Vol. No. XXX, No. 13
November 4, 1996
Posting Notices in The Record
Tomorrow, November 5, is Election Day. I hope every member of the Chicago-Kent community who has registered to vote will do so. I know I plan to be at the polls around 6:45am before coming downtown for a busy day at the law school. As I have said in the Record and at several talks, attorneys and officers of the courts bear a particular obligation to participate in the process of choosing our elected officials for the next four years. Regardless of whether you think there are others out there who would be better than the candidates actually running, we have a handful of people to choose among for President, Senator, Congressperson, State's Attorney, state legislator, judge, etc., and it is critical that we take part in making those choices.
Once the polls close, I expect to be glued to the TV set watching the returns--being annoyed at the networks for announcing winners two minutes after the polls close with less than one percent of the vote counted, rooting for the candidates I support (no, I won't say who they are), and generally being caught up in the spectacle and tension of Election Night. Until as recently as the 1992 election, I've worked on several campaigns at the federal and local levels each election. This year, I haven't been able to do so, and I have missed the involvement and opportunity to make a difference in the outcome. For those of you who have never worked on a political campaign, I highly recommend it as a fulfillment of civic duty, an opportunity to make friends and professional contacts, and a way to have a lot of fun during a concentrated, defined period of time.
Speaking of civic duty, last week I spent a day as a prospective juror at the Circuit Court of Cook County. This is always an intriguing experience for those of us who are in the legal profession. As usual, I got as far as sitting on a panel watching jury selection, but wasn't selected to be on a jury. Last year when I was called for jury duty, both attorneys were Chicago-Kent alums and former students of mine, and they didn't want me to be on the jury. "It would be too much like class," said one of them. This time, only one of the attorneys was a former student, but he would have asked that I be excused had I actually been put in the jury box. He didn't have the opportunity, since the jury was filled before my name was called from the panel.
I noted that, within the last year, at least at the Daley Center, the jury process has been made more understandable to jurors without much experience in the court system, and it's reasonably comfortable for everyone. About 200 of us gathered on the 17th floor, and watched a short orientation film on the role of the juror and how the jury process works. Then, groups of 36 people were sent to various courtrooms to be subject to a voir dire evaluation by the judge and attorneys for the two sides. I was impressed by the quality of the judge, and his obvious concern for the jurors and the fairness of the selection process. After he questioned the jurors, both attorneys had their chances. They, too, showed a lot of concern for the feelings of the jurors as they asked personal questions and tried to evaluate who would have a prejudice against their side, and who would be able to follow the testimony. I also was impressed by the group of people who were potential jurors--we ranged in age from 19 to about 75, were an impressively representative sample of the many racial and ethnic groups in Cook County, included a practicing attorney as well as a law professor, a junior college math teacher, a carpenter, a retired supermarket stock clerk, a college student, a social worker, a physical therapist, a home-maker, and many others. Almost everyone seemed to want to be on the jury, except the college student, who had a major exam coming up the next day, and a man who had to appear in court in two days to help his son work through the victim's assistance program.
I hope you will get an opportunity to go through the process, and actually be chosen for a case. I hope to be a juror next year, although most lawyers would not want a law professor/interim dean type of person on their jury. Too much like being in class, I guess.
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On Tuesday, November 5, at noon in the Auditorium, we will be hosting the Sixth Annual Charles Green Lecture in Law and Technology. Professor J.C. Smith, Professor of Law and Director, Faculty of Law Artificial Intelligence Research Project, University of British Columbia, will be speaking on "Machine Intelligence and Legal Reasoning". Professor Smith is an internationally-known expert on simulating legal reasoning in computers and improving the capacity of lawyers to understand legal materials with the aid of computers. He has written widely about legal reasoning, tort issues, psychology, and law and computers. Professor Smith is a founder of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law, a member of the editorial boards of Artificial Intelligence and Law and The International Yearbook of Law, Computers, and Technology, and involved with many other international legal groups. He has lectured around the world and received such honors as the Law Reform Commission of Canada and the Canadian Association Of Law Teachers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship, and the University of British Columbia Teaching Prize.
This will be an excellent lecture and another great opportunity to learn from an internationally-renowned scholar and teacher. I hope you will make an effort to attend.
The Registration Bulletin with the final version of the schedule, registration instructions and other information will be available outside the third floor cafeteria this week. Evening Division registration begins this Thursday, November 7; Day Division students will begin registering next Wednesday, November 13.
Additions and Changes to the Preliminary Spring Schedule
Following is a list of all changes made to the preliminary schedule through last Thursday morning. Additional additions and changes will appear in the Registration Bulletin.
Additional Courses and Sections
Two sections of Mediation have been added to the schedule. One taught by Professor Weiss will meet on Tuesday from 4 to 5pm and the other, taught by Professors Myers and Miller, will meet on Tuesday from 6 to 7pm.
Advanced Research: Employment Law, will be taught by Professor Lahey on Monday from 3 to 4:50pm.
Two additional Legal Drafting General Practice sections have been scheduled; the instructors are TBA. One section will be taught on Tuesday from 4 to 5:50pm and another section will be taught on Wednesday from 4 to 5:50pm.
