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Headlines for the Week of October 29, 2012

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

November 8: Legal Networking and Panel Discussion with the Chinese American Bar Association

In partnership with the Chinese American Bar Association (CABA),
Chicago-Kent APALSA is proud to host
an evening of
Legal Networking and Panel Discussion with CABA

Please join us on Thursday, November 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the 10th floor event room at Chicago-Kent's Downtown Campus, where you will have the opportunity to meet with other practicing attorneys and discuss the prospect of practicing law.

Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Also an open Q&A session will be held at the very end to ensure all of your questions are answered.

Can't wait to see you all there!

Chicago-Kent Lambdas

November 1: Chili Cook-Off Benefit

The Chicago-Kent Lambdas is proud to host our first annual Chili Cook-Off Benefit on Thursday, November 1, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Please join us in the lobby as we enjoy some hot chili and cold beer.

For a donation of $10 pre-sale and $12 at door, all guests can sample the variety of chili presented by the Chicago-Kent community, and the entries will be judged by a panel of professors, alumni and representatives from our beneficiary nonprofit organization, Links.

Links Pride Youth Program serves LGBT youth in grades 9 to 12, providing a safe and confidential space for LGBT youth to build community and support each other. The program provides ongoing support and education regarding issues such as the coming-out process, dealing with homophobia, healthy relationships, and the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Links also offers health education in the schools and community and a reproductive health care clinic. The Northfield-based nonprofit's mission is to empower young people to make informed, responsible decisions about their health, well-being and sexuality.

NOTE: We are still accepting applications. For more information regarding deadlines for submissions, or to volunteer and help out at the event, please email us at

Environmental Law Society

October 31: Halloween bake sale

Come by and support ELS at our Halloween-themed bake sale on Wednesday, October 31!

October 30: Round table event at the John Marshall Law School

Join ELS for a career panel featuring attorneys currently employed in the environmental sector. The event is on Tuesday, October 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 3 East at the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago.

The panel will include Averil Edwards, associate at Winston & Strawn LLP; Evan McGinley, assistant attorney general in the Illinois Attorney General's Environmental Bureau; and David Scriven-Young, associate at Peckar & Abramson PC. Please RSVP by sending an email to JMLS Career Services at Food and drinks provided.

Journal of International and Comparative Law

Volume 12 released!

Volume 12 of the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law has been released. Articles and Student Notes can be found here. Cases & Controversies, which summarize current events and cases of international or foreign tribunals, can be found here.

Congratulations to the new associate editors!

The journal is pleased to welcome our new editors: Dana Pownall, Catherine Lee, Holli Dobler, Bradley Thomas, Mina Mineva, Asha George, Michael Barnes, Michael Jimenez, Michael Buchcar, Andrea Coutu, Amy Chesshir, Jamie Flatley, Judy Shammo, and Peter Cassata. Congratulations!

Student article submission invitation

The journal invites any Chicago-Kent student to submit an article for publication under the Student Notes section. Student Notes can be any length, but the journal recommends they be at least 15 pages long. Notes are usually the product of a seminar paper but can be specially written for the journal. Email us at to submit a paper or to express interest in submitting within the 2012-13 school year.

Kent Justice Foundation

The Kent Justice Foundation will have two meetings on Tuesday, October 30, at:

  • 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 170
  • 4:45 to 6 p.m. in room 580

Labor and Employment Law Society

October 30: Brown bag lunch with Lisa Callaway of Clark Baird Smith LLP: "Social Media and Concerted Activity"

On October 30, LELS will be hosting its second "brown bag lunch" from noon to 1 p.m. in room C25. Lisa Callaway, of counsel for Clark Baird Smith LLP, will be speaking about social media and concerted activity.

LELS will provide coffee and a light snack. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Lisa Callaway is a member of Chicago-Kent's Kenneth M. Piper Endowment advisory board. She frequently lectures on labor and employment law issues and has authored several articles. Prior to joining Clark Baird Smith LLP, Lisa was vice president and general counsel for a not-for-profit employers' association, the Management Association. She also has previous experience working for several Chicago law firms, including Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

November 13: Labor and Employment Law Career Panel

On November 13, LELS will be hosting a panel on careers in labor and employment law from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 370. Members of the diverse panel will include attorneys from the NLRB, Chicago Teachers Union, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick and Dym, Seyfarth Shaw, Exelon, and the Law Office of David A. Hemenway. Lunch will be provided and catered by Wow Bao.

Visit our website for more information:

Email questions or concerns to us at


November 14: De-stress at our yoga class

Stressed out? Need to relax? Or just a good stretch?

Mark your calendars! The Chicago-Kent Sportfeasors are hosting a yoga class, taught by our very own Trish Abbott! And if you're a 1L, note the date--you'll definitely be in need of some good de-stressing after submitting your statutory research!

Who: YOU! All students welcome!
When: Wednesday, November 14, 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: 10th floor event room

If you're interested in attending, please sign up on the Google spreadsheet. And be sure to note if you will be bringing your own yoga mat.

Space is limited to the first 45 registrants, so sign up soon! And if you change your mind, please let us know so that we can give your spot to someone else. After class we'll have some healthy snacks/refreshments.

If you have any questions about this event, email

Thanks, and hope to see you there!

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

October 30: Sports and Entertainment Law Society speaker event featuring Mike McCartney of Priority Sports

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is excited to announce that the inaugural SELS event of 2012 will be held this upcoming Tuesday, October 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in C35. Protein Bar and Gatorade will be served.

The featured speaker is Mike McCartney, director of football operations at Priority Sports and Entertainment. Priority, based in Chicago and Los Angeles, is one of the largest independently owned sports agencies in America. For their clients, Priority has negotiated some of the largest contracts in NBA and NFL history. Priority is a full-service firm and takes pride in providing a wide variety of services to meet their clients' needs, including general legal counsel and negotiation of marketing and endorsement deals.

In his 20+ years in the industry, Mike has served in roles, including coach, scout and personnel executive. Mike's variety of experience and intimate knowledge of the sports business will make this an event you won't want to miss.

Notable Priority Sports clients include Arian Foster, Halota Ngata, AJ Hawk, Kurt Warner, Jake Delhomme and Alan Faneca.

You can learn more general information about Priority Sports at

Please come support SELS, learn about the law and business of professional sports, and eat Protein Bar with us. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this upcoming Tuesday, October 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in room C35.

The more the merrier, but if possible RSVP to

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Become a member and sign up for our newsletter

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is a proactive group interested in all aspects of animal and agricultural law. This field covers topics such as ethical livestock care techniques, animal ownership rights, animal abuse and violence laws, and therapy/service dog training programs. SALDF's main goal is to participate in activism for various local nonprofits and to conduct and attend educational opportunities for this niche area of environmental law. Please email us at to sign up for our newsletter.



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