Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Record


Vol. No. XXX, No. 4 September 2, 1996

NOTE: If you would like to have a notice posted in The Record, please submit your information by attaching (F6) a WordPerfect document to an e-mail message sent to Linda Valentino (LVALENTI), or drop by her office, Room 530. All notices must include your name, your e-mail address and/or a telephone number where you can be reached during the day. If applicable, please include the name of your student organization. Student organizations: Please limit your advertisements to 1/3 of a single page; this way we can accommodate every group that needs to advertise. All information MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAYS AT 5:00 pm

FROM DEAN DEUTSCH

Chicago-Kent is a dynamic, diverse, and exciting community, and I'm very proud of it. I hope that all of you share my enthusiasm for and pride in us. As I said to the first year class during Orientation week, while you are in law school, you are likely to make the best friends you will have in your lifetime. You also will be exposed to people with backgrounds, experiences, and opinions that differ greatly from your own. Your schoolmates come from nearly every state in the U.S. and from many foreign countries. Some are older than you, and some are younger. Some have spent years in the workplace, and some have just graduated from college. The religion, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation of some may be unfamiliar or threatening to you.

But I hope that you, like me, celebrate and treasure the diversity of our community. There is much to be excited about, to explore, and to learn. Unfortunately, learning ceases when civil discourse ends. Unfortunately, there may be members of our community who would like to close debate on controversial subjects by using tactics that are unacceptable in an educational environment. Unfortunately, I received a reminder of ugliness last Thursday, when I found an anonymous note in my mailbox. It was written on the back of a photocopied article from a well-known publication. The article had been torn from its posting on a public bulletin board on the Concourse. The note requested that I ask a student organization not to post articles of this kind, because the anonymous writer finds the opinions expressed in the article to be offensive. The note states that, if such material continues to appear, "there >will be a serious problem here." Presumably, the author of the note is threatening some form of disruption or violence here at Chicago-Kent.

I want to state as emphatically as I can that communication of this kind to me, or to anyone else at this law school, is completely inappropriate and intolerable, for at least three reasons:

  1. The law school is made up of people who are diverse in opinion, as well as in all the ways mentioned above. That diversity of thought, and tolerance for it, is central to the character of Chicago-Kent and to any good law school. Intolerance for diversity is not acceptable in any member or guest of this community.

  2. Acceptable discourse in law school does not include anonymity or intimidation or threats. Anyone who has an opinion about a discussion or issue at the law school should display enough integrity to identify himself or herself when stating that opinion. Last year, in response to incidents and requests from students, we held forum discussions focussing on issues concerning gay and lesbian members and minority members of our community. We will be happy to set up a forum to discuss the controversy reflected in the article taken down and the real-life issues it reflects. But differences of opinion are never to be expressed through threats, intimidation, or harassment.
  3. Members of our community are not permitted to remove material that is posted in a public place by a law school sanctioned organization, unless they are members of the organization itself, regardless of their opinion about the content of the material.

Any member of our community who does not understand or abide by these guidelines may be invited to leave.

I regret that I'm forced to address this issue so early in a new school year, with several hundred new students having just joined our community. However, it is very important that there be a clear understanding that students come to Chicago-Kent to learn, and learning only takes place in an atmosphere of free and open discourse. That requires tolerance and civility, even at times when they may be most difficult to maintain. Everything you do and everyone you meet during your time here can enrich your life, but only if we work together to keep the lines of communication open among the faculty, students, and staff. I will do my part, and I hope that all of you will join me in that endeavor.

FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN

Additional CALI Award Winners

Congratulations to the following additional students who earned the highest grade in the course indicated and will be presented with the CALI award at the Student Awards Luncheon on October 1, 1996:

Contracts, Prof. Warner: Amy Laurendeau
Environmental Law 2, Prof. Tarlock: Catherine Traugott
Justice & the Legal System, Prof. Warner: Charles Cosgrove
Trial Advocacy 1, Prof. Morris: Andrea Bloomberg
Trial Advocacy 1, Prof. Lori Wolfson: Karen Touchi

Record on Kentnet and Profnet

All issues of the Record for the current semester are available on Kentnet and Profnet under the "News, Classifieds" menu.

1996-1997 Handbooks

You may obtain a copy of the revised Student Handbook on the concourse level underneath the stairs.

Personal Income Tax Exam Review

I will hold a review session for my summer Personal Income Tax exam on Wednesday, September 18, at 3:00 pm and at 5:15 pm in room 520. You must attend this review session if you want a personal conference regarding your exam.

FROM THE REGISTRAR

Student Directory

You must submit a Privacy Form to the Registrar's office by Friday, September 6, if you don't want your name, local address and/or phone number to appear in the Chicago-Kent Student Directory.

I.D. Validation Stickers

I.D. card Validation Stickers for the Fall, 1996 semester are available in the Registrar's office. You must have a validation sticker to use the library, the Career Services office, and other law school services.

FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON

Are you worn out just thinking about the many things you must accomplish this semester? If just the thought of coming back to school after a long weekend raises your blood pressure and you are feeling weighed down by the demands of the new semester, remember Ellen Berger (EBERGER/Room 546/906-5272) and I (JFENTON/Room 544/906-5271) are here to help you. You can come talk to us about anything, ranging from time management and study skills to how to reduce stress in your academic and personal life.

New Staff Member!

Please venture up to the fifth floor to extend your warmest welcome to our new Student Services Coordinator, Victoria Bensley. Victoria is a 1996 Chicago-Kent graduate and an alumna from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. While a student at Chicago-Kent, she was the Student Coordinator for the Academic Support Program and a Teaching Assistant for several years. Victoria will be assisting our office with student counseling and program planning through mid-spring, at which time she hopes to join the staff of the Chicago Public Guardian's Office. To contact Victoria, call 906-5268, send an e-mail to VBENSLEY or drop by her work area on the fifth floor in the alcove across from Room 544.

Enrichment Programs--Mark your Calendars!

Study Tips I: Study Skills and Time Management

Wednesday, September 4, 3:00-4:00 pm and 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 570

Learn new study skills and time management 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 discuss techniques that can help enhance your note taking abilities and increase your confidence in the areas of class preparation and participation. Advice on time management and the formation of effective study groups will also be given 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 at 3:00 pm and again at 5:00 pm in Room 570.

Back By Popular Demand! - Personal Safety Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, September 10, 12:00-1:15 pm in Room 370

For those of you who missed the first Personal Safety Workshop, Danny Makower, a second-year student with 12 years of martial arts training, will discuss the use of martial arts as a practical form of self-defense. The workshop will be on Tuesday, September 10, from 12:00-1:15 pm in Room 370.

Bring your lunch for a lively discussion (don't worry -- no audience participation involved) of various self-defense techniques and strategies. He will also offer advice on what to look for in a martial arts school or self defense program.

Coming Soon: Stress Management Seminar

Date and Time to be announced in next week's Record

Feeling the stress of the semester yet? Come learn how to get the stress monkey off your back at a stress management seminar. Dr. Terry Shapiro, Director of Counseling, and his staff from the IIT Main campus will conduct a stress management seminar for law students, with dates to be announced in next week's Record.

London Consortium

Chicago-Kent offers a semester of law study in London each spring semester with seven other law schools. If you have completed at least one year of law school and are interested in the London Law Consortium, brochures are still available in Room 544. Hurry in to get a copy, because the applications are 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.

Updated Teaching Assistant Office Hours

Teaching Assistants have been assigned to Torts, Criminal Law, Justice, Civil Procedure and Property for the fall semester. If you have questions about who your TA is, or where to find him or her, please contact Ellen Berger.

Professor ClassTA NameOffice HoursRoom
KrentCrim.Chris MaddenM 4:00-5:00 pm530d
McAdamsCrim.Adam RichmondT 11:45 a.m.-12:45 pm355
Rudstein Crim.-dayJohn Vande WalleW 2:50-3:50 pm180
SowleCrim.Patricia McGrathTh 10:15-11:15 a.m. 355
Rudstein Crim.-eveLisa LongoW 5:00-5:50 pm C35
BosselmanJusticeBeverly McClellanW 11:40 a.m.-12:40 pm355
Malin JusticeJason CogginsM 3:00-4:00 pm355
Sowle JusticeNeil MacDonaldTh 9:00-10:00 a.m.355
WarnerJusticeJoe WhartonTh 5:00-5:50 pm530d
BernsteinTortsJennifer DesserT 5:00-5:50 pm 580
Hasen TortsDeborah AlexanderW 3:00-3:50 pm155
Richardson TortsColleen Young Th 12:50-1:50 pm165
WrightTorts IV AshtonW 12:00-1:00 pmC15
Brill Torts-day/eveSeptember WynneM 4:00-5:00 pm
(e-mail September for location
Heyman Torts-eveAlyssa MogulTh 8:15-9:15 pmC35
Harding PropertyMichael HelfandM 6:15-7:15 pm547
SteinmanCiv. Pro.Melanie MillerTh 5:00-5:50 pm370
(or e-mail Melanie to make an appt.)

Quotation for the Week:

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." -- Samuel Johnson

FROM CAREER SERVICES

Office News

2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: Summer Experience Survey

We've attached our 1996 Summer Experience Survey to the back of the Record this week. Whether you volunteered for a public interest organization, clerked at a law firm, had a summer associateship, or researched for a professor, we want to know about it!

We'd like you to fill out both forms. The first form is for our own office records. The second form, which asks about the pros and cons of the job, will be filed in the 1996 Summer Experience notebook for students to use to research potential employers. We do not require your name, but if you're willing to answer questions that students may have, feel free to write your name and e-mail address on the top.

