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Headlines for the Week of April 8, 2013

Student Bar Association

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

April 10: Join us for "Can the President Kill U.S. Citizens in Secret?: Targeted Killing and the Obama Administration's War on Terror"

Featuring: David D. Cole
Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Faculty Adviser, ACS Georgetown University Law Center Student Chapter

Wednesday, April 10
5:30 p.m.
Room 590

Sponsored by:
  • The American Constitution Society
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • International Law Student Association
  • The Federalist Society

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Speed networking

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: 10th floor event room

Please join us for an evening of speed networking! With three different rounds, you will be given the opportunity to sit at a roundtable with legal professionals of your choice. This is your chance to personally meet with distinguished attorneys and judges from throughout the Greater Chicagoland area! Food and drinks will be provided.

Please RSVP to Jessica Ryou ( by April 8. Be sure to indicate at least three areas of law you are interested in. For any inquiries, please contact us 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.

National Lawyers Guild and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

April 9: Guest speaker Odette Wilkens will discuss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)

On Tuesday, April 9, at noon, the National Lawyers Guild and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will host a guest speaker in room C40. Odette Wilkens, executive director of Equal Justice Alliance, will present on the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), which labels various forms of animal activism and forms of animal rights protesting as "acts of terrorism."

Food will be provided.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Get ready for another SELS event: "From His Airness to R. Kelly: Representing Athletes and Entertainers in Family Law Matters"

On Tuesday, April 9, at noon in room 345, SELS will host James Quigley and John D'Arco, both of Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlov. Both are experts in handling family law issues for public figures such as politicians, entertainers and athletes.

Their firm represented both Michael Jordan and R. Kelly in their respective divorce proceedings. With Quigley and D'Arco's vast experience and utmost sensitivity to privacy issues, the two are trusted to handle varying and difficult matters: divorce, custody, complex division of assets, child and spousal support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, paternity, and business valuation. Quigley and D'Arco's previous presentation to SELS was packed with useful info about practicing family law and dealing with famous clients and, most of all, it was really interesting and fun.

We're serving food from the Protein Bar, chips and Gatorade. Don't miss this one! Email or for more information.


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