Vol. No. XXIX, No. 4
February 5, 1996
FROM THE REGISTRAR
The last day for making or revoking a pass/fail election is Monday,
February 12, 1996. The 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. The forms are available in the
Registrar's office. Please read the instructions and observe which courses
are not eligible for pass/fail election. Prof. Nahmod's First Amendment
course and Prof. Sherman's Estates & Trusts course are not eligible
for the election.
I.D. Validation Stickers
I.D. Validation Stickers are now available in the Registrar's office.
It is very important for each student to obtain a validation sticker because
many departments, such as the library and Career Services, reserve certain
privileges for students with current stickers.
FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON
Study Abroad Scholarships Available
The Institute of International Education Midwest regional office recently
announced it will award $1,000 grants to U.S. students at Midwest colleges
and universities to study abroad during 1996-97. Grant applications are
due March 20, 1996 at the Chicago office. Grant recipients will be announced
by April 15. The competition is open to students in good academic standing
with no previous study abroad experience. Applications for study in non-Western
countries are particularly encouraged.
Applicants must submit a completed IIE-application, transcript, letter
of recommendation and statement of proposed study to:
IIE Study Abroad Committee
Institute of International Education
401 N. Wabash Ave. - Suite #722
Chicago, IL 60611-3580
Application forms are available at the campus Study Abroad Office or
call (312) 644-1400 or fax (312) 644-3759 or e-mail at ABuckles@iie.org
for further information.
Teaching Assistant Schedule for First-Year Classes
OFFICE HOURS - SPRING 1996
Angela Hunt Property - Harding Wed. 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. C15
Sheila Galvez Property - Baker Tues. 12:55 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. 547
September Wynne Property - Deutsch Wed. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 530d
Scott Gautier Contracts - Warner Mon. 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 547
Neil MacDonald Contracts - Gross Thurs. 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 180
Angela Frye Contracts - Hasen Thurs. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 530d
Lea Parent Civ Pro - Steinman Tues. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 180
Aasma Khan Civ Pro - Stewart Mon. 12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 530d
Heidi Weller-Kintigh Civ Pro - Lien Mon. 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. C15
Joe Wharton Justice - Warner Wed. 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. 530d
Susan Troester Justice - Bernstein Wed. 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. 355
Pablo Almaguer Contracts - Gely Thurs. 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. 530d
[Not Available Outside of Chicago-Kent]
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
February is Financial Aid/Admissions awareness month. The
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is sponsoring a Helpline
for students to call for information on making appropriate college choices,
completing financial aid forms, and funding a college education. The Helpline
number is 1-800-605-FAAM and will be available February 5-9, 1996 from
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
CHECK IT OUT . . . NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER
LEGAL RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS
The reference staff will be offering research review sessions for
all first year legal research & writing students through February 11.
"Legal Research Strategies" will focus on helping first year
students in developing a research style; we'll be sharing tips on both
print and online research. We will take time at the end of each session
to answer any questions you may have about online and print legal research
Sessions are voluntary - there is no need to sign up. Check the 9th
floor bulletin board for the schedule of times. All sessions will be held
in Computer Classroom 760 - just come to the lab at the time you want to
INFO CENTER CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The month of February brings the celebration of Black History Month.
Two display cabinets on the 6th and 7th floor highlight some of the related
materials available in the library, including items by and about Dr. Martin
Check out this Internet site that provides information relating to
Black History Month and other interesting issues:
Spring Semester validation stickers are now available for Chicago
Kent students. When reserving conference rooms and checking-out books,
Students must present their identification and sticker dated for 05-20-96.
These stickers can be obtained from the Registrar's office on the second
Study rooms can be reserved at the 9th floor Library Service Desk.
Reservations may be made by phone - be sure to confirm your reservation
at the scheduled time by presenting a valid ID at the Library Service Desk.
OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS
raduation Information: If you have not filled out the ticket request
form and cap and gown order form, please stop by Suite 310 and do so as
soon as possible.
Class Speaker Competition: The votes are in from the 1996 graduation
committee and Kathleen Holper will be the 1996 graduation class speaker.
Kathleen will speak at the commencement ceremony in addition to the valedictorian.