And, as a special incentive, if you return both parts of the survey to the Career Services Office by Friday, September 13, you will receive, ABSOLUTELY FREE, a copy of the National Association for Law Placement's (NALP's) new book, An Insider's Guide to Interviewing: Insights from the Employer's Perspective. Inside the 32 pages you'll find inside advice from hiring attorneys across the country on such things as interviewers' favorite questions, responses that impress most and least, questions interviewees should ask, and much, much more!

Thank you for your cooperation!

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 20 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.

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 in making this happen!

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 still available for mock interviews are: Tuesday through Friday, September 3 through 6.

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.

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:

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

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

On Tuesday, September 3, 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 pm in room 570.

SPEAKERS:

Yvonne Owens (Adler, Murphy & McQuillen)
12 noon:Brenda Feis (Seyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson)
Connie Tameling (3L; was summer associate at Gardner, Carton & Douglas)
5 pm:Mark Latham (Gardner, Carton & Douglas)
Bob Surrette (3L: was summer associate at McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.)

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 pm in room 570 for our special series: "The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing." Please sign up by Friday, September 6 and Friday, September 13, respectively, in the Career Services Office to attend. See upcoming Record issues for more details!

Job Fairs

2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls, LLMs: 1996 Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair: Saturday, Oct. 5 in Chicago

The Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair is on Saturday, October 5 at DePaul Center in Chicago. Information is available in the Career Services Office. Please sign the sheet indicating that you have picked up materials so that we can contact you when we receive additional information about the program.

Students interested in applying must submit the following documents to the Career Services Office by noon on Friday, September 6, 1996:

1.Student Registration Form.
2.One copy of your resume for each employer you have selected with the employer's number, name, and office location written lightly on the back.
3.Extra unassigned resumes with your registration form.

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

Chicago-Kent students are invited to participate in the annual Midwest Alliance for Placement in D.C. job fair (MAP-DC) on Saturday, October 18. 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 11.

Please note that in compliance with the American Association of Law Schools policies, Chicago-Kent 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.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Fellowships

3Ls, 4Ls: NAPIL Fellowships for Equal Justice

The National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) provides salary and loan repayment assistance to lawyers who advocate on behalf of individuals, groups or interests that are not adequately represented by our civil legal system. Applicants must develop a project that will benefit under-represented communities in order to apply. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 1996. See Handout #4 for more details.

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund: Summer Internships and Law Fellow Positions

1Ls & 2Ls: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF), a leading national women's rights organization located in New York City, hires summer interns annually. 2Ls must apply by January 1, 1997; 1Ls must apply no earlier than December 1 and no later than February 3, 1997.

3Ls: NOW LDEF is also hiring a law fellow for a one year position in the Fund's New York office. The application deadline is December 31, 1996. Details about both types of NOW LDEF positions are available on Handout #5.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Reproductive Freedom Project Fellowship Opportunity

3Ls,4Ls: ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project is seeking a Fellow to assist in all aspects of Project litigation, including legal research and drafting of briefs, motions, and affidavits, and occasionally do public speaking and attend conferences on relevant issues. The Fellowship is for one year beginning September 1997, with a possible extension for a second year. The application deadline is January 15, 1997. Please see Handout #6 for more details.

Judicial Clerkships

3Ls: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is seeking applicants for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk and Motions Law Clerk. The Pro Se Law Clerk position will begin in August 1997 and have a two-year term. See Handout #7 for details. The Motions Law Clerk position begins in August 1997 and has a one-year term. See Handout #8 for details. Several positions are available for each position and the application deadline is October 1, 1996.

3Ls: State of Illinois Appellate Court Fourth District

Applications are currently being accepted for 1997-98 judicial clerkship positions in the State of Illinois Appellate Court Fourth District. The application deadline is October 1, 1996. Please see Handout #9 for application requirements.

Volunteer Positions

2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc., which provides legal services to low income individuals with disabilities, is looking for three or four law students to work in a public interest environment 10-15 hours/week during the Fall 1996 semester. If interested, please refer to Handout #10 for further details.

Internship Positions with Campaign of Cook County State's Attorney Democratic Candidate Dick Devine

The campaign manager for Dick Devine, Cook County State's Attorney candidate, is offering several internships positions for the 1996 Fall semester. See Handout #11 for details.

CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

TUTORIAL REMINDER

The Reference Staff will be offering tutorials on HOW TO USE ClarK. ClarK is the electronic on-line catalog of the Information Center's holdings. With ClarK you are able to locate materials from the three libraries that make up the Information Center--the Chicago Kent Law Library, the Library of International Relations, and the Stuart School of Business Library.

The tutorials will last approximately 20 minutes, and each section will discuss all the special features of the catalog. The tutorial schedule will be posted on the 9th Floor Information Center bulletin board. It is not necessary to sign up, just meet at the library service desk at the times posted.

UELMAN VIDEOTAPE AVAILABLE

Did you miss Gerald Uelman's speech at the law school last week? Gerald Uelman, a member of the O.J. Simpson defense team, spoke last Tuesday as a guest of the Faculty and the Criminal Justice Society. The videotape of Mr. Uelman's presentation is available on Reserve in the Information Center for viewing in the Multimedia Room, 680H.

The Information Center has tapes of many of the speakers who come to Chicago Kent. Videotapes of past visitors such as attorney Geoffrey Feiger (who represents Dr. Jack Kevorkian) and Sister Helen Prejean are among those available.

DOCUMENT CENTER FALL SEMESTER HOURS

Monday-Thursday8am-9:30pm
Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday9am-5pm
Sunday11am-9:30pm

LEXIS/WESTLAW SOFTWARE

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.

DON'T FORGET YOU STUDENT I.D.

Remember, your validated student I.D. is also your library card. You must present a valid I.D. when checking out books, reserving study rooms, and checking out reserve materials.

FROM PROFESSOR VIVIEN GROSS, FACULTY ADVISOR OF SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS), AND SOS STUDENT COUNSELORS, MR. STEVE MCKENZIE (3L) AND MS. ANN CELINE O'HALLAREN (2L).

SOS Means Hel p

Generally, those organizations and groups which address society's needs and problems need additional support. They are often short of funds and staff. That is why Chicago-Kent College of Law had instituted the Serving Our Society program, SOS. We, at SOS, help connect interested Chicago-Kent students with public interest entities in our community.

A Chicago-Kent student who completes at least fifty (50) hours of public service work in the course of a school year will receive a certification of service from SOS. We can offer you public service volunteer opportunities that encompass all types of work on behalf of non-profit legal and non-legal organizations, public interest law firms, pro bono legal projects, and charitable, educational, cultural and religious organizations.

Here is this week's volunteer opportunity highlight:

The Cook County Public Guardian's Office is currently seeking 2L and 3L students to volunteer at Juvenile Court. The students would assist the attorneys in preparing for trial, researching and writing briefs and memos. Additionally, any 711 eligible student could also assist in the court trial procedures. If you are interested, please stop by the SOS office or contact either Ann Celine or Steve.

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either SMCKENZI or AOHALLAR to schedule an appointment.

NEWS FROM THE CLC (CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS)

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, Dialkent and Windows 95, available in Lab 700 and the CLC offices on the seventh floor.

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.

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).

Connect your Notebook to the Network

The Center for Law and Computers will soon be available to begin configuring notebook computers for students NOT in the Elearn section. To connect your notebook, you will need a 10Base-T Ethernet adapter. If you want to connect your notebook computer to the network while at school, or have other computing problems concerning your notebook, please e-mail MMOONEY to set up an appointment.

LEXIS/NEXIS

Reminder: 1Ls, please stop by the reference desk on the 9th floor of the Information Center (library) to pick up your LEXIS/NEXIS identification card containing your personal password.

OFFICE HOURS

Wednesday 9/4 8:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 9/6 8:00am - 10:00am

* Office hours are held in the 7th floor computer room (Rm. 700) inside the library. If you have any LEXIS questions, stop by during scheduled office hours or e-mail LEXISQ.

THIS WEEK'S LEXIS QUICK TIP

TRY the following:

NEWS; MAJPAP

weekend chicago and favorite soap

This search request will give you weekly updates on all daytime soap stories from 11/30/85 up to the previous week's story lines. Updates occur weekly and are a quick and easy way to keep up on your favorite soap operas!

WESTLAW

Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of September 2 are as follows:

Monday: 3:00-5:30 Michael Ambroziak Thursday: 8:00-11:00 Christine Brown
11:00- 1:30 Michael Ambroziak
Tuesday: 12:00-2:30 Michael Ambroziak Saturday: 2:00-6:00 Michael Ambroziak
8:00-9:00 Christine Brown
Wednesday: 3:00- 5:30 Michael Ambroziak Sunday: 12:00-6:00 Christine Brown
9:00-11:00Christine Brown

During lab hours, Westlaw student reps. can be found in lab 700 or at the tables just outside of lab 700. Please feel free to e-mail us at CBROWN, MAMBROZI, 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-WESTLAW.

Dow Jones News/Retrieval, a source of more than 1800 news and information sources online has added over 600 additional sources to West's computer-assisted legal research service. The new databases consist of selected business articles from 405 regional business journals and daily newspapers and contains full-text coverage of 212 magazines and newsletters including Consumer Reports, Time, Fortune, Forbes and Money.

CONREP - Contains the full text of Consumer Reports magazine. Articles date back to January 1, 1991.

TIMEMAG - Contains the full text of Time magazine. Articles date back to January 3, 1983.

FORTUNE - Contains the full text of the Fortune magazine. Articles date back to January 5, 1987.

FORBES - Contains the full text of Forbes magazine. Articles date back to January 14, 1985.

MONEY - Contains the full text of Money magazine. Articles date back to January 1, 1987.

