Student Organizations:
News & announcements for the week of
September 17, 2001

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Try Outs for International Moot Court Teams
The International Moot Court Honor Society invites all students who are currently enrolled in or have completed International Law or International Law Advanced Research to try out for this year's International Moot Court teams.  Prior knowledge of international law is not a requirement to participate in the candidacy competition. 

The candidacy competition will consist of researching and writing a memorial (brief), followed by a short oral argument.  Candidates may choose to write their briefs in support of either party's position. 

A new type of position on the International Moot Court Honor Society will tentatively be created this year based on student response.  A position of "researcher" will be created that would allow students to participate in IMCHS without participating in the oral argument portion of our annual competitions.  The researcher will participate in the research and writing of the briefs to be submitted to the competitions and will assist the team members in preparation of oral arguments, but will not actually argue at any competition.  Any student interested in this new position is required to complete the regular candidacy program, including a brief oral argument. 

The competition problem and packet of information will be available Tuesday, September 4, outside room C76.  The written brief is due on Monday, September 17.  Oral arguments will take place approximately a week later.  We will announce times and room arrangements for oral arguments when they are finalized. 

For more information, e-mail Jon Barger,, or April Tabangay,  



Doesn't it feel like we've been in school for months already! But wait… don't let that stop you from joining KJF's team for two charity walks this month! Join us for the Light the Night Walk for Cancer and the Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer. We need you to help form a 10+ person team for each event. So come on out with us and help the community build a better tomorrow!


Au Revoir for now…

Rebecca Kohn
KJF President

PLEASE NOTE: The September 15 Race for the Cure to fight Breast Cancer has been canceled.

Light the Night Walk for Cancer

  • When: September 22, 5:30 p.m. registration.
  • Where: Museum Campus, near Grant Park
  • How: E-mail Rebecca Kohn,, or come by room 654 to fill out registration materials.
  • What: Collect donations for the fight against cancer and join the KJF team!

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.

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.

Throughout the year, KJF sponsors many fellowship fundraising events such as bake sales, T-shirt sales (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 and $20,000 to go toward summer fellowships for students. Auction packages have varied from dinners with professors to sporting event, concert, theater and movie tickets to hotel stays and weekends 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 that increase awareness of the challenges and rewards of public interest law.

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,

**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.

Any Questions???? Contact KJF President Rebecca Kohn,


Two executive board positions for the Polish-American Law Student Organization are available to interested students. The positions of treasurer and secretary are available to members only. To become a member, please e-mail Matt Sidor,

Candidates are invited to submit a brief statement of intent to run, accompanied by a list of qualifications, to Steve Raminiak, A sample statement has been posted on the Polska Wola Web page. Statements are due by Saturday, September 15, and will be posted on the Web. An election will take place the following week. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Please send any questions to Matt Sidor,


Once upon a time there was an organization called Serving Our Society (SOS). SOS was a great organization which helped law students pursue volunteer opportunities and public interest job opportunities. The only problem was that not too many students knew what SOS was all about and how they could utilize the resources that SOS had to offer.

Do not despair! Introducing the Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC)… new and improved and ready to find students opportunities that fit their individual interests and goals.

PIRC is for law students interested in serving the needs of the community. We offer students a chance to participate in various kinds of community action by way of both legal and non-legal volunteer public interest opportunities.

PIRC acts as a link to non-profit organizations and other public service projects in need of volunteers for either a short- or long-term commitment. PIRC is also a great resource for law students interested in pursuing an internship or future job placement in public interest. Students are encouraged to volunteer as much time as fits into their schedule.

Upon completing at least 50 hours of volunteer time, the student is awarded a Chicago-Kent Certificate of Service. (Talk about a good resume builder!)

PIRC is located in room 654. A student advisor will be available to assist interested students in finding the right volunteer opportunity.

Rebecca Kohn,

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Dorislee Jackson,

  • Monday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

If you cannot reach us during office hours, please call the PIRC office at 312.906.5089 or e-mail Rebecca or Dorislee to set-up an appointment at a time convenient for you.


PLEASE NOTE: The September 15 Race for the Cure to fight Breast Cancer has been canceled.

Light the Night Saturday, September 22
Sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this annual fundraising event raises money for research to fight blood-related cancers. Light the Night is a walking event and participants are encouraged to raise money prior to the race.

Prizes will be awarded to participants who have reached certain fundraising goals.

The Kent Justice Foundation is forming a team to participate in the walk. At least 10 people are required for entering as a team. If you are interested in registering with our team please contact KJF president Rebecca Kohn, or stop by the PIRC office, room 654, or call 312.906.5089.

Registration for the walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us at the Museum Campus, near Grant Park, at the corner of Roosevelt and Columbus.

If you do not wish to walk but would still like to participate in the event become a volunteer!



Chicago Cares Computer Skills Workshop at Onward Neighborhood House.
Work one-on-one with the adults of Onward Neighborhood House to help them learn the fundamentals of using a computer and applications Word, Excel, and the Internet. You don't need to be an expert, if you know the basics that will be more than enough to make a difference on this project.

The workshop takes place on Wenesday, September 26, from 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. What you teach the adults will help them be more successful in the typical workplace.

A brief orientation will be offered prior to the workshop. You will then be eligible to participate in any of the 50-70 Chicago Cares projects.

ONGOING--Now through November 1:

Uhlich Children's Home Mentor (Now through November 1) Serve as a positive role model and introduce a child/teenager to activities in the community as you develop a supportive relationship.

You will be matched based on your interests. Plan to commit to visits with your assigned child at least twice a month. Screening process includes drug testing and fingerprinting/background check.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Tutor
Help complete school work and work with residents to develop better study skills. PATIENCE IS REQUIRED.