Vol. No. XXIV, No. 13 April 18, 1994 NOTE: The last issue of The Record for the Spring 1994 semester will be April 25. If you would like to have a notice posted in The Record, please submit your information by attaching (F6) a WordPerfect document to an email message sent to Jane McBride (JMCBRIDE). All notices must include your name, your email address and/or a telephone number where you can be reached during the day. If applicable, please include the name of your student organization. All information should be submitted by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. FROM DEAN CHAPMAN Faculty Curricular Suggestions The suggestions of 38 professors regarding the courses they feel students should take appeared in last week's Record. Copies of these curricular suggestions have been placed on reserve on the library for your reference. 1995 Summer Session Schedule Hospital Law Final Exam Date Change The final exam for Hospital Law will be on Tuesday, July 19, not Monday, July 18 as stated in the schedule. Professional Responsibility Added A section of Professional Responsibility will be taught by Prof. Richard Kling on Monday from 6:00 to 9:25 p.m. The course number is 415-051-02; final exam will be Monday, July 18, 1994. Prof. Lindgren will also teach Professional Responsibility on Monday from 6 to 9:25 p.m. The instructions for registering for Professional Responsibility are as follows: (1) If you are registered for Prof. Lindgren's section and want to stay in that section, there is nothing you have to do. If you want to change to Prof. Kling's section, submit a Registration Change form to the Registrar by Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., adding that section (415-051-02) and dropping section 415-052-02. (2) If you are on the waiting list for Prof. Lindgren's section and want to take his course, submit a Registration Change form to the Registrar by Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., adding his section (415-052-02). If you are on Prof. Lindgren's waiting list and want to take Prof. Kling's section, submit a Registration Change form to the Registrar by Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., adding Prof. Kling's section (415-051-02). In either case, you may list the other section as an alternate. (3) If you are registered for the summer session and are not in Prof. Lindgren's section, submit a Registration Change form to the Registrar by Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., adding the Professional Responsibility section you prefer. You may list the other section as an alternate if your preferred section is closed. If you want to drop a course, list it in the Drop section of the Registration Change form. (4) If you are not registered for the summer session and want to add a Professional Responsibility section, submit your registration card to the Registrar by Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., adding the Professional Responsibility section you prefer. You may list the other section as an alternate if your preferred section is closed. Students who are registered in Prof. Lindgren's section will remain registered in that course unless they submit a Registration Change form. Other students will be registered in random order by priority groups for their preferred section on a space-available basis. Class lists and waiting lists for both sections will be posted by Thursday, April 21. 1994 Fall Schedule and Registration Fall, 1994 Registration Registration for the Fall, 1994 semester takes place this week. The Registration Bulletin is available on the table outside the third floor cafeteria. Evening Division students must submit their registration forms by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Day students in priority groups D1-E4 must submit their forms by 12 noon, Thursday, April 21 and Day students in priority groups F1- F4 by 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 22. A $300 payment must accompany your registration form unless this would cause a financial hardship, in which case you must attach a form available in the Registrar's office in lieu of the payment. Additional Legal Drafting Section A Legal Drafting section specializing in Real Estate has been added to the schedule. The course number is 424-008-02 and will be offered from 11:45 to 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday by Prof. Marcie Sullivan. Mediation and Negotiations Students must have completed 40 credit hours prior to enrolling in these courses. Advanced and Judicial Externship Programs 2 There was an error in the class meeting time in some of the Registration Bulletins distributed last week. Advanced Externship Program 1 will meet from 4:00 - 4:55 p.m. on Wednesday and Advanced Externship Program 2 will meet from 5:00 to 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday. Judicial Externship Program 1 will meet from 11:45 to 12:40 p.m. on Friday and Judicial Externship Program 2 will meet from 12:50 to 1:45 p.m. on Friday. Interviewing and Counseling (Advice Desk) The footnote on page 19 of the schedule may have been misleading. There is a classroom component which meets on Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:50 p.m., as stated in the schedule. However, that is part of the regular course and students who enroll for this course should not register for one of the separate classroom component courses listed on page 19 of the schedule. Description of Privacy Seminar, Prof. Voges, Tuesday, 7:35 to 9:25 p.m. This seminar explores traditional tort notions of privacy as well as the more modern constitutional arguments. Privacy contexts of all kinds are considered, including information privacy, sexual and reproductive privacy, family and marital privacy, drug testing and HIV testing, and the Privacy Act itself. Additionally, the publicity rights associated with privacy considerations will be discussed. FROM THE REGISTRAR Exams on Computers The sign-up sheets for students who want to take a final exam on computer are available in the Registrar's office. A list of instructors who permit use of computers for their exam is posted on the second floor bulletin. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 27. If there are not enough computers to accommodate all of the students, a lottery will be held on April 29 to select eligible students. The results of the drawing will be posted on the second floor bulletin. Note that some instructors will not permit any of their students to use computers unless all of their students are accommodated. COURSE INFORMATION Fall 1994 Clinical Course Announcement Interviewing and Counseling Teaches Real-World Law Skills "Students who have taken part in the Advice Desk clinic at the Daley Civic Center say it helped them polish their interviewing skills and learn to quickly evaluate a case under the pressure of a line of waiting clients. "The experience of drafting motions helps students find out how the court system really works outside of the classroom, said Brian Kalata, who has formed his own general practice since graduating from Chicago-Kent. Kalata, who said the first few weeks were scary, now says the clinic was one of the best things he did during law school. "`All law students should experience the Advice Desk because it gives you more hands-on experience,' said Kent graduate Audrey Wade, who added that the practice will serve her well for her plans to become a litigator. It's a bridge from academia to the real world.' "The clinic, an outgrowth of a Chicago Bar Association volunteer program, handles mostly contract and forcible entry and detainer cases. Working at the clinic, an elective course, is coupled with an interviewing and counseling class." -- Excerpted from February 12, 1993 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article Enrollment is limited to students who by Fall 1994 will have received credit for at least three-fifths of the total hourly credits required for graduation and who are in good academic standing. Registration for this course includes a classroom component which meets at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. This is why no separate registration is needed for the classroom component, as stated in the Fall 1994 Registration materials. Two pass-fail credit hours. Law 404 Interviewing and Counseling. Have any questions? Contact Clinical Instructor Ron Schwartz at (312)906-5076 or send an email message to him at RSCHWART. Summer Federal Regulation Program in Washington, D.C. The Washington College of Law (the American University) announces the Sixteenth