Vol. No. XXV, No. 2 August 22, 1994
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FROM DEAN MATASAR
How is this possible? Wasn't it only yesterday that the summer had begun? Flowers in bloom. Birds singing softly in the distance. Soft jazz playing in the background. Snap out of it; summer, such as it was, is over.
Despair not, colleagues young and old. Summer wasn't so hot (I love double meanings!) anyway. Flowers wilt, bird singing can be annoying (or unsanitary), and if I hear any more new age music I'll go into terminal mellowness. The time has come for excitement, the special kind that comes through challenging oneself to learn and grow. Yes, you've got it right--the new school year has begun.
What a year it will be: a chance to meet excellent new teachers and students; an opportunity to become reacquainted with old teachers and classmates; and the continued dedication of the law school to excellence in scholarship and teaching.
The coming school year signals an important time in the history of Chicago-Kent. We have created an environment for the study of law that is a model for law schools throughout the country. We have built a faculty of nationally respected teachers and researchers. We have offered an intensive, innovative program with training in all aspects of the law. What we have not yet done is establish a soul for the new Chicago-Kent, a direction that will carry us forward to even greater heights.
I challenge all of you to find our (your) soul. What should Chicago-Kent and its students make of themselves? As you ponder that question (and its cosmic implications) let me offer a few of my thoughts.
* * * Service Part I--The law school must direct itself to providing even better service to all who use its services. Students must receive first-rate service from all parts of the community--faculty, library, and other staff. However, in return, students must devote themselves to their studies and scholarship to become the best lawyers and leaders that they can become.
* * * Service Part II--The law school is a part of a greater community. It owes to that community service in time and money. Faculty and staff will give back to the community our legal talents, our facilities, and our time. Students ought to return something to the community as well, whether as participants in pro bono legal services or volunteers in civic organizations or as resources for their classmates.
* * * Innovation, drive, and dedication--Chicago-Kent is made up of talented students, faculty, and staff. It is easy for those with talent to do no more than rely on native ability and coast toward eventual success. That would be a waste. Each of us can work harder, learn more, and aim higher; each of us must do so. The quest for excellence and the ability to risk failure will allow us to achieve our goals and help to make the world in which we live a much better place.
In the Service, Part I, category, in order to help the school better identify and serve students' needs, we have created the position of Assistant Dean of Students. The Assistant Dean of Students will be available to all students for counseling, academic assistance, accommodation for disabilities, workshops on issues of student concern, such as exam preparation and time management, and mediation of problems with faculty or other students.
This summer, Julie Fenton joined us as Assistant Dean of Students. Dean Fenton received her law degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law where she served as Editor in Chief of the Iowa Law Review. She was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Luther M. Swygert of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1992, Dean Fenton taught Civil Procedure at Chicago-Kent as a visiting faculty member. She has also taught Constitutional Law and Legal Writing at the University of Iowa College of Law, and Legal Research and Writing at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition, she been a litigation associate with Jenner & Block and Sachnoff & Weaver here in Chicago.
You will find Dean Fenton in Room 544, or you can reach her at ext. 6-5271 or her e-mail address, JFENTON. Please contact her with any questions, concerns, or problems.
Onward ye many and varied members of the Chicago-Kent community. Welcome new students and faculty, welcome back continuing students and faculty, enjoy, be in touch.
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Welcome to the new faculty members who join us this semester:
Richard L. Hasen
Assistant Professor of Law
Mr. Hasen received his bachelor's degree (with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a Ph.D. in political science and law degree from UCLA, where he was Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA LAW REVIEW and was elected to the Order of the Coif. His dissertation is entitled Beyond the Pursuit of Efficiency: An Enriched Law and Economics Analysis for Constructing Legal Rules. Mr. Hasen clerked for the Honorable David R. Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and was an associate with the Los Angeles civil appellate firm of Horvitz & Levy before joining the law school faculty in 1994. His scholarship focuses on the use of social science in the law, particularly the Law and Economics movement, and he has published in the CARDOZO LAW REVIEW.
Michele Baker Richardson
Assistant Professor of Law
Ms. Richardson received her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was Notes Editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL, vice president and national convention delegate of the Black Law Students' Association, and co-founder of Women of Color and the Law. She earned her bachelor's degree in Economics at Brown University. Ms. Richardson clerked for the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and was an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan and Hartson for two years before joining the law school faculty in 1994. Ms. Richardson's areas of interest include the impact of the present tort system on medical care, tort reform, and the impact of poverty on health services.
Stephen D. Sowle
Assistant Professor of Law
Mr. Sowle received his B.A. from Williams College (magna cum laude) in 1983, where he majored in Religion, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1990. While at Yale, he served as a research assistant to several professors and was a founding member of the YALE JOURNAL OF LAW AND FEMINISM. Following law school, Mr. Sowle clerked for then-Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald and current Chief Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Prior to joining the law school faculty in 1994, he worked as an associate in the Litigation Department of Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston. Mr. Sowle's curricular interests include Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Federal Jurisdiction, Constitutional Law, and Conflict of Laws.
Theodore T. Lemberis
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice
Mr. Lemberis was an adjunct member of the faculty for four years, teaching commercial law and an international business transactions seminar, before becoming a full-time faculty member in 1994. He was a partner in the Chicago law firm of Keck, Mahin & Cate for six years, concentrating in corporate and real estate transactions, commercial loan documentation, and international business transactions. Mr. Lemberis received his law degree from John Marshall Law School, a master's degree in public administration from Roosevelt University, and a bachelor's degree from Purdue University.
Stephen Edward Smith
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice
Mr. Smith received his law degree from Washington University School of Law and his bachelor's degree from Boston University. Before joining the law school faculty in 1994, he was in private practice, specializing in complex civil litigation and dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on civil rights, Community Reinvestment Act, and employment discrimination actions, and the resolution of international business and trade disputes. Mr. Smith is an arbitrator, mediator, and member of the Commercial and International Panels of the American Arbitration Association and its Commercial Advisory Committee, and he is a volunteer mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution. He also is a member of the Community Advisory Council for WBEZ, Chicagoland Public Radio.
Alberto Manuel Benítez
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
Mr. Benítez joined the law school faculty in 1994, after spending three years as a clinical fellow at the Northwestern University School of Law Legal Clinic. Mr. Benítez received his law degree from SUNY Buffalo, after which he spent a year as an intern for the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a staff attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, respectively, before joining the clinic at Northwestern in 1991. Mr. Benítez is a founding committee member for the Chicago Lawyers for International Human Rights.
Gregory A. Mark
Visiting Faculty Member
Mr. Mark is an Assistant Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he teaches American Legal History, Corporations, and Corporate Finance. Mr. Mark is a 1988 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW and winner of the D. Francis Bustin Prize for best student comment in the LAW REVIEW. He received his bachelor's degree in history from Butler University, and his master's degree in American History from Harvard, where he currently is a candidate for a Ph.D. in American History. Mr. Mark was Associate Counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel Iran/Contra from 1989 until 1993. After graduation from law school, Mr. Mark clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has published a number of articles on political culture, corporations, and economics.
Paula J. Dalley
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Ms. Dalley is a graduate of Harvard Law School (cum laude), where she was associate editor of the HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. She earned her bachelor's degree in Politics from Princeton University, and received an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 1994, just before joining the law school faculty. Ms. Dalley was an associate at the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore for five years, before returning to law school at NYU to pursue her LL.M. degree.
J. Herbie DiFonzo
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Mr. DiFonzo earned his law degree from the University of Virginia, as well as his master's and doctorate (both in American History). He was an adjunct professor of law at the Washington College of Law (American University) for eight years before joining the faculty in 1994. In addition to a stint in private practice, Mr. DiFonzo also served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Attorney General's Honors Law Graduate at the United States Department of Justice before becoming a full-time law teacher. His research specialty is American legal history. His first book, BENEATH THE FAULT LINE: THE CULTURE OF DIVORCE IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA, will be published in 1995.
Sanford N. Greenberg
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Mr. Greenberg earned his law degree (highest honors and Order of the Coif) from the National Law Center of George Washington University, where he was editor-in-chief of the GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW. He received his bachelor's degree in public affairs from Princeton University, and he holds master's and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Greenberg clerked for the Honorable Kenneth Ripple after graduation from law school, and spent three years as an associate at the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling before joining the law school faculty in 1994. He was an assistant professor of political science at Kalamazoo College from 1978 until 1982, and he has published articles in the GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW and the AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, among others.
Jeffrey D. Malkan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Before attending law school, Mr. Malkan taught undergraduate literature and writing courses at SUNY Stony Brook, where he received his Ph.D. in English in 1982. He is a 1976 graduate of Columbia College and received his J.D. in 1988 from the City University of New York (CUNY Queens); as a law student he clerked at the Center for Constitutional Rights and contributed articles on law and literature to the HARVARD LAW REVIEW, TELOS, and other journals. After law school, he spent two years in private practice with a suburban New York law firm, specializing in land use and commercial litigation. He then served as a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School where he received his J.S.M. in 1992 and was an associate editor of the STANFORD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, he was a research associate at the University of Georgia School of Law where he taught in the legal research and writing program.
