SBA Newsletter for the Week of May 3, 2021

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**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

This is the last newsletter of the Semester. We wish everyone the best of luck on Finals!

U-Pass: Students will have an opportunity to opt-in for the U-Pass for Summer. Watch your inbox over the coming weeks for more details!

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

The Chicago-Kent Law Review will be hosting FIVE LIVE Zoom sessions for interested and eligible students to learn more about the function and benefits of joining Law Review. During these sessions, we will cover Bluebook basics as well as how to approach the summer write-on process. All sessions will be held via Zoom and you do not need to attend more than one session. Please see the attached flyer for the meeting links.

  • As a reminder, the following students will automatically be invited to join the Chicago-Kent Law Review based on their academic performance:

    • Full-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the full-time day division class

    • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the combined evening division and part-time day division class

    • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their second year and rank within the top 7% of the combined class of first-year day students and second-year evening and part-time day students

    • An additional method for joining Law Review is through participation in the Summer Candidacy Program. Because the Law Review is no longer requiring applicants to meet a minimum cumulative GPA, the Summer Candidacy Program will begin before Spring 2021 grades are released. This is a change from past years. This means that first-year rankings will not be available prior to the start of the write-on process. For this reason, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Summer Candidacy Program regardless of the potential to fall within the top 7%.

  • If there are any questions or concerns, please reach out to the incoming Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Elizabeth Jedrasek (ejedrasek), or refer to § 1.12 of the Student Handbook for more information about eligibility requirements.

  • Remaining Dates for Informational Sessions

    • 5/16 2:00

    • 5/19 6:00

Events for This Week

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

There are no reported events for this week. Please make time for self-care.

Future Events

Saturday, May 15

  • 12:00 p.m. Diversity Graduation Celebration, sponsored by APALSA and co-sponsored by MLSA, HLLSA, BLSA, Lambdas, China Law Society, and SALSA. Join us for a virtual celebration on Zoom. Students, faculty, and friends are all welcome. All are encouraged to RSVP, and graduates are strongly encouraged to RSVP so that their student organizations may collect shipping information for graduation gifts. Please RSVP here:https://forms.gle/4TnpBYGTauGX4t9Z9

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Sunday, May 16

  • 2:00 p.m. Chicago-Kent Law Review Write-On Info Session. Please see the SBA Calendar or the attached flyer for the link.

Wednesday, May 19

  • 6:00 p.m. Chicago-Kent Law Review Write-On Info Session. Please see the SBA Calendar or the attached flyer for the link.

Resources

Writing Competitions

From ASP:

From the Library:

  • 2021 Summer and Post-Grad Access to Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg

  • The library has created a resource guide for APALSA and our Asian community, in light of recent events. Students may access the guide here.

  • As part of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s mission to support the needs of faculty, students, and staff of the law school, our newest library guide highlights resources to support the work being done to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago-Kent: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources. In the guide, find links to books, specialized digital collections, study guides, and journals, with many titles you can access digitally through our collections even if you’re not visiting our library in person or requesting books via I-Share at this time. You’ll also find recommendations for antiracism books and authors to support the ongoing work of the Chicago-Kent Antiracism Statement from 2020.

  • We hope you’ll review the resources and use the CK Suggests page if you have suggestions, reviews, or content you’d like to see in the guide in the future.

Housing/Sublease Spreadsheet:

  • Northwestern Law started a sublease spreadsheet for people looking to lease their apartment over the summer. The spreadsheet is being shared with all the Chicago area law schools. Students can feel free to add their apartments if they need a renter, or this is a good place to look if any students need a place just for the summer during their internship.

Birthdays & Special Days – May:

5/2

Dylan Sacenti, 2L; Nicholas Panuncialman, 1L

5/6

Ruben Bautista, 2L; Cara Lewis, 1L

5/11

Nicole Huryta , 1L

5/17

Nicole Jansma, 1L

5/19

Isabella Calves, 1L

5/24

Evan Turcotte, 1L

5/26

Jumana Abdelrahman, 1L

5/27

Manuela Pinilla, 2L; Peter Soukenik, 1L

5/29

Xavier Harris, 1L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of 4/23/2021

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**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

This week is the final week of classes. Read Period Begins on Saturday, May 1. We wish you luck on your final exams!

U-Pass: Students will have an opportunity to opt-in for the U-Pass for Summer. Watch your inbox over the coming weeks for more details!

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

ASP: We are in the process of recruiting Academic Skills Program Teaching Assistants (TAs) for the Summer 2021 term. TAs are selected from among CK’s top students based on their overall performance in law school and in particular courses. TAs make a big difference by helping their peers through the following activities:

  • TAs hold weekly office hours

  • TAs run large review sessions open to all students in the class

  • TAs run weekly small group sessions for selected students

Interested? Apply online by April 30 (click on link below). Also, please approach the professor you would like to work with and inform him/her of your interest.

We are looking for Summer TAs for the following courses:

  • Criminal Law – Dean Sowle (first years can apply to be Dean Sowle’s TA)

  • Evidence – Prof. Kling

  • Trial Evidence – Prof. Truesdale

TA APPLICATION Applications are due on APRIL 30, 2021. More info about TAs can be found here.

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The Chicago-Kent Law Review will be hosting FIVE LIVE Zoom sessions for interested and eligible students to learn more about the function and benefits of joining Law Review. During these sessions, we will cover Bluebook basics as well as how to approach the summer write-on process. All sessions will be held via Zoom and you do not need to attend more than one session. Please see the attached flyer for the meeting links.

  • As a reminder, the following students will automatically be invited to join the Chicago-Kent Law Review based on their academic performance:

    • Full-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the full-time day division class

    • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the combined evening division and part-time day division class

    • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their second year and rank within the top 7% of the combined class of first-year day students and second-year evening and part-time day students

    • An additional method for joining Law Review is through participation in the Summer Candidacy Program. Because the Law Review is no longer requiring applicants to meet a minimum cumulative GPA, the Summer Candidacy Program will begin before Spring 2021 grades are released. This is a change from past years. This means that first-year rankings will not be available prior to the start of the write-on process. For this reason, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Summer Candidacy Program regardless of the potential to fall within the top 7%.

  • If there are any questions or concerns, please reach out to the incoming Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Elizabeth Jedrasek (ejedrasek), or refer to § 1.12 of the Student Handbook for more information about eligibility requirements.

  • Dates for Informational Sessions

    • 4/27 12:30

    • 4/28 3:30

    • 4/30 5:30

    • 5/16 2:00

    • 5/19 6:00

Events for This Week

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

Tuesday, April 27

  • 12:30 p.m. Chicago-Kent Law Review Write-On Info Session. Please see the SBA Calendar or the attached flyer for the link.

Wednesday, April 28

  • 3:30 p.m. Chicago-Kent Law Review Write-On Info Session. Please see the SBA Calendar or the attached flyer for the link.

Friday, April 30

  • 12 – 1 p.m. ACPLS presents: A Conversation with Lori Breslauer, General Counsel to the Field Museum. Lori Breslauer provides legal advice to the Museum on a wide variety of matters including collections management/cultural property, exhibitions, education initiatives, business affairs, intellectual property, and insurance. https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/87327605944?pwd=VU04VWRTbzYrVUFJTzl0U25aUHRIUT09

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  • 3:00 p.m. The ACS, ACLU, CLS, NLG, and REAA present “A Conversation on the Death Penalty” with the renowned lawyer, author, speaker, and “Angel of Death Row” Ms. Andrea Lyon. The link is here, and in the SBA Calendar.

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  • 4-5 p.m. SBA Open Door – Final Session At 4 pm on Fridays through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!

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  • 5:30 p.m. Chicago-Kent Law Review Write-On Info Session. Please see the SBA Calendar or the attached flyer for the link.

Future Events

Sunday, May 2

  • 1 – 3 p.m.: The ACPLS presents The Student Art Fair at Pilot Project Brewing in Logan Square. This will be a fun opportunity to network and hang out with fellow art lovers over coffee and drinks. If you intend to participate in the Art Fair, please submit (to acpls) the following information at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, April 23:

  • The format of the piece(s) you will be submitting (ie. photography, paint, sculpture, etc)

  • The name of your piece(s) – if you have one

  • The approximate size of your piece(s), so that we are able to provide an appropriate viewing platform for your work and are able to accommodate space for everyone

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Sunday, May 16

  • 2:00 p.m. Chicago-Kent Law Review Write-On Info Session. Please see the SBA Calendar or the attached flyer for the link.

Wednesday, May 19

  • 6:00 p.m. Chicago-Kent Law Review Write-On Info Session. Please see the SBA Calendar or the attached flyer for the link.

Resources

Writing Competitions

From the Library:

  • 2021 Summer and Post-Grad Access to Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg

  • The library has created a resource guide for APALSA and our Asian community, in light of recent events. Students may access the guide here.

  • As part of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s mission to support the needs of faculty, students, and staff of the law school, our newest library guide highlights resources to support the work being done to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago-Kent: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources. In the guide, find links to books, specialized digital collections, study guides, and journals, with many titles you can access digitally through our collections even if you’re not visiting our library in person or requesting books via I-Share at this time. You’ll also find recommendations for antiracism books and authors to support the ongoing work of the Chicago-Kent Antiracism Statement from 2020.

  • We hope you’ll review the resources and use the CK Suggests page if you have suggestions, reviews, or content you’d like to see in the guide in the future.

American Bar Association:

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

Housing/Sublease Spreadsheet:

  • Northwestern Law started a sublease spreadsheet for people looking to lease their apartment over the summer. The spreadsheet is being shared with all the Chicago area law schools. Students can feel free to add their apartments if they need a renter, or this is a good place to look if any students need a place just for the summer during their internship.

Birthdays & Special Days – April:

04/01 – Isabelle Abbott, 1L

04/04 – Janet Vasquez, 3L

04/06 – Joe Popely, 2L

04/08 – Marrell Williams, 1L

4/13 – Zach Taylor, 3L

4/15 – Joshua Kibert, 1L

4/18 – Daniel Kfoury, 3L

4/20 – Daniel Abraham, 1L

4/21 – Megan Warshawsky, 1L

4/25 – Taylor Shuman, 2L

4/26 – Joey Zawacki, 2L

4/27 – Micah McClendon, 3L

4/29 – Roberto Martinez, 3L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of April 19, 2021

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**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

We are in the process of recruiting Academic Skills Program Teaching Assistants (TAs) for the Summer 2021 term. TAs are selected from among CK’s top students based on their overall performance in law school and in particular courses. TAs make a big difference by helping their peers through the following activities:

  • TAs hold weekly office hours

  • TAs run large review sessions open to all students in the class

  • TAs run weekly small group sessions for selected students

Interested? Apply online by April 30 (click on link below). Also, please approach the professor you would like to work with and inform him/her of your interest.

