Chicago-Kent College of Law


Vol. No. XXX, No. 16
November 21, 1996

Posting Notices in The Record


It's hard to believe that the semester's nearly over, but it's true. Now we're on the home stretch toward the holidays, but there is one small hurdle left to leap--EXAMS. As you head toward your final classes and exams, remember that it's normal to feel somewhat stressed at this time of year, particularly if you're a first-year student and don't know what to expect from your first law school exams. Stay focused, stay motivated, put yourself on a schedule and stick to it, and you'll be fine. Concentrate on your own studies, not on what your classmates say about what they're doing or how much they know. Also, keep in mind that things like rest, nutrition, and general health can affect your performance, so remember to eat right (particularly at breakfast on the day of your finals), get enough sleep, and take vitamin C. And don't pull all-nighters, if at all possible.

Also, keep in mind that your performance on law school exams, and your grades in general, are important, but don't constitute the measure of your identity or your self-worth. All of us have good and bad days, strengths and weaknesses. A couple of hours in an exam represents a signpost of where you are at a particular time. You should work hard and perform as well as possible, and be confident that you did your very best, whatever the outcome.

If you are experiencing greater stress than you can deal with alone, please be sure to contact Ellen Berger or Victoria Bensley in the Assistant Dean of Students' Office on the fifth floor (906-5272, or e-mail EBERGER or VBENSLEY).

Study hard, do well on your exams, enjoy the holidays and the winter break, and I look forward to seeing you in January.


Good Luck and Happy Holidays

I wish you the very best of luck on your final exams; a couple of weeks of solid studying will give the luck a boost! Happy Holidays, have a wonderful New Year and a relaxing winter break. No more Records for almost two months; I don't know who's more relieved -- you or me.

Final Exams

Final exams begin Thursday, December 5, 1996. The final exam schedule is attached to this Record; final exam room assignments will be posted in the main lobby and on the second floor bulletin board at a later time.

If an emergency occurs which may prevent you from taking a final exam, you or someone on your behalf should call Ellen Berger at 906-5272 or me at 906-5130, as soon as possible. If you can't reach either of us, call the Registrar's office at 906-5080. Please read Section VII of the Student Handbook dealing with exam procedures and review Article II of the Code of Conduct on pages 62 and 63 of the Handbook.

Spring Schedule Additions and Corrections

There is a possibility that a new 2-hour course, Illinois Civil Procedure, will be added to the schedule on Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 7:50pm. An announcement will be made on Kentnet and in the letter I send to students during the last week of December if the course is added.

The day and time of Legal Drafting: General Practice, section 434-053, Professor Julie Trester, has been changed to Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:50pm.

The Hazardous Waste seminar will meet on Tuesday from 4:00pm to 5:50pm and will be taught by Professors Andrew Warren and Peter Felitti. The course number is listed on the schedule.

Advanced Research: Securities, Professor Martha Keller, will meet on Monday from 7:35pm to 9:25pm; the course number is 422-053-02.

School Law and the Union Representation Process seminar have been cancelled.

Class Schedule

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

If you did not complete an evaluation for an instructor, obtain an evaluation form from my office or the Registrar's office and put it in mailbox #99 in the College Service Center.

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. I suggest you pick up an application in the Registrar's office as soon as possible and begin to work on it after final exams; don't get suntan oil on it.

Information you provide on the bar registration application should be consistent with answers on your Chicago-Kent Application for Admission. You may 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 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 application packets: one for students who filed a registration application with the bar examiners during their first year of law school and a different 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.

Information you provide on the bar application should be consistent with answers on your Chicago-Kent Application for Admission. You may amend your application by addressing a letter to me setting forth the details of the omission or misrepresentation with supporting documents.

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.


Spring Registration

You may add an open course by submitting a Registration Change form to the Registrar's Office at any time until the end of the second week of class.

Pass/Fail Revocation

The last day to revoke a pass/fail election for the Fall, 1996 semester is Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00pm .

Exams on Computers

If you are taking a final exam on a computer, you must obtain a copy of the Rules and Regulations Governing Exams on Computer from the Registrar's Office and read it before final exams begin. It is essential that you thoroughly understand the computer exam procedures and the potential problems and risks associated with taking an exam on a computer.

January 1997 Graduates

Please make sure that your financial account with the university is current. You will not be certified for the bar exam nor will you receive your diploma if you have an outstanding balance.

June 1997 Graduates

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.

Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office will close at 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 27.

Good luck on your final exams and Happy Holidays!


The Student Services staff would like to wish you GOOD LUCK on your final exams, and a happy and restful holiday. 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, room 546, EBERGER) or Victoria Bensley (906-5271, room 544, VBENSLEY). One of us will be here until 6:00pm everyday during read week and exams and if you would like to meet with us later, just make an appointment -- we'll be happy to stay.

