We had a fantastic turnout for the October 23rd Supreme Court Review event. In case you are interested in learning more about the four cases discussed and SCOTUS news in general, here are some links you may want to check out:
ACS National had a Supreme Court Preview in September, the video for which can be found on YouTube.
Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States provides regular coverage of issues surrounding the Supreme Court through its ISCOTUSnow page.
National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning (the presidential recess appointment case)
Town of Greece v. Galloway (the Establishment Clause case)
Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (the affirmative action case)
Burt v. Titlow (the ineffective assistance of counsel case)
ACS Chicago-Kent Chapter is co-sponsoring a panel discussion on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, called, “When Did It Become Unconstitutional for States to Ban Same Sex Marriage?: Constitutional Interpretation in the 21st Century.” The event will take place in Ogilvie Auditorium.
Moderated by Professor Steven Heyman, the panel will include Professors Katharine Baker and Carolyn Shapiro of Chicago-Kent College of Law as well as Professor Ilya Somin of George Mason University School of Law. The conversation will include a discussion on last term’s two major U.S. Supreme Court cases regarding same-sex marriage: Hollingsworth v. Perry (California Prop 8 case) and U.S. v. Windsor (Defense of Marriage Act case).
Those interested in attending should RSVP to Professor Christopher Schmidt at cschmidt [at] kentlaw [dot] iit [dot] edu.
Join ACS on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 12:00 PM, for lunch and a talk on transparency in government! Natalie Brouwer-Potts, the former Director of the Chicago-Kent Center for Open Government, and Maryam Judar, Executive Director for the Citizen Advocacy Center, will be discussing the latest issues and developments surrounding open government issues in the State of Illinois.
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Room 570
Natalie Brouwer-Potts, former Director, Chicago-Kent Center for Open Government
Maryam Judar, Executive Director, Citizen Advocacy Center
Join ACS and become part of a national network of progressive attorneys and law students! ACS is “Shaping Debate, Building Networks, Making a Difference.”
- Wednesday, September 25
- 3 pm
- Food and drinks provided!
We’ll introduce you to ACS, discuss upcoming events, elect new executive board members, and eat!
BONUS: Network with local lawyers through our collaborations with the active Chicago Lawyer Chapter of ACS.
Interested in getting the message out? Want to be involved in setting the tone at Kent? Want to network with 2Ls, 3Ls, professors and lawyers? Join our exec board and gain student leadership experience! We have openings both big and small. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Elections will be held at the first general meeting on September 25.
BONUS: Receive an ACS scholarship to attend the student convention in LA in late February, or the ACS National convention in DC in June!
- Kent’s 125th Anniversary Block Party, ACS and Women In Law are cosponsoring a photo booth with legal props!
- Saturday, September 28
- 11:00 am- 8:00 pm
- West side of Kent’s main entrance
- Across from the beer tent.
- Transparency in Government
- Tuesday, October 1st
- Lunch provided
- Natalie Brouwer-Potts and Maryam Judar from the Citizens Advocacy Center
- Constitution Day: Same Sex Marriage and Constitutional Interpretation
- Thursday, October 10th
- 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
- Ogilvie Auditorium
- Kathy Baker, Carolyn Shapiro, and Steve Heyman from Chicago-Kent, along with Ilya Somin from George Mason Law.
- ACS Happy Hour
- Cosponsored by the Chicago Lawyer Chapter
- Cosponsored by Chicago-land Student Chapters (U of C, Northwestern, DePaul, Loyola, John Marshall)
- Date TBD!
- AND MANY MORE! Come to the meeting to get involved in the 10+ other events we’re planning.
Know of another student org event you think ACS would be interested in cosponsoring? Have an idea for another event? Have a suggestion? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com with information about the event or idea, and we’ll get back to you.
The ACS Chicago-Kent Chapter website will be the hub for our organization’s news, events, and announcements. Check back regularly and to find out the latest! More features will be coming in the near future.
Know of another student org event you think ACS would be interested in cosponsoring? Have an idea for another event? Have a suggestion? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about the event or idea, and we’ll get back to you.