Chicago-Kent College of


Vol. No. XXXI, No. 2
January 20, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


I hope your first week of classes went well. My semester is revving up--I assume yours is, too.

I have some additional "what-I-did-on-my-winter-break" information from faculty members that wasn't included in last week's message: Professor Dale Nance, who is visiting at Cornell Law School this semester, published an article entitled "Verbal Completeness and Exclusionary Rules Under the Federal Rules of Evidence," 75 Tex. L. Rev. 51. Professor Jeffrey Sherman published "Hairsplitting Under I.R.C. Section 2035(d): The Cause and the Cure," at 16 U. Va. Tax Rev. 111, and he was interviewed by the Daily Herald in connection with an article on Baehr v. Miike, the Hawaii same-sex marriage case. Professor Steve Heyman's article, "The Duty to Rescue: A Liberal-Communitarian Perspective," will be published later this year in The Responsive Community, a communitarian journal. "Traps for the Unwary Employee: The Intersection of the ADA, FMLA, SSA and Workers' Compensation Acts," by Professor Mary Rose Strubbe, appeared in the Autumn, 1996, issue of the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report. Professor Richard Kling was the moderator of an Illinois Judges Association-Illinois State Bar Association panel on "Twenty-five Years of the Criminal Justice System--Is It Working?" Professor Diana Runcie's article, "On Being Kool: Holding Cigarette and Alcohol Manufacturers Responsible for Targeting Their Products Toward ‘the Poor, the Young, the Black and the Stupid,'" will be published this winter in the Tulane Law Review. And Professor Sanford Greenberg's article, "Who Says It's a Crime: Deference to Agency Interpretations of Regulatory Statutes that Create Criminal Liability," 58 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 1, has just been released.

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The university's list of interprofessional projects for the Spring semester has been circulated, and there are a number that should be of some interest to law students. Project titles include: "Environmental, Economic, Policy and Social Impacts of Using Retrofitted Cars in Developing Countries," "The Invention Center Team," and "Development of Environmental Design Options for the Proposed Manchester Park Service Center," among others. The complete project list is available in my office for interested students, and anyone interested in participating in a project for pay or, potentially, class credit, should contact me.

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Finally, I've received several complaints from students about the level of noise in the library. Please remember that most individuals use the library for quiet study. If you are meeting in a study group, or just conversing socially, there are a number of lounge areas in the building that are available for your use, or you may want to gather off-campus to relax with your colleagues. Remember that, while there inevitably will be some conversation that takes place within the library, it is primarily a place for research and individual study, not for group discussions or socializing. Likewise, if your work is being disrupted by noise from other library users, I encourage you to ask politely that they find another space. You may also feel free to report noise problems to any member of the library staff. We very much want everyone to be able to maximize the usefulness of Information Center space and resources.

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Enjoy your week, and don't forget that there will be a special screening on January 21 of the award-winning PBS documentary, Eyes On the Prize, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.


Advanced Research and Legal Drafting Requirements

Section 3.3 of the Handbook states that all required courses must be taken in the sequence designated in the registration instructions. The registration instructions require day students to take Advanced Research and Legal Drafting during their second year and evening students to take them during their third year. Students who do not take these courses when required will have the lowest registration priority for Research and Drafting sections during the summer session and next year.

May 1997 Graduates

If you plan to graduate at the end of the Spring semester and have not submitted a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form, please do so by the end of this week.

Program Changes

If you drop a course and reduce your credit hours, you will be charged tuition according to the following schedule:

Date of Withdrawal Tuition Charge
by Friday, January 24 50% of tuition
by Friday, January 31 75% of tuition
after Friday, January 31 100% of tuition

To officially drop a course and receive tuition credit, you must submit a signed Registration Change Form to the Registrar's office. You may add open courses to your schedule until Friday, January 24, 1997.

