SBA Newsletter – Week of January 11, 2021

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*Welcome back students!

As a reminder, if you have information to include in the newsletter, please send to sba by 3 p.m. Friday of the week preceding the event date.

Announcements

Spring Online Request: Please fill out the Spring 2021 Online Request Form if you would like to request taking your courses completely online in the Spring.

Spring Upass Information: Full-time students who wish to purchase a UPass must request one. You can do so by completing the Spring 2021 UPass Opt-In Form by Friday, January 15 at Noon. The cost is $145 for the semester.

PracticePro and its generous law firm and corporate diversity partners are excited to announce they have extended the application deadline until January 18, 2021. The program accepts applications from the Class of 2023 for admission to the 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Admitted students enjoy the following perks:

  • Free tuition to attend a PracticePro Career Conference (Spring 2021)*

  • Participation in exclusive recruiting receptions or virtual job fair (Spring/Summer 2021)

  • Career coaching package, including full revision of application materials and networking emails, customized coaching sessions, and email coaching (April – September 2021)

  • Free admission to webinars on topics covering resumes and cover letters, advanced interviewing techniques, networking, project management, and more (Spring & Summer 2021)

  • Recommendations for employment and scholarships to our firm partners (list below)

  • Free admission to New Attorney Basics seminar after graduation

  • Mentorship match to in-house corporate counsel to learn client collaboration and business development (after bar admission)

Visit here for more information.

Events for This Week

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

Black Homes Matter virtual event: Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Dr. Cornel West, and Rev. Barber will come together for a #BlackHomesMatter virtual event to stop the illegally inflated property taxes, which are ravaging Detroit. Professor Bernadette Atuahene and her research will be featured. The event will take place on January 13, 2021 at 6 PM ET/5 PM CST. Register here: https://illegalforeclosures.org/blackhomesmatter/

Future Events

The Sixth Annual MLK Forum presents "From Equity Talks to Action," featuring Leslie Hairston, Chicago 5th Ward Alderwoman, and leaders from local organizations sharing opportunities to take action this year. The event will take place on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Stay tuned for the Zoom link!

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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 – January:

01/02 – Amber Damerow, 1L

01/04 – Emily Barraza, 1L

01/05 – Enrique Espinoza, 3L; Kirsten Mathers, 3L

01/07 – Courtney Prado, 3L

01/12 – Laura Bradley-Hufford, 2L

01/13 – Samantha Musick, 2L

01/19 – Jacob Kaplan, 1L

01/25 – Shonagh Clark, 3L

01/26 – Kaitlyn Kloss, 1L

01/30 – Alana Hirsch, 1L; Lynne Johnson, 1L

01/31 – Lauren Ehardt, 2L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of December 7, 2020

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*This is the last SBA Newsletter for 2020. We’ll see you in January–and we wish you all a safe and relaxing Winter Break.

Exam Information

Review the Fall 2020 Exam Quick Guide here.

Access General Procedures for Exams here. This document addresses procedures for:

  • Fixed Exams

  • Self-Scheduled Exams

  • Take Home Exams

Announcements

Checkout the SBA Instagram account @sbachicagokentlaw

The Preliminary Spring Class Schedule is now available here.

Spring 2021 Student Activity Fee: As many of you know, SBA voted to waive the activity fee for all students in the fall semester given the state of the pandemic. As the semester progressed, events and programming became more streamlined leaving us with the need to reimpose the activity fee. After careful consideration of your best interests, SBA has decided that while we will be imposing the fee, we will be reducing it to half of the normal amount, and that this will be sufficient for the remainder of this academic year. We thank you for your continued support and hope for an incredible Spring semester.

The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – a Pipeline Organization are now taking applications for their Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Applications are due by January 10, 2020.

PracticePro and its generous law firm and corporate diversity partners are excited to announce they are now accepting applications from Class of 2023 for admission to the 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Admitted students enjoy the following perks:

  • Free tuition to attend a PracticePro Career Conference (Spring 2021)*

  • Participation in exclusive recruiting receptions or virtual job fair (Spring/Summer 2021)

  • Career coaching package, including full revision of application materials and networking emails, customized coaching sessions, and email coaching (April – September 2021)

  • Free admission to webinars on topics covering resumes and cover letters, advanced interviewing techniques, networking, project management, and more (Spring & Summer 2021)

  • Recommendations for employment and scholarships to our firm partners (list below)

  • Free admission to New Attorney Basics seminar after graduation

  • Mentorship match to in-house corporate counsel to learn client collaboration and business development (after bar admission)

Visit here for more information.

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. Good luck on exams!

Future Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Applications for the The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – a Pipeline Organization Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project are due by January 10, 2020. See the attached flyer for more information.

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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 – December:

December Dates

12/1 – Mairead DeWitt, 1L

12/2 – Megan Williams, 3L & Shiny Patel, 2L

12/4 – Donna Elias, 2L

12/6 Greg Kelley, 2L

12/10 – Alyssa Lanier, 1L

12/13 – Devin Ross, IL

12/15 – Anna Sarwa, 3L

12/16 – Eleni Galanopulos, 2L

12/17 – Carmen Otubusin, 2L

12/18 – Teona Pipia, 1L

12/19 – Vanessa Makris, 1L

12/29 – Haley Zobel, 1L

12/30 – Hayley Loufek, 1L

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

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 30, 2020

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Announcements

Checkout the SBA Instagram account @sbachicagokentlaw

The Preliminary Spring Class Schedule is now available here.

Spring 2021 Student Activity Fee: As many of you know, SBA voted to waive the activity fee for all students in the fall semester given the state of the pandemic. As the semester progressed, events and programming became more streamlined leaving us with the need to reimpose the activity fee. After careful consideration of your best interests, SBA has decided that while we will be imposing the fee, we will be reducing it to half of the normal amount, and that this will be sufficient for the remainder of this academic year. We thank you for your continued support and hope for an incredible Spring semester.

