of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year"
NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETINGS
(*please note changed date)
Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 3:00
p.m. (#170) &
Nov. 9th at 5:00 p.m. (#590)
Come get the details about our upcoming
Social; learn how you can help WIL with our "Forget About Finals Fun Packs"
Raffle; help us brainstorm about next semester's alumnae/i fundraiser/reception;
get an update from WBAI Student Board members about upcoming activities,
including the WBAI new member welcome reception; learn about the CBA Dear
Santa program; sign up for WIL outlines; and much more!
at Work - Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m.
Many law students and attorneys are identifying themselves as gay,
lesbian or bisexual to their
employers and are finding acceptance in their workplace. Professional
g/l/b legal organizations exist
in many communities, including Chicago which has an active lesbian
and gay bar association, in
addition to two sections of the Chicago Bar Association which focus
on the interests of lesbian and
gay lawyers and law students. Nonetheless, coming out to employers
may not be an easy decision
for you or someone you know during the job search. To explore
this issue and available remedies
for employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, the Chicago-Kent
Gaylaw has gathered an impressive panel of speakers to share their
thoughts and experiences with us
all on Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:00 p.m. in Room #590.
Speakers scheduled to appear include: Paul J. Huff, an associate
at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Linda Pauel, Assistant
Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago; and Miriam Pickus, Deputy
Commissioner, Chicago Commission on Human Relations. This program
is being co-sponsored by Gaylaw, the Career
Services Office, the Society
of Women in Law, and Amnesty
International. Food & beverages will be served. ALL
Social Scheduled For Friday, November 13th
Come relax with your fellow WIL members at this
informal gathering! (Many say its the most fun they've had all semester!)
Hosted in the home of our very own Kim DeMarino, we'll have food &
drinks for everyone. We'll probably hang out together at Kim's for
awhile (eating!) and then move on to a local establishment. Watch
your e-mail for directions. (If you would like to be added to our
e-mail mailing list, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- please tell us what year you are in, too.)
About Finals Fun Packs" Raffle Coming Soon!
We are happy to announce that we will start to
sell raffle tickets for our "Forget About Finals Fun Packs" on November
16th. Tickets will be available from WIL members and from a table
in the Spak during lunch and dinner times through December 3rd. Tickets
will be $1 for 1; $5 for 6; or $10 for 15. All proceeds will go towards
our summer fellowship fund. Come to our general meetings and/or watch
this space next week for a list of prizes that will be raffled off!
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.
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!
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.
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
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