A General Practice Legal Drafting section will be taught by Professor Trester on Monday from 7:35 to 9:25pm.
Changed Days or Times
Patent Law, Professor Parkhurst, will meet on MW from 7:35 to 9pm, not 9:25pm.
Land Use, Professor Peters, will meet on MW from 7:35pm to 9pm, not TT at 8pm.
Professor McConville's section of Legal Drafting, General Practice, will meet on Thursday at 4pm, not Wednesday.
Jurisprudence seminar, Professor Wright, will meet on Thursday at 6pm, not Tuesday.
Sexual Orientation seminar, Professor Samar, will meet on Tuesday at 4pm, not Wednesday.
Medical Malpractice, Professor Richardson, will meet from 6 to 7:50 pm on Thursday, not 7:25pm.
Other Schedule Information
The Land Use final exam will be on Wednesday, May 14 at 6pm.
There will be no final exams for Business Entities Formation, Business Planning or Legislative Advocacy.
Conflict of Laws will be taught by Professor Sonia Green.
International Aspects of Intellectual Property is a 3-hour course, not a 2-hour course.
The instructors for the Hazardous Waste seminar are TBA.
You may not make a pass/fail election for Professor Nahmod's Section 1983/Constitutional Torts course.
Rescheduling Final Exams
Students must take their final exams at the times scheduled except as specified in §§ 7.2 and 7.3 of the Handbook. If an exam must be rescheduled, obtain a Final Exam Reschedule form in the Registrar's office and submit it to Ellen Berger in room 546. If she approves a rescheduling, you must then obtain the instructor's approval and signature and return the form to her. She will discuss the date and time of the make-up exam with you and will make the arrangements with the Registrar. Make-up exams must be scheduled within 24 hours of the originally scheduled exam when feasible. Otherwise, the make-up exam will be scheduled as close as possible to the originally scheduled time. If you have any questions about the policy, e-mail Ellen Berger or see her in room 546.
As a result of the SBA poll results, final exams will not be scheduled on Saturday evenings or Sundays.
Intensive Trial Advocacy
Students enrolled in January, 1997 Intensive Trial Advocacy should read §3.8 of the Handbook which requires Intensive Trial Advocacy students to enroll in Trial Advocacy 2 in the Spring, 1997 semester. If you do not take Trial Advocacy 2, you risk losing credit for the Intensive course. If you are enrolled and do not intend to take Trial Advocacy 2, you should drop the Intensive course as soon as possible.
The registration priority lists are posted on the second floor bulletin board. Please check the lists to verify that you are properly classified. If your name does not appear on any of the lists or you are classified incorrectly, please notify the Registrar immediately. 1L students do not have priority numbers.
Registration forms for the Spring semester will be available in the Registrar's office beginning Tuesday, November 5. The Bursar must stamp your registration form before you can submit it to the Registrar's office. To avoid long lines at the Bursar's office, we urge you to pick up your registration form and have it stamped as soon as you possible. Submit the stamped registration form with your course selections to the Registrar's office according to the schedule in the Registration Bulletin. Registration begins this Thursday, November 7 for Evening Division students.
If you have an outstanding balance, the Bursar will not stamp your form. To register with an outstanding balance, you must file a "Petition to Register with an Unpaid Balance" in room 265. If your petition is approved, you will be permitted to register at your assigned time. The petitions are available in room 265 and the Registrar's office. You must file a petition even if you are expecting loans that will cover the entire outstanding balance. Read the item in the Special Notices section of this Record entitled "1997 Registration and Unpaid Tuition Balances."
Final Undergraduate Transcript Required
If your final undergraduate transcript is not on file in the Registrar's office, you will not be able to obtain your registration form for the Spring semester. You must have a final official transcript sent directly to the Registrar's office. Advanced students will lose registration priority if their transcript is received after their priority group registers.
January, 1997 Graduates
Please make sure that your financial account with the university is current. You will not be certified to take the bar exam nor will you receive your diploma if you have an outstanding balance. You may check the status of your account on the computer terminal in the Registrar's office. If there are any errors or problems, report them to the Bursar in room 290 immediately.
Class ranks are calculated after each fall and spring semester; ranks are not calculated for students after their first semester of study. The graduating class with which you will be ranked is listed on the second floor bulletin board. Please verify that you are listed with the correct class.
Is end-of-the-semester stress starting to get to you? Take a minute to visit Ellen Berger or Victoria Bensley. We can give you advice on how to organize you studying time, effective ways to outline and techniques you can use to combat the stress that is creeping into your life. Drop by rooms 544 and 546 or send us an e-mail. We are here to help you get through the next few months!
Just One Week Away! - EXAM PREPARATION & PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, November 13, 3-4pm, room 210
and Thursday, November 14, 5-6pm, room C50
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 3-4pm in room 210. The evening program is scheduled for Thursday, November 14 from 5-6pm in room C50.
Internet Site of the Week:
Make your day! Check out the following sites for daily doses of amusement:
|Today in History||http://www.historychannel.com/today/|
|Fun Fact of the Day||http://www.dreamsville.com/CSN/Wardo/fact.html|
Obiter Dictum /ó(w)b t r díkt m/. Lat. A remark in passing. See Dicta; Dictum.
