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Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015

Student Bar Association

Read the SBA General Assembly's updated bylaws

The SBA General Assembly recently updated their bylaws. Download the new bylaws here.

SBA 1L elections

Candidate statements and petitions for first-year students interested in serving as representatives on the Student Bar Association are due Friday, September 18, at 5 p.m. Voting for SBA 1L Elections will begin Wednesday, September 23, at noon and will end Friday, September 25, at noon.

There will be an informational session for all 1Ls interested in running for an SBA position scheduled for September 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. in room 520. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please contact Election Committee co-chairs Alex Brinkmeier ( and Brandon Johnson (


Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Law Student Division

Chicago Bar Association upcoming events

If you haven't done so already, sign up for membership in the CBA (you can join here for $12 a year as a student). The CBA is a great way to get involved in the Chicago legal community. The CBA has more than 30 committees that range from family law to corporate law and everything in between. The committee meetings are free to students and allow students to interact with Chicago attorneys in a different setting than a high-pressure networking event! If you have any questions about the CBA or their events, contact Amber Lukowicz at Also, mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

September 16: Golf Outing

Sponsorships available! The CBA will host its annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 16, at Harborside International Golf Course. Lunch is available at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The fee includes 18 holes, golf cart, locker, lunch (sandwich and beverage), dinner, and door prizes. Not a golfer? Stop by the dinner! See registration details and sponsorship opportunities at or email Angie Cruz.

September 17: YLS Meet the Committees Night

Come out and meet the Young Lawyers Section’s practice and specialty committees—everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law—on Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the CBA Building. Meet and mingle with YLS leaders, enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails, and sign up for committees. Everyone is welcome! Register online.

September 24: All-Bar Welcome Reception

Join the CBA for a complimentary open house and welcome reception for CBA President Patricia Brown Holmes and Young Lawyers Section Chair Matthew A. Passen on Thursday, September 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the CBA Building. RSVP to Tamra Drees at (312) 554-2057.

September 24: Alliance for Women Kick-Off Reception

Join the Alliance for Women at their annual kick-off reception on Thursday, September 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Seyfarth Shaw. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will be the guest speaker. RSVP online.

September 25: Volunteer at Casino Legale

Casino Legale is a charity casino night, complete with a fun theme (this year it is a speakeasy), great food and drinks, and even a live band. It is a great time, and it presents fantastic opportunities for networking with a wide swath of the legal community all committed to raising money for a good cause. Volunteer needs mostly focus on finding dealers for the various table games offered, which include blackjack, roulette, craps, and a money wheel. They have a limited number of spots available to help with cashing in chips and registration. All volunteers will of course attend for free, and will have an opportunity to enjoy the food and drink. Dealers with some experience playing the game are preferable, although there will be a quick refresher training course for the dealers before the event. Please email Amber Lukowicz at if you are interested in volunteering at this amazing event.


Competitive Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

Team tryouts scheduled for September 2 and 3

Chicago-Kent's Competitive Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution Team is looking to add six to eight students to the team this academic year. The Chicago-Kent ADR team has seen two years of regional wins at the ABA Negotiations Competition and the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition since the team was formed September 2013. This team is a perfect forum for you to learn and participate in client representation in a fun, competitive setting.

Tryouts will be held Wednesday, September 2, and Thursday, September 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tryouts will take 10 to 30 minutes. Please contact for more information, to schedule a tryout time-slot, and to receive the tryout materials. Additional tryout dates will be added if necessary.


Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society and the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources are hosting a networking reception

Tuesday, September 8
6 to 8 p.m.
10th Floor Morris Hall

Meet and network with attorneys and learn about careers in environmental and energy law! This event will also include the opportunity for students to fill out scholarship applications to attend the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) Conference, hosted in Chicago this fall!

Food and drinks will be served. RSVP to

Moderator: Patrick Joyce, Seyfarth Shaw

  • Renee Cipriano, Partner, Schiff Hardin, and Former Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Averil Edwards, Counsel, United Airlines
  • Cary Perlman, Partner, Latham & Watkins


Intellectual Property Law Society

September 8: Intellectual Property Law Society's first general body meeting

The Intellectual Property Law Society is having its first general body meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 8, at noon in room 370. Come to learn about what IPLS is all about and the events we have planned this year. Lunch will be provided!


Society of Women in Law

September 8: Society of Women in Law's first meeting

The Society of Women in Law, one of Chicago-Kent's largest and most active student organizations, will be having its first general meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 8, at 12:30 p.m. in room 510. Look for our table at the student org fair to sign up on September 1 for the listserv and get involved! If you have any questions, please email Women in Law at


Student Humanitarian Network

September 8: Initial meeting for the Student Humanitarian Network

The initial meeting for the Student Humanitarian Network will be September 8 at 11:45 a.m. in room C40. Free food will be served! Please join us for information regarding volunteer service opportunities as well as our upcoming trip (and how to apply to go) to New Orleans, Louisiana, in January!



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