Chicago-Kent College of Law

THE RECORD


Vol. No. XXX, No. 15
November 18, 1996

Posting Notices in The Record



FROM DEAN DEUTSCH

IIT President Lew Collens will be making a very special announcement to the university community on Thursday, November 21, 1996, at 3:30pm. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend this historic event, which will be broadcast live from the university to the Event Room on the 10th floor of the Downtown Campus. Refreshments will be served.

For those of you who are interested in attending the live announcement, it will be held in the McCormick Auditorium, in the Hermann Union Building at IIT. Bus transportation will leave the Downtown Campus at 2:35pm, and return from IIT at 5:00pm.


FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN

Spring Schedule Additions and Corrections

The following sections were added after the Registration Bulletin was distributed and did not appear in the schedule in the Bulletin; they were announced in last week's Record:

Labor Law Advanced Research/Legal Drafting, Professor Terrance Creamer, MW, 4:25-5:50pm This section is only available to students in the Labor & Employment Law program. The course number is 448-004-03 for day students and 448-054-03 for evening students.

Advanced Research: Securities, Professor Martha Keller, Monday, 7:35 - 9:25pm; course number: 422-053-02.

Other Course Information

School Law will not be offered in the spring semester.

The final exam for Professor Eglit's Employment Discrimination class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 1997, not Monday, May 21; it appeared correctly on the final exam grid.

1997 Summer Session

Professor Richard Kling is the instructor teaching Professional Responsibility in the summer session.

Fall Semester Calendar

The last regular day of classes for the current semester is Monday, November 25; all Monday classes will also meet on Tuesday, November 26, to make up for Labor Day. Thanksgiving vacation and read week begin Wednesday, November 27.

Spring 1997 Class Assignments

During the last week in December, I will mail a letter to all students with reading assignments for the first week of the spring semester. If you want the letter mailed to an address other than your "local" address, please e-mail your mailing address to Alice Curry. If you don't get the letter by January 7, e-mail or call Alice at 906-5130 and we'll mail another one to you.

Faculty Evaluations

By the end of this week you should have had an opportunity to complete a faculty evaluation questionnaire for each of your instructors. If evaluations were not distributed in a class, please let me know. If you did not complete an evaluation for an instructor, obtain a form from my office or the Registrar's Office and put it in mailbox #99 in the College Service Center.

Intensive Trial Advocacy 1 Mandatory Meeting

A mandatory meeting for all students enrolled in Intensive Trial Advocacy 1 will be held this Thursday, November 21, at 4:30pm in the Marovitz courtroom. This meeting will be considered the first session of the class; instructors will attend and materials will be distributed. If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting because you have a class scheduled at that time, or for some other urgent reason, e-mail me and let me know why you can't be there.

Students enrolled in Intensive Trial Advocacy must enroll in Trial Advocacy 2 in the Spring, 1997 semester. Any student enrolled in Intensive Trial Advocacy who is not enrolled in Trial Advocacy 2 will be dropped from Intensive. Intensive Trial Advocacy is a unique course which requires students to immerse themselves in the subject for eight consecutive days. Justice Warren Wolfson, the director of the Trial Advocacy Program, requires the intensive course to be taken only by students who are committed to devoting a substantial amount of time and effort to study litigation skills. One indication of that commitment is the willingness to take Trial Advocacy 2. Furthermore, students should be exposed to more than the one week of Trial Advocacy instruction that the intensive course provides. There are several sections of regular Trial Advocacy 1 offered each semester and in the summer session that do not require you to take Trial Advocacy 2.

Illinois Bar Registration for First-year Students

First-year students who plan to take the Illinois bar exam when they graduate should file an application to register as a candidate for admission to practice law by March 1, 1997. The application is very comprehensive and requires you to provide a significant amount of background information, some of which may be difficult to remember or obtain. I suggest you pick up an application in the Registrar's Office as soon as possible and begin to work on it during the winter break.

