SBA Newsletter – Week of July 27/2020


Questions or Concerns Related to Fall Delivery in the Pandemic? Email fall2020

Chicago-Kent Equity Talks Series: The Impact of Systemic Racism on the Health and Well-Being of Communities of Color

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Continuing Legal Education invite you to join in the second event in the Chicago-Kent Equity Talks Series today, Monday, July 27 from 4-6 pm. We will discuss health and healthcare inequities experienced by communities of color, particularly with respect to the impacts of COVID-19. Register here.

SBA Calendar Update

On Friday, The Student Bar Association shared the SBA Calendar with the Student Body to minimize scheduling conflicts and promote communication and transparency. You must accept access to the calendar through your Kent gmail and calendar.

If you have an event for the calendar, email us or invite our email (Chicago-Kent Peer Advisors

Each year, entering students remark that much of their most informative and valuable information comes from other students. As someone who has been there, your advice can be critical to the success of our incoming class. Peer Advisors will be paired with one or two first-year students to provide one-on-one advice and guidance about adjusting to the law school experience. Click here if you are interested in becoming an advisor.

Deadlines Extended for Legal and Judicial Externships

Deadlines for legal and judicial externships have been extended! Legal externship applications are now due on or before August 14, 2020. Judicial Externships are due on or before August 17, 2020. Applications are available online at:


Due to the pandemic, and the opportunity for distance learning, students have an option to opt-in to the U-Pass. Fall 2020 UPass Opt-In Form by Wednesday, August 12. If you are not interested in obtaining a UPass, you do not need to complete the form and will not be charged for a UPass.

Do You Need to Request Full Online Delivery for Fall 2020?

Online Planning Survey for Fall 2020: If you have circumstances from the Covid-19 pandemic which require you to enroll fully online for Fall, please complete this survey.

Student Health Insurance Waiver

All domestic students with at least one academic credit hour are automatically billed and enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. However, domestic students who have an insurance plan that meet the waiver requirements set by IIT may elect to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to waive is 9/1/20.

If you do not complete the online Waiver Form by the deadline, you will automatically be enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan, and will not be able to submit a late waiver or request a refund.

SBA Comment Box

SBA is dedicated to serving the needs of our student community; the pandemic further emphasizes the need for us to remain connected and offer student support. The SBA Comment Box provides students an anonymous means to share thoughts, suggestions, frustrations, areas of concern, feedback – anything they believe SBA should know. Although we are not physically present, we support you.

Questions or Concerns Related to Fall Delivery in the Pandemic? Email fall2020

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Third Annual Chapman and Cutler Maynard H. Jackson Diversity Scholarship is due September 4, 2020. Applicants must be from a diverse background to apply. Click here to learn more.

From the Library
New & Improved: Managing your New York Times account

Current Chicago-Kent College of Law students, faculty, and staff can use these step-by-step instructions to create and/or to renew your free New York Times ac_e2OJcv0qkY6SzLw9WC6n-njiBtx3e4eCy0XISNFb2_Wkh-VmRUAtAAZh1mwbTGSVW2Rsi96nDIKPiejjqkt1V4Bd4SSqt0AZxW3U7DfG8wdzHg64e4OEUOy0vIP7KIkhVGexF2Tcount, which can now be done off-campus!


Find details about your Summer & 2020 Post-Grad access to Westlaw, Lexis, & Bloomberg in this library blog update.

The library provides free Procertas accounts to all students. This tool is designed by lawyers for lawyers and includes short training videos. You can follow the training with self-testing using their sample legal documents.

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