Photo retakes and proofs for the 1996 class composite: If you missed
the first round of photo sessions, Wyckoff Portraits will be back to continue
shooting for the class composite on:
February 22: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
February 23: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
If you already had your picture taken, proofs will be available in
Suite 310 starting on Friday, February 16 and will be held for two weeks.
If you are not happy with your proofs, you may have your picture retaken
during the times above. Sign up sheets for the photo sessions will be posted
in Suite 310.
1996 Graduation Committee Meeting: There will be a 1996 graduation
committee meeting on Monday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m., room TBA.
NEWS FROM THE CLC (CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS)
Check Your Printing Balance
The second semester has started, and so have new printer account
balances. As with last semester, each student has an allowance of 400 free
pages for the Spring, 1996 semester.
You can check your current printing balance at any time. Look under
KENTNET NETWORK SERVICES | SPRING 1996 STUDENT PRINTER ACCOUNT BALANCES.
If you have any unpaid balance from last semester (available under FALL
1995 STUDENT PRINTER ACCOUNT BALANCES) your printing privileges will be
discontinued until the balance is paid to the Bursars.
Virus Alert - WinWord Concept (aka prank macro)
This virus affects MS Word files. If you have experienced the following
1. Word will save files as templates instead of documents
2. When you open a document, you see a dialogue box with the number
3. New Macros 9AAAZA0, AAAZFS, and Payload) appear in your macro list
please visit the Center for instructions on how to eradicate it.
This virus spreads through shared files. If you share files with other
Word Users, please be on the alert.
The Center for Law and Computers invites you to see our new and
improved Web site. Just open Netscape from within Windows, or use the following
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) if you are outside the school: http://www.kentlaw.edu/
. The home page has been redesigned for a cleaner, sharper look. Throughout
the semester we will be continuing to add more materials, so do come back.
If you have any suggestions for materials you would like to see on our
Web site, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (The webmaster
account is the standard account for the maintainer of a website.)
The Center would also like to announce that our collection of Illinois
Human Rights Commission Decisions has been awarded 3-Stars by The McKinley
Group. As stated in the award to us:
Congratulations! Your Internet site IHRC -- Illinois Human Rights Commission
Decisions [... http://www.kentlaw.edu/hrc] has been selected by The McKinley
Group's professional editorial team as a "3-Star" site. This
rating is a special mark of achievement in Magellan, McKinley's comprehensive
Internet directory of over 1.5 million sites and 40,000 reviews.
Upcoming Technology in the Classroom Sessions
"Using the Internet in Academia" will be presented on
Wednesday, February 7th, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room 760. This
demonstration and hands-on session will concentrate on how Chicago-Kent
and other academic institutions are using the Internet to deliver instructional
materials and as a research tool. Participation is limited to 20, so please
e-mail Kristen McQuillin (KMCQUILL) to reserve a seat.
Although industry reports indicate that Windows 95 runs many applications
and programs that students commonly use, the law school is still experimenting
with this new operating system. At the current time the law school network
does not support Windows 95. That means if you have Windows 95 on your
laptop computer, you cannot connect to the network when you are in the
building. Please watch The Record for more information about Windows 95
and network connectivity in the coming weeks. If you would like to participate
in the Center's evaluation of the Windows 95 operating system, please contact
Kristen McQuillin (KMCQUILL).
Protect Your Work
While it is never to late to learn good habits, the beginning of
a semester is an especially good time to start. When working on a computer,
be sure to make a backup copy of your work. All a backup entails is saving
your file to a different floppy disk; that's all there is to it! It is
well worth taking the extra 10 seconds as insurance against a bad disk
or a lost disk.
FROM PROFESSOR VIVIEN GROSS, FACULTY ADVISOR OF SERVING
OUR SOCIETY (SOS), AND SOS STUDENT COUNSELORS, MS SHARON DOHERTY (3L) AND
MR. STEVEN MCKENZIE (2L)
Please stop by and see us. We can counsel you generally about
legal and non-legal interest opportunities, and specifically help you locate
a volunteer experience in a public interest area. Here is a sample of one
of our many new and interesting listings:
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION - INTAKE OFFICE
The ACLU needs volunteers to assist in their Chicago intake office.
