Chicago-KentCollege ofLaw


Vol. No. XXXI, No. 4

February 3, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


As most of you know, this Wednesday, February 5, will be our second annual Professionalism Day program. Day and evening classes have been cancelled for that day, so that second and third-year students may attend this full day of workshops and panel discussions designed to help our students know more about the expectations that employers have for entry level attorneys. Deans Abrams and Fenton, along with the rest of the staff in the Offices of Career Services and the Dean of Students, have worked diligently to plan a day that will be informative for everyone, whether you will be entering the work force for the first time, or have been working full-time for a number of years. This program, which originated in the Fall of 1995, was developed with input from faculty, other students, and from members of the practicing Bar, all of whom believe that Professionalism Day will encourage you to continue to develop an approach to the practice of law and to the workplace that reflects professional excellence.

More than sixty speakers have volunteered to participate in Professionalism Day. They represent nearly all aspects of the legal world--large, medium, and small law firms, the judiciary, government, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and others. (If we had to pay for the number of billable hours represented by this group, the cost of this program would be astronomical.) Among the speakers, we have a number of distinguished alums who represent some of the best that the Chicago legal community has to offer. In fact, Fay Clayton '78, who will be leading one of the day's breakout sessions, just last week received the Distinguished Leadership Award for 1997 from the American Jewish Congress, for her role as "champion for the rights of women and victims of housing, employment, and sexual discrimination." We were especially proud when, in 1993, Fay successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court that RICO legislation can be applied to conspiracies to blockade and disrupt health care clinics.

We also are quite proud that Chicago-Kent was the first law school in the country to incorporate professionalism into its curriculum in this way. Last year, Professionalism Day created a great deal of interest in the law school community and in the legal community at large. Law professors, administrators, and practitioners from across the country continue to write and call to get more information from us, and we know that Professionalism Days will be appearing on the calendars of many other law schools within the next couple of years.

I know that those of you who will be attending on Wednesday will appreciate the amount of thought, planning, and preparation that have gone into Professionalism Day 97. Constructive feedback from last year's students has been incorporated into the program, so we anticipate that this year will be even better than last year. The faculty and I are committed to fostering professionalism. We believe that this is an extremely important element of your legal education, and we certainly hope you enjoy and learn from the day's speakers. I look forward to seeing those of you who will be attending at the reception in the afternoon, when you'll have an opportunity to meet some of our distinguished speakers and guests. And I hope the rest of you enjoy the one-day respite from classes.


Wednesday is Professionalism Day - All Classes are Cancelled

All day and evening classes are cancelled this Wednesday, February 5, 1997 so 2L day students and 3L evening students can attend Professionalism Day. Wednesday classes will be made up on Wednesday, April 30.


Pass/Fail Election

The last day for making a pass/fail election is Friday, February 7, 1997 The deadline will not be extended for any reason. Make sure to submit two copies of the form and retain one of the copies signed by the Registrar's staff for your records. The forms are available in the Registrar's office. Please read the instructions and observe which courses are not eligible for pass/fail election. Students who enrolled in Prof. Sherman's Estates & Trusts course after December 18, 1996 may not take the course pass/fail.


Mark your calendars! Professionalism Day is this Wednesday, February 5. Over 60 practitioners will be participating in the program and they are all very excited to have this opportunity to discuss their experiences with you. Please take note of the following important times.

Day Students:


The day program kicks off with registration and breakfast in the front lobby. Check in at the registration table and enjoy a continental breakfast before the program begins.


The program concludes with a lively reception in the 10th floor event room. This will be an excellent opportunity to mingle with practitioners, alumni and friends of Chicago-Kent.

Evening Students:


Evening program participants are welcome to attend the reception on the 10th floor to start the evening off on a high note.


Check in at the registration table in the front lobby to pick up your program materials.


The evening will conclude with a dessert reception in the front lobby. Take a moment to mingle with practitioners and fellow evening students before you head for home.

A complete schedule of Professionalism Day events is posted on the Career Services bulletin board. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Ann Rainhart in the Career Services Office. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


TO: All Continuing Students
FROM: Assistant Dean Michael S. Burns
DATE: Spring Semester 1997

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:

  1. submit the Chicago-Kent Institutional Application on or before April 15, 1997, and
  2. must have a Student Aid Report (SAR) on file in the Office of Financial Aid on or before June 1, 1997.

