Upcoming Alumni Events

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Fall 2014

10/22/2014

Young Alumni Happy Hour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bull & Bear (431 North Wells), Chicago

Join other young Illinois Law alumni for an informal happy hour to network, catch up with classmates, and meet other young alumni. Sign in to receive one free drink from the College of Law. Visit the October Young Alumni Happy Hour Facebook event page to RSVP and see who else is going!

10/23/2014

Homecoming 2014

Champaign, Illinois

Homecoming 2014 - October 23-25, 2014. 
Join us for Homecoming 2014! All alumni and friends are welcome to participate in the festivities and cheer on the Fighting Illini.

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10/23/2014

"Gender Equity: 50 Years After Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964"

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, College of Law Building

Join us for the Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture on the Role of Government and the Law, featuring Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Lecture is free and open to the public. Reception to follow for lecture attendees. This lecture has been approved for one hour of Illinois CLE credit.



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10/24/2014

Investiture of Ralph Brubaker as the Carl L. Vacketta Professor of Law

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, College of Law Building

The University of Illinois College of Law is pleased to announce the investiture of Ralph Brubaker as the Carl L. Vacketta Professor of Law.

Please join us for this special ceremony.

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11/6/2014

Alumni Lecture Series: "Psychology and Legal Negotiation"

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pretzel & Stouffer (1 South Wacker Drive), Chicago

Professor Jennifer Robbennolt will present research on how psychology can assist trial attorneys in settlement negotiations. Professor Robbennolt will include research from her book “Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making, as well as responses from a survey of attendees and other alumni. Attendees of this lecture receive complimentary admission to the Fall Alumni Celebration, immediately afterwards. This course has been approved for one (1) hour of general MCLE credit in Illinois.  

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11/6/2014

Fall Alumni Celebration

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pretzel & Stouffer (1 South Wacker Drive), Chicago

Join us as we celebrate the Class of 2014's admission to the Illinois bar and recognize Law Firm Challenge firms and Employer Honor Roll employers. Attendees can also meet new contacts and enter to win a $25 Starbucks gift card by participating in a fun networking activity (optional). Hosted by Brian Henry ('80)

Register online for the Fall Alumni Celebration

Preceding this event, Professor Jennifer Robbennolt will present "Psychology and Legal Negotiation." This course has been approved for one (1) hour of Illinois MCLE general credit. Attendees of this lecture will receive complimentary admission to the Fall Alumni Celebration.  

Register online for "Psychology and Legal Negotiation" CLE 

11/17/2014

Springfield Alumni Happy Hour

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Brickhouse Grill and Pub (217 S. 5th St.), Springfield, Illinois

Springfield area alumni are invited to join us for a happy hour to network with fellow Illinois Law alumni and learn what's going on at the College of Law. We will toast members of the Class of 2014 on their admission to the bar, and the 2014 Employer Honor Roll firms will also be recognized at this event.  

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11/20/2014

Young Alumni Happy Hour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
John Barleycorn River North (149 West Kinzie), Chicago

Join other young Illinois Law alumni for an informal happy hour to network, catch up with classmates, and meet other young alumni. Sign in to receive one free drink from the College of Law. Visit the November Young Alumni Happy Hour Facebook event page to RSVP and see who else is going!

12/12/2014

Illinois Law Reception at ISBA Mid-Year Meeting

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (301 East North Water Street)

Alumni and friends are invited to the Illinois Law Reception at the ISBA Mid-Year Meeting. Meeting attendees and other Chicago alumni are invited to this networking cocktail reception. Beverages and appetizers will be provided.  

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Spring 2015

1/29/2015

Young Alumni Happy Hour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Blackfinn Ameripub (65 West Kinzie), Chicago

Join other young Illinois Law alumni for an informal happy hour to network, catch up with classmates, and meet other young alumni. Sign in to receive one free drink from the College of Law. Visit the January Young Alumni Happy Hour Facebook event page to RSVP and see who else is going!

2/26/2015

Young Alumni Happy Hour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bull & Bear (431 North Wells), Chicago

Join other young Illinois Law alumni for an informal happy hour to network, catch up with classmates, and meet other young alumni. Sign in to receive one free drink from the College of Law. Visit the February Young Alumni Happy Hour Facebook event page to RSVP and see who else is going!

2/28/2015

Alumni-Student Career Conference

College of Law Building, Champaign

We invite all alumni to participate in the 24th Annual Alumni-Student Career Conference on February 28, 2015 at the College of Law. Through this conference, we bring together the College of Law community to spend a day with our distinguished alumni. This conference serves as both an introduction to the profession for our first year students, as well as a day to foster and strengthen connections and career paths for our second and third year students.

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3/11/2015

Washington, D.C. Alumni & Admitted Students Reception

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DLA Piper LLP, Washington, D.C. (500 Eighth Street, NW)

Save the date for the Washington, D.C. Alumni & Admitted Students Reception, hosted by Carl Vacketta ('65). This event is an annual favorite in D.C., where alumni can reconnect and network with each other, and help recruit the Class of 2018 to the College of Law.  

4/24/2015

Annual Alumni Luncheon

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TBD, Downtown Chicago

Save the date for the Annual Alumni Luncheon, featuring remarks by the dean and presentation of the Alumni Loyalty Award and Distinguished Alumni Awards. The luncheon is a great way to reunite with classmates, meet other alumni and current students, and learn what is happening at the College of Law.

4/30/2015

Young Alumni Happy Hour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
John Barleycorn River North (149 West Kinzie), Chicago

Join other young Illinois Law alumni for an informal happy hour to network, catch up with classmates, and meet other young alumni. Sign in to receive one free drink from the College of Law. Visit the April Young Alumni Happy Hour Facebook event page to RSVP and see who else is going!

5/21/2015

Young Alumni Happy Hour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Blackfinn Ameripub (65 West Kinzie), Chicago

Join other young Illinois Law alumni for an informal happy hour to network, catch up with classmates, and meet other young alumni. Sign in to receive one free drink from the College of Law. Visit the May Young Alumni Happy Hour Facebook event page to RSVP and see who else is going!

Summer 2015

6/8/2015

U.S. Supreme Court Admission Ceremony

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Washington, D.C.

Join fellow Illinois Law alumni at this unique opportunity to be sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court. For complete qualification information, visit the U.S. Supreme Court Admission page