The 26th annual
Piper Lecture, April 20th
"Knowledge Workers in the New Economy: From Cliché
On Tuesday, April 20,
Chicago-Kent will present the 26th annual Kenneth M. Piper
Lecture, Knowledge Workers in the New Economy: From Cliché
to Contract, from 11:30-1:00 p.m, in the auditorium.
Professor Catherine Fisk of University of Southern California
Law School will discuss how the concepts of knowledge
work and the new economy have moved rapidly from novelty
to Cliché. New characteristics of labor markets
and the business practices which they represent are yet
to be established in American labor and employment law.
Changes in legal doctrine and legal process, as well as
the changes in business and labor institutions and practices,
need to address the demands of firms and workers for fairness
as well as efficiency. The widely documented shift from
internal to external labor markets, the transformation
of many remaining internal labor markets from ladders
to tournaments, the increased emphasis on shareholder
primacy in corporate law and capital markets, and many
other developments, call for new legal doctrine and new
ways of resolving legal disputes. All these changes demand
a new way of thinking about the nature, function, interpretation,
and enforcement of employment contracts.
Greg Castle, president
of Castle & Associates and Julia Clark, general counsel
of the International Federation of Professional and Technical
Engineers will provide commentary on the lecture.
All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.
ATTENTION - ALL
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CURRENT FEDERAL TAX ISSUES
The 23rd annual Federal Tax Institute
On Thursday and Friday, April 29-30, 2004,
the law school will host the 23rd annual Federal Tax Institute.
Nationally recognized tax experts present a comprehensive,
practical update on this year's newsworthy tax developments
and their impact on tax planning, compliance and controversy
techniques. This year's keynote luncheon speaker is the
Honorable Mark W. Everson, commissioner of Internal Revenue.
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 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
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 27, 2004.
ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING