Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Record

Vol. No. XXX, No. 3 August 26, 1996


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How's everyone doing? The first week of classes seems to have gone pretty smoothly. First-years are settling in, and continuing students are getting back into classwork full-swing.

And moving into full-swing this week is the Democratic National Convention, taking place just a few blocks west of the law school at the United Center. As you know, we're in the midst of a presidential election campaign, and your participation in our governing process is perhaps the most important contribution you can make to your community right now. I very much hope that all of you will participate in the November election, and, to that end, we plan to have an election registration table set up in the law school within a few days. I also hope that you'll take a look at the transportation plans for the DNC (outlined later in this issue of the Record), so that you won't get caught in any kind of commuting or travel problem, getting back and forth to the law school.

We're just getting started, of course, but this semester promises a lot of activity for Chicago-Kent, in addition to activities like the self-study and the dean search. For one thing, we have a number of special visitors who will be spending some time at Chicago-Kent between now and the end of the semester. Already housed on the seventh floor is Visiting Faculty Member Dan Hunter, who is co-teaching a course on "Computers and Legal Reasoning" with Professor Wright this semester. Professor Hunter is a member of the law faculty of Melbourne University in Australia and a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, England. His research focuses on artificial intelligence and law, and his current project is an investigation into analogical reasoning in law. He has lectured extensively around the world and is co-author of a book, Building Intelligent Legal Information Systems: Representation and Reasoning in Law. He has a bachelor's degree and a law degree from Monash University and a Master of Laws from Melbourne University in Australia. Prior to beginning teaching, he was a computer programmer and a practicing attorney in Australia.

In mid-September, Centennial Visiting Professor Robert C. Post will be spending several days at the law school, visiting and teaching classes, and talking with faculty and students. Professor Post currently is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. He is one of the leading First Amendment scholars in the country and has written extensively about free speech and the social order. Several of his articles recently were collected in Constitutional Domains (Harvard U. Press 1995), and he also wrote Law and the Order of Culture. Professor Post received his bachelor's degree from Harvard, his law degree from Yale, and he also has a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard. He is a very genial, lively person and a dynamic speaker, and he should be a delightful visitor. More details about his visit, including opportunities for students to meet Professor Post, will be published soon.

The first of our endowed lectures for the year is scheduled for October 8, when Morris Lecturer Hein D. Kötz will give the 1996 Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law, entitled "Toward a Common Law of Europe?" Professor Kötz is Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the co-director of the Max Planck Institute for International and Foreign Private Law, perhaps the leading institute for comparative law in the world. He holds a doctoral degree in law from the University of Hamburg, as well as a Master of Comparative Law degree from the University of Michigan. Professor Kötz is the author (with Konrad Zweigert) of an Introduction to Comparative Law, probably the best-known and most respected comparative law text in the world. It has been translated from German into English, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese. Professor Kötz's lecture will focus on his proposal to encourage common legal culture, legal literature, and law schools among European countries.

On November 5, Green Lecturer J.C. Smith will speak on "Machine Intelligence and Legal Reasoning" at the Charles E. Green Lecture in Law and Technology. Professor Smith teaches at the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia, where he has taught for the last thirty- five years. He is a graduate of the UBC Faculty of Law and received his LL.M. from Yale, where he was awarded the Felix Cohen Prize in Legal Philosophy. He is presently the Director of the UBC Faculty of Law Artificial Intelligence Research (FLAIR) Project. Professor Smith is renowned for his research and writing on the nature and structure of legal discourse. He is the author of a large number of articles in various academic journals, and of a number of books, including Legal Obligation, Law and its Presuppositions, with S.C. Coval, Liability in Negligence, and The Neurotic Foundations of Social Order. His latest book, The Castration of Oedipus: Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and the Will to Power, with Carla Ferstman, was recently released by New York University Press. Professor Smith also is one of the founding members of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law, and he recently received a $375,000 research grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada for the automatic classification of the subject matter of legal documents.

The Kenneth M. Piper Lecture in Labor Law will be scheduled sometime during the spring semester.

I hope all of you will make an effort to attend some or all of these special events and lectures. And I hope everything continues to go well for you in the coming weeks!


New Grade Curve for Elective Courses

On August 21, 1996, the faculty adopted the following grade curve for all elective courses in which at least 25 students are enrolled. The curve becomes effective with the current semester.

GradeGPA Points% RecommendedRangeCumulative %
A 4.0 10 0 - 0 - 15
A- 3.7 15 10 - 20 15 - 30
B+ 3.3 20 15 - 25 35 - 50
B 3.0 20 15 - 25 55 - 70
B- 2.7 15 10 - 25 75 - 85
C+ 2.3 10 5 - 85 - 100
C and below 2.0 10 0 -

Grade Distributions

A summary of the grade distributions for the 1995-1996 academic year is attached to this Record. The grade distributions for individual courses for the Spring, 1996 semester are posted on the second floor bulletin board.

"AmJur" Awards

For decades, The Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Company awarded "AmJur" awards to the students who earned the highest grade in certain specified law courses. Last year, the AmJur awards program was abruptly terminated in all regions of the country except California. Chicago-Kent has always awarded an Academic Achievement Award to the students who earn the highest grades in each section of every law school class. The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) will begin awarding a "CALI Excellence for the Future" achievement award to the student who achieves the highest grade in each law school course. CALI is a consortium of 164 law schools, with offices on the fifth floor of our law building. Information about the CALI award, which incidentally was established as a result of my suggestion to CALI Director John Mayer, is attached to the Record.


Pass/Fail Election

The last day for making a pass/fail election is Friday, August 30, at 5:00 p.m.; this deadline will not be extended for any reason. You may revoke a pass/fail election and elect to take a grade in the course up to the last day of the semester. Submit two copies of the election form and retain the copy signed by the Registrar until you receive your grade. Refer to Handbook §2.4 for the requirements and limitations of the pass/fail election.

