FROM DEAN CHAPMAN
The Registration Bulletin containing registration instructions, additional course information and the final fall schedule will be available outside the third floor cafeteria this week. Registration for fall courses takes place next week.
Fall Schedule Additions and Corrections
Following are some additions and corrections to materials already distributed:
Advanced Criminal Law: This course/seminar will use various methods of inquiry to review controversial topics of substantive criminal law often omitted from the first year course. Topics may include theories of crime and criminology; theories of punishment; the crimes of rape and theft; decriminalization of drug crimes and prostitution; the effect of race and poverty on criminal justice; criminal defenses including insanity, self-defense, and entrapment; the criminal jury; and capital punishment. For some topics, such as rape, theft, and criminal defenses, there will be considerable focus on doctrinal detail. For these and other topics, we will also explore various non-doctrinal perspectives on the law, including sociology, philosophy, feminism, economics, and critical race studies. Students who take the class as a course are required to write a 15-page paper; third year students may take the class as a seminar and write a 25-page paper conforming to Chicago-Kent seminar requirements. Substantial reading and class participation is required of all students.
FROM THE REGISTRAR
Summer Program Notices and Program Changes
Program notices for the summer session will be mailed this week. You may add an open course at any time through the first week of summer classes. You may drop a summer class without financial penalty through the first week of summer classes. If you drop a summer class during the second week, you will be charged 50% of tuition; if you drop a class after the second week, you will be charged full tuition.
The registration priority lists are posted on the second floor bulletin board. Please check the lists to verify that you are properly classified. If your name does not appear on any of the lists or you are classified incorrectly, please notify the Registrar immediately. Registration forms for the Fall semester will be available in the Registrar's office beginning Wednesday, April 10. Registration will take place next week.
Intensive Trial Advocacy
Students who were selected to enroll in either the August, 1996 IP Intensive Trial Advocacy or the regular Intensive Trial Advocacy must register for the appropriate course on the Fall, 1996 registration form. Failure to list it on your registration form may cause you to lose your seat in the class. A list of students eligible to register for Intensive Trial Advocacy is posted on the second floor bulletin board.
Official class ranks are distributed to students after the Spring semester. The graduating class with which you will be ranked is listed on the second floor bulletin board. Please verify that you are listed with the correct class. If you have changed divisions, are a transfer student, have taken one or more semesters off, or have outstanding incomplete grades, it is especially important for you to make sure that you are classified correctly.
May, 1996 Graduates
Make sure that your financial account is up to date. You will not be certified to the bar examiners or receive your diploma if you have an outstanding balance. You may check the status of your account on the computer terminal in the Registrar's office. If there are any errors or problems, report them to the Bursar in Room 290.
Lockers: May, 1996 graduates may keep their lockers until August
1, 1996, which is after the bar exam. Please empty your locker
by August 2, 1996; your cooperation is appreciated.
August, 1996 Graduates
Please submit a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form to the Registrar's office as soon as possible.
FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON
APPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS
We are now accepting applications for next year's Teaching Assistants for the Academic Support Program. If you excelled in any of your first-year courses and would enjoy sharing your understanding of that course with next year's first-year students, we would love to have you! The Teaching Assistants can earn two credits per semester, in addition to a stipend equivalent to tuition for two credit hours. For more information, e-mail SWALDREP or VBENSLEY. Application forms are available in Room 544 or Room 546. Applications must be turned in by Friday, April 12 at 5 p.m.
HELP WITH ORIENTATION
To enthusiastic individuals who have made it through at least one year of law school and are willing to share their experiences and wisdom with incoming 1L's....
It's time to start thinking about Orientation. Fall '96 Orientation will begin on Monday, August 12 for the incoming 1L class, and we are looking for Orientation Leaders and Mentors. Did you have a great experience with your OL/Mentor that you would like to share? Or maybe a less than exciting time that you would like to improve on? Help with Orientation.
Come to the Informational Meetings:
Wednesday - April 17 at 3:00 p.m. in room C25.
