Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Record

Vol. No. XXX, No. 5
September 9, 1996

If you would like to have a notice posted in The Record, please submit your information by attaching (F6) a WordPerfect document to an email message sent to Linda Valentino (LVALENTI), or drop by her office, Room 530. All notices must include your name, your email 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 p.m.


1996 Summer Session CALI Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who earned the highest grade in their summer session class and who will be presented with the CALI award at the Student Awards Luncheon on October 1:

Rosemary J. AlexanderLegal DraftingFarber
Mata BinterisFederal Criminal LawCotter
John T. BretcherProfessional ResponsibilityBernstein
Jon M. CasadontAdvanced TortsBrill
Cynthia C. ChiccaProducts LiabilityBrill
Marilyn J. ChimesPersonal Income TaxChapman
Scott R. ClewisNegotiationsSchoenfield
Mary Dolan-HudecJuriesCotter
Alexander DukorInternational LawGreen
Audra L. DulksynsEvidenceKling
Kristy L. GarhardtEmployment DiscriminationEglit
Patrick D. JohnTrial Advocacy 1Gillis
Carrie LeahyAppellate CourtsSteinman
Adam P. SilvermanAdvanced ResearchStrzynski
Sean M. VendenLegal DraftingMoltz

Student Awards Luncheon

Invitations to the Student Awards Luncheon to be held at noon Tuesday, October 1 at the Midland Hotel are being mailed this week to the students on the list attached to this Record. If you earned an award during the Fall, 1995, Spring, 1996 or 1996 Summer Session and your name is not on the list, or if you do not receive an invitation by next Monday, please e-mail Alice Curry.

Who Gets Awards?

The CALI award will be presented to the student who earned the highest grade in each section of each course and seminar during the 1995-1996 academic year, including the 1996 Summer Session. Chicago-Kent Academic Achievement Awards will be presented to the Day and Evening division students who had the highest cumulative GPA in the classes of 1996, 97, 98 and 99 (Evening Division only) at the end of the 1995-1996 academic year. The faculty will induct the 1996 graduates elected to The Order of the Coif at the luncheon.


Local Addresses

The local address on the IIT computer system is the address printed on your registration form last April when you registered for the fall semester. If you have changed your address since then, please submit a Change of Personal Information form in the Registrar's office as soon as possible. You must submit a Change form this week if you want your correct local address published in the Student Directory.

January 1997 Graduates

If you intend to complete your degree requirements this semester, please review the graduation list posted on the bulletin board outside the Registrar's office. Your name will appear on your diploma and in the Commencement Program exactly as it appears on the list. If you want to make any changes, or if your name does not appear on the list, please contact the Registrar.

If you changed your schedule after you submitted your Graduation Requirement Analysis Form, you must notify the Registrar of any changes in the number of hours you are taking.


Hurry! Register to vote before October 8!

Tuesday, September 17, 12:00-2:00 pm - Special Voter's Registration at Chicago-Kent

The deadline to register for the upcoming elections is rapidly approaching. On Tuesday, September 17, from 12:00-2:00 pm, Registrars from the Chicago Board of Elections will be here to get you signed up to vote in November. Look for their table on the third floor during lunch that afternoon. You must bring 2 forms of identification (one with proof of your current address -- an I.D., a utility bill, a piece of mail) to register. Exact location will be published in next week's Record.

Enrichment Programs--Mark your Calendars

Personal Safety Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

Tuesday, September 10, 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. 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. He will also offer advice on what to look for in a martial arts school or self defense program. The workshop will be on Tuesday, September 10, from 12:00-1:15 pm in room 370.

Stress Management Seminar

Wednesday, September 18, 4:00-5:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm

Legal writing papers are due. You're behind in your reading. Your family wants to see you. Feeling the stress of the semester yet? Come learn new ways to deal with the stress in your life. Sue Russell and Juliana Scholz, staff members from the IIT Counseling Services Center, will conduct a stress management seminar developed specifically for law students. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 18 from 4:00-5:00 pm, and will be repeated from 5:00-6:00 pm that night. You must pre-register for the workshops. Space is limited. E-mail Ellen Berger (EBERGER) or sign up in room 546. Room TBA upon registration.