Ascend Justice Winter Immersion Program 2020-2021: Experience an immersive introduction to domestic violence litigation by spending one or more weeks helping self-represented litigants petition the court for order of protection through Ascend Justice’s Emergency Protection Project. Three one-week sessions are available over the Winter Break. This experience is currently Remote. Please see attached for more information on this program. *This opportunity is normally held in-person at the Domestic Violence Courthouse on Harrison, only 3 blocks from Chicago-Kent. Once you are trained to volunteer, this can be an on-going volunteer opportunity for you.

Spring 2021 Student Activity Fee: As many of you know, SBA voted to waive the activity fee for all students in the fall semester given the state of the pandemic. As the semester progressed, events and programming became more streamlined leaving us with the need to reimpose the activity fee. After careful consideration of your best interests, SBA has decided that while we will be imposing the fee, we will be reducing it to half of the normal amount, and that this will be sufficient for the remainder of this academic year. We thank you for your continued support and hope for an incredible Spring semester.

Seeking Applications for the HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition:

HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. The competition brings together 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court. The 2021 competition will take place virtually on March 9-12, 2021 (note: this will occur during dates scheduled for regular class sessions).

  • Each school may send one team of up to three students. The application process is open to any student in their second year of law school and above, regardless of their involvement in HLLSA. The moot court team is selected by a committee of HLLSA board members and Moot Court Honor Society board members. If you are interested please submit the following materials directly to hllsa:

    • A legal writing sample (PDF format, full appellate brief from Legal Writing II preferred, but all submissions welcome)

    • Your resume (not necessary to list GPA)

    • A brief statement on why you are interested in competing in a moot court competition, which includes whether you are able to work on the brief over winter break

  • The selection committee intends on following this timeline:

    • Applications open: November 2nd

    • Deadline to submit application materials: Monday November 30th at 11:59pm

    • Selected applicants will be notified by December 7th

    • Register the selected team for through the HNBA website (week of December 7th)

    • The competition is March 9-12th. The competition will take place virtually.

  • For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – a Pipeline Organization are now taking applications for their Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Applications are due by January 10, 2020.

PracticePro and its generous law firm and corporate diversity partners are excited to announce they are now accepting applications from Class of 2023 for admission to the 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Admitted students enjoy the following perks:

  • Free tuition to attend a PracticePro Career Conference (Spring 2021)*

  • Participation in exclusive recruiting receptions or virtual job fair (Spring/Summer 2021)

  • Career coaching package, including full revision of application materials and networking emails, customized coaching sessions, and email coaching (April – September 2021)

  • Free admission to webinars on topics covering resumes and cover letters, advanced interviewing techniques, networking, project management, and more (Spring & Summer 2021)

  • Recommendations for employment and scholarships to our firm partners (list below)

  • Free admission to New Attorney Basics seminar after graduation

  • Mentorship match to in-house corporate counsel to learn client collaboration and business development (after bar admission)

Visit here for more information.

Events for This Week

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

Yoga on IG Live every Tuesday at 8:00 AM and available throughout the day.

Join HLLSA members Mariah and Stephanie every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM for a completely virtual yoga class to jumpstart your day! Just go to our HLLSA Instagram Page instagram icon where one of our all-star instructors will share the class on IG Live. The class will also be posted to our page for 24 hours. There is a suggested $5 donation (Venmo: @Mariah-Mata) which will go towards the HLLSA Moot Court Competition and Judge’s Night.

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

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

First Wednesday Series: An Introduction to National Security Cyber Law featuring James Dever, M.A., J.D., a U.S. Air Force Professor of Cyber Warfare. This event will occur on December 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CST). Approved for 1 hour of Illinois MCLE credit. THIS EVENT IS FREE. To register: ckcle.ce21.com

Fall 2020 Entertainment Law Panel: Join SELS and IPLS on Wednesday, December 2 at 5 pm for an informative panel on Entertainment Law. Panelists include:

  • Vicki Cherkas, Law Offices of Vicki Cherkas

  • Hayden Goldblatt, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C.

  • Ryan Jacobsen, SmithAmundsen

  • Jared Bloch, Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP

Zoom link for the event is in the SBA Calendar.

SBA Curriculum Committee Discussion on 1L Exams and Exam Preparation: Join SBA Curriculum Committee Members in a discussion on exam formats, preparation, and approaches on Sunday, December 6 at 11 AM. Students may RSVP to this event and submit advance questions here.

Future Deadlines

HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition applications due Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm. HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. Details are in Announcements above. For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Applications for the The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – a Pipeline Organization Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project are due by January 10, 2020. See the attached flyer for more information.

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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 – December:

December Dates

12/1 – Mairead DeWitt, 1L

12/2 – Megan Williams, 3L & Shiny Patel, 2L

12/4 – Donna Elias, 2L

12/6 Greg Kelley, 2L

12/10 – Alyssa Lanier, 1L

12/13 – Devin Ross, IL

12/15 – Anna Sarwa, 3L

12/16 – Eleni Galanopulos, 2L

12/17 – Carmen Otubusin, 2L

12/18 – Teona Pipia, 1L

12/19 – Vanessa Makris, 1L

12/29 – Haley Zobel, 1L

12/30 – Hayley Loufek, 1L

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


2021 SJID Project Flyer.pdf
National Security Cyber Law.pdf
Ascend Justice Winter Immersion 2020-2021.pdf
Meditation and Stretching Flyer.pdf
Preparing for Exams.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 23, 2020

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Announcements

SBA wishes all students, faculty, and staff a healthy and rejuvenating break this week!

Checkout the SBA Instagram account for a chance to win 1 of 3 Amazon gift cards. @sbachicagokentlaw

As Chicago-Kent transitions to fully online, administration will work to create accessible quiet space for those who need it. Please complete this form if you would like to request space either for studying or for your exams, or refer to Dean Krug’s email response to “Current University Work from Home Guidance” for more information.

The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) is happy to announce the NEW Pro Bono Tracking System. Please see the attached PIRC flier for details. For a full presentation on PIRC, hour tracking, pro bono opportunities, and more, you can view this PIRC presentation: Celebrate Pro Bono: Chicago-Kent’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC): NEW Pro Bono Tracking System (must be logged in through Panopto to view).