The fee for registration is $175 ($50 to the Illinois Board of Bar Examiners and $125 to the National Conference of Bar Examiners). Applications filed after March 1, 1997 are subject to an additional fee of $250. If you are not sure if you are going to take the Illinois bar exam when you graduate, you don't have to register by March 1. If you decide to take the Illinois bar exam, you can register when you file your bar exam application and pay the additional fee.

Students who plan to take an out-of-state bar exam should contact the bar examiners in the other state to determine if there is a law student registration requirement. You may obtain the addresses and phone numbers of out-of-state bar examiners in my office or the Registrar's Office.

All information you disclose on the bar registration application should be consistent with answers to questions on your Application for Admission to the law school, It is not too late to submit an amendment to your Application. You can amend your application by addressing a letter to me setting forth the details of the omission or misrepresentation with supporting documents.

July 1997 Illinois Bar Applications

The Illinois Board of Bar Examiners has informed us that the July 1997 Illinois bar applications will be mailed to the law school later this month. The filing deadline is February 1, 1997. As soon as we receive the applications, we will broadcast an announcement on Kentnet. There will be two separate application packets; one for students who filed a registration application with the bar examiners during their first year of law school and a separate one for students who did not register. The packet for students who did not register includes the registration application and the final application. Make sure you ask the Registrar for the correct application packet.

Jurors Needed for Intensive Trial Advocacy Trials

The Intensive Trial Advocacy program needs student volunteers to serve as jurors for the final trials to be held at the Daley Center Saturday, January 11, 1997, from 9:00am to noon. A reception will follow during which jurors will have an opportunity to talk with the instructors and participants about the trials (and eat). This is an excellent opportunity to observe the Trial Advocacy program in action and to help the law school. If you will be in town and are interested in serving as a juror, please e-mail ACURRY.


FROM LINDA VALENTINO, RECORD EDITOR

NEXT WEEK'S RECORD TO COME OUT EARLY

Because Read Week begins early next week, the publication date for the last Record of the semester has been moved up to this Thursday, November 21. Please send your announcements to Linda Valentino by 5:00pm Tuesday, November 19. Please note that this is a day earlier than usual. Because of a tight production schedule, we can make NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS DEADLINE. We don't want to leave your announcement out, so please get all your material to us by 5:00pm Tuesday.


FROM THE REGISTRAR

Add/Drop Days

Program Notices for evening division students are available in the Registrar's Office. Day division students may pick up a copy of their Program Notice beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19. You may make changes to your schedule during add/drop days. To add an open course and/or drop a course from your schedule, complete an Add/Drop Form and submit it to the Registrar at the times listed below. The forms are available outside the Registrar's Office. It is important to write your correct priority code in the upper right corner of your Add/Drop Form. Add/Drop Forms will be processed randomly within the priority groups.

Evening Division Students: Tuesday, November 19, by 6:00pm

Day Division Students:

E1 - F4:Wednesday, November 20, by noon
G1- G4:Thursday, November 21, by 11:00am

June 1997 Graduates

Please submit a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form to the Registrar's Office when your schedule for the Spring semester is finalized. You must inform the Registrar of any changes you make to your schedule after you submit the Analysis form. Also read Handbook §§ 1.7 and 1.8.


FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS

The Student Services staff would like to wish you good luck on your exams this finals season. Don't forget that we are here to help should you run into any problems or just need someone to talk to. Call, drop by or e-mail Ellen Berger (906-5272, rm 546, EBERGER) or Victoria Bensley (906-5271, rm 544, VBENSLEY).

Exam Preparation and Performance Videotape

Last week's program was videotaped and is now available for checkout. Drop by room 544 or 546 to reserve a copy for check-out.

Take a RELAXATION BREAK this week!

Thursday, November 21, 12:30-12:50pm, room 580

Susan Russell of the IIT Counseling Center will lead a short stress reduction exercise this Thursday from 12:30-12:50pm. Take a bit of time out of your day to learn specific exercises that you can do whenever you feel stressed out. No pre-registration necessary -- just stop by and relax!

What's on the Student Services bulletin board?

Pick up the materials distributed during the Exam Preparation Program, as well as several other handouts on exam taking, outlining and stress management. These materials can be found in the folder attached to the Student Services bulletin board and on the desk adjacent to the bulletin board.