Take a RELAXATION BREAK this week!

Thursdays, 12:30-12:50pm, room 580

Bring your stress levels down! Susan Russell of the IIT Counseling Center will lead a short stress reduction exercise on Thursdays from 12:30-12:50pm. This is a wonderful, and very valuable, 20 minute break from studies that will teach you specific exercises you can do whenever you feel stressed out. No pre-registration is necessary -- just stop by and relax!

Exam Preparation and Performance Video

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

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 on the Student Services bulletin board and on the desk adjacent to the bulletin board.

Computer Exams:

The following Word Processors will be available for fall final exams:

WordPerfect 5.1 (DOS)WordPerfect 5.2 (Windows)
WordPerfect 6.0 (DOS)WordPerfect 6.1 (Windows)

RESOURCE LIBRARY -- New Check-out Policies for the Remainder of the Semester

One copy of the major commercial outlines and flash cards are on reserve. Students may take these books out for three hour periods with picture ID. The rest of the materials will still be available for regular check out until Monday December 2. ALL MATERIALS CHECKED OUT FROM THE RESOURCE LIBRARY ARE DUE BACK MONDAY, DECEMBER 2. 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: Catalogs

No time to do your holiday shopping? Hate facing the mobs at the mall? Once again, the Internet can help. Here are a few links to catalogs with great gift ideas: -- Rare/hard to find books, etc. -- Not as much fun as going to the store, but very nifty! -- Warm clothes, and cookie recipes too!

Obiter Dictum...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. Thomas Dewar

Procrastination is the thief of time. John Dos Pasos


Good Luck and Happy Holidays

Good luck students on your exams! Happy Holidays to everyone, have a wonderful New Year and a great break.

Careerline-Hot Off the Press!

Stop by the Career Services Office this week or head down to the Concourse to pick up the latest edition 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 8:30 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.

Foley & Lardner

On Monday, December 20, 1996 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Foley & Lardner will host a Holiday Reception at their Milwaukee office for first year law students who are Wisconsin residents. Interested students need to sign up in the Career Services Office by Tuesday, December 10.

Special Opportunities

Law Clerks

Murphy, Hupp, Foote, Mielke and Kinnally: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls

The law firm of Murphy, Hupp, Foote, Mielke and Kinnally seeks applicants for law clerk positions. Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample to: Murphy, Hupp, Foote, Mielke and Kinnally, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 202, Aurora, Illinois 60507, Attn: Robert M. Foote. More information regarding the firm is available in the grey files and the Direct Contact books in the Career Services Office.


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.

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 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 Law School. 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."

Upon returning from break, please watch upcoming issues of the Record for further information regarding Professionalism Day.


Supreme Court Upholds Drug Searches after Routine Traffic Stops

The Supreme Court ruled last week that once a car has been stopped by police for a traffic violation, they may ask the driver's permission to search the car for drugs without first telling him he is free to go. The decision overturned a Ohio Supreme Court case holding that consent is not valid without the "free to go" notice. The decision is the most recent of several Supreme Court rulings that have increased police discretion to hunt for illegal drugs during traffic stops, even when no drugs are in view. The Ohio appeal was supported by officials from 36 states and the Clinton administration. Ohio v. Robinette, No. 95-891.

LIR Conference Focuses on International Trade

The Second Annual Conference of the Library of International Relations' series of international symposia was held November 14-15, 1996. It brought together government and business leaders from all over the Western Hemisphere. Attendees at "Integration of the Americas: Trade and the Future for Midwest Business" heard presentations from Ambassador Doug Waddell of Canada on the success of the Canada-U.S. partnership and the NAFTA, Minister Francisco Chacon of Costa Rica discussed expanding business opportunities through the FTAA, and keynote speaker U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier's predictions for trade in the Western Hemisphere beyond the NAFTA. Additionally, many other speakers from business and industry presented the work and predictions of their respective business organizations in endeavors and markets of the Americas. A special highlight was Friday's breakfast at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange hosted by William Brodsky, President and CEO of the Merc.

43rd Annual Consular Ball

More than 700 people attended the 43rd Annual Consular Ball on Saturday, November 16 in support of the Library of International Relations. The Ball honors Chicago's Consular Corps and is highlighted by the Grand March of Consuls. The 1996 Eloise G. ReQua Humanitarian Award was presented to international environmental artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. In accepting the award, Jeanne-Claude noted the importance of libraries in promoting knowledge and international understanding.

Exams On eLOISe

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

Holiday Hours

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

Wednesday, November 27 7:45am-6:00pm
Thursday, November 28 CLOSED
Friday, November 29 CLOSED
Saturday, November 30 9:00am-5:00pm

Regular hours will resume Sunday, December 1.

