Vol. No. XXIX, No. 7
February 26, 1996
FROM DEAN MATASAR
I'm delighted to report that the team of Aasma Khan, Carrie Cabell, Matt Clanton, and Rasha Elganzouri has won the Midwest Regionals of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 17 and 18 in Omaha.
Our team defeated John Marshall in the semifinal round and University of Illinois in the final round. Aasma Khan was voted First Place Oralist, and Rasha Elganzouri was voted Fifth Place Oralist. Our team brief was awarded first place.
Congratulations to all the team members and their faculty advisor, Professor Fred Abbott. We'll be cheering you on as you move forward to the international round in Washington, D.C., in late March.
FROM THE REGISTRAR
Change of Division
Requests to change divisions for the fall semester must be submitted to the Registrar's office by March 8, 1996. Division changes will be permitted on a space-available basis. Students who change divisions will have the lowest registration priority within their starting group for the summer and fall, 1996 registrations.
Grade Reports for the fall semester were mailed last week. If you do not receive your grade report by the end of this week, please stop by the Registrar's office to verify that your correct address is on file.
FROM DEANS DEUTSCH AND TARLOCK
ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY LAW
We will hold two meetings for students interested in joining the Program in Environmental and Energy Law at the start of the 1996-1997 academic year. One meeting will be on TUESDAY, MARCH 5 AT NOON IN ROOM 570. The other will be on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 5:00 P.M. IN ROOM 570. While the first meeting is intended to be for day students and the second for evening students, you are welcome to attend either one. The meetings should last about half an hour to forty-five minutes. We will explain how easy it is to join the Program (just fill out a form), and the requirements and opportunities of the Program.
FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS, JULIE FENTON
It is with great sadness I must announce that Sherry Waldrep, our Student Development Counselor, will be leaving us. She has accepted a position as a career counselor for undergraduate students at Illinois Benedictine College. She started that position on February 20. While I search for someone to take on Sherry's responsibilities, she has graciously agreed to continue with us part-time, on Mondays and Fridays. We will all miss Sherry's warmth, support, and energy. Please join me in wishing her the best in her new endeavor.
Mark your calendars so you won't miss another Town Meeting with Dean Matasar, faculty, and staff. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the second floor of the cafeteria.
The Art of Persuasion
For those of you interested in trial advocacy, don't miss the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Trial Practice Seminar on Thursday, February 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Courtroom. Chicago-Kent alum Thomas A. Demetrio, of Corboy & Demetrio, will give a presentation on "The Art of Persuasion."
[Unavailable outside of Chicago-Kent]
SUMMER REGISTRATION FOR IN-HOUSE PROGRAMS
SUMMER 1996 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN ROOM 600
DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Students who would like to learn how to practice law while they are in law school should apply for the in-house clinical education program, LAW OFFICES. Applications are now available for the summer. The summer applications are due no later than March 15.
Students may apply for Law Offices after they have completed their first year of law school (current first years may apply for the summer 1996 semester). To be considered for a place, ALL students must complete and return a completed Law Offices application. Applications must be turned in to the Law Offices receptionist in Suite 600 by the March 15 deadline.
Students who have previously taken or who are now taking Law Offices (called Continuing Law Offices Students) and who submit their applications by the due date will be given preference in their same practice group if availability permits. New students who have submitted their applications by the due date will be selected in the Law Offices lottery. The total number of available places during the summer semester is dependent upon the number of supervising attorneys in each practice group. The number of available new places is dependent upon the number of continuing students and has not yet been determined.
The in-house program is comprised of two components. One is a three credit fieldwork class graded on a pass/fail basis in which students work in practice groups on client cases or similar projects assigned to them by a supervising attorney. The fieldwork component also includes practice group lectures, supervising attorney conferences, section meetings, and various client interview experiences. The other is a graded classroom component for one credit.
