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Headlines for the Week of August 30, 2010

Environmental Law Moot Court Team

Invitation to join the team for the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

The nation's premier environmental law moot court, a national competition with more than 70 law schools participating, will be held February 24-26, 2011, at Pace University in New York. If you're interested in environmental law, and want to participate in a competition that tests your skills in brief writing and oral argument, apply for a position on this year's team. Pace focuses its problems on current environmental law issues, such as regulation of greenhouse gases, and team members have the opportunity to network with Chicago-Kent PEEL alumni supporting the team. Applications for this year's team will be accepted from August 16 through September 3. Team meetings will be held in early September to prepare for the briefing portion of the competition (from October 4 through November 29) and oral argument practices will begin in January, lasting through competition.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail the following information to team coach Kristin Munsch at kcmunsch@yahoo.com by Friday, September 3:

  1. Application letter addressing why you want to participate on the Pace team, including:
    • Environmental law experience or other relevant environmental experience
    • Fall semester class and work schedule
    • Name and e-mail address of your first-year legal writing instructor
    • Other relevant oral or written competition experience
  2. Resume
  3. Writing sample, preferably from an appellate brief (10 pages maximum)

Team interviews will be held during the week of August 30, 2010.  Please contact Ms. Munsch by e-mail or by phone at 312-263-4282 if you have any questions.  For more information about the Pace Law School National Environmental Moot Court Competition, please visit www.law.pace.edu

International Law Student Association

August 31: International Law Student Association bake sale!

Please come support the International Law Student Association on Tuesday, August 31, in the front lobby. The bake sale will start at 9 a.m. and will end when we run out of treats.

Learn more about international law opportunities at Chicago-Kent

Tuesday, August 31, at noon in room 580

Come join the international organizations at Chicago-Kent for an informational meeting about the different international organizations and how to become involved in them. The following organizations will be participating: Immigration Law Society, International Law Student Association, U.N. Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), and the Journal of International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be provided.

South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)

Join us for our first general body meeting of the semester

Please join us on Tuesday, September 7, at noon in room C25 for our first general body meeting of the semester! We will discuss upcoming programs and events for the coming year. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Inter-Diversity Organization 1L Happy Hour at Dylan's Bar

Come celebrate the beginning of the semester on Friday, September 3, at Dylan's (118 South Clinton Street) with Chicago-Kent's other diverse organizations and join us for some food and drink. The happy hour will go from 3 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by APALSA.


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