Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Record


Vol. No. XXX, No. 8
September 30, 1996

NOTE:

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

FROM THE REGISTRAR

Change of Divisions

Students who want to change from the Evening to the Day division or vice versa for the Spring, 1997 semester must submit a Request to Change Divisions form to the Registrar's office by Friday, October 11. Division changes will be permitted on a space-available basis. Students who change divisions will have the lowest registration priority within their starting date group for the Spring, 1997 registration. First-year students may not change divisions after their first semester.

July, 1997 Illinois Bar Applications

The filing deadline for the July, 1997 Illinois bar exam application is February 1, 1997. The applications will be sent to the law school in early November. We will notify you as soon as they are available.

Summer Grade Distributions

The grade distributions for the 1996 Summer Session are posted on the second floor bulletin board.

Intensive Trial Advocacy

If you are registered in the January 1997 Intensive Trial Advocacy 1 course and do not intend to take it, please drop the course as soon as possible so another student can take your place. The deadline for dropping the course without tuition penalty has passed so you will be charged full tuition if you drop the course unless another student takes your place. Drop it now while there's still a list of students who want to take the course. The names of the enrolled students and the waiting list are posted on the second floor bulletin board. You must have completed Evidence before Intensive Trial Advocacy begins.

FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON

MORE STUDY TIPS!

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 to sign up for this program.

We're on the fifth floor. . .

We may be a bit off the beaten path, but we're worth the trip. Law school can be a very isolating experience. Your colleagues may all seem to have the right answers and know where they are going. No one wants to feel like he or she is the only one who doesn't "get it." You may feel like you have no one to turn to when you are feeling this way. Come in and talk to us. If you haven't found your way to our offices yet, Ellen Berger (EBERGER) is in room 546, Victoria Bensley can be found at the desk across from room 544, and I'm in room 544.

We can give you ideas about how to study, how to prepare that mystical "outline" that everyone talks about, how to handle the stress of law school, or how to get involved in law school activities. Stop by or make an appointment to see one of us. We look forward to meeting you.

Some reading for your spare (or not so spare) time!

Our Student Resource Library contains commercial study aids, books about law school survival and success, and books about health and mental health topics. The following titles may be of interest to you: Law School Without Fear; Concentration!: How to Focus for Success; Overcoming Anxiety; Farewell to Fear; The Complete Law School Companion; Tactics of Legal Reasoning; An Introduction to Law, Law Study, and the Lawyer's Role; How to Succeed in Law School; and Learning Law: The Mastery of Legal Logic. The material in the Resource Library is available for you to borrow. A listing of available resources can be found on the Student Services bulletin board and outside of rooms 544 and 546. Contact EBERGER or VBENSLEY for additional information.

Stress Management Resources

If you missed the recent Stress Management Seminar, don't panic! Copies of the informational handouts from the session are available on the bulletin board next to 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.

New Weekly Feature!!

New to Chicago? Don't know what to do? Don't know how to find things? You're not alone. The good news is there's help, and it's on the Internet. Each week we'll be featuring an Internet site or two on the Web with site topics ranging from lawyer jokes to stress management.

This week's site is: www.wtmx.com -- This is a site put together by the folks at the WTMX 101.9 radio station. It includes many links related not only to music, but to Chicago events, weather and even restaurants. One of the best sites you can get to from the WTMX home page is www.chiweb.com -- a site created by Gordon Lake that provides links to pretty much anything and everything related to Chicago, including golf courses, movies, what's on sale at local grocery stores, restaurants and clubs. Happy Surfing!

FROM CAREER SERVICES

Office News

New Staff Member!

The Career Services Office extends a warm welcome to LaJuanna Williams, our new resource coordinator. Many of you will recognize LaJuanna as a former staff member in the Registrar's Office. Stop by the Career Services Office to welcome LaJuanna to her new position-she will be the first face you see when you walk through the door!

Career Strategist Hours

On Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17 the office will remain open until 7:00 pm, however no counseling appointments will be taken on those two days after 5:00 pm

Upcoming Programs

The Public Interest Job Search

On Tuesday, October 8 at noon and 5:00 pm in room 570 come hear recent Chicago-Kent grads talk about the public interest job market and how to conduct a public interest job search. Sign up in the Career Services Office to attend.

