SBA Newsletter – Week of January 23


January 23, 2023

SBA is here to keep you connected; please reach out to sba at any time!


Add/Drop Period: The add/drop period for Spring 2023 ends on Tuesday, January 31, at 5:00pm. You may add an open course without special permission until the end of the first week of classes. During the second week, however, you may add an open course only with permission of the instructor. You may not add a course after Tuesday, January 31, at 5:00pm.

Applications for Graduation: If you are graduating this semester, please submit an Application for Graduation no later than Tuesday, January 31, 5:00pm.


Self-Help Resource Center: After being closed for three years because of the pandemic, the Self-Help Resource Center is re-opening this semester! Attend the January 31st training session at 1pm in Room C35 to get trained to assist pro se litigants at the Daley Center. You’ll learn how to fill out common court documents, give legal information, and how to find different resources in the Daley Center. Let us know your interest in volunteering by filling out this optional RSVP:


Spring 20223 Quick Guide: Please take a look at the Spring 2023 Quick Guide for important information as we begin a new semester.

Academic Calendar for 2022-2023: For your reference, the academic calendar for 2022-2023 is available by clicking here.

Quiet Study in Library: As our community returns to in-person study and instruction at the Conviser Law Center, the Law Library, in conjunction with the Student Bar Association, wants to remind students that the Law Library is a quiet study space. Talking is discouraged in open seating areas where, if necessary, conversations should be brief and very quiet. For group study and discussion, the Law Library offers ten study rooms students can reserve at the Service Desk on the 9th floor.

Exit Escort Service: In the evening hours, a Public Safety officer is available to provide a walking escort for those with concerns about their personal safety. This service applies to any location within a two block radius of the Conviser Law Center, including Union Station and many adjacent parking locations. Please see the officer(s) on duty at the front desk, or call the Public Safety number, 312-906-5030. Please also see the below survey!

COVID-19 Policies & Procedure: Please find Chicago-Kent’s current COVID-19 protocols here.

Student Organizations

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA): APALSA is having an inter-APALSA dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Come celebrate with us at Morris Hall on the 10th floor at Chicago-Kent College of Law from 7-9pm this Thursday, January 26th! Register here


Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Paint and Sip: BLSA is hosting a back to school mixer and fundraiser on Friday, January 27th from 6-8pm. Please see the below flyer for more information. Please RSVP via QR code or use this link:


International Law Student Association (ILSA): The International Law Student Association (ILSA) is a club that focuses on international law, bridging connections between JD and LLM students, hosting globally-centered events, and promoting a higher awareness of the world and its legal theater. Sign up using the QR code or the link to the Google form. Executive Board positions are available and elections will be in a couple weeks!


Kent Justice Foundation:


National Lawyers Guild Brown Bag Lunch w/ Joshua G. Herman: NLG’s Brown Bag Lunch series is back in 2023 with this first installment featuring experienced criminal practitioner Joshua G. Herman. Josh Herman defends complex federal cases including drug, gun, and material support for terrorism prosecutions. Josh has worked at the Cook County Public Defender, Durkin & Roberts LLP, and is now in solo practice. He recently presented at the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys about bias against Muslims in the US government’s terrorism investigations and prosecutions.

January 31 – 12pm

Room 545

Flyer to come

Time and room subject to change.

South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA): SALAAM NAMASTE! Whether you are South Asian or simply a fan of South Asian culture (and food!), S.A.L.S.A. is the group for you! Join us for philanthropy, socials, and networking events. Email: salsa.


Upcoming Events

JANUARY 23: Hindi + Urdu Practice Sessions w/ S.A.L.S.A.

JANUARY 24: KJF Spring Meeting

JANUARY 26: Lunar New Year Networking Event

JANUARY 27: BLSA Paint & Sip

JANUARY 31: International Law Student Association General Body Meeting

JANUARY 31: National Lawyers Guild Brown Bag Lunch w/ Joshua G. Herman

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

Birthdays & Special Days – August:


Allison Daze, 3L


Denah Sweis, 1L


Sydney Shelstad, 2L


Carrie Kumiega, 2L


Emmanuel Oñate, 1L


Darien Ward, 1L


Maria Shenny, 1L


Kaitlyn Kloss, 3L

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

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