SBA Newsletter – Week of October 19, 2020

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Announcements

Spring Break/Spring Semester: The revised Spring calendar is posted on the Chicago-Kent website. If you have any thoughts or questions please email the fall2020 email account. Additionally, as a reminder, if you have any general thoughts or concerns always remember that you can contact the SBA at sba, or if you prefer to stay anonymous the SBA Comment Box is always linked at the bottom of the newsletter.

Student Zoom Monitors Volunteers Needed for Virtual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government, October 23: The Constitutional Democracy Project under the direction of Professor Carolyn Shapiro and Project Director Dee Runaas are looking for approximately 15 student volunteers to monitor teacher professional development sessions on Friday, October 23 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. CDP is seeking one volunteer per session. Each session is 75 minutes long and is being presented by either a legal scholar, teacher, or civics advocate. Zoom Monitor tasks include:

  • Signing on 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin to make sure the presenter has signed on and everything is working correctly.

  • After the session begins, volunteers will monitor the session and help resolve any technical issues that may arise.

  • Volunteers will be assigned a co-host role so they can mute people if there is background noise, monitor the chat to see if attendees are sending private messages about problems or other questions, and escort people out of the meeting if for some reason attendees are being disruptive.

Students interested in volunteering for the conference should contact Dee Runaas at drunaas with their availability. You may view the schedule here with your IIT email address.

The Immigration Law Society is currently looking for 2Ls and 3Ls who are interested in participating in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition. The Immigration Law Competition focuses on issues in the field of immigration law and is judged by panels of distinguished NYU alumni and legal practitioners from throughout New York. The final round is judged by federal appellate and district court judges. The competition will take place Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, 2021. Due to Covid-19, the competition will be held remotely. If you are interested in participating, please email Amanda Ortiz no later than Monday, October 19, 2020.

Volunteers needed for a NEW Chicago-Kent project. Future Ties is a community-based non-profit, that provides after-school and summer programs for students. Discover Law is a pipeline program run by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), that CK has partnered with in the past on programs similar to this one. The program is searching for 4 law students to sign-up to volunteer for 5 of the 6 sessions. You can sign up for one session, or multiple sessions. The sessions will start this week on Thursday, October 15th, and be from 4:00pm – 5:00pm for six weeks (two mock trial sessions will go until 5:30pm). Please visit the sign-up sheet and sign up to volunteer if you can commit to the time and date of the session. If you can’t make it this time, there is a place on the sign-up sheet to indicate your interest in participating in the future.

KJF Justice Walk: In lieu of our Annual Wine Night, Kent Justice Foundation will be hosting the First Annual "Justice Walk" on Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln Montrose Running Track (4400 N Lakeshore Drive). Participants are also welcome to join us virtually through social media. 95% of the funds raised will go directly to the KJF Fellowship Fund, which provides financial assistance to students who secure unpaid public interest internships. The remaining 5% of our proceeds will be donated to SOUL Chicago. Everybody who signs up will be automatically entered to a raffle. Additionally, we are giving out prizes to (a) the student who walks the longest distance and (b) the student who raises the most money. Prizes include BARBRI gift cards, gift cards to coffee shops, and more!! Click here for more information. Sign up here.

Events for This Week

**Reminder: All events can be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

C-K Mental Health Coffee Talks: Coffee Talks offer a forum for students to discuss mental health and stress management. 3L students will talk about their experiences in law school and take questions from any students in attendance. The goal of the event is to provide 1L students with an opportunity to discuss the stresses of law school and hear about study strategies, personal organization tips, and mental health practices that helped older students succeed in law school. The next Coffee Talk will take place on Tuesday, October 20, from 12 – 1.

Celebrate Pro Bono: NEW Pro-Bono tracking system. Please join the Public Interest Resource Center, SBA’s Philanthropy Committee, and the Career Services Offices to learn about the NEW Pro-Bono hours tracking system. If you volunteer in any capacity or would like to, this informational meeting is for you. We will also collect your ideas and share upcoming Pro-Bono Events and opportunities. We will have a short presentation from Angela Inzano of the Chicago Bar Foundation about the upcoming 27th Annual Pro Bono & Community Service Fair – a virtual event this year that she is organizing. We look forward to seeing you zoom in this Tuesday, October 20th from 12-1PM.

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS): Come hear from Banner Witcoff attorneys and learn what it is like to work at an IP Boutique firm in Chicago! Banner Witcoff Presentation on IP Boutique Practice will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020; the link is in the SBA Calendar.

Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) is hosting an online networking event on Tuesday, October 20, 2020! Connect with Chicago-Kent alum currently practicing in labor and employment law. Register here.

Mental Health and Student Relations Committee Presents Guided Wellness Sessions

Come join us for half hour guided sessions aimed at reducing both mental and physical stress. Find your school life balance through easy-to-follow breathing instructions and at-your-desk stretches. Led by members of the Mental Health and Student Relations Committee. There are two upcoming sessions both on Wednesday October 21st from 10-10 AM and 5-530 PM. Hope to see you there!

The National Immigrant Justice Center invites you to join them on October 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CT for the Virtual 5th Annual NIJC Pro Bono Celebration! RSVP here. Learn about NIJC’s work, hear from attorneys dedicating time to pro bono cases and the many firms across Chicago who dedicate time and support to pro bono work.

The Immigration Law Society will host a career panel on Thursday, October 22nd from 6-8 p.m. Check the SBA Calendar for the event link.

The Student Humanitarian Network invites you to take a break and join in on some fun and relaxing Halloween-themed Bingo on October 23, at 6 p.m. The event is FREE (donations will be greatly appreciated – a donation link will be provided at the event.)

