SBA Newsletter – Week of May 2, 2022

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May 2, 2022

Announcements

This is the last Newsletter of the 2021-2022 school year. Good luck on final exams, and have a wonderful summer. See you in August!

SBA 2022 ClassBash PhotoBooth Photos Available: SBA thanks you for attending the 2022 Class Bash this past Saturday, April 30th. We loved celebrating your accomplishments with you! Feel free to download and delete your pictures from the Google drive here.

Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Law Writing Competition: Manuscripts are being accepted for the Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Law Writing Prize at strubbeprize. The deadline is May 13, 2022. The award is $5,000. Details are included in the flier below.

Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

Please join us for the following upcoming webinar: As a student of Chicago-Kent, you will receive complimentary registration. Enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

First Wednesday Webinar: First Wednesday Webinar – Ukraine and the Return of International Armed Conflict How the Global War on Terror Has Left Us Ill-prepared for Russian Aggression

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – 12:00 PM – Webinar

The conflict in Ukraine has forced consideration of numerous issues in the law of armed conflict that scholars and policymakers had put on the back burner during the twenty-plus years of fighting the Global War on Terror. Join Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, as she addresses this topic. This program is presented by the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law.

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As we finish the spring semester, we would like to hear how our online and classroom teaching tools have worked for you – what went well, what could be improved, and any suggestions or comments you have.

Form – submit by May 3, at 5:00 pm https://forms.gle/smdwj4NDZ5N6KF6D7

Thank you in advance for your participation and we wish you the best with exams and the end of the semester!

Student Organizations

New Organization Starting Fall 2022

Want a break from law school stress? An all-levels fun run might be just what you need. If you would be interested in joining or leading a running group, please fill out this edalsanto.

American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

Chicago-Kent Law Review: The Chicago-Kent Law Review’s Summer Write-On Program will be from May 29nd, 2022, to June 12th, 2022. Please note the date change! More information is forthcoming, but save the date. We will hold three informational sessions before the Write-On. The sessions will cover the write-on, general information about Law Review, and some Bluebook basics—find the Zoom link on the SBA Calendar. Questions? Email cklawreview.

Informational Sessions:

Wednesday, April 27th at 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 28th at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 PM

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We will distribute a recording of the session before the Write-On!

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Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. rsalem).

Decalogue Mentorship Program: Decalogue Society of Lawyers has officially launched its mentorship program! Decalogue will match law students and young lawyers with well-established lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. The program will be an amazing networking opportunity and learning experience. The mentors and mentees can choose to meet in-person or via Zoom.

Please take the survey to participate in the program. https://forms.gle/hovA7r5HfsJmDeMe6

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

Birthdays & Special Days – May

May 2

Dylan Sacenti, 3L

May 2

Nicholas Panuncialman, 2L

May 6

Cara Lewis, 2L

May 9

Evelyn Tarnovsky, 1L

May 17

Nicole Jansma, 2L

May 19

Isabella Calves, 2L

May 24

Evan Turcotte, 2L

May 26

Jumana Abdelrahman, 2L

May 27

Peter Soukenik, 2L

May 27

Manuela Pinilla, 3L

May 29

Xavier Harris, 2L

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

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2021-2022 Bar & Gavel Society and SBA Awards

On April 26, 2022, Dean Anita Krug presented the annual “State of the Law School” address and Rana Salem presented awards to all of the new Bar & Gavel Society inductees and other SBA Award honorees.

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SBA Newsletter – Week of April 25, 2022

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April 25, 2022

Announcements

Interested in being an ASP TA for the summer term? If yes, submit an online TA APPLICATION by APRIL 29, 2022. TA positions are available for the following courses:

  • Criminal Law – Dean Sowle

  • Business Organizations – Prof. Batlan

  • Evidence – Prof. Kling

  • Trial Evidence – Prof. Farr Capizzi

Questions? Contact Prof. Young at dyoung. Join the ASP Facebook Group – we’re a community of learners!

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What’s Next for Rising 2Ls – Monday, April 25 at 2:00 pm in room C20

Join CSO counselors Jackie Russell, Roger Rozanski and Michelle Vodenik for food an informative presentation on the next steps in career planning for current 1Ls who are rising to 2L. We will briefly go over OCI and discuss other hiring opportunities in both the private and public sectors.

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What’s Next for Rising 3Ls – Thursday, April 28 at 12:00 pm in room C20

All current 2Ls are invited to join CSO counselors Jackie Russell, Roger Rozanski and Michelle Vodenik for lunch an informative presentation on how to plan for your 3L year. We will discuss how to put yourself in the best position to secure post-graduate employment and start your legal career off on the right foot.

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SBA Awards Reception: Please join us at the SBA Awards Reception luncheon this Wednesday, April 27. All students/faculty/staff are welcome to attend, we just ask that you RSVP here.

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2022 Class Bash: All Class of 2022 graduates (including Fall and Winter) are invited to join SBA on Saturday, April 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a graduation celebration in the C-K Lobby. There will be food, a special Class of 2022 gift*, a photo booth, and other graduation goodies for attendees! We encourage everyone to bring their regalia to take photos in.

All graduates are welcome to bring any guests/family to join the celebration, we just ask that you let us know by RSVPing here by next Wednesday, April 27th at 12:00 p.m. so we can plan accordingly.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

*If our order does not come in time, we will provide information on where to pick up this gift at a later date. Students who have elected to participate in graduation virtually will be contacted separately to coordinate shipping the gift.

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SBA Bike & Brew:

Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

Bar Exam Panel with recent CK grads and bar takers: Join us for an all things bar exam discussion, featuring recent CK graduates on Wednesday, April 20th at 3PM in room C50. The graduate panelists will discuss their experiences, provide their thoughts on how best to prepare for and take a bar exam, and will be available for questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about bar prep from those that have recently experienced it. Please sign up here to attend (signing up does not commit you, it’s to help us get an idea for numbers). Contact Erin Crist, Director of Bar Success, with questions.

LLM Students: LLM Bar Exam Info Session! Join us for a discussion about the New York, California, and Illinois Bar Exams and for answers to questions you may have about other states bar exams. We will meet in room 520 on Wednesday, April 27th at 3PM. You are encouraged to attend in person, but a zoom option will be available. Please register here to attend. Contact Erin Crist, Director of Bar Success, with questions.

2022 Public Interest Awards Night – Wednesday, April 27

At the Public Interest Awards Night each spring, Chicago-Kent celebrates students, alumni, and a public interest partner who devote their time to public interest and pro bono work. Attached is a flyer with additional information about this year’s celebration.

Pre-reception: 5:00pm – 5:30pm (Lobby)

Awards: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Auditorium)

Reception: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Lobby)

REGISTER HERE for Chicago-Kent’s 2022 Public Interest Awards Night – our 15th Annual Celebration!

Please join us either in-person or virtually to celebrate:

Ronald W. Staudt Public Interest Partner Award

Certificate in Public Interest Law

Center for Access to Justice & Technology: Self-Help Web Center

Public Interest Center: Certificate of Service & Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Justice Stevens Public Interest Fellows

Alvin H. Baum Fellows

Outstanding Pro Bono/Community Service Leadership

Kent Justice Foundation Fellowships

Chicago-Kent Patent Hub

…and more!

Student Organizations

New Organization Starting Fall 2022

Want a break from law school stress? An all-levels fun run might be just what you need. If you would be interested in joining or leading a running group, please fill out this edalsanto.

ACPLS: ACPLS is excited to announce our Spring Art Show! It will be held from 5-8pm in the main lobby on April 28.

All students and faculty are welcome to submit art they want shown by using this form.

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American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

Virtual Law Day Event for Young Adults: Toward a More Perfect Union, Perspectives on Practice and the Constitution

4/27 @ 11 AM

Register Here

What is the role of the Constitution, especially in turbulent times? Should the Constitution be subject to more frequent change or be an unwavering source of guidance regardless of issues of the day? Join us as we explore these questions and discuss the role and impact of lawyers in society.

Co-Sponsors

Chicago-Kent Law Review: The Chicago-Kent Law Review’s Summer Write-On Program will be from May 29nd, 2022, to June 12th, 2022. Please note the date change! More information is forthcoming, but save the date. We will hold three informational sessions before the Write-On. The sessions will cover the write-on, general information about Law Review, and some Bluebook basics—find the Zoom link on the SBA Calendar. Questions? Email cklawreview.

Informational Sessions:

Wednesday, April 27th at 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 28th at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 PM

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We will distribute a recording of the session before the Write-On!

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Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. rsalem).

Decalogue Mentorship Program: Decalogue Society of Lawyers has officially launched its mentorship program! Decalogue will match law students and young lawyers with well-established lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. The program will be an amazing networking opportunity and learning experience. The mentors and mentees can choose to meet in-person or via Zoom.

Please take the survey to participate in the program. https://forms.gle/hovA7r5HfsJmDeMe6

Environmental Law Society (ELS):

Join Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society (ELS) for our biggest fundraiser of the year on Thursday, April 28! We have secured a drink package at Ranalli’s Lincoln Park — $20 for two hours of beer, wine, and liquor — to network with your peers in the environmental and energy spaces while supporting a great cause. All proceeds from the event support the ELS Summer Fellowship, which we award to one or more students every summer who are participating in an unpaid or underpaid public interest position.

We will also be holding a raffle and silent auction. Your $20 ticket includes two raffle tickets, and additional tickets will be on sale throughout the night. We will also simultaneously have a silent auction, for which we are offering two sets of four Cubs tickets (to two different games) in the lower deck! Please see the attached flyer for details and the registration link, or visit this link: https://chicagokentels.aidaform.com/earth-month-fundraiser.

*NOTE: You must have a ticket to attend, per venue rules.

The basic info:

  • WHAT: ELS Earth Month Fundraiser

  • WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8:30p (the length of the drink deal, though folks are of course welcome to stay longer)

  • WHERE: Ranalli’s Lincoln Park, 1925 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

  • WHY: Support the ELS Summer Fellowship fund, network with peers and alumni.

If you cannot or do not wish to attend but would still like to support ELS, we accept in-kind donations. Payment may be made via:

Venmo: @Isabelle-Abbott

Zelle: 414-477-2413

PayPal: isabelle.s.abbott

Women in Law (WIL): A Conversation About Domestic Violence Panel

Sponsored by WIL and ACS

Friday April 29 at Noon-1pm Room 345

Zoom Link: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/s/84196816513

Please join WIL and ACS in recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a panel focusing on Domestic Violence legal work, the history and recent changes to laws impacting clients in domestic violence situations, and how the pandemic has impacted client services. This event will feature Professor Kari Johnson, recent alumni Joey Carrillo, and Director of Ascend Justice Domestic Violence Legal Clinic Danielle Parisi Ruffatto. This event is hybrid and will take place on Friday April 29, 12:00PM-1:00PM in room 345.

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

Important Events:

April – Ramadan

On behalf of the Muslim Law Student Association, we would like to extend a warm Ramadan Mubarak to the Chicago-Kent community. Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year, Ramadan will run for the full month of April. Every day for 30 days, Muslims around the world will abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset. This is a time of year dedicated to worship, spiritual reflection, and community.

To our non-Muslim brothers and sisters: after just closing out a Diversity Month focused on solidarity on campus, we’re excited to carry that mission into the final month of the semester, and we’re grateful for and humbled from the showing of support from our peers thus far.

Below we’ve answered some common questions Muslims frequently get during Ramadan, as well as heads-up for the coming month:

  1. Yes, not even water! For Muslims, fasting means no food or drink from sunrise to sunset.

  2. Yes, you can eat and drink in front of us. Although your Muslim peers will be fasting these next 30 days, please don’t feel obligated to let this affect your daily life. (We do, however, ask that you please ignore our growling stomachs.)

  3. Yes, you can absolutely fast with us! Many non-Muslims participate in Ramadan alongside their Muslim friends and family, and those days of fasting are by far the most fun. Fasting is a physically and mentally challenging experience, and if you are curious about it, please feel free to join us. But always remember to listen to your body and to only fast if you are physically able!

  4. Yes, you can say “Happy Ramadan.” Ramadan Mubarak translates directly to Happy Ramadan, and Muslims are glad to hear either one.

  5. We will likely be night owls for the next month. Muslims tend to stay up later in the night and wake up later in the morning due to prayer during Ramadan (if possible). So if you receive an email or text at 3:00am, just pretend it’s regular business hours!

  6. There are times Muslims cannot fast. Any Muslim who is very young, elderly, sick, pregnant, menstruating, actively in need of medication, or not able-bodied, does not fast for Ramadan. This exclusion extends to those who are traveling, and many others. Essentially, whenever physical or mental health presents any concern, Muslims do not fast.

We wish you a fruitful month full of blessings and happiness and a successful rest of the school year.

