Chicago-KentCollege ofLaw


Vol. No. XXXI, No. 5
February 10, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


Thanks to everyone for making Professionalism Day 97 such a great success. Most of the feedback that I have heard from students is quite positive, and the constructive criticism from participants will be useful in planning for next year. There was an especially rich level of collective wisdom among our speakers and panelists last Wednesday, and we can be proud of the law school's leadership in this educational program.

On behalf of the faculty and students, I would like to particularly thank the Career Services and Dean of Students staffs for all of their hard work and long hours of planning: Lisa Abrams (who hobbled in on crutches for the day), Julie Fenton, Stephanie Chu, Ellen Berger, Ann Rainhart, Victoria Bensley, Dana Beaird, Charis Runnels, Barbara Clemmer, Deborah Gutman, and LaJuanna Delaney all deserve kudos on a very successful program. Special thanks, too, for Professor Steve Sowle, who was a masterful moderator for the opening panel, and to all of the faculty members, staff, and student workers who helped to keep the day running smoothly. Thanks!

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Just a reminder--I've reserved some time at noon and again at 5:00pm on February 26 to meet informally with small groups of students. There's no agenda or set topic for these discussions--I'm just interested in hearing what you have to say about the law school, the legal profession, the world, or life in general. You're welcome to sign up individually, or to get a group together. Please call or stop by my office (906-5010; room 330) and speak to Ms. Ada Jenkins, Assistant to the Dean, to sign up for a slot. I'd very much like to hear how you're doing.

Have a great week!


Thank you!

The Professionalism Day Committee would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in Professionalism Day this year. Our gratitude also goes out to the faculty and staff for their continued support and assistance. A final thank you to the following student volunteers who helped to make this day a success:

Program Evaluations

If you did not turn in your Professionalism Day program evaluation after the event, please bring it to the Career Services Office to receive your complimentary Chicago-Kent travel mug. Your feedback is very important to us in planning future events!


Teaching Assistant Office Hours

Contracts TA E-mail Office Hours Room
Warner Colleen Young CYOUNG Wed., 3:00pm-4:00pm 355
Gely Deborah Alexander DALEXAND Tues., 3:30pm-4:30pm 580
Hasen IV Ashton HASHTON Tues., 5:00pm-6:00pm 170
Ray Schrock RSCHROCK Thurs., 8:00pm-9:00pm 547
Smith Michael Helfand MHELFAND Mon., 12:45pm-1:15pm C15
Civil Procedure TA E-mail Office Hours Room
Lien Lisa Longo LLONGO Wed., 11:15am-12:15pm C35
Laser Jason Coggins JCOGGINS Thurs., 9:00am-10:00am 547
Stewart P.J. McGrath PMCGRATH Thurs., 2:30pm- 3:30pm C15
Property TA E-mail Office Hours Room
Harding John Vande Walle JVANDEWA Thurs., 3:00pm-3:50pm 165
Bosselman September Wynne SWYNNE Mon., 5:00pm-6:00pm 547
Baker Melanie Miller MMILLER2 Wed., 2:45pm-3:45pm 165
Justice TA E-mail Office Hours Room
Sowle Alyssa Mogul AMOGUL Mon., 5:30pm-5:5pm 547
Warner Chris Madden JMADDEN Mon., 5:30pm-5:55pm 547

If you are unable to attend an office hour, e-mail your TA to set up an appointment for an alternate time.

Internet Sites of the Week

Stumped on last minute Valentine's Day ideas? Say it with flowers! At the Virtual Florist site, you can order a free e-mail bouquet for your Valentine. Just select the picture of the bouquet you like best and fill out the accompanying card. The Virtual Florist will send an e-mail notification to the recipient to give them the Internet address where they can view your gift. Make sure the recipient has Internet access or they will never know how sweet you really are. You can also order and send real flowers from this site.

Other good Valentine's Gift sites:

Treat your Valentine (or yourself) to a massage, a haircut or a day at a spa. At the Salons USA web site, you can order a gift certificate for services at salons and spas nationwide. Don't you deserve it?

If they sell it, you can find it at The iMall--the Internet's largest retail web site. With over 800 stores to choose from, you are sure to find that perfect gift. One interesting "store" in the iMall is Gift Certificates Unlimited. This site claims to offer gift certificates for almost any store or restaurant in the country. For a fee, they will gift wrap the gift certificate and send it off with a personalized card. The perfect site for busy law students with no time to shop!


