Vol. No. XXV, No. 3 - - - - - - - - - August 29, 1994 -
NOTE: - - If you would like to have a notice posted in The Record, please submit your information by attaching (F6) a WordPerfect document to an email message sent to Jane McBride (JMCBRIDE). All notices must include your name, your email address and/or a telephone number where you can be reached during the day. If applicable, please include the name of your student organization. All information should be submitted by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
FROM DEAN CHAPMAN
Evening Division 4Ls should note that Professional Responsibility will not be offered in the Evening Division in the Spring, 1995 semester. If you have not already taken this required course, you must take it this semester.
Student Health Insurance
Please read the notice in the Registrar's section about the procedures and deadline for waiving student health insurance and make sure to verify that your waiver has been received by GM Underwriters. Every year there are students who miss the deadline or their waiver wasn't received and they request refunds from the law school. This year it's even more important to observe the deadline because you are being billed $229 for the whole academic year. If you miss the deadline or the insurance company doesn't receive your waiver and you didn't verify it with them, you will not be able to obtain a refund.
The health insurance coverage you get for the $229 is very minimal. Please consider purchasing the supplemental coverage offered by IIT or shop around for a more comprehensive policy.
A summary of the grade distribution by course category is attached to this Record. The distribution by individual instructor is posted on the second floor bulletin board.
I have been advised by the administrator of the London Consortium that they are flooded with inquires and applications for the Spring, 1995 semester in London. Four seats are reserved for each participating school in the Consortium until October 1, 1994. If you may be interested in the program, I suggest you pick up a brochure from Kym in my office, room 320, and make your decision as soon as possible.
Academic Award Winners: Mark Your Calendars
The annual Student Awards Luncheon will be held at the Midland Hotel on Tuesday, September 27, 1994 at 12 noon. Invitations will be mailed within a week or ten days to all students who earned academic achievements awards during the last academic year. Student who earned the highest grade in each section of each class will be among those honored at the luncheon.
FROM THE REGISTRAR
The last day for making or revoking a pass/fail election is Friday, September 2, 1994 at 5:00 p.m. This deadline will not be extended for any reason. Make sure to submit two copies of the form and retain one of the copies signed by the Registrar's staff for your records. Also read [[section]][[section]] 2.4 and 2.7 of the Handbook.
Schedule Changes and Waiting Lists
The following information has been posted on the bulletin boards and in the cafeteria since last Tuesday and references were made to it on broadcast e-mail.
All waiting lists will expire today, Monday, August 29, 1994 at 5:00 p.m. Evening students may add any open course or section beginning at 5:00 p.m. and day students may add courses beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8:30 a.m. in the Registrar's office. There are seats in many sections that are listed as closed on the bulletin board because the seats have been held for students on the waiting list. These seats will be available at the above times.
Registration Change forms will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a 3L evening student or a 2L day student and are not enrolled in an Advanced Research or Legal Drafting section by that time, you should appear and register for an open section. Registration Change forms will only be processed in person. You may designate someone to submit a Registration Change form for you, but you must give a signed Registration Change form to your designee to submit to the Registrar.
You may add an open course through Friday, September 2, 1994. When you submit a Registration Change form in the Registrar's office, make sure the staff processes your change, initials the form and gives you the pink copy. If you do not have a signed pink copy of the change form, you may not be officially enrolled in the course. If you are not officially enrolled, you will not receive credit for the completed courses.
Students who elected the tuition installment plan must pay the third $300 installment by September 1, 1994. If this payment is not received by that date, your registration is subject to cancellation. On October 1, 50% of the balance will be due and the remaining balance will be due November 1, 1994.
Student Health Insurance Waiver
If you intend to waive the student insurance coverage, you must return the insurance waiver card to G-M Underwriters by Friday, September 16, 1994. Waiver cards are available in the Registrar's office. Please read the instructions regarding the waiver very carefully. If you submit a waiver to GM Underwriters Agency, they recommend in the insurance brochure that you call them at 1-800-521-2623 to make sure they have received the waiver. If you fail to do this and the waiver was not received, you will be billed the $229 charge for insurance.
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.
January, 1995 Graduates
Please submit a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form to the Registrar by Friday, September 2, 1994 and read [[section]] 1.8 of the Student Handbook.
FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON
Time is rushing by. Those precious hours between classes you thought you'd use so efficiently seem to slip away. You chat with classmates. Get a bite to eat. Go to your locker. Oh, only 45 minutes left -- too little time to study -- get a cup of coffee and read the latest Record. The time evaporates, and you find yourself falling behind already.
The time to take control of your time is now. Don't wait until Read Week to play catch-up. Most of you know how to budget your time. Do it. Use whatever techniques work for you. Make lists. Use calendars. Prioritize tasks and do the most important ones first. Squelch those procrastination behaviors, such as putting your 1990 vacation photos in an album before you start fighting your way through your reading assignments.
If you aren't a good time manager, stop by my office (544). I have articles on time management and weekly worksheets to help you allocate and use your time efficiently. Or make an appointment with me to discuss organizing your time. Or put this down and pick up your text book right now! Time's a-wastin'!
Note to First Year Students and Second Year Evening Students: To help you with your classes, we have Teaching Assistants assigned to Torts, Criminal Law, Justice, Civil Procedure, and Property. The TA's have office hours each week, and we invite you to stop in and talk to them if you have questions you aren't prepared to ask your professors. The schedule of office hours and the TA's names are posted outside my office.