Birthdays & Special Days – March

April 1st

Isabelle Abbott, 2L

April 6th

Joe Popely, 3L

April 8th

Marrell Williams, 2L

April 11th

Shana Dandinashira, 1L

April 15th

Joshua Kibert, 2L

April 20th

Daniel Abraham, 2L

April 21st

Megan Warshawsky, 2L

April 25th

Taylor Shuman, 3L

April 26th

Joey Zawacki, 3L

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

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SBA Newsletter – Week of April 18, 2022

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April 18, 2022

Announcements

SBA Bike & Brew: Need a break from studying? Join us for a bike and brew event on April 23 from 12-4 PM. $10 ticket includes 3 craft beers at 3 different breweries, biking in between! The first will meet at Adams Street Brewing at 12 PM, and we will bike north from there, primarily along the lakefront. Venmo @erikawagner76 by Friday April 22 to reserve your spot, or email ewagner3 if you have questions or prefer a different payment method. BYOBike/helmet/lock, or rent on your own through Divvy.

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Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

Civil Rights Litigation Conference: Please join us for the 38th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 20-21, 2022. This two-day virtual conference will provide up-to-date information on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation.

As a student of Chicago-Kent you are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference. To receive this discount, click here to register and enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

We hope that you are able to join us this year!

Active Aggressor Response and Preparedness Training: In conjunction with the IIT Public Safety Department, we are hosting an Active Aggressor Response and Preparedness training via Zoom for students on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (information below).

The information that will be shared is critical to protect you and our community in the event of an Active Aggressor situation in our building.

Active Aggressor Response and Preparedness

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022 1pm – 2pm

Zoom Link

Bar Exam Panel with recent CK grads and bar takers: Join us for an all things bar exam discussion, featuring recent CK graduates on Wednesday, April 20th at 3PM in room C50. The graduate panelists will discuss their experiences, provide their thoughts on how best to prepare for and take a bar exam, and will be available for questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about bar prep from those that have recently experienced it. Please sign up here to attend (signing up does not commit you, it’s to help us get an idea for numbers). Contact Erin Crist, Director of Bar Success, with questions.

LLM Students: LLM Bar Exam Info Session! Join us for a discussion about the New York, California, and Illinois Bar Exams and for answers to questions you may have about other states bar exams. We will meet in room 520 on Wednesday, April 27th at 3PM. You are encouraged to attend in person, but a zoom option will be available. Please register here to attend. Contact Erin Crist, Director of Bar Success, with questions.

2022 Public Interest Awards Night – Wednesday, April 27

At the Public Interest Awards Night each spring, Chicago-Kent celebrates students, alumni, and a public interest partner who devote their time to public interest and pro bono work. Attached is a flyer with additional information about this year’s celebration.

Pre-reception: 5:00pm – 5:30pm (Lobby)

Awards: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Auditorium)

Reception: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Lobby)

REGISTER HERE for Chicago-Kent’s 2022 Public Interest Awards Night – our 15th Annual Celebration!

Please join us either in-person or virtually to celebrate:

Ronald W. Staudt Public Interest Partner Award

Certificate in Public Interest Law

Center for Access to Justice & Technology: Self-Help Web Center

Public Interest Center: Certificate of Service & Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Justice Stevens Public Interest Fellows

Alvin H. Baum Fellows

Outstanding Pro Bono/Community Service Leadership

Kent Justice Foundation Fellowships

Chicago-Kent Patent Hub

…and more!

Student Organizations

New Organization Starting Fall 2022

Want a break from law school stress? An all-levels fun run might be just what you need. If you would be interested in joining or leading a running group, please fill out this edalsanto.

ACPLS: ACPLS is excited to announce our Spring Art Show! It will be held from 5-8pm in the main lobby on April 28.

All students and faculty are welcome to submit art they want shown by using this form.

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American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

Virtual Law Day Event for Young Adults: Toward a More Perfect Union, Perspectives on Practice and the Constitution

4/27 @ 11 AM

Register Here

What is the role of the Constitution, especially in turbulent times? Should the Constitution be subject to more frequent change or be an unwavering source of guidance regardless of issues of the day? Join us as we explore these questions and discuss the role and impact of lawyers in society.

Co-Sponsors

Chicago-Kent Law Review: The Chicago-Kent Law Review’s Summer Write-On Program will be from May 22nd, 2022, to June 5th, 2022. More information is forthcoming, but save the date. Please stop by our informational table on the 3rd Floor, outside the Spak, on Wednesday, April 20th and Thursday, April 21st to learn more. Additionally, we will hold three informational sessions before the Write-On. The sessions will cover the write-on, general information about Law Review, and some Bluebook basics—find the Zoom link on the SBA Calendar. Questions? See the attached .pdf or email cklawreview.

Informational Sessions:

Wednesday, April 27th at 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 28th at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 PM

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We will distribute a recording of the session before the Write-On!

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Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. rsalem).

Decalogue Mentorship Program: Decalogue Society of Lawyers has officially launched its mentorship program! Decalogue will match law students and young lawyers with well-established lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. The program will be an amazing networking opportunity and learning experience. The mentors and mentees can choose to meet in-person or via Zoom.

Please take the survey to participate in the program. https://forms.gle/hovA7r5HfsJmDeMe6

Immigration Law Society (ILS): The time has come for ILS to elect a new executive board. We strongly encourage anyone interested to apply for a position! This is an excellent resume builder and is an integral part of promoting diversity at Chicago-Kent. The board positions available are:

· President

· Vice President

· Secretary

· Treasurer

· Community Liaison

If you are interested in a position and would like to know more about their respective duties, please do not hesitate to reach out to our current board members! Please send your statements of candidacy to ils by April 13, 2022 by 5pm. Statements should be no more than 250 words and detail why you should be elected to that particular position.

Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA): MLSA would like to invite all students and faculty at Chicago-Kent to share the joy of Ramadan with their Muslim peers as we break our fast (iftar) on Tuesday, April 19! After a short program about Ramadan and Eid and words of thanks from the MLSA board, we will break fast at Maghrib (sunset), followed by prayer. The event will be held in the 2nd floor Spak from 7pm-8pm. Please RSVP here by April 14 (5pm) with your dinner order. We look forward to seeing everyone!

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Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

From Career Services:

How to Succeed in Your Summer Job by CSO Counselor Roger Rozanski

Wednesday, April 20, at 3:00pm

Location: Room 590 or Zoom (Passcode: 155513)

Roger Rozanski will provide tips and strategies for Chicago-Kent law students to implement during their summer jobs to help them have a successful and productive summer with their employer, whether they be a law firm in the private sector, a public interest job, or something in between.

Important Events:

April – Ramadan

On behalf of the Muslim Law Student Association, we would like to extend a warm Ramadan Mubarak to the Chicago-Kent community. Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year, Ramadan will run for the full month of April. Every day for 30 days, Muslims around the world will abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset. This is a time of year dedicated to worship, spiritual reflection, and community.

To our non-Muslim brothers and sisters: after just closing out a Diversity Month focused on solidarity on campus, we’re excited to carry that mission into the final month of the semester, and we’re grateful for and humbled from the showing of support from our peers thus far.

Below we’ve answered some common questions Muslims frequently get during Ramadan, as well as heads-up for the coming month:

  1. Yes, not even water! For Muslims, fasting means no food or drink from sunrise to sunset.

  2. Yes, you can eat and drink in front of us. Although your Muslim peers will be fasting these next 30 days, please don’t feel obligated to let this affect your daily life. (We do, however, ask that you please ignore our growling stomachs.)

  3. Yes, you can absolutely fast with us! Many non-Muslims participate in Ramadan alongside their Muslim friends and family, and those days of fasting are by far the most fun. Fasting is a physically and mentally challenging experience, and if you are curious about it, please feel free to join us. But always remember to listen to your body and to only fast if you are physically able!

  4. Yes, you can say “Happy Ramadan.” Ramadan Mubarak translates directly to Happy Ramadan, and Muslims are glad to hear either one.

  5. We will likely be night owls for the next month. Muslims tend to stay up later in the night and wake up later in the morning due to prayer during Ramadan (if possible). So if you receive an email or text at 3:00am, just pretend it’s regular business hours!

  6. There are times Muslims cannot fast. Any Muslim who is very young, elderly, sick, pregnant, menstruating, actively in need of medication, or not able-bodied, does not fast for Ramadan. This exclusion extends to those who are traveling, and many others. Essentially, whenever physical or mental health presents any concern, Muslims do not fast.

We wish you a fruitful month full of blessings and happiness and a successful rest of the school year.

Birthdays & Special Days – March

April 1st

Isabelle Abbott, 2L

April 6th

Joe Popely, 3L

April 8th

Marrell Williams, 2L

April 11th

Shana Dandinashira, 1L

April 15th

Joshua Kibert, 2L

April 20th

Daniel Abraham, 2L

April 21st

Megan Warshawsky, 2L

April 25th

Taylor Shuman, 3L

April 26th

Joey Zawacki, 3L

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

1L Detailed Law Review Information.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of April 11, 2022

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April 11, 2022

Announcements

Tech Guide: Attached to this email is SBA’s Tech Guide. Please reference it for any technology-related problems you might encounter this semester.

Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

Palmer Lecture: The 2021 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize has been awarded to Jens David Ohlin who is the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and a specialist in international law for his book Election Interference: International Law and the Future of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The annual prize honors exemplary works of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.

Dean Ohlin will visit Chicago-Kent on Wednesday, April 13th. The public lecture will be at 3 pm. Please register here.

C-K Law Group – Summer and Fall Semesters: Work under the supervision of an attorney to gain practical legal experience in addition to earning law school credit!! Applications for both the Summer and Fall 2022 semesters are now available and can be found here: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics/legal-clinic-application

Civil Rights Litigation Conference: Please join us for the 38th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 20-21, 2022. This two-day virtual conference will provide up-to-date information on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation.

As a student of Chicago-Kent you are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference. To receive this discount, click here to register and enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

We hope that you are able to join us this year!

Active Aggressor Response and Preparedness Training: In conjunction with the IIT Public Safety Department, we are hosting an Active Aggressor Response and Preparedness training via Zoom for students on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (information below).

The information that will be shared is critical to protect you and our community in the event of an Active Aggressor situation in our building.

Active Aggressor Response and Preparedness

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022 1pm – 2pm

Zoom Link

Book Drive: REAA and SBA are extending their book drive through Tuesday, April 12th for Midwest Books to Prisoners, an organization that supports inmates by providing reading materials free of charge. They accept a wide range of books, including magazines, textbooks, novels, scientific journals, nonfiction, poetry and essay collections. Find donation boxes on level C (by the printer) and level 1 (by security).

Bar Exam Panel with recent CK grads and bar takers: Join us for an all things bar exam discussion, featuring recent CK graduates on Wednesday, April 20th at 3PM in room C50. The graduate panelists will discuss their experiences, provide their thoughts on how best to prepare for and take a bar exam, and will be available for questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about bar prep from those that have recently experienced it. Please sign up here to attend (signing up does not commit you, it’s to help us get an idea for numbers). Contact Erin Crist, Director of Bar Success, with questions.

LLM Students: LLM Bar Exam Info Session! Join us for a discussion about the New York, California, and Illinois Bar Exams and for answers to questions you may have about other states bar exams. We will meet in room 520 on Wednesday, April 27th at 3PM. You are encouraged to attend in person, but a zoom option will be available. Please register here to attend. Contact Erin Crist, Director of Bar Success, with questions.

Student Organizations

ACPLS: ACPLS is excited to announce our Spring Art Show! It will be held from 5-8pm in the main lobby on April 28.

All students and faculty are welcome to submit art they want shown by using this form.

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ACLU and ACPLS Creative Writing Contest: On behalf of the ACLU of Chicago-Kent and the ACPLS, we invite you to participate in our annual creative writing contest. This year’s theme is justice. This could be in any sense of the word and does not have to be remotely law school-related. There are two categories for submissions, long and short pieces. First and second place winners will be chosen from each category and will receive $100 or $50, respectively. Please see our flyer for more information!!

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American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

FREE Hybrid Careers in Tax Law Event

4/11

The ABA Tax Section is excited to host their first free hybrid meeting on April 11 in Washington, DC, and virtually.

Please join them for the launch of a new Tax Section series: Pathways to Careers in Tax Law! Seasoned practitioners and active members of the Tax Section will provide a substantive overview of different areas of tax through unique presentations colored by engaging tales from their careers. You will not only gain an understanding of the area of tax law but will be entertained inspired and challenged to envision how your own career path can lead you to fulfilling work.

Register here.

Virtual Law Day Event for Young Adults: Toward a More Perfect Union, Perspectives on Practice and the Constitution

4/27 @ 11 AM

Register Here

What is the role of the Constitution, especially in turbulent times? Should the Constitution be subject to more frequent change or be an unwavering source of guidance regardless of issues of the day? Join us as we explore these questions and discuss the role and impact of lawyers in society.

Co-Sponsors

Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. rsalem).