We are looking for Summer TAs for the following courses:

  • Criminal Law – Dean Sowle (first years can apply to be Dean Sowle’s TA)

  • Evidence – Prof. Kling

  • Trial Evidence – Prof. Truesdale

TA APPLICATION Applications are due on APRIL 30, 2021. More info about TAs can be found here.

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MCHS tryouts are April 19th through April 22nd. We are still accepting applications (despite our previously stated deadline of April 12th). If anyone has any questions, they can email our President, Bora Ndregjoni, at bndregjoni or our director, Prof. Keller, at ckeller.

The Chicago-Kent Law Review will be hosting FIVE LIVE Zoom sessions for interested and eligible students to learn more about the function and benefits of joining Law Review. During these sessions, we will cover Bluebook basics as well as how to approach the summer write-on process. All sessions will be held via Zoom and you do not need to attend more than one session. Please see the attached flyer for the meeting links.

  • As a reminder, the following students will automatically be invited to join the Chicago-Kent Law Review based on their academic performance:

    • Full-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the full-time day division class

    • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the combined evening division and part-time day division class

    • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their second year and rank within the top 7% of the combined class of first-year day students and second-year evening and part-time day students

    • An additional method for joining Law Review is through participation in the Summer Candidacy Program. Because the Law Review is no longer requiring applicants to meet a minimum cumulative GPA, the Summer Candidacy Program will begin before Spring 2021 grades are released. This is a change from past years. This means that first-year rankings will not be available prior to the start of the write-on process. For this reason, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Summer Candidacy Program regardless of the potential to fall within the top 7%.

  • If there are any questions or concerns, please reach out to the incoming Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Elizabeth Jedrasek (ejedrasek), or refer to § 1.12 of the Student Handbook for more information about eligibility requirements.

  • Dates for Informational Sessions

    • 4/27 12:30

    • 4/28 3:30

    • 4/30 5:30

    • 5/16 2:00

    • 5/19 6:00

The ACPLS will be hosting the Student Art Fair on Sunday, May 2nd from 1-3 at Pilot Project Brewing in Logan Square. This will be a fun opportunity to network and hang out with fellow art lovers over coffee and drinks. If you intend to participate in the Art Fair, please submit (to acpls) the following information at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, April 23:

  • The format of the piece(s) you will be submitting (ie. photography, paint, sculpture, etc)

  • The name of your piece(s) – if you have one

  • The approximate size of your piece(s), so that we are able to provide an appropriate viewing platform for your work and are able to accommodate space for everyone

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Events for This Week

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

Tuesday, April 20

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: NELA-IL is hosting its annual Seventh Circuit Conference Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. This year’s theme is "Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19." This event is free for all law students. Commensurate with NELA’s new student inclusion efforts, they will also be holding student social sessions in between breaks where students can informally network with each other and other employment law attorneys.

  • 5:00 p.m.: Cannabis Law Society and Arts and Cultural Property Law Society present "Paint and Puff with Bob Ross" on 4/20/21 at 5pm. If you need a paint set, we can order one for you for $25! Send your RSVP to cannabislawsociety.

  • 5:30 p.m.: Pathways to the Bench – Judges Panel. Please join SBA and Lambdas as we host four Cook County Judges in a panel. The judges will be discussing their career paths and history, and take questions from the audience in real time. This event will be invaluable for anyone interested in becoming a judge, and provides an excellent networking opportunity to interact with current judges. Please see the SBA Calendar for more details.

Wednesday, April 21

  • 4:00 p.m. Please join SELS for a talk with Tennessee Titans President and Chicago-Kent Alumnus Burke Nihil on Wednesday, April 21 at 4:00pm!

Thursday, April 22

  • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Women in Law Trivia Night. Join the Society of Women in Law for Trivia Night on Thursday April 22, from 5:30PM-7PM via Zoom. The questions will feature feminist and both fictional and famous female lawyer trivia. Prizes will be awarded to First, Second, and Third place teams so everyone has a chance to win! If you are part of the WIL Mentorship Program, we encourage you to invite your mentor as this is an excellent event to have fun and get to know each other better. All are welcome, so bring your friends and join us for Women in Law Trivia Night! Register here.

  • 5:30 p.m.: Speaker Brittany Hill – Alternatives for Change: Exploring Restorative Justice in Animal Crimes. Join us for a presentation about restorative justice in animal crimes by Brittany Hill, an attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program. In her work, Brittany finds innovative ways to apply criminal justice reform to animal law. Brittany graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2019 and while there, Brittany worked on criminal justice reform issues, including clemency and reducing barriers for justice-involved people through community law. The first 7 people to register will receive a $15 gift card to Native Foods, which will be sent out to them after they attend this event. Additionally, everyone who registers and attends the event will be automatically included in a raffle for one $25 gift card from Kitchen 17. See attached flyer for more info. Please register egalanopulos.

  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.: By popular demand Paint n Sip night is back!! For just $5 you can join your classmates for a virtual paint n sip hosted by Pino’s Pallet of Logan Square on Thursday, April 22 at 8pm-10pm. ALL painting supplies are included in that price and paint supplies can be shipped directly to your home (for an additional $17 shipping fee) or can be picked up from the lobby at Chicago Kent the Tuesday and Wednesday before the event. Sign up BEFORE Friday, April 16th using this link: https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/534423

Friday, April 23

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm on Fridays through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The 30th Annual KJF Spring Auction: Calling all students: Are you a public interest student planning on getting an unpaid internship this coming summer? Or a student with a paid internship who’s looking to give back to the C-K community? The annual Kent Justice Foundation’s Spring Auction (when students can bid on Themis and Barbri Giftcards, virtual murder mystery, Zoom happy hour, and much more with your favorite professors!) is coming up on Friday, April 23rd.

    • The 30th Annual Auction will take place in the auditorium at Chicago-Kent on Friday, April 23rd from 6-8 PM CST. This will be an in-person event so social distancing and masks are required. But we are excited to see each and every one of you in person! There will be a silent and live auction taking place. If you would like to attend, the tickets are $7. You can purchase tickets at the door or online. Once the link is live, we will send you all a second email containing the link to purchase tickets.

    • Also, if you would like to volunteer for a committee either setting up the event, tearing down the event, or the wrap up committee, please provide your name here. The Wrap-Up committee begins working after the auction and involves emailing donors and winners. The more you volunteer, the more money we can raise for summer scholarships, and the more chances you have to get a scholarship yourself, up to $5,000.

    • If you have any questions, please feel free to email us, but we are really excited to be putting on an event at school and in-person!

Student Org Elections

ACLU Announces Executive Board ELECTIONS! If you are interested in serving on the ACLU executive board, please submit a brief statement – no more than 250 words – by Wednesday, April 21st, 11:59 p.m. to aclu. All positions are open for election and here’s a list of our current board members. You can reach out to them if you’d like to learn more about what they do in their positions or to learn what it’s like generally to be on the ACLU board!

  • President – Robert Meglei – RMeglei

  • Vice President – Sahil Marya – SMarya

  • Director of Communications – Patrycia Piakoski – PPiaskowski

  • Treasurer – Matt Burns – MBurns13

  • Social Media/ Marketing Director – Ashley Rice – ARice8

  • National/Regional Chapter Liaison – Danielle Craan – DCraan

  • Fundraising/Outreach Director – Larissa Kupinsky-Gamberg – LKupinszkygamberg

REAA Executive Board Elections: If you are interested in serving on the REAA executive board, please submit a brief statement – no more than 250 words- by Wednesday, April 21st, 11:59 p.m. to reaa@kentlaw.iit.edu. All positions are open for election:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Publicist

  • 1L/2L Reps

  • Alumni Chair

Please be aware all positions will be available to those who are interested.

Volunteer Opportunities

Law Student Volunteers Needed! The Annual Illinois Youth Summit for high school students will take place on May 14, 2021. This year, the summit topic will be “What does defund the police really mean?” If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dee Runaas at drunaas.

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) has informed us that they are seeking 2 volunteers for the Immigrant Legal Defense Project. They are asking for 2-3 hours a week from May 24 through July 30. The volunteer would be paired with a fellow on NIJC’s Immigrant Legal Defense Project. The work would be remote via an internet platform. Please contact Elena Miller if you are interested in this opportunity.

Midwest Immigration Bond Fund Coalition Ambassador Training April 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 CT: The Midwest Immigration Bond Fund Coalition (MIBFC) endeavors to fill a critical gap by establishing a revolving fund that can be used to post a monetary bond for individuals held in the custody of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) who cannot afford to pay bonds set by ICE or the Chicago Immigration Court. The MIBFC also seeks to provide comprehensive post-release support to individuals facing deportation by strengthening and building relationships with community partners to provide assistance to impacted individuals in the areas of legal representation, justice, safety, and well-being in the United States. Interested students and advocates are invited to join a MIBFC Ambassador training on April 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 CT. to find out more about ICE detention and how to support the MIBFC mission. To attend, please sign up through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCMZX3N.

Future Events

Sunday, April 25

  • 2 p.m.: The Color Run is a 1 mile run or walk through IIT Mies Campus to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of spring. Throughout the course colors will be thrown into the air and when you finish you will likely look like a rainbow! Unfortunately we cannot host a festival after the run like in years past. However we will still have music and you can run with your friends in groups up to 25. Sign up as a team when you register.

    • Every participant will receive a free Color Run t-shirt, sunglasses, and facemask.

    • Come out and celebrate – you deserve this!

    • The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow!

    • Check out the event here.

Friday, April 30

  • 12 – 1 p.m. ACPLS presents: A Conversation with Lori Breslauer, General Counsel to the Field Museum. Lori Breslauer provides legal advice to the Museum on a wide variety of matters including collections management/cultural property, exhibitions, education initiatives, business affairs, intellectual property, and insurance.

https://kentlaw.zoom.us/j/87327605944?pwd=VU04VWRTbzYrVUFJTzl0U25aUHRIUT09

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Sunday, May 2

  • 1 – 3 p.m.: The ACPLS presents The Student Art Fair at Pilot Project Brewing in Logan Square. This will be a fun opportunity to network and hang out with fellow art lovers over coffee and drinks. If you intend to participate in the Art Fair, please submit (to acpls) the following information at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, April 23:

  • The format of the piece(s) you will be submitting (ie. photography, paint, sculpture, etc)

  • The name of your piece(s) – if you have one

  • The approximate size of your piece(s), so that we are able to provide an appropriate viewing platform for your work and are able to accommodate space for everyone

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Resources

Writing Competitions

From ASP:

From the Library:

  • The library has created a resource guide for APALSA and our Asian community, in light of recent events. Students may access the guide here.