Annual Program in Advanced Studies in Federal Regulation for the summer of 1994. The program presents a unique opportunity for students to explore their interest in regulatory practice with a blend of practical field experience in the central offices of federal agencies and in public interest organizations and course work built around a carefully selected group of guest lecturers and full-time and adjunct law faculty. Application deadline: May 1, 1994. See Carolyn Wood, Room 320D, for more information. FROM LAW SCHOOL ASSOC. PRESIDENT, MARSHA C. SPAK, '79 It's hard to believe that my year as President of the Law School Association is coming to an end. I'm sure that many of you are having the same feelings, especially with exams and graduation quickly approaching. Before signing off and handing my column over to the incoming President, Michael Marick, '82, I'd like to let you know about a few upcoming events. On Friday, May 13, the Law School Association will be hosting the Professor Warren Heindl Tribute, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will include speakers, a multi-media presentation chronicling Professor Heindl's life at Chicago-Kent, and award presentations. Students are invited to attend for a discounted price of $25. Please email Tiffanie Burnett (TBURNETT) for more information or to reserve your seat. The Law School Association will also be hosting a golf outing at Cog Hill on Friday, June 24. If you would like to receive an invitation to the event, please email Tiffanie. I've had a terrific year as President and have especially enjoyed meeting so many of you. Best of luck on final exams to everyone. Have a great summer! SPECIAL NOTICES Attention 1994 Graduates Participating in June 5 Commencement Ceremonies Your class has a record number of students participating in the upcoming ceremonies and has also requested a record number of tickets. Thus, I am requesting that you please inform me if your actual need is less than the number of tickets you requested by emailing me (TBURNETT) by Friday, April 22. Because of a student led initiative, the graduation ceremonies were moved into the downtown area. Unfortunately, we had to give up an unlimited seating capacity to do this and ticket requests have outnumbered the seats available. Many of your fellow classmates are in need of the full ten tickets they requested and it would be very disappointing to have empty seats at the ceremony when a classmate's family member could use the seat. After I receive your responses, I will compile the results and mail tickets on Monday, April 25, filling requests to the best of my ability. Special Law School Symposium on Judge Learned Hand and Judging April 21 at 2:00 p.m., Auditorium The most distinctive feature of the common law is the role that individual judges play in law making. Every law student is familiar with the great judges who have shaped American law--Cardozo, Holmes, Frankfurter, and Hand. Judge Learned Hand sat on the Second Circuit for over 50 years and is widely considered the judges' judge. Professor Gerald Gunther, of Stanford University, has recently published a biography of Hand, Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge. On Thursday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m., in the Auditorium, Professor Gunther will take part in a symposium on the legacy of Judge Hand: Why Judge Learned Hand was a Great Judge and What Lessons His Career Holds for the Changing Roles of the Judge in the Development of Legal Doctrine. Professor Gunther is one of the most widely respected constitutional lawyers and scholars in America. He was Judge Hand's law clerk, and in 1991 was named by a National Law Journal poll as the lawyer most qualified to be nominated to the Supreme Court. President Clinton nominated Professor Gunther's former student and long-time protegee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to the Court last year. In his discussion of the legacy of Judge Hand for the future of a rapidly changing judiciary and legal profession, Professor Gunther will be joined by Professors David Gerber and Dan Tarlock of the Chicago-Kent faculty and Professor Douglas Baird of the University of Chicago Law School. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about one of the giants of our profession. The symposium is open to all students and faculty. A reception will follow. Legal Writing Teaching Assistants for 1994-95 Applications are now being accepted for Legal Writing Teaching Assistants for the year 1994-95. Only students who will be graduating in June, 1995 may apply. Teaching Assistants work closely with the Legal Writing Professors in teaching legal research, preparing and grading assignments, and with students in drafting and revising their work. Applicants should have received superior grades in their Legal Writing courses and have a strong interest in helping other students to master the skills of legal research and writing. Membership on Law Review or Moot Court is desirable, but is not a requirement of the job. Teaching Assistants receive two hours of credit each semester and salary equal to the tuition for two credit hours each semester. You must be available to begin work during Orientation Week (August 17 - 19), in order to attend an intensive training session to prepare you to teach legal research. Interested students should submit a current resume to Professor Ehrenberg in Room 753 as soon as possible. Please include the name of your first-year legal writing professor and the grades you received in the course. There is a sign-up sheet for interviews on Professor Ehrenberg's door. The interview will last 20 minutes and then applicants will be asked to complete a short quiz on grammar, punctuation and citation form. If you have any questions please contact Professor Ehrenberg. Law Review Summer Candidacy Writing Program The Law Review will hold informational meetings for all students interested in participating in the Law Review Summer Writing Candidacy Program. The meetings will be held on Tuesday April 26 at 11:45 a.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings will be in Room 210. Eligibility requirements for the Writing Program are contained in [[section]] 1.12 of the Student Handbook. Selection Process & Academic Requirements for Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society There are two methods of selection to the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society. The first involves participation in the Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court Competition, which is administered from January to March by the Legal Writing Program with the assistance of the Moot Court Honor Society. Students who (i) advance to and argue in the final (third) round of the Hughes Competition in the first year in law school, and (ii) earn a B+ or an A as their final grade in Legal Writing II, and (iii) have completed all courses required of them as first-year students and have a cumulative GPA for those courses as of the end of spring semester 1994 not less than 2.750, will receive invitations to join the Society. A student who argues in the final round, but only because he or she was an alternate replacing an original finalist who could not argue, is not eligible for this method of selection. Students also may be selected based upon their performance in the Moot Court Honor Society's Summer Candidacy Program, which is separate from the Charles Evans Hughes Competition and will run from early July to mid-August. Each student participating in the summer program will be required to write an appellate brief and give two oral arguments (one on each side of the case). The brief score will count as 50% of each student's total score and each of the two oral arguments will count as 25% of the total. The problem generally is made available to students in the week following the July 4th holiday. Students are given approximately four weeks to prepare and submit the brief. Oral arguments are generally held during the weekend immediately preceding the first day of classes for continuing students. Results are announced within two days following the final oral arguments. While there is no fixed number of "membership slots" to be filled, and quality of performance will be the deciding factor, in the past two years approximately 15 students were selected each summer for membership based on the summer program. These students are, of course, in addition to those selected on the basis of the Hughes competition discussed above. Students need not be in Chicago to write the brief; if a