Students who do not meet these deadlines will not be eligible for need-based scholarships.


If you are feeling distress over your grades from last semester or your new courses are starting to seem overwhelming to you, please come see Julie Fenton (room 544, JFENTON ) or Ellen Berger (room 546, EBERGER) right away. We are here to help you find ways to improve your academic performance and feel better about your law school experience in general. We can help you work out new study strategies or show you ways to reduce stress and better manage your time. Let us help relieve your distress and get you headed in the right direction this semester.

Enjoy a Relaxation Break!
Thursday, February 6, 12:30-12:50pm in room 547

Susan Russell of the IIT Counseling Center will lead a stress reduction session on Thursday afternoon from 12:30-12:50pm in room 547. Sue will walk you through specific relaxation techniques you can use whenever you feel stressed out. No pre-registration necessary -- just stop by and relax!

Teaching Assistant Office Hours
Feeling confused this semester? A visit to your Teaching Assistants may be the answer. They can assist you with class material, as well as suggest specific study strategies to improve you performance this semester. The one-on-one attention they offer may help clear away your confusion and put your mind at ease. 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.] Correction: Evening students, please note that Alyssa Mogul is now the TA for Justice with Professor Sowle and Chris Madden is the TA for Professor Warner.

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
Civil Procedure
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 Thurs., 3:00-3:50pm room 165
Bosselman September Wynne Mon., 5:00-6:00pm room 547
Baker Melanie Miller Wed., 2:45-3:45pm room 165
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 selection of materials for upper-level courses. To view SRL materials, visit Ellen Berger or Victoria Bensley in room 546. All books are available for one week check out.

Internet Sites of the Week
Hungry? Check out these sites to satisfy your craving for a good meal. Bon appetit!
This site is packed with recipes and can be searched for specific recipes or types of food. The site keeps a running tally of the items you will need to make the recipes you select. Print it out and you are ready to hit the supermarket.
If making reservations is more your cooking style, check out area restaurant reviews from the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Still can't decide where to eat? Menus, pricing information, maps and pictures from restaurants nationwide can be found at this site.


Class of 1997 Graduation Information!!!
The Class of 1997 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 25, 1997, at 2:30pm at Navy Pier. A packet containing all pertinent graduation information is available now in Suite 310. As well, ticket request forms and cap and gown forms are available. All ticket request forms must be completed by February 28, 1997. Each graduate is allotted 10 tickets. Any extra tickets will be distributed in early May on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any further questions about Commencement, please don't hesitate to ask Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty in Suite 310.

Class Pictures
For the Class of 1997 graduates that sat for pictures last week in room 583, your proofs will be available in Suite 310 on February 12. Wyckoff Portraits will be back at Chicago-Kent on February 25 and 26 for retakes, as well as to accommodate anyone who was not able to schedule an appointment for a picture last week. If you would like to sign up to have a picture taken on February 25 or 26, a sign up sheet is available in Suite 310.


Office News

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

On-Campus Interview Opportunity
On February 11, the Deerfield Office of Deloitte and Touche will be on-campus to interview 1Ls and 2Ls for a full-time summer position developing into a part-time academic year position. (Their office is accessible by public transportation). The position will involve researching tax law. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply by submitting your resume and unavailable interview times to the Career Services Office by 12noon on Tuesday, February 4. You will be notified via e-mail if you receive an interview. Please direct any further questions to DBEAIRD.

Student Careers Committee Seeks 1L Members
The Student Careers Committee, a working committee of the Career Services Office, is seeking 1L members! You will join our committee's dynamic team of second and third year students in working together with the Career Services staff to increase outreach efforts to the legal community and to fellow students. The committee meets several times each semester to plan programs, organize the annual Jobathon, and work on other projects with our staff.

Detailed information and applications will be available in the Career Services Office beginning Thursday, February 6. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 12 at 5:00pm.

Upcoming Programs

Careers in Labor and Employment Law
Have you 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?