Adding and Dropping Courses

Friday, August 30, is the last day to add a course. When you submit a Registration Change Form to the Registrar's office, wait until your form is processed and obtain a signed pink copy from the staff person. The pink copy is the only evidence that will be accepted as proof that you added or dropped a course.

If you drop a course and reduce your credit hours, you will be charged tuition according to the following schedule:

  this week           50% of tuition
next week 75% of tuition
after next week 100% of tuition

Student Directory and Privacy Form

If you do not wish to have your name, address, or telephone number published in the Chicago-Kent Student Directory, you must submit a Privacy Form available in the Registrar's office by Friday, September 6.

January 1997 Graduates

Please submit a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form to the Registrar by Friday, August 30, 1996.

The filing deadline for the February Illinois bar exam is September 1, 1996. Applications are available in the Registrar's office.

Insurance Waiver

The deadline to waive coverage for the Fall semester is today, Monday, August 26. The forms are available in the Registrar's office; the waivers may be submitted to the Registrar's office.

Intensive Trial Advocacy

The names of the students enrolled in Intensive Trial Advocacy, which will be held from January 4 to January 11, 1997, are posted on the second floor bulletin board. If you are enrolled and do not intend to take the course, you must drop it by today, Monday, August 26. If you drop it after today, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course unless another student takes your place. Intensive Trial Advocacy hours (regular or Intellectual Property) do not count in determining compliance with the maximum and minimum credit hour limitations for the Fall semester.

Summary of Deadlines

Monday, August 26 last day to drop Intensive Trial Advocacy without a charge
Monday, August 26 insurance waiver is due
Friday, August 30 last day to add a class
Friday, August 30 last day to make pass/fail election
Friday, August 30 Graduation Requirement Analysis Form is due
Sunday1, September 1 February Illinois bar application is due
1Yes, that's the date on the forms!
Friday, September 6 last day to submit a student directory Privacy Form


The Chicago-Kent community mourns the loss of Marc A. Grinker, Professor of Legal Research and Writing and Chicago-Kent's 1996 Professor of the Year, who died July 22 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Marc was a member of the faculty since 1990, teaching courses in business organizations, law and sexual orientation, securities regulation, and, most notably, directing our Appellate Advocacy program, which he established. He was justifiably proud that, in its first year, the Ilana Diamond Rovner Program participants won awards in 14 interscholastic competitions. In recognition of his efforts with the Rovner Program, Marc received the Henrietta and Adolf Nudelman Award for Outstanding Faculty Support. He was also a recipient of the 1992-93 Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Marc taught at Hofstra University School of Law. He served as special counsel for the National Coalition for the Homeless and general counsel for CEL Communications, and he practiced with the New York law firm of Davis, Polk and Wardwell.

Marc received his bachelor's degree from Emory University and his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Hofstra Law Review.

We will be hosting a memorial service for Marc on Wednesday, August 28, at 5:00 p.m., in the Ogilvie Auditorium. We very much look forward to welcoming Marc's parents, Charles and Audrey, and his sister, Lori, who will join us for the service.

For those of you who would like to make a charitable contribution in Marc's memory, his family has requested that donations be made to the American Foundation for AIDS Research, c/o The Marc Grinker Memorial Fund, 733 Third Ave., 12th floor, New York, NY 10017, or to Chicago-Kent College of Law's Marc A. Grinker Outstanding Student Commitment Award Fund, Office of Development, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661-3691.


London Consortium

Chicago-Kent offers a semester of law study in London each spring semester with seven other law schools. If you are interested in the London Law Consortium, you may pick up a brochure in Room 544 beginning on Wednesday, August 28. Hurry in to get a copy, because the applications will be accepted by the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in the program should refer to section 1.26 of the 1996-97 Student Handbook for the academic regulations pertaining to the program.

Enrichment Programs--Mark your Calendars!

Personal Safety Workshop - Tuesday, August 27, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Room 590

Have you taken a self defense class in the past but wonder if what you learned would really work? Do you know what not to do in the face of a confrontation? Are you interested in learning martial arts? Second-year student and martial arts enthusiast Danny Makower will discuss the use of martial arts for self defense at the Personal Safety Workshop on Wednesday, August 27, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Room 590. He will demonstrate specific self defense techniques and offer advice on what to look for in a martial arts school or self defense program. Information on Chicago-Kent's security escort service and the Joint Community-Police Training Project will also be available.

Study Tips I - Wednesday, September 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room TBA

Learn new study skills and strategies that can help improve your academic performance. The first of two programs addressing study strategies will take place on Wednesday, September 4. We will cover techniques that can help enhance your note taking abilities and increase your confidence in the areas of class preparation and participation. Advice on the formation of effective study groups will also be offered at the program. Come learn how to build a solid foundation of skills that will serve you well throughout your academic career. The program will be offered first at 3:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. Check next week's Record for the room number.

Teaching Assistant Office Hours - First-Year Students and Second-Year Evening Students

Teaching Assistants have been assigned to Torts, Criminal Law, Justice, Civil Procedure and Property for the fall semester. The TA's have office hours each week, and we invite you to stop in and talk to them. They can assist you with questions you have about your classes which you may not be prepared to ask of your professor. They can also give you great hints on preparing for class and improving your study skills. A schedule of hours is listed below and will be posted outside of Room 544. If you have questions about who your TA is, or where to find him or her, please contact Ellen Berger.

