Family and Friends Day. This year's Family and Friends Day program will be held on Saturday, September 28, 9:00-12:45. The program gives parents, spouses, partners, siblings, children, and other important people in your life the opportunity to visit Chicago-Kent and get a taste of what you are experiencing as a student. The program will include mini-classes taught by Professors Brill, Buccafusco, Heyman, and Sowle, and a mock trial demonstration featuring members of our award-winning Trial Team. The day will start with registration and continental breakfast at 9:00, and a welcome at 9:30. Mini-classes will be held from 9:45-10:30, followed by the mock trial at 10:45. Students and their guests will break out into mock juries following the trial, and will gather again at 12:30 for a discussion of the trial and concluding remarks. If you plan to attend, please register here no later than Friday, September 20, 2013.
At the conclusion of the Family and Friends day program, we encourage you and your guests to attend the Law School's 125 Anniversary Block Party, which will be held from 11:00am to 8:00pm on the street just outside the building entrance. For more information about the Block Party, click here. (RSVPs are encouraged but not required to attend the Block Party - if you do RSVP, you qualify for raffle prizes!)
Legal Writing Ethics Guidelines. This is a reminder that the Chicago-Kent Legal Writing Ethics Guidelines apply to all Chicago-Kent students, including students enrolled in first-year and upper-level writing courses (Legal Writing 1, Legal Writing 2, Legal Writing 3, Legal Writing 4, and all seminars). The Guidelines, which address a variety of issues, including plagiarism, are available by clicking here. If you have not reviewed the Guidelines recently, please do so.
Student Complaint Procedures. Students who wish to raise issues or concerns about the Law School's program of legal education and its compliance with ABA standards of accreditation should consult the policy contained in section 14.19 of the Student Handbook, which provides a set of procedures for filing a complaint.
Writing Contests. This is a reminder that a separate section of the Record provides information about writing contests open to law students. Many contests allow students to submit papers written for class. This can be a great way of earning a nice credential, and many of the contests have monetary or other prizes.
Security Reminder: Watch Your Valuables! We would like to remind all faculty, staff, and students to guard your valuables to avoid the risk of theft. Please do not leave your possessions unattended in the Library or any other part of the building, even for a short time -- it only takes a second for a thief to grab and run. In particular, thefts of cell phones have increased nationwide, including a recent incident here at Chicago-Kent.
Joke of the week. Question: What do you call a camel without a hump? Answer: Humphrey.