of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year"
Not Too Late to Bring in Your Dresses for the Glass Slipper Project!
Although our drive in the Spak is over, the dresses, shoes and other
accessories will not be picked up from Chicago-Kent until next Wednesday,
March 10th after 5:00 p.m. Therefore, if you still have items
you would like to donate, you can drop them off outside the WIL office
(#C-78) through Wednesday. Items are also being collected at
the Chicago Bar Association building (321 S. Plymouth Court) through March
31. 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
Sale a Success!
Thank you so much to everyone who baked treats, sat at the table, and/or
bought some of our goodies! We beat our goal of $100 - the grand
tally for our efforts is $112!
Congratulations and thank you again to the following bake sale/glass
slipper drive volunteers: Megan Oliver, Sita Balthazar, Shannon Freed,
Andrea Ricker, Pam Quigley, Melanie Maron, Faye Hizon, Gwen Duffield, Michele
Katz, Stephanie Long, Joy O'Shell, Heather Fritsch, Sonia Kosar, Heather
Ast, Bethany Schols, Charis Runnels, and Bethany Schols' Mom (she made
the variety of delicious color-coded wrapped bar cookies!).
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
All Chicago-Kent law students are encouraged
and welcome to participate and/or volunteer at the conference. For
more info, email Sita Balthazar at email@example.com.
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.
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. We are still seeking outlines from the following classes
(if you requested outlines for any of these classes, we will send them
out to you if and when we get these outlines):
2. Sports law
3. Business Organizations
5. Illinois Civil Procedure
6. Health care law
7. Products Liability
8. Estates and trusts
9. International Human Rights
10. Conflict of Laws
If you have these or other 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Student Board Update
The WBAI Student Board, on which Charis, Heather and Stephanie sit
as Chicago-Kent representatives, is continuing its efforts. In the
next few weeks we will be distributing a survey for students to help guide
the Board's efforts to create programming and activities that will benefit
law students throughout Chicago. We would appreciate it if all WIL
members, regardless of whether you're also a WBAI member, would complete
the survey. Watch this space for more information.
The Board will also continue it's speaker series by having each program
hosted by a different member school. Students from all law schools
are welcome and encouraged to attend all of these programs.
In addition, the WBAI is planning another reception for student members
and new admittees to the Illinois Bar. The reception will be after
the May swearing in for February bar takers.
In early April, Loyola will schedule a presentation on job search techniques.
On April 16th from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., Northwestern will have its annual
Feminist Symposium. A series of panels focusing on women's issues
in the workplace today is planned. The first panel will feature attorneys
who have each dealt with balancing family and work different ways (part
time partners, women who depend on daycare, a woman whose husband quit
to stay at home with kids). The next session will have a panel on
coming out in the workplace, as well as a panel on women in traditionally
male fields (a judge, criminal defense, patent work, securities).
The next session will feature one panel on moving from the private sector
to the public sector and the panel on networking and rainmaking techniques
featuring two WBAI members. The day will finish up at 3:30p.m. with
a keynote speaker (TBA) and a reception.
Chicago-Kent and DePaul will host speakers next Fall. Our program
will focus on dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.
If you are interested in finding out more about the WBAI, please contact
Charis, Stephanie or Heather for more information or application forms.
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!
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
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.