Thursday - April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in room 590.
Please e-mail Orientation Coordinator Randa Ismail (RISMAIL) if you have any questions or if you would like more information because you are unable to attend the meeting.
FROM ASSISTANT DEAN DAWN RUPCICH
1996 Summer and Fall Registration and Unpaid Tuition Balances
Registration for Summer will begin on April 2, 1996 and registration for the Fall semester will begin on April 15, 1996. Except as set forth below, students will not be permitted to register if there is any outstanding tuition balance.
Please note that the Registration Policy will not be waived in order to allow a student to meet a registration deadline. Therefore, we urge you to allow yourself sufficient time in which to complete the necessary paperwork (it usually takes 2-3 days to process Petition requests for approval).
Procedure for Registering with an Outstanding Tuition Balance
A student will be allowed to register with an outstanding tuition balance only if he/she has been approved to receive one or more of the following loans for the Spring semester to pay the balance:
Students will not be allowed permission to register for any reason other than those listed above.
Students should complete the Petition to Register with an Unpaid Balance form in order to be considered for registration with a past balance. Petition forms may be picked up at the REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, Suite 220; the BURSAR'S OFFICE, Room 290; or from the rack outside of the ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE and CLE OFFICE, Suite 265. Please submit application forms to the Office of the Assistant Dean of Administration, Finance and CLE, Suite 265.
The following information must be completed on the Petition form:
FROM THE LEGAL WRITING AND RESEARCH PROGRAM
Applications for Legal Writing Teaching Assistants Positions
Applications are now being accepted for Legal Writing Teaching Assistants for the year 1994-95. Only students who will be graduating in June, 1995 may apply. Teaching Assistants work closely with the Legal Writing Professors in teaching legal research, preparing and grading assignments, and with students in drafting and revising their work. Applicants should have received superior grades in their Legal Writing courses and have a strong interest in helping other students to master the skills of legal research and writing. Membership on Law Review or Moot Court is desirable, but is not a requirement of the job. Teaching Assistants receive two hours of credit each semester and salary equal to the tuition for two credit hours each semester.
You must be available to begin work during Orientation Week (August 17 - 19), in order to attend an intensive training session to prepare you to teach legal research.
Interested students should submit a current resume to Professor Ehrenberg in Room 753 as soon as possible. Please include the name of your first-year legal writing professor and the grades you received in the course. There is a sign-up sheet for interviews on Professor Ehrenberg's door. The interview will last 20 minutes and then applicants will be asked to complete a short quiz on grammar, punctuation and citation form.
If you have any questions please contact Professor Ehrenberg.
[unavailable outside of Chicago-Kent]
OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS
Graduation Committee forming for the Class of 1997 - Please join us for an informal meeting April 11, 1996 at 5:30 p.m., room TBA. If interested, please e-mail LLOCKWOO or call 6-5245.
CHECK IT OUT . . . NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER
If you have been doing all your Shepardizing on Lexis or Westlaw, this weeks USING SHEPARD'S tutorial is a good opportunity to review how to Shepardize from printed volumes. We will show you where and how to look for cases in the Shepard Citators, so you can do it confidently as a Law Clerk.
The tutorials are being presented by the Information Center's Reference Staff. The schedule will be posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. It is not mandatory that you sign up for them; just stop by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.
If you have any comments about the times or the topics being offered, we would like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz E-Mail: LGLANZ).
LAST WEEK IN THE SUPREME COURT:
Last week the United States Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit for age discrimination can proceed even if a worker is replaced by someone else older than 40, the lower age limit of the federal age discrimination law. The key factor is that the replacement must still be substantially younger than the plaintiff. In this case, O'Connor v. Consolidated Coin Caterers Corp., No. 95-354, the 56-year-old plaintiff was replaced by a 40-year-old employee.
In other action, the Court held that a federal appeals court in Atlanta erred in lifting a stay of execution for a Georgia inmate who had filed a last minute habeas corpus petition, Lonchar v. Thomas, No. 95-5015. The Court turned down a First Amendment challenge to an SEC rule intended to prevent municipal bond underwriters from contributing to election campaigns, Blount v. SEC, No. 95-1063.
