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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of September 14, 2015
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Academic Calendar Reminder. Due to Rosh Hashanah, classes are administratively canceled on Monday, September 14 (all day and evening). Due to Yom Kippur, classes are administratively canceled on Tuesday, September 22 (4:00 and after), and on Wednesday, September 23 (all day and evening).

Family and Friends Day. This year's Family and Friends Day program will be held on Saturday, October 3, 9:00-12:45. The program gives parents, spouses, partners, siblings, children, and other important people in your life the opportunity to visit Chicago-Kent and get a taste of what you are experiencing as a student. The program will include mini-classes taught by Professors Heyman, Sowle, and Walters and a mock trial demonstration featuring members of our award-winning Trial Team. The day will start with registration and continental breakfast at 9:00, and a welcome at 9:30. Mini-classes will be held from 9:45-10:30, followed by the mock trial at 10:45. Students and their guests will break out into mock juries following the trial, and will gather again at 12:30 for a discussion of the trial and concluding remarks. If you plan to attend, please register here no later than September 30.

Summer 2015 CALI Awards. The CALI Excellence for the Future Award, sponsored by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, is given to the student or students who receive the highest grade in each section of each course. The list of CALI Award winners for Summer 2015 courses is available by clicking here. Congratulations to all of you who received the award.

Institute for Compliance in Financial Markets: Introductory Session. The Law School's Institute for Compliance in Financial Markets will hold an introductory session on Wednesday, September 16, 3:00-4:00pm, in Rm. C40, to introduce students to classes offered by the Institute, internships, and careers in financial markets. Panelists will include Prof. Felice Batlan (Director of the Institute), Abby Eisenburg (Association Director), and Ann Cresce (Associate Director and former General Counsel of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange).

Constitution Day Observance. Chicago-Kent will be hosting a Constitution Day event on Thursday, September 17, 3:30-4:30pm, in the Marovitz Courtroom. The event is entitled "Categorical Confusion and the Supreme Court's 'Takings' Cases" and will feature a discussion of Horne v. Dept. of Agriculture with Professor Sarah Harding and Dean Harold Krent. There will be a reception following the event in the first floor lobby. The event is free and open to the public (no RSVP necessary). It is co-sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Federalist Society, the Chicago-Kent chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Benjamin Franklin Project.

ABA Section of Science and Technology Law event. The ABA Section of Science and Technology will be offering a lunch program entitled "Build your Career and Brand with the SciTech Edge" on Wednesday, September 16, 12:00-1:30pm in Rm. 580 at the Law School. The event is free, lunch will be provided, and students will be granted a year's free membership in the Section.  It's a great opportunity for students to meet lawyers in the fields related to technology and to get practical advice about how to establish a practice in science and technology law. Click here to register.

CLE Event: Making the Case for Personal Wellness. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is sponsoring a free CLE event entitlted "Making the Case for Personal Wellness" on Tuesday, September 22, 11:30-1:30pm, at the University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street. The event will focus on how to make health and wellness a greater priority in the legal profession. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

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