Practice Tracks 1996!

Are you interested in finding out what it's like to practice everything from administrative law to workers compensation? If so, mark Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on your calendar. J.D.'s from 70 practice areas and alternative careers will be at Chicago-Kent for the express purpose of talking informally with students about careers in different areas. Watch further issues of the Record for more information.

Networking Opportunities

Alumnae/I Roundtables

The office of Alumnae/i and Student Relations is sponsoring alumnae/i & student roundtables this fall with Chicago-Kent distinguished alumnae/i. This is a great way to start networking without leaving the comfort of Chicago-Kent! Sign up in Suite 310 to participate, space is limited.

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!

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Career Forums

Boston Career Forum

The Boston Career Forum is scheduled for October 25-27 at the World Trade Center in Boston. The forum is for Japanese-speakers who are seeking full-time employment. This year over 100 multinational companies will be recruiting for positions in the U.S. and Japan. To qualify students must graduate from a degree program by September 30, 1997. If you are interested, see Handout #21. The deadline for travel scholarships is October 7!

Externships

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Extern Program

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.

Fellowships

Supreme Court of the United States: Judicial Fellows Program

The Judicial Fellows Commission is seeking applications for the 1997-98 Judicial Fellows Program. Candidates must have at least one postgraduate degree and two or more years of professional experience. See Handout #20 for further information. The application deadline is November 15, 1996.

3L's/4L's: Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowships

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.

Summer Intern Positions

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is seeking applications from 2Ls to work for their organization during the summer of 1997. See Handout # 18 for further information.

The PILI School Year Internship Program

3L's/4L's interested in participating in a pilot program with the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) should see Handout #19 for application instructions and further information. The program gives students the opportunity to work in one of four public interest agencies and receive a paid stipend. This program begins in January 1997. Applications are due by November 1, 1996.

Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund

The Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund is seeking applications for summer 1997 law clerks. Clerks are paid $375/week and work 40 hours per week. Interested students should submit a resume, writing sample, a list of references and a transcript to the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, Attn: Joan Hope, 325 Fourth St., Juneau, AK, 99801 by October 31, 1996.

CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

Tutorial

This week's tutorial is designed to familiarize students with the law and research materials used in bankruptcy law. 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 be happy to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).

Who Is That Man?

In 1886, several young law clerks, worried about passing the new bar examination, sought instruction from Judge Joseph M. Bailey of the Appellate Court of the First District of Illinois. Judge Bailey soon had a number of potential lawyers meeting in his chambers at night for tutoring sessions. Joined in 1887 by his friend and colleague, Thomas Moran, this group became know as the Chicago Evening Law School, one of the nation's first law schools to hold classes at night, and the first in Chicago. In 1988, the Chicago College of Law was formally chartered as the second law school in Illinois and Judge Bailey was named the law school's first dean. The Chicago College of Law was one of the foundation institutions for the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

The bust of Judge Bailey was prominently displayed at the 77 S. Wacker building and with the Info Center staff on the 9th floor next to the Reference office. There is no truth to the rumor that rubbing his nose ensures good luck on exams (or is there? Judge Bailey's nose is noticeably shiny.)

Developments in du Pont Murder Case

A Pennsylvania judge has ordered John du Pont to undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment because he is mentally incompetent to stand trial at this time for the shooting of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz last March. Among other things, du Pont has referred to himself as the last czar of Russia and the Dalai Lama. A court appointed psychiatrist had testified he believed du Pont incompetent; a psychiatrist hired by the defense testified that he thought du Pont has paranoid schizophrenia. Meanwhile, prosecutors insist du Pont is faking the mental illness, pointing out that du Pont has been able to manage his personal and business affairs. du Pont's status will be reviewed in 60 days. This development was reported in the New York Times on September 25, 1996.

