SBA Newsletter – Week of November 29, 2021

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November 29, 2021

Announcements

This will be the last SBA Newsletter of the Fall 2021 Semester. We wish you the best of luck on final exams. If you have an important announcement, please let SBA know. We can send the announcement to the student body on a case-by-case basis!

ASP Exam Workshop: We understand that you may be pressed for time at the end of the semester. So, join Prof. Young on Thursday, December 2, 2021, for a mini-workshop (just 30 minutes!) on attacking your exams. Learn 10 exam hacks (what to do before and actually during the exam). This will be a no-nonsense, straight to the point, list of exam hacks for all students (day, eve, LLM). Access the Zoom link in the SBA Calendar or contact Prof. Young at dyoung.

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Study Resources for 1Ls (and everyone!): Hello, 1Ls! Congratulations on completing your first Fall semester of law school! I know, I know. You’re thinking: but it isn’t over yet, there are exams! You are correct. However, you’ve endured an entire semester of taking multiple law school classes. Be proud of yourself! The fact that you are still here (and reading this) speaks volumes! You can do it!

As we head into the days before finals affectionately known as “read period,” SBA wanted to make you aware of the following resources that may help in your final exam preparation. Most of these resources are FREE to you as a law student.

1) West Academic Study Aids – As law students, we have FREE unlimited access to West’s database of academic supplements. This includes popular series books like “In a Nutshell,” “Quick and Happy Guides,” “Sum and Substance,” and MORE. Think of it as a bunch of free electronic supplements on every law school subject you can think of! You can access it through the Library’s Electronic Resources > Databases page through Kent’s website. Just login with your Kent IIT username and password! You don’t need to make an account, but you can easily make a FREE account with your Kent email. This allows you to create a list of favorites, bookmark and highlight books. They also have apps for both the books and the audio lectures, and once you create an account, you can download anything and access it directly from the app. Studying with free supplements has never been easier! Check it out HERE.

2) CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) – CALI not only sponsors those coveted “top score” awards you see listed in the Record after semester grades are issued, but also offers TONS of free interactive lessons FILLED with those hypotheticals our law professors love. Hypotheticals are a great way to practically apply the law you’ve been learning all semester to a set of facts, with feedback! They also offer podcasts on law school subjects, so you can study anywhere – the train, in an Uber, while working out, grocery shopping, walking your dog…just about anywhere you can listen to a podcast! CALI information is typically provided to students at the beginning of the semester, however, feel free to email refreq or stop at the service desk in the library for Kent’s school access code. The link to the database is HERE.

3) Chicago-Kent’s Exam Database – One of the greatest resources for knowing what to expect on a law school exam: looking at previous exams! Many (but not all) of Chicago-Kent’s courses and professors provide previously-issued exams (and often, answer keys) for students to use as a study tool. Professors may also provide their old exams on Blackboard, a personal website, TWEN, or through a Teaching Assistant. Taking an old exam under simulated, timed testing conditions is an excellent way to prepare yourself for the real thing day-of! Find the Chicago-Kent exam database HERE.

4) BARBRI 1L Mastery – BARBRI isn’t just for the bar exam…they also offer an excellent, FREE 1L Mastery program covering all required 1L courses: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Property, and Torts. The program includes incredibly detailed, comprehensive outlines for each of these courses, downloadable for free online. Your friendly neighborhood BARBRI representatives may even have extra printed copies of these outlines if you prefer paper – don’t be afraid to reach out and ask! Sign up for the FREE 1L Mastery resources HERE.

5) Quimbee – There’s a reason so many law students rely on Quimbee for their go-to supplement database. Quimbee is a one-of-a-kind educational resource providing a comprehensive database of law school study aids, including case briefs, case videos, outlines, flashcards, quizzes, video courses, practice essay exams, key terms, multiple choice questions, and more. There’s both a website and an app component, so you can study anywhere! Quimbee isn’t free (unfortunately), but the cost varies on subscription tiers and timing. (We recommend the Gold membership purchased annually to get the most bang for your buck!) Quimbee offers a 7-day free trial through their website. Alternatively, as a law student, if you sign up for a free ABA law student membership, you can get a FREE 30-day Gold membership to Quimbee – just in time for exam season! Access this great deal HERE.

SBA is cheering you on and hopes this list of resources serves you well in the upcoming weeks.

You’ve got this! SBA (and Magic Cat) believe in you!

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Fitness Center Lockers: Please note that the fitness center lockers are not for overnight use. The lockers are only to be used while you are using the Fitness Center. Items left overnight may be thrown out.

Judges’ Panel Recording: Last week SBA hosted four sitting Cook County Judges to discuss their careers and positions on the bench. The Judges have kindly agreed to let us share the recording from the event for you to view that you can find, here.

Holiday Happy Hour: Looking to destress before finals? Interested in learning how to make cocktails to impress family and friends? Want to join in a virtual happy hour from the comfort of home?

Join us for a virtual cocktail hour on Thursday, Dec 2, from 7-8:30 PM! The cocktails are riffs of classics with some winter ingredients for a fun twist! No previous cocktail experience necessary, and if you don’t have equipment at home anything with a sealed lid will do (tupperware, mason jar, travel mug, etc). If you want to skip the cocktail part, feel free to BYOB and just mingle virtually with fellow students.

Ingredients list:

1) Gin, cranberry juice, lemon juice, simple syrup (1/2 c. sugar & 1/2 c. water, heated until dissolved), heavy whipping cream, soda water (lacroix/bubly/etc), egg (optional)

2) Whiskey, orange bitters (for example, angostura), sugar, pomegranate seeds, fresh rosemary sprig (optional), orange wheel (optional)

Join us Dec 2, 7-8:30 – https://cutt.ly/SBACocktailHour

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Fall 2021 Student Tech Survey: Help the Chicago-Kent Tech Team improve your digital education & classroom teaching tools by sharing your experiences & feedback. The survey is anonymous, but requires your kentlaw email to access to validate your student status. Please respond by Friday, 12/3/2021 at 5pm.

Note: If you would like to report issues and receive a personal response, please contact our helpdesk account, which includes our IT, audiovisual, and digital education support staff. The survey won’t allow individual responses.

Fall 2021 Exams: For more information about exams this semester, please visit the following links:

Upcoming Conferences:

Please join the Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education virtually for these upcoming webinars! They are all free to Chicago-Kent students but registration is required. Click links below to register.

Thursday, December 2 – Friday, December 3, 2021

37th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference

This program is eligible for up to 7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Mental Illness Awareness credit, pending approval. This event is free to Chicago-Kent students when you enter the discount code CKCLE1 during checkout.

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

ABA Announcements

The 2022-2023 Law Student Elections application period is now open!

  • Our student leaders are the voice of law students in the American Bar Association. Council members can learn leadership skills, advocate on behalf of their peers, and make connections with attorneys across the nation.

  • As a member of the council, you’ll be representing law students from coast to coast. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend the next two ABA Annual Meetings, the ABA Midyear Meeting, and other events such as attending the Young Lawyers Division spring conference.

  • Applications to run for these positions on the council are now open! The deadline to apply is January 14, 2022, at 12noon.

  • Division Chair

Join us and submit your Law Student Division election application today!

Jewish Law Student Association: Come join the Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) to celebrate Hanukkah, have some sufganiyot (traditional jelly donuts), and mingle with other students before finals. December 1st, 9am-2pm, Room 704. Open to everyone, stop in for as little or as long as you can. Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 23rd: NLG Brown Bag Lunch Series with Attorneys Melinda Power and Candace Gorman

NOVEMBER 23rd: LELS Next Semester Chat

DECEMBER 1st: Hanukkah Finals Break

DECEMBER 2nd: SBA Holiday Happy Hour

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.

Apply to the Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition. It is a competition that recognizes the best in student labor and employment law scholarship. Jackson Lewis P.C. underwrites the prizes ($3,000 for the first-place winner, and $1,000 to two second-place finishers). The entries are anonymously judged by a panel of five law professors.

Eligibility requirements are on the website and the attached flyer. We are able to review only the first two entries we receive from a single law school, so make sure to send it in as soon as you’re confident that a manuscript is your best work!

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Writing Contest. Find out more information here.

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

Events to Remember:

Date & Event

Description

Month of November, Native American Heritage Month/Indigenous People’s Month

Native American Heritage Month was originally celebrated as a week-long celebration in 1986. Since then, every US President has issued annual proclamations designating November as a time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of North America.

The Chicago area is located on ancestral lands of indigenous tribes such as the Council of the Three Fires, comprised of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations; the Miami; Ho-Chunk; Menominee; Sac; Fox; Kickapoo; and Illinois Nations. To learn more, see the resources linked below:

Native American Heritage Month Events

Native American Heritage Month Documentaries

Podcasts

Birthdays & Special Days – November/December:

November 1

Hailey LaMay, 2L

November 2

Tayrn Trusty, 3L

November 3

Erin Monforti, 3L

November 3

Stephen Cruz, 2L

November 6

Professor Mary Nagel

November 11

Aleathea Williams, 2L

November 13

Erin Granger, 2L

November 17

Ian Murray, 2L

November 18

Claudia Wojslaw, 2L

November 20

Chelsea Smith, 2L

November 22

Julian Verdream, 2L

November 22

Zelpha Williams, 3L

November 23

Jonah Brandhandler, 2L

November 24

Professor Kari Johnson

November 24

Monika Nasiadka, 2L

November 28

Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 2L

December 1

Mairead DeWitt, 2L

December 2

Shiny S. Patel, 2L

December 4

Donna Elias, 3L

December 6

Greg Kelley, 3L

December 10

Alyssa Lanier, 2L

December 12

Madeline Moore, 2L

December 13

Alisha Panthier, 1L

December 13

Devin Ross, 2L

December 16

Eleni Galanopulos, 3L

December 17

Carmen Otubsin, 2L

December 18

Teona Pipia, 2L

December 19

Vanessa Makris, 2L

December 24

Julia Veeser, 2L

December 29

Haley Zobel, 2L

December 30

Hayley Loufek, 2L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 22, 2021

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November 22, 2021

Announcements

Fitness Center Lockers: Please note that the fitness center lockers are not for overnight use. The lockers are only to be used while you are using the Fitness Center. Items left overnight may be thrown out.

Judges’ Panel Recording: Last week SBA hosted four sitting Cook County Judges to discuss their careers and positions on the bench. The Judges have kindly agreed to let us share the recording from the event for you to view that you can find, here.

Holiday Happy Hour: Looking to destress before finals? Interested in learning how to make cocktails to impress family and friends? Want to join in a virtual happy hour from the comfort of home?

Join us for a virtual cocktail hour on Thursday, Dec 2, from 7-8:30 PM! The cocktails are riffs of classics with some winter ingredients for a fun twist! No previous cocktail experience necessary, and if you don’t have equipment at home anything with a sealed lid will do (tupperware, mason jar, travel mug, etc). If you want to skip the cocktail part, feel free to BYOB and just mingle virtually with fellow students.

Ingredients list:

1) Gin, cranberry juice, lemon juice, simple syrup (1/2 c. sugar & 1/2 c. water, heated until dissolved), heavy whipping cream, soda water (lacroix/bubly/etc), egg (optional)

2) Whiskey, orange bitters (for example, angostura), sugar, pomegranate seeds, fresh rosemary sprig (optional), orange wheel (optional)

Join us Dec 2, 7-8:30 – https://cutt.ly/SBACocktailHour

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Fall 2021 Student Tech Survey: Help the Chicago-Kent Tech Team improve your digital education & classroom teaching tools by sharing your experiences & feedback. The survey is anonymous, but requires your kentlaw email to access to validate your student status. Please respond by Friday, 12/3/2021 at 5pm.

Note: If you would like to report issues and receive a personal response, please contact our helpdesk account, which includes our IT, audiovisual, and digital education support staff. The survey won’t allow individual responses.

Fall 2021 Exams: For more information about exams this semester, please visit the following links:

Barristers’ Ball Survey! We are very excited to announce that the Barristers’ Ball is a GO this year! For those who do not know, the Barristers’ Ball is an annual event held at most law schools towards the end of the school year. The event is hosted by SBA as a school-wide formal affair- you might have heard it referred to as "Law School Prom." This year is very special, especially to all of the 3Ls, since this event has been canceled for the past two years. That being said, we want to make this year’s Barristers’ the biggest celebration it can be while ensuring it is as safe as possible for every student in attendance. We all deserve a special night to celebrate our accomplishments throughout this crazy covid law school experience we have all had. If you could take a minute and complete this survey so the Barristers’ Committee can plan as carefully as possible, I know we would all greatly appreciate it. Thanks and see you all at Barristers’!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctf0z0q_Vgh001ozBgmJIXV_Z2E9hwi_3FYJMiQ3oogogb9g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Fall Clothing Drive, now through 11/30/2021 (note the changed date): Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through November 30, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Upcoming Conferences:

Please join the Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education virtually for these upcoming webinars! They are all free to Chicago-Kent students but registration is required. Click links below to register.

