SBA Newsletter-March 9



Certificate Programs Fair March 10!

ACS, Criminal Law Society, & NLG on March 10!

Judicial & Legal Externship Applications Due March 10!

Lobby Committee March 12!

Student Events:

Judicial & Legal Externships

Fall 2020 Judicial Externship applications are due by noon on March 10 in Room 618.

Summer and Fall Legal Externship applications are available online, in the law offices, in career services and by the third floor elevators.


Casetext Legal Research is GIVING AWAY ONE FREE

Barrister’s Ball ticket! ($75 value)

To enter, complete this Google form to the fullest extent, noting the requirements at the top of the form, and the winner will be announced by March 15.


The Student Bar Association is seeking nominations for the SBA Awards and the Bar & Gavel Society. The award ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 29 and celebrates outstanding work and dedication to the law school.

1. The SBA Awards include the following awards:

  • Staff Member of the Year

  • Adjunct Professor of the Year

  • Professor of the Year

  • Alumna/Alumnus of the Year

  • Ralph Brill Award

  • This award may only be given to a staff member, faculty member or alumnus/alumna who has either: (a) been employed by Chicago-Kent for the last 10 years; OR (b) Graduated at least 10 years before the award is given and has shown exemplary service and accomplishments

Student Organization of the Year

2. Bar & Gavel Society

The Bar & Gavel Society is a prestigious society composed of graduating students (3Ls/4Ls) who have demonstrated leadership and service to the law school. These students do not have to be members of SBA. Up to 12 of the nominees will be admitted. Past recipients have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to the law school, peers, legal profession and community around them.

Know someone who deserves to be recognized through the SBA Awards or Bar & Gavel Society? Please submit your nominations to Sofia Valdivia at svaldivia with the subject line “Nomination for SBA Awards.”

Nominations MUST:

(1) State the reasons for the nomination

(2) Not exceed 250 words

(3) May include a resume (but not required)

(4) are DUE Friday, March 27 at 5:00 pm

We look forward to receiving your nominations! Additionally, don’t forget to save the date for the award ceremony!



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



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

Food will be served!


ACS, Criminal Law Society, & NLG

Event Name: Wrongful Conviction – A Discussion with an Exoneree

Event Description: Johnnie L. Savory was wrongfully convicted of a double murder at age 14. He will speak about being incarcerated for 30 years and his ongoing litigation battles. Professor Kling, who has represented Mr. Savory, will introduce him and talk about the forensics issues at play on March 10, from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Any questions please contact Vicky Saliu at vsaliu


Kick off Spring Break with the Lobby Committee on Thursday, March 12, from 7:30pm-9:30 pm in the Lobby.

Chipotle and drinks will be catered!!



LGBTQ+ Judges Night

Thursday, March 26, 5:30pm in the Lobby.

Come meet the LGBTQ Judges of Cook County! Join the Chicago-Kent Lambdas in the Chicago-Kent lobby for a networking event with the Alliance of Illinois Judges. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

Please contact cklambdas if you have any questions.

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