News of the Weird:

Has law school left you feeling weird? Would you like to read about people and events more weird than last semester's exams? Using WESTLAW you can retrieve weekly News of the Weird columns. Access the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Current database (STARTRIB-C) by typing: db startrib-c ; then enter the following query: news + 3 weird.

Tip: If you're looking for recent newspaper articles, you can save time by searching the current newspaper databases. Most DIALOG on WESTLAW newspaper databases have a current version. These databases contain full-text articles from the prior 12 to 24 months. To access a current newspaper database, add -c to the newspaper identifier, e.g., latimes-c.

FACULTY NEWS

In June Professor Anita Bernstein addressed an audience of Torts professors, speaking on "Gender Issues and Feminism in a Products Liability Course" at the Association of American Law School's Conference on Torts in Washington, D.C. In July Professor Bernstein gave a talk called "Swedish Perspectives on Products Liability" at the Law & Society Association annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, together with her co-author, Paul Fanning. She published A Feminist Revisit to the First-Year Curriculum, an article describing her Chicago-Kent seminar of the same name, in the June issues of the Journal of Legal Education. Professor Bernstein's review of a book on criminal law, Leo Katz's Ill-Gotten Gains, is slated for publication in the next issue of the Chicago Bar Association Record.

Professor Jeffrey 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.

Professor Mickie Voges is consulting with the Circuit Courts of LaSalle County, Illinois, on their network configuration and the workflow for the implementation of a major imaging project. When LaSalle County has built a database of scanned documents, the Information Center will be able to make these available to its subscribers.

FROM THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Graduate Program in Public Administration (MPA) is looking for an energetic student to be an office assistant. Duties include: data entry, assisting professors/students, updating files. Great location (in Chicago-Kent!) and friendly environment. Hours flexible - between 5-10 hours per week, with time off as needed for finals. $6.50/hr. Please drop off your resume and schedule either in the MPA mailbox on the 2nd floor or at the office in Room 540.

STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

The University of Oklahoma's AMERICAN INDIAN LAW REVIEW has announced its annual writing competition. First place $1,000, second place $500, and third place $250. Entry deadline is January 31, 1997.

For more information, stop by the office of the Associate Dean, room 320D.

SPECIAL NOTICES

THIRD YEAR STUDENTS ONLY!

SPRING 1997 SEMESTER: EXTERNSHIPS FOR U.S. ATTORNEY, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

All third year students who are interested in externing for the Spring of 1997 Semester with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, should pick up their applications from Professor Gross in Room 617. The primary goals of this externship are to provide the student with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to assist the office in handling its multitude of important cases. Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Friday, September 27, 1996.

Should you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's office to receive law school credit for this externship, you must also apply to and be accepted into the law school's Advanced Externship Program. Professor Gross will explain those application procedures to you when you pick up your application. The law school externship applications will be available in late October.

THE COMMENTATOR

The Commentator will be holding its first organizational meeting on Wednesday, September 4, at 4:30 in Room 520. We are hoping that everyone interested will attend. The meeting will last approximately 45 minutes. Pizza and beverages will be served. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to e-mail either JOBRIEN or FKNAPE with any questions. The submission deadlines and requirements are posted on the Concourse level bulletin board.

AIDS WALK

If you are interested in being a part of AIDS Walk VII, one of the midwest's largest AIDS fundraisers, there are sponsorship sheets for the Chicago-Kent team hanging on the GayLaw bulletin board in the concourse. We will be having an organizational meeting for the AIDS Walk next week, but feel free to start raising money now! Contact KOBRIEN for more information.

DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIPTIONS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Any student or member of the faculty or staff who wishes a discounted subscription to the Wall Street Journal may sign up on the sheet posted on the door of office 829 (Prof. Hablutzel's office). The Journal will bill you directly.

Rates are: One year = $ 82 Half-year= $43 Fifteen weeks = $28

ORGANIZATIONS

FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

The SBA wants to congratulate the entire first-year class on surviving the first memo. Most of your upper- level colleagues can recall the anxieties, pleasure, and insomnia associated with the project. Only four more to go...

We also want to thank everyone that worked on the Budget Requests for the student organizations. We know that the information we requested this year was a little more extensive than usual; however, we believe the approval process will be greatly enhanced.

The Board of Governors approved the Fall 1996 Election Schedule last week. The Schedule is posted on selected bulletin boards at Chicago-Kent.

Old Business:

  1. Fall 1996 Election: The student community will vote on September 25 and 26, 1996. For a complete listing of the timeline, please see the Election Schedule.

  2. Bulletin Boards: If your student organization does not have bulletin board space on the Concourse level, please e-mail me to arrange space.

  3. BOG Positions: The SBA is currently distributing BOG Election Petitions for the 3L and 4L vacancies on the BOG. If you are interested in representing your class on the BOG, please pick up a petition at the SBA Office, C88. Petitions must be returned to the SBA office no later than September 5. Candidates are permitted to submit a statement of no more than 100 words with their petition. The BOG will decide the positions on September 10.