Thursday, December 2 – Friday, December 3, 2021

37th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference

This program is eligible for up to 7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Mental Illness Awareness credit, pending approval. This event is free to Chicago-Kent students when you enter the discount code CKCLE1 during checkout.

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

ABA Announcements

The 2022-2023 Law Student Elections application period is now open!

  • Our student leaders are the voice of law students in the American Bar Association. Council members can learn leadership skills, advocate on behalf of their peers, and make connections with attorneys across the nation.

  • As a member of the council, you’ll be representing law students from coast to coast. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend the next two ABA Annual Meetings, the ABA Midyear Meeting, and other events such as attending the Young Lawyers Division spring conference.

  • Applications to run for these positions on the council are now open! The deadline to apply is January 14, 2022, at 12noon.

  • Division Chair

Join us and submit your Law Student Division election application today!

Jewish Law Student Association: Come join the Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) to celebrate Hanukkah, have some sufganiyot (traditional jelly donuts), and mingle with other students before finals. December 1st, 9am-2pm, Room 704. Open to everyone, stop in for as little or as long as you can. Hope to see you there!

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Labor & Employment Law Society (LELS): Join LELS and the First-Generation Law Student Association on November 23 at 5 p.m. to chat about your plans for next semester and beyond! We will be discussing registration for the Spring 2022 semester, general course planning, and tips for outlining and exam prep, so bring your questions or concerns. The Zoom link can be found on the SBA calendar.

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National Lawyer’s Guild: NLG Brown Bag Lunch Series with Attorneys Melinda Power and Candace Gorman: Come together with VETERAN RADICAL ATTORNEYS. Learn how they shaped their careers, the movements they have been a part of, and their advice for law students now. From Standing Rock to Guantanamo there is a role for lawyers to play in resisting the system and building solidarity with radical peoples movements at every stage of our careers. Come learn from those who have gone before and are still paving the way! This is an opportunity for students to come and ask practicing attorney’s questions about movement lawyering, and social justice lawyering in today’s landscape. Bring your lunch and your questions!

Where: Room 704 or on zoom: https://bit.ly/3kmuBb4

When: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 12:30-2

Candace Gorman:Gorman has won a unanimous decision before the United States Supreme Court, taken on pro bono habeas corpus petitions for two men being held at Guantanamo, and was invited to be a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court at The Hague focusing on reparations for victims of war crimes. Recently, Gorman’s focus has shifted to suing the city of Chicago and several detectives for a wrongful incarceration case on behalf of Nathson Fields, a man who had been sentenced to death and spent 18 years in prison and on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Melinda Power: Melinda Power of the West Town Law Office practices criminal defense, civil rights, domestic relations, and works especially closely with the Puerto Rican community and on false arrests and police accountability. Her commitment to movement lawyering has seen her represent Puerto Rican independence activists, anti-Gulf War and anti-NATO demonstrators, striking workers, radical feminists, Black Lives Matter activists, and Standing Rock Water Protectors among others. Melinda has been an NLG member for over 40 years.

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Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 23rd: NLG Brown Bag Lunch Series with Attorneys Melinda Power and Candace Gorman

NOVEMBER 23rd: LELS Next Semester Chat

DECEMBER 2nd: SBA Holiday Happy Hour

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.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Writing Contest. Find out more information here.

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

Events to Remember:

Date & Event

Description

Month of November, Native American Heritage Month/Indigenous People’s Month

Native American Heritage Month was originally celebrated as a week-long celebration in 1986. Since then, every US President has issued annual proclamations designating November as a time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of North America.

The Chicago area is located on ancestral lands of indigenous tribes such as the Council of the Three Fires, comprised of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations; the Miami; Ho-Chunk; Menominee; Sac; Fox; Kickapoo; and Illinois Nations. To learn more, see the resources linked below:

Native American Heritage Month Events

Native American Heritage Month Documentaries

Podcasts

Birthdays & Special Days – November/December:

November 1

Hailey LaMay, 2L

November 2

Tayrn Trusty, 3L

November 3

Erin Monforti, 3L

November 3

Stephen Cruz, 2L

November 6

Professor Mary Nagel

November 11

Aleathea Williams, 2L

November 13

Erin Granger, 2L

November 17

Ian Murray, 2L

November 18

Claudia Wojslaw, 2L

November 20

Chelsea Smith, 2L

November 22

Julian Verdream, 2L

November 22

Zelpha Williams, 3L

November 23

Jonah Brandhandler, 2L

November 24

Professor Kari Johnson

November 24

Monika Nasiadka, 2L

November 28

Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 2L

December 1

Mairead DeWitt, 2L

December 2

Shiny S. Patel, 2L

December 4

Donna Elias, 3L

December 6

Greg Kelley, 3L

December 10

Alyssa Lanier, 2L

December 12

Madeline Moore, 2L

December 13

Alisha Panthier, 1L

December 13

Devin Ross, 2L

December 16

Eleni Galanopulos, 3L

December 17

Carmen Otubsin, 2L

December 18

Teona Pipia, 2L

December 19

Vanessa Makris, 2L

December 24

Julia Veeser, 2L

December 29

Haley Zobel, 2L

December 30

Hayley Loufek, 2L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 15, 2021

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November 15, 2021

Announcements

Fall 2021 Exams: For more information about exams this semester, please visit the following links:

Barristers’ Ball Survey! We are very excited to announce that the Barristers’ Ball is a GO this year! For those who do not know, the Barristers’ Ball is an annual event held at most law schools towards the end of the school year. The event is hosted by SBA as a school-wide formal affair- you might have heard it referred to as "Law School Prom." This year is very special, especially to all of the 3Ls, since this event has been canceled for the past two years. That being said, we want to make this year’s Barristers’ the biggest celebration it can be while ensuring it is as safe as possible for every student in attendance. We all deserve a special night to celebrate our accomplishments throughout this crazy covid law school experience we have all had. If you could take a minute and complete this survey so the Barristers’ Committee can plan as carefully as possible, I know we would all greatly appreciate it. Thanks and see you all at Barristers’!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctf0z0q_Vgh001ozBgmJIXV_Z2E9hwi_3FYJMiQ3oogogb9g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Bar Exam Information Session: TODAY, NOVEMBER 15 from 5:00-6:00 PM in room 210

If you plan to take the July 2022 or Feb 2023 bar exam, I encourage you to attend this session. We will review the bar application and admission process as well as discuss your Character & Fitness application, the subjects tested on the bar exam, and what you need to do now to prepare for next year’s exam.

Sign up to attend here. (Signing up does not commit you to attending- it just allows me to get an idea of where you plan to sit for the bar and if you have questions.)

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Erin Crist if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you on November 15th.

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

10 Great Law Student Strategies You May Not Know: NOVEMBER 17 from 3-4pm via Zoom: In this workshop presented by the Praxis Certificate program, C-K Alum Monica Pechous of Tucker Ellis LLP and Professor Robbins will discuss 10 underappreciated strategies law students can use to further their success in law school (and beyond!) With a focus on “double dipping” by working on projects that pay off in multiple arenas, this Zoom session will give practical tips on a wide range of topics including: exam preparation, scholarships, alternative coursework, writing competitions and more! Plus, attendees will receive an exam tips handout! For questions, please contact Professor Robbins at: jrobbin1.

The Zoom link for the event is: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/81260237886?pwd=dXJmZ0ZZQmRDdGdjeEsvS2VpbjlMUT09

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Fall Clothing Drive, now through 12/4/2021: Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through December 4, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Upcoming Conferences:

Please join the Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education virtually for these upcoming webinars! They are all free to Chicago-Kent students but registration is required. Click links below to register.

Thursday, December 2 – Friday, December 3, 2021

37th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference

This program is eligible for up to 7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Mental Illness Awareness credit, pending approval. This event is free to Chicago-Kent students when you enter the discount code CKCLE1 during checkout.

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

ABA Announcements

The 2022-2023 Law Student Elections application period is now open!

  • Our student leaders are the voice of law students in the American Bar Association. Council members can learn leadership skills, advocate on behalf of their peers, and make connections with attorneys across the nation.

  • As a member of the council, you’ll be representing law students from coast to coast. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend the next two ABA Annual Meetings, the ABA Midyear Meeting, and other events such as attending the Young Lawyers Division spring conference.

  • Applications to run for these positions on the council are now open! The deadline to apply is January 14, 2022, at 12noon.

  • Division Chair

Join us and submit your Law Student Division election application today!

JD Advising Virtual Event

The ABA and JD Advising will be hosting a virtual event for students at Illinois, Michigan, and New York law schools on Tuesday, November 16th from 11a-12p Central Time.

Link to the event registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/196079397757

APALSA: APALSA and HLLSA Meditation and Social. Wednesday, November 17 from 4:30-5:30 PM. Take a break from studying and join APALSA and HLLSA for 30 minutes of guided meditation followed by a 30 minute social. Feel free to join either or both sessions. Our social will provide a safe space for attendees to meet (virtually), chat, and de-stress before heading into finals. This event is open to everyone.

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BLSA: The Black Women Lawyers Association (BWLA) will be hosting a Law Student Exam Writing & Research Workshop on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon) CST.

Current law professors will share tips and best practices to help law students sharpen their exam writing and legal research skills in this virtual event.

You can find more information in the flyer (attached and below) as well as RSVP for the virtual session here.

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Immigration Law Society (ILS): Immigration Law Moot Court Competition:

ILS is 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 11 through Sunday, February 13, 2022. At this moment, the competition will be held in-person, but the competition may change to a remote format depending on public health guidance and NYU policies.

Chicago-Kent’s Immigration Law Society will be having two 3-person teams, depending on interest. If you are interested, please email ils by 11/19/2021 at 5pm

Labor & Employment Law Society (LELS): Join LELS and the First-Generation Law Student Association on November 23 at 5 p.m. to chat about your plans for next semester and beyond! We will be discussing registration for the Spring 2022 semester, general course planning, and tips for outlining and exam prep, so bring your questions or concerns. The Zoom link can be found on the SBA calendar.

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Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA): MLSA General Body Meeting: Join the Muslim Law Student Association for our last General Body Meeting of the semester on Tuesday November 16th at 12:00pm in room 590! We will be discussing finals & study tips as we near the end of the semester. We will be ordering from Aroma Desi Grill for lunch. Please fill out this form to let us know what your order is. You can also join us online via zoom (please be sure to fill out the form as well). Email MLSA with any questions & we hope to see you there!

Parents & Caregivers of Chicago-Kent: Parents and Caregivers of Chicago-Kent invites you to a general meeting on Friday, November 19th from 6-7 pm. We will be discussing upcoming events and open positions. The meeting will take place on zoom. Zoom Link: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/4966436711

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF): SALDF will be having its first general body meeting of the year tomorrow, November 16th, at 6:30 pm! Join us as we discuss our organization, the end of the semester, and events for the spring. This meeting will be on Zoom only. The link is on the SBA calendar and the password is on the flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS):

Entertainment Law in Chicago Event: Interested in Entertainment Law? Curious about what it is like to practice it in Chicago? Come to a talk on November 16, 2021 from 6-7PM via Zoom to learn more. Michelle Wahl, is the Vice Chair of Swanson, Martin, and Bell’s Entertainment and Media Practice Group will be sharing information and answering questions about this exciting practice area. Kenneth Matuszewski, an associate at Goldberg Segalla will share information about the Lawyers for Creative Arts and how to get involved with this organization. Zoom Link: cmcintyre

This event is brought to you by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society in association with the Intellectual Property Law Society, Arts & Cultural Property Law Society, and the Labor & Employment Law Society

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SELS is organizing teams to compete in three sports competitions held at Tulane Law School next semester. These competitions are a nice mixture of moot court/trial team meets the world of sports statistics. For anyone interested in sports negotiations and sharpening your oral and written advocacy skills, these competitions may interest you! There is the International Baseball Arbitration Competition (January 19-21), the Football Negotiation Competition (February 3-5), and the Basketball Negotiation Competition. Each of these are anticipated to be held in person at Tulane in New Orleans. Space is very limited, so those interested should email SELS by Wednesday 11/17 and indicate which competition(s) you are applying for. Also include a short blurb of what qualifications, skills, and attributes you have that would make you a great addition to one of these teams. See below for specific information for each competition. Good luck!

