Student Organizations:
News & announcements for the week of
November 1, 1999

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Special Guest Speaker:  Judge Donnelly (November 4th @ 4:45pm)

Juvenile Court Judge C. Donnelly has agreed to come and speak with members of the Christian Legal Society.  Judge Donnelly is very excited about being able to come share with us.  You don't want to miss this great opportunity.

WHEN: Thursday, November 4th @ 4:45pm 5:45pm

WHERE: Room 520 

TOPIC:  Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be a Christian and a judge in the legal profession.  Well wonder no more!  Judge Donnelly will be coming to visit with students and to share his reflections on faith and the practice of law. He is truly an inspiration!!

We will be serving snacks, so bring your appetite and any questions you might have.
We look forward to seeing you there!  Invite a friend.

Weekly Bible Study  (November 2nd @ noon, Room 583)

Hope you can join us this Tuesday for the next topic in the awesome Christian Leadership study we have been working through.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 2nd @ 12:00 1:00pm

WHERE: Room 583 on November 2nd 

TOPIC:  We will be discussing The Principle of Humility

Just bring yourself and lunch.    Invite a friend!

The title of the book we are using is "Christian Leadership: The Source of the Vision" written by Samuel B. Casey and Vickie M. Collins.  Vickie M. Collins is a CLS member attorney and the former CLS law student ministries coordinator.  Samuel B. Casey is the executive director of National CLS and former professor and dean of Simon Greenleaf University School of Law in Anaheim, CA, and a former partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Sacramento, CA. 

This study analyzes twelve important characteristics of Christian Leadership and reveals how Christian legal professionals share the unique opportunity and responsibility for speaking to society's need for ethical focus. 

Joining the National CLS Organization
Just as a reminder, if you are interested in joining the National CLS organization please email Cynthia Ferguson.  We have 6 people interested so far.  That's just 4 shy of the 10 needed to qualify for the reduced membership fee of $10.If your name is not listed below and you would like to join please send  me a quick email ASAP.

K. Daniels
D. Hope
K. Johnson
C. Kisser
K. Pearson
L. Watson

Just to keep you updated on the status of this project . . .  below is a copy of an email that some of you may have seen - it was sent to the organizational contacts.  It explains generaly how CLS will participate in Angel Tree*. 

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Pls forward this message to the student organization contacts so that they can forward it to their members.  CLS is starting a new community service program at Chicago-Kent by participating in the Angel Tree* program (see below).  If any organizations would like to sponsor a child or has questions they can contact Cynthia Ferguson at

Thanks! Cynthia


This year the Christian Legal Society (CLS) has decided to sponsor an Angel Tree* program here at Chicago-Kent.  Angel Tree* gives volunteers an opportunity to make Christmas very special for the children of prison inmates. These children are often the forgotten victims of crime. CLS has asked to be matched with 10 children (or "angels") in a community in the vicinity of Chicago-Kent. There is a great need for volunteers in the inner city.

Angel Tree* volunteers buy and/or deliver Christmas gifts for eligible children of prisoners.  Each "angel" is given two gifts, a toy and an article of clothing, which together total no more than $30-$35. Most of the children need clothing, but like all children they want toys - so this way they get both. Gifts are presented on behalf of the absent parent and in the name of Jesus Christ. Last year Angel Tree* volunteers presented nearly 18,500 children of prisoners with Christmas gifts in the Northern Illinois area alone. Volunteers experienced the joy of: seeing a Christmas smile light up a child's face, helping restore family relationships frayed through the strains of incarceration, and spreading Christ's love.

Once CLS has been given the names of our 10 "angels", we will contact the care givers of each "angel" to determine what toys and clothing need to be purchased.  In NOVEMBER, we'll have an ANGEL TREE* DAY here at Chicago-Kent where we set up an informational table in the cafeteria to give students and faculty a chance to choose the angel they would like to sponsor.

Sponsors can choose to purchase both the toy and clothing requested by the "angel" or just the toy or just the clothing.  If sponsors prefer to donate money, CLS members will then purchase the gifts.  Once all the gifts are purchased, CLS will deliver them.

If your organizations or any of your members (individually or maybe with a group of friends) are interested in sponsoring a child or helping out in any way, please contact Cynthia Ferguson at

Thanks so much for your help in making Christmas really special for our 10  little "angels"!!!

[For more information about Angel Tree* just check out the attached Word document or the website at]
* registered trade mark

If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society, please contact Cynthia Ferguson, 

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