Chicago-Kent College of Law


Vol. XXXI, No. 11
March 24, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


Have a terrific spring break; it comes just in time for all of us. I will not be in the office this week; if you have a question or a problem, e-mail or see Deans Fenton or Deutsch.

Additions and Corrections to the Summer Schedule

The final exam for all summer clinic classes will be on Friday, July 18, at 1:00pm.

To register for Negotiations, you must have completed 40 hours, not 45 as indicated on the summer schedule.

Additions and Corrections to the Preliminary Fall Schedule

A second section of Legal Rights of Children will be taught by Prof. Nancy Hablutzel on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12 noon. The class is scheduled to meet an extra 30 minutes each session so it will meet only 11 Saturdays during the fall semester, not 14.

The meeting times of Patent Law have been changed to Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:50 p.m. and Thursday from 3:00 to 3:55pm.

The ending time of Securities Regulation will be 11:35am on Thursday and Friday and 11:45am on Tuesday.

There will be no final exam in Jurisprudence, listed on page 3 of the preliminary schedule.

Professional Responsibility is a two-hour course, not three as indicated on page 5 of the evening division schedule.

Section 001 of Pretrial Litigation will meet on Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:50pm and section 002 will meet on Thursday from 4:00 - 5:50pm. These courses appear on page 8.

Business Entity Transactions should have been listed instead of Business Entity Formation on page 8 of the preliminary schedule; this course will meet on MWF from 12:50 - 1:45pm.

For Employment Litigation, Employment Discrimination is a prerequisite; Employment Relationships is recommended preparation.

Prof. Heyman will teach a seminar in First Amendment Theory in the spring 1998 semester.

The courses listed on the second page of the Preliminary Fall Schedule bulletin are likely to be offered in spring 1998, not 1997.

On page 2 of the preliminary schedule, under Advanced Research and Legal Drafting, the first sentence should have stated that you must take either Advanced Research or Legal Drafting in the fall semester and the other course in the spring 1998 semester. Incidentally, if you take one of these courses during the summer session, you can take the other one either in fall 1997 or spring 1998.

Professional Responsibility for Evening Students

As indicated on page 5 of the preliminary fall schedule, Professional Responsibility, which is a required course, may not be offered in the evening in the spring 1998 semester. If you are an evening student planning to graduate in May or July of 1998, make sure to take Professional Responsibility in the 1997 summer session or the 1997 fall semester, if you haven't had it already.

Fall Schedule for LL.M. in Taxation Courses

The following graduate tax courses will be offered in the fall semester. Refer to Handbook 1.21 for information regarding the joint JD/LL.M. degree program. Non-joint degree students may register for graduate tax courses only with the permission of Prof. Jerry Brown.

Number Course Professor Days Time
690-051-02 *Advanced Income Tax Maynes M 5:50 - 7:30pm
696-051-02 Corporate Reorganization TBA M 5:50 - 7:30pm
693-051-02 Federal Transfer Tax TBA Tu 5:50 - 7:30pm
695-051-02 *Partnership Tax I TBA Tu 5:50 - 7:30pm
705-051-02 State & Local Taxation Gaggini/Biek Tu 7:40 - 9:20pm
707-051-02 Executive Compensation TBA W 5:50 - 7:30pm
700-051-02 Taxation of Intl Transactions TBA W 5:50 - 7:30pm
710-051-02 Tax-Exempt Organizations Clark W 7:40 - 9:20pm
691-051-02 *Sales & Exchanges TBA Tr 5:50 - 7:30pm
694-051 *Independent Research Brown, G.

* Required Courses


Summer Registration This Week

Registration for the summer session begins tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25. Please obtain your registration form from the Registrar's office and have it stamped by the Bursar in room 290. Evening division students must submit their registration forms by 6:00pm, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25 and day division students by 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 27 in order to maintain registration priority. A list of closed courses and seat availability will be posted Wednesday, March 26, after the evening students have been registered. Program Notices for the summer session will be mailed Monday, March 31. You may register for open courses any time until the end of the first week of the summer session.

August 1997 Graduates

Please complete a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form in the Registrar's office when your schedule for the summer session is finalized.

Intensive Trial Advocacy

A list of students eligible to enroll in the January 1998 Intensive Trial Advocacy course will be posted on the second floor bulletin board today, Monday, March 27. Students who are eligible to enroll must register for the course on their fall, 1997 registration form. As of this writing, it appears as the maximum enrollment of 40 students will not be reached. If you are interested in taking Intensive Trial Advocacy, you may submit a request form to the Registrar.

May 1997 Graduates

May Graduates with an outstanding balance will not be certified to the bar examiners and will not receive their diploma until their financial account is up to date. You may check the status of your account on the computer terminal in the Registrar's office. If there are any errors or problems, report them to the Bursar in room 290 immediately.

Undergraduate Transcript Required

If your final undergraduate transcript is not on file in the Registrar's office, you will not be permitted to register for the Fall semester. You must contact the school from which you received your undergraduate degree and request that your final official transcript be mailed to the Registrar's office.