Come find out the answers to these questions and more when the Labor and Employment Law Society and the Institute for Law and the Workplace sponsor a program about Careers in the Labor and Employment Market. The program will be held on February 12, at 4:15pm, in room C50 and will feature Chicago-Kent alumnae/i. A reception will follow the program on the 10th floor. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to JFOGARTY.

Opportunity to Learn about Summer Study Abroad Program
On Friday, February 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Professor Philip Jimenez from Santa Clara University will be in the conference room in the Career Services Office to discuss the school's study abroad programs for law students. Locations include Budapest, Geneva, Strasbourg, Hong Kong, Beijing, Oxford, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Tokyo. Sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend!

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


Institute for Patent Studies Summer Internship
The Institute for Patent Studies seeks resumes of students for their summer internship program. Interns will prepare written assignments based on their independent research. To qualify, you must have above average writing skills, be planning to take the patent bar exam in 1997, and have the requisite technical background to sit for the exam. Please see Handout #58 for instructions in obtaining application materials.

U.S. Department of the Interior Summer Internship
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Regional Solicitor, Pacific Northwest Region announces their summer full-time volunteer internship program. Law clerks can work in Natural Resources, Water Law, Indian Law, and General Law. In order to apply, see Handout #59. Applications must be received in their office no later than February 21.


Andersen Worldwide: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
Andersen Worldwide, a premier of professional services, is seeking two law clerks for this summer. They are looking for someone in the top half of their class, with an interest in business law, strong research and writing skills and the ability to work well independently. The positions are for their Chicago office. Interested students should see Handout #60 for further instructions. Applications are due February 17.


The Soros Justice Fellowships: 3Ls, 4Ls
The Center on Crime, Communities & Culture, a private operating and grant making foundation, seeks applications for fellowships given by their organization. Fellowships are awarded to students in their last year of school, and to those working in criminal justice or related field on independent research, or in nonprofit or government organizations. See Handout #61 for further descriptions and application instructions. Applications are due February 12.


Are you looking for a complaint or petition? Do you need a sample will or business contract? Then you should come to this week's tutorial on FORMBOOKS. The schedule for this week's tutorials, given by members of the reference staff in the Information Center, is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up. Just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or the times when they are offered, we'd like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (e-mail: LGLANZ).

The Information Center will be open regular hours (7:45am - 11pm) on Professionalism Day, Wednesday, February 5. The 10th floor Berkson Reading Room will be used for some of the day's activities - if you have need of materials located on 10, please ask a reference librarian for assistance. We'll be happy to help.

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.

This is just a reminder to students not to leave any valuables unattended in the library. Any personal items such as wallets, purses, or briefcases should be carried with you at all times.

For more information about the Information Center, visit our web page at


We would like to remind you that numerous opportunities are currently available for volunteer placements in various public interest groups. Please stop by and see us.


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

If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either SMCKENZI or AOHALLAR to schedule an appointment


LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW Printing Changes
Effective immediately, in computer labs 700, 760, 775 & 900, you will no longer be able to choose OPTION 1 (print to the attached printer) to print LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW documents.



Press CANCEL, and select OPTION 2 to print.

Looking for a Job? This HelpDoc makes it Easier:
Everyone who is interviewing right now should take a copy of our new HelpDoc, Creating Form Letters With WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows. This document covers the basics of creating and printing merge files and form letters, and has some pointers about printing in the labs and in Career Services. We also have a HelpDoc for users of WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, and we're working on one for Microsoft Word users.

Back Up Your Work

At School:
Every semester, the CLC is asked to retrieve a corrupted or erased document file on a floppy disk. Usually it's the only copy, and it's due in five minutes. Sometimes the document cannot be retrieved. To avoid having this problem, we recommend that you keep two copies of all your work on two separate floppy disks. Floppy disks wear out with time and use. Please protect yourself and the time you invest in your work by making backup copies.

At Home:
From time to time, we see students' entire law school work product vanish irretrievably when their hard drives crash. You should back up your computer's hard drive regularly. Most importantly, you should put all your working files on floppy disks or some other media. If you don't want to use floppies to do this, there are several parallel-port options from Hewlett-Packard and Iomega, including ZIP drives (each disk holds a hundred megabytes of data), JAZ drives (1 Gigabyte per disk), and tape drives like the Colorado T1000e (capacity runs from 800 Mb to 4 Gb per tape).