  • As part of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s mission to support the needs of faculty, students, and staff of the law school, our newest library guide highlights resources to support the work being done to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago-Kent: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources. In the guide, find links to books, specialized digital collections, study guides, and journals, with many titles you can access digitally through our collections even if you’re not visiting our library in person or requesting books via I-Share at this time. You’ll also find recommendations for antiracism books and authors to support the ongoing work of the Chicago-Kent Antiracism Statement from 2020.

  • We hope you’ll review the resources and use the CK Suggests page if you have suggestions, reviews, or content you’d like to see in the guide in the future.

American Bar Association:

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

Housing/Sublease Spreadsheet:

  • Northwestern Law started a sublease spreadsheet for people looking to lease their apartment over the summer. The spreadsheet is being shared with all the Chicago area law schools. Students can feel free to add their apartments if they need a renter, or this is a good place to look if any students need a place just for the summer during their internship.

Birthdays & Special Days – April:

04/01 – Isabelle Abbott, 1L

04/04 – Janet Vasquez, 3L

04/06 – Joe Popely, 2L

04/08 – Marrell Williams, 1L

4/13 – Zach Taylor, 3L

4/15 – Joshua Kibert, 1L

4/18 – Daniel Kfoury, 3L

4/20 – Daniel Abraham, 1L

4/21 – Megan Warshawsky, 1L

4/25 – Taylor Shuman, 2L

4/26 – Joey Zawacki, 2L

4/27 – Micah McClendon, 3L

4/29 – Roberto Martinez, 3L

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

Women in Law Trivia Night Flyer.pdf
SALDF Event 4_22 – Speaker Brittany Hill updated.pdf
SELS Titans final.pdf
2021 Summer Candidacy Program.pdf
Judges’ Panel .pdf
MCHS Tryout Flyer.pdf

Correction: SBA Newsletter – Week of April 12, 2021

Dear Students, we discovered a link error in the newsletter – this version contains the corrected links.

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

Students are encouraged to use Chicago-Kent’s Bias Report Form to lodge bias-related complaints or concerns. This launch completes another item promised as part of the Antiracism Resolution that the faculty endorsed last July. Moving forward the link to Chicago-Kent’s bias report form will remain included in the SBA Newsletter footer.

Student Career Survey: The SBA Career Committee has worked hard this year to try and bridge the gap between Chicago-Kent students and employers. We have created this survey to help our student voices be heard by both the administration and the Career Services Office. We are collecting data to help improve the way students navigate their career paths, and to find new ways CSO may assist students post-pandemic. Taking this survey will help impact and change the Chicago-Kent student experience for the better! After you complete this survey, you will be entered to win one of ten $20 Amazon gift cards, courtesy of SBA!

The survey closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, April 16th. Have any questions or concerns? Please contact SBA Career Committee Chair, Zoe Appler.

The Chicago-Kent Law Review will be hosting FIVE LIVE Zoom sessions for interested and eligible students to learn more about the function and benefits of joining Law Review. We will also share information about the upcoming Law Review Write-on Competition, including Bluebook basics and some tips for approaching the Write-On from some of our members. Expect more details soon, but save the date(s):

The ACPLS will be hosting the Student Art Fair on Sunday, May 2nd from 1-3 at Pilot Project Brewing in Logan Square. This will be a fun opportunity to network and hang out with fellow art lovers over coffee and drinks. If you intend to participate in the Art Fair, please submit (to acpls) the following information at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, April 23:

  • The format of the piece(s) you will be submitting (ie. photography, paint, sculpture, etc)

  • The name of your piece(s) – if you have one

  • The approximate size of your piece(s), so that we are able to provide an appropriate viewing platform for your work and are able to accommodate space for everyone

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Events for This Week

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

Tuesday, April 13

  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: The 42nd Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture. The theme is "Catalyzing Localism: What is New About the Green New Deal?" Professor Scott Cummings (UCLA Law), author of Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America’s Port, will be in conversation with Philip D. Smith, director of communications and governmental affairs of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). This event is free, but registration is required. Information is on the flyer.

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  • Noon – 1:00 pm: IPLS Presents: Design Patents. What is a design patent? Who would want one? What is it like to practice law in the field of design patents? Join IPLS for an introduction to design patents featuring guest speaker Richard Stockton from Banner Witcoff, a Chicago IP Boutique Firm. Banner Witcoff has procured more U.S. design patents for clients than any other law firm for 16 consecutive years. They represent multinational, innovative design-driven companies in both the prosecution of design patent applications in the U.S. and around the world, and in the enforcement of their design patents. Zoom link on SBA Calendar.

Thursday, April 15

  • 5:30 pm: Join the Chicago-Kent Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a vegan cooking class! We will be teaching you how to make vegan pasta primavera and UIC John Marshall’s Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter will be joining us. This will be a fun way to meet students from their chapter while hanging out and cooking dinner! The first 7 people to register will receive a $15 gift card to Kitchen 17, a local vegan restaurant, that will be sent out to them after they attend this event. Everyone who registers and attends the event will be automatically included in a raffle for one $25 gift card from Kitchen 17, and will also receive a promo code for 15% off your online purchase from Kitchen 17. Please register egalanopulos.

  • 6:00 – 7:15: Unpacking Iqbal. Ashcroft v. Iqbal is known as the seminal case that every 1L agonizes over because it transformed the pleading standard starting in 2008. But this case goes beyond pleading standards. It is intertwined with questions surrounding qualified immunity, Xenophobia, Islamophobia and carries a holding that eerily resembles a rationale for blatant racism and discrimination. We have invited panel speakers Professor Alexander Reinert (who argued the case in front of the Supreme Court) and Professor Shirin Sinnar to discuss the impact that Iqbal has had on the entire American litigation system for ethnic and racial minorities.

Friday, April 16

  • 3:00 p.m.: Women in Law and Immigration Law Society: Pads 4 Refugees Information Session. Join ILS & WIL for a presentation from Pads 4 Refugees, a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to support the dignity of women and girls in refugee camps by providing them with period products. Most governments and international bodies do not provide regular, consistent aid in the form of period products. These women are then placed in the position of having to use unsanitary items like leaves, moss, or old rags every month to manage their period. Without proper hygiene products, young women are also unable to attend school when they are on their period. Pads 4 Refugees was started to fill the gaps in period care. It works with partners on the ground in Greece to deliver the pads.

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm on Fridays through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

Saturday, April 17

  • Join your fellow classmates on Saturday, April 17th for a trip to the Art Institute! Students can enter the museum anytime between 11am-6pm. Tickets are $5, Students can pay by Venmo- @Alex-OConnor-80159 (QR code attached below if needed but it’s also in the sign up google doc). Sign Up By completing this google form BEFORE Monday, April 12 at 11:59pm.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Public Interest Resource Center at Chicago-Kent invites and encourages you to report your pro bono & community service hours toward the receipt of the Certificate of Service (50 hours of service) or Dean’s Distinguished Service Award (250 hours). The deadline to report hours is Friday, April 16, 2021. Students who earn awards will be recognized at the annual Chicago-Kent Public Interest Awards, to be held on Monday, April 26th at 7:00pm over zoom. Please see the attached brochure detailing the hours that you can count as Pro Bono or Community Service, as well as how to submit them. You can also find detailed information pirc

Law Student Volunteers Needed! The Annual Illinois Youth Summit for high school students will take place on May 14, 2021. This year, the summit topic will be “What does defund the police really mean?” If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dee Runaas at drunaas.

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) has informed us that they are seeking 2 volunteers for the Immigrant Legal Defense Project. They are asking for 2-3 hours a week from May 24 through July 30. The volunteer would be paired with a fellow on NIJC’s Immigrant Legal Defense Project. The work would be remote via an internet platform. Please contact Elena Miller if you are interested in this opportunity.

Midwest Immigration Bond Fund Coalition Ambassador Training April 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 CT: The Midwest Immigration Bond Fund Coalition (MIBFC) endeavors to fill a critical gap by establishing a revolving fund that can be used to post a monetary bond for individuals held in the custody of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) who cannot afford to pay bonds set by ICE or the Chicago Immigration Court. The MIBFC also seeks to provide comprehensive post-release support to individuals facing deportation by strengthening and building relationships with community partners to provide assistance to impacted individuals in the areas of legal representation, justice, safety, and well-being in the United States. Interested students and advocates are invited to join a MIBFC Ambassador training on April 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 CT. to find out more about ICE detention and how to support the MIBFC mission. To attend, please sign up through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCMZX3N.

Future Events

Tuesday, April 20

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: NELA-IL is hosting its annual Seventh Circuit Conference Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. This year’s theme is "Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19." This event is free for all law students. Commensurate with NELA’s new student inclusion efforts, they will also be holding student social sessions in between breaks where students can informally network with each other and other employment law attorneys.

  • 5:00 p.m.: Cannabis Law Society and Arts and Cultural Property Law Society present "Paint and Puff with Bob Ross" on 4/20/21 at 5pm. If you need a paint set, we can order one for you for $25! Send your RSVP to cannabislawsociety.

  • 5:30 p.m.: Pathways to the Bench – Judges Panel. Please join us as SBA and Lambdas present a Judge panel comprising 4 noteworthy Cook County Judges. The panel will share about their careers leading to the judiciary, and answer questions from the audience! See the SBA Calendar for more information.

Wednesday, April 21

  • 4:00 p.m. Please join SELS for a talk with Tennessee Titans President and Chicago-Kent Alumnus Burke Nihil on Wednesday, April 21 at 4:00pm!

Thursday, April 22

  • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Women in Law Trivia Night. Join the Society of Women in Law for Trivia Night on Thursday April 22, from 5:30PM-7PM via Zoom. The questions will feature feminist and both fictional and famous female lawyer trivia. Prizes will be awarded to First, Second, and Third place teams so everyone has a chance to win! If you are part of the WIL Mentorship Program, we encourage you to invite your mentor as this is an excellent event to have fun and get to know each other better. All are welcome, so bring your friends and join us for Women in Law Trivia Night! Register here.

  • 5:30 p.m.: Speaker Brittany Hill – Alternatives for Change: Exploring Restorative Justice in Animal Crimes. Join us for a presentation about restorative justice in animal crimes by Brittany Hill, an attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program. In her work, Brittany finds innovative ways to apply criminal justice reform to animal law. Brittany graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2019 and while there, Brittany worked on criminal justice reform issues, including clemency and reducing barriers for justice-involved people through community law. The first 7 people to register will receive a $15 gift card to Native Foods, which will be sent out to them after they attend this event. Additionally, everyone who registers and attends the event will be automatically included in a raffle for one $25 gift card from Kitchen 17. See attached flyer for more info. Please register here. The Zoom link is in the SBA calendar and can also be found at this link. If you have any questions feel free to contact Eleni Galanopulos at egalanopulos.