Attend here.

Future Events

Spring 2021 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Legal Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Legal Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

Requesting reasonable accommodations: As a follow-up to our insurance discussion, DALSA will discuss what can be a reasonable accommodation on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 12 pm – 1 pm. We will have students discuss the type of accommodations they have requested in law school; strategies for communicating with medical professionals to get those accommodations; and getting accommodations for the bar exam. Please join us here. Phone-in details are in the SBA Calendar.

LURE Webinars: This fall, the Land Use & Real Estate club is hosting a number of webinars with real estate professionals from throughout the industry. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions to all of our guests. You can check out our most recent webinar here. For October, we have the following webinars scheduled:

  • Thursday, October 29, 5 PM to 6 PM: Real estate attorneys Kevin Woolf and Gregg Dorman of Seyfarth Shaw LLP

All of our webinar links will be posted on the SBA calendar. For more information or to be added to our contact list, please reach out to lure! Or check out our website here.

The Chicago Bar Association will host a Pro Bono and Community Service Fair on October 29. Visit www.chicagobar.org for more information.

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) is pleased to host the E-Sports Event with Andrew Gordon at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020; the link is in the SBA Calendar.

C-K Mental Health Coffee Talks: Coffee Talks offer a forum for students to discuss mental health and stress management. 3L students will talk about their experiences in law school and take questions from any students in attendance. The goal of the event is to provide 1L students with an opportunity to discuss the stresses of law school and hear about study strategies, personal organization tips, and mental health practices that helped older students succeed in law school. The next Coffee Talks will take place on:

  • Wednesday, November 4th from 3 – 4 pm.

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

KJF Justice Walk: In lieu of our Annual Wine Night, Kent Justice Foundation will be hosting the First Annual "Justice Walk" on Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln Montrose Running Track (4400 N Lakeshore Drive). Participants are also welcome to join us virtually through social media. 95% of the funds raised will go directly to the KJF Fellowship Fund, which provides financial assistance to students who secure unpaid public interest internships. The remaining 5% of our proceeds will be donated to SOUL Chicago.

Future Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships will be available shortly. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Resources

American Bar Association: Did you know that you get a free ABA membership as a law school student? Sign up using this link for all the perks of membership, including networking opportunities and awesome discounts to study resources! If you have any questions, email your ABA Rep Daniel Kfoury.

Birthdays & Special Days – October:

October Dates

10/1 – Debora Medina, 3L

10/9 – Jaylin D. McClinton, 2L, & Allison Rymek, 1L

10/10 – Amy Cmiel, 2L

10/12 – Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer Stephen Sowle

10/14 – Alex O’Connor, 2L

10/17 – Sydney Weiss, 1L

10/20 – Catherine Arnpriester, 1L

10/24 – Alan Gallivan, 2L

10/26 – Jerry Altemar, 1L

10/31 – Zoe Allen, 1L

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


SHN Bingo.pdf
IPLS Banner Witcoff Flyer.pdf
Coffee Talks Flyer.pdf
Meditation and Stretching Flyer.pdf
10.20.20 networking even flyer.pdf

SBA Newsletter for the Week of October 12, 2020

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Announcements

The Immigration Law Society is currently looking for 2Ls and 3Ls who are interested in participating in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition. The Immigration Law Competition focuses on issues in the field of immigration law and is judged by panels of distinguished NYU alumni and legal practitioners from throughout New York. The final round is judged by federal appellate and district court judges. The competition will take place Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, 2021. Due to Covid-19, the competition will be held remotely. If you are interested in participating, please email Amanda Ortiz no later than Monday, October 19, 2020.

Volunteers needed for a NEW Chicago-Kent project. Future Ties is a community-based non-profit, that provides after-school and summer programs for students. Discover Law is a pipeline program run by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), that CK has partnered with in the past on programs similar to this one. The program is searching for 4 law students to sign-up to volunteer for 5 of the 6 sessions. You can sign up for one session, or multiple sessions. The sessions will start next week on Thursday, October 15th, and be from 4:00pm – 5:00pm for six weeks (two mock trial sessions will go until 5:30pm). Please visit the sign-up sheet and sign up to volunteer if you can commit to the time and date of the session. If you can’t make it this time, there is a place on the sign-up sheet to indicate your interest in participating in the future.

Events for This Week

**Reminder: All events can be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

HLLSA will host its first yoga class on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 8 a.m. CHeck out HLLSA on Instagram @hllsachicagokent.

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) is pleased to host the Patent Hub Intro with Roger Rozanski at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Voter Registration Event: We all know how important this election is, so REAA, ACS, SBA, HLLSA, MLSA, ACLU, SALSA, and KJF felt that it was their civic duty to create an event where people have another opportunity to register to vote. We also know that there is an issue with the lack of access to technology to register to vote, so we will be using six computers and three routers to make sure people can complete their registration online. We will be having this event at Armour Philip Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave. Chicago, IL. 60616. It will take place on October 14th, from 9-2pm. We will be passing out goodie bags containing hand sanitizer, a “vote” pin, a mask that says “vote,” and a pamphlet with information on how to vote. *COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced.

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Offices of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Continuing Legal Education, and the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society present:

  • The Impact of Racial Inequities in Housing on Communities of Color, on October 14, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm CST (via Zoom). Free and open to the public, but registration required. Register here. This event is approved for 2 hours of Illinois General MCLE credit.

The First-Generation Law Student Association, with the Criminal Law Society and CSO, are proud to invite you to our first legal panel. Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm to hear from current civil and criminal litigators speak about their profession. The goal of the event is to paint a picture of a litigator’s day to day activities to help students discern if they may wish to pursue a career in litigation! Discussion to be followed by Q&A.

