Chicago-Kent College of Law
THE RECORD



Vol. No. XXX, No. 11
October 21 , 1996

Posting Notices in The Record


FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN

Spring Semester Schedule of Classes

The preliminary class schedule for the spring semester will be distributed by Thursday outside the third floor cafeteria. I will meet with students to discuss the preliminary schedule on Tuesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm in room 590 and at 5:00 pm in room 210. You may e-mail comments and suggestions about the schedule to me before October 29, or attend one of the meetings. The Registration Bulletin with the final version of the schedule and registration instructions will be distributed by Tuesday, November 5. Registration for the spring semester begins Thursday, November 7 for Evening Division students and Wednesday, November 13 for Day Division Students.

Faculty Curricular Suggestions

A survey was distributed to the full-time faculty asking:

  1. In your opinion, which elective courses should every student take, regardless of his or her particular areas of interest.

  2. If a student is interested in specializing in a particular substantive area, which elective courses should the student take.

The responses are set forth below.

Susan Adams, Visiting Associate Professor of Law & Director of Writing Services

office: 821; extension: 65294

Every student should take: Alternative Dispute Resolution or Negotiations, Evidence, Remedies, First Amendment, Federal Courts.

Specialization - Public Interest Law: Disability Law, School Law or Family Law, Administrative Law, Interviewing and Counseling, Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Lori Andrews, Professor of Law

office: 743; extension: 65359

Of the listed courses, there are none that I feel all students absolutely must take. Students interested in specializing in health care law should take the Health Care Law class. The additional courses they take would depend a lot on what their future plans are. For those who want to work in hospitals, corporate law issues would be important. For those who want to be involved with pharmaceutical companies, patent law would be important. I think rather than trying to develop an all-purpose list for health law students, it will be important for me and other faculty members teaching in this field to make it clear that we are available to help students choose courses that fit their interests.


Kathy Baker, Assistant Professor of Law

office: 769; extension: 65391

Every student should take: Evidence, Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Negotiations, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Federal Courts, Estates and Trusts.

Specialization - Environmental: Administrative Law, Environmental courses, Bankruptcy, Evidence, Federal Courts, Negotiations, Business Organizations.

Specialization - General (small) Practice: Evidence, Family Law, Estates and Trusts, Bankruptcy, Personal Income Tax, Business Organizations, Commercial Law 1 and 2.


Fred Bosselman, Professor of Law

office: 853; extension: 65351

Every student should take: Personal Income Tax and Federal Courts.


Ralph Brill, Professor of Law

office: 825; extension: 65011

Every student should take: Evidence, Trial Advocacy 1, Business Organizations, Personal Income Tax, Remedies.

Specialization - Business Law: Business Organizations, Personal Income Tax, Taxation of Business Entities, Commercial Law 1 & 2, International Business Transactions, Securities Regulation, Negotiations, Business Planning.

Specialization - Litigation: Evidence, Trial Advocacy 1 and 2, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiations, Complex Litigation, Judicial Externship.


Evelyn Brody, Assistant Professor of Law

office: 841; extension: 65276

Every student should take: Administrative Law, Family Law, Business Organizations, Evidence, In-House Clinic, Personal Income Tax.

Specialization - Business/Tax: Bankruptcy, Business Planning, Employee Benefits Law, Taxation of Business Entities, Securities Regulations, Accounting for Lawyers.


Bart Brown, Assistant Professor of Law

office: 855; extension: 65046

Every student should take: Evidence, Business Organizations, International Law, Environmental Law, Personal Income Tax, Estates and Trusts.

Specialization - International Law: International Law, Comparative Law, International Business Contracts, International Trade, International Human Rights.


Gerald Brown, Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Co-Director of Graduate Program in Taxation office: 615; extension: 65071

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Personal Income Tax, Evidence, Estates and Trusts, Externship or clinic (or a quality summer experience).

Specialization - Transactional: All of the above plus: Commercial Law 1, Taxation of Business Enterprises, Securities Regulation, Bankruptcy, an environmental course, an international course, Employment Relationships, Business Planning.

Specialization - Tax (unless participating in combined J.D./LL.M. in Tax): All of the above (first question) plus: Taxation of Business Enterprises, Business Planning, Gift and Estate Tax, Employee Benefits Law, Estate Planning, Securities Regulation, an international course, Tax Procedure.


Howard Chapman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

office: 320; extension: 65130

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Commercial Law 1 or 2, Estates and Trusts, Personal Income Tax, Evidence, Family Law.

Specialization - Taxation - Corporate: Personal Income Tax, Taxation of Business Entities, Tax Procedure, Tax Planning for International Business, Bankruptcy, Business Organizations.

Specialization - Taxation - Estate Planning: Personal Income Tax, Estates and Trusts, Gift and Estate Tax, Estate Planning.


Stuart L. Deutsch, Interim Dean, Interim Vice President, Professor of Law, and Co-Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law

office: 330; extension: 65010

Every student should take: Personal Income Tax, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, some international/comparative law course, some legal theory course.

Specialization - Environmental Law: See courses in the Bulletin, page 23.


Howard Eglit, Professor of Law

office: 715; extension: 65037

Every student should take: Personal Income Tax, Family Law, Employment Discrimination, Remedies, Trial Advocacy 1 & 2, Business Organizations.


Suzanne Ehrenberg, Professor of Legal Research & Writing and Associate Director, Legal Research and Writing Program

office: 753; extension: 65263

Every student should take: Business Organizations, First Amendment, Personal Income Tax, Commercial Law 1: Sales and Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Comparative Law.

Specialization - Civil Litigation: Appellate Advocacy, Federal Courts, Complex Litigation, Remedies, Evidence.

Specialization - Corporate or Business Practice: Accounting for Lawyers, Corporate Finance, Taxation of Business Entities, Securities Regulation.


Julie Fenton, Assistant Dean of Students

office: 544; extension: 65271

Every student should take: Federal Courts, Business Organizations, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Administrative Law.

Specialization - Commercial Litigation: Evidence, Business Organizations, Bankruptcy, Securities Regulation, Negotiations, Commodities Regulation, Antitrust, Commercial Law, Federal Courts, Complex Litigation.


David Gerber, Professor of Law

office: 733; extension: 65032

Specialization - International Practice: Comparative Law, International Business Transactions, International Law.


Richard Gonzalez, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

office: 629; extension: 65079

Every student should take: Evidence, Law Offices, Employment Discrimination, Employment Relationships or Labor Law, Personal Income Tax, Commercial Law 2, Negotiations or Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Specialization - Employment Law: Employment Discrimination, Employment Relationships, Labor Law, Law Offices - Civil, Federal Courts.

Specialization - Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Law Offices, Externship, Federal Courts.


Philip Hablutzel, Professor of Law

office: 829; extension: 65042

Every student should take: Evidence, Business Organizations, Personal Income Tax, Estates & Trusts, Family Law.

