Chicago-Kent College of Law

Vol. No. XXX, No. 9
October 7, 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 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.


Required Curves and the Pass/Fail Election

As previously announced in the Record, the faculty adopted a required curve for all elective courses in which at least 25 students are enrolled, which becomes effective this semester. The mandatory curve for required courses and the curve for elective courses are attached to this Record. A list of elective courses with at least 25 students enrolled which will be subject to the required curve is also attached.

The SBA recommended to the faculty that students be given another opportunity to make pass/fail elections for the current semester. Because the deadline for electing pass/fail was only four days after the notice of the required curve appeared in the Record, the faculty agreed to open the pass/fail election period for one week.

You may elect to take an elective course on a pass/fail basis by submitting two copies of a pass/fail election form to the Registrar's office between October 14 and October 18 by 5:00 pm. The 6-hour maximum for elective pass/fail hours and other pass/fail restrictions will remain in effect; please refer to Handbook § 2.4. If a new election will put you over the 6-hour limit, you must submit a revocation of election form for a course you are currently taking under a pass/fail election. We already permit students to revoke a pass/fail election and elect to take a grade in a course up to the last day of the semester.

Indiana Bar Exam Requirements

Before this year, Indiana required students to take several specific courses in law school to qualify to take the Indiana bar examination. They repealed this provision and the only course now required is Professional Responsibility, which is a Chicago-Kent degree requirement.

Academic Award Winners

If you were unable to attend the Student Awards luncheon, please pick up your award certificate in my office, Suite 320.

AmJur Awards

The Lawyers Co-op Publishing Company presented AmJur awards to students who earned the highest grade in certain selected courses. Lawyers Co-op ended the program two years ago and Bancroft-Whitney, another publishing company, continued the AmJur award program in California only. The CALI award has replaced the AmJur award in more than 100 law schools.


Change of Division

If you want to change divisions for the Spring semester, submit a Request to Change Divisions form to the Registrar's office by Friday, October 11, 1996. 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 until they have completed one full year of law study.

Computer Exam Sign-up

Students who want to use a computer for their final exam may sign up in the Registrar's office beginning today. A list of instructors who will permit the use of computers for their final exam is posted on the second floor bulletin board. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, October 24.

If there are not enough computers to accommodate all students, some instructors will not permit any of their students to use computers, while others permit a lottery to select the eligible students. The order in which you sign up is not relevant; all students who sign up by the October 24 deadline will be treated similarly.

First Year Students - Undergraduate Transcripts

Registration for the spring semester will begin during the week of November 4. You will not be permitted to register unless a final official transcript from your undergraduate school is in your law school file. If your transcript has not arrived yet, you must request your undergraduate school to send a final official transcript directly to the Registrar's office as soon as possible.


At press time, Dean Fenton is still awaiting the imminent arrival of her bundle of infant joy. Keep an eye on the Student Services bulletin board on the fifth floor for daily updates! While Dean Fenton is out on maternity leave, you can still come in and meet with Ellen Berger and Victoria Bensley to discuss any concerns you may have as legal writing heats up and the finals season approaches. We can give you ideas about how to get started on your outlines, how to keep the procrastination monster at bay, and how to avoid a stress meltdown as you head into the final stretch of the semester. Ellen Berger (EBERGER, 906-5272) is in room 546 and Victoria Bensley (VBENSLEY, 906-5268) has relocated to room 544. Stop by, e-mail, or call to make an appointment to see one of us. We look forward to meeting you.

They're waiting for 1Ls . . .

First year students -- your Teaching Assistants are patiently waiting in their Office Hour classrooms to offer you some relief and reassurance! Are you feeling unsure about your note-taking skills? Do you feel like a lecture has gone over your head? Your TA's are available during office hours each week to answer questions and work with you to improve your study skills. They are brimming with good ideas and creative ways to help make your first semester run more smoothly. Teaching Assistant office hours are posted on the Student Services bulletin board across from room 544.

