Vol. No. XXXI, No. 3
January 27, 1997
Posting Notices in The Record
May 1997 Graduates
A list of students who have submitted a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form is posted on the second floor bulletin board. Please review the list to make sure that your name appears exactly as you want it printed on your diploma. If you have not submitted a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form to the Registrar, please submit one as soon as possible.
The top five things to take note of as Professionalism Day draws near:
|TO:||All Continuing Students|
|FROM:||Assistant Dean Michael S. Burns|
|DATE:||Spring Semester 1997|
|RE:||CRITICAL INFORMATION REGARDING:|
|MERIT/NEED-BASED AND MERIT-ONLY SCHOLARSHIPS|
Continuing students may be eligible to receive both merit-only and merit/need-based scholarships.
Merit-only scholarships are based solely on your academic performance and do not require a financial aid application. If you are exclusively interested in merit-only scholarships, you do not need to apply for financial aid.
Merit/need-based scholarships are based on both your academic record and your financial need. If you want to be considered for scholarships based on financial need, you must submit the required financial aid application forms, even if you are not planning to take out student loans. In order to be considered for need-based scholarships, you must:
Students who do not meet these deadlines will not be eligible for need-based scholarships.
Relaxation Breaks are back!
Thursday, January 30, 12:30-12:50, in room 547
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 on Thursday afternoon from 12:30-12:50pm in room 547. 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!
Teaching Assistant Office Hours
Teaching Assistants have been assigned to Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Justice for the Spring semester. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your new classes, remember that your TA's are available to help you on a one-on-one basis each week. Drop in on your TA this week and get off to a good start this semester! Office hours are listed below. (If you are unable to meet with your TA during office hours, send them an e-mail to set up an appointment for a more convenient time.)
|Warner||Colleen Young||Wed. 3:00-4:00pm||room 355|
|Gely||Deborah Alexander||Tues. 3:30-4:30pm||room 580|
|Hasen||IV Ashton||Tues. 5:00-6:00pm||room 170|
|Ray Schrock||Thurs. 8:00-9:00pm||room 547|
|Smith||Michael Helfand||Mon. 12:45-1:15pm||room C15|
|Lien||Lisa Longo||Wed. 11:15am-12:15pm||room C35|
|Laser||Jason Coggins||Thurs. 9:00am-10:00am||room 547|
|Stewart||P.J. McGrath||Thurs. 2:30-3:30pm||room C15|
|Harding||John Vande Walle||To be announced||(e-mail for appointment)|
|Bosselman||September Wynne||Mon., 5:00-6:00pm||room 547|
|Baker||Melanie Miller||To be announced||(e-mail for appointment)|
|Warner||Alyssa Mogul||Mon. 5:30-5:55pm||room 547|
|Sowle||Chris Madden||Mon. 5:30-5:55pm||room 547|
Student Resource Library
Before you stock up on commercial outlines and supplemental texts for this semester, peruse the materials in the Student Resource Library. We have a wide array of first-year books and a small selection of materials for upper-level courses as well. To view SRL materials, visit Ellen Berger or Victoria Bensley in room 546. All books are available for one week check out.
Internet Site of the Week
Going somewhere? Wouldn't it be nice to know what the traffic is like before you leave? How about the weather? You won't need a crystal ball to find the answers--just your trusty computer, a modem and Internet access. Get an up-to-the-minute traffic report at one of these sites:
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 of 1997 Graduation Information!!!
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 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 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.
The Career Services Office will be closed the following days in preparation for Professionalism Day 1997:
Office Tours< P>
Come check out the Career Services resource center! Sign up n 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.
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 in room 570 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. All 1Ls are welcome to attend either session. The special job searching concerns of evening students will be addressed in a future Career Services program, scheduled for 5:00pm on February 26. Evening students, keep that date on your calendar!
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 practitioner how 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.
Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association Event:
Law Student Interview Workshop:
The Young Lawyers Section of the CBA is hosting a Law Student Interview Workshop from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court. The Workshop is designed to give law students an opportunity to practice interviewing with attorneys from different areas of practice and to learn strategies to handle difficult and inappropriate interview questions. Interested students should sign-in and pick up a registration form in the Career Services Office. Students are responsible for sending their registration forms to the CBA by January 27, 1997.
