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Headlines for the Week of April 16, 2012

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL)

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law seeking applicants for Executive Board for 2012-13

The Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL) is an online journal at Chicago-Kent focused on advancing legal discourse on important developments, practices and theories in the area of environmental and energy law. The journal publishes one issue annually and maintains an "In the News" section on the journal's website that features short articles updating readers on cases, administrative rulings and other developments in environmental and energy law.

Why should you join JEEL?

  • You can learn more about a challenging and interesting practice area.
  • You can build writing and editing skills.
  • You can gain valuable journal experience to add to your resume.

We are seeking 2Ls and 1Ls for the following positions:

  • Editor-In-Chief
  • Managing Editor
  • Submissions Editor
  • Executive Articles Editor (3)
  • Research Editor
  • Webmaster
  • Public Relations Director

An explanation about the exact nature of the positions is available on the JEEL website at or you can contact Kendra Garstka at for more information.

To apply: send a brief (150 words or less) statement of interest detailing your work, educational and personal experience that makes you a good candidate to by April 23.  Identify the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line.

Feel free to apply for multiple positions. A focus in environmental and energy law is helpful, but not required to be considered.

Muslim Law Student Association

Movie showing: "The Interrupters"

The Muslim Law Student Association in conjunction with NLG (Chicago-Kent Chapter) and BLSA will be hosting An exclusive showing of the award winning film "The Interrupters." The movie will air on Tuesday, April 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in room C50. Refreshments will be served.

Women in Law

WIL Executive Board Elections are Monday (4/16) and Tuesday (4/17). Please vote on TWEN!

  • Winners announced on Wednesday, April 18
  • Transition meeting for old and new officers on Friday, April 20, 5-6 p.m., with social event to follow. More details TBA.

Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Transform Your Career!

Please join us for an insightful panel discussion on gender bias in the workplace. Hear from Andie Kramer, author and frequent speaker on improving gender diversity, and an esteemed panel of women, who bring their unique experiences and perspectives on gender stereotyping in the workplace. They will address differences in male and female communication styles and provide best practices for maximizing your strengths in the areas of negotiation, networking and general communications.

Moderator »
Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP; Chair of the Board Women's Leadership & Mentoring Alliance; Chair of the Board, Chicago Foundation for Women

Panelists »

  • Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD
    Associate Professor, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Member of CFW's Asian American Leadership Council
  • Deane B. Brown, Esq.
    Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP
    President, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Janine Lewis, MPH, PhD(c)
    Executive Director, Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition;
  • Angela Vasandan, AIA
    General Manager, BHS Consulting Corp.; Member of CFW's Asian American Leadership Council

For more information about WLMA, visit our website at

Date »
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Time »
4:30 p.m. - Cocktails
5:30 p.m. - Panel discussion (via satellite)

Location »
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
227 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5096
(312) 372-2000

($25 registration fee.)

Presented by »
Women's Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA)
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW)
Women's Bar Association of Illinois, Diversity Committee (WBAI)

WIL has been nominated for the Student Organization of the Year Award!

All members are invited (and highly encouraged) to attend the awards ceremony Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., where Dean Krent will give his State of the Law School Address and will announce the winner!!



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