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Headlines for the Week of September 14, 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 (


American Constitution Society

American Constitution Society upcoming events

September 15: "Marriage Equality: Where Are We Now? Where Do We Go From Here?"

After the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage equality is the law of the land.  But what does that mean? Room C50. Tuesday, September 15, noon to 1:15 p.m.

September 16: Get a pocket Constitution

Stop by, say hi, and pick up your free pocket Constitution.  If you become an ACS member, you will also be entered into a raffle for a replica Constitution. Lobby. Wednesday, September 16, All day.

September 17: "Categorical Confusion and the Supreme Court's 'Takings' Cases"

Join Professor Sarah Harding and Dean Harold Krent for a discussion about Horne v. Department of Agriculture (2015) and the state of the Court's Takings Clause jurisprudence. Marovitz Courtoom. Thursday, September 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

September 17: Happy Hour with the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter

Meet and mingle with progressive lawyers making a difference in Chicago.  RSVP required: Moe's Cantina (155 West Kinzie). Thursday, September 17, 6 to 9 p.m.


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.


Corporate Law Society

September 15: 2015 introductory meeting

Come join the Corporate Law Society (CLS) for an introductory meeting and get to know what CLS is all about.  Meet the executive board members and find out about all the great events that will be coming this semester. September 15, at noon. Food provided.


Intellectual Property Law Society

September 17: IPLS Young Alumni Trivia Night

Come out for a night of Seinfeld trivia and laid-back networking with recent Chicago-Kent alums in IP! Free food and drink from Portillo's provided and prizes for the winners! RSVP at

Time and location: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in 10th Floor Morris Hall


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! 




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