There will be five in-house practice groups from which to choose - employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, criminal defense, tax (prerequisites are Personal Income Tax and Tax Procedure), health law, and mediation & other ADR procedures. It is possible an immigration practice group may be available this summer.
For more information, you may talk to the clinical professors who supervise the various practice groups - Professors Gonzalez (Room 629) and Norton (Room 623) for employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice; Professors Kadish (Room 613), Kling (Room 625), and Thomas (Room 609) for criminal defense; Professor Livingston (Room 688) for tax; Professor Kentra (Room 690) for mediation & other ADR procedures; and Professors Altman (Room 611), Toolan (Room 621) and Elster (Room 692) for health law. Professor Laser (Room 631) is also available to answer your questions.
Please note - applications for the fall 1996 semester will be available soon in Room 600. Please watch for a broadcast message.
LAW OFFICES -- FALL REGISTRATION FOR IN-HOUSE PROGRAMS
FALL 1996 APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON IN ROOM 600. PLEASE WATCH FOR A BROADCAST MESSAGE.
CHECK IT OUT . . . NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER
LEGAL RESEARCH VIDEOS AVAILABLE
Want to work on your legal research skills? Take a look at Commando Legal Research, 8 videos available for viewing in the Media Room. The videos cover basic legal research on statutes. Three subject specific videos cover Tax, International, and Securities Regulation research. Reservations for the Media Room (680H) can be made at the Library Services Desk.
WARNING: THE INTERNET MAY BE USED AGAINST YOU IN COURT
A New Jersey man has filed a suit for divorce from his wife, claiming she was in an adulterous relationship. Her paramour? A fellow user of the Internet, going by the name of Weasel. One potential problem in the husband's lawsuit is that the "lovers" have never met in person. Is cyber-adultery grounds for divorce? Check out the New Jersey Marriage Code to decide. A print copy is available in the New Jersey Statutes Annotated on the 6th floor of the Information Center, as well as on Westlaw and Lexis.
The Reference Staff will be continuing its series of tutorials on legislative histories. The topic for the week of February 26 - March 3 will be another source of legislative materials - CIS, the Congressional Information Service.
The schedule for this week's tutorials given by the Center's Reference Staff is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. It's not mandatory that you sign up, just show up by the reference desk at the scheduled times. The session will last approximately 20 minutes.
If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or times offered, please mail Lenore Glanz (e-mail LGLANZ). We will be happy to hear from you.
OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS
1996 GRADUATES: YOUR PROOFS ARE IN! Senior Class proofs are ready to be picked up! Come to the Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations, Suite 310 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., to choose the pose you want to appear in the composite. If you don't choose the pose, Wyckoff Portraits will do it for you! REMEMBER, PROOFS ARE DUE TO SUITE 310 BY FRIDAY, MARCH 1.
NEWS FROM THE CLC (CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS)
Dial-in System Tip
The dial-in lines are monitored throughout the day to make sure they are accessible, but after hours and on weekends you may find yourself encountering problems.
If you log in, but reach an F:\> prompt instead of the menu, this means the computer needs to be reset. Press Ctrl-Right Shift (key) on your keyboard to pop up a PC Anywhere menu. Select the option to REBOOT THE HOST. This will disconnect you and reset the computer on the other end so that you (and your fellow students) can dial into it again.
Please report any dial-in problems to PCHELP. This allows us to track problems and take pre-emptive steps to correct them.
In the ongoing effort to improve service by providing reliable performance and state-of-the-art technology on campus, we are beginning a program of regularly scheduled maintenance Kentnet and Profnet.
On the second Sunday of each month Kentnet and Profnet will be out of service between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. No dial-in or campus access will be possible during the maintenance period. The schedule for this maintenance for the rest of Spring, 1996 follows:
If you have any questions or comments about this process, please contact Kristen McQuillin (KMCQUILL).
Each student receives up to 400 free pages of printing for the Spring, 1996 semester. The Spring, 1996 printing balance runs through May 19. May 20 is the start of the Summer semester, when a new balance will start.