Professor Class TA Name Office Hours Room
Krent Crim. Chris Madden M 4:00-5:00 p.m. 530d
McAdams Crim. Adam Richmond T 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 355
Rudstein Crim.-day John Vande Walle W 2:50-3:50 p.m. 180
Sowle Crim. Patricia McGrath Th 10:15-11:15 a.m. 355
Rudstein Crim.-eve Lisa LongoW 5:00-5:50 p.m. C35
Bosselman Justice Beverly McClellan W 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. 355
Malin Justice Jason Coggins M 3:00-4:00 p.m. 355
Sowle Justice Neil MacDonald Th 9:00-10:00 a.m. 355
Warner Justice Joe Wharton Th 5:00-5:50 p.m. 530d
Bernstein Torts Jennifer Desser TBA in class & in next week's record
Hasen Torts Deborah Alexander W 3:00-3:50 p.m. 155
Richardson Torts Colleen Young Th 12:50-1:50 p.m. 165
Wright Torts IV Ashton W 12:00-1:00 p.m. C15
Brill Torts-day/eve September Wynne TBA in class & in next week's record
(or e-mail September for an appt.)
Heyman Torts-eve Alyssa Mogul TBA in class & in next week's record
Steinman Civ. Pro. Melanie Miller Th 5:00-5:50 p.m. 370
Harding Property Michael Helfand M 6:15-7:15 p.m.547

More Orientation Thank You's

Many thanks to the returning students who helped make Orientation a success by donating their time as Orientation Leaders and volunteers:

Kerry Bartell Doug Harvath Erika Saltzman
Steve Biagi Patricia Henley Raymond Schrock
Melinda Burleson Kathleen Herrera Mark Scott
John Connery Mae Hung Sharese Shields
Mark Cumba Brenna Kelley Greg Shugar
Christopher DeLise Nikki Kodjayan Ambrogina Sinibaldi
Rachel Dennis Danny Makower Pamela Solon
John Devona Beverly McClellan Jennifer Spooner
Jonathan Dixon Kelly McClintic Jacki Torshen
Curtis Durik Jim Meece Adam Weiss
Stephanie Enright Grubenhoff Bennett Miller Rachel Vanderveen
Annette Fernholz Maureen O'Brien
Beth Freemal Jason Orleans
Jason Garvis Shawn Ostrowski
Tanya Geranios Carlos Poza
Kevin Gross

Also, thank you to the Student Bar Association for funding the Student Survival Guide and to the Evening Law Students Society for contributing to the Tuesday night welcome party at the law school. There are many others within and outside the law school who helped make Orientation a success. We extend our gratitude to all of those who contributed time, effort and support. We couldn't have done it without you!


Class of 1998: Adjusted Ranks for Career Services Purposes Now Available in Career Services

At the request of the Career Services Office, official class ranks for the 1998 graduating class were adjusted on August 20th to take into account people who have left the law school. This adjusted class rank indicates your standing among classmates who will graduate from the institution with you and is for job search purposes only. The adjusted rank is based on course work completed through the end of the Spring 1996 semester and does not include summer 1996 grades. Pick up your adjusted rank in the Career Services Office. A picture I.D. is required.

The 1997 graduating class ranks will not be adjusted because Chicago-Kent students who are visiting at other law schools this year will still graduate with the class of 1997.

If you have questions or an employer would like to verify your rank, please contact Lisa Abrams or Stephanie Rever Chu. Our thanks to Dean Chapman and Registrar Monique LaPlanche Herard for their efforts on our students' behalf.

In Search Of: A Resource Coordinator for the Career Services Office

We are looking for a new resource coordinator in the Career Services Office (see announcement below!). The resource coordinator assists our resource manager by providing hands-on training for students and staff in on-line database use; writes Careerline; manages the job posting system; and answers the telephone and directs office visitors.

Interested? See the bulletin board outside the office for a complete job description and talk to Charis Runnels. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Assistant Dean of Career Services Lisa Abrams no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd.

2Ls, 3Ls & 4Ls Interested in Patent Law: Resume Collection

We've received requests from two prestigious Chicago law firms for resumes of students who are qualified to sit for the patent agents' exam. Firm #1 is looking for 2Ls, 3Ls or 4Ls with any engineering background and excellent academic credentials. Firm #2 is looking for graduating students and prefers an electrical or mechanical engineering background and excellent academic credentials. The firms will contact students directly if they wish to arrange interviews. Interested students should submit resumes (please mark in pencil on the back of the resume whether it is to go to Firm #1 or #2) to the Career Services Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th.

Welcome Back! Meet Our New Staff Members!

We hope you enjoyed your summer break! When you visit our office next, you'll notice two familiar faces in new positions and one new face.

Our former Resource Manager, Dan Walsh, graduated and moved to Cleveland to work for Key Corp. Bank -read all about it in the Happy Endings column in the first issue of Careerline, now available outside the Career Services Office! Charis Runnels, our former Resource Coordinator, is now the Resource Manager.

Ann Rainhart, our former Administrative Manager, has been promoted to Assistant Director. You'll see more of her in this new role!

We also welcomed part-time career strategist Kim Reynolds on board this summer. Her master's degree in counseling and experience with the legal field will surely make her a highly sought after source of information for students and alumnae/i! Kim will be in the office on Tuesdays from 8:30 until 2:30 and one Saturday each month during the semester.

Office Hours for Fall Semester

We will be open during the fall semester as follows:

Monday 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m. -- 7:00 p.m. Thursday 8:30 a.m. -- 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.

On the following Saturdays during the fall semester, a career strategist will be available in the office for walk-in appointments from 8:30 a.m. until noon:

August 24 October 19

September 7 November 2

September 21 November 16

October 5 December 14

Counseling Appointments

Second, third, and fourth year students who need resume or job search counseling can make an appointment by visiting our office or calling 906-5200.

If you need resume counseling to prepare for the fall on-campus interview program, be sure to schedule an appointment right away. The last day of resume counseling for the fall on-campus interview program has been changed to Monday, August 26.

Our counseling staff this year includes Stephanie Rever Chu, Director of Career Services; Lisa Abrams, Assistant Dean for Career Services; and part-time career strategists Debbi Gutman and Kim Reynolds. Each of these staff members has a strong career counseling background. Our receptionist will assist you in making an appointment with the person who best suits your needs.

Please note: evening counseling appointments are available! Students can see Debbi Gutman on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Mock Interviews: Polish Your Interviewing Skills

One of the best ways to prepare for interviews is to participate in a mock interview session. Career strategist Deborah Gutman will be visiting several Chicago law schools, including Chicago-Kent, to conduct mock interviews in August and September.