Have a Safe and Pleasant Spring Break!!!


New Program For Minority Law Students

On Thursday, April 10, Chicago-Kent will host the first annual program to provide information about how to make the most of your law school education. Federal Judge Ann Claire Williams has organized this exciting new event to spread the word about how to take advantage of the various experiences law school provides to enhance your career opportunities. Currently enrolled and newly admitted students from all of the Chicago-area law schools are invited to attend "Hitch Your Wagon to a Star - Secrets of Success for Law School and Beyond from Federal Judges Ann Claire Williams and Ruben Castillo." The program will run from 4:30 to 6:00pm (in a classroom to be announced later). The president of Minority Legal Education Resources, Inc., Jennifer Whitfield, will also be on hand to offer advice about things you can do while you are still in law school to prepare to pass the bar. Please plan to attend this important event.

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.

Internet Sites of the Week:

If you are just dying to know the answer to some impossible query, submit your question to Find Out at and get some answers. The research experts manning this site will answer the first 100 questions (on any subject) submitted each day. Give them a try!

For the forgetful or just plain busy law student -- Web wake up calls! They are actually e-mails reminding you of important events each day. At you can request a free reminder e-mail to be sent on the specific day you indicate. You will never forget another birthday or deadline once you tap into this page.

Also for the truly busy (or lazy) law student, the Outpost Network's Internet Post Office at can help you keep in touch. For a small fee, greeting cards you select will be sent by mail to your loved ones with your personal message enclosed. This is great for those times when you care enough to send the very best, but not enough to go to the card shop.


April 29: Chicago-Kent Night at Comiskey Park

We've got a new date for our Comiskey Park alumnae/i and student outing! Instead of watching the White Sox play the New York Yankees on Monday, April 21st, students and alumnae/i are invited to Chicago-Kent Night at Comiskey Park on Tuesday, April 29. The White Sox will try their luck against the Texas Rangers. Game time is 7:05, 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 2:30 p.m. 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 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.

Class of 1998 Graduation Committee Forming

It may seem a long way off, but it is time to begin planning the Commencement for the Class of 1998. If you are scheduled to graduate in January or May of 1998, and are interested in serving on your class's graduation committee, e-mail Lauren Lockwood. The graduation committee helps determine the venue for Commencement, the class speaker for the ceremony and the Class Gift.

Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables

The first spring Alumnae/i & Student Roundtable is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, at 5:00pm in the Dean's conference room. The speaker will be Hon. Ann Breen-Greco, a 1985 Chicago-Kent graduate. Judge Breen-Greco has served as an administrative law judge for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services since 1989, conducting appeal hearings on issues such as child welfare, physical and sexual abuse, custody and neglect.

A sign-up sheet for the roundtable is posted in Suite 310. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Lauren Lockwood in the Alumnae/i Office.


Office News

Spring Break Hours

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

Monday, March 31 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

Lawyers Weekly USA

Attention 1997 graduates! Stop by the Career Services Office this week to pick up a complimentary issue of Lawyers Weekly USA Special Addition: The New Lawyer Survival Guide.

Mock Interviews!

Don't miss this opportunity! 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: Wednesdays, March 26 and April 9 from noon until 7:00pm; Thursdays, 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

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 second workshops are this week!

Day: Part II--Tuesday, March 25 at noon in room 570
Evening: Part II--Tuesday, March 25 at 5:00 pm in room 570

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.

Registration forms are available in the Career Services Office. The price of the program is $7.00 for Students and 1996 graduates. Registration also entitles participants to purchase copies of Kimm Alayne Walton's book, Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams, with a $5.00 coupon (given the day of the program) for a discounted price of $19.95.

Registration is based on a first come, first served basis. Registration should be postmarked on or before Wednesday, April 9. This program is sponsored by Chicago-Kent, DePaul, John Marshall, Loyola, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Valparaiso.

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, April 16 (room to be announced) 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.

Resume Requests

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.

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.

NAPIL Summer Funding
Please see Handout #73 for information regarding summer student-funded fellowship programs operated by NAPIL member groups.

Georgetown-PBGC Fellowship Program
Georgetown University Law Center and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) are recruiting a graduating law student for an LL.M. fellowship program. The fellowship recipient will work as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the PBGC and enroll in the Masters of Laws program at GULC in Taxation or in Labor and Employment Law. Please see Handout #74 for further details.

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 four-credit hour program consisting of a three-credit hour fieldwork and a one-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 one-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've had to help draft instructions to the jury on some points of law in a case, you will be interested in the topic of this week's tutorials--JURY INSTRUCTIONS RESEARCH.

The tutorials are being presented by Reference Staff of the Information Center and the schedule is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up for them; just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any suggestions for tutorial topics or comments about the times when they are offered, please let us have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (e-mail: LGLANZ).

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week in a major environmental case concerning application of the Endangered Species Act. In a unanimous decision in an Oregon case, the Court decided that people alleging economic harm may invoke the Act to fight for less federal protection for animals and plants. Petitioners include ranchers and irrigation districts, Bennett v. Spear, No. 95-813.

