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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. The Tribute to Harold J. Krent will be held at The Dalcy, a historic building located in the Fulton Market District of Chicago. Register now

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.

Show your appreciation for  Dean Krent's contributions by sharing your kind words, thoughts and photos. Click here to submit your memories

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. Make a gift in honor of Dean Krent

 
FEATURED EVENTS
 

4/9

 
 
Chicago IP Colloquium at Chicago-Kent

Join Professor Madhavi Sunder of Georgetown University Law Center to discuss her article, “Intellectual Property in Experience.”  This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more info. 

 

4/10

 
 
Book Talk with Paul Butler

Join us for a talk with Paul Butler, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School and author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men. This program is eligible for one hour of IL MCLE credit. Register now. 

 

4/11-4/12

 
 
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.

 

4/12

 
 
A Tribute to Dean Harold J. Krent

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

 

4/17

 
 
Law Review Publication Party

Join the Law Review staff and alumni to celebrate the end of the general staff's student writing program. Students will speak briefly about their soon-to-be-published notes and the newly elected 2019-20 executive board will be recognized. Register now.

 

4/22

 
 
Family Law Clinic Reception

Join the Family Law Clinic for a networking opportunity for students interested in family law careers to meet alumni who also participated in the family law clinic. Register now.

 

4/23

 
 
12th Annual Public Interest Awards Night

Join us for the 12th annual Public Interest Awards honoring alumni and students who devote their careers to the public good and demonstrate outstanding public service leadership. Register now.

 

4/25

 
 
Alumni CLE Series

Join us for the April Alumni CLE Series lecture, "IP Law Boot Camp for Non-IP Attorneys.” This free lecture is eligible for two hours of IL MCLE credit. Register now. 

 

4/30

 
 
Kenneth M. Piper Lecture

Join Ruth Milkman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, City University of New York Graduate Center and Research Director, Murphy Institute for Worker Education, CUNY for "Reinventing the Labor Movement? Worker Organizing and Advocacy in the 21st Century United States." Two experts will provide commentary on the lecture. This free lecture is eligible for 1.5 hours of general IL MCLE credit. Register now. 

 

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support the kent tribute fund
 

Help us honor Dean Krent's legacy by giving to the Harold J. Krent Tribute Fund, an endowed fund to recruit and retain exceptional faculty. Show your support and appreciation by giving to the endowment. A modest donation will have a lasting impact. Make a gift in honor of Dean Krent.

 
 
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alumni award nominations now open
 
Nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards will be accepted through June 26. Nominate a Chicago-Kent graduate who has made an impact at the law school or in legal community in any of four categories. Recipients will be recognized at the 41st Annual Alumni Awards Celebration in November 2019. Submit a nomination.
 
 
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Technology course pays off for trial advocacy
 
Chicago-Kent's Trial Advocacy team of  Timothy Cho, Saman Haque, Lilly Mashayek and Jane Morrison received the "Best Technology" award at the Capitol City Challenge. Guy Guenther, one of the team's coaches, credits the skills he developed in the Litigation Technology course taught at the law school with teaching the students how to present evidence using technology.
 
 
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scotus swearing-in
 
Chicago-Kent is hosting a large group admission ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on Monday, June 17, 2019. The group is limited to 50 participants. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for admission are due by Monday, April 29. Apply here...
 
 
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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 2019 Chicago-Kent magazine which will be published this summer. The deadline for submissions is April 15. Submit your note here.
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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. Click here to volunteer.