Now Showing: Study Tips and Time Management Videotape

For those of you who missed last week's Study Tips & Time Management Seminar, you can still catch up on all of the tips and hints discussed that day by checking our newest release -- the Study Tips & Time Management video. Microwave some popcorn and settle in for an enlightening discussion of various techniques that can help your note taking abilities and increase your confidence in the areas of class preparation and participation. Come to room 546 to check out this must-see video!

Run for Charity - Race Ipsa Loquitur 5K Race and Walk

Saturday, October 5, 9:30 am

Join Chicago's law student community in an event to benefit the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. The race will wind through Lincoln Park on Saturday, October 5. Awards will be given to the top individual and team finishers. The registration fee for law students is $12 if paid before September 21. For additional details, pick up an entry form in room 546 or send an e-mail to

Teaching Assistant Office Hours - Room Correction

Melanie Miller, the TA for Professor Steinman's Civil Procedure class, will hold her office hours in room 340 on Thursdays from 5:00-5:50 pm. She is also available by appointment. E-mail MMILLER2 to set up an alternate time.


Office News

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

Last week we attached our 1996 Summer Experience Survey forms to the back of the Record. If you didn't get a chance to fill out the forms, stop by our office this week to fill them out. 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!

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!

Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program

3Ls/4Ls who were 1996 summer associates

Please let Lisa Abrams or Stephanie Rever Chu know if you receive an offer from your summer employer.


KPMG has recently expanded their interview schedule. They are interested in interviewing 2Ls, 3Ls and LLM students in Tax and Financial Services in the top 50% of their class who have an Accounting background. You must be willing to sit for the CPA exam. If you are interested in interviewing with KPMG please submit your resume to the Career Services Office by Friday, September 20, at 5:00 pm. You will also need to complete an on-campus interview registration form and ethical practice form. Both are available in the Career Services Office. You will be notified during the week of September 23 if you receive an interview.

If you have already received an interview with KPMG, you do not need to resubmit a resume and this does not affect your interview schedule.

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

The firm of McAndrews, Held & Malloy is interested in receiving resumes of 2L students with technical backgrounds who wish to practice the law of patents, trademarks and copyrights. If you are interested, please submit your resume to the Career Services Office by Friday, September 13, at 5:00 pm. Please see our grey files for more information about this firm.

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.

Upcoming Programs

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

The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies for Small and Mid-Size Firms

On Tuesday, September 10, at noon or 5:00 pm in room 570 we will present the first program in our special series: "The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing." We will discuss finding summer and permanent positions in small and mid-size firms. We'll help you figure out when to start looking and how to search effectively.

The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies for Public Interest, Government and Corporate Jobs.

Join us on Tuesday, September 17, at noon or 5:00 pm in room 570 for a discussion about finding summer and permanent positions in government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations. If you haven't already signed up to attend, please stop by the Career Services Office to do so by Friday, September 13, at 5:00 pm.

Job Fairs

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


3Ls/4Ls: The Legal Aid Society of New York City

The Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society of New York City wishes to sponsor qualified third-year students for fellowships in public interest law. Applications should be submitted no later than September 18, 1996. See Handout #12 for more details.

3Ls/4Ls with judicial clerkships

The United States Office of the Solicitor General is offering a one-year Bristow Fellowship to students who have completed one-year judicial clerkships. Bristow Fellows help draft briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the U.S. Supreme Court. Interested students must submit a completed application no later than October 15. Please see Handout #13 for more information.

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 for 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.


Professionalism Day Roundtable Discussions

The Professionalism Day Committee is very interested in receiving student input as we plan this year's Professionalism Day, scheduled for February 5, 1997. On Wednesday, September 18, at 3:00 pm and Thursday, September 19, at noon and 5:00 pm, we will be holding roundtable discussions and invite 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls to join us as we plan this year's event. If you are interested in participating in a roundtable, please e-mail the Career Services Office Resource Manager, Charis Runnels (CRUNNELS). Rooms will be announced at a later date. We look forward to your participation!



The Reference Staff of the Information Center will be demonstrating how to use the PRO-QUEST database this week.