The program is free to law student members of the CBA, and $8.00 for non-members. The $8.00 fee will also get you a membership with the CBA.
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:
International Human Rights Law Group: 2Ls, 3Ls
The International Human Rights Law Group in Washington D.C. is currently recruiting interns for the summer and fall of 1997. The Law Group has internship positions available working with the Women's Rights Advocacy Program, Special Projects, Latin America and Zaire Projects. The program requires a demonstrated commitment to a career in human rights or related field. Legal internship applicants should have completed at least two semesters of law school. Interested students should see Handout #54
Women's Legal Defense Fund: 2Ls, 3Ls
The Women's Legal Defense Fund, a national advocacy organization that works on behalf of women and their families, seeks applicants for their Summer 1997 Volunteer Internship Program. Internship positions are available in the Family Economic Security Program, the Work and Family Program and the Women's Health Program. See Handout #55 for application instructions. The application deadline is March 1, 1997
National Lawyers Guild National Immigration Project:
The National Lawyers Guild National Immigration Project seeks student volunteers to work with immigrants and political refugees in New Mexico and Texas. See Handout #57 for a list of participating projects.
The IIE Educational Associates Program Study Abroad Scholarships:
Are you planning on studying abroad this summer? If so, you might want to look at Handout #56. The Institute of International Education (IIE) Midwest Regional Office recently announced it will award $1,000 grants to U.S. students at Midwest colleges to study abroad during 1997-1998. Grant applications are due March 17, 1997 at the Chicago office.
Wondering if the U.S. has an extradition treaty with the country where that absconding financier has taken refuge? Searching for an international environment treaty? Learn how to find treaties and other international agreements by coming to the tutorial on TREATY RESEARCH. The Reference Staff of the Information Center is offering these tutorials this week.
Tutorials last about 20 minutes, and the schedule is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up for them; 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).
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.
COOK COUNTY VISITORS
On January 15, members of the Cook County Law Library -- "the Daley Center" -- paid a visit to the Information Center to discuss our distinctive philosophy, products and programs. Jackie Bass, Fred Pearson, and Camille Dzija spent the morning touring the I.C., using eLOISe and meeting with staff. All three agreed that the Information Center should be commended on our implementation of technology and critical use of non-traditional organization models. In particular, they were enthusiastic that Chicago-Kent's business models were giving law students the opportunity to understand the economics of legal research. It is their belief that programs such as for fee copying and Westlaw and Lexis printing would give our graduates a competitive advantage in the market.
Please stop by and see us. We can counsel you generally about legal and non-legal interest opportunities, and specifically help you locate a volunteer experience in a public interest area. There are lots of new listings. Here is an example:
First Defense Legal Aid
First Defense Legal Aid (formerly Police Custody Hotline Program) needs 7-11 students. Join this innovative program and learn more about our criminal justice system by volunteering as little as one week-night a month. After receiving training from the Hotline's staff attorneys, the volunteer will spend one evening a month being dispatched to various Chicago Police Stations in response to emergency calls from an arrestee or his/her family. While at the police station the volunteer will collect basic information about the client, inform the client of his/her basic constitutional rights, document any injuries suffered by the client, convey any messages to the client's family, and place the police on notice that the client is not to be questioned outside the presence of counsel. The Hotline's representation ends when the client is transferred from the police station to bond court.
The next training session is scheduled for February 4, 1997. Please stop by the SOS office for more information.
SPRING OFFICE HOURS - room 686:
|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|
The Center for Law and Computers announces InnerKent, the Chicago-Kent College of Law Internal Information System. InnerKent is Chicago-Kent's internal web server; it is intended for the use and benefit of the Chicago-Kent community, and is accessible only from within the school itself.
To get to InnerKent, start Netscape Navigator (in Windows, in the Communications group), and in the line near the top that says "URL," "Netsite," or "Go To,"" type "ck" and press Enter. This will take you to the InnerKent homepage. At this time, InnerKent is still under construction. We are actively pursuing information to make available, so the look and content of InnerKent may change unexpectedly for a while.
InnerKent contains a variety of class related materials (such as the academic calendar, the Record and the Student Handbook), technology resources (such as computer support information and e-mail directories), and administrative resources. We hope to make this site a valuable resource for the entire Chicago-Kent community.