student provides a self-addressed 8 1/2" x 11" envelope to the President of the Society during the month of May, the problem will be mailed to that student on the day on which it is made available in Chicago. Briefs submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the due date of the brief, and only a United States post office cancelled post mark or an overnight delivery service mark will be accepted for determination of the mailing date. Regardless of the method of selection, students joining the Society must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.750 as of the completion of the previous spring semester, and must maintain that average throughout their membership. Students who participate in the summer candidacy program may not know their current cumulative GPA until sometime after the summer program is New Security Services at the Downtown Campus The administration is pleased to announce that a new safety and security program has been implemented at the Downtown Campus. Levy Security Consultants Limited, a nationally recognized public safety and security services firm, has been contracted to provide security at the Downtown Campus. The new program includes additional security protection, Sunday through Friday evenings, in which two security officers will be stationed in the building. Escort service will be provided within a two block radius of the building, upon request, Sunday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to closing. Also, the Campus bus service route has been extended and the bus will now take riders to Northwestern or Union stations during its regular pass of these facilities. You are encouraged to use the Campus bus when you need to go to the train station. In addition, Levy will host in-house safety and security seminars each semester which will be open to all members of the Downtown Campus community. The first safety and security seminar will take place in Room C50 on the following dates and times: Monday, April 18, 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Noon and 5:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend the seminar on any of these dates, you may check out a videotape of the presentation from the library beginning Monday, April 25. 1994 Summer and Fall Registration and Unpaid Tuition Balances Registration for the Fall, 1994 semester will begin on April 18, 1994. Except as set forth below, students will not be permitted to register if there is any outstanding tuition balance, including the payment due on April 1, 1994. Please note that the Registration Policy will not be waived in order to allow a student to meet a registration deadline. Therefore, we urge you to allow yourself sufficient time in which to complete the necessary paperwork (it usually takes 1-2 days to process requests for approval). Procedure for Registering with an Outstanding Tuition Balance A student will be allowed to register with an outstanding tuition balance only if he/she has been approved to receive one or more of the following loans for the Spring 1994 semester to pay the balance: 1. Stafford Loan (formerly GSL), 2. Perkins Loan (NDSL), 3. Supplemental Loan for Students (formerly ALAS), 4. Law Access Loan (LAL) or Law Student Loan (LSL), and/or 5. other institutional loan/s (bank, etc.) Students will not be allowed permission to register for any reason other than those listed above. Students should complete the "PETITION FOR GENERAL UNPAID TUITION POLICY EXEMPTION" form in order to be considered for registration with a past balance. Petition forms may be picked up at the REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, Suite 220, or the ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE and CLE OFFICE, Suite 265. Please submit application forms to Dawn Rupcich, Assistant Dean of Administration, Finance and CLE, Suite 265. Copies of the following verification information must be submitted along with the petition application: 1. Letter from the lender (IIT Financial Aid Office-567-5952, bank, etc. - NOTE: A copy of the bank loan application/confirmation is required for Stafford and SLS loans; and private loans, LAL and LSL) and, 2. Registrar's confirmation of the current outstanding tuition balance amount (inserted and initialed by the Registrar on the petition form). Financial Aid Notice Summer Financial Aid Students who apply for and receive summer financial aid should note that any amount borrowed during the summer will reduce the amount available from that loan type for the 1994-1995 academic year. For example, if a $3000 Federal Subsidized Stafford is taken out during the summer, then the student can only borrow $5500 in the Federal Subsidized Stafford loan for the 1994-1995 academic year. Graduating Students All students who have received student loans while attending Chicago-Kent are required by the U.S. Department of Education to attend an Exit Interview session before graduating. These are group information sessions and will cover aspects of repayment and consolidation. Each session will last approximately one hour. You only need to attend one session. The dates and times are listed below. Tuesday, April 26 12:00 - 1:00 Room 270 Wednesday, April 27 12:00 - 1:00 Room 370 Wednesday, April 27 5:00 - 6:00 Room C50 Thursday, April 28 5:00 - 6:00 Room C20 You will need to bring the following items to the Exit Interview: 1. A pen 2. Your driver's license 3. Two personal references (name, address and telephone number) 4. Next of kin (name, address and telephone number) 5. Employer information (name, address and telephone number) SOS - Serving Our Society Give time to your community and increase your personal worth -- VOLUNTEER. Stop by the S.O.S. office and meet with Lisa Danna or Juli Gumina to determine if there is a public interest organization, legal or non-legal, that needs volunteers in the areas of law or life that interest you the most. We currently have the following new volunteer opportunities: Asian Legal Services Clinic, 2nd Year student Kyong Lee is working toward certification with this agency now. You can, too! Illinois Human Rights Commission The Queen's Health Systems (Located in Hawaii!) Illinois Department of Mental Health Illinois Office of Attorney General- Disability Rights Advocacy Division There are also opportunities in Alaska, where your flight there and back is paid for! THERE IS MUCH, MUCH MORE--COME UP AND SEE US! IF YOU ALREADY VOLUNTEER SOMEWHERE, WE WOULD LIKE TO MEET YOU! You could be S.O.S. certified for the volunteer work you're doing now. Stop by and find out. Stop by the office on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday 11:45 a.m.- 1:45 p.m.* All students are welcome to call us at (312) 906-5089 OR Email us. (Our Address is SOS) *we see evening students by special appointment, just send us an email or give us a call. Book Store Hours Hours for Month of April, 1994 Week of April 18th, 1994 Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday 8:10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday 8:10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Week of April 24th, 1994 (Regular Hours) Monday - Thursday 8:10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday 8:10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. FACULTY NEWS Professor David Gerber was the Edward W. Ball distinguished visitor at Florida State University College of Law during the week of March 7, where he gave a public lecture entitled Thinking about Law and Thinking about Politics in the European Union and gave a faculty workshop on the roles of international and comparative law in the curriculum. The following week he presented a draft paper entitled Competition Law and Trade Policy in the European Union: The Neo-Liberal Factor at an international conference in Seattle, Washington, on international trade policy and competition law in Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Professor Richard Kling appeared on WLS Radio's Newsmakers, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday regarding the CHA Sweeps, Gacy, and other topics. Professor Richard McAdams' article titled Cooperation and Conflict: The Economics of Group Status Production and Race Discrimination, will be published in the January or February 1995 issue of the Harvard Law Review. Clinical Instructor Ron Schwartz was interviewed Thursday, April 14 by the LA Daily News regarding the Rodney King case. Professor Mickie Voges gave the inaugural lecture of an annual lecture series at the Northwestern University Libraries on March 23, 1994. She spoke on the demise of librarianship and the need for a new paradigm. The hour lecture was followed by a reception and continuing discussion. On April 7-8, 1994, Professor Voges attended a meeting of the Committee on Libraries of the Association of American Law Schools. One of the primary areas for discussion was the introduction of a new set of law school accreditation standards for libraries. Adjunct Professor Clarence S. Wilson, Jr. has been elected a Governor of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He shall be presenting his annual Art, Law and Society lecture at the School in June. He is also near completion of his manuscript on the law of fine art collecting for publication in late 1995. Professor Richard Wright was quoted in a story which appeared in the April 13 Chicago Tribune. The story was about the liability issues in a case where a police officer's mother is suing a car dealership. Her son was run over and killed by a car thief pulling out from the dealership. STUDENT NEWS An interview featuring Chicago-Kent alumna Peggy Byrne and Chicago-Kent third-year student Susana Darwin was on WBEZ's Mara Tapp show April 13. The discussion covered issues surrounding petitions submitted to Governor Edgar for clemency for 12 women in prison for having killed their batterers. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Student workers needed. The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), now in new offices on the 5th floor, needs to hire 2 or more students to assist with the entry of data into a LEXIS database. These positions are mainly clerical and require a careful review of continuing legal education (CLE) brochures and calendars and keyboard entry of the data into a LEXIS database template. Available immediately. Please contact David Stretch, 906-5307, firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica Ronczy, 906-5316, email@example.com. Research Assistant: Professor Joan Steinman is looking for a student to do research this summer in connection with an article she is writing concerning multi-party litigation and case consolidation. The research can be done for credit -- as independent study, or for pay. If interested, please submit a resume and grades to Professor Steinman, Room 835; ext. 6-5292. CAREER SERVICES NEWS 1994 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference The Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms announces the second annual Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, September 16 and 17, 1994, at the Minnesota Law Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This program offers minority students a great opportunity to interview with large law firms, governmental and public interest organizations in the Minneapolis area for summer associate and permanent attorney positions. The Career Services Office knows of at least two Chicago-Kent students who received offers as a result of this program last year. Minority students graduating in 1995 and 1996 may participate. Interested students should sign up for the conference on the sign up sheet in the Career Services Office and pick up the application materials and participating employer information available in Handout #82. All application materials including the registration sheet, student resumes and interview rankings forms are due in the Career Services Office no later than Wednesday, June 1, 1994. Employer resumes and firm information is available in a binder in the Career Service Resource Center in a binder. Students may use this employer information located in the binder to select the employers they wish to preference for interviews. Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is planning its 1994 HNBA Convention and Job Fair September 14-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. At the job fair, second and third year law students will have the opportunity to informally visit with private and government employers from across the nation and to have formal interviews with several of the participating employers. The job fair is open to any student who joins the student division of the HNBA for $10, genuinely identifies with its goal of promoting Hispanics in the law, and pays the Convention registration fee of $100. Interested students may sign up for the job fair on a sign up sheet in the Career Services Office on the sign up sheet. To register, students must submit the registration form along with a resume and checks for HNBA student membership and convention fee to the address listed on the registration form by Wednesday, June 1st. Registration packets are available as Handout #80. Office News: 1995 and 1996 Grads: Preliminary Information for the Fall 1994 On-Campus Interview Program The Career Services Office Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program is just around the corner! Those 1995 and 1996 graduates interested in participating should get a head start on preparation and pick up the informational packet about the program on the table outside the Career Services Office. (Pick up one copy only, please!) The informational packet provides preliminary information about the on-campus interview program and how it works. It also outlines important dates and deadlines for those participating in the program. Be sure to read the packet carefully and to note all the deadline dates on your calendar!! Due to Concern About Unauthorized Users of Career Services Office, ID's Are Now Required Upon Entering the Office The Career Services Office staff and a number of Chicago- Kent students are concerned about the number of unauthorized students and alumnae/i from other law schools using the Career Services Office. Our goal is to provide you, our students, with every advantage. Our resources and job listings are here for you! We need your help to assure that these services are provided only to you and not students from other Chicago schools or law schools outside of Chicago. We therefore must ask every Chicago-Kent student to present his/her Chicago-Kent ID card upon entering the Career Services Office. Chicago-Kent alumnae/i will also be required to show IDs. This policy was implemented on Monday, April 4th. We appreciate your cooperation in implementing this policy, as our goal is to provide resources and services that are available exclusively to our students and our alumnae/i. Another way you can help: please notify Lisa Abrams or Dan Walsh if you are aware that students and alumnae/i from other law schools are using our office. Career Services Summer Hours Beginning May 2 the Career Services Office summer hours will begin. Our hours will be: Monday 8:30--5:00 Tuesday 8:30--5:00 Wednesday 8:30--7:00 Thursday 8:30--5:00 Friday 8:30--5:00 Our office will also be open on the following Saturdays from 10:30 to 2:30: May 7 and 21, June 18, July 16, and August 13. Programs: How Can Attorneys Who Choose Private Practice Continue Their Commitment to Public Interest Work? Kent Justice Foundation is sponsoring a pro bono forum on April 27 at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Thomas Morsch, a partner at Sidley & Austin, will talk about how attorneys in private practice can make a meaningful contribution to public interest law. Watch for further details in KJF's announcements in the Record! Record Handouts/Special Opportunities: 1994 Grads: MacArthur Justice Center Fellowship The MacArthur Justice Center has obtained funding to institute a MacArthur Justice Center Fellowship. The fellowship is a twelve month position for a recent law school graduate to work on public interest litigation. The MacArthur Justice Center is a public interest law firm focused on litigating issues involving the administration of criminal justice. The application deadline is May 1, 1994. Details are available in Handout #76. Policy Research Action Group (PRAG) Community Studies Internship Program for Fall 1994 The Policy Research Action Group (PRAG) is soliciting applications for interns to be placed in community- based organizations in Chicago and neighboring communities as part of its Community Studies Internship Program. Interns will be placed in projects involving collaborative, applied research of issues pertinent to communities and their residents including housing, economic development, welfare-to-work, environmental issues, neighborhood change and community reinvestment. At least 10 paid internships will be awarded for the fall of 1994. Detailed application information is available in Handout #77 in the Career Services Office. After you read the Handout #77, you can contact Professor Stuart Deutsch for further information. The application deadline is July 1, 1994. An Introduction to Practice in Lake County, Illinois The Young Lawyers Committee of the Lake County Bar Association is presenting a program for graduating students who wish to practice in Lake County, Illinois, on Thursday, May 12, 1994. Detailed information is available in Handout #78. Mexican American Lawyers' Scholarship Fund Fellowship Program The Mexican American Lawyers' Scholarship Fund (MALSF) announces the 1994 Fellowship Program. The MALSF program is to expose Latino law students to alternative career opportunities in the legal profession. The fellowship enables the recipient to work during the summer with a public interest organization to improve the quality of the legal representation of the Chicago Latino community. Each fellowship is for approximately 10 weeks. Applicants for the fellowship must be of Hispanic ancestry and must submit a completed application directly to MALSF by April 30, 1994. More information and application materials are available in the Career Services Office as Handout #81. 