Resource Library -- New check-out policies for the remainder of the semester

Starting today, one copy of the major commercial outlines and flash cards will be placed on reserve. Students may take these books out for three hour periods with a picture ID. The rest of the materials will still be available for one week check out until Monday, December 2, when all books will be due back in the Resource Library. From that day on, all books except for the ones on reserve will be available for 24 hour checkout. These due dates/times will be strictly enforced.

Cool Links: Soaps

Is law school interfering with the better things in life -- like SOAP OPERAS? Fear not, you can keep up and know what's going on when you watch during break with a little help from the Internet. Check out these sites:

http://www.primenet.com/~plntsoap/soplinks.htm
http://members.aol.com/soaplinks/index.html

Obiter Dictum /ó(w)b t r díkt m/. Lat. A remark in passing. See Dicta; Dictum.

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson
"You know, Hobbes, sometimes even my lucky rocket ship underwear don't help."
-- Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes


FROM THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT. By Federal Government regulations, if you have borrowed under the Federal Stafford Student Loan Program you are required to attend an Exit Interview Session. This session will provide you with information concerning your rights and responsibilities in repaying your student loans. You will be required to fill out an Exit packet and return it to us. If you do not attend one of the following sessions, and fill out proper forms, your diploma is subject to be detained by the Registrar's Office. The scheduled sessions are as follows:

DateDayTimeRoom
11/18/96Monday 5:00pm- 6:00pm580
11/19/96Tuesday11:45am-12:45pm270
11/20/96Wednesday 3:00pm- 4:00pm570

If you are unable to attend one of the above sessions, you will have to schedule an appointment for a personal Exit Interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.


PROFESSIONALISM DAY

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. Second year students will attend Professionalism Day programming in lieu of regular classes on February 5. Regularly scheduled classes for all students will be canceled on that date.

**Please Note: 3L and 4L students graduating after January 1997 who did not attend Professionalism day last year are required to attend this year's program.

Professionalism Day: Important Registration Information!

Day students:

The day will begin with continental breakfast in the morning and end with a networking reception (featuring a catered hors d'oeuvres buffet) in the late afternoon. The day's programming includes plenary programs as well as two breakout sessions on "The Business of Practicing Law." These interactive breakout sessions look at law practice from an economic point of view, addressing issues such as organizational structure, revenue generation and performance reviews.

Evening students:

In response to students' comments, we have developed special Professionalism Day programming tailored for evening students. Evening students will attend programming from approximately 6:00pm-9:00pm. Programming for evening students includes plenary programs as well as one breakout session on "The Business of Practicing Law."

Evening students are welcome to arrive early to join the 4:00pm-6:00pm networking reception, where they can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and conversation with practitioners. Immediately following the evening programs, evening students will have the chance to talk informally with speakers over coffee and dessert.

All students please note: The breakout sessions are organized according to practice sector (such as large firm, small firm, government, public interest) and not intended to address particular practice areas such as entertainment law or patent law. To talk with attorneys about practice areas, plan to attend the "Practice Tracks" program on Saturday, February 1, 1997, at Northwestern University School of Law. More information about "Practice Tracks" is available on the Career Services Bulletin Board outside room 360.

Registration Procedure for all students attending: Please fill out the registration form attached to the last page of the Record and return it to the Career Services Office by Friday, November 22, at 4:00pm. Advance registration is required. If you have questions about the registration form or about Professionalism Day, please send an e-mail message to "PROFDAY."


FROM CAREER SERVICES

Careerline-Hot Off the Press!

Stop by the Career Services Office this week or head down to the Concourse to pick up the latest addition of Careerline. This issue includes information about getting involved with Public Interest work and the top 10 resources by employer type to help aid in your job search. Don't miss this issue!

Office Closings

The Career Services Office will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 27. We will reopen at 8:30am on Monday, December 2.

Beginning Monday, December 2, winter hours will be in effect until classes resume on January 13: 8:30am to 5:00pm every day except Wednesday when we'll be open until 7:00pm. We will open on Saturday, December 14, from 8:30am until noon.