Monday 9:00am-12 noon, 3:00pm-6:00pm Karen Kiyabu
Tuesday 9:00am-10:00am, 3:00pm-4:00pm Karen Kiyabu
4:00pm-6:00pm Pauline Afuso
Wednesday 9:00am- 11:00am Pauline Afuso
Thursday 4:00pm- 7:00pm Pauline Afuso
Friday 2:00pm- 4:00pm 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.


Try the following: ENTERT Library - Entertainment News at your fingertips.

Want to read a movie review before spending $8? Run a search in the ENTERT Library, the MOVIE file, which contains reviews from national and industry newspapers.

Want to find out more on a specific actor? Look in the ENTBIO file. Celebrety biographies are taken from online sources, Marquis' Who's Who and Gale Biographies Entertainment Stories.

Or, interested in what films are in production? The INPRO file is the place for you. INPRO contains a listing of film and television projects that are either announced, in preproduction, production, post-production, or awaiting release. This file is updated monthly.


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 February 3 are as follows:

Monday: 8:00 - 10:30 Christine Brown Tuesday: 8:00 - 10:30 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
7:30 - 10:30 Christine Brown

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.


Wandering in the fog with a road map written in Sanskrit is good for you - or so we are told. More than a few law students complain about the cryptic teaching methods that are supposed to make them "think like lawyers," but an article in the University of Toledo Law Review says that the "hide the ball" treatment isn't necessary. Access FIND and type the following citation to retrieve an article that contains a helpful step-by-step guide to make the reading of cases more productive.

27 u tol l rev 657


Does political correctness keep law students from learning about good job opportunities? A veteran of the JAG Corp. Writing in the Federal Lawyer says that it does. Access the Federal Lawyer database (FEDRLAW) and run the following search to read an article that asks the question, "Must military lawyers forever live in the closet, in constant fear of abuse, reprisal, shame and intolerance of their lifestyle?"

correct! & military /s lifestyle


There's probably a good Fifth Amendment question somewhere in the bizarre story of a would-be carjacker who refused to claim an object left at a crime scene. The object was his own finger, which was severed in the car door of the vehicle he allegedly tried to steal. When police confronted him in the hospital emergency room, he insisted the finger was not his. Access the San Diego Union-Tribune database (SDUT) and run the following search to read the strange story.

finger /s car-jack***


The Better Business Bureau has chosen Professor Pamela Kentra as its 1996 Arbitrator of the Year Award recipient. Professor Kentra is the first female to receive this award since the inception of the arbitration program 1985. The award will be presented by Keynote speaker Rance Crain, President and Editor of Crain Communications. Professor Kentra will accept the award at the BBB's 70th Annual Dinner Banquet Meeting at the Chicago Hilton & Towers Grand Ballroom on March 13, 1997. ABC News Anchor Alan Krashesky will be Master of Ceremonies at the event.

Adjunct Professor Vincent J. Samar has had his second book entitled Virtual Law: The Relationship Between Legal and Political Philosophy accepted for publication next fall by The University Press of Kansas. Samar will also have a review article entitled Positive Rights and Social Justice: A Review of Alan Gewirth's The Community of Rights coming out in Business Ethics Quarterly at about the same time.

Professor Jeffrey G. Sherman's article, "Hairsplitting Under I.R.C. Section 2035(d): The Cause and the Cure" was just published in Volume 16 of the Virginia Tax Review.


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



The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to aid and promote the work of real estate education throughout Illinois. The Foundation is supported by voluntary contributions from organizations and individuals who recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training in the real estate industry in Illinois. Scholarship awards have become a prominent activity of the Foundation. Many students in real estate-related curricula at colleges and universities have benefitted from the Foundation's scholarship grants.

The selection of scholarship recipients will be determined by the Foundation, taking into consideration the following criteria:

  1. the applicant's indication of interest in pursuing a career in real estate or an allied field (i.e., construction, land use planning, mortgage banking, property management, real estate appraising, real estate assessing, real estate brokerage, real estate development, real estate investment counseling, real estate law, real estate syndication);
  2. the applicant's record of scholastic achievement, including academic grade point average;
  3. the applicant's economic need or situation; and
  4. the applicant's references and recommendations by instructors, employers, realtors and other prominent individuals.

