Vol. No. XXIX, No. 5
February 12, 1996
FROM DEAN MATASAR
I'm delighted to report that the team of Ellina Khotimlyansky, Jill
Webb, and Deborah Brown won the Midwest Regionals of the National Mock
Trial Competition last weekend. The competition is co-sponsored by the
ABA, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the Texas Young Lawyers'
Association. Our winning team will go on to the National competition in
Texas on March 20.
The team of Todd Bresney, Stephanie Rosen, and Barney Balonick also
did an outstanding job at the Regionals, placing in the semi-finalist ranking.
Congratulations to all the team members, and to coaches Judge David
Erickson, Mike Rogers, Carl Volz, Liz Lineau, Rosanne McDonald, Danny Martin,
and, of course, to Judge Warren Wolfson. Great job, and we'll be cheering
you on in Texas!
Also, I am very pleased to report that Elaine Sit, a third year student,
has been awarded the first prize in a student writing contest sponsored
by the Asia Law Journal published at the University of California, Berkeley.
Elaine's paper on the process of recovering property located in the People's
Republic of China which was confiscated by the Communists after 1949 was
originally submitted as a paper in Professor Tarlock's Law of China class.
Elaine's paper will be published in the May, 1996, issue of the journal.
Congratulations, also to Professor Bernstein for working with Elaine and
other students to encourage them to submit articles for publication.
FROM THE REGISTRAR
Today, Monday, February 12, 1996 is the last day to make or revoke
a pass/fail election.
Diplomas for January, 1996 graduates
January, 1996 graduates may pick up their diplomas in the Registrar's
office beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13; you must present a picture
ID to obtain your diploma.
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CHECK IT OUT . . . NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION
When entering the Information center, you can see a large-screen
computer in the aisle with the atlases and Shepard's Citators. This is
the PRO-QUEST database, which abstracts and indexes articles in over 1000
management, marketing, and business journals. This includes over 350 international
journals, thereby providing a good coverage of the global marketplace.
The Reference Staff of the Information Center will be demonstrating
the PRO-QUEST database. Each tutorial will last about 20 minutes, or less.
The schedule is posted on the 9th floor Bulletin Board, and you don't have
to sign up for the tutorials. Just show up at the Reference Desk at the
If you have any comments about the times or the topics for the tutorials,
please let us know by contacting Lenore Glanz (e-mail: LGLANZ).
INFORMATION 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:
The new Telecommunications Act has been passed and is available
on the Internet. The address is:
Spring Semester validation stickers are now available for ChicagošKent
Students. When reserving conference rooms and checking-out books, students
must present their identification sticker dated for 05-20-96. These stickers
can be obtained from the Registrar's office on the second floor.
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 schedule time by presenting a valid ID at the Library Service Desk.
'TIS THE TAX SEASON - The Information Center has IRS taxforms
available on LOIS. Taxforms are in the LOIS database; use "student"
as your ID and password or ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.
OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS
Graduation 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. 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 are 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
Read The Record Online
Read this semester's issues of The Record on computer! Log into
Kentnet, look under NEWS | THE LAW SCHOOL RECORD. You can either see issues
from this semester (under CURRENT SEMESTER ISSUES) or from previous semesters
(under ARCHIVES). Electronic issues can also be read electronically while
dialed into Kentnet from home. They are also available under NEWS | THE
LAW SCHOOL RECORD menus.
The Center is also starting to place current semester issues of The
Record on our World Wide Web site. Connect to our site using Netscape and
select the Information about Chicago-Kent link at the top. On the
next page, select the The Record link. Or, if you are coming from
outside our site, the URL is: http://www.kentlaw.edu/chicagokent/record/index.html.
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 Bursar.
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.
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:
Cook Co. Public Guardian - Adult Division
If you have an interest in Disability or Elder Law, this division
of the Public Guardian's Office is in need of volunteers to assist in the
guardianship of over 400 disabled or elderly adults. Volunteers will learn
and participate in the guardianship process with an emphasis in intake,
tax and title searches, as well as some petition writing.
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.