The half-hour sessions in the Career Services Office will include a videotaped mock interview, playback of the videotape, and a critique of the interview. We encourage you to bring your own videotape so that you can review your interview again on your own.

Dates for mock interviews are: Thursday, August 29th; Friday, August 30th; and Tuesday through Friday, September 3rd through 6th.

There are a limited number of mock interviews available; sign up soon! You must leave a resume in the Career Services Office prior to the date of the interview. Please give 24-hour notice of any cancellation.

I.D.s Requested!

Due to the explosive growth of traffic in the Career Services Office and because our services sometimes attract students from competing law schools, we ask that you please show your student I.D. to the staff member at the front desk upon entering the office. We're enforcing our policy to protect our resources! Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Computer Policy Reminder

Laser printing resumes and cover letters is free in our office, but you must bring your own paper, including paper for drafts. We ask that you use other computers in the building for composing resumes and cover letters so that we may efficiently accommodate everyone who needs to print.

Please remember that students' use of the computers will be limited to 20 minutes when other people are waiting. Be sure to sign in on the sheet by the computers indicating the time you arrived. If you wait more than twenty minutes, please let Charis Runnels or the receptionist know. If you must relinquish the use of the computer to another person, please sign the list again to put yourself back in line.

Alumnae/i have priority because they do not have access to other computers in the building at which to compose; upon showing an alumnae/i I.D., alums may use the next available computer.

Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program

New Policy for Missing an Interview

Please remember to talk to Lisa Abrams or Stephanie Rever Chu if you have an emergency which will prevent you from attending an interview scheduled through the fall on-campus program. Also, if you are accepting a job offer, let Lisa or Stephanie know so they can cancel the remainder of your on-campus interview schedule.

Last year, several students missed interviews because they simply forgot about the date or time. Interviewers become very irate when a student doesn't show up, and sometimes they refuse to participate in the program in future years. Please help us make sure this doesn't happen again this year!

As a result of last year's problems, Assistant Dean Lisa Abrams has instituted a new policy, effective immediately: any student who misses an interview for reasons other than an emergency will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the program. Thanks for your cooperation with this policy.

Important dates for the FOCI Program:

August 26 Last day of resume counseling for FOCI

August 27 All registration materials due in the Career Services Office by 6:00 p.m.!! Registration materials will not be accepted after this date.

September 4 Interview schedules available in Career Services office after 12:00 noon.

A Reminder to Fall On-Campus Interview Program Participants -- Stay in Touch!

Information concerning changes and additions to the interview program will be posted on the bulletin board outside the Career Services Office.

If we need to communicate directly with you, we will do so through e-mail. We will not phone you--please read your e-mail daily.

Interview Tips for Large Law Firm Employment from the Employer and Student Perspective

On Tuesday, September 3rd, we'll present a program to help you prepare for fall interviews. Attorneys involved in on-campus recruiting for law firms and students who have participated in previous fall on-campus interviewing will share their perspectives and hints for making the most of your interviews.

The program will be at noon and 5:00 p.m. in room 570. Sign up by August 29th in the Career Services Office to attend!

Beyond Fall Interviewing -- There Are Other Ways to Find a Job!!

It's hard to do, but keep the fall interview program in perspective! Keep in mind that these fall recruiters represent a very small part of the total employment market.

You may find these statistics reassuring: the class of 1995 had a 94% employment rate when measured six months after graduation. This employment rate was higher than the national law school average of 86.7%. Only 7.5% of the Chicago-Kent class of '95 ultimately found jobs through the on-campus interview program. The rest of the class found positions through networking, clerking for firms, making direct contact with firms, following job listings in the Career Services Office, and a variety of other methods.

The Career Services Office is anxious to work with you to determine the job search methods that will help you reach your career goals. We encourage those of you who are not participating in fall recruiting to meet with one of our career strategists this fall to design a job search plan that will work for you. We're committed to working with every Chicago-Kent student. Come get to know us -- we're here to help!

Upcoming Programs

The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing

Keep your schedule free on Tuesdays, September 10 and 17, at noon or 5:00 p.m. in room 570 for our special series: "The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing." See upcoming Record issues for more details!

Job Fairs

2Ls, 3Ls & 4Ls: Midwest Alliance for Placement in Washington, D.C. on October 18th

Chicago-Kent students are invited to participate in the annual Midwest Alliance for Placement in D.C. job fair (MAP-DC) on Saturday, October 18th. The interviews will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. Interested students should pick up registration and employer information in the Career Services Office. Please make sure to sign the list of interested students so that we may pass along any additional information we receive. Registration packets must be turned in to the Career Services Office no later than noon on Wednesday, September 11th.

Please note that in compliance with the American Association of Law Schools policies as well as Chicago-Kent's non-discrimination policy, the Career Services Office will not forward resumes of its students for the U.S. Navy or U.S. Army Office of the Judge Advocate General's Corps. Students are welcome to apply directly to those employers. Addresses and contact names can be found in the registration materials. If you have questions about this policy, please see Lisa Abrams or Stephanie Rever Chu.

2Ls: Seventh Annual Allegheny County Bar Association Invitational Minority Student Job Fair

The Allegheny County Bar Association's Committee on Opportunities for Minorities in the Legal Profession will be holding an invitational job fair on October 16th and 17th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2L participants are selected through an application process. All travel and lodging expenses for invited students will be paid by the interview program.

2Ls interested in applying for an invitation must send resumes and copies of their law school transcripts to ACBA Headquarters no later than Thursday, September 12, 1996. Application instructions are available in the Career Services Office. Please sign the list in the Career Services Office indicating your intention to apply so that we may contact you if we receive additional information.

Intellectual Property Job Fair in Washington, D.C. October 24-26

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is holding its annual meeting at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. from October 24-26, 1996. Each year, the meeting includes a job fair for student members. Information about the job fair will be mailed directly to student members. Students interested in intellectual property law who are not members can pick up Handout #3 for membership information and an application. We encourage you to join soon if you'd like information about the job fair!