Ascend Justice Winter Immersion Program 2020-2021: Experience an immersive introduction to domestic violence litigation by spending one or more weeks helping self-represented litigants petition the court for order of protection through Ascend Justice’s Emergency Protection Project. Three one-week sessions are available over the Winter Break. This experience is currently Remote. Please see attached for more information on this program. *This opportunity is normally held in-person at the Domestic Violence Courthouse on Harrison, only 3 blocks from Chicago-Kent. Once you are trained to volunteer, this can be an on-going volunteer opportunity for you.

Seeking Applications for the HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition:

HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. The competition brings together 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court. The 2021 competition will take place virtually on March 9-12, 2021 (note: this will occur during dates scheduled for regular class sessions).

  • Each school may send one team of up to three students. The application process is open to any student in their second year of law school and above, regardless of their involvement in HLLSA. The moot court team is selected by a committee of HLLSA board members and Moot Court Honor Society board members. If you are interested please submit the following materials directly to hllsa:

    • A legal writing sample (PDF format, full appellate brief from Legal Writing II preferred, but all submissions welcome)

    • Your resume (not necessary to list GPA)

    • A brief statement on why you are interested in competing in a moot court competition, which includes whether you are able to work on the brief over winter break

  • The selection committee intends on following this timeline:

    • Applications open: November 2nd

    • Deadline to submit application materials: Monday November 30th at 11:59pm

    • Selected applicants will be notified by December 7th

    • Register the selected team for through the HNBA website (week of December 7th)

    • The competition is March 9-12th. The competition will take place virtually.

  • For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Events for This Week

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

Yoga on IG Live every Tuesday at 8:00 AM and available throughout the day. Join HLLSA members Mariah and Stephanie every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM for a completely virtual yoga class to jumpstart your day! Just go to our HLLSA Instagram Page instagram icon where one of our all-star instructors will share the class on IG Live. The class will also be posted to our page for 24 hours. There is a suggested $5 donation (Venmo: @Mariah-Mata) which will go towards the HLLSA Moot Court Competition and Judge’s Night.

Federal Work Study Information Session: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm via Zoom. Interested in receiving payment for working at government and public interest organizations? Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based financial aid program established by the federal government. The FWS program provides employment opportunities for eligible students, allowing them to earn, rather than borrow, a portion of their educational costs. Attend this information session held by Senior Director of Career Services and administrator of the FWS program, Michelle Vodenik to learn more about FWS.

Pathway to Summer: Preparing for 1L Summer Diversity Opportunities – Join APALSA and CLS for a student panel on November 24, 2020 at 12:00pm. Panelists will discuss preparation, timeline, and applications for 1L summer internship opportunities. Diversity programs such as JIOP and ACC will be the focus of this event, but there will be information applicable to all summer opportunities. Come join! Zoom link is here.

2020 Palmer Prize Lecture. In this lecture, Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman, winners of the 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, will present the ideas in their award-winning book Of Privacy and Power–The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security (Princeton University Press 2019). The annual $10,000 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize was established in 2007 by Roy C. Palmer ’62 and Susan Palmer to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world. Click here for a full list of Palmer Prize winners. The event will take place over Zoom this Tuesday, 11/24/2020 at 3:00pm. Please register for the lecture here.

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) Presents Ron Bienstock: Attorney by Day, Musician by Life on November 25, 2020 at 4 pm. Join us in a discussion on life as an entertainment lawyer. The Zoom link is in the SBA Calendar.

Future Events

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

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

Fall 2020 Entertainment Law Panel: Join SELS and IPLS on Wednesday, December 2 at 5 pm for an informative panel on Entertainment Law. Panelists include:

  • Vicki Cherkas, Law Offices of Vicki Cherkas

  • Hayden Goldblatt, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C.

  • Ryan Jacobsen, SmithAmundsen

  • Jared Bloch, Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP

Zoom link for the event is in the SBA Calendar.

Future Deadlines

HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition applications due Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm. HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. Details are in Announcements above. For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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 – November:

November Dates

11/1 – Hailey LaMay, 1L, & Talia Plofsky, 1L

11/2 – Bridget Naughton, 3L, & Taryn Trusty, 2L

11/3 – Stephen Cruz, 1L, & Erin Monforti, 2L

11/6 – Mary Nagel, Visiting Assistant Professor

11/11 – Alathea Williams, 1L

11/17 – Ian Murray, 1L

11/20 – Chelsea Smith, 1L

11/22 – Julian Verdream, 1L, & Zelpha Williams, 2L

11/24 – Kari Johnson, Professor, & Monika Nasiadka

11/28 – Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 1L

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


Bienstock Flyer.pdf
Ron Bienstock Bio 2020 11.pdf
Meditation and Stretching Flyer.pdf
Ascend Justice Winter Immersion 2020-2021.pdf
Pathway To Summer.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 16, 2020

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Announcements

As Chicago-Kent transitions to fully online, administration will work to create accessible quiet space for those who need it. Please complete this form if you would like to request space either for studying or for your exams, or refer to Dean Krug’s email response to “Current University Work from Home Guidance” for more information.

The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) is happy to announce the NEW Pro Bono Tracking System. Please see the attached PIRC flier for details. For a full presentation on PIRC, hour tracking, pro bono opportunities, and more, you can view this PIRC presentation: Celebrate Pro Bono: Chicago-Kent’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC): NEW Pro Bono Tracking System (must be logged in through Panopto to view).

Ascend Justice Winter Immersion Program 2020-2021: Experience an immersive introduction to domestic violence litigation by spending one or more weeks helping self-represented litigants petition the court for order of protection through Ascend Justice’s Emergency Protection Project. Three one-week sessions are available over the Winter Break. This experience is currently Remote. Please see attached for more information on this program. *This opportunity is normally held in-person at the Domestic Violence Courthouse on Harrison, only 3 blocks from Chicago-Kent. Once you are trained to volunteer, this can be an on-going volunteer opportunity for you.

Seeking Applications for the HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition:

HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. The competition brings together 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court. The 2021 competition will take place virtually on March 9-12, 2021 (note: this will occur during dates scheduled for regular class sessions).