KINOY LECTURE TAPE AVAILABLE
Noted Civil Rights Attorney Arthur Kinoy spoke at the law school on Monday, April 1. A tape of Mr. Kinoy's speech is available for viewing in the Information Center's Media room. Ask for the tape at the Library Services Desk.
'TIS THE TAX SEASON
The Information Center has IRS tax forms available on LOIS. Tax forms are in the LOIS database; use "student" as your ID and password or ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.
MEDIA ROOM (680H)
This month we are featuring "The Interactive Courtroom" videodisc set, You Be The Judge, Trial Evidence and Direct Examination Skills, and Trial Evidence and Cross Examination.
These programs concern the most common evidentiary issues that arise during trials and hearings and focus on such topics that occur in trial (e.g. leading questions) as opposed to discovery (e.g. work product). These issues must be understood thoroughly and intuitively before the attorney can construct a successful case and argue it in the heat of battle.
The topics are divided between objections that arise during direct examination and those that arise during cross examination. Test your courtroom skills and, You Be The Judge.
The Media Room is open during regular Information Center hours and may be used upon request or by reservation at the Library Services Desk.
NEWS FROM THE
CLC (CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS
Since the end of the semester is coming up quickly, we would like
to remind everyone of the following.
Please remember that all LEXIS-NEXIS and Westlaw printing must be done through the Document Center on the Ninth floor of the library.
Please save the work you are doing often, and on two different floppies. Power can go out, programs can freeze, and disks can even go bad. Protect yourself and make that extra copy of your paper. If you are not sure how to do this, please email HELPDESK or see Leah Moral in room 703 for assistance.
If you are using a floppy disk in the lab, do not bypass the opportunity to check your disk for viruses. Some viruses will delete files, possibly every file on your hard drive at home! If you have a virus and can't remove it using the virus cleaning stations in each lab, see Leah Moral in room 703 or Jim Judge in 713 for additional assistance.
18th ANNUAL PIPER LECTURE
Privacy in the Workplace
On Tuesday, April 9, Chicago-Kent will present the 18th Annual
Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, "Privacy in the Workplace,"
in the Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium at 11:30 a.m.
Privacy issues have always been present in the workplace, in such
areas as locker and office searches. Modern technology, however,
has greatly increased the concerns for employers, unions and employees.
In Illinois, the recent enactment of a statute authorizing employer
electronic monitoring of employees and its court challenge by
organized labor has brought the issue to the forefront.
The Piper Lecture will address this important area of law. Speakers
All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Please plan to attend.
[unavailable outside of Chicago-Kent]
Professor Philip Hablutzel was the speaker at the meeting
of the Corporate Law Departments Committee of the Chicago Bar
Association on Thursday, April 4, 1996. His topic was: "Limited
Liability Companies (LLC's), Limited Partnerships (LP's), Limited
Liability Partnerships (LLP's), Limited Liability Limited Partnerships
(LLP's), and Other New Forms and the Troubles They Are Causing."
He described the work of the National Conference of Commissioners
on Uniform State Laws in the drafting of the various new Uniform
Acts in the business law field.
Adjunct Professor Seamons, who will teach Securities Regulation in the fall, will be speaking at the annual investments conference sponsored by the Illinois Society of CPA's in May.
