SBA Newsletter – September 25


September 25, 2023

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Upcoming Events/Deadlines

September 25: NO CLASS

September 26: ILSA Coffee Corner

  • ILS general body meeting

  • Lambdas general body meeting

  • IPLS Alumni Panel

  • Law Lab info session

September 27: Workshop – beat the forgetting curve

  • TTGS Game night

September 28: Study Abroad Information Session

  • Movie Night – “The Burial” advance screening

September 29: CLE – Supreme Court IP Review conference

September 30: SBA General assembly meeting

October 1: SELS White Sox game

October 5: LURE General body meeting

  • Today for CK Event

October 6: TTGS DnD night


SBA wants to encourage everyone to be aware of COVID as the winter months and holiday travel approaches. Washing your hands, masking when appropriate, and avoiding sharing food are easy ways to prevent spread. Check with healthcare professionals about further recommendations. Resources: How to Protect Yourself and Others | CDC

Academic and Bar Success:


Advancement Association:

The Advancement Department is looking for a few students to help out during our annual event "Today For CK!" on Thursday, October 5. Today for CK is a giving day that helps spread awareness and raise money for various programs around the school. We ask that you participate in at least a 2-hour shift, and you can choose the time you want to participate. We will be in the lobby from 9am-6pm. Here are a few ways students will be helping the advancement team on giving day:

  • Craft thank-you notes to donors in appreciation of their generosity.

  • Call alumni and remind them of giving day and the importance of their support.

  • Record a video message sharing the importance of giving to scholarships, student orgs, and faculty support that will be shared via social media.

Please sign up here if you would like to help!


ConneKtions @ Dinner is Back! ConneKtions @ Dinner is an opportunity for alumni and students to get together and learn more about one another. Additionally, it is a chance for students to learn about the day-to-day life of a lawyer and discuss other pressing questions about the law. From October 13-23, Chicago-Kent alumni will host a student or group of students for dinner at a day, time, and location predetermined. Students will select alumni based on their availability. You can register here

C-K Law Group:


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!

Kaplan Institute:

Apply Your Knowledge in Law by Launching a Business!

Applications opened on August 23 for Kaplan Institute’s Startup Accelerator program! Every spring semester Kaplan Institute’s Startup Studio hosts ten teams, five of which are selected to pitch their business idea to a panel of experts and compete for a $50,000 prize pool during the Kaplan Pitch Tank. Interested in applying? They’ve designed a series of workshops to help prepare students for the application process. Click into each workshop below to learn more and register in advance:

Law Lab


Law Lab Info Session

Tuesday, September 26

Room 165

Food and drinks will be served

Learn about the Law Lab and Chicago-Kent’s legal innovation and technology program. Students will learn about available courses in the Legal Innovation & Technology Certificate Program. Students will also learn about career development in positions across the legal industry that leverage legal technology.

Please RSVP here.

Library Resources:


The library has put together research guides for all 1L and many upper level courses! The guides include links to West Academic Study aids, CALI lessons, past exams, secondary sources, and more.

Upper level courses:

1L courses:

Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education:

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

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!

Study Abroad Program:


Associate Dean of International Programs, Adam Weber will be hosting an info session to JD students who are interested in participating in the program. It will be held on Sept 28, at 12pm. Room 345.

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.



2L Workshop this week…



Mental Health Resources at Kent:

Below is this week’s mental health tip.

Focus on the positive

In law school, it’s easy to focus on what’s not going well rather than what is going well. An optimistic attitude can be a helpful tool in reducing stress and having better mental health. A great way to develop an optimistic mindset is to practice gratitude. You can do this by:

  • using a journal to daily record a few positive things that happened that day

  • At the end of each day think about one thing you accomplished that day instead of focusing on what you didn’t accomplish

  • Make a list of the things you’re thankful fo

  • Send a letter or text thanking someone in you life for all they have done for you


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


  • All general assembly meeting dates can be found on the SBA Website under the ‘about us’ tab.

  • Find a complete list of organizations here:Student Organizations

If you attended bar review please rate Monk’s Pub! 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 instead be Movie Night in C50!


Prime Video is giving an advance screening of “The Burial” on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00pm in C50! Join SBA in viewing the movie before it comes out! Snacks will be provided, please RSVP Here.

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensues as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story.

Fall Social


Join SBA in celebrating the fall semester at Replay! The first 200 tickets sold will be $35 – your ticket gets you unlimited drinks and games! Non-drinking tickets and guest tickets are available! Replay is an arcade bar in Lincoln Park, their current theme is Cartoon Nostalgia. Email SBA with any questions.

Buy Tickets



Calling all art and music enthusiasts, IP Students, and anyone who needs a break from midterms! The Art & Cultural Property Law Society (ACPLS) is hosting their Fall General Body Meeting on Tuesday, September 26th. Join us at 12:30pm in Room C35 for an explanation of what ACPLS is and our goals for the rest of the semester.. We will be providing food and drinks!

Immigration Law Society:


The Immigration Law Society is having a General Body meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at noon. We will meet at Taco Lulu.

International Law Society:


Interested in international law? Studying here from abroad, or want to study abroad? Come meet other students who share your interests and offer new perspectives! Join the International Law Student Association in the game room for coffee and games on Tuesday, 9/26 at noon. We hope to see you there!


ILSA is presenting the first ever International Day 2023 on October 16th! The date coincides with the UN’s Food Day, and we are excited to bring you a two-part event. First, we are hosting a Food Hall around lunchtime, where we are serving homemade foods from ILSA members, LLMs, JDs, faculty and staff. Second, we will host a panel with speakers who work and have experience in international law. Names to be announced soon! We hope to see you there!



We have partnered with Loyola’s Intellectual Property Law Society to host a discussion with alumni who are currently working in the IP industry, but did not have a STEM degrees. The event will take place on September 26th from 6:30-8:30pm in Morris Hall (the 10th floor). If you are interested in attending, please fill out the RSVP link below.







Our Fall General Body Meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27 in Room 700. We will discuss plans for a happy hour/networking event in October, discuss the results of our membership interests survey, as well as ideas for the spring semester. For those who would like to attend but cannot be there in person, we will send out a Zoom link closer to the meeting date. Please contact pplsociety for more information.



Come to a White Sox game with SELS! The game is Sunday October 1st and tickets are at a discounted rate. See flyer for details.

Tabletop Gaming Society:


On Wednesday, September 27th, Tabletop Gaming Society will be hosting a game night. Starting at 3pm, join us for an evening of fun and games, away from the stress of classes. We have a wide variety of games, from old favorites to new bestsellers!


Tabletop Gaming Society is starting up a no commitment DnD game! Join us for an introduction to the most popular roleplaying game on October 6th, starting at 3pm. Learn how to play and why the game is so popular. This event is also open to long time players! This session will be focused on character building and playing some one shots, so this will be fun for all experience levels.

This event will be followed by our first official game on October 13th!

Meme of the week:


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

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