of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year"
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. Speakers
scheduled to appear are:
Pamela Paziotopoulos, '90,
Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's
Denice 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.
Beatrice Burgos, Chicago Abused Women's
Every First-Year Female Law Student Should Know"
On Monday, October
12th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Rare Book Room in DePaul's library,
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. It's
in the Rare Book Room, 5th floor of the library.
Students from Chicago-Kent will be meeting
in our Lobby at 4:00 p.m. to walk over to DePaul together.
Look for Heather
Fritsch, our Mentorship Coordinator, who will be leading the group.
Law students of all years and genders are encouraged to attend.
Outlines Now Available!
WIL has compiled and up-to-date list
of all outlines currently available to members on disk and in hard
copy form. If you didn't get a chance to sign up at our General Meetings
last week, please e-mail Sita Balthazar-Thomas, our Secretary, at email@example.com
with your request.
Bake Sale Scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th
Mark your calendars...the October WIL bake sale has been scheduled
for Tuesday, Oct. 20th from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Come to the Spak to buy some delicious baked goods and help WIL raise money
for its summer fellowships! We also need volunteers to bring in baked
goods and to sit at the table throughout the day. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can help out. We will also be selling the "Fund
the Fight, Find the Cure" breast cancer stamps - $8.00 for a
sheet of 20 stamps.
& Notes from October General Meetings Last Week
If you missed the general meetings last week,
don't despair! The agenda and notes from the meeting will be published
to the WIL website next week.
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 email@example.com.