  4. Faculty Meeting: During the August 20 Faculty Meeting, I voted on behalf of the student population on two issues. I voted against the application of the new grading curve on upper-level electives. The measure passed with application to begin this semester. I voted for the curve to apply to classes with 25 (as opposed to 40) or more students. The measure passed.

  5. Policy and Procedures Manual Meeting: All student organizations must send at least one officer to the Policy and Procedures meeting taking place on Tuesday, September 3. The meeting will begin promptly at 11:45 in room 580. We will discuss the information that is in the blue binder distributed with your Budget Request Packet. We will also field preliminary questions about the budget approval process.

New Business:

  1. SBA Committees: The BOG unanimously approved the Chairperson appointments to the following SBA Committees:
    Students interested in participating on any of the committees should contact the Chair accordingly. If you need any information on committee purposes, please e-mail SBAQ.

  2. 1995-1996 Unreimbursed Expenditures: The previous administration's fiscal year has closed. If you, or your student organization, have any unreimbursed expenses from the 1995-1996 school year, please forward the information to Kim Jessum or myself no later than Friday, September 6. The SBA will not reimburse any old expenses sent after the deadline.

  3. September Social: The SBA will hold the September Social on Thursday, September 19. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 11:00 pm. The site, although not decided at this time, will be close to the law school. Mark your daytimers and plan to attend this fun event. 4) Treasurer's Report: The August 1996 SBA Treasurer's Report is available for you to pick up outside the SBA office.

  4. Dean's Advisory Council: The Election Committee is preparing a list of students to recommend to Dean Deutsch for participation on the Dean's Advisory Council. If you would like more information about the DAC or would like to participate on the Council, please e-mail Andy Stein (ASTEIN).

  5. Student Organization Master List: In the near future, the SBA will provide a master list of all active student organizations. The master list will include the officer information as provided by the organizations in their budget request packets. I would like to thank Kevin O'Brien (3L) and Marty Madden (3L) for the suggestion. Thank you.

ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY

ARLS will be holding its first meeting on September 10 at 12:00 pm. Please watch the Record for the room number. In addition, any evening students who will be unable to attend this meeting can e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO for the date and time of the evening meeting. Finally, anyone that is unable to attend the meetings can contact one of us by e-mail for details. Thanks!

ASIAN AMERICAN LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The Asian American Law Student Association will have its first general meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 12 noon. The meeting room will be announced via e-mail. Topics to be discussed will include, but will not be limited to, (1) firms actively recruiting Asian American law students, (2) the mentor program, (3) our outline bank, (4) possible speaker events, (5) the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, and (6) the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Organization convention in Washington, D.C. Any additional topics student wish to address are welcome.

Please direct questions to either Peggy Zilligen (MZILLIGE) or Michael Yoon (MYOON).

THE BREHON SOCIETY OF IRISH-AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS

The Brehon Society will co-host a speaker event this week with the Criminal Justice Society. The featured speaker is Peter Ward, a barrister from Ireland. Mr. Ward will talk about the criminal justice system in Ireland. The event will be held on Thursday, September 5, 12:00 noon in room C20. Feel free to bring a lunch. Our first general meeting will be held next week. Date and time will be posted in next week's Record.

CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY

Welcome back 2L's and 3L's and welcome 1L's!! We will be having our first general membership meeting on Thursday, September 5, at 5:15 pm, in room 570. Both previous members and potential new members are encouraged to attend. We will be discussing the formation of committees and the general plans for this semester. Our first speaker event will most likely be on the 17th or 24th of September so watch for further details. If you cannot make the first meeting of have any questions, e-mail me (MLUNN) or Tad (HHUNTING).

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY

The Criminal Justice Society would like to thank all of you who, by your attendance, helped to make our first Speaker event with Gerald Uelmen, author of Lessons from the Trial - The People v. O.J. Simpson, a success.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND BROWN BAG SPEAKER EVENT

Bring your lunch to our next speaker event, presented in conjunction with the Brehon Society, at noon on Thursday, Sept. 5, in room C20. Peter Ward, a barrister from Ireland, will be speaking on the legal system in Ireland. He has had experience in both family law and criminal law. Before the event, at 11:40 in the same room, we will be having a brief organizational meeting for all students interested in the Criminal Justice Society.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

The Environmental Law Society will hold its next meeting on September 11 at 3:00 in room C35. If you are unable to attend the meeting you may e-mail RVANDERV, JGUBKIN, KPOHN, MSRODULS, or KBUTCHER for details. In addition, anyone interested in details on how to join ELS can either attend the meeting or contact us by e-mail. Finally, watch the ELS bulletin board for up and coming events!

FAMILY LAW SOCIETY

FLS will be holding elections Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 12 pm-1 pm and 5 pm-5:50 pm, rooms TBA (via e-mail, broadcast messages, and the FLS board on the Concourse). Please stop by and cast your ballot.