Volunteers would work under the supervision of attorneys in screening cases,
gathering information and presenting cases to the staff to determine if
the case can be represented by the ACLU.
OFFICE HOURS - Room 686
SOS Spring office hours are:
Monday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please email either
SDOHERTY or SMCKENZI to schedule an appointment.
FYI: SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES GALORE
Be sure to keep an eye on the Career Services column for opportunities
from out-of-state public interest groups. Some of these positions may be
for pay; however, most are for volunteer positions.
Estates & Trusts - Professor Strubbe
Professor Strubbe will hold an exam review session for Estates
and Trusts at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7 in room 570. If you plan
to attend, please sign up in advance (if possible) on the sheet outside
Professor Strubbe's office (room 865) so that she can bring your exam and
grading sheet to the review session. If students still have questions after
the review session, they may contact Professor Strubbe for an appointment.
Justice and the Legal System - Professor Nance
An exam review session will be held Thursday, February 8 at 12:45
- 1:45 p.m. in room 590. 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
Justice & the Legal System - Professor Finkelman
Professor Finkelman will conduct a review of his Justice exam on
Friday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. in room 590. Students who want an individual
conference regarding their exam must attend the review session. Individual
conferences will be scheduled on Friday between 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. and
after 2:30 p.m. and will be in room 739.
[Not available On-Line]
1996 Boal Scholar Award
The BNEF (Brand Names Education Foundation) International Fellowship
Program & Cooper & Dunham give an award in memory of R. Bradlee
Students interested should submit an application. A cash award of $7,500
is given to support a law student who will produce a paper (in English)
to be submitted to the Foundation for publication in an appropriate legal
journal. Official Announcement of the Award is on May 11, 1996. The deadline
to apply is April 1, 1996. The paper is to be completed within 6 months
after receiving notification. The award may be spent at the discretion
of the Boal Scholar.
Possible topics this year include:
1. Imitation of Trade Dress or Get-Up: A Comparative Law Approach to
the Problem of the "Look-Alike".
2. Trademarks as Absolute Property Rights vs. Rights to Prevent Confusion
- Can the Gap Between the European and U.S. Approaches be Bridged?
3. A Rational Basis for the International Protection of Well Known
4. Is the Current System of International Classification of Goods and
Services Appropriate for Defining Trademark Rights?
Please see Professor Voges for the application and paperwork. Again,
the deadline for submission is April 1, 1996.
DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship
The DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers is
awarding a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship to a law student who meets
the following criteria:
1. Must have completed at least one semester of law school
2. Must be of Italian extraction
3. Must demonstrate academic achievement
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick
up the application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid,
Suite 230. The scholarship application process includes the scholarship
application form, a brief personal statement, a copy of your federal income
tax return for the previous calendar year, and a letter of recommendation
by a law school faculty member.
All materials should be mailed to Marsha H. Cellucci, c/o Cellucci,
Yacobellis & Holman, 1155 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville,
IL 60540, and must be received no later than April 1, 1996.
The American Indian Law Review has announced its writing competition.
The topic is any issue concerning American Indian Law. Awards are $1,000,
$500 and $250. The deadline is January 31, 1996.
The W. M. Keck Foundation has announced its essay contest on legal
ethics. The prize for the winning entry is $4,000. The topic can be found
on the information sheet and the deadline is January 31, 1996.
The American Bar Association's Section of Business Law has announced
the Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest. The topic is business law
and subtopics can be found in the rules. The prizes range from $500 for
the third place prize to $2,500 for the first place prize. One paper will
be selected to represent Chicago-Kent in this competition. The deadline
is February 1, 1996.
The American College of Legal Medicine is sponsoring the Letourneau
Award for the outstanding paper on Legal Medicine. The award is $1,000
and the deadline is February 1, 1996.
The American Society for Pharmacy Law and Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
have announced the ASPL/Knoll Pharmaceutical Company Legal Research Award.
The topics are listed on the requirements for the competition. The prize
is $1,000 and the deadline is February 10, 1996.
The American Society for Pharmacy Law has announced the James Hartley
Beal Legal Writing Competition. The topic is pharmacy Law and it the winning
entry receives $2,000. The deadline is February 10, 1996.
