As 2014 comes to an end and we begin a new semester at Chicago-Kent, I’d like to provide a global review of the online presence of our student organizations.
We currently have 48 active student organizations and journals (see complete list on Student Organizations A-Z).
As you can see in the chart above, most organization websites have been upgraded using the new WordPress managed hosting service we’ve offered. We’ve added 14 new sites this last semester alone and have 12 more in process – brand-new groups as well as those upgrading from out of date HTML sites.
Note: Organizations with no website or a website currently transitioning to the new system will receive an individual email checking in on their status. You can also contact Emily Barney directly with questions if you need access or training at any time.
Here’s one example of a site upgrade: The Federalist Society
WordPress Site Features
Our organizations and journals can highlight their leaders and advisors with customized profile pages
ELS Board Summary
The Environmental Law Society displays short profiles one one page: Executive Board
SBA Condensed List
On the SBA website, the condensed member list shows names by group, with some names appearing in multiple groups.
CKJIP Editor Roster
The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property also displays grouped profiles, this time with images included
ACSLP Individual Profiles
The Entrepreneurial Law society shows their advisors in a short list with images and social media profile links
Adding events on these websites makes it easier to update details and share them online
Criminal Law Society
You don’t have to blog essays to use the updates feature – short text announcements or illustrated recaps are great too
APALSA has been sharing resources and announcements
Federalist Society Event Recaps
The Federalist Society has been posting recaps of Chicago-Kent events
As requested by individual organizations, we’ve also developed ways to integrate more tools and features into specific sites:
- ACSLP connected their Google Calendar to their site in the sidebar and this page
- Our Federal Bar Association CK group put their membership application online
- The International Law Moot Court Honor Society has pdf handouts embedded in this page
- Chicago-Kent Lambdas have integrated their email Newsletter that’s hosted on MailChimp