Chicago-Kent College of Law

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Vol. XXXI, No. 13
April 14, 1997

Posting Notices in The Record


FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN

Academic Calendar Reminder

The class schedule for the last week of class is as follows:

Monday, April 28: Monday classes meet
Tuesday, April 29: Friday classes meet (Good Friday make-up)
Wednesday, April 30: Wednesday classes meet (Professionalism Day make-up)
Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2: no classes meet
Saturday, May 3: Saturday Trial Advocacy classes meet
Final exams begin Thursday, May 8.

Teaching Evaluations

Teaching evaluations will be distributed in classes this week to elicit students' opinions regarding the quality of teaching at the law school. Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses. The evaluations are considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors. They are anonymous and will not be available to the professor until after the grades for the course are recorded.

Fall Registration

The Fall 1997 Registration Bulletin is available outside the third floor cafeteria and registration forms 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:

Priority Code
A1-C4: by 6:00pm, Monday, April 14
D1-E4: by 11:00am, Wednesday, April 16
F1-F4: by 12noon, Thursday, April 17

You must submit your registration form by the deadline to maintain your registration priority.

Additions and Corrections to the Fall, 1997 Registration Schedule and Bulletin

  1. Additional seminars added:
    Fair Housing seminar, taught by Prof. Jim Huttenhower, will be offered on Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:50pm. The course number is 636-001-02 for day students and 636-051-02 for evening students.
    China Law, taught by Prof. Tarlock on Mondays at 4:00pm can be taken as a course or a seminar. The seminar course number is 682-001-02 for day students and 682-051-02 for evening students. If you take it as a seminar instead of a course, the paper will be more comprehensive and you will have to make an oral presentation.

  2. Additional Legal Drafting sections scheduled:
    424-005-02 Legal Drafting: Commercial, Prof. Holmen, Monday, 4:00 - 5:50pm
    424-006-02 Legal Drafting: General Practice, Prof. Daley, Wed., 4:00 - 5:50pm

  3. Final exam change: the final exam for Prof. Steinman's Complex Litigation will be on Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 6:00pm, instead of Tuesday, December 16.

  4. Bulletin page 3, item 4: priority codes #D1-E4 should submit their forms by Wednesday, April 16 at 11:00am and priority codes # F1-F4 should submit them by Thursday, April 17 at noon.

  5. Bulletin page 5, first paragraph: the charge for participating in the ATP tuition plan is $45, not $40.

  6. Bulletin page 8, last sentence. Prof. Pace's name is Pace, not Face; I hope this will help me save Face with Prof. Pace.

  7. Bulletin page 9, right column: Patent Law will meet from 3:00 - 4:50pm on Tuesday and 3:00 - 3:55pm on Thursday. The times are listed correctly on the class schedule.

  8. Following is the course description for the Poverty Law seminar:
    Poverty Law seminar, Prof. Levi, Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:50pm.

  9. This seminar examines theoretical and practical issues relating to the ways in which law affects poor people. The seminar will initially review policy perspectives from the political left, middle, and right about the proper role of the government in addressing poverty and governing poor people. After a review of the theory, the seminar will address the practical issues that attorneys who represent poor people face in ensuring their clients access to justice and the justice system. Specific issues to be addressed include federal funding of legal services, court fees, private rights of action under federal statutes, welfare reform and workfare. Each student will be responsible for writing and presenting a paper that critically analyzes a practical issue that poverty lawyers face. Two credit hours.

  10. Prerequisite Changes
    Personal Income Tax may be taken concurrently with both the day and the evening sections of Employee Benefit Plans.
    Civil Procedure is not a prerequisite for Evidence; this affects the 1997 Summer schedule.
    Gift & Estate Tax may be taken concurrently with Estate Planning; this will affect the Spring 1998 schedule.

Closed Sections
If a section is closed when your registration form is processed, you will be registered for the alternate section you indicated, if any. A "W" may appear on your Program Notice next to the name of a closed course. This does not mean you are on a waiting list to enroll; the Registrar's Office does not maintain waiting lists.