Debra L. Quentel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Ms. Quentel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin--Madison Law School, where she was Note & Comment Editor for the WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. She earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and she spent three years as executive director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts in Chicago before joining the law school faculty in 1994. After graduation from law school, Ms. Quentel spent two years as an associate with the Chicago law firm of D'Ancona & Pflaum, where she concentrated in commercial litigation and environmental law.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Mr. Rossi earned his J.D. (with high distinction) from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was an articles editor for the IOWA LAW REVIEW. He also received an LL.M. from Yale Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow and recently began writing a J.S.D. dissertation on administrative law and regulatory reform. His bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) is from Arizona State University, Tempe. Mr. Rossi practiced energy law in Washington, D.C. from 1991-1993. His most recent articles are Redeeming Judicial Review: The Hard Look Doctrine and Federal Regulatory Efforts to Restructure the Electric Utility Industry, forthcoming this fall in the WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, and Equitable and Discretionary Policy Values in the Implementation of Regulations at the FERC, forthcoming in the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and is a member of the Federal Energy Bar Association.
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Mr. Wildenthal earned his J.D. and bachelor's degrees (both with distinction) from Stanford University, where he served as a Senior Editor of the STANFORD LAW REVIEW and received the law review Board of Editors Award for Outstanding Editorial Contributions and the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr., Award for Excellence in First-Year Research and Legal Writing. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, and the Honorable Michael F. Cavanagh, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court. Mr. Wildenthal was an associate at the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering until he joined the law school faculty in 1994. He has published in the STANFORD, ARIZONA, and WASHINGTON AND LEE law reviews.
FROM DEAN CHAPMAN
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your summer break and will have a successful and rewarding year. Here we go . . .
Fall Schedule Changes and Academic Calendar
Prof. Straus' Criminal Procedure class will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, instead of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; the class time remains from 10:40 to 11:35 a.m. All students who were enrolled in the class should have been notified of this change.
Changes in the 1994-1995 academic calendar required the rescheduling of several final exams to one day later than originally scheduled. A list of the exam date changes is attached to this Record.
A copy of the 1994-1995 academic calendar is also attached to The Record.
First Week of Class Assignments
I mailed a letter to all continuing students on July 29 with assignments for the first week of class for many courses. Assignments received after the letter was mailed are posted on the second floor bulletin board. If you did not receive this letter, you may obtain a copy in the Registrar's office and while you're in there, make sure we have your correct mailing address.
Advanced Research and Legal Drafting
We are aware of the fact that several 2L Day Division students are not enrolled in a Research or Drafting section yet. Several seats will open up this week because of student schedule changes and the acceptance of students into the Moot Court Society from the summer candidacy program. Please keep checking the second floor bulletin board to see if you have been accepted from a waiting list. If your name is highlighted, you must complete a Registration Change form in the Registrar's office; you will not be automatically added to the course. As with all limited enrollment courses and sections, there may not be a seat available in a section with a specialization or a meeting time you prefer. However, if there are seats available in a section, you must rearrange your schedule to take the course.
We believe there will be enough seats in either Advanced Research or Legal Drafting to accommodate every 2L who is required to take them. However, if there are not enough seats to accommodate everyone, students who did not get into one of the courses will take one course in the Spring, 1995 semester and the other course next fall, or they may take both courses in the spring semester. Students in law review, moot court or the LADR program cannot take Advanced Research and do not have to take Legal Drafting this semester. Students in the Moot Court Society should not take Legal Drafting this semester.
Chicago-Kent offers a semester of law study in London each spring semester with seven other law schools. Brochures describing the 1995 program and applications are available from Kym Denard, Dean Chapman's new administrative manager, in Room 320. (Carolyn Wood moved to Seattle.) Students interested in the program should refer to section 1.22 of the 1994- 1995 Handbook for the academic regulations pertaining to the program.
1994-1995 Student Handbook
The 1994-1995 Student Handbook is available on the concourse level. Several sections of the Handbook were added or revised to clarify provisions and to incorporate changes made by the faculty during the last academic year. Following is a brief description of the more significant changes:
Section 1.5: In order for two summer sessions to substitute for one semester of residency for students who began after 1992, at least ten credit hours must be taken over the two summers.
Section 1.12(b): The Law Review summer candidacy program section was revised.
Section 1.13: Moot Court eligibility was revised.
New [[section]]1.19 was added describing the joint J.D./LL.M. in Financial Services Law; former [[section]][[section]] 1.19 and 1.20 were renumbered as [[section]][[section]] 1.20 and 1.21.
New [[section]] 1.22 was added describing the London Law Consortium.
Section 2.4: The time period for making a pass/fail election has been extended to four weeks in the spring semester. The time period remains two weeks for the fall semester and one week in the summer session.
Section 2.5 dealing with the credit hour limitations for students in moot court and law review was revised.
Section 2.7 was revised to clarify that the six hours of elective pass/fail credits fall within the overall 19 hour limitation on non-graded courses.
New section 2.10 was added to clarify students' status as full-time, half-time and part-time students for financial aid purposes.
Section 3.2(a): The registration priority system was changed; students are now registered on a random basis within their alphabetical groups.
Section 3.6: The minimum grade point average to enroll in Judicial Clerkship has been increased to 3.200.
Section 5.1: Students may not take a course at another law school on a pass/fail basis without permission. If you receive permission to take a course at another law school, you must take it for a grade, although the grade will not count in your Chicago-Kent grade point average.
Section 5.4: A student must earn at least 54 credit hours at Chicago-Kent to earn a Chicago-Kent degree.
Sections 6.5 and 8.3: The grade replacing an Incomplete will be computed in the grade point average for the semester in which the Incomplete was awarded, not the semester in which the work was completed.
Section 6.13: August graduates will be ranked with the following June class instead of with the prior June class. Former section 6.13(b) was deleted because the law school no longer computes the "annual" class rank.
Section 6.14: First-year students are now eligible for the Dean's Honor List in their first semester of law study.
New section 6.16 was added to describe the Academic Achievement Awards and clarifies that students who take a course on a pass/fail basis are not eligible for the award for that course.
Section 7.6 was revised to clarify that writing after an examination ends constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
Section 12.4: Student insurance is now billed annually instead of each semester.
Section XIII dealing with Financial Aid was substantially revised and expanded to reflect new regulations and procedures.
Section 14.3: Students may now apply for a Rule 711 license as soon as they have completed 60% of the credit hours required for graduation. You do not have to wait for the grades to be submitted for the semester in which the hour requirement is met to submit your application.
Section 18. 1 dealing with the use of the Career Services Office was revised.
An index was added to make the Handbook easier to use.
Writing Contest Winners
Congratulations to Alyssa Chang for winning a $3,000 scholarship for writing the winning essay in the James Dudley competition and to Paula Katz who won $500 for submitting the winning paper in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers competition. Paula's paper is now being considered for one of the grand prizes of up to $3,000. Information about writing competitions appears in The Record each week.
A message to my summer tax students: I'm working on those exams!!
FROM THE REGISTRAR
January, 1995 Graduates
If you plan to graduate at the end of the Fall, 1994 semester, please complete a Graduation Requirement Analysis form available in the Registrar's office as soon as possible. The Registrar's office will review your analysis form and transcript and will notify you if it appears that you are missing a requirement or will not have sufficient hours to graduate. However, you should make an independent review of your transcript. Please read [[section]]1.8 of the Handbook which provides that it is your responsibility, not the Registrar's, to make sure that all graduation requirements will be fulfilled by the end of your final semester.
Tuition Payments and Loan Check Disbursements
During the first two weeks of the Fall semester, Gina Regis, the new Bursar for the downtown campus, will be in the Registrar's office to accept tuition payments and to distribute loan and refund checks. Gina's hours will be Monday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students should make tuition payments and pick up loan checks during those hours.
Continuing students on the tuition installment plan should have made two $300 tuition payments by now and the third $300 payment is due on September 1. One-half of the balance will be due October 1 and the balance on November 1. If you have not paid $900 by September 1, your registration is subject to cancellation.
Official Registration Required
You must be officially registered for the section of the course in which you receive a grade. If you are registered for section 1 of course X and attend the classes, do the assignments and/or take the final exam in section 2 of that course, you will not receive credit for the course. Similarly, if you are not officially registered because you have a financial hold or for some other reason, you will not receive credit for completed courses. If you have not registered for the fall semester because of a financial hold, you must file a Petition to Register with an Outstanding Balance with Dean Dawn Rupcich in Room 265.
To add or a drop a course you must complete a Registration Change form, sign it, and submit it to the Registrar's office. You may add any open course until 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 2. If your name is highlighted on a wait list posted on the second floor bulletin board, you must submit a Registration Change form to add the course or section by Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. or the seat will be offered to the next person on the wait list. Any student who becomes eligible for an open seat after that date will be notified by email and their name highlighted on the bulletin board. The student will then have 24 hours from the time notified to add the course or section. Therefore, if you are waiting to get into a course, you should check the bulletin board and your email a few times a day during the first week of class.
