Vol. No. XXX, No. 7
September 23, 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 e-mail message sent to Linda Valentino (LVALENTI), or by dropping by her office, room 530. All notices must include your name, your e-mail address and/or a telephone number where you can be reached during the day. If applicable, please include the name of your student organization. Student organizations: Please limit your advertisements to 1/3 of a single page; this way we can accommodate every group that needs to advertise. All information MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAYS AT 5:00 pm.
Student Awards Luncheon
The faculty will honor last year's outstanding students at the Annual Student Awards Luncheon next Tuesday, October 1, at 12 noon in the Presidential Ballroom of the Midland Hotel, 172 W. Adams. If you were invited and haven't responded yet, it's not too late -- just e-mail Alice Curry.
Yet Another CALI Award Winner
Congratulations to Elaine Ramesh who will receive the CALI award for earning the highest grade in Prof. Samson's Employment Relationship class last semester.
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.
Register to vote!
A big thanks goes out to the 98 students, faculty and staff members who made last week's voter registration such a success! For those of you who missed the registration last week, you still have until October 8th to register. Registration tables can be found at all Chicago Public Libraries and in the lobby at City Hall. You must bring two forms of identification, one with proof of current address, to register. Don't miss your chance to cast your vote in November!
Enrichment Programs -- Mark your Calendars!
Study Tips II - Faculty Panel Presentation
Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:00 pm (in room 510) and 5:00-6:00 pm (in room 570). Sign up in room 546 or e-mail EBERGER.
Study Tips I was a great start but there is always more to learn! Come to a dynamic discussion of study techniques led by an insightful faculty panel. Associate Dean Howard Chapman and Professors Michele Baker Richardson and Stephen Sowle will offer their top tips to law school success on Wednesday, October 2, from 3:00-4:00 pm (room 510) and 5:00-6:00 pm (room 570). Following the panel discussion, additional faculty members will lead small discussion groups in which you can finally ask a real, live faculty member all of those questions that have been on your mind. Please come to room 546 or e-mail EBERGER by Monday, September 30, to sign up for this one of a kind program.
Stress Management Resources
If you missed the recent Stress Management Seminar, don't stress! Copies of the informational handouts from the session are available in room 546. These materials include a stress level evaluation form, information on the causes and symptoms of stress and anxiety, and a list of methods for dealing with stress. The Student Resource Library is also a good source of information on stress reduction. Several workbooks and handouts detailing specific stress reduction techniques are available for check out. Contact Ellen Berger in room 546 for a list of available stress management resources.
Quotation for the week: "The distance is nothing; it is the first step that is difficult."
- Mme. du Deffand, Letter to L'Alembert (July 7, 1763)
CHICAGO-KENT NAMES IN THE NEWS
May to September 1996
Prof. Terrance Norton was interviewed in a front-page article in the Chicago Sun-Times and on WFLD-TV about the propriety of CTA President Robert Belcaster's purchase of stock in a firm that had done business with the agency
Prof. Mickie Voges was interviewed by the Illinois News Network about new legal specialties and jobs created by new technology. The Illinois News Network is fed to 58 radio stations throughout Illinois and Missouri including WMAQ-Radio in Chicago and KMOX-Radio in St. Louis.
Prof. Bartram Brown appeared on CNN's "Burden of Proof" with Greta van Sustern and Roger Cossack to discuss proceedings of the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. The program aired throughout the United States and Europe. Prof. Brown was pictured in a Chicago Defender article mentioning his appearance on the CNN program.
Dean Richard Matasar was interviewed about Law Day by Voice of America. The broadcast aired in the Czech Republic and a number of other Eastern European countries. Voice of America also interviewed Prof. Sheldon Nahmod about the National Day of Prayer and the separation of church and state.
BNA's Daily Report for Executives included an article on IRS Chief Counsel Stuart Brown's remarks at Chicago-Kent's Federal Tax Institute.
Dean Richard Matasar was quoted in a Chicago Lawyer article about efforts by law schools to diversify their student bodies.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published an article about Interim Dean Stuart Deutsch's new responsibilities at the law school.
Prof. Sheldon Nahmod was interviewed on Fox-32 News about First Amendment issues and media coverage of the Baby Richard case.
Prof. Patrick Cotter appeared on WJJD's Ed Vrdolyak and Ty Wansley Show to discuss the origins and purpose of the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Prof. Martin Malin was interviewed by the PBS Nightly Business Report about Mitsubishi's hiring of former Labor Secretary Lynn Martin as a consultant following the filing of an EEOC suit against Mitsubishi for sexual harassment.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published a front-page photograph of Chicago-Kent's 18th Annual Piper Lecture participants. This year's lecture dealt with workplace privacy issues.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin noted the late Prof. Marc Grinker's selection as Professor of the Year by the Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association.