LEXIS/NEXIS

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 9/30 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, 10/1 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

* During office hours, the LEXIS Rep., Karin Kiyabu, is in Room 700 (large 7th floor Computer Lab inside the Information Center) or at the tables directly outside the lab. If you have any LEXIS/NEXIS questions, e-mail LEXISQ or call 1-800-45-LEXIS.

This Week's LEXIS QUICK TIP: LEXIS SEGMENT Searching

After selecting a particular LIBRARY and FILE, try the following:

NAME(COCA-COLA)

This will locate all the documents containing the word "COCA-COLA" in the NAME segment. (Single, hyphened, or multi-word searches with several connectors (e.g. AND, OR, etc.) and several searches within multiple parentheses are possible.)

Each document on the LEXIS service is divided into distinct "SEGMENTS," or portions. Cases, for instance, are divided into segments called NAME, NUMBER, COURT, CITE, DATE, OPINION, etc.

To find out the list of SEGMENTS available in the particular library and file, press the SEGMENTS key or type .SE.

WESTLAW

Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of September 30 are as follows:

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

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.

Westmate 6.1

If you haven't already picked up the new version of Westmate, it is available at the 9th floor library reference desk. The new graphical interface allows you to scroll through documents (no more page up-page down), completely avoid codes (point and click is your friend), and simplify many routine and more advanced research tasks. Saving research is also easier. 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.

FROM THE OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS

OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS

There are still spots available for both of the Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables that were announced last week. They 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 Chicago-Kent College of Law Law School Association for 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.

MORE ROUNDTABLES...

In addition to Mr. Douglas and Mr. Marick, three more alumnae/i will be our distinguished guests at Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables in October:

Keith Harley, 88
Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mr. Harley works for the public interest at South Chicago Legal Clinic. He started a program at the clinic in environmental poverty law. A significant part of Mr. Harley's job entails facilitating community environmental activism in areas that are blighted economically and environmentally. Mr. Harley typically conducts as many as 25 community seminars in a year.

Susan Fox Gillis, 88
Wednesday, October 16, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Ms. Gillis is an insurance defense lawyer at Schoen & Smith. While at Chicago-Kent, Ms. Gillis got involved with the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, and eventually became president of the organization. Ms. Gillis has devoted much time to the needs of children, having organized the Our Children and the Courts Foundation, which operates a drop-in center at the Daley Center for the children of litigants and witnesses.

Esther R. Rothstein, 49
Monday, October 21, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Ms. Rothstein is a partner at McCarthy & Levin. She served as the first woman chair of the Chicago Bar Association and has also served as president of the Illinois Women's Bar Association. Ms. Rothstein currently leads the Woman's Bar Foundation. In 1993, Ms. Rothstein received recognition from the ABA in the form of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award.

Don't miss these unique opportunities to get to know some of our most successful alumnae/i in wide and varied fields. 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. If you have any questions, see Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty in Suite 310.

CLASS OF 1997 GRADUATION COMMITTEE MEETING

A 1997 Graduation Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 pm, in room 580. Items to be discussed will include location of commencement, class gift and class speaker. Please join us for the meeting to help plan your commencement ceremony

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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:

Horizons for Youth is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for inner city youth. This group participates in fundraising activities to help provide scholarships to bright, but impoverished, youths so that they may attend private schools. It has a child enrichment program wherein an adult becomes the "big sibling" to a youth, while other volunteers work with parents and teachers to insure that the youth who are enrolled in the program get the educational assistance that can help them learn. If you are interested, please stop by the SOS office.

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.

NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

Computer Training Sessions

Starting this week, stop by Room 705 to sign up for computer training sessions. Throughout the year, we will cover a variety of computing topics suggested by students and faculty. The sessions are open to everyone. For more information, e-mail JHARRISO (Jeff Harrison).

This week's sessions include Computing Basics and Windows 95 Basics.

Virus Detection Update

The CLC has updated Chicago-Kent's McAfee Scan software in the last week. Pick up a copy for your home computer under Kentnet Network Services on the KENTNET DOS menu. Please check your disks every time you log onto KENTNET.

