Student Organizations:
News & announcements for the week of
August 17, 1998

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CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION

To all 1Ls, welcome to Chicago-Kent!

The Chicago Bar Association is a professional organization dedicated to excellence in the legal field. With over 22,000 members, the CBA is one of the largest and most active bar associations in the country!

Membership in the CBA offers law students the opportunity to learn about the actual practice of law through committee participation, seminars and publications. In addition, important networking opportunities are available for those who participate in CBA activities.

For information on how to become a law student member of the CBA, stop by the CBA table during the 1L Organization Fair on Tuesday, August 18, or check out the CBA website at http://www.chicagobar.org/. Your new Chicago-Kent representative for the 1998-99 year is 2L Donna Rotunno (DROTUNNO). As the school's CBA representative, Donna is a member of the SBA Board of Governors. Donna will also attend monthly meetings for the CBA Young Lawyer's Section Law Student Committee and report back to you about YLS activities and functions for law students. In addition, 4L Charis Runnels (CRUNNELS) has been re-appointed Chair of the YLS Law Student Committee for the 1998-99 bar year. Either Donna or Charis can answer any questions you may have about the CBA. Watch the Record for further details!


LABOR EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY (LELS)

1L, 2L, 3L, and 4L students, please e-mail DKAPERNE to join the Labor and Employment Law Society. We are eager to get some new members to share the uncoming year's events with. We have some great events in store. What topics does labor/employment law cover? Sexual harassment, discrimination, unlawful discharge, workers' compensation, union disputes, public and private employee labor relations, and much more. We look forward to receiving your e-mail and adding you to our e-mail list.


WOMEN IN LAW

Welcome all 1Ls to your first exciting year at Chicago-Kent!

Women in Law (WIL) invites you to stop by our table during the Organization Fair on Tuesday, August 18, to find out more information about our organization and the many activities in which we participate.

Women in Law is a student organization comprised of women AND men who strive to meet the following organizational goals:

  • to identify the special needs of women law students;
  • to facilitate and assist in meeting those needs by enhancing access to existing student organizations, school administration and services;
  • to ensure that the interests of women law students are reflected in the curriculum;
  • to provide information and resources for academic and professional advancement;
  • to encourage the continued hiring and promotion of women faculty;
  • to create opportunities to hear professionals and other speakers on topics of special interest to women law students;
  • to enhance career counseling and career placement services for women;
  • to network with other women law student societies;
  • to provide an opportunity for women law students to voice their concerns or needs as a cohesive group;
  • to provide an atmosphere in which women law students can work together as a group;
  • to meet their own individual wants and needs; and
  • to serve the community.

If you'd like to find out how you can help us work towards these goals, join us for our first organization meeting during the first 2 weeks of September -- watch next week's Record for details!

1998-99 EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Charis Runnels, President
Abigail Kell, Vice President
Stephanie Benway, Vice President
Kimberly DeMarino, Treasurer
Sita Balthazar-Thomas, Secretary
Heather Fritch, Public Relations Coordinator

WIL@kentlaw.edu
http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/wil/

 


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