[unavailable outside of Chicago-Kent]
Criminal Trial Film Series
Get ready to discuss the death penalty next week with Sister Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking" (visiting the law school on April 16), by watching this week's movie "Let Him Have It." "Let Him Have It" recounts the life and death of Derek Bentley, the last person executed in England (circa 1952). For Elvis Costello fans, this is the story told in the song "Let Him Dangle." The movie made many of the 1991's top 10 lists. Don't miss it. Show time is Wednesday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The remaining schedule has been changed in various respects:
Date Day Time Movie
Apr. 10 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Let Him Have It
Apr. 18 Thursday 3:30 p.m. Judgment at Nuremberg
Apr. 23 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. Witness for the Prosecution
Apr. 30 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. My Cousin Vinny
Lexis Representative Lab Hours for the week of April 8 are as follows:
Monday: 7:45 - 8:45 David Stone Tuesday: 7:45 - 8:45 David Stone
12:00 - 6:00 Karin Kiyabu 10:00 - 12:00 David Stone
Wednesday: 7:45 - 8:45 David Stone Thursday: 10:45 - 12:45 Kevin Csink
10:00 - 10:30 7:00 - 9:15 David Stone
12:00 - 1:00 Karin Kiyabu
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
SPECIAL NOTE: As research and seminar papers come due, your LEXIS
Reps are scheduling themselves for extended office hours to accommodate
students as they hit the home stretch. Additionally, for those
of you beginning your job search, please take note of the special
office hours held in the Career Services Office. LEXIS/NEXIS is
an incredibly valuable tool to use when conducting your job search.
Be sure to stop by Career Services during these special times
to pick up additional research tips. And, of course, if you cannot
make it into Career Services at those times, feel free to contact
your LEXIS Student Reps during their regular office hours in the
library, or by e-mail at LEXISQ on Kentnet.
NEW EMANUELS ARE HERE!! Be sure to pick up your 1995-1996 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!
DON'T FORGET: It's not too late to get that 4.0 this semester!
Stop by the reference desk in the Information Center and ask for
your own copy of LEXIS version 4.0 for windows!
THIS WEEK'S LEXIS QUICK TIP: The LEXIS ADVANTAGES program.
This week's LEXIS QUICK TIP is specifically addressed to the Class
of 1996. Buy yourself an INCREDIBLE GRADUATION GIFT!! LEXIS is
pleased to announce the new LEXIS ADVANTAGES PROGRAM. This program
is designed to bridge the gap between law school and practice.
For only $25, graduating students will receive a copy of the LEXIS
LAW STUDENT OFFICE and FOUR MONTHS access to the CAREER library
as well as the STATE library of your choice.
This incredible offer is worth over $1,000, but the Class of 1996
can purchase it for only $25!
Among the many advantages of this program are the capability to
download caselaw and state statutes into your own STUDENT OFFICE
"infobase" for use at any time. You can also research
and download information on potential employers using the CAREER
You also get INTERNET ACCESS and a copy of NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR
as well as a four month subscription to LEXIS COUNSEL CONNECT,
the on-line attorney network! This allows you to browse the web,
maintain e-mail contact and all of the other great things you
have been doing on the Internet while you have been at school.
If you have any questions about this amazing offer, contact your
LEXIS Student Reps or check out the poster in the Concourse. To
order, or for more information, call 1-800-528-1891.
Don't let this amazing offer pass you by!
Join us again next week for another LEXIS QUICK TIP, and until
then, best of luck on your research!
Westlaw Representative Lab Hours for the Week of April 8 are as follows:
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 - 1:00 Steve Edmonson
(Evening) 9:30 - 11:00 Christine Brown 1:00 - 6:00 Christine Brown
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 Christine Brown
During lab hours, Westlaw Student Reps can be found in lab 700 ar 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. The new E-mail address for West Customer Support for questions or comments is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Associate Training - April 22 - 27
Keep your eyes posted for our Summer Associate Training! This
is the perfect time for you to enhance your Westlaw skills and
impress your employer. In addition to advanced training, Westlaw's
fee structure will be discussed. (A must if you want your employer
to offer you a full-time job.) Sign up sheets are at the library
If you will be enrolled in summer school, law review, moot court or a research assistant, you may get your WESTLAW password extended for summer access via the Internet. Access http://www.westpub.com/pswdexten.htm. (You may also send in one of the Westlaw postcards available in the library.)
Academy Awards Anyone?