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Reminder: Deadline for Massachusetts Superior Court 1997-1998 Judicial Clerkships: September 13th

The Massachusetts Superior Court currently accepting applications for 1997-1998 judicial clerk positions. Applications must be received 5:00 p.m. on September 13th. Interviews begin early in September so apply immediately! Pick up Handout #1 for a position prospectus and the application instructions.

1997 Skadden Fellowships

The Skadden Fellowship Foundation provides one year grants for 1997 graduates to work in the public interest for a sponsoring organization. The sponsor must be a 501(c)(3) organization which provides civil legal services to the poor, including the homeless, the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their civil or human rights.

Applicants must have a commitment letter from a potential sponsoring agency and describe the proposed project. Applications must be received by October 7th, 1996. Fellows will be notified by December 13th. Applications are available as Handout #2 in the Career Services Office.



This week the Information Center's Reference Librarians will continue to offer tutorials that assist first year Legal Research and Writing students in completing the LEXIS/WESTLAW Orientation Exercise.

A member of the Reference Staff will be available at the Reference Desk to help students who are working on the assignment. The schedule for these tutorials is posted on the 9th floor Library Bulletin Board. It is not mandatory that you sign up; just stop by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.


The Information Center's Reference Librarians are regularly scheduled in the room 700 computer lab to assist any students with computer reference, Westlaw-Lexis, or Internet questions. Please feel free to stop by with your questions.


The National Democratic Convention is taking place in Chicago this week. There are a number of Internet sites that offer information and commentary on the proceedings. If you are interested in following the convention, check the 9th floor Information Center's bulletin board for Internet addresses.


Saturday (August 31) CLOSED

Sunday (September 1) CLOSED

Monday (September 2) 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Lexis and Westlaw software is available at the 9th floor Library Service Desk. If you would like to use Lexis and Westlaw from home, stop by and pick up a copy -- Windows, Dos, and MAC versions are available. If you have not received your passwords yet, ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.


Attention Third-Year Day and Fourth-Year Evening students!!! Anyone interested in serving on the Class of 1997 Graduation Committee e-mail LLOCKWOO or stop by Suite 310. A meeting of the existing members of the committee and any new members will be held on Tuesday, August 27, at 5:30 p.m., Room TBA.

First-year students who did not pick up a Law School Association calendar during Orientation Week may do so anytime in Suite 310.

Alumnae/I & Student Roundtables are in the planning process for this fall, and will be announced in the Record as soon as they are set. The Alumnae/i& Student Roundtables offer Chicago-Kent students a unique opportunity to get to know many of our most successful alumnae/I. Attendance is open to all Chicago-Kent students, but space is limited to 10 students per Roundtable. If you have questions or concerns, see Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty in Suite 310.


Serving Our Society (SOS) would like to welcome everyone back to school and extend a special welcome to the entering 1L class. SOS is here to help any student interested in volunteering at a public interest agency to obtain a placement that will provide you with meaningful experience. In addition, after you complete 50 hours of work, you will receive Chicago/Kent's Certificate of Appreciation for your pro bono work.

If you are interested in volunteering, or just want to discuss career possibilities in the public interest field, please stop by our office and talk to one of our counselors: Steve McKenzie (3L) or Ann Celine O'Hallaren (2L). Our office is located in Room 686 and our hours are as follows:

Monday 2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

If you need to reach us, just e-mail SOS.


Computer Lab Printing Policy

Since the second week of classes is here, it's time to review our printing policy. For the Fall Semester, every student at Chicago-Kent will receive 400 free pages of laser printing. If you print more than 400 pages during the semester, you will be charged 5˘ per page for every page over 400. LEXIS and Westlaw case download printing, as well as LOIS printing, will be routed to the Document Center and must be paid for when you pick it up. Here are details of how the system works:

Most students will not use the semester's allotment of free pages. Students should register any accounting disputes with Julie Fenton, the Assistant Dean of Students. CLC staff check the printers daily for paper and toner. Please report any problems with printers or printing to HELPDESK.

Virus Detection Software for Windows 95

If you have Windows 95 on your computer, stop by any lab and download a copy of the new Win95 virus detection utility from McAfee. You will need a blank, formatted disk to do this. E-Learn and other laptop users especially should run the detection software as soon as possible, and report any viruses you find to HELPDESK. The CLC encourages you to install this software on your Windows 95 computer and use it anytime you use a floppy disk. HelpDocs on Windows95 and DOS virus detection software are available in Lab 700 and the CLC's offices on the seventh floor.

Windows 95 and KENTNET Dial-In Software

Several students have reported problems installing KENTNET's dial-in package in computers running Windows 95. If you have this problem, pick up the special HelpDoc, KENTNET Dial-In and Windows 95, available in Lab 700 and the CLC offices on the seventh floor.

Back Up Your Work

Every semester, someone in the CLC is asked to retrieve a corrupted or erased document file on a floppy disk. Usually it's the only copy, and it's due in five minutes. To avoid this, we recommend that you keep two copies of all your work on two separate floppy disks. Floppy disks wear out with time and use. Please protect yourself and the time you invest in your work by making backup copies.

Internet Mail Update

A recent upgrade to our ExpressIT! mail system simplifies the way we address Internet Email. From now on, just put the recipient's actual Internet address in the To: field. You no longer need to use the name @ SMTP placeholder to send messages to other Internet sites.

Leave a Forwarding Address

The ExpressIT! upgrade also added "Automatic Reply" to the system. Use the automatic reply function whenever you will not be near Email for a while and want people to know you're not there. Automatic Reply is available under the Forwarding Options (F4) option in DOS Email. Pick up a HelpDoc in Lab 700 or the CLC offices for more details.