FEDERALIST SOCIETY

The premier conservative and libertarian law and public policy organization at Chicago-Kent would like to announce its first general meeting and constitutional convention. There will be two times to make attendance easier for night students. The first will be on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 12 noon until 12:30. The second meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5:30 pm until 6. The rooms will be announced on the broadcast messages, by e-mail, and on the info board by the front door to the school.

We will be discussing upcoming speaker events, social events, a public service event, and discussing and hopefully ratifying changes to our group's SBA Constitution. Refreshments will be served. We hope you will attend.

If you have any questions, e-mail CHAGE, CBENTLEY, JMRAZ, or CPOULSON.

"Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum."

-Samuel Adams August 1, 1776 in Philadelphia

GAYLAW

Anyone interested GayLaw: Our first meeting of the year will be held this Wednesday, September 4 at 5 pm in room 580. Get your say in on our plans for this semester and next by being there!

We are currently planning for: (1) AIDS Walk VII, to take place on Sept. 29; (2) a co-sponsored speaker event covering Domestic Violence in the Gay, Lesbian and Bi-Sexual communities; (3) several brown bag lunch discussions on various topics; and, (4) pub crawls, socials and more! Remember: if you would like to be a part of our confidential GayLaw members mailing list, please e-mail KOBRIEN or DKURTZ. To stay up to date on various societal and legal issues facing the LesBiGay community, you can e-mail FBARNHAR to be added to our separately maintained, confidential listserve.

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

The Illinois State Bar Association is looking for student representatives to fill the following positions: two 2L day positions and one 2L or 3L evening position. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lisa Yee (LYEE).

INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY

Welcome to Chicago-Kent 1L's! Welcome back returning students! International Law Society will hold its first informational meeting and membership drive on Tuesday, September 3 (the day after Labor Day) from 12:00 - 1:00 in room 590 for day students and on Thursday, September 5 from 5:15 - 6:00 in room 580 for evening students. Refreshments will be served. Events and programs for this upcoming year will be discussed and nominations for two board positions will take place - Director of Publicity and Director of the Ceeli Project. Speaker Event: On October 8 at 12:00 pm Hein D. Kotz, Professor of Law, University of Hamburg, Germany, will give a lecture entitled "Towards a Common Law of Europe" as a part of the Morris Lecture Series in International and Comparative Law. Students will have an additional chance to meet Prof. Kotz on Wednesday October 9 at 12:00 pm for a pizza lunch and open discussion. Prof. Kotz is looking forward to meeting with Chicago-Kent students to discuss international law issues. Don't let this rare opportunity pass you up. Mark your calendars now! ILS will hold its monthly meetings on October 2 from 3-4 pm and on November 6 from 3-4 pm. Fall Congress - This year the Fall Congress is in Portland, Oregon, at Lewis and Clark Law School from October 30 to November 3. Any student interested in attending should e-mail Christine Brown (CBROWN) as soon as possible.

ILS CAREER DAY

Interested in International Law? Don't know how to make contacts? Why not help with International Career Day, February 22, 1997. The Career Day committee is looking for volunteers to help organize this annual event. We need help locating and recruiting speakers, international firms, panels, etc. It's a great way to discover the international opportunities available in Chicago as well as make contacts with other people in the U.S. who are interested in International Law. We will be having our first organizational meeting Wednesday, September 11 from 3-4 pm. Room to be announced. For more information, please contact Linda Babich (LBABICH) or Janina Malone (JMALONE).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY

The Intellectual Property Law Society invites everyone interested in intellectual property to the Student/Faculty Reception, Thursday, September 12, 1996 from 5-8 pm on the 10th floor of the library. Come meet Chicago-Kent's Intellectual Property faculty and find out more about the field as well as the IP certificate. Anyone interested in helping with our first event should e-mail KMITTERE. Membership dues are still being collected for those interested. IPLS membership forms as well as the newsletter are available on the IPLS board located on the concourse. The fee is $5.00 payable in cash or check, and may be left in the IPLS mailbox, or contact TMCCARTY. Hope to see all of you at our first event of the year!

INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT COURT HONOR SOCIETY

All those interested in competing on an International Moot Court Team, please attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 3:00 in room C35 or at 5:30 in room C25. The Fall 1996 Competition problem will be distributed. Please e-mail Rasha Elganzouri (RELGANZO) or Linda Chen (LCHEN) with questions.

JUSTINIAN SOCIETY

Welcome 1L's!! Welcome back 2L's and 3L's!! Students of Italian heritage or students interested in celebrating the Italian culture are invited to attend the Justinian Society's general information meeting on Wednesday, September 4, from 12:00 to 1:00 in room C40. This year's President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, Anthony Ferraro, will be speaking at this meeting to give you a better idea of what this Society is all about. A light lunch will be served. All are welcome! The Justinians have many exciting activities planned for this year, including monthly dinners, marching in the Columbus Day Parade, and a Bocce tournament! Later this semester, we will be hosting a movie night! Watch the Record for more details! If you have any questions, or are interested in joining the Justinian Society, please e-mail GVANASCO, PPORCELL, EBEVILAC, or SBURROWS. Ciao!

