Society of Women in Law:
News & announcements for the week of
April 9 - April 15

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We've collected the dresses, now let's dress those girls! The Glass Slipper Project DESPERATELY NEEDS VOLUNTEER PERSONAL SHOPPERS FOR THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 15 AT 619 W. CHICAGO AVENUE (corner of Chicago and Larabee). The boutique will be open to students from 10 to 5 pm.  They will need volunteers from 9 am to 7 pm (maybe later).  They could use your help all day but if you can only spare a few hours, that would be great, too.  They also need help setting up the boutique on Friday April 14 from 5 to 7 pm. Please sign-up to volunteer by clicking on this link:

 The boutique is being held at 619 W. Avenue (Southwest corner of Chicago Ave. and Larabee), 8th floor. If you are using the CTA, take the Brown Line El to Chicago Ave. and walk west two blocks.  To get to the gated parking area (which is on the  south side of the building), take Chicago Ave. to Kingsbury and go south.  (Kingsbury is east of Larabee and is also accessible from Grant Ave.) From Kingsbury, go west on Superior.  You'll see the gated area at Superior and Larabee, and you can park there.  Enter at the front door of the building on Larabee, and proceed to the 8th floor.

Below is some misc info:

-The building is not heated and it's CHILLY/COLD inside.  PLEASE dress
accordingly .... think layers ... a sweatshirt, sweater or fleece pullover
is a good idea!  Also, wear comfortable shoes.

- Please wear jeans and a black top.

-Valuables:  Unfortunately, they don't have a secured space for your
valuables, so to the extent possible, try not to bring a purse.

-LUNCHES:  Lunch will be provided for those staying a full day.  Please do
not take a lunch if you are only staying for the morning, or only for the
afternoon, as we have a limited number of lunches.

-JOBS OTHER THAN "PERSONAL SHOPPERS":  We are also in need of
volunteers at the boutique to do jobs other than being a "personal shopper."
On the day of the boutique, just let them know you're interested.  (You do NOT need to email them for this purpose.)

- After the boutique (i.e., after 5pm on Saturday) they need people to help box up remaining dresses to save for next year and sort through dresses to
give to Goodwill (instead of saving).  If you can help out after 5pm, please
do so!  They appreciate all the time you can give!  Significant others are


The Summer Fellowship is available to all WIL members working for a public interest organization over the summer. The position should be either pro bono or partially salaried and should be relevant to women, as a community. There are 2 requirements that must be met. (1) You must have particpated in at least one WIL event and (2) at least three Kent Justice Foundation events. Please note that participation in KJF events is required since KJF donates part of the fellowship. 

To apply, please complete and submit the application (which can be found on the WIL board on the concourse level), along with a current resume, personal statement and letter of acceptance from your employer.  Each application will be reviewed and the fellowship awarded to one or more individuals based on their respective needs.

Please submit your application, resume, personal statement and employment verification in the WIL mailbox on the second floor by 
5:00 pm on Friday, April 14. The fellowship recipient(s) will be announced at the WIL Alumnae/i Reception on Tuesday, April 18 at approximately 6:00 pm.  Applicants will also be notified by e-mail with the results.

Esther Rothstein Award

Each year The Society of Women in Law recognizes a current Chicago-Kent student who has demonstrated initiative and dedication to women's issues. The annual award will be presented at the Alumnae/i Reception on April 18. To be eligible, you must (1) be a currently enrolled student at Chicago-Kent College of Law and (2) submit the following materials by the deadline: (a) A current resume, (b) a personal statement explaining how you have shown initiative and dedication to women's issues.  The statement may not exceed five double-spaced typed pages. (Please note: Candidates may be of either gender and need not be a member of WIL.)

Application materials must be submitted to the WIL mailbox on the 2nd floor no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 14.  Applications can be found on the WIL board on the concourse level.


It's that time again! WIL will be holding our executive board elections on Thursday, April 27 in the Spak. We will be electing next year's President, Vice President (day), Vice President (evening), Secretary, Treasurer, and Mentorship Coordinator. 

Anyone interested in running for these positions must submit a brief candidate statement to the WIL mailbox on the 2nd floor by 12:00pm (noon) on Tuesday, April 25. Descriptions of the executive board positions will be available on the WIL board on the concourse level.

Alumnae/i Reception

All WIL members are invited to the Alumnae/i Reception on Tuesday, April 18 from 4pm - 7pm in the 10th floor event room! Join us for food and drinks! We will be announcing the winners of the Esther Rothstein Award and the Summer Fellowship(s). Please stop by, even if you only have a few minutes. We'd love to see you!


Need a break? Join us in the Auditorium on Wednesday, April 26 when we go back to the 80s! We'll be showing "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club." We'll have pop and snacks and all are welcome!! 

Look for us in the Spak! WIL is selling shorts with a Chicago-Kent logo all semester.The shorts are grey cotton athletic shorts that are perfect for working out,lounging around or STUDYING FOR FINALS!! The shorts are $12 for one or $20 for two.If you can help us out and sit and sell the shorts in the Spak ANY time at all,that would be wonderful! If you'd like to help, please email WIL and let us know when you can sit.

Please pay your dues!  You may either put a check in an envelope 
into the WIL mailbox on the second floor, or you may give cash to 
Megan Oliver, WIL's Treasurer.  Thanks.

...Mark those calendars!!

Esther Rothstein Award applications due:April 14
Summer Fellowship applications due:April 14
Alumnae/i Reception:April 18
Executive Board nominations due:April 25
Movie Night:April 26
Executive Board elections:April 27
1999-2000 WOMEN IN LAW 
President:    3L Heather Fritsch
Vice President (Day):     2L Faye Hizon 
Vice President (Eve):     2L Sonia Kosar 
Secretary:     2L Jessica Bank 
Treasurer:     2L Megan Oliver 
Mentorship Coordinator:     
3L Michele Katz 
Publicity Coordinator:     2L Melanie Maron

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