Study Tips II Video

Did you miss the Study Tips II program? You are in luck! E-mail VBENSLEY or drop by room 546 to check out the videotape of this terrific program. Learn more about learning while viewing one hour of wisdom and insight from Associate Dean Howard Chapman, Professor Michele Baker Richardson and Professor Stephen Sowle. This is must-see video TV!

National Depression Screening Week

In recognition of National Depression Screening Week, the Cook County Circuit Court and the Mental Health Association of Illinois will conduct depression testing and consultations at the Richard J. Daley Center on Thursday, October 10, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. The screening will take place in the west end of the lower concourse level of the Daley Center. During the confidential screening, participants will take a written test and review the results with a mental health professional. Publications will also be made available to increase awareness of clinical depression symptoms and treatment.

Stress Management Resources

If you missed the recent Stress Management Seminar, don't stress! Copies of the informational handouts from the session are available on the Student Services bulletin board across from room 544. 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.

Internet Site of the Week

This week's topic is Stress Management. The following sites offer tips and advice on how to recognize and deal with stress. For more information on Stress Management, come see the Student Services bulletin board on the fifth floor near Dean Fenton's office, room 544.

These sites may help some of you learn to handle stress -- Take a break and be easily amused!


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.

Evening and Weekend Hours Reminder

The Career Services Office is open Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 7:00 pm, and two Saturdays each month from 8:30 am until noon.

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.

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Spring 1997 Advanced Externship Program: 3L's

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.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


Center for Law and Religious Freedom: 2Ls, 3Ls

The Christian Legal Society's Center for Law and Religious Freedom has full-time internships available during the summer months and positions for volunteers part-time during the school year. Interns have the opportunity to work with church-state experts, participate in research that is distributed nationwide and advise attorneys across the country on church-state matters. Please see Handout #22 for more information. The deadline for summer positions is December 31, 1996.

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Internship: 3Ls

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking applicants for its Legal Honors Intern Program. This program serves as HUD'S only recruitment program for new attorneys. Interns are placed in various offices, including community development, legislation and regulations. Interested 3L's should see Handout #23 for application instructions. Applications are due November 30, 1996.

The PILI School Year Internship Program

3Ls/4Ls 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.

Public Interest Law Clerks

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality: 2Ls, 3Ls

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) is currently accepting applications for 1997 summer law clerk positions in its Migrant Farmworker Program. ABLE is a non-profit law firm offering legal services in civil matters to low-income individuals and groups. Law clerks are compensated at a rate of $325 to $400 per week. Please see Handout #26 for application instructions.


U.S. Court of Federal Claims: 2Ls, 3Ls

The United States Court of Federal Claims is seeking 3L applicants for 1997-1998 clerkships and 2L applicants for their legal internship program. Handout #24 details application instructions for their clerkship and internship programs. Applicants interested in clerkships must submit resumes and cover letters directly to the particular judge they are interested in. Students interested in the internship program should follow the application instructions in the handout.

New Jersey Judiciary: 2Ls, 3Ls

The New Jersey Judiciary is continuing its recruitment to fill nearly 375 law clerkships for Court Year 1997-1998 and are also accepting applications for Court Year 1998-1999. Applicants need to submit resumes and cover letters directly to the individual judges. Please see Handout #25 for further application instructions and a list of the New Jersey Judiciary Judges.



This week's tutorial is about how to research in Administrative 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 like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (e-mail: LGLANZ).


We are a "please reshelve" library. It facilitates the materials being available for everyone every time. There are reshelving areas located on floors 6-9 if you can't take the book back to its exact shelf location. If you need any assistance locating the reshelving areas, feel free to ask any library staff member. Thanks!


Questions about structuring a search? How do I download to disk? Need software? Stop by the 9th floor Reference Desk and ask any reference librarian for assistance. Reference librarians are also available in Lab 700 Monday - Friday to answer your computer research questions.


Alumnae/i and Student Roundtables

Good seats still available! Don't miss this chance to meet and dine with some of Chicago-Kent's most distinguished alumnae/i.

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.

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.

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 was 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.


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:

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing is a non-profit group that insures better housing for Chicago area poor and working poor. The Committee needs volunteers to work on various projects:

If you are interested in the Lawyers' Committee or any other possible volunteer opportunity, please stop by the SOS office in room 686.


Monday2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm and 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday4:15 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.


Virus E-mails and Chain Letters

There is no virus called "Good Times." Viruses are not passed through e-mail messages. The only virus is the "chain letter" of the warnings spreading and taking up space. And on that note, please do not send electronic chain letters to anyone. Chain letters of this type take up valuable network space.

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 see Melissa Mooney in Lab 700. If she is not there, sign up for an open appointment slot. Sign-up sheets are on the wall next to Melissa's desk.

This Week's Tutorials: Using Folio VIEWS

Folio Basics,
Thursday, October 10, 12:50-1:50 pm and Friday, October 11, 3:00-4:00 pm
Folio VIEWS is part of your LEXIS-NEXIS package this year. In this session, we will cover basic VIEWS hypertext research and text-retrieval tools. You will learn how to create a VIEWS file from a word-processing document or a downloaded research file and how to create basic hypertext links to make your papers and research easier to use.

Advanced Folio Research Tips and Tricks,
Thursday, October 10, 12:50-1:50 pm and Friday, October 11, 3:00-4:00 pm
This session covers advanced topics like creating a single VIEWS file from several sources, optimizing your online research by using VIEWS infobases, and linking information in several separate infobases.

Sign up for either session in room 703.

Word Processing Tip: § and ¶ Symbols

Here's how to produce these special symbols in WordPerfect 6.1 and Word 6.0 for Windows:

WordPerfect 6.1:


Microsoft Word 6.0:

More info (and more symbols) are available in the Special Symbols HelpDoc available in Lab 700 or the CLC offices on the seventh floor.

Cutting and Pasting with Folio VIEWS

If you have tried to paste text from WordPerfect 6.1 or 7.0, or from Microsoft Word 6.0 or 7.0, you have noticed all you get is a snapshot (image) of the text that you can't use like regular VIEWS text. Here are two ways to avoid this problem:

Paste Special allows you to paste the text into the document as unformatted text. Unfortunately, this strips any formatting (bold, italic, indentation, etc.) you may have done. To avoid this problem, Insert at Cursorallows you to import text from any word processor. Just cut (or copy) the text you want to import, and paste it into a new word processing document. Close the document, and use File | Open with the Insert At Cursor option checked in VIEWS.



Monday, 10/7 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday, 10/8 9:00am - 10:00am

Tuesday, 10/8 11:00am - 12:00pm

* During office hours, the LEXIS Rep., Karin Kiyabu, 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 LEXIS/NEXIS questions, e-mail LEXISQ or call 1-800-45-LEXIS.

GET CONNECTED! Pick up your copy of the LEXIS ON-LINE CONNECTION at the 9th floor reference desk in the Information Center (library).

THIS WEEK's LEXIS QUICK TIP: Legislative history research

One of the most important things to be aware of when conducting legislative research is the potential to be viewing documents that have been updated by recent legislative activity. LEXIS assists you with this problem by placing a LEXIS LINK MARKER at the beginning of the statute section if there is a recently passed public law that updates the statute you are looking at. You can access the update by activating the link marker or typing in the applicable link command (i.e. =1). For those statutes or sections that do not have link markers, you can run a subject search in the PUBLAW library to cover the most recent time period.


Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of October 7th are as follows:

Monday: 3:00-5:30 Michael Ambroziak Thursday: 4:00-7:00 Michael Ambroziak
Tuesday: 6:00-9:00 Michael Ambroziak 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.

