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Headlines for the Week of April 1, 2013

Student Bar Association

Barristers Ball ticket sales

Barristers Ball tickets will be on sale for the entire student body in the Chicago-Kent bookstore starting Monday, March 25. Tickets will remain on sale for two weeks, through Friday, April 5, or until they sell out. The event will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 7 p.m. to midnight on the Odyssey Boat Cruise. Tickets will be $75 each and will cover dining and entertainment for the entire evening: boat cruise, cocktails, dinner, dancing, and endless entertainment! Make sure to get your ticket before they sell out. You won't want to miss the biggest social event of the year!

Bar & Gavel Society nominations

The Student Bar Association is seeking nominations for the Bar & Gavel Society!

The Bar & Gavel Society is a prestigious society composed of graduating students (3Ls and 4Ls) who have demonstrated leadership and service to the law school. Up to 12 of the nominees will be admitted. Past recipients have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to the law school, the community and the legal profession.

If you think that you or someone you know fits these criteria, please submit a nomination to Alexander "Sasha" Kakabadse at You can nominate yourself! Nominations must state the reasons for the nomination and specifically refer to the candidate's law school activities, outside legal activities, and service. Nominations should not exceed 250 words, but may include a résumé, and are due April 6, 2013 (please include in the subject line "Nomination for Bar & Gavel").

SBA Awards nominations

Its that time of year again to start recognizing all of the outstanding accomplishments of your fellow Chicago-Kent students and staff! The SBA will start accepting nominations for SBA Awards beginning the week after spring break, March 25, and will continue to accept nominations until Friday, April 12. The SBA is looking for nominations from the student body for the following awards:

  • Staff Member of the Year
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year
  • Professor of the Year
  • Ralph Brill Award (which will be awarded to a staff member, faculty member or alumnus/alumna who has graduated at least 10 years before the award is given and has shown exemplary service and accomplishment)
  • Student Organization of the Year

Nominations shall consist of a letter stating the reasons for the nomination, specifically referring to the candidate's law school activities, outside legal activities, and service. Once all nominations are received, the Awards Committee will select up to three nominees for each award, and the student body will vote. Please email all award nominations to Sasha Kakabadse at

American Constitution Society

"Citizens United and Campaign Finance Reform"

Tuesday, April 2, at noon in room 305.

Art & Cultural Property Law Society

Got art? Show it at Gallery Night II on April 24

The Art And Cultural Property Law Society is hosting Gallery Night II on Wednesday, April 24. Like last year's show, we plan on showing off Chicago-Kent's talented students, alumni, staff and faculty in a one-day art exhibition. I am looking for people who are interested in participating in the show. No restrictions: ALL are welcome!

Please let me know by April 4 if you would like to participate. I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Amy Harvey at

Chicago-Kent Trial Team

April 5 and 6: Trial team tryouts

There will be two sessions of tryouts on April 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. on. All tryouts will be in the Marovitz Courtroom. There will be a callback on April 6.

Any questions can be directed to Tara Korthals at

Environmental Law Society

April 25: Save the date for the ELS Trivia Night Fundraiser!

ELS will be hosting its first-ever Trivia Night Fundraiser on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Mark your calendars!

April 22: NRDC "Brewers for Clean Water" event

Join NRDC on Earth Day to show support for the Clean Water Act by attending the launch of their "Brewers for Clean Water" campaign! The event is at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., on April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. You can purchase tickets at

Openlands internship opportunity

Openlands ( is looking for summer interns. Email Katie for more information at

Journal of International and Comparative Law

New issue!

The Journal of International and Comparative Law is proud to release its first-ever winter issue! Unlike in past years, JICL will release two issues during this school year. So be on the look out for our spring issue after exams. You can read the winter issue here.

The journal would like to thank its editors for all their time and skill. Keep up the good work!

Designers wanted!

The journal is looking for a website designer who can help improve the website. If you are interested, please contact or

Kent Justice Foundation

Kent Justice Foundation Spring Auction

Thursday, April 11, in the lobby

Silent auction: 5 p.m.

Live auction: 7 p.m.

Come bid on amazing auction items, while enjoying unlimited food and drinks. Win items donated by professors, alumni and community sponsors. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. All proceeds go to KJF summer fellowships.

Philosophers Society

April 2: Introductory meeting

On Tuesday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m. in room 547, the Philosophers Society will hold their introductory meeting. Food will be served.

Please contact with any questions.



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