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Headlines for the Week of March 7, 2016

American Constitution Society

March 8: A Panel Discussion on the Supreme Court's Current Vacancy

"Now Hiring: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States”

The American Constitution Society is hosting a panel consisting of Professor Schmidt, former Professor Mike Scodro, and Professor Carolyn Shapiro, who will discuss the recent vacancy on the Supreme Court. The panel will discuss the topics detailed below:

(1) Where Have We Been? What did Justice Scalia bring to the table not just on jurisprudential level, but on an institutional level? What qualities did he bring to the Conference? Can these qualities inform us on what kind of justice we're looking for?

(2) Where Are We Now? How does the Court's work change with an eight-member bench? What is the effect of a 4-4 tie on the merits? Does the four-justice rule still apply in granting cert for cases? What about capital cases? Any cases you want to highlight as being particularly affected by Justice Scalia's passing?

(3) Where Are We Headed? What are the legal justifications for the Senate doing what it is threatening to do? What are the moves that the President can make? Are the Senate's actions responsible on a governance/institutional level (not a rhetorical question)? What kind of reforms, if any, should we begin to consider to avoid this kind of mess in the future?

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Room C50
Food served: You bet

Environmental Law Society

April 4: Trivia Night

Think you know pop culture? Show off your stuff and come to the Environmental Law Society's Trivia Night on Monday, April 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the 10th floor.  Prizes will be given, drinks will be served, and food will be eaten! Come one, come all! 

Intellectual Property Law Society

March 8: Lunch Talk: The future of IP

IPLS is hosting Lunch Talk on the "Future of IP" next Tuesday, March 8, at noon in room C20. Chicago-Kent alum Pat Burns of the firm Greer, Burns and Crain is going to come and speak about the future of the intellectual property law field. Free lunch provided!

Jewish Law Students Association/Decalogue

March 7: Decalogue event with Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya, president of Israel's College of Law and Business

Want to know what it is like to study law in Israel? Professor Cohen-Eliya will discuss the synergy provided by a college that combines the study of law and business, human rights issues in Israel, and terrorism and the rule of law. Food will be provided.

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Room: 580

Justinian Society of Law Students

March 8: Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities

Please join members of the Chicago-Kent Justinian Society of Law Students volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Charities on Tuesday, March 8.

We will meet in the front lobby at approximately 4:15 p.m. to head over to Comers Children's Hospital Ronald McDonald House in Hyde Park (5444 S. Drexel Ave. Chicago, IL 60615) by approximately 5 p.m. to prepare the meal. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. We will be preparing Italian food for families with children in Comers Children's Hospital. Volunteers to bring desserts, appetizers, etc., are needed and much appreciated.

Please contact to sign up or if you have any further inquiries.

March 23: Showing of My Cousin Vinny with discussion and trivia

Mark your calendars!

The Chicago-Kent Justinian Society of Law Students invites you to attend a showing of My Cousin Vinny, with discussion and trivia on Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in room 370.

Please come, watch and enjoy Vinny Gambini (Joe Pesci) and Mona Lisa Vito's (Marisa Tomei) journey as Vinny struggles to put on the defense at his cousin's murder trial!

The evening will begin with a brief segment of My Cousin Vinny trivia, followed by the movie and a discussion. The discussion will evaluate the effectiveness of Vinny Gambini's litigation techniques, the influence of My Cousin Vinny on the legal community, and its relevance to the legal profession 24 years after the release. Pizza will be provided.

Law Firm Management Society

March 8: Presentation about Chicago-Kent's Solo & Small Practice Incubator

Interested in starting your own practice and being your own boss? Come get some information and lunch March 8 at noon in room C40!

The Law Firm Management Society will host a presentation and discussion about Chicago-Kent’s Solo & Small Practice Incubator. The incubator program is designed to help a select group of entrepreneurial-minded graduates start their own solo or small-firm practices. The program offers skills training and coaching in business development. As part of the program, Chicago-Kent provides office space, a conference room, and other office fixtures. The program’s director, Dawn Young, and two recent participants, Rebecca Graham and Mariana Karampelas, will be there to answer any questions.

For more information about the program, visit their website.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

March 8: Blackfish screening and lunch

Come learn about the story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people. Blackfish underscores problems within the sea park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals. Come watch and discuss this controversial documentary with free lunch!

Where: Room 165
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 9: St. Patrick's Day bake sale, co-hosted by SALDF and the Irish-American Law Student Association

Where: 3rd floor Spaketeria
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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