LURE Webinars: This fall, the Land Use & Real Estate club is hosting a number of webinars with real estate professionals from throughout the industry. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions to all of our guests. You can check out our most recent webinar here. For October, we have the following webinars scheduled:

  • Thursday, October 15, 5 PM to 6 PM: Real estate attorney Daniel North of Thompson Coburn LLP

  • Thursday, October 29, 5 PM to 6 PM: Real estate attorneys Kevin Woolf and Gregg Dorman of Seyfarth Shaw LLP

All of our webinar links will be posted on the SBA calendar. For more information or to be added to our contact list, please reach out to lure! Or check out our website here.

Chicago-Kent Advocates: The Office of Admissions is looking for enthusiastic students to join the Chicago-Kent Advocates, a student group created to promote Chicago-Kent to prospective students. If you are interested we invite you to attend our virtual event on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Please refer to the SBA Calendar for meeting ID and passcode.

BLSA Alumni Panel Event: Please join Chicago-Kent’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Office of Career Services virtually on Thursday, October 15th at 7 p.m. CST for an alumni panel. The purpose of the event is to inform upper-class law students on the process of taking the bar examination and securing full-time employment after graduation. More details to follow, but for now save the date!

DALSA Presents Requesting Reasonable Accommodations: As a follow up to our insurance, we will discuss what can be a reasonable accommodation on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 5 pm – 6 pm. We will have students discuss the type of accommodations they have requested in law school; strategies for communicating with medical professionals to get those accommodations; and getting accommodations for the bar exam. Please join us here. Or, check the SBA Calendar on how to phone in.

BLSA Out of Darkness Walk: This year, the Out of Darkness Walk will look a little different. We will have a virtual option as well as an in-person option. The walk is scheduled for October 17th and 18th. This walk and message has always been important, but even more so this year because our fellow classmate and BLSA member would have been graduating with us this year. This walk will celebrate his life and bring us all together to fight suicide.

  • You can sign up to be on our team and also donate to our team here

  • If you want to participate virtually, you can walk on either day or both, it is completely up to you. If you want to share to social media your walk for suicide prevention, then tag #TogetherToFightSuicide and #CKBLSA

  • If you want to participate in person, the walk will take place on October 17th at 12pm. We will all meet at 31st Street Beach and walk to 12th Street and back. Everyone must abide by the COVID-19 guidelines, so please bring a mask and social distance as much as you can. The walk will be approximately 6 miles.

  • If you have any questions, please email Alex Rogers. Thank you!

Deadlines for this Week

Applications for Spring 2021 Judicial Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by Thursday, October 15, 2020. For additional information about JEP, you may also refer to the Law School Website, “Law Offices/Clinical Programs.” If you have any questions about the Program or the application itself, please contact Future Events

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) is pleased to share the following events; links are in the SBA Calendar.

  • Banner Witcoff Presentation on IP Boutique Practice at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

  • E-Sports with Andrew Gordon at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

C-K Mental Health Coffee Talks: Coffee Talks offer a forum for students to discuss mental health and stress management. 3L students will talk about their experiences in law school and take questions from any students in attendance. The goal of the event is to provide 1L students with an opportunity to discuss the stresses of law school and hear about study strategies, personal organization tips, and mental health practices that helped older students succeed in law school. The next Coffee Talk will take place on Tuesday, October 20, from 12 – 1.

The National Immigrant Justice Center invites you to join them on October 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CT for the Virtual 5th Annual NIJC Pro Bono Celebration! RSVP here. Learn about NIJC’s work, hear from attorneys dedicating time to pro bono cases and the many firms across Chicago who dedicate time and support to pro bono work.

The Student Humanitarian Network invites you to take a break and join in on some fun and relaxing Halloween-themed Bingo on October 23, at 6 p.m. The event is FREE (donations will be greatly appreciated – a donation link will be provided at the event.)

Attend here.

Spring 2021 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Legal Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Legal Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

The Chicago Bar Association will host a Pro Bono and Community Service Fair on October 29. Visit www.chicagobar.org for more information.

C-K Mental Health Coffee Talks: Coffee Talks offer a forum for students to discuss mental health and stress management. 3L students will talk about their experiences in law school and take questions from any students in attendance. The goal of the event is to provide 1L students with an opportunity to discuss the stresses of law school and hear about study strategies, personal organization tips, and mental health practices that helped older students succeed in law school. The next Coffee Talks will take place on:

  • Wednesday, November 4th from 3 – 4 pm.

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

Future Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships will be available shortly. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Resources

American Bar Association: Did you know that you get a free ABA membership as a law school student? Sign up using this link for all the perks of membership, including networking opportunities and awesome discounts to study resources! If you have any questions, email your ABA Rep Daniel Kfoury.

Birthdays & Special Days – October:

October Dates

10/1 – Debora Medina, 3L

10/9 – Jaylin D. McClinton, 2L, & Allison Rymek, 1L

10/10 – Amy Cmiel, 2L

10/12 – Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer Stephen Sowle

10/14 – Alex O’Connor, 2L

10/17 – Sydney Weiss, 1L

10/20 – Catherine Arnpriester, 1L

10/24 – Alan Gallivan, 2L

10/26 – Jerry Altemar, 1L

10/31 – Zoe Allen, 1L

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

Litigation Panel Flyer.pdf

The Impact of Racial Inequities in Housing on Communities of Color.pdf
BLSA Alumni Panel Event 10-15-20.pdf

Newsletter for the Week of September 28, 2020

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Announcements

The student org closets, C78, C82, AND C90 will be unavailable to students on October 5 and 6, 2020, as bar exam space for Chicago-Kent alumni.