Immigration Law Society (ILS): The time has come for ILS to elect a new executive board. We strongly encourage anyone interested to apply for a position! This is an excellent resume builder and is an integral part of promoting diversity at Chicago-Kent. The board positions available are:

· President

· Vice President

· Secretary

· Treasurer

· Community Liaison

If you are interested in a position and would like to know more about their respective duties, please do not hesitate to reach out to our current board members! Please send your statements of candidacy to ils by April 13, 2022 by 5pm. Statements should be no more than 250 words and detail why you should be elected to that particular position.

Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA): MLSA would like to invite all students and faculty at Chicago-Kent to share the joy of Ramadan with their Muslim peers as we break our fast (iftar) on Tuesday, April 19! After a short program about Ramadan and Eid and words of thanks from the MLSA board, we will break fast at Maghrib (sunset), followed by prayer. The event will be held in the 2nd floor Spak from 7pm-8pm. Please RSVP here by April 14 (5pm) with your dinner order. We look forward to seeing everyone!

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Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK): Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK) seeks to assist our first year students by distributing our financial reserves to those who need additional financial assistance to effectively participate in oral arguments. As we reflected upon our own experiences during oral arguments, we recalled the pandemic challenges we faced in accessing child care support, quiet space to present our arguments, or affordable transit to a quiet space to present. We seek to reduce student burden by offering funding to support any student who needs financial support to effectively advocate in their oral argument. Because of our mission to support equity for parent and caregiver students, we plan to prioritize students who have additional expenses due to their family responsibilities. However, we encourage any student with financial need to apply.

If you are a student in need of funding to offset childcare costs, travel to campus, or some other expense related to supporting your oral advocacy in the Charles Evans Hughes Competition, please complete this form by Wednesday, April 13, 2022. We will then respond to each student by Saturday, April 16, 2022, about whether and how much requested funding is available for their situation, and how we may distribute it.

Slavic Law Student Association (SLSA): The Slavic Law Student Association (SLSA) is a brand new student organization looking to finish building its executive board! SLSA is looking for a Director of Marketing, 3L Representative, 2L Representative, and LLM Representative. Please submit a brief statement of interest by no later than Friday, April 15, 2022 to slsa. Thank you!

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: SALDF Presents: Illinois Courtroom Animal Advocate Program. Join us on Monday, April 11th at 3pm CT via Zoom as we discuss Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) laws. CAAP laws allow advocates – supervised law students or volunteer lawyers – to advocate for animal victims in criminal cruelty cases. Join us and speaker Alicia Prygoski, an attorney from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, to learn more about CAAPs and Illinois specific legislation! Attendees are automatically entered into a raffle for three $20 gift cards. Please registeregalanopulos with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

From ASP:

ASP Session – "Writing Law School Exams": Please note the Exam Writing Workshop sponsored by ASP has a NEW date/time!

With finals fast approaching, join Prof. Young and Prof. Crist for a law school exam writing workshop on Wed., April 13, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Room 590. Focusing on traditional essay exams and short answer questions, learn how to apply specific strategies for dissecting exam hypotheticals. Bonus: Learn about professors’ pet peeves and get insight from upper-class peers! This workshop is open to all students and will be conducted hybrid (in-person and remote). Access Zoom link in the SBA Calendar. This session will be recorded. For more info, contact Prof. Young at dyoung or Prof. Crist at ecrist.

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From Career Services:

Important Events:

April – Ramadan

On behalf of the Muslim Law Student Association, we would like to extend a warm Ramadan Mubarak to the Chicago-Kent community. Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year, Ramadan will run for the full month of April. Every day for 30 days, Muslims around the world will abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset. This is a time of year dedicated to worship, spiritual reflection, and community.

To our non-Muslim brothers and sisters: after just closing out a Diversity Month focused on solidarity on campus, we’re excited to carry that mission into the final month of the semester, and we’re grateful for and humbled from the showing of support from our peers thus far.

Below we’ve answered some common questions Muslims frequently get during Ramadan, as well as heads-up for the coming month:

  1. Yes, not even water! For Muslims, fasting means no food or drink from sunrise to sunset.

  2. Yes, you can eat and drink in front of us. Although your Muslim peers will be fasting these next 30 days, please don’t feel obligated to let this affect your daily life. (We do, however, ask that you please ignore our growling stomachs.)

  3. Yes, you can absolutely fast with us! Many non-Muslims participate in Ramadan alongside their Muslim friends and family, and those days of fasting are by far the most fun. Fasting is a physically and mentally challenging experience, and if you are curious about it, please feel free to join us. But always remember to listen to your body and to only fast if you are physically able!

  4. Yes, you can say “Happy Ramadan.” Ramadan Mubarak translates directly to Happy Ramadan, and Muslims are glad to hear either one.

  5. We will likely be night owls for the next month. Muslims tend to stay up later in the night and wake up later in the morning due to prayer during Ramadan (if possible). So if you receive an email or text at 3:00am, just pretend it’s regular business hours!

  6. There are times Muslims cannot fast. Any Muslim who is very young, elderly, sick, pregnant, menstruating, actively in need of medication, or not able-bodied, does not fast for Ramadan. This exclusion extends to those who are traveling, and many others. Essentially, whenever physical or mental health presents any concern, Muslims do not fast.

We wish you a fruitful month full of blessings and happiness and a successful rest of the school year.

Birthdays & Special Days – March

April 1st

Isabelle Abbott, 2L

April 6th

Joe Popely, 3L

April 8th

Marrell Williams, 2L

April 11th

Shana Dandinashira, 1L

April 15th

Joshua Kibert, 2L

April 20th

Daniel Abraham, 2L

April 21st

Megan Warshawsky, 2L

April 25th

Taylor Shuman, 3L

April 26th

Joey Zawacki, 3L

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

SBA Zoom_Hybrid Problem Help Guide.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of April 4th, 2022

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April 4, 2022

Announcements

Tech Guide: Attached to this email is SBA’s Tech Guide. Please reference it for any technology-related problems you might encounter this semester.

Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship: Please consider applying for a 2022 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship if you have obtained a full-time, non-paying public-interest internship for this coming summer (for at least 8 weeks). The application, which is available on Symplicity at the Career Services Office, is due by 12 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022, and should be submitted electronically to Professor Marder (nmarder). Please note that you only need to submit an unofficial transcript, and it should be submitted electronically as part of your application. We anticipate awarding two fellowships ($8000 each) to provide living expenses to two students who are committed to public interest work and have found non-paying public interest positions for this summer.

Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

Palmer Lecture: The 2021 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize has been awarded to Jens David Ohlin who is the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and a specialist in international law for his book Election Interference: International Law and the Future of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The annual prize honors exemplary works of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.

Dean Ohlin will visit Chicago-Kent on Wednesday, April 13th. The public lecture will be at 3 pm. Please register here.

C-K Law Group – Summer and Fall Semesters: Work under the supervision of an attorney to gain practical legal experience in addition to earning law school credit!! Applications for both the Summer and Fall 2022 semesters are now available and can be found here: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics/legal-clinic-application

Applications now available for certificate programs administered by the C-K Law Group. Certificate programs are a great way to get an enhanced education about a specific area of law while gaining more marketable job skills.

Criminal Litigation Certificate Program: Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation is designed to give students a comprehensive and balanced professional education to prepare them adequately for the practice of criminal law.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program: For students who aspire to become litigators or mediators, Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) combines trial skills training, negotiation and mediation within a rigorous clinical curriculum.

Workplace LADR: The Workplace LADR certificate program will yield a joint certificate, allowing students to market themselves to potential employers as well-versed in the highly complementary areas of litigation, ADR, and labor and employment law.

Civil Rights Litigation Conference: Please join us for the 38th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 20-21, 2022. This two-day virtual conference will provide up-to-date information on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation.

As a student of Chicago-Kent you are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference. To receive this discount, click here to register and enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

We hope that you are able to join us this year!

Applications for the below certificate programs are due on Thursday, April 7 at 2:00. Certificate programs are a great way to get an enhanced education about a specific area of law while gaining more marketable job skills.

Criminal Litigation Certificate Program

Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation is designed to give students a comprehensive and balanced professional education to prepare them adequately for the practice of criminal law.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program

For students who aspire to become litigators or mediators, Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) combines trial skills training, negotiation and mediation within a rigorous clinical curriculum.

Workplace LADR

The Workplace LADR certificate program will yield a joint certificate, allowing students to market themselves to potential employers as well-versed in the highly complementary areas of litigation, ADR, and labor and employment law.

❗️ATTENTION EVENING 1L STUDENTS! ❗️ SBA Curriculum Committee is hosting an Evening 1L Class Selection Workshop on Friday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m. [until approximately 7:30 -8 p.m.] to help you decide how to choose your future law school courses and extracurriculars!

This Zoom workshop is an opportunity to learn from and speak with your fellow Chicago-Kent upperclass evening students. Panelists will describe their experiences and give advice – Q& A session to follow. This session will be recorded for future reference upon request as well.

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Student Organizations

ACPLS: ACPLS is excited to announce our Spring Art Show! It will be held from 5-8pm in the main lobby on April 28.

All students and faculty are welcome to submit art they want shown by using this form.

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ACLU and ACPLS Creative Writing Contest: On behalf of the ACLU of Chicago-Kent and the ACPLS, we invite you to participate in our annual creative writing contest. This year’s theme is justice. This could be in any sense of the word and does not have to be remotely law school-related. There are two categories for submissions, long and short pieces. First and second place winners will be chosen from each category and will receive $100 or $50, respectively. Please see our flyer for more information!!

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American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

FREE Hybrid Careers in Tax Law Event

4/11

The ABA Tax Section is excited to host their first free hybrid meeting on April 11 in Washington, DC, and virtually.

Please join them for the launch of a new Tax Section series: Pathways to Careers in Tax Law! Seasoned practitioners and active members of the Tax Section will provide a substantive overview of different areas of tax through unique presentations colored by engaging tales from their careers. You will not only gain an understanding of the area of tax law but will be entertained inspired and challenged to envision how your own career path can lead you to fulfilling work.

Register here.

Virtual Law Day Event for Young Adults: Toward a More Perfect Union, Perspectives on Practice and the Constitution

4/27 @ 11 AM

Register Here

What is the role of the Constitution, especially in turbulent times? Should the Constitution be subject to more frequent change or be an unwavering source of guidance regardless of issues of the day? Join us as we explore these questions and discuss the role and impact of lawyers in society.

Co-Sponsors

8 Essential Tips for First Time Bar Exam Takers

Thank you for registering for Virtual Office Hours: 8 Essential Tips for First Time Bar Exam Takers sponsored by the ABA and JD Advising. The replay and handouts are available online.

Join us for upcoming programming:

Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. rsalem).

Most Fit Lawyer Volunteers Needed:

The Chicago Bar Association is searching for law student volunteers to help out with our upcoming fundraiser – the Most Fit Lawyer! Proceeds support the Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom Program. The event will take place on May 19, 2022. Come join in on the fun and support a great cause!

If you’re interested, reach out to Allison Hostetler by emailing her at: allison

Criminal Law Society:

The time has come to elect a new EBoard for the upcoming year for the Criminal Law Society.

The available positions are:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • 3L Reps

  • 2L Reps

  • Social Media Coordinator

Submit your candidate statement here by April 8, 2022, at 5:00 PM CST. Elections will be run from April 9 at 9 AM to April 13 at 5 PM CST. The new EBoard will be announced April 14 at 9 AM.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions: criminallawsociety.

Federalist Society: Join the Federalist Society this Tuesday, April 5th at 1:00pm in Room 305 or via Zoom (Meeting ID 884 392 8932) for a debate on liberty- and religious-based exemptions to mandatory vaccination. The debate will feature Daniel Suhr from the Liberty Justice Center (who was involved in the nationwide stay of the OSHA mandate in the 5th Circuit) and Professor Carolyn Shapiro from Chicago-Kent. The debate will be moderated by Professor Christopher Schmidt. Lou Malnati’s pizza will be served. All are welcome!

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Labor & Employment Law Society: LELS Spring General Body Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m. for our Spring General Body Meeting! We will be discussing elections for next year’s executive board, including what each position entails and deadlines to submit your statements. Join us on Zoom.

Moot Court Honor Society: Appellate Advocacy in Practice Panel + Happy Hour

Please join the Moot Court Honor Society on Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 pm in Room 590 to learn from Chicago-Kent professors and alumni on the topic of appellate litigation, what it means to be an appellate lawyer in practice, and how participating in moot court competitions at Chicago-Kent can help shape your future career.

Our panelists include accomplished professors and practitioners who have made a career of appellate advocacy at the highest levels, including arguing before the United States Supreme Court! Panelists: Professor David Franklin, Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Hayden Dinges (’21) and Alexandrina Shrove (’18).

Following the panel, join us in Morris Hall (10th Floor) for a happy hour and the opportunity to connect with our panelists, C-K alumni, and current members of MCHS and student organization moot court teams. Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and appetizers provided!

RSVP AND REGISTER HERE.

