BLSA Blast! (For the Week of Feb. 14th)

Local C-K BLSA

Chicago-Kent and LSAC: So You Think You Want to be a Lawyer Event

Chicago-Kent in partnership with the Law Admission Council’s (LSAC) DiscoverLaw.org Outreach Initiative is hosting the “So You Think You Want to be a Lawyer” project in Spring 2016 for interested high school students. This two part series is open to new and returning participants and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27th and Saturday, March 5th.  Participants will discuss strategies they can use to prepare for law school while in high school and college and more. All of the programs will be interactive allowing participants to engage in hands on activities and meet current law students and attorneys. See the attached flyer for ways to participate and how to RSVP.

City-Wide Events

University of Chicago School of Law: BLSA’s Black History Month: 

All Chicago Kent BLSA members are invited to join UChicago’s Black History Month events at their law school located at: 1111 East 60thStreet, Chicago IL. Their featured events include: Minorities on the Bench, Doing Business in Africa, Police Brutality: Deconstructing Criminal Justice and Race Issues, The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory and more! See attached flyer for dates and Room numbers

MWBLSA Regional Convention:

It’s that time of year again – the MWBLSA Regional Convention! This year, the MWBLSA Regional Convention will take place from February 16-21st in Chicago, IL.

The Convention will include a variety of sessions and eventsgeared towards advancing the legal career and practice skills of all attendees. In addition, the Convention is a great opportunity to meet and network with MWBLSA members from across the region!

Attached is the initial flyer for Regional Convention. Students can register here for a cost of $55. Use registration code “MWBLSA2016GO455 ”

For more information about the Regional Convention, please contact the MWBLSA Director of Programming, Sharon Uti, atmwblsa.programming@nblsa.org.

**See also the attached agenda for more information!

Diversity at Seyfarth Networking Event:

Seyfarth Shaw invites you to join them for a cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking event with attorneys from their National Diversity Action Team and their African American Attorneys Affinity Groupto celebrate black history month.  Monday February 29th, 2016 from 5pm-7pm. Location: Seyfarth Shaw  LLP, 131 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL. See the attached flyer for more information and details on how to RSVP.

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