SBA Newsletter – Week of April 5, 2021


**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!


Congratulations to the 1Ls for completing your Appellate Briefs!

Students are encouraged to use Chicago-Kent’s Bias Report Form to lodge bias-related complaints or concerns. This launch completes another item promised as part of the Antiracism Resolution that the faculty endorsed last July. Moving forward the link to Chicago-Kent’s bias report form will remain included in the SBA Newsletter footer.

C-K Law Group: Work on real client cases under the supervision of an attorney and get law school credit! C-K Law group is now accepting applications for the summer 2021 semester. The due date for applications is Monday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. For more information and to submit an application, visit our webpage:

Student Career Survey: The SBA Career Committee has worked hard this year to try and bridge the gap between Chicago-Kent students and employers. However, our committee has noticed an increasing divide between students and the Career Services Office. Therefore, we have created this survey to help our student voices be heard by both the administration and the Career Services Office. We are collecting data to help improve the way students navigate their career paths, and to show the Career Services Office how they can better assist students. We ask that you take 5 minutes to fill out this brief survey. Taking this survey will help impact and change the Chicago-Kent student experience for the better! After you complete this survey, you will be entered to win one of ten $20 Amazon gift cards, courtesy of SBA!

The survey closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, April 16th. Have any questions or concerns? Please contact SBA Career Committee Chair, Zoe Appler.

Graduation Regalia – We know that due to the pandemic graduation looks a little different this year. The SBA wanted to make sure that the cost of regalia was low so that graduates felt like they were able to still participate – no matter how they choose to celebrate! We heavily subsidized the gown and hood, so that the total fee (including tax) is $15.20. Additionally, the school is offering the graduation tam and tassel at no cost. We hope that this lessened cost will allow graduates the opportunity to celebrate and take pictures with loved ones in their regalia! Please be sure to order your regalia by April 16 or else it may not arrive by the virtual graduation ceremony. Additionally, if you plan on participating in the mini ceremonies, please order ASAP as the regalia takes two weeks to ship.

PACCK (Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent) is finishing its first year as an organization and it is time to select the new Executive Board! If you are interested in running for a position or want to nominate someone for a position, please submit a candidacy/ nomination statement to pacck no later than Friday, April 9th at 7 pm. Voting will open on April 15 at 9 am and close on April 19 at 7 pm.The following positions are open:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

The Student Bar Association is seeking nominations for the SBA Awards and the Bar & Gavel Society. These awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work and dedication to our law school.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • How to Nominate!

    • All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit nominations! Know someone who deserves to be recognized through the SBA Awards or Bar & Gavel Society? Please submit your nominations to Dylan Sacenti at dsacenti with the subject line “Nomination for SBA Awards.”

    • All nominations MUST:

      • State the reasons for the nomination

      • Not exceed 250 words

      • May include a resume (but not required)

      • (4) Are DUE Friday, April 9th at 5:00 pm

    • We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Events for This Week

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

Tuesday, April 6

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Performance Test Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Association General Body Meeting. Please join us to learn about Chicago-Kent’s bankruptcy club, opportunities in bankruptcy law at Chicago-Kent and hear from candidates for our Executive Committee elections. Email BIRA to receive Zoom meeting details. All are welcome.

Wednesday, April 7

  • 3:30 – 4:30 ACS Presents: Keller v. Krent. Professors Cherish Keller and Harold Krent face off moot-court style on a question of constitutional law. They will argue the U.S. Supreme Court case Caniglia v. Strom and will focus on the question of whether the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement applies to searches of the home. Zoom Link.

  • 5:30 pm: Join Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. featuring environmental and energy attorneys from the non-profit, private and public sectors.The panelists will share valuable insights about their careers and how to forge a successful career path after law school. Following the full panel discussion, attendees are invited to join separate Zoom rooms for small group conversations with individual panelists. You *must* RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve a spot in small group discussions

CK Public Interest Resource Center reporting hours.pdf
Keller V Krent Flyer.pdf

Zoom Paint and Sip Spring 2021.pdf
Lincoln Park Zoo Day!.pdf
Art Institute.pdf

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