Specialization - Business Law: Business Organizations, Securities Regulation, Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Personal Income Tax, Taxation of Business Entities, Corporate Finance, Accounting for Lawyers, Labor Law.

Specialization - Intellectual Property: IP: Patents, IP: Copyrights, IP: Trademarks & Unfair Competition, Business Organizations, Evidence, Trial Advocacy 1 and Personal Income Tax.


Rick Hasen, Assistant Professor of Law

office: 729; extension: 65278

Every student should take: Administrative Law, Evidence, Business Organizations, Personal Income Tax.

Specialization - Federal Clerkship: Federal Courts, Complex Litigation, Trial Advocacy or Appellate Advocacy, Criminal Procedure.


Jim Huttenhower, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

office: 857; extension 65265

Every student should take: Federal Courts, Business Organization, Evidence, Personal Income Tax, Administrative Law.

Specialization - Litigation: Trial or Appellate Advocacy, Complex Litigation, Remedies, Conflict of Law, In-house Clinic, Civil Procedure 2.


Richard Kling, Clinical Professor of Law

office: 625; extension: 65075

Every student should take: Evidence, Conflict of Laws, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy 1, Remedies.

Specialization - Litigation: Evidence, Trial Advocacy 1, Trial Advocacy 2, Appellate Advocacy, Forensic Sciences, Mediation, Negotiations, Remedies, In-House Clinic.


Harold Krent, Associate Professor of Law

office: 721; extension: 65397

Specialization - Public Law: Administrative Law, Federal Courts, Civil Rights Litigation, Remedies.


Gary Laser, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Clinical Education

office: 631; extension: 65070

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Personal Income Tax, Estates & Trusts, Evidence, In-House Clinic, one skills course, and a perspectives course.

Specialization - Litigation and Dispute Resolution: one year In-House Clinic, one externship course, Federal Courts, one additional civil procedure course.

Specialization - Corporate or Business: Taxation of Business Entities, Estates and Trusts, Corporate Finance, International Law, Environmental Law.


Jerold Lavin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

office: 813; extension: 65229

Every student should take: Accounting for Lawyers, American Legal History, Business Organizations, Evidence, First Amendment, International Law, Personal Income Tax, Remedies, Trial Advocacy


Molly Lien, Assistant Professor of Law & Director, Legal Research and Writing Program

office: 755; extension: 65345

Every student should take: Evidence, Business Organizations, Criminal Procedure, Estates & Trusts, Personal Income Tax, Labor Law, International Law, Conflict of Laws.

Specialization - International Law: International Law, International Business Contracts, Comparative Law, International Human Rights, Immigration Law, International Trade, International Moot Court, Russian Legal System.

Specialization - Litigation: Federal Courts, Complex Litigation, Evidence, Conflict of Laws, Trial Advocacy 1 and 2, Negotiations, Remedies.


Martin Malin, Professor of Law

office: 843; extension: 65056

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Commercial Law 1 or 2, Evidence, Personal Income Tax.

Specialization - Labor & Employment Law: Labor Law, Employment Relationships, Employment Discrimination, Workers' Compensation, Personal Income Tax, Employee Benefits Law.


Jeffrey Malkan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

office: 857; extension: 65291

Every student should take: Evidence, Administrative Law, Federal Courts, Business Organizations, Criminal Procedure, Estates and Trusts, Family Law, Commercial Law 1 or Commercial Law 2.

Specialization - Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights, Trademark and Unfair Competition, Entertainment Law, Antitrust.

Specialization - Environmental Law: Environmental Law 1, Environmental Law 2, Land Use, Energy and Natural Resources Law, Comparative Environmental Law.


Richard McAdams, Associate Professor of Law

office: 761; extension: 65398

Every student should take: Administrative Law, Evidence, Personal Income Tax, Business Organizations.

Specialization - Commercial Litigation: Complex Litigation, Federal Courts, Commercial Law 1 and 2, Remedies, and at least one of the following: Antitrust, Bankruptcy, International Business Transactions or Securities Regulation.


Sheldon Nahmod, Distinguished Professor of Law

office: 847; extension: 65261

Every student should take: Personal Income Tax, Corporations, First Amendment, Administrative Law, Trial Advocacy 1, Evidence, Trusts or Decedents Estates, Federal Courts, Jurisprudence, Comparative Law or International Law.


Dale Nance, Professor of Law

office: 727; extension: 65215

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Evidence, Administrative Law, Personal Income Tax, Negotiations (or Alternative Dispute Resolution).

Specialization - Civil Litigation: Trial Advocacy, Complex Litigation, Federal Courts, Remedies, In-House Clinic (Civil), Insurance, Conflict of Laws, Civil Procedure 2.


Terrance Norton, Associate Clinical Professor of Law

office: 623; extension: 65078

Every student should take: Evidence, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, In-House Clinic, First Amendment.

Specialization - Dispute Resolution: Evidence, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiations, In-House Clinic, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy 1 and 2.


Debra Quentel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

office: 721; extension: 65353

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Personal Income Tax, Administrative Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Federal Courts, Evidence, Estates and Trusts.

Specialization - Intellectual Property/Entertainment Law: Copyright, Trademark and Unfair Competition, Negotiations, Patent, Personal Income Tax, Antitrust, Securities, Business Organizations.


David Rudstein, Professor of Law

office: 731; extension: 65354

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Evidence, Trial Advocacy 1, Estates and Trusts, Criminal Procedure: Investigative Process, Remedies, Conflict of Laws.

Specialization - Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process, Criminal Procedure: Investigative Process, Advanced Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, Evidence, Trial Advocacy 1 & 2, Forensic Sciences, Appellate Advocacy.


Diana Runcie, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

office: 805; extension: 65267

Every student should take: American Legal History and Interviewing and Counseling.

Specialization - Litigation: In-House Clinic or Trial Advocacy, Evidence, Federal Courts, Complex Litigation, Appellate Advocacy.

Specialization - Corporate Transactions: Business Organizations, Business Planning, Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Jeffrey Sherman, Professor of Law & Co-Director of Graduate Program in Taxation

office: 741; extension: 65023

Every student should take: Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Estates and Trusts, and Personal Income Tax.

Specialization - Estate Planning: Business Planning, Elder Law, Employee Benefits Law, Family Law, Gift and Estate Tax, Estate Planning.


Stephen Sowle, Assistant Professor of Law

office: 819; extension: 65282

Every student should take: Federal Courts, Evidence, Personal Income Tax, Business Organizations, Remedies, Criminal Procedure, Conflicts of Laws.


Michael Spak, Professor of Law

office: 725; extension: 65022

Every student should take: Business Organizations, Commercial Law 1 and 2 (these subjects constitute about 25% of the bar exam), Conflict of Laws, Estates and Trusts, Federal Courts, Remedies, Personal Income Tax.