  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.: By popular demand Paint n Sip night is back!! For just $5 you can join your classmates for a virtual paint n sip hosted by Pino’s Pallet of Logan Square on Thursday, April 22 at 8pm-10pm. ALL painting supplies are included in that price and paint supplies can be shipped directly to your home (for an additional $17 shipping fee) or can be picked up from the lobby at Chicago Kent the Tuesday and Wednesday before the event. Sign up BEFORE Friday, April 16th using this link: https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/534423

Friday, April 23

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm on Fridays through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The 30th Annual KJF Spring Auction: Calling all students: Are you a public interest student planning on getting an unpaid internship this coming summer? Or a student with a paid internship who’s looking to give back to the C-K community? The annual Kent Justice Foundation’s Spring Auction (when students can bid on Themis and Barbri Giftcards, virtual murder mystery, Zoom happy hour, and much more with your favorite professors!) is coming up on Friday, April 23rd.

    • The 30th Annual Auction will take place in the auditorium at Chicago-Kent on Friday, April 23rd from 6-8 PM CST. This will be an in-person event so social distancing and masks are required. But we are excited to see each and every one of you in person! There will be a silent and live auction taking place. If you would like to attend, the tickets are $7. You can purchase tickets at the door or online. Once the link is live, we will send you all a second email containing the link to purchase tickets.

    • Also, if you would like to volunteer for a committee either setting up the event, tearing down the event, or the wrap up committee, please provide your name here. The Wrap-Up committee begins working after the auction and involves emailing donors and winners. The more you volunteer, the more money we can raise for summer scholarships, and the more chances you have to get a scholarship yourself, up to $5,000.

    • If you have any questions, please feel free to email us, but we are really excited to be putting on an event at school and in-person!

Sunday, May 2

  • 1 – 3 p.m.: The ACPLS presents The Student Art Fair at Pilot Project Brewing in Logan Square. This will be a fun opportunity to network and hang out with fellow art lovers over coffee and drinks. If you intend to participate in the Art Fair, please submit (to acpls) the following information at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, April 23:

  • The format of the piece(s) you will be submitting (ie. photography, paint, sculpture, etc)

  • The name of your piece(s) – if you have one

  • The approximate size of your piece(s), so that we are able to provide an appropriate viewing platform for your work and are able to accommodate space for everyone

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Writing Competitions

(we have so many that we now have a heading!)

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.

The Chicago-Kent Faculty are pleased to announce the inaugural year of the 2020-21 FIRST ANNUAL Racial Justice Writing Competition. As pledged in our 2020 Faculty Antiracism Statement, the Chicago-Kent faculty presents the inaugural year of this writing competition meant to encourage and honor excellent student scholarship on racial justice.

  • Papers on any topic related to racial justice may be submitted for consideration.

  • Any current Chicago-Kent student may submit a paper written inside or outside of class on a racial justice topic. Entries must be the author’s own work, and not part of a group project. Papers should explain the issue or thesis well; be well-organized, creative and persuasive; and be well written. There is no page limit for entries.

  • The winning entry will receive a $1,000 cash prize. In addition, the winning submission will be published on the Chicago-Kent Diversity webpage.

  • The judging will be conducted by a panel of Chicago-Kent faculty, including the chairs of the Curriculum and Diversity Committees and the additional rotating faculty judges recruited annually. Entries will be anonymous to judges during judging.

  • Please email your submission to Nicole Mszal, Faculty Scholarship Academic Assistant, at nwagner2. Submissions will be accepted until midnight, June 1, 2021. Judging will be complete and the award announced by July 1, 2021.

  • Naming Prize: We are also offering a $100 cash prize for the best name idea for this new writing competition. Stay tuned for the link to submit your name suggestions! The winner of the naming contest will also be announced on July 1, 2021.

Now accepting submissions for the Mary Rose Strubbe Labor and Employment Writing Competition. Papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination are eligible for the prize. Papers written for Chicago-Kent courses, academic-related internships/externships, or self-conducted research are admissible. The award money will be a check of $5,000.00,

awarded to one individual. In addition to the monetary award, the paper will be published

on the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace website and shared with prize donors.

Submissions are due May 14, 2021. See the attached flyer for more information.

The Black Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association are pleased to announce the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition. In 2018, we lost a fellow classmate and BLSA member. This writing prize in Nickolas Johnson’s memory is to encourage students to tackle issues of mental health on campus and propose an idea to be implemented by BLSA and SBA for the upcoming school year. Click here for the application. Students can download the application by clicking on the documents in the guide, or find it attached to this newsletter.. The competition funding is donation based, and if you would like to donate, there is information provided below on how to do so. The hope is to raise $1,000 each year, which will allow the student who wins to be awarded $500, with the other $500 going to implementing the student’s proposal. The writing prize will take place from March 1 to April 19. A panel of judges will read the proposals from April 19 to May 10 and announce the winner on the May 10.

If you would like to donate to the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition, please go to arogers11.

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Resources

From ASP:

From the Library:

  • The library has created a resource guide for APALSA and our Asian community, in light of recent events. Students may access the guide here.

  • As part of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s mission to support the needs of faculty, students, and staff of the law school, our newest library guide highlights resources to support the work being done to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago-Kent: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources. In the guide, find links to books, specialized digital collections, study guides, and journals, with many titles you can access digitally through our collections even if you’re not visiting our library in person or requesting books via I-Share at this time. You’ll also find recommendations for antiracism books and authors to support the ongoing work of the Chicago-Kent Antiracism Statement from 2020.

  • We hope you’ll review the resources and use the CK Suggests page if you have suggestions, reviews, or content you’d like to see in the guide in the future.

American Bar Association:

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

Housing/Sublease Spreadsheet:

  • Northwestern Law started a sublease spreadsheet for people looking to lease their apartment over the summer. The spreadsheet is being shared with all the Chicago area law schools. Students can feel free to add their apartments if they need a renter, or this is a good place to look if any students need a place just for the summer during their internship.

Birthdays & Special Days – April:

04/01 – Isabelle Abbott, 1L

04/04 – Janet Vasquez, 3L

04/06 – Joe Popely, 2L

04/08 – Marrell Williams, 1L

4/13 – Zach Taylor, 3L

4/15 – Joshua Kibert, 1L

4/18 – Daniel Kfoury, 3L

4/20 – Daniel Abraham, 1L

4/21 – Megan Warshawsky, 1L

4/25 – Taylor Shuman, 2L

4/26 – Joey Zawacki, 2L

4/27 – Micah McClendon, 3L

4/29 – Roberto Martinez, 3L

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

WIL and ILS – Pads 4 Refugees.pdf
Iqbal Event.pdf
Women in Law Trivia Night Flyer.pdf

IPLS Design Patents Event Flyer (1).pdf
SALDF Event 4_22 – Speaker Brittany Hill updated.pdf
SELS Titans final.pdf
SALDF Cooking Class Flyer updated.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of April 5, 2021

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**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

Congratulations to the 1Ls for completing your Appellate Briefs!

Students are encouraged to use Chicago-Kent’s Bias Report Form to lodge bias-related complaints or concerns. This launch completes another item promised as part of the Antiracism Resolution that the faculty endorsed last July. Moving forward the link to Chicago-Kent’s bias report form will remain included in the SBA Newsletter footer.

C-K Law Group: Work on real client cases under the supervision of an attorney and get law school credit! C-K Law group is now accepting applications for the summer 2021 semester. The due date for applications is Monday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. For more information and to submit an application, visit our webpage: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics

Student Career Survey: The SBA Career Committee has worked hard this year to try and bridge the gap between Chicago-Kent students and employers. However, our committee has noticed an increasing divide between students and the Career Services Office. Therefore, we have created this survey to help our student voices be heard by both the administration and the Career Services Office. We are collecting data to help improve the way students navigate their career paths, and to show the Career Services Office how they can better assist students. We ask that you take 5 minutes to fill out this brief survey. Taking this survey will help impact and change the Chicago-Kent student experience for the better! After you complete this survey, you will be entered to win one of ten $20 Amazon gift cards, courtesy of SBA!

The survey closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, April 16th. Have any questions or concerns? Please contact SBA Career Committee Chair, Zoe Appler.

Graduation Regalia – We know that due to the pandemic graduation looks a little different this year. The SBA wanted to make sure that the cost of regalia was low so that graduates felt like they were able to still participate – no matter how they choose to celebrate! We heavily subsidized the gown and hood, so that the total fee (including tax) is $15.20. Additionally, the school is offering the graduation tam and tassel at no cost. We hope that this lessened cost will allow graduates the opportunity to celebrate and take pictures with loved ones in their regalia! Please be sure to order your regalia by April 16 or else it may not arrive by the virtual graduation ceremony. Additionally, if you plan on participating in the mini ceremonies, please order ASAP as the regalia takes two weeks to ship. https://kentlaw.shopoakhalli.com/.

PACCK (Parents and Caregivers at Chicago-Kent) is finishing its first year as an organization and it is time to select the new Executive Board! If you are interested in running for a position or want to nominate someone for a position, please submit a candidacy/ nomination statement to pacck no later than Friday, April 9th at 7 pm. Voting will open on April 15 at 9 am and close on April 19 at 7 pm.The following positions are open:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

The Student Bar Association is seeking nominations for the SBA Awards and the Bar & Gavel Society. These awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work and dedication to our law school.

  • The SBA Awards include the following awards:

    • Staff Member of the Year

    • Adjunct Professor of the Year

    • Professor of the Year

    • Alumna/Alumnus of the Year

    • Ralph Brill Award

      • This award may only be given to a staff member, faculty member or alumnus/alumna who has either: (a) been employed by Chicago-Kent for the last 10 years; OR (b) Graduated at least 10 years before the award is given and has shown exemplary service and accomplishments

    • Student Organization of the Year

  • Bar & Gavel Society

    • The Bar & Gavel Society is a prestigious society composed of graduating students (3Ls/4Ls) who have demonstrated leadership and service to the law school. These students do not have to be members of SBA. Up to 12 of the nominees will be admitted. Past recipients have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to the law school, peers, legal profession and community around them.

  • How to Nominate!

    • All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit nominations! Know someone who deserves to be recognized through the SBA Awards or Bar & Gavel Society? Please submit your nominations to Dylan Sacenti at dsacenti with the subject line “Nomination for SBA Awards.”