FINANCIAL AID NEWS
As stated in last week's Record Kari Smith, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, will be out of the office Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, 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:
- - - 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.
Professor Hylton's Property and Estates & Trusts Exam Review Sessions
Professor Hylton will hold review sessions for his Property and Estates and Trusts classes for the past spring semester. The Property review session will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 in Room 210. The Estates and Trusts review will be in the same room on the same day, but from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All those planning to attend the session should pick up a copy of the annotated exam for their class outside of his office, Room 827.
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. He is grateful for the response he has received from students to date. Still needed are students fluent in Polish, Romanian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Chinese. 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 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.
- Library - - - - - CLOSED
- Sunday (September 4)
- Building Hours - - - - CLOSED
- Library - - - - - 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.
Discounted Public Parking Rates for Students - Fall 1994
Discounted parking rates are available to students that purchase and display a Chicago-Kent parking sticker in the upper left-hand windshield of their car. Stickers for the Fall 1994 semester (blue) are available in the Center for Law and Business Bookstore (Concourse level) for $15.
Presidential Towers (Indoor Parking Garage):
- Monroe, Jefferson and Madison Streets
- (Enter on Jefferson)
- Chicago-Kent Discount Rate - - - Normal Rate
- DAILY RATE
- $5 Day (up to 12 hours) - - - $10 Day
- MONTHLY PASS
- $105 Month - - - - - $150 Month
- (security deposit and $50 keycard
- deposit is required)
- Hours: - Open 24 hours; all days
General Parking Corporation--Union Station Self-park (Covered Parking):
- Jackson, Clinton and Canal Streets
- (Enter Clinton-Southbound; Canal-Northbound; Jackson-Eastbound)
- Chicago-Kent Discount Rate - - - Current Normal Rate
- DAILY RATES *
- $5.50 Day (before 3:00 pm) - - - $7.75 Day
- $3.50 Day (after 3:00 pm) - - - $4.75 Day
- $3.50 Day - - - - - $4.75 Day
- MONTHLY PASS
- $100 Month - - - - - $155 Month
- (A $25 keycard deposit is required)
- Hours: - Open 24 hours; all days
* - Validation coupons for parkers who choose the daily rate package must be purchased in blocks of ten coupons ($55 for a book of 10 at the before 3:00 pm rate and $35 for a book of 10 for the after 3:00 pm and weekend rates). Coupons may be purchased from the manager's office of the Union Station garage; be sure to have your Chicago- Kent parking sticker with you along with your Chicago-Kent ID or valid drivers license each time you purchase your discount coupons.
Peoples Auto Parking (Outdoor Surface Lot Parking):
- Monroe, Jefferson and Adams Streets
- (Enter on Monroe)
- Chicago-Kent Discount Rate ** - - Current Normal Rate
- DAILY RATES
- $1 discount off daily rate - - - $7.25 Day
- $1 discount (enter after 2:00 pm) - - $4.25 Day
- $1 discount - - - - - $3.75 Day
- MONTHLY PASS
- (daily rate less $1 discount
- X 20 days - currently $125) - - - $145 Month
- Hours: - Mon-Fri - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- - Sat - - 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ***
- - Sun - - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Enter on Clinton Street)
- NOTE: - The lot is equipped with after hours departure areas.
** - Peoples prices are subject to change and the current rate can increase or decrease during the semester.
** - As is customary, a monthly pass allows unlimited entry and exit privileges from the parking facilities. The Peoples discounted rate for "daily" parkers does not include unlimited entry and exit privileges; "daily" parkers who require in/out privileges during the day will receive no discount (note: the current normal rate for daily parkers who require one in/out access is $8.50).
*** - The Monroe Street lot may close at noon on some Saturdays; the Clinton Street lot should be used Saturday afternoons if the Monroe Street lot is closed.
Professor Bartram Brown was on WTTW's Chicago Tonight Tuesday, August 23. The topic was U.S. policy towards Cuban refugees.
Professor Gordon Hylton was interviewed last week on the historical background of major league baseball's antitrust exemption for a story that appeared in Sunday's PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. His article, The African- American Lawyer: The First Generation will appear this fall in the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH LAW REVIEW.
Professor Marc Kadish will appear on Court TV Tuesday morning, August 30, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The case he will be commenting on is North Carolina v. Green and Demery, which is the murder case where Michael Jordan's father was the victim. It is a pre-trial hearing; the most important issue that will be addressed is whether the state can seek the death penalty. Professor Kadish appeared on CLTV Monday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. regarding the Reynolds indictment.
An interview by Professor Richard Kling on the O.J. Simpson case aired on WBBM-AM Monday, August 22, and Tuesday, August 23. Professor Kling was also on WMAQ-TV this week regarding the Hofer case.
Professor Martin Malin spoke at the Eleventh annual "Carl A. Warns, Jr., Labor & Employment Law Institute" at the University of Louisville Law School on June 1. His topic was, Labor & Employment Law in the Supreme Court's 1992- 93 and 1993- 94 Terms. His article, Workplace Diversity: A Continuing Challenge for ADR (co- authored with Prof. Lamont Stallworth of Loyola University) was published in 49 DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL 27 (June 1994). Professor Malin appeared on CNN Thursday evening, August 25 and Friday morning, August 26 in an interview about the GM strike. He was also interviewed by the LOS ANGELES TIMES about the strike Thursday. The CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW symposium "The Legal Future of Employee Representation" (Vol. 69, No. 1) has just been republished as a book by Cornell University's ILR Press. The symposium includes an Afterword by Professor Malin.