Remember, 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.
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.
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:
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
AIDS Legal Council provides a full spectrum of legal services and information for financially needy people affected with HIV and AIDS. Students could assist with intake or in researching disability, family law, housing, estate planning and will drafting, bankruptcy, probate, or domestic relations legal issues.
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 e-mail either SDOHERTY or SMCKENZI to schedule an appointment.
Professor Vivien Gross attended the Midwest Chapter meeting of the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) on February 20, 1996. She was on a panel of corporate attorneys speaking about difficult ethical issues facing today's in-house corporate lawyers.
Professor Rosemary Shiels was moderator of a half-day workshop sponsored by ILCLE on "How to Discover and Use Computer-Stored Materials in Litigation." Over 100 Chicago-area attorneys attended this seminar to learn about the rules and strategies for using computer-stored materials in litigation. Professor Shiels also has been invited to speak at the 11th annual BILETA (British Irish Legal Education Technology Association) on March 25, 1996, in Oxford, England. She will speak on "Hypertext Electronic Casebooks - A Progress Report."
Professor Mickie Voges published an article, "Beyond the Trees", in 22 Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science 16 (December/January, 1996). The article concerns the management of technology to provide greater access to information and focuses on the Chicago-Kent Information Center.
[Unavailable outside of Chicago-Kent]
Careers in Labor and Employment Law
The Labor and Employment Law Society and Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace will present a panel discussion on Careers in Labor and Employment Law. Four Chicago-Kent alumnae/i will discuss various aspects of labor and employment law practice. All students interested in labor and employment law should attend.
Tuesday, March 12, 1996 4:30 P.M. Room 590
Institute for Law and Workplace Reception
All students interested in labor and employment law are invited to attend a reception celebrating the formation of Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace and the new J.D. Certificate Program in Labor and Employment Law. Attending will be Chicago-Kent graduates who practice in the field and other labor and employment law practitioners who are active in Chicago-Kent's labor law programs. This is a great networking opportunity.
The reception will follow immediately after the program on careers in labor and employment law.
Tuesday, March 12, 1996 5:30 P.M. Tenth Floor
RSVP by e-mailing Lauren Lockwood (LLOCKWOO) by March 7.
Students Interested in Civil Rights Litigation
The 13th Annual Conference on Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation
On Thursday and Friday, March 14-15, 1996, the law school will host Professor Sheldon Nahmod's 13th Annual Section 1983 conference. The conference features nationally prominent law professors and practitioners who offer instruction on both the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of §1983 practice and, trial skills, and analyze the latest case decisions. If you can attend only one or a few segments, you should come at the beginning for Professor Nahmod's introduction to the prima facie case. This is a unique opportunity, especially for students who intend to be involved federal court litigation when they practice.
Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge (note: course materials are not included; however, copies of the materials will be available in the library at a later date). However, pre-registration is required! To register, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal Education (Suite 530) to fill out a registration form. Students must register before or on Tuesday, March 12, 1996.
Criminal Trial Film Series and Trivia Contest!
Join Professors Pat Cotter and Richard McAdams for this week's movie, "Compulsion," depicting the infamous 1924 Chicago thrill-murder committed by the high-IQ pair, Leopold and Loeb. Orson Wells stars as Clarence Darrow, who earned his fame, in part, by his defense in the case. NOTE: Show time this week is Wednesday (NOT TUESDAY) at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
Announcing the Criminal Trial Film Series TRIVIA CONTEST! The contest is open to Chicago-Kent students only. Here's the questions:
The voice of a man appearing in one of the film series' black-and-white movies is heard in an REM song. What is the name of the man, the movie and the song?
E-mail your answer to Professor McAdams. The first correct answer wins your choice of: a $25 gift certificate to a local movie theater chain OR a $25 contribution to the Chicago-Kent student organization you designate. (State your choice in your e-mail). The judge's determination of the winning answer is final. The winner will be announced at an appropriate movie.