By the time you read this, the Oscars will be out. However, if you decide to complain about the Academy's choice, you can look up the officers and board of governors in WESTLAW. The database you use is ASSOCYB (Associations Yellow Book). Use a search like: academy/s motion. You will get names, phone numbers and even e-mail addresses here. Of course, if you want to use it for a more practical purpose, the Associations Yellow Book can help you identify trade and professional associations, Washington Representatives, Political Action Committee contacts, board members and other interesting information. (Might even find some job contact ideas here too!)
If you have stars in your eyes from watching the Oscars and want to pursue a career in entertainment law, there is a new WESTLAW database that can help. It's called Entertainment Law and Finance. For example, if you want to know how to license songs for use in a film, try a search in ENTLFIN like: license/s sone.
Student Bar Association
Things are getting busy...it's that time of year! Be sure to watch
the Record so you aren't left out of the activities.
ELECTIONS: Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17 in the SPAK;
3rd floor; 10:00 AM to 2:00 and 3:30 to 7:45. A sample ballot
and all candidates' statements will be posted on the SBA bulletin
board (Concourse level). Also, all candidates' statements are
printed and available where the Record is distributed. Reminder
to candidates: please follow the campaign rules regarding posters,
flyers and electronic campaigning.
BOARD MEETING: The SBA Board will meet on April 10. We need all
voting members for the Bar & Gavel award as well as a few
other items. Meet in the conference room next to C88.
END OF THE YEAR: SBA is planning an end of the year picnic again.
For those of you who attended last year, be sure to tell everyone
about the good time had by one and all! Watch the Record for info.
THANK YOU to all who provided information for the "Public
Interest" award application. We appreciate your help!
Amnesty International will hold a meeting and general elections on Wednesday, April 10 at 4:45 in room C78 in the Concourse. We will discuss plans for next year and our current human rights campaigns. Please contact Angela Salse (ASALSE), Julie Sparling-Desierto (JSPARLIN) or Jennifer Spooner (JSPOONER) regarding questions.
Animal Rights Law Society
Coleen Burke, a recent graduate of Chicago-Kent, is working in conjunction with ARLS to repeal Illinois' Hunter Interference Prohibition Act. If you would like more information or copies of the Petition to help with obtaining signatures, please e-mail RVANDERV, YKATO, LWORTMAN or CBURKE.
In addition, ARLS is planning a trip to Washington D.C. for an
Animal Rights Conference. If any ARLS members are interested in
attending, please e-mail one of us for details.
Finally, congratulations to Yvonne Kato who was recently appointed
to the ARLS Board of Governors!
Black Law Student Association
Just a reminder of next week's events:
April 8, 1996 - Candidates Forum and Voting at 5:00 p.m. and general membership meeting.
April 12, 1996 - A NIGHT OF POETRY AND JAZZ
Don't forget to come and experience a night of poetry and jazz
with BLSA this Friday at 5:30 p.m. We will be celebrating black
culture through poetry, music and Caribbean food. There will also
be vendors selling their Afrocentric wares. Tickets are $8 in
advance or at the door. For more ticket information, contact DGRANT
Order forms are in!
For those interested in placing ads in the Banquet Book pick up order forms at the BLSA office. All money from ads should be turned in by APRIL 15, 1996.
Brehon Society of Irish-American Law Students
We will be holding an organizational meeting on TUESDAY, APRIL 16, at 5:00 p.m. in ROOM 590. Please be sure to attend this meeting because we will be electing next year's officers. Anyone is eligible to run for office. Please submit your nominations for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer to Dan Kirk (DKIRK) or Eileen Gallagher (EGALLAGH) as soon as possible.
Corporate Law Society
A BIG THANKS to Linda Chen, Tad Huntington, Sean Gandhi, and Mark Lunn for their help in putting together the first phase of our corporate alumni letter. Thus far, we have sent over 300 letters to alums practicing in the areas of corporate law, business litigation, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. This was a significant undertaking, and their efforts are greatly appreciated!!
ELECTIONS for next year's officers will take place on April 17 and 18 between the hours of 12 - 2 pm and 4 - 6 pm. If you are a member of CLS and are interested in running for an office (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer), please e-mail Linda Chen (LCHEN). We encourage all members to consider running for an office!