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Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 15th: July 2022/February 2023 Bar Exam Information Session

NOVEMBER 16th: ABA JD Advising Virtual Event

NOVEMBER 16th: Entertainment Law in Chicago Event

NOVEMBER 16th: MLSA General Body Meeting

NOVEMBER 17th: Deadline to apply for sports law competitions

NOVEMBER 17th: APALSA and HLLSA Meditation and Social

NOVEMBER 17th: Praxis Certificate Program, 10 Great Law Student Strategies You May Not Know

NOVEMBER 20th: BWLA Exam Writing Workshop

NOVEMBER 23rd: Next Semester Chat with LELS

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.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Writing Contest. Find out more information here.

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

Career Services:

How to Fund Your Public Interest Internship:

Federal Work Study at CK + other sources of funding

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45pm

Via Zoom

Interested in being paid for your internship at government and public interest organizations? Attend this information session held by Senior Director of Career Services and administrator of the FWS program, Michelle Vodenik, to learn more about Federal Work Study at Chicago-Kent, as well as additional sources of funding available to students, and how to maximize the chance of being funded.

Events to Remember:

Date & Event

Description

Month of November, Native American Heritage Month/Indigenous People’s Month

Native American Heritage Month was originally celebrated as a week-long celebration in 1986. Since then, every US President has issued annual proclamations designating November as a time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of North America.

The Chicago area is located on ancestral lands of indigenous tribes such as the Council of the Three Fires, comprised of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations; the Miami; Ho-Chunk; Menominee; Sac; Fox; Kickapoo; and Illinois Nations. To learn more, see the resources linked below:

Native American Heritage Month Events

Native American Heritage Month Documentaries

Podcasts

Birthdays & Special Days – November/December:

November 1

Hailey LaMay, 2L

November 2

Tayrn Trusty, 3L

November 3

Erin Monforti, 3L

November 3

Stephen Cruz, 2L

November 6

Professor Mary Nagel

November 11

Aleathea Williams, 2L

November 13

Erin Granger, 2L

November 17

Ian Murray, 2L

November 18

Claudia Wojslaw, 2L

November 20

Chelsea Smith, 2L

November 22

Julian Verdream, 2L

November 22

Zelpha Williams, 3L

November 23

Jonah Brandhandler, 2L

November 24

Professor Kari Johnson

November 24

Monika Nasiadka, 2L

November 28

Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 2L

December 1

Mairead DeWitt, 2L

December 2

Shiny S. Patel, 2L

December 4

Donna Elias, 3L

December 6

Greg Kelley, 3L

December 10

Alyssa Lanier, 2L

December 12

Madeline Moore, 2L

December 13

Alisha Panthier, 1L

December 13

Devin Ross, 2L

December 16

Eleni Galanopulos, 3L

December 17

Carmen Otubsin, 2L

December 18

Teona Pipia, 2L

December 19

Vanessa Makris, 2L

December 24

Julia Veeser, 2L

December 29

Haley Zobel, 2L

December 30

Hayley Loufek, 2L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 8, 2021

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Announcements

Fall Bash: SBA will be hosting a Fall Bash on Friday, November 12 from 6-9 PM at The Atrium, a private event space above Tree House in River North (149 W Kinzie St)! The evening will include an open bar for 3 hours including bar service and table service, and food will be available for purchase.

In order to ensure covid safety, a few additional precautions are in place. Weather permitting, the retractable roof will be kept open for air flow, so dress warmly! We will be capping the event at 65% capacity, there are two different bar spaces, and servers will also come around to take orders, all to allow for social distancing and avoid bunching at the bar. In addition, IDs and vaccine cards/photos will be checked at the door, so please bring in addition to your student ID. Masks will be required for entry and when ordering at the bar, and strongly encouraged when not actively eating or drinking. Finally, we are limiting attendance to one guest per student.

Please sign up and pay here by November 10: $25 for students with Chicago-Kent ID and $45 for guests. Only the first 300 students will get the SBA-subsidized rate, and space is very limited beyond that, so sign up quickly!

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Barristers’ Ball Survey! We are very excited to announce that the Barristers’ Ball is a GO this year! For those who do not know, the Barristers’ Ball is an annual event held at most law schools towards the end of the school year. The event is hosted by SBA as a school-wide formal affair- you might have heard it referred to as "Law School Prom." This year is very special, especially to all of the 3Ls, since this event has been canceled for the past two years. That being said, we want to make this year’s Barristers’ the biggest celebration it can be while ensuring it is as safe as possible for every student in attendance. We all deserve a special night to celebrate our accomplishments throughout this crazy covid law school experience we have all had. If you could take a minute and complete this survey so the Barristers’ Committee can plan as carefully as possible, I know we would all greatly appreciate it. Thanks and see you all at Barristers’!

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Bar Exam Information Session: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 from 5:00-6:00 PM in room 210

If you plan to take the July 2022 or Feb 2023 bar exam, I encourage you to attend this session. We will review the bar application and admission process as well as discuss your Character & Fitness application, the subjects tested on the bar exam, and what you need to do now to prepare for next year’s exam.

Sign up to attend here. (Signing up does not commit you to attending- it just allows me to get an idea of where you plan to sit for the bar and if you have questions.)

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Erin Crist if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you on November 15th.

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

10 Great Law Student Strategies You May Not Know: NOVEMBER 17 from 3-4pm via Zoom: In this workshop presented by the Praxis Certificate program, C-K Alum Monica Pechous of Tucker Ellis LLP and Professor Robbins will discuss 10 underappreciated strategies law students can use to further their success in law school (and beyond!) With a focus on “double dipping” by working on projects that pay off in multiple arenas, this Zoom session will give practical tips on a wide range of topics including: exam preparation, scholarships, alternative coursework, writing competitions and more! Plus, attendees will receive an exam tips handout! For questions, please contact Professor Robbins at: jrobbin1.

The Zoom link for the event is: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/81260237886?pwd=dXJmZ0ZZQmRDdGdjeEsvS2VpbjlMUT09

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Fall Clothing Drive, now through 12/4/2021: Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through December 4, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Upcoming Conferences:

Please join the Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education virtually for these upcoming webinars! They are all free to Chicago-Kent students but registration is required. Click links below to register.

Thursday, December 2 – Friday, December 3, 2021

37th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference

This program is eligible for up to 7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Mental Illness Awareness credit, pending approval. This event is free to Chicago-Kent students when you enter the discount code CKCLE1 during checkout.

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

ABA Announcements

  • ABA Law Student Division Council Applications Are Now Open – Want to lead, advocate, and shape policy on a national scale? Network with prominent attorneys and law students from around the country? Run for an ABA Law Student Division Council position. Application deadline is January 14, 2022. Apply today.

APALSA: APALSA and HLLSA Meditation and Social. Wednesday, November 17 from 4:30-5:30 PM. Take a break from studying and join APALSA and HLLSA for 30 minutes of guided meditation followed by a 30 minute social. Feel free to join either or both sessions. Our social will provide a safe space for attendees to meet (virtually), chat, and de-stress before heading into finals. This event is open to everyone.

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Art & Cultural Property Law Society (ACPLS): Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are one of the most intriguing examples of how human experiences with art—or anything else—can be reshaped virtually in the so-called metaverse.Hear Professor Lee explain the complex web of code and content licenses that underlie NFTs, and how they are changing art and ownership on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 12pm in Room 270, or find the Zoom link on the SBA Calendar.

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Black Law Students Association (BLSA): On Friday, 11/12 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST via Zoom here, join BLSA for our final general body meeting of this semester! We expect to check-in with our 1L law students to see how you are doing as we get close to the end of the semester and to discuss more about what’s to come in the spring (e.g. 1L Your Way, Black History Month, NBLSA/MWBLSA Conventions, etc.)

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Federalist Society: Next Tuesday, November 9th, at 12:00pm in Room 590 (and via Zoom, see below), The Federalist Society will be hosting our last event of the semester. It will be a presentation by Professor George Mocsary of the University of Wyoming College of Law, with commentary by our very own Professor Shapiro. The event is titled "Constitutional Rights & Liberties: What’s Left After COVID-19." The presentation will be a kind survey of how pandemic regulations have impacted our individual rights and liberties.

Lunch will be served: Lou Malnati’s pizza.

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HLLSA Churro Sale: Help HLLSA to raise funds while enjoying a sweet treat. The churros will need to be pre-ordered, and they will be distributed at C-K on Monday, November 15th. Please see the flyer below for more details, and email HLLSA if you have any questions.

Click HERE to access the order form!"

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Labor & Employment Law Society (LELS): The National Institute for Workers’ Rights is hosting a virtual symposium on anti-discrimination laws in education and employment on November 12th. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. CST, and features discussions about Title IX, ending workplace discrimination, and the future of employment law. Additional details can be found on the website. You can register for the Symposium here.

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Land Use & Real Estate Society (LURE): LURE’s next event is this upcoming Tuesday, November 9th, at 5pm on Zoom. We are hosting an incredible panel of attorneys who are focused on social impact real estate investing and development and represent firms such as Elrod Friedman, JP Morgan, DL3, and Reyes Kurson. Please see the below flyer for more information and follow the below Zoom link to join. Next week’s event will be our last official event of the semester, so we hope to "see" you all there!

Zoom link for 11/9 panel: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/83174974770?pwd=WS9QT3d1Mzh5cnhLUU5sekM0WU1XUT09

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Moot Court Honor Society (MCHS): The Thirtieth Annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition is currently under way. The advocates had their preliminary arguments last week, and advocates who qualify to advance throughout the tournament will argue in the Octofinals on Monday evening, Quarterfinals on Tuesday evening, and Semifinals on Wednesday evening. The two finalists will then argue on Thursday, November 11 at 3pm. Join MCHS in the Ogilvie Auditorium for a livestream viewing party of the final round! Please check our Facebook/Instagram page next week for a link to live stream the final round.

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Self-Help Resource Center- ILAO Training 11/9/21: The SHWC Team is thrilled to invite you to our first training of the semester, taking place on Tuesday, November 9 at 1pm. This training will be provided by Amy Clark of Illinois Legal Aid Online. For those who do not know, the Self-Help Web Center is a desk at the Daley Center (Circuit Court of Cook County) where Chicago-Kent students help pro se litigants. Due to Covid, the desk has been unable to operate, but you can still attend our training and be prepared for when the desk opens again (hopefully in the spring). The training will be conducted over zoom.

https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/85655661177?pwd=c3U3YTVXc0NtckNqb2xjbXNGeTc4UT09

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Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS):

Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for a happy hour meet and greet on Thursday, November 11 from 5pm-7:30pm right next to school at Taco Lulu (601 W. Adams St.). In addition to half off margaritas from 5pm-6pm, this is a great way for anyone interested in learning more about the exciting areas of sports and entertainment law and getting to know other students in SELS over a few beverages. Fun way to spend a study break. Hope to see you there!

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SELS is organizing teams to compete in three sports competitions held at Tulane Law School next semester. These competitions are a nice mixture of moot court/trial team meets the world of sports statistics. For anyone interested in sports negotiations and sharpening your oral and written advocacy skills, these competitions may interest you! There is the International Baseball Arbitration Competition (January 19-21), the Football Negotiation Competition (February 3-5), and the Basketball Negotiation Competition. Each of these are anticipated to be held in person at Tulane in New Orleans. Space is very limited, so those interested should email SELS by Wednesday 11/17 and indicate which competition(s) you are applying for. Also include a short blurb of what qualifications, skills, and attributes you have that would make you a great addition to one of these teams. See below for specific information for each competition. Good luck!