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Sports & Entertainment Law Society: March Madness Finals Watch Party & Raffle Drawing. See the attached .pdf for more information. Prizes include:

  • 2 Cubs tickets for June 5th v. Cardinals

  • 2 Cubs tickets for July 3rd v. Red Sox

  • Signed DeMar DeRozan NBA Card

  • Zach LaVine Bulls Jersey

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: SALDF Presents: Illinois Courtroom Animal Advocate Program. Join us on Monday, April 11th at 3pm CT via Zoom as we discuss Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) laws. CAAP laws allow advocates – supervised law students or volunteer lawyers – to advocate for animal victims in criminal cruelty cases. Join us and speaker Alicia Prygoski, an attorney from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, to learn more about CAAPs and Illinois specific legislation! Attendees are automatically entered into a raffle for three $20 gift cards. Please registeregalanopulos with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

From ASP:

ASP Session – "Writing Law School Exams": Please note the Exam Writing Workshop sponsored by ASP has a NEW date/time!

With finals fast approaching, join Prof. Young and Prof. Crist for a law school exam writing workshop on Wed., April 13, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Room 590. Focusing on traditional essay exams and short answer questions, learn how to apply specific strategies for dissecting exam hypotheticals. Bonus: Learn about professors’ pet peeves and get insight from upper-class peers! This workshop is open to all students and will be conducted hybrid (in-person and remote). Access Zoom link in the SBA Calendar. This session will be recorded. For more info, contact Prof. Young at dyoung or Prof. Crist at ecrist.

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From Career Services:

Denver Law Firm Coalition for Racial Equity Virtual Meet & Greet for Chicago Area Law Students – Thursday, April 7 at 4:00pm

Virtually meet recruiting representatives from the five largest Denver-based law firms (Brownstein, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Holland & Hart, Sherman & Howard, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP). In-person events to follow in Chicago in May and August, 2022. RSVP here.

See the attached brochure for more information!

Important Events:

April – Ramadan

On behalf of the Muslim Law Student Association, we would like to extend a warm Ramadan Mubarak to the Chicago-Kent community. Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year, Ramadan will run for the full month of April. Every day for 30 days, Muslims around the world will abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset. This is a time of year dedicated to worship, spiritual reflection, and community.

To our non-Muslim brothers and sisters: after just closing out a Diversity Month focused on solidarity on campus, we’re excited to carry that mission into the final month of the semester, and we’re grateful for and humbled from the showing of support from our peers thus far.

Below we’ve answered some common questions Muslims frequently get during Ramadan, as well as heads-up for the coming month:

  1. Yes, not even water! For Muslims, fasting means no food or drink from sunrise to sunset.

  2. Yes, you can eat and drink in front of us. Although your Muslim peers will be fasting these next 30 days, please don’t feel obligated to let this affect your daily life. (We do, however, ask that you please ignore our growling stomachs.)

  3. Yes, you can absolutely fast with us! Many non-Muslims participate in Ramadan alongside their Muslim friends and family, and those days of fasting are by far the most fun. Fasting is a physically and mentally challenging experience, and if you are curious about it, please feel free to join us. But always remember to listen to your body and to only fast if you are physically able!

  4. Yes, you can say “Happy Ramadan.” Ramadan Mubarak translates directly to Happy Ramadan, and Muslims are glad to hear either one.

  5. We will likely be night owls for the next month. Muslims tend to stay up later in the night and wake up later in the morning due to prayer during Ramadan (if possible). So if you receive an email or text at 3:00am, just pretend it’s regular business hours!

  6. There are times Muslims cannot fast. Any Muslim who is very young, elderly, sick, pregnant, menstruating, actively in need of medication, or not able-bodied, does not fast for Ramadan. This exclusion extends to those who are traveling, and many others. Essentially, whenever physical or mental health presents any concern, Muslims do not fast.

We wish you a fruitful month full of blessings and happiness and a successful rest of the school year.

Birthdays & Special Days – March

April 1st

Isabelle Abbott, 2L

April 6th

Joe Popely, 3L

April 8th

Marrell Williams, 2L

April 11th

Shana Dandinashira, 1L

April 15th

Joshua Kibert, 2L

April 20th

Daniel Abraham, 2L

April 21st

Megan Warshawsky, 2L

April 25th

Taylor Shuman, 3L

April 26th

Joey Zawacki, 3L

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

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SBA Newsletter – Week of March 28, 2022

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March 28, 2022

Announcements

Composite / Professional Headshot Photos for Graduating 3Ls: Photographers will be on campus taking composite photos on the dates listed below. Digital images of both your individual portrait and the composite photo will be provided free of charge, courtesy of the Alumni Association.

  1. Thursday, March 31 – Friday, April 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. If you are interested, please sign up here.

Tech Guide: Attached to this email is SBA’s Tech Guide. Please reference it for any technology-related problems you might encounter this semester.

LLM Program – Volunteering Help Needed: Our International LLM Program is looking for JD students to play "clients" to be interviewed by LLM students for a Client Interviewing assignment.

The Client Interviews will be held on Friday, April 1 at 11:30 am, via Zoom.

Total time expenditure will be approximately 45 minutes: (10 minutes to read a client fact scenario, 20 minutes to get interviewed by an LLM student acting as an attorney,15 minutes to debrief via Zoom directly after the interviews).Last semester, students earned 1 service credit for participating. We have applied for a similar service credit this semester.The opportunity is open to day and evening students from each year. Networking between JD and international LLM peers is an invaluable experience, and we hope you will participate. If you are available, please contact Professor Contento directly at lcontento. She will send you instructions and a Zoom link as the interviews get closer.

Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship: Please consider applying for a 2022 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship if you have obtained a full-time, non-paying public-interest internship for this coming summer (for at least 8 weeks). The application, which is available on Symplicity at the Career Services Office, is due by 12 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022, and should be submitted electronically to Professor Marder (nmarder). Please note that you only need to submit an unofficial transcript, and it should be submitted electronically as part of your application. We anticipate awarding two fellowships ($8000 each) to provide living expenses to two students who are committed to public interest work and have found non-paying public interest positions for this summer.

Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

As announced by Dean Sowle, there are exciting and prestigious law firm externships available for 4 or 6 credits this fall via the Legal Externship Program (LEP) and Semester Law Firm Associate Program (SLFAP). Applications are due to sblaz by March 29, 2022.

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C-K Law Group – Summer and Fall Semesters: Work under the supervision of an attorney to gain practical legal experience in addition to earning law school credit!! Applications for both the Summer and Fall 2022 semesters are now available and can be found here: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics/legal-clinic-application

Applications now available for certificate programs administered by the C-K Law Group. Certificate programs are a great way to get an enhanced education about a specific area of law while gaining more marketable job skills.

Criminal Litigation Certificate Program: Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation is designed to give students a comprehensive and balanced professional education to prepare them adequately for the practice of criminal law.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program: For students who aspire to become litigators or mediators, Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) combines trial skills training, negotiation and mediation within a rigorous clinical curriculum.

Workplace LADR: The Workplace LADR certificate program will yield a joint certificate, allowing students to market themselves to potential employers as well-versed in the highly complementary areas of litigation, ADR, and labor and employment law.

Civil Rights Litigation Conference: Please join us for the 38th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 20-21, 2022. This two-day virtual conference will provide up-to-date information on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation.

As a student of Chicago-Kent you are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference. To receive this discount, click here to register and enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

We hope that you are able to join us this year!

DePaul Law School SBA Blood Drive: See the attached .pdf flyer or visit the QR Code below to learn more about participating in DePaul’s upcoming Blood Drive on April 4th.

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Student Organizations

American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

Women in Tax: Law Student Outreach Panel

Friday, 4/1 @ 2PM CT

Join the Women in Tax Forum for an upcoming Law Student Panel discussion on Friday, April 1 at 2 pm CT. Hear from four tax professionals as they discuss their journey into tax and offer advice to students interested in pursuing a tax career.

Register here.

FREE Hybrid Careers in Tax Law Event

4/11

The ABA Tax Section is excited to host their first free hybrid meeting on April 11 in Washington, DC, and virtually.

Please join them for the launch of a new Tax Section series: Pathways to Careers in Tax Law! Seasoned practitioners and active members of the Tax Section will provide a substantive overview of different areas of tax through unique presentations colored by engaging tales from their careers. You will not only gain an understanding of the area of tax law but will be entertained inspired and challenged to envision how your own career path can lead you to fulfilling work.

Register here.

Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. Learn more and sign up for your membership here.

For any questions or for help organizing a group to attend a CBA event, reach out to our school’s CBA representative, Rana Salem (rsalem).

Cook County Bar Association: Join the CCBA in partnership with Chapman & Cutler on Thursday, March 31st at 4PM for A Day in the Life of a Transactional Attorney. You may register here.

This is the registration link: https://chapmanandcutler.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocO2hrDIsHdNU12c69Jk8qIowxhR32gyQ

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The Cook County Bar Association invites C-K students to join their Barrister’s Sneaker & Masquerade Ball on April 1st from 6-10PM. Purchase your ticket here!

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Corporate Law Society: Business Law Night – Thursday, March 31, at 6:30pm in room 704

Join BIRA, APALSA, and CLS for a networking and educational event. We will have 5 attorneys joining us (two in-house counsel and three associates at various firms) discussing what it’s like to work in their industry, how they got to where they are today, and providing advice for students on how to figure out what practice area you’re interested in and establishing yourself in the legal community.The first half of this event will be a panel-like discussion, followed by a networking reception with refreshments and food (Portillos) provided.

You must Register to attend. Do so here.

ELS Annual Bake Sale: The ELS Annual Bake Sale is back! Stop by the 3rd floor table outside the SPAK between 9 AM – 4 PM on Wednesday, March 30th to buy some delicious baked goods and meet the Environmental Law Society. All proceeds go to the ELS Summer Fellowship – supporting students pursuing public interest environmental law summer position. To submit a direct donation to the ELS Summer Fellowship Fund, please email els.

First Generation Law Student Association: Join First Generation Law Student Association, MLSA, and JLSA, as we celebrate the end of Diversity Month with our Chicago – Kent Diversity Month Closing Event! We will begin the event with our keynote speaker, the Honorable Judge Kottaras, then open up the space to socialize and network. This is a great opportunity to celebrate Diversity Month and network with your peers and professionals. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided! This will be a hybrid event on March 31st at 5:00pm, held both in Morris Hall and on Zoom. Please note that all in-person guests must be fully vaccinated to attend. Please RSVP here.

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Labor & Employment Law Society:

ABPA emPOWER Network Event: The Arab-American Business and Professional Association is hosting its inaugural emPOWER Networking Event on March 31st at 5:30 p.m. Portions of event proceeds will go towards the creation of a grant program for young aspiring women entrepreneurs who need financial assistance to start their business. More information can be found on the ABPA website and on the Facebook event page.

LURE: LURE is hosting Nicholas Bartzen, founder of Bartzen Rozenlund Kasten, TONIGHT at 6pm on Zoom. Nicholas is a Kent alum and has extensive experience working in real estate law, particularly in representing Illinois Condo Associations. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Here is the link to join the Zoom: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/81103207953?pwd=MytLV0E1U2lQQjZCMmo3OXBLb2xlZz09

Meeting ID: 811 0320 7953

Passcode: 639086

We hope to see you all there!

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Moot Court Honor Society: Appellate Advocacy in Practice Panel + Happy Hour

Please join the Moot Court Honor Society on Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 pm in Room 590 to learn from Chicago-Kent professors and alumni on the topic of appellate litigation, what it means to be an appellate lawyer in practice, and how participating in moot court competitions at Chicago-Kent can help shape your future career.

Our panelists include accomplished professors and practitioners who have made a career of appellate advocacy at the highest levels, including arguing before the United States Supreme Court! Panelists: Professor David Franklin, Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Hayden Dinges (’21) and Alexandrina Shrove (’18).

Following the panel, join us in Morris Hall (10th Floor) for a happy hour and the opportunity to connect with our panelists, C-K alumni, and current members of MCHS and student organization moot court teams. Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and appetizers provided!

RSVP AND REGISTER HERE.

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National Lawyers Guild:

National Lawyers Guild Brown Bag Lunch Series

Featuring Ariel Atkins and Brad Thomson

Tuesday, February 29, 12pm

Room 704 & Zoom (https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/83779539664?pwd=MEVMVGVCTTNEcGJ0dnBKbG5GRkxZZz09)

Ariel Atkins (she/they) is a Memphis-born queer, Black organizer working with Chicago organizations on police abolition, housing and food equity. She works with youth and organizes through a queer Black feminist lens in the vein of the Black radical tradition.

Brad Thomson is a civil rights, criminal defense attorney, and longtime NLG member at People’s Law Office. His practice focuses on fighting against state repression and abuses including police torture, police shootings, false arrests, wrongful convictions, and government repression of free speech, as well as representing poltical prisoners and defendants. He previously worked as a private investigator and paralegal.

