Community Justice Week: 2006 Calendar of Events

Community Justice Week is an annual event which strives to create interest in public service throughout the student body, to facilitate discussion about important community justice issues, and to educate students in ways to contribute to the communities where they work and live. The week is organized by the Public Interest Law Foundation, and many different student organizations sponsor individual events: panel discussions, speakers, films, service events, and fundraisers. Take the Pro Bono Survey all this week! Check your email for more information. Monday, February 20th 3:45 PM-5:00 Atrium Dean's Mixer Come enjoy sandwiches, soda, and conversation with Deans, Faculty, and fellow students to kick off community justice week! Sponsored by SBA. Contact Tyler Candee, SBA's Vice President of Community Affairs ( with any questions. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Room 5240 Community Corrections Panel Discussion Panelists will include Sheri Gatts, who supervises victim-offender conferencing and "peer" courts for Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin, and Jeffrey Altenburg and Jeffrey Resar, community prosecutors from the Milwaukee District Attorney's office. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. Contact Emily Thompson ( for more information. 6:00 PM-8:45 PM Room 3250 Rwanda Genocide Discussion and Film Clips from Hotel Rwanda will be shown along with a discussion of the genocide in Rwanda. Sponsored by BLSA. Contact Ifeyinwa Offor ( for more information Tuesday, February 21st 12:00 Noon- 1:00 PM Room 3247 Public Interest Lawyers Career Panel Sponsored by PILF. Contact Beth Richlen ( ) for more information. 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Room 3250 Same Sex Marriage Film and Discussion QLaw will be screening the documentary "Tying the Knot." Justin Sweet, the Grassroots Outreach Coordinator for Action Wisconsin, will also lead a discussion on same-sex marriage and the proposed Wisconsin constitutional amendment. Snacks, friendly faces, and thought-provoking conversation all included. Please contact Anne Decleene ( with any questions. 7:00 PM Room 2211 "Apple" Movie Viewing The Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) will be showing "Apple," a film about women's rights in Iran and the level of control the government maintains over the social lives of its people. Food will be provided. Please contact Mohammad Khatib ( Wednesday, February 22nd 8:50 AM-9:50AM Lubar Commons Coffee and Donuts and Pro Bono Discussion Clinical faculty Marsha Mansfield and Ben Kempinen will discuss efforts to increase public service opportunities for our law students as well as the profession's treatment of the issue of pro bono service. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. Coffee and Donuts provided by the Law School. Contact Emily Thompson ( 11:30AM-12:25PM Room 5215 Loan Repayment Assistant Program Brown Bag Kristin Davis of Career Services and Sarah Schuh of PILF will lead a discussion on UW Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Please contact Sarah Schuh ( for more information. 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Room 5215 Second session of LRAP Brown Bag See above description. 6:00 PM Atrium The 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off! Registration for entrants begins at 5:45, tasting begins at 6. $3 if you cook chili, $6 if you don't for all-you-can-eat chili and cornbread, and beer. All money goes to fund summer grants for students working in unpaid public interest jobs. Register to enter your chili by e-mailing Amber Hahn ( Sponsored by PILF. Beer generously provided by Berghoff. Time TBA Room TBA "Murder on a Sunday Morning" Sponsored by the Children's Justice Project. For more information, please see contact Nidhi Kashyap ( Thursday, February 23rd 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Atrium Information Fair Representatives from the law school's clinical programs and community nonprofits that seek law student volunteers will be available to talk with students about opportunities with their organizations. Organizations in attendance will include: ABC for Health, Coalition of WI Aging Groups, WI Coalition for Advocacy, Community Justice, Inc., Legal Action of WI, Jeff Olsen Law Firm, Garvey McNeil & McGillivray, S.C., the Economic Justice Institute, Legal Information Center, Unemployment Appeals Clinic, Family Law/Restorative Justice Project, Prosecution Project, and the Legal Defense Program. Sponsored by PILF. Contact Rebecca Kennedy ( for more information. 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Atrium International Pot Luck Lunch Stop by the information fair and then come enjoy some international food for lunch! Sponsored by the Wisconsin International Law Journal and the International Law Society. Cost will be $5 per plate, and proceeds will benefit the PILF summer grants for students working in unpaid public service jobs. For more information, contact Valerie Vidal ( or Jamie Rueckert ( 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Room 3260 Community Organizing/Workers' Rights Film and Discussion "Bread and Roses" movie viewing and discussion with local workers' rights community organizers. Sponsored by LLSA. Please contact Claudia Catota ( or see 9:30 PM Brocach, second floor 7 W. Main Street CJW Bar Review at Brocach There will be live music upstairs and $1 off domestic bottles. $3 donation requested - proceeds go to UW Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Sponsored by PILF and SBA. Contact Elizabeth Kisthardt ( for more information. Friday, February 24th 12:15 PM Rm 3260 Megan Senatori, Animal Law speaker Megan Sanatori, a professor of Animal Law at UW Law and Marquette and an attorney at DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., will discuss domestic violence as it pertains to pets (how pet abuse is a warning sign and how threatening and abusing pets is used as a form of control in some domestic situations). She will also speak about the class she will be offering next year. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF). Contact Andrea Farrell ( for more information. Opportunities to Give Back Community Justice Week Clothing/Personal Item drive: Help us to gather clothing for a shelter! Items that are especially useful include: men's jackets, outdoor wear, travel size personal care items, and socks. Please place items in bins located in the atrium during Community Justice Week! Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Erin Fay ( Homeless Shelter Service Trip Day TBA, from 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm. (Please see CJW emails for the day.) SBA and APALSA-SALSA are sponsoring a service trip to a local homeless shelter. Volunteers will help to prepare and serve dinner for shelter residents and to clean up afterwards. For more information, contact Kene Okocha ( ). Community Events Thursday, February 23rd 5:30 - 8:30 pm: Returning Prisoner Simulation (Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison) For more information and to register, see . --------------------------------------------------- With any questions about Community Justice Week in general, please contact Kerry Burchill, CJW Chair (

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on February 24, 2006

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