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Intellectual Property Law Society

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April 10, 2006

 

Election Information Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 12-12:30, 370.

Students interested in running for IPLS board should check out this 30 minute Q&A information session.  This session is not required but recommended if you wish to run.  For evening students, or students unable to attend, please contact the respective board member on the current board.  If you wish to run for a position, email your qualifications/campaign (4-5 sentences) statement to Rachel Lynch (rlynch@kentlaw.edu) by 5pm on Thursday, April 13.

Here are the board positions to consider.

PRESIDENT: 

The president sets the schedule for each event, oversees the planning of each event and helps members of the board with their respective duties.  The president also works with the faculty of the IP department and other student organizations from time to time.  * It is recommended that the president be a person who previously served on the IPLS board. 

Contact Rachel Lynch at rlynch@kentlaw.edu for information.

DAY VICE-PRESIDENT and EVENING VICE-PRESIDENT:

Each year, the IPLS elects one day VP and one evening VP.  The VPs serve as second in command helping the president with her/his duties from time to time.  This year, the Evening VP coordinated the resume' workshop in the fall and the Day VP coordinated the Student-Alumni reception in the spring.  This is a great job for someone that wants to learn how the program operates.  The Evening VP, typically an evenings student, also helps ensure that evening students are represented.  

Contact Lisa Bannapradist (day) at lbannapradist@kentlaw.edu and Dave Oskin (evening) at doskin@kentlaw.edu for information.

TREASURER

Treasurer's duties include maintaining the group's personal account including deposits and withdrawals.  The treasurer also takes care of all the membership dues and keep other officers informed as to the account balance and help members budget various events.  The biggest part is obtaining reimbursement from SBA including assisting in the preparation and filing of a budget request to SBA each semester.  After the event the treasurer submits a reimbursement request to pay for the event.

Contact Neel Patel at npatel1@kentlaw.edu for information.

EVENTS COORDINATOR

The events coordinator handles most of the catering for all IPLS events. The goal of this position is to maximize the quality and quantity of food for as low a price as possible. This positions is good for anyone who likes to stretch limited budgets. 

Contact Jason Gordon, jgordon@kentlaw.edu, for information.

SECRETARY

The primary duty of the secretary is to take minutes during executive

meetings and builds the year's the membership list.  The secretary also performs other miscellaneous tasks such as contacting and writing thank you notes to speakers.  Finally, the secretary also serves as a “floater” and assists other executive members as needed- such as assisting social chair when ordering food for events and publicizing events.

Contact Michelle Koeth at mkoeth@kentlaw.edu for information.

WEBMASTER

The webmaster maintains the IPLS website. Webmaster duties include: updating the site with event information as new info arises; posting outlines to the IPLS outline database; and looking for new ways to improve the website or use the website to help the IPLS operations run smoother. The webmaster also updates the SBA events calendar and posts announcements to the record. 

You do NOT need to be particularly tech-savvy to be Webmaster, although it certainly helps. The I.T. department holds a training session at the beginning of each school year to teach you how to update your student website. In addition, the I.T. department is available for support throughout the year.   Check out the website at 'http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/ipls/' if you are curious. 

Contact Brantley Shumaker at bshumaker@kentlaw.edu for information.

 

Please go to the IPLS Events Page for more information

CALENDARS

.: Main Chicago-Kent event
   calendar

.: Academic calendar

.: CLE calendar

.: Alumnae/i event calendar

.: Admissions calendar

 

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