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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St., Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5240
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Welcome Chicago-Kent Alumni!

The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association encourages you to get involved and stay connected with the Chicago-Kent community. Visit the Alumni Association homepage to view information for upcoming events, read up on the latest news or view alumni resources.

If you have questions or feedback for the Alumni Association, please contact us at (312) 906-5240 or

Alumni in the News

  • Michael Debre '08 joins Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

    Michael DebreMichael Debre '08 has joined Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. as an associate for the firm’s banking group.  Mike represents financial institutions on a nationwide basis in matters involving loan enforcement, insolvency, fraud, breach of contract, replevin, conversion and mortgage foreclosures. Mike’s service extends to the community where he volunteers his time to several organizations, including the Legal Prep Charter Academy where he assists students in applying to and preparing for college.

  • Stephanie Grattan '11 Joins Koley Jessen in Omaha

    Steph Grattin '11Stephanie Grattan '11 has joined Koley Jessen as an Immigration and Healthcare attorney. She will work with clients on a broad range of immigration matters, including family and employment based visa petitions, adjustment of status (green card) applications, consular processing for immigrant visas, wavers of immigration violations, visas for victims of crimes, applications for asylum and other relief from harm, and naturalization and citizenship. Stephanie also represents individuals in detention and removal/deportation proceedings and on appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Additionally, Stephanie counsels businesses on I-9 compliance and the E-Verify process.

Alumni Events

  • Oct14

    BookIT IP Series featuring Stephen Johnson

    Stephen Johnson will give a talk for his book The Economist's Guide to Intellectual Property: What It Is, How to Protect It, How to Exploit It. Intellectual property is often a company's single most valuable asset. And yet IP is hard to value, widely misunderstood, and frequently under-exploited. This comprehensive guide to intellectual property will help companies, investors, and creative thinkers understand the scope and nature of IP issues, pose the right questions to their advisers, and maximize the value from this crucial intangible asset.

    Stephen Johnson currently focuses on intellectual property from a business perspective. He also consults for the U.S. charity One Mind on intellectual property and other policy issues affecting neuroscience research. Mr. Johnson studied genetics at Cambridge University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1982. He also qualified as an attorney and worked in the U.S. for Kirkland & Ellis LLP for more than 30 years. In 2015, he was named as one of the world's leading IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Management in its IAM Strategy 300 survey.
  • Oct14

    Chicago-Kent Patent Hub Launch Event

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law invites you to attend the launch event for the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub. Chicago-Kent and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have collaborated to establish the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub, a pro bono program that will facilitate the placement of qualified, under-resourced inventors with the volunteer legal assistance of licensed patent attorneys within the state of Illinois. More information at
  • Oct29

    Women in Law Mentors Reception

    Hosted by the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association and the Society of Women in Law, this reception is for WIL mentors and mentees to meet and network.
  • Nov12

    Alumni Awards Dinner

    Join the Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Directors as they honor the 2015 Alumni Award recipients and recognize alumni volunteers for the past year. Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago.
  • Nov20

    Conference on Empirical Research on Copyright Issues (CERCI)

    Chicago-Kent's Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property is sponsoring a Conference on Empirical Research on Copyright Issues (CERCI). The conference is meant for scholars and researchers to propose and to present an empirical research project at an early stage of research on one of the following topics: DMCA safe harbors (Section 512), DMCA anti-circumvention provision and exemptions (Section 1201), mass digitization, and moral rights. Accepted speakers will present the ideas for their empirical project and receive feedback from a representative of the Copyright Office and other participants.

    Visit to learn more about the conference and how to participate. For more information about CERCI please contact Patricia O'Neal.