The June edition of your Alumni E-Brief





 June 2016
Alumni EBrief
Chicago-Kent hosts pre-law program for diverse undergrads

A diverse group of 19 undergraduate students from 12 states will participate this month in Chicago-Kent's 15th annual Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, designed to introduce undergraduates who are interested in legal careers to the rigors of law school and to successful legal professionals. The PLUS program is aimed at promoting diversity in the legal profession.

PLUS scholars take courses adapted from the law school's curriculum and taught by law school faculty. They visit state and federal courts, participate in a mock trial competition, learn about the law school admissions process, discuss career options, and meet leaders in the legal profession. Read more... 



Alumni CLE Series: At the Intersection of Law & Technology

Experts will discuss the new ABA Model Rules that require a lawyer to have a base-level competency in the technologies used in the field, ethical issues in eDiscovery, trends in litigation technology and organizational systems that will make you a better lawyer. This program is eligible for 2 hours of Illinois Professional Responsiblity MCLE credit. Register Now.



Trial Advocacy Team Reunion Dinner

Please join us to celebrate more than 30 years of excellence in Trial Advocacy at Chicago-Kent! Catch up with Judge Erickson, teammates and coaches. Meet current team members, and cheer this year's successes - including multiple regional and national wins and the Trial Ad program's national #3 ranking! Register Now.

Celebrate Alumni Involvement
Nominations for the 2016 Alumni Awards will be accepted through Monday, June 27. 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 that the 38th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration on November 16, 2016. Submit a nomination.
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Professor Katz Appointed to Board
Professor Daniel Martin Katz, director of The Law Lab, has been named to the board of advisors of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, a national, independent research center focused on developing solutions for the toughest problems facing American courts and the legal profession. Read more…
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On Campus Interviewing
Chicago-Kent's Career Services Office (CSO) invites employers to participate in the law school’s Fall Recruiting Program. For the first time this year, Chicago-Kent is offering employers the opportunity to preselect some of its interview candidates. Read more…
Library Resources for Alumni 
Access to the knowledgeable staff and resources at the Chicago-Kent Law Library do not stop at graduation. Alumni are encouraged to call, email or stop by the reference desk for help with research questions. Learn more…

alumni spotlight
Grace Akinlemibola '15 graduated ten years after first studying at Chicago-Kent as a participant in the 2005 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholarship Program.  In law school, she served as the Midwest Regional Chair of the National Black Law Student Association, where she remains active. Today, Grace works in the Mayor's Office of Legislative Counsel & Government Affairs in Chicago.
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Faculty Perspectives
Check out the latest edition of Faculty Perspectives for recent scholarship highlights from Chicago-Kent faculty. This issue features article excerpts by some of our up-and-coming scholars and a summary of a law and economics article on "Competition Law Convergence" by Distinguished Professor David Gerber. Read more...

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