Phi Alpha Delta:

Phi Alpha Delta Spring Recruitment Event: Are you wondering what exactly a law fraternity is? Are you interested in networking & leadership opportunities, discounts & member benefits, professional development, career support, scholarships & grants, and community service? Then stop by the Phi Alpha Delta Spring Recruitment event on Thursday, March 31st to learn more! We will be outside the SPAK on the 3rd floor from 11 AM – 1 PM and on Zoom to answer all your questions about PAD.

Drafting an Article: Strategies for Seminars, Law Review, and Journal Publication

Sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta – Blackstone Chapter, Chicago-Kent Law Review, & Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law

Join Editorial Board members from the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Journal of Environmental and Energy Law on Thursday, March 31st at 1:00 PM for a presentation on tips and strategies for drafting an article — from choosing a topic and research strategies to writing and publication. Whether you’re taking a seminar in the fall, hoping to publish a previously written paper, or just curious about the process, you won’t want to miss this! Following the presentation, our panelists will be staying for some guided questions and open Q&A. You can join us in-person in Room 700 or register to join via Zoom pad

Sports & Entertainment Law Society: March Madness Finals Watch Party & Raffle Drawing. See the attached .pdf for more information. Prizes include:

  • 2 Cubs tickets for June 5th v. Cardinals

  • 2 Cubs tickets for July 3rd v. Red Sox

  • Signed DeMar DeRozan NBA Card

  • Zach LaVine Bulls Jersey

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: Join us on Monday, March 28th at 6pm via Zoom! We are hosting Anna Morrision-Ricordati, a Chicago animal attorney and owner of AMR Law Group, to learn about animal law. She will talk to us about animal testing in cosmetics & cruelty-free companies, what it is like to practice animal law in Chicago, and how she got to where she is today. Attendees are automatically entered into a raffle for three $15 e.l.f. Cosmetics gift cards, a cruelty-free cosmetics company. Please register egalanopulos with any questions.

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

From ASP:

ASP Session – "Writing Law School Exams": Please note the Exam Writing Workshop sponsored by ASP has a NEW date/time!

With finals fast approaching, join Prof. Young and Prof. Crist for a law school exam writing workshop on Wed., April 13, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Room 590. Focusing on traditional essay exams and short answer questions, learn how to apply specific strategies for dissecting exam hypotheticals. Bonus: Learn about professors’ pet peeves and get insight from upper-class peers! This workshop is open to all students and will be conducted hybrid (in-person and remote). Access Zoom link in the SBA Calendar. This session will be recorded. For more info, contact Prof. Young at dyoung or Prof. Crist at ecrist.

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From Career Services:

Careers and Opportunities Involving the Representation of Individuals with Disabilities

Date: March 28, 2022

Time: 12:15 pm

Location: Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6811793679?pwd=Nm9PL1A4cDdwM2ZQcnUwZGdieGJjUT09)

“Careers and Opportunities Involving the Representation of Individuals with Disabilities.” is an

annual program organized by the ISBA’s Standing Committee for Disability Law. This year, the

program will be available virtually to law students.

Purpose: Raise law students’ awareness of the different types of opportunities and careers

available to attorneys who are interested in advocating for disabled individuals and/or disability

rights.

Format: A panel of attorneys will discuss different areas of practice in the public and private

sectors along with what each job generally entails. Attendees will be able to engage with

panelists and other law students interested in issues impacting the disabled.

Topics: Attendees will learn about practices that specialize in areas such as ADA law, special

education, public policy, legislative advocacy, mental health law, guardianship, trust and estates,

family law, and personal injury. The program will also discuss internships, volunteer

opportunities, networking, representing disabled clients, and issues frequently encountered by

disabled attorneys.

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Disability Law Mixer

Date: March 28, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlde-pqzorGNejaJHtljn7ofAk5m09ouNF)

Join the Disability Law Society at the University of Illinois College of Law following the ISBA’s Disability Law Committee panel to meet fellow law students interested in disability law and advocacy. Share and learn from others’ experiences in internships, courses, and the legal field more broadly.

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A Day in the Life of a Health Law Attorney (Plus Health Law Trends)

Date: March 29, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Via live webcast (learn.chicagobar.org) or in-person at the law firm Swanson, Martin & Bell

This seminar will highlight health and hospital law careers and experiences directed towards new attorneys and law students to provide a diverse perspective of the type of work health law attorneys do on a day-to-day basis, and how the pandemic has affected their work environments and how they practice. Each speaker will either provide a brief overview of their “typical” day or the health care issues and trends they are currently seeing in the field. Concluding the seminar, young attorneys and law students will have the opportunity to network in person. This event is FREE to law student members of the Chicago Bar Association (if you’re not a member, sign up here for just $12/year).

This program will be held via live Webcast at Learn.ChicagoBar.org or In-person at:

Swanson, Martin & Bell,

LLP, 330 N. Wabash

Ave., Suite 3300,

Chicago IL 60611

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Careers in Estate Planning

Date: March 29, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Room 270

Come enjoy some pizza and learn about careers in estate planning from members of the Chicago Estate Planning Council.

Register at: tinyurl.com/careersinestateplanning

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Denver Law Firm Coalition for Racial Equity Virtual Meet & Greet for Chicago Area Law Students – Thursday, April 7 at 4:00pm

Virtually meet recruiting representatives from the five largest Denver-based law firms (Brownstein, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Holland & Hart, Sherman & Howard, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP). In-person events to follow in Chicago in May and August, 2022. RSVP here.

See the attached brochure for more information!

Important Events:

March – Women’s History Month

This month we celebrate Women’s History. In the Latina community, we affirm that judicial positions are ours to aspire to, attain, and win. Diana López, Araceli De La Cruz, Ruth Gudino, Viviana Martínez, and Iris Chavira are part of a larger collective that reminds us of our right to dream and run for judicial roles in Illinois. Their leadership, and that of those before them, showcase that we are limitless and strengthen our communities. Our mere existence as Latina lawyers in the legal field speaks for itself and we must aim to increase the 1.4% percent of practicing lawyers that are Latinas. We are worthy, we are bright, and multi-dimensional individuals. May we continue to build our communities, contribute our unique skills, share our experiences, and build a strong foundation for all who come after us.

“It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.” – Sotomayor

Birthdays & Special Days – March

February 29

Anna Ylitalo, 1L

March 2

Callie Folke, 2L

March 3

Edward Messmer, 2L

March 4

Ashley Morris, 2L

March 6

Patrick Bovie, 3L

March 16

Emily Jarrette, 2L

March 17

Annora Alfonso, 2L

March 21

Alyssa Ritterhoff, 2L

March 21

Spencer Davidson, 3L

March 25

Elizabeth Cannon, 3L

March 30

Saynyenoh Warner, 2L

March 30

Angelica Jalasco, 2L

March 31

Aaron Weiss, 2L

April 1

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

March Madness Finals Watch Party + Raffle Drawing (1).pdf
Business Law Night Flyer.pdf
March – Denver Law Firm Meet-and-Greet for Chicago Area Law Students.pdf
SBA Zoom_Hybrid Problem Help Guide.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of March 21, 2022

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March 21, 2022

Announcements

SBA Elections!

Students: Are you interested in being a part of the Student Bar Association (SBA)? SBA is a great way to become involved at Chicago-Kent! Elections are coming up and all positions are open! Any full-time student is eligible to run for an SBA position. You do not have to already be in SBA to run for a position.

Positions up for election include: President, Vice President, Evening Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, American Bar Association Representative, Chicago Bar Association Representative, Illinois State Bar Association Representative, Cook County Bar Association Representative, 2L Class Representative (4 positions), 2L Evening Class Representative (2 positions), 3L Class Representative (4 positions), and 3L Evening Class Representative (2 positions).

Attached is a list of all positions and their descriptions. We highly encourage any interested students to reach out to current SBA members in positions you are interested in. A current list of our membership with positions is linked here.

The election timeline (subject to change) is listed here:

  • Monday, March 7: Election petitions are released @ 8:00 am

  • TODAY, March 21: Election Petitions and candidate statements are due @ 5:00 pm

  • Thursday, March 24 Campaigning begins @ 8:00 am

  • Monday, March 28: Campaigning ends @ 11:59 am

  • Monday, March 28: Voting begins @ 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, March 30: Voting closes @ 12:00 pm

Election Petition Information

  • On Monday, March 7th, We will send out a google doc of the blank petitions. The file is not able to be edited. You must go to "File" and then "Make a Copy" to make it your own Google Doc.

  • All signatures must be signed by individuals on their own computers and on their own gmail account. You must share links, not computers, for signatures.

  • You can send these petitions through individual email and other electronic means, but not over email listservs.

  • BCCing is not allowed when emailing.

  • The number of signatures required for your petitions will be shared with you on Monday, March 7th.

  • When submitting the petitions, you must include a candidate statement. (Sample is attached).

  • The petition should be downloaded as a PDF, saved, and sent to the Election Chair, Emily Richter at erichter1.

  • Petitions and Candidate Statements are due on March 21 at 5:00 pm CST.

No solicitation of petition signatures is allowed until the petitions are "released" on March 7th at 8:00 am. No campaigning for any position is allowed until campaigning opens on March 24 at 8:00 am.

Official rules regarding campaigning will be sent out on March 7th. Further, we are attaching our bylaws that govern elections for your consideration. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or jokes, please contact Emily Richter.

Public lecture featuring the 2022 Centennial Visitor, Vince Warren will be held on March 23, 2022 at 3 pm at the Conviser Law Center.

Mr. Warren is the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

He is a leading expert on racial injustice and discriminatory policing, and oversees the CCR’s litigation and advocacy work, using international and domestic law to challenge human rights abuses, including racial, gender and LGBTQIA injustice. Under his leadership, the Center for Constitutional Rights successfully challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and profiling of Muslims, ended long-term solitary confinement in California’s Pelican Bay Prison, and established the persecution of LGBTQIA people as a crime against humanity. The Center for Constitutional Rights is currently challenging the abuse of migrants at the U.S. Southern Border, the Muslim Ban, the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and the criminalization of transgender people, as well as providing legal and policy support to Black, Brown, and Native organizers across the country.

Those wishing to register for the event should do so here. Note that Dean Krug strongly encourages in-person attendance. Please attend remotely only if there is a specific reason that you are unable to attend in-person.

Composite / Professional Headshot Photos for Graduating 3Ls: Photographers will be on campus taking composite photos on the dates listed below. Digital images of both your individual portrait and the composite photo will be provided free of charge, courtesy of the Alumni Association.

  1. Thursday, March 31 – Friday, April 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. If you are interested, please sign up here.

Tech Guide: Attached to this email is SBA’s Tech Guide. Please reference it for any technology-related problems you might encounter this semester.

Legal Externship Program: All Summer Legal Externship Program applications are due on or before Monday, May 2, 2022, and Summer Judicial Externship Program (if you secured your own) by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Information on the programs and the application forms themselves can be found on Symplicity and the externship website.

As announced by Dean Sowle, there are exciting and prestigious law firm externships available for 4 or 6 credits this fall via the Legal Externship Program (LEP) and Semester Law Firm Associate Program (SLFAP). Applications are due to sblaz by March 29, 2022.

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C-K Law Group – Summer and Fall Semesters: Work under the supervision of an attorney to gain practical legal experience in addition to earning law school credit!! Applications for both the Summer and Fall 2022 semesters are now available and can be found here: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics/legal-clinic-application

Applications now available for certificate programs administered by the C-K Law Group. Certificate programs are a great way to get an enhanced education about a specific area of law while gaining more marketable job skills.

Criminal Litigation Certificate Program: Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation is designed to give students a comprehensive and balanced professional education to prepare them adequately for the practice of criminal law.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program: For students who aspire to become litigators or mediators, Chicago-Kent’s Certificate Program in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) combines trial skills training, negotiation and mediation within a rigorous clinical curriculum.

Workplace LADR: The Workplace LADR certificate program will yield a joint certificate, allowing students to market themselves to potential employers as well-versed in the highly complementary areas of litigation, ADR, and labor and employment law.

Civil Rights Litigation Conference: Please join us for the 38th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 20-21, 2022. This two-day virtual conference will provide up-to-date information on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation.

As a student of Chicago-Kent you are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference. To receive this discount, click here to register and enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

We hope that you are able to join us this year!

DePaul Law School SBA Blood Drive: See the attached .pdf flyer or visit the QR Code below to learn more about participating in DePaul’s upcoming Blood Drive on April 4th.

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Student Organizations

SBA’s Social Committee: The paint n sip event is officially back Wednesday, March 30th 7-9pm with a Hybrid option to participate either in the Pinot’s Palette studio located at 2768 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL or Virtually in the comfort of your own home on Zoom. For only $5 you get everything you need to paint a masterpiece!

