SBA Newsletter – Week of August 28


August 28, 2023

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

Upcoming Events/Deadlines

August 29: Student Organization Fair

August 30: IPLS General Body Meeting

August 31: Bar Review at Dugan’s

September 1: DALSA Social Event

September 5: Applications for CKJIP due


Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education:

As students of Chicago-Kent, you will receive complimentary registration. Enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

Please join us for our 41st annual gathering of federal government officials and policy makers, prominent attorneys and union representatives, and leading academics at this one-day, in-person conference of engaging discussions about the status of the federal workforce and the law that governs federal workers. In addition to updates from top agency officials, this conference will explore how the federal workforce is adjusting to the “new normal”—particularly the proliferation of remote work and hybrid arrangements.

Register Today!

Join us in-person for the Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)! A conference designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court’s previous Term, a preview of cases on the docket for the upcoming Term, and a discussion of cert. petitions to watch.

Prominent lawyers and professors will share their analysis of the Supreme Court’s decisions in IP cases from the past term, including the high-profile cases Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith.

Chicago-Kent Professor Graeme Dinwoodie will deliver the Keynote Address, “Reading Trademark Tea-Leaves at the Supreme Court.”

SCIPR will be held in the Ogilvie Auditorium on Friday, September 29, 2023.

Register Today!

Workplace Law Program: Workplace law is one of the most dynamic fields in the legal profession right now, and there’s no better place to study it than Chicago-Kent. Learn more about the certificate program in Labor & Employment Law and hear from alumni working in a variety of labor and employment law jobs.



Mental Health Resources at Kent:

Tip of the week: Stay Hydrated

Every organ in our bodies needs water to function properly and our brains are no exception. Studies have shown that drinking less than two glasses of water per day can increase your risk of anxiety and depression. Additional studies have found that a decrease in water intake can have an adverse affect on your mood. Drinking the recommended six to eight glasses of water per day can be a great step towards having good mental health.


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!

Student Organizations



The Student Organization Fair will be held this Tuesday from 12pm-2pm in the concourse! Stop by and learn more about the student organizations offered at Kent! For students who cannot attend in-person, all zoom links can be found on this spreadsheet.

  • ALL Student Organizations must register with the Office of Student Affairs. Your group will need to provide information about leadership, constitution and Bylaws as well as website and social media information. SBA uses this information as well so if you have not completed the form found here do so as soon as possible.


If you attended bar review please rate Dylan’s! We will rank all the bars we visit and compile a list at the end of the semester! The form can be found here. If you would like to suggest a bar or happy hour for us to visit, please use the SBA suggestion box. This week, bar review will be at Dugan’s.



APALSA is sending a team to the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, a moot court competition that specifically addresses legal issues facing the AAPI community. The due date for briefs is September 22, at 11:59p PST. Oral arguments are scheduled for October 6 and will take place over Zoom. All students who have completed LWII are welcome to try out for the team.

In order to register for try-outs, email your appellate brief to APALSA and mnagel1 (Professor Nagel). The brief may be from LWII, or it can be any appellate brief that you’ve written. After that, APALSA will reach out to schedule a 5-10 minute oral argument (from the same brief).

For more information, you can contact APALSA. Competition details can also be found here:

Disability Advocacy Law Student Association




ATTENTION: The first Intellectual Property Law Society general body meeting is this Wednesday, August 30th from 3-4pm in room 704.

Journal of Environmental Energy and Law:


The Journal of Environmental and Energy Law provides a great opportunity for Chicago-Kent students to gain experience in legal editing, whether or not they intend to focus on or have a previous background in environmental law or policy. The Journal encourages students to become exceptional editors, writers, and scholars while serving an integral role in Chicago-Kent’s nationally recognized environmental law program. There are two opportunities open to incoming members and both positions provide the potential for students to run for an executive board position after one year of membership and to write and submit a student note for publication. Students can apply for one or both positions, depending upon interest.

To apply for either position, please submit a resume, writing sample, and a personal statement explaining your interest in joining the Journal and the position you are applying for. Completed applications can be sent to jeel. We are currently accepting applications from all class levels, including 1Ls.

Associate Editors

Each year, the Journal welcomes a team of Associate Editors (AEs) who work with the Executive Articles Editor to edit articles for grammar and comprehension. The AEs are also tasked with ensuring articles are properly cited to the Bluebook and assertations are adequately supported. As an Associate Editor, students have the opportunity to review and discuss academic discourse in environmental law, learn to think critically about these topics, and strengthen their own legal and writing skills.

Associate Research Editors

Associate Research Editors (AREs) work with the Executive Research Editor to write, edit, and publish the JEEL Blog. AREs contribute to the blog through short articles analyzing a legal development, a Q&A with an environmental law professor or practitioners about a pressing legal controversy, or any other topic the Research Team wishes to consider. The JEEL Blog also accepts submissions from students, practitioners, scholars, and the general public, which are edited for comprehension and grammar by the AREs.

Journal of IP

The Journal of Intellectual Property is currently looking for students to join the team as Submission Editors, Executive Article Editors, and Associate Editors. Please find their message below, and contact them directly with any questions at journal.

The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property ("CKJIP") is a student-run publication at Chicago-Kent College of Law that publishes articles on a wide variety of IP-related topics. Notable authors include current and former federal judges, Patent Office administrators, and professors from leading law schools. The Journal endeavors to publish 5-10 articles bi-annually, usually in December and May. The Journal is also the official publication of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association.

The Journal looks to staff teams of 4-6 students that edit and check each article’s citations for form and to verify the sources cited support the author’s assertions. There is also a team of Submissions Editors (a role that is open to upper level students) that reviews article submissions and determines if each article meets criteria for publication with the Journal. Additionally, students can receive one credit for journal participation every semester provided they meet an hours and writing requirement in addition to their journal role.

Completed issues are published online in Chicago-Kent’s Scholarly Commons, a Bepress repository that optimizes the issues for search via Google. This repository is located at and is managed by Chicago-Kent’s library staff. Each published article can freely be accessed through the Journal’s website, as well as through searches in Westlaw, LexisNexis, and HeinOnline (after the completed issue is published). The Journal may also continue to publicize articles through its website, social media platforms, blog posts, and invited commentaries.

How to get involved!

  • The Journal is taking applications until Tuesday, September 5th.
  • To apply, please fill out the Google Form Application.
  • We especially encourage 1L and LLM students to apply and get involved!


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