SBA Newsletter-February 17



DALSA Food Sale February 17!

ACLU General Meeting February 18!

Christian Legal Society Meeting February 18!

CBA Gatsby February 20!

Cannabis Law February 22!

Student Events:


Judicial Externship applications are due Wednesday, February 19!

Judge Gottschall has also been added to the application!

Any questions please contact Suzanne Blaz at sblaz


From the Law Library:

The Law Library will host Got Skills? Online Study Aids on Wednesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. outside the cafeteria on the 3rd floor.

In 1 minute, learn about a new collection of online study aids, free for Chicago-Kent students to download on a computer or apps. It includes outlines, flash cards, case briefing and exam help!



A Library Contest for CK Students

How do I Win?

Complete the Procertas Word Brief module and you’ll automatically be entered into monthly drawings for Starbucks Gift Cards!

Who can participate?

All Chicago-Kent students may enter. The Word Brief module is especially helpful for 1Ls!

Contest ends at 5:00 pm on 4/27/2020.

If you don’t have your Procertas login, you can contact dginsberg to ask for access.

See our library blog for more information:

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



Comfort Food Sale

DALSA will have a comfort food sale on Monday, February 17 outside the SPAK on the 3rd floor from 11am-4pm.

We will be selling food that we find comforting. We will also have a WiiU to play Super Smash Brothers and/or Mario Kart to help people relax.

Please stop by!



Come to the ACLU’s general meeting in Room 583, Tuesday, February 18th from 12pm-1pm.


Do you like free food? Do you like free speech?

Join the Christian Legal Society at Noon on February 18th in Room 270 for a discussion on “The Fight for Free Speech in Millennium Park.”

Panda Express will be provided!



Get ready to be transported back to the Roaring 20’s, when jazz was playing, the market was booming, and flappers danced at every speakeasy in town! Join Young Lawyers Section at “Gatsby’s Speakeasy,” our 13th annual casino night fundraiser benefiting The Chicago Bar Foundation.

Enjoy an evening of table games, a Texas Hold’em Tournament, food and drink at the School of the Art Institute of Chicano (112 S. Michigan Ave.) on Thursday, February 20th at 6 pm.

Proceeds from the evening support the CBF’s work in Chicago’s legal community to make the justice system more fair and accessibly for everyone.

Click here to purchase tickets.
$125 for casino pass.

$150 for all access pass.



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

Cannabis Law Society

On Saturday February 22, CLS is hosting a half-day cannabis industry conference with Illinois Women in Cannabis. (Not just for women!)

IL Senator Celina Villanueva is Keynote Speaker.

Fox Rothschild, Reed Smith, Locke Lord, Benesch, Thomas Colburn, and in-house attorneys will teach CLE-accredited courses. You can also attend for free as a volunteer – email cannabislawsociety if interested.




BLSA is hosting our second annual Black History Month- Art Showcase entitled: "My Black is Beautiful 2."

Please come hear from our talented singers and poets.

Additionally, we will have painters and vendors. Food and wine will be served.



Come to the All-Certificate Programs Fair on Tuesday, March 10th, in Morris Hall from 4:15pm-5:15pm.

Food will be served!


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