Chicago-KentCollege ofLaw


Vol. No. XXXI, No. 7
February 24, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


Change of Division

Requests to change division for the fall semester 1997 must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by Friday, February 28. Division changes will be permitted on a space-available basis. Students who change division will have the lowest registration priority within their starting group for the summer and fall 1997 registrations.

Class Rank

The Registrar's office will calculate class ranks for advanced students this week; ranks for 1L's will be calculated after the current semester. To request a copy of your class rank, submit a Form Letter Request to the Registrar's Office beginning Wednesday, February 26. Your rank letter will be available in the Registrar's Office about 48 hours after the request is submitted.


Orientation Feedback

Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we begin to plan next year's orientation program. We would like to hear about your experience and find out what suggestions you have for Orientation 1997. If you would like to participate in an upcoming Orientation focus group, please contact Ellen Berger (EBERGER, room 546). If written communication is more your style, please send your Orientation comments & suggestions via e-mail to EBERGER.

Teaching Assistant Office Hours

The office hour schedule for this semester is posted on the Student Services bulletin board across from room 544. Copies of the schedule are also available in the student handout folder on the desk next to the bulletin board. If you have any questions about the schedule, please e-mail Ellen Berger at EBERGER. Remember, it is never too early in the semester to go see your TA!

Internet Sites of the Week

The weather is getting warmer and it is time to shake off those winter doldrums. Maybe you would like to get outside, take up a new sport or start exercising again. Before you get moving, check out a few fitness related sites on the Internet.

Internet Fitness Resource
Fitness Partner Jumpsite
Cybercise Fitnes


Students who plan to take courses this summer either here at Chicago-Kent or at a visiting school must submit the documents listed below by April 15, 1997, in order to avoid any delays.

1997 Summer Financial Aid Addendum 1997-98 Chicago-Kent Institutional Application 1997-98 Student Aid Report Loan application/promissory note or Express Loan Data Sheet

All of the above documents are available in the Financial Aid Office. Please come and visit our office at your earliest convenience.


Just a reminder--please pick up the 1997-98 financial aid package which is available in the Financial Aid Office. In order to be considered for a federal Perkins loan, you must:

1) submit the Chicago-Kent Institutional Application and have a Student Aid Report (SAR) on file on or before April 15, 1997.

Due to limited funds, the federal Perkins loan will be awarded by date priority. We strongly encourage all interested students to submit the Chicago-Kent Institutional Application and SAR as early as possible.


Class of 1997 Graduation Information!!!

The Class of 1997 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 25, 1997, at 2:30 p.m. at Navy Pier. If you did not pick up the information memo at the time your class composite was taken, you may pick one up in Suite 310. 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 Speaker Winner!!

The winner of the class speaker competition is.... Brenna Kelley! Brenna's essay was chosen anonymously by the Graduation Committee from 9 excellent essays. Brenna will deliver a short speech at Commencement. Congratulations Brenna!

Class Pictures

If you have picked up your proofs from the Alumnae/i & Student Relations Office, but were unable to return them by Wednesday, February 19, mail your proofs directly to Wyckoff Studios as soon as possible.

Wyckoff will be at Chicago-Kent this week for retakes, as well as to accommodate anyone who was not able to schedule an appointment for a picture in January. Wyckoff charges $10 for retakes. Pictures will be taken on the following dates and times in room 583:

Tuesday, February 25 10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 26 1:00pm - 5:00pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements will be offered by Jostens. Order forms for announcements are available in the bookstore. Jostens will be here at Chicago-Kent on Monday, April 14.


Office News


Hot off the press!! The newest issue of Careerline has hit the newsstand. Pick up your copy today outside the Career Services Office and read about Summer Abroad opportunities, alumnae/i roundtables, advice for 1Ls, and much more!

Upcoming Programs

Job Searching on the Internet

"What is the Internet?" "What can I find on the Internet that would assist me in my job search?" "Why should I use the Internet during my job search?"

If you've asked the following questions, and are eager to find out the answers, join Charis Runnels, Resource Manager of the Career Services Office, and Jeff Harrison, Manager of Electronic Publishing & Computer Resources, on Tuesday, February 25, at noon and 5:00pm in room 570, as they discuss job searching on the Internet. Space is limited, so interested students should register early in the Career Services Office.

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 Wednesday, February 26, at 3:00pm (room to be announced), 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.

Special Career Planning Concerns for Evening Students

Evening students are faced with the question of how to develop practical legal experience while working full time. Come join Assistant Dean Lisa Abrams on Wednesday, February 26, in room 570 at 5:00pm, as she addresses the special challenges faced by evening students and shares practical strategies for gaining legal experience and suggestions for devising a career transition strategy that will work for you.

Please sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend.

The Young Lawyers Section/Chicago Bar Association Program

On Wednesday, March 19, from 12:00-2:00pm, the Young Lawyer Section of the Chicago Bar Association Career Assistance Committee presents The Ninth Annual Seminar on Being a Lawyer, Is It Your Only Choice? A look at Alternative Careers. The program will be held at the CBA, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., 8th floor. To attend, interested students should complete handout #65 and return it to the CBA.

Study Abroad Program

A representative from the Columbus School of Law summer abroad program will be at Chicago-Kent, Tuesday, March 4, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Career Services Conference Room to discuss their summer abroad opportunities. Please sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend.

1Ls, 2Ls with a Minimum 3.2 GPA: Judicial Externships for Summer and Fall 1997

We strongly encourage 1Ls and 2Ls having GPAs of 3.2 or above to consider applying for federal judicial externships for this summer or next fall. A federal judicial externship is a wonderful credential to have on your resume regardless of the type of legal work you want to pursue. For 1Ls considering applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships, an externship can be an important prerequisite to obtaining a clerkship.

This is an extraordinary opportunity which is worth the time you'll spend applying. Students we talk to enjoy their judicial externships tremendously and find the experience invaluable!

Applications for summer and fall judicial externships are now available in the Career Services Office. Completed applications for summer judicial externships are due no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in room 612. Applications for fall judicial externships are due no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in room 612.

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


KJF Summer ‘97 Fellowship Application

KFJ has released their summer 1997 fellowship application packet which includes guidelines and lists of recipients from past years. Students interested in applying for fellowships this year should see Handout #64. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 11, at 6:00pm in the KJF mailbox on the 2nd floor.

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University School of Law is pleased to announce a post-graduate fellowship which will be offered to a 1997 law school graduate. The fellow will work for one year at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York. The work will begin in September 1997. Fellowship details are available in Handout #70. Application materials are due February 28, 1997.


Chicago Coalition for the Homeless: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless has initiated a Law Project to work with the Coalition staff to advance the mission of the agency and to serve homeless persons requiring legal representation. The coalition seeks help from Chicago-Kent students as volunteers, clinical practitioners or employed students (when funding is available). See Handout #69 for further information about this program.



The tutorial for this week is THE INTERNET--how to access it, how to use browsers and search engines, how to download and print, and how to bookmark sites.

The tutorials will be presented by the Reference Staff of the Information Center and the schedule 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 comments or suggestions regarding the topics or the times offered, we'd like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (e-mail: LGLANZ).


The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada, presented a collection of Canadian treaties to the Library of International Relations at a luncheon sponsored by the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations and the Canadian Club of Chicago. Before more than 350 guests, Minister Axworthy praised the mission of the Library of International Relations and commented that he "very much admired the work that you've done. The addition of the treaties to your collection will enhance the world-wide reputation you already have."

Minister Axworthy made the presentation to Hoken Seki, Chairman of the Board of the LIR, who accepted on behalf of the Board and the Library. The Canadian treaties join the collection of other international and U.S. treaties available on eLOISe, the Information Center's imaging system. In addition, the Information Center has received permission to scan the entire Canadian National Reporter system, containing the decisions of the Canadian Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.


1996 Federal Tax Forms are available on eLOISe now. Tax Forms are searchable by form number and date. eLOIS, also has the instructions for each of the forms. Ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.

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


It's not too late to start thinking about volunteering as a legal intern this summer for one of the many public interest organizations around Chicagoland! A summer internship can offer valuable, hands-on legal experience. Stop by and see us in room 686 to learn about the opportunities.


Monday: 10:30 - 12:30

Tuesday: 3:00 - 5:00

Wednesday: 10:45 - 11:45

Thursday: 3:30 - 5:30


Experiencing a problem with a computer or software?

There are several ways to get help.

If you know a particular CLC staff member who can help you, don't hesitate to contact them directly, but by using the PCHELP (for faculty and staff) and HELPDESK (for students) e-mail accounts we can better track your problem and its resolution.

New on InnerKent: CLC Question and Answer Bulletin Board

Get the answers to these questions, and ask your own, on InnerKent's NEW CLC Question and Answer Bulletin Board.

All you need to do is pull up Netscape (in KENTENT's Windows Communication Tools menu) and go to InnerKent (type CK in the URL field at the top of the screen), choose The Computer Support Forum under Computing Resources, and choose CLC Question and Answer Bulletin Board. (Or simply type http://ck/wwwboard/wwwboard.html in the URL field at the top of the screen).

You can scroll through other students' questions and the CLC's answers to them as well as pose your own questions to the CLC. Post a question and check the bulletin board later at that same site for the CLC's answer.

1L's: The Brief!

One of the most tedious tasks you will face when creating your appellate brief is making sure the page numbers in the Table of Contents and the Table of Authorities match the rest of the brief. Most word processors have built-in utilities that help you create these tables automatically. Using these features, you can redo major parts of your brief without having to reformat your tables manually. The CLC has created HelpDocs that explain how to automatically create a Table of Contents and Table of Authorities in the word processors available on KENTNET. Pick up a copy in Lab 700, or in the CLC offices on the seventh floor. NOTE: Tables of Contents and Authorities should be created while you write the document, whether or not you use the automatic features.

Backups: Have you lost any data recently?

Several students every week ask the CLC 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.

Don't Send E-mail Chain Letters!

Several "chain letters" have recently been sighted on KENTNET. Besides being a hoax, these messages put a tremendous load on our e-mail system. Please delete these messages when you receive them, and do not forward them to anyone.



Monday 8am - 12, 6pm-8pm Karin Kiyabu
Tuesday 8am - 10am Karin Kiyabu
4pm - 6pm Pauline Afuso
Wednesday 2pm - 6pm Pauline Afuso
Thursday 3pm - 6pm 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.

News flash! Shepards updated daily on LEXIS!

This just in - LEXIS' new Shepards display is now updated daily. In addition, the new and improved screens give users a warning signal if there is any negative case treatment, amd it also gives the full names of cases that are cited, not just the citation and jump cite. Stay tuned for more details on the new Shepards service.


Try the following: Visit the LEXIS/NEXIS Homepage

For those of you interested in learning more about LEXIS products, visit the LEXIS/NEXIS Homepage at . Here you will find news releases on products and services from LEXIS, job opportunities, and information about the current LEXIS/NEXIS software. Visit our website, and send you comments and complaints to LEXISQ.


Westlaw Representative Lab Hours for the Week of February 24 are as follows:

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

During lab hours, Westlaw Student Reps. can be found in lab 700 or at the tables just outside of lab 700. Please feel free to e-mail us at MAMBROZI, CBROWN, or WESTQ if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment. Remember, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week you can reach a WESTLAW Reference Attorney at 1-800-850-WEST.


Lawyers probably spend more time debating the meaning of "reasonable" than any other single word. And, in contrast to many judges who require clerkship applicants to rank in the top 10 percent of their class, Judge Martin F. Boyce of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit asks only for a "reasonable performance in law school." So, if you can persuade Judge Boyce in a lawyerly way that your performance has been "reasonable," you may have a chance at a clerkship, whatever your grades. For more information, access the West's Legal Directory-- Judicial Clerkships database (WLD-CLERK).

In the Last Name blank, type: boyce


The general public doesn't often think of lawyers as paragons of common sense. But, thanks to Philip K. Howard and his best-selling book, "The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America," that may change. Access The National Law Journal database (NLJ) and run the following search to read how this NewYork corporate attorney answers calls for common sense from lawmakers and lobbyists in Washington.

howard & washington /s "common sense"


As commerce expands into cyberspace, so do legal disputes. To learn how the Internet has gotten "more litigious-- and weird," access The National Law Journal database (NLJ). Use the author field (au) to retrieve an article by Wendy Leibowitz describing recent developments in the "modest jurisprudence of cyberjurisdiction."

au(leibowitz) & litigious /s weird


The controversy over the medical use of marijuana seems to have a lot to do with politics, and little to do with the welfare of patients. For one doctor's opinion on the subject, access The New England Journal of Medicine Online database (NE-JNLMED). Restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read an editorial titled "Federal Foolishness and Marijuana."

ti(foolishness & marijuana)


Does loud music audible from a block away at 1:39am constitute an "exigent circumstance" justifying a warrantless entry by police? Fortunately for an "irate group of pajama-clad neighbors" it does. Use JUMP to retrieve a Sixth Circuit opinion that let the neighbors get their rest, but kept the dissenting judge up late worrying about the prospect of a "nuisance abatement" exception to the Fourth Amendment.

98 F.3d 1506


Professor James Dwyer gave a talk last week in New Orleans at a conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the first conference on the Convention to be held in this country. Prof. Dwyer spoke about conflicts between the Convention and parents' rights doctrine in the United States.

Professor Philip Hablutzel spoke at a seminar given by the Chicago Bar Association on Wednesday, February 19, 1997. The seminar was on "Representing the Tax Exempt Charitable Organization" and Prof. Hablutzel gave a paper on the "Formation, Maintenance and Governance of Charitable Organizations."

Professor Mickie Voges appeared on Chicago Tonight on February 6, 1997. She participated in a discussion of the First Amendment rights of home pages on the world wide web and the extent to which an employer must or may make access to such home pages available when there is objectionable content on the pages. This was in the context of the Northwestern University engineering professor who has posted a home page questioning the Holocaust on the NU server.



Summer 1997 Applications Are Now Available in Room 600

Due No Later than Friday, March 14

Students who would like to learn how to practice law while they are in law school should apply for the in-house clinical education program, LAW OFFICES. Applications are now available for the summer. The summer applications are due no later than March 14.

Students may apply for Law Offices after they have completed their first year of law school (current first years may apply for the summer 1997 semester). To be considered for a place, ALL students must complete and return a completed Law Offices application. Applications must be turned in to the Law Offices receptionist in Suite 600 by the March 14 deadline.

Students who have previously taken or who are now taking Law Offices (called Continuing Law Offices Students) and who submit their applications by the due date will be given preference in their same practice group if availability permits. New students who have submitted their applications by the due date will be selected in the Law Offices lottery. The total number of available places during the summer semester is dependent upon the number of supervising attorneys in each practice group. The number of available new places is dependent upon the number of continuing students and has not yet been determined.

The in-house program is comprised of two components. One is a three credit fieldwork class graded on a pass/fail basis in which students work in practice groups on client cases or similar projects assigned to them by a supervising attorney. The fieldwork component also includes practice group lectures, supervising attorney conferences, section meetings, and various client interview experiences. The other is a graded classroom component for one credit.

There will be five in-house practice groups from which to choose - employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, criminal defense, tax (prerequisite is Personal Income Tax), health law, and mediation & other ADR procedures.

For more information, you may talk to the clinical professors who supervise the various practice groups - Professors Gonzalez (room 629) and Norton (room 623) for employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice; Professors Kadish (room 613), Kling (room 625), and Thomas (room 609) for criminal defense; Professor Livingston (room 688) for tax; Professor Kentra (room 690) for mediation & other ADR procedures; and Professors Altman (room 611), Toolan (room 621) and Elster (room 692) for health law. Professor Laser (room 631) is also available to answer your questions.

Please note - Applications for the fall 1997 semester will be available soon in room 600. Please watch for a broadcast message.


Fall 1997 Applications will be available soon in room 600. Please watch for a Broadcast Message.


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



To commemorate its 100th anniversary in 1987, the firm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal of Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, created with the Alabama Law Foundation, Inc. a scholarship in memory of its founding partners, Edward Harmon Cabaniss and Forney Johnston. The first scholarship was awarded in 1987.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. must be a resident of Alabama;
  2. must be in the second year of law school during the 1997-98 academic year.

The scholarship will cover tuition and books for the second year of law school to a maximum of $5,000. A second place scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded at the committee's discretion.

While academic achievement is the key factor in determining eligibility for the scholarship, consideration will be given to other factors such as conscientiousness, dependability, civic involvement, financial need and dedication to the highest ethical standards.

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 deadline for submitting completed applications and all supporting documents to the Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Committee is June 6, 1997.


The DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers is awarding a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship to a law student who meets the following criteria:

  1. must have completed at least one semester of law school;
  2. must be of Italian extraction.

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 brief personal statement, a copy of your federal income tax return for the previous calendar year, and a letter of recommendation by a law school faculty member.

All materials should be mailed to Marsha H. Cellucci, c/o Cellucci & Yacobellis, 1155 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60540, and must be received no later than April 1, 1997.


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

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

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

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

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


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 Sonia Bychkov Green is looking for a research assistant to help with an article on language laws in the former Soviet states. She is looking for someone who has experience doing both legal and non-legal (statistical & social science) research. The position would be from now until August, about 1-5 hours a week, at the usual research assistant rates. Please submit a resume & a brief introduction letter via e-mail (SGREEN2) or to her office, room 811.

Professor Joan Steinman is looking for a research assistant to work on matters related to appellate jurisdiction (for an article in progress and others in contemplation) and possibly other procedural questions. If you are interested and have an excellent law school record, please contact her. You can leave a resume and description of your grades in her mailbox, at her office, or with her secretary, Greg Kelson, on the eighth floor. The law school will pay at its customary rate.



Some of you may know that IIT is undergoing an inspection this semester to renew its accreditation with the North Central Association. As part of the inspection visit, members of the NCA team will be at the law school on Tuesday, March 4, from 10:30 to 11:00am to get feedback from law students. The meeting will take place in room C50.

If you have the time and interest, please feel free to stop by and chat with the inspectors during that time.


We are in the process of returning required and optional course materials to the publishers. If you have procrastinated and not bought that book as yet, please do so now - you may need it for an open final.

Study aids, hornbooks and general reference will not be returned at this time.

EMANUEL - LAW IN A FLASH INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE: Come in and register to win one of 10 certificates for a free Law in a Flash Software of your choice - in stock. (Courtesy of EMANUEL) Winners will be pulled on March 3.


The 14th Annual Conference on Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

On Thursday and Friday, March 13-14, 1997, the law school will host Professor Sheldon Nahmod's 14th Annual Section 1983 conference. The conference features nationally prominent law professors and practitioners who offer instruction on both the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of §1983 practice, and trial skills, and analyze the latest case decisions. If you can attend only one or a few segments, you should come at the beginning for Professor Nahmod's introduction to the prima facie case. This is a unique opportunity, especially for students who intend to be involved in federal court litigation when they practice.

Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge (note: course materials are not included; however, copies of the materials will be available in the library at a later date). However, pre-registration is required! To register, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal Education (Suite 530) and fill out a registration form. Students must register on or before Tuesday, March 11, 1997.


The Dean's Advisory Council will be meeting on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 12, 12:00pm, room 155
Thursday, March 27, 5:00pm, room 170
Wednesday, April 23, 5:00pm, room 580

DAC meetings are open to all interested students, not just selected representatives, so feel free to attend. Also, if you have particular questions or issues that you'd like to submit ahead of time, please drop a note in Dean Deutsch's mailbox on the 2nd floor, or send an e-mail to DearDean.


Summer and Fall 1997 Semesters for Prospective Second and Third Year Students with a Minimum 3.3 Grade Point Average

A judicial externship enables students to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute in 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!

Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships are available in room 600, Law Offices.

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, 1997, 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, 1997, at 12:00 noon.



If your student organization would like suggestions in planning an event, please remember that the Student Organization Committee is available for assistance. If you have budget constraints that prohibit your organization from putting together a speaker event, please contact me for suggestions.

The Board of Governors was not able to consider Budget Amendments during the meeting last Wednesday. We will hold a special meeting this week to address the submitted amendment requests. We will follow up with each organization on their respective request.

We would like to congratulate the International Law Society for the success on its annual Career Day. We would like to recognize Linda Babich and Janina Malone for their collective efforts in putting together the Career Day activities.

  1. Board of Governors' Vote Compendium: During BOG meetings, your elected SBA officers and representatives vote on a variety of issues. We are collating the voting records of each BOG member and will provide the Chicago-Kent community with the information. The compendium will include a synopsis of each issue considered, each BOG member's name, the member's vote, and the vote tally. Please direct inquiries to SBAQ.

  2. February Social: The SBA February Social will be held on Thursday, February 27, 1997. The social will be at Lakeview Links, located at 3206 North Wilton (within a block from the Belmont station on the red and brown line Els). The social will begin at 7:00pm and will end at 11:00pm. Please direct inquiries to Jonathan Gelperin, Chair.

  3. Fundraising Seed Money: Recently, a couple of student organizations have requested information concerning the seed money that we offer for fundraising events. We provided KATLA with a short term loan for their caps that they are currently selling. We would like to thank KATLA for fulfilling their contract by returning the funds in a timely manner. Remember that your student organization can also receive seed money. Please contact Kim Jessum or Elayna Pham for the details.

  4. Spring Poll #1 - Faculty Evaluations: At the end of each semester we are asked to complete faculty evaluations. We do not see the results of the evaluations. We are not aware of any follow-through that occurs. How important are these evaluations to you? On Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5, we are going to give you the opportunity to comment on the evaluation process. If you would like to participate on the committee organizing the poll or if you have suggestions, please e-mail Adam Weiss, Chair.

  5. Spring Poll #2 - Student Organization Formation and Funding: Currently there are forty (40) student organizations that request funding from the SBA. Funding requests over the last year ranged from $150 to $13,000 per organization per semester. Organizations requested funding for a variety of ideas including the following types of items: alumni receptions, cultural events, international travel, religious events, and awards. On March 4 and 5, we are going to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think. We would also like to hear your thoughts as to whether there should be a higher level of scrutiny given to the formation of an organization. If you would like to participate on the committee organizing the poll, please e-mail Adam Weiss, Chair.

  6. Outstanding Student Organization Award: The Student Organization Committee provided the BOG a preliminary review of the rules that will govern the "Outstanding Student Organization Award." The BOG will vote on the final set of rules during the March BOG meeting. Now is the time to forward your suggestions or questions to Ivy Israel, Chair.

  7. Barristers' Ball: The annual Barristers' Ball will be on Saturday, April 12, at the Palmer House Hilton, located at Monroe and State. The Ball will begin at 8:00pm and end at 2:00am. The Barristers' Ball Committee is making every effort to provide a full night of food, beverages, and entertainment. A food buffet will be available from 8:00pm until 11:00pm. Alcoholic beverages will be available from 8:00pm until 1:30am. Nonalcoholic beverages will be available from 8:00pm until 2:00am. We are providing three different types of music simultaneously. In one ballroom, a DJ will spin retro music from the unforgettable 70-80's. In a different ballroom, a DJ will spin dance tracks and high energy music made available during the 90's. In a foyer area outside the two ballrooms a pianist will play a variety of refined music spanning more than 70 years. The student's share of the event ticket will be $40. The SBA will subsidize the remaining full ticket amount. We promise to make this a memorable event that you will not want to miss. We will begin selling tickets around the middle of March. Please direct inquiries to Pegg Zilligen, Chair.


This week in the news:

A local animal rights group in Alabama is taking the state to court over a state law allowing the use of spears to hunt animals! Alabama is the only state to allow this cruel practice, and the group hopes to take the statute off the books for good.

In an effort to promote communication, we have set-up a "suggestion or comment" box on the door of room C76. Please feel free to drop off any ideas (or criticisms) you have for us.

**We desperately need volunteers for our upcoming events, especially the bake sale on March 19. Please e-mail YKATO to volunteer - even if it's only for an hour!**

Any members who wish to attend the Animal Rights Law conference in White Plains, New York, in April should contact RVANDERV ASAP!


In celebration of Black History Month, BLSA presents: "Can Your Zealous Advocacy Overcome the Great Racial Divide?"

Think about it...

Do you feel like your law school experiences have prepared you to go into a courtroom and zealously represent someone of the opposite race? Is race an issue that affects Zealous Advocacy? Does the justice system treat parties differently based on race?

Join BLSA and Prof. Marc Kadish on Tuesday, February 25, 1997, at 12 noon in the Auditorium to express your opinion and to hear the opinion, of prominent local attorneys, including:
Eugene Pincham, former Illinois Appellate Court Judge;
Andrea Zopp, former State's Attorney, currently at Sonnenschien, Nath, and Rosenthal;
Andrea Lubelfield, Public Defender in the Multiple Defendants Conflict Division; and
Grand Sheik Clifford Jackson-Bey, Freelance Paralegal with the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent.
Prof. Marc Kadish will moderate the discussion.


Speaker Event: Judge Andy Sommer

We are very excited and fortunate to welcome Judge Andy Sommer to speak at Chicago-Kent on Tuesday, February 25, at 5:00pm in room 590. Judge Sommer is the Human Rights Chair of the Irish American Unity Conference and has been heavily involved in the struggle for human rights in Northern Ireland. He will speak about a series of inquiries into criminal cases which he has personally observed in Northern Ireland. This event will be co-sponsored by Amnesty International and the International Law Society. We'll have food and drinks, too.

St. Patrick's Day Bake Sale

The Brehon Society will have a bake sale on St. Patrick's Day in the Spak. Sign up now to bring goodies or to sit for half an hour 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.



The CBA blood drive last Wednesday was a huge success! 71 people attempted to donate blood, 54 of which were able to donate a pint of blood each. (My apologies to those who were unable to donate due to scheduling conflicts...but there's always next year!) The competition between four Chicago area law schools will be finished February 28; if we win, all participants will get a free pizza party! Thank you to all who participated; your donation will enable blood to be available for patients who are ill, injured, or undergoing surgery. (Who says you can't get blood from an attorney!?!)

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

Confused about Careers? What area of law you should 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):

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


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 NAELS Conference will be held at Chicago-Kent March 7-9. All students are welcome to attend. Registration materials are located on the ELS bulletin board on the Concourse. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact KPOHN.

In addition, ELS is looking for volunteers to help out with Earth Day. If you are interested in participating on the committee, please e-mail MSRODULS.

ELS still needs outlines for Land Use and Energy Law. If you can help out please e-mail RVANDERV.

Thank you to everyone that helped out with last week's bake sale!! In particular, Kimiko Butcher and Alycia Fitz both did a fabulous job in planning and organizing it. The bake sale was a big success!!


THANK YOU to all of our bakers, workers and poster makers who contributed to making our Valentine's Day Bake Sale a giant success! A very special THANK YOU to all of those who purchased goodies and generously made donations to both the Family Law Society and the Health Law Society.

Upcoming Event. . .

The Family Law Society and the Illinois State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will be co-sponsoring a "speaker event" on Wednesday, March 5, from 4:45pm-5:45pm in room 570. As logistics are still being worked out at this time, we will post more information in the Record next week and via e-mail. If you would like to volunteer to meet and greet our speakers or help with food, please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE). We would be happy to add your name to our e-mail list so you can receive all the up-to-the-minute information -- just e-mail LGOTTSCH, 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, 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 the list.


NEXT MEETING will be on February 27 at 5:00pm. The room will be announced on the GAYLAW bulletin board in the concourse level.

NIGHT OUT AT THE BATON LOUNGE - Join us for an exciting night of dinner and entertainment, which includes Chicago's greatest female impersonations. Mark your calenders for Thursday, March 28, in the evening. If you have never been to the BATON, then it is a must see. Drag your friends, family and colleagues. E-mail THOPPE or GAYLAW for more details.


