Office of Student Services:
News & announcements for the week of
January 18, 1999

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Welcome Back! 

I  hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing break.  Please don't forget that I  have information on study strategies, time management, and relaxation techniques that may help you through the tough, cold months of this semester. I am  also here to listen if you simply need a sympathetic ear. You can reach me by phone, e-mail or in person.  Just stop by room 544 or call me at (312)906-5271.  You can also reach me via e-mail at cmatheny 

Minority Legal Education Resources 
Building a Set of Credentials to Compete in the Legal Job Market 

Join Judge Ann Claire Williams and a distinguished panel of attorneys and judges as the offer their views on what it takes to succeed in the legal job market.  The program will be held at the University of Chicago Law School on January 20, 1999 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Shuttle buses are available from two downtown locations.  For more information on the program, please contact Chris Matheny in the Office of Student Services or Kim Tapper at the University of Chicago.  She can be reached at (773)702-3164. 

Illinois Bar Exam applications are almost due! Do you have questions? 
Illinois Bar Application Q & A Session - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 12:00 (noon) and 5:00 p.m. in room 580 

1Ls & 3Ls -- Has the lengthy process of filling out the Illinois Bar Exam Application left you feeling lost and confused? Find the answers to all of your questions this week! Unfortunately, the representative from the Illinois Board of Bar Examiners cannot attend the session, but she has forwarded valuable information to me in an effort to give you answers to the most frequently asked question about the Bar Application. I will be available to answer your questions and assist you with the completion of your application. Bring your queries and complexities to room 580 on Thursday at Noon or 5:00 p.m. and cross one urgent task off your to-do list. 

Academic Empowerment Program - Student Forum 

I  would like to thank all of you who participated in the Fall Semester Getting Started Workshops.  The workshops were a great success thanks, in part, to the dedication and work of the students who attended.  

I am also happy to announce that Professor Michelle Baker-Richardson has taken the helm of our first year program.  Beginning early in the Fall Semester, Professor Richardson started working on what has evolved into the Academic Empowerment Program.  

Both Professor Richardson and I are looking forward to introducing you to the Academic Empowerment Program.  If you have questions regarding the changes to the program, please join us for a question and answer session.  The session will be held Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at Noon and 5:00 p.m. in room 580.  If you have questions, and are unable to make the session, please fell free to contact Professor Richardson or Chris Matheny. 

Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 1999 

We are seeking volunteers to assist with this year's program.  Volunteers are needed to serve as shepherds and guides for our panelists and speakers.  It involves minimal commitment and is a great opportunity to practice your networking skills.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Chris Matheny. 

Upcoming Spring Programs 

The Office of Student Services has planned a number of programs to assist you in the upcoming months.  Keep an eye on this section of the Record for more information.... GOOD LUCK WITH SPRING CLASSES! 
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