Prof. Lori Andrews was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the legal ethics and risks of fetal gene repair. Prof. Andrews said, "We haven't seen the successes that have been promised in adult gene therapy. Do we want to take one of the most vulnerable populations, pregnant women, and erroneously get their hopes up?" In addition to the Wall Street Journal, the article ran in newspapers throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Greensboro (NC) News & Record, and Hammond (LA) Daily Star.
Interim Dean Stuart Deutsch was quoted in a Chicago Reporter article about the Chicago Housing Authority's delay in relocating residents whose apartments have dangerously high lead levels. Dean Deutsch remarked on the silent nature of the harm caused by lead poisoning. "We respond a lot to very dramatic things, but we're not very good at responding to these slow, subtle kinds of effects, even though they are much more longer-lasting and... cause much greater damage."
Chicago-Kent's Piper Lecture was the subject of an extensive conference report in the BNA's Employee Relations Weekly.
Prof. Joan Steinman's receipt of the Julia Beveridge Award was published in the Glencoe News, Wilmette Life, and Evanston Review.
BNA's Daily Report for Executives included an article on IRS Counsel Stuart Brown's remarks at Chicago-Kent's Federal Tax Institute. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran a front-page photo of the conference.
Prof. Jeffrey Sherman was interviewed twice by the Daily Herald about the potential impact of sanctioning gay and lesbian marriages on employee benefits and taxes. According to Prof. Sherman, "Under federal law, an employee's spouse has certain rights to the employee's pension if the spouse survives the employee. That can't be taken away without the spouse's consent. A nonspouse beneficiary does not have those rights. If we had same-sex marriages, domestic partners would have those protections against disinheritance or forgetfulness by employees."
Prof. Mickie Voges was interviewed by Voice of America about the Library of International Relations. The 30-minute interview aired throughout Europe and in many countries in Asia and Africa.
Prof. Joan Steinman's selection as an advisor for the American Law Institute's project to develop revisions to the Federal Judicial Code was noted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The Law Bulletin also ran a front-page photo of Prof. Mickie Voges and Hoken Seki, President of the Board of Directors of the Library of International Relations, accepting a gift of treaties from Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon.
May ‘96 graduate Deborah Browne Cole was a guest on WVON-AM to discuss her expectations as she enters the legal profession. She took call-in questions from listeners on a variety of subjects, from the rigors of law school to the O.J. Simpson case.
Judge A. Leon Higginbotham was pictured in a Chicago Defender story announcing his selection as Chicago-Kent's commencement speaker.
Interim Dean Stuart Deutsch appeared on Truth in Action, a cable television program produced by the Chicago Human Relations Commission. Dean Deutsch's comments on environmental racism were re-aired several times throughout the summer on the City's cable channels 23 and 49.
Prof. Mary Rose Strubbe authored an op-ed piece in the "WomaNews" section of the Sunday Chicago Tribune about Mitsubishi's attempts to defuse public criticism of its response to an EEOC sexual harassment suit.
Prof. Patrick Cotter was quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article about an Illinois appellate court ruling on a fatal hit-and-run case and its impact on the prosecution of a driver charged in a similar case in Crete.
Prof. Marc Kadish was a commentator on Court TV, discussing Ohio v. Sutorius, a case where a woman was found guilty of murdering her husband.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran a front-page photo of the participants in Chicago-Kent's Not-For-Profit Organizations continuing legal education program.
Prof. Patrick Cotter appeared on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" to discuss why Ted Kaczynski will be tried in Sacramento. Prof. Cotter also appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to talk about the case and why, despite political posturing, suspect Theodore Kaczynski doesn't necessarily fit the "classic federal death penalty candidate profile."
Prof. Martin Malin was interviewed on the "Mara Tapp Show" on WBEZ-FM about a recent report on the Family and Medical Leave Act. Prof. Malin also talked about why more fathers don't take advantage of parental leave provisions.
Prof. Patrick Cotter was quoted in the St. Petersburg (FL) Times about the case of a Florida man whose convictions for three murders were overturned and the difficulties the prosecution is experiencing in the retrials. Cotter discussed how recanted testimony and circumstantial evidence might sway a jury against finding the defendant guilty.
Prof. Richard Kling appeared on A&E cable network's "American Justice" about the appeals filed on behalf of John Wayne Gacy to overturn his murder conviction.