Joan Steinman, Professor of Law

office: 835; extension: 65292

Every student should take: Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Employment Relationships, Family Law, Interviewing and Counseling, Negotiations, Personal Income Tax.

Specialization - Litigation/Dispute Resolution: Appellate Advocacy/ Moot Court, Appellate Courts, Civil Procedure 2, Complex Litigation, Evidence, In-House Clinic, Interviewing and Counseling, Negotiations, Trial Advocacy.


Margaret Stewart, Professor of Law

office: 833; extension: 65026

I don't think there is any single course in the curriculum which every student should take. Rather, students should take a substantial number of `traditional' i.e., doctrinal, courses in substantive areas, both to familiarize themselves with the differing ways in which law affects conduct and to master the art of legal analysis.


Karen Straus, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

office: 759; extension: 65298

In my opinion, every student should take: Personal Income Tax, Business Organizations, Evidence, Family Law, Trial Advocacy, and Constitutional Law.


Mary Rose Strubbe, Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Assistant Director, Institute for Law & the Workplace

office: 865; extension: 65288

Every student should take: Evidence, Estates & Trusts, Personal Income Tax, Trial Advocacy.


A. Dan Tarlock, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Distinguished Professor of Law & Co-Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law

office: 831; extension: 65217

Every student should take: Personal Income Tax, Business Organizations, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Evidence, Constitutional Law.


David Thomas , Clinical Professor of Law

office: 609; extension: 65077

Every student should take: Evidence, one semester of Clinic, one Criminal Procedure course, one skills course.

Specialization - Litigation and Dispute Resolution: three semesters of Clinic, Externship, both Criminal Procedure courses, Federal Courts, Complex Litigation, two skills courses.


Mickie Voges, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Information Center and Co-Director, Intellectual Property Law Program

office: 871; extension: 65615

Every student should take: Administrative Law, Evidence, Personal Income Tax, Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts.

Specialization - Intellectual Property; Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Administrative Law, Antitrust, Evidence.


FROM THE REGISTRAR

Exams on computers

The deadline to sign up to use a computer for an exam is Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 pm.

January Graduates

If you want to make any changes or if your name does not appear on the graduation list posted on the second floor bulletin board, please contact the Registrar by Friday, October 25.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM IIT

The university is preparing to update the student directory on our World Wide Web site. Any and all of the information listed below may be provided for all students. However, only your name, major, class, e-mail address and Web page address (Web page upon specific student request) will be available to non-university users.

Name
Date and place of birth
Dates of attendance at IIT
Degrees earned; special awards and recognition given
Local address, phone number and e-mail address
Permanent address and phone number
Major and class
Positions held, place of employment, and extension of students employed at IIT
Membership in officially recognized campus organizations and/or teams; offices held in such organizations

If you do not want some or all of this information published about yourself, you must notify David Elsen, Assistant Registrar of the IIT main campus, by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 8, 1996. Mr. Elsen's address is: IIT Main Campus, 100 Main Building, Chicago, IL 60616-3793. You may drop your letter without postage in the Campus Mail slot at the law school College Service Center on the second floor. You may e-mail Mr. Elsen at: DELSEN@vax1.iit.edu. You may remove your personal information from the directory at any time.


FROM THE ASSISTANT DEAN OF ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE, AND CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

1997 SPRING REGISTRATION AND UNPAID TUITION BALANCES

Registration for the Spring semester will begin on November 7, 1996. Except as set forth below, students will not be permitted to register if there is any outstanding tuition balance.

Please note that the Registration Policy will not be waived in order to allow a student to meet a registration deadline. Therefore, we urge you to allow yourself sufficient time in which to complete the necessary paperwork (it usually takes 2-3 days to process Petition requests for approval).

Procedure for Registering with an Outstanding Tuition Balance

A student will be allowed to register with an outstanding tuition balance only if he/she has been approved to receive one or more of the following loans for the Fall semester to pay the balance:

  1. Stafford Loan
  2. Perkins Loan
  3. Law Access Loan (LAL) or Law Student Loan (LSL), GradAssist, EXCEL, and/or
  4. other institutional loan/s (bank, etc.)

Students will not be allowed permission to register for any reason other than those listed above.

Students should complete the Petition to Register with an Unpaid Balance form in order to be considered for registration with a past balance. Petition forms may be picked up at the REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, Suite 220, the BURSAR'S OFFICE, Room 290, or from the rack outside of the ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE and CLE OFFICE, Suite 265. Please submit application forms to the Office of the Assistant Dean of Administration, Finance and CLE, Suite 265.

The following information must be completed on the Petition form:


  1. Bursar's confirmation of the current outstanding tuition balance amount (inserted and initialed by the Bursar, Tabitha Clark, on the petition form).

  2. Financial Aid's verification of the loan amounts which are forthcoming (inserted and initialed by a Financial Aid staff member on the petition form).


FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS

Exam Preparation and Performance Program - Date Correction!

Wednesday, November 13, 3:00-4:00 pm, room 210, and
Thursday, November 14, 5:00-6:00 pm, room C50 (program date change)

Come to the Exam Preparation and Performance Program and learn how to reduce exam anxiety and prepare effectively for your upcoming finals. The Student Services staff, Associate Dean Howard Chapman and special guests will lead a discussion on the mechanics of successful exam-taking. The first program will be held on Wednesday, November 13 from 3:00-4:00 pm in room 210. The evening program has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 14 from 5:00-6:00 pm in room C50.

Martin Luther King Day Event

Looking for enthusiastic volunteers!!

The second annual Martin Luther King Day cultural presentation will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 1997, to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. We want to hear your input as we put together this year's event, so volunteer to be a part of the Student Planning Committee. Get involved and help to make this day a success and a celebration! Stop by room 546 or e-mail EBERGER to join the Committee or to get more details.

London Law Consortium Program - Last Chance!

Space is still available in the London Law Consortium's Semester Study Abroad Program. The application deadline is November 1, 1996, and open spaces are filled on a first-to-apply basis. Stop by room 546 for an application.

What's on the Student Services bulletin board?

This week you can pick up a copy of a great article on effective outlining. As always, the Teaching Assistant office hours and the Student Resource Library list of resources are also posted on the board.

Internet Site of the Week:

This week's site is the online version of the Reader (http://www.chireader.com). Check out this site for entertainment and apartment listings and those ever-popular personal ads. The online version is uploaded on Wednesday night which affords you an advance viewing of the Thursday Reader for a head start on your apartment hunting.


FROM THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS' ASSOCIATION OF GREATER CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIPS

The Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA) is offering scholarships for 1997 to second- and third-year black women law students in the extended Chicago area. The BWLA is a community service organization that wants to promote and reward a similar interest in community service among future black women lawyers attending law school in the extended Chicago area.