Professor Rick Hasen and Professor Richard McAdams
participated in a symposium on "Law, Economics and Norms" held
February 9 - 10 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor
Hasen presented a paper entitled "Voting Without Law?" Professor
McAdams presented a paper entitled "Blackmail and Group Norms."
Professor Richard Wright remains actively involved in the American
Law Institute's ongoing staged revision of the restatement of the Law of
Torts. As a member of the ALI and its Members' Consultative Group for the
first project, on Products Liability, he has successfully advocated several
changes in the blackletter and comments of the draft Restatement Third
of Torts on Products Liability. He is an Adviser to the Reporters for the
second project, The Restatement Third of Torts on Apportionment. Last week,
he was asked to provide comments and suggestions on a prospectus for a
third project, on Basic Principles (the topics that are at the core of
the first-year Torts course).
Students who wish to review their performance on last December's
final examinations in Employee Benefits Law or Gift and Estate Tax should
promptly consult the sign-up sheet on Professor Sherman's office door (room
Professor Richardson will hold an exam review session for her Torts
class on Wednesday, February 14 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in room 210. You
must attend the review session before scheduling an individual review session
to discuss your examination.
Professor Richard Wright
Professor Wright will have an exam review session for his day and
evening Torts classes from the Fall 1995 semester on Monday evening, February
19, in room C40 beginning at 7:35 p.m. Check your e-mail for any possible
amendment. Any one who wants to go over his or her exam individually MUST
attend this exam review session.
[unavailable outside of Chicago-Kent]
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
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 Association for Objective Law has announced its second annual
essay contest. Topics 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. 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
Dean's Advisory Council
The Dean's Advisory Council will meet Thursday, February 22 from
5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. in room 580.
Criminal Trial Film Series
Can an innocent man be sentenced to die in modern America? The
answer has been told before, but, never better than in this week's movie,
The Thin Blue Line, one of the most gripping and entertaining documentaries
ever made. Show time is Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
(Professor McAdams claims: "You are going to love this one.")
Date Day Time Movie
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
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 12 are
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 - 1:30 Karin Kiyabu 12:45 - 1:45 Karin Kiyabu
2:00 - 5:00 Karin Kiyabu 7:00 - 9:15 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: LEXIS 4.0 ON CD-ROM! 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 bold 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! BUT WAIT! That's not all! LEXIS is also pleased
to announce the arrival of a very limited supply of the new version 4.0
software on CD-ROM! 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 today! But hurry, supplies of the CD-ROM version are limited.
Good luck with your research! And check back with us next week for
another LEXIS quick tip!
Westlaw Representative Lab Hours for the Week of February 12 are
Monday: 7:45 - 8:45 Steve Edmonson Tuesday: 7:45 - 8:45 Steve Edmonson
9:30 - 2:30 Christine Brown
5:00 - 7:30 Steve Edmonson
9:30 - 11:00 Christine Brown
Wednesday 7:45 - 8:45 Steve Edmonson Thursday: 10:00 - 3:00 Steve Edmonson
9:30 - 2:30 Christine Brown 3:00 - 6:00 Christine Brown
9:30 - 11:00 Christine Brown
Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 Christine Brown
During lab hours, Westlaw Student Reps can be found in lab 700 or at
the tables just outside of lab 700. Please feel free to e-mail us at Cbrown,
Sedmonso, or WESTQ is you have any questions or would like to set up an
appointment. Remember, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week you can reach a WESTLAW
Reference Attorney at 1-800-WESTLAW.
Dow Jones News/Retrieval, a source of more than 1800 news and information
sources online has added over 600 additional sources to West's computer-assisted
legal research service. The new databases consists of selected business
articles from 405 regional business journals and daily newspapers and contains
full-text coverage of 212 magazines and newsletters including Consumer
Reports, Time, Fortune, Forbes and Money.
CONREP - Contains the full text of Consumer Reports Magazine. Articles
date back to January 1, 1991.
TIMEMAG - Contains the full text of Time magazine. Articles date back
to January 3, 1983.
FORTUNE - Contains the full text of the magazine Fortune. Articles
date back to January 5, 1987.
