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Headlines for the Week of September 7, 2015

Student Bar Association

Read the SBA General Assembly's updated bylaws

The SBA General Assembly recently updated their bylaws. Download the new bylaws here.

SBA 1L elections

Candidate statements and petitions for first-year students interested in serving as representatives on the Student Bar Association are due Friday, September 18, at 5 p.m. Voting for SBA 1L Elections will begin Wednesday, September 23, at noon and will end Friday, September 25, at noon.

There will be an informational session for all 1Ls interested in running for an SBA position scheduled for September 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. in room 520. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please contact Election Committee co-chairs Alex Brinkmeier ( and Brandon Johnson (


The Art and Cultural Property Law Society

September 10: Initial meeting for the Art and Cultural Property Law Society

The Art and Cultural Property Law Society will have their first general meeting on Thursday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. in room C40.  Find out about our upcoming events, learn how to get involved, and enjoy free food.


Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Law Student Division

Chicago Bar Association upcoming events

If you haven't done so already, sign up for membership in the CBA (you can join here for $12 a year as a student). The CBA is a great way to get involved in the Chicago legal community. The CBA has more than 30 committees that range from family law to corporate law and everything in between. The committee meetings are free to students and allow students to interact with Chicago attorneys in a different setting than a high-pressure networking event! If you have any questions about the CBA or their events, contact Amber Lukowicz at Also, mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

September 16: Golf Outing

Sponsorships available! The CBA will host its annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 16, at Harborside International Golf Course. Lunch is available at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The fee includes 18 holes, golf cart, locker, lunch (sandwich and beverage), dinner, and door prizes. Not a golfer? Stop by the dinner! See registration details and sponsorship opportunities at or email Angie Cruz.

September 17: YLS Meet the Committees Night

Come out and meet the Young Lawyers Section’s practice and specialty committees—everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law—on Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the CBA Building. Meet and mingle with YLS leaders, enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails, and sign up for committees. Everyone is welcome! Register online.

September 24: All-Bar Welcome Reception

Join the CBA for a complimentary open house and welcome reception for CBA President Patricia Brown Holmes and Young Lawyers Section Chair Matthew A. Passen on Thursday, September 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the CBA Building. RSVP to Tamra Drees at (312) 554-2057.

September 24: Alliance for Women Kick-Off Reception

Join the Alliance for Women at their annual kick-off reception on Thursday, September 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Seyfarth Shaw. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will be the guest speaker. RSVP online.

September 25: Volunteer at Casino Legale

Casino Legale is a charity casino night, complete with a fun theme (this year it is a speakeasy), great food and drinks, and even a live band. It is a great time, and it presents fantastic opportunities for networking with a wide swath of the legal community all committed to raising money for a good cause. Volunteer needs mostly focus on finding dealers for the various table games offered, which include blackjack, roulette, craps, and a money wheel. They have a limited number of spots available to help with cashing in chips and registration. All volunteers will of course attend for free, and will have an opportunity to enjoy the food and drink. Dealers with some experience playing the game are preferable, although there will be a quick refresher training course for the dealers before the event. Please email Amber Lukowicz at if you are interested in volunteering at this amazing event.


Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law

Join the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparitive Law

The Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law is looking to take approximately 20 to 25 new staff members for the 2015-16 school year. New staff members will serve as either Associate Articles Editors or as Cases and Controversies Editors (see descriptions below). If you are interested in an available editor position, please contact Samantha Gaul at by Tuesday, September 8. All new staff members will be chosen based on their performance on a brief editing test to be sent via email on Friday, September 11.  Students of all years and divisions are welcome to take the editing test.

The Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law is an online, student-run, international law review dedicated to discussion of all matters relating to international law, as well as publication of articles, notes and comments about various issues in international and foreign law.

Associate Editors

Associate Editors are responsible for editing articles on a variety of areas of international law for grammar and punctuation, comprehension, and citations. Associate Editors report to an Executive Articles Editor. We will be taking approximately 18 to 20 Associate Editors.

Cases and Controversies Editors

Cases and Controversies Editors are responsible for researching current international law cases and writing summaries on the case of their choice. Cases and Controversies Editors report to the Executive Cases and Controversies Editor. We will be taking approximately 3 to 5 Cases and Controversies Editors.


Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society and the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources are hosting a networking reception

Tuesday, September 8
6 to 8 p.m.
10th Floor Morris Hall

Meet and network with attorneys and learn about careers in environmental and energy law! This event will also include the opportunity for students to fill out scholarship applications to attend the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) Conference, hosted in Chicago this fall!

Food and drinks will be served. RSVP to

Moderator: Patrick Joyce, Seyfarth Shaw

  • Renee Cipriano, Partner, Schiff Hardin, and Former Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Averil Edwards, Counsel, United Airlines
  • Cary Perlman, Partner, Latham & Watkins


Intellectual Property Law Society

September 8: Intellectual Property Law Society's first general body meeting

The Intellectual Property Law Society is having its first general body meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 8, at noon in room 370. Come to learn about what IPLS is all about and the events we have planned this year. Lunch will be provided!


Society of Women in Law

September 8: Society of Women in Law's first meeting

The Society of Women in Law, one of Chicago-Kent's largest and most active student organizations, will be having its first general meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 8, at 12:30 p.m. in room 510. Look for our table at the student org fair to sign up on September 1 for the listserv and get involved! If you have any questions, please email Women in Law at


Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

September 15: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund first meeting

Please join SALDF for our first general meeting, Tuesday, September 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at room 545. Vegan lunch will be served. Eat and learn about animal law! 


Student Humanitarian Network

September 8: Initial meeting for the Student Humanitarian Network

The initial meeting for the Student Humanitarian Network will be September 8 at 11:45 a.m. in room C40. Free food will be served! Please join us for information regarding volunteer service opportunities as well as our upcoming trip (and how to apply to go) to New Orleans, Louisiana, in January!



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