The office will be closed to the public on December 6, 13, and 20 for office planning. The office will also close at noon on Tuesday, December 24, and reopen at 8:30am on Thursday, January 2.

NYU International Student Interview Program

NYU announces their annual International Student Interview Program, scheduled for January 31, 1997 in New York. Interested students should pick up the information and registration packet in the Career Services Office beginning this week. Registration materials are due at noon on Friday, November 22, to the Career Services Office.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Internships

Wisconsin Judicial System: 1Ls/2Ls

The Wisconsin Judicial System seeks law students to work as unpaid interns with circuit and appellate court judges throughout the state during the summer of 1997. Placements are available in urban, suburban and rural circuit courts. Although interns will not be paid, students will gain solid legal experience. Interested students should see Handout #45 for application instructions.

Judicial Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: 3Ls/4Ls

The Seventh Circuit will have a number of law clerk positions available in the fall of 1997 in the court's Staff Attorney Office in Chicago. Staff attorneys work directly with all the judges of the court in much the same way as chambers' law clerks. Appointments generally are for two years. Successful applicants usually rank in the top 10% of their class and have excellent writing skills. Interested students should see Handout #46 for application instructions. The application deadline is December 31, 1996.


CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

TUTORIAL

Are you looking for a petition or complaint? Do you need a sample apartment lease or form of contract? Then you should come to this week's tutorial on FORMBOOKS. Using Formbooks is a good beginning for drafting legal documents. The schedule for this week's tutorials, given by members of the reference staff in the Information Center, is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up. Just show up by 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).

SUPREME COURT ISSUES ORDER IN LOCAL VOTING RIGHTS CASE

Last week the Supreme Court ordered a congressional district remapping case sent back to federal court in Illinois for reconsideration in light of recent Supreme Court decisions that have made it more difficult to draw voting districts intended to give minority voters more power. The district at issue is a predominately Hispanic district in Chicago and Cook County. The district, currently represented by Congressman Luis Guiterrez, was drawn by a three-judge federal court as part of a new redistricting plan in 1991. It is 59% Hispanic voters and has a "C" shape running from one Hispanic area in the city to another in the western suburbs. The case is King v. State Board of Elections, 96-146.

NOVEMBER VISITORS

On November 2, the Information Center was pleased to host Masters of Library Science students from Rosary College. The students chose to visit the Info Center to review our unique collection of government documents from the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations. They were also interested in our digital imaging system, eLOISe, which made the Library of International Relations the first digital library in the world.

Professor Lepinske of the Purdue University International Business Development Program brought several of his students to visit the Library of International Relations on Saturday, November 9, for an introduction to the international business collection of the library.

HOLIDAY HOURS

The following are the Thanksgiving hours for the Information Center beginning Wednesday, November 27:

Wednesday, November 277:45am-6:00pm
Thursday, November 28CLOSED
Friday, November 29 CLOSED
Saturday, November 309:00am-5:00pm

Regular hours will resume Sunday, December 1.


FROM THE OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS

Class of 1997 Graduation Information!!!

The Class of 1997 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Navy Pier.

Class Pictures

Pictures for the Class of 1997 composite will be taken here at the law school at the following times:

Sign up sheets will be available soon, and will be announced in the Record.

Class Gift

This year's class gift will be selected according to the results of last week's class survey via the e-mail system. If you did not receive the survey, please contact Lauren Lockwood in Suite 310 or e-mail Lauren at LLOCKWOO.

Additional details of the Class of 1997 Commencement will be announced in the Record. If you have any questions regarding graduation, please stop by Suite 310 and ask for Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty.


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).

Life Span is seeking volunteers interested in assisting low-income women who are the victims of domestic violence. Volunteers assist staff attorneys with interviewing clients, preparing cases for orders of protection and divorce, and researching issues for appeals dealing with child removal and custody. In addition, any 3L/711, licensed student may be able to make court appearances regarding hearings for orders of protection and divorce prove-ups.

SOS OFFICE HOURS:

Monday, January 27 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 28 1:00pm - 5:00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 29 1:00pm - 5:00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, January 30 9:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm and 4:15pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 4:15pm - 6:00pm

If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either Steve (SMCKENZI) or Ann Celine (AOHALLAR) to schedule an appointment.


NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

Keep Your Hard Disk In Shape

Besides backing up your files and scanning periodically for viruses, you should do regular maintenance on your hard drive. Two programs, SCANDISK and DEFRAG, which are included with MS-DOS (version 6.2 and up) and Windows 95, will help you to keep your data safe. If run regularly, they can also shorten the time it takes to load programs and documents.

SCANDISK is a utility that performs physical maintenance on your hard drive. When you run it, Scandisk will scan each sector of your hard drive, mark bad sectors so they are not used by files, and attempt to reconstruct damaged files. Here's how to run Scandisk:

MS-DOS:

Windows 95:

DEFRAG makes sure all your files (programs and data) are located together on your hard drive. Unlike the way we store files in a file cabinet, computers do not necessarily put all the pieces of your data next to each other. Having pieces of data and programs scattered all over the drive can slow your computer down, but running Defrag can rectify the problem. Defragmenting your disk takes some time, so do this when you can afford to be without your computer for a short while. To run Defrag:

MS-DOS:

Windows 95:

Notebook Computer Battery Tip

Do you use a Ni-MH battery and charger? The nickel metal hydride batteries used on current notebooks (like the Toshiba T4500 series and similar models) will normally provide about 2 hours operating time. However, many users experience considerably less battery operating time, especially after using the computer primarily on an AC adapter or docking station for long periods of time with the battery installed.

Although NI-MH batteries are not supposed to have a "memory effect" like Ni-Cd batteries, the operating characteristics in this case seem to be similar. Over time, you may find you have less and less operating time when you are on the battery. Here's one way to cure the problem:

This procedure should restore the battery to its normal operating time, although you may need to repeat it 2 or 3 times. If this doesn't restore the normal operating time, the battery may require conditioning outside the computer using a conditioning charger.

LEXIS/NEXIS

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 4:00- 7:30: Karin Kiyabu Wednesday: 11:00-12:30: Pauline Afuso
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00: Karin Kiyabu 3:00- 6:00: Pauline Afuso
11:00- 2:00: Karin Kiyabu Friday: 2:00- 5:30: Pauline Afuso
3:45- 4:45: Karin Kiyabu

* Please welcome the new LEXIS student representative Pauline Afuso.

* During office hours, the LEXIS rep. 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: Hot Topics

Try the following:

  1. Select the HOTTOP library
  2. Select the HOTTOP file
  3. Select the practice area

(e.g. tax, financial & securities, international, intellectual property, bankruptcy, ethics, labor & employment, natural resources, medical & health, tort & insurance, energy & utilities, family, and federal sentencing.)

This will provide you with the summaries of new occurrences in the practice area selected.

WESTLAW

Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of November 18 are as follows:

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


FACULTY NEWS

Professor Anita Bernstein presented her paper, "How to Make a New Tort: Three Paradoxes," at the W. Page Keeton Symposium on Tort Law at the University of Texas on November 9. She also participated in the other activities of this two-day tribute to 87-year-old Dean Keeton (of Prosser & Keeton fame) including a luncheon with the judges of the Texas Supreme Court.

On November 9, 1996, Professor Evelyn Brody attended the annual conference of the interdisciplinary Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action ("ARNOVA"), in New York City. She chaired a program on "Markets for Nonprofit Activity," at which economists and social scientists presented papers on the role of nonprofit organizations in society.


STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

For more information on essays and/or writing contests, stop by the office of the Associate Dean, room 320D.


SPECIAL NOTICES

COMPETITION RESULTS

The Moot Court Honor Society is proud to announce the results of our first interscholastic team competition of the school year. Society members Janine Girzadas and Marie Quinn represented Chicago-Kent at the National Health Law Competition, held November 8-9, at Southern Illinois University Law School in Carbondale, IL.

Janine and Marie advanced through two preliminary rounds, and a quarter-final round to emerge as one of only four teams (out of an original group of 24 schools from across the nation) to make it to the semi-final round. The Chicago-Kent team made an excellent argument in the semis, and received high scores, but was edged out by their opponents from New Mexico, the team which then went on to win the competition.

