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SBA General Meeting

Come one, come all, to the next SBA General Meeting. All are welcome!

If you would like to add an item to the meeting agenda, please email Brian Gibbons at BGibbons@luc.edu.

Monday, October 22nd; 9am; Room 1201

Access to Healthcare Meeting

Access to Health Trip Flyer

Attend the Access to Healthcare Meeting to discuss the Spring 2019 Access to Health course and field study. The trip will be in Memphis, TN, and it will be focused on exploring the intricacies of health disparities.

The meeting will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12 pm in Room 1303. 


Join ILS at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs!

Join Loyola's International Law Society for a program hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA). The CCGA is a think-tank providing insight on critical global issues. On Thursday, November 1, the Council is hosting a lecture titled "United States v. Constitution: Does Our Democracy Need Saving?"

The event is FREE, but you must sign up through the following link to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/kLXcylYdHvOou97y1.

Please sign up by Monday, October 22.

Further event details can be found at: https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/united-states-v-constitution-does-our-democracy-need-saving.

Questions? Please reach out to the ILS board!

Institute for International Law and Practice Launch Celebration

Dean Michael Kaufman and Director Margaret Moses invite you to celebrate the launch of Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Institute for International Law and Practice

Monday, October 22

5:30 p.m. - Reception

6:15 p.m. - Program

Program will feature the annual Wing-Tat Lee Lecture by Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, entitled: "The Trump Administration and International Law"

Philip H. Corboy Law Center

Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor

25 E. Pearson Street Chicago, IL

Kindly RSVP by Thursday, October 18; ehammons@luc.edu

2L MAX Workshop: Your Employment Options, Your Money

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is proud to partner with AccessLex Institute to bring the MAX financial education program to our law students!

2Ls, join this workshop to help you understand the financial impact of your employment decision – including pay, benefits, taxation, cost of living and more.

Earn an entry into the 2018-2019 MAX Scholarship drawings!

Opportunity for one attendee to win an AMEX gift card!

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP by Friday, October 19: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2LFall2018MAX

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of School Reform

Professor Andrea Gabor is the Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism at Baruch College at the City University of New York. She is a former editor at both BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report. She has also written for, among others, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune and The Smithsonian. Her previous books include The Man Who Discovered Quality: How W. Edwards Deming Brought the Quality Revolution to America and The Capitalist Philosophers. RSVP: www.bit.ly/GaborFAN

One-on-One Loan Counseling Appointments

Graduating Students:

We are pleased to offer a limited number of one-on-one student loan counseling appointments with an accredited financial counselor from AccessLex Institute Center for Education and Financial Capability. You will leave your one-on-one student loan repayment counseling session with a personal action plan for managing your student loan repayment in the context of your personal financial goals post-graduation. Don’t miss this opportunity to start developing a strategy for your student loan repayment. 30-minute appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis.

Monday, October 22,2018 from 9:00-11:30 am and 1:30-5:00 pm

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fall2018Loan

Share the DREAM Training - Undocumented Student Ally Training

The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings provide the Loyola community with skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students; they aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students. Upon completion of training, trainees receive a placard that recognizes them as allies and as points of support for undocumented students on campus.

To RSVP for the training, please contact Joe Saucedo at jsaucedo4@luc.edu

For more information about the training, please visit www.luc.edu/undocumented

Lexis Lunch and Learn with Chipotle

Lexis is hosting a Research Proficiency Certification sponsored by the library on October 23rd. There will be FREE CHIPOTLE AND FREE WATER BOTTLES. The link below is a form to fill out your Chipotle order. The first 100 people will get free Chipotle! Everyone will get free points! All orders need to be submitted by October 22 at 5:00 P.M.

Hope to see you all there!


Blue Wave // Phone Bank for Democrats

We are less than 30 days away from the mid-terms. The Law Dems are organizing two phone banks, hosted at Alderman Brendan Reilly's Office:

- Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

- Wednesday October 24, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you can attend either of the phone banks, please follow this link in order to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/ZdZjvC5CkpSyN0Uv1.

At these phone banks, you can either call on behalf of JB Pritzker (Dem. for IL Governor), Kwame Raoul (Dem. for IL Attorney General), or Sean Casten (Dem. for IL 6th District House of Representatives).

If you cannot attend either of these events but would like to contribute to this fall's efforts, please do not hesitate to contact gbosnich@luc.edu

Tax & Transactional Certificate "Lunch & Learn"

Please join Business Law Society as they host a Tax and Transactional Certificate information session in advance of course registration! It will start around 11:45am.*

This informational session will be primarily aimed at 2Ls as it will discuss the courses to take to remain on track for one and/or both certificates.

Both Professor Kwall and Professor Dunck will be in attendance and present about the certificates.