  • Each school may send one team of up to three students. The application process is open to any student in their second year of law school and above, regardless of their involvement in HLLSA. The moot court team is selected by a committee of HLLSA board members and Moot Court Honor Society board members. If you are interested please submit the following materials directly to hllsa:

    • A legal writing sample (PDF format, full appellate brief from Legal Writing II preferred, but all submissions welcome)

    • Your resume (not necessary to list GPA)

    • A brief statement on why you are interested in competing in a moot court competition, which includes whether you are able to work on the brief over winter break

  • The selection committee intends on following this timeline:

    • Applications open: November 2nd

    • Deadline to submit application materials: Monday November 30th at 11:59pm

    • Selected applicants will be notified by December 7th

    • Register the selected team for through the HNBA website (week of December 7th)

    • The competition is March 9-12th. The competition will take place virtually.

  • For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Events for This Week

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

A Fireside Chat with Attorney General Kwame Raoul: The SBA Career Committee is pleased and excited to host Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul for a fireside chat on Monday, November 16 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. Attorney General Raoul is a member of Kent’s 125 Alumni of Distinction; prior to his election as Attorney General, he served in the Illinois State Senate and was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Join us as Attorney General Raoul discusses his journey through the law, his time at Kent, and provides an overview of the AG’s office. Student and faculty attendees will be encouraged to ask questions. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by completing this form.

Yoga on IG Live every Tuesday at 8:00 AM and available throughout the day.

Join HLLSA members Mariah and Stephanie every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM for a completely virtual yoga class to jumpstart your day! Just go to our HLLSA Instagram Page instagram icon where one of our all-star instructors will share the class on IG Live. The class will also be posted to our page for 24 hours. There is a suggested $5 donation (Venmo: @Mariah-Mata) which will go towards the HLLSA Moot Court Competition and Judge’s Night.

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

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: General Body Meeting: Please join SALDF at their first general body meeting on Tuesday, November 17th at 5pm! We will introduce our officers, talk about our future events, and talk about vegan nutrition and FAQs. The zoom link is here, and it will also be in the SBA calendar. See the attached flyer for the meeting ID and password. Please contact Eleni Galanopulos with any questions.

Chicago-Kent Law Review Symposium: Please join the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Professor Barbara Pfeffer Billauer for our virtual Symposium, Embryonic Injuries and Nascent Remedies in the Age of CRISPR-Cas and Advanced IVF, scheduled for November 18, 2020 –November 19, 2020 at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The Symposium will focus on the legal, medical, and bioethical impacts surrounding novel and cutting-edge techniques in human genetic manipulation, including gene-editing, IVF, and preimplantation testing. The Symposium features panelists from both the legal and medical communities who are some of the leading experts in the field. Use this link to register (you can also register the day of the event), as well as find more information about the various panels. The C-K Law Review hopes to see you there!

C-K Equity Talks: The Multifaceted Racial Inequities Impacting Education: Racial Inequities Impacting Education are multifaceted. Panelists will discuss systemic barriers that exist both inside and outside of the education system that contribute to the achievement gap between white students and students of color. Some of the barriers include economic and school funding disparities, court decisions, social and emotional factors, disparate discipline, voting rights, mass incarceration, and implicit bias.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST. This event is free; register here.

Future Deadlines

HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition applications due Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm. HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. Details are in Announcements above. For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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 – November:

November Dates

11/1 – Hailey LaMay, 1L, & Talia Plofsky, 1L

11/2 – Bridget Naughton, 3L, & Taryn Trusty, 2L

11/3 – Stephen Cruz, 1L, & Erin Monforti, 2L

11/6 – Mary Nagel, Visiting Assistant Professor

11/11 – Alathea Williams, 1L

11/17 – Ian Murray, 1L

11/20 – Chelsea Smith, 1L

11/22 – Julian Verdream, 1L, & Zelpha Williams, 2L

11/24 – Kari Johnson, Professor, & Monika Nasiadka

11/28 – Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 1L

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

Ascend Justice Winter Immersion 2020-2021.pdf
Illinois Attorney General (1) (1).pdf
Meditation and Stretching Flyer.pdf
Blue and White Illustrative Schools and Education Flyer.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of November 9, 2020

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Announcements

The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) is happy to announce the NEW Pro Bono Tracking System. Please see the attached PIRC flier for details. For a full presentation on PIRC, hour tracking, pro bono opportunities, and more, you can view this PIRC presentation: Celebrate Pro Bono: Chicago-Kent’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC): NEW Pro Bono Tracking System (must be logged in through Panopto to view).

Ascend Justice Winter Immersion Program 2020-2021: Experience an immersive introduction to domestic violence litigation by spending one or more weeks helping self-represented litigants petition the court for order of protection through Ascend Justice’s Emergency Protection Project. Three one-week sessions are available over the Winter Break. This experience is currently Remote. Please see attached for more information on this program. *This opportunity is normally held in-person at the Domestic Violence Courthouse on Harrison, only 3 blocks from Chicago-Kent. Once you are trained to volunteer, this can be an on-going volunteer opportunity for you.

The Black Law Students Association Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition has opened up its registration! The Regional CBMMTC consists of a maximum of 18 teams. Rounds simulate a civil trial proceeding where each team, consisting of four members each, offers opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, and closing arguments. The top three placing teams from the regional convention will be invited to compete at the National Convention Advocacy Competition. Witnesses are not scored in the competition. Advocates are evaluated on their overall courtroom presence, command of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, teamwork, and accuracy of objections. Each trial lasts approximately two and one-half hours.

  • The Regional Competition will take place virtually on February 3-6, 2021.The top three placing teams from each of the six regional conventions will be invited to compete at the National Convention on March 3-7, 2021.

  • If anyone is interested in participating or has any questions about this competition, please email Micah McClendon as soon as possible.

Seeking Applications for the HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition:

HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. The competition brings together 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court. The 2021 competition will take place virtually on March 9-12, 2021 (note: this will occur during dates scheduled for regular class sessions).

