Pete G. Land
Sport(s): Soccer (Men's), Baseball
Peter G. Land, a 1990 graduate of DePauw, enjoyed competing in soccer and baseball each semester. He led the soccer team in scoring during his junior and senior years and he led the baseball team in batting average, stolen bases and runs scored during his senior year. In addition to statistical accomplishments, highlights included advancing to two NCAA tournaments in soccer, being named Academic All-American in baseball during his senior year, and beating coach Page Cotton in racquetball. In soccer, Land ranks fourth in school history with 36 career goals and 88 career points. Additionally, he was first team all-Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference as a senior and named most valuable player.
After graduating from DePauw, he worked at Northern Trust Company in commercial real estate lending. Land then pursued a law degree at Northwestern University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 1995. He has practiced law in Chicago the past 14 years, focusing on employment litigation and counseling, primarily for colleges and universities in the Midwest and for commercial businesses. Land worked on an interim basis for the general counselâ€™s offices at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, as well as for a Fortune 1000 company. He was named a partner in 2002 in the firm of Babbitt, Land, Silverstein & Warner LLP.
He married Kathryn Konz â€™90 in 1993. They live in Libertyville, Ill., with their three boys, Ben, Charlie and Jack. Land enjoys coaching their soccer and baseball teams, running, and playing tennis.