of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year" in
Sale Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WIL 1999-2000 Executive Board ELECTIONS!
Tuesday, April 13th from
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Spak
Don't forget to vote Tuesday for next
year's Executive Board!
All dues-paying members can vote.
Dues may be paid on Tuesday.
here for Candidate Statements
Don't forget to bake some yummy treats for our
final Bake Sale of the year! Our bake sales have been very successful
in the past due to the wonderful goodies that are brought in for us to
sell. Don't let us down - help us meet our goal of $100 by baking
some scrumptious treats that no-one can refuse. And don't forget
to stop by and buy something for yourself, too! Proceeds help fund
WIL activities, including its Summer Fellowships.
Volunteers are still needed to sit at the table
to sell treats and to man the election booth - please watch your e-mail
for updates of times that are needed, or e-mail email@example.com
with the times you would like to volunteer. Thanks!
for 1999 Summer Fellowships due Friday the 9th by 5:00 p.m.
Summer Fellowships are available to members working
for a public service organization over the summer. The position should
be either pro bono or partially salaried. Work relevant to women,
as a community, is strongly preferred. For the 1999 Summer, WIL will
be offering between $3,000 and $4,000 in Fellowships (exact amount depends
on KJF matching funds after KJF Auction). No one student will be
awarded more than $2,500.
To be eligible for a WIL Summer Fellowship, you
1) Be a currently enrolled student at Chicago-Kent
College of Law who will return in Fall, 1999;
2) Have paid your $10.00 Women in Law membership
dues for 1998-'99;
3) Have secured a position with a public service
employer for Summer, 1999; and
4) Have participated in:
a) At least three (3) WIL events or activities
AND at least three (3) Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) events or activities
during the 1998-'99 year (as required to be eligible for KJF matching funds);
b) At least three (3) WIL events or activities
during the 1998-'99 year (to be eligible for exclusively WIL funds).
To apply for the WIL Fellowships, you must complete and submit all application
materials to the WIL mailbox by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9th, 1999.
Rules and applilcations are available on the WIL bulletin board on
the Concourse. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for KJF Fellowships,
should they meet KJF's eligibility requirements. Each application
will be reviewed and a fellowship awarded to one or more individuals based
on their respective needs. Fellowship winners will be announced at
the Spring Reception in late April.
for New Esther Rothstein Award due Friday the 9th by 5:00 p.m.
is very pleased to announce the creation of an annual honorary award named
after the late Esther Rothstein. The award will recognize a current
Chicago-Kent student who has demonstrated initiative and dedication to
women's issues. The annual award will be presented at the end of
each academic year and will consist of an honorary plaque and $250.00.
Interested students may apply for the award
by submitting a short application (available on the WIL bulletin board
on the concourse), current resume and personal statement. Application
materials are due to the WIL mailbox on the 2nd floor no later than Friday,
April 9th at 5:00 p.m. Students
may exemplify their initiative and dedication to women's issues through
past or current community involvement, employment experience, academic
pursuit, political action, or other such activities and personal experiences.
Applicants may be of either gender and need not be a member of WIL.
The winner of the award will be chosen by the
WIL Esther Rothstein Award Selection Committee. Committee members
will include disinterested WIL Executive Board members and Professors Baker,
Sowle and Steinman. The award winner will be announced at WIL's
Spring Reception during the last week of April. For
more information about Esther Rothstein, click here.
April 14th: Cathy Young on "Feminism and the Movement Toward a New Equality"
This program, the second of a two-part lecture
series that WIL is co-sponsoring with the Federalist
Society, features Cathy Young, author of Ceasefire: Why Women and
Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality. The program will
consist of Ms. Young speaking, as well as a panel discussion with Chicago-Kent
faculty, including Professor Kathy Baker. The event will begin at
6:00 p.m. in the Marovitz Courtroom, followed
by a reception with food and beverages.
Don't miss this exciting event!
For more details, click here.
Spring Reception on Tuesday, April 27th
Celebrate the end of the year with fellow WIL
members, faculty and staff, and honored alumnae/i and guests. Hors
d'ouevres and drinks will be served. Election winners for the 1999-2000
WIL Executive Board will be announced, as will the recipient(s) of the
WIL Summer Fellowship(s). Our honored speaker will be Mr. Alan Zenoff,
Chicago-Kent '77 alumnus and relative of the late Esther Rothstein.
Mr. Zenoff will be announcing the recipient of the first annual WIL Esther
Rothstein Award for initiative and dedication to women's issues.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.