  • Each school may send one team of up to three students. The application process is open to any student in their second year of law school and above, regardless of their involvement in HLLSA. The moot court team is selected by a committee of HLLSA board members and Moot Court Honor Society board members. If you are interested please submit the following materials directly to hllsa:

    • A legal writing sample (PDF format, full appellate brief from Legal Writing II preferred, but all submissions welcome)

    • Your resume (not necessary to list GPA)

    • A brief statement on why you are interested in competing in a moot court competition, which includes whether you are able to work on the brief over winter break

  • The selection committee intends on following this timeline:

    • Applications open: November 2nd

    • Deadline to submit application materials: Monday November 30th at 11:59pm

    • Selected applicants will be notified by December 7th

    • Register the selected team for through the HNBA website (week of December 7th)

    • The competition is March 9-12th. The competition will take place virtually.

  • For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Events for This Week

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

Yoga on IG Live every Tuesday at 8:00 AM and available throughout the day.

Join HLLSA members Mariah and Stephanie every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM for a completely virtual yoga class to jumpstart your day! Just go to our HLLSA Instagram Page instagram icon where one of our all-star instructors will share the class on IG Live. The class will also be posted to our page for 24 hours. There is a suggested $5 donation (Venmo: @Mariah-Mata) which will go towards the HLLSA Moot Court Competition and Judge’s Night.

Real Estate Law Webinars: This fall, the Land Use & Real Estate (LURE) club is hosting a number of webinars with real estate professionals from throughout the industry. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions to all of our guests. It’s a great chance to learn about a career in real estate law and to connect with like-minded folks! You can check out our most recent webinar here. OUR FINAL WEBINAR OF THE SEMESTER IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK:

  • Thursday, November 12, 12 PM to 1 PM: Residential real estate attorney Sarah Donnellan with Praedium Law Group.

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

The Election of 2020 – A Look Back and a Look Ahead: The ACLU and ACS will be hosting an election panel on Thursday, November 12th, at 12:00PM to discuss the current election and the potential consequences. Please join us for a discussion by an exceptional panel of professors from our university, including:

This event is a great opportunity to have wonderful speakers from our university address topics relating to the election, no matter the outcome. We highly encourage you all to attend and to invite your various networks — including classmates and friends — to join us for this conversation. We are happy to have a wonderful panel of speakers and look forward to their message! Register Here!

The First-Generation Law Student Association is proud to invite you to our transactional/corporate law legal panel. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm and hear from current transactional and corporate law attorneys from Reed Smith, LLP speak about their profession. The goal of the event is to paint a picture of a transactional attorney’s day to day activities to help students discern if they may wish to pursue a career in transactional law! Followed by Q&A! Zoom to it.

SBA Social Committee Virtual Paint & Sip: November 12, 2020: Join us as we unleash our inner artists! The cost will be $5 per student with all printing supplies included. Painting supplies can also be shipped to out of state students for an additional shipping charge. All students need to sign up by Wednesday, November 4th at midnight. To sign up please click this link: https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/490170

Women in Law Professor Perspectives Panel: Please join the Society of Women in Law for a panel event featuring several wonderful women on the Chicago-Kent faculty on Friday, November 13, from 3:00 PM–4:30 PM. Professors Batlan, Baker, Carmona, Andrews, Aleisa, Johnson, Keller, Robbins, Shapiro, and Silvestri will share their experience as women in the legal profession, as well as their insight and advice for law students. Please RSVP using this Google Form to indicate your interests and submit questions. We look forward to seeing you (via Zoom!)

Future Events

A Fireside Chat with Attorney General Kwame Raoul: The SBA Career Committee is pleased and excited to host Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul for a fireside chat on Monday, November 16 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. For those who are unaware, Attorney General Raoul is a member of Kent’s 125 Alumni of Distinction; prior to his election as Attorney General, he served in the Illinois State Senate and was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. More details on this event are yet to come. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by completing this form.

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

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: General Body Meeting: Please join SALDF at their first general body meeting on Tuesday, November 17th at 5pm! We will introduce our officers, talk about our future events, and talk about vegan nutrition and FAQs. The zoom link is here, and it will also be in the SBA calendar. See the attached flyer for the meeting ID and password. Please contact Eleni Galanopulos with any questions.

C-K Equity Talks: The Impact of Racial Inequalities in Education on Communities of Color will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. Racial inequalities facing education are multifaceted. Panelists will discuss both systemic barriers that exist both inside and outside of the education system that contribute to the achievement gap between white students and students of color. Some of the barriers include economic and school funding disparities, court decisions, social and emotional factors, disparate discipline, voting rights, mass incarceration, and implicit bias. Interested? View the list of panelists and register Here.

Future Deadlines

HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition applications due Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm. HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. Details are in Announcements above. For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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.

Special Days and Birthdays – November:

November Dates

11/1 – Hailey LaMay, 1L, & Talia Plofsky, 1L

11/2 – Bridget Naughton, 3L, & Taryn Trusty, 2L

11/3 – Stephen Cruz, 1L, & Erin Monforti, 2L

11/6 – Mary Nagel, Visiting Assistant Professor

11/11 – Alathea Williams, 1L

11/17 – Ian Murray, 1L

11/20 – Chelsea Smith, 1L

11/22 – Julian Verdream, 1L, & Zelpha Williams, 2L

11/24 – Kari Johnson, Professor, & Monika Nasiadka

11/28 – Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 1L

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

Meditation and Stretching Flyer.pdf
WILPanelEventFlyer.pdf
SALDF General Body Meeting.pdf
Transactional Law Flyer.pdf
Panel Flyer.pdf

SBA Newsletter: Week of November 2, 2020

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Announcements

Faculty-Student Election Committee: The American Constitution Society, ACLU, and the SBA worked with Dean Krug and the faculty to create a faculty-student election committee to share non-partisan acs.

The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) is happy to announce the NEW Pro Bono Tracking System. Please see the attached PIRC flier for details. For a full presentation on PIRC, hour tracking, pro bono opportunities, and more, you can view this PIRC presentation: Celebrate Pro Bono: Chicago-Kent’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC): NEW Pro Bono Tracking System (must be logged in through Panopto to view).

