General Meetings this Wednesday,
September 2nd at 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
We invite ALL students to join the executive board at our first general
membership meetings on Wednesday, September 2nd at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
in Room #270. We will share all of our great ideas for the coming year,
including numerous speaker programs, social events, a mentorship program
between students and practitioners, an alumnae/i reception and fundraiser,
and much more!
WIL membership forms are available on our newly decorated bulletin board
on the concourse, along with our membership survey, mentorship aplications
and informational brochures. Don't forget to pick up a bookmark, too: they
have the 1L legal writing deadlines and the entire academic calendar for
the 1998-'99 year! If you have any questions about WIL membership,
check out our webpage at http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/wil/
or e-mail us at WIL.
Check Out the New WIL Web Page!
Women in Law has recently revamped its web page
to include information on our organizational goals, upcoming program, mentorship
programs, WIL library and outline bank, executive board, and links of interest.
But we have not only information about WIL events and programs, but also
information about events and organizations throughout the Chicagoland area
that might be of interest to our members.
But we need your help! If you know of an
upcoming event or an organization that might be of interest to our members,
please e-mail the details to Charis Runnels (firstname.lastname@example.org)
so she can include it on the web page. Thanks!
Mark Your Calendars Now for the
WIL Autumn Welcome Reception!
On Thursday, October 1st from 4-7 p.m. in the
10th Floor Event Room Women in Law will host its Autumn Welcome Reception.
Mark your calendar now and watch this space for more details!
New Mentorship Program to Match
Students with Practitioners
Although WIL has always had a mentorship program
to link 1Ls with upper-class WIL members that share the same interests,
this year WIL will be starting a new program that will match students with
female attorneys practicing in the Chicago area. Come to our general
meeting on September 2nd for all the details, or contact Heather Fritsch,
WIL Mentorship Coordinator.
WIL Team Walks for the Step Out
to Stop Abuse 10K Walk
Thank you to 1Ls Joy O'Shell, Lidia Olivares Serrano, and MaryCarol
McDonough and WIL President Charis Runnels for walking in the Step Out
to Stop Abuse 10K walk on Saturday, August 29th on the Chicago-Kent Women
in Law team. Proceeds of the walk, sponsored by The Body Shop, will
benefit the Chicago Abused Women Coalition, as well as Friend's of Battered
Women & Their Children; Women's Program of Heartland Alliance; Korean
American Women in Need; and Sarah's Inn. Thank you to all who pledged
WIL Named the "Outstanding Student
Organization of the Year" in 1998!
We are proud to announce that Women in Law was chosen by the Student
Bar Association at the
end of last year as the recipient of its "Outstanding Student Organization
of the Year" award for
1998. Our plaque will hang in the WIL office and our name and picture
has been added to the
plaque between the elevators in the concourse. Thank you to all members
whose hard work and dedication last year helped earn us this prestigious
WOMEN IN LAW EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Charis Runnels, President
Abigail Kell, Vice President
Stephanie Benway, Vice President
Kimberly DeMarino, Treasurer
Sita Balthazar-Thomas, Secretary
Heather Fritch, PR/Mentorship Coordinator