The Association for Objective Law has announced it second annual essay
contest. The topic are available. The prizes are $1,000, $700 and $300;
the deadline is February 15, 1996.
The Catholic University of America has announced the Stephen G. Thompson
National Writing Competition in Communications Law. Open to second- and
third-year law students, the two best papers will receive awards of $1,000
and $300. The deadline is February 15, 1996.
The Federal Taxation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association is sponsoring
an essay contest. Topics are available in the contest literature. A prize
of $250 will be awarded to the winning entry. The deadline is March 1,
The Cleveland State Law Review has announced the Second Annual Judge
John Manos Writing Contest. The topic is an evidentiary issue. The winning
entry will receive $1,000 and the deadline is April 1, 1996.
The American Bar Association's Section of Family Law has announced
the Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest in Family Law. The prizes are
$700, $500 and $300 and all winners will be considered for publication.
The deadline is April 5, 1995.
The International Association of Defense Counsel has announced its
Legal Writing Contest. The subject matter is listed in the rules. Prizes
range from $500 to $2,000. The deadline is April 12, 1996.
The Food and Drug Law Institute has announced the Vincent A. Kleinfeld
Competition. The paper must be of publishable quality on a subject about
the field of Food and Drug Law and prepared under the direction of the
Professor teaching Food and Drug Law and/or Administrative Law. The deadline
is April 19, 1996.
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation has announced the third
annual Brown Award. Any law student currently enrolled is eligible to receive
the award. The topic is any legal subject. The award is a stipend of $5,000.
The deadline is April 30, 1996.
The American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants Foundation
has announced a writing contest. The topic is "The Usage of Accounting
Terminology in Legal Documents." The grand prize is $2,500 and the
deadline is March 1, 1996.
The Food and Drug Law Institute has announced the H. Thomas Austern
Memorial Competition. The topic must be an in-depth analysis of a current
issue including a review of relevant case law and legislative history.
Prizes range from $1,000 to $3,000. The deadline is May 17, 1996.
The Federal Circuit Bar Association has announced the George Hutchinson
Writing Competition. The topic is any that lies within the procedure, substance
or scope of the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. The
best entry will receive $2,000 and the deadline is June 1, 1996.
The University of Notre Dame Law School has announced the Feminist
Jurisprudence Writing Competition. The subject is any issue within the
category of feminist jurisprudence. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to
the winning entry. The deadline is June 1, 1996.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers have announced
the 58th Annual Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition. Awards of $500 and
$200 will be awarded to the authors of the best essay on Copyright Law
from each law school. One paper will be submitted to the national competitions.
The first prize paper will be submitted to the National awards National
Awards prizes are $500 to $3,000. Papers winning National Awards will be
published. Chicago-Kent's deadline is June 3, 1996.
The American Judges Association and the American Judges Foundation
have announced their eighth annual Law Student Essay Contest. Rules sheets
and entry forms are available. The prizes are $2,500, $1,000 and $750;
the deadline is June 30, 1996.
The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum has announced the Joseph Bernfeld
Writing Competition. The topic is limited to the subjects of bankruptcy
law and debtor-creditor relations. The prizes are $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000;
the deadline is July 1, 1996.
The American Intellectual Property Law Association has announced the
Robert C. Watson Award for 1996. The contest offers at $2,000 prize and
a trip to Washington, D.C. to receive the award to the author of the best
paper on a subject relating to the protection of intellectual property.
The deadline is July 31, 1996.
For more information, stop by the Office of the Associate Dean, room
Chicago-Kent Events Calendar
Members of the Dean's Advisory Council requested that a calendar
of upcoming events be included in each week's Record. We are experimenting
with the best way to make this happen, and you will see a sample calendar
attached to this issue. If you would like an event included on the calendar,
or if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please send an
e-mail message to Harry Althaus in Dean Matasar's office (e-mail: HALTHAUS).
The deadline is 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Dean's Advisory Council
The Dean's Advisory Council meeting will be held Tuesday, February
6 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 170.
Submissions to the Record
Here are the guidelines for submitting documents to the Record:
1. All articles must be in either WordPerfect 5.1 or 6.0 format if
you are sending a file attached to an e-mail message. E-mail messages or
hand delivered copies are also accepted.