You may drop a course, other than a required or a clinical course, any time before the final exam or the final paper due date. If you drop a course and reduce your credit hours, you will be charged tuition according to the following schedule:
During the first week no charge
During the second week 50% of tuition
During the third week 75% of tuition
After the third week 100% of tuition
Student Health Insurance
Effective this semester, the university is procuring student health insurance for a full year instead of one semester at a time. All students who are registered for at least 12 credit hours (whether in the Day or Evening division) will be automatically enrolled for this insurance and will be billed a one-time charge of $229 during the Fall semester. If you have other health insurance coverage and want to waive the student insurance, you must complete and mail a waiver to GM Underwriters, the insurance company, by Friday, September 16, 1994. Do not mail the waiver to IIT or give it to the Registrar. If your completed insurance waiver is not received by that date, you will have to pay the $229 fee. Waiver cards and brochures describing the insurance coverage are available in the Registrar's office.
Students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours who want to be covered by the insurance plan must apply for coverage. Applications are available in the Registrar's office. January, 1995 graduates and students who withdraw before the second week of the Spring semester who paid for the full-year policy may request a refund for the remainder of the policy by submitting a letter to Terry Shapiro, the Director of the IIT Counseling Center.
The deadline for making a pass/fail election or for revoking an election is Friday, September 2, 1994 at 5:00 p.m. This is a non-waivable deadline. Please review [[section]]2.4 of the Handbook for the list of courses which are not eligible for the pass/fail election and for the procedures and restrictions regarding the election. Make sure to submit two copies of the form to the Registrar and retain one of the copies signed by the Registrar's staff until you get your course grade. If a letter grade is erroneously recorded instead of a "pass," your signed copy of the election form is the only evidence that will be accepted as proof that you made the election.
Class ranks for continuing students are available in the Career Services Office, Room 360.
Student Directory and Privacy Form
The law school publishes a Student Directory containing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all the students enrolled in the law school. If you do not wish to have your name, address, or telephone number published in the Chicago-Kent Student Directory, you must submit a Privacy Form available in the Registrar's office by Friday, September 9.
First Year Students - Undergraduate Transcripts
If you have not already done so, please contact the school from which you received your undergraduate degree and request that an final official transcript be mailed directly to the law school Registrar's office. We must have an official copy of your undergraduate transcript in your law school file. You will not be permitted to register for the spring semester unless we have your undergraduate transcript.
FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON
Welcome back to the returning law school veterans, already adept at adding and dropping classes, already comfortable with the Socratic Method, already set with all of the financial aid you need, already nonchalant about once-a-semester law school exams, but now you face that all-important job search. (But I thought the first year of law school was the worst, and now I discover that there's still more stress to survive?!)
Yes, we have a terrific Career Services staff to help tackle the daunting task of finding a job. Even so, the "perfect job" may elude you for awhile, causing you to be slightly anxious or even a bit melancholy. Obviously, stress finds its way into every law student's life at some point or other, no matter how well you think you are handling the demands of law school. My job is to reduce the stress when possible, as well as to help you deal with inevitable stress, whether it's job-search anxieties, first-year fears, or job-school-family balancing tensions.
My position, Assistant Dean of Students, is new. The school has made the commitment to continue to improve its service to its most important constituents: you, the students. I'm here to help fulfill that commitment, and I'm thrilled to take on the challenge. But most of all, I'm excited to work with and for all of you.
Please stop in and introduce yourself, with or without a stress-related problem. I'm in Room 544. My telephone number is 906-5271, and my email address is JFENTON. In the meantime, I wish you all a stress-free year.
FROM LAW SCHOOL ASSOC. PRESIDENT, MICHAEL M. MARICK, '82
I would like to welcome you back after what I hope was an enjoyable summer for all. As the president of the Law School Association and an '82 graduate of Chicago-Kent, I know that all of you have great hopes and aspirations for the coming year. First year students may feel overwhelmed and happy to just get through the year, while third year students can see the end of their law school career quickly approaching. Second year students may see this as the time to become more involved at the law school while trying to decide what path they would like their career to take. Whatever your dreams and desires are, I hope you have a successful year.
I also hope to make you aware of the family that exists at Chicago-Kent. Whether you are a prospective student, current student, or alumna/us, you are a part of the family circle. In an effort to make you aware of what part the Law School Association plays in that circle, I will be writing a monthly column for The Record. I will let you know what alumnae/i activities are coming up and how you can play a part in them.
Good luck with your first month and I'll talk to you again soon.
FINANCIAL AID NEWS
The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is pleased to announce that Deborah Hill has been promoted to Senior Financial Aid Loan Counselor. You can contact her by phone (312) 906-5180; email: DHILL, or by stopping by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The hours of the office are Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kari Smith, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, will be out of the office August 26-August 30. If you have any questions during this time, please contact Deborah Hill, Senior Financial Aid Loan Counselor, by email (DHILL). Although the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Deborah will only be available during the following hours:
Friday, August 26
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 29
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Your patience is most appreciated during these three days!
Important Information About Perkins Loans
All students who are receiving Federal Perkins Loans need to sign promissory notes before the fall semester amount is applied to their account.
A representative from the Student Loan Office at IIT will be at the law school with the promissory notes on Wednesday, August 24, 1994. Students should stop by and sign their promissory notes during the hours noted below:
Wednesday, August 24
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Evening students, or day students who cannot sign their notes during these hours should contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230 to make other arrangements.
Exam Review: Professor Nance's "Evidence" (Summer, 1994)
An exam review session will be held Friday, August 26, at 3:00 p.m. in Room 370. Your exam will be available for inspection at the review session. You must attend this session in order to obtain an individual consultation concerning your performance on the exam. After the review session, you will have an opportunity to sign up for an individual conference.
Serving Our Society
As Director of SOS, I'd like to answer the big question on everyone's mind. What is SOS (Serving our Society)?
SOS is part of a growing national network of law school pro bono programs. In conjunction with Pro Bono Students Illinois, SOS serves as a valuable resource for Chicago-Kent students interested in obtaining volunteer public interest positions during law school, and even after law school.
SOS serves as a bridge between Chicago-Kent students and those groups and individuals doing important social and public interest work, both legal and non-legal, in our community. Through SOS, the law school and its students commit added time and support to those entities. In addition, through SOS, Chicago-Kent hopes to build and nurture an ethics of involvement and service among our students that will carry into their professional lives.
At this time, SOS is in the process of becoming computerized. Chicago-Kent will receive computer software enabling SOS to gain access to a statewide data-base of volunteer opportunities.
Although we've only been in existence since February 1994, SOS has already successfully assisted many students in finding rewarding volunteer experiences at such agencies as the Department of Children and Family Services and Pro Bono Advocates. Besides, SOS offers you many benefits. You not only gain worthwhile experience, you may meet interesting people and make valuable professional contacts. But most important, and really the true reason for SOS, you are making our community a better place by serving our society.
If you're interested, either in volunteering or learning more about public interest opportunities, please stop by the SOS office located in Room 686 and speak to one of the student counselors, Ms. Juli Gumina (3L) or Ms. Sharon Doherty (2L), or call 906-5089 to set up an appointment. We will even have a monthly newsletter for you to read. Office hours for the Fall Semester are as follows: Mondays 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; Tuesdays 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Thursdays 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. We look forward to serving you.
Students Fluent in Foreign Languages Wanted
Professor Alberto Benitez, a new clinical professor, is seeking students who are fluent in foreign languages who might be willing to serve as translators/interpreters for his immigration clients. He is looking for individuals who are willing to serve on a volunteer basis. Please contact him via email, ABENITEZ, or by phone, 906-5072.
Dear Dean Matasar
A special email I.D. has been created for your messages/complaints/concerns/praises about the law school. Send your email message to "DEARDEAN." You also are welcome to submit written messages if you prefer to do so; just place them in Dean Matasar's mailbox on the second floor.
Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization dedicated to helping its members improve their thinking, listening and speaking skills. Individual clubs provide a supportive environment where members practice those skills by going through a course of basic speech exercises.
Members can work at their own speed. Once the basic course is complete, there are twelve advanced manuals that deal with more specific types of speaking assignments such as: speaking to inform, the discussion leader, speeches by management, technical presentations, the professional speaker and the entertaining speaker.
The "Knowledge Speakers" Club is one of over 30 clubs in the downtown area and has recently moved its meeting location to Chicago-Kent. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday over the lunch hour and guests are welcome to attend.
We would like to encourage the faculty, staff and students of Chicago-Kent to join us. Our membership is made up of a diverse group of professionals. Each meeting includes prepared speeches, evaluations of those speeches and a "Tabletopics" session that allows us to practice our impromptu speaking skills. (Don't worry - guests are not required to participate!) Dues are $24 every six months.
