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The 18th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Program

On Thursday, September 21, 2000, the law school will host the 18th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Program. This is the longest running conference on federal sector and postal labor relations and labor law held outside of Washington, D.C.  The theme of this year’s program is W(h)ither Workforce 2000: Will Privatization, Technology and a New Generation of Workers Change the Civil Service?  The morning portion of the program will feature a comprehensive plenary panel discussion by nationally recognized leaders in the federal workplace. This will be followed by concurrent workshops, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss specific issues with experts in the federal labor relations field.

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).  However, 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 or email rvicario.  Students must register on or before Tuesday, September 19, 2000.

Also, if you are interested in providing some of your time to volunteer at the program in exchange
for complementary course materials and an opportunity to network at the program luncheon and
reception, please let us know when you stop by the office to register, or by e-mailing rvicario.


The 13th annual Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law

On Tuesday, September 26, at 12 noon in the Auditorium, please plan on attending the 13th annual Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law.  This year’s lecture is entitled Law and Remembering: Socialism in East Germany and its Impact Today. Professor Inga Markovits will examine the ways in which the socialist experience in the former German Democratic Republic affects the operation of law in Germany today.  She shows how public memories of the past are constructed by political choices and how law plays important roles in the process of selecting what images of the past are used. 

Inga Markovits has been a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law since 1993.  She was named to the Friends of Joe Jamail Regents Chair in 1996.  Educated at the Free
University of Berlin, Cornell University, Yale Law School, and the London School of Economics, Professor Markovits holds the degrees of Dr. jur (Free University), and LLM (Yale).  She has
been a visiting professor at Fordham Law School (Spring, 2000), a visiting scholar at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam, Germany, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study
in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.  She is the author of numerous articles on civil law in East Germany, German family law, and socialism and the rule of law for leading journals in
Europe and North America.  She is the author of Imperfect Justice.  An East-West German Diary (Oxford University Press, 1995) and is currently writing Justice in Lüritz, a local history of East German law reflected in the work of one socialist trial court and the experiences of its users.

On Wednesday, September 27, a pizza and salad luncheon will also be held at 12:00 p.m. on the 10th floor especially for students.  This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions of Professor Markovits in a small group setting.  Please RSVP your attendance by email to lerkmani by Friday, September 22.  Late seating will not be available.


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 16th annual
Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program
October 13, 2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law

The 18th annual conference on
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation 
March 22-23, 2001

The 23rd annual
Kenneth M. Piper Lecture 
April 3, 2001

The 20th annual
Federal Tax Institute
May 3-4, 2001

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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