Please click this link to sign up by March 23rd:

https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/605716

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Petition to start the Slavic Law Student Association: Hello! Several students have decided to try to start a new organization on campus – the Slavic Law Student Association. Our goal is to create a space for Slavic students on campus and to also engage others in the unique and rich cultures of the various Slavic countries. We would first like to gauge interest for this kind of organization by sending around a petition. If you are interested in this group or would like to see it established, please sign our petition which can be found ppiaskowski.

APALSA: Have You Eaten? Join APALSA on March 23 at 3:00 pm in Room 590 for some food and conversation to celebrate Diversity Month. Sharing food is a common way to care for people in numerous Asian, as well as many other, communities.

We want to welcome everyone to bring and share their favorite snacks and ideas for conversation topics. Please let us know what food you are bringing and if you have any conversation topics ideas on this spreadsheet.

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American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

ABA 1972 Webinar: This webinar, presented by the Spectrum Institute and LLS OutLaw, focuses on the founding of OutLaw, the nation’s first gay law student’s association. Exploring the efforts of early members, this presentation will give an in-depth look at the trials and tribulations overcome by this group of early LGBTQ+ activists. Topics include issues involving criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and the elimination of bias in the legal profession. This event will also count towards 1-hour of Elimination of Bias MCLE credit.

To view the 1972 MCLE materials, please click here:

https://lmu.box.com/s/wn0f5ohbbovst70xdpsvduep94b4wc5v.

To register, please click here:

https://lmula.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-mrrj0tG9ZVmtxS37SNXDlNO-LcVXyD

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email OutLaw.

ABA Writing Competition: The goal of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. It is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published. This contest is open to all J.D. and LL.M students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school.

See the official contest rules and entry form for details. Entries must be received by the Section no later than May 31, 2022.

Prizes include:

  • Award money of $1,000 – $2,500

  • A full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2022–2023 or 2023-2024 academic year. *

  • Free round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to the next in person RPTE meeting. This is an excellent meeting to network with RPTE leadership!

  • 1 year of free RPTE membership

  • Consideration for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section’s law review journal, which is mailed to 18,000 RPTE members.

  • Name and essay title will be published in the eReport, the Section’s electronic newsletter

ABA Careers in Tax Law Panel: Co-Sponsored by: Young Lawyers Forum and Closely Held Business Committee

If you are a current law student aspiring to become a tax lawyer, a recent graduate looking to break into tax or change practice areas in tax, or are just interested in learning more about a tax law practice, please join us for an insightful and informative discussion. Our distinguished panel of tax attorneys will share how they started their careers, how they came to their current positions, and tips/tricks for success in the tax profession. This will be an interactive, open discussion geared for those wishing to learn more about the life of a tax lawyer!

Registration at the Link:

https://americanbar.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcO6hqTMuHdNsV4IKaU9fkTvkXRFIopCL

Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. Learn more and sign up for your membership here.

For any questions or for help organizing a group to attend a CBA event, reach out to our school’s CBA representative, Rana Salem (rsalem).

Cook County Bar Association: Join the CCBA in partnership with Chapman & Cutler on Thursday, March 31st at 4PM for A Day in the Life of a Transactional Attorney. You may register here.

This is the registration link: https://chapmanandcutler.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocO2hrDIsHdNU12c69Jk8qIowxhR32gyQ

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The Cook County Bar Association invites C-K students to join their Barrister’s Sneaker & Masquerade Ball on April 1st from 6-10PM. Purchase your ticket here!

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ELS Annual Bake Sale: The ELS Annual Bake Sale is back! Stop by the 3rd floor table outside the SPAK between 9 AM – 4 PM on Wednesday, March 30th to buy some delicious baked goods and meet the Environmental Law Society. All proceeds go to the ELS Summer Fellowship – supporting students pursuing public interest environmental law summer position. To submit a direct donation to the ELS Summer Fellowship Fund, please email els.

First Generation Law Student Association: Join First Generation Law Student Association, MLSA, and JLSA, as we celebrate the end of Diversity Month with our Chicago – Kent Diversity Month Closing Event! We will begin the event with our keynote speaker, the Honorable Judge Kottaras, then open up the space to socialize and network. This is a great opportunity to celebrate Diversity Month and network with your peers and professionals. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided! This will be a hybrid event on March 31st at 5:00pm, held both in Morris Hall and on Zoom. Please note that all in-person guests must be fully vaccinated to attend. Please RSVP here.

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Please join First-Gen for some pizza at our Spring Semester General Body Meeting on Friday March 25, at 2:00PM in room 270. You can also join us via Zoom (but you’ll have to provide your own pizza). We will update you on upcoming events, provide an end of year report, and discuss upcoming elections. We hope to see you all there!

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Kent Justice Foundation: KJF is raffling off prizes from Themis, Barbri, and local businesses to support our summer fellowship! Stop by the Spak between 11:30-1:30pm Monday through Thursday this week to purchase raffle tickets. We’ll be pulling the winners live at a happy hour event on Thursday, March 24 from 5-7pm! Join our email list (kjf) for more information and options to virtually purchase tickets.

KJF Wine & Raffle Night: Thursday, March 24 | 5-7pm | 1st Floor Lobby

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KJF is raffling off items to help raise funds to support students who are doing unpaid public interest work this summer! Raffle items include:

  • $1000 gift certificates to Themis

  • Barrister’s Ball tickets

  • Guided beer tasting for 4 at Pilot Project Brewing

  • 10-day unlimited yoga at Ritual in Lakeview

  • AdaptiBar subscription

  • VIP section for 6 + champagne at LITE Chicago

  • AND MORE!

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqlvpc1kp_9VTOlabF4UvBHBaG7FiRjDMTDQoU1n0O0xfaFA/viewform?usp=sf_link

FAQ’s:

-Do I need to participate in the raffle to come to the wine event? NO! You’re welcome to just come and enjoy the happy hour 🙂 The entry price will get you 2 drink tickets + snacks! If you’d like to pre-pay just Venmo the $5 (@Nicole-Jansma) and we’ll mark you down (price at the door will be $7).

-Do I need to be present at the event to win a prize? NO! If you can’t make the event, you will still be eligible for the prizes! For those not in attendance we will just email you after the event to let you know you’re a winner 🙂

Labor & Employment Law Society:

ABPA emPOWER Network Event: The Arab-American Business and Professional Association is hosting its inaugural emPOWER Networking Event on March 31st at 5:30 p.m. Portions of event proceeds will go towards the creation of a grant program for young aspiring women entrepreneurs who need financial assistance to start their business. More information can be found on the ABPA website and on the Facebook event page.

Phi Alpha Delta March Madness Fundraiser: PAD is hosting the Second Annual March Madness Bracket Challenge Fundraiser! Brackets cost $5 each and there is no limit to the number of brackets you can buy. There will be prizes awarded to the top three brackets and a raffle prize awarded to one random player! To join, send your payment via Venmo to @chloekatherine3 and include your email and the number of brackets – you will then be sent the link to join our bracket challenge! Entries close at 11:59 PM on Saturday, March 12th.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: Join us on Monday, March 28th at 6pm via Zoom! We are hosting Anna Morrision-Ricordati, a Chicago animal attorney and owner of AMR Law Group, to learn about animal law. She will talk to us about animal testing in cosmetics & cruelty-free companies, what it is like to practice animal law in Chicago, and how she got to where she is today. Attendees are automatically entered into a raffle for three $15 e.l.f. Cosmetics gift cards, a cruelty-free cosmetics company. Please register egalanopulos with any questions.

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

From ASP: 1Ls: Listen from students and faculty on what strategies they used for academic success: https://youtu.be/wQquU7OyoTI

From Career Services:

Careers and Opportunities Involving the Representation of Individuals with Disabilities

Date: March 28, 2022

Time: 12:15 pm

Location: Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6811793679?pwd=Nm9PL1A4cDdwM2ZQcnUwZGdieGJjUT09)

“Careers and Opportunities Involving the Representation of Individuals with Disabilities.” is an

annual program organized by the ISBA’s Standing Committee for Disability Law. This year, the

program will be available virtually to law students.

Purpose: Raise law students’ awareness of the different types of opportunities and careers

available to attorneys who are interested in advocating for disabled individuals and/or disability

rights.

Format: A panel of attorneys will discuss different areas of practice in the public and private

sectors along with what each job generally entails. Attendees will be able to engage with

panelists and other law students interested in issues impacting the disabled.

Topics: Attendees will learn about practices that specialize in areas such as ADA law, special

education, public policy, legislative advocacy, mental health law, guardianship, trust and estates,

family law, and personal injury. The program will also discuss internships, volunteer

opportunities, networking, representing disabled clients, and issues frequently encountered by

disabled attorneys.

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Disability Law Mixer

Date: March 28, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlde-pqzorGNejaJHtljn7ofAk5m09ouNF)

Join the Disability Law Society at the University of Illinois College of Law following the ISBA’s Disability Law Committee panel to meet fellow law students interested in disability law and advocacy. Share and learn from others’ experiences in internships, courses, and the legal field more broadly.

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A Day in the Life of a Health Law Attorney (Plus Health Law Trends)

Date: March 29, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Via live webcast (learn.chicagobar.org) or in-person at the law firm Swanson, Martin & Bell

This seminar will highlight health and hospital law careers and experiences directed towards new attorneys and law students to provide a diverse perspective of the type of work health law attorneys do on a day-to-day basis, and how the pandemic has affected their work environments and how they practice. Each speaker will either provide a brief overview of their “typical” day or the health care issues and trends they are currently seeing in the field. Concluding the seminar, young attorneys and law students will have the opportunity to network in person. This event is FREE to law student members of the Chicago Bar Association (if you’re not a member, sign up here for just $12/year).

This program will be held via live Webcast at Learn.ChicagoBar.org or In-person at:

Swanson, Martin & Bell,

LLP, 330 N. Wabash

Ave., Suite 3300,

Chicago IL 60611

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Careers in Estate Planning

Date: March 29, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Room 270

Come enjoy some pizza and learn about careers in estate planning from members of the Chicago Estate Planning Council.

Register at: tinyurl.com/careersinestateplanning

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Important Events:

March – Women’s History Month

This month we celebrate Women’s History. In the Latina community, we affirm that judicial positions are ours to aspire to, attain, and win. Diana López, Araceli De La Cruz, Ruth Gudino, Viviana Martínez, and Iris Chavira are part of a larger collective that reminds us of our right to dream and run for judicial roles in Illinois. Their leadership, and that of those before them, showcase that we are limitless and strengthen our communities. Our mere existence as Latina lawyers in the legal field speaks for itself and we must aim to increase the 1.4% percent of practicing lawyers that are Latinas. We are worthy, we are bright, and multi-dimensional individuals. May we continue to build our communities, contribute our unique skills, share our experiences, and build a strong foundation for all who come after us.

“It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.” – Sotomayor

Birthdays & Special Days – March

February 29

Anna Ylitalo, 1L

March 2

Callie Folke, 2L

March 3

Edward Messmer, 2L

March 4

Ashley Morris, 2L

March 6

Patrick Bovie, 3L

March 16

Emily Jarrette, 2L

March 17

Annora Alfonso, 2L

March 21

Alyssa Ritterhoff, 2L

March 21

Spencer Davidson, 3L

March 25

Elizabeth Cannon, 3L

March 30

Saynyenoh Warner, 2L

March 30

Angelica Jalasco, 2L

March 31

Aaron Weiss, 2L

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

SALDF 3-28 Event Flyer.pdf

SBA Zoom_Hybrid Problem Help Guide.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of March 14th, 2022

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

March 14, 2022

Announcements

SBA Elections!

Students: Are you interested in being a part of the Student Bar Association (SBA)? SBA is a great way to become involved at Chicago-Kent! Elections are coming up and all positions are open! Any full-time student is eligible to run for an SBA position. You do not have to already be in SBA to run for a position.

Positions up for election include: President, Vice President, Evening Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, American Bar Association Representative, Chicago Bar Association Representative, Illinois State Bar Association Representative, Cook County Bar Association Representative, 2L Class Representative (4 positions), 2L Evening Class Representative (2 positions), 3L Class Representative (4 positions), and 3L Evening Class Representative (2 positions).

Attached is a list of all positions and their descriptions. We highly encourage any interested students to reach out to current SBA members in positions you are interested in. A current list of our membership with positions is linked here.

The election timeline (subject to change) is listed here:

  • Monday, March 7: Election petitions are released @ 8:00 am

  • Monday, March 21: Election Petitions and candidate statements are due @ 5:00 pm

  • Thursday, March 24 Campaigning begins @ 8:00 am

  • Monday, March 28: Campaigning ends @ 11:59 am

  • Monday, March 28: Voting begins @ 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, March 30: Voting closes @ 12:00 pm

Election Petition Information

  • On Monday, March 7th, We will send out a google doc of the blank petitions. The file is not able to be edited. You must go to "File" and then "Make a Copy" to make it your own Google Doc.

  • All signatures must be signed by individuals on their own computers and on their own gmail account. You must share links, not computers, for signatures.