After Add/Drop Day, if a seat becomes available in a course that was previously closed, a notice will be posted on the second floor bulletin board and the seat will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration tip: seats become available periodically in most closed courses between registration in April and the start of classes in August. Check with the Registrar occasionally to see if a seat is available in a section currently closed that you want to take. This also applies to the summer session courses.

Intensive Trial Advocacy
If you were selected to enroll in Intensive Trial Advocacy, you must list the course on your Fall 1997 registration form.

Courses Likely to be Offered in the Spring 1998 Semester
Attached to [the print edition of] this Record is the list of courses likely to be offered in the Spring 1998 semester which was distributed with the preliminary fall schedule.

Notice to Students Taking Exams on Computers
If you are taking a final exam on a computer, you must obtain a copy of the Rules Governing the Use of Computers for Final Exams from the Registrar's office and read it before final exams begin. It is essential that you thoroughly understand the computer exam procedures and the potential problems and risks associated with taking an exam on a computer.

Mandatory Curves for Current Semester Elective Courses
The following elective courses have at least 25 students enrolled which makes them subject to the mandatory curve for elective courses for the Spring 1997 semester:

Administrative Law

Antitrust

Bankruptcy

Business Organizations

Commercial Law

Conflict of Laws

Corporate Finance

Criminal Procedure

Employment Discrimination

Estates and Trusts

Evidence

Family Law

First Amendment

Health Care Law

Insurance

International Aspects of Intellectual Property

International Business Transactions

International Law

Interviewing Counseling & Negotiating Skills

Products Liability

Remedies

Section 1983

Sports Law

Taxation of Business Enterprises

Trademarks & Unfair Competition

Greenberg; Krent

Hannay

Harris; Mason/Glantz

Conviser; Corre, Hablutzel; Levi

Spak

Green

Brown

Gleicher and Thomas

Eglit; Gonzalez

Sherman; Strubbe

Kling

Baker; Dwyer

Heyman

Andrews

Marick/Pearson

Abbott

Lavin

Brown

Clinical Faculty

Brill

Ehrenberg

Nahmod

Ham

Brody

Quentel


PETITION TO REGISTER

1997 Summer and 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).


FROM ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS JULIE FENTON

First-Year Teaching Assistant Office Hours
Start the countdown--17 days until Read Week! Now is the time to visits your TAs. They can help you organize class material into outline form and guide you toward the big picture. This would also be a good time to run through some practice exam questions. Your TAs are a valuable source of support and feedback as exams draw near. Visit your TAs this week and start your exam preparation off on the right foot. An Office Hours schedule is available outside of room 544.

Internet Sites of the Week
Where are you? Where are you going? Map out your route on one of these helpful web sites. A great tool for times when you need to find a specific address, intersection or landmark in an unfamiliar neighborhood, city or suburb. Most of these sites allow you to print out the map generated by your request.

MapQuest - the king of all mapping sites. This site will map out a route to any location.
http://www.mapquest.com

GeoCities Geo Viewer - great area maps centered around an address you choose.
http://www.geocities.com/BHI/geoviewer.html

Maps On Us - even more maps to meet your navigation needs.
http://www.mapsonus.com


FROM THE OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS

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,at2:30 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 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 today, 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, in the Associate Dean's conference room, Suite 320 . If you are interested in serving on the Class of 1998 Graduation Committee, e-mail Lauren Lockwood.

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

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.

Howard Broecker, 66
Howard Broecker will host a Roundtable Luncheon on Wednesday, April 23, at 12:30pm in the Dean's Conference Room. Mr. Broecker has been a pioneer in the area of alternative dispute resolution. He maintains a national practice in west suburban Geneva, specializing in mediation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Broecker is also a former 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.


FROM CAREER SERVICES

Office

Student Worker Needed
Attention students! The Career Services Office is seeking a student worker to help out this summer in our office. We need someone who can commit to twenty hours a week. This is a perfect opportunity to work at the school while attending summer school classes, working for a government agency or a public interest organization. If interested, please email our Administrative Manager, Dana Beaird (DBEAIRD).

Fall On-Campus Interviewing

1998 and 1999 Grads: Preliminary Information for the Fall 1997 On-Campus Interview Program
The Career Services Office Fall On-Campus Interview Program is just around the corner! Students graduating in 1998 and 1999 who are interested in participating should get a head start on preparation and pick up an informational packet outside the Career Services Office.

