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Headlines for the Week of September 22, 2014

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

September 23: Bake sale

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) will be hosting a bake sale on Tuesday, September 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chicago-Kent front lobby. There will be a wide variety of baked goods available, and we appreciate any and all donations!

 


Chicago-Kent Lambdas

September 23: First general meeting

Come toast the start of the year with Chicago-Kent Lambdas at our first general meeting on September 23 at noon in room 580! Meet new and current members, find out more about what we do, and learn about upcoming events. A brunch menu will be served.

 


Child and Family Law Society

September 24: Bake sale

CFLS will hold a bake sale in the front lobby on Wednesday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 


Corporate Law Society

October 2: All-student social at the Hubbard Inn

The Corporate Law Society is hosting an all-student social at Hubbard Inn on October 2. This is an excellent chance to relax after midterms while getting to know your classmates. The second floor of Hubbard Inn has been reserved, and we've coordinated an optional deal for unlimited drinks with a $30 wristband.

Regardless of your direct interest in corporate law, we hope to see you all there. Please contact cls@kentlaw.iit.edu with any questions. Full details below:

Hubbard Inn Chicago
110 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
October 2, 9 p.m. to midnight. Feel free to stay later.
Buy a $30 optional wristband for unlimited beer, well drinks and wine.

 


Federal Bar Association Chicago-Kent Student Division

September 23: First general meeting

The FBA will hold its first general meeting Tuesday, September 23, at noon in room 370. Please join us to meet our executive board, learn more about the organization, hear about the great events we have planned for this year, and learn about how you can get involved! Food and refreshments will be provided!

Become a section representative!

Send an email to fba@kentlaw.iit.edu with a short statement (a paragraph or two) as to why you would like this position by noon on September 23 (or just bring it to the meeting). The positions available include 1L section reps (A, B, C, evening and LL.M.) and 2L and 3L reps (day and evening).

 


The Forum on Law and the Internet

September 23: First meeting of the year

The Forum on Law and the Internet (FLINT) is having its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 23, at 1:15 p.m. in room 270.

 


Irish American Law Student Association

September 23: Panel discussion on law practice in Ireland

Come listen to an Irish delegation speak about practicing law in Ireland. The discussion will be Tuesday, September 23, at 4 p.m. in room 520. The panel will include an Irish Supreme Court justice, barristers and law students.

A reception will follow immediately after the discussion. Food, wine and beer will be served at the reception.

Chicago-Kent is involved in an academic exchange program with the Bar Council of Ireland. This is the second year that Chicago-Kent is hosting the delegation. The discussion will be a great opportunity to learn more about the legal system in Ireland and about participating in the exchange program yourself.


Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL)

JEEL is seeking applicants for its executive board and for staff editing positions

JEEL is looking for a managing editor, a submissions editor, a research editor/webmaster, an executive articles editor, and associate editors. Please send a résumé, unofficial transcript, and brief statement of interest to the editor-in-chief at aorr1@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Position descriptions are as follows:

Managing Editor (ME)

The ME's primary responsibilities are managing the schedule for the exec board to ensure the issue publishes on time, working with the EAEs to make sure the editing gets finished, and approving final edits of material and formatting material to be published. The ME is responsible for maintaining and improving JEEL's editing style guide. The ME also plays a large role in selecting and managing staff members. The ME will work with the EIC to format final articles and ensure final publication of JEEL.

Submissions Editor (SE)

The SE is the first actor in the article editing process and gets the entire process rolling by extending offers of publication to prospective authors. The SE maintains communication with accepted and prospective authors, including those who contact JEEL directly through email at jeel@kentlaw.iit.edu or through our account with ExpressO. The SE completes an initial review for each submission, including running the article through a Lexis program to assess any plagiarism risk posed by the article, and consults the exec board as necessary. The SE then sends an acceptance or rejection email as necessary. If accepted, the SE emails the author to confirm acceptance and cc's the ME and the EIC, who will send a publication agreement to the author to finalize article acceptance.

Executive Articles Editors (EAE)

The EAEs manage the editing process on an individual article basis. Once the article is accepted and the ME assigns the article to one of the EAEs, the EAE contacts his/her AE team, who edit for comprehension, grammar and citations. After each AE returns his/her edits, the EAE compiles all of the edits into one document and sends it to the ME. The ME then reviews the article to do a final edit and sends the edited article to the EIC, who will contact the author about reviewing and correcting the piece as necessary. If there are any questions or problems discovered during the editing process, the EAE will contact the ME, who will consult with the SE and the EIC about addressing those with the author or potentially withdrawing from the publication agreement in certain situations such as plagiarism discoveries.

Research Editor (RE)

The RE is in charge of managing the "In the News" section of the website. The RE prepares short news items for publication on the website and works with a webmaster to ensure the website is working properly. The idea of the "In the News" section is to encourage students to get involved, and continue to promote JEEL's online journal even when the journal is months away from publishing.

Webmaster (WM)

The WM manages the website and works with the EIC to ensure JEEL maintains optimal online presentation and makes upgrades and design changes as necessary in consultation with the rest of the exec board. The WM handles publication of issues and also works with the RE to make the "In the News" section as visually and technologically appealing as possible.

Associate Editors (AE)

AEs work in editing teams under the supervision of an EAE to edit a portion of an article for comprehension, grammar and citations.

 


Phi Alpha Delta

Bridge to Success business clothing drive

PAD is holding a business clothing drive from September 10 to 30. All donations go to Bridge to Success, a Chicago organization that provides interview- and workplace-appropriate clothing to individuals in need. There is a donation box in the lobby, near the security desk.

We are looking for donations of the following items of used clothing: suits, blazers, skirts, dresses, slacks, dress shirts, sweaters, ties, tie clips, dress shoes, belts, watches, backpacks, purses and wallets.

 


Sports and Entertainment Law Society

September 22: Monday Night Football Party

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society cordially invites you to our first event of the year! On Monday, September 22, we will be having a Monday Night Football Party. This will also be our beginning-of-the-school-year informational meeting. You'll be able to get acquainted with the board, hear about events we have planned for this year, and watch the Bears play the Jets. For those of you who aren't sports people (about half of us on the board aren't), you will also have lots of music and entertainment people to talk to, we promise!

There will also be pizza sponsored by Themis. Who can say no to football and pizza? We hope to see you all on Monday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in room 570 (aka the game room).

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email at sels@kentlaw.iit.edu.

 


Women in Law

September 24: Women in Law Fall Happy Hour

Join us Wednesday, September 24, for our first Women in Law social! Happy hour will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub, located at 100 W. Grand Ave. This is a fabulous opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow Women in Law members while enjoying some happy hour specials. Hope to see you there!

Please feel free contact social chairs Madeleine Minton (mminton@kentlaw.iit.edu) and Jenna Holtz (jholtz@kentlaw.iit.edu) with questions.

 

 

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