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Headlines for the Week of September 14, 2009

A2J Author Student Editorial Board

September 15: Informational meeting about opportunities at the Center for Access to Justice and Technology

Learn about how you can volunteer, earn work-study money, or earn independent study credit while helping the people of Illinois access the justice system. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15, at 1 p.m. in room 270. Free pizza will be served.

For more information, please contact Orijit Ghoshal, managing editor of the A2J Author Student Editorial Board, at

Opportunities available with A2J Author Student Editorial Board

The board is in need of students to volunteer, earn work-study money, or obtain independent study credit for creating interviews used by pro se litigants nationwide to assemble court documents. The board is run by Chicago-Kent students who gain legal research and writing skills along with substantive knowledge and a completed work product during the interview-crafting process. Students can choose from a variety of incentives in addition to gaining practical experience while devoting at least six hours per month to the board (that's 12 minutes per day). For more information, please visit or e-mail

Christian Legal Society

September 15: "Surviving Law School Without Losing Your Soul"

The Christian Legal Society will be hosting a panel discussion, "Surviving Law School Without Losing Your Soul," on Tuesday, September 15, at 12:45 p.m. in room 547. Newcomers are invited. Food will be served.

Environmental Law Moot Court Team

Invitation to join the Environmental Law Moot Court Team

Are you interested in environmental law?  Do you want to participate in a challenging but rewarding experience that will offer you the opportunity to hone your legal writing and oral argument skills?  If so, you are invited to apply for a position on Chicago-Kent’s 2009-10 Environmental Law Moot Court Team.  The team will consist of three students who will represent Chicago-Kent at the premier environmental law moot court competition: Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, which draws students from more than 70 schools from around the country.  Chicago-Kent has participated in this event for more than 10 years, reaching the quarterfinals several times and winning the Best Oralist award in 2007.  You can be a part of this tradition, but you have to get your application in by September 15, 2009.

The 2010 Pace Law School National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 18-20, 2010, in White Plains, New York. (Travel expenses will be paid by Chicago-Kent.)  The moot court problem will be available on or around October 2, the brief is due November 20, and oral argument practices begin after the holidays in January.  During brief-writing and oral argument preparation periods, you should be prepared to spend approximately 6 to 10 hours per week on this project. 

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail the following information to team coach Kristin Munsch at by Tuesday, September 15:

  1. Application letter, including:
    • Name and e-mail address of your first-year legal writing instructor or, if unavailable, another reference
    • Fall semester class schedule
    • If applicable, work schedule
    • List of environmental law classes you’ve taken or are currently enrolled in
    • Other relevant environmental experience
    • Other relevant oral or written competition experience
    • Reason for your interest in being on this moot court team
  2. Resume
  3. Writing sample (10 pages max.)

Team interviews will be held during the week of September 21, 2009.  Please contact Kristin Munsch by e-mail or by phone at 312-814-8496 if you have any questions.  For more information about the 2010 Pace Law School National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, please visit

Environmental Law Society

September 16: First general meeting

The Environmental Law Society will have its first general meeting on September 16, 2009. Please join us to hear about exciting events being planned for this semester, learn about opportunities to get involved with ELS, and meet other ELS members. Two meetings will be held in room 370, one at 3 p.m. and another at 5:30 p.m. Please come to either or both meetings!

September 19: Beach clean-up

Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to noon is the annual, nationwide Adopt-a-Beach clean-up! Every year, students from Chicago-Kent adopt a beach in Chicago and help other members of the community pick up recyclables and (sometimes interesting) trash from the sand in order to help keep our shoreline beautiful. As an additional incentive, there will be donuts!!!

This year ELS will be volunteering at the 63rd Street Beach (on the South Side, in Hyde Park). I hope you can join us for beautiful weather and a beautiful view! And one more Saturday on the beach!

Please RSVP to if you would like to join us. We need to coordinate a carpool from Chicago-Kent, so it's important to know who is coming and also if you would be willing to drive other students in your car. We would probably want to leave Chicago-Kent around 8:45 a.m.

If you want to meet up with us at the beach, feel free. There is a parking lot.

Invite your friends and family! E-mail me (Melissa Senatore, or Melissa Stringer ( with questions, concerns, etc.


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