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The scholarship application process includes the scholarship application form, a letter of application, a record of military service (if any), a description of the proposed program of study, a typed statement from a real estate instructor recommending you as an applicant, an official law school transcript and two letters of recommendation.

All materials must be received by May 1, 1997, and should be mailed to The Real Estate Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 19451, Springfield, IL 62794-9451, (217) 529-2600.


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; and
  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; and
  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.


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 permail. The application deadline is May 14, 1997. For more information, you may contact the Public Employees Roundtable at (202) 927-5000.




Prospective Third Year Students Only
All prospective third year students (those who will be in their last two semesters of law school as of fall 1997) who are interested in externing with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the Fall 1997 Semester, should pick up their applications from Professor Gross in room 617. The primary goals of this externship are to provide the student with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to assist the office in handling its multitude of important cases. Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Thursday, February 26, 1997.

Should you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's office to receive law school credit for this externship, you must be enrolled in the law school's Advanced Externship 4 credit hour program. Those applications will be available in late February. Professor Gross will answer any questions you might have, when you pick up your application.

CLE is looking for a student to assist the Director and Assistant Director of Continuing Legal Education Department with a variety of administrative duties. Minimum of 10 hrs. a week. Flexible scheduling available. Please e-mail RVICARIO.

The Commentator will be holding its first organizational meeting of the semester on Tuesday, February 4, at 5pm, in room C20. We will be discussing possible story ideas for the upcoming issue, as well as future editions. In case you haven't been notified, the deadline for February has been moved from the 21st to the 14th. Pizza & beverages will be served at the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to e-mail any ideas to COMMENT@KENTLAW.EDU


We hope you enjoyed the January Social at the Mercedez Cafe. February is here already and we have every reason to believe that the semester is going to fly by. Whether you are concerned about your personal scheduling or your student organization's scheduling, now is the time to get organized. Let us know how we can assist you.

We would like to congratulate the Law Review staff and Beth Freemal, Editor-in-Chief, for recently receiving recognition in a national publication.

Old Business:

  1. Spring 1997 Budgets and Amendments: Each Student Organization received a copy of the Spring 1997 Budget. Extra copies are available outside the SBA office, C88. We will e-mail you the WordPerfect file upon your request. In addition, the Amendment Schedule and explanation letter will be distributed no later than Wednesday, February 5. Amendment requests need to be filed timely to receive the appropriate consideration by the BOG. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Kim Jessum, Treasurer, or Elayna Pham, Assistant Treasurer.
  2. Financial Statement: The SBA Financial Statement covering the fall 1996 semester is available outside the SBA office, C88. The statement reflects the financial standing of the SBA as of the end of the fall semester. If you would like us to e-mail you the file, please request through SBAQ.
  3. Law Week: Law Week is scheduled to occur during the week of April 6 - 12, 1997. The week will be filled with a variety of speaking events, student activities, and socials. Please forward any suggestions regarding themes and activities to George Petrovich and Carlos Poza, Co-Chairs.
  4. Code of Conduct Committee: We would like to propose new language to the faculty and administration regarding the non-academic section of the Code of Conduct. If you would like to participate on the committee, or if you have suggestions, please e-mail Adam Weiss, Chair.

New Business:

  1. Outstanding Student Organization Award: The Board of Governors recently approved a new SBA award. The SBA will present the Outstanding Student Organization Award annually. The Student Organization Committee is discussing the details for this year's contest. Should you have any suggestions or questions, please contact Ivy Israel, Chair.
  2. Barristers Ball: On April 12, 1997, the SBA will host the largest annual event. We are pleased to announce that the Barristers Ball will be at the Palmer House Hilton. The festivities will begin at 8:00pm. The event will end at 2:00am. We have not determined the ticket price. Please direct inquiries to Pegg Zilligen, Chair.
  3. Surveys: As part of the self-study taking place Chicago-Kent, faculty committees distributed two surveys. The Advocacy, Ethics and ADR Committee distributed one survey to 268 randomly selected students. The Student Affairs and Diversity Committee distributed one survey to 454 randomly selected students. After reviewing both of the surveys and receiving assurances from the administration that the demographics information is for statistical analysis only, we support the worthwhile efforts. If you received a survey, please take a few minutes to complete the form. Your completed survey will provide a clearer snapshot of the students' experience. The results of the surveys will be published to the student community during the fall 1997 semester.
  4. Spring Polls: Because of the excellent response to the polls administered during the fall semester, we are developing the spring polls. We will ask you to rate the services provided by the Career Services Office and the Information Center. If you would like to participate on the committee, please e-mail Adam Weiss.
  5. Graduation: May Graduates, the photographer is scheduled to return on February 25 & 26, 1997. If you were unable to get your picture taken last week, you have another chance. Should you need hotel information, please contact the Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations. Each graduate will receive ten (10) tickets to the commencement ceremony.
  6. February Social: The SBA February Social will be held on Thursday, February 27, 1997. The Social will begin at 7:00pm and will end at 11:00pm. We have not determined the location; however, please plan on attending this exciting event. Many of the SBA officers and representatives will be at the social. The social provides a great opportunity for you to meet the members of the student government. If you know of a downtown location that is large enough to handle one of our monthly socials, please e-mail Jonathan Gelperin, Chair.
  7. Blood Drive: We support the Law Student Committee of the Young Lawyer's Section of the CBA for sponsoring the upcoming blood drive. The blood drive is set for Wednesday, February 19. Please e-mail your questions to Charis Runnels, CBA Representative.


Things have been very active in the animal rights world during the break! With the renewed popularity in furs came renewed interest in protests resulting in the largest arrest of activists on this past Fur-Free Friday since the 1991-92 season! Almost 100 arrests in 14 cities took place as a result of the November 29 activities.

On October 29, a U.S. District Court ruled that USDA regulations issued under the Animal Welfare Act in fact violate the Act itself! If the decision stands, Congress will have to rework many of the provisions and include, for example, a section requiring provisions to be made for the psychological well-being of primates, dogs, and other laboratory animals.

Kudos go out to Judge Richard Saxton of Clinton County PA. He recently allowed the media to cover a case involving a juvenile who set a pregnant cow on fire. He stated, "too often the judicial system discounts crimes against animals when they instead should be heeded as serious warning signals of future violence against humans!"

Keep watching the Record for our upcoming meeting time and e-mail RVANDERV or YKATO to be apprised of upcoming events!


The Chicago-Kent chapter of AALSA is proud to announce its Scholarship Reception to be held Feb. 7, 1997, in the 10th floor lounge from 5:00-9:00pm. It is sponsored by the Chinese Bar Association to help raise money to start a scholarship fund here at Chicago-Kent to benefit a student of Asian decent. It is free for students, so please stop by. We also need volunteers to call alumni and ask for their support and volunteers to help at the reception either bartending or collecting money. If you are interested please e-mail MYOON or MZILLIGE.

The Korean Bar Association (KABA) is offering a $500 scholarship to the winner of a essay contest "What it means to be a Korean American attorney in the Korean American community and society as a whole..." It must be a five page double spaced essay and should be sent with your resume to Ik Hyun Seo. The winner is to be announced at the KABA reception on Feb. 22, 1997, at the Bando Restaurant. The cost is $10 and transportation will be provided. If you are interested in the scholarship or the reception please e-mail GHONG.

The February Pro-Bono Clinic at the Legal Services Clinic will be Feb. 5 (Professionalism Day) from 5:30-8:30pm. If you would like to attend please meet at 5:15pm in the lobby. Transportation will be provided. If you are interested, please e-mail JABELLER.

If you have any questions regarding AALSA or suggestions of what AALSA can do for you, please e-mail MZILLIGE, MYOON, JABELLER, GHONG, NSETTY, JSOUNDAR.


There will be a very brief meeting on Tuesday, February 4, at 12:30pm, room 590. We will discuss our upcoming Alumni Reception and fundraising.

ATTENTION: Buy one of our Chicago-Kent postcards, featuring a striking photo of our school. Send one to your grandma or your long-distance love for Valentine's Day! Just $1.00. That won't break your budget. More Info? Ask Tad (HHUNTING).

Any questions, contact Mark (MLUNN), Tad (HHUNTING), or Clint (CWILKINS).