Please contact Jeff Harrison (JHARRISO) in the CLC if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for InnerKent.
Computer Lab Printing Policy
We have received several questions from students regarding the college's printing policy. For the Spring Semester, every student at Chicago-Kent will receive 400 complimentary pages of laser printing. If you print more than 400 pages during the semester, you will be charged 5¢ per page for every page over 400. Here are details of the printing policy:
|Monday:||10:00-12:00||Karin Kiyabu||Wednesday:||4:00- 6:00 Pauline Afuso|
|3:00- 6:00||Karin Kiyabu||Thursday:||2:30- 5:30 Pauline Afuso|
|Tuesday:||9:00-10:00||Karin Kiyabu||Friday:||9:00-11:00 Pauline Afuso|
|11:00- 1:00||Karin Kiyabu||2:00- 4:00 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.
THIS WEEK'S LEXIS QUICK TIP: Segment Searching
Documents are divided into segments or parts. Each database can be searched using SEGMENT SEARCHING. For example, case segments include the name, date, court, and opinion. Bill segments include office, actions, text, and sponsor. To use this valuable tool:
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 27 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|
|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.
THE BILLABLE HOUR -- STILL TICKING
Reports of the death of the billable hour are greatly exaggerated. In spite of the widely publicized desire of major corporate clients for alternatives, the billable hour is still the billing method of choice for most law firms, most of the time. Access the Wall Street Journal database (WSJ) and run the following search to read about a tradition that still has some life left in it.
alternative /s billable /2 hour
SEXUAL HARASSMENT -- PYRRHIC VICTORY
Suing your employer for sexual harassment is tough. Doing so while keeping your job is tougher. And doing so when your employer is the Taconite mine that also employs most of your friends and relatives -- that's most unbearable. Access the Washington Post database (WP) to read about the unhappy experience of 21 women from Minnesota's iron range who won their class action lawsuit, but suffered almost as much in court as they did on the job.
ti (harass! & mine*)
CAR LAWS: CAFE STANDARDS FOR EXOTICARS
Even the Federal Register can be interesting reading when your client is Lotus Cars Ltd. and the object of your advocacy is the carmaker's new 32-valve, turbo charged V-8. Access the Federal Register database (FR) and run the following search to read about a petition to grant Lotus an exemption from federal corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements.
lotus & c.a.f.e. "corporate average fuel economy" & turbo! /s v-8
LITTLE DEUCE COUPE MEETS DARTH VADER
Not that law students and buttoned-down lawyer types would be interested, but here is an item that you may want to pass along to your carefree younger sibling. Arguably the most eye-catching shape on four wheels today comes not from Ferrari or BMW but from a stodgy old American car company: Plymouth.
Access the Hot Rod database (HOTROD) and run the following search to learn what an enthusiast's magazine thinks of the limited edition, retro-styled, metallic purple factory street rod called the Plymouth Prowler.
plymouth /2 prowler
On January 12, 1997, Professor Evelyn Brody appeared on a panel discussing recent changes in tax law at the American Bar Association's Tax Section winter meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. She presented last year's developments in partnership taxation.
Professor Bartram S. Brown organized and spoke at the first conference of the Project on African-Americans in International Law (PAAIL) which was held at Howard University School of Law on January 7-8, 1997. The conference was attended by leading African-Americans in the field of international law from academia, private practice and government. On December 10, 1996, Professor Brown spoke on "International Human Rights" at the University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
On Thursday, January 16, Professor Steven Harris spoke to the Commercial Finance Committee of the Chicago Bar Assocation about "Some Highlights of the 1998 UCC Article 9." Prof. Harris is a
reporter to the Drafting Committee for Revision of Uniform Commercial Code Article 9.
For more information on essays and/or writing contests, stop by the Office of the Associate Dean, room 320D.
JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS
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:
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.
POLISH WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS
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:
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.
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ROUNDTABLE SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications are now available for the 1997 Public Employees Roundtable (PER) Scholarship Program which awards scholarships to students who plan to pursue careers in government. Since 1985, the Roundtable has awarded more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to students throughout the United States.
