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A Welcome from the Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association

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A Welcome from the Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to Chicago-Kent College of Law! As the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA), I look forward to welcoming you to the Chicago-Kent community in the Fall and introducing you to the many opportunities offered by our extraordinary school.

As the student governing body, we are committed to advocating for the student body in order to enhance your law school experience. Our diverse Executive Board and General Assembly ensure that you are always able to communicate with the SBA. We meet regularly to manage the affairs of the Chicago-Kent student body, to discuss important issues facing students, and to help our many student organizations succeed.  

As you prepare for this new and exciting change, the SBA is also preparing for your arrival. Over the past year, the SBA has worked tirelessly to make student government more responsive to student concerns. For example, we continue to dedicate time and effort to the professional development and advancement of our students. This Careers Committee hosted several informal networking and professional development events that ultimately led to Summer and Fall employment opportunities for several students. The SBA continued to demonstrate our commitment to advocating for and addressing the concerns of the student body by creating an ad hoc committee, dedicated to Chicago-Kent's marketing and furthering our exposure in the legal community. We've also helped start a variety of new programs designed to enrich your Chicago-Kent experience. For example, beginning in the Fall, you will be able to tailor your 1L experience to the areas of law you are most interested in, which should provide a competitive advantage over law-school applicants who will likely have taken a mandated first-year curriculum.  

From our website to Twitter to Facebook or LinkedIn, there are always ways to find out about something new going on at Chicago-Kent! I encourage all of you to explore both the school's and our nationally-recognized social media sites, not only in anticipation of beginning in the Fall, but also throughout the school year to take advantage of special bookstore discounts and to get information regarding school-wide programs such as the Talent Show and Barrister's Ball, the premier social event of the year. With the variety of different opportunities open to students, it is easy to get involved!  

If you have any questions about the school, about life as a Chicago-Kent student, or about life in Chicago generally, please feel free to send me an email at akakabad@kentlaw.iit.edu, or give me a call at (972) 896-5443. Again, welcome to Chicago-Kent. We look forward to you joining us in the Fall and cannot wait to see the wonderful things that you will accomplish here and in your careers!  




Alexander "Sasha" Kakabadse
President, Student Bar Association Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D. Candidate, 2014 (972) 896-5443  

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