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Labor Relations in the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the New Millennium 

On Friday, April 7, Chicago-Kent will present the 22nd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, Labor Relations in the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the New Millennium, in the Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium from 11:30-1:00 p.m. 

Jonathan Hiatt, general counsel of the AFL-CIO, William Hobgood, senior vice-president for United Airlines and Professor Katherine Stone of Cornell and Yale are the featured lecturers.  The lecture will address the implications of improved technology, globalization of the economy, increased contingency in employment, and greater racial and ethnic diversity in the 
workplace.  The impact of these and related developments for unions, management and labor relations in general will be discussed. 

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 


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
The 18th annual
Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Program
September 21, 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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