Latin American News

If you speak Spanish and are looking for an alternative source of news, check out the PAPERSLAT database which derives its news from general circulation newspapers of Latin America. Currently it includes full text stories from El Norte and Reforma, two Spanish-language daily newspapers from Mexico. The file will be expanded in the coming months and years with similar well-regarded publications. El Norte, based in Monterrey, Mexico is the largest general circulation newspaper in Mexico and is recognized for its independent coverage of politics, business, and national news. Reforma is a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in Mexico City. Reforma reports on local, national, and international issues.

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. And always remember to be nice, take naps, drink milk, share, don't say mean things and always pet puppies.


Adjunct Professor Quinton F. Seamons, who is teaching Securities Regulation this semester, published an article entitled "Audit Standards and Detection of Fraud Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995" in the Fall 1996 issue of the Securities Regulation Law Journal.

On September 26-27, Professor Joan Steinman was one of 6 academics, 6 judges, and 6 practitioners who met in Philadelphia as advisers on the American Law Institute Federal Judicial Code Revision Project to discuss proposed revisions to the statutes governing the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts. The Project plans, over time, to recommmend to Congress a number of changes in the statutes governing federal jurisdiction, venue and related subjects.

Professor Mickie Voges presented a paper on September 27,1996, for the CAPCON system meeting in Washington, D.C. Her topic was "Implications for Copyright in the Electronic Environment" and covered the aspects of copyright that are currently being discussed for possible legislative change in light of the electronic environment.



Spring 1997 applications are available in room 600 and are 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. BE SURE TO PICK UP A GREEN APPLICATION FORM. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE PINK APPLICATION FORM, PLEASE COMPLETE A NEW GREEN FORM AND GIVE THE NEW FORM TO THE RECEPTIONIST.

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.



South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship

The South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship Association is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a law student who meets the following criteria:

  1. Must be in good academic standing.
  2. Must be a resident of the South Suburbs of Cook County and must have a present interest to practice law in the South Suburbs.
  3. Must document financial need.
  4. Must submit a brief resume for review by the South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship Committee. Finalists may be interviewed by the Committee.
  5. Must attend the South Suburban Bar Association's Installation Dinner Dance to be held on December 7, 1996.

All interested students must submit a letter of application and resume to Assistant Dean Michael Burns, Office of Admissions, Suite 230, no later than Friday, October 25, 1996.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Law School Scholarships

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is awarding scholarships to Latino students attending law school with the goal of studying and specializing in communications or entertainment law. In order to be considered for these scholarships, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be currently enrolled in the College of Law.
  2. Must demonstrate commitment to work with the Latino community.
  3. Must demonstrate financial need.
  4. Must demonstrate academic achievement.

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The application process includes the scholarship application; a two-page essay; your resume; a statement detailing your involvement with the Latino community; a photocopy of your LSDAS report; a copy of your most recent law school transcript; a letter of recommendation from a member of the Latino community describing your community activities; a letter of recommendation from a law school professor; and a statement of financial need from the Office of Financial Aid that indicates both the financial assistance being provided to you as well as your unmet need.

All materials must be returned no later than Thursday, October 31, to Scholarship Program, MALDEF, 634 South Spring Street, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014. If you have any questions about the scholarship process, please contact MALDEF's Scholarship Program at (213) 629-2512 ext. 146.



Professor J.C. Smith of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, who will be delivering the Green Lecture in Law and Technology at noon on Tuesday, November 5, is also the co-author, with Carla J. Ferstman, of a book recently published by New York University Press, entitled The Castration of Oedipus: Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and the Will to Power. The book, as you may gather from the title, draws from the work of Nietzsch, Freud, Lacan and Derrida and ends up with a challenging reversal-of-power thesis. Professor Smith would be very interested in discussing the book with interested faculty and students when he is here, Monday, November 4 through Wednesday morning November 6. Anyone person or group interested in such a discussion should so indicate in an e-mail to Professor Wright (



Applications for Spring 1997 Judicial Externships are now available in the Law Offices Reception Area.

