s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
September 4, 2023
Happy Labor Day! We hope you are enjoying your long weekend. SBA is here to keep you connected; please reach out to sba at any time!
September 5: NLG General Body Meeting
Applications for CKJIP due
September 7: Bar review at Brando’s Speakeasy
September 8: ELS Coffee Chat
Justinian Society Social Event
Diversity Game night with TTGS, LAMBDAS, DALSA, HLLSA, & APALSA
September 11: Applications for JEEL due
Admissions office interest meeting
September 12: Student Organization Leadership Training
NLG Volunteer Training
LAMBDAS Happy Hour
September 13: IPLS event with Professor Reilly
September 14: Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference
Admissions office interest meeting
The Office of Admissions is looking for interested students to join our Student Advocates Program and share their Chicago-Kent experience with prospective students! There are several positions available, but we are in particular need of students with social media or photography experience, non-traditional students, and part-time students.
Advocates at our events are integral to the success of our recruitment events! Advocates provide tours to prospective students, provide insight into the student experience, answer prospective student questions, and help with event operations at on-campus and off-campus recruiting events like LSAC forums and webinars.
Social Media Content Creators
These Advocates help run the Chicago-Kent Admissions Instagram page (@chicagokentadmissions). They help identify student stories to share, capture photos and videos of campus events, and help create content that showcases law student life. If you have experience in social media content creation, journalism, or photography, we are particularly interested in working with you!
These Advocates help run our admitted students Facebook group and are available to connect with prospective and admitted students to answer questions and provide insight into student life at Chicago-Kent.
If you’re interested in learning more, please join us for an info session or email Maricela Sanchez at msanchez3
C-K Law Group:
Chicago Bar Association:
Chicago Bar Association Law Student Social and Networking Tips Session on September 7
You are invited to our fourth annual Law Student Back-to-School Bash on September 7, 2023. The CBA’s Young Lawyers Section will provide a free networking primer at 4:00 p.m. focused on how you can build a foundation for a successful career. At 5:00 p.m. we’ll walk over to the Plymouth Court Rooftop (next to the CBA) for an opportunity to mingle with other law students and CBA members. Can’t make the networking workshop? Just come for the social. Free for CBA Law Student Members!
September 7, 2023
4:00 PM Networking Primer at Chicago Bar Association Building (321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, 60604)
5:00 PM Networking Social at Plymouth Rooftop Bar (327 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, 60604) – Right next door to the CBA
Cost: $0 Law Student Member | $20 Nonmember
Space is limited, so make your reservation early here: www.chicagobar.org/BacktoSchool
Illinois State Bar Association:
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has free student memberships for up to 4 years.
A free membership has at least two significant benefits for students: first the ISBA emails daily or sometimes twice a day blurbs on every new case that has been decided in Illinois and significant cases decided nationally. Second, students can purchase ISBA materials at member prices which are significantly less than if they were not a member. Use the link above if you are interested in becoming a member!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Find a complete list of organizations here: Student Organizations
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.
The student organization leadership training is going to be September 12th at noon, all presidents and treasurers are required to attend.
If you attended bar review please rate Dugan’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 Brando’s Speakeasy.
A MOOT COURT OPPORTUNITY BELOW!!!
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: https://www.napabalawfoundation.org/past-champions.
Environmental Law Society:
Join ELS at Canal Street Eatery on September 8th! Come have a cup of coffee with us and learn more about who we are. We will meet in the lobby the day of and walk over together. If you can’t make it at 11:15AM, feel free to come anytime
Are you interested in learning about Intellectual Property? Come to the IPLS event on September 13th to hear Professor Reilly talk about what Intellectual Property is. The event is from 3-4pm in room 704.
Journal of Environmental Energy and Law: Associate Editor Applications due September 11th.
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. JEEL is currently accepting applications for our Associate Editor position. The AE position provides 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.
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.
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.
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 https://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/ckjip/ 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!
The Justinian Society will be having a happy hour this Friday, September 8th at Canal Street Eatery. Join your fellow Italian students and learn more about the Justinian Society!
Diversity Game Night – September 8, 3-6:30 in Morris Hall
TTGS, LAMBDAS, DALSA, HLLSA, & APALSA are excited to host a diversity board game night on Friday, September 12, at 3pm. We are all about providing an inclusive space for students to take a break from the stressors of law school and we feel that this event will be a great opportunity for C-K’s diverse students to build connections early in the school year. We will have a variety of games, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Lambdas Happy Hour – September 12, 6:30-8:30pm
We are excited to announce our first event for the fall – our CK Lambdas Happy Hour on Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm! Join CK Lambdas at Roscoe’s Tavern, located at 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657. Grab a drink, meet and chat with Lambdas’ board, and get to know other members!
National Lawyers Guild:
General body meeting on Tuesday, 9/5/23 from 12:00pm to roughly 1:30pm. We will hold the event in room 520, and at the following zoom link: https://iit-edu.zoom.us/j/86086979642?pwd=SGN1RXdBc1ltTXF4cXFYcWpTKzh1QT09
We have training for expunging/sealing criminal records hosted by Beth Johnson of Rights and Restoration Law on Tuesday, 9/12/23 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. The event is in room 580 and at the following zoom link: https://iit-edu.zoom.us/j/83839870000?pwd=N2EyNVpacXRUeW9LSHZVS25XbllGUT09
The Chicago-Kent National Security Law Society (NSLS) is a student-run affiliate of the Chicago-Kent Center for National Security and Human Rights Law (CNS). NSLS strives to create an effective, non-partisan forum for informed discourse on U.S. national security policy and foreign affairs. If you are interested in learning more about NSLS or attending NSLS events, please visit our natseclaw to join our mailing list and receive updates for our upcoming events. NSLS would also like to invite applications for Blog Editor and Class Representative positions. If you are interested, please email us a brief interest statement at natseclaw.
Meme of the week:
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