  • You can send these petitions through individual email and other electronic means, but not over email listservs.

  • BCCing is not allowed when emailing.

  • The number of signatures required for your petitions will be shared with you on Monday, March 7th.

  • When submitting the petitions, you must include a candidate statement. (Sample is attached).

  • The petition should be downloaded as a PDF, saved, and sent to the Election Chair, Emily Richter at erichter1.

  • Petitions and Candidate Statements are due on March 21 at 5:00 pm CST.

No solicitation of petition signatures is allowed until the petitions are "released" on March 7th at 8:00 am. No campaigning for any position is allowed until campaigning opens on March 24 at 8:00 am.

Official rules regarding campaigning will be sent out on March 7th. Further, we are attaching our bylaws that govern elections for your consideration. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or jokes, please contact Emily Richter.

Public lecture featuring the 2022 Centennial Visitor, Vince Warren will be held on March 23, 2022 at 3 pm at the Conviser Law Center.

Mr. Warren is the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

He is a leading expert on racial injustice and discriminatory policing, and oversees the CCR’s litigation and advocacy work, using international and domestic law to challenge human rights abuses, including racial, gender and LGBTQIA injustice. Under his leadership, the Center for Constitutional Rights successfully challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and profiling of Muslims, ended long-term solitary confinement in California’s Pelican Bay Prison, and established the persecution of LGBTQIA people as a crime against humanity. The Center for Constitutional Rights is currently challenging the abuse of migrants at the U.S. Southern Border, the Muslim Ban, the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and the criminalization of transgender people, as well as providing legal and policy support to Black, Brown, and Native organizers across the country.

Those wishing to register for the event should do so here. Note that Dean Krug strongly encourages in-person attendance. Please attend remotely only if there is a specific reason that you are unable to attend in-person.

Composite / Professional Headshot Photos for Graduating 3Ls: Photographers will be on campus taking composite photos on the dates listed below. Digital images of both your individual portrait and the composite photo will be provided free of charge, courtesy of the Alumni Association.

  1. Thursday, March 31 – Friday, April 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. If you are interested, please sign up here.

Tech Guide: Attached to this email is SBA’s Tech Guide. Please reference it for any technology-related problems you might encounter this semester.

Legal Externship Program: Fall 2022 Judicial Externship Program Applications Now Available and due on March 11, 2022: The application packet for the Fall 2022 Judicial Externship Program is available on the sblaz on or before the end of day on Friday, March 11, 2022.

Secured your own externship?

If you secured an externship independently of this program with a judge for Summer and/or Fall, please complete the short forms available on the externship website. Summer applications are due on or before Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Fall applications must be turned in no later than Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

The Domestic Relations division, Criminal Law division, and some other judges not included in the Chicago-Kent program post directly on Symplicity, so please check there for additional opportunities.

Civil Rights Litigation Conference: Please join us for the 38th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 20-21, 2022. This two-day virtual conference will provide up-to-date information on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation.

As a student of Chicago-Kent you are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference. To receive this discount, click here to register and enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

We hope that you are able to join us this year!

PLI Patent Office Exam Presentation

Come hear Mark Dighton, PLI’s Director of Law School Relations and Administrative Director of their Patent Office Exam Course, talk about patent careers and the Patent Office exam that is a gateway to most of those careers. Topics for discussion include:

  • The latest info on the Patent Office Exam,

  • Who can take it,

  • How it works (it’s on computer and “on demand”),

  • When you should take it (you don’t need to…and probably shouldn’t…wait until you graduate), and

  • Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam.

Date: Wednesday, March 9th

Time: 5 pm

Place: Room 590

Student Organizations

SBA’s Social Committee: The paint n sip event is officially back Wednesday, March 30th 7-9pm with a Hybrid option to participate either in the Pinot’s Palette studio located at 2768 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL or Virtually in the comfort of your own home on Zoom. For only $5 you get everything you need to paint a masterpiece!

Please click this link to sign up by March 23rd:

https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/605716

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Petition to start the Slavic Law Student Association: Hello! Several students have decided to try to start a new organization on campus – the Slavic Law Student Association. Our goal is to create a space for Slavic students on campus and to also engage others in the unique and rich cultures of the various Slavic countries. We would first like to gauge interest for this kind of organization by sending around a petition. If you are interested in this group or would like to see it established, please sign our petition which can be found ppiaskowski.

APALSA: Have You Eaten? Join APALSA on March 23 at 3:00 pm in Room 590 for some food and conversation to celebrate Diversity Month. Sharing food is a common way to care for people in numerous Asian, as well as many other, communities.

We want to welcome everyone to bring and share their favorite snacks and ideas for conversation topics. Please let us know what food you are bringing and if you have any conversation topics ideas on this spreadsheet.

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American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition

Science fiction story telling allows us to imagine possibilities outside of what exists today and re-imagine new possibilities in the law, legal access, and racial justice.

The ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and the Access to Justice Tech Fellows are hosting the Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition for law students. The goal is to get law students to think critically about how technology will impact the future practice of law, and access to justice in a fun engaging way. The resulting stories will prompt conversations in the legal field about the upcoming changes in a new and creative way.

Think you can write a compelling short story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition for your chance to win $1,000 in cash, and get published in the American Bar Association magazine. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 1st, 202

Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. Learn more and sign up for your membership here.

For any questions or for help organizing a group to attend a CBA event, reach out to our school’s CBA representative, Rana Salem (rsalem).

Chicago-Kent Golf Association: Do you love to golf or want to learn how to golf? Join the Chicago-Kent Golf Association to connect with classmates and build your professional network through the game of golf! This organization is open to all students at all skill levels. If you are interested please fill out the google form to be added to the Chicago-Kent Golf Association email list. Golf outings and events will be announced soon. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtUXJuT8eRSAUbWejZjJpMCMLj3ETOhuUQg-N0ChAvW1dF8A/viewform

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ELS Annual Bake Sale: The ELS Annual Bake Sale is back! Stop by the 3rd floor table outside the SPAK between 9 AM – 4 PM on Wednesday, March 30th to buy some delicious baked goods and meet the Environmental Law Society. All proceeds go to the ELS Summer Fellowship – supporting students pursuing public interest environmental law summer position. To submit a direct donation to the ELS Summer Fellowship Fund, please email els.

Kent Justice Foundation: KJF is raffling off prizes from Themis, Barbri, and local businesses to support our summer fellowship! Stop by the Spak between 11:30-1:30pm Monday through Thursday this week to purchase raffle tickets. We’ll be pulling the winners live at a happy hour event on Thursday, March 24 from 5-7pm! Join our email list (kjf) for more information and options to virtually purchase tickets.

Labor & Employment Law Society:

ABPA emPOWER Network Event: The Arab-American Business and Professional Association is hosting its inaugural emPOWER Networking Event on March 31st at 5:30 p.m. Portions of event proceeds will go towards the creation of a grant program for young aspiring women entrepreneurs who need financial assistance to start their business. More information can be found on the ABPA website and on the Facebook event page.

Phi Alpha Delta March Madness Fundraiser: PAD is hosting the Second Annual March Madness Bracket Challenge Fundraiser! Brackets cost $5 each and there is no limit to the number of brackets you can buy. There will be prizes awarded to the top three brackets and a raffle prize awarded to one random player! To join, send your payment via Venmo to @chloekatherine3 and include your email and the number of brackets – you will then be sent the link to join our bracket challenge! Entries close at 11:59 PM on Saturday, March 12th.

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

From ASP: 1Ls: Listen from students and faculty on what strategies they used for academic success: https://youtu.be/wQquU7OyoTI

Commercial Bar Exam Preparation Courses:

Chicago-Kent 3Ls – BARBRI is here to help as graduation and the bar exam approach! Each of BARBRI’s three course options (Mallory.guerreso or by phone/text at 815-791-3485.

Helix Bar Review by AccessLexSM offers comprehensive online courses for the entire Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) portion of all bar examinations, and the Multistate Professional Responsibility (MPRE) examination. Our new and innovative course platform is designed to keep you focused and engaged while ensuring you cover each testable substantive area of law on the exam. We incorporate workshops and webinars designed to teach you skills and strategies necessary to perform well on each part of the exam and at your peak on exam day. Engagement, efficiency, and effectiveness of study as the key elements for your bar preparation period and Helix Bar Review. When you study with Helix you surround yourself with a Team of bar examination experts, all licensed attorneys with years of bar preparation experience, at no additional cost to you. AccessLex Institute, for over 40 years, is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting law students from admission to law school to admission to the legal profession. For more information – including at-cost pricing and FAQs, visit Helixbarreview.org or drop us a line at Connect@Helixbarreview.org.

Kaplan Bar Review offers both live and on demand course options for bar seekers all in one package. With Kaplan Bar Review you receive a full-service bar course that contains over 4,500 MBE questions including NCBE released questions, unlimited essay grading + an essay bank, a pass guarantee or your money back if you do 75% of the course and so many other great features. You can do 100% of Kaplan Bar Review On Demand; or you can attend live streaming lectures at no charge. The lectures are recorded and available on-demand as well. For more information about course options for Chicago Kent students please reach out to Victor.Piemonte. Our books ship when you enroll for the summer course and our best pricing goes thru February 24th, 2022 for 2L’s and 3Ls. Thank you.

Themis Bar Review is designed to help you pass the bar exam. Using the most current research on memory retention and comprehension, we have built an online, on-demand lecture-based program. Our course offers innovative tools, including an Adaptive Calendar and Study Pacer that, together, help keep your study schedule on track. Pair those with a dedicated Personal Success Team, unlimited essay grading, and dynamic illustrations to reinforce rules and rationales, and you have resources that work for every type of student and every learning style. However you plan to study, you can trust that our transparent, expertly developed methods will help you walk into the bar exam with confidence."

Important Events:

March – Women’s History Month

This month we celebrate Women’s History. In the Latina community, we affirm that judicial positions are ours to aspire to, attain, and win. Diana López, Araceli De La Cruz, Ruth Gudino, Viviana Martínez, and Iris Chavira are part of a larger collective that reminds us of our right to dream and run for judicial roles in Illinois. Their leadership, and that of those before them, showcase that we are limitless and strengthen our communities. Our mere existence as Latina lawyers in the legal field speaks for itself and we must aim to increase the 1.4% percent of practicing lawyers that are Latinas. We are worthy, we are bright, and multi-dimensional individuals. May we continue to build our communities, contribute our unique skills, share our experiences, and build a strong foundation for all who come after us.

“It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.” – Sotomayor

Birthdays & Special Days – March

February 29

Anna Ylitalo, 1L

March 2

Callie Folke, 2L

March 3

Edward Messmer, 2L

March 4

Ashley Morris, 2L

March 6

Patrick Bovie, 3L

March 16

Emily Jarrette, 2L

March 17

Annora Alfonso, 2L

March 21

Alyssa Ritterhoff, 2L

March 21

Spencer Davidson, 3L

March 25

Elizabeth Cannon, 3L

March 30

Saynyenoh Warner, 2L

March 30

Angelica Jalasco, 2L

March 31

Aaron Weiss, 2L

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

Zoom Paint and Sip spring 2022.pdf
SBA Zoom_Hybrid Problem Help Guide.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of March 7, 2022

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

March 7, 2022

Announcements

SBA Elections!

Students: Are you interested in being a part of the Student Bar Association (SBA)? SBA is a great way to become involved at Chicago-Kent! Elections are coming up and all positions are open! Any full-time student is eligible to run for an SBA position. You do not have to already be in SBA to run for a position.

Positions up for election include: President, Vice President, Evening Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, American Bar Association Representative, Chicago Bar Association Representative, Illinois State Bar Association Representative, Cook County Bar Association Representative, 2L Class Representative (4 positions), 2L Evening Class Representative (2 positions), 3L Class Representative (4 positions), and 3L Evening Class Representative (2 positions).

Attached is a list of all positions and their descriptions. We highly encourage any interested students to reach out to current SBA members in positions you are interested in. A current list of our membership with positions is linked here.

The election timeline (subject to change) is listed here:

  • Monday, March 7: Election petitions are released @ 8:00 am

  • Monday, March 21: Election Petitions and candidate statements are due @ 5:00 pm

  • Thursday, March 24 Campaigning begins @ 8:00 am

  • Monday, March 28: Campaigning ends @ 11:59 am

  • Monday, March 28: Voting begins @ 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, March 30: Voting closes @ 12:00 pm

Election Petition Information

  • On Monday, March 7th, We will send out a google doc of the blank petitions. The file is not able to be edited. You must go to "File" and then "Make a Copy" to make it your own Google Doc.

  • All signatures must be signed by individuals on their own computers and on their own gmail account. You must share links, not computers, for signatures.

  • You can send these petitions through individual email and other electronic means, but not over email listservs.

  • BCCing is not allowed when emailing.

  • The number of signatures required for your petitions will be shared with you on Monday, March 7th.

  • When submitting the petitions, you must include a candidate statement. (Sample is attached).

