Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Record


Vol. No. XXX, No. 6
September 16, 1996

NOTE:
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FROM DEAN DEUTSCH

Just in case the pressures of the start of a new school year have distracted you, I want to remind you that we have a Presidential election coming up in several weeks. (You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, the Democratic Party borrowed Michael Jordan's place a few blocks west of the law school for their Convention.) As we get closer to November 5, the election becomes less and less about conventions and political players and more and more about the rest of us--the voters. Participation in your governing process is perhaps the most important contribution you can make to your community right now. I very much hope that all of you will participate in the November election, and, to that end, we've arranged to have an election registration table set up by the Chicago Board of Elections on Tuesday, September 17, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the law school. You'll see them at a table outside the Spaketeria on the third floor. If you plan to register, be sure to bring two forms of identification, at least one of which has proof of your current address. If you're not registered, please take advantage of this opportunity. If you are registered, be sure you plan to vote on November 5--it's important.

Speaking of making your voices heard, please mark your calendars for the Dean's Community Forum on Wednesday, September 25, from 3:00-4:00 pm and from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Auditorium. These sessions are open to all students. Other members of the law school administration and I will be available to field your questions and to talk about your problems, worries, ideas, and suggestions for the welfare of our law school community. This is a great opportunity for all of us to improve communications and promote mutual understanding, and I hope many of you will be able to join us for one or both sessions.

Finally, we're delighted to host Centennial Visiting Professor Robert C. Post this week at the law school. Professor Post is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. He is one of the leading First Amendment scholars in the country and has written extensively about free speech and the social order. In addition to visiting several classes while he's here, Professor Post will give a talk on "Affirmative Action" in the Auditorium on Wednesday, September 18, at 3:00 pm. He is a dynamic speaker, and this will be a wonderful opportunity to hear the thoughts of a leading scholar on this timely subject. The faculty and I hope that you'll take the opportunity to attend.

Have a great week!

FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN

Calendar Reminder

No classes will be held next Monday, September 23, because of a religious holiday.

Student Awards Luncheon

Invitations to the luncheon were mailed on Wednesday to the students listed in last week's Record. Please e-mail Alice Curry if you don't get your invitation by tomorrow. A postage-paid reply card was included in each invitation; you can save the law school a few cents by dropping the card off in room 320 instead of mailing it. Speaking of the reply card, it asks you to check one of two menu selections: a fruit plate or a vegetable plate. We forgot to mention that the meal will be a typical banquet-style rubber chicken dish ( which hasn't been too bad in recent years). Check the fruit or vegetable selection only if you don't want to take a chance on the chicken.

CALI Award Winner (continued)

Congratulations to Michael Diedrich who will receive the CALI award for earning the highest grade in Prof. Stewart's Constitutional Law class last semester.

Record Distribution

Records are placed on the concourse level and in the Record racks on the sides of the bulletin board on the third floor of the Spak every Monday morning. The racks are refilled frequently, but often they're empty. You may obtain a Record in my office, room 320, if there aren't any in the Spak. The Record is also available on Kentnet. Speaking of the racks, they are for Records and other official announcements only. Organization fliers and other information will be removed from the racks by the rack police.

1997-1998 Academic Calendar

It's never too early to plan for next year. The 1997-1998 academic calendar approved by the faculty is attached to this Record.

Personal Income Tax Exam Review

I will hold review sessions for my summer Personal Income Tax exam on Wednesday, September 18, at 3:00 p.m. and again at 5:15 p.m. in room 520. You must attend one of these sessions if you want a personal conference regarding your exam.

SPECIAL EVENT NOTICE

1996 CENTENNIAL VISITOR ROBERT POST

Professor Robert C. Post of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law will be here September 15-18 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.

FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON

Hurry! Register to vote!

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 just outside of the Cafeteria during lunch that afternoon. You must bring two forms of identification (one with proof of your current address -- an I.D., a checkbook, a utility bill, a piece of mail) to register.

Dean's Community Forum

Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm, Auditorium

It is time for you to have your say. How are you feeling about your classes? About the law school? You are invited to attend the Dean's Community Forum. On Wednesday, September 25 from 3:00-4:00 pm and from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Auditorium, Dean Deutsch and members of the law school administration will be available to answer questions and talk about your problems, worries, ideas and suggestions for the welfare of our law school community. Please come and let others hear what you have to say.