Prof. Patrick Cotter discussed Miranda rights on "32 This Week" on WFLD-TV in observance of the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Prof. Mickie Voges appeared on the opening segment of WTTW-TV's Chicago Tonight. The program dealt with a federal court ruling on the constitutionality of the Communications Decency Act.
Interim Dean Stuart Deutsch's how responsibilities at the law school were covered in the National Law Journal and Illinois Legal Times.
Prof. Richard Kling appeared on WCKG Radio to talk about Miranda rights.
Prof. Patrick Cotter was quoted in a front-page Chicago Tribune article about a federal grand jury's 10-count indictment of "Unabomber" suspect Theodore Kaczynski. According to Prof. Cotter, "They have not charged him with everything they could. It sounds to me as though the government has made a decision to put together a `lean and mean' indictment. You put together an indictment that is compact, easily understandable to a jury, and easy to prove."
Prof. Howard Eglit was quoted in "Too Damn Old," Money magazine's investigation of age discrimination in the workplace. Eglit said many workers who have been discriminated against don't sue because of the time and money involved. "The typical discrimination victim has aging parents, kids still in college and a mortgage. That's a person who's already facing tremendous psychological and financial stresses and may not have the economic and emotional wherewithal to pursue a claim," he said.
Prof. Harold Krent was interviewed by the Associated Press about the tensions between the Executive and Legislative branches of government for an article about lawsuits filed by members of Congress against sitting presidents.
"Hometown" graduation announcements for the Spring '96 class have run in newspapers throughout the country. To date, graduate Helen Glover, of the North Pole, may get the distance prize for the farthest U.S. hometown. Her announcement ran in the Anchorage (AK) Daily News.
Prof. Patrick Cotter appeared on a WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" panel on the exoneration of three death row inmates for the murders of a south suburban couple nearly 20 years ago.
Prof. Richard Kling was quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article about a state law that limits compensation to $35,000 for those wrongly imprisoned. Kling said the amount offered to three local men was "absolutely horrific." Prof. Kling said the men could have a federal case if police and/or prosecutors ignored crucial evidence that would have proven them innocent at trial. "(One of the men, Dennis Williams) will need to show some calculated effort by law enforcement to convict him or not follow other leads. He may be able to do that. The reward could be whatever figure a jury feels is appropriate."
Assistant Dean for Career Services Lisa Abrams was interviewed for a Cosmopolitan magazine article giving professional advice to women wanting to advance their legal careers.
News of Prof. Richard McAdams' promotion to associate professor with tenure was published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Chicago-Kent's Web Site continues to get attention by legal publications. Both the Legal Intelligencer and the National Law Journal have encouraged readers to visit the site.
Prof. Martin Malin discussed workplace issues on the "Thom Clark Show" on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Prof. Lori Andrews appeared on the "Cliff Kelley Show" on WVON-AM to discuss her book, Black Power, White Blood: The Life and Times of Johnny Spain. She was also interviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times, WMAQ-AM and WNUA-FM. In an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Prof. Andrews said the story of the former Black Panther who spent more than two decades in the California prison system appealed to her "as a legal story because in some sense it shows how the law runs amok. I saw him as a victim of the law. He's ultimately vindicated, but it takes half of his life. The law played a much different role in his life than what I confronted in law school." Andrews also appeared on the Ed and Ty Show on WJJD-AM and on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Prof. Marc Kadish was quoted in the Dallas Morning News about the popular appeal of author-attorney John Grisham's books. The article was reprinted in August in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin noted the appointments of Ass't Dean of Admissions Michael Burns and Development Director Stacey Ervin. Today's Chicago Woman, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chronicle on Philanthropy also ran announcements of Ervin's appointment to the law school staff.
Prof. Martin Malin was interviewed on strikers' eligibility for unemployment benefits by the Bloomberg Business Service, a national business wire service with print and broadcast outlets around the country.
Lawyers Weekly USA quoted Prof. Sheldon Nahmod in an article about the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on government contracts. Prof. Nahmod discussed issues ranging from free speech and party affiliation to possible causes of action under Section 1983.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran a front-page photo of Interim Dean Stuart Deutsch, Prof. Mickie Voges and Hoken Seki, President of the Board of Directors of the Library of International Relations, accepting a gift of treaties from Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanov and Canadian Consul General Allan Lever.
On her West Coast book tour, Prof. Lori Andrews was interviewed in several cities. In Seattle, she was featured on KIRO TV, Mind Over Matter on KCMU Radio, KOMO Radio, Bob Pittman's Legal Line on KIRO-AM and in the Seattle Scanner and Everett Herald. In San Francisco, she appeared on KPSI Radio, KRQR Radio, Conversations on KSBT-TV, A Deeper Look on KCSM Radio and One Struggle, Many Fronts on KPOO Radio. She was also interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News and appeared on "Dances in the Revolution" on KAOS Radio in Olympia, WA.