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Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 9th: Land Use & Real Estate Presentation

NOVEMBER 9th: Constitutional Rights & Liberties: What’s Left After COVID-19

NOVEMBER 9th: What are NFTs Event

NOVEMBER 9th: Rovner Moot Court Competition Final Round

NOVEMBER 9th: Self-Help Resource Center Volunteer Training

NOVEMBER 10th: Hellenic Bar Association Judges Panel

NOVEMBER10th: Meet the Public Service Organizations Reception

NOVEMBER 11th: Peggy Browning Fund Information Session

NOVEMBER 11th: Sports & Entertainment Law Society Happy Hour

NOVEMBER 12th: The National Institute for Workers’ Rights Symposium

NOVEMBER 12th: BLSA General Body Meeting

NOVEMBER 12th: SBA’s Fall Bash

NOVEMBER 15th: HLLSA Churro Sale

NOVEMBER 15th: July 2022/February 2023 Bar Exam Information Session

NOVEMBER 17th: Deadline to apply for sports law competitions

NOVEMBER 17th: APALSA and HLLSA Meditation and Social

NOVEMBER 17th: Praxis Certificate Program, 10 Great Law Student Strategies You May Not Know

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

Career Services:

Meet the Public Service Organizations Reception

Wednesday, November 10 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Registration Link

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Hellenic Bar Association Judges Panel

Wednesday, November 10 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Peggy Browning Fund Information Session

Thursday, November 11 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Birthdays & Special Days – November/December:

November 1

Hailey LaMay, 2L

November 2

Tayrn Trusty, 3L

November 3

Erin Monforti, 3L

November 3

Stephen Cruz, 2L

November 6

Professor Mary Nagel

November 11

Aleathea Williams, 2L

November 13

Erin Granger, 2L

November 17

Ian Murray, 2L

November 18

Claudia Wojslaw, 2L

November 20

Chelsea Smith, 2L

November 22

Julian Verdream, 2L

November 22

Zelpha Williams, 3L

November 23

Jonah Brandhandler, 2L

November 24

Professor Kari Johnson

November 24

Monika Nasiadka, 2L

November 28

Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 2L

December 1

Mairead DeWitt, 2L

December 2

Shiny S. Patel, 2L

December 4

Donna Elias, 3L

December 6

Greg Kelley, 3L

December 10

Alyssa Lanier, 2L

December 12

Madeline Moore, 2L

December 13

Alisha Panthier, 1L

December 13

Devin Ross, 2L

December 16

Eleni Galanopulos, 3L

December 17

Carmen Otubsin, 2L

December 18

Teona Pipia, 2L

December 19

Vanessa Makris, 2L

December 24

Julia Veeser, 2L

December 29

Haley Zobel, 2L

December 30

Hayley Loufek, 2L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 1, 2021

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November 1, 2021

Announcements

A haunting on West Adams Halloween Costume Contest Winners! Thank you for voting in the Black Law Students Association’s Halloween costume contest: A Haunting On West Adams! Voting has officially concluded.

This year’s contest winners are:

  1. Best costume overall: Elizabeth Cannon as Maize the Candy Corn Monster

  2. Second best costume overall: Aleathea Williams as Poison Ivy

  3. Third best costume: Trial Team and Trash Pandas.

We hope you enjoyed this year’s A Haunting On West Adams. Stay tuned for future events hosted by BLSA! ~C-K BLSA Executive Board

Barristers’ Ball Survey! We are very excited to announce that the Barristers’ Ball is a GO this year! For those who do not know, the Barristers’ Ball is an annual event held at most law schools towards the end of the school year. The event is hosted by SBA as a school-wide formal affair- you might have heard it referred to as "Law School Prom." This year is very special, especially to all of the 3Ls, since this event has been canceled for the past two years. That being said, we want to make this year’s Barristers’ the biggest celebration it can be while ensuring it is as safe as possible for every student in attendance. We all deserve a special night to celebrate our accomplishments throughout this crazy covid law school experience we have all had. If you could take a minute and complete this survey so the Barristers’ Committee can plan as carefully as possible, I know we would all greatly appreciate it. Thanks and see you all at Barristers’!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctf0z0q_Vgh001ozBgmJIXV_Z2E9hwi_3FYJMiQ3oogogb9g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Class of 2022 Composite Photo Sessions: THIS WEEK: November 3-4, 2021

You may have seen the dozens of past class composite photos hanging on the walls on the 3rd floor – now is your chance to be part of your class photo! Composite photo sittings for the Class of 2022 composite photo will take place next week. These sessions are free and take only a few minutes. In addition to being part of the composite photo, this is a great opportunity to have your professional headshots taken prior to graduation! Digital images of both your individual portrait and the composite photo will be provided free of charge, courtesy of the Alumni Association.

All photos will be taken in the Auditorium in the lobby level of the law school, with social distancing and safety protocols in place. Graduating students from the Class of 2022 may sign up for any available slot though this fall session is primarily reserved for Fall graduates; additional sessions will take place in the Spring semester. More information is available on the Composite Photo page.

Bar Exam Information Session: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 from 5:00-6:00 PM in room 210

If you plan to take the July 2022 or Feb 2023 bar exam, I encourage you to attend this session. We will review the bar application and admission process as well as discuss your Character & Fitness application, the subjects tested on the bar exam, and what you need to do now to prepare for next year’s exam.

Sign up to attend here. (Signing up does not commit you to attending- it just allows me to get an idea of where you plan to sit for the bar and if you have questions.)

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Erin Crist if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you on November 15th.

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

Fall Clothing Drive, now through 12/4/2021: Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through December 4, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Upcoming Conferences:

Please join the Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education virtually for these upcoming webinars! They are all free to Chicago-Kent students but registration is required. Click links below to register.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

First Wednesday Series – U.S. Secret Service Statutory Obligations and Investigative Scope

This program is eligible for 1.0 hour of general CLE credit, pending approval.

Thursday, December 2 – Friday, December 3, 2021

37th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference

This program is eligible for up to 7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Mental Illness Awareness credit, pending approval. This event is free to Chicago-Kent students when you enter the discount code CKCLE1 during checkout.

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

ABA Events

  • Law student tax challenge

    • An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this is organized by the Section’s Young Lawyer’s Form

    • Asks 2 person teams of students to solve a complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice

    • Problem Release Date: September 7, 2021, released by 5pm ET

    • Submission Deadline: November 8, 2021, by or before 5pm ET

American Constitution Society (ACS): ACS x Demand Justice Event on Supreme Court Reform Friday, 11/5! Join Chicago-Kent’s chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) in partnership with Demand Justice on Friday, 11/5 at 12 p.m. (noon) CDT via Zoom here or in-person in Room 345 for a conversation with their Co-Founder and Chief Counsel Christopher Kang. Representatives from Demand Justice will discuss their efforts to build a progressive movement to restore ideological balance and legitimacy to our nation’s courts!

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Black Law Students Association (BLSA): A Haunting on West Adams Costume Contest! See who won in the “Announcements” section above.

Child & Family Law Society (CFLS): Child and Family Law Society will be hosting our first General Body Meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd from 12:00-1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please join us to learn more about CFLS! If you have any questions or want to be added to group updates, please reach out at cfls. The zoom link will be sent out closer to the event date. We hope to see you there!

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Land Use & Real Estate Society (LURE): Please join Land Use and Real Estate society (LURE) this Wednesday, November 3rd at 2:00 pm in CK Room 165 as we host Nicholas Pratten, an attorney at JMC Law Group. Nicholas primarily works on transactional real estate projects – both commercial and residential – and is also a Kent alum. If you cannot make the meeting in person or would prefer to join online, please use this link: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/88209026414?pwd=MGVRcHc1UDZZM2dVemIvVEpFVmUwdz09. We hope to see you there!

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy: Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a newly formed student organization at Chicago-Kent that focuses on drug policy and harm reduction. For our first event, we will be holding a workshop on how to respond to and reverse an opioid overdose. The presentation will also include some basic information on harm reduction practices and concepts. The event will be held over zoom and in person at room 704 on November 5, at 12:30 PM. There will be pizza for our in person attendees. In order for us to purchase an appropriate amount of food and disseminate the zoom link to attendees, we ask that you please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkFcvJrstVvlKMna0a1e3g7if_nbwfcDT_KiH6RnJE-Sy2jQ/viewform?usp=sf_link . The event is also on the SBA calendar. Thank you, Alex White!

Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 1st & 2nd: ASP “Tackling Exams” Session

NOVEMBER 2nd: Child & Family Law Society General Body Meeting

NOVEMBER 3rd: LURE Presentation by Real Estate Attorney Nicholas Pratten

NOVEMBER 3rd & 4th: Class of 2022 Photo Session

NOVEMBER 4th: SBA’s Paint n Sip Event (Registration Closed)

NOVEMBER 5th: Students for Sensible Drug Policy Workshop

NOVEMBER 5th: ACS Reform the Supreme Court

NOVEMBER 15th: July 2022/February 2023 Bar Exam Information Session

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

ASP Session – "Tackling Exams": With finals fast approaching, get ahead of the curve and attend ASP’s upcoming workshop on "Tackling Exams." Join Professor Young, Dean Sowle, and Dean Abhijeet as they unpack law school exams and strategies for effective exam prep. Students may attend either session – whatever session is most convenient for their schedules. The material covered will be the same. ASP workshops are always open to LL.M. students.

  • Tackling Exams

    • Evening students: Monday, November 1, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30 pm – via Zoom

    • Day students: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – in person, Room 590

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Career Services:

Events to Remember:

Date

Event & Description

11/1 – 11/2:

Day of the Dead

The practice and tradition of Day of the Dead pre-dates pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and several indigenous communities, in what is now known as modern day Mexico, take this period to honor the lives of those who have passed away. Traditionally, Day of the Dead begins on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. This practice is not a form of grieving but instead a celebration of the memories and stories of ancestors and our loved ones. In order to spark those memories, individuals either decorate the grave site or create an altar, called an ofrenda. Both options provide a space to showcase the personalities and values of those who have passed. Some altars have candles, marigolds or cempasuchiles; photos; a person’s favorite drink or food; and cherished items. Within the practice of Day of the Dead, it is believed that during this time the spirit world and earthly world come together to celebrate.

With that said, please join HLLSA, ILS, and ACPLS as we come together to create an ofrenda to celebrate our loved ones. All are welcome to participate. Navigating law school is in itself a challenging journey and surviving a pandemic is an added layer. So, be kind to yourselves and celebrate each other by joining us as we share stories and create a communal altar on October 25th in the concourse.

Birthdays & Special Days – November/December:

November 1

Hailey LaMay, 2L

November 2

Tayrn Trusty, 3L

November 3

Erin Monforti, 3L

November 3

Stephen Cruz, 2L

November 6

Professor Mary Nagel

November 11

Aleathea Williams, 2L

November 13

Erin Granger, 2L

November 17

Ian Murray, 2L

November 18

Claudia Wojslaw, 2L

November 20

Chelsea Smith, 2L

November 22

Julian Verdream, 2L

November 22

Zelpha Williams, 3L

November 23

Jonah Brandhandler, 2L

November 24

Professor Kari Johnson

November 24

Monika Nasiadka, 2L

November 28

Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 2L

December 1

Mairead DeWitt, 2L

December 2

Shiny S. Patel, 2L

December 4

Donna Elias, 3L

December 6

Greg Kelley, 3L

December 10

Alyssa Lanier, 2L

December 12

Madeline Moore, 2L

December 13

Alisha Panthier, 1L

December 13

Devin Ross, 2L

December 16

Eleni Galanopulos, 3L

December 17

Carmen Otubsin, 2L

December 18

Teona Pipia, 2L

December 19

Vanessa Makris, 2L

December 24

Julia Veeser, 2L

December 29

Haley Zobel, 2L

December 30

Hayley Loufek, 2L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of October 25, 2021

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October 25, 2021

Announcements

Barristers’ Ball Survey! We are very excited to announce that the Barristers’ Ball is a GO this year! For those who do not know, the Barristers’ Ball is an annual event held at most law schools towards the end of the school year. The event is hosted by SBA as a school-wide formal affair- you might have heard it referred to as "Law School Prom." This year is very special, especially to all of the 3Ls, since this event has been canceled for the past two years. That being said, we want to make this year’s Barristers’ the biggest celebration it can be while ensuring it is as safe as possible for every student in attendance. We all deserve a special night to celebrate our accomplishments throughout this crazy covid law school experience we have all had. If you could take a minute and complete this survey so the Barristers’ Committee can plan as carefully as possible, I know we would all greatly appreciate it. Thanks and see you all at Barristers’!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctf0z0q_Vgh001ozBgmJIXV_Z2E9hwi_3FYJMiQ3oogogb9g/viewform?usp=sf_link

COVID-19 Policies & Procedure: Please find Chicago-Kent’s current COVID-19 protocols here.

Academic Calendar for 2021-2022: For your reference, the academic calendar for 2021-2022 is available by clicking here.

Exciting and Prestigious Law Firm Externship Opportunities for Spring 2022

Legal Externship Program: Applications to 4-credit special legal externship opportunities at Hinshaw & Culbertson and Seyfarth Shaw are due on or before Wednesday, October 27, 2021. See announcement for more detailed information on requirements and how to apply.

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Now Accepting Applications to the Spring 2022 Semester Law Firm Associate Program (“SLFAP”): Applications to the 6-credit SLFAP opportunities are due on or before Wednesday, October 27, 2021. See announcement for more detailed information on requirements and how to apply to one or all of the 5 participating firms.

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

Fall Clothing Drive, now through 12/4/2021: Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through December 4, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Writing Competition Winners!

The winner of the inaugural A More Perfect Union: A Racial Justice Writing Competition is Chloe Bell, for her paper entitled The Lasting Impact of Housing Discrimination on Industrial Development, Environmental Justice, and Land Use. Read all about Chloe’s impactful article here.

Congratulations also go to Anthony Hao, who was awarded an honorable mention for his paper entitled Litigating Bivens Actions On Behalf of Asylum Seekers In Family Separation Context. Finally, congratulations to Jaylin McClinton for winning the naming contest for the new competition for his submission, A More Perfect Union.