We are planning to have several recent Chicago-Kent graduates, who are Assistant State's Attorneys, to come and speak about their experiences in the State's Attorney's Office. The event is tentatively set for February 13, so pencil it in on your calenders. For those of you more interested in the Public Defender's Office, we plan to have representatives of that office here in March. Watch for dates and times in the Record.

We are also planning a year-end event with a yet-to-be-determined topic. Suggestions are welcome. Tell us what you would be interested in seeing. E-mail VTERRIZZ, JHODEL, or CPOULSON with suggestions, comments or complaints. If you wish to be added to our e-mail list, e-mail CPOULSON.


GAYLAW's new e-mail address is "". Please use that address if you want more information about the organization or an upcoming event.

Also, don't forget that GAYLAW maintains a blind mailing list which can keep you current on news from around the world. E-mail GAYLAW or FBARNHAR for more information about joining it.



February 13, 12noon, room 180
Bring your lunch and talk about school, work, future projects...whatever.

"Out at Work" Panel Discussion & Reception
Worried that your boss and colleagues might find out you're Gay? Tired of worrying? Legal Professionals who are "out in the workplace" will discuss their experiences and field questions. A reception will follow. E-mail GAYLAW or DKURTZ for more details.


Night Out at the Baton Lounge
Drag your friends and colleagues out to see Chicago's greatest female impersonators.

E-mail GAYLAW or THOPPE for more details.


Welcome back! Our first general meeting will be Tuesday, February 4, at 12:00pm in room 155; and again at 5:00pm in room 570 for the evening students. Please join us to find out information about upcoming events.


Upcoming Events
All ISBA student members are encouraged to attend the "FREE" LAW ED Programs offered at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office through March. The programs offered this spring are as follows: Thursday, February 6 - Federal Taxation

Monday, February 17 - Workers' Compensation

Thursday, March 27 - Employee Benefits

The ISBA offices in Chicago are located at 20 S. Clark, Suite 900 (in the Two First National Plaza). For additional information please call the ISBA's Continuing Legal Education Department at 1-800-252-8908. Reservations are requested.

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. Nomination forms and more information about this award can be found in your most recent ISBANNER newsletter (mailed out in early January) or by contacting one of the ISBA student reps: LYEE, LBORRE, JMILLER, CSCHULIS, OR RNADICK. Keep in mind that all nominations must be signed and submitted by March 31, 1997. Good Luck!

If you would like to take advantage of the "FREE" LAW ED Programs and the monthly newsletters/journals, please join today! For the low cost of $10 per year, you can begin to take advantage of all of these opportunities. Application forms are available on the Concourse.


ADR -- Preparing for the Next Century
The Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, will speak about the growth of ADR in the Federal Court System, the Administrative Law System, and the National and International Communities.

Monday, February 10, 1997

12:00 - 12:40 brown bag lunch in main lobby, drinks and dessert will be provided.

12:45 - 1:45 Presentation in the Auditorium by Judge Nelson.

Sponsored by The International Law Society, The Arbitration Society, The Asian Law Society, The Deutsch Klub, and Women in Law.

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. 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.


Congratulations to the new members of the KATLA Trial Ad Teams! This year's teams include:

Mark Cumba Karen Lynch
Curtis Durik Tonya McCarty
Terry Glavin Ernie Nycz
Scot Hinshaw Toby Powell
Jen Hodel Sheri Tarr

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 is selling hats with a Chicago-Kent logo on them in the cafeteria. We 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!

***The prices for the hats are $15/KATLA MEMBERS and $18/Non-members***

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...


Keep watching this space. We've got lots of things coming up soon that will be of interest to the membership.

Community Service and Fundraising committees will be meeting soon to discuss ideas for projects this semester. You'll be e-mailed by your committee chair about this.

We will also be having a general meeting as soon as possible to get you up-to-date on everything that's been going on and everything that is in the works.

One of those things that is in the works is the Children's Rights Forum that we will be hosting later this semester. Keep and eye out for the details.

February 12, 1997 -- 4:15pm room C50


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 carreer 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.








"...the future is now!"

March 7-9, 1997 Hosted by: CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Sample Invited Speakers and Panelists:

Registration Information:

Questions? Contact Kendra Pohn at


_____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.


ADDRESS: _____________________________________________

E-MAIL: _______________________________________________



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