Enrichment Programs -- Mark your Calendars!

Stress Management Seminar

Wednesday, September 18, 4:00-5:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm, room 570

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 from the IIT Counseling Services Center, will conduct a stress management seminar developed specifically for law students. The seminar will be held in room 570 on Wednesday, September 18, from 4:00-5:00 pm. A second session will be held from 5:00-6:00pm in room 570 that night. You must pre-register for the workshops. Space is still available! E-mail Ellen Berger (EBERGER) or sign up in room 546.

Now Showing: Study Tips and Time Management Videotape

If you missed the Study Tips & Time Management Seminar, you can still learn our secrets to successful study habits by checking out our newest release -- the Study Tips & Time Management Seminar 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 the videotape of the seminar!

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 Race-Ipsa@luc.edu.

1Ls - Teaching Assistant Office Hours

Are you feeling unsure about your note-taking skills? Are you afraid to speak up in class? Do you feel like a lecture has gone over your head? Pay a visit to your friendly first-year Teaching Assistant. Your TAs are available during office hours each week to answer questions and work with you on a one-to-one basis to improve your study skills.

Professor Class TA Name Office Hours Room
Krent Crim. Chris Madden M 4:00-5:00 p.m. 530d
McAdamsCrim. Adam Richmond T 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.355
Rudstein Crim.-dayJohn Vande WalleW 2:50-3:50 p.m. 180
Sowle Crim. Patricia McGrath Th 10:15-11:15 a.m. 355
Rudstein Crim.-eveLisa Longo W 5:00-5:50 p.m. C35
BosselmanJustice Beverly McClellanW 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.355
Malin Justice Jason Coggins M 3:00-4:00 p.m. 355
Sowle Justice Neil MacDonald Th 9:00-10:00 a.m. 355
Warner Justice Joe Wharton Th 5:00-5:50 p.m. 530d
Bernstein Torts Jennifer Desser T 5:00-5:50 p.m. 580
Hasen Torts Deborah AlexanderW 3:00-3:50 p.m. (e-mail DALEXAND for location)
Richardson Torts Colleen Young Th 12:50-1:50 p.m. 165
Wright Torts IV Ashton W 12:00-1:00 p.m. C15
Brill Torts-day/eveSeptember WynneM 4:00-5:00 p.m. (e-mail SWYNNE for location)
Heyman Torts-eveAlyssa Mogul Th 8:15-9:15 p.m. C35
(or e-mail AMOGUL for an appt.)
Harding PropertyMichael Helfand M 6:15-7:15 p.m. 547
SteinmanCiv. Pro.Melanie Miller Th 5:00-5:50 p.m. C40
(or e-mail MMILLER2 for an appt.)

FROM CAREER SERVICES

Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program

2Ls/3Ls/4Ls & LLM's in tax: Coopers & Lybrand

The accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand is planning to interview this fall at Chicago-Kent. 2Ls, 3Ls ,4Ls and LLM candidates in tax who have a background in accounting, business or finance and are interested in a tax career should submit their resumes and a completed on-campus interview packet to the Career Services Office by noon on Friday, September 20. You may pick up on-campus interview packets in the Career Services Office. You will be notified by e-mail if you receive an interview with this firm.

KPMG

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.

Callbacks and Offers

Please let us know how you are faring in the program! E-mail SCHU or LABRAMS and tell us about any callbacks or offers you receive. This includes 3Ls and 4Ls receiving offers from their summer associate employers. Please let us know!

Thank you notes

As interviews get underway, students frequently ask us if they need to send thank you notes to on-campus interviewers. You should not send notes after on-campus interviews, but may wish to send well-written notes after call-backs or initial interviews in an employer's office. In the words of one of the speakers at the Interview Tips program, "a thank you note can do more harm than good if it is poorly written or identical to the one you send each interviewer."

For more information about content, number and timing of thank you notes, pick up the information sheet on the subject from the handout racks in the Career Services Office.

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 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.

Public Interest Resources

Own your own copy of a great public interest resource! We have ordered a number of copies of Public Interest Job Search Guide-Harvard Law School's Handbook and Directory for Law Students and Lawyers Seeking Public Service Work. This is a great resource that provides public interest job search techniques, resume strategies as well as listings of public interest organizations across the United States. If you would like to own your own copy of this book, stop by Career Services with a check for $10 made payable to "Chicago-Kent College of Law." This is a fantastic book for a low price!

