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News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle for the week of September 13, 1999

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More CALI Award Winners.  Congratulations to the following students, who received the highest grades in the courses indicated.  Other CALI Award winners were announced in the August 23, August 30, and September 7 issues of the Record.  All recipients of the award will be invited to the annual Student Awards Luncheon, described below.  Students' names will appear on the award certificates and in the luncheon program as they appear here.  Please e-mail me if you want to make any changes.
Spring 1999
Commercial Law: Payment Systems (Prof. Corre): James E. Keps
   (this is a corrected entry)

Summer 1999
Business Simulation (Prof. Francis): Steven C. Boren
Federal Courts (Prof. Roy): Robert E. Bodine and Andrew S. Dallmann
Internet Law (Prof. Warner): Catherine J. Wright
Legal Drafting (Prof. Farber): Duangporn Chiranand
Negotiations (Prof. Schoenfield): Gregory P. Lekovic

Student Awards Luncheon.  The annual Student Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 1999, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Presidential Ballroom of the Midland Hotel, located at 172 West Adams Street.  All students who earned CALI Awards during the Fall 1998, Spring 1999, and Summer 1999 terms should have received an invitation recently from Dean Perritt.  If you earned a CALI Award and have not received an invitation, please contact me (include the course, instructor, and semester you earned the award).

Intellectual Property Seminar: Practice Before the Federal Circuit.  The Intellectual Property Law Program is offering a unique seminar that will focus on the practice of law before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).  The CAFC has exclusive appellate jurisdiction to hear patent cases, appeals from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and numerous non-patent related issues.  Prerequisites: Although Patent Law is not a prerequisite for the seminar, it is highly recommended, as the course materials will be geared to students intending to practice intellectual property law, and specializing in patent law.  Course Requirements:  (1) Although the course will be offered as a Spring semester course, students will be required to attend class on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:50 p.m., tentatively beginning October 14 and running through December 2, 1999, and tentatively resuming January 20 and running through February 3, 2000.  (2) Students will be required to compete in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intramural Moot Court Competition, submitting an appellate brief and arguing both on and off-brief.  This intramural competition is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 22, and Sunday, January 23, 2000.  The four finalists will compete Sunday afternoon to determine the ultimate winner.  The moot court problem often involves patent law and occasionally trademark law.  (3) Although second-year students are welcome to take the course, it will only satisfy the graduation seminar requirement if you otherwise qualify to take a seminar (i.e., have completed 54 credit hours and have completed Advanced Research).  Why take this course?  This course provides insight into the appellate process both with respect to brief writing and oral advocacy.  Students taking this course last year placed 1st and 3rd in the Midwest Regional Giles R+ich Moot Court Competition, with the 1st place team advancing to the National Competition in Washington, D.C.  Information Session:  Professor Brad Hulbert, co-director of the IP Program, will be holding an information session to discuss this course.  The meeting will be held from 4:00 - 5:50 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 1999.  Please consult the Record for the room assignment.

Joke of the Week.  Question: What do you call a boomerang that doesn't work?  Answer: 
A stick!

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