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Illinois Bar Exam: Informational Sessions. We have just been informed by the Illinois bar examiners that they are changing their past practice of holding informational sessions for first-year students, and for third-year and fourth-year students approaching graduation, at each Illinois law school. Instead, they plan to hold sessions for all Chicago-area law students on Thursday, January 17, 2008, at the Chicago Wyndham Hotel. You should plan to attend one of the January 17 sessions if (1) you are a first-year student and you have questions about the first-year bar registration process, (2) you are a third-year or fourth-year student planning on taking the July 2008 bar exams and you have questions about the application process, or (3) you are a student at any stage of your studies and you have questions about the character and fitness process. If you would like to attend one of the January 17 sessions, you must register by October 31; spaces will be filled first-come, first-served. Here are further details, from the bar examiners' web site:

On Thursday, January 17, 2008, IBABY representatives will host important informational meetings regarding character and fitness and bar examination registration at the Chicago Wyndham Hotel. All first year law students and all third year applicants for the July 2008 Illinois bar examinations are invited and encouraged to attend. These meetings will replace those previously held at individual law schools in the Chicago area. The meetings will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Wyndham. The hotel is located at 633 N St Clair, at the intersection of St Clair and Erie Streets, approximately one block east of North Michigan Avenue. Three sessions will be held on January 17. The first session will begin at 12:00 noon, the second at 5:00pm, and the third at 7:00pm. [See further note below.] We will be able to seat several hundred applicants at each session.

No fee will be charged, but prompt advance registration is required. Seats at each session will be filled in the order that emailed requests to attend are received. On or before October 31, applicants wishing to attend one of the information sessions on January 17 must email Vanessa King at VKing@ibaby.org or Carrie Heriford at CHeriford@ibaby.org. Your email must include your full name, the name of your law school, whether you are a first or third year student, and the hour of the session you would prefer. The time of the session to which you have been assigned will be advised by email soon after your request is received. We expect there will be seats for all who wish to attend. If all 3 sessions fill before the October 31 registration deadline, however, we will arrange one or more additional sessions on Wednesday, January 16.

I have been informed that, although any student may register for any of the three sessions, the noon and 7:00pm sessions will be geared more towards graduating students, while the 5:00pm session will be geared more towards first-year students.

See my Record archives (the September 10 entry) for details about the application process for the February 2007 and July 2007 bar exams for graduating students, and the registration process for first-year students. We recommend that you download and look over the application and/or registration materials available at http://www.ibaby.org before the January 17 program.

Flu Shots. The IIT Student Health Center will give flu shots at the Law School for students, faculty, and staff 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).

Intensive Trial Advocacy (January 2008 Session): Seats Still Available. Registration for the January session of Intensive Trial Advocacy (January 12-January 19, 2008) took place as part of Fall 2007 registration. However, several spaces are still available. Please contact me if you are interested in being added to the class.

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

Lecture: 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 folk singers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: Ten - one to do it, the other nine to complain that it's electric.

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Man Speaking to a Woman," by Sherwood Anderson.


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