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.


Student Careers Committee

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!

1L Interview Skills to Get You Started

How does a legal interview differ from other interviews? How do you prepare for an interview? What are hiring attorneys looking for in new hires? How do you sell yourself effectively?

On Tuesday, February 18, in room 570 the Career Services Office staff will discuss the basics of a legal interview, answer strategy questions and provide resource suggestions to help you prepare for legal interviews

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation stipend: The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation will award stipends from its Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. The Foundation will consider applicants based on their demonstrated interest in the communications field, their involvement in community activities, and their dependence on financial assistance in order to accept an unpaid internship. The application deadline is March 14, 1997. Please see Handout #62 for further information.

Public Service Awards

Illinois State Bar Association Public Service Award

The Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Division's Public Service Award is awarded annually to a law student participating in activities that enchance professional responsibility and provide service to the public. The award is based on extracurricular accomplishments and service related activities during the law school career. Please see Handout #63 for a nomination form. Nominations must be signed and submitted by March 31, 1997.



If you would like a brief review of the administrative law and research lecture presented to ALR classes recently by members of the Information Center's reference staff--or just a short introduction to this topic--then you may want to come to this week's tutorial on the CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), the official source of federal agency regulations.

The schedule for this week's tutorials, which will also be given by the reference staff, 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 hear from you. Send your comments to Lenore Glanz (e-mail LGLANZ).


Justice Department attorneys have recently been prosecuting price-fixing by foreign companies which sell products in the United States. On February 5, 1997, the Wall Street Journal reported that there are several pending court cases concerning Japanese fax-paper companies which had allegedly agreed to raise their American prices by 10%. According to the Journal, over 20 U.S. grand juries are investigating other international antitrust cases. Not all of the government's attempts to protect U.S. consumers and businesses have been successful. In U.S. v. Nippon Paper Co., 944 F. Supp. 55 (D. Mass., 1996) a federal judge in Boston ruled that the Sherman Act does not apply to a conspiracy by foreign nationals on foreign soil. A ruling on the U.S. government's appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals is expected soon. The Journal also points out competing viewpoints that the prosecutions violate other nations' sovereignty and intrude into matters once handled in trade talks.


This is just a reminder that any and all food and beverages should be consumed before entering the library.

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


Poverty Law Center of the National Clearinghouse for Legal Services.

This is a newly created public policy and litigation center focusing on various welfare, economic development and housing laws that impact the poor. The Center is in need of volunteers who are interested in assisting the attorneys by researching issues for litigation and legislative or administrative regulation advocacy. The Center believes that the legislative advocacy will be a large focus of their attention over the next year, as Illinois creates and implements various new welfare plans due to the shift of welfare programs from federal entitlements to state block grants. If you are interested in working in the fields of poverty law or governmental benefits, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the numerous programs available.


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


Professor Richardson's Torts Class -- Exam Review Session

Professor Michele Baker Richardson will hold an exam review session on Tuesday, February 18, at 11:45am in room 510. You must attend the review session before scheduling an individual meeting to discuss your examination. Professor Michele Baker Richardson can be reached at x6-5381.

Exam Review for Professor Sherman's Fall, 1996, Exam

Students interested in reviewing their performance on last fall's final examination in Professor Sherman's Estates and Trusts course should promptly consult the sign-up sheet on the door of his office, room 741.




Monday 9am-12pm, 3pm-6pm Karin Kiyabu
Tuesday 2pm- 4pm Karin Kiyabu
Wednesday 3pm- 6pm Pauline Afuso
Thursday 3pm- 6pm Pauline Afuso
Friday 10am-11am, 2pm-4pm 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: Updating your research

Have you secretly wondered "what is the difference between Shepardizing and Auto-Cite and LEXCITE" but were afraid to ask? Here is the answer.

Shepard's Citation is a service which will tell you:

1) is the case still valid? Has the case been overruled? Questioned? Criticized? Followed?

2) what other courts have cited this case in subsequent opinions and why?

3) if this case has been cited in law reviews, annotations or texts.

You can Shepardize a case from almost anywhere in LEXIS. Simply type:


to enter the Shepards Citation service.

Auto-Cite is a "citation verification" service. It will give you the caption and citation to you case in Bluebook format, it will give you parallel citations, and it will give the complete appellate history of your case. It will also mention if any other cases have weakened your case's precedential value, and it will also mention any earlier cases upon which your case made a negative impact (eg, your case overuled an earlier one.)

To use Auto-Cite, you can type:


from nearly any screen in LEXIS.

Lastly, there is LEXCITE. Use LEXCITE to find the most recent cases that have cited your case. These are the cases that are too new to have been included in Shepards service.

To use LEXCITE, go to the library and file of your choice and type:

lexcite(500 us 1)

If you have any other questions about these services or LEXIS, please e-mail LEXISQ or call 1-800-45-LEXIS.


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 10 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
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.

THE GODFATHER OF FOOTNOTES Footnotes are more popular than ever, and a Yale law librarian is to blame. Access The Wall Street Journal database (WSJ) and run the following search to read about the droll citation-counter who is credited with creating the new field of "legal citology."


DAYS NUMBERED FOR DEATH ROW LAWYERS? Growing along with public enthusiasm for the death penalty is public impatience with the appeals process. Access the Miami Herald database (MIA-HRLD) to read about efforts to phase out that state's Office of Capital Collateral Representative (Fla. Stat. Ann. s 27.701).

"capital collateral representative" /s shut! abolish! phas!

ZEALOT FOR HIRE--REFLECTIONS OF A SUMMER ASSOCIATE A law student reflects on his summer working as a "zealot for hire" and on the popularity of meaner and meaner lawyer jokes. Access The National Law Journal database (NLJ) and restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read "Behind Lawyers' Jokes."

ti(behind /s joke)

LEGAL PIONEER PASSES AWAY A legal pioneer with a .293 lifetime batting average and seven Gold Gloves died on January 20, 1997. Curt Flood helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the National League pennant three times. But when he was traded to Philadelphia after the Cardinals lost the 1968 World Series, he refused to go. He challenged baseball's reserve clause and took his case all the way the U.S. Supreme Court (Flood v. Kuhn, 92 S.Ct. 2099). Access The Washington Post database (WP) to learn what happened and read about Flood's legacy to professional sports.

curt /2 flood & da(1-97)


Professor Bartram S. Brown made a presentation on the "Primacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia" to the Mid-Winter Meeting of the National Bar Association held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on January 31, 1997.


  • Berkely Technology Law Journal presents the 1997 Comment Competition. First prize $1,000; second $750; and third $500. Submissions must be postmarked by March 31, 1997.

  • The third annual Judge John M. Manos Writing Competition on Evidence is now under way. The winning entry will be awarded $1,000 and will be considered for publication in the Cleveland State Law Review. Submission deadline is April 1, 1997.

  • International Association of Defense Counsel are accepting entries for its 1997 legal writing contest. Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published, on a subject in the fields of insurance, torts, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law in management and defense of civil litigation. First prize $2,000; second $1,000; and third $500. Entries for the 1997 contest must be postmarked on or before April 4, 1997.

  • Announcing the 1997 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest on Family Law. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three entries. Deadline for entries is April 4, 1997.

  • The Food and Drug Law Institute announces two writing contests; (1) Vincent A. Kleinfeld Research Fellowship Competition and (2) H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition. Prizes and deadlines are $5,000, April 18, 1997, and $3,000, May 16, 1997, respectively.

  • Announcing the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute second annual John Sedluk Memorial Essay Competition. Essays should address the following question: How Should The Marketing of Legal Service Plans Be Regulated? Papers must be postmarked no later that April 30, 1997.

  • The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is presenting the 1997 Brown Award of $5,000 for Excellence in Legal Writing Competition. Submissions must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation to the Foundation by a faculty member or legal professional and received no later than April 10, 1997.

  • Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition on Copyright Law is being offered through Dean Chapman's office. First prize is $500 and second prize of $200 at each participating law school. Entries must be submitted to Dean Chapman no later than June 1, 1997.

  • Notre Dame Law School announces its fourth Feminist Jurisprudence Writing Competition. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner. Entry deadline is June 1, 1997.

  • The Federal Circuit Bar Association announces its 1997 George Hutchinson Writing Competition. $2,00 will be awarded to the entry deemed by the judges to be the best entry and to merit the award. Submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 1997.