"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe." Abraham Lincoln
This week: 1L Resume Workshops for the Legal Market!
Legal Resume Development for Recent College Graduates :
The Career Services staff will discuss 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:
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.
Summer Jobs for 1Ls in Large Law Firms and Intellectual Property Firms
Most employers who hire 1Ls for the summer begin their searches during the spring semester. The Career Services Office will be offering programs in January on strategies for your summer search. However, there are a limited number of employers, mostly the very large law firms and intellectual property law firms, that start looking at 1Ls in December. Each firm may only hire one 1L, so the competition for these positions is fierce.
If you are interested in applying to these employers, plan on attending the program on Tuesday, November 12 at noon or 5pm in room 570. Stephanie Rever Chu and Charis Runnels will explain the process and the resources you'll need so that you'll be ready to send out your letters to those employers on December 1. Sign up in the Career Services Office to attend!
Come check out the Career Services resource center! We're offering tours during the month of November. Sign up n the Program Sign-Up notebook at the reception desk in Suite 360! Tours are limited to 12 students each. Additional tours will be held in the spring. The dates and time for November are:
November 4 through 8 at noon
November 11 through 15 at noon
November 7 and 14 at 5:30pm
The Practice Tracks program scheduled for Saturday, November 9 has been postponed until Saturday, February 1 at Northwestern Law School. The program in February will offer great opportunities to gather information from 70 different practitioners to help you decide what you want to do with your law degree and how best to market your skills. We'll see you in February!
Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services
The Office of the Secretary of Defense Honors Program Legal Internship Program: 1Ls/2Ls
The Office of General Counsel, the chief legal organization for the Department of Defense, is seeking applicants for its summer Honors Legal Internship Program. Summer interns will assist in drafting and commenting on legislation, regulations, congressional testimony, litigation materials and legal opinions. Interested candidates should see Handout #38 for application instructions. Applications are accepted until January 10, 1997. 1Ls should not apply until after December 1. The handout also details other offices within the Department of Defense that may employ summer interns.
Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Programs
The Illinois General Assembly partisan staffs offer 16 internships lasting from October 1, 1997 to August 15, 1998. Major duties of interns will be to assist the legislative staff drafting bills, searching issues, and analyzing bills and agency budget requests. Applicants must have at least a B.A. Interns receive stipends of $1,600 per month. Interested students should see Handout #39 for application instructions. Applications are due March 1, 1997.
The Food & Drug Law Institute 1997 Summer Internship: 1Ls/2Ls
The Food & Drug Law Institute is seeking applicants for its summer 1997 internship program June 24-27 in Washington D.C. The internship is a comprehensive, four-day course providing practical instruction on the fundamentals of federal food and drug law and regulation. There is no fee for the program, however you must be selected to attend. Please see Handout #40 for an application and instructions.
Public Service Opportunities
The American Bar Association Public Service Summer Internship Program: 1Ls/2Ls
The ABA seeks applicants for its summer internship program. The program allows a student to undertake a public interest law research and writing project of his or her own design. In concert with Public Services Division staff and a law school faculty reviewer, the student will develop and complete a substantive legal monograph. Please see Handout #41 for application instructions. Applications are due January 31, 1997.
Summer Employment Opportunities
Office of the Federal Public Defender: 1Ls/2Ls
The Office of the Federal Public Defender in Nashville, TN seeks applicants for summer law clerk positions. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to the Office of the Public Defender, 810 Broadway, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203. The pay for 1L students is $12/hr and $13/hr for 2Ls.
Professionalism Day 1997: A Program for Second Year Students
Whether you're on your second career and likely to keep the job you have now, a recent college graduate seeking a job in a large firm, a mid-life career changer hoping to break into public interest law, or an M.B.A. seeking a non-traditional legal job, it's important to manage your own career. Professionalism Day is a day of programming designed to help you maximize your career success by arming you with first hand knowledge about employer expectations and detailed information about law as a business. The program features practitioners who've volunteered to share their time and expertise with you, providing tips on how to hit the ground running as a graduate and how to enhance the skills you've already acquired in the workplace.
Professionalism Day 1997 is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 1997. Watch the next few issues of the Record for registration information and further information. Please note that Professionalism Day is a graduation requirement for students as indicated in Section 1.2 of the Student Handbook.
The tutorial topic for the current week is How to Use the UNITED STATES CODE CONGRESSIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE NEWS, popularly known as USCCAN. 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 at the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or the times when they are offered, we'd like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (e-mail: LGLANZ).
ELECTION INTERNET SITES
Still haven't made up your mind about the election? Need the candidates' stands on the Environment? Check out the "Campaign 96 Online" home page at http://96.com. This great Internet site provides links to the Presidential candidates' home pages (Sen. Dole at www.dole96.org and Pres. Clinton at www.cg96.org) but also to the major news organizations such as CSPAN, CNN, and the New Republic and to the home pages of special interest and advocacy groups. There are complete links to sites relating to the Presidential election, Congressional races, and a state-by-state listing.