Information Center Final Exam Hours

Beginning Sunday, December 1 thru Wednesday, December 18, 1996, the Information Center hours have been extended to accommodate students during the exam period. The hours are as follows:

Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:45am-11:00pm
Friday 7:45am-11:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm

*On the last day of exams, Wednesday, December 18, the Information Center will close at 7:00pm.


BEST OF LUCK to everyone with Finals...

Again, we have have Class of 1997 Graduation Information. The Class of 1997 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Navy Pier.

3Ls and 4Ls - Class Pictures

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

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

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.


SOS wishes all a happy and joyous holiday break and the best of luck on exams. We also encourage all of you to consider volunteering next term. If you need to contact the SOS staff please e-mail either Steve (SMCKENZI) or Ann Celine (AOHALLAR) and we'll try to schedule a time to meet with you. Best of luck and have a safe and happy holiday break.


Software for Exams on Computer
If you have signed up to take exams on computer this semester, be sure pick up a copy of the exam information and rules from the Registrar's office on the second floor. For exams this semester, you will be able to choose from the following word processing systems: WordPerfect 5.1+ and 6.0c for DOS, and WordPerfect 5.2 and 6.1 for Windows.

If you are unfamiliar with these programs, take some time to learn about them before you sit down to take the exam. During an exam is the worst time to try to figure out a new program. The CLC is offering tutorials on using word processors for exams during read week. See the schedule below.

CLC Computer Training Series: Exams on Computer
If you're signed up to take an exam using a computer (either a lab computer or your own notebook), make time for this important tutorial. There are fewer word-processing systems available during exams than are normally available. It's crucial to know how to use these before you sit down to take an exam. These sessions will cover:

Exams on Computer:

Monday, December 2, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Room 520
Tuesday, December 3, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Room 520
Wednesday, December 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Room 520

Looking for a New Computer?
The CLC's recommended configurations for new desktops and laptops are always available on the Chicago-Kent Intranet ( http://ck). Choose The Computer Support Forum from the main Inner Kent page for details. If you are looking to buy (or receive as a gift) a new machine over the break, you won't want to miss this quick guide.

Graduating Students
Your network account will stay active for six months beyond graduation to help you make the transition to the legal world and keep in touch with friends and colleagues while you study for the bar and begin your first job. Your network privileges will include dial-in access (if you already have it) and electronic mail.

Career Services offers laser printing facilities to all Chicago-Kent alums to print cover letters and résumés. Network laser printing in the computer labs is not available to alums. If you find the computer labs filled with students writing papers or preparing for or taking exams, you can pick up your e-mail at any computer workstation in the common areas of the campus.

Dial-In Lines Are Busy

The dial-in phone lines are in heavy demand at the end of semesters as students ask each other questions and prepare for exams. In the spirit of helping everyone communicate, please try and limit your dial-in connect time as much as possible. Please use the connect time to just pick up and send messages, rather than time to spend long periods logged in.



Monday:4:30- 7:30pm Karin Kiyabu Tuesday:9:00-10:00am Pauline Afuso
11:00-12:30pm Pauline Afuso 11:00-12:00pm Karin Kiyabu
4:00- 5:00pm 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.

* During the Fall 1996 Read Week and Final Examination period, LEXIS Representative office hours are cancelled.

Good luck on finals and have a relaxing Winter Break!


Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of November 25 are as follows:

Monday:3:00pm- 5:30pm Michael Ambroziak
Tuesday:9:00pm-12:00pm Michael Ambroziak
Sunday:5:00pm-11:00pm 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 MAMBROZI 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. Gobble, gobble.


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



Members of Chicago-Kent's Moot Court Honor Society competed this past weekend in the Chicago Bar Association's Moot Court Competition. This year's issues were the constitutionality of a term limits law and the standing of individual office-holders or citizen groups to challenge the same.

Two Chicago-Kent teams were entered and both did very well. The team of Maria DiStravalo- Elliot, Michael Ilagan and Adam Greetis won the award for Best Brief. After the two preliminary rounds, held Thursday and Friday evenings, Maria, Michael and Adam advanced to the semi-finals on Saturday, where they again won. While they were edged out in the final argument, losing to Loyola by 1 point, they argued their case wonderfully.

Our other team, Vincent Mancini, Helen Bouras and Marty Cox, also did an excellent job in the preliminary rounds, just missing the cut-off for advancement to the semi-finals.

Once more, the members of the Moot Court Honor Society have represented Chicago-Kent well. Their excellence and professionalism exemplify the highest traditions and aspirations of both the Moot Court Honor Society and Chicago-Kent. Both they and the law school community have a right to be very proud of their achievements.



