The First-Generation Law Student Association was created in 2020 to provide support for first generation law students, bridge connections across Chicago-Kent cultural and affinity groups, and foster diversity in the legal field.

First-Gen aims to provide networking and educational opportunities for our members, many of whom are not only first generation law students but also first generation college graduates and Americans.

Recent Events

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The First Generation Focus: Navigating Law School and the Legal Profession

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  • Date: Mar 03, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Speakers: Justice Jesse G. Reyes
  • Location: Zoom

This 2021 Diversity Week panel discussion with keynote Justice Jesse G. Reyes will address the unique position of first-generation law students and professionals.

Justice Reyes will speak regarding support systems and opportunities for diverse law students and about the importance of first-generation visibility in the profession. (more…)

Seyfarth Shaw LLP: Career Exploration, Networking, and the First-Generation Focus

Seyfarth Shaw LLP: Career Exploration, Networking, and the First-Generation Focus (flyer)

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  • Date: Feb 19, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Speakers: Whitney Schmidt, Briana Mayes, Robert Szyba, Marlin Duro
  • Location: Zoom

The First-Generation Law Student Association invites you to join us for a panel with four Seyfarth Shaw LLP attorneys who will guide us through career exploration, networking, and provide valuable advice to students navigating the legal field.

Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions and network with panelists. (more…)

JIOP & ACC Summer Internship Info Session

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  • Date: Nov 17, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 to 1:00

At the information session, Chicago-Kent students who have participated in the JIOP judicial internship program and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) diversity program will discuss their experiences applying to and interviewing for these programs, and working with a judge or corporation over the summer.

Find the Zoom link on the SBA Calendar (more…)


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