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 on 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 the courtroom. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

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.


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.



First, we are encouraged by the amount of work being done by the different student organizations. We see bake sales, food fairs, meetings, speaker events, and socials all taking place. Collectively, these types of activities have a tremendous impact on the student psyche. Please keep up the great work.

As many of you are aware, SBA operates through a committee process. Because committees play such an important role in the decision making process, we would like to encourage interested members of the student population to participate in the many different forums. The SBA is seeking students for the following committees:

American Bar Association / Law Student Division Committee
Barristers Ball Committee (April 1997 event now being planned)
Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT Relations Committee (liaison with IIT)
Communications Committee (e-mail distributions and signage to the student community)
Constitution/By-Laws Committee (amendment proposals for the governing documents)
Curriculum Committee (work with the appropriate Faculty committee)
Election Committee (Spring 1997 Election)
Finance Committee (financial by-laws, budget process and proposals)
Law Day Committee (Law Week, April 1997)
Public Relations Committee (within and outside the Chicago-Kent community)
Social Committee (monthly social events)
Speakers Program Committee (Fall Lecture Series, November 1996)
Student Organization Committee (liaison with the student organization leaders)

Your personal time commitment to any of the committees will be minimal. The overall collective impact for the student population will be immeasurable. Please e-mail SBAQ with your interest. We will put you in contact with the committee Chair.

Old Business:

  1. Polls #1 and #2: Because of the enthusiastic level of response by the student community, we have not completed the report detailing the results. Several hundred students responded to each poll. We will publish a synopsis of the polls in the October 15 edition of the Record. We will publish a detailed report of each poll no later than October 15. The detailed report will be available outside the SBA office, C88.

  2. October Social: Make sure your calendar is blocked on Thursday, October 17. The Fall Conviser Bash will begin at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the Off-Track Betting, located at 223 West Jackson. Please be advised that student concerns (i.e. food and beverages) about previous events at the OTB have been addressed.

  3. Student Organization Award: The SBA is considering the formation of a new award. This award will be given to the student organization that exemplifies the "outstanding" qualities expected by the student community. We would like to know your ideas as to the qualifications you believe should be considered. Please e-mail SBAQ with your thoughts.

New Business:

  1. Fall Lecture Series: Please be advised that the SBA's Fall Lecture Series will take place during the first week of November. The theme for the lecture series is "Emerging Legal Issues for the 21st Century." On November 4 - 7, the SBA will host several speakers that are expected to deliver riveting perspectives on a wide variety of topics. A pamphlet detailing the speakers and topics will be available before the beginning of the events. The Speakers Program Committee is working on the necessary details, however, the following topics have been considered:
    Emerging Issues of Legal Ethics and Professionalism
    Emerging Issues of Human Rights, including international concerns
    Emerging Technology Issues, including "Cyberlaw"
    Emerging Issues of Civil Rights
    Emerging Medical Issues

    If you are interested in participating in the formation of this very important event, please e-mail Jenni Henley, Chair of the Speakers Program Committee.

  2. Student Organization Amendment Request Forms: Any student organization needing additional funding for the fall semester should submit the appropriate amendment request form as soon as possible. Today, October 8, is a deadline for consideration by the Finance Committee and the Board of Governors during the October 15 meeting.

  3. Concerns, Questions, Compliments: Every Chicago-Kent student has representation on the BOG. The BOG has no less than one regular meeting every month. At times, special meetings are called. In addition, members of the BOG remain in contact with one another through considerable e-mail activity. During the October 1 BOG meeting, the entire student population was divided amongst the BOG Class Representatives. During this administration, you will receive SBA-related information by your assigned Representative. The Representatives will be introducing themselves to you through e-mail. Please get to know your SBA Representative and realize that any concern, question, or compliment that you may have should be addressed to your rep. This is the most comprehensive method we have in place to find out what is on your mind. Please use your Representative.