2. Please do not change fonts and/or sizes in your documents. Bolding,
italics and underscoring is okay.
3. Always include the full name of your organization and a contact
4. Advertisements of an organization's event are limited to 1/3 page.
A submission will run in the Record for a maximum of three issues.
5. The deadline for submissions is always 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, unless
Thanks for your cooperation.
Criminal Trial Film Series
Join Professors Pat Cotter and Richard McAdams in the auditorium
on Tuesday of this week at 5:30 p.m. to watch 12 ANGRY MEN. This classic
movie portrays the highly charged deliberations of a jury as it unravels
an apparently simple murder case. Henry Fonda (Bridget's grandfather) stars.
Date Day Time Movie
Feb. 6 Tuesday 5:30 p.m. 12 Angry Men
Feb. 13 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. The Thin Blue Line
Feb. 20 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. A Cry in the Dark
Feb. 28 Wednesday 4:00 p.m. Compulsion
Mar. 5 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. Presumed Innocent
Mar. 13 Wednesday 4:00 p.m. Anatomy of a Murder
Mar. 19 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird
Apr. 2 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. Breaker Morant
Apr. 9 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. Judgment at Nuremberg
Apr. 18 Thursday 4:00 p.m. Let Him Have It
Apr. 23 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. Witness for the Prosecution
Apr. 30 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. My Cousin Vinny
Discount Subscriptions: The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times
Students, Faculty or Staff members who wish to have a subscription
to either The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. edition of the Financial Times
or Barron's, may sign up on sheets posted on the office door of Professor
Philip Hablutzel, Room 829.
The discounted rates are:
Wall Street Journal: 1 year = $82; 6 months = $43; 15 weeks = $28
Financial Times: 1 year = $130; 33 weeks = $82.50; 15 weeks = $37.50
Barron's: 1 year = $70; 6 months = $36; 15 weeks = $23
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER AND FALL 1996 SEMESTERS FOR SECOND
AND THIRD YEAR STUDENTS WITH A MINIMUM 3.2 GRADE POINT AVERAGE
On Tuesday, February 13, 1996 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 270, there will
be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal
appellate, district, bankruptcy judge or magistrate for the Summer or Fall
1996 Semesters. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences
a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how
to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship, but are unable
to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.
A judicial externship enables the student to become involved in particular
legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute in the resolution
of those legal problems. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the
opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with
the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys
face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront
in their courtroom. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
The applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships will
be available in Room 601, Law Offices, as of Friday, February 16.
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to
Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices
on Monday, March 4, 1966, at 5:00 p.m.
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted to
Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices
on Wednesday, March 13, 1996, at 5:00 p.m.
Pro Bono Opportunity
Pro Bono Advocates is an organization dedicated to providing legal
services to economically disadvantaged victims of domestic violence, through
the efforts of staff and volunteer attorneys, assisted by law students
and others. PBA/LAW also undertakes advocacy to improve and increase free
legal services to battered women and the poor.
HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN: PBA is looking for law students to participate
in its work. You can conduct detailed interviews of prospective clients,
help to determine their eligibility for a protective order under the pertinent
statute, prepare the initial pleadings for an emergency order of protection,
fill out other necessary judicial forms, and otherwise assist in helping
these domestic violence victims get legal redress and move on with their
lives. If you have a 7-11 license, you can represent clients in court,
under the supervision of a licensed attorney. You also may be able to assist
attorneys who are representing PBA clients in divorce proceedings. In short,
you can help persons in need of help from the legal system while honing
your own professional skills.
If you are interested in undertaking this pro bono activity, contact
Prof. Joan Steinman (a member of the governing Board of PBA) (e-mail: jsteinma)
and give her a copy of your resume. She will forward your resume to Swati
Avasthi at PBA, who will arrange an interview with you. PBA will provide
J.D. Certificate in Labor & Employment Law Available Fall, 1996!
Chicago-Kent, one of the nation's leaders in Labor and Employment
Law, announces a new certificate on labor and employment law. Through coursework
and practical skills-training, this program prepares students for the dynamic
area of concentration in labor relations law, equal employment opportunity,
employment relationships and employee benefits!
