Tuesday, February 24th
Come hear from KJF and other student organizations who
offer summer public interest fellowships. You will learn about the application process, and hear from
past fellowship recipients. Refreshments
will be provided!
13th Annual KJF Spring Auction
The 13th Annual
KJF Spring Auction will be held Wednesday,
April 14th. The Spring Auction is KJF’s largest
fundraiser and one of the largest events at Chicago-Kent. For a small ticket price, 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 KJF
Planning for the 13th Annual
KJF Spring Auction is underway.
More information will be coming.
If you would like to help with the planning of the auction or
have any questions please feel free to email the KJF Auction Co-Chairs,
Kevin Raica (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erin
CONFERENCES & RETREATS
Public Interest Law Career Conference
On Saturday, February 21st,
the Chicago Area Law School Consortium will be sponsoring a Midwest
Public Interest Law Career Conference at Northwestern University
School of Law. The Conference attracts over 50 employers for
on-site interviews, table talk and for resume collections. Last year more
than 200 students from 30 schools attended, with hundreds more submitting
resumes to the non-attending employers. Registration is required by
Thursday, February 15th. Please see the conference website for more information.
Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference
During the weekend of February
20-22nd, the 10th Annual Rebellious Lawyering
Conference will be held at Yale Law School in New Have,
Connecticut. The Rebellious Lawyering is a student-run conference
that brings together practitioners, law students, and community
activists/advocates from around the country to discuss innovative,
progressive approaches to law and social change. For more information, please
visit the Conference website.
Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Retreat
the weekend of February 27-29th you can join 150 public
interest law students, professors, and practitioners in the woods of New
Hampshire at Boston University’s Sargent Camp in Peterborough, New
Hampshire. It will be a weekend devoted to developing personal
connections, discussing important issues related to public interest law
and careers, and learning from peers. For more information,
visit the retreat website.
Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest & Social Justice Law Retreat
During the weekend of March
13-14th, the 6th Annual Trina Grillo Public
Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat will be held at the Park Plaza
Hotel in San Jose, California. The 2004 Abascal lecturer will be
United States Senator, Barbara Boxer. The Retreat provides a unique
opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented law students,
faculty, and practitioners to forge an alliance by exchanging viewpoints,
exploring career opportunities and formulating strategies for social
justice. For more information, please visit the retreat website.
3rd Annual Norman Amaker Public Interest
the weekend of March 26-28th, the Equal Justice Works
student chapter at the University of Indiana-Indianapolis, along with
SALT and Equal Justice Works will be sponsoring the 3rd Annual
Norman Amaker Public Interest Retreat. The event will be held at
Indiana University's Bradford Woods Outdoor Center near Indianapolis.
The Retreat will bring law students, law professors and practitioners
together for an informative, challenging, and even relaxing weekend in
the country where they can share their knowledge and interests on various
topics. The Retreat will focus both on the challenges and rewards of
practice and the realities of working in the public interest. For
information on the 2004 meeting, email Kyleen Nash (email@example.com)
at the University of Indiana-Indianapolis, or check out the retreat website.
Join KJF and the Public Interest Resource Center
in the fight against Domestic Violence!
you have cell phones that you no longer use that you want to get rid
of? As part of the Donate-a-Phone
program, KJF and PIRC are collecting used cell phones. The Donate-a-Phone campaign is an
extension of the Wireless Foundation’s CALL to PROTECT program. This
program takes used cell phones and rehabs them and programs them with
emergency number in order to provide wireless phones and airtime to
victims of domestic violence. So,
by donating your used cell phone, you are hot only helping the
environment by keeping these cell phones out of landfills, you are also
helping victims of domestic violence.
used cell phones, except car installed “bag phones” are accepted. Cell phones that are broken are also
accepted. If possible please
include charger and other accessories that came with the phone. If you have questions or would like to
donate your used cell phone, please drop the phone by room 654, or email
Aaron Garland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to make other arrangements.
Interest Law Journal
Are you 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. All ideas are welcome! If you are interested in writing,
editing, web design, or any other aspect of the journal, please contact
Dan Rosen (email@example.com). We are now
accepting article ideas for the inaugural edition of the journal!
Comments? Suggestions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org