Computer Lab Closings

The computer labs are used for classes from time to time. Scheduled closings are posted next to the doors of the labs. Please be courteous to fellow students and professors by checking the schedule before you go into a lab.

FACULTY NEWS

Adjunct Professor S. Michael Kozubek's review of HotForms, graphical software for automated data entry, will appear in the October 1 issue of The Lawyer's PC and the Oct.-Nov. issue of Law Office Computing. Kozubek will speak on the subject at an October 2 meeting of the Corporate and Business Law Section of the Chicago Bar Association. Kozubek is an instructor in Chicago-Kent Legal Drafting.

FROM THE LAW OFFICES

Spring Registration for In-House Programs

SPRING 1997 APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN ROOM 600 DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18.

Students who would like to learn how to practice law while they are in law school should register for the in-house clinical education program, LAW OFFICES. Applications are now available for spring. The spring applications are due October 18.

Students may enroll in Law Offices after they have completed their first year of law school (current first years may not apply for Spring 1997). To be eligible to enroll, ALL students (except LADR students) must complete and return a completed Law Offices application. Applications must be turned in to the Law Offices receptionist in Suite 600 by the deadline.

Students who have taken or are currently taking Law Offices (called Continuing Law Offices Students) and who submit their applications by the due date will be given preference if availability permits. Next, priority will be given to the top ten students on the fall 1996 waiting list who did not turn down a place, who were on the waiting list in the division they have marked as first choice, and who submitted their spring application by the due date. Other new students who have submitted their applications by the due date will be selected in the Law Offices lottery.

The in-house programs are comprised of two components. One is a graded classroom component for one credit. The other is a pass/fail three-credit fieldwork component. For the fieldwork component students work in practice groups on client cases or similar projects assigned to them by a supervising attorney. It also includes practice group lectures, supervising attorney conferences, section meetings, and various client interview experiences.

There are five in-house practice groups from which to choose - employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, criminal defense, mediation and other ADR procedures, health law, and tax.

For more information, you may talk to the clinical professors who supervise the various practice groups - Professors Gonzalez (room 629) and Norton (room 623) for employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice; Professors Kadish (room 613), Kling (room 625), and Thomas (room 609) for criminal defense; Professor Kentra (room 690) for mediation and other ADR procedures; Professors Altman (room 611), Elster (room 692) and Toolan (room 621) for health law; and Professor Livingston (room 688) for tax.

STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

The Roscoe Pound Foundation continues to administer the Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest. Authors of winning essays on the crucial topic of International Trade Treaties (such as GATT and NAFTA) and Environmental Law will win $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. Deadline to submit your intent-to-enter is December 13, 1996 for Fall entrants and February 14, 1997 for Spring .

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

SPECIAL NOTICES

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 receives $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.

VIDEOTAPE OF POST ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

For those who were unable to attend Centennial Visiting Professor Robert Post's lecture on affirmative action last Wednesday, the talk was videotaped and is now on reserve at the Circulation Desk in the Library, where it can be checked out for 48 hours. In addition to those interested in the affirmative action debate, the talk will be of special interest to students taking the Constitutional Law course, in which the constitutional treatment of racial discrimination and affirmative action will be a central issue.

ORGANIZATIONS

FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

We want to thank all of you that exercised your vote during last week's election. The results of the Board of Governors' races are posted on the SBA bulletin board, located on the concourse level. Congratulations to all of you that were elected onto the Board of Governors.

In addition, thank you for participating in the first two SBA polls. The results of the polls will be available no later than Thursday, October 3. Please be advised that the SBA will provide the administration and faculty with a detailed report of the poll results. We expect that the information will be made available to the entire Chicago-Kent community.

Old Business:

  1. Budget Amendment Process: Each student organization should have received a memo detailing the Budget Amendment Request process. The next date to submit an amendment form to Kim Jessum is October 8.

  2. Race Ipsa Loquitur: The Race Ipsa Loquitur 5K event is this Saturday, October 5. We have sponsored a team for this event. Because of our sponsorship, we will have our name on the back of the official shirt. If you are interested in participating in this worthwhile event, please contact Jason DeVore.

