Society of Women in Law:
News & announcements for the week of
November 2, 1998

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Winner of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year" in 1998  
(*please note changed date)
Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 3:00 p.m. (#170) &
*Monday, 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!
Women at Chicago-Kent   

Out 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 student organization 
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 ARE WELCOME! 

WIL 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 - please tell us what year you are in, too.) 

"Forget 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! 

WIL 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 with your request. 

REMINDER: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! 
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 
Help"stamp" out breast cancer! 
If you have any questions about WIL membership, check out our webpage at or e-mail us at 

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