PRO-QUEST abstracts and indexes articles in over 1,000 management, marketing, and business journals. The database includes over 350 international journals, thereby providing users with a good coverage of the global marketplace.

Each tutorial will last approximately 20 minutes. The schedule is posted on the 9th floor Bulletin Board. You don't have to sign up just show up at the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. See you there.


1996 NALP resumes and law firm brochures are available on eLOISe, the Information Center's database of imaged documents. You can look for firms by name, city or state, and size. Select eLOISe from the Kentnet menu and use "student" as both you ID and Password. Select the EMPRES file and search away!

Pick-up a bookmark on using eLOISe at the 9th floor Service Desk or ask a reference librarian for assistance on searching and retrieving documents from eLOISe.


You may have wondered about the person for whom the Berkson Reading Room is named. The room, on the 10th floor of the Information Center, is named after a noted Chicago attorney and 1918 graduate of Chicago Kent College of Law, I.J. Berkson. The Reading Room was a gift of his wife, Sadie Berkson, who is a member of the Chicago Kent Board of Overseers. Mr. Berkson was known for his professionalism and ethics and was honored with a testimonial by the American Bar Association for 50 years of valued service to the legal profession. The Berkson Reading Room is modeled after traditional reading rooms of the 19th century and holds the reserve and rare books collections in its 14-foot tall cherry wood bookcases. The 36-foot high ceiling is embellished with a Lamella motif--the diamond pattern formed by the structural beams. Network connection ports are located on the floor and are available for every seat in the Reading Room--as they are for every seat in the Information Center.


There are 5 self-service photocopying areas in the library. Coin operated machines are on the 9th and 10th floors. For school assignments it is most practical to purchase a vendacard in the 9th floor copy room. Self-service copying is 10 cents a page. The Document Center, located within the library, will do copying for you at 12 cents a page, and offers a variety of other services, including faxing and microfiche copying.


Here is this week's highlight:

Police Custody Hotline Program needs 7-11 students.

Learn more about our criminal justice system by volunteering as little as one week-night a month. After receiving training from the Hotline's staff attorneys, the volunteer will spend one evening a month being dispatched to various Chicago police stations in response to emergency calls from an arrestee or his or her family. While at the police station the volunteer will collect basic information about the client, inform the client of his/her constitutional rights, document any injuries suffered by the client; convey any messages to the client's family, and place police on notice that the client is not to be questioned outside the presence of counsel. The Hotline's representation ends when the client is transferred from the police station to bond court.


Monday2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either SMCKENZI or AOHALLAR to schedule an appointment.


Computer Training Sessions

Starting this week, stop by Room 713 to sign up for computer training sessions. Throughout the year, we will cover a variety of computing topics suggested by students and faculty. The sessions are open to everyone. For more information, e-mail JHARRISO (Jeff Harrison).


We have installed upgraded versions of both LEXIS-NEXIS (v. 4.06) and WESTMATE (v. 6.1) research software for Windows. This is the same software you can pick up for home use at the Information Center Service Desk. To use the new software, choose Exit to Windows from the KENTNET DOS menu, then select LEXIS-NEXIS 4.06 or WESTMATE 6.1 from the Windows Legal Research menu. If you like the older version better, the previous versions of LEXIS and WESTMATE will still be available in the Windows Legal Research menu.

Have a problem? E-mail HELPDESK

If you ever have a problem with a KENTNET application, or just have a question about computing, please send an e-mail message to HELPDESK. HELPDESK is monitored daily by members of the Computer Law Association and CLC staff members. Many questions can be answered by looking in the Technology Guide, or in HelpDocs about specific program features. Look for HelpDocs in Lab 700 or the CLC's offices on the seventh floor.

Connect your Notebook to the Network

The CLC can help you configure your notebook computer for connection to KENTNET. To connect your notebook, you will need a 10Base-T Ethernet adapter and cable. If you want to connect your notebook computer to the network while at school, or if you have other notebook computing problems, please e-mail MMOONEY to set up an appointment.

1996 Technology Guide

Additional copies of the popular Chicago-Kent Technology Guide are now available. If you did not receive one during Orientation, stop by room 703 and pick one up.