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Fellowships

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.

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.

Summer Intern Positions

The New Hampshire Public Defender seeks applications for staff attorney positions in September 1997 and Summer Intern Positions for May 1997. The New Hampshire Public Defender is a private, non-profit corporation that provides statewide trial court representation to indigent defendants charged with homicide, felony and juvenile delinquency cases. Students interested in either position should see Handout #14. The deadline for the staff attorney position is November 15, 1996 and December 15, 1996 for the summer intern position.

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.

PROFESSIONALISM DAY

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 in the Career Services Office (Suite 360) and Thursday, September 19, at noon in room C15 and 5:00 pm in room 580, 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 our Resource Manager, Charis Runnels (CRUNNELS). We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

Tutorial

When you are researching a legal issue and find an A.L.R. annotation right on point, your research is just about finished. A.L.R. Annotations, rightly, have been called a "goldmine of research references". To help you find annotations in A.L.R. for the legal issues and cases that you are researching, the Reference Staff of the Information Center is offering a tutorial on USING A.L.R.s.

The schedule for this week's tutorials will be posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up, just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.

If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or times offered, please e-mail Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ). We will be happy to hear from you.

Attention 1Ls

The staff of the Information Center will repeat the computer classroom Westlaw and Lexis sessions for your first year legal research and writing classes at the following times:

LAB IIISaturday, September 211pm
Sunday, September 221pm
LAB IVSaturday, September 21 4pm
Sunday, September 22 4pm

The sessions will be held in Computer Classroom 760. Reservations are not required; simply come to 760 at the scheduled time.

Did you know that you can access ClarK from any computer in the Information Center? ClarK is the Information Center's electronic catalog and allows you to search for any of the more than 500,000 volumes in the Information Center by author, title, subject or keyword. Simply sign onto Kentnet, select LEGAL RESEARCH and then select CLARK. When you are prompted for a password, type "library". And that's all there is to it. If you'd like help accessing ClarK or searching the electronic catalog, please stop by the Services Desk on the 9th floor of the Information Center.

ID Stickers

Current ID stickers are now available at the Registrar's Office.

You need a current sticker on your ID to check books out in the library.

Congress Rejects Same Sex Marriage in Federal Law

Both the House and the Senate have voted by a wide margin to reject same-sex marriage in federal law. The bill, H.R. 3396, has been sent to President Clinton, who has said he will sign it. The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage in federal law as a union between a man and a woman; however, states would still have the authority to legalize gay marriages. Look for the full text of the most recent version on Lexis in the LEGIS library and BLTRCK file, and use HR 3396 as your search.

Visiting Scholar Articles Are on eLOISe

Full text of articles by Professor Robert C. Post, the 1996 Centennial Visiting Professor, is available on eLOISe, in the "Faculty" database. Professor Post is from University of California at Berkeley School of Law and will be at Chicago-Kent September 15-18.

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).

Please stop by and see us. We can counsel you generally about legal and non-legal interest opportunities, and specifically help you locate a volunteer experience in a public interest area. Here is a sample of one of our many new and interesting listings:

Pro Bono Advocates needs volunteers.

Did you know that at least 2 million women are battered by their husbands or boyfriends every year? Are you wondering how you can help end this terror? Pro Bono Advocates (PBA) needs your help in providing a voice in the courtroom for battered and abused women and children, the disabled and the elderly.

Among other things, PBA is an organization that is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who will help provide legal assistance to economically disadvantaged battered women. PBA works out of the Cook County Courthouse, located in the Daley Center, and assists battered women in obtaining orders of protection. For as little as 4 hours a week, volunteers can obtain practical legal experience. While a 7-11 will be able to represent clients in court, a 2L or 1L student will assist with interviewing clients, preparing initial pleadings, and filling out court papers. All will be helping victims of domestic violence get the protection from our legal system that they deserve while also gaining valuable legal experience. If you are interested in this or any other of our listings, please stop by the SOS office in room 686.

OFFICE HOURS:

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.

EXAM REVIEWS

Exam Review For Professor Sherman's Spring, 1996, Exam

Students interested in reviewing their performance on last Spring's final examination in Professor Sherman's Estates and Trusts course should promptly consult the sign-up sheet on the door of his office (room 741).

NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW on Your Notebook

If you have a notebook computer that already connects to KENTNET, stop by Lab 700 or room 703 to pick up a HelpDoc that will help you configure the current releases of LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTMATE for access over KENTNET. If your notebook doesn't connect to KENTNET yet and you want it to, send an e-mail message to Melissa Mooney (MMOONEY) to find out what you need.

Where Should I Print?

All students are required to print LEXIS-NEXIS, WESTLAW, or LOIS documents to the Document Center rather than to the laser printers in the computer labs. All other printing can go to the laser printers in the labs. Document Center printouts must be paid for at pick-up.

You can check your current printing balance at any time. Look under Kentnet Network Services | Fall 1996 Student Printer Account Balances. Each student has an allowance of 400 free pages for the Fall 1996 semester.

Get Rid of Viruses

There are special virus-removal computers in all of the seventh-floor labs. If KENTNET detects a virus on your disk, take it to the virus-removal station and follow the directions on the screen. Most viruses can be removed this way. If any virus is not removed, please see Melissa Mooney in Lab 700 or Jim Judge in room 703, and they will try to remove the virus for you.

LEXIS/NEXIS

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 9/16 9:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday, 9/17 11:00am - 2:00pm

* During office hours, the LEXIS Representative is located in room 700 (the large 7th floor computer lab inside the information center) or at the tables directly outside the lab. If you have any questions regarding LEXIS/NEXIS services, please e-mail them at LEXISQ or call 1-800-45-LEXIS.

THIS WEEK's LEXIS QUICK TIP: .MORE

.MORE is a search tool that helps you find additional relevant documents.

Try this: formulate and enter your search type .MORE

* This LEXIS/NEXIS service automatically builds a search that will retrieve documents that most clearly resemble your on-point case or article. After reviewing the results of your MORE search, enter .em to return to your original research.

Next week on LEXIS QUICK TIP: Find out about LEXIS SEGMENTS.

WESTLAW

Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of September 16 are as follows:

Monday:3:00-5:30Michael AmbroziakThurs:4:00-7:00Michael Ambroziak
8:00-11:00Christine Brown
Tuesday:6:00-9:00Michael AmbroziakSunday:12:00-6:00Christine Brown
6:00-10:00Michael Ambroziak
Wednesday:3:00-5:30Michael Ambroziak
8:00-11:00Christine Brown

During lab hours, Westlaw student representatives 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 1-800-850-WEST.

Your Tax Dollars

A new database, Office of Management and Budget (OMB-CIRCULAR), has OMB Circulars that communicate government budgetary policy for the Executive Branch. For more detail, check out the database BUDGET96 for the text of the 1996 budget initially proposed by the White House.

Quotations

The QUOTATIONS database contains brief literary and political quotations from novelists, politicians, playwrights, the classics and more. Once in the database, use the Terms and Connectors search method to peruse your favorite topic. Try: "attorney lawyer" and read all the dirt that's dished on your chosen profession.

Westmate 6.1

If you want to save your research or current project, make sure you hit the "sign off" button (little yellow door) or choose the "sign off" option from the file menu (NOT "exit westmate"). This will enable you to choose where to download, print, or save your project. Once you're finished, then exit Westmate.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Professor Gerald Brown is seeking a research assistant to work in the areas of taxation and business law. Interested students should submit a resume to him in room 615 or to his secretary, Carole Ross, in room 612.

FACULTY NEWS

Professor Bartram S. Brown has just been appointed to the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association's Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI). The ABA launched CEELI In 1990 to provide technical assistance to practicing attorneys, legal scholars, and government officials throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

STUDENT WRITING CONTESTS

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

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois Scholarships

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.

Illinois Judicial Council Scholarships

The Judicial Council of Illinois is awarding scholarships in the amount of $500 to minority law students. Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships must pick up an application ASAP in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The completed application and supporting documentation must be received in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by Friday, September 20, 1996. If you wish to be considered for these scholarships, don't wait! Time is of the essence.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarships

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.

SPECIAL NOTICES

AIDS WALK

Sunday the 29th is approaching quickly! We will be having a meeting for everyone walking with Chicago-Kent's team on Monday of next week, time and place TBA. Remember: if you're not planning on walking yourself, please take part by sponsoring someone who is!

Pledge Sheets are available on the GayLaw bulletin board if you don't have one already. Contact KOBRIEN or DKURTZ if you need more information.

