SBA Newsletter – October 16


October 16, 2023

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Upcoming Events/Deadlines

October 16: International Day with ILSA

  • Outlining Alternatives Workshop

October 17: First-Gen Legal Research Workshop

  • Law Lab & Bloomberg event

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Panel Discussion

October 19: Workplace Law info session

  • MENALSA Halloween Bar Review

October 20: Fall Social at Replay!

October 21: Fall fest with ELS

October 23: July Bar exam info session

October 26: Self-Defense Class in Morris Hall

October 27: Record expungement clinic


In light of recent events in the Middle East, please remember to be respectful and mindful of all students and opinions. We want Kent to be a safe space for everyone. We encourage you to utilize any of the resources below, reach out to the Office of Student Affairs, or contact Professors if you need to.

Student Health and Wellness Center—312.567.7550

  • Walk-in appointments are available for same-day emergencies
  • Students may check in at the station in the IIT Tower Lobby (10 West 35th Street) during business hours should they feel in distress
  • Students can email to schedule non-urgent appointments

Skylight Counseling Services

  • Counseling appointments can be made Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00AM – 6:00 PM.
  • Sessions will take place remotely or at Skylight’s office located at 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1433 Chicago, IL 60603.
  • Services are free of charge for Chicago-Kent students
  • IIT
  • You can also call directly at 847-529-8300 x 0

Academic Student Assistance Program (ASAP) Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls made to ASAP’s service will be fielded by two mental health professionals—one who communicates directly with the caller and the other who identifies resources.

  • To reach out to an ASAP counselor immediately, call 1.866.349.5575.
  • For less emergent needs, students can text “Hello” to 61295.

Lawyer’s Assistance Program LAP is continuing to offer remote services to students who need them. Click here for more information about LAP and the services it provides. You can make an appointment by emailing or calling:

Academic and Bar Success:



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:

Are you looking for a way to beef up your resume and get live client experience? Don’t miss this opportunity to take an in-house clinic through C-K Law Group as a course and earn credits but can also gain real work experience, create networking opportunities and learn from our expert faculty attorneys. Applications can be found on our webpage.

Illinois Tech Title IX Office:


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Upcoming Events:

Oct. 17th Domestic and Sexual Violence Panel Discussion, Room 520, Noon – 2:00pm

Oct. 26th Self-Defense Class in Morris Hall, 6pm-7:30pm. Must complete the Assumption and Release Waiver to participate.

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!

Judicial Externships:

The deadline for Judicial Externship applications has been extended to Tuesday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m. For more information and how to apply, please visit the externship webpage.

Law Lab:


Join us on October 17 to hear about the exciting work that the Data INDG department is doing at Bloomberg. This is a great opportunity to learn about potential careers in legal tech while enjoying lunch sponsored by Bloomberg. Chicago-Kent students interested in learning how they can leverage their legal education and interest in technology will not want to miss this!

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:

Public Interest Center:


Join the Public Interest Center, co-sponsored by SBA’s philanthropy committee, for a record expungement clinic partnering with Legal Aid Chicago! No prior experience is required. Great opportunity to provide legal assistance to people in need while gaining valuable experience.

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.



Workshop this week…



Mental Health Resources at Kent:

Mental Health Tip of the Week: Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others

Every student is different and has their own unique character and experiences. Therefore, the performance of other students (whether real or assumed) should not be your measuring stick. Wondering why someone else seems to always have it together or always scores the highest is not an effective use of your time and energy, and the concern that you should be like someone else can quickly devolve from a competitive spirit to extreme disappointment in yourself. No two students are the same. Push yourself to be the best you can be and look to others only for inspiration.


Got any tips for having good mental health? SBA would love to hear it! To anonymously share your best mental health tips, please visit the following link: Mental health tips that we collect from our fellow students will be featured in the SBA newsletter all year.

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

  • 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

This week there will not be a bar review due to the fall social. If you would like to suggest a bar or happy hour for us to visit, please use the SBA suggestion box.

The Fall Social is this Friday, October 20th! If you did not buy a ticket you are still welcome to come to Replay to enjoy the bar and socialize!




Corporate Law Society is having their general body meeting on November 2nd from 5-7pm at Taco LuLu. Please join us as we discuss plans for the year and meet new members. RSVP with the QR code in the flyer!



Come join us and Island Party Hut this Saturday for some fall fun! Use the QR code or link below to buy tickets and use code ELS to get a discount! A portion of proceeds from the ticket sales with our code will support our Summer Scholarship. Enjoy the fall weather with some hayrides, live music, and pumpkins!



Join Chicago-Kent’s Student Services Librarian, Shannon Conder, on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 12:00pm in Room 270 for a legal research workshop. Librarian Shannon Conder will provide a Westlaw and Lexis review session and a presentation on the Federal and State Court systems. FirstGen with any questions!

International Law Society:


ILSA is presenting the first ever International Day 2023 Today! 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!



Join IPLS on October 31st for a Halloween bake sale!!! It will take place from 11am – 7pm on the 3rd floor of the SPAK.



Kent Justice Foundation Chipotle Fundraiser: Tuesday, November 7, 4-8pm!

Put dinner in your calendar: Join Kent Justice Foundation anytime on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4-8pm, at Chipotle at 525 W. Monroe St. (just one block north of campus), for some good food for a good cause!

Remember to mention KJF to the cashier or use the code BPTCXN online. All proceeds that KJF raises go to funding public interest students who choose to spend their summers doing unpaid public interest work. This is an easy way to support your peers and the public interest; we look forward to seeing you there!


Kent Justice Foundation’s Annual Fall Trivia Night Fundraiser: Save the Date 11/16

Team up with your classmates and some of your favorite professors for a night of food, prizes, and trivia! Will your professor lead your team to victory with their superior knowledge of 1L cases? Will that random friend who knows all about 1950’s movies finally be useful? How much do you really know about ducks? Will any of these questions actually be asked? Find out by showing up!

All proceeds will go directly to KJF’s mission of funding public interest students who spend their summers working unpaid public interest jobs. Having fun and supporting a good cause? You have to be there! Ticket sales will start soon, but in the meantime save the date: Thursday, November 16, 6-8pm.



Grab your costumes and get ready for a fun night! Chicago-Kent MENALSA is co-hosting a Halloween Bar Review with our friends at Northwestern Law, DePaul Law, UIC Law, NIU Law, and LUC Law. The event will be held on Thursday, October 19th @ 6:30 PM. The event will take place at Benchmark (1510 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610). See the flyer for more details.


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