CLC Hiring Student Workers

The Center for Law and Computers is looking to hire two or three students to work on computer projects in our Electronic Publishing Initiative. Experience with Folio VIEWS is preferred, but the most important quality an applicant should have is an ability to learn new skills fast. The job will involve a variety of tasks such as editing electronic texts and developing small applications (such as tutorials). If you are interested, bring a resume and cover letter (directed to Jeff Harrison) to room 713. Please include a rough schedule of available hours (either in your cover letter or separately).


LEXIS/NEXIS welcomes you back to school!


1Ls: Please stop by the 9th floor reference desk in the Information Center (library) to pick up your LEXIS/NEXIS student ID card. Your LEXIS ID card contains your personal LEXIS password, which will be required for your Legal Research & Writing online training sessions.

* Special Notice: If your LEXIS/NEXIS ID has the number 0 in it, it is a zero, not an "O". No LEXIS/NEXIS IDs contain the letter "O".


LEXIS/NEXIS Home Use software is available at the reference desk on the 9th floor of the law library.


Monday, 8/26 9:00am - 1:00pm

Thursday, 8/29 8:00am - 10:00am

Office hours are held in the 7th floor computer room (Rm. 700) of the library. If you have any LEXIS/NEXIS questions, stop by during scheduled lab hours or email LEXISQ.


Try the GUIDE feature:


--> EXAMPLE: .gu USA Today

The GUIDE feature provides a quick and easy online method to determine what publications are available on LEXIS/NEXIS. The GUIDE feature will tell you whether a publication is on line, what volumes or issues are on line, and the update frequency. It also provides a description of the publication and much more, including the LEXIS/NEXIS library and file names where the publication is located!


Welcome back Chicago-Kent! Westlaw passwords have been reactivated and are ready to go. If you happened to forget your password over the summer, just e-mail Christine Brown at CBROWN@ KENTNET or Michael Ambroziak at MAMBROZI@KENTNET or WESTQ@KENTNET. You can also drop by and see Christine or Michael during West lab hours in room 700 or at one of the tables in front of room 700.

Westlaw lab hours for the week of August 26 are as follows:

3:00- 5:30Michael5:00-7:00Christine

WESTMATE 6.1 IS HERE! If you don't already have a copy, drop by the library reference desk and pick up a copy which has a COMPLETELY NEW GRAPHICAL INTERFACE with many new features that have simplified routine tasks as well as more complicated ones.


Professor Mickie Voges has accepted appointment on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Metro History Education Center. The Center works with Chicago inner city high school students developing projects that enhance their history classes. Prof. Voges will be working to develop technological approaches to some of the Center's projects.

Prof. Voges is also consulting with CANCOPY, the copyright reporting agency for Canada, to enhance ExMENTIS (the copyright management software developed with the ExLIBRIS Group at the Information Center of Chicago-Kent) for use at the reporting agency. She is providing the copyright expertise in the system design.

Professor Martin Malin had two articles published this summer: Unemployment Compensation in a Time of Increasing Work-Family Conflicts, 29 U. Mich. J. L. Ref. 131; and Arbitrating Statutory Employment Claims in the Aftermath of Gilmer, 40 St. L. L.J. 77. Also, on June 12 he appeared, along with Donna Ledhoff, the Vice-Chair of the Commission on Family Leave, on the Mara Tapp Show on WBEZ Radio and discussed the Family and Medical Leave Act. On July 5, he was the sole guest on the Tom Clark Show on Wisconsin Public Radio and discussed the competing proposals of the Republican Congressional leadership and the Clinton Administration to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act and provide for compensatory time in lieu of time-and-one-half payments for overtime work.



Professor Sherman seeks several students to assist him in working on a casebook in the estate planning and estate taxation areas. Day students must have completed at least two semesters (not counting summer), and evening students must have completed at least three semesters (not counting summer). Interested students should submit a resume to Professor Sherman in Room 741 or to Professor Sherman's secretary, Gail Fialek, outside Room 747.


The Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be held in Chicago from August 26-29, 1996, at the United Center. More than 25,000 people will attend the DNC, including the President and Vice President of the United States, Senators, Congressmen, delegates and members of the press. DNC attendees will stay at fifty hotels, primarily located in the Central Area of downtown. Sixteen thousand rooms have been reserved.

Transportation between the hotels and the United Center will be provided by the CTA; a fleet of 65 to 100 fully accessible buses will be used. Taxis and limos are also expected to be a significant part of the transportation system. Three primary corridors will be used to accommodate convention attendees traveling between the hotels and the United Center. The corridors are:

A. Grand Avenue to Ogden Avenue to Washington Boulevard to the United Center.

B. Randolph Street to Ogden Avenue to Washington Boulevard to the United Center.

C. Roosevelt Road to Jefferson Street to Harrison Street to Ashland Avenue to Washington Boulevard to the United Center.

The return corridor for the Randolph Street and Roosevelt Road shuttles will be Warren Boulevard and Washington Boulevard. The Grand Avenue shuttles will return to the Central Area via Ogden Avenue and Grand Avenue.

Although the main corridors do not include Adams, Jefferson and Quincy Streets (our location), secondary corridors have been designated for use by taxis, limousines, and as alternates for shuttle buses. These are:

* Madison Street (Michigan Avenue to Paulina Street)

* Monroe Street (Paulina to Michigan)

* Adams Street (Michigan to Wood Street)

* Jackson Street (Damen Avenue to Michigan)

We hope you find this information useful in planning your transportation routes during the convention.


Bret Stone published an article last May: Recovery of Cleanup Costs Under RCRA: What the Supreme Court Didn't Tell You in KFC Western, Inc. v. Meghrig, California Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 1996, Issue No. 5, May 1996.


: A Journal of Intellectual Property Students

The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property will be holding its Fall writing candidacy program from Tuesday, September 3 to Friday, September 13. In order to be eligible to write-on, you must have completed at least one year of law school and meet a minimum G.P.A. requirement. Be sure to check your e-mail (if you are not on the Intellectual Property Law Society mailing list and want to receive information, E-mail Scott Smilie (ssmilie)), broadcast messages and next week's Record for more information.