CALI Lessons

The current set of CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) lessons are available on KENTNET. For DOS lessons, look under the LESSONS ON THE LAW option. For WINDOWS, look under CLASSES | TEACHING RESOURCES.

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).



* Office hours are held in the computer room (rm. 700) inside the Information Center (library). If you have any LEXIS-NEXIS questions, stop by during office hours or contact your Student Representatives at LEXISQ.


Eclipse, the LEXIS-NEXIS electronic clipping service will automatically update your search requests on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. To begin utilizing this valuable service follow these steps:

  1. Create the search you want continually updated. Your search can run through any of the LEXIS-NEXIS libraries.

  2. Once you have formulated your search, type: SAV

  3. Follow the prompts.

  4. Type: .ES (or select exit service from the menu)

When you log on to LEXIS-NEXIS, you will be notified when you have new search results.

-- To access these results, type: REC

-- To delete an eclipse request, type: REC and follow the prompts.

Next week on LEXIS Hot Tip: Find out how LEXIS-NEXIS gives you more!


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

Wednesday9/11 8:00am - 2:00pm
Friday9/13 8:00am - 10:00am

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.


Movie reviews come out every week. Assuming you have time for movie-going, you might want to make it more meaningful by checking out reviews on movies in newspapers from around the world. Check out the database NP (daily newspapers from Dow Jones). Type: db NP and enter the query: in (movie & review) & the title of the movie you're interested in.

Little-Known but Powerful Database

Have you ever needed to find out what states have adopted a uniform law? When the effective date is in that state? What the statutory cite is? There is a database exclusively on WESTLAW that makes that task a snap. It is called Uniform Laws Annotated (ULA). For example, you can find information about the adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code by various states by performing a search such as: "table of jurisdiction" +s adopted & pr("uniform commercial code").

Public Opinion

Would you like to know what the public is saying about social or political issues? You can search the Public Opinion Online database (POLL) to find the answers. The database is comprehensive, full-text collection of public opinion surveys covering such issues as politics, government, social issues and attitudes, and much more.


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 and a list of their law school grades to Professor Sherman in room 741 or to Professor Sherman's secretary, Gail Fialek, outside room 747.

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).


In July, Professor Steven Heyman gave a talk on "Hate Speech and the Theory of Free Expression" at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association in Glasgow, Scotland. The talk was based on Professor Heyman's anthology, Hate Speech and the Constitution, which was published this spring by Garland Publishing. The book contains a wide range of materials on the problem of racist speech and the First Amendment, including leading cases, some prominent examples of campus speech codes, and articles representing diverse political perspectives, from traditional conservatives to ACLU liberals to feminists and critical race theorists. Professor Heyman also has recently written several pieces on the duty to rescue, and participated in a debate on the legitimacy of capital punishment in Hegel's legal philosophy.


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



The Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois is awarding scholarships to law students who meet the following criteria:

1. Must be of Hellenic descent

2. Must be enrolled in the College of Law during the 1996-97 academic year

Applications are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230, and must be completed and received by Angelo J. Leventis, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, no later than Tuesday, September 24, 1996. Interviews for all applicants will be scheduled during the week of September 30th. Send the completed application and supporting material to: Angelo J. Leventis, c/o Loutos & Leventis, Ltd., 1410 W. Higgins Road, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068, (847) 692-7300.


The NAPABA Law Foundation, an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, is pleased to announce the NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships competition for the 1996-97 academic year.

The purpose of this nationwide scholarship program is to recognize and encourage those outstanding law students who demonstrate a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community in their future legal careers.

Factors that the Foundation may consider in awarding these scholarships include, but are not limited to:

1. demonstrated commitment to and interest in pro bono and/or public interest legal work;

2. financial need;

3. leadership potential;

4. maturity and responsibility;

5. commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community.

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The scholarship application process includes the scholarship application form, an essay (not to exceed 500 words), a copy of your most recent law school transcript, your resume, and two letters of recommendation (from persons not related to you). Students who wish to demonstrate financial need may also submit a copy of their law school application for financial aid. All materials should be mailed no later than Tuesday, October 1, 1996, to the NAPABA Law Foundation, c/o Paul W. Lee, Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar, Exchange Place, Boston, MA 02109-2881.



