The SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009
This award is available to first-year students whose personal or family background, life, or cultural and/or ethnic experience contributes to a more diverse environment at Chicago-Kent and in the legal community.
A committee of faculty members from the Legal Writing department will select up to five appellate briefs submitted by first-year students who fit these criteria. Authorship of the briefs will not be known to committee members during the initial round of review.
Student curriculum vitae, including work history, community service, and extracurricular involvement and leadership, will be considered when selecting the winning applicant.
Representatives from SmithAmundsen will choose the winning applicant, with input from Dean Hal Krent.
The winner of this award will be announced after the end of spring semester. The award is non-renewable.
Applications should be submitted in hard copy and include:
1) A cover letter describing your personal qualities which contribute to a more diverse environment at Chicago-Kent and in the legal community
2) One copy of the rewrite of your First-year Appellate Brief
3) Curriculum Vitae or resume
Applications should be submitted in hard copy to:
Alice Curry, Administrative Associate
Department of Legal Research and Writing
Suite 803 (located outside Professor Greenberg’s office)
If, for some reason, you are unable to submit your application to Alice Curry personally, please send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, after which you will receive confirmation that your application has been received.
Boot Camp for Summer Jobs
Hello! I wanted to let you know we have a date set for the Boot Camp. It's April 28, from 12:00-1:30p in room 590. We're calling it the Brown Bag Boot Camp for Summer Jobs. We've put together a panel of students who have held summer jobs in large and small law firms, goverment agencies, and in-house counsel. We're working on getting one more who held a public interest position. Stacey and I will also be providing cost-effective research tips. I hope you can make it, and please feel free to pass the word along to the professors to encourage the students to attend.
Also, I'm offering additional training sessions through next week - here is the schedule (all sessions held in Lab 760):
Lexis for Westlaw Users Refresher - 4/29 @ 3p Cost-Effective Research Tips - 4/28 @ 3p and 4/29 @ 12p Illinois State Research Tips - 4/28 @ 5p and 4/29 @ 5p
To register, please sign on at www.lexis.com/lawschool and click the My School tab. Or email email@example.com