The entire Moot Court Honor Society congratulates Ms. Girzadas and Ms. Quinn for an excellent job. Thanks to their efforts, Chicago-Kent once more confirmed its status as home to one of the top appellate advocacy programs in the nation. The full schedule of interscholastic and intramural competitions ahead this year promises many additional opportunities to add to this success.


ORGANIZATIONS

FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

The Fall Semester is quickly coming to a close. The SBA would like to wish everyone the best of luck in preparing for and taking your final exams. During the break between semesters, we will log into the network to pick up messages in the SBAQ mailbox. Please know that you can send information to that address and get a timely response.

Congratulations to everyone, especially the 1L's, for getting over another hurdle in that quest to achieve your goals.

Old Business:

  1. Spring 1997 Budget Packets: Student Organizations must complete and return a Budget Request Packet to be considered for funding during the Spring 1997 Semester. Packets are due no later than Friday, November 22. Please direct inquiries to Kim Jessum or Elayna Pham.

  2. Bar and Gavel Society: Please be advised that the Bar and Gavel Society Committee will take nominations for the Fall Semester awards. The Bar and Gavel Award is given to students who distinguish themselves by outstanding service to their fellow students, their school, and their community. Please send nominations to Elayna Pham, Chair. General questions should be directed to SBAQ.

  3. Fall Semester Expenses: Please take the time to complete the appropriate forms to receive reimbursement for expenses incurred during this semester. We need to make sure that we finalize the fall semester financial matters during this semester. If you need assistance in completing the appropriate forms, please contact Kim Jessum.

  4. Law Week: Student Organizations need to be aware that the SBA's Law Week's activities will take place during April 7-12, 1997. Traditionally, speaker events, community activities, the Spring Election, and the Barristers' Ball all occur during Law Week. Please be careful when planning your Spring activities.

New Business:

  1. December Social: To celebrate the end of the Fall Semester, the SBA will host "Remember December" on Thursday, December 19. The social will be held at the Bird's Nest located at 2500 North Southport (within a couple of blocks from the Fullerton El stop). Please mark your daytimers and plan to attend this end of the year event.

  2. HLSA Toy Drive: We encourage the Chicago-Kent community to donate a small gift to the Hispanic Law Students Association's Toy Drive. All donations will be given to children at the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children. There is a collection box located in the lobby. Once again, we are happy to see that Chicago-Kent is reaching out to the local community.

  3. Student Organization Leaders: We will update the Student Organization Leaders Master List for the Spring Semester. If your organization's leaders are different than the leaders listed on the current master list, please send the updated information to SBAQ. We would like to have a complete and accurate list.

  4. Commencement: So that your families may plan accordingly, please remember that the Commencement ceremony is scheduled for May 25, 1997. The event will take place at Navy Pier. Although the time has not been confirmed, we believe that the event will begin somewhere between 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

We want to thank all of those people that volunteered precious time to make the 1996 Fall Semester the most successful ever. (well, maybe within our time of being here)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International will hold a careers luncheon on careers in Human Rights. The featured speakers will be Jed Stone, a Chicago-Kent Alumni, who litigates death penalty issues; Jill Guzman, who works for the DePaul International Human Rights Institute and interned at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; and Michael Hefland, an attorney who works for Amnesty International. The event will be held November 21 (the original date was November 20--this date has been changed) from 12:00-1:00pm. If interested, please R.S.V.P. to Hillarie Boettger (HBOETTGE).

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FOR LAW STUDENTS

Basketball and volleyball leagues will begin in late January or early February (depending on interest). If you are interested in either league, please send an e-mail to ATHLETEQ or JDEVORE. We encourage individuals to convey interest, but if you have formed a team, please include all team members in your e-mail. We will base our decision of when to begin the league based upon then number of people who contact AALS.

CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY

Hot on the heels of the Law and Religion talk presented by Professor Nahmod and co-sponsored by CLS, we invite everyone to a debate this Wednesday on the partial-birth abortion procedure. CLS is co-sponsoring this event with the Federalist Society and Women in Law, and it promises to be interesting to say the least. There will be two panelists and Professor Steinman will be the moderator. Again, the date for this event is Wednesday, November 20, and it will be held in the auditorium starting at 4:00pm. Hope to see you there. Questions? Contact Gio Cavallo (ECAVALLO).

CLS Attorneys and Law Students are having their annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 23. Join them to share in great food and fellowship and fun with CLS members, past and present. Take a break from classes before finals. RSVP is needed. If interested, call Suzanne 630-469-7105.

"Non-Christians seem to think that the Incarnation implies some particular merit or excellence in humanity. But of course it implies just the reverse: a particular demerit and depravity. No creature that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed. They that are whole need not the physician. Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it."

The World's Last Night, C.S. Lewis.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY

Debate on the Merits of Miranda: November 18, 1996

Come join Paul Cassell and Richard Kling in reconsidering the merits of Miranda, thirty years after the landmark decision was handed down, on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, at 4:00pm in room 570. Professor Cassell, of the University of Utah, has written several law review articles criticizing the Miranda decision. Professor Kling, of Chicago-Kent, currently practices criminal defense work here in the legal clinic and has previously worked in the Public Defender's office. The event will be moderated by Professor Sowle and is sponsored in conjunction with the Federalist Society. Take a break from your studies for what is sure to be an interesting discussion.

EVENING LAW STUDENT'S SOCIETY

Hi everyone! Hope that your semester has gone well so far. To celebrate the end of the semester, ELSS would like to invite all evening students to a great party!

Join your fellow evening students for GREAT free food, drink and fun (yes, the fun is free too!) at:

Cafe Kallisto on Halsted
Tuesday, November 26, 1996
7:30ish (or whenever you get out of class)
until whenever

If you missed last year's Turkey Break party, here's your chance to see what you missed! Stop by before you head home! Are there some evening students you haven't seen all semester (and would like to see)? Are the 1Ls ready to celebrate finishing a grueling semester? We thought so.

We have lots of "stuff" planned for next semester -- we'll keep you posted, so please read the Record and/or your e-mail.

See you at the party! Good luck on finals -- and have a nice evening!

FEDERALIST SOCIETY

TODAY!

November 18, 4:00pm-6:00pm, room 570

Professor Paul Cassell of the University of Utah will be discussing 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. Professor 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 Clinic and has been involved in several high-profile cases. Recently, Professor Kling successfully defended Helmut Hofer, accused of murdering Dean Olds' wife. We hope you will attend.

November 20, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Auditorium

In conjunction with Women in Law, Christian Legal Society, National Lawyers Guild, and Phi Alpha Delta, we will be sponsoring a panel on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. Two of the speakers are Mary Hallen of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Dr. Gary Forcier of Rush Medical College. More speakers will be announced later, but rest assured, both sides of the issue will be well represented.

Most of you missed a great talk by Roger Pilon of the CATO Institute and Sanford Greenberg of Chicago-Kent on Federalism, but we captured it on videotape. We would like to thank Professor Sanford Greenberg for his excellent comments and we hope any of you who are interested in what went on will contact us about borrowing the videotape.

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

"I asked professors who teach the meaning of life to tell me what is happiness. And I went to famous executives who boss the work of thousands of men. They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though I was trying to fool with them. And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along the Des Plaines River. And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with their women and children and a keg of beer and an accordion."

Carl Sandberg

HISPANIC LAW STUDENT SOCIETY

HLSA is happy to announce it's holiday toy drive! Have a heart and remember to pick up a little something for the kids at "Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children" when you're out shopping. Our donation box will be located on the first floor lobby, next to the security desk. A coloring book, box of crayons, markers, paints, stencils, stickers, colored paper, toy figure, or doll will be more than sufficient to put a smile on any child's face. Please remember those less fortunate than ourselves during this holiday season, especially the children.

Please be advised that ALL students, faculty, & staff are invited to attend our Annual Banquet and YES, dinner is included in the cost of a ticket. For more information, see the ad at the back of the Record.