We invite you to visit and hope to see you at our next meeting. Meeting room locations are posted in the school lobby. If you have any questions, please call Scott Harden, membership chairperson, at 454-4378.
Payroll Authorization Information for Student Employees
A new payroll authorization must be completed by all student employees who plan to work after August 27, 1994. Payroll authorizations are available in the Office of Administration, Finance and CLE, Suite 265. The Payroll Authorization should be filled out completely, listing August 28, 1994 as the "Effective Date" of employment. Be sure the faculty member or administrator for whom you work signs the authorization.
Building Hours and Chicago-Kent Library Hours
The new hours for the Fall semester will begin on SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 1994. The building and library hours are as follows:
Fall Building Hours
Sunday 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Friday 7:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:45 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Fall Chicago-Kent Library Hours*
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Special Hours for the Labor Day Holiday (September 3, 4 and 5):
Saturday (September 3)
Building Hours 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday (September 4)
Building Hours CLOSED
Monday (September 5)
Building Hours 10:15 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Library Hours 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Administrative Offices will be CLOSED)
* Library hours will be extended in early December to accommodate students during final exams (times to-be-announced).
Subscriptions at Discounted Student Rates
Students (and Faculty and Staff) may obtain discounted subscriptions to THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, BARRON'S and the FINANCIAL TIMES (U.S. edition of the London paper). Terms are:
1. WALL STREET JOURNAL: 15 weeks = $26.; 26 weeks = $39; 52 weeks = $74.50.
2. BARRON'S (The Dow Jones weekly): 15 weeks = $21;
26 weeks = $33; 52 weeks = $64.50.
3. FINANCIAL TIMES: 15 weeks = $37.50; 33 weeks = $82.50; 52 weeks = $130.
Sign- up sheets for all three are posted on the door of Faculty Office 829. Subscriptions can be sent to your home. Each publication will bill you directly.
Professor Lori Andrews was on CNN in an interview about Strep A, a flesh-eating bacterium, June 10. Prof. Andrews will be interviewed in New York, September 6, for a new Fox magazine- format TV show; she will be on a segment about artificial insemination. At the same time she will be taped for a documentary about artificiality, when she will talk about genetic engineering.
Over the summer, Professor Anita Bernstein edited her book, A PRODUCTS LIABILITY ANTHOLOGY, which is scheduled for publication by Anderson Publishing Co. in early 1995. The book is a collection of about 40 articles on products liability by other writers, plus notes and comments by Prof. Bernstein. She continued research and writing in her principal area of interest, personal injury law, with particular attention to products liability, comparative consumer law, and feminist perspectives on injury.
Professor Ralph Brill hosted the Legal Writing Institute's 6th biennial conference, a four day conference with a record 332 legal research and writing teachers in attendance, including some from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. Chicago-Kent not only hosted the event, but faculty and staff were active participants -- Ron Staudt presented Impact of Technology on Legal Education and Law Practice in the 21st Century; Ralph Brill and John Mayer presented Using Technology to Teach Legal Writing and Research; Molly Lien, Susan Adams and Matthew Harrington presented Teaching Ethics and Professionalism in Legal Writing; Rosemary Shiels presented The Paperless Law Student: Researching, Note-Taking, Organizing, Pre-Writing, Writing, and Re-Writing Memos and Briefs and Automated Document Assembly and Legal Drafting: A Demonstration; John Mayer presented A Hands-On Tour of Electronic Law School Resources and Open Lab: Answering Your Questions About Computers and Legal Writing and Research; Sarah Bensinger, Diana Runcie and Molly Lien presented Feminist and Critical Race Perspectives on the Status of Legal Writing Faculty; Suzanne Ehrenberg presented The Collaboration Dilemma with Ross Nankivell of Emory; and Mickie Voges and Gretchen Van Dam presented Teaching The New Automated Legal Research, Efficiently and Economically. The conference received press coverage in the NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Prof. Brill would like to acknowledge the long hours and hard work invested in this conference by Anne Barrett and students Jeff Burke, Lisa Severtis, Rick Saines and Brian Magnusson who helped organize and staff the conference. Prof. Brill was quoted in the July 6 CHICAGO TRIBUNE in a story called New Law May Upend Fight for `Richard.' And, Prof. Brill spent an "incredible" two and one- half weeks in Kenya and Tanzania, taking over a thousand pictures of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes, baboons, wildebeest, etc. etc.
Professor Evelyn Brody, joined by her tax-lawyer husband, Jack Siegel, taught a 20-hour, week-long class in Taiwan this summer on the Taxation of Financial Products. Financial products include stocks (equity), bonds (debt), and "financial derivatives" (such as futures contracts, swaps, and options). Thirty-eight tax officials from Taiwan and other countries participated in the 12-week program on taxation sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Finance's Public Finance Training Institute.
Professor Bartram S. Brown's article Developing Countries in the International Trade Order was published in the Spring 1994 issue of the NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW. During a July vacation visit to the Seychelles (in the mid Indian Ocean) he was invited to the Foreign Ministry of that country to give a lecture on topics covered by his article. The lecture was well attended by government officials and local business leaders and was covered by Seychelles television and radio. And, Prof. Brown completed training to become a certified scuba diver while in the Seychelles. Prof. Brown was on WTTW's Chicago Tonight June 1 when the topic was President Clinton's foreign policy and "hot spots" around the world.
Professor Stuart Deutsch completed work on two books: the first edition of DEUTSCH'S ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS ANNOTATED, and volume 25 of the LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT LAW REVIEW, which he co- edits with Professor A. Dan Tarlock. Both books will be published in September or October. In addition, he completed planning for the Society of American Law Teachers Teaching Conference: Diversity in the Law School Curriculum. He will be one of the speakers on teaching about environmental equity/justice/racism in law school classes September 23- 24, 1994.
This summer Professor J. Herbie DiFonzo worked in Washington, D.C. with the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program, teaching an introduction to the American Legal System to a group of young lawyers from the former Soviet Union. They proved to be a fascinating group of students, intrigued with the process of trial by jury, and appalled at our method of plea bargaining. All the students will be spending this academic year in LL.M. programs across the U.S.A.
Professor Richard Gonzalez presented a paper and spoke to a group of 500 attorneys at the annual convention of the National Employment Lawyers Association in Seattle in June. His topic was ethical considerations in representing discrimination victims. But the topic that attracted the most interest from the attorneys? Chicago- Kent's in- house fee- generating, teaching law firm: the Law Offices. Prof. Gonzalez hopes that this will help expand placement opportunities for Chicago- Kent clinical graduates across the country, as word spreads of our unique employment law training program.
Professor Marc Grinker recently completed a new book to be used in Chicago- Kent's first- year writing program. Entitled THE LEGAL WRITING TEACHING ASSISTANT: THE LAW STUDENT'S GUIDE TO GOOD WRITING, the book contains explanations of those writing questions most commonly faced by law students, as well as exercises and answers on each topic. The 130- page book is available for sale in the bookstore. The book may be the first on legal writing in the United States that is accompanied by an interactive software program, designed by Professor Grinker with Rosemary Shiels and Jeff Harrison. Students will soon be able to access the software on Kentnet. The software program includes both the explanations and on- line questions and answers with interactive feedback. Professor Grinker was also appointed this summer to the new position of Director of the Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy, Chicago- Kent's award- winning upper- class appellate litigation program.
Professor Philip Hablutzel was a plenary session speaker at Chicago-Kent's Thirteenth Annual Conference on Not- For- Profit Organizations, June 3, 1994. He spoke on Liability Issues Affecting the Not- For- Profit. On June 22, he attended a meeting of the Illinois Secretary of State's Corporation Laws Advisory Committee in Springfield, where he reported on the work of the sub- committee drafting legislation to provide remedies for minority shareholders of closely- held corporations in Illinois. Prof. Hablutzel also attended the Annual Meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association in Lake Geneva, June 24- 26, where he completed his year as Chair of the Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Section and wrote the Section's commentary on the proposed Supreme Court Rule which would require that all attorneys make an initial disclosure to clients of their malpractice insurance coverage. On July 24, Prof. Hablutzel was guest lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry at Rush- Presbyterian- St. Luke's Medical Center, giving a two- hour presentation on legal issues in the high- tech biomedical business. On August 15, he researched the factual basis of the SEC's Rule 147 as a "safe harbor" for Sec. 3(a)(11) of the 1933 Securities Act, in Freeport, Maine. Prof. Habltuzel was quoted in a June 28 CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN story called Feds Face New Hurdles in Holding Lawyers Accountable for Savings and Loan Failures.
Professor Steven Heyman's article, Foundations of the Duty to Rescue, appeared in the April 1994 issue of the VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW (47 VAND. L. REV. 673 (1994)). The article won second prize in the Ninth Annual Call for Scholarly Papers of the Association of American Law Schools, and was presented at the AALS Annual Meeting held in Orlando last January. Professor Heyman spent the summer editing a two- volume anthology on hate speech and the First Amendment, which is scheduled for publication next year in the Garland Press series CONTROVERSIES IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.
