Office of the Dean:
News & announcements from Dean Perritt for the week of
January 17, 2000

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Ukraine/Kosovo Trip

In early December, a team from Chicago-Kent, comprising team leader Professor Molly Lien, Professor Richard Kling, Director of Operations and Law Librarian Gretchen Van Dam, and Dean Perritt spent several days at the University of Internal Affairs in Kharkiv Ukraine, as part of a joint project funded by the United States Information Agency.  Over the next three years faculty and students from each institution will work together to use information technology, particularly the World Wide Web to improve the dissemination of legal information in Ukraine, to make effective use of forensic science in the criminal justice system in Ukraine, and to improve educational resources at the University of Internal Affairs, with appropriate use of distance learning technology. 

In early December, Dean Perritt and 3L Scott Waguespack went to Pristina Kosovo, and met with the Prime Minister of the Interim Government, the Minister of Reconstruction and Development, and the General Director of the Host and Telecommunications System to provide technical assistance on near term improvements and the telecommunications infrastructure, including deployment of an Internet backbone, and development of a strategy for rapid economic development with the use of appropriate legal frameworks to attract private sector investment. 

Internet Conference in Lublin

On December 16, Dean Perritt gave a virtual speech for the Second Annual Internet Law Conference at the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, organized in part by Professor Warner.  The keynote speech was delivered from the 5th floor of 565 West Adams to an audience physically located at the University of Lublin in Poland. 

AALS Annual Conference

At the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools at the beginning of January, Professorsí Hill, Conviser, Voges, Staudt, Nahmod, and Dean Perritt made formal presentations. 

Zia Hassan's Departure

Zia Hassan has informed Lew Collens and me of his intent to step down from his position of Dean of Stuart Graduate School of Business in order to pursue his research interest and devote more time to teaching.  He has agreed to serve as dean until a new dean is in place.  President Collens and Dean Perritt hope that Dean Hassan will accept some special assignments related to overall strategy for the university.  Under Dean Hassan's leadership the Stuart Graduate School of Business has significantly improved its quality, launched a number of new specialized masters programs, and begun an intensive and far reaching strategic planning process to define the future of the school.  Particularly significantly, Dean Hassan provided the perseverance and leadership to obtain accreditation for the school as one of the 23 accredited graduate schools of business in the United States. 

Mickie Voges' Position Change

Professor Mickie Voges has resigned as Director of the Downtown Campus Information Center, which comprises the Chicago-Kent Law Library, the Stuart Graduate School of Business Library, and the Library of International Relations.  Gretchen Van Dam has agreed to serve as Interim Director, beginning on a date to be determined in further discussions during the spring semester. 


 Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr. 

Archive Links:  Previous Announcements from Dean Perritt

Week of November 22, 1999 
  • Chicago-Kent receives grant
Week of November 15, 1999 
  • Program on Gun Control
  • Talk on Human Rights in Cuba
  • Talk on Establishing the Rule of Law in Kosovo
Week of November 8, 1999 
  • Distinguished Professor Lecture
  • Center for Law and Computers
  • Russian Professor Visits Chicago-Kent
Week of November 1, 1999 
  • 22nd Annual Derivatives and Commodities Law Institute Program
  • Kosovo/Albania Trip
Week of October 25, 1999 
  • "Well Founded Fear" Event
  • Student Bar Association Meeting
Week of October 18, 1999 
  • Workshop on Promoting the Use of Electronic Payments
Week of October 11, 1999 
  • Meeting with JD/MBA Students
  • Polish Visitors
Week of October 4, 1999  
  • Luncheon for LL.M. Students
  • Security Provisions
Week of September 27, 1999 
  • Orientation Speech to First Year Students
Week of September 20, 1999 - (No new information available) 

Week of September 13, 1999 

  • Dean Perritt and Professor Stewart Participate in Workshop
Week of September 6, 1999 - (No new information available) 

Week of August 30, 1999 

  • Welcome Letter to Returning Students
  • Law House
Week of August 16, 1999 
  • Letter to First Year Students
Week of May 3, 1999 
  • Bart Brown's Presentation
  • The Alumni Luncheon
  • Tasha Kincade -- new arrival and maternity leave
Week of April 26, 1999 
  • Chicago-Kent Receives Gift
  • Faculty Scholarship
Week of April 19, 1999 
  • American Red Cross
  • Award Announcements
Week of April 12, 1999 - (No new information available) 

Week of March 22, 1999 

  • Operation Kosovo team in Albania
Week of March 15, 1999 
  • In Memoriam:  Dr. Rowine Brown Truitt '61
  • In Memoriam:  William F. Zacharias, Professor of Law
Week of March 8, 1999 
  • Dean Perritt's Travels To Central Europe
Week of March 1, 1999 (No new information available) 

Week of February 22, 1999 

  • International Travel Itinerary for Dean Perritt
Week of February 8 and 15, 1999 
  • Second Annual State of the Law School Address
Week of February 1, 1999 
  • Strategies for Excellence:  Law as a Profession 1999
  • Workshop on the International Criminal Court and U.S. National Security
  • Kosovo and Albania Trips
Week of January 18, 1999 
  • Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting
Week of December 7, 1998 
  • Esther Rothstein
  • Soros Open Society Foundation Grant
  • Alumnus Gift
Week of November 30, 1998 
  • Dean Perritt Appointed to Advisory Commission on Internet Privacy
Week of November 23, 1998 
  • Illinois State Bar Association Award
  • Newly Appointed Distinguished Professors
Week of November 16, 1998 
  • Workshop on Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Contamination
Week of November 9, 1998 
  • Project Bosnia IPRO Installs Ministry of Justice Database Server
  • Assistant Dean for Career Services and Alumnae/i Relations
Week of November 2, 1998 (No new information available) 

Week of October 26, 1998 

  • Illinois Commerce Commission Relationship
  • Judicial Ratings Available
Week of October 19, 1998 
  • 21st Annual Commodities and Derivatives Law Conference 
  • NCAIR Grant 
Week of October 12, 1998 
  • Update on Jacob Corre' 
  • New Graduation Date 
Week of October 5, 1998 
  • Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • Committee on Global Networks and Local Values 
  • Presentation to the Great Lakes Supreme Court Justices 
  • Jacob Corre's Condition 
  • Dean's Office Seeks Research Assistant 
Week of September 28, 1998 
  • Meeting with Albanian Ambassador to the United States 
  • Meeting with Counselor for Legal Affairs of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China 
Week of September 21, 1998 
  • Illinois Bar Association Award for Project Bosnia 
  • Jacob Corre' 
  • Operation Kosovo Web Site 
Week of September 14, 1998 
  • Meeting with Vice President for Information Technology at Northwestern University 
  • Meeting with Incoming President of the Chicago Bar Association 
Week of September 7, 1998 
  • Chicago Tribune Coverage 
  • New Member of Chicago-Kent's Board of Overseers 
  • ISLAT/AFB Tour and Dinner 
Week of August 31, 1998 
  • David Gerber's Reception 
  • First Meeting of Project Bosnia IPRO 
  • Discussions with Bosnia Refugee Group 
Week of August 24, 1998 
  • Two Faculty Members Visit China 
  • ABA Jurisdiction Project 
  • New Appointments in Student Services 
Week of August 17, 1998 
  • Creating and building momentum: keeping Chicago-Kent a law school ahead of the times 

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