*For those in Business Organizations in the morning and Federal Income Tax in the afternoon, this was planned so that you would still be able to attend between class!

Wednesday, October 24th; 11:45am; CLC 208

IL Mandatory Public Interest Convocation

Mandatory Program for all 1L JD students – Public Interest Law Convocation

Full time 1L JD students –

Wed, Oct. 24th from 4- 5 p.m. in Rm 1040 (lunches/ early dinner available to pick up at 3:30 outside of Rm 1040; you can bring your food into the program)


Weekend 1L JD students – Sunday, Oct. 21st from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Rm 1403 (lunch available in faculty lounge on 13th floor at 11:50 a.m.; you can bring your lunch into the program)

Attendance at this program, which further introduces 1L students to the pro bono and public interest responsibilities that are part of the legal profession, is required of all 1L JD students.

Section 2, you'll be able to quickly have your curriculum planning scheduling and move on to the Convocation.


If you have any other unavoidable conflict, please email student assistant, Jen Zmyslo (jzmyslo@luc.edu​), ASAP to explain that conflict. ​

If you have any dietary restrictions, you can also email Jen Zmyslo. ​​ Thank you.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Panel

SELS will be hosting a Sports and Entertainment Law Panel on October 24th from 12-1 pm in Room 711. The panel will feature successful sports and entertainment attorney's from the Chicago area. This is a great opportunity to ask and listen to professionals in the industry talk about their career paths as well as their takes on current issues in sport and entertainment law. Lunch from Portillos will be provided. Please reach out to Joshua Epstein at jepstein1@luc.edu with any questions or concerns.

Business Law Clinic Applications are Open!

2L and 3L students who are interested in participating in the Spring 2019 Business Law Clinic should submit an online application. Each BLC student clinician will represent 8-10 small business clients (for profit and not for profit) and participate in a 2 hour weekly seminar. Applications will be reviewed and offers extended prior to registration. Please direct any questions to Shelley Dunck (sdunck@luc.edu).

Spring 2019 Curriculum Planning Sessions

Curriculum Planning Sessions will be held for all students on the following dates and times:


  • Section I - Thursday, October 25th, 12pm, Room 1303 (immediately following Civil Procedure)
  • Section II - Wednesday, October 24th, 4pm, Room 1103 (immediately following Torts) (Note - you will not be late to the Public Interest Convocation if you are in Section II - we will make sure to get you to the event on time!)
  • Section III - Wednesday, October 24th, 12pm, Room 1103 (immediately following Civil Procedure)

1L’s – please note that your attendance at these sessions is required.

First Year Weekend JD Students - you do not have a curriculum planning session this semester; we will meet with you in the Spring 2019 semester.


2-Ls, 3-Ls, 4-Ls:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12-11pm and 5:00-6:00pm, Room 1201


For upperclass students who cannot attend these sessions, please contact Dean Zelda Harris (zharris@luc.edu), Dean James Faught (jfaught@luc.edu), Dean Giselle Santibanez-Bania (gsantibanez@luc.edu) or Lindsey Johnson (ljohn15@luc.edu) to schedule an individual counseling session.

Upperclass Weekend JD Students - your curriculum planning sessions are scheduled for different dates and times; please check Sakai for updates.

Free Pronunciation and Presentation Practices

Maria Cesario, M.Ed., ESL Educator and Loyola alumna offers free Free Pronunciation and Presentation Live Sessions for international students in the Corboy Law Center. The next sessions will be held in the afternoons on:

  • Monday, October 1
  • Monday, October 22
  • Monday, October 29

Room 1408 from 2:30-3:15pm and 3:30-4:15pm

The best way to speak English like a native is to speak with one. Attending these sessions may help you with job interviews and in-class presentations. Maria has taught ESL for several years at the college level and has business management experience. Contact Maria at mcesarino253@gmail.com

MPRE Practice Exam

If you are taking the November MPRE, take this opportunity to take a practice MPRE exam in test like conditions, with a review to follow.

Please RSVP to Professor Hale at mhale@luc.edu by October 31st.

Business Ready Drive sponsored by SBA and BLSA

Do you need business cards and a portfolio for networking events? Well, we are here to save you! Having a professional business profile will help aid you in a competitive legal market, and ensure that your potential is recognized.

BLSA has collaborated with SBA to ensure that you will have the best professional profile on the market. Starting today, we will be offering a generous networking package (business cards and portfolio) for $65, and headshots for $50.

Stop by the 11th floor tables from 12-2 PM as we will be collecting orders for the packages. We will be tabling every day from October 15th until October 31st.

Health Justice Project Clinic Accepting Applicants for Spring 2019

Gain legal practice experience advocating for vulnerable Chicagoans while learning about the connection between poverty, health and the law. Student teams work in collaboration with the HJP's medical-legal partners, LAF and Erie Family Health Centers, to address the health harming legal needs of Erie patients in a variety of areas of civil law. To learn more about opportunities with the HJP and the application process, see our web page.