3L Interviewing Opportunity with the Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C. On April 29, 1994, The Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C., will interview 3L students for permanent attorney positions. The interviews will be held in the Career Services Office. The general practice firm is located in Ottawa, Illinois and does a high volume of personal injury and workmen's compensation litigation. Interested 3L students may submit a resume to the Career Services Office. Please attach a note stating that the resume is for the Peter Ferracuti interviews and include the times you will be UNAVAILABLE to interview on Friday, April 29. Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 1994. Students granted an interview will be contacted ONLY by email on or before Wednesday, April 27, 1994. Please check your email accordingly since you will only have two days to prepare for the interview. Circuit Court of Cook County Judicial Clerkship 3Ls who are interested in serving as judicial clerks should check a recent posting in the red "Attorney Listings" books which details a judicial clerk position for Judge Robert V. Boharic. The posting lists the procedure for applying for this position. Elgin Community College Legal and Human Services Intern Position Attention 2Ls!! The Legal and Human Services Department at Elgin Community College is looking for an intern to work 10 to 15 hours per week, starting May 23 and going through the 1994-1995 school year. The Legal and Human Services Department practices in the areas of contracts, tort liability, labor and employment law and higher education law. The intern position is a paid position. Interested 2Ls may submit a resume to the Career Services Office with a note attached stating that the resume is for the Elgin Community College position. Resumes will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 1994. CHECK IT OUT . . . NEWS FROM THE LAW LIBRARY Exams on Lois Past exams are available on LOIS for printing at the Document Center. Select "LOIS" from the Legal Research Menu on Kentnet and use "STUDENT" as your user ID and password; then select "EXAMS" from the application list. Exams from other semesters are also on LOIS. Stop by the Reference Desk if you have any questions or need assistance. The Singapore Legal System American teenager Michael Fay was recently sentenced in Singapore to 6 lashes with a cane (plus 4 months in jail and a $2,000 fine) after he confessed to 2 counts of vandalism, which included spray-painting automobiles. The case has been the subject of a great deal of commentary in newspapers worldwide. If you would like to find out about the Singapore legal system, the Library of International Relations (LIR) has two very good sources: An Introduction to the Singapore Legal System and The Singapore Legal System. Both sources provides a fairly substantial overview of the city-state's legal system. All LIR materials can be located with a CLARK search - stop by the Reference Desk for assistance. Tutorials Tutorials for the week of April 11 will focus on NATURAL LANGUAGE SEARCHING IN LEXIS AND WESTLAW. What is Natural Language? Win? Freestyle? Times will be posted on the bulletin board on the 9th floor of the Law Library. There is no sign up - just meet at the 9th floor Library Service Desk at the scheduled time. Need Lexis or Westlaw Help? Check with Online Research Services The reference staff is manning Classroom 700 Monday- Thursday to help out with your online database searches. Need help structuring your search or picking a database? Stop by the 700 Lab and talk to a reference librarian. NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS USENET Training CLASS, the Computer Law Association, held training and information sessions on using USENET this past April 12. USENET is a place where thousands of discussion groups on almost any topic imaginable reside. If you missed this session you might want to contact CLASS, either through HELPDESK (email or in Lab 700) or through its President, Kay Gemrich (CGEMRICH) for any additional sessions which may be planned. World Wide Web Training & More CLASS will be holding a session on World Wide Web, Gopher, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), and Telneting. The class will take place in Lab 775 on April 19th. There will be two sessions, from 12 noon to 1 :00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Email Kay Gemrich (CGEMRICH) for more information. Save Your File Often! Backup Your File Often! As we come down to the end of the semester many of you will be using computers, both here and at home, to create outlines. Remember to save you document often. You might think saving your files every 5 minutes is over-kill, but it is not. For the time it takes to hit 2 or 3 keys you can save yourself possible hours of re- typing. There are few things worse than losing the last 4 hours of changes to your document. You should also keep a backup of your files on a second disk. Just save it on your first disk then swap disks in the floppy drive and save it again. There is a HELPDOC located in Lab 700 with more detailed instructions. Thank You for Telling Us What's Right or Wrong with the Labs! We would like to thank those students who take the time to use the comment/problem report sheets located in each lab. We take the comments into consideration, and fix any problems which may be mentioned. Email Information Please do not use email to send mass-mailings. It puts a drain on system resources, especially disk space. As a reminder, the Kentnet Classifieds and USENET are available for postings of a general school-wide nature. Even if you have nothing to post, browse through the information there. You might find a good deal on used equipment, or tickets for sale, of people who share similar interests. Explore. Network Access Through Xircoms The Center for Law and Computers has made available Network Connection Packets that allow you to bring your own laptop into the building and connect it to Kentnet. The procedure for check- out is simple. You MUST come to a quick training class before you will be allowed to check-out the packets from the Library Services Desk in the Library. These classes will familiarize you with the equipment and procedure necessary to connect your laptop to Kentnet. Any questions you have about the procedure will be answered. You must bring your laptop with you to the session. After you complete the class you will be able to check-out the packets. The packets have everything needed - adapter, power supply, disk, and cable - to connect to Kentnet. Email Dominick Grillo (DGRILLO) to set up a time for a class. Computer Lab Closings Room 775 Tuesday, 4/19/94: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CLASS session on USENET Tuesday, 4/19/94: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CLASS session on USENET Friday, 4/22/94: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Practice Exam Session LEXIS/NEXIS Student Representative Your student LEXIS representative is Kirsten Wonder Albrecht (KALBRECH). LEXIS Summer Access During the summer session, student access to LEXIS will be limited to use of the CAREER Library. However, students who require LEXIS for summer educational purposes can activate their LEXIS IDs on-line. Educational purposes include summer school, law review, moot court, research assistants and clinic. To activate your LEXIS ID for summer access sign on to LEXIS, enter the CAREER library, choose the SUMMER file, and fill in the