Class of 2016 JD Professionalism and Leadership Day (#UChiLaw16)

Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Note: Participation in this day of orientation is optional.  If you choose to participate, you commit to (i) registering in advance; (2) coming prepared to participate fully; and (3) completing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in advance.  If you sign up and do not meet these requirements, you will not be eligible for the other restricted-space Keystone Program activities organized by the Office of the Dean of Students during the 2013-2014 academic year.  All sessions will be in the Auditorium, unless otherwise indicated. 

  •  8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check in, Courtroom Hallway
  •  9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Introduction and Remarks by Dean Schill
  • 9:05 – 9:30 a.m. Address on Professionalism
    • Justice Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court
  • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Discover Your Strengths: Learning to Channel Your Preferences to Design a Satisfying Law School Experience and Professional Career
    • Lisa Abrams, Director, Office of Career Services
    • Lois Casaleggi, Senior Director, Office of Career Services               
  • 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15 p.m.  Building Your Professionalism Toolbox: Building a Network of Professional Contacts and Mentors
    • Michael C. Andolina, ’99, Partner, Sidley Austin
    • Darryl Bradford, ’80, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Exelon Corporation
    • Tasneem K. Goodman, ’02, Partner, Akina Corporation
    • Adam Gross, ‘95, Director, Regional Affordable Housing Initiative,   Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
    • Liisa Thomas, ’96, Partner, Winston & Strawn
    • Moderated by Susan Curry, Director, Public Interest Law & Policy
  • 12:15 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch with Alumni Leaders, Green Lounge
  • 1:20 – 1:25 p.m. Get Desserts; after selecting dessert, students return to assigned tables, and alumni switch to new tables
  • 1:25 – 2:00 p.m. Dessert with Second Alumni Leader, Green Lounge
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Influencing Others and Building Relationships, Room II [For students with last names beginning with A-Medley]
    • Jeff Anderson, Associate Dean, Leadership Development, Chicago Booth School of Business
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Establishing Yourself as a Professional from the First Day of Law School, Room III [For students with last names beginning with MehChu-Zielinski]
    • MaryAnn Almeida, Class of 2014
    • Kourtney Hahn, JD/MBA Student, Class of 2014
    • Jacqueline Newsome, Class of 2015
    • Kevin O’Leary, JD/MBA Student, Class of 2015
    • Katherine Peaslee, Class of 2015
    • Nicholas Plassaras, Class of 2014
    • Keiko Rose, Class of 2015
    • Amelia Runyan, JD/MBA Student, Class of 2014
    • Ignacio Sofo, Class of 2014
    • Brian Tenenbaum, Class of 2014
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Influencing Others and Building Relationships, Room II [For students with last names beginning with MehChu-Zielinski]
    • Jeff Anderson, Associate Dean, Leadership Development, Chicago Booth School of Business
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Establishing Yourself as a Professional from the First Day of Law School, Room III [For students with last names beginning with A-Medley]
    • MaryAnn Almeida, Class of 2014
    • Kourtney Hahn, JD/MBA Student, Class of 2014
    • Jacqueline Newsome, Class of 2015
    • Kevin O’Leary, JD/MBA Student, Class of 2015
    • Katherine Peaslee, Class of 2015
    • Nicholas Plassaras, Class of 2014
    • Keiko Rose, Class of 2015
    • Amelia Runyan, JD/MBA Student, Class of 2014
    • Ignacio Sofo, Class of 2014
    • Brian Tenenbaum, Class of 2014
  • 4:45 p.m. Wrap up, Auditorium
  • 5:00 p.m. Day Concludes