AIDS Walk VII will be held on Sunday, September 29. There are sponsorship sheets for the Chicago-Kent team hanging on the GayLaw bulletin board in the concourse. If you did not make it to the GayLaw meeting last week, but are interested in participating in the AIDS Walk, please contact Dana (DKURTZ) or Kevin (KOBRIEN). Keep your eye on this space; we will have another meeting prior to the event.

If you are not planning on walking, please sponsor someone!!!


Professor Robert C. Post of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law will be here September 15 to 18 as the 1996 Chicago-Kent Centennial Visiting Professor. One of the nation's

leading First Amendment scholars, Professor Post has written about a wide range of issues including hate speech, pornography, and the conflicting demands of privacy, reputation, and free expression.

In addition to visiting several classes while he is here, Professor Post will give a talk on "Affirmative Action" in the Auditorium on Wednesday, September 18, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. All members of the Chicago-Kent community are invited to attend. The topic could hardly be more timely. In addition to the ongoing national debate, affirmative action is the subject of a widely watched referendum this fall in California over the California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI), which would forbid the use of racial preferences by any part of the state government.

Following the talk there will be a reception with Professor Post in the First Floor Lobby.


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


Pro Bono Advocates is an organization dedicated to providing legal services to economically disadvantaged victims of domestic violence, through the efforts of staff and volunteer attorneys, assisted by law students and others. PBA/LAW also undertakes advocacy to improve and increase free legal services to battered women and the poor.

HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN: PBA is looking for law students to participate in its work. You can conduct detailed interviews of prospective clients, help to determine their eligibility for a protective order under the pertinent statute, prepare the initial pleadings for an emergency order of protection, fill out other necessary judicial forms, and otherwise assist in helping these domestic violence victims get legal redress and move on with their lives. If you have a 7-11 license, you can represent clients in court, under the supervision of a licensed attorney. In short, you can help persons in need of help from the legal system while honing your own professional skills.

If you are interested in undertaking this pro bono activity, contact Prof. Joan Steinman (a member of the governing Board of PBA) (e-mail: jsteinma) and give her a copy of your resume. She will forward your resume to Swati Avasthi at PBA, who will arrange an interview with you. PBA will provide training. Thanks!


One of the committees established to engage in self-study of the law school is a committee on Student Affairs and Diversity. The committee would like to include among its members two students who have completed a year or more at the law school. (We also plan to consult with additional students and to do some student surveys later in the year.) The focuses of our study will be student services, student organizations, public service opportunities, and affirmative action and diversity issues. If you would like to be considered for membership on the committee, please communicate your interest to Professor Joan Steinman, and leave a resume with her or in her mailbox. Thank you.



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 Lawrence Hall Tutoring Project, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Chicago Bar Association, needs tutors to work with children and teenagers at Lawrence Hall Youth Services. Lawrence Hall is a child welfare agency that provides refuge for abused and neglected children. Tutors spend one evening a week helping their student develop basic math and reading skills. The program provides an opportunity from these youth to receive the extra individual attention not currently available for parents or teachers. For tutors, the program is a rewarding experience and an opportunity to network with other young lawyers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Tabor at (312) 321-4246 or Yvonne Hilst (Chicago-Kent 94) at (312) 786-2244.



In an attempt to reduce the amount of "rambling" that I am accused of, please allow me to move right on to the business comments. Everyone should thank Pegg Zilligen (3L) and Beth Donahue (3L) for their insightful remarks that led to my cutting this column short.

Old Business:

  1. Fall Election:

  2. Student Organization Master List: The SBA placed a master list that included active student organizations, officers, and faculty advisors in each organization's mailbox located on the second floor. Copies of the master list are available and can be picked up by any interested student at the SBA main office, C88.

  3. September Social: The SBA will host the September Social on September 19 at Jak's Tap, located in the Greektown area on Jackson two blocks west of Halsted. The event will begin at 7:00pm and last until 11:00 pm. This event is free to all students enrolled at Chicago-Kent.

  4. Dean's Advisory Council: The DAC list is growing, but there is still room for YOU to get involved. Please e-mail Andy Stein and inform him that you would like to be a member of the DAC.