The following criteria will be considered in awarding scholarships: academic record (which may include, but is not limited to, grades, participation on a law review, moot court or working as a teaching fellow), extracurricular activities (with particular emphasis given to service-oriented extracurricular activities), letters of recommendation, financial need, the applicant's essay, and an interview with the BWLA Scholarship Committee.

Two scholarships will be awarded by the BWLA, one for $2,500 and the other for $1,500. The scholarships are intended to help defray the costs of tuition for promising future black women lawyers. Scholarship applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The scholarship application and supporting documentation must be postmarked and mailed to the BWLA no later than November 18, 1996.

PUERTO RICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) is pleased to announce their 1996-97 Scholarship Program. Two scholarship opportunities are currently available to Puerto Rican and other Latino students who are presently enrolled in law school:

Father Joseph P. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund

All Latino students attending law school in the United States are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must demonstrate financial need as well as a commitment to the Latino community. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000.

Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Award

All Latino students attending law school in the United States are eligible to apply. PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise.

All applicants must be candidates for a J.D. degree. LL.M. students are not eligible to apply for these awards.

Scholarship applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The same application is used for both awards. The application process includes the scholarship application; law school transcript; one-page resume; a copy of your financial aid award letter; a copy of your most recent tax form (as well as your spouse's, if applicable); a personal statement describing your career goals, school and community activities, and any activities demonstrating your commitment to public interest work; and two letters of recommendation. Scholarship applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked and mailed to PRLDEF no later than Friday, January 31, 1997.

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.


FROM THE OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT

From time to time, the Office of Development will be reporting about staff activities and items of interest to students, faculty and staff.

Public Interest Scholarship

Chicago-Kent's Law School Association and Board of Overseers recently created the Richard A. Matasar Public Interest Law Scholarship Fund to recognize former Dean Matasar's dedication to cultivating an environment supportive of students in their public interest endeavors. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student selected by the Office of Admissions who is pursuing a career in public interest law. The scholarship was announced and a commemorative plaque was presented to Dean Matasar at an annual gathering of supporters of the law school at Ravinia in August.

Marc A. Grinker Outstanding Student Commitment Award

As you are aware, Marc Grinker, Professor of Legal Research and Writing and Director of the Illana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy, passed away in July. Earlier this year, the Moot Court Honor Society and other members of the Chicago-Kent community established the Marc A. Grinker Outstanding Student Commitment Award. This scholarship will be awarded annually to students who excel in and dedicate significant volunteer efforts to Moot Court. The first award will be made this academic year to a student selected by the Moot Court Board.

We are still in the process of accepting gifts to both of these scholarship funds. If you are interested in making a gift or have questions, please contact Susan Troester at 906-5249 or STROESTE.

Dean's Roundtables

Interim Dean Stuart Deutsch and Alumnae/i & Student Relations and Development staff members are visiting Chicago-Kent alumnae/i and friends around the country this fall. If you have parents in Phoenix, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco, or are in contact with alumnae/i or prospective students in these cities, we encourage you to invite them to contact the Office of Development at 906-5240 for more information about the Roundtables.


FROM CAREER SERVICES

First Year Students: Career Services Programs for 1Ls!

The Career Services Office announces two career planning programs designed to introduce first year students to our office and the legal job market. Please plan to attend one program in each of the two sessions:

SESSION ONE: ORIENTATION Please note: Attendance at Session One is required of all students who plan to use the Career Services Office.

Career Services Orientation for First Year Students in the Day Division

Tuesday, October 29 at noon in room 570
Wednesday, October 30 at 3:00 pm in room 580
Thursday, October 31 at noon in room 580

Career Services Orientation for First Year Students in the Evening Division

Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00 pm in room 570

Wednesday, October 30 at 5:00 pm in room 570

The Career Services staff will provide you with an overview of today's job market, advice on how to take control of your job search, and information about the Career Services Office.

SESSION TWO: DEVELOPMENT OF A RESUME FOR THE LEGAL MARKET

Legal Resume Development for Recent College Graduates

Tuesday, November 5 at noon in room 570
Wednesday, November 6 at 3:00 pm in room 570
Thursday, November 7 at noon in room 580

The Career Services staff will discuss resume writing strategies for students who recently finished their undergraduate degrees. Learn about what employers look for in a legal resume and how to make your college experiences work for you.

Legal Resume Development for Students with Professional Experience

Tuesday, November 5 at 5:00 pm in room 570
Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00 pm in room 570

The Career Services staff will discuss how to use your experience to your best advantage in your legal resume. They will address questions and concerns about formats, structure and content, and share information about what legal employers look for in a resume.

TOURS OF THE CAREER SERVICES OFFICE

We will be setting up a series of tours of the Career Services Office to acquaint you with the specific resources of our office and our staff members. Tour information will be announced at the Career Services Orientation sessions beginning Tuesday, October 29.

INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER COUNSELING

Our office works with over 1200 students and several hundred alumnae/i. That's why we rely on you to take the time to attend the fall programs before you meet with our counseling staff. After the fall introductory programs, we encourage you to set up an appointment to meet with one of our career strategists to talk about your career planning concerns.

Counseling appointments are available with Stephanie Rever Chu and Lisa Abrams as well as with our career strategists, Debbi Gutman and Kim Reynolds. Evening appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, contact the Career Services reception desk at 906-5200. We look forward to working with you!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing

The National Association for Law Placement has set forth the following standards for the maximum number of offers students can hold open from the fall on-campus interview program:

October 15: Hold no more than 4 offers
November 1: Hold no more than 3 offers
December 1: Hold no more than one offer

Negotiations to extend a decision deadline must occur with an employer before the original deadline date.

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Clerkships: An Informational Program--Special Attention to 1998 Graduates

A special program on the value of a judicial clerkship as an entry level career opportunity will take place on Tuesday, October 22 at 5:00 pm in the Auditorium. Judicial clerkships are post-graduation full-time positions on the staff of a judge. Most federal judges hire clerks 12 to 18 months before employment starts; state judges hire clerks 1 to 12 months before employment starts.

Chicago-Kent Professors Susan Adams, Michele Baker Richardson and Richard Warner will discuss the responsibilities of clerks, the advantages of a judicial clerkship, and the application and selection process. Professor Vivien Gross will discuss the Faculty Judicial Clerkship Committee and its advisory role.

All students, including first year students, are invited to attend the program. However, our experience has shown that most clerkships are awarded to students in the top third of their class. Students graduating in 1998 are particularly urged to attend because applications to most federal and some state judges for 1998 clerkships need to be made in early spring of 1997.