Ascend Justice Winter Immersion Program 2020-2021: Experience an immersive introduction to domestic violence litigation by spending one or more weeks helping self-represented litigants petition the court for order of protection through Ascend Justice’s Emergency Protection Project. Three one-week sessions are available over the Winter Break. This experience is currently Remote. Please see attached for more information on this program. *This opportunity is normally held in-person at the Domestic Violence Courthouse on Harrison, only 3 blocks from Chicago-Kent. Once you are trained to volunteer, this can be an on-going volunteer opportunity for you.

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

If you’re interested in participating on BLSA’s Moot Court team, then you’re in luck! The Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition has opened up their registration! The regional competition will take place virtually from February 3-6th. The Regional competitions consist of a maximum of 18 teams made up of two advocates per team. Teams will write briefs arguing on behalf of the petitioner and respondent. Regional competitions will simulate an appellate oral argument proceeding. For each round, oral arguments for each side will consist of no more than 30 minutes, including rebuttal. Competitors are evaluated on their overall ability as an appellate advocate. After each side articulates their argument, the judges score each competitor using the official TMMCC rubric. Overall, each round lasts no more than 1.5 hours from. The top three placing teams from each of the six regional conventions will be invited to compete at the National Convention, March 3-7th, 2021. If any 2Ls or 3LS are interested in participating or have any questions about this competition, please email Alex at arogers11 by Thursday, November 5, 2020.

The Black Law Students Association Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition has opened up its registration! The Regional CBMMTC consists of a maximum of 18 teams. Rounds simulate a civil trial proceeding where each team, consisting of four members each, offers opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, and closing arguments. The top three placing teams from the regional convention will be invited to compete at the National Convention Advocacy Competition. Witnesses are not scored in the competition. Advocates are evaluated on their overall courtroom presence, command of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, teamwork, and accuracy of objections. Each trial lasts approximately two and one-half hours.

  • The Regional Competition will take place virtually on February 3-6, 2021.The top three placing teams from each of the six regional conventions will be invited to compete at the National Convention on March 3-7, 2021.

  • If anyone is interested in participating or has any questions about this competition, please email Micah McClendon as soon as possible.

Seeking Applications for the HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition:

HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. The competition brings together 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court. The 2021 competition will take place virtually on March 9-12, 2021 (note: this will occur during dates scheduled for regular class sessions).

  • Each school may send one team of up to three students. The application process is open to any student in their second year of law school and above, regardless of their involvement in HLLSA. The moot court team is selected by a committee of HLLSA board members and Moot Court Honor Society board members. If you are interested please submit the following materials directly to hllsa:

    • A legal writing sample (PDF format, full appellate brief from Legal Writing II preferred, but all submissions welcome)

    • Your resume (not necessary to list GPA)

    • A brief statement on why you are interested in competing in a moot court competition, which includes whether you are able to work on the brief over winter break

  • The selection committee intends on following this timeline:

    • Applications open: November 2nd

    • Deadline to submit application materials: Monday November 30th at 11:59pm

    • Selected applicants will be notified by December 7th

    • Register the selected team for through the HNBA website (week of December 7th)

    • The competition is March 9-12th. The competition will take place virtually.

  • For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Events for This Week

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

ASP Session – "Tackling Exams": Please join Professor Young, Dean Sowle, and Director Abhijeet for an informative workshop on how to tackle law school exams. For evening students, the workshop will take place on 11.2.20 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For day students, the workshop will take place on 11.3.20 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. First year students are strongly encouraged to attend; check the SBA calendar for the Link.

Yoga on IG Live every Tuesday at 8:00 AM and available throughout the day.

Join HLLSA members Mariah and Stephanie every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM for a completely virtual yoga class to jumpstart your day! Just go to our HLLSA Instagram Page instagram icon where one of our all-star instructors will share the class on IG Live. The class will also be posted to our page for 24 hours. There is a suggested $5 donation (Venmo: @Mariah-Mata) which will go towards the HLLSA Moot Court Competition and Judge’s Night.

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

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

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

SBA Social Committee Virtual Paint & Sip: November 12, 2020: Join us as we unleash our inner artists! The cost will be $5 per student with all printing supplies included. Painting supplies can also be shipped to out of state students for an additional shipping charge. All students need to sign up by Wednesday, November 4th at midnight. To sign up please click this link: https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/490170

Managing Your Responsibilities from Home: PACCK will be host our first Panel Discussion next Friday, November 6th from 4 pm – 5 pm. We would love for you to join us for a conversation about the new challenges of managing your personal and professional life from home. Our panel for the evening is full of familiar faces who have agreed to share their experiences of working and being a parent/caregiver during Covid19. Check the SBA Calendar for access.

Health Law Career Panel and Networking: Please join the Chicago-Kent Health Law Society and the Office of Career Services virtually on Friday, November 6th, from 5-6:30pm for a career panel discussion, followed by a networking opportunity. The purpose of the event is to discuss the different areas of health law and career options available for students, including regulatory compliance, medical malpractice litigation, in-house health insurance, and non-profit work.

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

Deadlines for this Week

The Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition applications due Thursday, November 5, 2020. Description above in Announcements. Any 2Ls or 3Ls interested in participating on BLSA’s Moot Court team may email email Alex at arogers11 by the due date.

Future Events

SBA Social Committee Virtual Paint & Sip: November 12, 2020: Join us as we unleash our inner artists! The cost will be $5 per student with all printing supplies included. Painting supplies can also be shipped to out of state students for an additional shipping charge. All students need to sign up by Wednesday, November 4th at midnight. To sign up please click this link: https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/490170

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

Women in Law Professor Perspectives Panel: Please join the Society of Women in Law for a panel event featuring several wonderful women on the Chicago-Kent faculty on Friday, November 13, from 3:00 PM–4:30 PM. Professors Batlan, Baker, Carmona, Andrews, Aleisa, Johnson, Keller, Robbins, Shapiro, and Silvestri will share their experience as women in the legal profession, as well as their insight and advice for law students. Please RSVP using this Google Form to indicate your interests and submit questions. We look forward to seeing you (via Zoom!)

Real Estate Law Webinars: This fall, the Land Use & Real Estate (LURE) club is hosting a number of webinars with real estate professionals from throughout the industry. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions to all of our guests. It’s a great chance to learn about a career in real estate law and to connect with like-minded folks! You can check out our most recent webinar here.