New Business:

  1. Law Week: Law Week will take place during the Spring 1997 semester. Although I hate to be thinking so far ahead, I believe it is important to start lining up the major speaking event. Please e-mail to SBAQ the names of any person(s) that you would like the SBA to consider. The names provided by the student population will be included on the first SBA poll.

  2. Event Coordination: The SBA is working on finding an Events Coordinator that will be responsible for logging all student organization activities. Any student will have access to the information compiled by the coordination team. To be most efficient, however, we need every student organization to e-mail to SBAQ all of their meetings, speaking, and event plans.

  3. Voicemail Passwords: Any student organization that has access to an office on the Concourse level also has access to voicemail on the phone extension in the office. If you do not know the password to access voicemail, please check with the other organization leaders that you share an office with. If your efforts fail to secure a password, please let me know, and I will follow up accordingly.

  4. Faculty Committees: The Chairs of the following faculty committees have informed me that student representative seats exist or will probably exist on their respective committees. If you are interested in any of the committees, please forward your interest to SBAQ, and I will contact you with the procedural requirements.

    Admissions and Financial Aid

    Computer Center

    Curriculum and Academic Standards

    Student Affairs and Diversity

    Advocacy, Ethics and ADR


    Legal Writing

    Dean Search Committee

    Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) Appointments

  5. Finance Committee: The Finance Committee met last week and will provide the BOG with a proposal at tomorrow night's meeting. The SBA is expecting to have student organization budgets approved no later than this Friday, September 13.



    Please join the Chicago-Kent chapter of Amnesty International and the International Law Society on September 17, 1996 for a forum hosted by Professor Bart Brown. Professor Brown will discuss the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia and his recent experience with the International War Crimes Tribunal. The event will start at 3:30 pm in room 170. Refreshments will be served.

    AI will also conduct informational meetings on September 9 at 4:30 pm and September 11 at 12 pm. Please watch Broadcast Messages for the location. Finally, elections will be held in early October. Please contact Jennifer Spooner (JSPOONER) or Angela Salse (ASALSE) with any questions.


    Quote of the Week:

    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."


    The Animal Rights Law Society will be holding its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 12:00 in room C25. We will be discussing committees for this year, so if you are unable to attend please

    e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO and we will keep you informed. In addition, for any evening students that are unable to attend the day meeting please e-mail us for the time and date of the scheduled evening meeting. Thanks!!

    Brehon Society of Irish-American Law Students

    The Brehon Society will hold an organizational meeting on Thursday, September 12, at 12:00 in room 155. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss activities for the coming year. In addition, several students who spent time studying law this summer in Ireland will be on hand to talk about their experiences and the programs that facilitated their opportunities to study abroad.

    We'll have pizza and beverages (no green beer) for lunch. All are welcome.

    Democratic Club

    Unless you were in the law library from opening to closing you know that the Democratic National Convention was just recently held in Chicago. You probably think the Democratic Club was sleeping! Well, we were wide awake and have information to report to you! Our current President was able to attend an evening at the convention --he'd love to tell you about it.

    We also have plans for this fall. November rapidly approaches! This is your opportunity to not only vote Democratic, but to exercise the Democratic principles upon which your country was founded.

    The Democratic Club will be holding a meeting Tuesday September 10 in a room TBA via bulletin board and e-mail postings. At this meeting your club will discuss its goals and objectives. Nominations for the governing board for this current year will be taken, and other special committees will be formed.

    Who are the Democratic Club members? Anyone and everyone! Can I be a Republican/

    conservative/Federalist/(insert your choice) and still join? YES . . . DEMOCRACY is for everyone. Q. What does democracy/politics have to do with law? A. Stop skipping Justice classes and come to your Democratic Club meeting.

    Any political or national policy view expressed or advocated by individuals or the Democratic Club are not to be attributed to Chicago-Kent, IIT. IIT is a non-political entity and does not endorse any particular political position.


    The Environmental Law Society will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3:00 pm in room C35. At the meeting members will be voting on topics for the 1997 NAELS Conference which will be hosted at Chicago-Kent. If you plan to vote please be sure to bring your dues ($15/yr. or $10/sem.). If you have any questions you may e-mail RVANDERV, KPOHN, JGUBKIN, MSRODULS or KBUTCHER. Also, if you cannot attend the meeting please let us know and we will forward you an e-mail on what you missed!