1997 & 1998 Graduates seeking Judicial Clerkships: Faculty Advisors Available

All 1997 & 1998 graduates who seek counseling on judicial clerkship opportunities by a member of the Faculty Judicial Clerkship Advisory Committee need to pick up the committee's materials at the Judicial Clerkship Informational Program on October 22. Packets will also be available in the Career Services Office beginning October 23. It is the purpose of the Faculty Judicial Clerkship Advisory Committee to assist Chicago-Kent students in obtaining clerkships by counseling on strategies for seeking a clerkship. Students wishing to receive faculty counseling must submit the information packet by Monday, November 4 at 5:00 pm in the Career Services Office.

PILI Internships

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) recruits and funds law students to work in summer public interest positions which would otherwise not exist. Forty local public interest organizations hire interns through the PILI program. PILI acts as a clearinghouse for resumes and funds the internships.

A list of participating organizations and applications instructions is available in Handout #33 in the Career Services Office. 2Ls should apply as soon as possible; 1Ls should apply as soon as possible after December 1. Applications will not be accepted after January 13, 1997.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Summer Clerkships

The Law Offices of James H. Cohen, P.C.: 2Ls/3Ls/4Ls

The Law Offices of James H. Cohen, P.C., announces their 1997 full-time summer clerkships. The firm, located in Minneapolis, MN, conducts a broad general litigation-oriented practice with a principal focus on American Indian law. The firm is currently involved in several major cases in both tribal and federal court. Students interested in clerking for this firm should see Handout #30 for application instructions. The deadline is December 15, 1996 for summer positions.

Teaching Fellowships

Stanford Law School Teaching Fellowships: 3Ls/4Ls

Stanford Law School invites applications for their Teaching Fellowships for the forthcoming academic year (1997-98). Teaching Fellows provide instruction in legal writing in small sections of first-year courses. Fellows are expected to be in residence from August 30, 1997, to May 15, 1998. Please see Handout #31 for more information regarding application instructions. Applications must be completed by December 1, 1996.

Volunteer Positions

Department of the Treasury Law Student Volunteer Program: 2Ls/3Ls/4Ls:

The Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service is seeking applications for their Law Student Volunteer Program. These positions are unpaid part-time positions. A law student volunteer may assist on a variety of projects, most notably tax litigation work. The students in the National Office are assigned to various divisions. Please see Handout #32 for further information and application instructions.


PROFESSIONALISM DAY

PROFESSIONALISM DAY STUDENT COMMITTEE

Professionalism Day is right around the corner and we'd like your help! The planning committee needs students to help plan the day's events, select and assemble articles for the Professionalism Day Binder, greet and escort speakers, and provide additional support the day of the program. If you are interested in serving on the student committee please stop by the Career Services Office this week to pick up an application. Applications are due by Monday, October 21 at 5:00 pm. We will have a planning meeting on Thursday, October 24 at 3:00 pm (please note the date change) in the Career Services Office conference room. We look forward to having you help us plan this exciting program!


CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

TUTORIAL

The tutorial for the current week is FINDING FEDERAL STATUTES. 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; just stop by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or the times when they are offered, please e-mail Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ). We will be happy to hear from you.

NORWEGIAN LIBRARIAN INFORMATION CENTER

On October 10, the Information Center hosted a visitor from Norway. Anne-Marie Tronslin, a law librarian from the University of Oslo, came to Chicago-Kent during her tour of several U.S. law libraries. Ms. Tronslin made the initial connection with a member of the library staff via the Internet, and spent the morning meeting with various members of the Information Center staff to learn what we do and how we do it. She was most interested in the ways in which the Information Center is at the forefront of tremendous changes in library activities, in large part because the University of Oslo law school and library are in the process of a complete metamorphosis, and their staff is seeking guidance for the steps ahead. Ms. Tronslin presented a copy of The Sayings of the Vikings (trans. by Bjorn Jonasson) to the Information Center. One of the sayings is on "Alertness:"

Better weight
than wisdom
a traveler cannot carry.
A clear head
is good company.
Drink is a dangerous friend.
(Especially in the library!)

EXAMS ON eLOISe

Exam preparation time is fast approaching; don't forget to check eLOISe to see if your professor has copies of previous exams available. Stop by the Library Service Desk for a copy of our "Using eLOISe" bookmark and ask any staff member for assistance in using eLOISe.

STUDY ROOMS

Now that you've got copies of the exam - where can your study group meet to discuss it? Study rooms are available for reservation during all open Information Center hours. Bring your valid student ID to the Library Service Desk and book one!


NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

CLC COMPUTER TRAINING SERIES: NAVIGATING THE INTERNET

This week's sessions discover the meanings behind the Internet's alphabet soup (http, ftp, telnet, www, gopher, etc.). We will concentrate on the best methods for using the various Windows and DOS-based Internet utilities available at Chicago-Kent, including Netscape Navigator (it does more than just surf the web) and Trumpet, our USENET news reader. Sign up in room 703 for these sessions.

Navigating the Internet:
Thursday, October 24, at 12:50 pm and Friday, October 25, at 3:00 pm. The locations will be posted by e-mail.

E-MAIL TIP: READING E-MAIL ATTACHED FILES

When you receive an e-mail message with an attached file, you must save it to a disk before you can view it. Saving the file is easy:

Saving attached files in DOS e-mail:

Saving attached files in Windows e-mail:

Files attached to e-mail messages can only be opened by the software that created them, or by software which can read their formats. When you try to open the file in another application, you usually only see incomprehensible characters. For instance, if you receive a WordPerfect 6.1 document (usually with a .wpd filename extension), you can open it with WordPerfect 6.0 or 6.1, but not with Microsoft Word. Word Documents (usually with a .doc filename extension) can be opened using WordPerfect. Out of courtesy, when you send someone an attached file, please let them know what application you used to create it.

More details are available in the HelpDocs in room 700 and the CLC offices on the seventh floor, or at http://ck/support/help_docs/ .

LEXIS-NEXIS

Office Hours

Monday 10/21: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 10/22: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday 10/22: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10/22: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

During office hours, the LEXIS Rep., Karin Kiyabu, will either be 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.

THIS WEEK'S LEXIS QUICK TIP: Viewing/Recalling downloaded documents

  1. Select a word processing program (i.e. WP5.1, WP6.1, etc.)
  2. Select OPEN from the FILE menu
  3. Specify the file under which the document had been saved (e.g. a:\filename)
  4. Select the format (e.g. ANSI Text CR/LF to CRt (Windows)) Enter

WESTLAW

Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of October 14 are as follows:

Monday: 3:00-5:30 Michael Ambroziak Thursday: 4:00-6:30 Michael Ambroziak
Tuesday: 6:00-9:00 Michael Ambroziak
Wednesday: 9:30-11:30 Michael Ambroziak Sunday: 6:00-10:30 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

Next time you're using 6.1 and are viewing one document in a list of documents, click the right mouse button and see what happens. Is this a tip, a trick or just a cruel joke? That's hard to say, something might happen. Something might not happen.