  • The Sixteenth Annual Law Student Tax Policy Writing Contest is now being conducted. First prize $1,000; second $600 and third $400. Entry deadline is June 30, 1997.

  • The American Judges Association/Foundation announces its Annual Law Student Essay Competition. First prize $3,000; second prize $1,250; and third prize $1,000. Entries must be postmarked no later than June 30, 1997.

  • Loyola Law School announces their sixth annual Joseph Bernfeld Essay Competition. Submissions are limited to the subjects of bankruptcy law and debtor-credit relations. Deadline for submission is July 1, 1997.
  • 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.



    Professor Emeritus Warren Heindl is in need of a secretary to work 4 - 6 hrs. per week to help with his Taxes. If you are interested, please leave a resume with Barbara Washington, Supervisor of Faculty Secretaries. You can leave it in her mailbox, #137, or outside her office, room 815. All resumes must be received by Friday, February 14.


    Professor Bartram S. Brown is looking for an additional research assistant to help him complete an article on international humanitarian law. Applicants with experience in research and writing about international law should submit a resumé, a writing sample and a brief letter of introduction to his secretary Kelly Bennett at desk 823.


    CLE is looking for a student to assist Director and Asstistant 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.



    Northern District of Illinois

    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.


    For Second and Third Year Students with a Minimum 3.3 Grade Point Average

    Informational Meeting

    On Tuesday, February 18, 1997, at 12:00pm in room 270, there will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district, bankruptcy or magistrate judge for the Summer or Fall 1997 Semesters. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in room 617.

    A judicial externship enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute to the resolution of those legal problems. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

    Application Process

    The applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships will be available in room 601, Law Offices, as of Friday, February 14.

    Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, room 612 of Law Offices, by Wednesday, March 5, at 5:00pm.

    Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, March 14, at 12:00pm.



    We are excited about all of the activities that are taking place at the law school. Many student organizations are working very hard to bring informative and interesting events to the community. Please take a few minutes each week and review all of the upcoming events. If you typically do not attend student-organized activities, please take the time this semester to show your support of the organizers by attending an event or two. You just might like what you see.

    We would like to congratulate everyone in Dean Abrams' and Dean Fenton's offices for coordinating Professionalism Day. Judging by the comments, many people enjoyed the sessions and information shared by the practitioners.

    1. Budget Amendments: Any student organization that needs additional financial assistance for the spring semester may submit an Amendment Request to the SBA. Amendment Requests are reviewed first by the Finance Committee. Then, the Finance Committee makes a proposal to the BOG for a vote of approval. The next deadline is this Wednesday, February 12 (for the February 19 BOG meeting). The March deadline is Thursday, March 6 (for the March 13 BOG meeting). Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Kim Jessum, Treasurer, or Elayna Pham, Assistant Treasurer.
    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Spring 1997 Election: The election will take place on April 9-10. Petitions will be distributed on Monday, March 3. Petitions must be returned no later than Wednesday, March 12. Candidate meetings will be on Wednesday, March 12. Campaigning begins on Wednesday, March 19. Please direct all inquiries to the Election Committee Chair, Gregory Casagrande.

    5. Surveys: (deadline February 12) 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 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' experiences. The results of the surveys will be published to the student community during the fall 1997 semester.

    6. 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.

    7. February Social: The SBA February Social will be held on Thursday, February 27, 1997. The social will begin at 7:00pm and 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.


    The Bar & Gavel Society Committee is pleased to announce that Kimberly Virginia Banks and Mark Scott have been elected into the Bar & Gavel Society as of January 1997. The Bar & Gavel Society's membership consists of those who distinguished themselves by outstanding service to their fellow students, their school, and their community. We commend Ms. Banks and Mr. Scott on their commitment and dedication.

    The Bar & Gavel Society Committee is now soliciting nominations for candidates for the June graduating class. We will go through the same process for the June class as we did for the December class. Accordingly, please submit nominations in writing (e-mail is sufficient) to:

    Elayna Pham (EPHAM)
    Chair, Bar & Gavel Society
    Student Bar Association, room C-88

    In your nomination letter, identify your candidate and write a brief statement about why you feel your candidate is deserving of the Bar & Gavel Society Award. You may nominate as many people as you would like. The Committee will select up to 9 recipients from the June class. We are soliciting nominations from the student body and faculty until the end of March.