Judging by the amount of e-mails and conversations that I have seen, WE ARE ALL HAPPY TO BE BACK. I hope you spend time this year getting to know more of your fellow students. Now is the best time to develop the friendships that can last a lifetime. Be nice to the people around you. You never know where your paths will cross again.

I am excited by the amount of student organizations that are gearing up for the school year. If you are experiencing difficulties in trying to establish meeting agendas, dates or times, please get with the SBA for suggestions. At a minimum, student organizations need to let their respective members know when the first meeting will take place.

Old Business:

1. Student Organization Budgets: Organization leaders, remember to return completed Budget Packets no later than Thursday, August 29. The completed forms should be placed in the labeled envelope provided to your Organization. All of the forms are available on a diskette in WP6.0 format. If you would like the electronic version, please e-mail {e-m} me as soon as possible. The following organizations HAVE NOT PICKED UP A BUDGET REQUEST PACKAGE or communicated their intentions to me:

a. Chicago-Kent Democratic Club

b. Devil's Advocate

c. Family Law Society

d. Islamic Law Students Association

2. E-M General Questions and Comments: As a reminder, please use e-m address SBAQ to correspond general questions and comments to me. I access the e-m account daily.

3. Fall Election: SBA Executive Board positions not decided during the Spring 1996 Election include the Vice President Day Division and Vice President Evening Division. Only candidates who participated in the Spring Election contests for these positions will be given the opportunity to compete during the Fall Election for these positions.

4. BOG Positions: Vacant 3L day, 3L evening, and 4L evening Representative positions will be filled in accordance with Article VI, §3 of the SBA Constitution. Election petitions for these particular vacancies will be available on Thursday, August 29, 1996. To be placed on the ballot that will be presented to the BOG for selection, completed petitions must be received by me no later than 5:00pm {SBA Office (C88) clock standard} on Thursday, September 05, 1996. New Business: 1. Policy and Procedures Manual: The SBA will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 03, 1996 to discuss the Policy and Procedures Manual. The SBA distributed the P & P Manual to the student organization leaders at the same time the Budget Request Packets were distributed. This, as you might recall, is the "blue book." The meeting will begin promptly at 11:45am. The meeting place will be posted on the SBA Office (C88) door and the SBA bulletin board located on the Concourse level. All student organizations must send at least one officer to this meeting. 2. Code of Conduct Committee: The SBA is forming a student committee that will concentrate specifically on Chicago-Kent's Code of Conduct. This Committee will eventually propose section language to the Chicago-Kent Administration for their consideration. If you would like to participate on this important Committee, please e-m your interest. 3. Faculty Meeting: I attended the August 20th faculty meeting. During the meeting, I voted on a couple of issues dealing with applicability of the new grading curve. The new policy terminology, along with my vote on behalf of the student population, will be provided as soon as possible. 4. Ralph L. Brill Award: Please be advised that the Ralph L. Brill Award will be given to a qualified person in recognition of long-term dedication to the students of Chicago-Kent. I will be making the nomination to the BOG in the near future. If you would like for me to consider a qualified person, please forward your suggestion and rationale to me no later than Friday, August 30, 1996. The qualifications for the Award are as follows: a. must be a present member of the Faculty, Administration or Alumnae/i b. for at least ten years c. has for that period of time shown dedication and devotion beyond their normal duties to help students fulfill their academic and/or school related social needs.

5. Constitution and By-Laws: The SBA Constitution and By-Laws are on file in the SBA Office (C88). If you would like a copy of these governing documents, please stop by the office or send me an e-m requesting such. We can use the student mail box to transfer the information. In addition, all student organizations must have similar governing documents that apply to their respective organizations. Copies must be available to members.

6. Bulletin Boards: Bulletin board space is provided for each student organization. The bulletin boards are located on the Concourse level. Each organization maintains the information posted in their respective space. If your organization does not have an assigned space, please e-m me. Thank you.



Welcome to Chicago-Kent 1Ls! Welcome back returning students! The Chicago-Kent chapter of Amnesty International will host a speaker forum on September 17 at 3:30p.m. in room 170. The topic is the International War Crimes Tribunal. Professor Bart Brown will discuss his recent experience

with the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal. Please direct any inquiries about the group or event to Jennifer Spooner (JSPOONER), Angela Salse (ASALSE) or Julie Sparling-Desierto (JSPARLIN).


"The Animal Rights Law Society wants to welcome all first year students to Chicago-Kent. In addition, we will be having our first meeting in a few weeks so watch the Record for details. However, if you are interested in being put on the ARLS e-mail list right away please e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO."


The Brehon Society is a group dedicated to celebrating Irish legal and cultural traditions. In addition to holding general organizational meetings and attending Irish cultural functions, we host speakers such as Frank Sheridan, Counsel General for the Republic of Ireland, and Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, noted Irish historian.

We are very fortunate to have Professor Patrick Cotter serve as our faculty advisor. In addition to being a former visiting lecturer on American criminal law at University College Cork, Ireland, Professor Cotter is well known for his work as an assistant U.S. Attorney where he was a member of the trial team for U.S. v. John Gotti, et. al.

Our officers for this academic year are:

John Fogarty, President

Michael Burns, Vice President

Shawn Concannon, Treasurer

Margaret Dever, Secretary

Please feel free to contact any one of us if you are interested in joining the Brehon Society.

We will hold a general organizational meeting within the next two weeks. All are welcome, no matter what your nationality may be. Information will follow as to date, time and room number.


Welcome 1L's! Welcome back 2L's and 3L's! The Christian Legal Society is gearing up for a big year of activities and opportunities. Our first event will be lunch on September 6 at 11:30. We'll be serving pizza, so bring your appetite and a friend. Check next week's Record for more details, or e-mail Gregg Casagrande (GCASAGRA) for information.


