Chicago-Kent College of Law


Vol. XXXI, No. 12
April 7, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


Welcome back! I hope you had a terrific Spring Break, whether you spent it in Chicago or on a vacation. As usual, things are revving up at the law school for these final few weeks of the semester. SBA leadership has been busily planning activities for Law Week, beginning today, and they've come up with a great schedule of events, including:

Monday: A speech by Dr. Don Wolf, the scientist responsible for the recent successful embryonic cloning of rhesus monkeys at the Oregon Primate Center.
Tuesday: The premier of Bill Kurtis' new documentary on the behind-the-scenes activities of the DuPage County Prosecutor's office in the trial of Rolando Cruz.
Wednesday: A panel discussion, to be recorded for the next issue of the ABA Journal, on the ramifications of cloning technology from legal, ethical, and commercial points of view.
Thursday: The ever-popular student/faculty quiz show, this year done à la $10,000 Pyramid.
Saturday: The Barristers' Bash, at the Palmer House Hilton.

(Details about all of the above can be found later in this issue of the Record.)

Meanwhile, the faculty and I were busy writing, preparing for remaining class sessions, and responding to media inquiries--

The new CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW is out. Congratulations to Professor Philip Hablutzel, faculty editor of the Symposium on Derivative Financial Products. I'm sure the volume will join our long list of high-quality symposia.

Professor Lori Andrews, whose expertise includes legal issues related to genetic research, has been swamped with calls in the wake of the reports of animal cloning, as well as other recent medical/legal developments. In the past month, she was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report, the "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw," and the Fox Network's "Fox on Trends" program; quoted in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, "Scotland on Sunday," and the San Jose Mercury-News; interviewed on Jack Taylor's "Newsmakers" show; and she discussed reproductive and genetic technologies on Milt Rosenberg's "Extension 720" on WGN-AM. Also, a study in The Lancet, co-authored by Professor Andrews, revealing that hospital staff make more errors than previously thought, was noted in the Daily Herald and the Reader.

Professor Patrick Cotter discussed the possibility of trial for James Earl Ray on WVON-AM's "Deborah Crable Show;" was quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times column about pretrial publicity and jury selection in the trial Timothy McVeigh; and talked about how race and gender issues are played out in jury selection on "The Law Show," a nationally syndicated radio program.

Judge Dorothy Nelson, Christine Brown, Pamela Solon, and I were pictured on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, shortly after Judge Nelson's lecture on alternative dispute resolution. I also was quoted in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin story about Chicago-Kent's incorrect ranking in U.S. News & World Report. Asst. Dean Michael Burns and SBA president Mark Scott were quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about the incorrect ranking.

Professor Nanette Elster discussed the legal and ethical issues of cloning on CLTV and on WGN-AM's "Extension 720." She also discussed legal issues surrounding the use of in-vitro fertilization on CNN News.

Professor Richard Gonzalez was quoted in the National Law Journal about an age discrimination suit filed by a former Notre Dame football coach.

Professor Richard Hasen was interviewed by WDCB-FM about The Judicial Redistricting Act of 1997. (A judge has postponed enactment of the law, which creates new boundaries for the state supreme and appellate courts, pending a hearing.)

Professor Marc Kadish was a guest on WGN-AM's "Extension 720" with Milt Rosenberg, where they discussed the increase in the use of expert witnesses in civil and criminal trials.

Professor Richard Kling explained the "guilty, but mentally ill" verdict in the Pennsylvania murder trial of John DuPont on WMAQ-AM. He also was interviewed by WMAQ-TV about former Congressman Mel Reynolds' decision to act as his own attorney in his federal fraud trial, and he was quoted, with Professor Cotter, in a Chicago Tribune article on the increased use of expert witness testimony in criminal and civil cases.

Prof. Martin Malin was quoted in an Associated Press story about a proposal by Sen. John Ashcroft to change comp time and overtime pay rules. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran a front-page photograph of Professors Martin Malin and Mary Rose Strubbe, students Ludy Aguda, Suzanne Edwards, Patricia Potter and Jason Coggins, and me at a reception that marked the official inauguration of the Institute for Law and the Workplace.