I.J. BERKSON READING ROOM
You may have wondered about the person for whom the Berkson Reading Room is named. The room, on the 10th floor of the Information Center, is named after noted Chicago attorney and 1918 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, I.J. Berkson. The Reading Room was a gift of his wife, Sadie Berkson who is a member of the Chicago-Kent Board of Overseers. Mr. Berkson was known for his professionalism and ethics and was honored with a testimonial by the American Bar Association for 50 years of valued service to the legal profession. The Berkson Reading Room is modeled after traditional reading rooms of the 19th century and holds the reserve and rare book collections in its 14-foot tall cherry wood bookcases. The 36-foot high ceiling is embellished with a Lamella motif--the diamond pattern formed by the structural beams.
Current ID stickers are now available at the Registrar's Office. You need a current sticker on your ID to check books out in the library and to reserve study rooms. Be sure to get a sticker for your student ID - exams are approaching and the study rooms are great places for your study group to meet.
On Tuesday, November 5, at 12 noon in the Auditorium, Professor JC Smith, who is Director of the Faculty of Law Artificial Intelligence Research Project at the University of British Columbia, will deliver the annual Charles Green Lecture in Law and Technology. He will speak on "Machine Intelligence and Legal Reasoning." The central focus of Professor Smith's research and writing has been the nature and structure of legal discourse, which has led him to pursue research of a broad interdisciplinary nature, including substantial research in the area of artificial intelligence and law. His lecture will focus on the problems of simulating legal reasoning in the computer. He will explain and demonstrate some of the innovative ways by which some of these problems can be solved, and how these solutions lead to a better understanding of our own mental processes. His thesis is that the future of legal practice will lie not so much in the direction of machines taking over the functions of lawyers, but rather in a union between the lawyer and the machine made possible by the capacity of the computer to represent and manipulate legal knowledge in patterns similar to the way humans think.
Professor Smith is a graduate of the UBC Faculty of Law and received his LL.M. from Yale, where he was awarded the Felix Cohen Prize in Legal Philosophy. He is the author of numerous academic articles and books. He has lectured around the world and has received many honors and prizes. A reception for Professor Smith will be held in the event room on the 10th floor immediately following the lecture.
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law is seeking volunteers for the remainder of this semester as well as next semester. The Lawyers' Committee assists those individuals unable to afford legal representation in a variety of civil rights actions. The Committee's clients include victims of hate crimes, economic, housing or "environmental" discrimination, as well as recipients of government entitlement programs. The Committee's staff attorneys need assistance in researching substantive and procedural issues and in preparing legal memoranda given to pro bono attorneys working on specific Committee cases.
If you are interested in the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights or in any other volunteer opportunity, please stop by the SOS office in room 686.
SOS OFFICE HOURS:
|Monday||2:45pm - 4pm|
|Tuesday||1:30pm - 3pm and 4:15pm - 6pm|
|Thursday||4:15pm - 6pm|
If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either Steve (SMCKENZI) or Ann Celine (AOHALLAR) to schedule an appointment.
CLC Computer Training Series: Outlining With Your Word Processor
Outlining is a way of life in law school; WordPerfect and Word make organizing your class notes easier by automating many of the organizational details in your outline. In these separate sessions, we will show you how to use these powerful tools in Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, including tips on personalizing your outline by using custom styles and colors.
New Versions of Chicago-Kent's Dial In Software Available
Starting today, students who purchased Chicago-Kent's dial-in package this semester can upgrade their software to the Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 version. Just bring blank disks (four for Windows 95, or two for Window 3.1) to Melissa Mooney in Lab 700 or Jim Judge in Room 703 for your upgraded software. This new "remote" software may be friendlier to your computer than the current DOS version, especially if you're a Windows 95 user. The "host" at Chicago-Kent will keep the same DOS menu; you will be able to read your e-mail, see class information, and get your grades, the same as you can now.
For students who purchased the dial-in package in previous years, the new versions will be available in the bookstore around November 15. Due to licensing restrictions, previous years' buyers will need to purchase a new copy of the software if they wish to upgrade. While upgrading the remote software may make calling the Chicago-Kent system easier, it will not change what you see on your screen, so if your dial-in software is working fine, it is not necessary to upgrade.
Have a Question? E-mail HELPDESK
The CLASS (Computer Law Society) Help Desk is staffed regularly by CLASS members. If you have a problem or have a question about how to do anything in a program, e-mail HELPDESK. You can also stop by the Help Desk in Lab 775, Melissa Mooney's desk in Lab 700, or the CLC offices on the seventh floor if you ever have a question or problem. We're glad to help.
|Monday||11/4 4pm - 7:30pm|
|Tuesday||11/5 8am - 10am|
|Wednesday||11/6 5pm - 7:30pm|
* During office hours, the LEXIS Rep., Karin Kiyabu, will 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: Directory of Online Services
In order to find out which materials LEXIS provides, access the on-line guide. To do so:
Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of November 4 are as follows:
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. Remember to Vote!
Professor Mickie Voges presented a one-day seminar in "Copyright and Intellectual Property in the Electronic World" as a continuing education program at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science in Baltimore.
