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Headlines for the Week of October 9, 2017

American Constitution Society

October 13: American Constitution Society Midwest Student Convening

Please join ACS student chapters for the Midwest Regional Convening. We are hosting a day of progressive student advocacy, focused on fighting bigotry and promoting diversity in our legal system. The event runs throughout the day, including a keynote address by Camilla Taylor, senior counsel at Lambda Legal. There will be two panel discussions focused on fighting biogtry and promoting diversity.

The first panel in the morning will discuss how law students and legal advocates can fight bigotry and effect change in our current political climate. The second panel will discuss issues of judical diversity, complete with a Gavel Gap report.

First panelists for the first panel are: 

  • John Bouman, President of Shriver Center
  • Sufyan Sohel, Deputy Director & Counsel at CAIR Chicago
  • Melody Gomez, Chicago attorney and author of Brown Girl Talks blog

Second panelist sfor the second panel are:

  • Juan Thomas (moderator), President of National Bar Association
  • Judge Rossana Fernandez, Illinois Circuit Court
  • Judge Patrice Ball-Reed, Illinois Circuit Court
  • Judge John Lee, Northern District of Illinois
  • Judge Mark Lopez, Illinois Circuit Court

This event includes free lunch and a happy hour to follow with the ACS Chicago Lawyers Chapter at Dugans on Halsted.

Please RSVP online.

Visit our facebook page.

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 10th Floor Morris Hall

American Constitution Society, Criminal Law Society and Federalist Society

October 10: "Overcriminalization: Why and What Can Be Done About It?"

The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners. Come hear Clark Neily, head of the Cato Institute’s Criminal Justice Department, discuss some of the leading factors in overcriminalization and what can be done to stop it. Chicago-Kent’s Judge Erickson will offer his thoughts on the issue. Al's Beef will be catering. 

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Room C40

Chicago-Kent Law Review

October 17: The Supreme Court and American Politics Symposium

The Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) and the Chicago-Kent Law Review invite you to attend the 2017 Chicago-Kent Live Symposium on "The Supreme Court and American Politics." In this symposium, Professors Carolyn Shapiro and Christopher W. Schmidt of the Chicago-Kent College of Law will host several constitutional law scholars from across the country to examine the intersection of the Supreme Court and presidential, congressional, and electoral politics.

This symposium is free to attend. Lunch is provided for attendees with advance registration. Recordings of the panels will also be hosted after the event for those unable to attend.

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Symposium in Marovitz, Lunch in Morris Hall

See the flier for this event.

Immigration Law Society

October 11: Speaker panel: "Immigration In the Era of Trump 2.0: DACA"

Why did the Trump administration end DACA and what comes next? A panel of immigration lawyers and policy experts will discuss the DACA phase-out and the current goings-on surrounding immigration reform. The panel will be followed by a Q&A.  Brought to you by ILS, HLLSA, the SBA Diversity Committee, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, ACLU, ACS and LELS.

Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Room 520

October 18: Immigration Law Society Career Panel

Are you interested in immigration law? Come learn more about the exciting world of immigration law at the Immigration Law Society's career panel! 

You'll hear from a panel of all-star immigration attorneys, including two Chicago-Kent alums specializing in employment- and family-based immigration and a zealous immigration attorney who advocates for victims of domestic violence at Chicago's largest legal aid organization. 

This is a great opportunity to expand your horizons and learn about careers in immigration law from the very best in the business! And did I mention we'll have pizza?

Date: Monday, October 18
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Room 370

Intellectual Property Law Society

October 11: Lunch Talk: What is IP & Careers in IP

  • What the heck is "IP"?
  • How exactly can it be hard or soft?
  • What kinds of jobs are there in IP?
  • What kinds of jobs are there in IP when I DON'T have a tech/science background?

Come to IPLS's lunch talk to find out the answers to all of these questions and many more! This event will feature a brief overview by Professor Reilly on the types of IP, and several guest attorneys will touch on careers available in IP. Panda Express will be served.

See IPLS student organization website for more information.

Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Room 370

Kent Justice Foundation

October 18: Annual Wine Night

Come to KJF's annual Wine Night for one of Chicago-Kent's most fun and charitable events! KJF's Wine Night proceeds fund Chicago-Kent students in public interest summer positions. Admission is $10 for unlimited wine and food! Catering provided by Chipotle, Green Street Local, Corner Bakery and Beggars Pizza.

Purchase tickets online here and RSVP on Facebook here

Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: First-floor lobby

National Lawyers Guild

October 10: General body meeting

What's a guild? What does NLG do? How do I affect change while I'm busy in law school? Come to NLG's general body meeting to find out! We will provide lunch.

Participating in National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is the best way to get involved in public interest law and activism during your 1L year. NLG is the nation's largest progressive bar association and first racially-integrated bar association. We are a positive and hard-working group of students and lawyers who are working to create a more diverse, equitable and just legal system.

We will discuss: Chicago volunteer opportunities; upcoming trainings and events; and opportunities to connect with lawyers on the local and national levels who work in people's and movement lawyering.

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room 345



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