Professor Jeffrey Sherman was interviewed by Lesbigay Radio Chicago (WNDZ-AM) on the impact of a proposal to give employee benefits to the domestic partners of City of Chicago's gay and lesbian city employees.

Professor Joan Steinman was interviewed by the Des Moines Business Record about why it takes so long for civil and criminal cases to go to trial and the impact of the delays on litigants and the judicial system.

Professor Mary Rose Strubbe was quoted in a front-page article in the Chicago Tribune, as well as in the Christian Science Monitor and on WMAQ-AM, about two CNA executives who were forced to quit because of sexual harassment charges against them.

Professor David Thomas was quoted in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article about an Illinois Death Row inmate who argued that the General Assembly's failure to redistrict made the Illinois Supreme Court "an illegally constituted body without jurisdiction to rule on his appeals."

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Congratulations again to all of you who were named to the Dean's List for fall semester. If your g.p.a. for last semester was 3.25 or higher, and you have not yet received a letter from me, please send an e-mail to DearDean, so that we can investigate why you didn't appear on the List.


Summer Schedule

Land Use is cancelled for the summer session.

You may add an open course at any time through the end of the first week of the summer session.

Fall Registration

The Registration Bulletin containing the final version of the fall schedule (including additional courses, seminars, Advanced Research and Legal Drafting sections), registration instructions, the final exam schedule, descriptions of new courses and biographies of new instructors, will be available outside the third floor cafeteria this week. Registration for fall courses is next week.


Fall Registration

Registration Forms for the Fall 1997 semester are available in the Registrar's office. Obtain the Bursar's stamp and submit your completed form to the Registrar according to the following schedule:

Intensive Trial Advocacy

A list of students eligible to register for the January 1998 Intensive Trial Advocacy course is posted on the second floor bulletin board. If you are eligible to enroll in Intensive Trial Advocacy, you must register for the course on your Fall 1997 registration form. Failure to list it on your registration form may cause you to lose your seat in the class. This course will not count toward the minimum or maximum number of hours you may take in the fall semester.

At the present time, Intensive Trial Advocacy is filled. However, in past years, several students changed their plans and dropped the course before it began in January. If you are not in the course and would like to take it, you should check with the Registrar's office from time to time to see if there is an opening. Students currently enrolled should drop the course as soon as they decide they don't want to take it. If you don't notify the Registrar by August 29 that you are dropping the course, you will be charged full tuition unless another student takes your place.

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.

Health Insurance Waiver

The Registration Bulletin will contain information about student insurance. The university has changed the waiver policy; once you file a waiver, it will be effective for the entire time you are enrolled, unless you reapply for insurance. A list of students whose insurance is currently waived is posted on the second floor bulletin board. These students will not have to file a waiver for next year. However, if you are on the list and want health insurance next year, you must complete an application for insurance in the Registrar's office. Information about the health insurance benefits and the waiver policy is attached to this Record.

If your name is not on the list and you have comparable health insurance coverage, you may waive the insurance coverage by filing a Petition for Waiver of the Student Health Insurance form during Fall registration. Petitions are available in the Registrar's office.

Important Message for Students Taking Exams on Computers

If you will be taking a final exam on a computer, you must obtain a copy of the Rules Governing the Use of Computers for Final Exams in the Registrar's office and read it thoroughly before the exam. It is essential for you to fully understand the procedures for taking exams on computers.

Class Ranks

Official class ranks are distributed to students after the Spring semester. The graduating class with which you will be ranked is listed on the second floor bulletin board. Please verify that you are listed with the correct class. It is especially important for transfer students and students who have taken one or more semesters off to make sure you are classified correctly.

May 1997 Graduates

Make sure that your financial account with the University is current. You will not be certified to the bar examiners and will not receive your diploma if you have an outstanding balance. You may check the status of your account on the computer terminal in the Registrar's office. Report any errors or problems to the Bursar in room 290 immediately.