If you have any questions or comments about the organization,
please e-mail Marie Quinn (MQUINN), Linda Chen (LCHEN) or Tad
Criminal Justice Society
Guest Speaker - Join us on Thursday, April 11 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 170 for a visit from James Fitzgerald, from the Criminal Appeals Division of the State's Attorney's office. Mr. Fitzgerald has worked on numerous high-profile appeals, including John Wayne Gacy, has argued over 40 appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court, and spent 15 years working on federal cases. Please bring your lunch and questions! To join the CJS mailing list, please e-mail VTERRIZZ or EJACK.
Environmental Law Society
*The NAELS newsletter for Spring 1996 is done! If you are interested in a copy, E-mail RSAINES, JGUBKIN, or KPOHN.
*Earth Day in coming!!! If you would like to help out, please
*Information and applications for summer fellowships are still
available outside the ELS office in C74. Contact RSAINES or YPOLYCAR
with questions. The due date for submitting an application is
Tuesday April 9th. Awards will be announced in the following two
*We are selling raffle tickets. This year we are raffling off
a Cannondale mountain bike and a gift certificate for rollerblades.
Tickets can be bought from any ELS member for $1 each or 6/$5.
We are asking each member to try and aim to sell 50 tickets, this
is a very reasonable goal. The actual raffle will be held in conjunction
with the KJF auction in April. To pick up your tickets to sell,
contact any ELS board member and stop by the office. RSAINES,
YPOLYCAR, KPOHN, CTRAUGOTT, EMCGINLEY.
*Elections will be on April 9. Please be sure and vote.
*Planning for the upcoming NAELS Conference is well under way,
let us know if you want to help out.
Have a great week!
Questions? Comments? E-mail RSAINES, YPOLYCAR, or KPOHN
The Federalist Society
The Chicago-Kent Federalist Society would like to announce a General Meeting to be held in Room 155 on April 10 at 3:00 p.m. This is a Wednesday at a time when no one has class, so we don't expect any wimpy excuses for your lack of attendance. We will be discussing many important things for Conservatives and Libertarians. Those of you who mistakenly have come to believe in other things are welcome to attend and monitor the activity. We hope to provide beverages and we will certainly have some door prizes for the first 20 or so who attend.
We will make available the videotape of the last two Fed. Soc.
speaking events at the General Meeting. It failed to capture an
Oscar, but, we hope it will do well at the next Sundance film
Please take note of our bulletin board also. There we have displayed
information on civil libertarian organizations and internships,
paid and otherwise, for law students. Unfortunately, no door prizes
will be given for those who read the bulletin board.
"The humanitarian, like the missionary, is often an irreducible
enemy of the people he thinks to befriend, because he has not
imagination enough to sympathize with their proper needs nor humility
enough to respect them as if they were his own. Arrogance, fanaticism,
meddlesomeness and imperialism may then masquerade as philanthropy."
- George Santayana
There will be a meeting this Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30. Watch your e-mail and the bulletin board in the concourse for the room number.
Also on the bulletin Board are copies of a petition in opposition
to the bill seeking to ban recognition of Same Gender Marriages
in the State of Illinois. Although the bill has already passed
the State Senate 42 - 6, you can still make your voices heard
to members of the State House by signing a copy of the petition
and faxing or mailing it to the ACLU at their enclosed address.
Later this month, GayLaw will be presenting a panel discussion
of the effects of Same Gender Marriage recognition on legal practitioners.
Watch this space for more details!
Illinois State Bar Association
To All Graduates:
The annual ISBA "Meet an Illinois Bar Examiner" program
will be held on April 16 at 2:00 p.m. This program is co-sponsored
with the ISBA of John Marshall. Bar examiner Stuart Duhl will
be available to meet and answer questions from students about
the bar exam. Room to be announced. Please contact Lisa Yee (LYEE),
Susan Walter (SWALTER@), Brian Rosenblatt (BROSENBL) or Babak
Kusha (BKUSHA) for more information.