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:

AIDS/HIV LEGAL COUNCIL OF CHICAGO is seeking volunteers who can commit 10-15 hours per week to assist the numerous clients who have legal troubles due to their AIDS/HIV infection. The Legal Council provides estate planning and will drafting, living wills, guardianship planning and litigation, sponsors litigation dealing with housing and employment discrimination, and assists clients in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Students may be able to represent clients in SSI administrative hearings.

If you are interested in the AIDS/HIV Legal Counsel of Chicago or in any other volunteer opportunity, please stop by the SOS office in Room 686.

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.


FROM THE LAW OFFICES

SPRING REGISTRATION FOR IN-HOUSE PROGRAMS

Spring 1997 Applications Available in Room 600: Deadline 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-year students 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. Details are posted on the Bulletin Board on the 6th floor and around the law school.


FACULTY NEWS

One of Professor Eglit‘s recent arbitration decisions has been selected for publication in the Bureau of National Affairs' Labor Arbitration Reports. The decision, Edwardsville Community Unit School District No. 7 and Edwardsville Education Association, was handed down on August 30, 1996. It is published at 107 LA 66.

Professor Philip Hablutzel was chairman of and a speaker at the first day of the Chicago Bar Association's Eighth Annual seminar on "How to Form an Illinois Business Entity: Corporation and Its Alternatives," on Thursday, October 17. He established this two-day seminar in 1989 and has been its chair since then. The "tax consequences" materials for the seminar were provided by Professor Evelyn Brody. Prof. Hablutzel and some of the other speakers served as drafters of the major revisions of the business statutes in Illinois over the past 15 years - the Business Corporation Act, the Limited Partnership Act, the Not-For-Profit Corporation Act, the Limited Liability Company Act and now the revised Partnership Act and the Limited Liability Partnership Act. On the seminar's second day, October 24, Prof. Hablutzel will speak on the strategies involved in drafting the basic documents for corporations and for limited liability companies.

Adjunct Professor Gretchen Van Dam spoke at the 14th Annual U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference which was held in Chicago on October 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency. She spoke on the Library of International Relations and its upcoming conference, "Integration of the Americas: Trade and the Future for Midwest Business" to be held November 14-15, 1996.


STUDENT WRITING CONTESTS

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


SPECIAL NOTICES

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.

COURTROOM TRIAL DEMONSTRATION

On Tuesday, October 22, 1996, from 4:00 to 5:55 pm, as part of Prof. Richard Kling's class in Forensic Sciences, there will be a demonstration of direct and cross examination of an expert witness in a murder case in which cause of death is an issue. This program is open to all.

Participants in the program:

The Honorable George Marovich (United States District Court, N.D. Ill.) will be the trial judge;

The Honorable Deborah M. Dooling (Circuit Court of Cook County, Criminal Division at 26th and California) will be the prosecutor;

The Honorable Richard Neville (Circuit Court of Cook County, Criminal Division at 26th and California) will be the defense attorney;

Dr. Edmund R. Donoghue (the Medical Examiner of Cook County) will be the expert witness.

Following the demonstration, questions will be taken from the audience.

FROM THE BOOKSTORE . . .

Students, please join us on October 23 (all day) for a 1996 pre-election, election. Please come in to register and place a ballot for our pre-election along with 500 other stores.

In celebration of the Election year, we're also pleased to present a "1996" Sale. From October 21 through November 5, we're featuring many sale items at prices of $.96 and $19.96.

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL

Ensure a successful career both as a law student and, further down the road, as a lawyer by joining Toastmasters International, a not-for-profit public speaking organization that has more than 8,000 chapters worldwide. A local chapter meets in the law school building the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 pm. With membership just $24.00 every six months, Toastmasters is a very affordable choice for public speaking training.

Guests are always welcome to observe meetings. Our next meeting is this Tuesday, October 22. Check the lobby board for the room number. For more information, e-mail Brenna Kelley (BKELLEY).


ORGANIZATIONS

FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

The SBA would like to congratulate Wamaid Mestey-Borges on her recent election as President of the Midwest Region's Hispanic National Bar Association/Law Student Division. There are nine states in her region. It is great to see the growing number of Chicago-Kent students that are involved with organizations outside the walls of the law school.

Several members of the Chicago-Kent community asked me for the name of the student that I announced as coming in second place in her division at the Race Ipsa Loquitur. Well, we are happy to announce that Joanna Kielczewski is the person. She also achieved the fastest time for any Chicago-Kent participant.

Old Business:

  1. Polls: Please pick up a copy of the report that details the poll results. We provided a copy of the report to each faculty member and to the appropriate administration members. The detailed report includes all of the written comments provided by the student population. In addition, we determined means of each question for each class and division. The level of disparity between the classes is interesting.

  2. October Social: We hope you enjoyed the October Social at the OTB. Please direct comments to SBAQ. Please see the November Nitecap announcement, below.

  3. 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 following speakers have confirmed:

    Monday, November 4 -- Panel:
    Emerging Medical Issues:Lori Andrews, Professor of Law
    Emerging Civil Rights Issues: Standish Willis, Attorney
    Tuesday, November 5 -- Keynote:
    Emerging Ethical/Professionalism Issues:Dan Webb, Attorney and former United States Attorney
    Wednesday, November 6 -- Panel:
    Emerging Human Rights Issues:Dr. Robert Kirschner, Director of the International Forensic Program for the Physicians for Human Rights and former Cook County Medical Examiner
    Emerging International Trial Issues:Bartram Brown, Assistant Professor of Law

    On November 7, we will hold a panel discussion on Emerging Technology and Cyberlaw Issues. We have not received speaker confirmations. If you are interested in assisting in the development of the events, please contact Jenni Henley, Speakers Program Committee, Chair.

New Business:

  1. Faculty Meeting: We would like to thank Janine Girzadas, President of the Moot Court Honor Society, for accompanying me to the October 15 faculty meeting. During the meeting, we discussed the applicability of the grading curve to certain upper division classes. I voted to exempt Appellate Advocacy and Judicial Externship from the mandatory grade curve. The motion passed.

  2. Poll #3: We are currently working on Poll #3. This poll will focus on the Information Center (Library). We invited Professor Voges, Director of the Legal Information Center, to participate in the content of the poll. She agreed to work with us. If you would like for us to consider a particular issue, please send the information to SBAQ.

  3. Internet Home Page: We are developing an Internet web site. The site will include the following types of information: SBA Constitution and By-Laws; Board of Governors' meeting minutes, resolutions and voting records, polls and poll results, budgets, and election rules.

  4. November Nitecap: The SBA November social is scheduled for Thursday, November 7. The event will be held from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The location has not been decided; however, please mark your calendars. If you would like to suggest a location for any SBA monthly social, please contact Jonathan Gelperin, Social Committee, Chair.

    Thank you.