    • All nominations MUST:

      • State the reasons for the nomination

      • Not exceed 250 words

      • May include a resume (but not required)

      • (4) Are DUE Friday, April 9th at 5:00 pm

    • We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Events for This Week

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

Tuesday, April 6

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Performance Test Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Association General Body Meeting. Please join us to learn about Chicago-Kent’s bankruptcy club, opportunities in bankruptcy law at Chicago-Kent and hear from candidates for our Executive Committee elections. Email BIRA to receive Zoom meeting details. All are welcome.

Wednesday, April 7

  • 3:30 – 4:30 ACS Presents: Keller v. Krent. Professors Cherish Keller and Harold Krent face off moot-court style on a question of constitutional law. They will argue the U.S. Supreme Court case Caniglia v. Strom and will focus on the question of whether the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement applies to searches of the home. Zoom Link.

  • 5:30 pm: Join Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. featuring environmental and energy attorneys from the non-profit, private and public sectors.The panelists will share valuable insights about their careers and how to forge a successful career path after law school. Following the full panel discussion, attendees are invited to join separate Zoom rooms for small group conversations with individual panelists. You *must* RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve a spot in small group discussions

CK Public Interest Resource Center reporting hours.pdf
Keller V Krent Flyer.pdf

KENT_StrubbeWritingCompFlyer_r2.pdf
Zoom Paint and Sip Spring 2021.pdf
Lincoln Park Zoo Day!.pdf
Art Institute.pdf
NELA_ILCareerPanel.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of March 29, 2021

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**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

Graduation Regalia – We know that due to the pandemic graduation looks a little different this year. The SBA wanted to make sure that the cost of regalia was low so that graduates felt like they were able to still participate – no matter how they choose to celebrate! We heavily subsidized the gown and hood, so that the total fee (including tax) is $15.20. Additionally, the school is offering the graduation tam and tassel at no cost. We hope that this lessened cost will allow graduates the opportunity to celebrate and take pictures with loved ones in their regalia! Please be sure to order your regalia by April 16 or else it may not arrive by the virtual graduation ceremony. Additionally, if you plan on participating in the mini ceremonies, please order ASAP as the regalia takes two weeks to ship. https://kentlaw.shopoakhalli.com/.

The Student Bar Association seeks nominations for the SBA Awards and the Bar & Gavel Society. These awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work and dedication to our law school.

  • The SBA Awards include the following awards:

    • Staff Member of the Year

    • Adjunct Professor of the Year

    • Professor of the Year

    • Alumna/Alumnus of the Year

    • Ralph Brill Award

      • This award may only be given to a staff member, faculty member or alumnus/alumna who has either: (a) been employed by Chicago-Kent for the last 10 years; OR (b) Graduated at least 10 years before the award is given and has shown exemplary service and accomplishments

    • Student Organization of the Year

  • Bar & Gavel Society

    • The Bar & Gavel Society is a prestigious society composed of graduating students (3Ls/4Ls) who have demonstrated leadership and service to the law school. These students do not have to be members of SBA. Up to 12 of the nominees will be admitted. Past recipients have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to the law school, peers, legal profession and community around them.

  • How to Nominate!

    • All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit nominations! Know someone who deserves to be recognized through the SBA Awards or Bar & Gavel Society? Please submit your nominations to Dylan Sacenti at dsacenti with the subject line “Nomination for SBA Awards.”

    • All nominations MUST:

      • State the reasons for the nomination

      • Not exceed 250 words

      • May include a resume (but not required)

      • (4) Are DUE Friday, April 9th at 5:00 pm

    • We look forward to receiving your nominations!

C-K Law Group: Work on real client cases under the supervision of an attorney and get law school credit! C-K Law group is now accepting applications for the summer 2021 semester. The due date for applications is Monday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. For more information and to submit an application, visit our webpage: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics

Certificate Programs: Students who wish to refine their focus can consider earning a certificate in that area. In addition to many of the other find programs, applications are now available for the below and the due date is Wednesday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m.

https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/certificate-programs/workplace-litigation-and-alternative-dispute-resolution

Fall 2021 Legal Externship Program Opportunity – For Credit Only (4 Credits) – Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. For 2L & 3L applicants:

  • As part of Chicago-Kent’s Fall 2021 Legal Externship Program, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, will select a Chicago-Kent student extern. The extern essentially becomes a member of the firm’s IP group for a semester, performing legal research and writing in copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, advertising, privacy, Internet, and other related IP issues. The position is not limited to people with technical backgrounds.

  • The selected extern will receive 4 (Pass/Fail) credit hours and must devote 16 hours a week to fieldwork, which will be performed primarily, if not completely, remotely depending on the circumstances. There will also be an accompanying non-graded classroom component on designated Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. This is a great externship opportunity!

  • To Apply: Prospective 2Ls and 3Ls must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.2. Please submit your resume and unofficial transcript to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz) by Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Do not apply directly to the law firm. If you have any questions, contact Prof. Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu).

Law Student Volunteers Needed! The Annual Illinois Youth Summit for high school students will take place on May 14, 2021. This year, the summit topic will be “What does defund the police really mean?” If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dee Runaas at drunaas.

Events for This Week

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

Monday, March 29

  • 5:00 p.m.: Please join the Land Use and Real Estate Society for an alumni happy hour! On March 29th at 5 PM, alumni from throughout the real estate industry will be attending a virtual happy hour. This will be a great opportunity to network with current attorneys and other students interested in real estate & land use law. lure.

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Tuesday, March 30

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Remote Lawyering – Roundtable discussion: On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00, join our C-K Law Group attorneys as they address the unique challenges presented by “remote” lawyering. Litigating has, for many attorneys, been both problematic and yet also extraordinarily rewarding. We have scheduled an on-line roundtable discussion to share our insights and experiences with you, and to invite your comments and questions.

Thursday, April 1

  • 5:00 p.m. Trial Team Info Session: Interested in learning more about Chicago-Kent’s nationally-ranked Trial Team and Trial Advocacy Program? Want help preparing for the tryout process? Want to speak to current students on the team? Join the Chicago-Kent Trial Team for an information session on Thursday, April 1 at 5:00pm zappler with any questions.

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  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.: ULA Latinx Outreach Event (Part 1): Join as Latinx and Hispanic labor leaders discuss the crucial role Latinx and Hispanic workers have played in the American labor movement and their own experiences as workers and leaders, cast through the lens of their ethnic identities.

    • The second part of the series will be on April 8, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The speakers will be labor lawyers who identify as Latinx and/or Hispanic. They will describe their respective journeys into the field, the significance of their ethnic identity to the work, and how law students who wish to pursue social justice careers might find a place in the labor movement.

Friday, April 2

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm every Friday through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

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Deadlines for this Week

Certificate Programs applications are due Wednesday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. (See Announcements for more details)

Writing Competitions

(we have so many that we now have a heading!)

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.

The Black Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association are pleased to announce the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition. In 2018, we lost a fellow classmate and BLSA member. This writing prize in Nickolas Johnson’s memory is to encourage students to tackle issues of mental health on campus and propose an idea to be implemented by BLSA and SBA for the upcoming school year. Click here for the application. Students can download the application by clicking on the documents in the guide, or find it attached to this newsletter.. The competition funding is donation based, and if you would like to donate, there is information provided below on how to do so. The hope is to raise $1,000 each year, which will allow the student who wins to be awarded $500, with the other $500 going to implementing the student’s proposal. The writing prize will take place from March 1 to April 19. A panel of judges will read the proposals from April 19 to May 10 and announce the winner on the May 10.

If you would like to donate to the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition, please go to arogers11.

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Future Events

Tuesday, April 6

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Performance Test Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Association General Body Meeting. Please join us to learn about Chicago-Kent’s bankruptcy club, opportunities in bankruptcy law at Chicago-Kent and hear from candidates for our Executive Committee elections. Email BIRA to receive Zoom meeting details. All are welcome.

Wednesday, April 7

  • 5:30 pm: Join Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. featuring environmental and energy attorneys from the non-profit, private and public sectors.The panelists will share valuable insights about their careers and how to forge a successful career path after law school. Following the full panel discussion, attendees are invited to join separate Zoom rooms for small group conversations with individual panelists. You *must* RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve a spot in small group discussions

Final ELS Flyer (04_07).pdf
TRIAL TEAM.pdf
_NELA_Seventh_Circuit_Conference_Agenda.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of March 21, 2021

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**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

Graduation Regalia – We know that due to the pandemic graduation looks a little different this year. The SBA wanted to make sure that the cost of regalia was low so that graduates felt like they were able to still participate – no matter how they choose to celebrate! We heavily subsidized the gown and hood, so that the total fee (including tax) is $15.20. Additionally, the school is offering the graduation tam and tassel at no cost. We hope that this lessened cost will allow graduates the opportunity to celebrate and take pictures with loved ones in their regalia! Please be sure to order your regalia by April 16 or else it may not arrive by the virtual graduation ceremony. Additionally, if you plan on participating in the mini ceremonies, please order ASAP as the regalia takes two weeks to ship. https://kentlaw.shopoakhalli.com/.

C-K Law Group: Work on real client cases under the supervision of an attorney and get law school credit! C-K Law group is now accepting applications for the summer 2021 semester. The due date for applications is TBD but is normally a few days before registration. For more information and to submit an application, visit our webpage: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics

Certificate Programs: Students who wish to refine their focus can consider earning a certificate in that area. In addition to many of the other find programs, applications are now available for:

https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/certificate-programs/workplace-litigation-and-alternative-dispute-resolution

Fall 2021 Legal Externship Program Opportunity – For Credit Only (4 Credits) – Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. For 2L & 3L applicants:

  • As part of Chicago-Kent’s Fall 2021 Legal Externship Program, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, will select a Chicago-Kent student extern. The extern essentially becomes a member of the firm’s IP group for a semester, performing legal research and writing in copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, advertising, privacy, Internet, and other related IP issues. The position is not limited to people with technical backgrounds.

  • The selected extern will receive 4 (Pass/Fail) credit hours and must devote 16 hours a week to fieldwork, which will be performed primarily, if not completely, remotely depending on the circumstances. There will also be an accompanying non-graded classroom component on designated Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. This is a great externship opportunity!

  • To Apply: Prospective 2Ls and 3Ls must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.2. Please submit your resume and unofficial transcript to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz) by Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Do not apply directly to the law firm. If you have any questions, contact Prof. Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu).

Events for This Week

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

Monday, March 22

  • 9:00 AM: ASP Virtual Coffee Chat: How to Make the Most of Second Semester – Learn how to Maneuver Law School Challenges. Zoom link here. You did it. You got through your first semester of law school. Now that we’re in the middle of second semester, you may find yourself facing continuous challenges or perhaps even new challenges that are making this semester tough to maneuver. Ask yourself the following:

  • Are you still struggling with managing your time? Are external distractions preventing you from focusing on preparing for class?

