Office of the Dean:
News & announcements from Dean Perritt for the week of
October 30, 2000

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Centennial Visitor Stanley Katz
Chicago-Kent's Centennial Visitor this year was the legal historian Stanley N. Katz.  A faculty member of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton Univeristy, Professor Katz, among his many other accomplishments, had served for twelve years as the president of the American Council of Learned Societies.  During his three days at Kent (from October 25-27), Professor Katz: delivered a lecture on "Constitutionalism and Civil Society"; presented a faculty workshop on "Information Technology in Higher Education"; visited Professor Sarah Harding's class on Comparative Constitutional Law; and met with the Honors Students and commented on their presentations.  In addition, he participated in five faculty roundtables: Professor Harding and her student Jon Neuleib's projects on comparative constitutional law; Professor Fred Bosselman and Visiting Professor Peter Orebech's book project on customary law and sustainable development; Professor Hal Krent's project on the President's conditional pardon power; Professor Evelyn Brody's project on freedom of association; and Professor Graeme Dinwoodies's project on the effect of digital technology on the development and content of intellectual property rights.  In addition to the draft papers that Professor Katz presented, a selection of his published writings on constitutional equality, philanthropy, and conflict resolution are on reserve in the Library under "Centennial Visitor."

Ukranian Visitor

The law school was visited last week by General Pavel, Ivanovich Orlov and Alexander Mikhailovich Lugansky who are from the University of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.  Their visit is in conjunction with a grant from the United States’ State Department to assist the University in purchasing equipment for DNA testing in criminal and civil proceedings in Ukraine.  They are looking at the Chicago-Kent computer network and hope to establish a computer database in Ukraine containing all Ukrainian Law.  While here, they have visited with both suburban and city police headquarters and with the US Attorney’s office cyber crime division.  They have also visited the FBI and various local police officials. The grant was obtained last year by Professor Molly Lien, who administered the project.

Wisconsin Bar Results

100% of Chicago-Kent applicants passed the July Wisconsin Bar exam.  The overall first-time pass rate was 77.33%.

Fall Lecture Event
October 31- 12 noon - 1:00p

This year's Fall Lecture will feature a debate between three panelists of differing political ideologies.  They will focus on the issues that will clearly define the upcoming political elections.

From the Republican side we have Rich Williamson who currently serves as the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and as a Partner at Mayer, Brown & Platt.  Mr. Williamson is a former U.S. Ambassador, Assistant Secretary of State, an Assistant to President Reagan and the Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate from Illinois in the 1992 election cycle.  From the Democratic side we have David Wilhelm, the National Campaign Manager for the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign and a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  Mr. Wilhelm is currently the President of Wilhelm and Conlon Public Strategies.  Finally, from the Green Party we have Dan Johnson-Weinberger who is Ralph Nader's Illinois Campaign Coordinator.

As a special treat, this event is being Moderated by WGN Radio Talk Show host Milt Rosenberg who will broadcast the event on his program Extension 720 later that evening and take phone calls from the listening public.  In addition there is a possibility that we may be able to get C-SPAN to cover what we think will be a great event.

There will be a reception to follow in the Foyer and this event is open to the public.

Thanks for your time in helping us get the word out about this great event.


Barrett C. Davie
SBA President

 Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

Archive Links:  Previous Announcements from Dean Perritt

Week of October 16, 2000
  • Dean Perritt's Presentation at the 2000 ABA Administrative Law Conference
  • Richard Wright's Law Review Article
  • Pristina Law Faculty Visit Chicago-Kent
Week of October 2, 2000
  • Speaking Engagement for Dean Perritt
  • Fred Bosselman's New Book
  • Carnivore System
Week of September 18, 2000
  • Speaking Engagement for Claire Hill
  • Speaking Engagement for Dean Perritt
  • Meeting That Dean Perritt Attended
Week of September 4, 2000
  • Welcome Letter to Students
Week of May 22, 2000

Week of May 8, 2000

  • Same information as May 1, 2000. 
Week of May 1, 2000
  • 14th Annual Scholarship Luncheon
  • Presentation Given By Dean Perritt and Margaret Stewart
Week of April 24, 2000
  • Justice Web Collaboratory Advisory Board Meeting
  • The Future of Public Sector Labor Management Relations Conference
  • Chicago Database Summit
  • General Augusto Pinochet
Week of April 17, 2000
  • State Death Penalty Litigation Project
Week of April 10, 2000
  • Independent International Commission Meeting
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Case
  • Global Law and Policy Initiative Lecture
Week of April 3, 2000
  • Distinguished Professor Lecture featuring Joan Steinman
  • Morris Lecture featuring Professor Patrick Glenn
  • E-Lawyering:  Lawyers Serving Society Through Technology Conference
Week of March 27, 2000
  • Same as week of March 20, 2000
Week of March 20, 2000
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Professor Bart Brown
Week of March 13, 2000
  • International Travel
  • Third Annual State of the Law School Address
Week of March 6, 2000
  • Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture
  • Justice Anne Burke 
Week of February 28, 2000
  • Illinois Appellate Court Visit
  • Institute for Law and the Workplace Event
  • International War Crimes Documentation IPRO Team
Week of February 21, 2000
  • American Red Cross
  • Chicago-Kent's Downsizing Initiative
Week of February 14, 2000
  • DuPage Country Bar Association
  • Dean Perritt's Remarks for January Open House
Week of February 7, 2000
  • Balarus Delegation Reception
  • Hague on Private International Law
Week of January 31, 2000
  • Professor Bart Brown's Membership to the Council on Foreign Relations
Week of January 24, 2000
  • Chicago-Kent Alumnus Argues Before the Supreme Court
Week of January 17, 2000
  • Ukraine/Kosovo Trip
  • Internet Conference in Lublin
  • AALS Annual Conference
  • Zia Hassan's Departure
  • Mickie Voges' Position Change
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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