On March 19, 1997, the Court heard oral argument in Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, No. 96-511, which concerns the constitutionality of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Justice Department lawyers asked the Court to uphold the Act, which makes it a crime to put "indecent" words or pictures on the Internet where children can find them. Attorneys representing the ACLU and groups with an interest in First Amendment rights argued that adults should not be restricted to viewing what is appropriate for children. The First Amendment protects sexually explicit material that is deemed indecent, but not obscene

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


Fri. Mar. 28 7:45am- 6:00pm
Sat. Mar. 29 9:00am- 5:00pm
Sun. Mar. 30 CLOSED
Mon.-Thur. Mar. 31-Apr. 3 10:00am-11:00pm
Fri. Apr. 4 10:00am- 5:00pm
Sat. Apr. 5 CLOSED
Sun. Apr. 6 Regular hours resume

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


Life Span is seeking volunteers interested in assisting low-income women who are the victims of domestic violence. Volunteer will assist staff attorneys, who are Kent graduates and former SOS volunteers, with interviewing clients, preparing cases for orders of protection and divorce, and researching issues for appeals dealing with child removal and custody. In addition, any 3L/711 license student may be able to make court appearances regarding hearings for orders of protection and divorce prove-ups.

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.




Tuesday 6:00-10:00 Karin Kiyabu Wednesday 3:00- 7:00 Pauline Afuso
Wednesday 8:00-12:00 Karin Kiyabu Thursday 3:00- 7:00 Pauline Afuso


When to use LEXIS FREESTYLE. Here are some of the situations in which you should consider using the FREESTYLE feature:


Watch the Record for LEXIS/NEXIS Day details!


Westlaw Representative Lab hours for the week of March 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.

If you think that all the fun's over once you graduate from law school, fear not. Thanks to a board game called "The Game of Law School," you and your friends can spend endless hours gleefully reliving your law school experience. Access The Washington Post database (WP) and run the following search to read about the game, created by a Washington, D.C., lawyer.

Game /2 law /2 school

Does a law professor's reputation as a grader (tough or easy) affect your choice of elective courses? For most law students, it does. A University of Connecticut law professor, however, offers an alternative method of grading he calls "relative ranking." It would minimize the differences in grading between the proverbial "tough" and "easy" graders. Access the Connecticut Law Review database (CTLR) and restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read his proposal.

ti(relative /s rank!)

U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro wants law clerks who can do the usual research and writing but who can also "generally serve as a 'sounding board'." To learn more about clerking with Judge Pro in Las Vegas, Nevada, access the West's Legal Directory--Judicial Clerkships database (WLD-CLERK). In the Last Name blank, type: pro

The IRS won't let you deduct state sales tax and neither will federal prosecutors. Access FIND and type the following citation to read a case in which a person convicted of using a stolen credit card wanted to deduct the sales tax from the total dollar amount of the fraudulent purchases. That would have brought the crime below the $1,000 federal statutory threshold.

103 f3d 1328

How do you compete with the "old boy" network? Start a "new girl" network. Access The Wall Street Journal database (WSJ) and run the following search to read how women lawyers are helping each other get ahead--with female corporate counsel leading the way.

"new girl" & corporate /2 counsel

Sean O'Callaghan claims to have been the key figure in a 1983 IRA plot to murder Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Fortunately for the royal couple, however, at the time of the plot O'Callaghan was also a police informer. O'Callaghan joined the IRA at age 15 and eventually served eight years in a British prison for murder. Now 42, O'Callaghan is out of prison and one of the IRA's most vocal critics. To learn how the Irish press regards this controversial former member of the IRA, access the Irish Times database (IRISHT). Run the following search to read coverage of his recent trip to Washington, D.C.

o'callaghan /p i.r.a. "irish republican army" & washington


The Role of Politics in the Administration of the Law Governing the Workplace
On Tuesday, April 15, Chicago-Kent will present the 19th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, "The Role of Politics in the Administration of the Law Governing the Workplace", in the Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium from 11:30am-1:00pm.

This year's Piper Lecture features Professor James Gross, a leading scholar on the National Labor Relations Board from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Commmentary will be provided by George Cohen, Bredhoff & Kaiser, a Washington, DC firm that represents the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Musicians, and National Basketball Player's Association, among others; Lynn Martin, former U.S. Secretary of Labor under President George Bush and current chair of Deloitte Touche's Council on the Advancement of Women; and James Warren, Associate Managing editor in charge of the Washington DC Bureau of the Chicago Tribune.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.


Employee Benefits Law Becomes a Three-credit Course
Employee benefits law has long been an area in which attorneys are in great demand, and in recent years there has been an extraordinary explosion of new legal issues with which benefits lawyers are expected to deal: new rules relating to "mental health parity" and new restrictions on

preexisting condition exclusions in employer-provided health insurance, guaranteed short-term continued medical coverage after termination of employment, the new "medical savings accounts," remedies for employer misrepresentation, the effect of the Americans With Disabilities Act on employer-provided fringe benefits. In order to address many employee benefits issues for which a two-credit course left no time, I have expanded the course to three-credit hours, effective next fall. If you foresee a possible career in employment law, tax law, or estate planning, I urge you

to consider taking this course. In order to enroll, you must be taking Personal Income Tax concurrently or have completed Personal Income Tax previously. The course may be taken on a pass/fail basis.


