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Headlines for the Week of October 12, 2009

Decalogue (Jewish Law Student Association)

October 14: Bake sale in the lobby, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phi Alpha Delta

October 14: Professionalism Series Part 2: "Putting Your Best Face on Facebook--Social Networking Online"

As social networking options like Facebook, Twitter, blogging and LinkedIn continue to grow, so do the opportunities to use these sites to increase your own network of contacts in the legal world. Unfortunately, the long shelf life and informal nature of these sites also can lead to embarrassing and potentially self-sabotaging incidents. Have you done everything possible to protect your personal Web presence from the eyes of the general public, including prospective employers? On the flip side, have you considered creating a positive career-related blog or other online presence to enhance your chances of landing the best job possible after graduation? Curtis A. Linder, president of Linder Legal Staffing Inc. in Chicago, and Nancy Roberts Linder, CFO of Linder Legal Staffing Inc., will discuss how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are revolutionizing the way lawyers and law students can create career opportunities.

Date: Wednesday, October 14

Time: 3 to 4 p.m.

Place: Room 520

Co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta. Please RSVP via Symplicity to attend this program. To RSVP, please go directly to your Symplicity Center Management System account at https://law-kent-csm.symplicity.com/students and click on the "Events" tab, then select this event and click "RSVP." 1Ls, please note that although you will not have Symplicity access until November, you are still able to attend all programs.

Women in Law

Bake sale bonanza!

First, thank you bakers, sitters, and buyers for your support for the September bake sale. We raised over $200 dollars! Now, let's get ready for the October bake sale, which will be in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This will be happening in the next couple of weeks, so please check the WIL TWEN page for updated information.

October 13: Legal Ladies Luncheon

Legal Ladies Lunching is a group of female Chicago-Kent alumni who meet for lunch once a month. Now they are coming back to Chicago-Kent! Join us for a brown bag lunch and the Alumni Association will provide drinks and dessert. It is a great way to meet attorneys and mingle.

Where: 10th floor event room
When: Tuesday, October 13, noon to 1:15 p.m.

With the numbers we are expecting, space is limited to 25 students total so you MUST RSVP by October 9 (noon) by signing up on the WIL TWEN page! It is on a first come first serve basis. Thanks!

There is currently only one spot left, but please check back frequently for open spots!

Interested in attending Ms. JD's 3rd annual Conference on Women in Law?

From Friday, November 20, to Saturday, November 21, at Northwestern Law School, the Ms. JD conference will highlight different career paths available in the legal profession, the changing definitions of success, and the personal and professional infrastructure that best promotes retention and advancement of female attorneys.

This year, WIL will sponsor five students to attend the student workshops. If interested, please submit a personal statement on (i) why you want to go and (ii) why WIL should sponsor you. Please submit your personal statements on the WIL TWEN page by the end of October. Please see http://ms-jd.org/conference and the WIL TWEN page for more information.

Save the date for the Mentorship Pairings and Event on November 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Lastly, just want to say THANK YOU to everyone for your involvement in the "Dress for Success" event and for those who participated in our service project this past weekend at the Ronald McDonald House. Please check the WIL TWEN page to stay updated on all our events!

 

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