Black Power, White Blood, Prof. Lori Andrews' biography of former Black Panther Johnny Spain, was reviewed by the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Sun-Times.
Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program
Curtis, Morris & Safford
The New York law firm of Curtis, Morris & Safford will be in Chicago on September 30 and would like to interview Chicago-Kent students. If you are a 2L/3L/4L with a technical background in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering or chemical engineering and are in the top 20% of your class, please submit a resume and completed fall on-campus interview packet (if you have not already done so) to the Career Services Office by Tuesday, September 25, at 5:00 pm. You will be notified by e-mail if you receive an interview.
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.
NAPIL's National Public Interest Career Fair: October 18 in Washington, D.C.
The National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) is holding a career fair in conjunction with its annual student conference, "Celebrating a Decade of Building Law Student Activism." Over 100 public interest employers will participate in the fair.
The career fair is on October 18 at Bender Arena on the campus of American University. One on one interviews will be scheduled in advance and take place from 8:00 am until noon. A Table Talk session where employers are available to talk with students on an informal basis will take place in the afternoon.
A description of the career fair, participating employers and hiring criteria is available in the Career Services Office. Students must submit resumes directly to employers no later than September 27 unless otherwise noted in the employer description. Information about the conference itself is also available in the Career Services Office.
First year students may attend the panel discussions and meet with employers during the Table Talk session but, in accordance with the National Association for Law Placement's guidelines, they will not be permitted to interview.
Judicial Externship Informational Meeting for Spring 1997 Semester
The Judicial Externship program is open to second and third year students with a minimum 3.3 grade point average. 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!
The applications for Spring 1997 Judicial Externships will be available in the Law Offices Reception Area 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.
Public Interest and Government Resources
Public Interest Job Search Guide
Own your own copy of a great public interest and government resource! We have ordered a number of copies of the 1996-1997 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 and government job search techniques, resume strategies as well as listings of public interest organizations and government offices 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!
Directory of Law School Public Interest Support Programs
The ABA Public Services Division has recently released their Directory of Law School Public Interest Law Support Programs. The directory provides students information about activities and programs that will support a law student's interest in the pursuit of public interest law and practice. For more information about ordering your copy see Handout #15.
Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services
The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is currently accepting applications from second year students for a limited number of openings in its extern program for the Spring of 1997. Please see Handout #16 for more information. The deadline for submitting your application is October 15, 1996.
Applications are now being invited for Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowships for law students graduating in 1997 who have a strong interest in women's rights and wish to work for one year in Washington, D.C. with private and public organizations on legal and policy issues affecting women. Please see Handout #17 for more details. The application deadline is November 1,1996.
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.
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.
Professionalism Day Roundtable Discussions
Interested in helping plan this year's Professionalism Day activities? E-mail Charis Runnels (CRUNNELS), Career Services Resource Manager, and attend the planning roundtable at noon on Tuesday, September 24 in the Career Services Office conference room. (Suite 360).
This week's tutorial will be on where and how to search for cases in Shepard's Citators. The tutorials are being presented by the Reference Staff of the Information Center and the schedule is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up for them; just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any comments about the times or the topics being offered, we would like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).
JUDICIAL GROUP REJECTS PLAN TO END SMALL JURIES
The Judicial Conference of the United States, which sets policy for federal courts, has voted down a proposal that 6-person juries no longer be allowed in civil damages lawsuits. Six-person juries have been allowed since 1973. Some law professors and corporate defendants wanted a return to 12-person juries as the norm, while district court judges wanted to continue with 6-person juries because they save money. The plaintiffs' bar tends to favor smaller juries because there may be fewer people to convince. The conference is still studying the issue of whether it will continue to require that verdicts be unanimous. This development was reported in the Wall Street Journal September 17 and 18, 1996. The newspapers are available in the leisure reading section on the 6th floor of the Information Center.
The Information Center will be open regular hours, Monday, September 23, even though there are no classes scheduled.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Saturday, September 28, is Chicago-Kent's Friends and Family Day. Please be sure to bring them to tour the Information Center. We will be open our regularly scheduled Saturday hours 9 am - 8 pm.