Date Day Time Movie
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 training. Thanks!
Political Campaign Material
IIT's obligation as a tax-exempt entity is to refrain from engaging in any partisan political campaign. This includes using university facilities, including bulletin boards and e-mail, to indicate support for one political candidate and/or party over another. In other words, campaign posters and material cannot be posted on any law school bulletin board.
Lexis Representative Lab Hours for the week of February 26 are as follows:
Monday: 8:00 - 8:45 David Stone Tuesday: 8:00 - 8:45 David Stone
9:30 - 10:30 Karin Kiyabu 3:45 - 5:45 Kevin Csink
4:30 - 6:00 Karin Kiyabu
Wednesday: 8:00 - 8:45 David Stone Thursday: 10:45 - 12:45 Kevin Csink
12:00 - 3:00 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: When to use LEXIS FREESTYLE. Here are some of the situations in which you should consider using the FREESTYLE feature:
* You want to give the service some words and phrases in a plain-English-like manner without worrying about AND, OR, W/_, parentheses, and the like.
* You're dealing with a BROAD legal issue or concept, which can be expressed in many different ways (e.g., enforceability of non-competition agreements), rather than with a highly specific topic (e.g., proper names, or tightly defined phrases like "res ipsa loquitur").
* There is a large number of cases that will be somewhat relevant to your problem, and you'd like to see your documents in a MOST-RELEVANT-FIRST order, rather than in the usual highest-court-first order.
* You sense that there are synonyms for some of the search terms that you're using, and you'd like an ON-LINE THESAURUS to help you identify additional words that you want to search on.
* You'd like to see a PROFILE of each document, showing which of your search terms occurred in the document. (A key aspect of the FREESTYLE feature is that unless you specify otherwise, your search words are not "mandatory," i.e., a document could be selected even though one of more of your search words are not present in it).
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 26 are as follows:
Monday: 7:45 - 8:45 Steve Edmonson Tuesday: 7:45 - 8:45 Steve Edmonson
12:30 - 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 if 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 1-800-850-WEST.
Planning on studying overseas this summer? Dare you leave the US?
Those of you who are planning on travel out-of-country during your break, might find the following databases interesting. Check out the International Country Risk Guides. They are ICRG-EURO (for Europe); ICRG-SAFR (for Subsaharan Africa); ICRG-AM (for the Americas); ICRG-MENA (for the Middle East & North Africa) and ICRG-AP (for Asia & The Pacific). They provide valuable information about countries around the world including basic country information, risk ratings, information about politics and economics, etc.
If you go, what is your dollar worth there??
The database GED (Government Economic Data) supplies you with the foreign exchange rates for many countries around the world. Access GED and use the terms & connectors query: noon
Tips for Researching International Law on WESTLAW - Treaties and International Agreements
U.S. Treaties and other international agreements are contained in the U.S. Treaties and Other International Agreements database (USTREATIES). To access this database, type: db ustreaties.
Tip: To Search for treaties between the United States and a specific country, search for the country's name in the source field (so). For example, to retrieve treaties between the United States and Brazil, type: so(brazil).
Tip: To retrieve a treaty when you know all or part of it's title, search for your terms in the title field (ti). For example, to retrieve the treaty between the United States and China concerning the trade prohibition of products produced by prison laborers, type: so(china) & ti (prison /5 labor!).
Student Bar Association (SBA)
Bar and Gavel Awards
Nominations for the Spring Bar and Gavel awards will be accepted beginning March 1. There is no form to fill out. The award is given to nine graduating seniors in the Spring semester. The society places emphasis on rewarding unrecognized service. Factors considered include:
To what extent is the student personally committed to the particular service? (community service, organization service, volunteer service, etc.)
Is the student receiving some other form of recognition for such service? (i.e. Law Review, Moot Court, Payment, etc.)
To what extent is this person motivated to such service beyond any obligation to perform the service?
What effect do these services have on the reputation of Chicago-Kent?