Happy Holidays to all, and good luck on finals. A little bit of the Luck of the Irish never hurts around finals time.

The Brehon Society will have a couple of events in January, including a Movie Night and a speaker event. Also, upcoming in January will be a general meeting to begin planning for St. Patrick's Day. Details will be announced in the Record. Best of Luck to all...


Upcoming Events...

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

LAW BOOK DRIVE: Don't throw out those old and outdated law books quite yet! If the bookstore won't buy them back or the few dollars won't make much of a difference, consider donating your old law books to the Young Lawyer's Section (YLS) to send to students in Eastern Europe and Asia who are starved for American legal texts. A box will be set up outside the CBA bulletin board and lobby during finals. Rather than throw out your old books or letting them gather dust for years on your bookshelves (you really won't ever open them again, trust me!), donate them to a worthy cause during this season of concern.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Law Student Committee of the YLS will be having another blood drive competition between Chicago area law schools. The tentative date is Wednesday, February 19. Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i are strongly encouraged to take part. The school that donates the most pints wins the honor of a display plaque and a FREE PIZZA PARTY for all those who participated. Let's show the other schools that Chicago-Kent students get involved for a worthy cause! Mark your calendars today, and watch the Record for additional details next semester.


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/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, CRUNNELS, with your locker number and location and I'll leave a form for you within a week.

My thanks to everyone who has been involved with the CBA this semester, and I welcome all new members!!! Good luck with finals, and have a safe and relaxing winter break! See you in January!

If you have any questions about the above events or membership information, just e-mail me @ CRUNNELS. Thanks! ---Charis Runnels, Chicago-Kent CBA Representative


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!


We are sorry we had to cancel the panel on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. It will be rescheduled in the first two weeks of next semester. Watch this space for developments!

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 that on videotape.

We also videotaped Professor Paul Cassell of the University of Utah discussing the 30th Anniversary of the Miranda decision with famous defense attorney and esteemed Professor Richard Kling. Thank you Professor Kling for your excellent defense of Miranda!

Please e-mail an officer if you want to borrow any of our tapes and ENJOY YOUR VACATION!

Questions, donations, insults, video rentals, 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


1996 Midyear Meeting

Mark your calenders for the 1996 Midyear Meeting: December 12-14, 1996, at the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel & Towers. The "LAW ED SERIES" programs are FREE to all ISBA student members who register in advance by mailing in the registration form (included in your most recent ISBA mailings). Be sure to indicate your student status on the form. The following programs are offered during the three-day meeting: Family Law Update, Bridge the Gap, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law Office Economics, Tort, General Practice Update, Mental Health & the Law, Elder Law, and the Family & Medical Leave Act. For more information regarding specific dates and times, see the ISBA bulletin board on the concourse. Don't miss this great opportunity!


The end of the semester doesn't mean you can't still become a member of the ISBA. If you would like to begin to take advantage of the many ISBA benefits (including the LAW ED SERIES programs), simply send in your application form today. For $10 a year (or $25 for up to four years of law school), you can begin to receive these benefits too. Applications are available on the concourse. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail any of the ISBA student reps: Lisa Yee (LYEE), Leslie Borre (LBORRE), Catherine Schulist (CSCHULIS), Jeff Miller (JMILLER), or Ryan Nadick (RNADICK).


Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Fall 1996 semester a successful one for IPLS. We greatly appreciate all the help from those who were involved with arranging and those who attended the reception, speaker events, bake sale, newsletter, luncheon, and resume workshop.

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the IPLS November Newsletter, available on the IPLS board on the Concourse.

IPLS has more activities planned for next semester, so watch for announcements in the Record. Good luck on exams and have a great Winter Break!


KATLA would like to thank Professor Cotter for the workshop he presented on November 12!


Tryouts for KATLA's Trial Ad Team are tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 17, 1997. This year, we will have two teams for competition. We will have the materials on reserve in the library in late December, but if you won't be able to come to Chicago-Kent to pick them up, please e-mail LSMITH3 so other arrangements can be made.

For tryouts, you will need to prepare a 15 minute presentation, including:


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with fundraising! We've been getting some great ideas for raising money for the competition. If you haven't volunteered yet, but would like to help, please e-mail LSMITH3.


As you no doubt know by now, we had to cancel our planned forum on late-term/ partial birth abortion. The forum will be rescheduled for January. Please watch your e-mail and the Record for more information as we return to school in the new year.

I hope that mentors and mentees are getting together as finals time sneaks up upon us. Mentors should keep in mind that their 1L mentees are under a lot of pressure with their first law school finals coming up and can use all the support we can give.

Good luck on finals to everyone. I look forward to working with each of you in the next semester.