Come have lunch with some of our most distinguished alumnae/i!! The first two Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables are set for October. The featured alumnae/i are:
Michael Marick, ‘80
Thursday, October 3, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mr. Marick is a founding partner of Bates, Meckler, Bulger & Tilson. He concentrates on civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance coverage and reinsurance. While at Chicago-Kent, Mr. Marick was on Law Review, Trial Advocacy and Moot Court. Most recently, Mr. Marick served as the President of the Law School Association in the ‘94-'95 term.
Kenneth Douglas, ‘50
Friday, October 11, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mr. Douglas was a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1950-54. He joined Dean Foods as Director of Industrial Relations, becoming Vice President of Finance and Administration in 1964, and then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1970. Mr. Douglas is currently a member of the Chicago-Kent Board of Overseers.
These Roundtables offer Chicago-Kent students a unique opportunity to get to know many of our most successful alumnae/i. Attendance is open to all Chicago-Kent students, but space is limited to 10 students per Roundtable. Sign up sheets will be posted in Suite 310. More Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables will be scheduled this fall, and will be announced in the Record. If you have questions or concerns, see Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty in Suite 310.
The Class of 1997 Graduation Committee will meet again on Thursday, October 3, at 5:30 pm room TBA.
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:
LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE DISABLED is seeking volunteers who can commit ten to fifteen hours per week working with staff attorneys in representing low income individuals with disabilities and the elderly. Volunteers will assist with client interviews, case investigation, case and statutory research, outreach seminars and court representation. They will learn more about a wide variety of legal areas, including consumer protection, housing, government benefits, special education, discrimination, probate, family, insurance, real estate, elder and bankruptcy laws. 711 students will also have the opportunity to work with attorneys in court cases.
SOS OFFICE HOURS:
|Monday||2:45 pm - 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||1:30 pm - 3:00 pm and 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||4:15 pm - 6:00 pm|
If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either Steve (SMCKENZI) or Ann Celine (AOHALLAR) to schedule an appointment.
On Tuesday, October 8, at 12 noon in the Auditorium, you are cordially invited to attend the 10th annual Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law. This year's lecture is entitled Toward a Common Law of Europe. Our lecturer, Professor Hein D. Kötz, will discuss and analyze the process of "Europeanizing" law. He calls for encouraging a common European legal culture, developing a common European legal literature, and creating European law schools. Professor Kötz is Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the co-director of the Max Planck Institute, perhaps the leading institute for comparative law in the world.
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).
Computer Support – Who, What When and Where
To assist you in finding solutions to the problems that can plague your computers, here's a quick summary of who you should see in different situations:
|Problem:||General, non-urgent questions|
|Problem:||Laptop problems involving dial-in or other Chicago-Kent software and network connectivity|
|Support:||Melissa Mooney (e-mail MMOONEY to set up an appointment)|
|Problem:||E-Learn questions, Folio VIEWS questions, general computing questions|
|Support:||Jeff Harrison (room 713, e-mail JHARRISO)|
|Problem:||LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW questions|
|Support:||LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW student representatives at LEXISQ and WESTQ, or dial 1-800 WESTLAW or 1-800-543-6862 (LEXIS-NEXIS).|
And remember that if you have an urgent problem, and you're unable to find help by any of the above methods, come by or contact anyone in the CLC and we'll try to help!
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.
|Tuesday||9/24||11:00am - 2:00pm|
|4:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||9/25||8:00am - 10:00am|
* During office hours, the LEXIS Rep. 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, e-mail LEXISQ or call 1-800-45-LEXIS.
THIS WEEK's QUICK TIP: On-Line Connection (v. 4.0)
* If you haven't picked up a copy of LEXIS/NEXIS ON-LINE CONNECTION software, stop by the reference desk in the Information Center and get connected.
Next week on LEXIS Quick Tip: Find out about LEXIS SEGMENTS!
Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of September 23 are as follows:
|Monday:||3:00-5:30||Michael Ambroziak||Thurs:||8:00-11:00||Christine Brown|
|8:00-9:00||Christine Brown||Sunday:||12:00-6:00||Christine 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.
If you haven't already picked up the new version of Westmate, it is available at the 9th floor library reference desk. Experience the joy of scrolling through documents, researching without typing command codes, and much more.
Field Searching Tips
One of the most powerful and easy to use Westlaw is by field searching. With this method you can restrict your queries or what you are viewing to only certain parts of documents. Two examples follow:
Let's say you've got some case cites you may need but you don't have time to read them on line and don't want to print them all to read later. Once you've retrieved the case, let's say 410 US 113 or any case of your choosing, you can use the browse function to limit what you see or print by fields such as the cite(CI), title of the case(TI), the synopsis(SY) and the headnotes(DI) and print these summaries to read later.