Nominations for this award should consist of a letter to the committee chairperson (Brian Rosenblatt) stating the reasons for the nomination, specifically referring to the candidate's law school activities, outside legal activities and other services. Letters may be left in the SBA mailbox on the second floor.
Nominations will be accepted from March 1 to March 22 ONLY!!
The SBA is currently circulating a petition to get a new computer for the help desk on the 7th floor. Please check the SBA bulletin board on the concourse or talk to one of the SBA officers. A sign up sheet and letter will be posted on the bulletin board.
The next SBA meeting is scheduled for March 14 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The room will be announced.
The Conviser Bash is tentatively scheduled for March 14 at Jackson Street OTB
To All Groups
The SBA in conjunction with ABA is applying for a "Public Interest School of the Year" award through the ABA. We need information from all groups regarding the activities in which you are involved. Please contact either AHOWLAND or RISMAIL regarding what information is needed. The application deadline is APRIL 15. We have a good shot at this. Lots of you are involved in Cities within Schools, the Clinic, LRAP, volunteer counseling and legal advice, etc., etc. Let us know who you are and what you're doing. Thanks.
Animal Rights Law Society (ARLS)
ARLS will be having a bake sale on March 1, 1996 in the third floor Spak. There will be lots of cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats and muffins for everyone! Everyone is encouraged to stop by. Proceeds will benefit ARLS's spay/neuter fund.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has a new shopping cruelty-free shopping guide! The guide will let you know which companies test their products or ingredients on animals and will also let you know which companies fund charitable research. If you would like a copy, e-mail RVANDERV.
ARLS is still accepting statements from all those who are interested in being on the Board of Governors next year. All who are interested, write a statement of why you wish to be on the Board and submit it to C70.
Any questions, or comments, e-mail LWORTMAN, RVANDERV or CBURKE.
Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
BLSA SPEAKER EVENT
In recognition of Black History Month, come hear Judge Cheryl Ingram's speech on the history of the right to vote for African Americans and how African Americans were represented in government, before we obtained this right. This speech will take place Monday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.
Brehon Society of Irish-American Law Students
Please join us this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, at 5:00 p.m. in the 10th Floor Event Room when we welcome THE HONORABLE FRANK SHERIDAN, CONSUL GENERAL OF IRELAND. Mr. Sheridan will be speaking about the struggle for peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. This promises to be a very interesting event! A reception will immediately follow the event.
We are making plans for St. Patrick's Day! If you are interested in helping, or if you have any suggestions please e-mail Dan Kirk (DKIRK) or Eileen Gallagher (EGALLAGH).
Everyone is welcome to participate in Brehon Society events - regardless of whether you are Irish! So please join us this Thursday and e-mail us with any suggestions or comments.
Evening Law Student's Society
The Evening Law Student's Society is showing a videotape of the 1994 Rovner Moot Court Competition on Monday, February 26 at 7:45 p.m. (after 1L Evening Justice class) in room 590. Food and drinks will be served. Both evening and day students are invited!
This is an excellent opportunity for first year students to gear up for the Moot Court Competition and see some of Chicago-Kent's best in action.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail JSANNIOL or GDEMAERT.
On February 29 at noon in room 170, Ron Rosenberger will be talking about his Supreme Court victory over the UVA. Decalogue and the Christian Law Students are co-sponsoring this event. Come and listen to what the Court said about the UVA picking and choosing which religious groups it will fund on their campus. Come and listen to what it is like to appear before the highest court in the land. Come and listen to conjecture about what this ruling of the summer of 1995 might mean to other civil rights issues. Refreshments will be served.
On March 14, from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. in room 570, the Federalist Society and the National Lawyers' Guild invite you to hear a discussion of Due Process litigation. What is procedural litigation and how does it affect social policy and criminal law in the United States? Speaking will be Michael Avery and David Rudovsky, two esteemed civil rights attorneys, along with Michael Horowitz, a fellow of the Hudson Institute and former counsel of the OMB. These speakers are of the highest caliber and we are lucky to have them. In fact, Misters Rudovsky and Avery will be speaking at Professor Nahmod's annual Section 1983 Conference. That conference takes place on this date and the day after (13 and 14) and is open to students.
