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Headlines for the Week of February 23, 2015

Student Bar Association and Chicago-Kent Diverse Student Groups

Diversity Thursday Series

The SBA, along with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development and various student organizations, is introducing a "Diversity Thursday" series in an effort to celebrate the different cultures here at Chicago-Kent. Look out for our fliers!

March 2 to 7: Diversity Week

Chicago-Kent's diverse student organizations will host events all week long to celebrate diversity at the law school. All are welcome. View the full schedule at


Art and Cultural Property Law Society

Seeking submissions for Student Art Gallery

The Art and Cultural Property Law Society is seeking artists of all genres to showcase their talent in the annual Student Art Gallery on April 2. For inquiries, email

Chicago-Kent Lambdas

February 24: Third annual Chili Cook-Off

The Chicago-Kent Lambdas are proud to host our third annual Chili Cook-Off Benefit on Tuesday, February 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Please join us in the lobby as we enjoy some warm chili and cool drinks. For a donation of $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door, all guests can sample the variety of chili presented by the Chicago-Kent community. All proceeds will benefit Project Fierce Chicago, which provides housing to homeless LGBT youth in Chicago. If you are interested in competing in the event or volunteering to help at the event, please email

National Lawyers Guild

February 24: First Defense Legal Aid: Training for 711 Law Students

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Chicago-Kent Chapter will host a training by First Defense Legal Aid for 711-eligible law students and any interested 1Ls on Tuesday, February 24, at noon in room 370.

FDLA operates a 24-hour hotline where callers can obtain legal representation for people in Chicago police custody. The hotline is manned by volunteer attorneys and 711-licensed law students. During their shifts, volunteers offer civil legal representation to clients held in police custody anywhere in Chicago. Volunteers can expect to gain hands-on experience in civil rights law and navigating interactions with police. The training will consist of a one-hour presentation on representing clients at police stations and information about applicable law concerning station house defense.

Co-sponsors of the training include the Career Services Office, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association (HLLSA), and the American Constitution Society (ACS).

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Join SALDF for National Justice for Animals Week!

February 24: Chicago Area SALDF Vegan Pizza Party

7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 580 (game room)

Join Chicago-area SALDF members for vegan pizza. Please RSVP online so that we can be sure to order enough pizza for everybody.

February 25: Dollars, Donuts & Dog (Cat) Toys

2 to 4 p.m. in room 305

SALDF will pay you $1 to view a brief informational video. Donuts will be provided. You can also make toys for dogs and cats at Chicago-area animal shelters. If you cannot stay but would like to help, we will be collecting materials for the toys: wine corks, empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls, dry cleaning hanger tubes, and empty dog/cat treat pouches. Contact Elizabeth Hernandez at for drop-off or drop by on the day of the event.

February 26: Wild, Wild Horses: Equine Law and Welfare Panel

Noon to 1 p.m. in room 580

Join the Chicago-Kent Chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Brittany Olson and Jenna Letzler of the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) for an insightful discussion on hot topics in the law of wild and domestic horses and the important work done by HAHS. Free lunch will be provided! Please RSVP online.

For inquiries, please contact SALDF president Amber Hunt at



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