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Upcoming Programs 2000

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The Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture Series 
The Labor Movement and Our Children’s Future 

On Thursday, March 2, The Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO will present the second annual Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture, The Labor Movement and Our Children’s Future, featuring Sandra Feldman, President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO.  The lecture will take place in the 
Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium at 12:00 noon.  There will be a reception immediately 
following the Lecture. 

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. 


The 17th annual conference on Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

On Thursday and Friday, March 16-17, 2000, the law school will host Professor Sheldon Nahmod's 17th annual Section 1983 conference.  The conference features nationally prominent law professors and practitioners who offer instruction on both the fundamentals and the more advanced aspects of §1983 practice and trial skills, and analyze the latest case decisions.  If you can attend only one session, come for Professor Nahmod's lecture on the prima facie case against individuals.  This is a unique opportunity for students who intend to be involved in federal court litigation when they practice.

Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge (note: course materials are not included; however, copies of the materials
will be available in the library at a later date).  Pre-registration is required!  To register, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education (Suite 673) to fill out a registration form.  Students must register no later than Tuesday, March 14, 2000.


The 12th Annual Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law

On Monday, March 20, 2000, at 12 noon in the Auditorium, please plan on attending the 12th annual Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law.  This year’s lecture is entitled Conflicting Laws in a Common Market: The NAFTA ExperimentProfessor Patrick Glenn will discuss how the three North American countries have adapted their national laws, at a sub-NAFTA level, to the free movement of goods in North America.  The use and control of blocking statutes will be examined, particularly as they may affect U.S. judicial orders.  The use of national constitutions to facilitate NAFTA objectives will also be explored. 

Professor Glenn is the Peter M. Laing Professor of Law of McGill University and former director (1998-1999) of McGill University’s Institute of Comparative Law. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.  Educated at British Columbia, Queen’s, Harvard and Strasbourg, where he obtained his doctorate in French law, he has been a visiting scholar at Munich, Aix-en-Provence, Fribourg, Lausanne and Puebla.

A pizza and salad luncheon will be held on the 10th floor immediately following the lecture especially for students.  This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions of Professor Glenn and further explore the issues articulated in the lecture.  Please RSVP your attendance by email to lerkmani by Thursday, March 16.


Student volunteer opportunities for law students (JD only) are available for the Continuing Legal
and Professional Education programs listed below.  If you are interested in providing some of
your time to volunteer at any of these programs, in exchange for complementary course materials
and the opportunity to network at conference luncheons and receptions, please stop by the Office
of Continuing Legal and Professional Education (Suite 673) or e-mail rvicario for more


 The 22nd annual
Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
Labor Relations in the Rapidly
Changing Workplace of the New Millennium
Jonathan Hiatt, General Counsel, AFL-CIO
William P. Hobgood, Senior Vice President, United Airlines
Professor Katherine Stone, Yale Law School 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Environmental Law Seminar
The Law of the Lake: 
The Next Generation of Lake Michigan Conservation Issues
April 27, 2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law
The 19th annual
Federal Tax Institute
May 4-5, 2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law
The 4th annual
Effective Expert Witness Program
June 7, 2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law
The 19th annual
conference on 
Not-For-Profit Organizations
June 9, 2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law
For additional information contact:
Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street, Room 673
Chicago, IL  60661-3691
Phone:  312/906-5090
Fax: 312/906-5093


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