Pass/Fail Election

You may elect to take a course Pass/Fail by submitting two copies of the Pass/Fail Election Form no later than Friday, February 7, 1997. Pass/Fail Election Forms are available in the Registrar's office; please read the instructions and note which courses are not eligible for pass/fail election. In addition to the courses listed on the form, students who enrolled in Prof. Sherman's Estates & Trusts course after December 18, 1996 may not take the course pass/fail.

Insurance Waiver

The deadline to waive the student insurance is January 24, 1997. Students who waived coverage for the Fall semester do not have to submit another waiver form. Brochures explaining the insurance coverage and waiver procedures are available in the Registrar's office.

Spring 1997 ID Card Validation Stickers

ID card validation stickers for the Spring, 1997 semester are available in the Registrar's office. You must have a validation sticker to use the library, the Career Services office and other law school services.


What's in store for you?

Check the Career Services Bulletin Board to make sure you are registered for Professionalism Day!

So you put on your oh-so-comfortable professional clothes, hike through the snow and the cold and show up at school on Wednesday, February 5. Then what happens?

Day Students:

9:00-9:45 -- Continental Breakfast and Student Registration

10:00- 10:20-- Welcome and Video
Dean Deutsch will give a brief introduction followed by an entertaining video which captures glimpses of what some recent C-K alums are experiencing out in the wilds of legal practice.

10:20-11:20-- Panel Discussion: Strategies for Professional Excellence
Professor Stephen Sowle will lead a lively discussion on what it takes to excel as a new lawyer. Four lawyers with a combined total of more than 50 years experience in the practice of law will share their suggestions and experiences, while responding to questions and comments from the audience. These attorneys all have had experience in hiring and supervising new attorneys and will be able to provide you with invaluable information on succeeding as a "freshman" lawyer.

11:30-12:30-- Breakout Session I: Law as a Business
During the Breakout Sessions you will engage in small group conversations with pairs of lawyers in the practice sectors you selected. These sessions are designed to give you a glimpse of the business of the practice and to provide information that many lawyers don't receive other than through on-the-job experience. Breakout speakers will answer your questions about how these various entities are structured, how work is assigned, evaluated, and rewarded, how new attorneys are trained and supervised, and how the practice is different from what they expected when they were law students. You'll obtain insights that may help you decide which direction your early career path should take.

12:30-1:30-- Box Lunch catered by Blue Plate Catering

1:45-2:45 -- Plenary: Civility, Respect & Relationship Building
Judge James Holderman of the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois and former State's Attorney Paula Hudson Holderman, Acting Director of the Clinical Legal Education Program and Assistant Director for the Center of Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, John Marshall Law School, will address the topic of "Civility, Respect & Relationship Building." The Judge and Ms. Holderman will be able to present information from the viewpoints of the bench and practitioner, male and female, in both federal and state court.

3:00-4:00 -- Breakout Session II: Law as a Business

4:00-6:00 -- Reception on the Tenth Floor

Evening Students:

4:00-6:00 -- Reception on the Tenth Floor

5:30-6:00 -- Student Registration

6:00-6:15 -- Welcome and Video
Dean Deutsch will give a brief introduction and welcome followed by an entertaining video which captures glimpses of what some recent C-K alums are experiencing out in the wilds of legal practice.

6:15-7:00 -- Panel Discussion: Strategies for Professional Excellence
Professor Stephen Sowle will lead a lively discussion on what it takes to excel as a new lawyer. Four lawyers with a combined total of more than 50 years experience in the practice of law will share their suggestions and experiences, while responding to questions and comments from the audience. These attorneys were evening students or returning students and will tailor their comments to acknowledge that most evening students bring some amount of prior work experience to their new careers as lawyers. They all have had experience in hiring and supervising new attorneys and will be able to provide you with invaluable information on success as a "freshman" lawyer.

7:00-7:40 -- Plenary: Civility, Respect & Relationship Building<
Judge James Holderman of the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois and former State's Attorney Paula Hudson Holderman, Acting Director of the Clinical Legal Education Program and Assistant Director for the Center of Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, John Marshall Law School, will address the topic of "Civility, Respect & Relationship Building." The Judge and Ms. Holderman will be able to present information from the viewpoints of the bench and a practitioner, male and female, in both federal and state court.