ADR SOCIETY

Those people interested in mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution programs should attend the organizational meeting at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22 in room C15. On the agenda is the election of officers and speaker and social events. Please contact Ben Skjold, BSKJOLD, or Adam Pinchuck, APINCHUC, for more information.

ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY

Jacquie Lewis from Illinois Animal Action and SPEAK (Supplementing and Promoting Ethics in the Animal Kingdom) will speak at Chicago-Kent on October 29 from 5:30-6:30 pm in room 590. Ms. Lewis will speak on "Living without Cruelty: The First Step Towards Legal Rights for Animals." There will be both a slide and video presentation, and food and beverages will be served.

In addition, the November speaking event will be on Factory Farming. If you can help out with planning the event (making flyers, scheduling the room...), please e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO.

BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

"Let's Take the Chill Off" -- BLSA will sponsor a coat and winter clothing drive beginning Monday, October 21, until Friday, November 1. You can drop off coats and warm clothing in a box on the first floor near the security desk or on the Concourse in a box under the BLSA bulletin board. Please donate clothing which you would want to receive -- clean and in decent condition. Thanks to the students and faculty for your support. All proceeds will be donated to area homeless shelters.

A Lunch Break

BLSA will sponsor a lunch-time discussion on race relations on Monday, October 28 at 11:45 am in room 210. This promises to be a galvanizing and topical discussion on the state of affairs between the races. We will be analyzing the effects of the past year's media events on the relations between the races. Come out and be heard -- and learn a little something. Thank you for your support.

Questions? Contact KBANKS, ABRIGHT, or THARDMAN

CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION

All Schools Reception

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Law Student Committee of the CBA invites you to its All Schools Reception on Thursday, October 24, 1996, from 4 pm - 6 pm at the CBA headquarters, 321 S. Plymouth Court (next door to The John Marshall Law School). Come and join other law students from all Chicago area schools to meet Chicago-Kent's CBA student representative (that's me!), learn the benefits of bar membership, and meet CBA and YLS attorney members. There will be a cash bar (beer, wine, soda) and complimentary refreshments, but ALL CURRENT AND NEW STUDENT MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE TWO COMPLIMENTARY DRINK TICKETS. (That means that your $8 membership fee will pay for itself right there!) This event is co-sponsored with West Bar Review, and there will be prizes raffled by West Bar Review, LEXIS-NEXIS and the CBA. This is a GREAT networking opportunity -- take advantage of it!

Volunteer Night at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Have you been looking for a chance to help the community, but don't feel like you have the time to spare in the midst of law school? Well, fret no longer! On Tuesday, October 22, from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, the YLS is providing volunteers to work at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a not-for-profit food distribution center. Volunteers will work on the repacking line, inspecting, cleaning and sorting donated products to prepare for distribution to soup kitchens, pantries and homeless shelters. At 5:30 pm there will be a pizza dinner, then from 6 - 9 pm there will be the orientation and work session. (Dress requirements and directions are located on posters on the Spak bulletin boards.) Take advantage of this great opportunity to serve the community while getting to know other young lawyers and law students. Spouses and friends are welcome, too! To sign-up, call the YLS Hotline at (312) 554-2034 and leave your name, phone number, and mailing address.

Upcoming Events...

PAINTING PROJECT: On Saturday, November 23, CBA members and spouses will be doing a painting project at Wrigleyville Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence to paint the pre-school that the shelter operates. If interested, call the YLS Hotline at (312) 554-2034 or watch the Record for additional details in early November.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Law Student Committee of the YLS will be having another blood drive competition between Chicago area law schools in the spring. Watch for details this spring!

Membership

Send in your YLS/Law Student Membership form today to start reaping the many benefits of being a CBA member for only $8.00/year! If you need a membership form, you can pick one up in the Concourse, outside the Career Services Office, or e-mail me at CRUNNELS with your locker # and location and I'll leave a form for you within a week. If you have any questions about the above events or membership information, just e-mail me (Charis Runnels) at CRUNNELS.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY

In conjunction with GayLaw, Kent Justice Foundation and Women in Law, we are sponsoring a panel discussion on "Same-Gender Domestic Violence" this Wednesday, October 23, at 3:00 pm in the Auditorium. Come and find out about the special problems that arise in prosecuting these crimes. Representatives of the State's Attorney's Office will be there as well as speakers from the American Prosecutor's Research Institute and Chicago's Horizons Anti-Violence Project. There will be food and beverages afterward.

Also, mark your calenders for a debate on the merits of Miranda coming up on November 18 at 4:00 p.m.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

The next ELS meeting is on October 23 from 3-4 pm for day students and from 5-6 pm for evening students. Both meetings will be held in room C25. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, please e-mail RVANDERV so that we can get back to you with what you missed.

ELS will also hold a Bake Sale on Tuesday, October 22. ELS members please look for the sign-up sheet in your e-mail. Please participate and bake some "goodies" if you can.

Finally, ELS needs your help with the Paper Recycling Committee. If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail MZILLIGE. Thanks!

EVENING LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY

Hi everyone! Thanks to all of you who filled out and returned the survey to us. We will use it to plan events for this year. Please join us on October 22, 1996 in room C90 to discuss the results.

Have a nice evening!

FAMILY LAW SOCIETY

FLS will have a general membership event on Wednesday, October 23 from 5-6 pm. Professor Baker and Adjunct Professor Gordon will be talking about their opinions and experiences with family law. In addition, we will vote on changes to the constitution and by-laws. Food and beverages will be provided. Room TBA.

Also, watch for more information on the tour of the Juvenile Center. The event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 7. If you have any questions please e-mail SLUPESCU or LGOTTSCH.

THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY

We have added many new handouts and other free articles to our bulletin board. Please help yourself to our propaganda.

We are still waiting on that room and date for the panel we intend to host on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. Please watch the Federalist Society bulletin board and your e-mail for breaking news.

Mr. Roger Pilon of the CATO Institute will speak about "Federalism, Unfunded Mandates, and the 104th Congress," among other things, on November 7 in room 580 from 4:00-5:30 pm. We intend to have a reception afterwards. The event should prove especially interesting to 2Ls in Constitutional Law, as we hope to engage at least one of your professors in the discussion. We will post some information about Mr. Pilon and CATO on our bulletin board along with those other great things I hinted at above.

Professor Paul Cassell of the University of Utah will discuss the 30th Anniversary of the Miranda decision with famous defense attorney and esteemed Professor Richard Kling. This event will take place on November 18 from 4-6 pm in room 570. More info to come.

Questions, donations, insults, or a desire to be included on our mailing list? E-mail CHAGE, CBENTLEY, CPOULSON, or JMRAZ.

