SBA Newsletter-February 10th



BLSA Panel February 10!

SBA & BLSA Kick-off February 13!

All-Bar Networking Event February 13!



Huge congratulations to Annisha Arnold, Cristina McNeiley, Shawn Meyer, and Michael McGee as this team competed in the Midwest Black Law Student Association’s Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition. After a long fought battle this team made it to the final round and won first place becoming the newest Regional Champions. In addition to winning First Place, Annisha Arnold was awarded an individual award as Best Advocate earning a perfect score in her preliminary matchup. The team has advanced to the National Competition which will take place the first weekend of March.

Congratulations and best of luck at Nationals!


Congratulations to Alex Rogers and Bryant Roby for taking third place in the Midwest Black Law Student Association’s Thurgood Marshall Moot Competition! They will compete at Nationals in early March.

Student Events:


The Library is extending its hours!!

In response to students’ requests, Dean Krug initiated a conversation with the library to extend library hours. As a result, starting Tuesday, January 21, the library will close an hour later at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and will open an hour earlier at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.

The new library hours will run on a trial basis for the 2020 spring semester.

Spring Semester Hours:

• Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

• Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

• Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

• Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


CK-Law Mindful Yoga

Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30 pm on the 7th floor. Bring your own mat!

If you are a 1L or 2L Yoga Instructor and interested in joining the incredible instructors-Meg and Akshita, please contact Bridget Murphy at bmurphy7



On Monday, February 10 BLSA will host 4 esteemed panelists for an evening of networking, food, and fun from 6-8 pm.

Guests include:

1. Circuit Court Judge and Appellate Court candidate- The Honorable Judge Sharon O. Johnson

2. Harvard Law graduate and owner of TGIN- Chris-Tia Donaldson

3. Doctor of Emergency Medicine- Abdullah Pratt, MD

4. Accountant and PwC Deals Professional- Ita Adebayo


Any questions please contact Jewell Ewing at jewing1


SBA & BLSA present the Spring Semester Kick-Off & the KJF Cupid Matchmaker!

Learn about these monthly socials with beer, wine and food!

Join us in the C-K Lobby from 6-8 pm on Thursday, February 13.



The CBA Young Lawyers Division presentes the ALL BAR Networking Social & Fair on Thursday, February 13 from 5:30-8:30pm.

Tickets are $10 for the first 70 people, then $40 for the next 100 people!

Any questions please contact Eva Dickey at edickey



The Illinois State Bar Association as hosting a Speed Networking Event on February 28 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Chicago Regional Office on 20 S. Clark St., Suite 900.

There will be wine!!

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Any questions please contact Ryan Suniga at ryansuniga


Voting Access Chicago: Ensure the Right to Vote; Pro Bono Opportunity for the March Primary Election

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Room: TBD (at Chicago-Kent College of Law)

RSVP here:

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to ensure American’s with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility at as many as 1400 polling places throughout Chicago on Primary Day, March 17th. This is a great volunteer opportunity.

During this training held at Chicago-Kent you will learn how to:

Inspect polling places on Election Day for ADA accessibility

Use an upgraded app on your own smart phone or tablet to send in the results of your inspections. Survey on your own or with a partner.

Pledge your choice of 4 or 8 hours with flexible start/end times between 6am – 7pm on Tuesday, March 17th (please note this is during Chicago-Kent’s Spring Break week; and the date coincides with St. Patrick’s Day)

Volunteers RSVP here:

Voting Access Chicago is an initiative of Equip for Equality, Illinois’ leading disability rights organization, in partnership with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and many partner law schools, law firms, and corporations. Our goal is simple:

To ensure that Chicago’s 460,000 older adults and people with disabilities can vote at their local polling places – like everyone else!

This project with make the promise of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Help America Vote Act a reality by ensuring everyone can vote.

This session at Chicago-Kent is sponsored by: Disability Advocacy Law Student Association (DALSA), the Student Bar Association, American Constitution Society, and Kent Justice Foundation – with the support of the Career Services Office/Public Interest Program.


Any questions please contact Michelle Vodenik at mvodenik

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