Academic Calendar Reminder. Due to a religious holiday,
classes starting 4:00 and later are canceled on Wednesday,
October 12, and all classes are canceled on Thursday,
Fire Drill. We would like to thank students, faculty,
and staff for their cooperation with the recent fire drill.
We were pleased with how the drill went, but would like to
pass along a few reminders:
*Please use the nearest staircase to exit the building
-- do not use the elevators.
*Please do not take time to gather up your belongings
-- your safety is more important than your possessions.
If you feel that you must take any valuables with you,
please "grab and go" -- do not waste precious
seconds or minutes powering down your laptop computer
or packing up your belongings.
*Once you exit the building, please move eastward down
the sidewalk (toward the lake) so that you will be out
of harm's way if any windows shatter. For your safety,
please do not cross the street or step into traffic.
Trial Team Tryouts. I have been informed that tryouts
for the Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Team have been rescheduled
to November 1 (from October 11). Details should appear in
my section of the Record approximately two weeks
before that date.
U.S. District Court: "Courtroom as Classroom"
Program. The United States District Court is offering
a program, "The Courtroom as Classroom," for Chicago-Kent
students on Monday, October 24, 4:00-5:30 pm. If
you would like to attend, please RSVP to Denise Lang
(DLANG) so that we can provide a rough estimate of attendance
to the District Court. Although the program is open to all
students, first-year students are particularly encouraged
to attend. The program provides an introduction to federal
court practice and procedures. Each law school in the district
is given its own day to send students to hear from a variety
of speakers drawn as much as possible from graduates of
the law school. Speakers typicially include a U.S.District
Judge; U.S. Magistrate Judge; U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge;
Assistant U.S. Attorney; and Federal Defender Program Staff
The program will be held in the Parsons Memorial Courtroom,
Rm. 2525, on the 25th Floor of the Dirksen Federal Building,
219 South Dearborn Street. The Dirksen Building is within
walking distance; transportation will not be provided. (Walk
east on Adams Street to Dearborn Street; the Dirksen Building
is on the southeast corner of Adams and Dearborn.) You should
plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early, as it can take
time to get through the security checkpoint. You should
then proceed directly to the 25th Floor. Please bring a
photo ID with you, but do not bring cameras or any personal
protection devices (weapons, pocket knives, pepper spray,
London Law Consortium: Spaces Still Available. I
have been informed that there are still spaces available
in the London Law Consoritum program for the Spring 2006
semester. If you are interested in applying, please contact
me as soon as possible. For details about the program, see
archives (scroll down to the August 29, 2005 entry).
Joke of the Week. "The Miranda rights, as I
see them: You have the right to remain silent, and to wear
bananas on your head." (Joy Behar) [If you're too young
to get this, do a Google
image search of "Carmen Miranda."]
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Do
Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," by Dylan Thomas.