  4. Travel/Conference Budget Line Item: Please be advised that the Finance Committee is reviewing the Travel/Conference budget line item. The SBA approved in excess of $10,000 for students to travel during the current semester. This line item accounts for more than 35% of the funds approved for student organization expenses. The committee is expected to make a proposal during the BOG's October 15 meeting. Please e-mail your interest and arguments to your Class Representative or Kim Jessum, Chair of the Finance Committee.


Hello. My name is Karen Coffey and I am the Chair of SBA's Student Organization Committee. I would like to meet with a representative for each student organization regarding student organization budget policies and other issues. We are here to serve you and we would like your input of how to best do that. This meeting is open to anyone in the student body who is interested in attending. We will meet on Wednesday, October 9, at 6:00 pm in C90. I apologize in advance to evening students for the inconvenient time.


Law Student Division

Unless you are in the top 10% of your class, if you want a job, you had better start establishing professional contacts right now. With over 700,000 members, the ABA is the nation's largest professional development organization. Over 32,000 of your fellow law students take advantage of the networking opportunities and the myriad of member benefits the ABA has to offer each year. Besides a subscription to ABA Journal and Student Lawyer, the $15 membership fee entitles law students to a free year of dues after the bar exam. Members also enjoy discounts on travel, credit cards, health insurance, and dozens of personal and professional services.

New for law students this year is a member discount on materials for the nation's most reliable bar review course. The $200 savings on this package alone is reason enough to join the ABA-LSD.

The ABA is organized by Sections, most dealing with substantive topics of law. If you want to meet the top authorities and hiring partners in areas like intellectual property, environmental law, tort and insurance practice, tax, or litigation, the ABA "puts your foot in the door." Moreover, the ABA's national headquarters is on Lake Shore Drive. Consequently, many ABA activities are only a few minutes from Chicago-Kent. Would you like to meet the person who is going to give you that important first job today . . . or wait until after graduation?

On behalf of Randa Ismail, National Secretary-Treasurer of the Law Student Division and Chicago-Kent 3L, I would like to invite you to a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, October 8, at 12 pm, in room 270 or at 5 pm in room C40. I am Bennett Miller, a 2L and Chicago-Kent's ABA-LSD Representative. If you have questions about the ABA, the LSD, or cannot make the meeting Tuesday, feel free to e-mail me at BMILLER. Applications are also available on the Concourse.


Amnesty International will hold a meeting on Monday, October 7, 1996 at 5:15 pm in room 210. We will discuss the upcoming speaker event and movie night. The Amnesty International midwest conference will be held this weekend, October 11-13, in Wisconsin. Amnesty International has secured funding for the trip, and students will be able to travel at a greatly discounted rate or free. Those interested in attending should contact JSPOONER, Jennifer Spooner.


On Tuesday, October 29, from 5:30-6:30 pm Jacquie Lewis from Illinois Animal Action and SPEAK (Supplementing and Promoting Ethics in the Animal Kingdom) will be speaking here at Chicago-Kent. She will be giving a presentation on Product Testing. Please watch next week's Record for the room number. Everyone is invited to attend the event. Food and beverages will be served.

In addition, if you are interested in obtaining a free copy of a brochure on Cruelty-Free Charities (charities which do not fund animal experiments) please e-mail RVANDERV.


Volunteer Fair and Social Extravaganza!!!!!