The informational packet provides preliminary information about the on-campus interview program and how it works. It also outlines important dates and deadlines for those participating in the program. Be sure to read the packet carefully and to note all the deadline dates on your calendar!

Programs

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!
A reminder to all students who signed up to attend Kimm Alayne Walton's program, Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams, the program is this Saturday, April 19, from 9:15am to 12:30pm in the Ogilvie Auditorium.

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Job Openings

Commission on Human Relations: 3Ls, 4Ls
The City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations seeks a Director/Community Liaison of the Commission's Advisory Council on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. The Director is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Advisory Board. Please see Handout # 77 for further information. Applications are due Monday, April 21.

AmeriCorps
Applications are now being accepted for AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) helps people overcome poverty in communities nationwide. VISTA members live and serve in low-income neighborhoods to help develop and expand health care activities, housing repairs, expand education programs, create environmental awareness programs and assist in other community development programs. If you are interested, please see Handout #78 for further information.


CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

Tutorial
Are you trying to find a volume of the U.S. Reports or an issue of a journal? Would you like to see sample exams given by one of your professors or sample exams for a course such as Criminal Law? Then you should come to this week's tutorial on USING eLOISe.

The Reference staff of the Information Center will be presenting tutorials on Using eLOISe and will demonstrate the various helpful database files in this online research tool. The schedule for the tutorials is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board, and you don't have to sign up for any of them. Just show up by the reference desk at the scheduled times.

If you have any suggestions for future tutorials or comments regarding the times when they are offered, we'd like to 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, or attend this week's tutorial!

Renewals Available
This is just a reminder to students that when books are checked out but needed for a longer period of time, remember to bring them back to the Information Center for renewal. If no other student needs the book, you may renew it up to two times.

Renew - don't be overdue.

Extended Hours for Exams
The following are the library hours during the final exam period, throughout the summer session, and over the Memorial Day weekend.

Beginning Sunday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 20:

Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
7:45am - 11:00pm
7:45am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm

Beginning Wednesday, May 21 through Monday, May 26

Wednesday, May 21
Thursday, May 22
Friday, May 23
7:45am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm

Memorial Day Weekend:

Saturday, May 24
Sunday, May 25
Monday, May 26
CLOSED
CLOSED
11:00am - 7:00pm

Summer Session Hours beginning on Tuesday, May 27:

Sunday
Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
CLOSED
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

For more information about the Information Center, visit our web page at http://www.infoctr.edu.


FROM PROFESSOR VIVIEN GROSS, FACULTY ADVISOR OF SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS), AND SOS STUDENT COUNSELORS, MR. STEVE MCKENZIE (3L) AND MS. ANN CELINE O'HALLAREN (2L).

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

Now that you are tanned, rested and ready for the last few weeks of school, why not stop in at the SOS office and see if we can help you find a volunteer placement for the summer. We have many interesting listings.

SOS Office Hours - room 686

Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
2:45pm - 4:00pm
1:30pm - 3:00pm and 4:15pm - 6:00pm
4:15pm - 6:00pm

If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either Steve (SMCKENZI) or Ann Celine (AOHALLAR) to schedule an appointment


NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

LEXIS/NEXIS

OFFICE HOURS
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
9:00-12:00pm
11:00- 4:00pm
3:00- 7:00pm
2:00- 6:00pm
Karin Kiyabu
Karin Kiyabu
Pauline Afuso
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. Be adventurous and visit the LEXIS Law School Home page at http://www.lexis-nexis.com/lawschool/

Attention Graduates! If you missed LEXIS Day, please stop by Lab 700 or the Career Services office to pick up your free gift from LEXIS.

THIS WEEK's LEXIS QUICK TIP: Non-Legal Research on LEXIS

Try the following: The SPORTS Library

Baseball season is here again, and the basketball and hockey season are winding down - spring is an exciting time for sports fans. Visit the SPORTS Library on LEXIS. Hone your online searching skills and keep up with your favorite teams.

Read about what Major League Baseball is doing to honor Jackie Robinson by searching: Jackie Robinson /15 celebration in the SPORTS Library, and CURNWS file.