Professor Linda Hirshman appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight August 19. The topic was anti-abortion violence. Her op/ed piece Scholars in the Service of Politics; Those Who Would Deny Men's Abuse of Women Twist Statistics and Skip the Research, appeared in the July 31 LOS ANGELES TIMES. Professor Hirshman hosted a Women's Legal Studies Institute at Chicago-Kent titled Two Decades of Women's Legal Theory and Doctrine July 22-24. The conference was featured in Tony Mauro's column which appeared in THE LEGAL TIMES July 25, and the TEXAS LAWYER and CONNECTICUT LAW TRIBUNE August. 1. Prof. Hirshman's op/ed piece Out of the GOP `Big Tent,' Back to the Kitchen, appeared in the July 12 LOS ANGELES TIMES, the July 17 COMMERCIAL APPEAL in Memphis and the July 21 PHOENIX GAZETTE. She was also quoted in the July 1 Chicago Tribune in a story called Buffer Zones Upheld Near Abortion Clinics.
Professor Gordon Hylton's David Josiah Brewer, A Conservative Justice Revisited will be the cover article in this fall's issue of the JOURNAL OF SUPREME COURT HISTORY. Last week, Prof. Hylton was interviewed by the DALLAS MORNING NEWS in regard to a feature story on the law practice of Abraham Lincoln. Prof. Hylton was quoted in a July 10 CHICAGO TRIBUNE story called Simpson Case Gives Rare, But Warped, Civics Lesson. He was also quoted in a June 22 CHICAGO TRIBUNE story called School Gun Search Ruled Invalid; 2 Teens Cleared.
Professor Marc Kadish appeared on Court TV July 6 with Atty. Gerry Spence, providing analysis and commentary on the Simpson case. On June 28, Prof. Kadish appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight regarding the Simpson case. Throughout the month of July he provided numerous interviews to WMAQ-TV, WGN-TV, WBBM-AM, CLTV, Fox TV and The Score radio on the Simpson case. Prof. Kadish was quoted in a July 10 CHICAGO TRIBUNE story called Simpson Case Gives Rare, But Warped, Civics Lesson, and he was quoted in the July 3 and July 5 CHICAGO TRIBUNE in articles on the Simpson case. Prof. Kadish has also appeared in the press with regard to a local murder case where he is defending a Square D executive accused of killing his boss.
Professor Richard Kling was on WBAC-Radio in New York City the morning of July 21 and on an ABC network radio talk show that evening regarding the Simpson case. He was quoted in USA TODAY on July 21, July 11 and July 5 on the case. He was quoted in Eric Zorn's column in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE July 19 regarding the Cruz case. Prof. Kling was interviewed on CNN July 11 regarding the use of DNA testing in the Simpson case. On July 8 he was quoted in the SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER and the CHICAGO TRIBUNE on the case. On July 5, Prof. Kling did a radio talk show for the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate and also provided an interview for the New York ABC radio affiliate morning news regarding use of DNA testing in the Simpson case. He appeared on WGN-TV on the Simpson case June 24. Prof. Kling is defending Helmut Carsten Hofer in what has proven to be a very high-profile local murder case that has received a lot of press coverage, including a recent feature article in CHICAGO MAGAZINE. Prof. Kling was quoted in the May 23 issue of THE NEW YORKER in a story about the El Rukn prosecution called Capone's Revenge. Also, Prof. Kling contributed a chapter on pre-trial issues to the recently released ILLINOIS CRIMINAL PROCEDURE MANUAL. And, he vacationed in the Smokey Mountains where, he notes, the highest peak is Clingman's Dome (noteworthy even though it is spelled with a "C" rather than a "K").
Professor James Lindgren will be participating in two symposia next spring- - one on ancient law at Berkeley (sponsored jointly by the CHICAGO- KENT LAW REVIEW and the ROBBINS COLLECTION at Berkeley) and another on the tort/crime distinction at Boston University. For the Berkeley conference, Lindgren is working on a paper on "the relative value of women, slaves, and free men in ancient legal codes." For the Boston conference, he admits that his plans are a little vague: "something on the mixed use of public and private remedies for ancient law wrongs." This fall semester he will be on a Freehling leave studying statistics and sociology at the University of Chicago. Next spring he will be a visiting professor at the University of Texas. Lindgren will teach again at Chicago-Kent in the Summer or Fall of 1995. On going back to school, Lindgren's comment was, "If students think law school is boring, they should try staring at a board full of equations. I'm afraid it's a little like beating yourself with a hammer; it feels so good when you stop. Perhaps I'll get a better perspective on what it feels like to be a student and what arbitrary monsters professors are."
Professor Martin Malin was interviewed on WGN-TV August 13 about the baseball strike. He was quoted in the July 2 CHICAGO SUN-TIMES in a story called Test of Will Looming in Cat Strike; in a July 1 Reuters story called Both Sides Pursue High-Risk Strategy in Caterpillar Strike, and in the June 14 CHICAGO TRIBUNE in a story called Caterpillar Blocks Return by Striking Workers; Firm Demands Strikers Disavow UAW's Actions.
Dean Richard Matasar was quoted in a story titled Kent Puts Course Material on Laptops, which appeared in the August 12 CHICAGO-DAILY LAW BULLETIN. Dean Matasar was also quoted in a June 17 CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN story called Egregious E-mail Etiquette Sparks Seminar.
Professor Richard McAdams is visiting for the fall semester at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Professor Sheldon Nahmod was interviewed on WBEZ August 5 regarding a ruling in a southern Illinois case requiring a child abuser not to get pregnant. Prof. Nahmod was on CLTV's Front and Center July 19, when the topic was the Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision on the Nicarico case. He was quoted in a July 16 Associated Press story called High Court Defining Church, State Relationship, Rejection of Kiryas Joel School District Is Part of Puzzle. He was also quoted in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE June 22 in a story called Rape Suspect's Nightmare: Lab Kept Wrong Man in Jail.
Professor Dale Nance was quoted in the June 9 CHICAGO TRIBUNE in a story called Pot Boiling on Secrecy Exceptions; State's Highest Court to Rethink Its Ruling. He was also quoted in the May ABA JOURNAL in a story called A Killer's 21 Confessions Released.
Professor Terry Norton was interviewed by WBBM-TV and WLS-TV and was quoted in USA TODAY June 1, and appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight and CLTV May 31, regarding the Rostenkowski indictment. He was interviewed by WGN-TV and was also on Cliff Kelly's morning show on WVON about the indictment May 26.
Over the summer, Clinical Instructor Ron Schwartz continued to test and improve Chicago-Kent's electronic databases of human rights decisions. The orders and decisions of the Illinois Human Rights Commission since 1991 are presently available, and the decisions of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations will be available on line very soon. Case summaries, when available, will be linked with the full text version of the cases on line. Larry Donahue, computer center employee and Chicago-Kent law student, has provided invaluable assistance in making this program happen. Access to these data bases within the law school is available through the Kentnet network. Outside of the law school, access is available through any Internet provider including Delphi and America On Line.
Faculty and staff from the Center for Law and Computers were very active over the summer. From July 11-13, 1994, Professor Ronald W. Staudt and Rosemary Shiels attended the Third International Conference on Substantive Technology in the Law School, where they led discussions on the effect of pervasive electronic mail in law school and the use of electronic course kits in substantive law courses. Prof. Staudt, Rosemary Shiels and John Mayer presented workshops at the recent Legal Writing Institute where over 300 legal writing faculty gathered at Chicago-Kent to exchange ideas and explore new projects. Prof. Staudt, Rosemary Shiels and John Mayer delivered presentations on the electronic law student at the Chicago-Kent/CALI Conference held here from June 9-11, 1994. In June, 1994, Prof. Staudt, Dominick Grillo and Larry Donahue were invited to visit Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute to share ideas about using hypertext tools to build legal education material. Rosemary Shiels was quoted in a story titled Kent Puts Course Material on Laptops, which appeared in the August 12 CHICAGO-DAILY LAW BULLETIN. Prof. Staudt was quoted in an AMERICAN LAWYER story called Managing Partners Keeping Closer Tabs with Technology. Prof. Staudt, John Mayer and Asst. Dean Nancy Herman were quoted in Ken Myer's "Law Schools" column in the NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL July 4. The column was called Institutions Around the Nation Hitch a Ride on Data Highway. John Mayer was quoted in a June 17 CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN story called Egregious E-mail Etiquette Sparks Seminar. Prof. Staudt and Rosemary Shiels were quoted in a story that appeared in the June 6 CONNECTICUT LAW TRIBUNE called The Law School of the Future; No More Casebooks or Bulletin Boards: Law Schools Approach the Technological Fast Lane. Prof. Staudt was quoted and pictured in the May ABA JOURNAL in a story about TechShow.
