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.
ATTENTION - ALL STUDENTS
INTERESTED IN CURRENT FEDERAL TAX ISSUES
The 22nd annual Federal
On Thursday and Friday,
May 1-2, 2003, the law school will host the 22nd annual
Federal Tax Institute. Leading tax experts will provide
a comprehensive update on the latest issues in tax planning,
compliance and controversy techniques for accountants,
lawyers, corporate tax directors and staff. This year's
keynote luncheon speaker is Larry R. Langdon, commissioner,
Large and Mid-Size Business Division, IRS.
Law students (JD only)
enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or
all of the program sessions free of charge. Course
materials and luncheon are not included, however, copies
of the materials will be available in the library after
If you are interested
in volunteering to work at the conference, in exchange
for complementary course materials and an opportunity
to network at the conference luncheon, 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, April 29, 2003.
ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING