The May edition of your Alumni E-Brief





 May 2016
Alumni EBrief
Moot Court Program Ranked Second in the Country

Chicago-Kent's appellate advocacy program has been ranked second in the country by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. The annual rankings are based on competition results from the preceding academic year. 

"Combined with our #3 ranking in trial advocacy, Chicago-Kent's reputation as an advocacy powerhouse is well-deserved," said Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent. "Effective lawyering turns largely on written and oral communication, so I am delighted that Chicago-Kent's ranking is first-rate."

During the 2015-16 academic year, Chicago-Kent moot court teams won five national and regional championships, five best advocate awards, and four best brief awards. They also scored two finalist finishes, four semifinal finishes, five quarterfinal finishes, six second-best advocate placements, six additional oral advocacy awards and honorable mentions, and three additional brief awards.
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Illinois Tech Chicagoland Alumni Gathering

Join President Alan W. Cramb, Dean Hal Krent and fellow alumni and friends to learn about the Nayar Prize. Hear from faculty members of the three finalist teams about their groundbreaking work, and how it has the potential to change the future.
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Alumni CLE Series: Compliance Issues in Banking Institutions

Join us for a free CLE program on compliance law. Experts will discuss compliance issues in banking, insider trading and more. This program is eligible for 2 hours of general Illinois MCLE credit. Register Now.



Aten Coin 2016 Conference - Beyond Bitcoin: Privacy, Money, Crime and a Better Digital Currency

Experts will discuss the capabilities of Aten Coin and its effectiveness in providing solutions to the privacy and regulatory issues raised by the growing use of digital currencies.  This program is eligible for 5.5 hours of general Illinois MCLE credit. Register Now.

Professor Batlan Wins Book Award
Professor Felice Batlan has won the Law and Society Association’s 2016 J. Willard Hurst Award for her book Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863-1945. Awarded annually, the prestigious Hurst Prize honors the best work in socio-legal history published in the past year. Read more…
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Professor Gerber Wins Antitrust Writing Award
Professor David Gerber’s paper, “Global competition law convergence: Potential roles for economics” was recognized as one of the best antitrust academic articles published in peer-reviewed journals in 2015. Read more…
Professor Birdthistle named president of investment law group
Professor William Birdthistle was named president of the Society of Investment Law, an international organization of academics and attorneys interested in the study of legal issues relating to investors, advisors, and investment funds.  Read more…
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Two Chicago-Kent Professors listED in “Best Lawyers”
Professors Lori Andrews and Sheldon Nahmod have been listed in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Professor Andrews is named as one of six leading Illinois lawyers in the area of biotechnology law. Professor Nahmod is named as one of the four leading Illinois lawyers in the area of municipal law. Read more…
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John Locallo JD '86, LLM '92 is a real estate and tax litigation partner at Amari & Locallo in Chicago. In addition to serving as as president of Chicago-Kent's Alumni Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009, John is a regular volunteer for ASCK Week and ConnecKtions @ Dinner.  John served as a philanthropic role model to graduating third year law students by contributing a $5,000 challenge gift to the Class Gift Campaign for each of the past two years. 
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Give to Chicago-Kent
Make a difference in the lives of Chicago-Kent students by giving to the law school by May 31. Alumni who give for five or more consecutive years are eligible for membership in the James Kent Loyalty Society, while alumni who give $1,000 or more this fiscal year join the Senior Partner Council. Give Now.

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