Applicants must be enrolled either full- or part-time and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants with prior government work experience or community service experience. Applicants will be asked to write a two-page essay on the topic: "Through my chosen career as a government employee, I will contribute to a more positive image of public service by..."
To request an application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Scholarships, P.O. Box 14270, Washington, DC 20044-4270 or visit the PER website at http://adams.patriot.net/ ~permail. The application deadline is May 14, 1997. For more information, you may contact the Public Employees Roundtable at (202) 927-5000.
WALL STREET JOURNAL DISCOUNT SUBSCRIPTIONS
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.
FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR
In an effort to minimize scheduling conflicts between student events, all student organizations should forward event information to Ivy Israel, Chair of the Student Organization Committee. Ivy will log the event on a calendar for review. In addition, Ivy will forward the notification to the student organization leaders. All organizations should take the information into consideration when planning events.
BREHON SOCIETY OF IRISH-AMERICAN LAW
The Brehon Society will have a general membership meeting this Wednesday, January 29, at 12:00 noon in room 155, and at 5:00pm in room 570. We'll go over plans for upcoming events this semester. We'll have beverages and light snacks, too. If you are interested in more Brehon Society information, e-mail JFOGARTY.
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
February is Career Month at the Young Lawyer's Section of the CBA! Watch this space for notices about upcoming YLS committee events...
COOK COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY DICK DEVINE:
The YLS Criminal Justice Committee is hosting Dick Devine, Cook County State's Attorney, on Tuesday, January 28 at 12:15pm at the CBA building, 321 S. Plymouth Court. Mr. Devine will discuss the role of the Assistant State's Attorney, and hiring practices for Assistant State's Attorneys. The luncheon meeting is open to all CBA members and their guests. A box lunch will be available for purchase. Please RSVP to the YLS hotline at 312/554-2034.
LAW STUDENT INTERVIEW WORKSHOP:
The YLS is sponsoring a law student interview workshop on Tuesday, February 11, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at the CBA headquarters at 321 S. Plymouth Court. This is your opportunity to participate in one-on-one interviews with practicing attorneys from many areas of practice. In addition, you will learn strategies to handle difficult questions. You should bring a resume and wear appropriate business attire. The workshop is free for CBA members and $8.00 for non-members (who will then receive a free CBA law student membership, which is normally $8.00). The cost will be $10 at the door. TO PARTICIPATE, you must sign up in the Career Services Office TODAY to reserve your interview spot!!!
The Chicago-Kent blood drive is set for Wednesday, February 19, from 10:00am - 4:00pm in room 570. (My apologies to all evening students that will be unable to participate; room availability has limited the hours of the drive.) This blood drive is sponsored by the Law Student Committee of the Young Lawyer's Section, and will be a competition between Chicago area law schools. During the drive, representatives from United Blood Service will be here at Chicago-Kent to take blood donations from any willing student, alumna/us, faculty, staff, or administration member. 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!
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! Membership applications are available in the concourse, or stop by the Career Services Office to pick one up from me.
If you have any questions about the above events or membership information, just e-mail me @ CRUNNELS. Thanks! ---Charis Runnels, Chicago-Kent CBA Representative
CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
Welcome Back! The Christian Legal Society is having a meeting this Tuesday in room C72 from 12:15pm to 1:00pm. We will be discussing our plans for the upcoming semester, so please bring all ideas.
We also will be taking nominations and self-nominations for our executive board positions for 1997. Elections will be early next month.
Please join us for the panel on Partial Birth Abortion with the Federalist Society, Women In Law, Phi Alpha Delta, National Lawyers' Guild, Family Law Society, and Health Law Society. The panel discussion will be held in the Auditorium on January 29, 1997 from 4-6pm.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
ELS will be having an organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 28, from 1:00-2:00pm in room 155. Topics to be discussed include NAELS, Earth Day/Social Event, Outlines for ELS courses and much more... Please plan to attend, but, if you are unable to do so, you may e-mail RVANDERV for details on what you missed.
In addition, all Chicago-Kent students that are planning on attending the NAELS conference which will be held here at Chicago-Kent in March must pre-register by January 31!!! For details on how to register to attend the conference please e-mail KPOHN.
