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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.


The 16th annual Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program

On Friday, October 13, 2000, the law school will host the 16th annual Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program. This conference is designed for lawyers whose practice involves labor law, local government law or school law; state and local government and public education officials, administrators and labor relations officers; union officials, business agents and uniserv directors; and arbitrators and mediators.  The opening plenary features Nancy Mills, Director, Center for Workplace Democracy, AFL-CIO and William K. Strycker, Vice President of Human Resources, Madison Area Technical College who will address the topic, “Labor-Management Cooperation.” This will be followed by concurrent workshops on IPLRA Developments, New Approaches to Compensation in Education, Effective Advocacy in Arbitration, Ethics in Representation, Work-Family Issues, IELRA Developments, Interest Arbitration, Mutual Gains Bargaining, FLSA Developments, EEO Developments, Police Forum, Firefighter Forum, The Art of Negotiating a Collective Bargaining Agreement, ADA, FMLA & Workers’ Compensation, and Privacy in the Electronic Workplace.  The workshop format provides participants with the opportunity to discuss specific issues with experts in the public sector 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 rvicarioStudents must register on or before Tuesday, October 10, 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.


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 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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