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Spring 2012 Events

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DEADLINE DATES

January

Loyola Law Academy   

January 21, 2012
January 28, 2012
February 4, 2012
February 11, 2012

The Loyola Law Academy offers law students the opportunity to interact with high school students from around the Chicago area.  The four Saturday sessions are designed to help high schools students learn more about the law school experience and legal practice.
For more information, please contact: mbird1@luc.edu 

Ladder Up Training

January 27, 2012

Law students are trained to assist low-income individuals with their tax returns to help them maximize their tax refunds.

February

Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon   

February 1, 2012

Event held in Kasbeer Hall featuring Nikki Giovanni.
For more information, please contact: mbird1@luc.edu 

ChildLaw Coffee Talk

February 1, 2012 from 4-5pm in ChildLaw Center

Carole Ashley of Futterman, Howard, Ashley &Welnan—Attorney in a large education law class action suit on behalf of students of color.
For more information, please contact: gsanchez3@luc.edu

MPILCC

February 4, 2012

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference hosted by Northwestern School of Law.  This conference provides an opportunity for students to network and interview with various Public Interest organizations and work placements.
For more information, please contact: law-career@luc.edu

ChildLaw Coffee Talk

February 8, 2012 from 4-5pm in ChildLaw Center

Kevin Brown, LAF board member and parent of child welfare system-involved youth.
For more information, please contact: gsanchez3@luc.edu

ChildLaw Coffee Talk

February 15, 2012 from 4-5pm in ChildLaw Center

Jeanie Ortega-Piron, Deputy Director, Guardian and Advocacy, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
For more information, please contact: gsanchez3@luc.edu

PILS Auction

February 16, 2011 at 7-11pm

This annual event raises funds for stipends awarded to students working in the public interest at unpaid summer positions.  
For more information, please see here.

ChildLaw Coffee Talk

February 22, 2012 from 4-5pm in ChildLaw Center

Sr. Catherine Ryan, Executive Director, Maryville Academy 

Norman Amaker Public Interest Retreat

February 24-26, 2012

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Public Interest Initiatives for a Better Tomorrow
For more information, please contact: amakerlawretreat@luc.edu

March

Spring Break Service Trips   

March 4-10, 2012

Access to Health Care: Arizona

This class and trip are designed to sensitize students to the plight of the uninsured and medically underserved.  Students travel to site visits over Spring Break and spend the week completing a service project.

Comparative Law Seminar: Chile

This course uses a collaborative immersion approach to learning about Chile and its legal system.  In keeping with Loyola’s mission as a Jesuit Catholic law school, the seminar also incorporates a required service-learning component.

Comparative Law Seminar: Turkey

This course uses a collaborative immersion approach to learning about a particular country and legal system.  In keeping with Loyola’s mission as a Jesuit Catholic law school, the seminar also incorporates a required service-learning component, planned and executed by students participating in the course.

For more information, please see here.

Benito Juarez Community Academy High School Mentoring Lunch

March 9, 2012

Benito Juarez Community Academy High School
2150 S. Laflin St.
Law students from the Latino Law Student Association and the Immigrant Rights Coalition mentor high school students enrolled in a law program at Juarez.
For more information, please contact: lballon@luc.edu

CGLA Help Desk Training

March 12, 2012 from 5:30pm-7:00pm

CGLA Office
740 N. Milwaukee Avenue
This training provides potential volunteers with the knowledge necessary to work at the CGLA Record Expungement Help Desk.
For more information, please contact: felipefernandez@cgla.net

PILR Symposium

March 16, 2012 from 8:30am – 3:30pm

Forcing the Agenda: Provoking Policy Reform through Legal Action and Community Collaboration” 
For more information, please contact: pilr-symposium@luc.edu

Retrospective on Public Housing in Illinois

March 19, 2012 from 1:00-2:45pm

Room 1202
Panelists from the Horner Residents Committee, Legal Assistance Foundation, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and Professor Hnery Rose discuss the changes in Public Housing over the past 20 years.

ChildLaw Coffee Talk

March 21, 2012 from 4-5pm in ChildLaw Center

Antwan Turpeau, Executive Director/Co-Founder of Struggling Youth Equals Successful Adults (SYESA)
For more information, please contact: gsanchez3@luc.edu

Street Law 40th Birthday Party in Chicago

March 21, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm

DLA Piper
203 N. LaSalle St, Suite 1900
Celebration in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Street Law program
For more information, please contact: mbird1@luc.edu

Religious Law in Civil Courts: The Implications of the “Anti-Sharia” Law Movement in the United States

March 22, 2012 from 3:00-5:00pm

Discussion of the proposed legislation that would prevent civil courts from considering Sharia Law, as well as a discussion of why civil courts consider religious law and potential implications of legislative restrictions on this practice.

