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Headlines for the Week of April 18, 2016

American Constitution Society

April 20: ACS 2016-17 Executive Board Elections

It's now time to elect a new executive board for the coming academic year. Pursuant to Article III, section 1,of our Chapter's Constitution, we will be holding executive board elections on Wednesday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in room 580.

The mandatory positions up for election are:

  • President
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs
  • Vice President of External Affairs
  • Vice President of Administration
  • Vice President of Financial Affairs

An official description of the positions can be found in our Chapter's Constitution. If you would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact any of our current leaders, including the current president, Peter Cheun, at pcheun@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Those interested should:

  1. Sign up in this Google sheet for the position(s) for which you would like to be considered
  2. Submit a brief statement of interest to acs@kentlaw.iit.edu
  3. Attend the election on April 20 at 3 p.m. in room 580

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. CDT.

There are a number of reasons to join our leadership, but here's just a few:

  • We are one of the leading chapters in the nation. We have been recognized as ACS national chapter of the week three years in a row. We have received national programming awards in each of the past three years. Our past presidents have gone on to serve as Next Generation Leaders on the ACS National Board.
  • Our chapter brings interesting and renown speakers to Chicago-Kent. Just this week, David Cole came to talk about his new book, Engines of Liberty. We've also had federal judges, past and present Illinois Solicitors General, and other famous scholars and politicians come to speak about issues important to ACS.
  • We put on events that are relevant to our lives as students, like the Kent vs. Krent oral argument demonstration, which coincides with 1L Hughes preparation.
  • We seek to make sure that there is fair and open dialogue about important legal issues of the day, all while remembering our progressive roots and promoting a vision of the law that is inclusive.

In addition, our Chapter's Constitution gives the executive board the power to elect additional members to the board in specialized roles as it sees fit. In previous years, those roles have included: Program Director, Membership Director, Social Director, Publicity Director, Communications Director, Faculty Liaison, Student Organizations Liaison, Student Chapters Liaison, Lawyer Chapter Liaison, Community Service Director, Alumni Liaison, Conventions Coordinator, Digital Strategy Director, Website Editor, Social Media Coordinator, Historian, Fundraising Director, Bookkeeper, and so much more. These positions can be filled after the election, or at any time throughout the year.


Child and Family Law Society

April 19: Annual spring networking event

The Child and Family Law Society will be hosting its annual spring networking event on Tuesday, April 19, in Morris Hall on the 10th floor from 6 to 8 p.m. Come connect with attorneys who practice family law, ask questions and maybe even land a summer job. Food and drink provided!

Please RSVP for this event.


Immigration Law Society

April 20: Spring Soiree: Speed Networking Edition

Meet attorneys from different areas of law practice in one evening! Students will meet guest attorneys in small groups to learn about opportunities available in Chicago’s immigration, employment and criminal law landscape.

A reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will directly follow the program.

Guest attorneys include:

  • Lauren McGee, World Relief
  • Yolanda Carillo, Raise the Floor Alliance
  • Susan MacLean, Zulkie Partners
  • Heidi Parker, Asher, Gittler & D’Alba
  • And more!

This event is open to law students. Pre-registration is required. Email your RSVP to ILS@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Co-sponsored by ILS, LELS and CLS with CSO.

See our flier for this event!


Intellectual Property Law Society

April 27: IPLS Alumni Awards Night

Please join IPLS in honoring Ashly Boesche as our distinguished alumna of the year! Food and drink will be provided, but advanced registration is required to participate for free. Any student not registered in advance will be charged $5 at the door.

When: Wednesday, April 27
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 10th floor Morris Hall

RSVP for this event.

See our flier for this event!


Irish-American Law Student Association

April 29: Irish-American Law Student Association's fourth Dining In

In Ireland, the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (Ireland’s oldest school of law – established in 1541) has a long-held custom of requiring its students to dine together with barristers and judges.  During dining, they meet and come to know their present and future colleagues in the legal profession.  The tradition of dining helps develop a bond of trust and collegiality.  A mutual respect is created which links fellow students, the barrister, and the judges with and before whom they will practice in the in the future.  In striving to achieve the same upper echelon of collegiality, Chicago-Kent’s Irish-American Law Student Association invites you to our fourth Dining In to break bread and engage with Chicago-area attorneys and judges.

Please join us.

When: Friday, April 29
Time: Drinks at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.
Where: Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Prices:

  • Students: $50
  • Recent Graduates, Government/Nonprofit Attorneys and Judiciary: $100
  • Private Attorney: $150
  • Event Co-Sponsors: $500

Order your ticket(s)!

See attached flier for this event!

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