Establishing the writing competition was a commitment from the faculty in its 2020 Antiracism Statement, and is meant to encourage papers that shine a light on issues of racial injustice. Submissions for the 2022 A More Perfect Union writing competition, with a $1,000 prize for the winning submission, will be solicited in January!

Upcoming Conferences:

Please join the Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education virtually for these upcoming webinars! They are all free to Chicago-Kent students but registration is required. Click links below to register.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

First Wednesday Series – U.S. Secret Service Statutory Obligations and Investigative Scope

This program is eligible for 1.0 hour of general CLE credit, pending approval.

Thursday, December 2 – Friday, December 3, 2021

37th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference

This program is eligible for up to 7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Mental Illness Awareness credit, pending approval. This event is free to Chicago-Kent students when you enter the discount code CKCLE1 during checkout.

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

ABA Events

  • Pro Bono National Celebration 10/24 – 10/30

    • During the 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 24-30, 2021, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service encourages programs to sponsor a book club for your members and volunteers and invites all programs to highlight “A Knock at Midnight.” On October 27, 2021 at 4pmET/3pmCT, join us for a complimentary webinar discussion with Brittany K. Barnett, Author of “A Knock at Midnight”. Register Here!

  • Law student tax challenge

    • An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this is organized by the Section’s Young Lawyer’s Form

    • Asks 2 person teams of students to solve a complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice

    • Problem Release Date: September 7, 2021, released by 5pm ET

    • Submission Deadline: November 8, 2021, by or before 5pm ET

  • Just The Beginning Scholar Prep Program

    • OUR MISSION is to encourage students of color and from other underrepresented groups to pursue career and leadership opportunities in the law.

    • Scholar Prep is a fun and educational virtual program designed to introduce middle and high students to the legal field.

    • Kids learn about different areas of law during a one-hour session which would involve a 45-minute interactive activity and a 10-minute Q&A session.

Black Law Students Association (BLSA):

1L Success Workshop on Friday, 10/29

On Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT, join BLSA in partnership with APALSA, First-Gen, HLLSA, MLSA, and Women in Law as we welcome Professor Peter T. Wendel to lead a workshop focused on tips, study strategies, and note-taking methods that are catered towards first-year law students. Pizza will be served!

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A Haunting on West Adams Costume Contest! The Black Law Students Association is excited to announce our upcoming costume contest fundraiser: A Haunting on West Adams. The contest is open to the entire Chicago-Kent community from October 25th to 27th. The entry fee is only $10 for a chance to win the $100 first-place prize! We look forward to seeing your spookiest costumes. The official rules are attached to this email.

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Child & Family Law Society (CFLS): Child and Family Law Society will be hosting our first General Body Meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd from 12:00-1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please join us to learn more about CFLS! If you have any questions or want to be added to group updates, please reach out at cfls. The zoom link will be sent out closer to the event date. We hope to see you there!

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Corporate Law Society: What is Corporate Law?

Please join Corporate Law Society on Tuesday, October 26, from 4pm – 5pm in room 704 to learn from prominent Chicago-Kent professors on the topic of corporate law, what it means to be a business lawyer, and how the Business Law Certificate at CK can help shape your future career. Great information for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls will be covered. This will be an awesome opportunity to meet with professors you’ll likely take classes with, and meet other students from CLS!

Insomnia cookies & coffee will be provided! 🍪🍪

Keep scrolling to learn about our panelists!

Please RSVP and contribute to the conversation with the professors here.

If you can’t join us in person, join us via Zoom here.

Meeting ID: 874 8371 3606

Passcode: 085928

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Criminal Law Society: Women in Crim Law Panel Event! Join the Criminal Law Society and Women in Law Society on Thursday, October 28th at 5 pm for a panel discussion with panelists ranging from a Judge, State’s Attorney, and Public defender. The event will be hybrid — be on the lookout for more information!

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ILS Immigration Law Career Panel: ILS will be hosting an Immigration Law Career Panel on October 27 from 6-8pm. The career panel is open to any law students interested in learning about the different areas of immigration law. We encourage anyone to drop by even if you are unsure about whether you want to practice immigration law, this is the perfect opportunity to find out if it’s the right area of law for you!The panel will answer questions from the E-Board and our members. We will have attorneys from employment-based immigration to non-profit work (detailed in the attached flyer). Hope to see you there! The event will be entirely remote to allow all attorneys and students for an engaging experience. Zoom link is provided in the flyer attached!

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SBA’s Social Committee:

Halloween Trivia! Take a break from the law and instead test your knowledge of all that goes bump in the night. Join us for virtual halloween trivia Tuesday night at 8 PM….if you dare! The competition will be free, individual, and fully online, hope to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/87026018616?pwd=SHI2QVVlcEJVTDIvU2ZYU0MwQ0RPZz09

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Paint & Sip Event! The paint n sip event is officially back November 4th 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 Van Gogh masterpiece!

Please click this link to sign up by October 31st:

https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/576139

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Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 25th-27th: BLSA’s Halloween Costume Contest

OCTOBER 26th: Halloween Trivia

OCTOBER 26th: Diversity Summer Programs Information Session

OCTOBER 26th: “What is Corporate Law?” Panel

OCTOBER 28th: Women in Crim Law Panel Event

OCTOBER 29th: APALSA & BLSA 1L Success Workshop

NOVEMBER 1st & 2nd: ASP “Tackling Exams” Session

NOVEMBER 2nd: Child & Family Law Society General Body Meeting

NOVEMBER 4th: SBA’s Paint n Sip Event

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

ASP Session – "Tackling Exams": With finals fast approaching, get ahead of the curve and attend ASP’s upcoming workshop on "Tackling Exams." Join Professor Young, Dean Sowle, and Dean Abhijeet as they unpack law school exams and strategies for effective exam prep. Students may attend either session – whatever session is most convenient for their schedules. The material covered will be the same. ASP workshops are always open to LL.M. students.

  • Tackling Exams

    • Evening students: Monday, November 1, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30 pm – via Zoom

    • Day students: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – in person, Room 590

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Career Services:

Diversity Summer Programs Information Session – Tuesday, October 26 at 12:00 pm: Join CSO on October 26 for a run down of diversity summer program opportunities. We will discuss programs such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diversity Summer Internship Program, The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP), the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program, and others. We will also have a panel of students who have participated in or interviewed for these programs in the past to give tips on preparing applications. This is a can’t miss program if you are planning to apply for any of these opportunities.

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Events to Remember:

Date

Event & Description

11/1 – 11/2:

Day of the Dead

The practice and tradition of Day of the Dead pre-dates pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and several indigenous communities, in what is now known as modern day Mexico, take this period to honor the lives of those who have passed away. Traditionally, Day of the Dead begins on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. This practice is not a form of grieving but instead a celebration of the memories and stories of ancestors and our loved ones. In order to spark those memories, individuals either decorate the grave site or create an altar, called an ofrenda. Both options provide a space to showcase the personalities and values of those who have passed. Some altars have candles, marigolds or cempasuchiles; photos; a person’s favorite drink or food; and cherished items. Within the practice of Day of the Dead, it is believed that during this time the spirit world and earthly world come together to celebrate.

With that said, please join HLLSA, ILS, and ACPLS as we come together to create an ofrenda to celebrate our loved ones. All are welcome to participate. Navigating law school is in itself a challenging journey and surviving a pandemic is an added layer. So, be kind to yourselves and celebrate each other by joining us as we share stories and create a communal altar on October 25th in the concourse.

Birthdays & Special Days – October :

10/09

Allison Rymek, 2L

10/09

Jaylin D. McClinton, 3L

10/10

Amy Cmiel, 3L

10/12

Dean Sowle

10/14

Alex O’Connor, 3L

10/17

Sydney Weiss, 2L

10/19

Nancy Whaley, 1L

10/19

Shelby Wilson, 1L

10/20

Catherine Arnpriester, 2L

10/24

Alan Gallivan, 3L

10/26

Jerry Altemar, 2L

10/30

Eveline, 1L

10/31

Zoe Allen, 2L

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

A Haunting on West Adams Contest Rules and Regulations (1).pdf
Special Law Firm Externship Announcement (1).pdf
Announcement Spring 2022 SLFAP (1).pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of October 18, 2021

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October 18, 2021

Announcements

COVID-19 Policies & Procedure: Please find Chicago-Kent’s current COVID-19 protocols here.

Academic Calendar for 2021-2022: For your reference, the academic calendar for 2021-2022 is available by clicking here.

Spring 2022 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2022 Legal Externships at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 via Zoom and in Room 580 for those of you who prefer to attend in-person. Please email Suzanne if you have any questions.

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Exciting and Prestigious Law Firm Externship Opportunities for Spring 2022

Legal Externship Program: Applications to 4-credit special legal externship opportunities at Hinshaw & Culbertson and Seyfarth Shaw are due on or before Wednesday, October 27, 2021. See announcement for more detailed information on requirements and how to apply.

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Now Accepting Applications to the Spring 2022 Semester Law Firm Associate Program (“SLFAP”): Applications to the 6-credit SLFAP opportunities are due on or before Wednesday, October 27, 2021. See announcement for more detailed information on requirements and how to apply to one or all of the 5 participating firms.

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

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Fall Clothing Drive, now through 12/4/2021: Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through December 4, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Writing Competition Winners!

The winner of the inaugural A More Perfect Union: A Racial Justice Writing Competition is Chloe Bell, for her paper entitled The Lasting Impact of Housing Discrimination on Industrial Development, Environmental Justice, and Land Use. Read all about Chloe’s impactful article here.

Congratulations also go to Anthony Hao, who was awarded an honorable mention for his paper entitled Litigating Bivens Actions On Behalf of Asylum Seekers In Family Separation Context. Finally, congratulations to Jaylin McClinton for winning the naming contest for the new competition for his submission, A More Perfect Union.

Establishing the writing competition was a commitment from the faculty in its 2020 Antiracism Statement, and is meant to encourage papers that shine a light on issues of racial injustice. Submissions for the 2022 A More Perfect Union writing competition, with a $1,000 prize for the winning submission, will be solicited in January!

Student Organizations

American Bar Association (ABA):

  • Pro Bono National Celebration 10/24 – 10/30

    • During the 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 24-30, 2021, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service encourages programs to sponsor a book club for your members and volunteers and invites all programs to highlight “A Knock at Midnight.” On October 27, 2021 at 4pmET/3pmCT, join us for a complimentary webinar discussion with Brittany K. Barnett, Author of “A Knock at Midnight”. Register Here!

  • Law student tax challenge

    • An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this is organized by the Section’s Young Lawyer’s Form

    • Asks 2 person teams of students to solve a complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice

    • Problem Release Date: September 7, 2021, released by 5pm ET

    • Submission Deadline: November 8, 2021, by or before 5pm ET

  • Just The Beginning Scholar Prep Program

    • OUR MISSION is to encourage students of color and from other underrepresented groups to pursue career and leadership opportunities in the law.

    • Scholar Prep is a fun and educational virtual program designed to introduce middle and high students to the legal field.

    • Kids learn about different areas of law during a one-hour session which would involve a 45-minute interactive activity and a 10-minute Q&A session.

APALSA: Join APALSA as we acknowledge World Mental Health Day on October 10th through a panel we are hosting on October 19th via Zoom at 4:30pm. Mental health is already heavily stigmatized, but every culture treats it differently; APALSA would like to address the stress put on the Asian American community to suppress their mental health concerns, thereby invalidating their mental well-being.

The panel will feature DJ Ida, Executive Director of National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association; Ailin Chang, Program Coordinator of Midwest Asian Health Association, Jonas Ginsburg, Clinical Supervisor of Midwest Asian Health Association, and attorneys from McGuireWoods. Each member will speak about how they advocate for mental health, followed by a Q&A with the panelists, so please feel free to submit questions to APALSA regarding anything.

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Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association: The Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association is excited to announce that our first general body meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19th at 12:00 PM onbira if you have any questions.

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Black Law Students Association (BLSA):

1L Success Workshop on Friday, 10/29

On Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT, join BLSA in partnership with APALSA, First-Gen, HLLSA, MLSA, and Women in Law as we welcome Professor Peter T. Wendel to lead a workshop focused on tips, study strategies, and note-taking methods that are catered towards first-year law students. Pizza will be served!

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Cook County Bar Association: See the flyers below for some upcoming events!

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Child & Family Law Society (CFLS): Child and Family Law Society will be hosting our first General Body Meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd from 12:00-1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please join us to learn more about CFLS! If you have any questions or want to be added to group updates, please reach out at cfls. The zoom link will be sent out closer to the event date. We hope to see you there!

