KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
A huge welcome to all of the 1Ls and welcome back to all returning students! Hopefully everyone rested up this summer and is ready for another fun-filled year of learning the law…..
but remember, learning how to "think" like a lawyer is not the only reward for spending $23,000 on your higher education! Take advantage of other activities Chicago-Kent has to offer, and I'm not just talking about getting wasted at one of the SBA's groovy socials. The law school offers various kinds of organizations to fit every student's need. I hope that KJF is one organization for you. Good luck to everyone this semester!
Au revoir for now…
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT:
Throughout the Chicago area many people are in need of legal, economic, and various other kinds of aid. Through KJF, we hope to show the community that the low-income and underprivileged of Chicago will not be ignored. Whether you work one Saturday a month or a couple hours in a day, things like packing lunches for the homeless, tutoring children, or interning for a non-profit organization will make an irreplaceable impact on those who have been helped. We hope that you will join KJF and help show the legal community at large that all people, regardless of their socioeconomic positions in society, must be provided with a chance to find justice.
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:
The Kent Justice Foundation is dedicated to the principle that law students should be encouraged to work in public interest law and that no student should be kept from doing so for financial reasons. Through KJF, students are offered the opportunity to apply for a summer fellowship to compensate for volunteer-oriented summer public interest jobs.
Students apply for the fellowship the spring prior to the summer in which they are to begin their job. Criteria for receiving a fellowship include financial need, a personal statement, and participation in both KJF fundraising events and volunteer opportunities.
HOW WE FUNDRAISE:
Throughout the year KJF sponsors many fellowship fundraising events such as bake sales, T-shirt sales (unlike many of the shirts in the bookstore, OUR T-SHIRTS ARE GREAT!), a spaghetti dinner in the fall, and most importantly the annual SPRING AUCTION.
In previous years, the auction has raised between $15,000 - $20,000 to go toward summer fellowships for students. Auction packages have varied from dinners with professors to sporting events, concert, theater and movie tickets to hotel stays and weekend's across the United States. All proceeds from the spring auction go towards our Summer Fellowship Program.
There are many opportunities to help organize and run the auction, from bartending to decorating, etc.
This is KJF's signature event that will be entering its 11th year this spring!
KJF sponsors various volunteer opportunities for Chicago-Kent students. These include: charity walks and runs, participating in events sponsored by numerous non-profit organizations throughout Chicago, collecting food and clothing for those in need, and taking part in programs which increase awareness of the
challenges and rewards of public interest law.
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2001-2002:
President: Rebecca Kohn
Auction Chairperson: Sara Groom
Treasurer: Angie Lee
Volunteer Project Coordinator: Sara Frank
2L Reps: Janine Rosana & Alison Deitrichs
WE NEED 1L REPS! If interested please contact Rebecca Kohn email@example.com
**Be sure to check The Record every week to keep up with important dates for KJF.
***Volunteer opportunities for individual participation can be found under the Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) link.
Contact KJF President Rebecca Kohn firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN IN LAW
Please note that the first Women in Law general meetings will be August 28, in room C25 from 11:45 to noon.