Professor A. Dan Tarlock visited Professor Michael Hahn, who was a visiting professor at Chicago-Kent in the Fall of 1993, in Halle, Germany this summer. Professor Tarlock delivered a short talk, in German, on American environmental law at the Martin Luther Universitat Halle- Wittenberg.
In July, Professor Mickie Voges attended the Third International Conference on Substantive Technology in the Law School in Paris. At the conference she gave a presentation in the Fundamentals Workshop on cognitive sciences issues in the use of automation for legal education. Prof. Voges is consulting with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria on their strategic planning for information services and technology for worldwide dissemination of their documents and other information. They are interested in methods Prof. Voges has developed for dealing with many of the copyright issues.
Adjunct Professor Ron Wood reports that for his summer vacation he filed a lawsuit, on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in what has become a very high profile case against a former employee of the Chicago Housing Authority alleging that he and others violated the federal securities laws through a scheme involving approximately $19 million of CHA pension fund monies. The money involved in the fraud represented more than 50% of the pension fund's total assets. According to complaint filed by the SEC, in March, April and May of 1993 John D. Lauer, CHA's former Director of Risk Management and Benefits, invested a total of at least $12.5 million of CHA pension fund monies in a company which was to invest in purported Prime Bank Instruments. The money was then wired to a bank in Luxembourg where it was placed beyond Lauer's, and the CHA's control. Subsequent to this time, in the fall of 1993, approximately $4.1 million was returned to Lauer, 29, who within a short time after receiving the funds purchased a home in Lake Forest, Illinois for $1 million cash. Lauer also bought a bar on Sheffield Avenue in Chicago, Redmond's. Prior to the 1993 investments, in November of 1992, Lauer had invested approximately $5 million of CHA in a different prime bank scam. The case, which is on- going and continues to be very interesting, has received extensive press coverage.
Professor Richard Wright was quoted in the July 29 CHICAGO TRIBUNE in a story called `88 Phone Fire Damages Dismissed.
Professor Bartram S. Brown is seeking a research assistant, preferably one who has completed or who is currently taking the advanced research in international law course. Anyone interested should submit an application at his office (Room 855), or to his secretary, Ivy Webster, consisting of a resume and writing sample.
Clinical Instructor Ronald Schwartz seeks to hire a research assistant. The general subject of the research will be procedural reform of Illinois and federal employment discrimination laws. If you are interested, please email Mr. Schwartz at RSCHWART, call him at 906-5076, or stop by his office in Room 611. Pay is at the standard law school rate.
Professor Joan Steinman is interested in hiring second and third year students to assist in research concerning complex litigation, consolidated actions in particular. You may do the work as a paid research assistant or you can discuss the possibility of working on it as an independent research project for credit. If interested, please contact Prof. Steinman in 835, ext. 6- 5292. Please make a resume and grade information available.
CAREER SERVICES NEWS
We're glad to see you back for the fall semester! We're looking forward to working with you throughout the year.
Our primary means of communicating with you are The Record and email. We use The Record to announce programs, job fairs, fellowships, and other opportunities. Sometimes we are given short notice of events and/or program deadlines and we can only notify you about them in a single issue of The Record--be sure to read each edition carefully.
Please also make sure to read your email regularly. If you are participating in the fall interview program, it is important to check your email at least once a day.
Office Hours for Fall Semester:
We will be open during the fall semester as follows:
Monday 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
We will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays during the fall semester:
August 27 November 5
September 10 November 19
September 17 December 3
October 1 December 17
Second, third, and fourth year students who need resume or job search counseling can make an appointment by visiting our office or calling Gwen Johnson, the Career Services receptionist, at 906-5200.
If you need resume counseling to prepare for the fall on-campus interview program, be sure to schedule an appointment right away. The last day of resume counseling for the fall on-campus program is Monday, August 29th.
Our counseling staff this year includes Stephanie Rever Chu, Director of Career Services; Lisa Abrams, Assistant Dean for Career Services; and part-time career strategists Debbie Villa and Debbi Gutman. Each of these staff members has a strong career counseling background. Gwen Johnson will assist you in making an appointment with the person who best suits your needs.
Please note: evening counseling appointments are available!
Debbie Villa takes appointments on Wednesday evenings and Debbi Gutman takes appointments on Thursday evenings.
Meet Stephanie Rever Chu, Our New Director!
With the retirement of Judith Saunders this spring, Lisa Abrams became the Assistant Dean for Career Services. Stephanie Rever Chu joined us in June as the Director of Career Services.
Stephanie earned her J.D. from William & Mary Law School and her undergraduate degree from Duke University. She comes to us from the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission where she was Counsel for Adjudication. Throughout her legal career, Stephanie worked closely with law students in a variety of capacities. While at the ARDC, she participated in the attorney hiring process for the Adjudication Department.
When you stop by the Career Services Office, be sure to say hello to Stephanie.
One of the best ways to prepare for interviews is to participate in a mock interview session. Career strategist Debbi Gutman will be visiting several Chicago law schools, including Chicago-Kent, to conduct mock interviews in September. Mock interviews will be held in the Career Services Office.
The half-hour sessions will include a videotaped mock interview, playback of the videotape, and a critique of the interview.
Dates for mock interviews are: Thursday, September 8, 1994; Friday, September 9; Monday, September 12; Tuesday, September 13; and Wednesday, September 14.
There are a limited number of mock interviews available; sign up soon! You must leave a resume with Gwen Johnson prior to the date of the interview. Please give 24-hour notice of any cancellation.
Fall Interview Program
The Fall Interview Program is open to students graduating in 1995 and 1996 and to LL.M. candidates. An informational packet with an explanation of procedures, the names of participating employers, and student registration materials is now available in the Career Services Office.
The Career Services Office is also distributing class ranks through August 26th. Your class rank will determine which employers you are eligible to preference for the purposes of the fall interview program.
Important dates for the Fall Interview Program:
August 15 Informational Packet and class ranks available in the Career Services Office
August 23 Fall Interview Program Mandatory Informational Program in the auditorium at 11:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
August 26 Direct Contact List available in the Career Services Office
August 29 Last day of resume counseling for Fall Interview Program
August 30 All registration materials due in the Career Services Office by 6:00 p.m.!! Registration materials will not be accepted after this date.
September 13 Interview schedules available in Career Services office after 12:00 noon.
Mandatory Informational Program for Fall Interview Program Participants--Tuesday, August 23rd
Students who plan to participate in the fall interview program must attend the informational program on Tuesday, August 23rd at 11:45 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium. This program will provide a chance for us to have a meeting of the minds before you turn in your registration materials.
The program will be an informal presentation and question and answer session conducted by Lisa Abrams, Stephanie Rever Chu, and Kristine Iida. We will answer any questions you have, explain the scheduling process, and tell you about last minute employer changes, etc. The program will last no more than one hour. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
A Reminder to Fall Interview Program Participants -- Check the Bulletin Board Outside the Career Services Office and Read Your Email Daily
Information concerning changes and additions to the interview program will be posted on the bulletin board outside the Career Services Office.
If we need to communicate directly with you, we will do so through email. We will not phone you or leave notes on your locker--please read your email daily.
A Summary of the Hiring Criteria of the Fall 1994 Recruiters
The employers who participate in the fall interview program provide us with information about the academic standing of students they wish to interview--this information is called their "hiring criteria."
As you consider whether or not to pick up the fall interviewing packet and participate in the program, you may find this summary of the fall recruiters' hiring criteria to be helpful.
For 2L's: 1 recruiter requiring upper 5%
18 recruiters requiring upper 10%
5 recruiters requiring upper 15%
4 recruiters requiring upper 20%
9 recruiters requiring upper 25%
2 recruiters requiring upper 30%
2 recruiters requiring upper 33%
1 recruiter requiring upper 35%
1 recruiter requiring upper 50%
2 recruiters requiring technical background for patent law
1 recruiter does not require a minimal class standing
For 3L's: 4 recruiters requiring upper 10%
2 recruiters requiring upper 15%
2 recruiters requiring upper 20%
4 recruiters requiring upper 25%
1 recruiter requiring upper 30%
1 recruiter requiring upper 35%
1 recruiter requiring upper 50%
1 recruiter requires technical background for patent law
1 recruiter requires an accounting degree or CPA
2 recruiters do not require a minimal class standing
Beyond Fall Interviewing -- There Are Other Ways to Find a Job!!
It's hard to do, but keep the fall interview program in perspective! As you can see from the information above, the fall recruiters are quite selective in terms of academic standing. Keep in mind that these fall recruiters represent a very small part of the total employment market.
You may find these statistics reassuring: the class of 1993 had a 93% employment rate when measured nine months after graduation. This employment rate was higher than the national law school average of 83%. Only 16% of the Chicago-Kent class of '93 ultimately found jobs through the on-campus interview program. The rest of the class found positions through networking, clerking for firms, making direct contact with firms, following job listings in the Career Services Office, and a variety of other methods.
