The August edition of your Alumni E-Brief





 August 2016
Alumni EBrief
student presents research to legal scholars at cambridge

Chicago-Kent student Karen Vaysman '17, in collaboration with Distinguished Professor Richard Wright, presented a scholarly paper to leading private law scholars from around the world at a major international conference at Downing College at the University of Cambridge in England.

Presenting at the Obligations Conference, Ms. Vaysman and Professor Wright addressed the historical development of the standards of persuasion applicable in non-criminal cases in common law countries. Read more... 



Palmer Prize Lecture

Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution and Professor Gabriella Blum of Harvard Law School will discuss their award-winning book The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones-Confronting a New Age of Threat. The Palmer Prize honors an exemplary work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. More info...



Golden Reunion

Each fall, the Alumni Association recognizes Chicago-Kent alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago with a special luncheon with the Dean. An optional tour of the law school is available following the luncheon. Register Now.

meet the new director of alumni engagement
Please welcome Joseph Volin as the new Director of Alumni Engagement. Joe comes to IIT Chicago-Kent from Lewis University where he served as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. In this role, he will be responsible for increasing alumni engagement and involvement with Chicago-Kent. If you would like to get involved, please contact Joe at (312) 906-5245 or
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Center for open government wins appeal 
In Veazey v. Rich Township School District 227, decided July 20, 2016, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld Frederick Veazey's taxpayer standing to enforce the school district's anti-nepotism policy and paved the way to invalidate the Rich Township High School District's vote to approve reinstatement of a teacher, defying the district's anti-nepotism policy. Read more…
online compliance program graduates inaugural class
Chicago-Kent has graduated its first class in its seven-month, online certificate program in Financial Markets Compliance (FMC) — a program among the first in the country to provide prospective and entry-level compliance professionals with a deep understanding of the field as it applies across different types of financial institutions. Read more…
Fleischman family awards
Dalia Labrador '17 and Lydia Ness '16 are the recipients of the 2016 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic. The awards are presented to Chicago-Kent students who have demonstrated dedication to the criminal defense litigation program and who have provided "zealous advocacy" on behalf of the program's clients. Read more…
alumni spotlight
Kirk Williams ’00 recently renewed a scholarship for students studying labor and employment law. Now vice president of human resources at Archer Daniels Midland, Kirk is a graduate of the Labor & Employment Law Certificate Program. He launched his career in human resources at Wal-Mart before moving into roles at Honeywell, Allianz Life Insurance, and American Express.
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