New Business:


  1. October Social: The October Social is scheduled for Thursday, October 17. This event is affectionately known as the "Conviser Bash" because of Professor Conviser's continual commitment towards the social development of the student population. The event will begin at 7:00 pm. The event will end at 11:00 pm. Although the site has not been determined, please block your daytimer accordingly.

  2. SBA Constitution and By-Laws Committee: Periodically, the SBA evaluates the effectiveness of the SBA governing documents. The Constitution and By-Laws Committee is the forum that provides a proposal to the Board of Governors. The BOG votes to accept or reject the proposal. If you are interested in participating on the Committee, please e-mail Daniel Kirschner your interest.

  3. Student Organization Spending: Please be advised that the "Policy and Procedure Manual," (the blue notebook) given to the student organization leaders, details the process of using the money that the SBA allocated. In addition, organization leaders should not submit for expense reimbursements for items not approved by the BOG. Be advised that all reimbursement requests that fall outside the scope of the BOG approval will be returned to the organization. Please direct inquiries to Kim Jessum.

  4. Student Organization of the Year Award: The SBA is considering the creation of an annual award to be presented to the "outstanding" student organization. Please direct your comments, which will be considered by the committee developing the award, to SBAQ. At some point, we will seek the participation of a couple of students on the committee.

Thank you.

ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY

To celebrate World Vegetarian Day and Ghandi's birthday, ARLS will be having a Movie Night on October 3 (Thursday) from 4:45-5:50 pm in room 520. Food and Beverages will be served!! EVERYONE is welcome to attend. Also, we still need help with our speaker committee. If you would like to help out please e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO. Thanks!

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

For those of you who haven't yet, please e-mail JDEVORE or ATHLETEQ if you're interested in joining the organization but were unable to make it to the meetings. Include which types of sports and activities you are interested in participating in.

The Athletic Association is looking for chairpersons to head different events and sport activities, as well as Officers to fill vacant Board positions. We're also looking for suggestions for a t-shirt logo and for other types of fundraisers. Please notify JDEVORE or ATHLETEQ with your suggestions.

CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION

YOUNG LAWYER'S SECTION VOLUNTEER FAIR & SOCIAL EXTRAVAGANZA

On Tuesday, October 8 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the Chicago Bar Association building (321 S. Plymouth Court) the Young Lawyers Section of the CBA presents the Volunteer Fair and Social Extravaganza! This fair is an opportunity for you to visit over 25 booths staffed by representatives of YLS committees, the Chicago Bar Foundation, and various YLS volunteer projects. So come mingle, have some fun, and get some great ideas about where to lend your volunteer spirit! (See flyers around school for list of exhibitors) This event is FREE TO ALL, and there will be FREE hor d'oeuvres, beer, wine & soda. If you have any questions, please e-mail CRUNNELS.

Membership

The Chicago Bar Association is a professional organization dedicated to excellence in the legal field. With over 22,000 members, the CBA is considered one of the largest and most active bar associations in the country!

As a law student member of the CBA, you have the opportunity to learn about the actual practice of law through committee participation, seminars and publications. In addition, important networking opportunities are available for those who participate in CBA activities. (And we all know that when it comes to finding a job, WHO you know is almost as important, if not more so, than WHAT you know!)

For a mere $8.00/year membership fee, you'll enjoy a myriad of benefits, including Young Lawyers Section committees, activities, social and sports events, substantive and procedural seminars at half-price, pro bono opportunities, seven different publications a year (including the CBA News,CBA Record, Law Student Newsletter, Court Handbooks, Lawyers Guide to The Chicago Job Market, and more!), and discounts on car rentals, magazine subscription programs, etcetera. If you need a CBA Law Student Membership form, please feel free to e-mail me with your locker number (the # on the outside of your locker) and location and I will leave a membership form for you. (I, by the way, am Charis Runnels, the CBA representative for Chicago-Kent. Please e-mail me with any questions at CRUNNELS)

Join the Chicago Bar Association today and begin your career in the legal profession with the CBA Advantage!