Professor Mickie Voges participated in a panel discussion at the monthly meeting of the Chicago Anti-Defamation League on March 17. The presentation and topic under discussion was the use of university web resources for personal messages by faculty, staff, and students. This was occasioned by the controversy surrounding the Northwestern University professor who maintains a home page disputing the fact of the holocaust on the university's server. Also on the panel was a representative of Northwestern University and a lively discussion occurred.



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 & 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.


Professor Kimberly A. Pace is seeking a research assistant for the summer to assist with an intellectual property project. The position could be part or full time. A technical background or a background in economics or statistics is preferred, but not required. Please submit a resume and writing sample to Isabel Millard in room 771.

From Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg, Associate Director of Legal Writing:
Applications are now being accepted for Legal Writing Teaching Assistants for the year 1997-98. You must be graduating in June, 1998 to apply. Teaching Assistants work closely with the Legal Writing Professors in teaching legal research, creating assignments and grading student papers. They also work closely with students in drafting and revising their work. Applicants should have received superior grades (B+ or above) in their Legal Writing courses and have a strong interest in helping other students to master the skills of legal research and writing. Membership on Law Review or Moot Court is desirable, but is not a requirement of the job. Evening students are encouraged to apply. Teaching Assistants receive two hours of academic credit each semester and salary equal to the tuition for two credit hours each semester.

In order to serve as a Teaching Assistant you must be available to attend a training session which will take place on Friday, August 22, 1997.

Interested students should submit a current resume to Professor Ehrenberg in room 753. Please indicate on your resume the name of your first-year legal writing professor and the grades you received in the course. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 11. Interviews will be conducted the following week. The interview will last approximately 20 minutes and then applicants will be asked to complete a short closed-book quiz on grammar, punctuation and citation form.

If you have any questions please contact Professor Ehrenberg.


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 Fenwick Bar Association will award scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to $1,500 to graduates of Fenwick High School who are currently attending law school. Applicants will be evaluated by the scholarship committee based upon economic record, financial need and awards or other recognition from academic or service organizations.

Applications for the scholarship are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. Interested students must complete the scholarship application and an authorization for release of financial aid information. Both documents must be sent to H. Patrick Morris or Robert R. McNamara, of Johnson & Bell, Ltd., 222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60601 no later than Tuesday, April 1, 1997. Questions should be directed to H. Patrick Morris (312-984-0244) or Bob McNamara (312-948-0258).


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



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).


Conference: Innovative Approaches to Environmental Protection in Region V and Illinois
On Friday, April 18, 1997, the law school will co-host the Innovative Approaches to Environmental Protection conference. The conference features regional federal and state regulatory leaders, public interest group lawyers, and industry representatives, who will discuss recent, regional efforts to achieve pollution prevention. Workshops will consider the role of lawyers in promoting pollution prevention, from advising clients on environmental enforcement and compliance matters to participating in innovative projects designed to reduce waste generation.

Law students 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). Pre-registration is required! To register, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal Education (Suite 530) to fill out a registration form. Students must register before or on Tuesday, April 15, 1997.



We would like to encourage the Chicago-Kent community to support the Kent Justice Foundation's Spring Auction. The Auction will take place in the auditorium this Wednesday evening, March 26. The Board of Governors provided a significant donation to this worthwhile cause. Please support the Public Interest initiatives of the KJF by attending and bidding on the variety of items presented during the Auction.

We would like to congratulate the recently elected 1997-1998 Law Review Board. We wish you the best of luck in continuing the high level of publishing that our Law Review has achieved.

Finally, we hope that you enjoy your deserved Spring Break. Whether your final destination is Jamaica, New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, Panama City Beach, Montreal, the burbs, Friar Tuck's, Casey's or your sofa, please have a great and safe time. For some of us, it might be the last "official" Spring Break for at least a couple of years.

  1. Spring 1997 Election: Upon our return from Spring Break, we will elect the 1997-1998 SBA Board of Governors. The Election polling stations will be open on Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10. Please be advised of the following table which reflects the certified candidates who will appear on the Official Election Ballots:
  2. President: Carlos Poza; Adam Weiss
    Vice President - Day: Lance Minor; Elayna Pham
    Vice President - Evening: Matt Knorr
    Secretary: Susie Haery; Danny Kirschner
    Treasurer: Helen Fabisiewicz; Ryan Nadick
    ABA - Day: Sean Brady; Jim Bukowski
    ABA - Evening: Bennett Miller
    Illinois State Bar Assoc: Matt Slattery
    Chicago Bar Association: Ivy Israel
    4L - Evening {no candidates were certified}
    3L - Day: Cynthia Cooper; Mark Cumba; Jen Hodel;
    Ilya Novofastovsky; Howard Rosenburg
    3L - Evening: Mark Kochan; Andy Stein
    2L - Day: Ed Clair; Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz; Alex Rozman; Ben Wong
    2L - Evening: Lawrence Hill; Nick Scarpelli
  3. Faculty Member of the Year Award: Please be advised that we are currently accepting nominations for the annual Faculty Member of the Year Award. Any student can nominate any professor for the award. All nominated professors will appear on the special ballot provided during the Spring Election (April 9 & 10). Please forward nominations to SBAQ. We will reply to you with notification that we received your nomination. If you do not receive a reply from SBA, you might want to reverify your nomination with us.