May graduates can keep their lockers until July 31, 1997, which is after the Illinois bar exam, but must empty them by August 1, 1997.

August 1997 Graduates

Please submit a Graduation Requirement Analysis Form to the Registrar's office by May 6, 1997. In addition, you must read §1.8 of the Student Handbook.

Transcript and Form Letter Requests

Transcript and form letter requests are available for pick-up within 48 hours of receipt. All requested transcripts and/or form letters not picked up within two weeks from the date processed will be discarded.


1997 Fall Registration and Unpaid Tuition Balances

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).


New Guidelines for Broadcast Messages

Too many broadcast messages, many of them too long, have been "jamming" the system, preventing browsers from scrolling down the page. After consulting with the Center for Law and Computers, the Office of Public Affairs has developed the following guidelines for broadcast messages effective Monday, April 7.

  1. Each broadcast message will be posted once for five business days and no longer.
  2. Broadcast messages can be no longer than 5 broadcast message lines.* (Each broadcast message line amounts to approximately 60 characters.) If your message is longer than five broadcast message lines, please submit it to the Record for publication.
  3. Messages announcing events will be posted no earlier than five days before the event takes place. If we don't receive your message until the day the event occurs, there's no guarantee we can post it in time.
  4. To be posted, messages must relate to law school people, events, or activities.

Please remember: The broadcast message system is designed to convey concise messages arising from emergency situations, unexpected developments and downtime on the computer system. Please send your routine announcements, acknowledgments and congratulations to the Record.

Linda Valentino in the Office of Pubic Affairs will continue to process all Broadcast and Record announcements. Please contact her @ LVALENTI. Thank you for your cooperation.

* Because the primary purpose of the broadcast message is to inform users of downtime on the computer system, the Center for Law and Computers will not be subject to line limitations.


Academic Support Program TA application DEADLINE: Friday, April 11, at 5pm
Applications for Academic Support Program Teaching Assistants for the 1997-98 academic year must be submitted by Friday, April 11, at 5pm. Application forms are available outside of room 544. For more information, e-mail EBERGER.

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 room 510. 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.

Internet Sites of the Week:
Calling all aspiring know-it-alls and perfectionists! Visit and get the skinny on how to do just about everything. This site, billed as The Ability Utility, offers how-to instructions, called "2torials," covering tasks such as changing a flat tire, fixing a zipper, removing stains, choosing wine, sharpening a knife, sinking a golf putt and making killer coffee. Each week, ten new 2torials are added to the site's list of more than three hundred instructional lessons. Before you know it, you will be the foremost authority on . . . everything!


April 29: Chicago-Kent Night at Comiskey Park
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 7:05pm, 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 in early May to students who requested them. 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 Meeting
The Class of 1998 Graduation Committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, April 16, at 5:30pm, room TBA. If you are interested in serving on the Class of 1998 Graduation Committee, email Lauren Lockwood.

Alumnae/i & Student Roundtables
Join our alumnae/i hosts this spring for a meal and conversation about their careers and yours.

Hon. Ann Breen-Greco, ‘85
Honorable Ann Breen-Greco, a 1985 graduate, will host the first spring Alumnae/i & Student Roundtable on Wednesday, April 9, at 5:00pm in the Dean's Conference Room. Judge Breen-Greco has served as an administrative law judge for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services since 1989, conducting hearings on issues such as child welfare, physical and sexual abuse, custody and neglect.

Deborah Cole, ‘83
Deborah Cole will host a Roundtable Luncheon on Wednesday, April 16, at 12:30pm at her law office at One IBM Plaza, Aronberg, Goldgehn, Davis and Garmisa. Ms. Cole is a litigator whose concentration is environmental, employment, and general commercial work. As well, Ms. Cole is the current President of Chicago-Kent's Law School Association.

Sign-up sheets for the Alumnae/i and Student Roundtables are posted in Suite 310. If you would like more information, contact Lauren Lockwood in the Alumnae/i Office.