This program is designed for students with a broad range of backgrounds.
For more information, see the detailed program description at the back
of the Record. All current first year students and second year evening
students interested should contact Professor Malin (e-mail MMALIN).
Lexis Representative Lab Hours for the week of February 5 are as
Monday: 8:00 - 8:45 David Stone Tuesday: 8:00 - 8:45 David Stone
3:45 - 5:45 Kevin Csink
Wednesday: 8:00 - 8:45 David Stone Thursday: 10:45 - 12:45 Kevin Csink
12:00 - 3:00 Karin Kiyabu 12:00 - 2:30 Karin Kiyabu
3:45 - 6:00 David Stone
Friday: 8:00 - 9:00 David Stone
10:45 - 12:45 Kevin Csink*
During assigned lab hours, Lexis Student Reps can be found in the large
7th floor computer lab in the library, or at the tables just outside of
the computer lab. As always, please feel free to e-mail your questions
to LEXISQ or call the 24 hour Hot Line at 1-800-45-LEXIS.
*Denotes office hours in the Career services Office
NEW EMANUELS ARE HERE!! LEXIS is very pleased to announce the arrival
of the new edition of the LEXIS EMANUELS! This new edition contains information
on the new LEXIS LAW STUDENT OFFICE and other exciting new LEXIS/NEXIS
features! Pick up your copy at the reference desk or in the 7th floor computer
labs in the information center today!
GET CONNECTED! Pick up your copy of the LEXIS ON LINE CONNECTION TODAY!
The Lexis On Line Connection is free and is available inside the Lexis
Home Access Software Packets. This exciting program enables you to run
LEXIS and your word processing program at the same time! Install your copy
today and find out what all of the excitement is about!
THIS WEEK'S LEXIS QUICK TIP: The Elusive 4.0
Last Semester's grades are beginning to filter in and with them come
the fading of thoughts of a 4.0 semester. However, LEXIS is pleased to
announce that this semester is going to be different. Indeed, this semester
LEXIS is going to get everyone a 4.0! LEXIS-NEXIS is proud to announce
the release of LEXIS Home Access Software version 4.0! This new version
has many incredible features and an exciting new interface that we will
be discussing in this section in the upcoming weeks. Until then, get your
own 4.0. It's quick; it's easy; and best of all, it's free! Simply stop
by the Reference Desk on the 9th floor of the Information Center and ask
for a copy of the New LEXIS Home Access Software Version 4.0.
Good luck with your research! And check back with us next week for
another LEXIS quick tip!
ARLS will be having a general membership meeting on Wednesday,
February 21 at 12:00 and Thursday, February 22 at 5:00. We will be discussing
upcoming speaking events, field trips, volunteer opportunities, and other
ARLS projects that we would like to get started on this semester. All are
encouraged to attend!
The rooms for the meetings will be announced in next week's Record.
Black Law Student Association
General Membership Meeting
The next general membership meeting will take place on Monday, February
5, 1996 at 5 - 5:50 p.m. in room 155. Committee chairpersons should come
with their ideas for projects and events for the spring semester. Come
with financial questions because a representative from the Financial Aid
Office will be at the meeting to answer any questions and concerns about
financial aid for the 1996 - 97 academic year.
Midwest Regional BLSA Convention
Just a reminder: The Midwest Regional BLSA Convention takes place in
St. Louis, Missouri this year on February 7 -11, 1996. For more information,
please see any executive board member.
Brehon Society of Irish-American Law Students
Are you interested in Chicago politics?
The Brehon Society welcomes ALDERMAN EDWARD M. BURKE (14TH WARD), Chairman
Chicago City Council Committee on Finance, this WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 AT
5:00 P.M. IN THE COURTROOM. A reception in the 10th floor Event Room will
follow the presentation.
We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to meet one of the most
prominent figures in the Chicago political and legal community and an outstanding
member of the Irish community in Chicago.
If you are interested in the Brehon Society e-mail Dan Kirk (DKIRK)
or Eileen Gallagher (EGALLAGH).