  4. 3. Administrative/Staff Member of the Year Award: Please be advised that we are currently accepting nominations for the Annual Staff Member of the Year Award. Any student can nominate any non-faculty, support, or administrative staff member. All nominated individuals will appear on the special ballot provided during the Spring Election. Please forward nominations to SBAQ. We will reply to you with notification that we received your nomination. If you do not receive a reply from SBA, you might want to reverify your nomination with us.

  5. 4. Law Week: The Law Week Committee is finalizing the events scheduled for our Law Week, April 6 - 12. Unless notated differently, please direct inquiries to Carlos Poza. The following information reflects the types of activities being considered:

    1. Dr. Don Wolf - Speaking about his responsibilities for the Primate Project in Oregon where rhesus monkeys were cloned.

    2. Bill Kurtis - Premiering a piece he recently completed for PBS on the Rolando Cruz trial and the ethical violations made by the prosecution in its retaining evidence and witnesses.

    3. Judge Williams - Giving a seminar on "activating" minority students. This seminar will be coordinated with a lecture on the Proposition 187 situation in California and the impact the proposition would have on minorities if the injunction is lifted.

    4. A panel discussion on the cloning issue including the legal implications, ethical and moral perspectives, commercial medical interests, and the issues arising regarding prenatal development and selection.

    5. Conviser Bash: The Conviser Bash will take place on Thursday, April 10. The event will be at the Off the Track Betting (OTB) located on Jackson Street within walking distance of Chicago-Kent. The event will begin at 7:00pm and will end at 11:00pm. Please direct inquiries to SBAQ.

    6. Barristers' Ball: Please be advised that 1997 Barristers' Ball tickets are on sale. You can purchase tickets in the Bookstore, during normal hours of operation. You can purchase tickets using cash, checks, or credit cards. You will not want to miss this fantastic, end of the year, semi-formal event at the Palmer House Hilton. Please look at the various advertising fliers for more detailed information. Individual tickets can be purchased on or before April 11 for $40. Please direct inquiries to Pegg Zilligen.

  6. 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, to 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 e-mail your request to SBAQ.

  7. March Social: The March Social will take place this Thursday, March 27. We are finalizing the details; however, please watch for an e-mail and signage announcing the location. The Social will begin at 7:00pm and will end at 11:00pm. Please direct inquiries to Jonathan Gelperin.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.


Faculty members or students 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, room C88, e-mail (EPHAM)


Amnesty International, along with the International Law Society, Immigration Law and the Brehon Society, will sponsor a speaker event featuring Dennis McNamara, Director of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. The event will be held on Monday, March 24, from 3-4:15pm in room 370. Mr. McNamara has advised the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal as well as the Clinton administration on refugee issues. He has also worked with Rwandan, Tanzanian and Southeast Asian refugees.


Join us this Wednesday, March 26, for FARGO. We will be showing this movie at 1pm in room C40. Pizza and pop will be provided, or you can feel free to bring a lunch. The movie is quite short (a little over 90 minutes), so make sure to take a break and watch this excellent film!

We are planning two exciting speaking events for April. If anyone wants to help plan these events, please contact RVANDERV.

More copies of the March newsletter are available in the 2nd floor Spak and on the bulletin board. The next issue will be out after Spring Break.


Speaker Event - Justice Anne Burke

We are honored to host The Honorable Anne Burke this 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 and founding the Special Olympics. Women in Law will co-sponsor 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.

St. Patrick's Day Bake Sale

Thank you to everyone who patronized the Brehon Society's bake sale on St. Patrick's Day. We were able to raise $135 for Marah's House, a near-west-side charity served by Old St. Patrick's Church. Marah's House accepts women from homeless shelters who meet their very strict guidelines and houses and feeds 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. Thank you again for helping support this great cause. If you are interested in more Brehon Society information, e-mail JFOGARTY.


Blood Drive Participants' Pizza Party:

For those of you that donated or tried to donate blood during the CBA blood drive in February, the pizza party to celebrate our victory and receive the traveling plaque will be sometime in April. Watch the Record for a specific date and time (tentatively a weekday at 5:00pm.) Should you have any questions, please let me know.

Upcoming Social Event:

The CBA/YLS Law Student Committee will be sponsoring a great end-of-the-year social event in April, probably a Thursday or preferably Friday night. We're looking at the Alumni Club right now as a possible place to host the event. Watch this space for additional details as they become available. This will be a great opportunity to unwind before finals with your friends and meet students from other law schools in the Chicagoland area. (These students will soon be your's never a bad time to network!)