Another way to use field searching is for interviews. If you want to know what your interviewing attorney has worked on lately, go into the database that corresponds to their field such as CTA7-ALL for 7th Circuit Federal and State Cases or IL-CS-ALL for all Illinois state and federal cases. Then restrict your search to the attorney field and put a date restriciton on it such as:
AT("name of the attorney") & DA(AFT 1995)
This will pull up all cases in which your attorney was listed after 1995.
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.
For more information, stop by the office of the Associate Dean, room 320D.
ADVANCED EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM SPRING 1997
Third Year Students Only:
Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation, firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective employers upon graduation? If so, consider applying to the Advanced Externship Program for Spring Semester 1997.
The Advanced Externship Program is a 4-credit hour program consisting of a 3-credit hour fieldwork and a 1-credit hour classroom component. The program is open to students in their last two semesters of law school. For the fieldwork component, an extern is placed in a private or public, civil or criminal practice and is required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week at his/her designated placement. Externs interested in civil law may select to work under the supervision of general counsel in major corporations or under the supervision of designated teaching lawyers in well-known firms or specific government agencies. Externs may specialize in such diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate, health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc. Those interested in criminal law may select to work with designated supervising lawyers at the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Many externships offer the externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.
The accompanying classroom component consists of a 1-credit hour weekly class, which focuses on the profession and practice of law today.
If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in room 617.
More information about the program and an accompanying application form will be available in the Law Offices Reception Area as of Monday, September 30, 1996. Applications must be turned in to room 612 by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 18. All applicants must have scheduled and completed an interview with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications. Slots may be limited. Should extern applicants outnumber the number of students who can be accepted into the program, students with at least one semester of Law Offices or LADR (Law Alternative Disputes Resolution program) will receive preference.
1977 ELAINE OSBORNE JACOBSON AWARD FOR WOMEN WORKING IN
HEALTH CARE LAW
Each nominee must qualify under the following criteria: The candidate shall be a woman currently enrolled in an accredited American law school on a full or part-time basis who through her law school academic and clinical work and other related activities demonstrates her aptitude for and a long-term commitment to a legal career of advocacy on behalf of the health care needs of children, women, the elderly or the disabled. First place received $2,000, second place $1,000. Nominations must be received by January 17, 1997.
For more information, stop by the office of the Associate Dean, room 320D.
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.
The AIDS Walk is this coming Sunday, September 29.
There will be a final preparation meeting on Wednesday, September 25, at 5:00 pm, room C74, for students who are interested in walking with the Chicago-Kent Team. If you are not able to attend the meeting and want to join other walkers, contact DKURTZ or KOBRIEN for information on the meeting time and place.
KEATING SPORTS CENTER
Beginning September 9, 1996, no one will be permitted to enter Keating Sports Center without a validated IIT I.D. card. Guests must be registered with the Keating Sports Center secretary a day in advance.
We will begin shipping books back to the publishers starting the first week of October. If you are going to need a book for an open book final - NOW is the time to get it - not during finals.
FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Governors held a special meeting on September 17 to discuss the budget. During the meeting, the BOG approved the Finance Committee's Revised Budget Proposal. A copy of the entire approved budget is available for you to pick up outside the SBA office, C88.
We hope that everyone enjoyed the September Social at Jak's Tap. Remember that we host a monthly social for the entire student population. If you would like to suggest a location for one of our monthly socials, please contact Jonathan Gelperin. We would be happy to visit your suggested location.
|Vice President - Day Division||Only Upper Class Day Division Students|
|Vice President - Evening Division||Only Upper Class Evening Division Students|
|1L Class Representatives - Day||Only Day Division 1Ls by Section number|
|1L Class Representatives - Evening||Only Evening Division 1Ls|
|Financial Aid Poll||All students|
|Sunday Exams Poll||Students who will be enrolled during Fall 1997|
Please stand up and have your vote counted..!!
|Ms. Patricia Henley||4L Evening Representative|
|Mr. John Hourihane||3L Evening Representative|
|Mr. Gregory Casagrande||3L Day Representative|
|Mr. Christopher Hage||3L Day Representative|
Please join us in congratulating these individuals on their selection to the BOG. You may also
contact these individuals with your concerns.
ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY
ARLS will be having a Movie Night the first week of October in honor of World Vegetarian Day. Food and drinks will be served so please watch the Record for the final date and room number. In addition, there are plans under way to have two Speaking events this semester. One will be held in October and the other in November. If you would like to be on this committee please e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO. Finally, we need individuals to help out on a research project which will challenge the constitutionality of a hunter harassment statute. If you are interested in helping out please contact us ASAP. Thanks!!