Office News

Lawyers Weekly USA
Attention students! Stop by the Career Services Office 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: Wednesday, April 9, from noon until 7:00pm and Thursday, 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.


Women's Bar Association of Illinois Program: Juggling Life and the Practice of Law in the 1990s

Join the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, Women in Law and the Career Services Office for an insightful program regarding the tough issues of balancing careers, families and life obligations. WBAI members will speak on these issues on Tuesday, April 15, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the tenth floor event room. Please sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend. Refreshments will follow the conclusion of the program.

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 590 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.

Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams!

Save the date of Saturday, April 19, 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.

A Registration form is attached to this week's Record [print edition only]. Additional 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.

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


Procter & Gamble Scholarship

Franklin Pierce Law Center requests applications for its annual Procter & Gamble Scholarship. This is the first law school program designed especially to encourage and support the increase of minority representation in the practice of patent law. In order to be eligible for the program, students must attend Franklin Pierce Law Center. Interested students should see Handout #75 for an application. The application deadline is April 30.


Judicial Administration Fellowship Program
The Center for California Studies developed the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program in response to the need to educate and train professionals and leaders in the complexities of the court system. Applicants to the 1997-98 program must hold a four-year bachelor's degree. The selection committee reviews applications on the basis of academic and professional achievements, community service and demonstrated interest in public administration, legal administration and or justice issues. If interested, please see Handout #76. Applications must be postmarked May 2.


If your research involves litigation in the federal courts, you will want to know about rules, forms, procedure, digests, jury instructions, and other matters relating to practice in these courts. You should come to one of the tutorials on FEDERAL COURT RESEARCH which are being offered this week.

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

Exams on eLOISe
Exam preparation time is fast approaching; don't forget to check eLOISe to see if your professor has copies of previous exams available. Stop by the Library Service Desk for a copy of our "Using eLOISe" bookmark and ask any staff member for assistance in using eLOISe.

ExTEND Program
On Monday, March 31, seven students from the Information Center's ExTend Program met with Prof. Bart Brown and representatives of the library. The students, all of whom are juniors or seniors at Chicago's Crane High School, have been employed by the Information Center to assist in scanning documents into the library's imaging system. Monday's meeting provided them with an opportunity to discuss human rights theory and practice with one of Chicago-Kent's esteemed faculty and an acknowledged expert in the area of human rights. In addition, they participated in a hands-on demonstration of the Human Rights database on eLOISe and used the Internet to locate human rights organizations, information and documents.

Special thanks to Prof. Brown for his lecture and for discussing with the ExTend students the practical ways their work in the Information Center is assisting lawyers and researchers through out the world.

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



TUESDAY APRIL 8, 10:00am to 4:00pm in the LOBBY!!!
As part of the SBA's Law Week Festivities, LEXIS is holding it's annual LEXIS DAY on TUESDAY APRIL 8 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the LOBBY. Please stop by and join us for lots of great freebies, including FREE FOOD, FUN and LEXIS STUFF! We'll be holding a RAFFLE for some really great prizes, plus you can see demos of our exciting new software!

LEXIS DAY is a great opportunity for you to find out about all of the great new LEXIS products and services as well as meet some of the LEXIS ATTORNEYS from the area law firms!

For those of you who are SUMMER ASSOCIATES we will have sign-ups for our FIRM UP/PREPARE TO PRACTICE cost effective training sessions. (These are the training sessions that your firm has asked you to attend before you begin your associateship).

And of course, it wouldn't be LEXIS DAY without a few SURPRISES so be sure to stop by!

LEXIS/NEXIS OFFICE HOURS for the week of April 7 are as follows:

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

* During office hours, the LEXIS Reps. will be in room 700 (the large 7th floor computer lab inside the Information Center) or at the tables directly outside the lab. If you have any LEXIS/NEXIS questions, e-mail LEXISQ or call 1-800-45-LEXIS.