KENT ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA

Welcome to all 1L's and returning students! KATLA is getting ready to start up yet another successful year. Our first general meeting will be this Wednesday, September 4, at 3:00 pm The room number will be posted on our bulletin board on the concourse level. If you are interested in being a trial attorney, then KATLA is for you. We will discuss what membership in KATLA is all about, including our trial advocacy team, and will answer any general questions you may have. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, or can't attend the meeting but are interested in KATLA, please feel free to e-mail Jen Hodel (JHODEL) or Curtis Durik (CDURIK). Hope to see you all there!!

KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION

KJF will be having general meetings on Wednesday, September 4, at 3 pm and Thursday, September 5, at 5:15 in room C40. Please make every effort to attend as we will be having elections for first-year representatives (both day and evening) and for Auction co-chair positions. Day reps will be chosen at the Wednesday meeting and Evening reps will be chosen at the Thursday meeting. We will also talk about fall fundraising activities and speaker events as well as about plans for the Spring Auction. We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you cannot make the meetings, please feel free to contact Kathy (MROLLER), Jason (JELMORE) or Beverly (BMCCLELL).

Also, keep your eyes out for the famed KJF bake sale. We will be selling our goodies on Wednesday, September 11. We will be looking for people to bake yummies as well as sell them. More details will follow in the meetings and e-mails.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY

Welcome to all first year students, and welcome back to 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's! We will be holding a general meeting on Tuesday, September 3, at noon (room to be announced asap). Please plan to attend if you have even the slightest interest in labor and employment law, and bring your ideas. Items on the agenda include, but are not limited to, upcoming speaker events, social activities, and fundraising. We will also have a guest speaker talk about possible extern opportunities in the legal community. If you are interested in the club but cannot make the meeting, please e-mail Ludy Aguada (LAGUADA) with your name and e-mail address, and we'll be sure to keep you informed of what's going on. Hope to see you all there!

MOOT COURT HONOR SOCIETY

The new year is beginning on the right note with congratulations to two of our moot court teams that recently brought home awards to Chicago-Kent:

Karen Dixon, Bob Hall, and Steve Welhouse recently returned from New Orleans, where they competed in the National Finals of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition and won the award for Best Petitioner's Brief. Karen, Bob and Steve defeated teams from Regent and Cumberland, and placed ninth overall out of over 125 teams from across the nation. The team faculty advisor was Professor Kathy Baker and the coach was alumnus Brian Ziff.

In the "better late than never" category, Maria DiStravolo Elliott, Michael Ilagan, and Scott Gautier won the Second Best Brief award for the 1996 Illinois State Bar Association All-Illinois Moot Court Competition. The competition was held last Spring, but the Brief awards were only recently announced. The team faculty advisor was Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg, and the team coaches were Michael LaPorte and Andrea Mastro.

Congratulations are also in order for these new members of the Moot Court Honor Society:

Stephen R. Auten
Elyssa C. Balingit
David J. Ben-Dov
Cintra D. Bentley
Michael J. Decker
Kelly R. Dickinson
Robert J. Emery
Patrick D. Flanagan
Melissa B. Glass
Stephanie L. Grubenhoff
Scott A. Hanfling
Theresa Hines
Karen Jancovich
Rochelle H. Klaskin
Gina Knight
Dana L. Kurtz
Gregory T. McLaughlin
Michael Malinzak
David T. Meek
Michael A. Nicholas
Rebecca N. Pala
Naomi E. Reese-Ronk
Courtney A. Rosen
Charis A. Runnels
Ray C. Schrock
Benjamin Skjold
David S. Slovick
Michael S. Strauss
Rachel J. Vanderveen
Adam S. Weiss
Clinton H. Wilkinson

Professor Cotter and the Executive Board are looking forward to another successful year for the Moot Court Honor Society.

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY

Welcome to law school first years & welcome back continuing students!! Now that the semester is on its way, I hope everyone has had time to get things organized because we are ready to start planning events and getting people involved in the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. This year we have plans to be better than ever with more speakers, more outings/parties, and more opportunities to make connections in the Sports and Entertainment Industry. Our first general meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, at 12:15 pm. Look for the room number on our Bulletin Board in the concourse level and in an e-mail from our Vice President, Kerry Bartell. During the meeting, we will introduce our board, discuss plans for the society, and will gladly accept any ideas and interests that people would like to explore in S.E.L.S. We will also talk about our plans for our first outing on Monday, Sept. 9. I hope to see everyone who is interested in Sports and Entertainment Law at the meeting!!! S.E.L.S. President - Shari Wilkozek