THE BREHON SOCIETY OF IRISH-AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS
The Brehon Society will have an informal get together this Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 pm at Tommy Nevins Pub in Evanston. Nevins is a fine Irish pub that features Irish folk music on Sunday afternoons. If you are interested in coming, e-mail JFOGARTY.
CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
The Christian Legal Society is having an organizational meeting on September 24 at 12:15 in room C72. We'll be planning for the rest of the semester. We will also discuss plans for weekly Bible studies, projects, and the upcoming national CLS conference. In addition, we'll be give a recap and take reactions to the executive board's meeting last week with Charlie Emmerich, CLS's National Law Director. As usual, all are welcome. Questions? E-mail Gregg Casagrande (GCASAGRA).
The Computer Law Association (CLASS) is having an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 25, in room 744 at 3 pm. All 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls are welcome to attend. If you want to come, but have a scheduling conflict, e-mail ASTONE (Art Stone, President) or MMOONEY (Melissa Mooney, Treasurer).
CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY
Corporate Law Society Luncheon Series presents Candace Fabri, a partner at Sachnoff and Weaver and a Chicago-Kent alumna, 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 room 270. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions e-mail me (MLUNN) or Tad (HHUNTING).
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
ELS will have its next meeting on September 25 at 3-4 pm in room C25 for day students and from 5-6 pm in room 210 for evening students. In addition, after voting, the general membership has selected these topics to be presented at the 1997 NAELS conference: Where do environmental lawyers fit in? Radical reformation, Environmental education in law schools, Environmental justice, NAFTA/GATT, Aftermath of recent major cases, National parks and their future, Criminal enforcement, Toxic torts, CERCLA, Pollution prevention, Future of the EPA (new administration or
reaffirmation of the old one), Current energy issues, Incentives v. sanctions for gaining compliance, Environmental safety in transportation, How bad do the oil spills have to get? and Wetlands.
alternate #1 Biodiversity, alternate #2 International Environmental Law
EVENING LAW STUDENT SOCIETY
Hello everyone! ELSS has board positions open; please contact Jeanette Sanniola (JSANNIOL) if you are interested or have questions.
We still need a Treasurer and two (2) Representatives from each year. Duties include: attending meetings (probably one per month), helping to organize events, keeping your section informed about ELSS activities and keeping ELSS informed about your section.
IMPORTANT! Please find attached to the Record a survey FOR EVENING STUDENTS ONLY! Please fill it out (it'll only take you a minute) and return it to the ELSS mailbox (#169 on the second floor) by October 11.
ELSS is an organization that is committed to addressing the concerns of evening students. In order to do this, we need to know what YOUR concerns are. This survey will assist ELSS in planning its activities/issues to address for the coming year. Thanks! Have a nice evening!
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Members interested in a tour of the Juvenile Court facility, graciously being provided to us by Hearing Officer Stan Mondala, should e-mail LGOTTSCH to reserve a space.
The tour will be scheduled for one of the mornings during the week of September 30 - October 4.
This is a terrific opportunity for anyone interested in working in the Public Guardian's office or in the State's Attorney's Abuse & Neglect or Delinquency sections.
THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY
The Federalist Society would like you to know about two upcoming events:
First, we invite you to join us for pizza, beer, and a movie on October 3 at 6 pm in room 580. Are Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, and Ralph Nader really the best people for office? Well take a look at The Manchurian Candidate! This movie involves those perennial bad guys, the communists, and an assassination plot. We have heard it is a pretty good flick. We will also be showing the American History School House Rock cartoons.
Second, on October 25, there will be a meeting of the Magna Carta Society at the Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. This is an association of attorneys and other interested parties that meet to discuss and debate various legal and social policy issues. The topic at this discussion is Resolved: Bring Back the Smoke-Filled Room. It is a discussion about the effectiveness and accountability of candidates and their ceremonial "National Conventions." There is no charge to attend, but business dress is requested. Cocktails will be available at 6:30 pm and the opening gavel drops at 7 pm.
If you have any questions, please contact one of the following: CHAGE, CBENTLEY, JMRAZ, or CPOULSON.
"[T]he Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause does not give the Members of this Court license to engraft their conceptions of proper public policy onto the considered legislative judgments of the States."
Chief Justice Warren Burger
Coker v. Georgia, 433 US 584 (1977) (dissenting)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MOOT COURT
The Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Moot Court teams will be formed within the next few weeks. You are eligible to be considered for one of the teams if you competed in the summer write-on competition for the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society. Participants will be required to devote time and effort to the competitions and can receive class credit for doing so. Please contact Chris Hage (CHAGE) or Brian Rosenblatt (BROSENBL) if you are interested in participating.