  • Thursday, November 12, 12 PM to 1 PM: Residential real estate attorney Sarah Donnellan with Praedium Law Group.

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

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

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

Future Deadlines

HNBA Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition applications due Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm. HLLSA is looking for 2L, 3L, and 4L students interested in participating in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. Details are in Announcements above. For questions about the application or the expectations of participating, please contact the HLLSA President, Roberto Martinez.

Applications for Spring 2021 Legal Externships should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz by January 4, 2020.

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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 – November:

November Dates

11/1 – Hailey LaMay, 1L, & Talia Plofsky, 1L

11/2 – Bridget Naughton, 3L, & Taryn Trusty, 2L

11/3 – Stephen Cruz, 1L, & Erin Monforti, 2L

11/6 – Mary Nagel, Visiting Assistant Professor

11/11 – Alathea Williams, 1L

11/17 – Ian Murray, 1L

11/20 – Chelsea Smith, 1L

11/22 – Julian Verdream, 1L, & Zelpha Williams, 2L

11/24 – Kari Johnson, Professor, & Monika Nasiadka

11/28 – Valeria Lopez-Fernandez, 1L

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

WILPanelEventFlyer.pdf
Meditation and Stretching Flyer.pdf
PIRC Flier.pdf
Ascend Justice Winter Immersion 2020-2021.pdf
PACCK Panel Poster.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of October 26, 2020

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Announcements

Yoga on IG Live! Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM and available throughout the day. Join HLLSA members Mariah and Stephanie every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM for a completely virtual yoga class to jumpstart your day! Just go to our HLLSA Instagram Page instagram icon where one of our all-star instructors will share the class on IG Live. The class will also be posted to our page for 24 hours. There is a suggested $5 donation (Venmo: @Mariah-Mata) which will go towards the HLLSA Moot Court Competition and Judge’s Night.

ACLU Executive Board Election: The ACLU is currently holding an election for the 2 remaining positions on the Executive Board! This is a great career opportunity as employers love seeing extracurriculars and a continued interest in volunteering. These positions will also serve as a great experience for coordinating and networking!

  • Treasurer: Oversee account finances and maintain communication with faculty when we draw funds.

  • Outreach Director: Maintain communication with the student body and assist with events.

If interested, please email aclu with your name, your year, and a brief statement about your interest. Deadline for submitting an application is October 28th at 11:59 pm. Thank you!

Join International Moot Court Honor Society: Due to the abrupt end to the Spring semester, the International Moot Court Honor Society (IMCHS) was unable to elect new officers. Professor Bartram Brown is looking to recruit students to 1) become an officer for IMCHS, and/or 2) compete in the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition in the Spring. Applications for Jessup are due soon, so we are looking for students ASAP. Once registered, team briefs will be due in January and the (virtual) competition is currently scheduled for March. If you are interested please fill out this form by Friday, 10/30 at 5pm. Once we have compiled interest, Professor Brown will be in touch with interested students.

Spring 2021 Semester Law Firm Associate Program: Chicago-Kent’s Semester Law Firm Associate Program (SLFAP) is a unique for-credit non-graded program open to 2Ls and 3Ls with a cumulative minimum 3.2 GPA. Semester Associate externs work for academic credit (without pay) as “Associates” for the designated and prestigious law firms listed

below. Semester Associate externs receive 6 credits and devote 24 hours a week during the semester to the fieldwork component. Students gain experience, skills and perspective from work on different aspects of litigation and transactions. The firms strive to expose students to a range of legal problems demanding varying skill sets and competencies. In conjunction with the fieldwork, there is an accompanying classroom component, scheduled on designated Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Even though COVID will require most of the fieldwork experience to be remote, this is still a terrific opportunity to learn about life in a law firm, substantive law from highly qualified practicing attorneys, more about your own strengths and interests, and to make an impression on the lawyers with whom you come into contact (even though there is no expectation of future employment). Since the start of COVID, all the previous effected externs will tell you that the necessary limitations in no way affected the success of their externship experience. To Apply for Spring 2021 SLFAP:

  • All 2Ls and 3Ls who wish to apply for an externship at any of the firms listed below, please email a current resume and unofficial transcript to Suzanne Blaz by the end of the day on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Also indicate to which firm(s) you are applying. Each firm will conduct its own selection process. You must accept the first offer you receive and cannot withdraw after your acceptance with the respective firm.

  • Participating Firms:

    • Beermann LLP, Matrimonial Law

    • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, IP Law (Patent & Soft IP)

    • Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Litigation

    • Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC, Commercial Litigation

Please contact Professor Gross immediately if you are selected or if you have any questions.

Legal Externship Program Opportunity @ Seyfarth Shaw, LLP: For 2L & 3L applicants, for credit only (4 Credits). As part of Chicago-Kent’s Spring 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 by Friday, October 30, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Do not apply directly to the law firm. If you have any questions, Lambdas Mentorship Program: Introducing the new Lambdas LBTQA+ peer mentoring program! The program is a great way for mentees to connect with an older student, and for mentors to share their knowledge, based on interests, experiences, and anything else you’re looking to get out of the pairing! With networking events being virtual this year, having a mentor is perfect to make connections with a real person (which I’m sure we all desperately need). Fill out this form by 10/30 if you want to be a mentor or mentee! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Scott LaMunyon.

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

Events for This Week

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

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

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

Luchando: COVID-19’s Impact on Latinx Small Businesses: Tuesday October 27th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Register for the event here. Join HLLSA for a panel discussion with legal professionals and community leaders about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses and independent contractors. We will focus on the impacts to the Latinx community in Chicago, including barriers to accessing financial help and the response of the legal community.

ACLU Illinois Town Hall: The Future of Policing and Criminal Justice in Illinois will take place on Tuesday, October 27 at 6 pm. Register here to attend and learn about the ACLU of Illinois’ vision for policing and criminal justice and hear directly from elected officials on how they plan on addressing these issues in Illinois this upcoming legislative session. This event will feature:

  • Khadine Bennett, ACLU of IL Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs Director
  • Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr., IL State Senator
  • Representative Justin Slaughter, IL State Representative
  • Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, IL Lieutenant Governor.

