Society of Women in Law:
News & announcements for the week of
March 1, 1999

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Winner of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year" in 1998  
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 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 - please e-mail to sign up for a time. 

"Is Feminism Dead?" 
This program on Wednesday, March 3rd from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Room #270 is the first of a two-part lecture series that WIL was asked to co-sponsor with the Federalist Society, features F. Carolyn Graglia, Author of  Domestic Tranquillity: A Brief Against Feminism.  Chicago-Kent faculty members (incluidng Professors Baker and Steinman) will participate in the discussion as well.  Gaylaw and Amnesty International are co-sponsoring as well.  All students are welcome and ecnouraged to attend this program, which proves to be a very interesting disccusion.  For a complete description of Ms. Graglia's book, please click here.  (For information about part two of the series, scheduled for April 14th, click here.)  

5th Annual Chicago International Women's Day Conference 
Saturday, March 6, 1999, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Chicago-Kent College of Law. 
International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history. Celebrated each year on March 8th worldwide, it is a day to recognize the vast contribution women have made and continue to make to history.  International Women's Day is commemorated at the United Nations 
and is designated in many countries as a national holiday.  This year marks the 5th year that the city of Chicago officially celebrates International Women's Day.  Chicago-Kent will host the Celebration! 
All Chicago-Kent law students are encouraged and welcome to participate and/or volunteer at the conference.  For more info, email Sita Balthazar at 

Thanks to the Chicago-Kent students who are volunteering their time at the conference, the student organizations who are sponsoring the event (Amnesty International, Black Law Student Association, International Law Society, and Women in Law), and the Chicago-Kent faculty members, especially Katharine Baker and Michele Richardson, who are speaking at the conference, this conference will be a great success! 

Endorsing organizations include:  African-American Women Evolving, Amnesty International, Chicago Abortion Fund, Chicago Rape Crisis Center, 8th Day Center for Justice, League of Black Women, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, NOW-Chicago, UNIFEM, Women's Action Coalition and Women's International League of Peace & Freedom. 

General Membership Meetings  
If you missed the general meetings last week, check out the agenda and notes on the WIL website (coming soon)

WIL Needs Outlines!  
Everyone who requested outlines from WIL should have received them by now.  If you didn't receive an outline you requested, it's because we don't have an outline for the class/professor.  Only three students submitted new outlines to us this semester, so we're desperate for other outlines.  Please watch your e-mail, the WIL webpage and this Record announcement for a list of the outline we're currently seeking (coming soon).  

If you have outlines you're willing to donate, please send them to us.  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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