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Criminal Law Society: Women in Crim Law Panel Event! Join the Criminal Law Society and Women in Law Society on Thursday, October 28th at 5 pm for a panel discussion with panelists ranging from a Judge, State’s Attorney, and Public defender. The event will be hybrid — be on the lookout for more information!

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First Generation Law Student Association: Building Success: A First-Gen and Women in Law Panel, Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.: Join the First-Generation Law Student Association and Women in Law for an evening with a panel of successful female attorneys in a broad spectrum of fields. Marlén Cortez Morris is a Labor & Employment litigator and shareholder at Ogletree Deakins; Maria Martinez is Legislative Counsel at the City of Chicago; Amy Peña is in house General Counsel at the Chicago Community Trust; and Laurie Silvestri is the Director of the C-K Upper-Level Legal Writing Program. The panel will focus on career exploration as well as strategies for building firs-gen and female success. Please register for the event here. Join us on zoom by using this link. This is a virtual event.

ILS Immigration Law Career Panel: ILS will be hosting an Immigration Law Career Panel on October 27 from 6-8pm. The career panel is open to any law students interested in learning about the different areas of immigration law. We encourage anyone to drop by even if you are unsure about whether you want to practice immigration law, this is the perfect opportunity to find out if it’s the right area of law for you!The panel will answer questions from the E-Board and our members. We will have attorneys from employment-based immigration to non-profit work (detailed in the attached flyer). Hope to see you there! The event will be entirely remote to allow all attorneys and students for an engaging experience. Zoom link is provided in the flyer attached!

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Kent Justice Foundation (KJF): Join Kent Justice Foundation for our second annual Justice Walk! On Saturday, October 23rd, KJF will host an in-person walk-a-thon event at 10 a.m. at Skinner Track in West Loop followed by a happy hour event at Emporium from 1-3 pm. If you would like to participate in the Justice Walk, either virtually through social media or in-person, there is a kjf. There are COVID-19 guidelines that will be required, so please make sure to bring a mask and social distance as much as possible. We hope to see you there!

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Land Use and Real Estate Society (LURE): LURE is hosting land use attorney and Mayor of Deerfield, Dan Shapiro, for a webinar on Thursday, October 21st at 5:30 pm. Dan is the owner and founder of Shapiro & Associates Law and has over 30 years of experience, from working in big law to starting his own law firm. Please join us for an engaging discussion by using this link: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/87902929930?pwd=U3doWk50OXF2MFovbUR3ZVFSUjhlZz09

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 19th: BIRA General Body Meeting

OCTOBER 19th: APALSA Mental Health Advocacy Panel

OCTOBER 19th: Mayoral Fellowship Program Information Session

OCTOBER 20th: Spring 2022 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting

OCTOBER 21st: LURE Webinar with Dan Shapiro of Shapiro & Associates Law

OCTOBER 22nd: Building Success: A First-Gen and Women in Law Panel

OCTOBER 23rd: KJF Justice Walk

OCTOBER 26th: Diversity Summer Programs Information Session

OCTOBER 28th: Women in Crim Law Panel Event

OCTOBER 29th: APALSA & BLSA 1L Success Workshop

NOVEMBER 2nd: Child & Family Law Society General Body Meeting

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

Career Services:

2022 City of Chicago Mayoral Fellowship Program Information Session

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: 345

Also viewable live on Zoom (Link)

Interested in municipal law and policy-making? The City of Chicago’s Mayoral Fellowship program is a unique and interdisciplinary paid summer experience that allows students to get a first-hand look at the inner workings of a city government. Join us for an informational session with previous Chicago-Kent Mayoral Fellows:

  • Nick Kohler, 2021 Fellow – 2L

  • Sylvia Wolak, 2021 Fellow – 3L

  • Erin Monforti, 2020 Fellow – 3L

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Save the Date! Diversity Summer Programs Information Session – Tuesday, October 26 at 12:00 pm: Join CSO on October 26 for a run down of diversity summer program opportunities. We will discuss programs such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diversity Summer Internship Program, The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP), the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program, and others. We will also have a panel of students who have participated in or interviewed for these programs in the past to give tips on preparing applications. This is a can’t miss program if you are planning to apply for any of these opportunities.

Events to Remember:

Date

Event & Description

9/15-10/15: Hispanic Heritage Month

We are halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, which comes to a close on October 15th. This month of celebration is one that acknowledges the contributions the Hispanic community has made throughout the country and those contributions that are yet to come. It is meant to celebrate not only the culture of the Hispanic people, but the influence this culture has on creating the United States we live and thrive in today.

With the time left to honor Hispanic heritage, HLLSA would like to take this opportunity to highlight the wide range of experiences and journeys that encompass Latinidad and the Hispanic identity. Since the recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month in 1968, this month has served as a platform to showcase the success of those who identify as Hispanic, Afro-Latino, Latiné,Latino/a/x. HLLSA not only invites you to celebrate the success of those like Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea, Environmental, Labor, and Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta; but invites you to reflect on how you as a future lawyer can honor and authentically support the experiences of those around you. Let us consider how we can celebrate, support, and appreciate the diverse community that makes up Chicago-Kent. ¡Juntos somos mejores!

11/1 – 11/2:

Day of the Dead

The practice and tradition of Day of the Dead pre-dates pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and several indigenous communities, in what is now known as modern day Mexico, take this period to honor the lives of those who have passed away. Traditionally, Day of the Dead begins on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. This practice is not a form of grieving but instead a celebration of the memories and stories of ancestors and our loved ones. In order to spark those memories, individuals either decorate the grave site or create an altar, called an ofrenda. Both options provide a space to showcase the personalities and values of those who have passed. Some altars have candles, marigolds or cempasuchiles; photos; a person’s favorite drink or food; and cherished items. Within the practice of Day of the Dead, it is believed that during this time the spirit world and earthly world come together to celebrate.

With that said, please join HLLSA, ILS, and ACPLS as we come together to create an ofrenda to celebrate our loved ones. All are welcome to participate. Navigating law school is in itself a challenging journey and surviving a pandemic is an added layer. So, be kind to yourselves and celebrate each other by joining us as we share stories and create a communal altar on October 25th in the concourse.

Birthdays & Special Days – October :

10/09

Allison Rymek, 2L

10/09

Jaylin D. McClinton, 3L

10/10

Amy Cmiel, 3L

10/12

Dean Sowle

10/14

Alex O’Connor, 3L

10/17

Sydney Weiss, 2L

10/19

Nancy Whaley, 1L

10/19

Shelby Wilson, 1L

10/20

Catherine Arnpriester, 2L

10/24

Alan Gallivan, 3L

10/26

Jerry Altemar, 2L

10/30

Eveline, 1L

10/31

Zoe Allen, 2L

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

Special Law Firm Externship Announcement (1).pdf
Announcement Spring 2022 SLFAP (1).pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of October 11, 2021

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October 11, 2021

Announcements

COVID-19 Policies & Procedure: Please find Chicago-Kent’s current COVID-19 protocols here.

Academic Calendar for 2021-2022: For your reference, the academic calendar for 2021-2022 is available by clicking here.

Spring 2022 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2022 Legal Externships at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 via Zoom and in a room for those who prefer to attend in-person TBA (check the Record for a future update on the room). Please email Suzanne if you have any questions.

Fall Clothing Drive, now through 12/4/2021: Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through December 4, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Student Organizations

American Bar Association (ABA):

  • Pro Bono National Celebration 10/24 – 10/30

    • During the 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 24-30, 2021, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service encourages programs to sponsor a book club for your members and volunteers and invites all programs to highlight “A Knock at Midnight.” On October 27, 2021 at 4pmET/3pmCT, join us for a complimentary webinar discussion with Brittany K. Barnett, Author of “A Knock at Midnight”. Register Here!

  • Law student tax challenge

    • An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this is organized by the Section’s Young Lawyer’s Form

    • Asks 2 person teams of students to solve a complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice

    • Problem Release Date: September 7, 2021, released by 5pm ET

    • Submission Deadline: November 8, 2021, by or before 5pm ET

  • Just The Beginning Scholar Prep Program

    • OUR MISSION is to encourage students of color and from other underrepresented groups to pursue career and leadership opportunities in the law.

    • Scholar Prep is a fun and educational virtual program designed to introduce middle and high students to the legal field.

    • Kids learn about different areas of law during a one-hour session which would involve a 45-minute interactive activity and a 10-minute Q&A session.

APALSA: Join APALSA as we acknowledge World Mental Health Day on October 10th through a panel we are hosting on October 19th via Zoom at 4:30pm. Mental health is already heavily stigmatized, but every culture treats it differently; APALSA would like to address the stress put on the Asian American community to suppress their mental health concerns, thereby invalidating their mental well-being.

The panel will feature DJ Ida, Executive Director of National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association; Ailin Chang, Program Coordinator of Midwest Asian Health Association, Jonas Ginsburg, Clinical Supervisor of Midwest Asian Health Association, and attorneys from McGuireWoods. Each member will speak about how they advocate for mental health, followed by a Q&A with the panelists, so please feel free to submit questions to APALSA regarding anything

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Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association: The Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association is excited to announce that our first general body meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19th at 12:00 PM in room 704 and on Zoom. Lunch will be provided! This meeting is open to any and all students interested in bankruptcy law issues. The e-board will provide an overview of bankruptcy and restructuring law and discuss our plans for this semester and opportunities for involvement. Please contact bira to receive the Zoom link or for any other questions.

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Black Law Students Association (BLSA):

1L Success Workshop on Friday, 10/29

On Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT, join BLSA in partnership with APALSA, First-Gen, HLLSA, MLSA, and Women in Law as we welcome Professor Peter T. Wendel to lead a workshop focused on tips, study strategies, and note-taking methods that are catered towards first-year law students. Pizza will be served!

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Criminal Law Society: Women in Crim Law Panel Event! Join the Criminal Law Society and Women in Law Society on Thursday, October 28th at 5 pm for a panel discussion with panelists ranging from a Judge, State’s Attorney, and Public defender. The event will be hybrid — be on the lookout for more information!

First Generation Law Student Association: Building Success: A First-Gen and Women in Law Panel, Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.: Join the First-Generation Law Student Association and Women in Law for an evening with a panel of successful female attorneys in a broad spectrum of fields. Marlén Cortez Morris is a Labor & Employment litigator and shareholder at Ogletree Deakins; Maria Martinez is Legislative Counsel at the City of Chicago; Amy Peña is in house General Counsel at the Chicago Community Trust; and Laurie Silvestri is the Director of the C-K Upper-Level Legal Writing Program. The panel will focus on career exploration as well as strategies for building firs-gen and female success. Please register for the event here. Join us on zoom by using this link. This is a virtual event, and the flyer is attached.

ILS Immigration Law Career Panel: ILS will be hosting an Immigration Law Career Panel on October 27 from 6-8pm. The career panel is open to any law students interested in learning about the different areas of immigration law. We encourage anyone to drop by even if you are unsure about whether you want to practice immigration law, this is the perfect opportunity to find out if it’s the right area of law for you!The panel will answer questions from the E-Board and our members. We will have attorneys from employment-based immigration to non-profit work (detailed in the attached flyer). Hope to see you there! The event will be entirely remote to allow all attorneys and students for an engaging experience. Zoom link is provided in the flyer attached!

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Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK): Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence, Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.: Join Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), First-Generation Law Student Association (First-Gen), and the Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) for an evening with Ronda Muir, author of Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence. Statistics show that individuals with higher emotional intelligence are happier at work and in their personal lives, experience better success in collaborative settings, and have higher self-regulation, empathy, self-awareness, motivation, and social skills. Ms. Muir will share where lawyers typically stand in these areas and provide ways to assess, develop, and market your emotional intelligence in your lives and careers. Ms. Muir is an attorney with both Big Law and inside counsel experience in the U.S. and overseas, and is one of the country’s leading authorities on the personal attributes of lawyers and the application of behavioral science to the legal workplace. She counsels firms, academics, and global organizations on ways to maximize individual and organizational law practice performance. Assess your emotional intelligence here, and please RSVP here for a link. We will share the Zoom link on Tuesday 10/12 at 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 12th: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

OCTOBER 11th & 12th: ASP Outlining Session

OCTOBER 16th: PILI Program

OCTOBER 19th: BIRA General Body Meeting

OCTOBER 19th: APALSA Mental Health Advocacy Panel

OCTOBER 20th: Spring 2022 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting

OCTOBER 22nd: Building Success: A First-Gen and Women in Law Panel

OCTOBER 26th: Diversity Summer Programs Information Session

OCTOBER 28th: Women in Crim Law Panel Event

OCTOBER 29th: APALSA & BLSA 1L Success Workshop

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

ASP Session – "Outlining Your Courses": What are outlines? Do I really need them? Learn more at the ASP outlining workshop! Professor Young will discuss outlining strategies and techniques. For evening students, the workshop will take place on Monday, 10/11/21 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For day students, the workshop will take place in person on Tuesday, 10/12/21 at 12 p.m. in Room 510 and for remote day students via Zoom at the same time.

