SBA Newsletter – Week of May 2, 2022


May 2, 2022


This is the last Newsletter of the 2021-2022 school year. Good luck on final exams, and have a wonderful summer. See you in August!

SBA 2022 ClassBash PhotoBooth Photos Available: SBA thanks you for attending the 2022 Class Bash this past Saturday, April 30th. We loved celebrating your accomplishments with you! Feel free to download and delete your pictures from the Google drive here.

Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Law Writing Competition: Manuscripts are being accepted for the Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Law Writing Prize at strubbeprize. The deadline is May 13, 2022. The award is $5,000. Details are included in the flier below.

Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

Please join us for the following upcoming webinar: As a student of Chicago-Kent, you will receive complimentary registration. Enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

First Wednesday Webinar: First Wednesday Webinar – Ukraine and the Return of International Armed Conflict How the Global War on Terror Has Left Us Ill-prepared for Russian Aggression

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – 12:00 PM – Webinar

The conflict in Ukraine has forced consideration of numerous issues in the law of armed conflict that scholars and policymakers had put on the back burner during the twenty-plus years of fighting the Global War on Terror. Join Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, as she addresses this topic. This program is presented by the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law.


As we finish the spring semester, we would like to hear how our online and classroom teaching tools have worked for you – what went well, what could be improved, and any suggestions or comments you have.

Form – submit by May 3, at 5:00 pm

Thank you in advance for your participation and we wish you the best with exams and the end of the semester!

Student Organizations

New Organization Starting Fall 2022

Want a break from law school stress? An all-levels fun run might be just what you need. If you would be interested in joining or leading a running group, please fill out this edalsanto.

American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

Chicago-Kent Law Review: The Chicago-Kent Law Review’s Summer Write-On Program will be from May 29nd, 2022, to June 12th, 2022. Please note the date change! More information is forthcoming, but save the date. We will hold three informational sessions before the Write-On. The sessions will cover the write-on, general information about Law Review, and some Bluebook basics—find the Zoom link on the SBA Calendar. Questions? Email cklawreview.

Informational Sessions:

Wednesday, April 27th at 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 28th at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 PM

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We will distribute a recording of the session before the Write-On!


Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. rsalem).

Decalogue Mentorship Program: Decalogue Society of Lawyers has officially launched its mentorship program! Decalogue will match law students and young lawyers with well-established lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. The program will be an amazing networking opportunity and learning experience. The mentors and mentees can choose to meet in-person or via Zoom.

Please take the survey to participate in the program.

Upcoming Events

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


Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

Birthdays & Special Days – May

May 2

Dylan Sacenti, 3L

May 2

Nicholas Panuncialman, 2L

May 6

Cara Lewis, 2L

May 9

Evelyn Tarnovsky, 1L

May 17

Nicole Jansma, 2L

May 19

Isabella Calves, 2L

May 24

Evan Turcotte, 2L

May 26

Jumana Abdelrahman, 2L

May 27

Peter Soukenik, 2L

May 27

Manuela Pinilla, 3L

May 29

Xavier Harris, 2L

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

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