Adjunct Professor Eldon Ham, who teaches Sports Law in the spring semesters, has started writing a regular sports column in the Chicago-Daily Law Bulletin.
For more information on essays and/or writing contests, stop by the office of the Associate Dean, room 320D.
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:
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:
ATTENTION WOMEN OF COLOR LAW STUDENTS
As a follow-up to their initial study on gender bias in legal education, the Chicago Bar Association's (CBA) Alliance for Women will be meeting with women of color/minority women law students to discuss their unique experiences at Chicago-Kent. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 4-5pm in room 520, and Professor Richardson will moderate. Please join us and offer your important input to this study.
LADR! A PROGRAM FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Information Meetings will be on Wednesday, November 6, and Wednesday, November 13, 1996, at 3pm and 5:30pm in room 510.
Becoming a lawyer takes more than sitting through three years of law school lectures. It involves more than learning how to cross-examine hostile witnesses, write persuasive briefs, and talk to clients. Reading about subjects such as legal ethics or law practice management is not the same as learning about them from experience.
Chicago-Kent College of Law's program, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR), offers a unique educational experience. Throughout the program you will learn legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional values, and work in Chicago-Kent's teaching law firm, supervised by clinical professors who are expert practitioners and mentors. You will learn the art of lawyering through two years of intensive skills and clinical training. Your experience will teach you how to become a competent, ethical, and socially responsible lawyer.
No more than 30 first-year students will be admitted to the program based upon academic potential, law school performance, and reasons for entering the program. A faculty advisor will help the LADR students tailor their course selections to their particular career interests. Each program graduate will be awarded a Juris Doctor degree and a Program Certificate. Applications are due Thursday, January 23, 1997, during the start of the spring 1997 semester.
Only students who are currently first-year students may apply for admission into LADR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please attend the information meetings on either Wednesday, November 6, or Wednesday, November 13, at either 3pm or 5:30pm in room 510. You may also contact Professor Laser, room 631, or pick up an application and brochure in room 600.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1997.
Unfortunately, Broadcast Messages are getting a little too wordy, which is the reason for the occasional jams you have experienced. If your message is lengthy, please submit a Record announcement and a brief Broadcast Message including a "Please See Record" note. If you are announcing an event, please do so before the day of the event to ensure timely notification. I will begin posting your notice three weeks before the event is scheduled to take place. I cannot guarantee that last minute e-mails will be posted as soon as they are received.
To make sure the Record is ready on Monday morning, I must receive your submissions by 5pm the previous Wednesday. Submissions received after 5pm Wednesday will be held over until the following week. When e-mailing an announcement, please identify your association or department on the subject line. If you are unable to e-mail your information, please put your submission on a diskette, which I will return to you upon request. If necessary, submissions will be published a maximum of 3 times.
FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
We hope that you find time in your busy schedule to attend a few of the speaking events this week. We believe that the series provides a myriad of both interesting and informative programs. We chose the topics based on a desire to pique the interest of the entire Chicago-Kent population. This is the future.
|Monday, November 4 - 11:30am - Auditorium|
|Emerging Medical Issues||Lori Andrews, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent|
|Emerging Civil Rights Issues||Standish Willis, Attorney|
|Tuesday, November 5 - 4:30pm - Auditorium|
|Emerging Ethical/Professionalism Issues||Dan
Webb, Attorney, Winston and Strawn; former US Attorney|
(Introduction: Professor Marc Kadish)
|Wednesday, November 6 - 2pm - Auditorium|
|Emerging Human Rights Issues||Dr. Robert Kirschner, Director of the International Forensic Program for Physicians for Human Rights; former Cook County Medical Examiner|
|Emerging International Trial Issues||Bartram Brown, Assistant Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent|
|Thursday, November 7 - 4:30pm - Auditorium|
|Emerging Technology/Cyberlaw Issues||Andrew Brenner, Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis|
|(Moderator: Professor Debra Quentel)||Allen Hoover, Patent Atty, Leydig, Voit & Mayer Ltd|
|Todd Nugent, Director of Information Services, Chapman & Cutler|
Please pick up a copy of the event brochure which contains bios and pictures of the speakers.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
The SOC is moving right along! Our next meeting is scheduled for TODAY, Monday, November 4, at 4:30pm in room C90. (Hopefully you received my e-mail and this is just a reminder). We will finish discussing changes to the Student Budgetary Request Form. The SBA is asking that every organization send a representative to this meeting. Thank you. If you have any questions please e-mail Karen Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 7-5034. See you tonight.
Amnesty International will hold a Human Rights roundtable on China. The featured speaker is Liang Xian Zhang. Mr. Zhang was released from a Chinese labor camp approximately one month ago. He was interred for three years for his pro-democracy activities in China. However, his internment at the labor camp was not his first punishment--he was also imprisoned for 5 years for pro-democracy activities. If any Chinese students would like to participate in the roundtable, please contact Jennifer Spooner (JSPOONER). The roundtable will be Monday, November 11 from 5:30-6:30pm. Location will be announced.
Don't miss the Amnesty International "Careers in Human Rights" luncheon. This is your opportunity to learn about careers for attorneys in the area of human rights. The luncheon will be November 20 from 12-2pm. Please contact Hillarie Boettger to make a reservation.
ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY
ARLS will be co-sponsoring a speaking event with the Environmental Law Society. Jane Alexander will speak on "Factory Farming" on November 12 from 11:45am-1pm. The room number will be announced in next week's Record. Food and beverages will be provided and EVERYONE is welcome to attend the event! If you have any questions please e-mail RVANDERV.
A special thank you to Yvonne Kato and Shannon Knight for helping out with the "Product Testing" speaking event!
BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION (BLSA)
"Let's Take the Chill Off"-EXTENDED-Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, BLSA is extending its Coat and Warm clothing drive until Wednesday, November 13!!. PAD has also joined forces with us to enjoy even greater success. You can drop off coats and warm clothing in a box on the first floor near the security desk, as well as on Concourse in a box under the BLSA and PAD bulletin boards. 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.
BLSA would like to thank the entire student body, faculty and staff for their participation and support during our 1st Annual BLSA Week. BLSA would also like to give a special "SHOUT OUT" to the members of HLSA and AALSA for all that they did to make BLSA week successful; your presence did not go unnoticed. In addition, we look forward to working with you in the future.
Lastly, the Executive Board would like to thank the faithful and dedicated members of BLSA who went above and beyond the call of duty to help out. "Much love," family.
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
Law Student Division Committee Meeting
Just a reminder that there is a Law Student Division Committee meeting today, Monday, November 4 at 12:15pm at the CBA building, 321 S. Plymouth Court (next door to John Marshall). Any interested law student member is encouraged to attend. We will be discussing our upcoming events, membership, and the winter law student newsletter. But if you can't attend, don't worry! Watch the Record next week for details and updates!
My thanks to everyone who attended the CBA/YLS All-School Reception! It was a great event with fun food, drinks, and conversation (all free!). If you didn't get a chance to go, you missed out! That's OK, I'll see you at the next event!
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 in the springamong the Chicago area law schools. So start thickening up that blood and watch the Record for details in the Spring!
It's not to late to 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 outside the Career Services Office, stop by the CSO and get one from me, 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 @ CRUNNELS. Thanks! ---Charis Runnels, Chicago-Kent CBA Representative
CHICAGO KENT TAX SOCIETY
We would like to remind everyone of our upcoming event on Monday, November 11, during the lunch hour (noon) in room C25. Our guest speaker will be Mark Luscombe, JD, LLM, CPA, who is principal analyst for the federal tax team at CCH Incorporated. He will speak to CKTS members and guests, including faculty, about current federal tax legislation. If you need further information, you may e-mail Margareth Smid at MSMID.
CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
Hope to see you at one of our Bible Studies this week for a time of fellowship and discovery.
Our evening Bible Study is Monday at 6:15-7pm, in the CLS office on the concourse level (C72). Our day Bible Study is Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm in room C15.
Any suggestions for material or questions may be directed to CCOOPER.
CLS is proud to announce its co-sponsorship, with Jewish Law Students and Islamic Law Students, of Professor Nahmod's lecture on recent Supreme Court decisions affecting our freedom of religion. The lecture will be next week, on Tuesday November 12. As an added bonus, lunch will be served at the event! Questions? Contact Gio Cavallo (ECAVALLO).
"I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words."
"Till We Have Faces" C.S. Lewis
COMPUTER LAW ASSOCIATION (CLASS)
A couple events going on at Chicago-Kent that should be of interest to our members:
The annual Green Lecture in Law and Technology will be held on Tuesday, November 5, at noon in the Auditorium. Speaking will be JC Smith on "Machine Intelligence and Legal Reasoning". Also, as part of the SBA lecture series, there will be a lecture on Emerging Technology/Cyberlaw Issues on Thursday, November 7, at 4:30pm in the Auditorium.
CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY
We will be having a brief general meeting on Wednesday, November 6, from 12-12:30pm in room 370. We will discuss fundraising and upcoming speaker events. Keep an eye on your e-mail for information regarding our election for secretary. If you have any questions, contact Marc (MLUNN), Tad (HHUNTING) or Clint (CWILKINS).
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
The next ELS meeting will be on Wednesday, November 13, from 3-4pm for day students and from 5-5:30pm for evening students. The day division meeting will be held in room 165 and the evening students meeting will be held in room C25. Please note the room numbers have changed from the previous meetings!
ELS/ARLS SPEAKER EVENT!!!
Jane Alexander will be speaking on Factory Farming here at Chicago-Kent on Tuesday, November 12 from 11:45am-1pm. Food an beverages will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend!
THE ` SOCIETY
November 7, 4-5:30pm, room 580
Mr. Roger Pilon of the CATO Institute will be giving a talk entitled: The Elections and the Crisis in Constitutional Legitimacy. Chicago-Kent Professor Sanford Greenberg will critique Mr. Pilon. We intend to have a reception afterwards and will serve PIZZA and POP. We have posted some information about Mr. Pilon and CATO on our bulletin board.
November 12, Noon, room 170
We are co-sponsoring an event with the Immigration Law Society on the benefits of legal immigration. A video by the American Immigration Lawyers' Association will be shown, and a member of that association, Peggy McCormick, will be present to discuss the video, immigration law in general, and answer any questions. FOOD will be served.