7:50-8:50 -- Breakout Session: Law as a Business
During the Breakout Session you will engage in small group conversations with pairs of lawyers in the practice sector you selected. These sessions are designed to give you a glimpse of the business of the practice and to provide information that many lawyers don't receive other than through on-the-job experience. Many of these speakers were also evening and returning students. Breakout speakers will answer your questions about how these various entities are structured, how work is assigned, evaluated, and rewarded, how new attorneys are trained and supervised, and how the practice is different from what they expected when they were law students. You'll obtain insights that may help you decide which direction your early career path should take.

8:50-9:30 -- Dessert Reception in the Lobby


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program - Tuesday, January 21, at 12:00pm

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we will be hosting a showing of "Eyes on the Prize," the award winning documentary on the civil rights movement. The first volume of the series will be shown on Tuesday, January 21, at 12:00pm in the Auditorium. The concluding volumes will be shown in sequence from 12:00-1:30pm on January 22-24 in room 580. Don't miss your chance to view this excellent documentary in its entirety!

Relaxation Breaks are back!

Thursday, January 30, 12:30-12:50

She's back and she's on a mission to make your day stress free! Susan Russell of the IIT Counseling Center will lead a stress reduction session next Thursday afternoon from 12:30-12:50pm Not only will you leave the session feeling more relaxed, but you will also come away with specific relaxation techniques you can use whenever you feel stressed out. No pre-registration necessary -- just stop by and relax! Room to be announced in next week's Record

Internet Site of the Week

If you are having a hard time making ends meet or just enjoy the hunt for a great deal, this week's sites are just for you. At the Consumer World web site you can check out super discount deals on merchandise and travel, find the nearest ATM, research the best credit card and CD rates and check out product reviews. Go to and save yourself some cash. Other informative money related sites are:
This is a great list of links to Internet sites on personal financial planning.
The Financial Aid Information Page has a wealth of resources on financing your education with loans and scholarships, including a section specifically for law students.
Need we say more--it's the Totally Free Stuff page!

Quote of the Week:

"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may be said to be living apart."
-- e.e. cummings (1885-1945)


Law School Association Scholarships and Loans

Come to Suite 310 to pick up an application for Chicago-Kent's Law School Association scholarships and loans. Law School Association scholarships and loans are awarded by an Alumnae/i Committee on the basis of need. The typical award is $1,000, but the amount often varies. The form is very brief and straightforward. Hurry in, because completed applications are due back to the Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations by January 31 for consideration.


Class Pictures

Pictures for the Class of 1997 composite will be taken in room 583 at the following times:

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

Sign up sheets are available now in Suite 310. Cap and gown forms, ticket request forms, and more graduation information will also be available in room 583 while pictures are being taken.

As mentioned in earlier Record announcements, the Class of 1997 Commencement will be held on SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1997, AT NAVY PIER. If you have any questions regarding graduation, please stop by Suite 310 and ask for Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty.


We Need Your Help!

As many of you know, the Director of our office, Stephanie Rever Chu, is out on maternity leave and won't return to the office until sometime in March. Assistant Dean Lisa Abrams will also be out of the office due to an accident which has resulted in a broken leg. During this time, the Career Services Office asks that you help us by understanding we are short staffed. We are working very hard to ensure that our services are not interrupted during this time, however it may not be possible to accommodate every walk-in question immediately. To ensure that your needs are met, make an appointment as soon as possible by planning at least two weeks in advance.

To schedule an appointment with Debbi Gutman or Kim Reynolds, see LaJuanna Williams at the front desk in room 360 or call 312/906-5200. We look forward to meeting with you and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time! If you have further questions or concerns about our office, please e-mail, or stop by to talk with our Assistant Director, Ann Rainhart (LRAINHAR).

Office News

Grace Period for Overdue Books!

Here's your chance to turn in all your overdue Career Services resources and avoid any fines! From Monday, January 20 through Friday, January 24, we'll be waiving overdue fines for our resources.

Office Hours for Spring Semester

The office hours for the spring term are as follows:

Mondays 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesdays 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesdays 8:30am - 7:00pm*
Thursdays 8:30am - 7:00pm*
Fridays 8:30am - 5:00pm

* Evening counseling appointments are available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with Debbi Gutman.

We will also be open two Saturdays each month from 8:30am until 12:00pm according to the following schedule:

January 18 April 12
February 8 April 26
February 22 May 17
March 8
March 22

Office Closings

The Career Services Office will be closed the following days in preparation for Professionalism Day 1997:

Friday, January 31
Monday, February 3
Tuesday, February 4
Wednesday, February 5

Office Tours

Come check out the Career Services resource center! Sign up in the Program Sign-Up notebook at the reception desk in Suite 360! Tours are limited to 12 students each. Tours will be Tuesday, January 21, through Thursday, January 30, at noon everyday. There will also be evening tours at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 23, and Thursday, January 30.

FOCI Surveys

A reminder to students who participated in FOCI this past fall, your FOCI Feedback Surveys are due into our office Monday, January 20. Thanks in advance for turning those in!

Public Interest Job Fairs

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference: Saturday, February 22 at Northwestern University School of Law. Deadline for registration: All materials must be turned into the Chicago-Kent Career Services Office by noon on January 21.

Are you considering a career in public interest law? Do you want to meet public interest employers? Make plans to attend the Tenth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference at Northwestern Law School on Saturday, February 22, 1997. Legal employers from various organizations will be participating in the program. Many employers conduct interviews, and others are scheduled to participate in informal "table talk" networking.

Informational packets containing the list of employers and their hiring criteria may be obtained by signing up in the Career Services Office immediately. Please read the packet carefully and return your registration form, preference sheet and the two resumes for each preferenced employer to Barbara Clemmer in the Career Services Office no later than Tuesday, January 21 at noon. Interview schedules should be available in the Career Services Office by February 17.

Upcoming Career Services Programs:

Summer Opportunities for 1Ls

How do most students spend the summer? Are clerking jobs available? How do you find a clerking job? What's the timetable for summer hiring? How critical is it to gain legal experience during the summer?

On Tuesday, January 28 at noon and 5:00pm the Career Services staff will address the common concerns of first-year students regarding how they spend the summer after their first year of law school. Room to be announced.

Practice Tracks 1997:

You've heard us talk over and over again about the importance of information gathering in identifying a career path and conducting a job search. We've recommended that you do some informational interviewing with practitioner to help you decide what you want to do and how best to market your skills. Now we've made this process even easier by bringing the practitioner to you!

On Saturday, February 1, J.D.s from 70 practice areas and alternative careers will be at Northwestern University School of Law for the express purpose of talking informally with students about careers in different areas. The practitioner will be positioned at tables in Northwestern's atrium so that students can circulate to speak with as many or as few of the attorneys as they wish.

It's your chance to find out directly from practitioners how job seekers are faring in a particular segment of the market, what it's like to practice in an area, which credentials are helpful in finding employment in the area, what skills you should stress in applying, and more!

Join other area law students from 10:00am until 1:00pm at Northwestern to take advantage of this easy way to gather information! Please sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend Practice Tracks. See the Career Services bulletin board for further information about which areas are being represented.

Note: The participating attorneys have volunteered their time. Participation does not indicate that the represented organizations have job openings. This program is sponsored by the Chicago Area Law School Consortium.

Are You Leaving Chicago This Summer?

The National Association for Law Placement annually publishes a listing of summer sublets of law students' apartments in cities across the country. If you know you will be needing an apartment for the summer, or would like to sublet your own apartment, you can register to be included in the Exchange directory. This directory will be mailed to law schools nationwide in mid-March.

Registration forms must be received by the NALP office in D.C. no later than February 14, 1997. Late forms cannot be accepted. Pick up Handout #50 for additional information and registration materials.

