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Headlines for the Week of September 21, 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

September 24: "The Perils and Pride Associated with Representing Unpopular Clients"

The Chicago Lawyer Chapter and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, John Marshall Law School, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Northwestern University Law School, and the University of Chicago Law School Chapters of the American Constitution Society present:

"The Perils and Pride Associated with Representing Unpopular Clients"


  • Sheila Bedi, Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern School of Law
  • Daniel T. Coyne, Clinical Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • H. Candace Gorman, Law Office of H. Candace Gorman; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter
  • Alison Siegler, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter

Moderated by:

  • Jarrett Adams, Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Founder of the Life after Justice Center.

Thursday, September 24
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Jenner & Block LLP
353 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Law Student Division

Chicago Bar Association upcoming events

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 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.

October 1: Young Lawyers Section social hour

Join the YLS for a fun social event on Thursday, October 1, from  6 to 8 p.m. at Henry’s, 18 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL. Mingle with local legal professionals at this River North favorite while enjoying complimentary drinks and light appetizers.

October 2: Conference on Domestic Violence

The Alliance for Women is co-sponsoring The John Marshall Law School's 3rd annual Conference on Domestic Violence to explore options for improved handling of custody/visitation cases. See the details/conference agenda and register online.

Child and Family Law Society

September 22: General meeting

Come join the Child and Family Law Society (CFLS) for an introductory meeting and get to know what CFLS is all about. Meet the executive board members and find out about all the great events that will be coming this semester. The meeting will be September 22, at noon in room C35. Food and drinks will be provided.


Corporate Law Society

October 1: Corporate Law Society social

The Corporate Law Society has reserved the second floor at Hubbard Inn for a great social and drink deal.  Come blow off some steam with the Corporate Law Society and network with fellow classmates, upper classmates, and alumni.  Or just enjoy yourself and relax from the law school grind with some friends!  The event is not exclusive to CLS or Chicago-Kent students, so feel free to bring friends and significant others.

Where: Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard Street (about one mile from school)
When: October 1
Time: 8 to 10 p.m. (You do not have to leave when the deal ends.)
$30 Wristband
Includes: Beer, wine, spirits and champagne


Environmental Law Society

Environmental Law Society upcoming events

September 24: First bake sale

The Environmental Law Society is holding their first bake sale in the first floor lobby on Thursday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Come satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies, brownies and more!

September 26: Volunteers needed for Lincoln Park Conservancy's 15th annual Public Lands Day

The Environmental Law Society is looking for volunteers for the Lincoln Park Conservancy's 15th annual Public Lands Day at the North Pond Nature Sanctuary on Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will help restore the North Pond by mulching trees, picking up litter, sowing wildflower seed, and pruning trees. Water, snacks and tools will be provided! This was a blast last year, and we hope for a greater turnout this year! RSVP by emailing Monica at by Wednesday, September 23. 

October 1: Join the campaign documentary Merchants of Doubt

The Environmental Law Society is teaming up with the "Know Tomorrow" Campaign to demand action on climate change on Thursday, October 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in room 590. Come and join the campaign by watching the documentary Merchants of Doubt, made by the director of Food, Inc. and not in theaters until March of next year. Food and free swag will be made available! See you all there! Please email with any questions. 

Intellectual Property Law Society

September 29: IPLS Lunch Talk: "Bitcoin"

The speaker will be Nelson Rosario, Lempia Summerfield Katz. Noon to 1 p.m. in room C20.

Come learn about Bitcoin and why as an attorney you should stay up-to-date on current technology. Come hungry because lunch will be served!


Society of Women in Law

September 24: Women in Law happy hour social

This Thursday, September 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. come hang out with Women in Law at Fado Irish Pub. Celebrate the end of the first memo or just come hang out and meet fellow Chicago-Kent students. Everyone is welcome! 

If you haven't been receiving our emails (but want to), add the Society of Women in Law Course on TWEN to stay updated on the upcoming events and committee meetings. How to add the Society of Women in Law Course on TWEN:

  • On TWEN go to the "My Courses" Tab
  • Click Add Course
  • Select the "Society of Women in Law" Course
  • Click submit
  • You're DONE and will now receive updates on the awesome upcoming WIL events

If you have any questions please email the Women in Law email at

Sign up online to become a member of WBAI at

Membership for law students is free!

Women's Bar Association of Illinois upcoming events

September 21: What Every Lawyer Should Know About Practicing in the Law Division

3 to 5 p.m., 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604

September 29: Chicago White Sox Patio Party

7 to 9 p.m., RSVP online or call 312-341-8530 or email, $60



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