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Headlines for the Week of September 9, 2013

Student Bar Association

SBA officer orientation

Each active student organization's president and treasurer must attend officer orientation on Tuesday, September 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will discuss this year's SBA policies, including those associated with funding. This is a MANDATORY meeting for organizations that expect SBA funding. Room C20. Questions, contact Megan Mulherin.

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. Candidate statements and petitions will be due by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13.

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 an email with detailed instructions on candidate statements, petition forms, and SBA policies on election procedures and campaigning.

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


Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

APALSA first general meeting

Date: September 10, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Room: 580

Welcome to new and transfer students, and welcome back to returning students. APALSA exists to promote and facilitate a greater understanding of Asian Pacific American culture at the law school, in the community, and in the legal profession. We aim to provide a supportive network for students as well as diversity and minority groups.

APALSA is open to all Chicago-Kent students, and we encourage you to join us for the first general meeting! Lunch will be provided. Learn about ways to get involved, and you can also sign up for a mentor and general membership.


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


Labor and Employment Law Society

Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition team tryouts

The tenth annual ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition will be held on November 23 and 24 in Chicago.

Tryouts for this year's team are September 16, 2013, from 5 to 9 p.m. in room C20.

For tryouts, you may choose either plaintiff or defense, and you will be asked to give an opening statement, a direct examination, a cross examination, and a closing argument - about three minutes long. The problem will be problem 7.5, Fran Boyle v. Home Mart Inc. A witness will be provided for you for direct and cross examinations. Trial Advocacy and Evidence are helpful, but not required. Employment law experience is helpful, but not required.

Learn more about the ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition.

Email to set up a specific tryout time or for any questions!


South Asian Law Student Association

First general meeting

Tuesday, September 10
1 to 2 p.m. in room 345
Free Indian food!

Anyone and everyone is welcome (especially fellow Indian food lovers).


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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