SBA Newsletter – Week of 9/7/2020


Fall 2020 Updates

For those returning to campus, SBA wishes everyone a happy first week back! Additionally, good luck to the 1L’s as they work towards completing their first law school assignment!

If you need to request a classroom request for the week of September 14, please complete this form by Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Students may submit a form if they wish to request a room on-site to attend a remote class, and where they do not have sufficient time to travel from home to school (or vice versa) in between the remote class and an on-site class on the same day.


**Reminder: Events can be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

The Student Organization Meeting will take place today at noon. This meeting is mandatory for all presidents and treasurers in order for student organizations to get funding. Attendance will be taken. If you are unable to attend please contact sba. The meeting details are on the SBA calendar. Additionally, you can join the meeting here.

The Chicago-Kent Student Organizations Fair starts this week! It will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 pm, from September 8-September 17. Click here to view the tentative schedule for the event. Students will receive Zoom information shortly.

Intellectual Property Law Society will host a General Body Meeting on Friday, September 11th, at 12 p.m. The meeting will address mentorship, connections with other IP organizations and the future events IPLS will have this year. Join the meeting here.

The Chicago-Kent SBA Proudly Presents: In Memo-riam. The SBA invites the 1L class to a Zoom Happy Hour to celebrate the first legal writing assignment of law school being done! Save the date: Monday, September 14 from 7-9pm.

The Chicago Bar Association hosts a range of law student member events this Fall. See the attached flyer for more information or visit Upcoming events include:

  • September 10: a virtual opportunity for students to find out about CBA’s YLS division and various committees.

  • September 21-25: A virtual scavenger hunt in lieu of the annual CBA Back to School Bash

  • October 29: Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

"What I Wish I Knew" Women in Law Panel: SBA Career Committee and Chicago-Kent Career Services are pleased to present an opportunity for women to share industry insights on October 1, 2020, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Judicial Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

NALSAP Student Organization Events Calendar: is a resource for law students to locate or publicize events hosted by law students at U.S. and Canadian NALSAP Member Institutions. If your org is interested in submitting your virtual event for the NALSAP calendar, please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

Student Organizations

The Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance is looking to select executive board members for the 2020-2021 academic year. With the blatant state sanctioned violence against Black and Brown communities, REAA intends to select leaders who are dedicated to and passionate about eradicating these injustices. If you are interested in being a member please sign the reaa ) no later than Friday, September 11th, 2020, by 11:59 pm. Once all submissions have been received, co-founders Alexandra Rogers and Tyler Sprague will review, and the new members will be announced via email. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tyler Sprague or

Alumni Chair: The Alumni chair serves as a resource to the executive board, and where possible, builds connections between Chicago-Kent students and alumni.

  • Fundraising Chair: The Fundraising chair shall plan and organize fundraising activities for REAA.

  • Treasurer: The Treasurer shall maintain the financial accounts, set forth the budget in consultation with the President, and submit financial reports and reimbursement requests in accordance with the guidelines of the SBA and Administration. The Treasurer shall present financial reports at all executive board meetings.

  • Secretary: The Secretary shall compile, maintain, and distribute the minutes of meetings and the records of REAA.

  • Publicist: The Publicist shall post announcements on The Record, Facebook page, Instagram page, and update website as necessary.

  • 1L/ 2L Representative: Class representatives shall be responsible for communicating news about REAA programs, events, and meetings to the student body. Class representatives are encouraged to help with the planning and implementation of REAA programs and events.

  • Upcoming Deadlines

    Applications for Spring 2021 Judicial Externships will be available electronically as of Tuesday, September 22. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz) by Thursday, October 15, 2020. For additional information about JEP, you may also refer to the Law School Website, “Law Offices/Clinical Programs.”

    If you have any questions about the Program or the application itself, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (vgross).

    Scholarship Opportunities

    The Diversity Scholarship Foundation offers a range of scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2020. Access the online application for complete information, or visit the DSF website at Scholarships include:

    • Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award: This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who actively advocates for diversity within the Chicago area legal community and works to bring focus to those who do pro-bono work within their community. Students are required to submit an article on their views about “diversity within the legal community” and maintain a 3.8 GPA.

    • Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award: This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged. Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA.

    • Law Student with a Disability Scholarship Award: This Scholarship (an award of at least $500) was established with the support of attorney Stacy J. Campbell, an Associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson, and her fiance Dr. George F. Viamontes. There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship.

    • Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship: This Scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance. This scholarship is intended to help off-set the cost of an Illinois State Bar Exam preparation course.

    1L InMemoriamEvent Flyer.pdf

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