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March 18, 2002


 APRIL 10, 2002

Countdown to the Auction!!!

24 DAYS UNTIL THE 11TH ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION!!

5:00pm Silent Auction & Raffle Open

6:30pm  Live Auction Bidding Begins

There will be an intermission during the live auction

Purchase of a ticket buys you all you can drink WINE & BEER, FOOD AND OTHER GOODIES!!

 

 

If you are interested in helping out at the Auction please email Rebecca at rkohn@kentlaw.edu to sign up for a committee.  We are also still in need volunteers to visit professors and request donations for the auction.  Let us know if you are interested and we'll let you know what you need to do:)

If you know that you have already signed up to speak with a professor(s) but can't remember which one please email rkohn@kentlaw.edu to find out.

                        

DONATE A PHONE & SAVE LIVES!!!

Join KJF and Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) in the fight against Domestic Violence! Take part in "Call to Protect" a program to collect used cell phones for Victims of Domestic Violence!! All phones will be erased and reprogrammed with emergency numbers- a help line to the outside world. Even if you have a used cell phone you think is broken you can still donate the phone to the program. If you can, include chargers etc. that came with the phone. All donations are tax deductible. If you have a call phone to donate please email KJF President Rebecca Kohn at rkohn@kentlaw.edu to arrange a time to drop off your donation.

 

Voices for Illinois Children Run/Walk

This organization, a non-partisan childrens advocacy organization, is holding its annual 5k/10k Run/Walk on Saturday April 27, at the lakefront and Randolph St.  

Both Runners and Volunteers are needed to participate on Race Day.  A volunteer kick-off will be held on March 16 at 8:30am at Ann Sathers' (929 W. Belmont).

If you would like to volunteer, contact B. Michael McFarland at 312.516.5562.  To register or get more information on the race, visit www.startearlyrun.com or Call B. Michael.

The Kent Justice Foundation will be forming a Team for this event if enough people are interested. Please email rkohn@kentlaw.edu if you would like to participate as a team in this charity race.

 

*******SPRING FLING*******

On Wednesday April 17. from 6-8pm, the Young Lawyers Section will host an evening of arts and crafts, pizza, and socializing with the women and children of a Wrigleyville home for domestic violence victims.  

Volunteers are needed to assist in all facets of having a good time.  Interested Volunteers should call Charis Runnels at 312.609.7111 or crunnels@vedderprice.com.

If enough people show interest, KJF will attend this event as a volunteer group.  if you are interested in participating in this event please email KJF President Rebecca Kohn (rkohn@kentlaw.edu)

 

The First Annual Norman Amaker Public Interest Law Retreat

Theme:"Ground Zero Is Everywhere There is Poverty: Ensuring Rights, Liberties & Opportunities in the Current Anti-Terrorist Climate"

Mark Your Calendars: March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2002

This Retreat will explore the current challenges facing those working for social justice in light of the new legislation and political climate following September 11th. The Retreat will provide a unique opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented law students, faculty, and practitioners to meet in a relaxed environment, exchange viewpoints, explore career opportunities and formulate strategies for change.

The Retreat is sponsored by the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, and the Minnesota Justice Foundation. It is named in honor of the late Professor Norman Amaker of Loyola - ChicagoSchool of Law. Professor Amaker lived his life working for social justice and embodied the ideals of public service in his mentoring of law students and faculty.

The Retreat will bring law students, law professors and practitioners together for an informative and challenging (yet relaxing) weekend in the country where they can share their knowledge and interests on various topics including: criminal justice and the death penalty, immigration, national and international human rights, homelessness and poverty. The Retreat will focus on the challenges and rewards of practice and the realities of working in the public interest and on creative public interest initiatives and energetic practitioners working in theMidwest. The goal is to forge a coalition of students, professors and practitioners which will support social justice-oriented law students pursuing careers in the public interest.

The Retreat will be held at Bradford Woods which is approximately 40 minutes south of IndianapolisBradford Woods offers a relaxing, wooded environment away from the busy activities of work and law school. It offers comfortable accommodations in six modern cabins, as well as meeting rooms and full dining facilities.There are accessible trails for hiking and other outdoor activities available.

There is a $100.00 Registration Fee which includes overnight accommodations for March 22nd and 23rd and all meals for the weekend.For participants not requiring overnight accommodations, a day-only rate of $60.00 is available which covers all Retreat activities and meals.

For more information or registration forms please contact:

Robert Lancaster

Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Indiana University School of Law -Indianapolis

530 West New York Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

rlancast@iupui.edu

(317) 274-1911

GETTING READY FOR SUMMER!!

The following are great opportunities for summer internships/ fellowships in PUBLIC INTEREST LAW:

EQUAL JUSTICE AMERICA:

Since 1993, Equal Justice America has been funding law students all over the country to work meeting the legal needs of the poor. EJA is again pleased to offer $3,250 fellowships for 1st and 2nd year Chicago-Kent law school students who chose to work next summer for organizations providing direct civil legal services for the poor.

Students must secure a full-time (min. 35-40 hours per week) placement for Summer 2002 working at least 10 weeks for a legal services organization.

To Apply: Applicants must send a cover letter describing their commitment and interest in providing legal services to the poor, a resume, two letters of recommendation AND an employment confirmation letter from the hiring organization to EQUAL JUSTICE AMERICA. All required items must be sent together.

Summer fellowships may take place anywhere in the United States, provided that the hiring organization if a non-profit organization providing direct civil legal services to the poor

Students are encouraged to apply for Work-Study funding, if available, to be used in conjunction with an EJA Summer 2002 Fellowship. If the Work-Study total is less than $3,250, EJA will make up the difference. Students eligible to receive Qork-Study funding should not their eligibility in the cover letter of their application.

An employer or other funding source may contribute to the grant recipient, but the total amount received by a recipient cannot exceed $4,500. Any amount over $4,500 will be subtracted from the grant to be awarded by Equal Justice America.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MARCH 18, 2002. AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED APRIL 15, 2002. PLEASE SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:

  • EQUAL JUSTICE AMERICA
  • 3010 FOX CHASE DRIVE
  • MIDLOTHIAN, VA 23112
  • FAX: 804.744.6789

Questions? Call 804.744.4200

MORE FUN STUFF

Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC): Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved in community service? Are you interested in pursuing an internship in various kinds of Public Interest Law but you don't know where to start!! Let PIRC do the work for you. PIRC is in Room 654. You tell us what you are looking for, your interests and your goals and we'll find the opportunity that best fits your needs. Stop by Room 654, check out the PIRC Record Page, call 312.906.5089, or email student Advisor Rebecca Kohn (rkohn@kentlaw.edu)to set up an appointment. Being busy in law school doesn't have to mean that you miss out on the opportunities that interest you most!

KJF is Chicago-Kent's Public Interest Organization...our goal is to raise money for our Summer Fellowship Program so that Law students may pursue an internship in the area of public interest and non-profit organizations. But our mission does not stop there!! KJF has much to participate in from volunteering to charity events and much more. Questions? Have some ideas you'd like to share? Please feel free to email KJF Prez. Rebecca Kohn (rkohn@kentlaw.edu)

Kent Justice Foundation Board 2001-2002

President - Rebecca Kohn

Treasurer - Angie Lee

Secretary - Janine Rosana

Auction Chair - Sara Groom

Volunteer Project Coordinator - Sara Frank

2L Rep - Alison Dieterichs

1L Rep Section A - Jason Menard

1L Rep Section C - Ada Dolph

 

 

 

 

 

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