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS

SPRING 1997 SEMESTER FOR SECOND AND THIRD YEAR STUDENTS WITH A MINIMUM 3.3 GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Informational Meeting

On Wednesday, September 25, 1996 at 3:00 pm in room 520, there will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district, or bankruptcy judge or magistrate for the Spring 1997 Semester. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in room 617.

A judicial externship enables the student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute in the resolution of those legal problems. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Application Process

The applications for Spring 1997 Judicial Externships will be available in room 600, Law Offices, as of Monday, September 23.

Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, room 612, Law Offices, by Wednesday, October 9, 1996 at 5:00 pm.

ON-LINE ABA SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF LIMITED LIABILITY ENTITIES

All interested lawyers, law professors and law students (see note at foot) with Internet e-mail or Web browser access are invited to participate without charge. The symposium will be presented on-line over the Internet September 11 through 25.

The symposium is sponsored by The ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and by The Business Lawyer, journal of the ABA Business Law Section. Two dozen experts from these two sections and the ABA Tax Section will serve as a panel to keep the symposium rolling. The

proceedings of the two-week-long symposium will be edited for publication in the May, 1997 issue of The Business Lawyer--which is the second most cited law review in the country.

Background on the topic: The IRS held its hearings last month on a proposed set of regulations that will revolutionize the choice of private business entities. Although the proposed "check the box regulations" will greatly simplify the structuring of private entities for both domestic and

international ventures, the new flexibility will put even greater responsibility on lawyers in the counseling of their clients on the choice and structure of the entity and the drafting of the entity's documents to fit their client's needs.

How to subscribe: You may subscribe to LNET-LLC, which is the listserv hosting the symposium, by sending an e-mail message to LISTSERV@USA.NET with the following as the first line of the body of your e-mail message:

subscribe LNET-LLC Jane Doe City State

Please substitute your name for Jane Doe and your city and state for City State. If you are a law professor or student, substitute an abbreviated name of your law school (without the words law school, college or university since those will be assumed) for City State.

Law students have been permitted to participate in the host group, the LNET-LLC listserv, where the lawyers and law professors involved have been favorably impressed by most of the questions--although there have not been very many--that the students have asked. Law students may "audit" the symposium by signing on to the LNET-LLC listserv. However, they should refrain from asking questions during the symposium unless they run the question by jdebruyn@usa.net or one of the professors listed in the brochure, a professor at their school, or another lawyer they know with experience in the area.

Chicago-Kent contact:
S. Michael Kozubek
Attorney at Law
Adjunct Professor
Chicago-Kent College of Law
mkozubek@mcs.com

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 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.

ORGANIZATIONS

FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

The Board of Governors met last Tuesday, September 10. During the meeting, several issues were decided. The BOG, however, rejected the Finance Committee's Budget Proposal for the Student Organizations. Since the BOG meeting, the Finance Committee met to reevaluate the proposal.

The BOG will hold a special meeting this week to consider the new proposal. We expect to resolve the budget proposals no later than this Friday, September 20. As always, if you have any questions, please e-mail me at SBAQ or visit the SBA office.

Old Business:

  1. Fall Election: Election Rules: The BOG approved the Election Rules proposed by the Election Committee. The new set of rules will govern both the Vice Presidential and Class Representative races. Copies of the rules are available outside the SBA office.

    Campaigning: Campaigning is upon us. At this time, all candidates are allowed to campaign. The primary tools for campaigning are typically fliers, coalitions or "tickets," and word of mouth. There are limitations that govern the actual number of fliers that can be posted on the bulletin boards. No campaigning is allowed over e-mailail. If you receive any e-mail that you believe is questionable, please contact Andy Stein (ASTEIN).

  2. September Social: The SBA will host the September Social on September 19 at Jak's Tap. The tavern and grill is located in the Greektown area on Jackson, two blocks west of Halsted. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and last until 11:00 pm. This event is free to all students enrolled at Chicago-Kent. We are providing assorted foods, beer, wine, lemonade, and sodas. There are pool tables for those who wish to "dazzle" the crowd with their trick shots and scratches. Please reserve some time to participate in this social activity.

  3. Dean's Advisory Council: In addition to the individual students requesting to be part of the DAC, we recommend that each student organization choose a representative to present ideas generated from the organization. If your organization chooses to have a member representative, please e-mail Andy Stein with the student name.

  4. Code of Conduct Committee: The Code of Conduct Committee will propose to the administration and faculty new language regarding the sections governing student non-academic conduct and activities. If you are interested in participating on this extremely important committee, please e-mail Adam Weiss (AWEISS) with your interest.