FORBES - Contains the full text of Forbes magazine. Articles date back
to January 14, 1985.
MONEY - Contains the full text of Money magazine. Articles date back
to January 1, 1987.
News of the Weird:
Has law school left you feeling weird? Would you like to read about
people and events more weird than last semester's exams? Using WESTLAW
you can retrieve weekly News of the Weird columns. Access the Star Tribune
(Minneapolis) Current database (STARTRIB-C) by typing: db startrib-c; then
enter the following query: news + 3 weird.
Tip: If you're looking for recent newspaper articles, you can save
time by searching the current newspaper databases. Most DIALOG on Westlaw
newspaper databases have a current version. These databases contain full-text
articles from the prior 12 to 24 months. To access a current newspaper
database, add -c to the newspaper identifier, e.g., latimes-c.
Student Bar Association
The SBA voted on the Spring budget February 8. Each organization
should have a copy of the budget in their mailbox on the second floor.
If you do not have a mailbox (new groups) please contact JSPOONER for a
copy of the budget.
CODE OF CONDUCT: A student committee is currently working on
revising the language in section 2-2 in our Code of Conduct. The committee's
goal is to refine the current section (clarifying language, adding, or
eliminating items). If you are interested in assisting with re-drafting
this section of the Code please e-mail MLAPORTE. We need a final draft
to submit to faculty by early March.
ALL ORGANIZATIONS need to be aware of the deadline for submitting
reimbursement requests. The cut-off date for this semester will be in early
May, so plan accordingly. Also, the sooner you turn things in, the faster
they seem to get processed!
REMINDER: The group offices on the concourse are for organization
OFFICERS only. These spaces are not to be used for organization meetings,
personal business, etc. We all have to share space. Please be considerate
of fellow groups and don't monopolize office space. Any group having trouble
finding a room to hold a meeting should e-mail AHOWLAND and check with
FUTURE EVENTS: Watch for the Conviser Bash the week of March
11. This is after the 1L papers are due.
Law Week is coming in April. Watch the Record for details of
all the activities. Faculty Jeopardy, a blood drive, a speaker event and
the Barrister's Bash are all part of law week. The Bash is scheduled for
April 20th at the Museum of Science and Industry!
Animal Rights Law Society (ARLS)
The Animal Rights Law Society will e holding general membership
meetings on Wednesday, February 21 at 12:00 in room 155 and February 22
at 5:00 in room C50. All members are encouraged to attend. In addition,
we encourage any students interested in joining ARLS to attend one of the
meetings as well.
Also, ARLS will be accepting applications for all available offices.
If you are interested, please attend one of the meetings or e-mail RVANDERV,
LWORTMAN, or CBURKE for more information.
Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
Straight from the Heart ... You can be a part of the BLSA Valentine's
Day Fundraiser! Please come to the Spakateria on Monday, February 12 through
Wednesday, February 14, where BLSA will have a container filled with candy
and for $1, you will have 2 chances to guess how many pieces of candy there
are. The person who guesses correctly (or comes closest) will win $20 in
addition to the candy! The winner will be notified on Thursday, February
15 by e-mail.
Attention 2Ls and 3Ls!! Get you Business Cards this week! BLSA will
be taking orders for business cards on Monday, February 12 through Wednesday,
February 14 in the third floor of the Spakateria. Order 500 raised print
cards for $25 or 1000 for $30. The orders will take approximately 10 days.
Brehon Society of Irish-American Law Students
Thanks to everyone who attended Ald. Burke's speaker event.
It was a great success!
Our next speaker event will be on February 29 when Mr. Frank Sheridan,
Consul General of Ireland will speak about the current situation in Northern
We are making plans for St. Patrick's Day! Anyone who is interested
in helping out, or if you have any questions or comments, please e-mail
Dan Kirk (DKIRK) or Eileen Gallagher (EGALLAGH).
Corporate Law Society
Do you wonder what really went on behind the scenes of IBM's
takeover of Lotus? What were the lawyers' roles is this "not-so-friendly"
takeover? Come find out as 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. in room 270. 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. Refreshments will be served.