Visit us on the World Wide Web at


FirmUP is the name of the LEXIS-NEXIS 1997 Summer Associate Training Program (Your firm may refer to this training as "Prepare to Practice" or "Cost Effective" training). This program will allow you to get a jump start on your law firm orientation so that you will become a much more valuable resource for your firm! With this training you can start producing as soon as you arrive! You can sign up for FirmUP training during our LEXIS DAY in the LOBBY. Additional FirmUP information is available from our website at



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.


Applications for Legal Writing Teaching Assistant Positions
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.


Professor Kimberly A. Pace seeks 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.


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 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.



Welcome back to Law Week 1997. The Student Bar Association planned a variety of activities for your enjoyment this week. We hope that you will have the time to participate in a few of the events.

We would like to encourage all interested students to attend the Evening Law Students Society's program on Saturday, April 12. ELSS, in conjunction with DePaul's ELSS, developed: "Changing Careers: Transitioning From Your First Career to Law." Please see the ELSS column in this Record for more details.

We would like to congratulate the students that have advanced to the final round of the Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court Competition. Good luck on your final arguments which take place on Tuesday, April 8.

Please take the time to review the Law Week calendar of activities.

  1. 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.
  2. Spring 1997 Election: The election polling station will be open on Wednesday, April 9, and Thursday, April 10. The polling station is located on the third floor bridge, across from the Spak. The station will be open from 10:00-2:00pm and from 3:30-7:45pm. We will be administering the SBA Board of Governors vote, the Faculty Member of the Year Award, and the Staff Member of the Year Award.
  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. Nominations must be submitted no later than 8:00pm, Tuesday, April 8, to be placed on the official ballot. Any student can nominate any professor for the award. 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. 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. Nominations must be submitted no later than 8:00pm, Tuesday, April 8, to be placed on the official ballot. Any student can nominate any non-faculty, support or administrative staff member. 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. Law Week: The Law Week Committee is finalizing the events scheduled for our Law Week, April 7-12. Unless notated differently, please direct inquiries to Carlos Poza. The following information reflects the types of activities being considered:
    1. Monday, April 7 (Ogilvie Auditorium - 2:00-3:00pm) - food/beverages served
      Dr. Don Wolf - Speaking about his responsibilities for the Primate Project in Oregon. Dr. Wolf is the scientist responsible for the successful embryonic cloning of the rhesus monkeys, Neti and Ditto. This cloning project was announced just after the Dolly sheep cloning in Sweden. We are very appreciative of Professor Lori Andrews' assistance in developing this program.

    2. Tuesday, April 8 (Ogilvie Auditorium - 12:00-1:30pm) food/beverages served
      Mr. 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. Mr. Kurtis is a former Chicago news anchor. Mr. Kurtis' work has been seen widely on PBS stations across the country.

    3. Wednesday, April 9 (Ogilvie Auditorium 4:00-5:30pm) food/beverages served
      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. The American Bar Association will tape this event. In addition, the ABA will feature the event in an upcoming edition of the ABA Journal.
      1. Panelists:

        Ms. Alta Charo - Wisconsin Law Professor; National Bioethics Advisory Board Member

        Mr. Mark Garfinkle - IIT Biology Professor

        Mr. Steve Latham - Director of the American Medical Association's Ethics Standard Division

        Mr. Mark Rothstein - University of Houston Law Professor and Director of the Health Law and Policy Institute. In 1996, he co-chaired a federal committee investigating the role of the federal government in dealing with genetics policy issues


        Professor Lori Andrews - Our own

    4. Thursday, April 10 (Ogilvie Auditorium - 1:00-3:00pm) food/beverages served $10,000 Pyramidesque - students and faculty members are paired and will compete for prizes. If you would like to win valuable prizes, please take the time to form a team to compete in this game. To form a team, please contact Nick Scarpelli.