Events

**Reminder: All events can be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

ASP Session – "Outlining Your Courses": Please join Dean Sowle and Professor Young for an informative workshop on outlining techniques and other study strategies. For day students, the workshop will take place on 9.29.20 at 12 p.m. via Zoom.

C-K Mental Health Coffee Talks: Coffee Talks offer a forum for students to discuss mental health and stress management. 3L students will talk about their experiences in law school and take questions from any students in attendance. The goal of the event is to provide 1L students with an opportunity to discuss the stresses of law school and hear about study strategies, personal organization tips, and mental health practices that helped older students succeed in law school. The next Coffee Talk will take place on Tuesday, September 29 from 12 – 1pm on Zoom.

LURE Webinars: This fall, the Land Use & Real Estate club is hosting a number of webinars with real estate professionals from throughout the industry. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions to all of our guests. You can check out our most recent webinar here. For September, we have the following webinars scheduled:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 12 PM to 1 PM: Land use attorneys Donna Pugh and Michael Noonan of Foley & Lardner LLP

All of our webinar links will be posted on the SBA calendar. For more information or to be added to our contact list, please reach out to lure! Or check out our website here.

Corporate Law Society: Please join the executive board and CLS members at our first General Assembly Meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 30th at 3pm on Zoom. We will be announcing our 1L reps, events planned for the fall, and opportunities to get involved. See you then!

The SBA and ACS invite you to attend the RBG Tribute and SCOTUS Vacancy Discussion on Wednesday, September 30 at 5 pm. Our panel features discussion led by:

  • Professor Batlan, on the early life of RBG;

  • Professor Baker, on Ginsburg’s litigation strategy;

  • Professors Shapiro and Schmidt, on the current Supreme Court vacancy.

Harvest Happy Hour: Join SBA member and 3L Class Representative and Cocktail Connoisseur Gabe Kahn from 7:30-9:30 on October 1, 2020, while he shares his favorite autumnal cocktail and mocktail recipes. Check the event flyer for a list of ingredients if you want to mix along, and check the SBA Calendar for the Zoom link.

The Chicago Bar Association will host a Pro Bono and Community Service Fair on October 29. Visit www.chicagobar.org for more information.

ASP Session – "Outlining Your Courses": Please join Dean Sowle and Professor Young for an informative workshop on outlining techniques and other study strategies. For evening students, the workshop will take place on 10.5.20 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Chicago-Kent ACLU will host a general body meeting on October 1 at 12 p.m. Refer to the SBA Calendar for details.

The Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance will host their first event on Thursday, October 1st at 3PM. We have partnered with First Defense Legal Aid to conduct a Know Your Rights Workshop for the Chicagoland community. Whether you are an activist, organizer, or ordinary person, this will be an amazing opportunity to know your rights and feel comfortable exercising them. We have attached the flyer to this post with the Zoom link. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at reaa. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Women in Law "How to Land a Job in Law During a Global Pandemic": Women in Law, SBA Career Committee, Chicago-Kent Career Services, and Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law are pleased to present a panel event focused on finding a job during these unprecedented times with advice from successful female attorneys. The event will take place over Zoom on October 1, 2020, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Parents and Caregivers of Chicago-Kent invites you to a general meeting on Friday, October 2nd from 1-2 pm, on Zoom. Please check the SBA Calendar for the Zoom Link.

DALSA Presents: School insurance: How does it work?: Are you new to the School’s health insurance? Are you confused on how to find a doctor or your ID card? Unsure about what the school insurance covers. On Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5 pm – 6 pm we will discuss how to access your ID card, find a doctor, and what potential out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, or co-pays expenses there may be. We will walk through these things and answer any questions people have. We will also quickly discuss the process of requesting reasonable accommodations as a student through the school. Please join us here. Or, check the SBA calendar for phone-in info.

Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Judicial Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program at Chicago-Kent will host a virtual information session for students via Zoom on Thursday, October 8th from 4:45- 6:00 p.m.

DALSA Presents Requesting Reasonable Accommodations: As a follow up to our insurance, we will discuss what can be a reasonable accommodation on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 5 pm – 6 pm. We will have students discuss the type of accommodations they have requested in law school; strategies for communicating with medical professionals to get those accommodations; and getting accommodations for the bar exam. Please join us here. Or, check the SBA Calendar on how to phone in.

Spring 2021 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Legal Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Legal Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

Upcoming Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2021 Judicial Externships will be available electronically as of Tuesday, September 22. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by Thursday, October 15, 2020. For additional information about JEP, you may also refer to the Law School Website, “Law Offices/Clinical Programs.” If you have any questions about the Program or the application itself, please contact

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships will be available shortly. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Birthdays & Special Days – August and September:

August

September

8/08 – Mariami Tkeshelashvili

9/3 – Shannon Cottrell

8/11 – Alexa Hancasky & Hannah Saed

9/10 – Rebecca Chmielewski & Megan Hovde

8/12 – Hani Salameh

9/19 – Gabrielle Robles & Katherine Hanson

8/13 – Ashley Rice

9/26 – Professor Lori Andrews

8/22 – David Guerra

9/28 – Sandra Paulson

8/29 – Romteen Bahramirad

9/29 – Emily Shapiro


RBG Tribute & SC Vacancy FLYER (1).pdf
harvest happy hour (1).pdf

SBA Newsletter for the Week of September 21, 2020

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Events

**Reminder: All events can be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

Thank you everyone for a successful Student Organization Fair this year! Missed a day? No worries! All of the recordings can be found here for you to learn about all the amazing organizations on campus. Additionally, the sign-up links will be available for the rest of the week. Pro tip: sign-ups typically mean that you are committed to staying in the loop about an organization, so signing up for all organizations that look interesting can only benefit you!