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
Thomas Jefferson

"1935 will go down in history! For the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead in the future!"
Adolf Hitler

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY

The Intellectual Property Law Society will host its first speaker event of the year on Tuesday, October 29. Mr. Marty Delano, a member of the contracts group at Anderson Consulting will speak from 4:30-6:00 pm in room 170. IPLS is also planning a Halloween Bake Sale for October 31 in the 3rd Floor Spak. Volunteers are needed to work at the table as well as to bake goodies. Please e-mail TMCCARTY if you are interested in helping out. Finally, mark your calendars for our resume workshop scheduled for November 19. Look forward to more details about this great event in future editions of the Record.

INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY

ILS will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 6 from 3-4 pm in room C50. Current members as well as all those interested in becoming members of ILS are welcome. Applications are still available in the ILS office located on the concourse. Refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in fundraising this semester?? Please e-mail RRODIGU for information concerning fundraising events.

Also, keep an eye out for next week's Record announcement concerning the upcoming speaker event scheduled for November 12.

JEWISH LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

The Jewish Law Students Association is sponsoring an event for Mr. Richard Devine, candidate for Cook County State's Attorney. The event will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 12:15 pm in room 580. Please contact Howard Rosenburg (HROSENB) or Scott Gertz (SGERTZ) for further information.

The Decalogue Society of Lawyers Annual Reception for Judges is this week! It will be held Tuesday, October 22 at The John Marshall Law School from 5-7 pm. The address is 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. If you would like to attend you MUST RSVP. Contact Helen Bloch (HBLOCH) at (773) 743-7490 or Decalogue at (312) 263-6493. This is a great opportunity to meet judges and network!

KENT ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA

KATLA is currently looking for members for its Fundraising Committee. Please e-mail Lisa (LSMITH3) by October 25 if you have any ideas for fundraising or if you are interested in participating as a chairperson or committee member.

KATLA will also be sponsoring a speaker event on October 29. Don't forget to read next week's Record for more details.

KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION

Next General Meeting: Day Students -- October 30 at 3:00 pm in room 170. Evening Students -- October 31 at 5:15 pm in room 170. Auction Committee members MUST attend to find out individual duties and deadlines. If you still need to join an Auction Committee, e-mail Ann-Celine at AOHALLAR. Also sign up for the October 31 Bake Sale or e-mail Beverly at BMCCLELL with your preferred 1-hour time slot between 10 am and 6 pm. Flannel boxers are the official KJF Fall Fundraiser, set for early November.

Domestic Violence Panel: Don't forget to attend the October 23 Panel Session from 3-5 pm co-hosted by GayLaw, Women in Law, and KJF. Contact Dana at DKURTZ to help out or for more info.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY

Thanks to all who attended the brown bag lunch with members of NELA and the faculty of the labor and employment law certificate program! It was a great success and an important first step in building a strong network with practitioners.

The next speaker event is just around the corner. Able Smith, an attorney with the City of Chicago's Labor Law Administration, will be at Chicago-Kent on Tuesday, October 29 at 5:15 pm, room TBA. Mr. Smith is involved with contract negotiations and other various labor issues facing the City of Chicago. This is your chance to learn more about labor law. Please plan to attend.

We are also working on a speaker event involving the current sex discrimination suit against the Hooters restaurant chain. That event is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 6 at 5 pm. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

Finally, if you would like to be included on the Labor and Employment Law Society's mailing list, please e-mail Ludy Aguada (LAGUADA).

PHI ALPHA DELTA

Outlines:

If you were supposed to get an outline but didn't, contact Melissa (MSMEJKAL). She'll help you out. Also, to all those 2Ls and 3Ls, Melissa has some outlines available for your classes, too. Instead of sending her a barrage of e-mails, though, I think I'll just e-mail a list of the classes that she has outlines for. Stay tuned...

SOWLE FOR CRIM - if you have Sowle for Crim, we have a new and improved outline for you. Just send an e-mail to MSMEJKAL and she'll send it to you.

OUTLINES NEEDED - any 2Ls or 3Ls that have outlines for Con Law, Crim Pro, or Sales, WE NEED YOU! Those of you who are willing to donate to our collection would be doing us a huge favor. Just send them by e-mail to MSMEJKAL. Thanks!

Upcoming Events:

Oct. 21 (Mon.) from 5-8 pm -- LRE TRAINING SESSION: Those of you who want to participate in LRE need to be trained. We will have a district-wide training session with FREE FOOD! See you there.

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 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The cost is $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. 29 (Tues.) -- BAKE SALE: We are having a Bake Sale for fundraising purposes, of course. Anyone who is interested in bringing baked goods or sitting at the fundraising table should contact Pegg (MZILLIGE).

Oct. 31 (Thurs.) -- HALLOWEEN PARTY: There is a district-wide Halloween Party at Jack Sullivans. There is no cover and there 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.

WOMEN IN LAW

Congratulations go out to the newly elected members of the Executive Board. The full board now consists of:

PresidentTracy Petruso
Vice PresidentCharis Runnels
Vice PresidentRachel Donegan
TreasurerAudrey Anderson
Public Relations CoordinatorMata Binteris
1st year RepresentativeJulie Flaherty
SecretaryElizabeth Parks

WIL is co-sponsoring, with GayLaw and KJF, a forum on domestic violence within homosexual relationships. The forum will be held on October 23 at 3:00 pm in the Auditorium. This event promises to be very interesting, and we encourage all of our membership to attend.

Professor JC Smith of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, who will deliver 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 draws from the work of Nietzsche, 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 on Monday, November 5 in the afternoon (time TBA). This is a great opportunity to meet a scholar of feminism in a relaxed, informal forum. Please contact TPETRUSO if you would like to attend and to voice a preference for the time of the talk.

Look for an upcoming forum on Late-term/ Partial Birth Abortion that WIL is co-sponsoring with The Federalist Society. The emphasis of the forum will be on the legal implications of the bill prohibiting partial birth abortion that was recently vetoed by President Clinton and what it will

mean legally if that veto is overturned by Congress. Particular emphasis will be on the impact such a law would have on previous abortion decisions. The forum will take place either in late October or early November.

Also coming in early November is our annual Fall Reception. At the reception we will pair 1L mentees with their mentors. If you are a 1L and would like a mentor, or if you are a 2L, 3L or 4L and would like to be a mentor and have not yet signed up, please e-mail RDONEGAN.

Next week we will be having committee meetings. If you would like to be on a committee and have not yet signed up, please e-mail EPARKS. The committees are: Speaker Series, Fundraising, Special Events, Community Service and Public Relations. Look for times of meetings to be announced.

STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION


PRESENTS
THE 1996 FALL LECTURE SERIES
NOVEMBER 4-7, 1996

EMERGING ISSUES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

  • MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY & CIVIL RIGHTS


  • ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM


  • HUMAN RIGHTS & INTERNATIONAL FAIR TRIALS


  • CYBER LAW