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 8, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, is your chance to visit the Volunteer Fair and Social Extravaganza, sponsored by the Young Lawyer's Section (YLS) of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). Come see over 25 booths staffed by representatives of YLS (Young Lawyer's Section) committees and various YLS volunteer projects. This event is FREE TO ALL, WITH FREE HORS D'OEUVRES, BEER, WINE & SODA. Come hear about the various organizations, what they do, who does what, anything you want to know! This is a great chance to network with practitioners, have some food, have some fun, and get some great ideas about where to lend your volunteer spirit! The Fair will take place at the CBA building, 321 S. Plymouth Court (just south of Jackson, about 8 blocks east of here). Here are just a few of the exhibitors: AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago Volunteer Lawyers for the Homeless, CLAIM Jail Project, Guardianship Help Desk, Projects for the Needs of Children, Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Midwest Immigrants Rights Center, Women with Ambition/Bottomless Closet, and many, many more!!! (See yellow flyers in the Spak for a more complete listing) If you have any questions, please e-mail Charis Runnels at "CRUNNELS".


If you haven't turned in your YLS/Law Student Membership form, send it in today to start reaping the benefits of being a CBA member (for only $8.00/year!). If you need a membership form, please e-mail me at "CRUNNELS" with your locker number (the # on the outside of your locker) and location and I will leave a membership form for you within the week. If you have any questions about membership, just let me know!

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


Deutsch Klub encourages its members to attend the Morris Lecture Tuesday at noon entitled "Toward a Common Law of Europe" to be delivered by Hein D. Kötz, Max-Planck Fellow and Professor of Law at the Univerity of Hamburg.

There will also be a student lunch with Professor Kötz on Wednesday at noon, giving students the rare chance for a small-group discussion with a leading scholar on European Law. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! BE THERE!


ELS will have its next meeting on Wednesday, October 9, at 3-4 pm in room 165 for day students and from 5-6 pm in room 547. Please note the change in room numbers from the previous meetings.

In addition, ELS will be holding an ELS Social!!! This will be held on Friday, October 11 at Ranalli's. Please mark this date on your calendars and watch your e-mail for more details!! I will send out an e-mail with specifics on the time we will all be meeting at Ranalli's and post the info. on the ELS bulletin board on the Concourse. Hope to see you all there! Any questions, e-mail RVANDERV.


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.

Please contact JSANNIOL immediately if you wish to be considered for a Representative position.

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!


There will be a brief evening meeting of the Family Law Society on Wednesday, October 9, at 5:30 pm in room C25. All are welcome!


Stay tuned for speaker events/debates on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban and the 30th anniversary of the Miranda decision.

"For the same reason that the Constitution cannot be reduced to constitutional law, the Constitution cannot simply be reduced to what Congress or the President says it is either. Quite the contrary. The Constitution, the original document of 1787 plus its amendments, is and must be understood to be the standard against which all laws, policies, and interpretations must be measured. It is the consent of the governed with which actions of the governors must be squared. And this also applies to the power of judicial review. For, as Felix Frankfurter once said, ‘[t]he ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it.'"

Attorney General Edwin Meese

Speech, October 21, 1986


GayLaw would like to remind everyone that this Saturday, October 12, is National Coming Out Day! Everyone who is queer or queer supportive is encouraged to wear something to class expressing that support on Friday, October 11, in recognition of National Coming Out Day.

There will be a meeting next week to finalize plans for the Same-Gender Domestic Violence Panel on October 23 and to go over plans for the rest of the semester. Time and place to be announced.


Thank you to all those students who donated time and food to the Food Festival. Because of your help the event was a success. Thanks again!

For information about upcoming events, please visit our new website at


The IPLS will be having their Halloween Bake Sale on Thursday, October 31. Stay tuned for info on the upcoming Symposium to be held in late October.


We are pleased to announce the 1996/97 International Moot Court Teams!!

Jessup Team
Linda Chen (captain)
Mata Binteris
Todd Powell
Inna Frumkin
Telly Liapis (alternate)

Niagara Team
Steven Murawski (captain)
Wendy Aeschlimann
Jason LaBella
Angela Salse

Vienna Team
Rasha Elganzouri
Michael Ambroziak

Space Law Team
Nicole Feder
Joanna Kielczewski
Michael Wasco (alternate)

The Board Members and Faculty extend their congratulations to all those who participated in the tryouts.