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


The Appleseed Foundation Law Internship: 1L, 2L, 3L
The Appleseed Foundation is seeking law students for its national office in Washington, D.C. Appleseed organizes, supports and connects public interest law centers which deal with policy issues at the state and local levels. Spring semester internships run the duration of the school semester. Summer internships will last approximately 3 months. Interested students should see Handout #51 for further information and application instructions.
1997 New Jersey Summer Public Interest Legal Intern Program:
Legal Services of New Jersey is accepting applications for its 1997 Summer Legal Intern Program. The program seeks people who have demonstrated their commitment to helping the disadvantaged through their prior work, extracurricular activities during school, and volunteer efforts. Please see Handout #52 for an application and further instructions.
The American Bar Association John J. Curting Jr., Justice Fund 1997 Summer Program: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking applicants for its summer internship program. Students will receive a stipend of $2,000 if they spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless clients or their advocates. Students should have a position offered from a qualified organization before applying for the stipend. Please see Handout #53 for application instructions. Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 1997.



Looking for research material for that seminar paper? Want to read the latest best seller by Judge Posner? This week the Reference Staff is offering tutorials on HOW TO USE CLARK, the online catalog of the Information Center. With Clark you can locate materials belonging to the three libraries of the Center--the Law Library, the Library of International Relations, and the Stuart School of Business Library. What's even better, Clark can be accessed from any network port -- including your laptop!

Tutorials last about 20 minutes and will discuss all the special features of the catalog. Meet near the Reference Desk at the scheduled times, which will be posted on the 9th Floor Information Center bulletin board. There is no need to sign up in advance. Just come at the times posted. See you there!


Be sure to stop by the Registrar's Office and get the current semester's validation sticker for your ID. You will need it for many library services, including checking out books and reserving study rooms.


With a new semester starting, please remember to be considerate of other students who need a quiet atmosphere to study. If you cannot study because of loud talking in the Information Center, please let the Reference Librarian on duty know and that person will say something to the rowdy group. You may contact Reference by using the intercom phones on the wall or by dropping by the Library Service Desk on the 9th floor. Also, talkers are reminded that the study rooms allow talking, but they are not soundproof, so please keep your voices down.


Regular hours for the Information and Document Center will resume January 21, 1997:

Information Center

Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:45am-11:00pm
Friday 7:45am- 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am- 8:00pm

Document Center

Sunday 11:00am-9:30pm
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-9:30pm
Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm


We would like to remind you that numerous opportunities are currently available for volunteer placements in various public interest groups. In addition, if you are interested in a position for the summer, please stop by in the next few weeks with an updated resume.

SOS Office Hours for the spring semester are as follows:

Steve McKenzie: Ann Celine O'Hallaren:
Tuesday 3:00pm- 5:00pm Monday 10:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday 10:45am-11:45am Thursday 3:30pm- 5:30pm




Tuesday:10:00-3:00 Karin Kiyabu Thursday: 3:00- 5:00 Karin Kiyabu
Wednesday: 3:30-6:00 Pauline Afuso 5:00- 7:00 Pauline Afuso
Friday: 10:00-12:00 Pauline Afuso

* During office hours, the LEXIS Reps. 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.

Welcome back! Hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable break!


Welcome back!! If you have forgotten your password over the break, please stop by and see us or send us an e-mail. Westlaw representative lab hours for the week of January 20 are as follows:

Monday:8:00 - 10:30 Christine Brown Tuesday: 8:00 -10:30 Christine Brown
4:30 - 6:30 Christine Brown 12:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak
Wednesday: 8:00 - 10:30 Christine Brown Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 Michael Ambroziak
4:00 - 6:00 Christine Brown
7:30 - 10:30 Christine Brown
Friday: 1:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak

During lab hours, Westlaw Student Reps. can be found in lab 700 or at the tables just outside of lab 700. Please feel free to e-mail us at MAMBROZI, CBROWN, 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.

Before you get bogged down with heavy course reading take a few minutes and pull up some FUN! yet legal related articles on WESTLAW.