The Career Services Office is anxious to work with you to determine the job search methods that will help you reach your career goals. We encourage those of you who are not participating in fall recruiting to meet with one of our career strategists this fall to design a job search plan that will work for you. We're committed to working with every Chicago-Kent student. Come get to know us -- we're here to help!
The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing
Keep your schedule free on Tuesday, September 20th and Tuesday, September 27th at 11:45 a.m. for our special program: The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing. Recent graduates and current students will share with you their successful methods for finding summer or post-graduation jobs. The session on September 20th will focus on the small- to medium-size firm market. On September 27th, we'll explore the government, public interest, and law-related job markets. Sign up to attend this program in the Career Services Office by September 10th -- we'll see you at the program!
Using LEXIS to Research Employers
Jennie Starr of Mead Data will provide individualized assistance and instruction on researching employers using the LEXIS/NEXIS system on September 7th and 8th from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Career Services Office. Sign up for a fifteen-minute slot with Jennie at the reception desk in the Career Services Office.
Grace Period for Overdue Career Resources Books
Here's your chance to bring back that resume writing book or that career planning video you found stashed on your bookcase between Torts and Civil Procedure without taking out another student loan to pay the overdue fines which have accrued.
Beginning Monday, August 22nd, 1994, the Career Services Office will accept overdue career planning books without charging overdue fines. This grace period will expire at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26th, 1994.
American Intellectual Property Law Association: Fourth Annual Job Fair
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has announced its fourth annual job fair on Saturday, October 29, 1994 in Washington, D.C. The job fair is open to students who are members of AIPLA.
Students may become members of AIPLA by signing up for the job fair in the Career Services Office and obtaining the application materials from the Career Services Office. Applications for memberships must be received by AIPLA in Washington, D.C. by September 10th.
AIPLA will mail a list of participating employers and job fair registration information directly to student members soon after the membership application deadline. Interview schedules will also be mailed directly to student members. The student membership application is Handout #1 in the Career Services Office.
2Ls and 3Ls Interested in Litigation
On Thursday, August 25, 1994, the law firm of Katten Muchin & Zavis has invited second- and third-year students interested in litigation to a casual discussion about big firm litigation practice in the Marovitz Courtroom from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Please sign up for the presentation at the front desk in the Career Services Office. Flyers describing the program are available in the Career Services Office.
The Skadden Fellowship Foundation provides support for 1995 law school graduates and outgoing judicial clerks who want to work in the public interest. Applicants must determine which public interest organization will sponsor them before submitting the application. The duration of the fellowship is one year and may be renewed for a second year if requested and approved by the grantmaking panel. The deadline for applying is October 10, 1994. Information is available on Handout #2 in the Career Services Office.
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund: Law Fellow Opportunity for 3L/Skadden Fellowship
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF), a leading national women's rights organization, is seeking a third-year student to sponsor as a Skadden Fellow for projects addressing the needs of low-income women in 1995-1996. NOW LDEF may select a fellow before September 30th, so interested students should apply now. Further information is available in the Career Services Office on Handout #3.
Massachusetts Superior Court Clerkships
The Massachusetts Superior Court is currently accepting applications for judicial clerkships beginning in the fall of 1995. There are no rigid, statistical cut-offs in terms of class rank or grade average used in evaluating an applicant's composite credentials. Neither prior Massachusetts residency nor bar membership is a prerequisite to employment. Further information and application procedures are available in the Career Services Office on Handout #4.
New Jersey Judicial Clerkships
The Administrative Office of the Courts for the State of New Jersey is accepting applications to fill approximately 400 judicial clerkships for the 1995-1996 year. Applicants may send a resume and cover letter to the Judiciary Personnel Office for distribution in September to all judges and justices. Details are available in Career Services Handout #5.
Department of the Interior: Solicitor's Honors Program
The Solicitor's Office of the Department of the Interior is seeking six to eight participants for the Solicitor's Honors Program beginning in the fall of 1995. During the first year, participants spend several weeks in each division of the Washington, D.C. office. At the end of the year, attorneys are assigned permanently to one of the divisions or to a regional office. Applications must be received in Washington, D.C. by September 30, 1994. Look for applicants and further information in Career Services Handout #6.
CHECK IT OUT . . . NEWS FROM THE LAW LIBRARY
WELCOME BACK! The staff of the Chicago-Kent Law Library and Library of International Relations is pleased to have you with us. The following are Law Library hours through September for your convenience:
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, September 3,
Sunday, September 4 CLOSED
Monday, September 5 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Chicago-Kent Document Center Is Pleased to Announce Our Extended Fall Hours!!!!!
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We offer a variety of services: photocopies, laser prints, LEXIS/NEXIS and WESTLAW prints, binding, microform prints and telefacimilies, etc.
Reminder for Returning Students - the Law Library maintains a pleasant work atmosphere through the enforcement of its no eating, drinking, chewing (as in tobacco) and dipping policy. If you have something you want to eat or drink later, it must be left in your locker. If we see it, it is subject to confiscation.
The Law Library staff is here, ready and willing to assist you in your law studies. Each week the Reference staff will be offering tutorials on research in a number of legal topics. The Reference staff has developed a number of new tutorials over the summer that will assist you in your research. Look for this and other Library information and updates in the Library section of The Record and on the 9th floor Library bulletin boards. Tutorials will begin the week of August 29.
NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS
Welcome back to the law school with the richest array of technology tools to help you be the best law student you can be! As we do each summer, we have worked to prepare and upgrade our facilities to meet your needs. Some new and upgraded student computers were installed in the labs to increase the power and performance of those workstations.
Look for information in the HELPDOCS, a series of printed instructions, on using our resources. These helpful instructions are placed in the lab in Room 700 and updated often to reflect new services and procedures.
For additional HELP, try the Helpdesk in Lab 700. It is staffed by members of CLASS, the Computer Law Association (sponsors of the PC CLINIC.) Or you can email the HELPDESK (HELPDESK) which is staffed by student volunteers and CLC staff days, evenings and weekends. You can also email Dominick Grillo (DGRILLO), supervisor, computer labs. New students, even returning students, will find helpful information in the Computer packet, Law Student's Desktop, available in the bookstore.
Call for Student Involvement in Technology
The Chicago-Kent College of Law Center for Law and Computers is now organized into three coordinated units:
I. Electronic Course Materials
to create an electronic publishing press, similar to traditional paper-based materials, through which quality legal educational lessons are produced, marketed, and distributed to law professors, law students and practitioners;
II. Legal Domain Network
to provides a rolling filtered archive of academic, administrative and practice discussion digests, of law-related electronic discussion lists and Usenet discussion groups;
III. Chicago-Kent Collaboratory
to organize, support and promote the Chicago-Kent Collaboratory, a project designed to establish and support collaboration among law faculty and law practitioners where substantive legal issues are discussed.
Rosemary Shiels is looking for a research assistant to work with her on research, writing, and survey tasks on these several projects. This work will involve legal research for electronic course materials in Computer Law and a variety of first year courses, writing reports and summaries of survey findings, preparing material for an electronic course kit, developing training materials, and conducting the 1994 Chicago-Kent large firm automation survey. Contact RSHIELS for more details.
If you are having difficulties with basic word processing functions (like bold, underline) you may want to consider buying a "Guide to ???" book at your local bookstore. These books are also handy if you just want to learn more about a program or to see what it can do. If you look in the computer section of almost any bookstore you will find lots of books on using WordPerfect; glance through them and see if one is right for you.
LEXIS and WESTLAW Passwords
Look for the LEXIS and WESTLAW student representatives outside the lab, Room 700, to update or re-activate your passwords. Read The Record for more information from the reps.
Top 7 Computer Questions
For answers to questions most frequently asked about use of Chicago-Kent's computer resources, please see the attached Top 7 Computer Questions attached to this Record.
WESTLAW Student Representatives
The Westlaw student representatives for this year are Tim Engling (TENGLING), Shalla Hyderi (SHYDERI), Brian Gill (BGILL), and Cynthia Tackett (CTACKETT).
The following are Westlaw lab hours for Fall 1994 in computer lab 700:
Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cynthia
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Shalla
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cynthia
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Shalla
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Cynthia
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Shalla
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tim
4:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Shalla
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cynthia
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tim
LEXIS/NEXIS Student Representatives
The LEXIS/NEXIS student representatives for the 1994- 1995 year are Kirsten Albrecht (KALBRECH) and Kevin Csink (KCSINK). The LEXIS representatives can be located during posted lab hours in LAB 700 or by email.
The Midwest Region of the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) announces the Sugarman Memorial Essay Contest. An award of $1,500 will be given for a previously unpublished article which makes the most original and significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of current issues in the commercial collections field. Deadline: January 23, 1995.
For more information, see Kimberly Denard in Room 320.
FROM SBA PRESIDENT TOM STOVALL
I hope everyone is well rested and refreshed because it is time to put your thinking caps back on. There are a lot of new faces around here. The first year students started last week. I ask all the 2nd and 3rd year students to welcome these new comers to Chicago-Kent and give them a helping hand if needed. Remember you where all first year students yourselves once!