On May 16, 1994, Adjunct Professor Floyd Mandell's article Practice Pointers For The Trademark Litigator was published in the NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.
Professor Nina Solovianenko is visiting Chicago-Kent this semester until November 7. Professor Solovianenko is a senior researcher in the department of civil law at the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of Russia in Moscow. She is also a lecturer in the areas of Russian company law and privatization at the Law University of the Institute of State Law. Her current research includes the law of property and the legal framework of the newly born market economy in the Russian Federation. She is a member of a task force at the Institute of State and Law which is preparing draft legislation on property, enterprises and entrepreneurial activity in the Russian Federation, designed to encourage commercial activity in Russia. She is currently working on draft legislation in the area of banking and electronic fund transfers.
Professor Richard Wright attended the annual meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI) in Washington, D.C., in May. He participated extensively in debate on the tentative draft of the RESTATEMENT, THIRD, OF TORTS ON PRODUCTS LIABILITY. Subsequently, he worked with the Reporters to redraft the language on product warnings. In June, Professor Wright participated in discussions of the ALI Members' Consultative Group on Product Liability and of the Advisers to the Reporters for the ALI'S RESTATEMENT THIRD, OF TORTS, ON APPORTIONMENT, both in Philadelphia. Also in June, Professor Wright delivered a paper on "The Moral Foundations of Tort Liability and the Myth of the Hand Formula: Comparing Academic Doctrine with Actual Court Decisions, at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association in Phoenix. In August, Professor Wright participated in panel discussions of the ALI's tentative draft of the RESTATEMENT, THIRD, OF TORTS ON PRODUCTS LIABILITY at a Products Liability Symposium at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Research Assistant. 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.
Research Assistant. Professor Cheryl Harris is looking for a research assistant to work 15- 20 hours per week researching constitutional law and race and gender issues. Interested students, 2L and above, may apply by giving resumes to Carol Johnson, Prof. Harris' secretary, in Area 849.
Research Assistant. 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.
Public Affairs part-time position. The Office of Public Affairs at Chicago-Kent is looking for a student to work part time (20 hours a week). A 1L is preferred but will also consider 2Ls. The department is looking for someone with a background in journalism, public relations, or advertising and who has good WordPerfect skills. Please submit a resume to Jane McBride, Suite 530.
CAREER SERVICES NEWS
On Campus Interview Information:
Fall Interview Program Registration Materials are Due on Tuesday, August 30th by 6:00 p.m.!! REGISTRATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!
Our professional staff begins entering data into the computerized scheduling system on Tuesday evening. It is critical that all participants' materials be accounted for when we enter data. Therefore, no materials will be accepted after 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday--no exceptions!
If you have questions regarding the registration materials, i.e. class and work schedules, preference sheet, please let Kristine, Stephanie or Lisa know--we will be happy to assist you.
Remember to keep a photocopy of all registration forms and keep your program packet so you will know what materials to bring to interviews.
On September 13th, interview schedules for each participant will be available in the Career Services Office after noon.
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.
New Computer Policy
Due the demand for the laser printer in the Career Services Office, we have implemented a new computer use policy. Students' use of the computers in the office will be limited to 20 minutes when other people are waiting. Please sign in on the sheet provided by the computers indicating the time you arrived. If you wait more than twenty minutes, please let Dan Walsh or Gwen Johnson know. If you must relinquish use of the computer to another person, please sign the list again to put yourself back in line. Alumnae/i have priority because they do not have access to other computers in the building at which to compose; upon showing an alumnae/i I.D., alums may use the next available computer.
We ask that you please use other computers in the building for composing letters and resumes. Thank you for being considerate when other people are waiting to use the computers.
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.
Another Great Way to Prepare for Fall Interviewing: Attend Interviewing Tips from the Employer and Student Perspective
On Tuesday, September 13th, we'll be presenting a program to help you prepare for fall interviews. Attorneys involved in on-campus recruiting for law firms and students who have participated in previous fall on-campus interviewing will share their perspectives and hints for making the most of your interviews.
The program will be at 11:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 170 on September 13th--don't miss out on an excellent way to prepare for your interviews.
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!
The programs on September 20th and 27th will be at 11:45 a.m. in Room 510.
Two Special Programs for Evening Students!
Two programs addressing search strategies for evening students will be offered this fall.
First, the Evening Law Students Society is sponsoring a day-long program on Saturday, October 15th which will address topics including how to get legal experience and how to network effectively. Email Sandie Moon for more specific information!
Second, on Tuesday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m., the Career Services Office will present a program specifically addressing job search strategies for evening students. Watch The Record for more details about Special Career Planning Concerns for Evening Students.
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.
Job Fair Information:
Black Law Students Association, Inc.: Midwest Recruitment Conference
BLSA has announced the 7th Annual Midwest Recruitment Conference to be held on October 7 and 8, 1994, in Cleveland, OH. Fifty-six medium- to large-sized law firms, corporations, and government organizations will participate in the conference this year.
