ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CURRENT WEEK (04/19/99)
KJF Summer Fellowship applications for students who will
be working at a unnpaid public interest/ government agency are now available
in the Career Services Offices. They will be due in the KJf mailbox
by APRIL 26th at NOON.
Elections for KJF executive board positions will be held
at the next KJF general meeting on Wednesday, April 21st at 3:00pm in room
170. Please write a brief candidate statement, including the position
you are running for, and e-mail it to Dan Belko (DBELKO). Your statement
will be e-mailed to current KJF members and and voting will take place
at the meeting. All candidates should be present at the meeting,
however, if a candidate cannot be there, please e-mail an explanation as
to why you cannot make it. Anyone interested in a position is encouraged
to e-mail a current board member who holds the position you are interested
in for more information. Members are listed at the end of this page.
The next general meeting will be on Wednesday, April 21st
at 3:00pm in room 170. Elections will be held at that time.
The 8th Annual Auction was a great success. Over $16,000 was raised for KJF summer fellowships for students who will be working in an unpaid public interest/ government position this summer. If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, applications will be available later this week or early next week. More information will be available on where applications can be picked up. We will also post more information regarding upcoming elections for KJF executive positions for next year.
SPECIAL THANK YOU
KJF would like to thank everyone who helped out with the
Auction for their hard work. KJF would especially like to thank the
three Auction chairs- Heather Fritsch, Katie O'Rourke, and Julia Rodenkirch-
for their dedication and endless hours of work all year long that made
the Auction so successful.
WHAT IS KJF?
The Kent Justice Foundation (KJF)
is a student organization committed to providing Chicago-Kent College of
Law students with the opportunity to work in the public interest sector.
KJF has the sole mission of establishing summer fellowships for students
who work in public interest law organizations. Through annual fundraising
events, KJF hopes to provide public interest organizations with much needed
assistance, while offering the students invaluable legal training through
their summer fellowships. KJF also sponsors a public service project
each semester. There are no dues, and anyone is welcome to join anytime!
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR SPRING '99 SEMESTER
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 3:00PM, ROOM 170
This year's KJF Auction is scheduled for Wednesday March 24, 1999 at night in the Auditorium (2 days before Spring Break).
The KJF Auction is an annual event held each spring in which items such as weekend stays at hotels, dinners with professors, tickets to sporting events, and even airline tickets which are donated from area establishements are auctioned off to raise money for fellowships for students that work at public interest organizations over the summer. Kent students, alumni, faculty, and friends are all invited for a good time. In addition to the Auction, which was sponsored by Sam Adams, a wide variety of food, beer, and wine are served. Last year's auction was a great success- hundreds of people attended and over $16,000 was raised for fellowship money. Recent recipients of fellowhips have worked for organizations such as Cook County's Public Guardian, Cook County State's Attorney, AIDS Legal Council, Legal Assistance Foundation, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Generally, these recipients are students who have actively participated in KJF events. If you are interested in helping out with the Auction, or other aspect of KJF, please e-mail Auction Co-Chair Heather Fritsch (hfritsch).
KJF BOARD MEMBERS
President: Dan Belko