Personal Special Events: If you want to celebrate any special day with the rest of Chicago-Kent, please complete this form by next Friday, September 25, 2020. We recognize that due to some Beliefs or circumstances, not everyone celebrates their birthday. This special events disclosure encompasses birthdays or any other personally special day students would like to acknowledge. As always, you must access the form with your Kent email.

WIL GBM Fall 2020.pdf
ASP Session 2_Outlining Your Courses_Flyer (09-18-20)_final.pdf
ILS General Meeting Flyer.pdf
Newsletter Sept 21.pdf

SBA Newsletter for the Week of September 14, 2020

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Events

**Reminder: All events can be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

The Chicago-Kent Student Organizations Fair continues this week! It will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17 from 5-6 pm. As a reminder, all student organization introductions at the beginning of the fair will be recorded and shared with the student body next week.

The Chicago-Kent SBA Proudly Presents: In Memo-riam. The SBA invites the 1L class to a Zoom Happy Hour to celebrate the first legal writing assignment of law school being done! Save the date: Monday, September 14 from 7-9pm and check the SBA Calendar for more details.

Equity Talks Series: Systemic Racism and the Disproportionate Impact of Environmental Risks and Harms on Communities of Color: The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Continuing Legal Education and the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society invite you to attend the third event in their Equity Talks Series that will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 15th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Register today through Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link. **For those wishing you attend the Student Organization Fair, you are welcome to leave this event early. Or, if you would like to stay for the whole event a recording of the Student Organization Fair will be shared with the student body in next week’s newsletter.

ACS Panel “Voter Suppression: The Other Pandemic” will occur on Wednesday, September 16 at 3 pm. Professor Christopher Schmidt will moderate his panel, which includes guests Jay Young (Director, Common Cause IL) and Stevie Valles (Executive Director, Chicago Votes). Zoom link here or view the attached PDF.

LURE Webinars: This fall, the Land Use & Real Estate club will host a number of webinars with real estate professionals from throughout the industry. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions to all guests. For September, we have the following webinars scheduled:

  • Wednesday, September 16, 5 PM to 6 PM: Commercial real estate attorneys Mike Brancheau & Bob Higgins of Higgins & Brancheau LLC

  • Thursday, September 24, 12 PM to 1 PM: City of Chicago Buildings Commissioner Matt Beaudet

  • Wednesday, September 30, 12 PM to 1 PM: Land use attorneys Donna Pugh and Michael Noonan of Foley & Lardner LLP

All LURE webinar links will be posted on the SBA calendar. For more information or to be added to their contact list, please reach out to lure! Or check out the LURE website here.

“What Does the Constitution Say About Voting?” hosted by Chicago-Kent’s Constitutional Democracy Project and Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 4 pm CT. This panel will focus on the history of the right to vote in this country and the role of federalism in defining the scope and operation of the right. Register here for the event.

HLLSA presents Academic Success Workshop for 1L Students and Happy Hour, Friday September 18, 2020 from 3-5 PM, followed by happy hour 5PM+. Prof. Peter Wendel’s workshop addresses topics relevant for any first-year law student, including effective note-taking, how to brief cases, and preparing for the exam. Afterwards, join 2L and 3L Students at a virtual happy hour (BYOD – Bring Your Own Drinks/Devices) for discussions on their study habits and tips for success in law school. Zoom link on the SBA Calendar event.

The Chicago Bar Association hosts a range of law student member events this Fall. See the attached flyer for more information or visit www.chicagobar.org. Upcoming events include:

  • September 21-25: A virtual scavenger hunt in lieu of the annual CBA Back to School Bash

  • October 29: Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

ILS General Body Meeting will take place September 22 at 12PM. Visit the SBA Calendar for the Google Meets link.

Women in Law "How to Land a Job in Law During a Global Pandemic": Women in Law, SBA Career Committee, Chicago-Kent Career Services, and Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law are pleased to present a panel event focused on finding a job during these unprecedented times with advice from successful female attorneys. The event will take place over Zoom on October 1, 2020, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Judicial Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

Spring 2021 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Legal Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Legal Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

NALSAP Student Organization Events Calendar: is a resource for law students to locate or publicize events hosted by law students at U.S. and Canadian NALSAP Member Institutions. If your org is interested in submitting your virtual event for the NALSAP calendar, please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

Student Organizations

HLLSA Mentorship Program and 1L Representatives: Hispanic Latinx Law Student Association is accepting submissions for (1) 1L and 2L students interested in being partnered with a Hispanic/Latinx student mentor (hllsa stating why you want to become more involved in HLLSA and your goals in law school.

Parents and Caregivers of Chicago-Kent (PACCK) invites all students to join in supporting our peers who bear responsibility in caring for loved ones while enrolled in law school through advocacy, awareness, and networking. Please view the attached pacck.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Revival: The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at Chicago-Kent College of Law has been inactive for a couple of years, but we are looking to reactivate it this year! SALDF is an organization of students who are interested in animal law, advocating for animal rights, or simply just have a passion for animals. SALDF is dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. Our mission is to powerfully advocate for changing laws to better protect animals and to raise awareness regarding various legislation and policies detrimental to animals throughout our country. In order to reactivate this organization, we are looking to see if there are any students interested in joining. If you are interested, please fill out this form egalanopulos).