Reminder: Nominations are due by October 1st 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).
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY
The Intellectual Property Law Society will hold a general membership meeting next Wednesday September 25, at 12 noon and 5 pm in a room TBA later. Topics discussed will be fundraising, the monthly newsletter, and speaker events. Hope to see you there.
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
ELECTIONS: Due to scheduling conflicts, we did not hold elections at last week's meeting to ensure participation of all those interested. Please contact Jason Elmore at JELMORE if you are a first year interested in representing your section. This is your chance to get involved and make a difference.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PANEL: KJF will be jointly sponsoring this panel seminar Oct. 23 at 3 pm with Women in Law, Criminal Justice Society, and GAYLAW. We need help with food and other planning functions. Email Dana Kurtz at DKURTZ.
NAPIL: The National Assn. for Public Interest Lawyers will hold its annual meeting Oct. 18-20 at American University in Washington, DC. KJF will provide limited funding to members from all classes who can attend, especially those who can find their own housing or transportation. If you want to be considered for funding or want to pay your own way, contact Jason Elmore at JELMORE.
FALL FUNDRAISER: We are planning a fall fundraiser for October and we need your ideas. Suggestions include selling boxers, cinnamon rolls, or T-shirts. Email Ann-Celine O'Hallaren at AOHALLAR to help out.
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 Ann-Celine O'Hallaren (AOHALLAR)
NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD
The next NLG meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 24, at 12 noon, room TBA. A tentative "Disorientation" program is scheduled with Professor Mark Kadish to discuss what law school is truly about.
PHI ALPHA DELTA
PAD will set up a table in the Spak (3rd Floor) this Wednesday and this Thursday from 11-1 (for our day friends) and again from 4-6 (for our night friends). Any questions about applications, outlining sessions, night student concerns, committees, etc. will be answered. Or just stop by and say "Hi."
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. The available committees are:
Wine & Cheese
Social Chair Members
PAD's tentative calender is set. Please mark your personal calendars with the following events:
Sept. 24 (Tues.) - noon - OUTLINE SESSION -- We will be holding a seminar regarding how to outline for finals. 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.
Sept. 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 Fed. Bldg. 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.
Sept. 29 (Sun.) - AIDS WALK 7 -- PAD will be forming a team to participate in AIDSwalk 7. For details about the fundraiser e-mail Peggy (MZILLIGE).
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.
Contact Adam (AWEISS) or (PADQ) with any questions.
WOMEN IN LAW
Elections: Are you looking for a way to be more involved? The positions of Co-Vice President (Day Division), Treasurer and Secretary are open to all upperclass WIL members and a 1L Representative position open to 1L WIL members. Interested candidates should have their platforms (brief) in the Women In Law mailbox by 5pm on Friday the 27. Elections will be held during the week of the 30th. You must have paid your $5 membership dues in order to run or vote for office. Fortunately, we'll be accepting new memberships at the polls so there is no excuse not to participate! If you have any questions about the election, please e-mail either CRUNNELS or RDONEGAN.
Walk for Hope Against Breast Cancer: Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Every 12 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer. 2.6 million women have breast cancer, yet 1 million are unaware they have it. In 1996, 45,000 women will die from breast cancer, and as many as 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. But there is hope. On Sunday October 13, from 10 am -12:45 pm, the City of Hope organization is sponsoring a fitness walk to raise money for breast cancer research. Registration begins at 9:00 am. The walk is 5 miles (with an option for 6.2 miles). Participants must raise a minimum of $25 in contributions. This is a "flat fee" contribution and not a "per mile walked" one. The event will be held rain or shine. Anyone interested in participating should e-mail RDONEGAN. Look for more information posted on the WIL bulletin board.
Corporate Law Society Luncheon Series Presents
Candace Fabri, from Sachnoff and Weaver
and a Chicago-Kent alumna,
to give a presentation on "White Collar Crime"
Tuesday, September 24, 1996
12-1 pm, in room 270
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
cordially invites you to be a member of the studio audience on
You and the Law
"You and the Law" is a cable television series produced by the Television Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
This Month's feature:
CHICAGO'S GREAT TRIAL LAWYERS
will be hosted by Donald L. Hubert, CBA President.
Mr. Hubert's guests will include Eugene Pincham, George Howard and Chester Slaughter.
Questions and Comments will be taken from the audience
The program will be taped on Tues., Sept. 24, at Chicago Access, 322 South Green at 5:30 pm