    Hello everyone! The Evening Law Students' Society is here to address the concerns of evening students (hence the name). Some of the issues we plan to address this year are: class scheduling, access to Chicago-Kent services and figuring out how to juggle our hectic schedules! We will also be holding elections in the upcoming month for officer and representative positions. If you are interested in working with us, please attend our organizational meeting:

    Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 pm

    Room TBA

    Since we're all so busy, the meeting will be short! If you can't make it to the meeting, please contact: Jeanette Sanniola, Annette Fernholz or Brenna Kelley. We need our help to make life as an evening students as great as it can be.


    Congratulations to the 1996-1997 Family Law Society executive board - Lisa Gottschalk and Sallie Lupescu!


    Our first meeting of the semester was a success. We have a number of events and socials planned this semester. If you missed the meeting and are interested in getting involved, please contact Dana (DKURTZ) or Kevin (KOBRIEN) to have your name placed on our confidential GayLaw members mailing list.

    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 separate confidential listserve.


    The following is a summary of the events discussed during the HLSA meetings. If you have any questions about these events please e-mail the contact person indicated after every event listing or check out the bulletin board at the concourse level.

    Also don't forget to pay your yearly membership due of $10. You can drop your money (or checks payable to HLSA), along with your name, in the mailbox on the second floor or contact our treasurer, Francelyn Perez (FPEREZ). Don't forget to give us your name.

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    Event : La Marcha por La Justicia (March for Justice)

    Date : October 10-13

    Place : Washington, D.C.

    Note : We need to know by OCTOBER 1 if you are planning to attend so we can make the necessary arrangements for transportation and accommodations while at D.C.

    E-mail : Richard Rodriguez (RRODRIGU)

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    Event : Dia De La Raza Banquet (a.k.a. Cultural Event/Salsa Night)

    Date/Time: November 27, 1996/6:00 pm - 5:00 am

    Place : Tania's Restaurant

    Note : Ticket design/advertising committee volunteers are needed ASAP!

    The tickets will cost $15/each or 2 for $25 ($10/each for paid HLSA members)

    E-mail : Richard Rodriguez (RRODRIGU)

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    Event : Heritage Month Food Fair

    Date : Last week of September

    Place : First Floor lobby

    Note : Everyone is encouraged to prepare something for this event, but purchased food items are more than welcomed! Some items from last year's food fair include: Empanadas, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, 4 kinds of rice, baked sweets, etc. Also, service volunteers during the food fest are needed. (One hour shift during your class breaks)

    E-mail : Marcie Vanegas (CVANEGAS)

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    Event : Available Scholarships

    Date : Deadlines are VERY close!

    Place : Concourse level bulletin board

    Note : Please photocopy all scholarship forms of which only (1) remains so that all members have an opportunity to apply. If extra forms are needed, please contact the person below.

    E-mail : Pablo Almaguer (PALMAGUE)


    Interested in immigration law? Interested in finding out about CAREER POSSIBILITIES in immigration law? Please attend one of the informational meetings on Tuesday, September 10, at noon in room C35 or Thursday, September 12, at 5:15 pm in room 580. Events and programs for the upcoming year will be discussed. If you would like more information, please contact Nansi Naranjo (NNARANJO). Hope to see you there.


    It's not too late! ILS applications are available on the door to the office (C76). If you'd like to be included in our database please turn in all applications by September 9.

    Speaker Events:

    Please join the Chicago-Kent chapter of Amnesty International and the International Law Society on September 17, 1996 for a forum hosted by Professor Bart Brown. Professor Bart Brown will discuss his recent experience with the International War Crimes Tribunal and the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia. The event will start at 3:30 in room 170. Refreshments will be served.

    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 Mr. Kotz on Wednesday October 9 at 12:00 pm for a pizza lunch and open discussion. Mr. 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 - November 3. Any student interested in attending should e-mail Christine Brown (CBROWN) as soon as possible.