Upcoming Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2021 Judicial Externships will be available electronically as of Tuesday, September 22. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by Thursday, October 15, 2020. For additional information about JEP, you may also refer to the Law School Website, “Law Offices/Clinical Programs.” If you have any questions about the Program or the application itself, please contact

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships will be available shortly. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

ACS Constitution Day Event.pdf
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SBA Newsletter – Week of 9/7/2020

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Fall 2020 Updates

For those returning to campus, SBA wishes everyone a happy first week back! Additionally, good luck to the 1L’s as they work towards completing their first law school assignment!

If you need to request a classroom request for the week of September 14, please complete this form by Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Students may submit a form if they wish to request a room on-site to attend a remote class, and where they do not have sufficient time to travel from home to school (or vice versa) in between the remote class and an on-site class on the same day.

Events

**Reminder: Events can be found on the SBA calendar. Please make sure you are accessing via your Kent email address.

The Student Organization Meeting will take place today at noon. This meeting is mandatory for all presidents and treasurers in order for student organizations to get funding. Attendance will be taken. If you are unable to attend please contact sba. The meeting details are on the SBA calendar. Additionally, you can join the meeting here.

The Chicago-Kent Student Organizations Fair starts this week! It will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 pm, from September 8-September 17. Click here to view the tentative schedule for the event. Students will receive Zoom information shortly.

Intellectual Property Law Society will host a General Body Meeting on Friday, September 11th, at 12 p.m. The meeting will address mentorship, connections with other IP organizations and the future events IPLS will have this year. Join the meeting here.

The Chicago-Kent SBA Proudly Presents: In Memo-riam. The SBA invites the 1L class to a Zoom Happy Hour to celebrate the first legal writing assignment of law school being done! Save the date: Monday, September 14 from 7-9pm.

The Chicago Bar Association hosts a range of law student member events this Fall. See the attached flyer for more information or visit www.chicagobar.org. Upcoming events include:

  • September 10: a virtual opportunity for students to find out about CBA’s YLS division and various committees.

  • September 21-25: A virtual scavenger hunt in lieu of the annual CBA Back to School Bash

  • October 29: Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

"What I Wish I Knew" Women in Law Panel: SBA Career Committee and Chicago-Kent Career Services are pleased to present an opportunity for women to share industry insights on October 1, 2020, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2021 Judicial Externships at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 via Zoom. Please check your inbox for the SBA email titled “Spring 2021 Judicial Externship Information” for the Zoom link and relevant password.

NALSAP Student Organization Events Calendar: is a resource for law students to locate or publicize events hosted by law students at U.S. and Canadian NALSAP Member Institutions. If your org is interested in submitting your virtual event for the NALSAP calendar, please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

Student Organizations

The Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance is looking to select executive board members for the 2020-2021 academic year. With the blatant state sanctioned violence against Black and Brown communities, REAA intends to select leaders who are dedicated to and passionate about eradicating these injustices. If you are interested in being a member please sign the reaa ) no later than Friday, September 11th, 2020, by 11:59 pm. Once all submissions have been received, co-founders Alexandra Rogers and Tyler Sprague will review, and the new members will be announced via email. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tyler Sprague or

Alumni Chair: The Alumni chair serves as a resource to the executive board, and where possible, builds connections between Chicago-Kent students and alumni.

  • Fundraising Chair: The Fundraising chair shall plan and organize fundraising activities for REAA.

  • Treasurer: The Treasurer shall maintain the financial accounts, set forth the budget in consultation with the President, and submit financial reports and reimbursement requests in accordance with the guidelines of the SBA and Administration. The Treasurer shall present financial reports at all executive board meetings.

  • Secretary: The Secretary shall compile, maintain, and distribute the minutes of meetings and the records of REAA.

  • Publicist: The Publicist shall post announcements on The Record, Facebook page, Instagram page, and update website as necessary.

  • 1L/ 2L Representative: Class representatives shall be responsible for communicating news about REAA programs, events, and meetings to the student body. Class representatives are encouraged to help with the planning and implementation of REAA programs and events.

  • Upcoming Deadlines

    Applications for Spring 2021 Judicial Externships will be available electronically as of Tuesday, September 22. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz) by Thursday, October 15, 2020. For additional information about JEP, you may also refer to the Law School Website, “Law Offices/Clinical Programs.”

    If you have any questions about the Program or the application itself, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (vgross).

    Scholarship Opportunities

    The Diversity Scholarship Foundation offers a range of scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2020. Access the online application for complete information, or visit the DSF website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships. Scholarships include:

    • Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award: This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who actively advocates for diversity within the Chicago area legal community and works to bring focus to those who do pro-bono work within their community. Students are required to submit an article on their views about “diversity within the legal community” and maintain a 3.8 GPA.

    • Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award: This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged. Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA.

    • Law Student with a Disability Scholarship Award: This Scholarship (an award of at least $500) was established with the support of attorney Stacy J. Campbell, an Associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson, and her fiance Dr. George F. Viamontes. There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship.

    • Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship: This Scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance. This scholarship is intended to help off-set the cost of an Illinois State Bar Exam preparation course.

    1L InMemoriamEvent Flyer.pdf

    SBA Newsletter for the Week of August 31, 2020

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    Fall 2020 Updates

    The Law Library has revised building hours during the two weeks of all remote classes:

    Library Hours (Sunday, Aug. 23-Friday, Sept. 4)

    Sunday: CLOSED

    Monday-Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Saturday: CLOSED

    Labor Day Holiday (Sept. 5 – Sept. 7): CLOSED

    Illinois October 2020 Bar Exam Contingency Plan & Diploma Privilege Petition: With growing uncertainty surrounding the October bar exam, there is a petition being circulated asking the Illinois Supreme Court to conduct a statewide stress test of ExamSoft to help ease any hiccups during the actual exam. The petition also lays out some additional courses of action should the stress test fail. If you are interested in signing the petition, the link can be found here.

