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Headlines for the Week of November 14, 2016

SBA Diversity Committee, ACLU, BLSA, HLLSA, MLSA and NLG

November 16: Implicit Bias Panel 

Join us in a conversation about the impact of implicit (unconscious) bias on the justice system. This panel will be held in Morris Hall on the 10th floor from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.

See attached flier for details.

SBA Diversity Committee, APALSA, BLSA, Christian Legal Society, Decalogue, HLLSA, MLSA and WIL

November 30: Annual Holiday Fest

Chicago-Kent's Diversity Holiday Fest will be on Wednesday, November 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Come and partake in your fellow students' holiday celebrations! Come and decorate the Holiday Tree! There will be music, food and drinks!  

See attached flier.

Environmental Law Society

November 21: Bake Sale

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will have a bake sale on Monday, November 21 outside the third floor Spak from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Immigration Law Society

November 22: Immigration Law Career Panel

Come learn about the diverse practice of immigration law from attorneys in the non profit and private sectors. Lunch will be provided.

Panelists include:

  • Marie Silver, National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Ginger Devaney, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
  • Constance H. Lara, Constance H. Lara, P.C.
  • Charles Wintersteen, Charles Wintersteen & Associates

Date: Tuesday, November 22
Time: Noon
Location: Room 590


Intellectual Property Law Society

November 15: Lunch Talk on Job Applications

The executive board will give you useful advice on how to write a resume, cover letter, email, etc. Feel free to bring your resume to the event for a peer review.

Location: Room 305
Time: Noon

November 17: IPLS Social at Dugan's

IPLS will be hosting a social at Dugan's (128 S. Halsted St.) on November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The drink deal will be $20 for 2 hours' worth of drinks.

Kent Justice Foundation

November 26: Fourth Annual Whitney Young Coat Drive and Alumni Basketball Game

The alumni of Whitney Young will be hosting their Fourth Annual Whitney Young Coat Drive and Alumni Basketball Game on Saturday November 26, from noon to 4 p.m. The inaugural event was held in 2013 and was launched by Whitney alums Chiquira Showers ‘05 and Jelani Floyd ‘06. Floyd, a current third year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, hosts the event through his non profit organization, The Atypical Sports & Learning Foundation. The Atypical Sports & Learning Foundation’s mission is to expose youth to atypical sports as a means to further academic achievement.

Each year the coat drive event has grown tremendously and has increased exposure for the initiatives of Floyd’s foundation. Last year’s event featured an alumni basketball matchup between alums of Chicago Public League powerhouse boy’s basketball programs from Whitney Young and Simeon. The event exceeded expectations, and over 800 coats were donated at the drive.

The coat drive’s mission is to help those less fortunate brace for another brutal Chicago winter by urging our guests to bring *new or slightly used* winter coats to donate, while reconnecting with the community, friends, and family over a competitive game of basketball featuring alums from the most prestigious high school basketball program in Chicago. Last year’s alumni basketball game featured numerous former NCAA Division One basketball players, including former Mr. Basketball, Calvin Brock.

Additionally, the coat drive has a lofty goal this year, as Showers and Floyd would like to take things a step further and purchase new winter coats for an entire first-grade classroom at Howe Elementary on Chicago’s Westside.

Please spread the word, come out, and support a great cause and event. Everyone is welcome! All students are welcome!!! This coat drive was established to help those in need as well as to unite the Chicago Public School and Whitney Young network.

Your financial support is needed and greatly appreciated to help us purchase new coats for those most in need. You may donate now at

We need everyone to come out and support as we strive to bring positive energy to our community and beyond.

For more information on the coat drive please visit

Thanks so much for your support.

Chicagoans till Chicago ends.

The Atypical Sports & Learning Foundation is a
501 (c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization, therefore donations towards our organization are tax deductible.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

November 17: Second annual SELS Lip Sync Battle and PAD Cider Tasting

Tickets are sold in the SPAK from November 7 to 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Early Bird tickets: $15
Lip Sync Participants and PAD Members: $10
At the Door on the Day of Event: $20
At the Door on the Day of Event (PAD members): $15

Time: 5 to 9:15 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

Part of Proceeds go to Project, Projects Chicago, bringing the arts to underprivileged children in the city through after school programs and mentorships.

Last year: $500 was donated to Bright Pink non-for-profit group.
Please direct questions to

Trial Advocacy Team

November 15: Trial Team Open House

Please join us on November 15 for a trial advocacy open house in the front lobby from 6 to 8 p.m. (see flier). Meet 1L and 2L students interested in trying out for the trial team. Enjoy pizza and beer and help recruit future advocates!

RSVP and add your name to the Google doc as you would like it to appear on your name tag. Please include the year you graduated or expect to graduate.


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