SBA Mental Health & Student Relations Committee are pleased to host Guided Breathing and Stretch Sessions on Wednesday, October 28 at 5 pm and Wednesday, November 4 at 10 am. The link is in the SBA Calendar.

Mayor’s Office Fellowship Informational Session: The Mayor’s Office Fellowship is a unique, paid summer opportunity that allows graduate students from different disciplines to contribute to the policy agenda of the Chicago Mayor’s Office. Please join Career Services and several former fellows on Wednesday, October 28 at 3:00 PM to learn more about the program and its application requirements. You may join the zoom meeting via emonforti.

SBA Drive-In Movie: Get your fright on and join SBA at the Chicago Drive-In theatre for a night of fun and fear. This Halloween, SBA is sponsoring discounted tickets for you and your friends to reserve a car spot and enjoy a movie together while maintaining COVID restriction guidelines. The event takes place on October 29th, 2020 at 9:00 P.M. at the Chicago Drive-In Theatres Bridgeview location located at 7000 S Harlem Ave Bridgeview, IL 60455. The entry fee will only be $10 per car. To reserve your spot, sign-up here and pay via Venmo to @artur-t-moskala adding your full name, email address, and contact number in the transaction’s comments section. The deadline to sign up is October 27th at 8:00pm.

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

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

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

  • Thursday, November 12, 12 PM to 1 PM: Residential real estate attorney Sarah Donnellan with Praedium Law Group.

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

Deadlines for this Week

Spring 2021 Semester Law Firm Associate Program: All 2Ls and 3Ls who wish to apply for an externship at any of the firms listed below, please email a current resume and unofficial transcript to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz) by the end of the day on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Also indicate to which firm(s) you are applying. Each firm will conduct its own selection process. You must accept the first offer you receive and cannot withdraw after your acceptance with the respective firm. Participating Firms:

  • Beermann LLP, Matrimonial Law

  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, IP Law (Patent & Soft IP)

  • Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Litigation

  • Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC, Commercial Litigation

Please contact Professor Gross immediately if you are selected or if you have any questions.

Spring 2021 Legal Externship Program Opportunity, For Credit Only (4 Credits):

Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, For 2L & 3L applicants. Prospective 2Ls and 3Ls must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.2. Please submit your resume and unofficial transcript to Suzanne Blaz by Friday, October 30, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Do not apply directly to the law firm. If you have any questions, contact Future Events

ASP Session – "Tackling Exams": Please join Professor Young, Dean Sowle, and Director Abhijeet for an informative workshop on how to tackle law school exams. For evening students, the workshop will take place on 11.2.20 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For day students, the workshop will take place on 11.3.20 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. First year students are strongly encouraged to attend; check the SBA calendar for the Link.

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

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

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

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

SBA Social Committee Virtual Paint & Sip: November 12, 2020: Join us as we unleash our inner artists! The cost will be $5 per student with all printing supplies included. Painting supplies can also be shipped to out of state students for an additional shipping charge. All students need to sign up by Wednesday, November 4th at midnight. To sign up please click this link: https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/490170

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

Women in Law Professor Perspectives Panel: Please join the Society of Women in Law for a panel event featuring several wonderful women on the Chicago-Kent faculty on Friday, November 13, from 3:00 PM–4:30 PM. Professors Batlan, Baker, Andrews, Aleisa, Johnson, Keller, Robbins, and Silvestri will share their experience as women in the legal profession, as well as their insight and advice for law students. Please RSVP using this Google Form to indicate your interests and submit questions. We look forward to seeing you (via Zoom!)

Real Estate Law Webinars: This fall, the Land Use & Real Estate (LURE) club is hosting a number of webinars with real estate professionals from throughout the industry. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions to all of our guests. It’s a great chance to learn about a career in real estate law and to connect with like-minded folks! You can check out our most recent webinar here.

  • Thursday, November 12, 12 PM to 1 PM: Residential real estate attorney Sarah Donnellan with Praedium Law Group.

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

Future Deadlines

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

Resources

From the Library: Improving your Internet Connection at Home

http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/2020/09/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 – October:

October Dates

10/1 – Debora Medina, 3L

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

10/10 – Amy Cmiel, 2L

10/12 – Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer Stephen Sowle

10/14 – Alex O’Connor, 2L

10/17 – Sydney Weiss, 1L

10/20 – Catherine Arnpriester, 1L

10/24 – Alan Gallivan, 2L

10/26 – Jerry Altemar, 1L

10/31 – Zoe Allen, 1L

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

Meditation and Stretching Flyer.pdf
luchando.pdf
Movie Night Flyer.pdf
Mayoral Fellowship Presentation_ZoomLink (2).pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of October 19, 2020

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events for This Week

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Health and Student Relations Committee Presents Guided Wellness Sessions

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

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

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

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

Attend here.

Future Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

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

Future Deadlines

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

Resources

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

Birthdays & Special Days – October:

October Dates

10/1 – Debora Medina, 3L

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

10/10 – Amy Cmiel, 2L

10/12 – Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer Stephen Sowle

10/14 – Alex O’Connor, 2L

10/17 – Sydney Weiss, 1L

10/20 – Catherine Arnpriester, 1L

10/24 – Alan Gallivan, 2L

10/26 – Jerry Altemar, 1L

10/31 – Zoe Allen, 1L

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


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

SBA Newsletter for the Week of October 12, 2020

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

Announcements

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

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

Events for This Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines for this Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attend here.

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

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

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

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

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

Future Deadlines

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

Resources

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

Birthdays & Special Days – October:

October Dates

10/1 – Debora Medina, 3L

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

10/10 – Amy Cmiel, 2L

10/12 – Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer Stephen Sowle

10/14 – Alex O’Connor, 2L

10/17 – Sydney Weiss, 1L

10/20 – Catherine Arnpriester, 1L

10/24 – Alan Gallivan, 2L

10/26 – Jerry Altemar, 1L

10/31 – Zoe Allen, 1L

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

Litigation Panel Flyer.pdf

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