of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year"
Welcome/Mentorship Reception on Oct. 1st
forget: October General Meetings will
take place Tues., Oct. 6th at 12:00 (#170) and Wed., Oct. 7th at 5:00 p.m.
(#580). Mark your calendar
On Thursday, October
1st from 4-7 p.m. in the 10th Floor Event
Room, Women in Law will host its Autumn Welcome/Mentorship Reception.
Hors d'ouevres and drinks will be served, catered by Last Minute Gourmet.
WIL members old and young are encouraged to attend this great event, and
all female faculty members have been invited. For participants in
our mentorship program, this reception would be a great time for you to
meet your mentee/mentor! And don't forget your checkbook,
because we'll be accepting membership dues and also selling the "Fund the
Fight, Find the Cure" stamps (see related info. below) for $8/sheet of
Speaker Panel: Domestic Violence
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, WIL is bringing together a panel of distinguished speakers on Wednesday,
October 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
to discuss with us the varied legal issues surrounding domestic violence.
This event will be co-sponsored by Family Law, Health Law, Gaylaw, and
The panel will begin at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception in the lobby
at 4:00 p.m. during which refreshments will be served.
To date, speakers include Pamela Paziotopoulos,
Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's
Office, and Denise Wolf Markham, Director of Legal Services
for LifeSpan Center for Legal Services, which helps low-income women who
have been victims of domestic violence. Watch this space for more
details next week!
Every First-Year Female Law Student Should Know"
On Monday, October
12th, Professor Morrison Torrey from DePaul
will be talking with law students about her most recent article concerning
women's experiences in legal education, "What Every First-Year Female Law
Student Should Know," soon to be published in the Columbia Journal of Gender
and the Law. The two ‘97 DePaul graduates who co-authored the article
will also be speaking. Copies of the article will be distributed
during the program, and refreshments will be served. Prof. Torrey
teaches private sector collective bargaining and Feminist Jurisprudence.
She has written about rape, pornography, feminist teaching methodology
and employment discrimination. Along with Professors Mary Becker
and Cynthia Grant Bowman, she edited the casebook "Cases and Materials
in Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking Women Seriously." Prof. Torrey
spoke about this issue at WIL's 1998 spring
conference. This event is sponsored
by the Student
Board of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois (on which three WIL
executive board members sit), and will be hosted by the Depaul Women's
Law Caucus at DePaul University School of Law, 25 E. Jackson. (Check the
WIL website for the exact time and room number - it will be either 4:30-6:30pm
or 5-7pm.) Students from Chicago-Kent will be meeting in our Lobby
to walk over to DePaul together...watch the Record next week for
exact time and location. Law students of all years and genders
are encouraged to attend.
Program A Success!
Thank you to all students who are particpating in our mentorship program
linking 1Ls with upperclass students! You should
receive an e-mail from Heather Fritsch, Mentoship Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org),
by Sunday, Sept. 27th at the latest with the name of your mentee/mentor.
We encourage you all to come to our Welcome Reception on Oct. 1st so you
can meet each other face-to-face! And special thanks to Heather
for all of her hard work!
Have you paid your membership dues yet?
WOMEN IN LAW EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Please remember to pay your dues for the 1998-'99
year. A $10.00 check made payable to Women in Law can be left in
the WIL mailbox on the 2nd Floor. Payment of dues allows you to participate
in elections and mentorship porgrams and receive discounts on WIL merchandise.
Dues are used to fund programs and social events throughout the year, as
well as fellowships we give to students over the summer to help pay for
expenses when they volunteer with a public service agency. Thank
Charis Runnels, President
Abigail Kell, Vice President
Stephanie Benway, Vice President
Kimberly DeMarino, Treasurer
Sita Balthazar-Thomas, Secretary
Heather Fritch, Mentorship Coordinator
(1L Representatives to be elected)
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 email@example.com.