If that isn't enough to entice you on a Thursday, we will be serving refreshments at this event also.
The Chicago Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society would like you to know that Dr. Walter Berns of the American Enterprise Institute will speak on Lincoln, America's Greatest Poet: An Expression of America's Founding Principles at the Chicago Athletic Association on February 28. No, Lincoln was not a member of the Chicago Athletic Association, that is where this luncheon event will be held. Contact CHAGE, SGAUTIER, KSCHERER, or JMRAZ if you are interested in attending.
By subscribing to GayLaw's current awareness e-mail service, you get recent information on legal issues including:
1.) Constitutional Law : Add Montana to the list of states striking down laws that make private, consensual, homosexual sex among adults a crime. A District Judge ruled that these
types of laws violate the State Constitution's right to privacy.
2.) Family Law : New Mexico is the most recent state to defeat an anti-marriage amendment proposed by Conservatives. Because of the likelihood that Hawaii will soon pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriages, almost twenty (20) state legislatures are battling with proposed constitutional amendments specifically requiring opposite-sex marriages.
3.) Employment Law : The Bowers of Bowers v. Hardwick is stirring controversy again. For an interesting read on how sexual orientation could affect your employment as a lawyer, see Shahar v. Bowers, 70 F.3d 1218 (11th Cir. 1995).
Please e-mail Lora Kirk (LKIRK) to be included on the list that receives cutting edge legal information.
Health Law Society
Stay tuned -- HLS has more events to come this semester! If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact Cathy (CTRAUGOT).
International Law Society
ILS CAREER DAY
The time is quickly approaching for the biggest International Law Society event of the year, the one everybody looks forward to, International Law Career Day!! On Friday, March 15, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the leading attorneys in various fields of international law ranging from Public Policy and Diplomatic Relations to Cyberspace, from Intellectual Property and Environmental Law to Taxation. But, that's not all. You will also have the opportunity to visit and tour local law firms and corporations to see what goes on behind closed doors while talking with practitioners. (And don't be surprised if you go home with several business cards, that is not unheard of!! 1L's, this is your chance to get your foot in the door; 2L's this could be a quality summer job, and 3L's this could be your break!!!) This is the networking opportunity you've been waiting for. Did I mention the lunch at the Hotel Inter-Continental or the Reception with a bountiful selection of international wines and cheeses? So, mark your calendars for the biggest day of your law school careers and possibly the beginning of a great job!
Registration forms will be available beginning Wednesday, February 28 throughout the school and outside the ILS Office on the concourse level, room C76. If you have any questions, contact Jason LaBella (JLABELLA).
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
Please mark your calendars for PAD's upcoming events:
February 27 - 12:00 p.m., PAD Speaker Event (room 170)
- 12:00 p.m., PAD 1L outline disk collection (room 170)
February 29 - 7:00 p.m., PAD district-wide PARTY!! (Morans)
March 6 - 5:00 p.m., PAD Wine and Cheese party w/alums and other chapters (10th Floor Kent)
March 12 - 12:00 p.m., PAD 1L outline disk distribution (room 170)
- 12:00 p.m., PAD Tentative Speaker Event (room 170)
March 13 - 4:30 p.m., Second PAD Initiation (Kent Courtroom)
Note: We are still looking for committee volunteers. The time commitment is very flexible. Contact AWEISS.
Questions? Comments? E-mail AWEISS, JGUBKIN, or ASINIBAL.
Women in Law
Join the SOCIETY OF WOMEN IN LAW (WIL)!! Applications are posted on the WIL bulletin board on the concourse level. Put completed applications and your $5.00 membership dues in the WIL mailbox on the second floor.