November 18, 4-6 pm, room 570
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 is being co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Society. Prof. Cassell was a law clerk of then-Judge Scalia and Chief Justice Warren Burger and has written extensively about the Miranda decision and other law enforcement topics. Professor Kling is a excellent criminal defense attorney with the Chicago-Kent Law Offices and has been involved in several high-profile cases. Recently, Prof. Kling successfully defended Helmut Hofer, accused of murdering Dean Olds' wife. If you haven't heard anything about that, you truly are living in a box.
We are still waiting for confirmation on the room and date for our panel on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. The date is likely to be November 20 in the Auditorium from 4-6pm. Also, we have added many new handouts and free articles to our bulletin board. Please help yourself to our propaganda!
Questions, donations, insults, or a desire to be included on our mailing list? E-mail CHAGE, CBENTLEY, CPOULSON, or JMRAZ.
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even when there is no river."
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
We would like to congratulate our new Treasurer and Secretary on their positions! The Family Law Society Board now includes:
In addition, the group going to the Juvenile Court for the tour on Thursday, November 7, should meet at 8:15am on the first floor of Chicago-Kent in the waiting area outside of the auditorium. Thank you and we will see you Thursday morning!
A North Carolina Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Gay Father: The father had raised his two sons all of their lives until he lost custody in 1995 because the mother claimed that he was gay. Usually custody is only changed in cases where the children are being harmed. The appeals court found no reason to take the children away from their father.
If you are interested in serving as the male co-chair, please e-mail DKURTZ by November 11.
INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY
The next ILS general meeting for all current members, as well as all those interested in ILS, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, from 3-4pm in room C50. As always, refreshments will be served.
ILS and The Asian Law Society will co-sponsor a speaker event on Tuesday, November 12, at 5pm in room C50. Our guest speaker, Dawn Haghighi, will address the subject of joint venture agreements as well as how and when arbitration is selected as a method of dispute resolution. Ms. Haghighi is president of the Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest, and she is currently working with the China Law Society, which is in the process of modifying and restructuring China's legal system. All are welcome to attend. Dinner will be served.
And, once again, all those interested in fundraising this semester are asked to contact RRODRIGU.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY
The Intellectual Property Law Society proudly presents, in conjunction with the SBA, Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century, Thursday November 7, 1996. Speakers include Allen Hoover, Patent attorney with Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.; Todd Nugent, Director of Information Services at Chapman & Cutler; and Andrew Brenner, attorney with Kirkland & Ellis. The speakers will address cyberspace issues such as: encryption; privacy in the workplace/academic environments, including e-mail privacy issues; and international implications for Internet regulation. Please join us for a thought provoking discussion with a reception to follow.
Additionally, IPLS is sponsoring a resume workshop for those interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law on November 19. Sign up for a fifteen minute time slot with a practicing attorney to review your resume. The schedule is located on the IPLS bulletin board on the concourse.
On the fundraising frontier, IPLS is selling Entertainment Coupon Books for $35.00 each from now until finals. They make great holiday gifts and are quite a value for the excellent entertainment opportunities they provide. Contact KKIYABU for more information about this great deal.
Finally, thanks to Mr. Marty Delano and all who attended his discussion last Tuesday on the ProCd case involving shrinkwrap licensing for making the event a great success.
IMMIGRATION LAW CLUB
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the luncheon with Goldie Domingue. If anybody would like more information about the Association of Immigration Lawyers of America (AILA) please see the Immigration Law Club bulletin board on the concourse. You can also check AILA's web page at www.aila.org. The web page contains a wealth of information on immigration law and also provides a list of upcoming events sponsored by AILA.
We will be having our next Video/Speaker Event on November 12 at noon in room 170. We will show a video about immigration policy and Peggy McCormick, the AILA national elect president, will speak about immigration law and answer your questions. The event will be co-sponsored by the Federalist Society. This event is intended to be a forum to discuss U.S. immigration law and policy. Come for a lively discussion and good food. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, e-mail NNARANJO. Hope to see you there.
JEWISH LAW STUDENT'S ASSOCIATION
Several exciting events are coming up! There will be a city-wide law student party on Wednesday, November 6, at Lucky Strike (2747 N. Lincoln in Chicago). It will run from 6-9pm and everyone gets 2 free drinks along with free bowling and pool. It is sponsored by JUF and the Student Decalogue Societies at the local law schools.
On November 12, around lunch time, Professor Nahmod will be speaking on the establishment clause and the role of religion in American society. The event will be cosponsored by the Islamic Law Students and Christian Legal Society. Professor Nahmod's speech should be incredibly fascinating and thought-provoking. Food will be provided.
Two events will occur on Tuesday, November 19. First, Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz will be speaking around lunch time and food will be provided. In addition, that evening, a Lawyer/Law Student Reception will be hosted by the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt (190 S. LaSalle, 39 floor) from 5:30-7:30pm. The guest speaker will be Richard Wexler, senior Real Estate partner at Lord, Bissell & Brook. You must RSVP for this event. For more information contact Amy Schiffman at (312) 357-4703 or Susan Offer at (312) 444-2914.
