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Week of February 28, 2005
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Additional CALI Winners for Fall 2004. Congratulations to the following students, who received the highest grades in the courses indicated. Other CALI Award winners were announced in last week's Record; the complete list of CALI winners is linked to this page.

Advanced Evidence: Stephanie Hovanec
Constitutional Law (Prof. Stewart): Luke T. Shannon
Intellectual Property Litigation: Melissa G. Freeman
Intensive Trial Advocacy 1 (August session): Andrew D. Cherkasky
Professional Responsibility (evening section): Matthew A. Argenti
Religion and the Law: Bradley C. Johnson
Torts (Prof. Wright): Jonathan R. Lahn
Trial Advocacy 1 (Prof. Firnstein): Orley J. Moskovits
Trial Advocacy 1 (Prof. L. Wolfson): Monique S. McLaughlin

Trial Superstars Series: The "Girl X" Case. The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago-Kent College of Law will present "Trial Superstars Series: The 'Girl X' Case" on Tuesday, March 1, 11:45-12:45, in Rm. 520. Learn about one of Chicago's most sensational trials. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Pizza will be served. If you will be attending, please e-mail Denise Lang at dlang@kentlaw.edu.

Details: On January 9, 1997, in the early morning hours, a young nine-year old girl was found in the stairwell of the Chicago Housing Authority complex at 1121 North Larabee. The young girl was unconscious and had been assaulted. The brutal nature of the assault became not only local but national news. The girl became known to the public as "Girl X." A Cook County jury found Patrick Sykes guilty of the heinous crime, for which he was sentenced to 120 years imprisonment. The prosecutors on the case, Chief Deputy Anita Alvarez and now Judge William O'Brien, will discuss the prosecution of the case. Kevin Durkin, Second Vice President of The Chicago Bar Association and a partner with the Clifford law Offices, represented Girl X in the civil case that ensued and he will discuss that aspect of the case.

Barnes & Noble to Take Over Bookstore Operations. Barnes & Noble will be taking over Chicago-Kent's bookstore operations from Follett on March 1, 2005 and will open for business on Thursday, March 3. The bookstore will be closed from Monday, February 28 through Wednesday, March 2, to ensure a smooth transition. The following is a message from Barnes & Noble:

Barnes & Noble would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve the faculty, staff and students at Chicago-Kent College of Law. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with each of you. Barnes & Noble is the county's largest academic retailer and was recently named the #1 brand for quality for the third year in a row by Harris Interactive.

Barnes & Noble currently serves the students at the main campus of Illinois Institute of Technology and strives to meet the needs of the students and make their journey in education as rewarding as possible.

Textbooks are our #1 focus and priority. We make every effort to offer a wide array of textbook services that directly benefit the students at the Chicago-Kent campus. We empower our store managers to work for you. They will make every textbook decision, taking direction from the faculty to ensure that your campus receives exactly the service it needs.

We know how critical it is to have the right textbook on the first day of class and we are meticulous in making sure that the right book gets on the shelf at the right time. We want the students and faculty to concentrate on the learning experience, instead of dealing with administrative frustrations.

No one beats us in used textbooks. We are the nation's largest distributors of new and used textbooks and we are the only company to have established a dedicated department for used textbooks. Students are always seeking more used books, which are less expensive and offer more value than new texts. Our inventory control system has been designed expressly to access the complex used text marketplace. Within our own company, we have access to nearly 6 million used books, including those books used on all the campuses we serve nationwide.

Please stop by the bookstore and let us know what we can do to better serve you. We value your thoughts and ideas and it is our pleasure to be a part of the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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