    Living in a cold climate as we do, antifreeze is a necessity for our cars. However, what many do not realize is that thousands of pets and other animals die each year from the toxic chemical, ethylene glycol, found in most antifreeze. Less than two ounces of this substance can kill a dog and only one teaspoon can kill a cat. I urge all of you to seek out non-toxic antifreeze, such as SIERRA brand this winter.

    Please check our bulletin board on the concourse level for an article detailing a study between animal shelters and pediatricians which link child abuse and animal cruelty. In 88% of families where child abuse occurred, animal cruelty was also present. Plus, these abused children are far more likely to abuse animals and have this behavior escalate into violence against humans.

    E-mail YKATO or RVANDERV with any questions you may have and watch this spot for news of upcoming events!


    Thank you to all those who attended and contributed to our Chinese New Year/Scholarship Reception on Friday February 7. We hope you enjoyed yourselves. It was a great success.

    On Monday, February 10, AALSA is co-sponsoring a speaker's event with the International Law Society, the Arbitration Society, the Deutsch Klub, and Women in Law. The event will feature the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, Senior Judge for the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, who will speak on the growth of ADR in the federal court system and in the administrative law system, both domestically and internationally. Refreshments will be served at 12:00 noon in the main lobby and the presentation will begin at 12:45pm.

    AALSA extends its best wishes to all in the New Year of the OX. If you have any questions, comments and suggestions for what AALSA can do for you, e-mail MZILLIGE, MYOON, JABELLER, GHONG, NSETTY, or JSOUNDAR.


    Please join BLSA in our kick-off event for Black History Month this Tuesday, February 11, in room C50, where we will feature the critically acclaimed film, A Time To Kill, starting promptly at 11:40am. This movie is an eye-opening experience for all, so come and show your support!

    All are also encouraged to visit our Bake Sale on Thursday, February 13, in the Spaketeria, where a wide variety of delicious treats and Valentine's Day sweets will be sold. We will also conduct a raffle for a special Valentine's Day prize!

    Please watch the Record for the raffle winner and for further enriching Black History Month events. Thanks for your support.


    Don't miss Irish Movie Night on Wednesday, February 19. We are showing In the Name of the Father with Daniel Day Lewis at 6:00 in the Auditorium. We'll have food and drinks. All are welcome.

    We have postponed a visit from Judge Andy Sommer, our luncheon speaker who was originally scheduled for Friday, February 21. Judge Sommer, who is the Human Rights Chair of the Irish American Unity Conference, has been heavily involved in the struggle for human rights in Northern Ireland. We will most likely be able to reschedule Judge Sommer during the last week of February. Watch next week's Record for full details of his visit.

    And last but not least, get hungry for the Brehon Society Bake Sale on St. Patrick's Day in the Spak. Proceeds will be donated to one of the many charities served by St. Patrick's Church. If you are interested in more Brehon Society information, e-mail JFOGARTY.


    February is Career Month at the Young Lawyer's Section of the CBA!

    Confused about Careers? What area of law should you pursue? What jobs are out there? How you can find a job in your area of interest? Come to the Young Lawyer's Section's (YLS) Law Career Days! The following YLS committees will hold special meetings in February featuring career-related issues in a variety of practices (please RSVP for these meetings by calling the YLS Hotline at 312/554-2034):

    CREATIVE ARTS: Planning a career in creative arts law? Join us at 12:15pm on Tuesday, February 18, at DePaul University.

    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & ENERGY: A Roundtable discussion on the employment outlook of environmental law, 12:15pm on Tuesday, February 18, at the CBA headquarters.

    TAX LAW: Planning a career in tax law? Join us at 12:15pm on Friday, February 21, at The John Marshall Law School.

    LABOR & EMPLOYMENT: Planning a career in labor & employment law? Join us at 12:15pm on Friday, February 21, at the CBA headquarters.

    YLS/CBA CAREER ASSISTANCE: Assists lawyers of all levels of expertise with career planning Monday, February 24, 12:15pm at the CBA headquarters.

    COLLECTION LAW: Robert Markoff will discuss the future of collection law, how to target a job search and network within the area, Tuesday, February 24, at 12:15pm at the CBA headquarters.

