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Weeks of August 29, 2005

Student Bar Association

SBA announces the 2005 Student Organization Fair, Monday, August 29.

Monday, August, 29, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Contact: John Booras
Location: 2d & 3d floor atriums

Representatives from student organizations will be available to provide information about their†groups.†

An invitation to see the theatrical stage production, Pleading for the Future, at Chicago-Kent.

Thursday, September 8, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Ogilvy Auditorium at Chicago-Kent.

Chicago-Kent's own adjunct Professor Todd Parkhurst plays Clarence Darrow, one of Chicago's most renowned lawyers.

In 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy Chicago 18-year-olds, killed 11-year-old Bobby Franks, just for the experience of doing so. At the time, this case was far more lengendary than the O.J. Simpson case. Darrow argued the case for two days and obtained life sentences for the boys, avoiding the state's strenuous efforts to hang them. The argument is among the most famous in legal history.

Professor Parkhurst will deliver a condensed 25-minute version of Darrow's closing argument and summation.

The show includes an actual detective, a corpse, the defendants, an actual state's attorney (played by Scott W. Petersen '72), a court clerk, an assistant detective (played by Naser Baseer '03), and a newspaper reporter (played by adjunct Professor Bill Hannay).

The show also includes a PowerPoint presentation of crime scene photographs and music from the 1920's.

The show is sponsored Holland & Knight LLP and the Student Bar Association.

Any Questions: Please e-mail Jason Gordon or Professor Mickie Piatt.

The Student Bar Association presents Work-a-Day Event: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Saturday, October 1, 8:30 a.m.
Grant Park - Chicago, IL†

We will be walking the Race as a school.† We will have a table outside the Spak for people to sign up to participate in Team for Kent.† Faculty and students are encouraged to attend.† If you do not want to walk it, you still may sign up and receive a T-shirt.†

Dates/times for signup: August 31, September 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14
Cost: $30 (check or cash), online registration will be announced soon.
Packet pickup: At Chicago-Kent -- dates TBA
Questions: Matt Lash or Jason Gordon

Corporate Law Society

Become a member of the Corporate Law Society!

Membership entitles you to attend special events concerning this exciting practice area and to network with Chicago-Kent students and alumni who share your interests.

Find our registration form posted on the concourse level or e-mail jfinch@kentlaw.edu for a copy.

Intellectual Property Law Society

Look for us at the Student Organization Fair!

Monday, August 29, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Rachel Lynch

IP program roundtable discussion on the Grokster decision. Free lunch!

Tuesday, August 30, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 270
Contact: Rachel Lynch
Professors Dinwoodie, Staudt, Holbrook, Piatt, Warner, Perritt and Osenga will discuss the United States Supreme Courtís recent copyright infringement decision in MGM v. Grokster and its effect on distributors of file-sharing software. Lunch will be provided.

"Meet the Faculty" and welcome reception for the IP program.

Thursday, September 29, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 10th floor event room.

Meet your future IP professors and discuss IP law, development, and potential careers.

Phi Alpha Delta

PAD meeting, Tuesday, August 30.

Tuesday, August 30, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m., and 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., room 210
Contact: Rachael King (Justice)
Come learn more about Phi Alpha Delta, the legal fraternity. We will be serving food, so come to room 210 and eat, meet new people and see what Phi Alpha Delta has to offer!

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