Society of Women in Law:
News & announcements for the week of
February 22, 1999

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General Membership Meetings  
Mark your calendars now for our next general meetings, scheduled for: 
Wednesday, February 24th at 3:00 p.m. in Room #170
Thursday, February 25th at 5:00 p.m. in Room #510
We will be talking about our upcoming Bake Sale (Tuesday, March 2nd) and our dress drive for the Glass Slipper Project (Tuesday, March 2nd - Thursday, March 4th).  Please come to the meetings to sign-up to sit at the tables in the Spak for the bake sale or dress drive and also to bake some goodies for the bake sale!   We will also be discussing upcoming speaker events, so don't miss it! 

WIL Bake Sale Scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd 
Mark your calendars...the March WIL bake sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd 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 come to the February general meetings next week and/or e-mail to let us know how you can help out.  

Drive for the Glass Slipper Project  
The Glass Slipper Project was started recently by several young female attorneys who gather donated prom dresses, bridesmail dresses and other formal dresses, plus accessories (shoes, purses, etc.), and then distributes them to local high school girls who lack the financial means to purchase a dress for their prom. 

If you have dresses or other accessories that you know you'll never ever wear again, PLEASE bring them in! WIL will be holding a drive Tuesday, March 2nd through Thursday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Spak.  Student volunteers will also be needed to take donations at the table during the drive - come to the February general meetings or e-mail to sign up for a time. 

WIL Alumnae/i-Student Reception a Success! 
Thank you to everyone who assisted with and attended our reception last week at Woman Made Gallery, housed in the first floor of the Keith Mansion in Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue District.  It was a fantastic venue for the event - a string quartet played softly while alums and students mixed and mingled over cocktails and hors d'ouevres while viewing the exhibit "Conflict/Resolution" and other gallery items.  Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner, from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, was especially delighted and thanked us for such a wonderful time.  

Thanks especially to Beth Miller, Director of Special Events, for suggesting the gallery and coordinating all of the logistics of the event. Thanks also to the following student members who volunteered to help during the reception: Joy O'Shell, Kristen McAhren, Bethany Schols, Darcee Young, Colette Matusinec, Pam Quigley, Darby Carley, and Michele Katz.  

We are also happy to announce that we received $555 in donations to our Fellowship Fund from various alums and friends before and during the reception.  These funds will be matched and help fund a summer fellowship for a deserving WIL member in financial need who will be volunteering at a public service agency over the summer.  (For details about the fellowships, please come to our February general meetings.) 

Written a Great Outline? Please donate it to WIL! 
WIL has a bank of outlines prepared by Chicago-Kent students for first-year and upperclass classes.  But in order to keep our bank current, we need outlines donated each semester.  If you've created great outlines for any of your classes, please consider donating them to WIL.  These outlines are then available to dues-paying WIL members for future semesters. To help save some trees, outlines will be accepted in electronic form only.  Please just e-mail WIL at with your outlines, telling us the class, the professor, the textbook(s) used in class, the semester & year, your name, and the program in which the outline is written (e.g. WordPerfect 7.0, Word 7).  If you have any questions about our outline bank, please click here or e-mail Sita Balthazar-Thomas, our Secretary, at 

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 WIL outlines and 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! 
1998-'99 WOMEN IN LAW  
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 Rep. 
Sonia Kosar, 1L Evening Division Rep. 
If you have any questions about WIL membership, check out our webpage at or e-mail us at 

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