Intellectual Property Law Society
If you are interested in taking an active role in Chicago-Kent's Intellectual Property Law Society, IPLS will be holding its elections for next year's board positions on the third and fourth Tuesdays of this month (April 16 and April 23). Watch the Record and your e-mails for more specific details. If you have any questions in advance, please contact Joel Bootzin (JBOOTZIN) or Scott Smilie (SSMILIE).
International Law Society
The International Law Society plans to conduct a book drive during Law Week, April 15 - 20. ILS is working in conjunction with the Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) to acquire books that will be forwarded to the Sarejevo Law School Library.
Please help with this project by donating one or more of the books
on the Library Book List which is posted in the ILS Bulletin Board
on the concourse level. If you are unable to donate a book on
the list, we will accept checks made out to the International
Law Society, pool the resources, and purchase and forward the
In addition, the Sarejevo Law School will benefit from donated
subscriptions to law reviews, international law journals and other
contemporary legal scholarship. We will also accept commercial
outlines (nutshells), treatises, hornbooks, legal dictionaries
and legal encyclopedias.
We hope that you share our interest in this project and welcome
any and all book and monetary donations.
Please contact Christine Brown (CBROWN) with any further questions.
Jewish Law Students Association
The Executive Board hopes all of you enjoyed the Passover holiday! With final exams lurking just around the corner, we are announcing two fun and exciting events! Mark April 18 on your calendars now!
The first event, sponsored by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers,
features Professor Nahum Rakover, Deputy Attorney General and
Advisor on Jewish Law to the Israel Ministry of Justice. Prof.
Rakover, a founding members of the Jewish Legal Heritage Society,
also teaches at Bar Illan University, where he is Distinguished
Professor of Criminology. You will be able to feast during the
(free) reception and see the presentation titled "Human Rights
Versus Human Values: Jewish Law in Action in Israel". The
reception and presentation start at 5:00 p.m. and lasts until
6:30 and will be held at Mayer, Brown & Platt, 190 S. LaSalle
Street, 39th Floor. E-mail Helen Block (HBLOCH) or call Decalogue
at (312) 263-6493 to make reservations.
After the reception, we will be going directly to ... the world
famous Party For Peace! The Party is taking place at Lakeview
Links, 3206 N. Wilton (1/2 block east of Sheffield & 1/2 block
north of Belmont). A donation of $10 in advance or $15 at the
door includes two hours of free beer, wine, pop and one raffle
ticket. Raffle prizes will include airline tickets, hotel certificates,
health club passes, tickets to sporting events and a whole lot
more! Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for only $2 each.
In addition, the Party For Peace will be featuring a live performance
by The Professionals between 9 and 10:30 p.m. Enjoy free pool
and ping-pong while watching the Bulls trounce the Pistons on
big screen TV's (game time at 7:00 p.m.) Tickets are available
from Helen Bloch (HBLOCH) and Debbie Gassman (DGASSMAN). All proceeds
go to the JEWISH UNITED FUND - ISRAEL EMERGENCY FUND! For more
information, e-mail Helen Bloch (HBLOCH) or contact Amy Schiffman
at the Jewish Federation at (312) 444-2832.
Since both events are being held on the same day, April 18, we
will go directly to the Party For Peace after the reception. Meet
us at Lakeview Links at 7:00 p.m. if you feel it absolutely necessary
to miss the reception - Professor Rakover will certainly be fascinating!
We look forward to seeing you all!
Chicago-Kent Justinian Society
Join the Chicago-Kent Justinian Society on April 12 for an end-of-semester COCKTAIL PARTY for all lawyer and student members of the Society. Enjoy some great Italian food and wine with fellow Justinians. The party will be in room 590 at 6:00 p.m.
Any questions, e-mail CMUNGAI.
KJF's SPRING FLING AUCTION IS HERE!!
WHAT IS IT? Kent's biggest spring semester event. For the cost of a ticket, you get all you can eat and drink (Sam Adams beer, wine and soda), entertainment and a chance to bid on hundreds of really cool items.
