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Headlines for the Week of October 27, 2014

Criminal Law Society

November 6: "An Evening with Anita Alvarez: A Close-Up Look at the Criminal Law Profession"

Auditorium/Lobby
Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Criminal Law Society will host Cook County's States Attorney Anita Alvarez. The event will begin with Ms. Alvarez talking about her organization, life as a prosecutor, and barriers that a Hispanic woman faced in the law field. She will then answer questions that students had previously written for a speaker to ask her. After this portion, there will be food and drinks, and Ms. Alvarez, along with attorneys from the criminal law community, will be available to talk.

Please RSVP for this event at http://goo.gl/E9r0MK.

 


Environmental Law Society

October 28: Fall Career Panel and Networking Reception

Join the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society on Tuesday, October 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its Fall Career Panel and Networking Reception. A panel of Chicago-Kent alumni will share their experiences and discuss how they succeeded in practicing environmental law.

At 7 p.m., following the panel discussion, there will be a networking reception where alumni can reconnect with old friends, network with colleagues in their practice area. and lend their expertise to current students studying environmental law. Current students and alumni are welcome to attend!

Featuring:

  • Jennifer Burke, Board Member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board
  • John Watson, Chair of the Environmental Practice Group at Baker & McKenzie
  • M. Hope Whitfield, General Counsel for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
  • Todd Rettig, Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Land Management
  • Kristin Munsch, Senior Attorney and Policy Director at Citizen's Utility Board

Date: Tuesday, October 28
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Morris Hall (10th floor)

Food and beverages will be served!

RSVP by October 24 at http://bit.ly/ELSCareerPanel.

 


Intellectual Property Law Society

October 28: Résumé review

IPLS will be hosting a résumé review on Tuesday, October 28, at noon in room C20. All 1Ls are welcome to come and have their résumés reviewed by upperclassmen.

 


Sports & Entertainment Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Society

October 29: "History of American Indian Team Names in American Sport"

The Sports & Entertainment Law Society and IPLS will co-host an event on Wednesday, October 29, at 3 p.m. in room C40. We have the pleasure of hosting Joseph Hylton, a professor at Marquette University and the University of Virginia and an expert in sports law. He will be speaking about his research on the "History of American Indian Team Names in American Sport," specifically about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins. Mr. Hylton has been interviewed on this topic by the New York Times Sunday Magazine and NPR and has appeared on MSNBC. This is a great opportunity to learn about a very interesting sports law and trademarks topic. We hope to see everyone there!

 


Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

October 30: SALDF Halloween Pet Photo Contest

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce the Halloween Pet Photo Contest. Students and faculty can submit a photo of their furry friend in costume to saldf@kentlaw.iit.edu by Monday, October 27, at 5 p.m.

Furry friend-less? You can help your favorite win the contest by voting. Each vote costs $1, and all proceeds go to a local rescue/shelter. Voting will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the Spak. For questions, email Amber Hunt at ahunt5@kentlaw.iit.edu.

 

 

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