    Events

    The Chicago-Kent Student Organizations Fair will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 pm, from September 8 -September 17. Click here to view the tentative schedule for the event. Students will receive Zoom information shortly.

    DALSA General Meeting: DALSA will have its first general meeting for the year virtually on Friday September 4th, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. We will provide information on what DALSA is, our officers, our goals for the year, and upcoming events. All are welcome.

    DALSA Movie Night – And She Could Be Next: Friday, September 4, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Join DALSA for part 2 of the documentary And She Could Be Next by By Grace Lee (Director/Producer), Marjan Safinia (Director/Producer), Jyoti Sarda (Producer). And She Could Be Next follows a defiant movement of women of color as they transform politics from the ground up. Filmed during the historic 2018 midterm elections, the series features organizers and candidates (including Rashida Tlaib and Stacey Abrams) as they fight for a truly reflective government, asking whether democracy can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized. We will be watching in a Kosmi room. The room will remain empty until movie night.

    The Chicago Bar Association hosts a range of law student member events this Fall. See the attached flyer for more information or visit www.chicagobar.org. Upcoming events include:

    • September 10: a virtual opportunity for students to find out about CBA’s YLS division and various committees.

    • September 21-25: A virtual scavenger hunt in lieu of the annual CBA Back to School Bash

    • October 29: Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

    "What I Wish I Knew" Women in Law Panel: SBA Career Committee and Chicago-Kent Career Services are pleased to present an opportunity for women to share industry insights on October 1, 2020, from 5-6:30 p.m.

    NALSAP Student Organization Events Calendar: is a resource for law students to locate or publicize events hosted by law students at U.S. and Canadian NALSAP Member Institutions. If your org is interested in submitting your virtual event for the NALSAP calendar, please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

    Upcoming Deadlines

    Student Health Insurance Waiver: Domestic students who have an insurance plan that meet the waiver requirements set by IIT may elect to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to waive is tomorrow September 1, 2020. If you do not complete the online Waiver Form by the deadline, you will automatically be enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan, and will not be able to submit a late waiver or request a refund.

    National Network for Student Events: NALSAP (National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals) recognizes that the pandemic created new opportunities for Student Orgs to network and collaborate nationally. If your student organization is interested in collaborating with other U.S. orgs who share similar purposes, please complete this survey by this Friday, September 4, 2020.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Third Annual Chapman and Cutler Maynard H. Jackson Diversity Scholarship is due this Friday, September 4, 2020. Applicants must be from a diverse background to apply. Click here to learn more.

    The Diversity Scholarship Foundation offers a range of scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2020. Access the online application for complete information, or visit the DSF website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships. Scholarships include:

    • Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award: This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who actively advocates for diversity within the Chicago area legal community and works to bring focus to those who do pro-bono work within their community. Students are required to submit an article on their views about “diversity within the legal community” and maintain a 3.8 GPA.

    • Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award: This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged. Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA.

    • Law Student with a Disability Scholarship Award: This Scholarship (an award of at least $500) was established with the support of attorney Stacy J. Campbell, an Associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson, and her fiance Dr. George F. Viamontes. There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship.

    • Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship: This Scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance. This scholarship is intended to help off-set the cost of an Illinois State Bar Exam preparation course.

    SBA Newsletter – Week of August 24, 2020

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    Fall 2020 Updates

    Welcome to the first week of Fall 2020 classes! We look forward to serving you this year.

    The first two weeks of classes will be fully online (as of 8/14/20): Administration expects hybrid classes to begin meeting on campus (for those students who have elected to attend on campus) on September 8, 2020. These plans may be subject to change pending updates statewide or in Chicago. Email fall2020 with questions, concerns, or if you need to be on campus prior to September 8.

    The Law Library has revised building hours during the two weeks of all remote classes:

    Library Hours (Sunday, Aug. 23-Friday, Sept. 4)

    Sunday: CLOSED

    Monday-Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Saturday: CLOSED

    Labor Day Holiday (Sept. 5 – Sept. 7): CLOSED

    Events

    Career Services: What’s Next for 2Ls? Meets this Wednesday 8/26 at 3 pm. 2Ls, check your email or the SBA Calendar for the Zoom Link.

    The Chicago Bar Association hosts a range of law student member events this Fall. See the attached flyer for more information or visit www.chicagobar.org. Upcoming events include:

    • September 10: a virtual opportunity for students to find out about CBA’s YLS division and various committees.

    • September 21-25: A virtual scavenger hunt in lieu of the annual CBA Back to School Bash

    • October 29: Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

    "What I Wish I Knew" Women in Law Panel: SBA Career Committee and Chicago-Kent Career Services are pleased to present an opportunity for women to share industry insights on October 1, 2020, from 5-6:30 p.m.

    National Network for Student Events: NALSAP (National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals) recognizes that the pandemic created new opportunities for Student Orgs to network and collaborate nationally. If your student organization is interested in collaborating with other U.S. orgs who share similar purposes, please complete this survey by Friday, September 4, 2020.

    NALSAP Student Organization Events Calendar: is a resource for law students to locate or publicize events hosted by law students at U.S. and Canadian NALSAP Member Institutions. If your org is interested in submitting your virtual event for the NALSAP calendar, please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

    Upcoming Deadlines

    Student Health Insurance Waiver: Domestic students who have an insurance plan that meet the waiver requirements set by IIT may elect to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to waive is September 1, 2020. If you do not complete the online Waiver Form by the deadline, you will automatically be enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan, and will not be able to submit a late waiver or request a refund.