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Career Services:

Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law – Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Save the Date! Diversity Summer Programs Information Session – Tuesday, October 26 at 12:00 pm: Join CSO on October 26 for a run down of diversity summer program opportunities. We will discuss programs such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diversity Summer Internship Program, The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP), the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program, and others. We will also have a panel of students who have participated in or interviewed for these programs in the past to give tips on preparing applications. This is a can’t miss program if you are planning to apply for any of these opportunities.

Events to Remember:

Date & Event

Description

9/15-10/15: Hispanic Heritage Month

We are halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, which comes to a close on October 15th. This month of celebration is one that acknowledges the contributions the Hispanic community has made throughout the country and those contributions that are yet to come. It is meant to celebrate not only the culture of the Hispanic people, but the influence this culture has on creating the United States we live and thrive in today.

With the time left to honor Hispanic heritage, HLLSA would like to take this opportunity to highlight the wide range of experiences and journeys that encompass Latinidad and the Hispanic identity. Since the recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month in 1968, this month has served as a platform to showcase the success of those who identify as Hispanic, Afro-Latino, Latiné,Latino/a/x. HLLSA not only invites you to celebrate the success of those like Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea, Environmental, Labor, and Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta; but invites you to reflect on how you as a future lawyer can honor and authentically support the experiences of those around you. Let us consider how we can celebrate, support, and appreciate the diverse community that makes up Chicago-Kent. ¡Juntos somos mejores!

11/1 – 11/2:

Day of the Dead

The practice and tradition of Day of the Dead pre-dates pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and several indigenous communities, in what is now known as modern day Mexico, take this period to honor the lives of those who have passed away. Traditionally, Day of the Dead begins on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. This practice is not a form of grieving but instead a celebration of the memories and stories of ancestors and our loved ones. In order to spark those memories, individuals either decorate the grave site or create an altar, called an ofrenda. Both options provide a space to showcase the personalities and values of those who have passed. Some altars have candles, marigolds or cempasuchiles; photos; a person’s favorite drink or food; and cherished items. Within the practice of Day of the Dead, it is believed that during this time the spirit world and earthly world come together to celebrate.

With that said, please join HLLSA, ILS, and ACPLS as we come together to create an ofrenda to celebrate our loved ones. All are welcome to participate. Navigating law school is in itself a challenging journey and surviving a pandemic is an added layer. So, be kind to yourselves and celebrate each other by joining us as we share stories and create a communal altar on October 25th in the concourse.

Birthdays & Special Days – October :

10/09

Allison Rymek, 2L

10/09

Jaylin D. McClinton, 3L

10/10

Amy Cmiel, 3L

10/12

Dean Sowle

10/14

Alex O’Connor, 3L

10/17

Sydney Weiss, 2L

10/19

Nancy Whaley, 1L

10/19

Shelby Wilson, 1L

10/20

Catherine Arnpriester, 2L

10/24

Alan Gallivan, 3L

10/26

Jerry Altemar, 2L

10/30

Eveline, 1L

10/31

Zoe Allen, 2L

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

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SBA Newsletter – Week of October 4th

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October 4, 2021

Announcements

COVID-19 Policies & Procedure: Please find Chicago-Kent’s current COVID-19 protocols here.

Academic Calendar for 2021-2022: For your reference, the academic calendar for 2021-2022 is available by clicking here.

Spring 2022 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting: Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Spring 2022 Legal Externships at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 via Zoom and in a room for those who prefer to attend in-person TBA (check the Record for a future update on the room). Please email Suzanne if you have any questions.

2021 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture:

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm

  • Hybrid – Lecture will be in the auditorium. A zoom link will be sent to registered attendees.

Join Chicago-Kent faculty, students, and alumni for the 2020 Palmer Prize Lecture. In this lecture, Thomas Crocker, winner of the 2020 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, will present the ideas in his award-winning book Overcoming Necessity: Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism (Yale University Press 2020).

The annual $10,000 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize was established in 2007 by Roy C. Palmer ’62 and Susan Palmer to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world.

Two autographed copies of Professor Crocker’s prize winning book will be raffled to students that register for the event.

https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/events/2021/2020-palmer-civil-liberties-prize-lecture

Fall Clothing Drive, now through 12/4/2021: Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), The Chicago-Kent Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA), and Women in Law (WIL)—in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago—are pleased to sponsor a Fall Clothing and Toy Drive to benefit The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) in Chicago. TWTC served as the sole substance abuse treatment center in Illinois focused solely on women and specializing in treatment framed and informed by women’s issues. However, the pandemic forced TWTC to shutter its physical space, and many women were displaced. While TWTC has found new arrangements for many of the women and children it serves, these women and their children remain in need of clothing in general—and toys (!) for this upcoming holiday season. PACCK, REAA, and WIL ask you to open your hearts (and your closets!) and donate this fall to support these women and their families as they transition through recovery. The Design Museum will accept donations now through December 4, 2021. You may donate via drop-off, delivery, or mail, directly to:

TWTC

c/o Design Museum of Chicago

72 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

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Student Organizations

American Bar Association (ABA):

  • Pro Bono National Celebration 10/24 – 10/30

    • During the 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 24-30, 2021, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service encourages programs to sponsor a book club for your members and volunteers and invites all programs to highlight “A Knock at Midnight.” On October 27, 2021 at 4pmET/3pmCT, join us for a complimentary webinar discussion with Brittany K. Barnett, Author of “A Knock at Midnight”. Register Here!

  • Law student tax challenge

    • An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this is organized by the Section’s Young Lawyer’s Form

    • Asks 2 person teams of students to solve a complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice

    • Problem Release Date: September 7, 2021, released by 5pm ET

    • Submission Deadline: November 8, 2021, by or before 5pm ET

  • Just The Beginning Scholar Prep Program

    • OUR MISSION is to encourage students of color and from other underrepresented groups to pursue career and leadership opportunities in the law.

    • Scholar Prep is a fun and educational virtual program designed to introduce middle and high students to the legal field.

    • Kids learn about different areas of law during a one-hour session which would involve a 45-minute interactive activity and a 10-minute Q&A session.

Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association: The Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association is excited to announce that our first general body meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19th at 12:00 PM in room 704 and on Zoom. Lunch will be provided! This meeting is open to any and all students interested in bankruptcy law issues. The e-board will provide an overview of bankruptcy and restructuring law and discuss our plans for this semester and opportunities for involvement. Please contact bira to receive the Zoom link or for any other questions.

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Black Law Students Association (BLSA):

1L Success Workshop on Friday, 10/29

On Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT, join BLSA in partnership with APALSA, First-Gen, HLLSA, MLSA, and Women in Law as we welcome Professor Peter T. Wendel to lead a workshop focused on tips, study strategies, and note-taking methods that are catered towards first-year law students. Pizza will be served!

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Chicago Bar Association:

The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association invites you to attend our Back to School Bash on October 7!

Sponsored by LexisNexis and Themis Bar Review

Join us at Hubbard Inn, 2nd Floor, 110 W. Hubbard Street, from 4-6pm to meet fellow law students from the Chicagoland area, mingle with the Young Lawyers Section officers to find out how CBA membership can help your future career!

Visit tinyurl.com/21StuBash to sign up. The event is FREE for CBA law student members, $20 for non-members. If you are not a member yet, click here to join the CBA for $12!

Pre-registration and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to attend. Click here to upload a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card.

Questions? Ask Rana Salem (rsalem), or reach out to Young Lawyers Section Director Lindsay Wunrow at lwunrow. We look forward to seeing you there!

Federalist Society: “Free speech Online, Section 230 and the First Amendment” On Tuesday, October 5th at 1:00pm in Room C35, and online via Zoom (here), join the Federalist Society as we host Ashkhen Kazaryan in a discussion on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally provides immunity for website platforms with respect to third-party content. Ms. Kazaryan is a tech policy expert and works at Facebook* as Content Policy Manager, Regulation. She will speak on the history of Section 230, its common misconceptions, and proposals to amend it, as well as content moderation, free speech online, and the global aspects of the Internet. Come to learn about this oft-cited provision and have your questions answered by an expert in the field. All are welcome, and none will be censored! * Ms. Kazaryan will speak in her capacity as an expert: none of her views will represent her employer’s.

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Labor & Employment Law Society (LELS):

THE GIG IS UP Film Screening and Q&A Panel

The Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Labor & Employment Law Society are co-hosting a free advance virtual screening of the film THE GIG IS UP, a new documentary releasing in theaters and on-demand on October 8. THE GIG IS UP uncovers the real costs of the platform economy through the lives of people working for companies around the world, including Uber, Amazon, and Deliveroo.

On Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time, we will be joining the Labor Law Student Association at George Washington University for a Zoom Q&A with the film’s director and cast.

We will be sharing a link with attendees a few days in advance of the panel to screen the film on their own time and on their own devices. To register to screen the film and attend the Q&A Panel, please sign up here!

You can watch the trailer here: https://thegigisup.ca

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Join us for the Labor & Employment Certificate Program Welcome Back Event!

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., the Institute for Law and the Workplace will be hosting its Labor & Employment Law Certificate Program Welcome Event! The event will include a discussion about the certificate program as well as a moderated panel featuring Chicago-Kent alumni and practicing attorneys.

On-campus students can attend the Zoom meeting in Room 345, where it will be projected on the big screen for group viewing.

The Zoom link can be found on the SBA calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK): Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence, Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.: Join Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent (PACCK), First-Generation Law Student Association (First-Gen), and the Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) for an evening with Ronda Muir, author of Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence. Statistics show that individuals with higher emotional intelligence are happier at work and in their personal lives, experience better success in collaborative settings, and have higher self-regulation, empathy, self-awareness, motivation, and social skills. Ms. Muir will share where lawyers typically stand in these areas and provide ways to assess, develop, and market your emotional intelligence in your lives and careers. Ms. Muir is an attorney with both Big Law and inside counsel experience in the U.S. and overseas, and is one of the country’s leading authorities on the personal attributes of lawyers and the application of behavioral science to the legal workplace. She counsels firms, academics, and global organizations on ways to maximize individual and organizational law practice performance. Assess your emotional intelligence here, and please RSVP here for a link. We will share the Zoom link on Tuesday 10/12 at 5 p.m.

Student Humanitarian Network: General Body Meeting is Wednesday, October 6th @12:15pm in Room 704.

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 5th: 2021 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture

OCTOBER 5th: Labor & Employment Law Certificate Program Welcome Event

OCTOBER 5th: Free speech Online, Section 230 and the First Amendment

OCTOBER 6th: Spring 2022 Judicial Externship Information Session

OCTOBER 6th: Student Humanitarian Network General Body Meeting

OCTOBER 7th: THE GIG IS UP Film Screening and Q&A Panel

OCTOBER 7th: U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session

OCTOBER 12th: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

OCTOBER 11th & 12th: ASP Outlining Session

OCTOBER 19th: BIRA General Body Meeting

OCTOBER 20th: Spring 2022 Legal Externship Program Informational Meeting

OCTOBER 29th: APALSA & BLSA 1L Success Workshop

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

ASP Session – "Outlining Your Courses": What are outlines? Do I really need them? Learn more at the ASP outlining workshop! Professor Young will discuss outlining strategies and techniques. For evening students, the workshop will take place on Monday, 10/11/21 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For day students, the workshop will take place in person on Tuesday, 10/12/21 at 12 p.m. in Room 510 and for remote day students via Zoom at the same time.

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Career Services:

Labor & Employment Law Certificate Program Welcome Back Event

Learn more about Chicago-Kent’s well-known Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program. This event will feature a panel of attorneys working in labor & employment law.

Zoom link: https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/81843606117?pwd=dFlsb3dLQkYwZFRDZTM2TEcwZHZoUT09

Air Force JAG Information Session

Meet with Major Jonathon Hoover to learn more about legal experiences with Air Force JAG, including opportunities for post-grad commission and a spring 2022 externship.

This event will be located in the Career Services Office

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Birthdays & Special Days – October :

10/09

Allison Rymek, 2L

10/09

Jaylin D. McClinton, 3L

10/10

Amy Cmiel, 3L

10/12

Dean Sowle

10/14

Alex O’Connor, 3L

10/17

Sydney Weiss, 2L

10/19

Nancy Whaley, 1L

10/19

Shelby Wilson, 1L

10/20

Catherine Arnpriester, 2L

10/24

Alan Gallivan, 3L

10/26

Jerry Altemar, 2L

10/30

Eveline, 1L

10/31

Zoe Allen, 2L

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

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SBA Newsletter – Week of September 27, 2021

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September 27, 2021

Announcements

COVID-19 Policies & Procedure: Please find Chicago-Kent’s current COVID-19 protocols here.