    The International Law Society's Career Day Committee is holding its first meeting Wednesday, September 11 from 3-4 pm in room 270. We need volunteers to help recruit speakers and international firms, form panels, plan receptions and publicize this event. If you can't make this meeting please contact Linda Babich (LBABICH) or Janina Malone (JMALONE).


    The Intellectual Property Law Society would like to remind intellectual property students of the AIPLA Job Fair to be held on October 26, 1996 in Washington, D.C. You must be a member to participate. See the Career Services Office for a membership application. In addition, IPLS is looking for members to serve on our newsletter committee. All those interested should e-mail KMITTERE to arrange a group meeting. Don't forget IPLS is still taking membership dues for the current school year. The fee is $5.00 and the application along with a copy of our recent newsletter is available on the IPLS board located on the concourse. Mark you calendars for the IPLS Fall Student/Faculty Reception to be held on Thursday September 12, 1996 from 5-8pm on the 10th floor. Come and schmooze with Chicago-Kent's intellectual property professors.


    JLSA will be hosting its first event of the year on Wednesday, September 11 at 3 pm. The featured speaker is Rabbi Binyomin Scheiman ("The Jailhouse Rabbi"), head of the Jewish Prisoners Assistance Foundation. Rabbi Scheiman will be talking about his experiences counseling prisoners throughout the state. The room will be announced in Broadcast Messages. Refreshments will be served. 1L's, this is a great opportunity to become involved in JLSA!

    The High Holidays are just around the corner. Do you know where you are going for the holidays? If you need a place to stay or information about local synagogues, please contact Helen Bloch (HBLOCH) at (312) 743-7490.

    Congratulations to the 1996-97 JLSA Board!

    President: Howard Rosenburg

    Vice President: Nicole Feder

    Secretary: Mike Shlau

    Treasurer: Amy Sabbota

    Events Coordinator: Steve Fagan

    Dean's Advisory Council Representative: Ian Kasper

    Director of Public Relations: Inna Frumkin

    Religious Committee Chair: Helen Bloch

    1L Representative - Section 1: Linda Azrin

    1L Representative - Section 3: Jeff Freidman

    We still need a 1L representative for Section 2 and for the Evening Division. Please contact Howard Rosenburg (HROSENBU) if you are interested.

    Hope everybody has a happy and healthy Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur!


    For those of you who weren't able to make our first meeting, we will be having another introductory meeting this Wednesday, September 7, at 5:15 pm. The room number will be posted on the KATLA bulletin board on the concourse level. If you can't make it and have any questions, please e-mail Gen Hodel (GHODEL) or Curtis Dvrik (CDVRIK).


    KJF's famous bakesale is this Wednesday, Sept. 11, on the third floor of the Spak. The goodies are great and the proceeds go toward the annual KJF Fellowships for students working in public interest summer positions. If you couldn't attend last week's meeting and want the latest scoop, contact Kathy (MROLLER), Jason (JELMORE), or Beverly (BMCCLELL).


    To all sports and entertainment law society members and any other interested students - please join the society on Monday, September 9, 1996 at Excalibur for a "NARAS" (National Association of the Recording Arts and Sciences) meeting and networking opportunity. The "NARAS" meeting begins at 7 pm and the networking party begins at 8 pm. The cost is only $3 for everyone!!!! Any interested students should e-mail the president of the society (SWILKOZE) or the vice-president (KBARTELL) by Monday the 9th so we can all meet prior to the event. (Late comers are also Welcome!!!) Hope to see you all there!!!! -

    Shari Wilkozek, President, SELS


    The Personal Safety Workshop will be held again! It is being run by Danny Makower, a second-year student with 12 years of martial arts training, on Tuesday, September 10, at noon in room 370.

    Please check the WIL bulletin board on the Concourse level for membership applications, mentor applications and membership surveys. They can be returned to the WIL mailbox on the 2nd floor. In addition, watch the Record for information on the upcoming elections for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and 1st year Representative. Your involvement is the key to WIL's success!

    Intellectual Property Law Society Reception

    The Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society cordially invites anyone interested in intellectual property to the

    Fall Student/Faculty Reception

    Thursday, September 12, 1996
    5-8pm, 10th Floor Reception Room
    Chicago-Kent College of Law