Join us for happy hour on Friday, February 16 at 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at
the Webster Wine Bar located on Webster just west of Clybourn! It's a great
place that offers a nice, casual atmosphere, and an opportunity to try
several different types of wine!!
Members, we need your help on our fundraising efforts! Please e-mail
Sean Gandhi (SGANDI) or Tad Huntington (HHUNTING) if you are interested
in helping out in any way.
If you have any questions or comments about the organization, please
e-mail Marie Quinn (MQUINN), Linda Chen (LCHEN), or Tad Huntington (HHUNTING).
Environmental Law Society
GET PSYCHED!!! The Bike Raffle is coming....
* We have two up-coming speaker events, watch for details....
* Our bake sale is February 12 ... we need people to come by and sit
at the table in the Spak, so please stop by and help us out.
* We would like to plan something special for Earth Day this year,
so, if you have any ideas and/or want to help out, e-mail KPOHN or DWILLIAM.
* Information and applications for summer fellowships will be available
soon. Contact RSAINES or YPOLYCAR for information.
* The National Association of Environmental Law Societies has their
own website, check it out:
Have a great week!
Questions? Comments? E-mail RSAINES, YPOLYCAR OR KPOHN.
The Federalist Society has two speaking events coming up.
On February 29, from noon until approximately 2:00 p.m., Ron Rosenberger
will be talking about his Supreme Court victory of last summer. He sued
UVA because the University would not fund his particular religious publication,
while they did choose to fund others.
On March 14, from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m., we will host a panel on Due
Process litigation which will explore its function and its future. Those
speaking will be two skilled civil rights attorneys and a member of the
Watch this space for more details about these events. We will be serving
refreshments for both.
"Oh! How I year for those simple pleasures of an autumn morning,
my favorite retriever and fowl on the wing!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
These two articles are intellectually stimulating, yet frightening.
If you want to be frightened by questionable legal issues on a daily basis,
please join the "confidential" listgroup...
1) A Circuit Judge in Florida recently granted a father, who is a convicted
murderer, custody of his daughter. The father, it turns out, murdered his
first wife over a different child custody issue. Another interesting issue
in this case is that the child's mother is a lesbian. The father filed
the custody suit because the mother was trying to collect $1,400 of unpaid
child support. The Pensacola Judge, however, used the mother's lesbianism
as the deciding issue in his opinion. In essence, Judge Tarbuck is saying
that having a homosexual relationship is a worse offense than killing a
2.) There are two amendments to the current National Defense Authorization
Act. The amendments:
a. deny armed forces personnel access to overseas military hospitals
for abortions, even if the personnel paid for the procedure themself; and
b. force the Department of Defense to discharge HIV+ personnel, even
though the military keeps people with every other chronic disease in non-combat
jobs. Furthermore, insurance coverage would be canceled for this HIV+ group
after a thirty (30) day transitional period back into civilian life.
Send an e-mail to Lora Kirk (LKIRK) and ask to be included in the listgroup.
Health Law Society
The Health Law Society is having a BAKE SALE on Wednesday, February
14 in the Spak from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stop by and try our delicious
baked treats! HLS members donating baked items should contact Cathy (CTRAUGOT).
Also, thanks to all those who helped out and attended the Physician
Assisted Suicide Symposium last week.
Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA)
Please pay your dues if you are not a member yet.
Don't forget to check the bulletin board for all upcoming events.
International Law Moot Court Honor Society
The Jessup International Moot Court Corut team invites you to
our open practices this week. We will be practicing on Tuesday, February
13 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00
a.m. in the Marovitz Courtroom. We leave for competition on the February
16. We invite anyone interested in moot court to come and watch. Additionally,
we ask for your support by attending these practices since we will be arguing
before audiences in the actual competition. We look forward to seeing you
International Law Society (ILS)
Spring Sweatshirt/T-shirt sales will continue through the week
in the SPAK! We encourage all Kent Students to purchase these high quality,
well-made sweatshirts and t-shirts and show off your Law School proudly!
