SBA Newsletter – Week of November 16, 2020

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

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

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

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

s | b | a CHICAGO-KENT STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

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

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Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events for This Week

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Health and Student Relations Committee Presents Guided Wellness Sessions

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

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

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

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

Attend here.

Future Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 12 – 1 pm.

  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 4 pm.

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

Future Deadlines

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

Resources

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

Birthdays & Special Days – October:

October Dates

10/1 – Debora Medina, 3L

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

10/10 – Amy Cmiel, 2L

10/12 – Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer Stephen Sowle

10/14 – Alex O’Connor, 2L

10/17 – Sydney Weiss, 1L

10/20 – Catherine Arnpriester, 1L

10/24 – Alan Gallivan, 2L

10/26 – Jerry Altemar, 1L

10/31 – Zoe Allen, 1L

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


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

SBA Newsletter for the Week of October 12, 2020

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

Newsletter for the Week of September 28, 2020

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Announcements

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

Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Professor Batlan, on the early life of RBG;

  • Professor Baker, on Ginsburg’s litigation strategy;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Deadlines

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

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

Birthdays & Special Days – August and September:

August

September

8/08 – Mariami Tkeshelashvili

9/3 – Shannon Cottrell

8/11 – Alexa Hancasky & Hannah Saed

9/10 – Rebecca Chmielewski & Megan Hovde

8/12 – Hani Salameh

9/19 – Gabrielle Robles & Katherine Hanson

8/13 – Ashley Rice

9/26 – Professor Lori Andrews

8/22 – David Guerra

9/28 – Sandra Paulson

8/29 – Romteen Bahramirad

9/29 – Emily Shapiro


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

SBA Newsletter for the Week of September 21, 2020

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Events

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

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

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

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

SBA Newsletter for the Week of September 14, 2020

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Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • October 29: Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

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

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

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

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

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

Student Organizations

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

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

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

Upcoming Deadlines

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

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

ACS Constitution Day Event.pdf
Join PACCK.pdf

SBA Newsletter – Week of 9/7/2020

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Fall 2020 Updates

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

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

Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • October 29: Pro Bono & Community Service Fair

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

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

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

Student Organizations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Upcoming Deadlines

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

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

    Scholarship Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

    1L InMemoriamEvent Flyer.pdf