The Midwest Recruitment Conference information and application materials are available in the Career Services as Handout #7. Students who would like to participate in the conference must return the Student Interview Ranking Form (SIR) from Handout #7 and three copies of a current resume to the Career Services Office no later than 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 1994.
Allegheny County Bar Association: Fifth Annual Invitational Minority Job Fair
The Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) Committee on Opportunities for Minorities in the Legal Profession has announced its Fifth Annual Invitational Minority Student Job Fair on October 5 and 6, 1994 in Pittsburgh, PA. The job fair is for second-year law students. Travel and lodging will be provided for the selected applicants. We anticipate receiving further details by Tuesday, August 30th, at which time Handout #8 will be available in the Career Services Office. Applications must be received by the Career Services Office no later than 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 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.
Cook County State's Attorney Seeks Volunteer Law Clerks
The Civil Bureau of the Cook County State's Attorney is looking for second- and third-year students to volunteer as law clerks for the fall semester in the following divisions: Federal Litigation, Medical Litigation, Torts, Industrial Claims, Labor, Real Estate, Tax, Chancery and Hospitals. Details are available on Handout #9.
Legal Clinic for the Disabled Seeks Volunteers
The Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. seeks volunteers for the fall and spring semesters. Call 908-4463 (voice) or 908-8705 (TDD), or pick up Handout #10 for more information.
Handouts Concerning Special Opportunities:
ITLA's Civil Practice Update & Review Seminar
The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association presents an all-day seminar, What's New in Torts & Trial, on Saturday, September 17th at the Westin Hotel. Law students who register by September 14th pay only $40 ($50 at the door). Brochures are available on the table outside the Career Services Office or by calling 800-252-8501.
NOW/Legal Defense and Education Fund Summer Internships
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF), a leading national women's rights organization, seeks interns for the summer of 1995. The deadline for second-year students interested in an internship in the New York office is January 1, 1995, but early applications are encouraged. There is no deadline for second-year students interested in interning at the Washington, D.C. office, but we suggest applying early. More details and application procedures are available on Handout #11.
Non-traditional Careers: The Mitchell Agency/Northwestern Mutual Life
The Mitchell Agency/Northwestern Mutual Life hires J.D.s as agents. Students interested in finding out more about this career option can pick up Handout #12.
New York IOLA Legal Services Fellowships
New York IOLA Legal Services will award ten two-year fellowships to graduating law students to represent low-income clients in service work and complex litigation in areas including housing, health, welfare, consumer and family law. Applications must be made jointly with a sponsoring New York IOLA funded legal services organization (listed in the Handout). The deadline for applying is November 4, 1994, but sponsors should be contacted before October 14th. Additional information and applications are contained in Handout #13.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Fellowship
The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and the international law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City are seeking third-year students and judicial clerks for a four-year fellowship. Fried Frank Fellows are treated as first- and second-year associates for all purposes including salary level and training during the first two years which are spent at the firm. The third and fourth years of the program are spent working in the Los Angeles headquarters of MALDEF. Upon successful completion of the program, a fellow may choose to return to the firm or remain at MALDEF. The deadline for applying is November 1, 1994. Detailed information and applications are available on Handout #14.
Minority Students Interested in Practicing in Buffalo, NY
Attorney Access, Inc. is a program developed to increase employment opportunities in private law firms in Buffalo, New York, for minority attorneys and law students. Forty-one law firms participate in the program. Benefits to students include networking opportunities and credentials distribution. More information on how to contact the program is available on Handout #15.
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.
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
- - October 15
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.
CHECK IT OUT . . . NEWS FROM THE LAW LIBRARY
Law 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.
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.
- Monday - 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.
Online Research Service
Reference librarians are available in Room 700, the large computer classroom on the seventh floor, to provide assistance with online research. This includes, but is not limited to, questions about formulating search queries for LEXIS and WESTLAW, locating appropriate database libraries and files to conduct research, and operating efficiently within the databases. We can also help with questions about work in WordPerfect and other applications on the computers, so please come and talk to us. There will be one librarian stationed in the classroom during scheduled hours, which are as follows:
- 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: - - Monday - Friday
- 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: - - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
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 tutorial for the week of August 29 will be Legal Newspapers. Legal newspapers can provide information not readily available in other sources; for example, discussion of recent legislation and/or case law, current awareness of professional developments, and personnel news and job advertisements. Stop by the 9th floor library bulletin board to check out times - tutorials will run about 20 minutes and there is no need to sign up.
U.S. Reports on LOIS!!
LOIS, the Library's online imaging system, now contains a complete set of ALL U.S. Reports, current through the latest advance sheet. Sign on using "Student" as your I.D. and "Student" as your password. You can search for cases by Case Name, Citation, Docket Number, and Date. Any questions? Stop by the Reference Desk and we'll be happy to help you out.
Network Connection Packets
Xircom network connection packets are available for checkout at the Library Service Desk. You must be certified by the Center for Law and Computers before you can check these out. Connection packets are available for use in the Library for 3 hours.
NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS
Help from the Helpdesk: Room 700 Computer Lab
The Center for Law and Computers' HELPDESK, organized and run by CLASS, is again in operation and student volunteers are available periodically throughout the day to answer questions. At other times, EMAIL your questions about printing, dial-in access to Kentnet, WordPerfect, and more to "HELPDESK." The HELPDESK volunteers log in to pick up these messages throughout the day, the evening and on weekends.
