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