  • Do you feel like you have to have this appearance of perfection? Do you feel overwhelmed?

  • Are you having difficulty reading and briefing efficiently and effectively within a limited period of time?

  • Are you struggling with absorbing and synthesizing the material learned in class?

  • Are you behind in crafting your outlines? Figuring out what is relevant (and what’s not)?

  • Do you wonder what you should be focusing on now "professionally" during law school (job searching, OCI, journals, moot court, law review, etc.)?

  • If you’ve answered "yes" to some or all of these questions, please join us for a panel discussion with students who have been in your shoes. Let’s tackle some of these questions, so that you can feel more confident about how you’re studying and using your time this semester.

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Thursday, March 25

  • 12:00p.m.: Join Cannabis Law Society and Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance for their virtual event "Chicago Neighborhoods and Cannabis" on Thursday, March 25 at noon! To register, please RSVP to cannabislawsociety.

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  • 5:00 p.m.: ASP Virtual Coffee Chat – Evening Division. Zoom link here. You did it. You got through your first semester of law school. Now that we’re in the middle of second semester, you may find yourself facing continuous challenges or perhaps even new challenges that are making this semester tough to maneuver. Ask yourself the following:

  • Are you still struggling with managing your time? Are external distractions preventing you from focusing on preparing for class?

  • Do you feel like you have to have this appearance of perfection? Do you feel overwhelmed?

  • Are you having difficulty reading and briefing efficiently and effectively within a limited period of time?

  • Are you struggling with absorbing and synthesizing the material learned in class?

  • Are you behind in crafting your outlines? Figuring out what is relevant (and what’s not)?

  • Do you wonder what you should be focusing on now "professionally" during law school (job searching, OCI, journals, moot court, law review, etc.)?

  • If you’ve answered "yes" to some or all of these questions, please join us for a panel discussion with students who have been in your shoes. Let’s tackle some of these questions, so that you can feel more confident about how you’re studying and using your time this semester.

Friday, March 26

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm every Friday through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

    • On this open door, we would love to hear your “law school origin story.” Did a radioactive Bluebook spider bite you in a lab experiment gone awry? What brought you here?

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Writing Competitions

(we have so many that we now have a heading!)

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.

The Black Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association are pleased to announce the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition. In 2018, we lost a fellow classmate and BLSA member. This writing prize in Nickolas Johnson’s memory is to encourage students to tackle issues of mental health on campus and propose an idea to be implemented by BLSA and SBA for the upcoming school year. Click here for the application. Students can download the application by clicking on the documents in the guide, or find it attached to this newsletter.. The competition funding is donation based, and if you would like to donate, there is information provided below on how to do so. The hope is to raise $1,000 each year, which will allow the student who wins to be awarded $500, with the other $500 going to implementing the student’s proposal. The writing prize will take place from March 1 to April 19. A panel of judges will read the proposals from April 19 to May 10 and announce the winner on the May 10.

If you would like to donate to the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition, please go to arogers11.

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Future Events

Monday, March 29

  • 5:00 p.m.: Please join the Land Use and Real Estate Society for an alumni happy hour! On March 29th at 5 PM, alumni from throughout the real estate industry will be attending a virtual happy hour. This will be a great opportunity to network with current attorneys and other students interested in real estate & land use law. lure.

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Tuesday, March 30

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Remote Lawyering – Roundtable discussion: On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00, join our C-K Law Group attorneys as they address the unique challenges presented by “remote” lawyering. Litigating has, for many attorneys, been both problematic and yet also extraordinarily rewarding. We have scheduled an on-line roundtable discussion to share our insights and experiences with you, and to invite your comments and questions.

Friday, April 2

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm every Friday through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

Tuesday, April 6

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Performance Test Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

Resources

From ASP:

From the Library:

  • The library has created a resource guide for APALSA and our Asian community, in light of recent events. Students may access the guide here.

  • As part of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s mission to support the needs of faculty, students, and staff of the law school, our newest library guide highlights resources to support the work being done to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago-Kent: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources. In the guide, find links to books, specialized digital collections, study guides, and journals, with many titles you can access digitally through our collections even if you’re not visiting our library in person or requesting books via I-Share at this time. You’ll also find recommendations for antiracism books and authors to support the ongoing work of the Chicago-Kent Antiracism Statement from 2020.

  • We hope you’ll review the resources and use the CK Suggests page if you have suggestions, reviews, or content you’d like to see in the guide in the future.

American Bar Association:

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

Birthdays & Special Days – March:

03/02 – Callie Folke, 1L

03/04 – Ashley Morris, 1L

03/06 – Patrick Bovie, 2L

03/07 -Brett Simon, 3L

03/16 – Emily Jarrette, 1L

03/17 – Annora Alfonso, 1L

03/21 – Spencer Davidson, 2L; Aylissa Ritterhoff, 1L

3/24 – Lorianna Anderson, 2L

03/30 – Angelica Jalasco, 1L; Saynyenoh Warner, 1L

03/31 – Aaron Weiss, 2L

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

Fall Seyfarth opportunity.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of March 15, 2021

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**check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

Announcements

Graduation Regalia – We know that due to the pandemic graduation looks a little different this year. The SBA wanted to make sure that the cost of regalia was low so that graduates felt like they were able to still participate – no matter how they choose to celebrate! We heavily subsidized the gown and hood, so that the total fee (including tax) is $15.20. Additionally, the school is offering the graduation tam and tassel at no cost. We hope that this lessened cost will allow graduates the opportunity to celebrate and take pictures with loved ones in their regalia! Please be sure to order your regalia by April 16 or else it may not arrive by the virtual graduation ceremony. Additionally, if you plan on participating in the mini ceremonies, please order ASAP as the regalia takes two weeks to ship. https://kentlaw.shopoakhalli.com/.

Congratulations to Emily Barney on her promotion to Digital Education & Internal Resources Librarian. Emily has been instrumental in Chicago-Kent’s successful move to our remote/hybrid environment. Her training videos and guides helped faculty and students enjoy a positive and productive classroom experience. She has been critical to the online hosting of Chicago-Kent’s many online events, including her work during Diversity Week, and her work with student organizations.

Sign up for the Sports and Entertainment Law Society March Madness Tournament Presented by Lexis+ for a chance to win $125! The top 18 finishers will win money or a giftcard and it is free to enter. Click on the link —> HERE to sign up! You are limited to 1 entry, but can get a second if you follow the Lexis+ instructions in the flyer attached. Reach out to Gabe Kahn (gkahn) with any questions.

Events for This Week

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

Monday, March 15

  • 5:00 p.m.: Immigration Event at Loyola: Our friends the Immigrants’ Rights at Coalition at Loyola are hosting a panel to discuss what is next in immigration law and policy. Open to all ILS members and anyone else interested.They will be exploring the changes the Trump administration put in place and what can be undone right away, what will take time, and what will be challenging to reverse.

    • Panelists:

      • Claudia Valenzuela, Managing Attorney, American Immigration Council

      • Manoj Govindaiah, Director of Policy, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

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  • 5:30 – 6:30: A Fireside Chat with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Please join the SBA Career Committee, Society of Women in Law, and Black Law Students Association as we host Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for a fireside chat on March 15, 5:30-6:30pm. SA Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the CCSAO – the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Prior to being elected State’s Attorney, she served as Chief of Staff to the Cook County Board President where she was the lead architect of the county’s criminal justice reform agenda to address racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Attendees will hear about SA Foxx’s journey through the law, receive an overview of the functions of the CCSAO, and have a chance to ask questions to State’s Attorney Foxx. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/bcFhPnHwPbrJ5gaaA

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Friday, March 19

  • 12:00 p.m.: The ACLU of Illinois will be holding our Annual Lunch on March 19, 2021 at 12:00PM. Please join us for this virtual event, where we will come together to celebrate and support the ongoing work to defend civil rights and civil liberties and hear directly from keynote speaker Stacey Abrams on the role that each of us can play in the movement to increase access to the ballot. There will also be an additional Q&A session with Ms. Abrams afterwards. Although this is a ticketed event (currently priced at $50 per ticket), you are invited free of charge! To attend the event please register here! The deadline to register is Monday, March 8th, at 3pm! Register soon!

  • 12:00 p.m.: Join us for Space Sustainability: A Conversation About International Space Policy. featuring 3 prominent figures in the space community: Charity Weedon, VP of Global Space Policy at Astroscale; Louis de Gouyon Matignon, PhD Space Law Holder and French Space Entrepreneur; and Dr. Diane Howard, Chief Counsel of Space Commerce at the United States Department of Commerce. We will be discussing current political developments, sustainability, and space debris. Click here to attend the Webinar! Passcode: Zv2k7AwU . This event will be recorded! We will be sending out a link via email to those who cannot attend as soon as the event concludes.

  • SBA Open Door will not take place due to Break.

Deadlines for this Week

Monday, March 15

  • Judicial Externship – Fall Application Process: Applications for Fall 2021 Judicial Externships are now available online. They will also be available in the Symplicity Document Library which can be accessed by clicking on “Resources” on the left side of the student Symplicity homepage. Completed Fall applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by Monday, March 15, 2021, no later than 12 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17

  • The ACLU and ACPLS are hosting a creative writing contest, and we want to let you know the contest deadline is quickly approaching! We’ve received just a couple of submissions, so your chances to take first place are still good! Of the submissions we received, a few have agreed to have their pieces displayed to the student body. To see the submissions we made available, check out the link: aclu. Also, please let us know if you’re open to having your piece on display before voting is complete. The winning submission will receive $100 and will choose an organization to receive a separate $100 donation. The runner-up will also receive $80. The deadline for submissions is March 17!

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Writing Competitions

(we have so many that we now have a heading!)

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.

The Black Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association are pleased to announce the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition. In 2018, we lost a fellow classmate and BLSA member. This writing prize in Nickolas Johnson’s memory is to encourage students to tackle issues of mental health on campus and propose an idea to be implemented by BLSA and SBA for the upcoming school year. Click here for the application. Students can download the application by clicking on the documents in the guide, or find it attached to this newsletter.. The competition funding is donation based, and if you would like to donate, there is information provided below on how to do so. The hope is to raise $1,000 each year, which will allow the student who wins to be awarded $500, with the other $500 going to implementing the student’s proposal. The writing prize will take place from March 1 to April 19. A panel of judges will read the proposals from April 19 to May 10 and announce the winner on the May 10.

If you would like to donate to the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition, please go to arogers11.