Just a reminder, ILS will be sponsoring a Morris Lecture in the auditorium on October 8, at 12 pm. All are welcome.

On October 9, at 12 pm, Mr. Hein Kötz will be joining Chicago-Kent students and faculty at a pizza party (room t.b.a.). This is a great opportunity for students to discuss various international topics with Mr. Kötz on an informal basis while enjoying a great lunch. Again, all are welcome.

If you have not yet joined ILS but would like to, you may still pick up a membership form in the ILS office on the concourse level. All ILS members are included in our job data base which often leads to numerous job opportunities.

Current members, if you would like to work on fundraising this semester, please e-mail RRODRIGU.


Tired of studying? Had enough frustration writing your memos? Then come join JLSA at the Party for Unity on Thursday, October 17 from 8-10 pm at Whiskey River located at 1997 N. Clybourn. There will be 2 hours of FREE BEER, WINE or SODA along with a live band. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. All proceeds support the Jewish United Fund. Please contact Howard Rosenburg (HROSENBU) if you wish to purchase tickets or want more details.


There will be a general meeting this Wednesday, October 9, at 3 pm, in room C35. At the meeting, elections will be held for the positions of Secretary and Parliamentarian. Candidate statements for those who are running will be forwarded to you via e-mail, and hard copies will also be made available at the meeting before the elections take place. If you can't make the meeting but would like to vote, e-mail Jen Hodel (JHODEL) or Curtis Durik (CDURIK). See you there!!


Thanks to all those who participated in last week's general meeting and elections. And congratulations to the new first-year representatives! Keep an eye on the Record for future meetings and details on the Fall Fundraiser: Boxers! To get on the KJF e-mail list, e-mail Beverly McClellan (BMCCLELL).

Thanks also to everyone who signed up to work on a Spring Auction Committee. You should hear from your committee head within the next week. If you haven't signed up yet, consider the following committees: theater/opera/museums/fine arts; faculty; bar parties/evening entertainment; restaurant/hotel; health/fitness; sports; alumni/celebrities; and "miscellaneous." To sign up, e-mail Ann-Celine O'Hallaren (AOHALLAR) .



Don't miss a great opportunity to network on Tuesday, October 15, in room 170. There will be a joint meeting of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and our very own Institute for Law and the Workplace in which there will be discussion of both organizations and an announcement that a new employment law journal will soon be jointly published. You are asked to bring your own lunch although Chicago-Kent will provide the beverages. This is a terrific opportunity for students to network with employment law attorneys! You can e-mail JCOGGINS if you have any questions.


The Sidebar, the newsletter of the National Lawyers Guild, is accepting submissions for its next issue. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 18. Submissions can either be dropped off in the NLG mailbox on the second floor or given to Ian Kasper (IKASPER).


Congratulations to all of PAD's new initiates!!! Here are a list of all of our upcoming events:

Oct. 8 (Tues.) from 11:45 am - 1 pm (room C35) - COMMITTEE MEMBERS MEETING -- Everyone who is interested in participating on a committee should attend. We are looking for both committee chairs and members. The time commitment is very flexible and the experience looks good on a resume. The available committees are:

Wine & Cheese
Academic Resources
PR Representatives
Alumni Liaisons
Project Coordinators
Speaker Events
Social Chair Members

We will have a brief meeting to explain the committees and then will break up into the committees to talk specifics.

Oct. 9 (Wed.) - ALUMNI MEETING -- There will be a meeting among alumni that all present PAD members are invited to attend. The address is 30 N. LaSalle #1040. The time is TBA.

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 - 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.) - HALLOWEEN PARTY -- There is a district-wide Halloween Party at Jack Sullivans. There is no cover and will be $400 worth of FREE food and $400 worth of FREE drinks. After that, there will be drink specials all night.

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.

Contact Adam (AWEISS) or (PADQ) with any questions.