A California-based citizens group called Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has awarded its first "Loony Lawsuit of the Month Award." It went to a lawyer who sued another lawyer for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress because the second lawyer made light of the death of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Access the Los Angeles Times database (LAT) and run the following search to retrieve the story:

loony /s law-suit & grateful /s dead


For an irreverent, autobiographical look at legal malpractice and what you don't learn about it in law school, access FIND and type the following citation to retrieve and article from the Ohio State Law Journal. The author is a law professor who spent 10 years practicing legal malpractice defense.

57 ohio st lj 863


The liquor industry caused quite a stir over its decision to end its voluntary ban on broadcast advertising. As you might expect, however, most of the rules governing the labeling and advertising of liquor are not voluntary. To see some of the federal regulations that govern the distilled spirits industry, access the Code of Federal Regulations database (CFR) and restrict your search to the prelim field (pr).

pr ("distilled spirit" liquor alcohol & advertis!)


For those who get tired of complicated legal language, here is an opinion that even a 10-year-old can understand. Federal District Judge Robert Sweet addressed his opinion dismissing a personal injury lawsuit to the 10-year old plaintiff who had lost a fingertip when it slammed in a door. (too bad our casebooks aren't written like this) Access Find and type the following citation to retrieve this case.

1996 WL 700266


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


The Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Chicago is pleased to announce that the Gertrude and Harry G. Fins Scholarship Fund will be available for the 1997-98 academic year. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

To be eligible for these awards, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. be Jewish;
  2. be enrolled as a full-time student;
  3. be domiciled in the Chicago metropolitan community;
  4. establish financial need;
  5. demonstrate career promise.

Students who meet these criteria should contact the Scholarship Secretary, Jewish Vocational Service, between December 1, 1996, and February 15, 1997, to request an application. The telephone number is (312) 357-4521. The scholarship application deadline is March 1, 1997.

Informational brochures are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230.

The Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. is a philanthropic organization of American women of Polish descent interested in discovering the richness of their Polish heritage and sharing it with others.

Realizing that education is the main tool for deepening an appreciation of culture and advancing a people, the Club supports educational activities and the personal efforts of Polish American students, male and female, through financial scholarships.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a United States citizen
  2. Must have one parent of some Polish heritage
  3. Must be a Chicago area resident enrolled as a full-time student
  4. Must exhibit definite financial need
  5. Must have acceptable grades

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship may obtain an application by enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope and writing to: Therese Brzezinski, Chairman, Education Committee - PWCC, P.O. Box 31967, Chicago, Illinois 60631-0967. The scholarship application must be postmarked by June 30, 1997.

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

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

Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Award
All Latino students attending law school in the United States are eligible to apply. PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise.

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

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



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 this semester, the 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. Questions? Contact Professors Pam Kentra or Stephanie Altman.


We will have an exam review for my fall Personal Income Tax course on Wednesday, January 22, 1997, at 3:00-4:00pm, in room C20. You are welcome to stop by my office (room 841) to look over your exam. However, you must attend the exam review in order to schedule an office interview to discuss your exam.


The Office of Development is now hiring part-time student employees. We will hire four students to work 10-15 hours each week on assisting the development director and associate directors with a variety of projects. Please submit resumes to Jeanne Van Kirk Snow, Assistant Dean of Development & Alumnae/i & Student Relations in Suite 310.

We will be also be adding a Development Assistant to our staff in the near future. If you are interested in a full-time position with our office, please contact Susan Troester at 6-5249 or e-mail STROESTE.


Students, staff or faculty who want a discount subscription to the Wall Street Journal or to Barrons may sign up on the sheet posted on the office door of room 829.



We hope you enjoyed the winter break. For many, the break provided an opportunity to visit friends and family. For some, the break yielded unencumbered time that could be used to complete law school related activities. We would like to wish all of the Moot Court teams the best of luck in their upcoming competitions.