Partial Birth Abortion Ban Panel
We are co-sponsoring a panel on the proposed Partial Birth Abortion Ban with Women In Law, Christian Legal Society, Phi Alpha Delta, National Lawyers' Guild, Family Law, and Health Law. The panel discussion 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), Dr. Mary Keen-Kirschoff (worked in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Loyola Univ. Medical Center), and as yet unnamed representatives from both Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Prof. Steinman will be moderating the panel discussion.
Federalist Society Student Symposium
The National Federalist Society will pay for 50% of the travel expenses for persons interested in attending the 16th Annual National Student Symposium at Duke Law School on February 28 and March 1. Our chapter will defray most, if not all, of the remaining travel and lodging expenses for Chicago-Kent chapter members. You are eligible for expenses from National if you send in your $5 dues, and you are eligible for expenses from this chapter if you join our mailing list. The topic of the Symposium is: Law & Economics and the Rule of Law. Participants include Judges Posner, Easterbrook, Kozinski and Professors Sunstein, Epstein, and many others. E-mail an officer today if you are even slightly interested in attending.
Campaign Finance Reform
We will be hosting a debate between Professor Hasen of Chicago-Kent and Professor Smith of Capitol University School of Law on the topic of Campaign Finance Reform on February 19. Watch this space for details, or e-mail an officer to be included on our mailing list.
Institute for Justice
This public interest group, concerned with civil rights and individual liberties of many types, is offering two paid and two unpaid clerkships for the summer of 1997. Also in Washington, D.C. next summer, I.J. will be holding an all-expenses-paid seminar on PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION. Applications for the seminar are due February 1, but the form is brief. First year law students are eligible. Please contact an officer immediately for more information.
Questions, donations, insults, video rentals, or a desire to be included on our mailing list? E-mail CHAGE, CBENTLEY, CPOULSON, or JMRAZ.
INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY
Mark your calendars now. International Law's Annual Career Day is February 21, 1997. We have 19 speakers talking about the European Union, NAFTA and the Organization for Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Human Rights and International Corporations. As you can see by the schedule, the afternoon is spent visiting local international firms, talking to partners and associates and generally becoming more familiar with the demands and opportunities available in International Law. Please see the back of the Record for your RSVP form. For more information e-mail LBABICH or JMALONE.
International Law Career Day Conference Schedule
International Trade and Diplomacy
|8:00-8:30||Arrival and Registration|
|8:45-9:45||Keynote Address-Judge Diane Wood, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals|
|12:35-1:35||Lunch at the Midland Hotel|
|1:55-3:00||Rotation Period I|
|3:20-4:35||Rotation Period II|
|4:50-7:00||Reception at Chicago-Kent College of Law|
JEWISH LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
The annual JLSA Lawyer/Law Student shabbat dinner is rapidly approaching! This year it will be on Friday, February 7, at 6:30pm at Congregation Anshe Sholom located ay 540 W. Melrose. The admission fee will be $5.00 The featured speaker this year is Rabbi Asher Lopatin. In addition, Ms. Belaynesh Zevadia, Vice Consul for the Israeli consulate in Chicago, will be attending the dinner. For those interested, services will begin at 4:55pm. You must RSVP for this event! Please contact the Decalogue Society of Lawyers at 39 S. LaSalle Suite #410, Chicago, IL 60603 to do so. For further information please contact Helen Bloch (HBLOCH).
KENT ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA
KATLA is in the midst of planning several events for the spring semester...
First of all, congratulations to the new members of the KATLA Trial Ad Teams! KATLA's Trial Ad teams will be competing in Detroit, Michigan, next month. To help out the teams, we are asking for volunteers to assist in selling and to help spread the word. KATLA will be selling hats with a Chicago-Kent logo on them in the cafeteria. We will have dozens on hand, and an order sheet for those who would like to individualize their hats more. If you would like to help, please e-mail the fundraising chair (SEDWARDS) and sign up for a time. Thank you!
KATLA will also be hosting a speaker event on February 11 at noon, featuring Mr. Jay S. Berlin of Jaffe, Berlin, & Jaffe. Mr. Berlin will speak about personal injury and commercial litigation. Watch the Record and the KATLA board on the Concourse for more details...