Who will win the MVP award this year, Karl Malone or Michael Jordan? Switch to the Sports Illustrated file (sports) and try: mvp /15 (malone or jordan)

And what's the scoop on the Kentucky Derby? Run this search in the Sporting Life file (STGLIF): date aft 4/1/1997 and kentucky derby

For more help with searching, visit the lab during lexis hours are send your questions to LEXISQ.

WESTLAW

WESTLAW representative hours for the week of April 14 are as follows:
Tuesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
12:00-5:00pm
1:00-5:00pm
1:00-5:00pm
Michael Ambroziak
Michael Ambroziak
Michael Ambroziak

WESTLAW student representatives can be found in lab 700 during lab hours or at the tables outside of room 700. Twenty-four hours a day, West technical representatives can be reached at 1-800-850-WEST.

Register for Summer Extensions
Registration for summer password extensions is available over the Internet. The West URL is http://www.westpub.com/pswdextn.htm. Printed summer extension materials will also be available shortly. Law students not requesting summer extensions will have access to the following job-related databases over the summer: Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, Directory of Bankruptcy Attorneys, Directory of Corporate Counsel, Merrill's Illinois Legal Times, Directory of Legal Employees - NALP, West's Legal Directory, United States Government Manual, and the Law Student Bulletin.

A summer password extension for all WESTLAW databases will be granted to students that complete a Student Summer Extension card via the Internet or postcard and subsequently qualify for an extension. The criteria for an extension are as follows:

Enrollment in a summer school class (name of class required)
Project for a Professor (name of Professor required)
Member of Law Review/ Journal or candidates in write-on competitions (name of journal required)
Member of Moot Court (name of advisor required)

Some common questions that were asked last year that DID NOT meet the criteria for an extension are:

Enrollment in an externship/internship program
Study for the Bar Exam
Personal research/practice
Working at a law firm
Preparation for Fall classes

Student passwords will be on "WESTLAW suspend" as of the date of Chicago-Kent's graduation ceremony, but access to the above name job-searching databases will remain active throughout the summer. If you are eligible for an extension, be sure to file before the end of the semester!

Summer Associate Training Sessions
Get a jump on honing your research skills before being thrown in the fire. Check out the 9th floor reference desk for the upcoming schedule of summer associate training sessions.


THE 19TH ANNUAL PIPER LECTURE

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.


FROM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LEGAL WRITING PROFESSOR SUZANNE EHRENBERG

Legal Writing Teaching Assistant Applications
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 Suzanne 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 Wednesday, April 16. After you have submitted a resume, please sign up for an interview on the schedule outside Professor Ehrenberg's door. 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.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Professor Susan Adams seeks a part-time research assistant for summer and possibly next fall to work on a project concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act in a law school context. A strong academic record, excellent research skills, and some skill in using Internet are strongly preferred. If you would be interested, please drop off a resume in office 821.

Professor Steven Heyman seeks a research assistant to work part- or full-time this summer on a project on the history and theory of the First Amendment. Applicants should have a strong academic record. An interest or background in history, philosophy, or constitutional law is desirable. If you are interested, please drop off a resume with Professor Heyman (room 763) or with his secretary, Isabel Millard (room 771).

Professor Jeffrey Sherman is seeking several student research assistants to do research for him this summer in connection with a casebook in gift and estate tax. Preference will be given to students who have completed the course in Personal Income Tax. Interested students should submit a resum‚ and a transcript to Professor Sherman (room 741) or to his secretary, Wanda Coley (outside room 745).


FACULTY NEWS

Professor Anita Bernstein's article, "Treating Sexual Harassment with Respect," has been scheduled for publication in the December issue of the Harvard Law Review.

Professor Bartram S. Brown submitted a brief amicus curiae to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on the issue of whether the Tribunal has the power to issue a subpoena duces tecum to a sovereign State (Croatia) and if so the appropriate remedies for non-compliance by a State with such a subpoena. This brief was submitted on April 9, 1997.

Professor Pamela Kentra was pictured on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on April 3, 1997 in an article regarding her recent receipt of the Better Business Bureau's Arbitrator of the Year Award. Professor Kentra was also featured in the April 1, 1997 ISBA Bar News announcing the same award.