Some of this year's auction items include:
Airplane tickets, Bulls, Bears, Cubs and White Sox Tickets; Lunch
with Bill Kurtis, Lunch with Rolando Cruz's defense attorneys,
Lunch with Judges and Alumni; Scuba Diving Lessons; Hotel Suites
at Chicago's Finest Hotels; VIP Treatment at the Jenny Jones and
Jerry Springer Shows; Signed Football by Bears Greats; Tickets
to the Joffrey ballet, Court Theater, Second City, "I Hate
Hamlet", and many other plays and comedy clubs; Bar Parties
for your Section or your closest friends at Hunt Club, Blue Note,
Lakeview Links, Tequila Roadhouse and Hi-Tops; Dean for a Day,
Pizza and Beer with Professor Sowle and McAdams, an Irish outing
with Professor Cotter, Lunch with Professor Stewart, Tennis with
Thomas, Walking Tour and Lunch with Baker, Tarlock, Deutsch and
Bosselman and many, many, many more outings with your favorite
professors; Day of Pampering at Mario Triccio's Salon, Framed
Poster from the Lyric Opera's 40th Anniversary Season, Sound System
for your Computer, Professor Kling's Motion Manual; and Meals
at Restaurants from every area of the city ... and MUCH, MUCH
When: April 11 - This Thursday. The fun starts at 5:30 until 10:30.
Feel free to come and go as you wish.
Where: Here - in the Auditorium - you won't be able to miss it.
How? Tickets are on sale beginning Monday in the Spak or buy them
from your KJF friends. Tickets are only $5 for Kent students and
faculty and administration; and $7 for non-Kent. Tickets will
also be sold at the door: $7 for Kent and $10 for non-Kent.
See everyone there! It will be even bigger than last year!
National Lawyer's Guild
Thanks to everyone who attended the Arthur Kinoy event and especially to those who helped put it together. We had a great turnout and I know that Arthur was pleased. Tomorrow, April 9 at 12:30 is the next brown bag lunch in room 210. The topic is the role of a lawyer in providing a service to the people v. the marketing of legal services as a product. The discussion is flexible; so bring in lunch and come join us!
In addition, Tuesday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. there will be another
NLG meeting; please check the glass announcement case in the lobby
for the room number. We met last Tuesday, but, have much more
to discuss and want you there!
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
Here is the latest list of PAD events:
April 12 - 5:00 p.m. in the Kent Courtroom - PAD Initiation and PARTY.
All members that have not been initiated are required to attend the initiation. EVERYONE should attend the party. The party location has not been specified yet, but details will be e-mailed to all members this week. IT WILL BE GREAT!
April 13 (tentatively) (1:00 p.m., room TBA) LRE Training Session
Everyone who is interested in the LRE program will be required to attend the training session. All members will be e-mailed the final time and place when this information becomes available. E-mail KPOHN with inquiries.
In addition, there is a PAD calendar on the Concourse level that
will be updated regularly.
Questions?? Comments?? Contact JGUBKIN, ASINIBAL or AWEISS
The Editors of The Sidebar would like to extend their apologies for an error appearing in Volume 1, Number 3. North Shore Vending, the company which services our cafeteria, DOES NOT sell AriZona Ice Tea on campus. We incorrectly published a request to boycott the product here on campus out of respect for the family of Tasunke Witko, a/k/a Crazy Horse. The manufacturers of AriZona Ice Tea market a malt liquor bearing the name of the famous Lakota leader despite numerous pleas from his family to cease using his name.
Students United for the Public Interest
There will be a SUPI General Meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. ELECTIONS for next year's Board will be held at this meeting. (The room will be announced in next week's Record.) If you are interested in a Board position, e-mail RSHAPIRO or SDOHERTY for more information.
DON'T FORGET the Public Interest Student/Alumni Reception that
is being held on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. This event is
open to all students. Attorney Fay Clayton will be speaking and
this will be a great informational and networking opportunity.
See you there!