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
BAKE SALE: Wednesday, January 29
Please remember to bake and buy goodies and sit for the sale if you signed up. Contact Doug Harvath at DHARVATH if you want to sign up to bake. Bake Sale proceeds fund the KJF Fellowship Program.
SPRING AUCTION: March 26
We have an official date -- meaning we only have 2 months left until the momentous occasion. So, don't forget make follow up calls on the letters and brainstorm for new ideas. If you need extra donation forms, contact your committee head. New Committees: To help out with the Auction PR committe, contact Carolyn Buntin at CBUNTIN; for the Law Firm Donation Mass Mailing committee and any other committee help, contact Ann-Celine O'Hallaren at AOHALLAR.
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS: Now available in Career Services for the 1997 Summer KJF Fellowship Program.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY
Careers in Labor Law - February 12 at 4:15pm in room C50
Have you ever wondered what labor and employment law is all about or how to find a job in this field? If so, please plan to attend the Labor and Employment Law Society and the Institute for Law and the Workplace informational event and reception on February 12, 1997, at 4:15pm in room C50. Hear Chicago-Kent graduates Richard Andrews from the National Labor Relations Board, Joni Andrioff from a law firm specializing in employee benefits, Elaine Fox from a law firm that represents management, Elizabeth Hubbard from a law firm that represents plaintiffs, and Lawrence Poltrock from a law firm that represents unions explain what they do.
Law and the Workplace Reception - February 12 at 5:30pm on the 10th floor
After the presentation at approximately 5:30pm, there will be a reception on the 10th floor to celebrate the Institute for Law and the Workplace's successful first year. Join fellow sudents, faculty, and Chicago-Kent alumnae/i and friends who practice in labor and employment law. This is a great chance to talk to practicing attorneys about what they do, to find out if this interests you, and to start that ever important network for life after law school. To attend the reception, e-mail JFOGARTY.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the Labor and Employment Law Society's mailing list, please contact Patty Potter, PPOTTER2 on Kentnet.
NATIVE AMERICAN LAW SOCIETY (NALS)
NALS will hold its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, January 29, at 11:00am-12:15pm in room C25. Topics to be discussed include: election of officers; spring 97 events; and budget allocations. All students are invited to attend. Hope to see you there.
PHI ALPHA DELTA (PAD)
The first general membership meeting will be held on January 28. Members should look for an e-mail in the next several days indicating the meeting room and time.
PAD will host its first social event of the semester on Thursday, February 13. We are soliciting suggestions for area bars. If you have a favorite bar in mind, let us know ASAP and we'll see what we can do.
Please contact Elayna Pham (EPHAM) or Adam Weiss (AWEISS) with comments or suggestions.
Ensure a successful career both as a law student and, further down the road, as a lawyer by joining Toastmasters International, the not-for-profit public speaking organization that has more than 8,000 chapters worldwide. A local chapter meets in the law school building the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00pm. With membership just $24.00 every six months, Toastmasters is a very affordable choice for public speaking training.
Guests are always welcome to observe meetings. Our next meeting is this Tuesday, January 28. Check the lobby board for the room number. For more information, e-mail Brenna Kelley (BKELLEY).
February 12, 1997 -- 4:15pm Room C50
THE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY
THE INSTITUTE FOR LAW AND THE WORKPLACE
Have you have ever wondered what Labor and Employment Law is? Do you know what Labor and Employment Law is, but you are just not sure where you would fit into the Big Picture? Your questions can be answered on February 12, 1997. Come and hear five Chicago-Kent alumnae/i discuss career options in labor and employment law.
Law and the Workplace Reception
Following the presentation at approximately 5:30pm there will be a reception on the 10th floor. Join the five speakers, other Chicago-Kent alumnae/i and friends, students, and faculty to celebrate the Institute for Law and the Workplace's successful first year. This reception is an excellent networking opportunity. To RSVP e-mail JFOGARTY.
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_____Yes, I will attend the International Law Career Day on Friday, February 21, 1997, at Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT. Enclosed is a check in the amount of $30.00 (per person) made payable to Chicago-Kent International Law Society, entitling me to all the scheduled events. The fee for registration forms received after February 14 is $40.00.
Chicago-Kent College of Law
International Law Society
Attention: Career Day
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
or put this form in the envelope attached to the ILS office door on the concourse level