appropriate information. Summer activation will be completed within 48 hours. LEXIS Student Representative Position for 1994-1995 LEXIS is interviewing for a student representative to assist/train students on the use of LEXIS/NEXIS services. Other responsibilities include covering law school software needs for students, faculty and administrators. First year or second year law students are encouraged to apply. For an interview, please call Jennie Lipowich at (312) 899-7833. You can also contact Kirsten Albrecht (KALBRECH) by email if you have any additional questions. LEXIS Rep Spring 1994 Lab Hours Monday 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Wednesday 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Look for the Lexis Representative in LAB 700 or by the tables outside LAB 700. If you are unable to make the posted lab hours, please contact your Lexis Representative Kirsten Albrecht (KALBRECH) by email. Westlaw Student Representatives West Publishing Corporation is seeking an outstanding first or second year law student to join WESTLAW Educational Staff as a Student Representative for Fall 1994. The primary objective of the position is to provide public relations and training assistance in our promotion of WESTLAW within Chicago-Kent. To set up an interview, please contact Rilio Mastrantonio at (312)641-3075 or (800)443-3075. Your WESTLAW student representatives for the Spring Semester are Romi Bose (RBOSE), Kerri Kamis (KKAMIS), Tim Engling (TENGLING), and Shalla Hyderi (SHYDERI). WESTLAW Student Rep. Lab Hours Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Shalla 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Romi 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Kerri 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Shalla 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Kerri Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kerri 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Shalla 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kerri 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kerri 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tim 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Kerri Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Kerri 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Romi 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kerri 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kerri Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Shalla 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tim 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Romi 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Shalla Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kerri 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tim 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kerri Look for the Westlaw Representatives in LAB 700 or the tables outside LAB 700. SCHOLARSHIPS Kane County Bar Association Scholarship The Kane County Bar Association, located in Geneva, Illinois, will be awarding scholarships totalling approximately $4,000.00 toward the tuition of a qualified law student who resides, or whose parents reside, in Kane County. This scholarship, applied toward the 1994-95 academic year tuition, will be awarded on the basis of academic ability, financial need and character. Children and spouses of the Kane County Bar Association members are not eligible for the scholarship. Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the rather lengthy application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. All inquiries should be directed to Carol Schreiber Larson, Executive Director, Kane County Bar Association, 128 James Street, P.O. Box 571, Geneva, Illinois 60134, (708) 232-6416. Please note that the scholarship application must be fully completed and received by the Kane County Bar Association on or before May 10, 1994. Latin American Bar Foundation Scholarships The Latin American Bar Foundation seeks applicants for scholarships to be awarded to needy and qualified Hispanic law students. All applicants must meet the following criteria: 1) Must be a United States citizen or resident alien. 2) Must be currently enrolled in the College of Law and in good standing. 3) Must not be related to any officer or Director of the Latin American Bar Foundation. 4) Should demonstrate financial need, scholastic aptitude and community service. 5) Preference may be given to applicants of Hispanic ancestry. 6) Must submit, along with the application, a personal essay, all LSAT scores and law school grades. Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships should pick up the rather lengthy application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. Please note that the scholarship application, personal essay, LSAT scores and law school grades must be fully completed and received by the Latin American Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee on or before May 2, 1994. WRITING CONTESTS The National Association of College and University Attorneys will award $1,000 for the best article by a law student on a topic relating to legal issues in the corporate practice of law on behalf of colleges and universities. The winning article will be submitted for publication in the Journal of College and University Law. Deadline: May 13, 1994. The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its Eleventh Annual R. Marlin Smith Student Writing Competition. First prize will receive $1,000 and, if judged to be of publishable quality, will appear in Florida State University's Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. Deadline: May 27, 1994. The Lex Mundi Global Student Writing Contest offers five winners a Certificate of Award and a prize of $2,000. The winning papers will be published in a special supplement of the Lex Mundi World Reports, the quarterly publication of Lex Mundi. Deadline: May 30, 1994. All students currently enrolled in Missouri and Illinois law schools or legal graduate degree programs are eligible to participate in the Armstrong, Teasdale, Schlafly & Davis International Student Writing Contest. The topic is "A Litigious World - But Not for the Courts? Alternative Dispute Resolution Devices." A $500 cash prize will be awarded the winning author. Students entering the Armstrong, Teasdale local competition must also enter the U.S./Canada Lex Mundi contest. The topic and eligibility requirements are the same for both this and the Lex Mundi Contest. Deadline: May 30, 1994. The ABA's Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law is sponsoring its Annual Student Writing Competition. The first prize winner will receive $1,000. The second prize winner will receive $500. The winners receive national recognition in the Section's newsletter. Deadline: May 31, 1994. The Federal Circuit Bar Association announces the 1994 George Hutchinson Writing Contest. Entries may comment upon any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. One thousand dollars ($1,000.00) will be awarded. Deadline: June 1, 1994. Notre Dame Law School is sponsoring its first annual Feminist Jurisprudence Writing Competition thanks to the generosity of a private benefactor, with a prize of $1,000. The winner will be invited to a banquet at Notre Dame School to receive his/her award. Deadline: June 1, 1994 The Transportation Law Section of the Federal Bar Association announce the John T. Stewart, Jr. Memorial Fund Writing Competition. The competition is open to all second-year law students in accredited U.S. law schools. The winning author will receive a $1,500 cash award and the essay will be published in the Federal Bar News and Journal. Students interested should submit a paper on a significant issue in the field of transportation law. Deadline: June 1, 1994. The topic for the 1994 Bruno Bitker Essay Contest sponsored by the American Bar Association is: The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities. This essay contest is open ABA member five years or less out of law school and students at ABA-accredited law schools. The winning author will receive $1000 and $500 goes to the second- prize winning author. Deadline: June 3, 1994. Essay for the American Judges Association's Law Student Essay Contest may address any topic of interest to the judiciary. All entries must be original, unpublished works, but may have been prepared for class. The first place award is $1500. Deadline: June 30, 1994. The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and the California Bankruptcy Journal are sponsoring an essay contest with prizes of $2,500 (1st), $1,500 (2nd), and $1,000 (3rd). The awards will be announced and presented at a Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum dinner program in early January, 1995. The winning essays might be published in the California Bankruptcy Journal. Deadline: July 1, 1994 The American Intellectual Property Law Association announces the Robert C. Watson Award of $2,000 for the best article relating to the protection of intellectual property written or published between August 1, 1993 and July 31, 1994. Deadline: July 31, 1994 For more information on any of the above listed writing contests, please see Carolyn Wood, Room 320D. STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION The winners of faculty jeopardy were: FIRST PLACE: Molly Lien and David Rudstein SECOND PLACE: Margaret Stewart and Gordon Hylton THIRD PLACE: Matt Harrington and Ralph Brill Thank you to all of the faculty who participated! Winners of the SBA elections are as follows: PRESIDENT: Tom Stovall VICE-PRESIDENT DAY: Will Gilner VICE-PRESIDENT EVENING: Guy De Maertelaere TREASURER: Amanda Howland SECRETARY: Scott McDowell ABA DAY REP.: Clarke Gillespie ABA EVENING REP.: Philip Smith CBA REP.: M. Scott Gordon ISBA REP.: Melissa Durkin THIRD YR. EVENING REP.: Michael Helminski THIRD YR. DAY REP.: Mark Gussin, Damon LaPorte SECOND YR. DAY REP.: Gail Golub, Rick Saines, Shannon Simmons, Jeff Arnold TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Jonathan Tomes STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Lisa Abrams/ Claudia Parker. ORGANIZATIONS Asian American Law Students Association The Asian American Law Students Association will be having a general meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m. in Room C40. We will be discussing the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition as well as having our elections for next year's officers. Refreshments will be served. Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Congratulations to Kirsten Albrecht who was a member of the Chicago-Kent Trial Team that competed in the John Marshall Trail Advocacy Competition last week. The team lost by 1/2 point in the quarter finals to the eventual competition winner. Congratulations are also in order to Professor Jon Tomes, who was presented with the favorite professor award during law week at the law school. ELECTIONS! ELECTIONS! ELECTIONS! There will be a candidates' forum and election on Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m. The voting will begin promptly at 5:30. Petitions of candidacy MUST be submitted in writing by leaving them in the BLSA mailbox on the second floor (west mailboxes) or by emailing RWIMBERL. The petitions must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday April 19 or your name will not appear on the ballot. The final lecture of the BLSA Lecture Series will be held TODAY, Monday April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in Room C50. The guest lecturer is Professor Norman Amaker from Loyola University who represented Martin Luther King Jr. in his legal battle stemming from his arrest in the historic Birmingham March. This is a piece of history; get to discuss this case from the attorney who tried it (a case that has been mentioned in at least three Kent classes). Good luck on finals. Christian Legal Society CLS is pleased to present its last speaking event for the semester: Barry Boykin on April 19. Mr. Boykin, a graduate of DePaul Law School, will speak about his work at the Austin Christian Legal Center, where he has been since 1987. The Center provides legal services to the poor in areas such as family law, consumer law, civil rights, and Social Security. Mr. Boykin will be speaking in Room 270. The event begins at 5 p.m. Computer Law Association INTERNET CLASS....April 19th at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Computer Law Association is teaching classes on using the Internet! The second session (4/19) is on World Wide Web, Gopher, and other miscellaneous fun things. Come and find out what it's all about--both legal and PLEASURABLE stuff!!! Email Kay Gemrich (CGEMRICH) if you're interested as space is limited! Dean's Advisory Council The last Dean's Advisory Council meeting of the Spring 1994 semester is Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 570. Decalogue/Jewish Law Students Association Please join us this Tuesday, April 19, for a debate entitled "The Proper Role of Religion in an American Public Life," featuring Professors Corre and Nahmod. Room C25 at 11:45 a.m. All are welcome! Environmental Law Society BAKE SALE TODAY!! We also have ecological t-shirts for sale, stop by and take a look! Earth Day is this Wednesday; remember to think globally and act locally. Events on Earth Day include: 1. SPEAKER Greg Mueller will discuss and have a slide presentation about biodiversity in the Costa Rican rain forest at 12:50 p.m., Room 270. Pizza and soda will be served! 2. SPEAKER Beatrice Briggs will speak about the interconnectedness in the Great Lakes bioregional area in her talk entitled "Reinhabiting the Wild Onion Bioregion" at 3:00 p.m., Room TBA. 3. FILM FESTIVAL at 7:00 p.m. will show "Medicine Man" starring Sean Connery, beer and snacks will be served. 4. VENDORS in the Concourse will be selling environmentally friendly merchandise. ELS has awarded its first Annual ELS/KJF Joint Environmental Public Interest Law Summer Fellowships. The recipients are Joel Sternstein, who will be working for Friends of the Chicago River to change the status of a section of the North Branch of the Chicago River to hinder development; and Rick Saines, who will be working for Citizens for a Better Environment. A big thanks again to our members for working so hard on our fundraising projects and making it possible for Joel and Rick to do some meaningful environmental legal work this summer. Evening Law Student Society The Evening Law Students Society will be holding elections for 1994-95 officers on Tuesday, April 19th in the Spak from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. All evening students are eligible to vote. Please consider running for a position on next year's board. ELSS serves as the voice of the Evening Division in encouraging the law school to provide us with accessible and appropriate services and opportunities. We also provide evening speakers and social events. ELSS plays an important role in ensuring that evening students receive the full benefits of their time in law school. If you are willing to make the commitment to serve your fellow students, please ask ANOTHER STUDENT to send your nomination to me by 5:00 p.m., Friday April 15th. The nominee will be notified by return email and by phone of the nomination. PLEASE DO NOT NOMINATE ANYONE UNLESS THEY WANT TO RUN!!! The nomination must be emailed to AOKKEMA and must include: The nominee's name and email address The position sought Home and work phone numbers The nominator's name and email address The positions to be filled and the nominees thus far are: President (Mike Helminski) Vice Pres. (Ralph Krisher) (the V.P. will be the group's communications director -- responsible for email notices and Record submissions) Treasurer Secretary Four Class Representatives -- one from each class. Please email AOKKEMA if you have any questions. Family Law Society "Children and the Law: Rights, Wrongs, and Reforms" Speakers: Professor Sarah Bensinger Sue Davis, Executive Director of the Children's Legal Clinic Wednesday, April 20, 1994, 3:00 p.m., Room C35. Refreshments will be served. Federalist Society The Federalist Society will hold a meeting on Monday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m., Room TBA (check the bulletin board on the Concourse and next week's Record). We will be installing new officers and planning events for the rest of the semester. All are welcome! GAYLAW GAYLAW will meet on Wednesday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. The agenda includes: ELECTION of 1994-1995 officers RATIFICATION of the GAYLAW constitution Your participation is crucial! See you there. Room TBA. Illinois State Bar Association *The Banner Is Here! The Banner is a newsletter published by the ISBA Law Student Division. Check it out to find out what is happening at other Illinois Law Schools. Copies of the Banner are available on the Concourse Level (the top tier of the black literature rack). *Become an ISBA Member. It's never too late to become an ISBA law student member! Law student membership in the ISBA offers many practical benefits, including the opportunity to meet and learn from