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
AUCTION COMMITTEES: All committee members should be receiving their letter-addressing assignments. If you haven't, please contact your committee chair. If you don't know who that is or haven't signed up yet, e-mail Ann-Celine at AOHALLAR. P.S. Flannel boxers are on order and information on sales will come soon.
BAKE SALE THANKS: Thanks to everyone who baked, sat, and ate! Remember, your sweet tooth helps public interest organizations get student volunteers and helps those students get paid!
PILI APPLICATIONS: Applications for the Public Interest Law Initiative are available in the Career Service Office. PILI provides limited stipends to students securing jobs with organizations participating in PILI. See the handout for details. (1Ls must wait until after December 1 to apply, but can pick the handout up any time.)
PHI ALPHA DELTA (PAD)
PAD would like to thank all of those who donated their time/baked goods for the PAD bake sale. Your efforts raised almost $100 for our chapter.
On Wednesday, November 6, at 3pm there will be a general meeting. ALL STUDENTS (PADs & NON-PADs) are invited. Among the topics being discussed:
|*Executive Board Elections||* Candidate Statements|
|*The Last Initiation of the Semester||*Second Semester Price Increase|
|*Committees||*Last Chance to Get Outlines|
|*All General Questions|
EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS - All executive positions (Justice, Vice Justice, Clerk, Treasurer, Marshall) will be open for PAD's elections. The elections will take place between Wednesday, November 20, and Friday, November 22. A brief summary of each position will be posted on the door of C78. Those who wish to run must submit a candidate statement by Wednesday, November 13, specifying for which position you are running.
FINAL INITIATION - If you missed the first initiation, then this initiation is mandatory. On Tuesday, November 19, from 5-6pm we will hold the last initiation of the semester (and the last initiation before the price increases). We hope to see all those who have not initiated yet, and all those who still wish to become members at this initiation.
Nov. 13 (Wed.) - PARTY at SOLO -- The details haven't been ironed out yet, but we will be having a party at Solo. We will send out an e-mail with the details and, as always, keep an eye on next week's Record.
Dec. 12 (Tues.) at 5:30pm - 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 Josh (JGUBKIN), Adam (AWEISS) or (PADQ) with any questions.
WOMEN IN LAW
Several members volunteered to help at the Personal Pac Luncheon last Tuesday. The keynote speaker was Representative Pat Schroeder, and the luncheon was attended by many local pro-choice candidates for office, including Senate candidate Dick Durbin. A good time was had by all.
Remember that there is a special luncheon today, Monday, November 4 at 1pm with Prof. JC Smith who will be discussing his book "The Castration of Oedipus: Feminism, Pschoananlysis, and the Will to Power".
Movie Night: On Wednesday, November 13, we will be showing the recent HBO film "If These Walls Could Talk". The screening will be at 8pm at the home of Rachel Donegan and Elizabeth Parks. We will be serving food (probably pizza) and beverages. If you would like to attend, please e-mail EPARKS (just so I get an idea of how many people to expect). Directions will be posted on the WIL bulletin board on the concourse closer to the date. Anyone who wants to see the film and cannot attend at that time (particularly night students) should contact CRUNNELS who will be viewing it at another time.
Keep an eye out for the time and place of our upcoming Fall Reception. We will be pairing up mentees and mentors at that time.
Also coming up in the next few weeks is the late-term abortion forum that we are co-sponsering with The Federalist Society. This forum will concentrate on the legal implications of the recently vetoed bill criminalizing this procedure.
Don't miss out on the event of the year! This is the storm of controversy you have been reading about. In an unprecedented appearance, Mary L. Mikva, who represents a class of plaintiffs that have sued the Hooters restaurant chain, will speak at Chicago-Kent about the case.
The case is entitled Latuga v. Hooters, Inc. and is a Title VII employment discrimination case. Hooters restaurants employ exclusively scantily-clad women as waitresses, bartenders, and hostesses. The plaintiffs, men denied those jobs, have alleged that Hooters implements a policy of hiring only women for these "front of the house" positions.
We welcome all Chicago-Kent students and faculty to listen and debate the issues of sex, politics, and law in the context of the workplace.
|When:||Wednesday, November 6|
We will provide free pizza and pop!!
In Co-Sponsorship with SBA
Thursday, November 7, 1996
The emerging cyberspace issues to be addressed include: encryption, privacy in the workplace and academic environments, and the International implications for Internet regulation. Please join us for a discussion on these important issues of the 21st Century, with a reception to follow.
The Advice Desk program (entitled Interviewing and Counseling Practice in the registration materials) offers students a unique opportunity to work with live clients and develop practical lawyering skills. Students in this program interview and counsel clients, draft pleadings, analyze cases, develop case strategies and negotiate with opposing counsel. Starting in the Spring, 1997 semester, this class will be open to non-711 students as well as students eligible for a 711 license. We welcome the participation of evening students who can attend the class and have three hours each week open between 8:30am and 4:30pm. For more information, come to room 601 (in the clinic) on Wednesday, November 6, between 4-6pm, or contact Professors Pam Kentra or Stephanie Altman.