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Headlines for the Week of September 2, 2013

Student Bar Association

SBA 1L class representatives wanted!

Do you want to get involved with Chicago-Kent's Student Bar Association? Now is your chance! The SBA will soon be seeking candidates for 1L class representative positions. 1L elections will be held the week of Monday, September 16, through Friday, September 20. Each of the three 1L sections will be represented on the SBA general assembly by two section reps. Joining the SBA is a great way to get involved and to represent your classmates as the voice of the student body.

Keep an eye out for a follow-up email with detailed instructions on candidate statements, petition forms and SBA policies on election procedures and campaigning. Candidate statements and petitions will be due by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, and campaigning will begin Monday, September 16. Voting will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 17, and will close Friday, September 20, at 5 p.m.

Please direct any questions or concerns to SBA Election co-chairs Megan Mulherin ( or Megan Morton (

American Constitution Society

Progressive Federalism

Learn how progressive federalism can be used to rebuff advances made by the conservative legal movement and to establish a more progressive America.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Keynote address by:
Joel Rogers
Founder, ALICE (American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange); Director, COWS; Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panelists will discuss attacks on public education, civil liberties, voting rights and the court system itself (in the guise of "tort reform") and how progressives can harness the legal system to reestablish progressive ideals.

RSVP online for Progressive Federalism.

This is a free event with breakfast and lunch provided.

Child and Family Law Society

September 11: Attend our first general meeting

Hello, all! If you have an interest in family law please attend our first general meeting on September 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. in room C20. During this meeting, you will have a chance to meet the executive board, hear more about our group, and learn more about what exciting events we have coming up this year. Snacks will be also be provided! We hope to see you all there!


Irish American Law Student Association

Irish American Academic Exchange Week at Chicago-Kent

An Irish delegation is visiting our school for a week. It is a very high-profile delegation that includes Irish Supreme Court justices, the heads of the Ireland Bar Association, and several other judges and lawyers. There will be three events, including a lecture at 1 p.m. on September 11, which is free to attend. This will be followed by a three-course dinner with an open bar ($50 for students). Lastly, there will be lunch at the Union League Club in Chicago on September 12 ($40 for students). This is a great networking opportunity. Space is limited at the dinner and lunch, so get your ticket now.

Sign up for Irish American Academic Exchange Week online.


Journal of Environmental and Energy Law

Seeking additional associate editors

The Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law is seeking additional associate editors for the upcoming year. Participation on the journal is beneficial not only because you get an additional résumé line, but also because it provides an opportunity to learn more about the subject areas of environmental and energy law. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, you may email Alexander Passo at


Journal of International and Comparative Law

Seeking associate editors!

The Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law is seeking associate editors for the upcoming year. Editors will be chosen based on their performance on a brief editing test to be emailed to interested students early in September. 1Ls are encouraged to apply. For more information about the journal and to receive the editing test, email Katie Mallon at


Women in Law

September 10: WIL's first general meeting!

WIL's first general meeting of the year is on Tuesday, September 10, at 12:15 p.m. in room 570. Join us to learn more about the organization and how to get involved! Snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing our returning members and welcoming our new members!

September 12: WIL's fall social!

Mark your calendars! Our fall social is Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m., location TBA. Come out to meet other students, eat, drink and have fun!

About our organization

Society of Women in Law is an organization that covers a wide range of activities for women and all students at Chicago-Kent. We offer a mentorship program, social events, networking events, philanthropy events, and more. Join Society of Women in Law on TWEN (add it the same way you add a course), "like" us on Facebook (Chicago-Kent Society of Women in Law), and follow us on Twitter (@CK_WomenInLaw) to stay up to date with events. If you have any questions about us, please feel free to e-mail President Gabri Asrow at



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