SBA Newsletter – Week of January 11, 2021


*Welcome back students!

As a reminder, if you have information to include in the newsletter, please send to sba by 3 p.m. Friday of the week preceding the event date.


Spring Online Request: Please fill out the Spring 2021 Online Request Form if you would like to request taking your courses completely online in the Spring.

Spring Upass Information: Full-time students who wish to purchase a UPass must request one. You can do so by completing the Spring 2021 UPass Opt-In Form by Friday, January 15 at Noon. The cost is $145 for the semester.

PracticePro and its generous law firm and corporate diversity partners are excited to announce they have extended the application deadline until January 18, 2021. The program accepts applications from the 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.

Black Homes Matter virtual event: Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Dr. Cornel West, and Rev. Barber will come together for a #BlackHomesMatter virtual event to stop the illegally inflated property taxes, which are ravaging Detroit. Professor Bernadette Atuahene and her research will be featured. The event will take place on January 13, 2021 at 6 PM ET/5 PM CST. Register here:

Future Events

The Sixth Annual MLK Forum presents "From Equity Talks to Action," featuring Leslie Hairston, Chicago 5th Ward Alderwoman, and leaders from local organizations sharing opportunities to take action this year. The event will take place on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Stay tuned for the Zoom link!


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 – January:

01/02 – Amber Damerow, 1L

01/04 – Emily Barraza, 1L

01/05 – Enrique Espinoza, 3L; Kirsten Mathers, 3L

01/07 – Courtney Prado, 3L

01/12 – Laura Bradley-Hufford, 2L

01/13 – Samantha Musick, 2L

01/19 – Jacob Kaplan, 1L

01/25 – Shonagh Clark, 3L

01/26 – Kaitlyn Kloss, 1L

01/30 – Alana Hirsch, 1L; Lynne Johnson, 1L

01/31 – Lauren Ehardt, 2L

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

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