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Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Spring, 2003

ATTENTION - ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION

The 20th annual conference on Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

On Thursday and Friday, March 27-28, 2003, the law school will present Professor Sheldon Nahmod's 20th 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. Course materials are not included, however, copies of the materials will be available in the library after the program.

If you are interested in volunteering to work at the conference, in exchange for complementary course materials and an opportunity to network at the program reception, please let us know when you stop by the office (Suite 673) to register, or by e-mailing rvicario. Pre-registration is required no later than Tuesday, March 25, 2003.


The 25th annual Piper Lecture, April 8th
"The Case for Sweeping Reforms of Employee Benefits"

On Tuesday, April 8, Chicago-Kent will present the 25th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, The Case for Sweeping Reforms of Employee Benefits: What We Should Demand of Employees, Unions and Government, from 11:30-1:00 p.m, in the auditorium.

Professor Maria O'Brien Hylton of Boston University will deliver the lecture. She will survey recent critical developments in the law of employer-sponsored benefits, focusing on increases in the number of uninsured Americans and the dramatic rise in health insurance costs; pension reforms and ESOPs after Enron and United Airlines' bankruptcies; trends in severance pay; the ongoing push to privatize Social Security; and ERISA benefits claims litigation. Professor Hylton will describe those demographic trends and post-Enron reform-minded sensibilities which may make 2003 the ideal year in which to pursue badly needed reforms.

Commentators are James D. English, secretary-treasurer of the United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC; David R. Levin, partner, Wiley Rein & Fielding and Mary Ellen Signorille, senior staff attorney, AARP Foundation.

All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.


ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

Student volunteer opportunities for law students (JD only) are available for some of 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 information. 


UPCOMING PROGRAMS 2003!


The Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance
Madrid Protocol Preview

March 31, 2003


22nd annual
Federal Tax Institute
May 1-2, 2003

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Midwest Arbitrator's Symposium

May 9, 2003

22nd annual
Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
June 6, 2003

Drafting Transactional Documents
September 5, 2003

21st annual
Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Program
September 18, 2003

19th annual
Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program
November 6, 2003

 

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
 or 
rvicario@kentlaw.edu

 

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