Join ILS at a Chicago Council on Global Affairs program!

Join International Law Society at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA)! The think-tank is hosting a program titled "United States v. Constitution: Does Our Democracy Need Saving?" featuring two distinguished speakers (https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/united-states-v-constitution-does-our-democracy-need-saving).
The event is FREE but you must sign up through ILS at the following link to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/QDcE6opBdsAzFz4C2.
We will meet in the lobby at 4:30 to head over to Prudential Plaza. The program begins at 5:30.

Student Workers Needed for Ninth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium

Loyola's Ninth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium takes place on Friday, November 2nd from 8:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 3rd from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Colloquium will host over 100 constitutional law scholars from around the world to speak in panels on various constitutional law topics.
We are looking for student workers to make sure the Colloquium runs smoothly by completing various administrative tasks. Workers will be paid by the hour and are welcome to partake in both days breakfasts and lunches.
Please email constitutionlaw@luc.edu if you are available and interested.

Apply to the PILS Auction Committee

Join the PILS Auction Committee!

PILS (Public Interest Law Society) is one of the largest and most active student organizations. The Auction Committee is an easy and fun way to be involved with PILS!

Apply using this link https://goo.gl/forms/CFER0FAtkLjIDlXt1



How to Become a Business Savvy Lawyer: Tips & Tricks You Can Use Today

Join the Women's Law Society and Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law for a panel discussion, Q&A session, and networking reception with practicing lawyers and fellow law students. Drinks and appetizers will be served. Please find more information and RSVP here.

A Conversation on the School to Prison Pipeline

The school-to-prison pipeline describes the experiences of many young persons who are “pushed out” of school and into the juvenile/criminal justice system through practices like suspension, expulsion, and school-based arrest. The school-to-prison pipeline disproportionality impacts vulnerable student populations, including African-American students, those with disabilities, and LGBTQ students. Illinois recently enacted sweeping school discipline reform legislation designed to address this problem.
Drawing from their interdisciplinary perspectives and background, Loyola University Chicago Professors Pamela Fenning and Miranda Johnson will open a dialogue on the school-to-prison pipeline steeped in a case study, public policy, advocacy and research perspective. This event is co-sponsored by The Lawyers Club of Chicago (www.lawyersclubchicago.org). Pizza lunch will be provided.
Dr. Pamela Fenning, Professor of School Psychology, Loyola University Chicago School of Education
Miranda Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Education Law and Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Spring 2019 Externship Application

Lawyers' Assistance Program - Fall 2018 Office Hours

Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program - Fall 2018 Office Hours

During the Fall 2018 semester, LAP will conduct office hours each month on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 28th, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)

Tuesday, September 25th, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)

Tuesday, November 27th, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)


Get free and confidential help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Focusing
  • Worries about Character & Fitness
  • Addiction (alcohol, prescriptions, gambling, etc.)
  • Successful academic/career transition


All discussion is confidential, and there is no record of the visit. A LAP clinician will be available to talk confidentially. The clinicial will also have literature and resources on hand to address many ethical or bar application related questions. No member of the administration is involved, ensuring absolute confidentiality.

Walk-ins are welcome; for an office hours appointment, please email Jamie Dureno at jdureno@illinoislap.org.



LAP Office Hours

at Loyola

Fall 2018 Semester


-      Free & Confidential  -



FREE and CONFIDENTIAL help with:

·        Stress

·        Anxiety

·        Depression

·        Focusing

·        Worries about Character & Fitness

·        Addiction (alcohol, prescriptions, gambling, etc.)

·        Successful academic/career transition






OFFICE HOURS: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 p.m.

ROOM 1109

(in the ChildLaw Center)


LAP Office Hours

at Loyola


Free & Confidential


During the Fall 2018 semester,

LAP will conduct office hours each month.

Appointments available and Walk-ins welcome.




Get FREE and CONFIDENTIAL help with:

·        Stress

·        Anxiety

·        Depression

·        Focusing

·        Worries about Character & Fitness

·        Addiction (alcohol, prescriptions, gambling, etc.)

·        Successful academic/career transition


All discussion is confidential, and there is no record of the visit.

A LAP clinician will be available to talk confidentially.  The clinician will also have literature and resources on hand to address many ethical or bar application related questions.   No member of the administration is involved, ensuring absolute confidentiality. 



For an Office Hours appointment

please email Jamie Dureno at jdureno@illinoislap.org

….or just walk in!

Externship Events

Please see the attached document for events, dates and deadlines related to the Externship Program.