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


Movie: In celebration of Easter, CLS will present the movie "King of Kings" on Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March, 27, at 11:30am. This movie reenacts the events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Please, join us in room 570.

Bible Study: Our weekly Bible study will be held Tuesday, March 25, in C15 at 11:45am.

If you have questions or would like to be included in our e-mail list, please contact BWILSON.



All dues-paying ELS members interested in obtaining a fellowship should complete the ELS fellowship application by Monday, April 28. Applications will be outside the ELS office and on the ELS bulletin board on the Concourse. To apply for a fellowship you must have secured a summer position with a public interest organization. Please turn in applications to the ELS mailbox on the 2nd floor. You may direct all questions to JGUBKIN.

Earth Day!!

ELS members who would like to assist in planning this year's Earth Day events should e-mail MSRODULS.


ELS elections will be held Friday, April 18. Anyone planning to run for office must submit a candidate statement by Monday, April 14. The ELS offices are: President, VP Internal Affairs, VP External Affairs, Treasurer, and Secretary. Please place candidate statements in the ELS mailbox on the 2nd floor. If you have any questions please e-mail RVANDERV.


ELS needs articles to submit for the NAELS newsletter. If you would like to submit an article please e-mail KPOHN.


Chicago-Kent's Evening Law Students Society has joined forces with DePaul's Evening Law Students Society to present "Changing Careers: Transitioning from Your First Career to Law" on Saturday, April 12, 1997, at DePaul College of Law.

Topics that will be discussed:


9:00am - 9:30am Registration
9:30am - 10:30am Panel Topic - "Changing Careers: Transitioning from Your First Career to Law"
10:45am - 11:45am Breakout Sessions
11:45am - 12:30pm Reception

Interested in attending? Please register by either dropping off the registration form (page 32 of this Record) in the ELSS Mailbox (#169) or by e-mailing AFERNHOLZ (Annette Fernholz) or BKELLEY (Brenna Kelley).


THANK YOU to Professor Mondala for taking the time to guide us through the Juvenile Courts and the Juvenile Detention Center last Thursday. It was a great experience and very interesting!

The Family Law Society will hold elections for the various officer positions on April 9. Members who are interested in running for a position as either President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer, should submit a short one paragraph platform by 5:00pm, Monday, April 7 (the first day back from break) to the Family Law Society mailbox on the second floor. Please indicate which position you are seeking and why.

After spring break, don't forget to come and vote for next year's officers! Please stop by on Wednesday, April 9, at one of these two locations:

10:00am - 12:00noon in room 155
4:00pm - 5:45pm in room 570

Good luck to all the candidates!


Information on bulletin board:

As you might know, every year just before graduating, medical students are given a seminar about the law to reduce their potential for suits and complications with the legal system. We have placed several of the handouts that they receive in the seminar on our bulletin board down at the concouse level. It is worth looking at them to get an idea of how medical schools teach and educate their students about the law.

The following information is on the Internet and might be of value to those interested in the Health Law Society: The site is

The American Bar Association Health Law Section is dedicated to increasing interest in the field of health law. It's nearly 8,500 members represent all areas of the health law industry and are committed to educating the legal profession in this rapidly changing area of practice.

Membership in the Health Law Section is available to all American Bar Association members. Dues are $30 for Attorney/Associate Members and $10 for Law Students. Membership benefits include: A subscription to The Health Lawyer, the acclaimed quarterly journal of Health Law; a subscription to the Health Law Section Monograph Series, which features the best papers of recent CLE Programs; and significant discounts on Health Law Section CLE Programs and Publications

Program Calendar --1997

May 1 - 2, 1997
Health Care Venture Startups
Nashville, Tennessee
Contact: Barbara Barnes 312/988-5579

May 2 - 3, 1997
Health Care Fraud
Cosponsored by the ABA Section of Criminal Justice and the Health Law Section
Doral Hotel, Miami, Florida
Contact: Thomas Smith 202/662-1510

July 24 - 26, 1997
Primary Care and the Law
Cosponsored by the ABA Health Law Section and Loyola University-Chicago School of Law
Irish College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland
Contact: John Blum 312/915-7174

September 1997
Medicare Reimbursement
Sponsored by the Health Law Section
West Coast
Contact: Barbara Barnes 312/988-5579

What Every Attorney Should Avoid When Handling Medical Malpractice Cases (for those of you who are graduating soon):

- by Seymour N. Herschberg, M.D., F.A.C.P., & Joe Gentile
- For further explanation check the Internet site:

Error # 1 Failure to Consult the Physician Expert Early
Error # 2 Inappropriate Medical Records
Error # 3 Poor Quality Record Copies
Error # 4 Presentation of Record
Error # 5 Case Preparation
Error # 6 Choice of Expert
Error # 7 False Economy
Error # 8 Taking the Wrong Cases Initially
Error # 9 Relying on a Source Other than a Board Certified Specialist
Error # 10 Relying on a Professional Testifier

New Brief:
Albany, NY- (AP 1/97) New York Attorney General Dennis Vacco said that the state was being sued for $10 million by Francis Hugh Smith, a convicted burglar, claiming that poor medical care was the cause for his amnesia that made him leave his work release job and forget to return to prison.

