Society of Women in Law:
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April 23- April 29

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EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS

It's that time again! WIL will be holding our executive board elections on Thursday, April 27 in the Spak from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We will be electing next year's President, Vice President (day), Vice President (evening), Secretary, Treasurer, and Mentorship Coordinator. (See below for descriptions of the positions.) 

Anyone interested in running for these positions must submit a brief candidate statement to the WIL mailbox on the 2nd floor by 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 25.

In addition, we need one or two volunteers to monitor the ballot box during the morning shift. If you are planning on running for a position, you may not sit at the ballot box. If anyone can help, please email wil@kentlaw.edu as soon as possible! Thanks!

WOMEN IN LAW EXECUTIVE BOARD

The following duties are expected of each officer at a minimum. Additionally, officers may also be responsible, from time to time, for chairing committee and assisting with other WIL business. Major duties assigned to specific Executive Board members below may be reassigned by the President for a given academic year (or portion of an academic year) upon approval by a majority of the Executive Board.

The President

The President shall:

  • Be the spokeswoman of WIL;
  • Coordinate and oversee the activities of the Executive Board;
  • Act as the primary liaison on behalf of WIL to the faculty, the administration, the Student Bar Association, prospective students, and to any other association or individual either within the law school or in the community at large;
  • Serve in the capacity of ombudsperson to assist in handling specific problems for those members requesting such services;
  • Prepare an agenda for each meeting of the Executive Board and General Membership;
  • Inform the Chicago-Kent community of the date, place and time of Executive Board meetings, General Membership meetings, and all other activities of WIL and related events through e-mail and electronic publication of weekly Record announcements;
  • Oversee the 1L Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court Competition practice program;
  • Write a letter on behalf of WIL each Spring, if requested by the Chicago-Kent Admissions Office, to be sent to all female prospective admitted students;
  • Carry out such other functions as shall be designated by the Executive Board; and
  • Insure a smooth and orderly transition to her successor.

The Vice Presidents

There shall be two (2) Vice Presidents, preferably one from each division (day and evening). After the Vice Presidents are elected and before the academic year shall begin, the Vice Presidents shall decide between them, with assistance of the President and Executive Board members, if necessary, which Vice President will be responsible for each set of duties as set forth below. Any disagreement shall be decided by majority vote of the Board Members. Any tie vote will be broken by the President.

Vice President #1 shall:

  • Coordinate all WIL receptions, such as the Fall Welcome/Mentorship Reception and the Spring Reception;
  • Carry out such other functions as shall be designated by the Executive Board; and
  • Insure a smooth and orderly transition to her successor.

Vice President #2 shall:

  • Carry out such other functions as shall be designated by the Executive Board; and
  • Insure a smooth and orderly transition to her successor.

The Secretary

The Secretary shall:

  • Take, record and distribute via e-mail to all Executive Board members the minutes of the Executive Board meetings and General Membership meetings;
  • Make available the minutes of the General Membership meetings to all WIL members;
  • Maintain the WIL Outline Bank: maintain an orderly system for collecting and distributing electronic class outlines from/to WIL members at the beginning of each academic semester; maintain and publicize current lists of all available outlines to WIL members;
  • Make available upon request on any member a copy of the By-Laws;
  • Distribute a copy of the By-Laws to each member of the Executive Board at the beginning of her/his term of office;
  • Maintain the WIL Library within the WIL office, including procedures through which WIL members may check out resources for limited periods of time;
  • Be responsible for maintaining the WIL Archive, which shall consist of at least a binder for each academic year with originals and/or copies of ALL non-financial records, files and other WIL documents pertaining to membership, governance, speaker programs, mentorship programs, community service projects, publicity, fundraising, elections, websites, library, outline bank, moot court practices, affilliated organizations (i.e. Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and National Women’s Law Student Association), correspondence, Summer fellowships, Esther Rothstein award, and all other WIL activities;
  • Carry out such other functions as shall be designated by the Executive Board; and ¨ Insure a smooth and orderly transition to her successor.

The Treasurer

The Treasurer shall:

  • Collect and disburse all revenues of WIL as authorized;
  • Maintain a system of accounts and ledgers consistent with the requirements of the funding authority;
  • Present an updated financial report at each Executive Board meeting and/or as requested by the President;
  • Coordinate WIL fundraising efforts throughout the year;
  • Prepare with approval of the Executive Board the Student Bar Association Student Organization Budget Request for each academic semester;
  • Represent WIL at all Student Bar Association Student Organization Committee meetings;
  • Carry out such other functions as shall be designated by the Executive Board; and
  • Insure a smooth and orderly transition to her successor.

Mentorship Coordinator

The Mentorship Coordinator shall:

  • Coordinate the WIL Student-to-Student Mentorship Program, through which 1L WIL members are matched up in the beginning of the academic year with a 2L, 3L, or 4L WIL member.
  • Coordinate the WIL Student-to-Lawyer Mentorship Program, through which 2L, 3L, and 4L WIL members are matched up with participating female alumnae and other practitioners in Chicago.
  • Produce the WIL Alumnae/i Newsletter, to be published at least three (3) times each academic year, to inform interested alumnae/i and other practitioners about WIL activities and programs.
  • Carry out such other functions as shall be designated by the Executive Board; and
  • Insure a smooth and orderly transition to her successor.

MOVIE NIGHT!!

Need a break? Join us in the Auditorium on Wednesday, April 26 when we go back to the 80s! We'll be showing "Sixteen Candles" at 3:00 p.m., "The Breakfast Club" at 5:00 p.m., and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" at 7:00 p.m. We'll have pop and snacks and all are welcome!! 

SHORTS!!!SHORTS!!SHORTS!!
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.

IMPORTANT REMINDER
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.

GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!!!!

IMPORTANT DATES
...Mark those calendars!!

Executive Board nominations due:April 25
Movie Night:April 26
Executive Board elections:April 27
 
 
 
 
 

1999-2000 WOMEN IN LAW 
EXECUTIVE BOARD: 
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

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 wil@kentlaw.edu




 
 
 
 

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