New Business:

  1. Graduation: We are please to announce that the May 1997 graduation ceremony and reception will take place at Navy Pier. Graduation will be on Sunday, May 25, 1997. Students interested in participating on the Graduation Committee should e-mail their interest.

  2. Race Ipsa Loquitur: General Information: Please mark your calendars to participate in the Race Ipsa Loquitur on Saturday, October 5. This 5K race, walk, or crawl {more my speed} is intended to raise funds for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago ("LAFC"). As you may know, LAFC has been the principal provider of free legal services to the poor in the City of Chicago for more than two decades. In fact, LAFC serves more people in need than any other civil legal organization in Chicago.

    The SBA Challenge: Because this Race's participants are centered in the legal community {including law firms, schools, and bar associations}, the SBA is challenging the different classes {1Ls 2Ls, 3Ls and 4'Ls} to put together teams of 20 students. By putting together teams, we can become an "event sponsor" and have our name placed on the back of the Race Ipsa Loquitur T-shirt. Because it costs $20 per person to be on a team that achieves sponsorship, the SBA will fund $10 of each student's entrance fee. The deadline for submitting names and entry fees is Saturday, September 21. Please e-mail Jason DeVore (JDEVORE) with your interest. We should have Chicago-Kent's name all over that t-shirt.

  3. Faculty Meeting: I attended the September 10 faculty meeting. The following issues were discussed and voted:



  4. SBA Polls: The SBA will administer at least two student opinion polls during the Fall 1996 Election. The information and conclusions recorded during these opinion polls will be distributed to the entire Chicago-Kent community. We are interested in the following:



  5. Office Keys: Please realize that some student organizations have office space on the Concourse level. Whether an individual is authorized to have an office key or not is determined by current organization leaders. If you are not an officer with a student organization or you have not been authorized by the current leadership, you should not have keys to the organization's office. Please return all unauthorized keys to Dean Rupcich's office, room 265.

  6. New Student Organizations: The BOG approved the formation of two new student organizations. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Society is Co-Chaired by Adam Pinchuck (3L) and Benjamin Skjold (3L). The Athletic Association for Law Students' President is Jason DeVore (3L). Please contact these groups with your interests.

Thank you.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International to Host International War Crimes Tribunal Event

Please join the Chicago-Kent chapter of Amnesty International for our upcoming event on the International War Crimes Tribunal. The Tribunal is responsible for prosecuting individuals alleged to have committed war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. Chicago-Kent Professor Bart Brown will speak on his recent experiences working in the War Crimes Tribunal. The event will be Tuesday, September 17 at 3:30 pm in room 170. If you missed the two informational meetings last week, AI will have a meeting on September 26 at 5:15 pm. We will discuss upcoming semester events, including Human Rights Awareness Week in December, fund-raising for our summer stipend, and the "Real Life Experiences" Human Rights roundtable. We will also hold elections. Please watch next week's Record for the place. If you have further questions, please contact Jennifer Spooner (JSPOONER) or Angela Salse (ASALSE). Peace!

THE ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY

ARLS held its first meeting and plans were discussed for World Vegetarian Day (Oct. 1st). If you are interested in helping out by sitting at an informational table in the 3rd floor Spak please e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO. In addition, plans are underway to host a speaker event in the middle of October. If you would like to be on this committee or have suggestions for potential speakers, please let us know. Thanks!!

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION for LAW STUDENTS

Become a charter member of Chicago-Kent's newest student organization!!!

The Athletic Association for Law Students (AALS) is an organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Chicago-Kent law students. We want to provide a means by which students can get together to play sports and participate in city-wide events. Possible activities include: football, basketball, volleyball, softball, running, and biking. This will depend on your interests.

AALS will hold an informational meeting for all those who enjoy playing sports or engaging in other types of exercise and wish to participate in the organization. The meeting will be Wednesday, September 18 (room & times will be announced in a Broadcast Message). Bring you suggestions for other activities to the meeting. If you are unable to attend or want further information please e-mail Jason DeVore (JDEVORE) or Nan Kargahi (NKARGAHI).

CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY

Corporate Law Society Luncheon Series presents Candace Fabri, a partner at Sachnoff and Weaver and a Chicago-Kent alum, as our first speaker. She will give a presentation on white collar crime. Please join us at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24 in a room to be announced later. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

We are now accepting applications for the Secretary position so watch your e-mail for instructions. Also we will be forming committees, so if you are interested e-mail me (MLUNN) or Tad (HHUNTING).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

The next ELS meeting will be on Wed. Sept. 25 from 3-4 pm for day students and 5-6 pm for evening students. Please watch the Record and ELS bulletin board for the room numbers. Also, ELS will be having a bake sale on Sept. 17 (Tues.) in the 3rd floor Spak. If you can bake or sit for the sale please e-mail KBUTCHER. Finally, any 2Ls or 3Ls interested in trying out for the Environmental Moot Court team please e-mail MSRODULS.

FAMILY LAW SOCIETY

There will be a Family Law Society meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 1996, at noon. Please check the glass case in the front lobby or the FLS Bulletin Board on the Concourse Level for the room number.

Anyone who is interested in issues pertaining to Family Law or in getting a job in a related field (divorce law; mediation; the State's Attorney's sections dealing with child support enforcement, abuse and neglect, and delinquency; the Public Guardian's sections dealing with abuse and neglect and delinquency; or any other related areas) is most welcome.

If you have questions or are interested but will not be able to attend, please feel free to contact me, Lisa Gottschalk, via e-mail at LGOTTSCH.

GAYLAW

GayLaw, along with KJF, WIL, and CJS, will be presenting a speaker event in October on Domestic Violence in the Gay, Lesbian, and Bi-Sexual Community. Domestic violence among same gender couples is as prevalent as domestic violence among heterosexual couples. However, Lesbian, Gay, and Bi-Sexual individuals face additional deterrents to prosecuting their partners and getting the help they need. The speaker event will focus on these issues and how to prosecute these types of cases.

We are also taking nominations for candidates to attend the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association's Lavender Law Conference in New Orleans, October 24-27. More information about the conference is on the GayLaw bulletin board on the front page of the NLGLA Newsletter. If you are interested in going to the conference in New Orleans, e-mail Dana (DKURTZ) or Kevin (KOBRIEN) by October 1.

Social ! ! ! Our first social will be on September 20th at the North End at 9:00 pm. This is a great way for you to meet people and relax from the stresses of school. For more information and directions, contact Kevin (KOBRIEN). See you there!

Don't forget the AIDS walk on September 29th!

HEALTH LAW SOCIETY

There are two general meetings scheduled for this week: Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 12:00 pm and Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 5:00 pm. Rooms are to be announced. Please try to attend one of them as we will be voting for Day and Evening Representatives. Also, if anyone is interested in running for one of these positions, submit a biography to MMORAN by 12:00 pm Tuesday, September 17.

HELLENIC LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The Hellenic Law Student Association is organizing its first meeting of the year. All students are welcome to join the organization. Interested students should e-mail BKATRIS for specific details.

INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY

It's not to late! ILS applications are available on the door to the office (C76). By popular demand the deadline for being included in our jobs database has been extended. If you'd like to be included in the database please turn in your application by September 23.

Speaker Events:

Our first speaker event will be co-hosted with Amnesty International this Tuesday, September 17 at 3:30 pm in room 170. Chicago-Kent Professor Bart Brown will discuss his recent experience with the International War Crimes Tribunal and the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia. 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 it's 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.

KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION

MEETING: Sept. 18 at 3 pm in room 170 or Sept. 19 at 5:15 pm in room 170

We will hold elections, learn about fellowship opportunities from past recipients, and start Spring Auction Committees for fundraising. See below for more information!

ELECTIONS: Elections will take place at the general meeting for class and section representatives. First-years -- this is your chance to get involved and make a difference.

BAKE SALE: A huge thanks to all those who baked, bought, or sold goodies at the Bake Sale last week -- it was a great success. Stay tuned for future baking and eating opportunities.

SPRING AUCTION: The Kent Justice Foundation supports public interest law by conducting an auction at Chicago-Kent each spring semester to fund summer fellowships for Chicago-Kent students who secure volunteer legal positions at public interest law organizations. The number of grants and grant amounts is completely dependent upon student initiative and effort in fundraising for the auction. KJF awards grants to students who demonstrate such personal dedication to fundraising. So get involved in Auction Committees! Stay tuned to The Record to find out how you can help. For more information, e-mail Beverly McClellan (BMCCLELL) or Kathy Roller (MROLLER).

FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS: We'd like to encourage all past fellowship recipients to attend one of the meetings and share their summer job experiences with other KJF members interested in applying for 1997 fellowships. Thanks!

PHI ALPHA DELTA

Everyone who is interest in participating on a committee should contact Adam (AWEISS). We are looking for both committee chairs and members. The time commitment is very flexible and the experience looks good on a resume. We will announce a meeting for the committee placings, but it would help if all those interested e-mailed Adam. One separate committee will be the LRE (Legal Related Education) committee. These people will eventually go to area schools and teach kids about the law. The time commitment, as always, is very flexible.

PAD's tentative calender is set. Please mark your personal calendars with the following events:

Sep. 17 (Tues.) ~ noon - 1L OUTLINE SEMINAR -- We will present an outlining seminar for 1Ls. Please bring your lunches and we will have an expert briefly show you the ins and outs of writing the perfect law school outline. At the end of the hour, we will collect a copy of your classes and professors and then e-mail already-prepared outlines to each of you. These are a great way to supplement your studying. All of you should have received an e-mail about this, which details the time and room number. Only paid members can attend, and we will provide applications at the seminar.

Sep. 17 (Tues.) at dinnertime - ALUMNI COMEDY EVENT -- Dinner at the Fireplace Inn and then a comedy outing at Zany's. The cost is around $15 and there is a two drink minimum at the club. Anyone who is interested should contact Gina (ASINIBAL) and she will give you all the details, as well as take your RSVP's.

Sep. 20 (Fri.) - APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FIRST SEMESTER INITIATION -- Return all paid applications to C78.

GOLF OUTING -- Nine holes of golf in DeKalb, IL (with the NIU PADs). The cost is $10. Contact Gina (ASINIBAL), if interested.

Sep. 21 (Sat.) from 9 am - 5 pm - DISTRICT CONFERENCE -- This is a district-wide conference that will be held at the DePaul Conference Center, 1 East Jackson, rm 8002. (There will be an optional dinner cruise afterwards for $20). RSVP to Gina (ASINIBAL) ASAP.

Sep. 27 (Fri.) - MANDATORY INITIATION -- This is for all paid members who have not initiated before (this means you, 1Ls). The district-wide initiation will take place at the Dirksen Federal Building. Afterwards, we will have an INITIATION PARTY at Lakeview Links. It is optional, will run from 8 pm-12 am, and includes all drinks and games. The cost is $10 for the party; the initiation is, of course, free.

Oct. 23 (Wed.) - JUDGES NIGHT -- This event gives everyone an opportunity to meet practicing attorneys and judges. It will be held at DePaul (1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor) from 5 pm -7:30 pm. It costs $7.50 for PAD members (non-members are not invited).

Oct. 26 (Sat.) from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - INTERNET SEMINAR -- Again, this is at DePaul and will show you how to do legal research over the Net. The cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members who RSVP, and $25 for non-members who don't RSVP.

Oct. 31 (Thurs..) - SCHOLARSHIPS -- Applications for $500 scholarships are due. The winners are chosen by PAD Nationals.

Dec. 12 (Tues.) at 5:30 pm - FORMAL DINNER -- This is a PAD formal at LaRosetta (3 First National Plaza). It is Black tie optional and will cost between $35 and $40.

**Please note** I know that a lot of these event cost money, but those are only the ones that are district-wide, which our chapter is not planning. Since we do not run these events, we have no control over the costs. Feel relieved, however...we will still plan FREE parties for our chapter. The dates and times just aren't set yet.

Thanks for reading this far. Contact Adam (AWEISS) or (PADQ) with any questions.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY

To All Students Interested in Sports and Entertainment Law

There are two exciting conferences coming in October.

  1. On October 8, the 8th Annual National Sports Conference will be held in Chicago at the Hotel Sofitel. The tope is "Legal Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics." The cost is $165 per person.

  2. On October 11-12, the ABA's Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries will hold its annual meeting at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. The Cost is $150 per person. Students must also be ABA members and Forum members (cost for these is $21). Hotel and Airfare is additional.

Any students interested in attending either of these conferences please e-mail SWILKOZE as soon as possible since deadlines for these events are approaching.

In addition, any students interested in submitting an article or participating in SELS Newsletter, please e-mail SWILKOZE or KBARTELL. Also e-mail us with any of your comments or suggestions.