Pittsburgh- A man mistook a .22 caliber gun for a medicine inhaler. Daniel Sutherland, 49, kept both the inhaler and gun in the same drawer and accidentally shot himself. He was airlifted to Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh where he was listed in fair condition. The .22 caliber bullet did not exit his head.

New York- (The New York Law Journal 3/19) The State Attorney General's office is seeking to retain a law firm for a damage action it filed in January to recover billions of dollars spent by the state for the medical care of smokers. The office's request for proposals suggests a contingency fee arrangement. The case is so massive, said office spokesman Christopher McKenna, that outside help is needed ''to give it the attention it requires.''

Washington- On Feb. 10, the American tobacco industry's best lawyers went head-to-head with the government in court to kill a nationwide crackdown on teen-age smoking. Judge William Osteen was the ruling judge. Further information will be provided in the future.


HELLAS will be having a Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 25, from 10:00am to 6:00pm in the 3rd floor Spak. Come and sample an assortment of fine Greek desserts.


Hispanic Heritage Hour: Taking Back the Schools documents the Mexican-American struggle to reform an educational system that failed to properly educate Chicano students, causing more than 50 percent to drop out and leaving many others illiterate and unskilled. It focuses on the 1968 walkout by thousands of Mexican-American high school students in East Los Angeles, which resulted in conspiracy indictments against thirteen students and community leaders -- each of them facing a possible sentence of 66 years! This event was emblematic of a national movement for improved education opportunities. HLSA will show Part III March 25, at 11:50am in C50.

The Opening of "Selena": The long awaited film "Selena" opened March 21 across the nation. The movie, documenting the life of the slain star of Tejano music who successfully crossed-over to the pop arena, is a major advancement for Latinos. As this is to date the largest film distributed in the U.S. in which Hispanics starred, produced, directed, and wrote, we encourage all to lend support by attending the show. "Selena" is an important progression for Latinos in the film, business, and entertainment industries. Hopefully, this is merely the beginning, but it will only be so if we promote the movie by attending and encouraging others to do likewise.


Although it's almost the end of the semester, all ISBA student members can still take advantage of the great opportunities to learn more about various areas of the law for FREE! The following Law Ed Programs are held at the Chicago Regional Office of the ISBA at Two First National Plaza, Suite 900, at 20 S. Clark. It's not too far to walk, so why not take advantage of these programs.

Please join us on,

Saturday, April 12, 9:00am - 12:30pm: Juvenile Justice Update and Practicum
Wednesday, April 16, 9:00am - 12:30pm: Illinois Tax Audit Process and Taxpayer Remedies
Thursday, April 24, 9:00am - 4:45pm: The Internet-ional Attorney: Issues and Resources
Using the Internet
Friday, April 25, 9:00am - 12:15pm: Representing Health Care Clients in the Electronic Age
Tuesday, April 29, 8:45am - 4:00pm: Commercial Banking and Bankruptcy Update
Wednesday, April 30, 9:00 - 12:00pm: Business Law & Technology - How To Be More
Effective and Make More Money in Your
Business Law Practice Through Technology
Thursday, May 15, 9:00am - 4:30pm: Environmental Coverage Litigation: From Soup to Nuts
Friday, May 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Class Actions
Friday, June 6, 2:00 - 5:00pm: Civil Practice Update

If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, please RSVP by sending a brief note (with your student membership #) to the Continuing Legal Education Department, Illinois Bar Center, 424 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL 62701. You can also fax your RSVP to (217) 525-0420.

Solo Practitioner Speaker Event

On Wednesday, April 9, from 5:00-6:00pm, the ISBA will sponsor a speaker event where 2 or 3 solo practitioner attorneys will discuss the pros, cons, and recent challenges of "going solo." If you've ever thought about working for yourself, please join us and learn firsthand from a small panel of attorneys what being self-employed really requires. Room TBA.



IPLS will hold elections for the upcoming year this Tuesday, March 25, in the IPLS office (C72), 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00-7:00pm. IPLS members, stop by and cast your vote!


ATTENTION!!!!! All those interested in participating on an international moot court team next year, the International Moot Court Honor Society will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 26, at 3:00pm in room 170.

This will be a great opportunity to learn about how to become a member of the International Law Moot Court Honor Society. Members of the Board will discuss their various experiences on the teams and also the requirements for the Fall Competition.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Rasha Elganzouri at e-mail RELGANZO. Hope to see you all there!


Just a reminder -- We are having one more speaker event!! Monday, March 24, from 3:00-4:15pm in room 380.

Mr. Dennis McNamara, Director of International Protection for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, will discuss his recent experiences working with refugees in Rwanda and Tanzania and his past experiences working with refugees in Southeast Asia. Mr. McNamara is a distinguished figure in the international law community -- he has consulted the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal as well as the Clinton Whitehouse on refugee issues. We are co-sponsoring this event with Amnesty International, Immigration Law, and Brehon Society.