    5. Thursday, April 10 (OTB - 7:00-11:00pm) -food/beverages served
      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, one block east of the Sears Tower. The event will begin at 7:00pm and will end at 11:00pm. Please direct inquiries to SBAQ.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

Proposed Amendments to the SBA Constitution and By-Laws

The Constitution and By-Laws Committee will be proposing amendments to the current SBA Constitution and By-Laws. The Board of Governors will take up discussion of these proposed amendments at its next meeting. Copies of these proposed amendments are available in the SBA office and posted on the SBA bulletin board. For further information. please contact the Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Dan Kirschner (DKIRSCHN).

Brehon Society of Irish-American Law Students

Welcome back from Break. Thank you to everyone who came out for Justice Anne Burke on the Tuesday before Spring Break. She gave a fantastic speech. We've got one more speaker event planned for this year. We have invited Sheila Ennis, a civil rights pioneer from Northern Ireland who now lives in Chicago, to a brown bag lunch later this month. Watch the Record for the date, time and place.

Also, there are rumblings of one more Sunday trip to Tommy Nevins for traditional Irish music, food and beer before the semester comes to an end. Keep an eye on the Record for details as they become available.

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


The deadline for turning in resumes to be published in our annual networking directory has been extended. Please turn in your resume to our 2nd floor mailbox no later than April 21 at 11:30am. The directory will still be published in May as planned and all members will receive a copy. You must be a member of CKTS to have your resume published. If you have not yet joined CKTS, pick up an application from our bulletin board on the concourse level.

On April 20, CKTS, in conjunction with the Princeton Review, will offer a FREE practice Multi-State Bar Exam test. The test will begin at 9am until 12:30pm, and then there will be free pizza while each test is scored. Each student will receive a personalized score sheet pinpointing strengths and weaknesses. Afterwards there will be a short lecture about the MBE test. One should expect to be done at about 3:00pm. The practice test is open to all students who wish to take it. The location of the test will be 618 S. Michigan Ave. at Spertus College. Please e-mail Amanda Read at AREAD with your name, address and phone number if you would like to sign up to take this test.


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

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


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, 25 E. Jackson Blvd., on the 7th Floor. Some of the speakers that will be featured are Nancy Livingston, a clinical professor here at Chicago-Kent; Lester Munson, a reporter with Sports Illustrated; and Tom Stovall, ‘95, who practices with Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo.

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 x of this Record) in the ELSS Mailbox (#169) or by e-mailing AFERNHOLZ (Annette Fernholz) or BKELLEY (Brenna Kelley).



Don't forget to come and vote for next year's officers! Please stop by this Wednesday, April 9, at either of these two locations:
10:00am - 12:00 noon in room 155
4:00pm - 5:45pm in room 570

Good luck to all the candidates!


Welcome back! Hope you all enjoyed your Spring Break. Just a reminder that the Health Law Society is co-hosting with the SBA the following two Law Week Events:

Date: Monday, April 7
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Don Wolf, Oregon Primate Research Center
Dr. Wolf's recent work produced Neti and Ditto, cloned Rhesus monkeys
Topic: Cloning and Reproductive Technology
Time: 2:00pm
Place: Ogilvie Auditorium

Date: Wednesday, April 9
Guest Speakers:
Mark Garfinkle, IIT Biology Professor
Steve Latham, Director of AMA's Ethics Standard Division
Alta Charo, Wisconsin Law Professor and National Bioethics Advisory Board Member
Mark Rothstein, University of Houston: Law Professor and Director of Health Law and Policy Institute
Moderator: Prof. Lori Andrews
Topic: Panel Discussion on the Legal, Scientific and Ethical Implications of Cloning Technology
Time: 4:00pm
Place: Ogilvie Auditorium



Hispanic Heritage Hour: Tuesday, April 8, at 11:50am in room C50, HLSA will host part IV of the Chicano Series "Fighting for Political Power." This segment focuses on the emergence of Mexican-

American political power and the creation of a third political party, La Raza Unida (The United People). The episode opens with the exodus of a large number of Anglo citizens from Crystal City, Texas, following the election of five-Mexican Americans to political office in the town. It shows how a protest against a high school cheerleading tradition (only one Mexican-American per year!) escalated into a movement that pitted the Mexican-American population against the town's Anglo-American power structure. Although the idea of a third party eventually proved ineffectual, La Raza Unida inspired a generation of political activists and pioneered voter registration strategies that eventually led to the election of thousands of Chicanos to political office.

Hispanic National Bar Association Regional Conference: Thank you to all those who attended the regional conference March 22 and assisted in its preparation. Specifically, thank you to Professor Rafael Gely for his support and guidance and Wamaid Mestey-Borges for organizing the entire event. The conference was a wonderful success.


"Solo Practitioner" Speaker Event

This Wednesday, April 9, from 5:00-6:00pm in room C50, the ISBA will host a "solo practitioner" speaker event. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Scott Larson (DePaul ‘95) and Mr. Jason Rubens (DePaul ‘95) to our discussion on the pros, cons, and recent challenges of "going solo." Mr. Larson considers himself a "new breed" of solo practitioner - working within the physical office of another law firm, but yet still working "solo." Mr. Rubens is considered a more traditional solo practitioner who took over the clients of a retiring attorney. If you've ever thought about working for yourself, please join us and learn firsthand what being self-employed really requires. Food and refreshments will be served.


Congratulations to the 1997-1998 IPLS Board!

Vice-President: EDWARD BRYANT
Chief Justice, IP Moot Court: ELIZABETH KLAPMAN
Event Coordinators: ALISON BALDWIN




IPLS welcomes The Honorable James F. Holderman of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, on Wednesday, April 23, at 5:00pm (room TBA). Judge Holderman will speak about Hilton-Davis and the related patent law issues.


Several important JLSA events are on the horizon. On Tuesday, April 8, DePaul Decalogue is hosting a FREE wine and cheese party at 5:30pm to discuss the various types of law jobs available in Chicago. There will be speakers from large and small firms, government agencies, corporations, and those involved in other businesses outside the legal profession. There will be a question and answer period as well as time to interact with the speakers.

JLSA elections will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at noon. All people interested in running for a position should drop off a short statement of candidacy in the Decalogue mailbox on the west side of the second floor by 5pm on Thursday, April 11. The open positions are President, Vice- President, Secretary, and Treasurer. For more information, please contact Howard Rosenburg (HROSENBU).

What does Judaism look for in its leaders and role models? On Tuesday, April 15 at noon, JLSA will host a speaker event concerning this issue and lessons of Passover. Food will be served. More details in next week's record.

The JUF Party for Peace '97, a benefit for the Jewish United Fund, will take place on Thursday, April 17, at 8pm at the Baja Beach Club located at 401 E. Illinois. FREE drinks will be available from 8-10pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds go to JUF. Please contact Howard Rosenburg for further details and to purchase advance tickets.


The new issue of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, "Symposium on Derivative Financial Products" has arrived. Please get a copy from the concourse or the 5th floor lounge.


APRIL 7, 1997


Issues surrounding the science and application of cloning technology



Senior Scientist, Division of Reproductive Sciences

Oregon Regional Primate Research Center

Ogilvie Auditorium 2:00pm - 3:00pm

In Conjuction with the Health Law Society



Tuesday April 8

10:00am to 4:00pm



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Attention 1st year Day Students & 1st and 2nd year Evening Students
who are interested in Labor and Employment Law

Enrollment Information and Applications for the
Certificate Program in Labor and Employment Law
are located on the table outside the Cafeteria (near registration bulletins)

Please fill out the application at your earliest convenience

and return to Professor Malin or his secretary, Jennifer Stegmaier.


Temporary Full-Time FACULTY SECRETARY*

Needed May 26 - August 15

Requirements: * Must type at least 65 wpm;
* Proficient on word processing program (WordPerfect preferred);
* Organized, detail oriented and able to proofread documents.

If you are interested:
Please Either Fax (312/906-5280) resume to Barbara Washington's attention
or drop resume into Barbara Washington's Mailbox (#137)
*Resumes due by Monday, APRIL 21

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

"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 Landing a Job with a Law Firm

Nontraditional Legal Careers Inside the Corporation