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

ELS will have its next meeting on October 8th from 3-4 pm for day students and 5-6 pm for evening students. Please watch next week's Record for the room numbers. In addition, we need your ELS dues ASAP!! It is $15/yr or $10/sem. Please contact us if you have not turned in your dues yet. Also, there are several positions still available on ELS committees. If you want to help out please e-mail RVANDERV. Finally, ELS Moot Court briefs are due October 8. If you need more information details are located outside Prof. Baker's office. Thanks!!

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!

THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY

The Federalist Society would like you to know about two upcoming events. One of them is new, so as not to bore you.

First, we invite you to join us for PIZZA, BEER, and a MOVIE on October 3 at 6 pm in room 570. 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, an assassination plot, and Frank Sinatra. No, it is not the same as JFK. We will also be showing the American History School House Rock cartoons.

Second, the Chicago Lawyers' Chapter is hosting Professors Richard Epstein (Chicago), Thomas Merrill (Northwestern), Steven Calabresi (Northwestern), and Gary Lawson (Northwestern) to discuss the recent decisions and the upcoming term of the Supreme Court. The event it titled "Whither the Supreme Court?" and students can attend for $15, which includes a fine dinner. All others are $25. It will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at the Midland Hotel (BarBri's basement), 175 West Adams, with cocktails at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6. Please RSVP Paula Stannard TODAY at (312) 407-0729.

Too bad for those of you who missed the meeting of the Magna Carta Society. Stay tuned for more events.

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact one of the following: CHAGE, CBENTLEY, JMRAZ, or CPOULSON.

"When the legislature invades either the judicial or the executive fields, or the executive invades either the judicial or legislative fields, the courts stand ready to stop them. But in matters of this type there is nothing to prevent our invasion of the legislative field except our own self restraint."

Judge Woodside

Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth v. Mochan (1955)

HISPANIC LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION (HLSA)

FOOD FESTIVAL: A reminder to all students that HLSA will host a Food Festival on Tuesday, October 1 on the first floor lobby from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. We will be selling various Hispanic foods. Come try a taste of our culture!

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

The ISBA representatives for the 1996-97 school year are:

Lisa Yee (Senior Representative)
Ryan Nadick (ISBA/SBA Representative)
Leslie Borre (Representative)
Catherine Schulist (Representative)
Jeff Miller (Evening Representative)

If you are interested in joining ISBA, please contact any of the representatives for more information. Application forms can be found on the Concourse level.

To all clubs: Illinois State Bar Association is available to co-sponsor events with student

organizations. The IBSA can provide complimentary printing and speakers. ISBA keeps a master file of all practicing attorneys who are members of ISBA and are willing to speak on certain areas of the law. Should you want to co-sponsor an event or utilize ISBA materials, please contact Lisa Yee (LYEE), Leslie Borre (LBORRE), Catherine Schulist (CSCHULIS), Jeff Miller (JMILLER) or Ryan Nadick (RNADICK). Thank you.

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.

KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION

GENERAL MEETING & ELECTIONS:

Day Students: Meeting is Wednesday, October 2 at 3 pm in room 170. Refreshments will be served.

*All First-Year Day Students wishing to participate in elections must attend the Day Meeting.* One student will represent each first-year section.

Evening Students: Meeting is Thursday, October 3 at 5:15 pm in room 170. Refreshments will be served.

AUCTION COMMITTEES: Committees for the Spring Auction will be created at the General Meeting and committee heads will be selected. Be sure to attend if you want a leadership position! (To help you get that wonderful KJF Fellowship for your favorite public-interest group.)

WOMEN IN LAW

Elections: You can vote for Day Vice President, Treasury, Secretary and 1L Representative on Tuesday, October 1, and Wednesday, October 2. Volunteers will be manning the ballot box on both days in the cafeteria from 11 am - 1 pm and again from 5 pm - 6 pm. Anyone with extra time to spare who is willing to help with the voting process, please e-mail CRUNNELS or RDONEGAN. If you want to vote, but know that you are unable to do so during one of those times, please e-mail CRUNNELS and alternative arrangements can be made. Remember, you can pay your dues at the polls.

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.