmates and networking with other alumni. Register now.



2019 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture

Join us for the 2019 Palmer Prize Lecture. Timothy Edgar, winner of the 2018 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, will discuss his book Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA (Brookings Institution Press 2017). Register now. 



Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference 

Join us for the 36th 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.



A Tribute to Dean Harold J. Krent

Join us on for a special reception to celebrate Dean Hal Krent and his 17 years as Dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law. Register now.



Alumni CLE Series - April 2019

In this lecture, panelists will give an overview of IP law including patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets. This lecture is eligible for two hours of IL MCLE credit.Register now. 



in the news
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new international trial advocacy director
Adam J. Weber '99, former trial attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), has been appointed as the director of the International Trial Advocacy LL.M. Program. Prior to his experience at ICTY, Weber spent seven years as an assistant state’s attorney in Chicago. He also taught trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent from 2003-2006. Read more...
professor andrews nayar prize finalist
Professor Lori Andrews is part of the data-driven crime prevention team selected to advance to Phase III of the Nayar Prize competition. The team will receive $100,000 to continue their data analytic work with the Elgin police department for an additional year. If the team achieves its benchmarks after that time, it will receive the final $500,000 award. Learn more.
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judge first-year oral arguments
Share your perspective and expertise with first-year students testing their skills as oral advocates for the first time at the Charles Evans Hughes Oral Arguments. CLE credit is available for volunteer judges. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a judge, sign up here.
The Kent Justice Foundation is seeking donations for the 28th annual Spring Auction on April 18. Auction proceeds provide support to students pursuing summer legal public interest internships. If you are interested in donating an item to the auction, please contact Toni Martin at
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tell us what you think
If you haven't already done so, please complete the alumni survey. Help us understand the paths our alumni have taken, the information you are looking for from the law school, and ways in which the law school can better involve and communicate with you. The survey takes 7 – 10 minutes to complete and will close on March 15, 2019. We will send a thank you gift later this spring to all who complete the survey.
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. Click here to volunteer.
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alumni spotlight
Judge Eulalia De La Rosa ’03 is the Hispanic Latino Law Student Association's 2019 Judges Night honoree for her commitment to helping the Latinx community and advocating for the marginalized throughout her career. Judge De La Rosa was a public defender before being elected to the Circuit Court of Cook County in 2016. At Chicago-Kent, she has been a Women in Law Mentor. Congrats to Judge De La Rosa!
illinois tech giving day 
On March 14, support student success by participating in Illinois Tech's annual Giving Day.  Giving Day is an opportunity to maximize the impact of your donation as your gift will help unlock thousands of dollars in challenge gifts. Every donation—no matter the size—will add up to make a bigger difference than it would alone. Click here to make a gift today