Academic Calendar for 2021-2022: For your reference, the academic calendar for 2021-2022 is available by clicking here.

Judicial Externship Program – Spring 2022: Professor Gross will be holding an informational session on the Spring 2022 Judicial Externship Program on October 6th at 3 p.m. Application packets will be posted in Symplicity and on the externship home page by September 23rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to Sizane Blaz (in Room 618 or via email/phone) or Professor Gross via email/phone. Professor Gross will be speaking via Zoom, but Room 580 is reserved for students in person.

Chicago-Kent’s Pro Bono Forum: Attention all students! Join us in-person or via zoom for our first annual Chicago-Kent Pro Bono Forum. Learn about opportunities to engage in pro bono and community service here at the law school and in the Chicago legal community! We will have speakers from Chicago-Kent based projects like the Self-Help Resource Center, Center for Constitutional Democracy, and Chicago Property Tax Appeal Project, as well as many community-based projects such as Ascend Justice – Order of Protection Winter Immersion Project; John Howard Association – Prison Response Unit Volunteer; Chicago Volunteer Legal Services – Juvenile Guardianship Project + so much more!

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When: Wednesday, September 29th, 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Where: Room 210 or via zoom here

Sponsored by: Chicago-Kent’s Public Interest Resource Center, the Student Bar Association, and the Career Services Office

Banned Book Week Book Donation Drive: The ACLU, ACPLS, and CLS are having a book donation drive to celebrate Banned Books Week! A box will be placed at the Security Desk on the first floor where students and faculty can drop off any books they would like! The books donated do not have to be "banned". Please note that we cannot accept magazines, journals, moldy books, or books that are falling apart.

Event: Banned Books Week Book Donation Drive

Date and Time: September 27 to October 1

Location: Security Desk

Student Organizations

American Bar Association (ABA):

  • Equity Summit: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

    • 9/27-9/30

    • Free for law students

    • Workshops, ted talks, and networking opportunities to educate folks on best practices, concepts, and strategies for addressing DEI gaps in the community

  • 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono Law Student Video Contest

    • The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is sponsoring a video contest for law students to increase participation in pro bono work and raise awareness of pro bono efforts, programs, and providers. Videos are due October 1, 2021.

    • The contest winner will receive one law student registration (approximate value $250, does not include lodging or travel expenses) to the 2022 Equal Justice Conference in Minneapolis, MN, May 10-14, 2022.

  • Pro Bono National Celebration 10/24 – 10/30

    • During the 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 24-30, 2021, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service encourages programs to sponsor a book club for your members and volunteers and invites all programs to highlight “A Knock at Midnight.” On October 27, 2021 at 4pmET/3pmCT, join us for a complimentary webinar discussion with Brittany K. Barnett, Author of “A Knock at Midnight”. Register Here!

  • Law student tax challenge

    • An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this is organized by the Section’s Young Lawyer’s Form

    • Asks 2 person teams of students to solve a complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice

    • Problem Release Date: September 7, 2021, released by 5pm ET

    • Submission Deadline: November 8, 2021, by or before 5pm ET

  • Just The Beginning Scholar Prep Program

    • OUR MISSION is to encourage students of color and from other underrepresented groups to pursue career and leadership opportunities in the law.

    • Scholar Prep is a fun and educational virtual program designed to introduce middle and high students to the legal field.

    • Kids learn about different areas of law during a one-hour session which would involve a 45-minute interactive activity and a 10-minute Q&A session.

American Constitution Society (ACS): ACS will host their first general body meeting of the semester this Friday, October 1st at 12 p.m. (noon) CDT or via Zoom at the link below. They look forward to seeing general body members there as they acquaint you with the organization and promote fellowship amongst their members!

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Supreme Court Term Preview on Tuesday, 9/28 at 1 p.m. CDT

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/28, at 1 p.m. CDT in Room 704 or via Zoom here, join the American Constitution Society (ACS) in collaboration with the Federalist Society as they host a panel discussion about the upcoming Supreme Court docket and term. Panelists include our very own Professors Carolyn Shapiro and Christopher Schmidt in addition to Misha Tseytlin, a representative for FedSoc, and Professor Darrell Miller, a representative from ACS.

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Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA): The deadline has been extended for the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition and applications will be due by September 30th at 5pm. The registration deadline to sign up for our teams is October 1st, so we need to review your applications and choose our teams ASAP! The problems will not be released until AFTER the teams have signed up. We’re trying to sign up as TBD so we can hopefully have the briefs assigned to us prior to choosing the teams, but I would recommend submitting an application anyway if interested.

As a reminder, please email your resume and writing sample (preferably an appellate brief) to Jennifer Lind, President of APALSA, at APALSA, and to Professor Cherish Keller at ckeller.

Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association: The Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Association is excited to announce that our first general body meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19th at 12:00 PM in room 704 and on Zoom. Lunch will be provided! This meeting is open to any and all students interested in bankruptcy law issues. The e-board will provide an overview of bankruptcy and restructuring law and discuss our plans for this semester and opportunities for involvement. Please contact bira to receive the Zoom link or for any other questions.

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Black Law Students Association (BLSA):

BLSA at the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, 9/28

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/28, at 7:10 p.m. CDT join BLSA for their final night out at a Chicago White Sox baseball game! The Chicago White Sox will play against the Cincinnati Reds at Guaranteed Rate Field, which is located at 333 West 35th Street Chicago, Illinois 60616. Interested law students can sign-up for a ticketblsa.

BLSA Joint Bonfire with the UIC School of Law on Friday, 10/1

This Friday, October 1st, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. CDT join our BLSA for a joint bonfire in partnership with the UIC School of Law’s BLSA at Promontory Point located at 5491 South Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60615 in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

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BLSA Out of Darkness Walk on Saturday, 10/2

This Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, join BLSA for the Out of Darkness Chicagoland Walk. BLSA participates each year to promote suicide prevention in honor of the late Nick Johnson, one of our members, from the Class of 2021. This walk will celebrate Nick’s life and bring us all together for the common goal of fighting suicide. You can sign-up to join or make a donation to our teamlanderson3) with any questions.

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1L Success Workshop on Friday, 10/29

On Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT, join BLSA in partnership with APALSA, First-Gen, HLLSA, MLSA, and Women in Law as we welcome Professor Peter T. Wendel to lead a workshop focused on tips, study strategies, and note-taking methods that are catered towards first-year law students. Pizza will be served!

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Chicago-Kent Law Review: Join the Chicago-Kent Law Review for an afternoon examining the Administrative Procedures Act. Keynote guest Doug Letter, General Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, will discuss the role of the APA in congressional litigation against the Trump administration. The afternoon will feature presentations discussing the conception of law and policy under the Act, comparing the benefits of evolutionary interpretation against originalism, offering critical examination into ratemaking and rulemaking hearings, and exploring the role of the APA in the advancement of civil rights. Register here.

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Corporate Law Society (CLS): *Rescheduled* Please join CLS on Friday, October 1, from 1-2:30pm next door at Taco Lulu (601 W Adams St.) for our General Body Meeting! There will be food and drink deals just for us. 🌮🍹 To join us, please RSVP here! Please note this event is open to any and all CK students, so bring your friends! If your friends are not yet in CLS, but want to be, they can sign up using this form.

Environmental Law Society (ELS): The Environmental Law Society invites you to join us for our first general body meeting on September 28 on Tuesday, September 28th at 12:00 PM. We will still be meeting both in-person (Room 270) and on Zoom (register here). This meeting is open to any and all students at Chicago-Kent interested in environmental law issues, so please tell your friends!! We will get to hear from Prof. Keith Harley on the Environmental and Energy Law Certificate Program, discuss 1L and upper-level involvement opportunities for both ELS and the Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL), and will discuss our upcoming ELS events.

Additionally, if you’re interested in becoming a 1L Class Representative, please attend the meeting, or follow the link on the flyer for more information. We look forward to meeting everyone!

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Health Law Society: Join the Health Law Society general body meeting on Zoom this Wednesday, September 29 at 5:30 PM where we’ll discuss our goals and plans for the fall semester. Email healthlawsociety with any questions. See you there!

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Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS): Event: What is IP? Tuesday, September 28th at 12:30pm in Room C50. Join IPLS on Tuesday, September 28th for an introduction to Intellectual Property law with Professor Gregory Reilly. The lecture will focus on the three main categories of IP law: patents, copyrights, and trademarks. This is a great primer for anyone interested in IP!

Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS): Labor and Employment Law Society Logo Contest!

Whether you are super creative or just want a fun non-law-school detour, LELS is looking for a new logo! Designs must be submitted to lels by Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Board members will vote on the designs, with Professor Aleisa stepping in as our tiebreaker. The winning design will be announced on Friday, October 1, 2021, and the winner will receive a $15 gift card to their choice of Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts.

Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance (REAA): Please join us for the Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance’s first general body meeting on September 28th at 1 PM in Room 580!

You can also attend the meeting using the below Zoom meeting information:

Meeting ID: 844 7897 9393

Passcode: 373461

See you there!

Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 27th – 30th: ABA Equity Summit

SEPTEMBER 28th: ELS General Body Meeting

SEPTEMBER 28th: Supreme Court Term Preview

SEPTEMBER 28th: What is IP? Event

SEPTEMBER 28th: REAA General Body Meeting

SEPTEMBER 29th: Health Law Society General Body Meeting

OCTOBER 1st: ACS General Body Meeting

OCTOBER 1st: Law Review Virtual Symposium: 75th Anniversary of the Administrative Procedure Act

OCTOBER 1st: BLSA Joint Bonfire with the UIC School of Law

OCTOBER 1st: CLS General Body Meeting

OCTOBER 2nd: BLSA AFSP Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk

OCTOBER 6th: Spring 2022 Judicial Externship Information Session

OCTOBER 11th & 12th: ASP Outlining Session

OCTOBER 29th: APALSA & BLSA 1L Success Workshop

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

Future Deadlines

OCTOBER 1st: Deadline to apply for The 14th Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition.

  • Cash Prizes

  • Free to Apply

Resources

From Admissions: Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates! Would you like to make an impact on recruiting next year’s class? Joining the Chicago-Kent Advocates is a great opportunity! The Office of Admissions is looking for enthusiastic students to join the Chicago-Kent Advocates program. This is a student group created to promote Chicago-Kent to prospective students. Your experience with the law school admissions process and insight as a law student is invaluable.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Advocate, you can join us on Tuesday, September 21 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room 210 or on Tuesday, September 28th at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room 210.

You can also email us at admissions to learn more about what it entails.

We hope you will be able to join us!

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

ASP Session – "Outlining Your Courses": What are outlines? Do I really need them? Learn more at the ASP outlining workshop! Professor Young will discuss outlining strategies and techniques. For evening students, the workshop will take place on Monday, 10/11/21 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For day students, the workshop will take place in person on Tuesday, 10/12/21 at 12 p.m. in Room 510 and for remote day students via Zoom at the same time.

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From the Library: Illinois Women’s Bar Foundation (“WBF”) Scholarship Application Solicitation

All nominations, applications, and supporting documents are due by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021. Each applicant must submit the following: (1) law school transcript; (2) resume; (3) letter of recommendation (from you or another faculty-member or administrator); and (4) a completed 2021 Scholarship Application (attached). Applicants should email their applications and supporting documentation directly to wbfscholarship. Recommenders may submit their letters directly to the Foundation at wbfscholarship or may provide their letters to the scholarship applicant for submission.

Once we receive the applications from each school, the WBF Board will choose at least two applicants to interview from each Illinois law school. Interviews will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 via Zoom. Applicants must be available for an interview to be eligible for a scholarship. We will inform the applicants of whether they have been selected for an interview and of the precise time and location of the interview no later than Monday, October 11, 2021. We anticipate that we will award at least one scholarship to a student from each Illinois law school.

If you have any questions about the application, scholarship criteria, or selection process, please feel free to contact Amy O’Conner at amy.oconner or by phone at 586-242-0968. We look forward to meeting this year’s outstanding applicants from Kent!

Birthdays & Special Days – September :

9/3

Shannon Cottrell, 3L

9/5

Ricardo Ramirez, 1L

9/10

Rebecca Chmielewski, 2L

9/10

Megan Hovde, 2L

9/15

Sara Rusnak, 1L

9/19

Katherine Hanson, 3L

9/19

Subhiksha Gopal, LLM

9/19

Gabrielle Robles, 3L

9/19

Jessica Himes, 2L

9/26

Professor Lori Andrews

9/27

Emily Shanley–Roberts, 3L

9/29

Emily Shapiro, 2L

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

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