LEXIS and WESTLAW questions about printing, downloading documents, and creating searches can be answered by the LEXIS and WESTLAW representatives listed in The Record each week.
There are also 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. Currently there are documents available on:
Frequently Asked Questions About E-Mail
Sending or Receiving Files Attached to An E-Mail Message - DOS and Windows
Setting Up an Electronic Mailing List - DOS and Windows
E-Mail 101: Internet Addresses
E-Mail At-A-Glance - DOS
WordPerfect 5.1 Table of Contents & Table of Authorities
WordPerfect 6.0a Table of Contents & Table of Authorities
WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows Table of Contents & Table of Authorities
Mailmerge with WordPerfect 5.1 DOS
Mailmerge with WordPerfect 5.2 Windows
WordPerfect Headers, Page Numbers, and Backup
Top Down Outlining in WordPerfect 6.0a
Virus Detection Software
Dial-In Software Update
If you have any comments or suggestions for new HELPDOCS email Dominick Grillo (DGRILLO). There is an Internet Helpdoc in the works currently.
Save Your File Often! Backup Your File Often!
Now is the time to get into good habits; remember to save your document often. You might think saving your files every 5 minutes is over-kill, but it is not. For the time it takes to hit 2 or 3 keys you can save yourself re-typing possible hours of typing. There are few things worse than losing the last 4 hours of changes to your document.
You should also keep a backup of your files on a second disk. Just save it on your first disk then swap disks in the floppy drive and save it again. There is a HELPDOC located in Lab 700 with more detailed instructions.
As always, label your disk and put your name on it. We can't return the disk to you if we don't know who's disk it is.
There has been an increase of virus infections on Kentnet in these first few days of school. There are steps that you can take to help us stop the spread of viruses and to protect your own data.
Whenever you enter Kentnet you will be given an option to scan your floppy disks for viruses. Do NOT skip this step. Otherwise if a virus is on your disk it may spread to the lab machine that you are using and through that machine to other students' disks. Plus, your own data may be wiped out!
If you find that you have a virus you must clean the infection off your disk. From the Kentnet menu look for Kentnet Services and then Virus Detection Software. One of the options is to clean a virus off of a disk. Just follow the prompts to eradicate the virus. (You will need to know the name of the virus to be cleaned. You are told the name of the virus when you are notified of an infection on your disk.) After you run the cleaning program you should re-scan your disk to insure that the virus is destroyed.
You can also create your own Virus Protection Disk. One of the options on the menu will lead you through the steps. There is also a Helpdoc in the document racks in the rear of Lab 700 with more information.
Please do not use email to send mass-mailings. It puts a drain on system resources, especially disk space. As a reminder, the Kentnet Classifieds and USENET are available for postings of a general school-wide nature. Even if you have nothing to post, browse through the information there. You might find a good deal on used equipment, or tickets for sale, of people who share similar interests. Explore.
Network Access Through Xircoms
The Center for Law and Computers has made available Network Connection Packets that allow you to bring your own laptop into the building and connect it to Kentnet. The procedure for check-out is simple.
You MUST come to a quick training class before you will be allowed to check-out the packets from the Library Services Desk in the Library. These classes will familiarize you with the equipment and procedure necessary to connect your laptop to Kentnet. Any questions you have about the procedure will be answered. You must bring your laptop with you to the session.
After you complete the class you will be able to check-out the packets. The packets have everything needed - adapter, power supply, disk, and cable - to connect to Kentnet. Classes will be held in Lab 775 on the following dates and times (email Dominick Grillo (DGRILLO) if there are any questions):
- - Tuesday, August 30 - - 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
- - Wednesday, August 31 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
- - Thursday, September 1 - 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
- - Friday, September 2 - - 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
The CLC would like to thank the members of CLASS for their sponsorship and help during the PC Clinic on August 19. Close to 50 students were provided assistance with their computers. CLASS members worked on tasks as varied as installing virus software to troubleshooting internal modems. See the Student Organization section for information on CLASS - they are holding their first meeting of the semester this week.
Top 10 Computer Questions
For answers to questions most frequently asked about use of Chicago-Kent's computer resources, please see the attached Top 10 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. to 3:00 p.m. Cynthia
- - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Brian
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Shalla
- - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cynthia
- - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Shalla
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cynthia
- 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Brian
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Shalla
- - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tim
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Shalla
- 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cynthia
Friday - - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tim
The reps. will be in the lab, at the table outside the lab, or can be reached by email.
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.
The Food and Drug Law Institute has announced the 1994-1995 Vincent A. Kleinfeld Scholarship Awards. Topics for competition are to focus on areas that affect food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and biochemistry. Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to degree candidates who are in good standing and will receive either a J.D. or an LL.M. during 1996. The deadline is April 19, 1995.
The Food and Drug Law Institute has announced the 1994-1995 H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition. This is another competition where the topic must be areas that affect food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and biochemistry. The prize for first place is $3,000. The deadline is May 18, 1995.
The Federal Circuit Bar Association is sponsoring the 1995 George Hutchinson Writing Competition. Entries may examine any topic within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. The best entry receives an award of $1,000. The deadline is June 1, 1995.
For more information, see Kimberly Denard in Room 320.