    New Student Organizations

    The Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance’s mission is to empower students to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our communities. This organization will allow students to bridge the gap of racial inequity among every social, political, and economical sphere. Each semester the board will vote on an area where they want to focus their efforts, providing students an opportunity to work on various social justice reform projects throughout the year. Projects may include criminal justice reform, immigrant’s rights, education, affirmative action, healthcare, housing, employment, and voting rights. Contact Alexandra Rogers and

    The First-Generation Law Student Association (First-Gen) seeks to bridge the success gap for students who are the first in their families to attend law school. To bridge this gap, this association will serve as a resource for first-gen law students by hosting learning events, facilitating networking opportunities, and being a forum for free discussion of topics that affect first-generation law students. Contact Christian Sanchez for more information.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Third Annual Chapman and Cutler Maynard H. Jackson Diversity Scholarship is due September 4, 2020. Applicants must be from a diverse background to apply. Click here to learn more.

    The Diversity Scholarship Foundation offers a range of scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2020. Access the online application for complete information, or visit the DSF website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships.

    SBA Updates

    The Student Bar Association Committees are now live and functional; the attached PDF contains Committee descriptions and Chairs. Feel free to contact a relevant SBA Committee with student issues where applicable.

    • Barrister’s Ball

    • Board of Inquiry

    • Career Development

    • Curriculum

    • Diversity

    • Election

    • Finance

    • Philanthropy and Community Service

    • School Relations

    • Social

    • SBA Awards

    • SBA Bylaws

    • Student Organization Review

    • Technology

    SBA Committees and Chairs.pdf
    Activities List.pdf

    SBA Newsletter – Week of 8/16/2020

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    Fall Updates and Course Planning

    The first two weeks of classes will be fully online (as of 8/14/20) : Administration expects hybrid classes to begin meeting on campus (for those students who have elected to attend on campus) on September 8, 2020. These plans may be subject to change pending updates statewide or in Chicago. Email fall2020 with questions, concerns, or if you need to be on campus prior to September 8.

    Locker Assignments for Upper Level Students: If you currently share a locker and would like to request an individual locker for the coming school year, please complete this form.

    The Fall 2020 Revised Course Schedule Posted 8/5/20: This revised schedule identifies hybrid and fully online delivery options. Check it out here.

    Student Activity Fee Fall 2020: Due to the pandemic, social distancing, and the prevalence of remote engagement, the SBA Executive Board voted to waive the $75 student activity fee for Fall.

    Events

    National Network for Student Events: NALSAP (National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals) recognizes that the pandemic created new opportunities for Student Orgs to network and collaborate nationally. If your student organization is interested in collaborating with other U.S. orgs who share similar purposes, please complete this survey by Friday, September 4, 2020.

    NALSAP Student Organization Events Calendar: is a resource for law students to locate or publicize events hosted by law students at U.S. and Canadian NALSAP Member Institutions. If your org is interested in submitting your virtual event for the NALSAP calendar, please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

    Upcoming Deadlines

    Student Health Insurance Waiver: Domestic students who have an insurance plan that meet the waiver requirements set by IIT may elect to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to waive is September 1, 2020. If you do not complete the online Waiver Form by the deadline, you will automatically be enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan, and will not be able to submit a late waiver or request a refund.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Third Annual Chapman and Cutler Maynard H. Jackson Diversity Scholarship is due September 4, 2020. Applicants must be from a diverse background to apply. Click here to learn more.

    The Diversity Scholarship Foundation offers a range of scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2020. Access the online application for complete information, or visit the DSF website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships.

    SBA Newsletter – Week of August 10, 2020

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    Fall Updates and Course Planning

    The Fall 2020 Revised Course Schedule Posted 8/5/20: This revised schedule identifies hybrid and fully online delivery options. Check it out here.

    Do You Need to Request Full Online Delivery for Fall 2020?: If you have circumstances from the Covid-19 pandemic which require you to enroll fully online for Fall, please complete this survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, August 12.

    Student Activity Fee Fall 2020: Due to the pandemic, social distancing, and the prevalence of remote engagement, the SBA Executive Board voted to waive the $75 student activity fee for Fall.

    Events

    National Network for Student Events: NALSAP (National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals) recognizes that the pandemic created new opportunities for Student Orgs to network and collaborate nationally. If your student organization is interested in collaborating with other U.S. orgs who share similar purposes, please complete this survey by Friday, September 4, 2020.

    NALSAP Student Organization Events Calendar: is a resource for law students to locate or publicize events hosted by law students at U.S. and Canadian NALSAP Member Institutions. If your org is interested in submitting your virtual event for the NALSAP calendar, please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

    Upcoming Deadlines

    U-PASS Opt-In: Complete the Fall 2020 UPass Opt-In Form by Wednesday, August 12 if you are interested in obtaining a UPass. If you are not interested in obtaining a UPass, you do not need to complete the form and will not be charged for a UPass.

    Legal and Judicial Externship Applications Due This Week: Legal externship applications are now due on or before August 14, 2020. Judicial Externships are due on or before August 17, 2020. Applications are available online.

    Student Health Insurance Waiver: Domestic students who have an insurance plan that meet the waiver requirements set by IIT may elect to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to waive is September 1, 2020. If you do not complete the online Waiver Form by the deadline, you will automatically be enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan, and will not be able to submit a late waiver or request a refund.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Third Annual Chapman and Cutler Maynard H. Jackson Diversity Scholarship is due September 4, 2020. Applicants must be from a diverse background to apply. Click here to learn more.

    The Diversity Scholarship Foundation offers a range of scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2020. Access the online application for complete information, or visit the DSF website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships.