Chicago-Kent College of Law


Vol. XXXI, No. 10
March 17, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


Additional CALI Award Winners

Congratulations to the following recipients of the CALI award who were not listed in last week's Record: Donald R. Rauschert received the highest grade in the LL.M. course Partnership Tax 1, and Jennifer Konop earned the highest grade in Prof. Hartman's seminar on Prisoners' Rights Litigation.

1997 Summer Session Registration

The 1997 Summer Registration Bulletin with registration instructions and other information is available outside the third floor cafeteria. Registration forms will be available Wednesday, March 19; registration begins Tuesday, March 25. The registration instructions in the Bulletin inadvertently omitted the fact that the bursar must stamp your registration form before it is submitted to the Registrar. Please don't forget to see the bursar in room 290 before you submit your form. If your tuition account is not current, you will be unable to register unless you have an approved Petition to Register with an Unpaid Balance, described later in this Record.

Summer Course Information

The grade in Labor and Employment Law Issues in the Educational Workplace, taught by Prof. Gillio, will be based one-third on classroom participation, one-third on written assignments and one-third on a take-home final exam.

1997 Fall Registration

The preliminary fall 1997 schedule will be available today outside the third floor cafeteria. Fall Registration begins April 14.

What Courses Should You Take?

Members of the faculty, Julie Fenton, and I are available to discuss course selections with you. Attached to this Record are the responses of full-time professors to a survey which asked: (1) which selective courses should every student take, regardless of his or her particular areas of interest, and (2) which elective courses should a student take who is interested in a particular substantive area.

I will meet with students at the following times to discuss the preliminary fall schedule, course selections for the summer and fall semesters, and suggestions for planning your legal education.

1L day students: Wednesday, March 19, at 11:30am in the auditorium
Advanced day students: Wednesday, March 19, at 3:00pm in 590
Advanced evening students: Wednesday, March 19, at 5:00pm in 590
1L evening students: Wednesday, March 19, at 7:30pm (after Justice) in 590

Intensive Trial Advocacy

Last week's Record contained information about Intensive Trial Advocacy 1. If you are interested in taking this course, you must submit an Intensive Trial Advocacy 1 Request Form by this Friday, March 21, 1997 at 4:00pm. A copy of the form is attached to this Record.


1997 Summer and Fall Registration and Unpaid Tuition Balances

Registration for Summer will begin on March 25, 1997 and registration for the Fall semester will begin on April 14, 1997. Except as set forth below, students will not be permitted to register if there is any outstanding tuition balance.

Please note that the Registration Policy will not be waived in order to allow a student to meet a registration deadline. Therefore, we urge you to allow yourself sufficient time in which to complete the necessary paperwork (it usually takes 2-3 days to process Petition requests for approval).

Procedure for Registering with an Outstanding Tuition Balance

A student will be allowed to register with an outstanding tuition balance only if he/she has been approved to receive one or more of the following loans for the Spring semester to pay the balance:

  1. Stafford Loan
  2. Perkins Loan
  3. Law Access Loan (LAL) or Law Student Loan (LSL), and/or
  4. other institutional loan/s (bank, etc.)

Students will not be allowed permission to register for any reason other than those listed above.

Students should complete the Petition to Register with an Unpaid Balance form in order to be considered for registration with a past balance. Petition forms may be picked up at the REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, Suite 220, the BURSAR'S OFFICE, room 290, the FINANCIAL AID OFFICE, room 230, or from the rack outside of the ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE and CLE OFFICE, Suite 265. Please submit application forms to the Office of the Assistant Dean of Administration, Finance and CLE, Suite 265.

The following information must be completed on the Petition form:

  1. Bursar's confirmation of the current outstanding tuition balance amount (inserted and initialed by the Bursar, Tabitha Clark, on the petition form).

  2. Financial Aid's verification of the loan amounts which are forthcoming (inserted and initialed by a Financial Aid staff member on the petition form).


Exams on Computers

The deadline to sign-up to use a computer for a spring semester exam is Friday, March 28, 1997.

New Area Code?

If you have a new area code, please stop by the Registrar's Office to update your record.


Applications for Academic Support Teaching Assistant Positions

We are now accepting applications for Academic Support Program Teaching Assistants for the 1997-98 academic year. If you excelled in any of your first-year courses and would enjoy sharing your understanding of that course with next year's 1Ls, we would love to have you! TAs for both the fall and spring semesters are chosen from this semester's applicants, so apply now even if you are only interested in being a TA for a spring semester class. For more information, e-mail JFENTON. Application forms are available outside of room 544. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 11, at 5pm. Interviews will be held the following week.

Presentation Skills Program Videotape

A videotape of the Presentation Skills Program, featuring Professor Patrick Cotter, is now available for overnight check out. Contact Julie Fenton (JFENTON ) in room 544 to reserve the video.

London Consortium Program Information - Revised Program Dates

Preliminary information on the 1998 London Program is available in room 544. The program start date has been moved back to January 19, 1998. The program will run through May 8, 1998. Fee information and a tentative course list is available in room 544. Applications will not be available until late August. Please keep an eye on the Record next fall for application deadlines and additional information.

Internet Sites of the Week:

Now it really is almost Spring Break, so here are a few more travel-related sites. For those of you heading out by air, go to The Airline Page at for links to the web pages for most major airlines. This site also lists toll free telephone numbers for each airline. If your budget is too tight for a flight, check out or for the latest in land-based travel information.

Staying closer to home this year? There is plenty to do in Illinois. The Great Outdoor Recreation Page -- -- is the place for Illinois outing ideas. You should also check out the Chicago Tourism Bureau's web site at for activities around town. Finally, you could just hop a train and wander. Consult for CTA information or for the Metra schedule and you are off!


Chicago-Kent Night at Comiskey Park

A full-fledged fun event for students and alumnae/i!!! Even if you are a Cub fan, give this a try. On Monday evening, April 21, students and alumnae/i are invited to Chicago-Kent Night at Comiskey Park, where the White Sox are playing the world champion New York Yankees. Game time is 7:05pm, but we'll have a reception beforehand starting at 5:00pm in Comiskey's Patio Picnic area. Tickets for the evening are $30, which includes a bleacher seat, picnic dinner and unlimited beer, wine and soda. Bus transportation from Chicago-Kent to Comiskey Park will be provided. Watch your mailbox at home for an invitation. If you have any questions about this event, ask John Fogarty or Lauren Lockwood in Suite 310.

Class of 1997 Graduation Information!!!

The Class of 1997 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 25, 1997, at 2:30pm at Navy Pier. If you did not pick up the information memo at the time your class composite picture was taken, you may pick one up in Suite 310. Graduation tickets will be released to students who requested them in late April or early May. Watch the Record for the time and place graduation tickets will be available. Any extra tickets will be distributed in early May on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any further questions about Commencement, don't hesitate to ask Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty in Suite 310.

Graduation Announcements

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

Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables

Watch the Record for upcoming Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables this April. These Roundtables are a great way to network with alumnae/i in your intended field of practice.


Office News

Spring Break Hours

The office will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Monday, March 30: 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday, April 1: 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday, April 2: 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday, April 3: 8:30am-7:00pm
Friday, April 4: 8:30am-5:00pm

Mock Interviews Begin March 10!

One of the best ways to prepare for job interviews is to participate in a mock interview session. Career strategist Deborah Gutman will conduct mock interviews in the Career Services office in March and April.

The half-hour sessions include a videotaped mock interview, playback of the videotape, and a critique of the interview. If you would like to be able to take home a copy of your mock interview, please bring your own videotape to the interview.

Dates for mock interviews are: Monday, March 10 and 17 from 9:00 am until 4:00pm; Wednesday, March 26 and April 9, from noon until 7:00pm; Thursday, April 3 and April 17, from noon until 7:00pm

Space is limited so make an appointment soon. You must leave a resume at the reception desk prior to the date of the interview. Please give notice of any cancellation at least 24 hours in advance.

Upcoming Programs

Careers in the FBI

Interested in finding out what it takes to work for the FBI? Come hear FBI representative Keith Killacky discuss the FBI's hiring process on Thursday, March 20 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in room 570.

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.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshops

A reminder to all students who have signed up to attend the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshops and have taken the indicator: the workshops start this week!

  1. 1. Please make sure you can attend Part One and Part Two of the Myers-Briggs workshop. You must attend both parts of the workshop for it to be worthwhile.
    • Day:

    Part I--Tuesday, March 18 at noon in room 570
    Part II--Tuesday, March 25 at noon in room 570


    Part I--Tuesday, March 18 at 5:00 pm in room 570
    Part II--Tuesday, March 25 at 5:00 pm in room 570
  2. Come to the workshop prepared to learn about how you think and how you make decisions. Be prepared for some interactive exercises that will make the MBTI come alive. The MBTI can be a lot of fun, and it can help you see your professors, classmates, and significant other in a whole new way!

Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams!

Save the date of Saturday, April 19th on your calendar! Kimm Alayne Walton, J.D., author of Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams, will present a career development seminar that has led law students and lawyers nationwide to satisfying employment in the practice of law. The program will be held from 9:15am to 12:30pm in the Ogilvie Auditorium. Further registration details will follow in the next issue of the Record.

Resume Requests

Claudon, Lloyd, Barnhart & Beal

The firm of Claudon, LLoyd, Barnhart & Beal of Canton, IL will be on campus April 7 to interview for an associate position in the general practice area. Information on the firm is available in the Career Services law firm files. Interested candidates should submit their resume by noon on March 19 to the Career Services Office. Please direct any questions to Dana Beaird (Dbeaird).

Timothy Tyler & Associates

Interested in plaintiff personal injury cases? Timothy Tyler & Associates is seeking a 2L or 3L to work about 10 hours per week as a law clerk. Interested students should drop off a resume by noon on Wednesday, March 26 in the Career Services Office. Contact Dana Beaird (DBEAIRD) with any questions.

Levin & Ginsburg

The law firm of Levin & Ginsburg will be on campus interviewing 3Ls and 4Ls on April 16. Students with a CPA or significant tax background who rank within the top 20% and are on law review or moot court are encouraged to apply. Interested students should submit their resumes to the Career Services Office by noon on April 9. Please contact Dana Beaird (DBEAIRD) with any questions.

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


1998 Skadden Fellowship

Applications are now available for 1998 Skadden Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded each year to twenty-five graduating law students and outgoing judicial clerks. The Fellows provide civil legal services to the poor, including the elderly, the homeless, the disabled and those deprived of their civil rights or human rights. Grants are made to the public interest organizations chosen by the Fellows. Applicants must secure a potential position with a sponsoring public interest organization before applying for a Fellowship. Each Skadden Fellow's salary is $32,500.

Interested students should see Handout #72 for an application and instructions. Applications are due October 6, 1997.


Prospective Third Year Students Only:

Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation, firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective employers upon graduation? If so, consider applying to the Advanced Externship Program for Fall Semester 1997.

The Advanced Externship Program is a 4-credit hour program consisting of a 3-credit hour fieldwork and a 1-credit hour classroom component. The program is open to students in their last two semesters of law school. For the fieldwork component, an extern is placed in a private or public, civil or criminal practice and is required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week at his/her designated placement. Externs interested in civil law may select to work under the supervision of general counsel in major corporations or under the supervision of designated teaching lawyers in well-known firms of special government agencies. Externs may specialize in such diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate, health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc. Those interested in criminal law may select to work with designated supervising lawyers at the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Many externships offer students opportunities to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.

The accompanying classroom component consists of a 1-credit hour weekly class, entitled "Profession and Practice of Law."

More information about the program and an accompanying application form are available in the Law Offices Reception Area and the Career Services Office. Applications must be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross in room 612 by noon on Friday, March 28. All applicants must have scheduled and completed an interview with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications. Should extern applicants outnumber the number of students who can be accepted into the program, students with at lease one semester of Law Offices or LADR (Law Alternative Disputes Resolution program) will receive preference.

If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in room 617.



If you are interested in finding out where to find those numbers quoted in newspapers and magazines when they are reporting business, economic, or financial markets and ratings, you should come to this week's tutorial on BUSINESS STATISTICS Resources in the Information Center.

The schedule for this week's tutorials, which are presented 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).


During one afternoon of Spring Break, April 4, the Information Center staff will be conducting some spring cleaning in the library. The library will be closing at 5:00pm.


Friday March 28 7:45am- 6:00pm
Saturday March 29 9:00am- 5:00pm
Sunday March 30 CLOSED
Mon.-Thur. March 31-April 3 10:00am-11:00pm
Friday April 4 10:00am- 5:00pm
Saturday April 5 CLOSED
Sunday April 6 Regular hours resume


Dr. Andrei Safirov, professor of Political Science and History at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, toured the Library of International Relations on Friday, March 14. Dr. Safirov was in Chicago to attend the Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Seminar. Professors Molly Lien and Amy Pavlik particularly focused the tour on the LIR's extensive collection regarding the histories and political systems of a large number of countries of the world.

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


The March 10, 1997, edition of The National Law Journal focuses on pro bono public service, citing those firms that have leadership in encouraging pro bono programs and projects for their members. In addition, the article talks about the 17 law schools that require some form of public service as a prerequisite for graduation. Many state bars are also considering programs which will encourage more lawyers to perform public service work.

Please consider letting SOS help you to integrate some public service work into your life. We have so many current opportunities and opportunities for the summer.

Our spring office hours are:

Steve McKenzie: Ann Celine O'Hallaren:


3:00pm - 5:00pm


10:30am - 12:30pm


10:45am - 11:45am


3:30pm - 5:30pm

If you are unable to visit SOS in room 686 during these times, please e-mail either SMCKENZI or AOHALLAR to schedule an appointment.


Have a Question?

You can find the building schedule, faculty offices and phone numbers, computing tips, and links to all kinds of other resources on InnerKent (http://ck). For instance, all issues of The Law School's Record for the past two years are available on InnerKent. Do you remember reading about a cool website in the Record, but don't remember what it is? Any website you have seen in the print edition of the Record can be accessed directly from the online edition.

Keep Your Hard Disk In Shape

Besides backing up your files and scanning periodically for viruses, you should do regular maintenance on your hard drive. Two programs, SCANDISK and DEFRAG, which are included with MS-DOS (version 6.2 and up) and Windows 95, will help you to keep your data safe. If run regularly, they can also shorten the time it takes to load programs and documents.

SCANDISK is a utility that performs physical maintenance on your hard drive. When you run it, Scandisk will scan each sector of your hard drive, mark bad sectors so they are not used by files, and attempt to reconstruct damaged files. Here's how to run Scandisk:

Windows 95:

DEFRAG makes sure all your files (programs and data) are located together on your hard drive. Unlike the way we store files in a file cabinet, computers do not necessarily put all the pieces of your data next to each other. Having pieces of data and programs scattered all over the drive can slow your computer down, but running Defrag can rectify the problem. Defragmenting your disk takes some time, so do this when you can afford to be without your computer for a short while. To run Defrag:

Windows 95:



Monday: 8am-12pm Karin Kiyabu Wednesday: 3pm-7pm Pauline Afuso
3pm- 6pm Karin Kiyabu Thursday: 3pm-7pm Pauline Afuso
Tuesday: 6pm- 7pm Karin Kiyabu


Pick up your FREE software copy of Career Builder in the Career Services Office if you missed Career Day last week.

* Some of the features you will find in Career Builder include:

- The top 10 ways to find a job using the LEXIS/NEXIS services

- Sample resumes and cover letters

- Additional career related internet sites

- Company profiles

* The LEXIS/NEXIS services offer a unique and comprehensive collection of job prospecting tools, designed to assist law students in their job search. Information on many different types of jobs from private law firms to public interest positions can be found the Career Builder diskette as well as on the LEXIS/NEXIS.

* Career Builder is also available through our website.


Summer Access to LEXIS/NEXIS services can be set up now.

  1. Select the CAREER library
  2. Select the SUMMER file
  3. Follow the on-line directions.


Westlaw Representative Lab Hours for the Week of March 17th 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.


El banco de datos PRS-CS contiene documentos en espanol del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico. Un documento es un caso (una decision, una sentencia, o un orden decidido por el tribunal).


For some law students, the wish for a more just society is intense--and very personal. Tragic events seven years ago put one man in prison and motivated his brother to enter law school. Access FIND and type the following citation to retrieve Duran v. Thurman, a case in which a mugging victim stabbed his assailant and was then charged, tried and convicted of murder. A federal district court denied a writ of habeas corpus but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed. The appeals court found four instances of prosecutorial misconduct, one judicial error, and four instances of ineffective assistance of counsel--a total of nine errors at trial.

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Have you ever heard of the "enclave clause" of the Constitution? Probably not. But this little known clause (Article I, Section 8) is at the heart of a lawsuit brought by the Commonwealth of Virginia that seeks to close down a prison run by the District of Columbia. Access FIND and type the following citation to read a short case whose footnotes will give you a history lesson on the Articles of Confederation.

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If you have an interest in environmental, business or real estate law, access the BNA State Environment Daily database (BNA-SED) for the latest news on "brownfields." Add a title field (ti) restriction to your query to read about efforts by states and municipalities to redevelop these contaminated former industrial sites.

ti(brownfield) & develop! redevelop!


Skeptics would say that "legal clarity" must be an oxymoron. But the Plain English Committee of the Michigan Bar recognizes and promotes clarity in legal writing by giving out the Clarity Awards. Access the Michigan Bar Journal database (MIBJ) and run the following search to see a list of clearly written legal documents.

clarity /s award


On March 7, 1997, Professor Evelyn Brody presented her paper, "Charitable Endowments and the Democratization of Dynasty," at a workshop held by the Institute for Policy Research (Department of Economics, Northwestern University). Professor Brody's article Institutional Dissonance in the Nonprofit Sector appeared in the Villanova Law Review (Vol. 41, No. 2).

Professor Howard Eglit was the keynote speaker at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University of Richmond Law School, on February 27 and 28, in Richmond, Virginia. The title of the program was "The Aging American Workforce: Thirty Years Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act."

Assistant Professor Nanette Elster of the Law Offices' Health and Family Law Clinic appeared on CNN's "Burden of Proof" on February 25; on CLTV on March 4; and on WGN's "Extension 720" show hosted by Milt Rosenberg to discuss legal and ethical implications of cloning.



Fall 1997 Applications Are Now Available in Room 600 Due No Later than Monday, March 27

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 fall. The fall applications are due no later than March 27.

Students may apply for Law Offices after they have completed their first year of law school (current first years may apply for the fall 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 27 deadline.

Students who have previously taken, who are now taking Law Offices, or who will take Law Offices during the summer 1997 semester (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. Next, priority will be given to the top ten students on each first choice waiting list who did not turn down a place for Spring 1997, who were on the waiting list in the division they have marked as first choice, and who submitted their fall application by the due date. 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 fall 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/low 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 are five in-house practice groups from which to choose - employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, criminal defense, tax (prerequisites are Personal Income Tax and Tax Procedure), health with some family law, and mediation and 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 Professor Altman (room 611) for health with some family law. Professor Laser (room 631) is also available to answer your questions.





Board of Editors

Rochelle H. Klaskin

Jonathan E. Hinkemeyer
Managing Editor

Executive Articles Editors

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Executive Articles
Editor/Web Page
Donald A. Ensing
John M. Vande Walle Joseph N. Wharton

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Executive Notes & Comments Editor

James E. Abbott Marilyn J. Chimes Hillary Frommer
Patricia J. McGrath Courtney A. Rosen Ray C. Schrock

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Adam B. Richmond Bradley W. Wilson


Professor Joan Steinman has to prepare a presentation and an article concerning aspects of supplemental (federal subject matter) jurisdiction for the January 1998 American Association of Law Schools annual meeting and she is looking for a research assistant to support this work. If you are interested and have a good or excellent law school record, please let her know. You can leave a resume and description of your grades in her mailbox, with her, or her secretary, Greg Kelson, on the eighth floor. The law school will pay at its customary rate.


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:

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 Bar Association will award a $2,000 scholarship to a DuPage County resident who will commence their second year of law school in fall 1997. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of prior academic achievement and economic need.

All interested students must submit a letter of application to Assistant Dean Michael S. Burns, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230, no later than Monday, March 24, 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:

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 Kane County Bar Foundation will be awarding scholarships toward the tuition of a qualified law student who resides, or whose parents reside, in Kane County.

This scholarship, applied toward the 1997-98 academic year tuition, will be awarded on the basis of academic ability, financial need and character. Children and spouses of the Kane County Bar Association members are not eligible for the scholarship.

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. All inquiries should be directed to Frank V. Ariano, President, Kane County Bar Foundation, 1250 Larkin Avenue, Suite 100, Elgin, IL 60123, (847) 742-8800. Please note that the scholarship application must be fully completed and received by the Kane County Bar Association on or before Thursday, May 15, 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.



The Commentator will be holding an organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 18, at 5:00pm in room 370. We will be discussing this year's ABA student newspaper contest, and as usual, pizza and drinks will be served. Don't forget the next deadline: March 21.



We would like to congratulate the Moot Court Honor Society's recent championship performance in the Duke University Rabbi Seymour Siegel Competition. Special recognition is given to the oralists Courtney Rosen and Rachel Vanderveen and their coaches Adam Greetis and Cathy Tassone.

We would like to also congratulate the Hispanic Law Students Association's attendance in the Hispanic National Bar Association's Moot Court Competition. This is the first year that HLSA competed in the national event. Special recognition is given to the pioneers Myrna Alvarez, Hiram Bodon, and Steven Murawski.

Speaking of the above Moot Court experiences, we would like to wish the 1L's the best of luck on their upcoming Charles Evans Hughes Competition.

  1. Spring 1997 Election: Please be advised that the Petition deadline has passed. The Election Committee is certifying the petitions. We will have a complete list of qualified candidates no later than Tuesday, March 18.

    1. Campaigning: Please be advised that campaigning begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, March 19. Candidates should refrain from campaigning prior to this Wednesday. Any campaigning that takes place prior to March 19 is subject to the Violation Hearing Procedure. Please direct inquiries to Gregory Casagrande.

    2. E-mail: Please be advised that candidates are prohibited from campaigning over e-mail. This prohibition includes transmitting through alternate servers that have a final destination of or

  2. Graduation Program & Student Organizations: We would like to thank all of the student leaders that responded to our request for their thoughts regarding the inclusion of student organizations in the Commencement Program. We are delighted to report that the Administration approved the inclusion of the student organizations' names in the program. This is the first year that the information will be included in the program.

  3. Board of Governors' Vote Compendium: During BOG meetings, your elected SBA officers and representatives vote on a variety of issues. We collated the voting records of each BOG member for all BOG meetings that took place between August 7, 1996 and January 23, 1997. The compendium includes a synopsis of each issue considered, each BOG member's name, and each member's vote. Please pick up a copy of the compendium outside the SBA office, C88. If you would like an electronic file, please submit your request to SBAQ.

  4. Budget Amendment Requests: The final deadline for Budget Amendments for the spring 1997 semester is Tuesday, April 8. All requests will be forwarded to the Finance Committee for their review and proposal. The BOG will meet on Monday, April 14. Please direct inquiries to Kim Jessum or Elayna Pham.

  5. Summer Budget Requests: If your student organization needs SBA financial assistance for items that will arise during the summer, please contact Elayna Pham for the appropriate paperwork. The Finance Committee will need to review your requirements and provide the BOG with a proposal. The deadline for submitting Summer Budget Requests is Tuesday, April 8. The BOG will meet on Monday, April 14.

  6. March Social: The March Social will take place on Thursday, March 27. The Social will begin at 7:00pm and end at 11:00pm. Please direct inquiries to Jonathan Gelperin.

  7. Barristers' Ball: Please be advised that tickets for the 1997 Barristers' Ball will be on sale later this week, no later than Thursday, March 20. You will not want to miss this fantastic semi-formal event at the Palmer House Hilton. You can purchase tickets in the Bookstore during normal hours of operation. The admission price for one person is $40. Please direct inquiries to Pegg Zilligen.


The Bar & Gavel Society Committee is now soliciting nominations for members of the June graduating class who have distinguished themselves by unselfish service to the legal profession, the community, and/or Chicago-Kent. The Award emphasizes unrecognized service.

Any faculty member or student of Chicago-Kent may nominate a June graduate by submitting in writing their name, their nominee's name, and a statement outlining why they think their nominee deserves the Bar & Gavel Award. Please submit nominations by March 31 to:

ELAYNA PHAM, Chair, Bar & Gavel Society
Student Bar Association, room C88
E-mail (EPHAM)

The Bar & Gavel Society would like to congratulate Kimberly Virginia Banks and Mark Scott, our January Award recipients.


United Nations Representative to Speak at Chicago-Kent

Amnesty International will host a speaking engagement with Dennis McNamara, Director of International Protection for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR). Mr. McNamara will discuss the mission of UNHCR, his recent experiences with refugees in Rwanda and Tanzania, and his consultations with the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal on issues of refugee repatriation in the former Yugoslavia. Mr. McNamara will also discuss his work with refugees in Southeast Asia. The event will be held Monday, March 24, from 3:00-4:15pm at Chicago-Kent. Please contact Jennifer Spooner (JSPOONER) or Angela Salse (ASALSE) for further information.


Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM) will hold its annual Meatout Day this Thursday, March 20. Each year, they ask people to consider non-meat alternatives in an effort to promote awareness of both the cruelty that factory-farmed animals endure and the deleterious effects meat can have when made a regular part of our diets. In honor of this event, we will hold a Bake Sale on Wednesday, March 19, all day in the Spak. There will be treats for everyone along with informational pamphlets on a variety of subjects. Please stop by and sample our baking!

We are planning to send representatives to both the Animal Rights Conference in New York this April and the World Congress for Animals this June. If anyone would like to join us or would like more information, please contact YKATO or RVANDERV.

A special congratulations to Rachel for her outstanding winning performance last week in her Moot Court competition!


St. Patrick's Day Bake Sale

Don't miss the Brehon Society's bake sale on St. Patrick's Day in the Spak. Proceeds will be donated to Marah's House, one of the many charities served by Old St. Patrick's Church. Marah's House accepts women from homeless shelters who meet their very strict guidelines, and house and feed them for a two year "transition" period. During that time, these women are taught job training and life skills to prepare them to live on their own. Marah's House is 100% privately funded. Please help us support this great cause.

Speaker Event - Justice Anne Burke

We are honored to host The Honorable Anne Burke on Tuesday, March 25, at 12:00 noon in the Marovitz Courtroom. Not only is Justice Burke an Illinois Appellate Court Judge, she is also a Chicago-Kent graduate. Justice Burke has had a distinguished career since graduating from Chicago-Kent, including serving as Special Counsel on Child Welfare Services to Governor Edgar. Women in Law will cosponsor Justice Burke's visit. Don't miss this opportunity to see a Chicago-Kent graduate who is a bona fide "mover and shaker" and who is truly making a difference in society.

If you are interested in more Brehon Society information, e-mail JFOGARTY.



Thank you to everyone who helped ELS with the NAELS Conference. It was big success! A special thanks to Kendra Pohn, NAELS VP, who put a lot of time and effort into making this a great conference.


The next ELS meeting will be on Tuesday, March 18, at 1:00pm. Please watch the ELS Bulletin Board and check your e-mail for the room number. At the meeting, we will discuss planning events for Earth Day, distribution of outlines, and the bike raffle.


In the next few weeks, we will begin distributing outlines. All ELS members who would like outlines for the Program courses should e-mail RVANDERV.


Mark Your Calenders

FRIDAY, MARCH 28 -- the Friday before Spring Break -- Join GayLaw and friends for a night out at the BATON LOUNGE, everyone is invited . . . It's not just a "gay" thing. Dinner will be at 6:00 at Iberico's Tapas Restaurant on LaSalle just south of Chicago, and THE SHOW begins at 8:30. There is a $10 cover charge and a two drink minimum. It is definitely worth it!

IF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE SHOW -- please submit a check for $10 made out to Dana Kurtz BEFORE MARCH 17. Please put checks in an envelope in the GayLaw mailbox and RSVP to DKURTZ via e-mail. Reservations have to be made in advance for dinner and the show.


Next Meeting

THURSDAY, MARCH 20 -- We will have our next meeting at 12 noon, room to be announced.

Mailing List

To receive news and information regarding law and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual community, add your name to the GAYLAW e-mail list. The list is anonymous and will keep you current on local and national events. To join, e-mail FBARNHAR, DKURTZ, or GAYLAW.


Health Law Career Forum

The Health Law Society will hold a Career Forum on Thursday, March 20, from 4pm until 6pm. The speakers will discuss the various careers available in health law today, including hospital in-house counsel and corporate health law. Please join us afterwards for a reception with the guest speakers. This is a great way to meet and talk with attorneys about the expanding area of Health Law! Room location will be announced in the Broadcast Messages. E-mail ECALINGO, NMILLARE or ESALTZMA with any questions.

News Brief

The New York office of O'Melveny & Myers is representing Philadelphia-based Cigna Corp. in its $1.7 billion purchase of Hooksett, N.H.'s Healthsource Inc., a health maintenance organization. New York's Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is Healthsource's primary outside counsel; Manchester, N.H.'s Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green is local counsel. Cigna has also hired the Washington, D.C., office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue as antitrust counsel.

Two lawyers are serving on President Clinton's 15-member National Bioethics Advisory Commission, which, on February 24, the president said will report to him within 90 days on the legal and ethical ramifications of the first successful cloning of a mammal. The lawyers are Alexander M. Capron, professor of law and medicine at the University of Southern California, and R. Alto Charo, who holds joint associate professorships in the University of Wisconsin medical and law schools.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.-- For the first time in the nation, a state court judge has ruled that an AIDS patient in the final stages of the disease has the right to end his life with the assistance of a physician. Circuit Judge S. Joseph Davis ruled Jan. 31 that Charles Hall may receive a lethal injection of medication from his doctor, Cecil McIver, of Jupiter, FL. Hall v. Barry Krischer, CL-96-1504AF. The state of Florida immediately appealed the decision, effectively barring the doctor from helping Mr. Hall commit suicide. Asst. Attorney General Michael Gross said the case is headed for the Florida Supreme Court. Both doctor and patient had sued the state, saying an 1868 state law that criminalized assisted suicide was unconstitutional because it contradicted the state constitution's provision for an explicit right to privacy. The ruling by Judge Davis, a Seminole County judge who entered the case because the calendars of Palm Beach County judges were full, noted that a state law allows terminally ill patients to request the withdrawal of life support systems. "Yet medications to produce a quick death, free of pain and protracted agony, are prohibited," the judge wrote. "This is a difference without distinction. In those cases where a competent, terminal patient chooses to hasten his death, the state has little interest in preventing this type of suicide."

BOSTON --A dentist broke federal law by refusing to treat an HIV-positive patient in his office, an appellate court ruled March 5. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that Dr. Randon Bragdon of Bangor, Maine, violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when he refused to fill a cavity for a woman in his office in September 1994. It is believed to be the first time a federal appeals court has ruled that people who have tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are covered under the disabilities act.


Spring Program Notes:

The ISBA's Young Lawyers Division presents, "Collecting From A Defendant Who Has Filed Bankruptcy" with Cindy Johnson, Esq., on Monday, March 24, from 12:00 noon - 1:30pm at the Chicago Regional Office. Ms. Johnson is an eight year veteran specializing in bankruptcy, creditor rights, and post-judgment enforcement. Please RSVP by March 21 to Carrie Holl at (312) 726-8775 or fax at (312) 726-9017. The cost is $10 (lunch provided) or $5 for law students.

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 level 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!



IPLS Elections for the upcoming year will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 11am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, in the IPLS office (C72). If you are an IPLS member and interested in running for a position, please e-mail your name, the position, and a short biography to Karin Kiyabu (KKIYABU) by Friday, March 24.


Sweatshirt/T-Shirt Sale

  • Four color combinations
  • Navy/white lettering
    Hunter green/silver lettering
    Burgundy/grey lettering
    Grey/burgundy lettering
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Heavyweight
  • White T-shirt
  • Black C-K herald
  • 100% cotton
  • Hanes Beefy-T


Return the order form on page 27 with a check payable to "International Law Society" to the ILS mailbox near the second floor document center or drop in the ILS envelope on the door of the ILS office, room C76. A receipt will be left in the receipt envelope on the door of C-76 and you will be e-mailed when the sweatshirts/t-shirts arrive.



Please e-mail Christine Brown @ CBROWN or Matt Slattery @ MSLATTER


JLSA will be selling humantashen, triangular shaped pastry filled with a sweet mixture, all day March 19 to celebrate Purim. Purim is a holiday celebrated in the Jewish month of Adar, March 22 this year, commemorating the salvation of the Jews from the hands of King Hamen who attempted to have all the Jews murdered. It is customary to eat humantashen on Purim because they supposedly look like King Hamen's hat. Don't miss out on a chance to get a "taste" of Jewish culture.


On Wednesday, March 19, the Justinian Society will host a Food Festival. The Festival is in honor of St. Joseph's Day. Delicious Italian dishes and desserts prepared by members of the Society will be offered. Stop by the lobby between 11:00am and 3:00pm to pick up some tasty Italian treats.


Bid on this!! Spring Auction March 26!!!!

Join us next week beginning at 5:30pm in the Auditorium for all you can eat and drink Samuel Adams. The intermission will feature a tasting by State Street Brewing Co. Tickets are available from KJF members. See ad in back of the Record for details and items to be auctioned.

FINAL GENERAL MEETING: Wednesday, March 19, at 3:00pm in room 170

*T-Shirt Days: Mon., March 17; Wed., March 19; and Mon., March 24.*
Please Wear Your T-shirts -- also your ticket to the Auction. Pick them up at the St. Pat's bakesale or contact Doug at DHARVATH. If you haven't signed up for the Auction Day Activities, contact Chair Ann-Celine at AOHALLAR.

St. Patrick's Day Bakesale: Mon., March 17

Fellowship Applications: Now available in the Career Services Office -- Handout #64. Deadline: April 11, 6pm. Auction and Bakesale participation is a main consideration.



KATLA will have its officer elections after spring break. If you have any questions about officer duties, or if you are interested in becoming the Election Chair, please e-mail LSMITH3.

Chicago- Kent College of Law Logo Hats:

We still have a few hats left!! If anyone is interested in buying one, please contact Curtis (CDURIK).


The Moot Court Honor Society is proud to announce that this past weekend, Chicago-Kent was named the overall champion of the Duke University School of Law's Seymour Seigel Moot Court Competition. Our team of Rachel Vanderveen and Courtney Rosen dominated the entire competition, advancing through 6 rounds in three days to emerge victorious over 15 teams from around the nation. Courtney and Rachel also won for Best Brief, and Rachel captured Second Place Best Oralist. Besides the honor of the victory for themselves and Chicago-Kent, the team members each received scholarship awards.

Congratulations to both Courtney and Rachel for an excellent job in the finest traditions of the Moot Court Honor Society. Congratulations and thanks also to their Faculty Advisor, Professor Mary Rose Strubbe, and their student coaches, Caterina Tassone and Adam Greetis.


Speaker event! We are co-sponsoring a speaker event with the Brehon Society. The Honorable Anne Burke will speak on Tuesday, March 25, at 12 noon in the Marovitz courtroom. Not only is Justice Burke an Illinois Appellate Court Justice, she is also a Chicago-Kent graduate. Justice Burke has had a distinguished career since graduating from Chicago-Kent, including serving as Special Counsel on Child Welfare Services to Governor Edgar. We encourage all our members to attend.

Looking for a way to fund your volunteer job this summer? Applications for the Women In Law summer fellowship will be posted on our bulletin board on the Concourse. Applications will be due by mid-April. E-mail RDONEGAN for more details.

Keep an eye out for our next fundraising project. We will be looking for volunteers to sell (and buy) sweatshirts very soon.

For 1Ls! If you are looking for practice and critique for your upcoming moot court competition, we can help. E-mail either TPETRUSO or CRUNNELS who will be glad to impart their knowledge to you.

Elections for the executive board are coming up in April. Platforms will be due soon. Remember, in order to vote or run, you must have paid your $5 dues for this year. If you haven't yet paid, give your dues to any member of the executive board or put it in the WIL mailbox on the 2nd


If you need outlines, e-mail EPARKS with the class and professor you need. We'll do our best to help.


You are invited to attend an Information Session to learn about Chicago-Kent's:


TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1997 5PM ROOM 590

Professors Martin Malin and Mary Rose Strubbe will discuss the program including its:

They also will answer any questions you may have about the program. If you cannot attend, but want more information about the program, contact Professors Malin or Strubbe.

The Chicago-Kent Law Review

cordially invites you to attend


Friday, April 11, 1997 2:00pm-5:45pm
Saturday, April 12, 1997 8:45am-12:00pm

Keynote address presented by:

The Honorable Richard A. Posner,
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Friday, April 11, 1997 2:00pm


$5 for students, faculty, staff advance tickets


March 26, 1997, at 5:30pm

"Bid on It"

Bulls Tickets and Gold's Gym Membership

... and ...

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

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

Don't miss...

The Honorable Anne Burke

Illinois Appellate Court Justice


Marovitz Courtroom

12:00 noon

Sponsored by the Brehon Society and Women in Law

** Refreshments will be served **


ILS Sweatshirts

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ILS T-shirts

______ M x $15.00 __________

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Ordered by:__________________________(please print) Total: __________

E-mail:_______________________________(please print)