2018-19 extenships-information_sessions

Spring and Summer 2019-Externship Fast Facts

Free Pronunciation & Presentation Practice

Maria Cesario, M.Ed., ESL Educator and Loyola alumna, offers free Pronunciation and Presentation Live Sessions for international students in the Corboy Law Center.

The next sessions will be held in the afternoon on:

Monday, November 5

Monday, November 12

Monday, November 26

The best way to speak English like a native is to speak with one. Attending these sessions may help you with job interviews and in-class presentations. Maria has taught ESL for several years at the college level and has business management experience.

Contact Maria at mcesario253@gmail.com to reserve your space and find out about time and room number.

Graduate Student Interpersonal Process Group

Dr. Hongying Chen, Ph.D., is running a group for the graduate students this fall. The name is Graduate Student Interpersonal Process Group. It is based on the premise that mental health affects our interpersonal relationships, and vice versa. The Group tailors to graduate student experiences and offers a space for them to give and receive feedback and enhance their interpersonal satisfaction. For details, please see the attached flier.

Meets on Thursdays, 3:15-4:45, Suite 250 (Terry Student Center)

Circuit Court of Cook County: Internal Application

Students who are seeking an externship in the spring, summer or fall with the Circuit Court of Cook County are now required to submit an internal application to their administrative office. This is in addition to our internal application and protocol.

Please review their website at http://www.cookcountycourt.org/HOME/InternshipsExternships/aspx

Labor and Employee Relations, Chicago Board of Education

The Board of Education of the City of Chicago has intern/Practicum opportunities in the Law Department’s Litigation Unit for both the Spring and Summer of 2018. This unit is responsible for representing and counseling the Board and its employees principally in state court proceedings involving a wide array of tort and commercial litigation cases. Placements for academic credit are offered through the Education Law Practicum (Law 166). Credit is graded and placement hours count toward the live client experience experiential learning requirement.

Advocates for Children of New York: Summer 2019 Internships

Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) is seeking law students for its Summer Law Intern Program in Education Advocacy. 2L priority deadline is October 15, and the final deadline for all law students is January 7, 2019.

There will be an Open House/Google Hangout about the internship program on September 27th for 2Ls and November 15th for all law school students. RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AFCOpenHouseRSVP.


More Information

Externship Information Sessions-Updates

Family Law Writing Competition

Hofstra Law and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) are sponsoring the ninth annual Family Law Writing Competition. The competition is run in cooperation with the editorial staff of the Family Court Review, which is the academic and research journal of AFCC. The Family Court Review is an interdisciplinary and international journal published quarterly by Wiley and in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law. The Family Court Review contributes to and facilitates discourse among the judicial, legal, mediation, mental health and social services communities.

The subject of entries may be within any area of family law, although topics that focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged. Articles should concentrate on a current legal issue and must have a strong foundation in legal research. Use of interdisciplinary sources may also be appropriate for many topics. Entries will be judged on the quality of legal analysis, originality, depth of research, timeliness, creativity and format. The Family Court Review’s editors and a subcommittee of editorial board members will evaluate all articles.

Entry forms must be received by February 1, 2019. Article submissions must be received by February 15, 2019.

Please see the attached announcement for more details.

Legislation Clinic and ChildLaw Clinic Information Sessions

The Policy and Legislation Clinic and the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic will hold two informational sessions on Thursday, October 25th in the ChildLaw Center on the 11th floor of Corboy Law Center. The first session will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., and an afternoon session will be held between 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students interested in either Clinic for the spring semester are encouraged to come by (pizza will be served). Additionally, any questions about the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic may be directed to either Professor Bruce Boyer (bboyer@luc.edu) or Professor Stacey Platt (splatt@luc.edu), and questions regarding the Policy and Legislation Clinic may be directed to Professor Anita Weinberg (aweinbe@luc.edu).

Graduate, Professional, & Adult Student Masquerade Social

Celebrate the Halloween spirit with your fellow graduate, professional, and adult students. There will be light food, drinks, dancing, and a costume contest! Students may bring non-Loyola guests, but will need their Loyola ID to enter Lewis Tower.


Friday, October 26th; 7-10pm; Regents Hall



Navigating Power Dynamics and Sexual Harassment

This workshop and discussion is designed for graduate and professional students seeking to gain skills and learn about resources concerning power dynamics and sexual harassment, whether in the workplace, at school, or at an internship.

*this is a Safe Haven event, any personal disclosures of sexual harassment will not be reported to the University. On-site support and resources will be available.

Tuesday, October 23rd; 6pm; CLC 304


International Student Orientation Part 3, Personal & Professional Support

This orientation familiarizes students with important sources support. Staff from Loyola’s Wellness Center and Graduate School will discuss important opportunities and resources to support your health, wellbeing, and professional development while in graduate school. Snacks will be provided and there will be time for socializing with other international students.