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Future Events

Monday, March 22

  • 9:00 AM: ASP Virtual Coffee Chat: How to Make the Most of Second Semester – Learn how to Maneuver Law School Challenges. Zoom link here. You did it. You got through your first semester of law school. Now that we’re in the middle of second semester, you may find yourself facing continuous challenges or perhaps even new challenges that are making this semester tough to maneuver. Ask yourself the following:

  • Are you still struggling with managing your time? Are external distractions preventing you from focusing on preparing for class?

  • Do you feel like you have to have this appearance of perfection? Do you feel overwhelmed?

  • Are you having difficulty reading and briefing efficiently and effectively within a limited period of time?

  • Are you struggling with absorbing and synthesizing the material learned in class?

  • Are you behind in crafting your outlines? Figuring out what is relevant (and what’s not)?

  • Do you wonder what you should be focusing on now "professionally" during law school (job searching, OCI, journals, moot court, law review, etc.)?

  • If you’ve answered "yes" to some or all of these questions, please join us for a panel discussion with students who have been in your shoes. Let’s tackle some of these questions, so that you can feel more confident about how you’re studying and using your time this semester.

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Thursday, March 25

  • 12:00p.m.: Join Cannabis Law Society and Racial Equity and Advocacy Alliance for their virtual event "Chicago Neighborhoods and Cannabis" on Thursday, March 25 at noon! To register, please RSVP to cannabislawsociety.

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Friday, March 26

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm every Friday through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

    • On this open door, we would love to hear your “law school origin story.” Did a radioactive Bluebook spider bite you in a lab experiment gone awry? What brought you here?

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  • 5:00 p.m.: ASP Virtual Coffee Chat – Evening Division. Zoom link here. You did it. You got through your first semester of law school. Now that we’re in the middle of second semester, you may find yourself facing continuous challenges or perhaps even new challenges that are making this semester tough to maneuver. Ask yourself the following:

  • Are you still struggling with managing your time? Are external distractions preventing you from focusing on preparing for class?

  • Do you feel like you have to have this appearance of perfection? Do you feel overwhelmed?

  • Are you having difficulty reading and briefing efficiently and effectively within a limited period of time?

  • Are you struggling with absorbing and synthesizing the material learned in class?

  • Are you behind in crafting your outlines? Figuring out what is relevant (and what’s not)?

  • Do you wonder what you should be focusing on now "professionally" during law school (job searching, OCI, journals, moot court, law review, etc.)?

  • If you’ve answered "yes" to some or all of these questions, please join us for a panel discussion with students who have been in your shoes. Let’s tackle some of these questions, so that you can feel more confident about how you’re studying and using your time this semester.

Monday, March 29

  • 5:00 p.m.: Please join the Land Use and Real Estate Society for an alumni happy hour! On March 29th at 5 PM, alumni from throughout the real estate industry will be attending a virtual happy hour. This will be a great opportunity to network with current attorneys and other students interested in real estate & land use law. lure.

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Friday, April 2

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm every Friday through April 30, SBA has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by. The link is in the SBA Calendar!!

Tuesday, April 6

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Performance Test Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

Future Deadlines

Resources

From ASP:

From the Library:

  • As part of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s mission to support the needs of faculty, students, and staff of the law school, our newest library guide highlights resources to support the work being done to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago-Kent: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources. In the guide, find links to books, specialized digital collections, study guides, and journals, with many titles you can access digitally through our collections even if you’re not visiting our library in person or requesting books via I-Share at this time. You’ll also find recommendations for antiracism books and authors to support the ongoing work of the Chicago-Kent Antiracism Statement from 2020.

  • We hope you’ll review the resources and use the CK Suggests page if you have suggestions, reviews, or content you’d like to see in the guide in the future.

American Bar Association:

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

Birthdays & Special Days – March:

03/02 – Callie Folke, 1L

03/04 – Ashley Morris, 1L

03/06 – Patrick Bovie, 2L

03/07 -Brett Simon, 3L

03/16 – Emily Jarrette, 1L

03/17 – Annora Alfonso, 1L

03/21 – Spencer Davidson, 2L; Aylissa Ritterhoff, 1L

3/24 – Lorianna Anderson, 2L

03/30 – Angelica Jalasco, 1L; Saynyenoh Warner, 1L

03/31 – Aaron Weiss, 2L

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

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SBA Newsletter – Week of March 8, 2021

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*Please complete our new climate survey, prepared by members of our faculty Diversity Committee, by March 14, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

Announcements

  • The ACLU of Illinois will be holding our Annual Lunch on March 19, 2021 at 12:00PM. Please join us for this virtual event, where we will come together to celebrate and support the ongoing work to defend civil rights and civil liberties and hear directly from keynote speaker Stacey Abrams on the role that each of us can play in the movement to increase access to the ballot. There will also be an additional Q&A session with Ms. Abrams afterwards. Although this is a ticketed event (currently priced at $50 per ticket), you are invited free of charge! To attend the event please register here! The deadline to register is Monday, March 8th, at 3pm! Register soon!

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  • Last week the Labor and Employment Law Society and the ACLU hosted a panel addressing the intersection of policing, collective bargaining agreements, and labor law. We had a wonderful discussion featuring a police union-side attorney, a police management-side attorney, and a federal mediator, each of whom spoke on a variety of important issues. Please feel free to watch last week’s panel here! We hope you enjoy the panel as much as we did!

Events for This Week

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

Tuesday, March 9

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Essay Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

Wednesday, March 10

  • 12:00 p.m.: Writing an Effective All-Purpose Cover Letter: A How-To Workshop; sign up here.

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  • 3:00-4:00 p.m.: ACS Presents A Discussion on the Insurrection & More. Prof. Shapiro, Prof. Schmidt, and Prof. Heyman will discuss the January 6th insurrection and the evident display of a racial double standard. Zoom here.

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  • 4:30 p.m.: J.D. Certificate Programs Fair – Interested in any of Chicago-Kent’s numerous certificate programs? The school’s broad offering of certificate programs provide students with a specialized course of study and training in a particular area of law, under the director of leading faculty, scholars and practitioners. Join faculty from the various certificate programs for this info session. There will be brief introductory presentations for each program and then students will have the opportunity to ask more detailed questions in breakout rooms for each certificate.

Thursday, March 11

  • 12:00 p.m.: IPLS Loyola Patent Fair Panel Discussion. Come join us to learn about the Loyola Patent Fair on Thursday, March 11 at 12PM. We will be presenting a primer on what the Loyola Patent Fair is and discuss how IP students can be successful. The zoom details are on the SBA calendar.

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Friday, March 12

  • 12:00 p.m.: Polish Law Student Kent Association will be holding a general body meeting on Friday, March 12th at 12pm. We will be discussing our May 3rd event and the future of PoLSKA. Click here for the link.

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  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Case Western Reserve Law School presents via Zoom “New Models of Mental Health for the Legal Profession” featuring John Thor Cornelius, MD and Candela Bonaccorso, PsyD, with Makela Hayford, 2L at Case Western Reserve Law School. REGISTER TO ATTEND

    • Do you have questions about how to stay sane in the face of the triple threat of challenges posed by COVID, social upheaval and work stress? Bring them, and your fellow law students and lawyers, to this two-hour panel discussion led by seasoned clinicians. Open to all, including legal professionals. CLEs for mental health/substance abuse will be offered.

      • This is the first in a series of co-sponsored CLE webinars dedicated to addressing the questions legal professionals often have around mental health, but can be afraid to ask, including:

      • How do I identify quality treatment, for myself and my clients? And how do I find it?

      • Can I really afford the time to invest in my mental health? Can I really afford not to?

      • Why do people “self-medicate?” How can they stop?

      • How can therapies of depth, insight and relationship go beyond band-aid interventions and lead to better outcomes for my clients and myself?

      • What makes for optimal collaboration between legal and mental health professionals?

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm on Fridays through April 30, SBA Secretary Kat Hanson has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by.

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Deadlines for this Week

The deadline to complete our new climate survey, prepared by members of our Diversity Committee, is March 14, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

Writing Competitions

(we have so many that we now have a heading!)

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.

The ACLU & ACPLS will be hosting a Creative Writing Contest! This will be an opportunity to engage in a more creative and enjoyable part of writing. The topic or guiding purpose of this contest is to write about freedom, fellowship, community, and the purpose of our work. We are also interested in hearing about helping others, the value in volunteering, and why we do the work we do. The theme of this contest is broad, such that you can write about what speaks to you most. To learn more about this contest, please see the flyer below! The deadline for submissions is March 17!

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The Black Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association are pleased to announce the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition. In 2018, we lost a fellow classmate and BLSA member. This writing prize in Nickolas Johnson’s memory is to encourage students to tackle issues of mental health on campus and propose an idea to be implemented by BLSA and SBA for the upcoming school year. Click here for the application. Students can download the application by clicking on the documents in the guide, or find it attached to this newsletter.. The competition funding is donation based, and if you would like to donate, there is information provided below on how to do so. The hope is to raise $1,000 each year, which will allow the student who wins to be awarded $500, with the other $500 going to implementing the student’s proposal. The writing prize will take place from March 1 to April 19. A panel of judges will read the proposals from April 19 to May 10 and announce the winner on the May 10.

If you would like to donate to the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition, please go to arogers11.

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Future Events

Monday, March 15

  • 5:30 – 6:30: A Fireside Chat with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Please join the SBA Career Committee, Society of Women in Law, and Black Law Students Association as we host Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for a fireside chat on March 15, 5:30-6:30pm. SA Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the CCSAO – the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Prior to being elected State’s Attorney, she served as Chief of Staff to the Cook County Board President where she was the lead architect of the county’s criminal justice reform agenda to address racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Attendees will hear about SA Foxx’s journey through the law, receive an overview of the functions of the CCSAO, and have a chance to ask questions to State’s Attorney Foxx. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/bcFhPnHwPbrJ5gaaA

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Friday, March 19

  • SBA Open Door will not take place due to Break.

  • 12:00 p.m.: The ACLU of Illinois will be holding our Annual Lunch on March 19, 2021 at 12:00PM. Please join us for this virtual event, where we will come together to celebrate and support the ongoing work to defend civil rights and civil liberties and hear directly from keynote speaker Stacey Abrams on the role that each of us can play in the movement to increase access to the ballot. There will also be an additional Q&A session with Ms. Abrams afterwards. Although this is a ticketed event (currently priced at $50 per ticket), you are invited free of charge! To attend the event please register here! The deadline to register is Monday, March 8th, at 3pm! Register soon!