"For those of you who were not able to attend the first Environmental Law Society meeting committees were set up to plan various activities including the up and coming NAELS conference. If you could not attend the meeting but would like to be placed on a committee or if you would like to be added to our e-mail list please e-mail RVANDERV, JGUBKIN, KPOHN, MSRODULS or KBUTCHER. In addition, our next meeting will be in a few weeks so watch the Record for details."


Welcome back 2L's and 3L's! Welcome 1L's! In case you missed us at the Student Organization Fair, we are here!!! You can get on the GayLaw mailing list by e-mailing either of the co-chairs, Kevin O'Brien (KOBRIEN) or Dana Kurtz (DKURTZ). The mailing list is confidential.

GayLaw also has a confidential Listserve to help keep you informed of Gay, Lesbian, and Bi-sexual issues. To have your name added to the confidential Listserve, e-mail Fred Barnhart (FBARNHAR).

We are in the process of planning a number of events for this semester. Some of the upcoming events are: (1) AIDS Walk Chicago, (2) co-sponsored speaker event on Domestic Violence in the Gay, Lesbian and Bi-Sexual Community, and (3) social events to hang out, relax and meet other students. Our first meeting to discuss these events and other ideas for the semester will be on Wednesday, September 4th at 5:00. Room number TBA.


The ISBA seeks two 2L day students and one 2L or 3L evening student for student representative positions. If interested, please schedule an interview time with Lisa Yee (LYEE).


The Intellectual Property Law Society will hold it's first meeting of the year on Thursday August 22, 1996 at 12 noon in room C20 and again at 5pm in room 370. Topics discussed will include our events for the year plus details about our Student/Faculty reception on Thursday Sept. 12, 1996 from 5-8pm on the 10th floor of the library. If you cannot attend either meeting, but are Interested in IPLS please email KMITTERE. Hope to see you all there.


The first meeting of the year is Thursday, August 29, at noon, room to be announced in the Broadcast Messages. Refreshments will be served. Events and programs for this coming year will be discussed and Elections and nominations for this year's board will take place. Positions open are: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, SBA Rep, Deans Council Rep, and Religious Committee Chair. Each 1L section will have a representative. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to

run for a position, of if you would like more information, please e-mail Howard Rosenburg (HROSENBU) or Helen Bloch (HBLOCH).


Reminder: All those interested in competing on an International Moot Court Team, please attend the International Moot Court Honor Society Meeting on Wednesday, September 4, at 3:00 in room C35 or at 5:30 in room C25. The Fall 1996 Competition problem will be distributed at the end of the meeting.

Please email Rasha Elganzouri (RELGANZO) or Linda Chen (LCHEN) with questions. The problem will be available at the library circulation desk for all those who are unable to attend either meeting.


Welcome back 2L's and 3L's!! and welcome 1L's!! In case you missed the NLG table at the Student Organization Fair, it is not too late to get involved in NLG. Our first meeting of the Semester will be Tuesday, September 3rd at 12 noon, room number to be announced in next week's Record. We are looking for new ideas for social issues and political events for the upcoming year. We also want your ideas for articles for the upcoming issue of The Sidebar, which is C-K's alternative student newspaper.

The NLG wants to continue to provide progressive discussions for the C-K community. Therefore, we need your input. Last year, the NLG offered brown bag lunches on such topics as Hate Speech and Lawyer Ethics, and sponsored special speaker events featuring people's lawyer Arthor Kinoy and other well known activists.

For more information or to add your name to the mailing list, e-mail DKIRSCHN. See you on September 3rd.


Interested in federal Indian law? Tribal Law? Sovereignty issues or environmental policy on Native American reservations? If so, NALS is having its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, August 27 at 12 noon in room C15, and at 5:00pm in room 547. Issues to be discussed include: this semester's budget, formation of committees, special election of officers, and short and long term goals for the organization. If you can't attend these meetings, but would like additional information, please e-mail Marty Madden at MMADDEN. Hope to see you there.


Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) would like to welcome all returning students and all new students. PAD is one of Chicago-Kent's largest organizations because of what it offers each student:

Contacts (for those who want to be employed upon graduating)

Outlines (for those who want to be prepared for their finals)

Community Activities (for those who want to 'give back' to their communities)

Speaker Events (for those who want to learn about interesting legal topics)

Training Events (for those who want to learn how to outline, take exams, etc.)

Parties (for those who ... well ... want to relax and make friends)

And much, much, more!

Here is a tentative calender of our upcoming events:

Wed., Aug. 28 (3-4pm) --> General meeting open to all students

Wed., Sep. 4 (3-4pm) --> General meeting open to all students

Wed., Sep. 18 (3-4pm) --> General meeting open to all students

Sun., Sep. 29 --> AIDS walk

In addition, we will probably schedule FREE parties after each 1L brief is due (trust me, you'll need the break).

PAD has so much to offer that you owe it to yourselves to find out what PAD can do for you. Please come down to our office at C78 (we're very friendly) and ask us about the organization. There are

applications on the door of C78 and we are requesting that they be completed by Mon., Sep. 16. In addition, we need many 1L's to be appointed to committee positions this year (a great resume builder).

Do not hesitate to ask any and all questions. E-mail our question site at (PADQ) or try Josh (JGUBKIN), Gina (ASINIBAL), or Adam (AWEISS).


Welcome First Years and Continuing Students! A new year begins and WIL has an exciting year planned already. Our first organizational meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 at Noon and Wednesday, August 28 at 5:15 in a room to be announced on the Concourse bulletin board. So come meet the Executive Board, find out what we have planned and how you can get involved.

Plan to attend The Personal Safety Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 from 5:00-6:00 in Room 590. Discussion will include the use of martial arts for self defense and what to look for in a martial arts class. There will also be a demonstration of some basic defense moves. A must for everyone. For further information, contact Ellen Berger (EBERGER) in Student Services or TPETRUSO.

WIL looks forward to your active participation this year so become a member and stay involved. If you are interested in WIL and cannot attend one of the meetings, feel free to contact TPETRUSO for any questions you may have.