active ISBA members -- Networking! Currently, the ISBA has 32,000 members. Annual law student membership is only $10 a year or $25 for four years. Join now and receive free subscriptions to ISBA journals and newsletters plus free admission to ISBA Law Ed Series programs. Pick up ISBA applications on the Concourse Level. If you have questions about ISBA membership, email Rupal Dalal (RDALAL). International Law Society As a result of last weeks elections, it gives me great pleasure to announce next years ILS board. Congratulations to all! President: Brian Gill Treasurer: Mike Rhoades Chief Justice Moot Court: Jordan Labkon and Mary Ann Spangler VP Alumni/ae: Kristine Iida VP Career Day: Susan Huh VP Information: Stacy Strong Three positions remain open (VP Speakers, VP Social and Evening Rep) and we will hold similar elections for these positions at a latter date. KATLA (Kent Association of Trial Lawyers of America) We will be holding elections for our 1994-1995 officers on Wednesday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested in running for election should email MKRAUSE. Room TBA. Kent Justice Foundation Congratulations to the new KJF officers: Third-Year Co-Chair: Patty Hindo Second-Year Co-Chair: Adela Penagos Treasurer: Susan Troester Secretary: Beth Indelicato Third-Year Representative: Kristin Huber Second-Year Representative: Patti O'Brien Second-Year Representative: Julie Gerber Congratulations to Ralph Brill whose jar got the most money and had to pucker up. Thanks to everyone who donated. Thanks to Kristin Huber and everyone who helped out at the International Food Festival. It was a huge success. Remember applications are due on the 22nd. Kent Legal Scholars Professor Richard Warner is pleased to invite all Kent Legal Scholars to attend a lecture by Professor Martin H. Malin, Fathers and the Family Medical Leave Act. The lecture will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 1994, in the 10th Floor Faculty Lounge. Professor Anita Bernstein will reply. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. The faculty and selected alumnae/i have also been invited. This is a good opportunity to network with practicing attorneys. Please R.S.V.P. to Carol Johnson by April 19, via email (CJOHNSON) or phone (6-5289 or 312/906-5289). Phi Alpha Delta Here's some info on the speaker event we're co-sponsoring with KJF and SUPI. It will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m.--room TBA. Everyone is highly encouraged to attend. As of right now, two speakers are slated. The first is Thomas Morsch, a partner at Sidley & Austin who has spent 24 years at the firm. He is head of Sidley's Complex Litigation Group and sits on the firm's Executive Committee. Since 1985, he has been a member of the Pro Bono and Public Interest Committee at Sidley, and is currently President of the Public Interest Law Initiative, which gives a great deal of money to fund student public interest fellowships each year. He is the founder and chair of the Major Illinois Law Firm Pro Bono Consortium, which recently got a commitment from the 28 largest Chicago law firms requiring each attorney to put in 30 hours of pro bono service per year. Mr. Morsch has received several awards from various civic organizations for his service to the legal profession and advancement of pro bono work in Illinois. He will address how law firms view pro bono work and how it can help one's career. The second speaker is Karen Berman, a 1991 graduate of Northwestern Law School. Ms. Berman has worked as a summer associate at Sachnoff & Weaver and Monahan & Cohen. She is now serving as staff attorney for the Chicago Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law on a Skadden Arps fellowship, and will address the same issues as Mr. Morsch, from the student/recent graduate perspective. This event should be interesting and informative, addressing issues relevant to anyone entering the legal profession, be it through large or small firm private practice or by way of the public sector. Watch for room assignment later. Sports and Entertainment Law Society THIS TUESDAY APRIL 19: Television Motion Pictures Music Steve Workman, attorney for WTTW Chicago-Channel 11, will be giving an informal discussion about the various divisions of entertainment law. Mr. Workman previously worked for Paramount and was General Counsel for a record label. This is our last speaker of the year, so please join us for FREE PIZZA and great conversation at noon in Room C35. ELECTIONS: Elections for next year's officer positions of president, vice-president and treasurer will be held next week on Tuesday, April 26 at 12 Noon in Room 180. Contact Christine Buckley (CBUCKLEY) with nominations for either yourself or others. Nominees will have the option of giving a brief speech immediately preceding the election. Women in Law NETWORK WITH CHICAGO WOMEN: Women in Law is pleased to co-sponsor, along with the Women's Bar Association a networking lunch on April 26 at 12:00 noon featuring Magistrate Bucklo as the guest speaker. Students will have a chance to hear Magistrate Bucklo and have lunch with a variety of women working in the legal profession: practitioners in both private firms and public interest work, judges, women working in government. This will be a great opportunity to meet women from the Chicago area who can help in that all important job search!!! Tickets will be on sale Monday through Thursday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. BAKE SALE: Women in Law will hold a bake sale next Wednesday, April 20. Please sign up to bake and/or sit at the desk on the sign up sheet on the WIL office door. TO: ALL CONTINUING STUDENTS FROM: ASSISTANT DEAN NANCY HERMAN DATE: SPRING SEMESTER 1994 RE: CRITICAL INFORMATION REGARDING: FINANCIAL AID AND MERIT-AND-NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The 1994-1995 financial aid application forms are now available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Once again, the time of year has arrived for you to begin the process of applying for financial aid for next year. Please take note of the calendar of important dates below; I suggest that you save this memo for future reference. Your financial aid, whether a loan and/or a merit-and-need-based scholarship, depends on it. We have prepared folders containing the applications, as well as information to assist you with the application process. Please be sure to read through the entire packet. There were many changes to the financial aid application process last year and there will be a few more for next year. The application packets can be obtained in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. To be eligible for all forms of financial aid you must meet the deadlines listed below. Calendar of Important Dates: By May 16 1. After you file the FAFSA, you will be sent the Student Aid Report (SAR). All pages of the SAR should be in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by May 16, even though it will say that you are not eligible for the Pell Grant (Pell Grants are for undergraduates only). Be sure to complete the Student's Use Box on the back of page one. Corrections: If you need to make corrections to your SAR, be sure to send a copy of the SAR, with all of the corrections indicated, to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Send the original to the address on the back of the SAR. A revised SAR will be mailed to you approximately two weeks after the corrections are received at the processor. Make sure that you sign the report where indicated or the revisions will not be made. 2. If you are selected for Verification, you will be asked to submit copies of your tax forms and a Verification Statement. These materials and your SAR must be returned before a financial aid award will be determined for you. By June 1 You should sign and return your financial aid award letter to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by June 1, or within three weeks of the date printed on the award letter if you received it after June 1. By July 1 You are expected to turn in student loan applications from the lender of your choice by July 1. Loan applications for Law Access, LAWLOANS, Chase Manhattan, and any Illinois bank are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. However, the office has a limited supply of applications so it is best to contact your lender directly to obtain the necessary application. We are ready to help if you need assistance--just call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (312) 906-5180. Thank you for your cooperation.