Spring Program Notes:

The ISBA's Young Lawyers Division and the Family Law Society will be co-sponsoring a speaker event from 4:45pm-5:45pm on Wednesday, March 5, in room 570. More information will be available next week in the Record. All are welcome!

Students interested in the area of "Employee Benefits" should plan to attend the FREE Law Ed Program on Thursday, March 27, at the Chicago Regional Office of the ISBA. This is a terrific educational opportunity. The offices are within walking distance at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 900. If you have any additional questions, please call the ISBA's Continuing Legal Education Department at 1-800-252-8908. Reservations are requested.


Applications for the 1997 Public Service Award sponsored by the ISBA's Law Student Division can be found on the Concourse in the stacks (under the stairs). The filing deadline is March 31, 1997. Students may also submit nominations for any law student involved in extracurricular activities that enhance professional responsibility and provide service to the public. A finalist will be selected from each accredited law school affiliated with the ISBA Law Student Division from which qualified nominees are submitted (which means a law student from Chicago-Kent will be selected as a finalist!). A final award recipient will be chosen from the group of finalists. If you have any questions, please e-mail any of the ISBA reps: LYEE, LBORRE, RNADICK, CSCHULIS or JMILLER. Good luck!!


If you would like to join the ISBA, please pick-up a membership application on the Concourse. As a law student member, you can take advantage of the free Law Ed Programs and the monthly newsletters/journals. Keep in mind that as a member of the ISBA, you are entitled to many of the same benefits offered to the lawyer members!



Regionals for the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition were held on Saturday, February 22, 1997, at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The problem addressed the trademark issues of dilution under the Lanham Act, deceptive marks, and false advertising. Professor Debra Quentel helped to prepare the team consisting of Stacy Benjamin, Chris Hage, and Hakan Stjernfeldt.


Please join IPLS at the Spring 1997 Student-Alumnae/i Reception on Thursday, March 6, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, in the 10th floor reception room. Please contact Karin Kiyabu (KKIYABU) if interested in helping out with the reception.


We are currently putting together the next edition of the IPLS newsletter and invite and encourage IP article submissions. Please contact Alison Baldwin (ABALDWIN) for further information.


JLSA will be hosting an exciting event on Tuesday, February 25, at 12:15pm in room C20. The discussion will focus on the controversial issues of abortion and assisted suicide from the Jewish point of view. Rabbi Phil Lefkowitz will be the guest speaker. Rabbi Lefkowitz has written position papers for the Chicago Rabbinical Council on moral and ethical issues of the day and recently received the Chicago Human Relations Award from Mayor Daley. Pizza and drinks will be served. Hope to see everyone there!



Please see ad in the Record for details and items to be offered. The Sixth Annual Auction supports the KJF Summer Fellowships.


We are in the beginnings of planning a midwest or Chicago-wide women's law conference for next year. What we need to do right now is form a core committee to get things started and head up the workings of the conference. It will be quite a committment for those involved at that level, but it should also be very rewarding. If you have any ideas about what you think such a conference should focus on, or if you think you might want to be on the core committee (or involved on any level), please e-mail EPARKS.

We are further planning a children's rights forum for later in the semester. More information on that will be in future Record issues. If you have any ideas for fundraising, please e-mail CRUNNELS, who is chair of that committee.

We have a video tape of our recent Partial Birth Abortion Ban forum. We are planning to view it together some time soon. Keep an eye out for time, date and place.

Watch this space for upcoming committee meetings and other events.

Corporate Law Society


Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumnae/i & Student Reception

Thursday, February 27, 1997

Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
10th Floor Event Room
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Members only

Please RSVP to RMARR today

Sixth Annual


March 26, 1997

Bid on Everything From:

Bulls Tickets and Gold's Gym Membership

... to ...

World Music Skybox Seats and Lawry's Prime Rib Dinner for 2

Tickets on sale soon! Auction proceeds fund the Annual 1997 KJF Summer Public Interest Fellowships.