The fall budget should be finalized this week. I will get together with the presidents and treasurers of all the student groups next week to discuss it.
The first happy hour of the semester and election of 1st year SBA representatives will be held next month. Stay tuned to this column for further details.
A Request of All Student Organization Presidents
The Document Center asks that you provide a list of members who have your authorization to bill charges to your organization for Document Center services. Until a list is received, members will have to pay cash. Submit all lists to the Document Center, L915.
Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA)
AALSA (Asian American Law Students Association) is open to membership of law students interested in issues concerning Asian Americans and the Pacific Rim. AALSA provides academic, social, and professional support through its affiliations with the National Asian Pacific Law Students Association and the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago. The organization also organizes opportunities for community outreach and involvement.
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
Welcome Class of 1996 and 1997 and returning classmates! Greetings and best wishes from the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).
Immediate items of interest: For Members only Saturday, August 27, 1994 Annual C-K BLSA picnic at The Point; our first meeting of the year, Saturday, September 10, 1994 (details to follow).
For Everyone the 2nd BLSA Jazz Social (It's A Rhythm Thang), Friday, September 30, 1994, here at the law school. Mark your calendars; you won't want to miss this event (details later). Also, beginning Thursday, August 25, 1994, BLSA will sell fried chicken luncheons on the Concourse every Thursday.
Save your pennies so you can enjoy our special BLSA Recipe chicken! Once again, the BLSA Executive Board extends a warm welcome and best wishes to all 1Ls!!!!!
-- Helen Paxton Arnold,
Chicago- Kent Tax Society
The Chicago-Kent Tax Society is a professional organization open to all students, alumni and faculty associated with the Chicago- Kent College of Law and Stuart School of Business. Please join us at our first informal social gathering in the first- floor lobby at Chicago- Kent College of Law between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on October 18th and 19th.
Look for these changes in this year's student newspaper: (1) we will design and lay out the whole newspaper in house, (2) our preferred method for contributing written material will be via email attachments, (3) we are dropping the word "Kent" from the title of the newspaper and now are known simply as the Commentator, (4) we will use newsprint of a lesser grade to save money -- our printer assures us that ink rub-off will not worsen.
Our printing schedule calls for issues to be printed on the last or next-to-last weeks of September, October, November, February, March, and April. Anyone wishing to contribute occasional columns, letters, photos, cartoons or even desktop publishing expertise -- including the 400 2Ls we individually emailed this summer -- should either: (1) attend next Tuesday's lunchtime organizational meeting to be announced in next week's Record, (2) drop by the office (C86), (3) leave a voice mail at 906-5016, or (4) email Keith Picher (KPICHER) or Brian Porter (BPORTER) to set up a time to meet.
Environmental Law Society
Anyone interested in joining ELS should attend the first general meeting on Tuesday, August 30th, at 12:00 noon. We've also added a meeting to accommodate evening students. It will be on Wednesday, August 31st, at 5:15 p.m. Room numbers for both of these meetings will be published in next Monday's Record. If you can't make the meetings, please email Ann Bloss (ABLOSS).
Anyone who wishes to be a voting member of ELS for the 1994-1995 school year should bring a check for $15 to the first meetings. ($10 for one semester.) Make the check payable to The Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society.
We'd like to see as many 1Ls as possible, and we extend an invitation for 2Ls and 3Ls to get involved this year as well. Topics on the agenda include environmental law fellowships for the summer of 1995, community volunteering opportunities, speakers, fundraising, recycling, the Alumni/ae reception, and our biannual Environmental Film Festival, which will be held in early September.
Evening Law Student Society
Please see the notice attached to the back of The Record.
Health Law Society
Welcome back everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great summer vacation! Things have been really moving here at Kent in the health law area. The clinic will be adding a health law attorney. This is great news for all of us interested in litigation. In addition, we will have two new members of faculty with us in the health law area. So keep your eyes open for some new and exciting classes.
The Health Law Society had a very successful `93-`94 year. The speakers forum on healthcare reform had an excellent turnout by both faculty and students. So everyone involved pat yourself on the back. This year should prove to be even better with more speaker events and the addition of brown bags. Congratulations to this year's new executive board: Lisa Wegrzyn, president; Todd Neumann, vice-president; and Steve Edmonson, secretary/treasurer.
The Health Law Society will be having an informational meeting for all members and interested students on Wednesday, August 24th. There will be two meetings, one at 3:30 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in Room C25. (Please note this is a change from an earlier posting.)
Illinois State Bar Association
Welcome back to Chicago-Kent. Your ISBA Law Student Representatives for the 1994-95 school year are Rupal Dalal, Melissa Durkin, and Susan Walter. Feel free to contact any of us if you have questions about the Illinois State Bar Association.
Become an Illinois State Bar Association 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).
Wanted: An ISBA Evening Law Student Representative. We are currently looking for an ISBA Evening Law Student Representative. If you are a current evening student and are interested in the position or want information about the position email Rupal Dalal (RDALAL) by August 26th.
Jewish Law Students Association/ Decalogue Society
Welcome to Chicago-Kent!
Once you get to know the place, you'll love it. In the meantime, we invite you to check out the Jewish Law Students Association (also known as the Decalogue Society).
Here's what you can expect this semester: a few meetings, a couple of speakers, and some other kind of event, as well. It's that simple. No studying or briefing required!
Our goal is to contribute to the law school community events that are interesting to all, but which have a Jewish focus, or which feature Jewish topics such as Israel, American Jewry or the Jewish Holidays. We welcome your participation and input, especially for our Speakers and Holidays Committees.
For more information about the group, or regarding the upcoming High Holidays, or just about law school in general, feel free to email or call any of our officers: President, Mark Gussin (MGUSSIN); Vice-president, Beth C. Miller (BMILLER1); Secretary, Mimi Bernstein (MBERNST2); Treasurer, Ian Greengross (IGREENGR).
Good luck to you!
P.S. Our first meeting of the year is tentatively planned for Tuesday, August 30, at 11:45 a.m.
The Justinian Society of Lawyers
The Justinian Society welcomes you to Chicago- Kent!!! Let us tell you a little bit about ourselves. Justinians is a society of Italian- American Lawyers dedicated to promoting unity and friendship (NETWORKING!!!) in the Italian- American legal community. Join us at our first meeting of the year on August 30th at 11:45 a.m. (check bulletin boards in the concourse and Spak for a room number). Feel free to bring your lunch and we'll provide soft drinks and dessert. We look forward to meeting you. Welcome and Good Luck!!!!
If you have any questions email MGURGIOL.
Moot Court Honor Society
The first meeting of the Appellate Advocacy class will be held on Tuesday, August 23, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 520.
Phi Alpha Delta
WELCOME BACK!! All interested and current members are invited to our first general meeting of the year -- Wednesday, August 24, at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Both meetings will cover the same info. The 5:00 p.m. meeting is for Evening students as well as Day students unable to make the first one. The room number will be announced via email as soon as we know it. Come see what PAD can offer you!
Attention! Attention! Come experience one of those ever-famous PAD parties that you've heard so much about. Our Kick-Off Happy Hour will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. This year it will be at Slaps Canal Street Tavern located at 212 N. Canal Street (this is only a few blocks from the law school, well within walking distance. . .) There will be plenty of great food and beer. All are invited so we hope to see everyone there!
Other dates to mark on your calendar. . .
How To Survive as a 1L: From Your 2Ls and 3Ls (this is the truthful one guys. . .) -- On Tuesday, August 30, time and room TBA
Speaker Event: Judge Neville on Wednesday, September 7, 3:00 p.m., room and more info TBA
See everyone at the Wednesday meeting and Thursday happy hour! Questions? Interested in getting involved or interested in one of our two 1L officer positions? Email JKROLL
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
I hope everyone is enjoying the first week of classes- - as much as possible that is. We will be having our first meeting soon. Please check this space next week for more information. If you have any questions, please email AFREEDMA.
Students United for the Public Interest (SUPI)
Interested in finding out how to get involved in public interest law?
Come to the first meeting for Students United for the Public Interest (SUPI), Tuesday, August 30 at 11:45 a.m., room number TBA. We will be discussing plans for the fall semester. We will also discuss the Serving Our Society pro bono program (SOS) and the Loan Repayment Assistance program (LRAP). Be sure to attend and find out how you can be involved!
Women in Law
Want to get involved with Women in Law? Come find out what we are planning for the school year: speakers, alumnae/i networking opportunities, social events and much more!! We would love your input, so come with ideas!
This is the time to find out about elections and to sign up for chair positions for the following committees: Fundraising, Speaker Series, Alumnae/i Outreach, Evening Student Rep., PR/Advertising, Mentor/Support Group, and others,
Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:00 p.m. for day students and 5:00 p.m. for evening students. The room will be announced in the next Record. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Robin Shapiro at RSHAPIRO.
P.S. Keep a look- out for the first WIL Mixer!!