FROM SBA PRESIDENT TOM STOVALL
For those of you who missed the picnic on the 20th, you missed a great time. The weather turned out to be fantastic and a good time was had by all. The environmentalists among you will be glad to know that all the aluminum was save and given to a homeless person who asked for it. All the food that was left over was given to the Pacific Garden Mission on State street. Thanks to the ABA/LSD and their two representatives at Chicago-Kent, Phil Smith and Clarke Gillespie, for providing the volleyball equipment. My personal thanks goes out to Roy Patterson, Steve Neuman, Joel Sternstein, Phil Smith, and Clarke Gillespie for helping with the set up and clean up.
The SBA Fall budget was passed at the August 23 meeting. I will meet with Presidents and/or Treasurers of the student groups, this Tuesday August 30 at 2:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. in the C90 conference room next to the SBA office, to hand out copies and answer any questions.
The SBA does not have a list of officers for the following student groups. NO CHECK REQUESTS will be approved for these groups unless the SBA has these names.
- - WOMEN IN LAW
- - DEUTSCH KLUB
- - H.A.L.S.A
- - HEALTH LAW SOCIETY
- - S.U.P.I.
The first happy hour is still in the planing stage, but rest assured it will happen soon.
Special Election for First-year Students
Join the student government of Chicago-Kent! A special election for First-Year Representatives to the Student Bar Association (Day and Evening Divisions) will be held on September 21 and 22. Two Representatives from each first-year section will be elected. Petitions will be available beginning Thursday, September 1, outside the offices of the Student Bar Association on the Concourse level.
PETITIONS AND CANDIDATE STATEMENTS MUST BE TURNED INTO THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th AT 6:00 p.m.
CAMPAIGNING MAY NOT BEGIN BEFORE MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12.
Instructions and campaign rules will be attached to the petitions. Among other things, petitions may only be signed by students in your own section, and absolutely no campaigning over email is allowed.
NOTE: Any petition irregularities or violations of campaign rules may result in disqualification.
The Election Committee encourages your participation: help make Chicago-Kent the best place it can be! Candidates may also apply for the Dean's Advisory Council (see message in this Record). For more information, contact Mark Gussin (MGUSSIN).
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's first general meeting of the school year will be Tuesday, August 30. It will be a brown bag lunch meeting -- desserts will be provided but bring your lunch. All are welcome.
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
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!
CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW
Attention Chicago-Kent Students! The new issue of the CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW, 69:3 Symposium on John Rawls' Political Liberalism, is out. Members of the LAW REVIEW will be in the third floor cafeteria to pass it out this Wednesday, August 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please stop by and pick up a copy.
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.
Christian Legal Society
The first meeting of the year will be held in Room C-20 on Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m. to 6::00 p.m.
I can't believe that the school year has started already, but here we are! I would like to welcome all who are Christians to come to the first meeting to find out what we are all about.
Briefly, the Christian Legal Society is a non-denominational national organization of law students and attorneys. Here at Chicago-Kent one of our goals is to provide you with an opportunity for fellowship. Each week we meet for one hour to discuss various topics including law school, family, jobs and things more controversial as well.
Throughout the semester we will sponsor at least one or two speakers. The local Chicago Christian Legal Society Alumni have offered to open their houses for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for members from the area CLS Chapters. We may also organize a volunteer project. In addition many of us will be attending the National CLS conference in Snowbird, Utah in late October which all are welcome to attend.
If you are unable to attend our September 1 meeting and are still interested in the organization, please email JHaralds or stop by the office (C72) during the evenings between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Computer Law Association (CLASS)
CLASS meeting (MacUsers come, too) -- Wednesday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 744.
We are a group that helps students become more familiar with computers (you don't have to be a computer whiz to join--we'll train you). We also talk about things like new technology and games, have guest speakers, run the computer clinic and many other things. Come see what we're all about. Refreshments will be served.
We need to elect CLASS officers for the 1994-95 school year, as well as sign up for HELPDESK hours--everyone is expected to volunteer 2 hours per week (you get free laser printing.)
If you're on the CLASS email list and you don't want to be or if you'd like to be added to the list, please let Kay (CGEMRICH) know.
CHECK WITH THE HELPDESK VOLUNTEER (in lab 700) or email HELPDESK
If you have a question (either about the schools' computer or your own) ask the helpdesk volunteer. If there is no-one at the helpdesk send us an email (HELPDESK) and a CLASS member will answer your question.
Please attend our student newspaper's first organizational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 11:45 a.m. in Room C35.
We invite anyone with a scintilla of talent as a writer, photographer, cartoonist or desktop publisher. We welcome regular or one-time submissions.
For those who are talentless, please attend anyway if you care about what does or doesn't appear in this year's Commentator. Email Keith Picher (kpicher) or Brian Porter (bporter) if you have questions but are unable to attend. Our first deadline is September 23.
Dean's Advisory Council
The Dean's Advisory Council is a forum unique to Chicago-Kent. Students personally bring their concerns about Chicago-Kent to the Dean, and the Dean "takes the school's pulse" by directly consulting with students. All students may attend meetings, but Members are appointed by the Dean, and may vote (if a vote is called for).
Student group leaders will shortly be receiving a letter in their organization mailboxes regarding the nomination of student group representatives to the Council.
The Student Bar Association also nominates at-large members to the Council. Any student may apply for at-large membership. Applications will be available beginning Thursday, September 1, outside the offices of the Student Bar Association on the Concourse level. The applications are brief, and instructions will be provided.