Traditionally, the SBA and the student organizations work harder during the spring semester. We will see more speaking events, student activities, and socials than ever before. Your colleagues are busily organizing and finalizing the following:

  1. Spring 1997 Budgets: The Finance Committee met last week. A proposal will be presented to the Board of Governors (BOG) at this Thursday's meeting. As soon as the budgets are approved, we will release the information to the community. If during the approval process any student organization needs financial assistance, please contact Kim Jessum or Elayna Pham.
  2. Financial Statement: The SBA Financial Statement will be available to the student community no later than Tuesday, January 28. The statement will reflect the financial standing of the SBA as of the end of the fall semester. Copies of the statement will be provided outside the SBA office, C88.
  3. Law Week: Law Week will occur April 6 - April 12, 1997. The week will be filled with a variety of speaking events and student activities (similar to the Fall Lecture Series). Please forward any suggestions regarding themes and activities to George Petrovich and Carlos Poza, Co-Chairs.
  4. Barristers Ball: The Barristers Ball is the largest social event for the entire Chicago-Kent community. Please open your daytimers and write B-Ball on April 12. You will not want to miss this event. We should be able to announce the location within the next couple of weeks. We are in the midst of negotiations for the location. If you would like to participate on the planning committee, please contact Pegg Zilligen, Chair.
  5. Spring 1997 Election: You will choose the 1997-1998 SBA administration this semester. Please consider participating in SBA. The SBA is only as strong as you want it to be. The election will occur during the later part of March or early April. We will provide interested students an opportunity to sit down with current BOG members and discuss different positions and responsibilities.
  6. Student Polls/Surveys: We expect to poll the student community on a couple of different issues. Of particular concern are the Career Services Office and the Information Center. Additionally, we are interested in putting together a survey that gauges your overall experience at Chicago-Kent, including the classroom, administration, student organizations, and faculty. If you are interested in organizing a survey, please e-mail SBAQ.

New Business:

  1. January Social: Please note that the first SBA Social will be on Thursday, January 30, 1997. The social will begin at 7:00pm. The location has not been determined. We will provide more information in next week's Record.
  2. Work-A-Day: We would like to encourage your participation in the ABA/Law Student Division's 1997 Work-A-Day event. The national event couples student volunteers with a local organization. This year's theme is Children. Bennett Miller is organizing the event. Please contact Bennett for more information.
  3. Student Organization Master List: We are updating the Student Organization Master List. The list includes the names of each organization's executive board. Please forward any updated information to SBAQ.
  4. May 1997 Graduation: A couple of students requested that we look at reserving a block of rooms at a hotel over the Memorial Day weekend. So that we can get an idea of the room needs, please e-mail SBAQ with your expected numbers. We will see what we can do.
  5. Fundraising Seed Money: Another Student Organization took advantage of the seed money that we are able to provide. Please remember that the SBA can help Student Organizations begin their fundraising efforts. Although there are some requirements attached to the repaying of the seed money, please realize that the assistance can provide your organization the opportunity to acquire the product.

On a final note, congratulations to all of you University of Florida GATORS. The National Championship finally came our way. Maybe former Dean Matasar had something to do with it..


Welcome Back!!! I hope your vacations were long and restful. We are planning a meeting for next week. Please read your e-mail for further details of where and when.

AALSA is planning a celebration for Asian Heritage Month. It should take place in April. Please come and give us your suggestions.

If you have any questions or comments please e-mail: MZILLIGE, MYOON, JABELLER, GHONG, JSOUNDAR, NSETTY


Welcome back for another semester. Hope everyone had a good break. The Brehon Society will have a general meeting next week. The date, time and room will be included in next week's Record.

If you want to mark your calendars, we have a luncheon speaker scheduled for Friday, February 21. We are extremely fortunate to present Judge Andy Sommer, who has been heavily involved in the struggle for human rights in Northern Ireland. Judge Sommer will speak about a series of inquiries into criminal cases which he has personally observed in Northern Ireland. Judge Sommer is a former municipal judge from Wisconsin, and Human Rights Chair of the Irish American Unity Conference.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming outings to Tommy Nevin's, Irish Movie Night, and St. Patrick's Day festivities. If you are interested in more Brehon Society information, e-mail JFOGARTY.