  • The petition should be downloaded as a PDF, saved, and sent to the Election Chair, Emily Richter at erichter1.

  • Petitions and Candidate Statements are due on March 21 at 5:00 pm CST.

No solicitation of petition signatures is allowed until the petitions are "released" on March 7th at 8:00 am. No campaigning for any position is allowed until campaigning opens on March 24 at 8:00 am.

Official rules regarding campaigning will be sent out on March 7th. Further, we are attaching our bylaws that govern elections for your consideration. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or jokes, please contact Emily Richter.

Save the Date – Barrister’s Ball: The SBA is excited to formally announce the 2022 Chicago-Kent Barrister’s Ball; more information about the event will be shared over the next few weeks. For the time being, we are excited to formally invite you to this year’s Barrister’s Ball on April 9, 2022.

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Composite / Professional Headshot Photos for Graduating 3Ls: Photographers will be on campus taking composite photos on the dates listed below. Digital images of both your individual portrait and the composite photo will be provided free of charge, courtesy of the Alumni Association.

  1. Thursday, March 31 – Friday, April 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. If you are interested, please sign up here.

Chicago-Kent Talent Show: The Chicago-Kent Talent Show – "Chicago Kent’s Got Talent" is coming up this April 15th in the Ogilvie Auditorium and we want YOU to audition! SBA is looking for potential acts to complete the attached google form and submit an audition video less than five minutes long to jspellman by Saturday, February 26th! Accepted acts will be notified via email the week leading up to March 6th. We are excited to promote your talent to the broader Chicago-Kent community, and as a plus there are some great prizes for the winners! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to this year’s talent show committee chairman Jack Spellman at jspellman, and thank you in advance for your audition!

Google Form: https://forms.gle/3F9izgrSxSrKv4Jm9

JD Certificate Program Fair: Did you know that Chicago-Kent offers a certificate in nearly a dozen practice areas? Join us to learn about certificate options and how they can help you stand out in the job market. Faculty directors will be available to answer questions after a brief presentation. (Please note that students are not required to pursue a certificate to graduate. It is a good option for students whose interests correspond with one of our certificate programs.) The fair is at 4:00 PM. Pre-registration is appreciated: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/88359365643?pwd=dlA1M1M2aFFtNld4YlJ5YkxjNFJWQT09.

Tech Guide: Attached to this email is SBA’s Tech Guide. Please reference it for any technology-related problems you might encounter this semester.

Legal Externship Program: Fall 2022 Judicial Externship Program Applications Now Available and due on March 11, 2022: The application packet for the Fall 2022 Judicial Externship Program is available on the sblaz on or before the end of day on Friday, March 11, 2022.

Secured your own externship?

If you secured an externship independently of this program with a judge for Summer and/or Fall, please complete the short forms available on the externship website. Summer applications are due on or before Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Fall applications must be turned in no later than Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

The Domestic Relations division, Criminal Law division, and some other judges not included in the Chicago-Kent program post directly on Symplicity, so please check there for additional opportunities.

Civil Rights Litigation Conference: Please join us for the 38th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on April 20-21, 2022. This two-day virtual conference will provide up-to-date information on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation.

As a student of Chicago-Kent you are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference. To receive this discount, click here to register and enter the discount code: CKCLE1 at checkout.

We hope that you are able to join us this year!

PLI Patent Office Exam Presentation

Come hear Mark Dighton, PLI’s Director of Law School Relations and Administrative Director of their Patent Office Exam Course, talk about patent careers and the Patent Office exam that is a gateway to most of those careers. Topics for discussion include:

  • The latest info on the Patent Office Exam,

  • Who can take it,

  • How it works (it’s on computer and “on demand”),

  • When you should take it (you don’t need to…and probably shouldn’t…wait until you graduate), and

  • Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam.

Date: Wednesday, March 9th

Time: 5 pm

Place: Room 590

Student Organizations

Petition to start the Slavic Law Student Association: Hello! Several students have decided to try to start a new organization on campus – the Slavic Law Student Association. Our goal is to create a space for Slavic students on campus and to also engage others in the unique and rich cultures of the various Slavic countries. We would first like to gauge interest for this kind of organization by sending around a petition. If you are interested in this group or would like to see it established, please sign our petition which can be found ppiaskowski.

American Bar Association (ABA):

If you would like to be more involved in the ABA or make the most out of your free membership, register for an account here and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Some benefits of that account include:

  • ABA Discounts

  • Free Membership in up to 5 Sections, Divisions, and Forums

  • Access to ABA Advantage Programs

  • Free content

And if you go for the premium $25/year membership, you also get:

  • ABA Career Forward Powered by Korn Ferry Advance

  • After the Bar digital publication

  • ABA Bar Bundle Prep (discounts to various prep services)

  • ABA Legal Ethics Bundle (MPRE Prep)

  • 90 Day Free Trial of Quimbee Gold Plan with up to 50 case briefs

  • Free JD Advising 1L sheets, discounts on tutoring and law school resources

  • Access to leadership opportunities and national competition

Don’t want to miss out on ABA news or events? Make sure to get your copy of the ABA Journal! It’s totally free for ABA Members. And if you want to get it straight to your phone, you can download the free ABA Journal app from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition

Science fiction story telling allows us to imagine possibilities outside of what exists today and re-imagine new possibilities in the law, legal access, and racial justice.

The ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and the Access to Justice Tech Fellows are hosting the Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition for law students. The goal is to get law students to think critically about how technology will impact the future practice of law, and access to justice in a fun engaging way. The resulting stories will prompt conversations in the legal field about the upcoming changes in a new and creative way.

Think you can write a compelling short story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition for your chance to win $1,000 in cash, and get published in the American Bar Association magazine. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 1st, 202

Chicago Bar Association (CBA): Are you looking to expand your professional network? Maybe you’re searching for a mentor or just want to be more involved and get your name out there. Through the Chicago Bar Association, you can establish yourself and develop professional relationships throughout the Chicago legal community. Law students can become members for just $12/year. Memberships include entry to networking events (galas, holiday parties, outings, and more), access to fascinating educational events and materials developed by top attorneys, and the opportunity to make new friends with other law students and professionals. Learn more and sign up for your membership here.

For any questions or for help organizing a group to attend a CBA event, reach out to our school’s CBA representative, Rana Salem (rsalem).

Chicago-Kent Golf Association: Do you love to golf or want to learn how to golf? Join the Chicago-Kent Golf Association to connect with classmates and build your professional network through the game of golf! This organization is open to all students at all skill levels. If you are interested please fill out the google form to be added to the Chicago-Kent Golf Association email list. Golf outings and events will be announced soon. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtUXJuT8eRSAUbWejZjJpMCMLj3ETOhuUQg-N0ChAvW1dF8A/viewform

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Kent Justice Foundation: KJF is raffling off prizes from Themis, Barbri, and local businesses to support our summer fellowship! Stop by the Spak between 11:30-1:30pm Monday through Thursday this week to purchase raffle tickets. We’ll be pulling the winners live at a happy hour event on Thursday, March 24 from 5-7pm! Join our email list (kjf) for more information and options to virtually purchase tickets.

Labor & Employment Law Society:

ABPA emPOWER Network Event: The Arab-American Business and Professional Association is hosting its inaugural emPOWER Networking Event on March 31st at 5:30 p.m. Portions of event proceeds will go towards the creation of a grant program for young aspiring women entrepreneurs who need financial assistance to start their business. More information can be found on the ABPA website and on the Facebook event page.

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Life After Alston: The Push to Organize College Athletes: Join LELS and SELS on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 12 p.m. for a panel discussion on recent developments—including the Supreme Court’s decision in NCAA v. Alston, the pending College Athlete Right to Organize Act, and the NLRB General Counsel’s Memo dubbing college athletes "employees" under the NLRA—and their potential impact on the NCAA and on college athletes. Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

Moderator: Prof. Michael Oswalt

Panelists:

  • Prof. Roberto Corrada, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

  • Prof. Ian Greengross, Chicago-Kent College of Law

  • Jason Stahl, College Football Players Association

  • Michael Hsu, College Football Players Association

  • Fred Krauss, Big Ten Conference

  • Daniel Libit, Sportico

LURE: Join LURE as we host a panel of Young Grads with experience in land use, transactional real estate, and local government law, from both Big Law and small firms alike. The meeting will be held on Zoom on Monday, March 7th, 2022 from 6pm to 7pm. The last 20 minutes of the event will be reserved for networking breakout rooms with the panelists. Please use this link to join: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/82812881135?pwd=NC9DczlFZDcvK2RTUjRqNjV2aHVOdz09 Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Roman Law Society: Friends, Romans, and Chicago-Kentians!

The Roman Law Society is pleased to announce the first annual Roman Law Gladiatorial Games! Students and Professors alike will partake in a variety of trivia games like Jeopardy, Pictionary, Wheel of Fortune, and Bingo, all based on Ancient Roman laws and customs, many of which we still use to this day. Winners in each event will get the chance to win gift cards, and an opportunity to win the ultimate prize: a $50 Amazon gift card, the title of “Honorary Citizen” in the Roman Law Society, and the Gladiatorial Games trophy!

The games will begin on Friday, March 11, at 5:00 pm. People can attend using this zoom link. To partake in the games, each person will contribute a minimum of $2 per person. All contributions will be sent to the International Rescue Committee giving aid those impacted by the war in Ukraine.

We look forward to seeing you at our first event!

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Women in Law: Tuesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day!

To celebrate, the Society of Women in Law wants to invite you to share a message of celebration and gratitude about a woman or women in your life who have helped you become your wonderful self. To share your message, please fill out this form. The Society of Women in Law will share your photo and message on its Instagram account throughout March to celebrate. The form will close on Tuesday, March 8.

Please feel free to browse the Women in Law Instagram account, @ckwomeninlaw, to see several posts from last year.

Upcoming Events

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

Resources

Writing Competitions: Interested in submitting a paper to a competition? The law library has created a guide to student legal writing competitions. For more information, please see the library blog post about the guide.

From ASP: 1Ls: Listen from students and faculty on what strategies they used for academic success: https://youtu.be/wQquU7OyoTI

Commercial Bar Exam Preparation Courses:

Chicago-Kent 3Ls – BARBRI is here to help as graduation and the bar exam approach! Each of BARBRI’s three course options (Mallory.guerreso or by phone/text at 815-791-3485.

Helix Bar Review by AccessLexSM offers comprehensive online courses for the entire Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) portion of all bar examinations, and the Multistate Professional Responsibility (MPRE) examination. Our new and innovative course platform is designed to keep you focused and engaged while ensuring you cover each testable substantive area of law on the exam. We incorporate workshops and webinars designed to teach you skills and strategies necessary to perform well on each part of the exam and at your peak on exam day. Engagement, efficiency, and effectiveness of study as the key elements for your bar preparation period and Helix Bar Review. When you study with Helix you surround yourself with a Team of bar examination experts, all licensed attorneys with years of bar preparation experience, at no additional cost to you. AccessLex Institute, for over 40 years, is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting law students from admission to law school to admission to the legal profession. For more information – including at-cost pricing and FAQs, visit Helixbarreview.org or drop us a line at Connect@Helixbarreview.org.

Kaplan Bar Review offers both live and on demand course options for bar seekers all in one package. With Kaplan Bar Review you receive a full-service bar course that contains over 4,500 MBE questions including NCBE released questions, unlimited essay grading + an essay bank, a pass guarantee or your money back if you do 75% of the course and so many other great features. You can do 100% of Kaplan Bar Review On Demand; or you can attend live streaming lectures at no charge. The lectures are recorded and available on-demand as well. For more information about course options for Chicago Kent students please reach out to Victor.Piemonte. Our books ship when you enroll for the summer course and our best pricing goes thru February 24th, 2022 for 2L’s and 3Ls. Thank you.

Themis Bar Review is designed to help you pass the bar exam. Using the most current research on memory retention and comprehension, we have built an online, on-demand lecture-based program. Our course offers innovative tools, including an Adaptive Calendar and Study Pacer that, together, help keep your study schedule on track. Pair those with a dedicated Personal Success Team, unlimited essay grading, and dynamic illustrations to reinforce rules and rationales, and you have resources that work for every type of student and every learning style. However you plan to study, you can trust that our transparent, expertly developed methods will help you walk into the bar exam with confidence."

Birthdays & Special Days – March

February 29

Anna Ylitalo, 1L

March 2

Callie Folke, 2L

March 3

Edward Messmer, 2L

March 4

Ashley Morris, 2L

March 6

Patrick Bovie, 3L

March 16

Emily Jarrette, 2L

March 17

Annora Alfonso, 2L

March 21

Alyssa Ritterhoff, 2L

March 21

Spencer Davidson, 3L

March 25

Elizabeth Cannon, 3L

March 30

Saynyenoh Warner, 2L

March 30

Angelica Jalasco, 2L

March 31

Aaron Weiss, 2L

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

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