of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year"
forget: October General Meetings will
take place Tues., Oct. 6th at 12:00 (#170) and Wed., Oct. 7th at 5:00 p.m.
your calendar now!
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, Amnesty
International, and possibly the Black Law Students Association.
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:
Watch this space for more details next week!
Pamela Paziotopoulos, Supervisor of
the Domestic Violence Unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office,
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, and
Mary S. Trew, Exective Director of
Pro Bono Advocates, whick provides direct legal services to the victims
of domestic violence in Cook County.
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.
Reception A Success!
Thank you to everyone who came to our Welcome/Mentorship Reception
on October1st. We hope you had a great time! It was nice to
see mentors and mentees meet each other, too. We hope to have a similar
reception in the Spring with Chicago-Kent alumnae practicing in Chicago--we'll
keep you posted!
Have you paid your membership dues yet?
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 programs, receive discounts on WIL merchandise,
and makes you eligle for our fellowships! 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 you!
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, Mentorship Coordinator
Faye Hizon, 1L Day Division Representative
Sonia Kosar, 1L Evening Division Representative
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.