Baseball Cap Sale

To order, please return the order form on page 32 to the ILS mailbox on the second floor with a check made payable to "International Law Society." Your payment receipt will be placed in the "receipt envelope" outside room C76 and should be available no later than 4 days after payment is made. You will be notified via e-mail when your cap arrives.

Note: Price per Cap is $18.00. Members receive a $3.00 discount on all caps.

Questions? Please e-mail Matt Slattery @ MSLATTER.

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

To order, return the order form on page 32 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 C76 and you will be e-mailed when the sweatshirts/t-shirts arrive.


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



KATLA will hold 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).


ATLA Trial Advocacy Scholarship:

This scholarship is open to all 2d or 3d year ATLA Law Student Members. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best:

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to ATLA and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in ATLA student chapter activities;
  2. Expresses a desire tio represent victims;
  3. Exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy;
  4. Shows a financial need for scholarship.

A short essay on how you meet the criteria, as well as a recommendation from a faculty advisor, trial advocacy professor, or dean are due by May 1, 1997. Send to: ATLA, 1050 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, Attn: Sarah Shepard. The winner will be notified by June 1.

Leesfield/ATLA Law Student Sholarship

Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and ATLA, this scholarship has been established to award $1000 toward attendance at ATLA's Annual Convention each year by a law student. The 1997 Annual Convention will be held in San Diego, July 19-23. This scholarship is available to 1st and 2d year ATLA Law Student Members. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

  1. Statement of financial need;
  2. A 500-word, written request substantiating the applicant's commitment to preserving the civil justice system.

The essay as well as any recommendations from a faculty advisor, trial advocacy professor, or dean are due by May 1, 1997. Send to: ATLA, 1050 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, Attn: Sarah Shepard. The winner will be notified by June 1. For any questions, please call (202) 965-3500, ext. 365



Join us THIS WEDNESDAY at 5:30pm in the Auditorium for all you can eat and drink Samuel Adams.Tickets available in the Spak and from KJF members. See ad in back of the Record for details and items to be auctioned.

Ticket Sales:
Contact Dan at DBELKO to get Auction Tickets and to help sell them in The Spak.

Auction Day Activities:
Please bring baked goods for the Auction on Wednesday.
You must wear your T-shirt as your ticket to the Auction. Contact Doug at DHARVATH to get yours. If you have questions about Auction Day Activities, contact Chair Ann-Celine at AOHALLAR.

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


The Moot Court Honor Society is proud to announce that our team of Gina Knight, Michael Strauss and Scott Hanfling advanced to the semi-finals of the Evans Constitutional Law Competition, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Law and held March 13, 14 and 15 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Gina, Mike and Scott advanced through three rounds and bested 10 other teams before being eliminated. They briefed and argued difficult issues of 11th Amendment immunity and the definition of "state action." Their performance, under what proved to be very difficult circumstances at the actual competition, was in the very finest tradition of the Moot Court Honor Society and Chicago-Kent.

The team would like to thank its student coach, Vincent Mancini, its faculty advisor, Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg, and all of the faculty and students who assisted them in preparing for the competition.


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.

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 floor.

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



March 26, 1997 at 5:30pm

Bulls Tickets .... Gold's Gym Membership .... Air & Water Show Cruise

1 Week in Florida Condo .... World Music Skybox Seats

Party for 25 at Excalibur .... Lawry's Prime Rib Dinner for 2

TICKETS ON SALE IN THE SPAK: $5 for students, faculty, staff advance tickets; $7 at the door; $7 for others

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 in the Auditorium

Don't miss...

Justice Anne Burke

Illinois Appellate Court Justice


Marovitz Courtroom

12:00 noon

Sponsored by the Brehon Society and Women in Law

** Refreshments will be served **

"Changing Careers: Transitioning from Your First Career to Law"
Saturday, April 12, 1997, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sponsored by the Evening Law Students Society

Name: Year:
E-mail: Phone no.:

I will be attending:

_______ 9:30am - 10:30am - General Panel
"Changing Careers: Transitioning from Your First Career to Law"
_______ 10:45am - 11:45am - Breakout sessions (please indicate first and second choices)
_______ How to Get Legal Experience
_______ Nontraditional Legal Careers
_______ Inside the Corporation
_______ Reception

ILS Sweatshirts

quantity color cost
______ M x $35.00 ______________ __________
______ L x $35.00 ______________ __________
______ XL x $35.00 ______________ __________
______ XXL x $37.00 ______________ __________
ILS T-shirts
______ M x $15.00 __________
______ L x $15.00 __________
______ XL x $15.00 __________
______ XXL x $16.00 __________



Ordered by:__________________________(please print)

E-mail:______________________________(please print)

International Law Society Baseball Caps

Quantity Justice Scales Design? Cost
_______ Cardinal Brim/Navy Crown Y / N __________
_______ Black Brim/Stone Crown Y / N __________
_______ Navy Brim/Stone Crown Y / N __________
_______ Sage Y / N __________
Total Cost

Ordered by:______________________________________(please print)

E-mail:__________________________________________(please print)