Sweatshirts are $35.00 and T-shirts are only $15.00
New for Spring - we are offering the sweatshirts in an array of colors,
so, if you really like the GRAY sweatshirt you already have, you can get
another one in NAVY, HUNTER or BURGUNDY. Stop by and check out the selections!
Note to all members: We really need your help with the sweatshirt sales.
Please help out by signing up (sheets will be posted outside C-76) or by
contacting Jason Labella (JLABELLA).
** Reminder to all students who have not picked up their orders from
last semester; please contact Christine Brown (CBROWN).
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
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. **Reception will follow immediately.
Career Day - March 15. This is ILS's 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.
Don't forget...THIS FRIDAY (February 16) at 6:00 p.m....
HAPPY HOUR with the John Marshall Justinians
at Italian Village (on Monroe between Clark & Dearborn).
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.
Kent Association of Trial Lawyers of America (KATLA)
The following people will be competing in the ATLA Student Trial
Advocate Competition in Detroit, Michigan on February 22 - 25:
Good luck to them!!
Watch for upcoming announcements about KATLA's Criminal Law Speaker
Event and a Medical Malpractice Speaker Event.
Labor and Employment Law Society
LELS will be holding its first meeting of the semester today,
Monday, February 12 at 12:00 in Room C25. Darlene Vorachek, a plaintiff's
attorney with Abrahamson and Vorachek will be joining us. We will also
be discussing upcoming events, elections, and the student-alumni reception.
Please attend, and feel free to bring your lunch. Soft drinks and snacks
will be provided.
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)
"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
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
The following people have been appointed to PAD positions:
Melissa Smejkal - Academic Resource Manager
Kendra Pohn - Law Related Education Chair
Jim Meece - Social Chair
Julie Lucas - Programs Coordinator
Jen Rusk - Projects Coordinator
Tanya Geranios - Projects Coordinator
Maureen O'Brien - Projects Coordinator
Rachel Vanderveen - Projects Coordinator
Tad Huntington - Projects Coordinator
Kim Jessum - Alumni Liaison
Kerry Bartell - Judges' Night Coordinator
Eileen Baker - Judges' Night coordinator
Jennifer Hodel - Parlimentarian
Mark your calendars for PAD's upcoming events:
Wednesday, February 14 - Alumni meeting at 12:00 noon at the Chicago
Tuesday, February 27 - Speaker Event at 12:00 noon in room 170.
- 1L outline disc collection - bring blank disc with your name and
professors' names on the label (bring it with you to the speaker event).
Thursday, February 29 - PARTY AT LUCKY'S!!! 8:00 p.m. This is a district-wide
event, so it is a great opportunity to meet PAD members from other area
Wednesday, March 6 - Wine and Cheese Party with alumni, 5:00 - 9:00
p.m., 10th floor Event Room. This also has members from other area law
COMMITTEE POSITIONS OPEN - If you still want to get a little more involved
with PAD, then a committee position is the answer. The time commitment
is only as large as you want it to be. E-mail AWEISS for details.
Questions? E-mail JGUBKIN, ASINIBAL, or AWEISS.
Students United for the Public Interest (SUPI)
Mark your calendars!! There will be another GENERAL MEETING
for ALL SUPI members and other interested guest in two weeks on Wednesday,
February 21 (time and room TBA) FOOD will be served.
Topics to be discussed include programming planned for this semester,
our upcoming alumnae-student reception/networking opportunity and 1L Rep
and Board Elections. For more information or if you are interested in running
for the 1L rep position, please e-mail SDOHERTY immediately.
FACT OR FICTION: Did you know that Washington D.C. has the most lawyers
and New Jersey has the most toxic waste dump sites? New Jersey got first
choice. -- from "Lawyers & Other Reptiles"
Women in Law
Don't forget the NWLSA conference in Madison, WI beginning February
29 through March 2. Great speakers, caucuses and panel discussions! Registration
is $25 and includes breakfasts and boxed lunches. Don't delay registering,
deadline was set for February 12. Contact KDAVIS for details.
Sweatshirts still available!!! Contact SEDWARDS.
Stay tuned for information on the April Anti-Violence forum to be held