The Dean and the Student Bar Association encourage your participation: help make Chicago-Kent the best place it can be! For more information, contact Mark Gussin (MGUSSIN).
Environmental Law Society
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! the First ELS GENERAL MEETING of the year shall be held!
On Tuesday August 30th at noon in Room 170. An identical evening General Meeting will be held Wednesday the 31st at 5:15 in Room C25. If you can't make either meeting but would still like to know what's going on, please email Ann Bloss (ABLOSS).
General ELS activities include environmental law fellowships for the summer of 1995, community volunteering opportunities, speaker events, fundraising, recycling, the Alumnae/i reception, and our biannual Environmental Film Festival which will be held in early September.
A brief description of the Environmental and Energy Law Certificate Program will also be given. However, you don't have to be in the Certificate Program to be a member of ELS. To be a voting member you must pay $15 for the entire year or $10 for one semester (checks are accepted with a smile at the first meeting). Interested 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls are all invited!
Finally, there will be a BAKE SALE and MUG SALE on Monday September 12th. Get your taste buds ready!!
Evening Law Student Society
Please see the notice attached to the back of The Record.
Family Law Society
MEETING: In order to avoid conflict with the numerous group meetings being held Tuesday afternoon, the FLS will instead hold an informal "drop in" meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31st from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. A FLS officer will be at a table in the cafeteria (3rd floor) to answer any questions you may have about getting involved in upcoming events. Stop by for a few minutes and find out how you can get involved. Look for the FLS sign.
ELECTIONS: Elections for officers will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 12:00. (Room TBA) ALL officer positions are open, as well as several committee chair positions. Please drop by the FLS table on Wednesday if you are interested in running for a position. You can also email Ellen Berger (EBERGER) with any questions.
Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA)
HLSA would like to welcome you back, or for the first time, to Chicago-Kent!! Our first general meeting will be this Tuesday. We plan on discussing upcoming programs and events, including the HLSA Picnic, Food Fest, speaker event, academic help for first years, etc., and, of course, your ideas. Please plan on being there! Remember:
- Tuesday, August 30th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Room C20.
- Pizza will be served!
If you have questions please contact John Quintanilla, JQUINTAN, or Noe Bermudez, NBERMUDE.
Illinois State Bar Association
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).
International Law Society
Students interested in learning about the International Law Society are encouraged to attend one of two informational meetings scheduled for this Wednesday (August 31). Meetings are set for 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Room C40, and 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Room 165. Current board members will be on hand to explain the various activities which ILS supervises, including speaker events, the first annual International Law Alumni/ae Reception, and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. We will be accepting applications at the meeting; the cost of a one-year membership is (a meager) $10.00. Refreshments will be provided. Please email Brian Gill (BGILL) if you are unable to attend either of the meetings.
Jewish Law Students Association/Decalogue Society
Our first meeting of the year is this Tuesday, August 30 at 11:45 a.m. in Room 370. Food will be provided, probably falafel (Kosher); but bring your own pop (BYOP). Additionally, the local organizer of a new Jewish political group, the National Jewish Democratic Council, will speak from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon, so try to be prompt!
If you're interested in attending, but for some reason just can't, email Mark Gussin (MGUSSIN) to find out what's going on.
We hope to see you on Tuesday!
The first meeting of the year is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30 at 11:45 in Room 155.
1Ls -- This is a great opportunity to meet other students and talk to 2Ls about surviving first year, outlines, etc. 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls -- We will also be discussing upcoming events, and we're always looking for more suggestions from you. Please feel free to bring your lunch (soft drinks and dessert will be provided). Hope to see you there!
If you're interested in joining the Justinian Society, but can't attend this meeting, please email Monica Gurgiolo (MGURGIOL).
Kent Justice Foundation
Welcome back!!! or for first-years, Welcome to Chicago-Kent!!! Our first Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) meeting will be Wednesday, September 7th at 3:00 p.m. in a room to be announced. There will be plenty of snacks and refreshments for everyone!!! It's a GREAT opportunity to meet new people and to get involved in the fundraisers we hope to do this year. For 1Ls, come and find out about the responsibilty of the First Year Representative position we hope to fill later in the year. We look forward seeing everyone at the meeting. If anyone has any questions, please email BINDELIC.
Phi Alpha Delta
We're having such a great response to everything, it's going to be a great year! Don't forget to get in your application and dues in ASAP, drop them off downstairs at the PAD office, Room C76. You're definitely going to want to be a part of our first initiation at the Federal Building on September 16 and the huge party afterwards. . .don't miss out!
This week on Wednesday, August 31, at 3:00 pm will be our How to Survive as a 1L session hosted by your 2Ls and 3Ls. Come find out about your professors, how to study and prepare for their class, what books and commercial guides to buy, and how to start outlining. This is from the perspective of the students who have been there. . .room number will be announced via email. Refreshments will be served so come join us.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 7, at 3:00 p.m., Room C40, our first speaker, Judge Neville from the Cook County Circuit Court. He's a terrific speaker, more info to follow in next week's Record.
Questions? Concerns? Email JKROLL.
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
We will be having our first meeting this Tuesday, August 30, at noon. Anyone interested in Sports and/or Entertainment Law or in finding out just what I am talking about is welcome. The room number will be posted. If you have any questions please email AFREEDMA. See you all there.
