SBA Newsletter – Week of December 7, 2020


*This is the last SBA Newsletter for 2020. We’ll see you in January–and we wish you all a safe and relaxing Winter Break.

Exam Information

Review the Fall 2020 Exam Quick Guide here.

Access General Procedures for Exams here. This document addresses procedures for:

  • Fixed Exams

  • Self-Scheduled Exams

  • Take Home Exams


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The Preliminary Spring Class Schedule is now available here.

Spring 2021 Student Activity Fee: As many of you know, SBA voted to waive the activity fee for all students in the fall semester given the state of the pandemic. As the semester progressed, events and programming became more streamlined leaving us with the need to reimpose the activity fee. After careful consideration of your best interests, SBA has decided that while we will be imposing the fee, we will be reducing it to half of the normal amount, and that this will be sufficient for the remainder of this academic year. We thank you for your continued support and hope for an incredible Spring semester.

The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – a Pipeline Organization are now taking applications for their Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Applications are due by January 10, 2020.

PracticePro and its generous law firm and corporate diversity partners are excited to announce they are now accepting applications from Class of 2023 for admission to the 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Admitted students enjoy the following perks:

  • Free tuition to attend a PracticePro Career Conference (Spring 2021)*

  • Participation in exclusive recruiting receptions or virtual job fair (Spring/Summer 2021)

  • Career coaching package, including full revision of application materials and networking emails, customized coaching sessions, and email coaching (April – September 2021)

  • Free admission to webinars on topics covering resumes and cover letters, advanced interviewing techniques, networking, project management, and more (Spring & Summer 2021)

  • Recommendations for employment and scholarships to our firm partners (list below)

  • Free admission to New Attorney Basics seminar after graduation

  • Mentorship match to in-house corporate counsel to learn client collaboration and business development (after bar admission)

Visit here for more information.

Events for This Week

Events may be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

There are no reported events for this week. Good luck on exams!

Future Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Applications for the The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – a Pipeline Organization Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project are due by January 10, 2020. See the attached flyer for more information.


From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

American Bar Association: Did you know that you get a free ABA membership as a law school student? Sign up using this link for all the perks of membership, including networking opportunities and awesome discounts to study resources! If you have any questions, email your ABA Rep Daniel Kfoury.

Birthdays & Special Days – December:

December Dates

12/1 – Mairead DeWitt, 1L

12/2 – Megan Williams, 3L & Shiny Patel, 2L

12/4 – Donna Elias, 2L

12/6 Greg Kelley, 2L

12/10 – Alyssa Lanier, 1L

12/13 – Devin Ross, IL

12/15 – Anna Sarwa, 3L

12/16 – Eleni Galanopulos, 2L

12/17 – Carmen Otubusin, 2L

12/18 – Teona Pipia, 1L

12/19 – Vanessa Makris, 1L

12/29 – Haley Zobel, 1L

12/30 – Hayley Loufek, 1L

*if you wish to share your special date with the student body, click here

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