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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of October 8, 2007
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Flu Shots. The IIT Student Health Center will give flu shots at the Law School on Tuesday, October 23, from 12:00-2:00 pm (Rm. 580) and from 5:00-6:00 pm (Rm. 590). Shots will cost $20, payable by cash or check (made out to Illinois Institute of Technology).

ASP Workshop on Outlining. The Academic Support Program will present the second of three Fall workshops on Tuesday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm, in Rm. 590 (for day students) and Wednesday, October 10, at 5:00-5:50 pm, in Rm. 590 (for evening students). This workshop will focus on different approaches to the course outlining process and will feature students and faculty sharing tips for assembling a useable and complete course outline. Although the programs are mainly aimed at first-year students, all students are welcome to attend.

Student Health Insurance Cards: Now Available for Pick-up. (If you do not have health insurance through the school, you may ignore this announcement.) The student health insurance cards for most students have arrived and may be picked up from Denise Lang outside my office (320C) during normal business hours (except 1:00-2:00pm, when she is at lunch). Note to first-year students: I have been informed by Main Campus that we have only some of the cards for first-year students. If your card is not here when you come to pick it up, we will ask you to put your name on a list, and we will email you when your card arrives.

Lawyers' Assistance Program Dinner. The Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP) will hold its annual dinner on Friday, November 2. There will be a table for law students who are in recovery or are interested in LAP's work. If you are interested in attending, contact Janet Voss, the Executive Director of LAP, at 312/726-6607, or jpvoss@illinoislap.org.

Performance: "Arson and Lace, A Short Play About the First Woman Attorney in the State of California." This play presents dramatizations of the closing arguments in a 19th century arson prosecution. The performance will take place on Monday, October 22, 5:00-5:50 pm, in the Auditorium.

In 1895 San Francisco, Clara Shortridge Foltz was appointed to defend an illiterate immigrant charged with arson. The prosecutor was the famous Col. Thetus Stonehill, a retired Confederate army officer and prominent trial attorney. He moved to disqualify her even though she had been admitted to the bar--three times.

Come see and hear the Colonel: "Are we being honest in saying that this Lady Lawyer is not a distraction to the jury, and to justice?"

Come see and hear Ms. Foltz's reply, direct from the transcript: "Council intimates with a curl on his lip that I am called the Lady Lawyer. I am sorry I can return the compliment. I never heard anybody call him any kind of a lawyer at all. [Objections on the grounds of gender, religion or ethnicity] must hurt the attorneys business and damage their clients, or it must cease. I prefer that it cease--AND IT SHALL CEASE!"

Witness a fundamental change in American law. Experience classic legal oration. See the beginnings of the suffrage movement, and the civil rights movement.

You may be the jury. You may decide: Are such fundamental changes always fair to every litigant?

Adjunct Professor Todd S. Parkhurst is Col. Thetus Stonehill, CSA, Ret.
Nancy Pollock is the famous suffragette Clara Shortridge Foltz.
Attorney Stephen Walanka is Judge Martin C. Foley

Talk: Prof. David Wexler on "Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice." The Department of Criminal Justice, the Department of Psychology, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences Legal Interests Committee of UIC, along with Chicago-Kent School of Law, will co-sponsor a talk by Prof. David Wexler, Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona, on "Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice: From Theory to Practice" on Wednesday, October 17, 1:30-3:00 pm in Rm. 2019 of the Behavioral Sciences Building (1007 W. Harrison Street) on the UIC campus.

Joke of the Week. Question: How many art museum visitors does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Answer: Two - one to screw it in, and one to say "My six-year-old could do that!"

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is"Baseball and Writing," by Marianne Moore.

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