National Lawyer’s Guild Regional Midwest Conference

March 23-25, 2012

Conference focused on issues including mass incarceration, immigration, continued attacks on workers’ rights, and protest.  Conference includes informative panels as well as a choice of practical workshops in the afternoon.
For more information or to register, please contact: http://nlgchicago.org/regional-conference/

CGLA Intake Training I

March 26, 2012 from 11:00am-12:00pm

CGLA Legal Aid Office
740 N. Milwaukee Avenue
This training provides volunteers with an overview of CLGA’s programs and trains volunteers to interview potential clients and participate in weekly intake meetings on Thursday afternoons.
For more information, please contact: felipefernandez@cgla.net

ChildLaw Coffee Talk

March 28, 2012 from 4-5pm in ChildLaw Center

Richard Calica, Director, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
For more information, please contact: gsanchez3@luc.edu

Public Interest Law Seminar Book Discussion

March 29, 2012

“Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
Discussion facilitated by Reuben Miller, Adjunct Professor of Social Work and Criminal Justice, who studies former prisoners’ experiences with faith-based, community reentry programming in their transition from prison.
For more information or to attend the discussion, please contact: mbird1@luc.edu

Race and the Law Symposium

March 30, 2012 from 11:30am-2:00pm

“Beyond the Picket Fence: The Impact of Traditional Laws on Changing Families”
For more information, please contact: alocus@luc.edu

Spring Day of Service I

March 31, 2012

Students work throughout the Chicagoland community doing a variety of volunteer projects
For more information, please contact: lparker2@luc.edu

April

Skadden Fellowship Program Informational Meeting   

April 4, 2012 from 12:15pm-1:15pm

University of Chicago
1111 E. 60th Street, Room V
Program for students to learn more about the Skadden Fellowship and its application process.
Please RSVP to law-career@luc.edu by March 30, 2012.

Spring Day of Service II

April 7, 2012

Students work throughout the Chicagoland community doing a variety of volunteer projects
For more information, please contact: lparker2@luc.edu

Public Interest Student Recognition Luncheon

April 10, 2012 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Kasbeer Hall
Lunch held in honor of all law students who work and volunteer in the public interest
For more information, please contact: mbird1@luc.edu

Career Services Panel: “Preparing for your Summer Job”

April 13, 2012 from 10:00am-1:00pm

For more information, please contact: law-career@luc.edu

Urban Issues Summit

April 13, 2012 from 3:00-6:30pm in Kasbeer

Discussion focused on the issues of food deserts, inequality in access to health care, and the health impacts of urban dwelling.
For more information, please contact: mbird1@luc.edu

CGLA Intake Training II

April 16, 2012 from 11:00am-12:00pm

CGLA Legal Aid Office
740 N. Milwaukee Avenue
This training provides volunteers with an overview of CLGA’s programs and trains volunteers to interview potential clients and participate in weekly intake meetings on Thursday afternoons.
For more information, please contact: felipefernandez@cgla.net

May

Carol Harding Lecture Series   

May 21, 2012 from 1:00-5:30pm

“Addressing Child Protection through a Public Health Lens”
Annual lecture which is part of the Children’s Summer Institute 
For more information, please contact: aweinberg@luc.edu

Children’s Summer Institute (Interdisciplinary Seminar)

May 21-25, 2012

Focus: The Child Welfare System—how it currently serves children and families and an exploration of efforts underway to prevent abuse by tackling it as a public health issue
For more information, please contact: gsanchez3@luc.edu

June

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Scholarship Event   

June 28, 2012 from 5:30-7:30pm

Ceremonial Courtroom
Event held to raise money for a scholarship fund for CCH clients and their families
For more information, please contact: mbird1@luc.edu 

Important Deadlines

Equal Justice Works Summer Stipend: Application open from March 1, 2012 – March 23, 2012
For more information, please see: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/

PILS Stipend: Application due March 30, 2012
For more information, please see: http://www.luc.edu/law/activities/orgs/public_interest.html

PILS eBoard: Application due March 30, 2012
For more information, please see: http://www.luc.edu/law/activities/orgs/public_interest.html

Public Interest Law Initiative: Applications accepted on a rolling basis through March 2012.
For more information, please see: http://www.pili-law.org/

Equal Justice Works: Application opens July 6, 2012
For more information, please see: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/  

Skadden Fellowship: Application due October 1, 2012
For more information, please see: http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/

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