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Headlines for the Week of September 13, 2010

Student Bar Association

SBA approves amendment to Constitution and Finance Code Reform

Last night, the SBA voted to approve an amendment to the SBA Constitution which would provide for certain measures to be decided by electronic voting. This would mean that budgetary decisions can be decided throughout the year and need not wait until the SBA convenes the following month. View SBA Amendment resolution pdf.

Additionally, to make the budgeting process easier and more accessible to student organizations, the SBA also voted to approve an amendment to the Financial Codes. View SBA Financial Code resolution pdf.

Per the SBA Constitution, these amendments will not go into effect until one week's notice has been properly given to the student body. Please forward objections to these amendments to your SBA representative, or to the SBA Treasurer.

Education and School Law Society

September 14: Education and School Law Society meeting

Come join the Education and School Law Society for our first meeting of the semester. We will be discussing future events and conferences as well as collecting input on events you want to see. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 14, at 3:30 p.m. in room 370. Food will be provided!

Environmental Law Society

September 16: Bake sale

The Environmental Law Society will be holding a bake sale to raise funds for its Summer Fellowship program. The bake sale will take place on Thursday, September 16, in the lobby. Please stop by and enjoy some tasty treats.

New TWEN page

The Environmental Law Society has created a new TWEN page. Those interested may access the page by clicking on "Add Course" and clicking on the "Environmental Law Society" option under Chicago-Kent's list of courses.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law

September 14: Informational meeting

The Journal of Environmental and Energy Law will be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room C25. We'll be discussing what involvement in the journal as an associate editor entails, as well as the open positions for executive articles editor, associate research editors and webmaster. 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to join the journal.

If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in taking the editing test, please contact jeel@kentlaw.edu by September 14. And check out our new website: www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/jeel.

Justinian Society

September 15: Justinian Society meeting

The Justinian Society is an organization for Italian-American law students! Join us for our first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 15, at 3:30 p.m. in room 270. We will be discussing future events and conferences as well as collecting input on events you want to see. Pizza will be provided!

Labor and Employment Law Society

September 14: Informational meeting about the ABA Labor & Employment Law National Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition

The information meeting for those interested in the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section's National Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition will take place on Tuesday, September 14, at 5 p.m. in room 210. This is an informational meeting. We will discuss the competition and tryouts for the team. If you are interested in trying out for the team, you should attend this meeting. If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting and are interested in trying out for the team, please contact Judge Erickson (derickson@kentlaw.edu) before Tuesday.

We will enter at least one team on the competition. Each team has four members. The regional competition is November 20-21. All teams try the same case--once as plaintiffs and once as defendants on Saturday, November 20. The top four teams on Saturday return on Sunday for the semi-finals and finals. The winning team advances to the national competition which will be held on January 29-30 in Los Angeles. Last year, we entered two teams and one of our teams won the regional. One of our teams advanced to the semi-finals in two of the three prior years.

September 21: Meet Craig Becker of the Labor and Employment Relations Association

Meet Craig Becker of the Labor and Employment Relations Association at the John Marshall Law School, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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