Corporate Law Society
Mark your calendars!! The Corporate Law Society Luncheon Series
proudly presents Professor Paula Dalley on "Mergers and Acquisitions
-- The Lawyer's Role" on February 20 at 12:00 p.m. Professor Dalley
has extensive experience in this area and will discuss the relationships
between investment bankers and lawyers and their respective roles in both
hostile and friendly takeovers.
Also, we're finalizing the plans for our first happy hour of the semester.
It is tentatively planned for Friday, February 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the
Webster Wine Bar located on Webster just west of Clybourn. If you've never
been there, it offers a nice, casual atmosphere, and an opportunity to
try several different types of wine!! Mark your calendars!
If you have any questions or comments about the organization, please
e-mail Marie Quinn (MQUINN), Linda Chen (LCHEN), or Tad Huntington (HHUNTING).
Criminal Justice Society
CJS will be having their first official meeting of the year Friday,
February 9 at 12:00 in room 170.
Positions are available within the CJS for interested students.
Professor Pat Cotter, who is a successful prosecutor and defense attorney
(known by many as the prosecutor of John Gotti), will be our first guest
Bring your lunch. Questions? E-mail Vittorio Terrizzi (VTERRIZZ) or
Liz Jack (EJACK).
Environmental Law Society
Our next general membership meeting will be Tuesday February 6
at 12 p.m. in room C25 and at 5 p.m. in room 580. We will be discussing
the bike raffle, the next bake sale, plans for a prairie restoration project,
our next speaker event, and points of interest from the NAELS conference
this past weekend.
Our next bake sale will be February 12...we need people to bake and
to sit at the table in the Spak, so please help us out. A schedule for
the Spak will be sent around soon, look for it.
Family Law Society
On Thursday, February 8, the Family Law Society will be showing
the movie "War of the Roses". The movie will start at 4:00 p.m.
and will e shown in room 580. Snacks will be provided. All are welcome.
We look forward to seeing you then.
Two interesting articles provided to the confidential listgroup
this past week:
1.) The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a Private Letter Ruling
addressing employer benefit plans which include coverage for domestic partners.
The IRS said that an employer does not forfeit favorable tax treatment
under the Code when it adds on coverage for domestic partners. Domestic
partners would include same gendered couples, as well as non married opposite
gendered couples living together. This is important because if a benefit
plan lost its deductibility feature as a business expense for the employer,
then few employers would provide the coverage.
2.) The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently ruled unanimously that
the Tennessee law against homosexual sex violates the right of privacy
in the state constitution. The opinion written by Judge Frank Crawford
states: "We conclude that our citizens' fundamental right to privacy
("the right to be let alone") encompasses the plaintiff's right
to engage in consensual, private, non-commercial, sexual conduct, because
that activity involve(es) intimate questions of personal and family concern.
If you would like to receive interesting articles like these, please
e-mail Lora Kirk (LKIRK) and let her know. This is a great way to keep
informed on cutting edge issues in the ever changing legal arena in which
we expect, "Justice For All."
Have a great week!
Questions? Comments? E-mail Rsaines, Ypolycar, or KPohn.
Health Law Society
Join the Health Law Society for HAPPY HOUR on Monday, February
5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Spectrum (located on Halsted between Adams and Jackson).
The PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE Symposium, including a panel of speakers
to discuss the issues involved, will be held on Wednesday, February 7 at
3:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
HLS will have a BAKE SALE on Wednesday, February 14 from 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. in the Spak. Try our delicious baked goods!
Members interested in helping out with the Symposium or Bake sale should
contact Cathy (CTRAUGOT).
Immigration Law Club (ILC)
There will be a call-out meeting for the Immigration Law Club on
Friday, February 9 at 11 a.m. in C35. We will discuss the goals of the
organization, upcoming speaker events, and other pertinent issues. For
more information, please e-mail Jacqueline Lentini (JLENTINI).
International Law Society (ILS)
Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful winter holiday.
This semester is going to be filled with ILS events, from speaker events
to Career Day. Here are some upcoming events to anticipate:
- Sweatshirt/T-shirt sales will resume Wednesday, January 31. Sweatshirts
are $35.00 and T-shirts (great for the HOT Chicago Summers) are $15.00
For all members interested in helping out with orders, sign-up sheets will
e posted outside C-76.
**Reminder to all students who have not picked up their orders from
last semester, please contact Christine Brown (CBROWN).