JEWISH LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

JLSA requests the pleasure of your company on Tuesday, November 19, 1996, in room C40 at noon, as we welcome Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz as a guest speaker. Judge Marovitz is one of Chicago-Kent College of Law's most prominent alumni and will be giving his reflections from the bench. Lunch will be provided at this event.

On Tuesday, November 19, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, a Lawyer/Law Student Reception will be sponsored by JUF at Mayer, Brown and Platt (190 S. LaSalle, 39th Floor) Richard Wexler, senior Real Estate partner at Lord, Bissel & Brook will be the guest speaker. Food will be provided. Please contact Howard Rosenburg (HROSENBU) for details.

JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Journal of Intellectual Property would like to inform you that it will be holding its Spring Writing Candidacy Program immediately when we get back into school next semester. To participate, you must have completed at least one full year of law school. If you are interested, please check the broadcast messages, e-mail, and the Record for future updates.

In furtherance of the Writing Candidacy Program, the Journal will also be holding two meetings this Wednesday. At each meeting, members of the Journal will discuss what they generally look at when grading the papers, and general problems that they have encountered in the past. If you are interested in participating in the Writing Candidacy Program next semester, I urge you to attend. The meetings will be at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The room assignments will be posted by e-mail and on the broadcast messages. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Scott Smilie (SSMILIE).

JUSTINIAN SOCIETY

Do you need a break from studying? Haven't had time to see a good foreign film? Then mark your calendars for this Wednesday, November 20, and join us as we present, "Ciao Professore," a brilliant comedy which details the outrageous clash between a strict, no-nonsense teacher and his class of street-smart children. Ultimately, it is the teacher who ends up learning more about life from his students than the other way around.

Dinner will be served outside the auditorium at 6:00pm. The movie will begin at 7:30pm. All are welcome!

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY

We welcome all students to a discussion about practical lawyering skills from the plaintiff and defendant's perspectives in the employment litigation setting. Mary Rose Strubbe and Lawrence Cohen will be the guest speakers for this event. Ms. Strubbe is a professor at Chicago-Kent who specializes in teaching employment law classes and co-teaches employment litigation with Mr. Cohen. Mr. Cohen practices in the employment law field at the law firm of Fox and Grove.

Students can learn what courses Chicago-Kent offers in this area, what a lawyer does in the labor and employment law specialty, and what it is like to be a practicing attorney.

When: Wednesday, November 20

Time: 4:30

Room: To be announced

WOMEN IN LAW

Upcoming forum: On Wednesday, November 20, from 4:00-6:00pm in the auditorium, we are sponsoring, along with The Federalist Society and others, a forum on Late term/Partial birth abortion. The forum, which will be moderated by Professor Joan Steinman, will focus on the legal implications of the recently vetoed bill banning late term abortion. Particular attention will be paid to the history of abortion laws from Roe v. Wade to the present. I strongly encourage all our members to attend.

Another movie night: For those of you who were unable to attend last week's movie night (or for those who want to see it again) Charis will be showing it again. She'll be showing it on Friday, November 22, at 8:00pm at her home in PT. If you'd like to attend please e-mail her (CRUNNELS).

Committee chairs should have contacted their members by now. If you have not been contacted or are not on a committee and would like to be, e-mail RDONEGAN.

I hope mentors and mentees have at least met each other (via e-mail if nothing else). If you haven't, now is a good time...mentees need all the support they can get right now, going into their first law school finals and mentors can feel good about themselves because they've been through it before.


Hispanic Law Student Association Annual Banquet

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1996LOCATION: Tania's Restaurant
6:00 p.m. 2659 N. Milwaukee Ave.
THEME: Hispanic Heritage/Noche Cultural DONATION: $15 ind. $25 couple

SPONSORS:

- Kirkland & Ellis - Jenner & Block - Gordon & Glickson
- Teamsters Local Union 705 - Hispanic National Bar Association
- Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois - United Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
- Law Offices of Fernando Grillo

TICKETS available from any HLSA member or contact Rich at rrodrigu@kentlaw.edu
* Please refer to full length flyer available in cafeteria or outside C72 for complete details about keynote speakers, menu, and the evening's entertainment

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