The Kent Justice Foundation (KJF)
is the public interest student organization at Chicago-Kent, dedicated to
the promotion of public interest law, volunteerism, and pro bono
work. KJF promotes these goals by
awarding Summer Fellowships to help compensate deserving students for working in
unpaid and low-paying summer public interest jobs, sponsoring volunteer opportunities
for Chicago-Kent students, and planning speaker
If you have questions or would like to put on the
KJF email list, please contact KJF President, Aaron Garland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kevin Raica & Erin Shanahan
Tali Kravitz & Jason Menard
Gina Matthiesen & Matt Matkoski
Kimberly Brumirski &Yordana Sawyer
Lori Martin, Michelle Todd, Sheilah O’Grady, Abigail Staudt, Andy Cherkasky,
Lisa Marer, Veronica Garcia & Chris Luttkus
Meet the Public Service Employers
On Wednesday, October 8th between 4:30 and 6:30, the Chicago Area Law School
Consortium will be hosting a "Meet the Public Service Employers
Reception" at Loyola
University Chicago 25 East Pearson, 15th Floor, Kasbeer Hall in which
students can learn about non-profit and government agency job
opportunities. Just to let you know, KJF will likely organize a
group of people to go over to Loyola that day. If you are interested in attending with our group, please
contact Aaron Garland (email@example.com).
Equal Justice Works Public Interest Conference
& Career Fair
The Equal Justice Works Public
Interest Conference & Career Fair is scheduled to occur on Thursday
October 23 - Friday October 24th in D.C. Students can obtain the list of participating employers and
register by going to www.equaljusticeworks.org. Chicago-Kent's Equal Justice Works Membership covers the
registration fee of the fair for up to five students. Melanie Kushnir (firstname.lastname@example.org), in the
career services office, should be contacted if you would like to attend
or if you have any questions. Also,
KJF has received money from SBA to aid in paying one person to attend the
Conference and Career Fair. If
you plan on attending, please contact Aaron Garland (email@example.com),
so we can determine who receives the allocated money.
3rd Annual Fall Spaghetti
The 3rd Annual Spaghetti
Dinner is currently being planned!
This year, the event will be held in late October, and we will
soon be announcing the date and time.
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to have all you can
eat spaghetti, salad, and desserts, as well as all you can drink soda and
wine. You get all this for a
small price, and proceeds of the fundraiser helps fund KJF Summer
Fellowships. If you want more
information or would like to help plan the event please contact Jessica
Public Interest Law – KJF will be co-sponsoring, with
the career services office, an informational session about public
interest law and employment resources in public interest law. This event will occur later in October. More information will be coming.
– KJF is also planning a panel of Chicago-Kent students speaking about their
summer public interest jobs, their experiences, and how they found their
job. A date has not been decided
upon for this event. More
information will come later.
KJF will also be sponsoring various volunteer opportunities for Chicago-Kent
students. Past events have
included charity walks and runs, food and clothing drives, donate-a-phone
project, and fundraising and volunteer work with various non-profit
organizations throughout Chicago.
Even if your future plans do not include public service, KJF will
allow you to volunteer and make a difference.
you! - Thank you to all those who attended our
most recent volunteer opportunity this weekend. KJF helped ELS in a Beach Cleaning this past weekend.
13th Annual KJF Spring Auction
The KJF annual Spring Auction is
KJF’s largest fundraiser and one of the largest events at
Chicago-Kent. Attendees are
treated to free food and drink and the opportunity to bid on numerous
auction packages. In previous
years, auction packages have included spa treatments, hotel stays,
theatre and dinner packages, tickets to concert and sporting events, and
more. Professors also donate
packages such as dinner at their homes or a fine Chicago restaurant, tickets
to sporting events, or a movie night for them and a group of
students. In recent years, the
Spring Auction has raised between $15,000-$20,000, all going towards
Planning for the 13th
Annual KJF Spring Auction will begin later this semester. This event will require many volunteers
to help in the planning. More information will come later.
Interest Law Journal
interested in writing about today's laws and how they effect the
underrepresented? Do you want to
participate in the creation of a Journal that brings together the
political, economic and social realities of today? If yes, this is the place to be. Whether you want to
write or edit, join us on this new venture. All ideas are welcome!
For more information or to get involved, contact Dan
Suggestions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org