    HEALTH & HOSPITAL LAW: L. Edward Bryant, Jr. and John D. Blum will discuss careers in health law, as well as provide a 3-5 year employment outlook Thursday, February 27, at 12:15pm at the CBA headquarters.


    The Chicago-Kent blood drive is set for Wednesday, February 19, from 10:00am-4:00pm in room 570. 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. 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 on the concourse level, 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


    The Christian Legal Society is having a meeting this Tuesday in room C72 at 11:45am. All members and anyone interested, please stop by and give your input. We will continue to prepare for the new board this month and lay out plans for speaker events and fundraising events.

    Hope to see you there. Any questions, please contact GCASAGRA.


    ELS will be having an organizational meeting from 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday, February 11. The room number will be announced by e-mail and will also be posted on the ELS bulletin board on the Concourse.

    Please don't forget that all Chicago-Kent students who will be attending the NAELS (National Association of Environmental Law Societies) Conference at Chicago-Kent on March 7-9 need to register ASAP. For details on how to register please contact KPOHN. A registration form is also attached to the Record.

    In addition, ELS is establishing an outline bank for all Environmental Program Courses. If you are willing to donate an outline please e-mail RVANDERV.


    1. We would like to thank everyone for helping make the partial-birth abortion forum a success.
    2. The family law society will hold a General Meeting for both day and evening students on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:00pm in room 270. We will discuss the semester's programs and activities.
    3. We will be having a Valentine's Day Bake Sale on Friday from 11am-3pm. Anyone interested in helping to either bake or sell the goodies at the table (from 11am-3pm), please email LBORRE or NSETTY.


    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 an anonymous 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, Noon, room 180

    Bring your lunch and talk about school, work, future projects...whatever.

    "Out at Work" Panel Discussion & Reception
    February 19, 5pm, room 590
    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.


    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.

    Sponsored by the International Law Society, the Arbitration Society, Asian American Law Students Association, the Deutsch Klub, and Women in Law.

    DON'T FORGET! This is the last week to register for International Law Career Day without being charged a penalty. Career Day is an all day event on Friday, February 21, starting with a keynote speech by Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Wood. Come listen to Consuls General, local international and corporate counsel talk about international law and how to become an international lawyer. Listen to panels, visit firms and take this great opportunity to meet and mingle with attorneys and other students in this field. Please fill out the registration form attached to the last page of the record or on the ILS bulletin board on the Concourse. For more information e-mail LBABICH or JMALONE.


    GENERAL MEETING: Wednesday, February 12, at 3:00pm in room 170.

    SPRING AUCTION: Calling all Creative Minds! KJF needs ideas for the Auction theme and logo -- no idea is too crazy because it will facilitate brainstorming. Please e-mail Carolyn Buntin at CBUNTIN with your ideas, or bring them to the General Meeting February 12. Auction Committees: Please remember to update your committee chair with any feedback on auction contacts. Auction Contact is Chair Ann-Celine O'Hallaren at AOHALLAR.

    BAKESALES: February 19 and March 17. Thanks to all who made our first bakesale of 1997 a great success! Please remember to sign up at the General Meeting to bake or sit for the upcoming February 19 bakesale or e-mail Doug Harvath at DHARVATH. Don't forget that bakesales also support the annual KJF Fellowship!


    The next PAD social will be on February 13, 1997! We will let you know via e-mail what the location and times are. If you have last minute suggestions, e-mail us or stop by C78 and let us know where you would like to have the party!

    Look for dates of the next PAD general meeting (we'll e-mail you). If you would like to get involved, please let us know! We'll be talking more about committees and ways to get involved at the next meeting. E-mail EPHAM or AWEISS with comments and/or suggestions.


    _____Yes, I will attend the 10th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) Conference on Friday, March 7 through Sunday March 9, 1997, at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Enclosed is a check in the amount of $20.00/person ($15 for ELS dues-paying members) made payable to "NAELS." The fee for registration forms received after February 10 is $40.00/person ($30.00 for ELS members).


    ADDRESS: _____________________________________________

    E-MAIL: _______________________________________________

    PHONE:________________________________________________ I am an ELS due- paying member. Please check if appropriate.

    Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Environmental Law Society
    Attn: NAELS
    565 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL 60661

    or put in the ELS mailbox on the 2nd floor. For additional forms and information please see the ELS Bulletin Board on the Concourse



    _____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