Friday, March 26

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: SBA Open Door At 4 pm every Friday through April 30, SBA Secretary Kat Hanson has committed to launching an unrecorded SBA Zoom session to lend an ear to students who wish to hang out, vent, problem solve, mingle, ask questions – whatever our peers might need to feel heard. Students and faculty are encouraged to swing by.

Monday, March 29

  • 5:00 p.m.: Please join the Land Use and Real Estate Society for an alumni happy hour! On March 29th at 5 PM, alumni from throughout the real estate industry will be attending a virtual happy hour. This will be a great opportunity to network with current attorneys and other students interested in real estate & land use law. lure.

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Tuesday, April 6

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Performance Test Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

Future Deadlines

Monday, March 15

  • Judicial Externship – Fall Application Process: Applications for Fall 2021 Judicial Externships are now available online. They will also be available in the Symplicity Document Library which can be accessed by clicking on “Resources” on the left side of the student Symplicity homepage. Completed Fall applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by Monday, March 15, 2021, no later than 12 p.m.

Resources

From ASP:

From the Library:

  • As part of the Chicago-Kent Law Library’s mission to support the needs of faculty, students, and staff of the law school, our newest library guide highlights resources to support the work being done to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chicago-Kent: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources. In the guide, find links to books, specialized digital collections, study guides, and journals, with many titles you can access digitally through our collections even if you’re not visiting our library in person or requesting books via I-Share at this time. You’ll also find recommendations for antiracism books and authors to support the ongoing work of the Chicago-Kent Antiracism Statement from 2020.

  • We hope you’ll review the resources and use the CK Suggests page if you have suggestions, reviews, or content you’d like to see in the guide in the future.

American Bar Association:

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

Birthdays & Special Days – March:

03/02 – Callie Folke, 1L

03/04 – Ashley Morris, 1L

03/06 – Patrick Bovie, 2L

03/07 -Brett Simon, 3L

03/16 – Emily Jarrette, 1L

03/17 – Annora Alfonso, 1L

03/21 – Spencer Davidson, 2L; Aylissa Ritterhoff, 1L

3/24 – Lorianna Anderson, 2L

03/30 – Angelica Jalasco, 1L; Saynyenoh Warner, 1L

03/31 – Aaron Weiss, 2L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of March 1, 2021

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*check out our SBA Instagram this week for your chance to win ONE of THREE $5.00 Starbucks gift cards!

2021 Diversity Week – Putting Words Into Action

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See “Events for The Week” for more Details

Announcements

Congratulations to Chicago Kent’s Phi Alpha Delta – Blackstone Chapter’s Team Blackstone 1 for advancing to finals and ultimately placing fourth in the PAD 2021 Mock Trial Competition

this weekend. Team Blackstone includes Rigo Fernandez, Emily Motin, Madison Wheeler, and Patrick Bovie, coached by Professor Sheldon Solow.

Law Students Needed for You(th) Decide: ISCOTUS and the Constitutional Democracy Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law are seeking law student volunteers to help us

with You(th) Decide: A High School Student Forum on the U.S. Supreme Court. This real-time discussion of a current case before the Supreme Court of the United States will be held via ZOOM on Friday, March 5, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM.If you wish to participate or if you have any questions, please contact Dee Runaas (Project Director).

The ACLU is sponsoring a team for the Fifth Annual Notre Dame National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom. This competition will be taking place from April 9th, 2021 through April 11, 2021. We are currently accepting applications! To be considered, please submit a writing sample and a brief statement of interest to aclu. Please see the attached flyer below to learn more. We look forward to seeing our university represented at this event!

Events for This Week

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

Monday – March 1, 2021

  • 5:00-7:00 pm: Diversity Week Kick off event: “Can I Ask That?” Panel – Register

    • Are there conversations you’d like to have with diverse colleagues but are unsure if you should bring it up or how to approach the situation? Are there questions you’re tired of answering? Build your cultural competence and learn about microaggressions in professional spaces and personal relationships. Please submit questions via this question submission form

    • Event link

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Tuesday – March 2, 2021

  • 2:15-3:00 pm: Diversity Week APALSA – A Conversation with Tammy Duckworth – Register

    • A webinar on breaking the glass and bamboo ceiling with Sen. Duckworth

    • Event link

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  • 5:00-7:00 pm: Diversity Week DALSA & Lambdas – LGBTQ+ Disability and Elder Justice in Action – Register

    • A presentation on providing compassionate care to clients.

    • Event link

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Wednesday – March 3, 2021

  • 12:00 – 1:00: International Law Moot Court Honors Society will host an interest meeting via Zoom.

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  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Diversity Week Career Services Office – Diversity Job Fairs & Affinity Groups: Chicago-Kent Alumni Speak – Register

    • Hear from a group of successful Chicago-Kent alumni as they discuss how they navigated diversity job fairs, joined and led affinity student groups and bar associations, and now give back to support law students seeking to pave their way in the legal profession.

    • Event link

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  • 4:00 – 5:00pm: Diversity Week First-Gen Panel- Navigating Law School & The Legal Profession – Register

  • The Honorable Justice Jesse G. Reyes will speak regarding support systems and opportunities for diverse law students and about the importance of first-generation visibility in the profession. Law student panelists will provide personal insight into their experiences as first-gen law students.

  • Registration link

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Thursday – March 4, 2021

  • 1:00-2:00/2:30 pm:Diversity Week MLSA/APALSA – AAAJ/CAIR Bystander Intervention Workshop – Register

    • “[A]n aggressive scaling up of locally-led bystander hate incident intervention training for community members.”

    • Event link

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  • 5:00-6:30 pm: Diversity Week HLLSA – "Spanish for Lawyers” w/ Salvador Cicero – Register

    • Topics include: creating a competent and compassionate experience for clients, language accessibility in the legal system, and tips on becoming a bilingual attorney.

    • Registration link

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Friday – March 5, 2021

  • 12:00 p.m.: ACPLS Presents: Art Law Panel. Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn about how law and the creative arts intertwine. Panelists are Christopher Johson from Chicago’s Lawyers for the Creative Arts and Nicole Chimienti, a lawyer practicing trademark and design patent. Click here to Zoom to the event.

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Diversity Week REAA – Never Fully Free: The Continuous Vice Grip of the Criminal Legal System

    • A presentation demonstrating how criminal records and post conviction relief is racial justice work.

    • Please look for the link in the SBA Newsletter

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  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Diversity Week WIL – Reading Discussion with Prof. Batlan on Intersectional Feminism – Register
    • A discussion of two short readings on feminism and intersectionality by Mari J. Matsuda, an American lawyer, activist, and law professor. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Batlan.
    • Event Link

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Writing Competitions

(we have so many that we now have a heading!)

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.

The ACLU & ACPLS will be hosting a Creative Writing Contest! This will be an opportunity to engage in a more creative and enjoyable part of writing. The topic or guiding purpose of this contest is to write about freedom, fellowship, community, and the purpose of our work. We are also interested in hearing about helping others, the value in volunteering, and why we do the work we do. The theme of this contest is broad, such that you can write about what speaks to you most. To learn more about this contest, please see the flyer below! The deadline for submissions is March 17!

The Black Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association are pleased to announce the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition. In 2018, we lost a fellow classmate and BLSA member. This writing prize in Nickolas Johnson’s memory is to encourage students to tackle issues of mental health on campus and propose an idea to be implemented by BLSA and SBA for the upcoming school year. Click here for the application. Students can download the application by clicking on the documents in the guide, or find it attached to this newsletter.. The competition funding is donation based, and if you would like to donate, there is information provided below on how to do so. The hope is to raise $1,000 each year, which will allow the student who wins to be awarded $500, with the other $500 going to implementing the student’s proposal. The writing prize will take place from March 1 to April 19. A panel of judges will read the proposals from April 19 to May 10 and announce the winner on the May 10.

If you would like to donate to the Nickolas Johnson Writing Competition, please go to arogers11.

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Future Events

Tuesday, March 9

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Essay Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

Wednesday, March 10

  • 12:00 p.m.: Writing an Effective All-Purpose Cover Letter: A How-To Workshop; sign up here.

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  • 4:30 p.m.: J.D. Certificate Programs Fair – Did you know that Chicago-Kent offers 12 different certificates? Are you curious about how a certificate could help you achieve your career goals? Join certificate program directors at a virtual fair on Wednesday, March 10, at 4:30 p.m. to learn more about these optional programs. Following a brief presentation from the directors, you will have an opportunity for Q&A in separate breakout rooms.

    Please register in advance, indicating the breakout room you’d like to start in first (you can move between breakout rooms once the Q&A starts). We hope to see you there! Register here.

Friday, March 12

  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Case Western Reserve Law School presents via Zoom “New Models of Mental Health for the Legal Profession” featuring John Thor Cornelius, MD and Candela Bonaccorso, PsyD, with Makela Hayford, 2L at Case Western Reserve Law School. REGISTER TO ATTEND

    • Do you have questions about how to stay sane in the face of the triple threat of challenges posed by COVID, social upheaval and work stress? Bring them, and your fellow law students and lawyers, to this two-hour panel discussion led by seasoned clinicians. Open to all, including legal professionals. CLEs for mental health/substance abuse will be offered.

      • This is the first in a series of co-sponsored CLE webinars dedicated to addressing the questions legal professionals often have around mental health, but can be afraid to ask, including:

      • How do I identify quality treatment, for myself and my clients? And how do I find it?

      • Can I really afford the time to invest in my mental health? Can I really afford not to?

      • Why do people “self-medicate?” How can they stop?

      • How can therapies of depth, insight and relationship go beyond band-aid interventions and lead to better outcomes for my clients and myself?

      • What makes for optimal collaboration between legal and mental health professionals?

Tuesday, April 6

  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Bar Performance Test Basics – this program will be recorded and posted to the bar support web page. View the information and links to review sessions here. You may contact Professor Kari Johnson with questions.

Future Deadlines

Monday, March 15

  • Judicial Externship – Fall Application Process: Applications for Fall 2021 Judicial Externships are now available online. They will also be available in the Symplicity Document Library which can be accessed by clicking on “Resources” on the left side of the student Symplicity homepage. Completed Fall applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by Monday, March 15, 2021, no later than 12 p.m.

Resources

From ASP: How to improve second semester grades: Leveraging your first semester to fuel success.

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home.

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

Birthdays & Special Days – March:

03/02 – Callie Folke, 1L

03/04 – Ashley Morris, 1L

03/06 – Patrick Boviei, 2L

03/07 -Brett Simon, 3L

03/17 – Annora Alfonso, 1L

03/21 – Spencer Davidson, 2L; Aylissa Ritterhoff, 1L

03/30 – Angelica Jalasco, 1L; Saynyenoh Warner, 1L

03/31 – Aaron Weiss, 2L

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