- Thursday, February 29, ILS and Brehon Society will co-sponsor a speaker
event: Mr. Frank Sheridan, the Counsel General of Ireland, will be speaking
on the current peace negotiations between Ireland and Great Britain. A
Reception will follow immediately.
- Career Day - March 15. This is ILS' big annual event! Participants
will have an excellent opportunity to meet people and firms specializing
in the International Legal arena. More details later.
- Spring Congress in Washington D.C. - March 27 - 31.
- Look in next week's RECORD for location and date of our next meeting.
Jewish Law Students Association
The Executive Board of the JLSA welcomes back all members for the
Spring Semester!! Our first meeting will be held Tuesday, February 6 in
room C20 at noon. Festive Falafel Lunch will be served. Attorney James
Shapiro, a former U.S. Attorney currently running for the office of Judge
of the 8th Judicial Subcircuit, will speak. In addition, the Executive
Board will seek nominations for the 1996-1997 Officers. We will also announce
some fun and exciting events that JLSA will be organizing, including a
Shabbat Dinner Blowout with Chicagoland law students on Friday, February
16 and a concert performed by the ultra-popular Israeli rock star David
Brosa on February 24. We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!!
John Marshall Justinians have invited all Chicago-Kent Justinians
to join them for HAPPY HOUR !!
Place: Italian Village (on Monroe between Clark & Dearborn)
Date: Friday, February 16, 1996
Time: 6:00 p.m. till ???
Feel free to bring your husband, wife, or significant other for a great
time with fellow student-Justinians!! Please note that everyone must pay
for his or her own drinks and food.
Any questions, e-mail MGURGIOL.
National Lawyers Guild
The National Lawyers Guild, the civil rights group which advocates
for the poor, underprivileged and minority groups, is offering various
summer internships across the United States. Interns receive a $2000 stipend.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 15, 1996. (Handout #78)
Guinevere Garcia, the battered woman who was sentenced to die on January
17, had her sentence commuted to life in prison. Although she vehemently
protested intervention on her behalf, upon learning that her life had been
spared, she was quoted as saying "Thank God this has happened."
For more information about her case and other issues surrounding the death
penalty, pick up a copy of "The Sidebar" still available on the
"The Sidebar" is seeking submissions from the Chicago-Kent
community for its March edition, which will focus on the working poor.
Pieces concerning working conditions, legal obstacles for workers, discrimination,
women's employment issues and volunteer opportunities for legal professionals
are sought. If you would like to contribute or if you have any suggestions,
please e-mail "pgates." The deadline for submissions is February
Kent Justice Foundation
Although its only 10 degrees outside, it's not too early to start
looking forward to spring and, of course, to Chicago-Kent's biggest spring
semester event, the KJF Auction!! KJF's Auction is set for Thursday, April
11. Some of the many items that will be auctioned: Dean for the Day, Lunch
with Rolando Cruz's defense attorneys, Party for 25 at Tequila Roadhouse,
TWA Tickets, Membership at Lakeshore Athletic Club, Dinner at LaStrada
and Tickets to Court Theater.
Everyone that is involved with the auction should stop by the KJF Office
some time between 3 and 4 on Wednesday, February 7, so we can update our
growing donation list and find out what's new with the auction planning.
If you aren't on a committee, but would like to get involved, please feel
free to stop by during this time. Anyone that is unable to stop by the
KJF office should e-mail MROLLER.
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
OPEN POSITIONS FILLED
Thanks to all who submitted candidate statements for both the Treasurer
Elections and the Appointed Positions. Although you should have already
been notified of the results, the official results will be posted in the
next Record. All Appointeees will be expected at a new Officer's meeting
on Tuesday, February 6 in room 355 (Time TBA) and again for our Officer's
Induction ceremony on Friday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m. (Place TBA).
ALUM MEETING - There will be a PAD alumni meeting on Wednesday, February
14 at noon (place TBA).
JOB POSTINGS/PAD WEBSITE - Eery PAD member should have received a job
posting list from Gina. These, as well as other neat postings, can be obtained
from the PAD website. We will post the address in the next Record.
Questions??? E-mail JGUBKIN, ASINABAL, or AWEISS.