Students United for the Public Interest (SUPI)
Don't forget! The 1st meeting for SUPI is Tuesday, August 30, 1994 at 11:45 a.m. in ROOM 165. Be sure to attend!
Women in Law
Please join us for our first organizational meetings on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:30 for day students in Room C25 (note: the time in last week's Record was wrong) and 5:00 p.m. for evening students in Room 170. We look forward to seeing you all there!!
Also, please keep a look out for advertisements for our first mixer. It has been postponed so that we can make it most enjoyable for you!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to EMAIL me at RSHAPIRO.
Top 10 Computer Questions
Q1 - How do I bring up email after I login?
A1 - Hold down the ALT key and tap M. Email pops up over most applications on the network (Try this from within WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS).
Q2 - How do I attach a file to an email message when I am dialed into the network from home?
A2 - First, you need to transfer the file from your home computer to the computer system at Kent. From the KENTNET SERVICES MENU, Select TRANSFER A FILE FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER TO CHICAGO-KENT. The system will ask you for the name of the file. You should type in the complete path and file name. For example if you are sending the file OUTLINE.TXT, located in your C:\WP51\TORTS directory, you would type in C:\WP51\TORTS\OUTLINE.TXT. The file will be placed on the G: drive.
- Now the file has been copied to the Kent computer system. To attach the file to an email message, choose E-mail from the menu, create a message and press F6. Your file is on G: drive, so type G:\OUTLINE.TXT (or whatever you named your file) and press enter to attach the file to the email. And finally send your email.
Q3 - How do I retrieve a file that is attached to an email when I am dialed in from home?
A3 - First, get into email and bring up the email with the attached file. Press F6 and save the file to the G: drive. Exit email and select KENTNET SERVICES from the menu, then select TRANSFER A FILE FROM CHICAGO-KENT TO MY HOME COMPUTER. The system will allow you to pick your file and it will be transferred to the C:\DIALKENT directory on your home computer. NOTE: IF A FILE WITH THE SAME NAME ALREADY EXISTS IN THE C:\DIALKENT DIRECTORY, IT WILL BE OVERWRITTEN.
Q4 - How do I share an email mailing list with others?
A4 - On the Kentnet menu system under CLASSES is a menu option called E-mail MAILING LIST DISTRIBUTOR. This program allows you to copy email mailing lists from your private email area into a public place on the network. Others can then copy the mailing list into their private area and use it. We have stocked the public area with email mailing lists for almost every class being taught this semester. At the bottom are lists that other students have uploaded.
Q5 - Is it o.k. to print my LEXIS/WESTLAW downloads on the dot-matrix printers in the computer lab?
A5 - No. You should use the menu choice for printing your downloads so that they are printed at the Document Center. It costs 5 cents per page, but it is guaranteed delivery and it doesn't tie up the printers when others are trying to print their papers.
Q6 - Why do some people's login names end in a number?
A6 - When there is a "tie" with a login name (e.g. Bill Jones and Bob Jones would both have the same login name of BJONES), we append a "1" or "2" to both names so that it is less likely for one person to get the other person's email. If you send email to BJONES, you will get an error message back. Use the F2 key within email to see a list of everybody's valid email names.
Q7 - How do I connect my notebook to Kentnet while within the building?
A7 - For this you do NOT use the Dial-in software. The Center has made available, through the Library Services Desk on the 9th floor, a Network Connection Packet. These packets contain the necessary network drivers, network adapters, and cables to connect to Kentnet. However, before you can check one of these out you have to attend a short "Orientation" class on how it all works. These classes will be given throughout the semester. Check The Record for information on these classes.
Q8 - I may have a virus on my disk; what do I do?
A8 - First, always check your disks when you first login to Kentnet. If a virus is found when your disk is scanned the scan program will report to you the name of the virus. The name that is in the brackets (example - Monkey virus found - [Mon]) is important. It is this name that you will use to remove the virus. If no virus name is given, you do not have a virus.
- Under the Kentnet Services / Virus Detection Software menu there are two options to allow you to clean your disk of viruses, depending on which floppy drive your disk is in.. When you clean your disk you must know the name of the virus, which is the name in brackets. Enter the name of the virus in brackets: [virus name]. Read the warning option first.
- You can also create a disk to take home and check and clean viruses from your home machine. It is also located under the Kentnet Services / Virus Detection Software menu. There is a Helpdoc with information on getting and using the virus protection software at Chicago-Kent. It is located in Lab 700.
Q9 - I logged out of my account; now it is scanning the machine. What is happening?
A9 - When you first login to Kentnet the system does a brief check for viruses on the local machine. When you log out, it does a more thorough search. Do NOT turn off or reboot the machine while this is going on; it may cause files to be damaged. Once you log off from your account you need not wait for the virus check to finish. You are already logged off and you may leave the computer for the next person if you are done.
Q10 - I send my paper to the printer, but the printer doesn't print. Why?
A10 - When you send a paper or an email message to the printer, it does not immediately get printed out. It gets placed in a queue and you must "release" the job for it to be printed. The queues are listed on the computers next to each printer. Use the cursor keys to move the highlight bar up or down until your username is highlighted and then press enter. You now have two options; you may release the document (which will actually print it on the printer) or you may delete it. Again, highlight your choice and press enter.