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Headlines for the Week of February 6, 2012

Student Bar Association

Read the minutes from the January 25, 2012, SBA General Assembly meeting.

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

APALSA Food/Bake Sale

On Monday, February 6, APALSA will be holding a food and bake sale in the front lobby of Chicago-Kent. Come find us behind the BarBri table and enjoy some steamed buns and baked goodies.

International Law Moot Court Honor Society

Seeking bailiffs for the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition

If you are interested in either observing a moot court competition to prepare for oral arguments, or in developing your substantive knowledge of international law, consider bailiffing for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Bailiffs keep time for one or more 90-minute oral argument rounds of the competition. The competition will be hosted at Chicago-Kent on February 10 to 12. Participation is voluntary but is an invaluable opportunity to observe oralists, network with alumni judges, and improve your own advocacy skills. If interested, please email xangulo@kentlaw.edu.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

February 9: Social event at Declan's Irish Pub in Old Town, 1240 N. Wells

Drink specials include $1 Bud Lights, $5 mixed drinks, and $15 for all-you-can-drink domestic beer and well cocktails from 8 to 10 p.m. All Chicago-Kent students and guests are welcome. Come meet SELS members, talk sports, talk entertainment, and drink!

Women in Law

Sign up for WIL on TWEN!

If you are a member of WIL or would like to be, sign up for the mailing list on TWEN. You add WIL the same way you would add a course. Please email Gabri Asrow (gasrow@kentlaw.iit.edu) if you have any questions.

Register for the WIL Spring Fun Run-Shamrock Shuffle 8K!

This spring, WIL is organizing a fun run to raise money for Friends of Prentice, a charity affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital that aims to advance women's and infant's health programs in patient care, education, research and community service. We are excited to co-sponsor this race with a new student organization, Sportfeasors (see below for more information). Our goal is to create teams of up to 10 for the race, and we plan to create t-shirts and go out to a celebratory brunch post-race. To keep us all motivated, we've created a blog at http://kentwilrunners.blogspot.com. We'd love to hear about your running tips and how your training is progressing!

Registration Information:
Date: Sunday, March 25 @ 8:30 a.m.
Distance: 8k=4.97 miles
Location: Run starts and finishes in Grant Park.
Cost: $45
Registration website: www.shamrockshuffle.com
Deadline: Please register by Friday, February 10. That being said, please register as soon as possible, as this race is notorious for filling up quickly and may fill up before the deadline.

Some tips from Erin at Sportfeasors for registering:

  • When registering, you DO NOT have to enter a qualifying race or finish time. That is completely optional.
  • If you do want to race competitively (outside of our "competition"), I would suggest including it, so you can be assigned the appropriate start corral, but otherwise it will not matter at all.
  • As far as the "I plan to finish this year's Shamrock Shuffle" part of it, registrants should just enter their estimated time (example: 50 minutes if you run a 10-minute mile normally).
  • No need to enter 'running club' at this time since we will be signing up for teams later.
  • No need to check a box by the nonprofit unless you just want more info for personal reasons.

Post-Registration Information:
After you register (or if you've already registered), please email Abby Whitt (awhitt@kentlaw.edu) so that we know how many people are registered. We will contact you regarding your team and how you can raise money for Friends of Prentice.

Additionally, if you'd like information about our co-sponsor, Sportfeasors, email Erin Forbes at eforbes@kentlaw.edu. The Sportfeasors, as Chicago-Kent's "official sports team," will be participating in several more races in addition to the Shamrock Shuffle and organizing group training runs with "guest runners" and are in the process of setting up a co-ed indoor soccer league. A spring semester meeting is in the process of being set up!

Please let us know if you have any questions!

WIL Mentor Program update

Hello Women in Law Mentor Program participants,

First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Lauren Zabrin, and I am a 1L in section B. I am the new mentor program chair for WIL. Any questions you have can be directed to me, and I will answer your questions to the best of my ability and defer to others when needed.

Thank you again for participating in the 2011-12 Women in Law Mentor Program. I hope that those of you who attended the kick-off event in October enjoyed getting to know your mentor. As the spring semester gets underway, I am checking in to see how your mentor/mentee relationship is working and whether you have been able to stay in touch.

As a reminder, mentors and mentees are asked to meet (in person or virtually) at least three times during the school year. Some other steps that might help build your relationship include:

  • Connecting with your mentor on LinkedIn
  • Asking for feedback on your résumé, cover letter, etc.
  • Discussing your mentor's career path, successes and challenges

If you have not been in contact with your mentor recently, now is a great time to send her an email and try to schedule another meeting. This should be your second meeting and should be followed by a third later in the semester.

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or general feedback regarding the program. Also, please let me know if you have had trouble getting in contact with your mentor. The best way to contact me is via email at lzabrin2@gmail.com.

I hope all of your semesters have been off to a good start. I look forward to hearing about your experiences.

Lauren Zabrin

Vagina Monologues performance and reception

WIL is doing a production of The Vagina Monologues on Thursday, February 23! There will be a complimentary wine reception (with ticket purchase) before the play in the lobby. Ticket sales will be Monday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 22. Additionally, we will be having a bake sale on Wednesday, February 22. Charity beneficiary of proceeds TBD.

WIL members, please sign up on TWEN to sell tickets and to bake or sell treats.

 

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