BLOOD DRIVE: Do you want to help save a life? Especially during the winter months, when accidents are on the rise, blood is needed in all area hospitals. The Law Student Committee of the YLS will soon be having another blood drive competition between Chicago area law schools. On Wednesday, February 19 from 10:00am until 4:00pm, representatives from United Blood Service will be here at Chicago-Kent to take blood donations from any willing students, alumnae/i, faculty, staff, or administration members. 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.

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 stop by the CSO and get one from me, or e-mail me at CRUNNELS with your locker number 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


Welcome back! We are in the process of setting up a date and time for our first general meeting of the semester - please look to the Record or the bulletin board on the Concourse for more information next week. If you are thinking about joining the Family Law Society, please come to our general meeting to find out about upcoming events and activities.

Family Law Essay Contest

The Family Law Section of the ABA annually conducts the Schwab Essay Contest in order to create greater interest in the field of Family Law among all law students. There are three cash awards given and the winning entries will be selected for publication in the Family Law Quarterly. The contest is open to second and third year full-time students (and second through fourth year part-time students). This is a great opportunity! For more information about the subject matter of the essay, please see the Family Law Society bulletin board on the Concourse.



We are co-sponsoring a panel on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban with Women In Law, Christian Legal Society, Phi Alpha Delta, National Lawyers' Guild, Family Law, and Health Law. It will be held in the Auditorium on January 29, 1997, from 4-6pm. Speaking will be Mary Hallen, Director of the Catholic Respect Life Office for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and as yet unnamed representatives from both Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Prof. Steinman will be moderating the discussion.

If you missed the great talk by Roger Pilon of the CATO Institute and Sanford Greenberg of Chicago-Kent on Federalism you can still see it 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. Please e-mail an officer if you want to borrow any of our tapes.

Questions, donations, insults, video rentals, or a desire to be included on our mailing list? E-mail CHAGE, CBENTLEY, CPOULSON, or JMRAZ. (Our quote is a rerun because no one actually read the last Record of last semester.)

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


Welcome back! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break. We will be holding general meetings in the near future to discuss the various events we will be sponsoring this semester. Also, we will be co-sponsoring a forum on late-term abortion, along with Women In Law and the Federalist Society, to be held on January 29 in the auditorium. Dates and times for the general meetings will be announced soon.


Public Service Award

Attention all ISBA student members! Are you interested in applying for this year's Public Service Award? The ISBA Law Student Division Public Service Award is awarded annually to a law student whose activities enhance professional responsibility and provide service to the public. The award is based on extracurricular accomplishments and service, related activities during law school. Nominations forms and more information about this award can be found in your most recent ISBANNER newsletter (mailed out in early January). Keep in mind that all nominations must be signed and submitted by March 31, 1997. Good Luck!


Become a law student member today! For the very low cost of $10 per year, you will begin to receive the monthly Illinois Bar Journal, ISBANNER (the Law Student Division Newsletter), the Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, and seven substantive law section newsletters published through the year. Plus, you will have FREE admission to the ISBA LAW ED SERIES programs held here in Chicago. Application forms are available on the Concourse.


IMPORTANT KJF NEWS! KJF will be having its first General Meeting of the new semester this Wednesday, January 22, at 3:00pm in room 170. It is very important for all members to attend this meeting; BIG AUCTION NEWS TO DISCUSS!

Also, there will be a Bake Sale the following Wednesday, January 29, so be sure to come to the General Meeting to sign up.



First and foremost, our Partial Birth Abortion Forum is coming up on Wednesday, January 29, from 4:00-6:00pm in the auditorium. All members are strongly encouraged to attend. It should be very informative. A mediator will be in attendance to explain the history of abortion laws in this country from Roe to the present. Discussion will center on the recently vetoed bill banning partial birth abortion and the legal ramifications of such a bill if it were passed. This forum is being co-sponsored by The Federalist Society and the Health Law Society.

Information will be in next week's Record about the upcoming National Women Law Student Conference.

Keep an eye out for date, time and place of our next general meeting.