STUDENT WRITING CONTESTS

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


SCHOLARSHIPS

HARRY A. BLACKMUN SCHOLARSHIP

The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will award a scholarship for the 1997-98 academic year.

The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 by the law clerks to the Honorable Harry A. Blackmun, Associate Justice (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Justice's clerks intend it as a perpetual testament to his contribution to American jurisprudence, to his compassion and generosity of spirit, and to the inspiration he has provided to us through example and personal encouragement.

At the discretion of the Foundation, the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship may be awarded to a student engaged in or about to engage in the pursuit of a Juris Doctor at an accredited law school in the United States. The recipient must also meet the following criteria:

  1. must demonstrate academic achievement;
  2. must demonstrate financial need;
  3. must demonstrate the potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession.

In addition, because the scholarship will be granted in honor of Justice Blackmun, all other considerations being equal, preference will be given to applicants with a significant tie to the Justice's home state of Minnesota.

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the very lengthy application form in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The scholarship application process includes the scholarship application form, two personal essays, two letters of recommendation (preferably one should be a resident of Minnesota; and one should be a law school professor or dean), undergraduate and law school transcripts.

All materials should be mailed to the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 118 West Mulberry Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201-3600, and must be received no later than June 15, 1997.

CABANISS, JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIP

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.

KANE COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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.

ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

POLISH WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ROUNDTABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

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 http://adams.patriot.net/~permail. The application deadline is May 14, 1997. For more information, you may contact the Public Employees Roundtable at (202) 927-5000.


SPECIAL NOTICES

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY LAW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

All students interested in finding out more about the Certificate in Environment and Energy Law should come to one of two introductory meetings on Wednesday, April 16. The first meeting will be at 3:00pm in room C20. The second meeting will be at 5:15pm in room C50. The Environmental Faculty will be there to explain and answer questions about the benefits and requirements of the Program.

INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Each year an orientation meeting is held to go over the requirements for the International and Comparative Law Certificate Program. This meeting is now being arranged to take place during the week of April 14 (please check Broadcast Messages for an exact date). However, since registration will begin before the meeting, the following reviews the basic requirements. In order to qualify for the certificate, a student must take 14 credit hours of qualifying courses. Three of the following 4 core courses (3 units each) must be taken: International Law, Comparative Law, International Trade Law and International Business Transactions. In addition, a qualifying 2 unit seminar must be taken. In the Fall 1997 semester, the International Criminal Law and European Union Law seminars will qualify for certificate seminar credit. Qualifying seminars are offered each semester, and the subject matter varies. Advanced Research in International Law qualifies as a certificate course, but does not satisfy the seminar requirement. A substantial number of additional courses can be used to satisfy the general certificate requirements. In the fall, for example, this will include International Aspects of Intellectual Property Law, International Human Rights Law, Law of China, and Russian Legal Systems, in addition to the various core courses that are being offered.

SURVEY LOTTERY WINNER

Participant number 783 is the first-prize winner of a $100 award for completion of the survey from the Student Affairs and Diversity committee. If you've won, bring your purple "Survey Participant Certificate," indicating your number, to Dean Deutsch's office to claim your prize!


ORGANIZATIONS

FROM MARK SCOTT, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

WOW..! What a week. We would like to thank everyone who worked so hard on making the Law Week events such a wonderful success. The following individuals certainly performed beyond the call of duty: George Petrovich and Carlos Poza (Law Week Co-Chairs), Helen Fabisiewicz, Mathias Knorr, and Nick Scarpelli. Special recognition needs to be given to Professors Lori Andrews and Richard Kling for their roles in the speaking events. We would like to thank Professor Richard Conviser for his continual efforts in helping students fulfill our social needs by sponsoring the Bash.

We hope you enjoyed the Barristers' Ball. The Palmer House proved why they have been able to stay in existence for over 125 years. Needless to say, none of us could have enjoyed ourselves without the commitment and dedication of Peggy Zilligen, "Queen of the Ball." In addition, we are very appreciative of the Barristers' Ball Committee's hard work in promoting and working the event.

Finally, the Spring 1997 Election results are in. We would like to thank all of the students who voted and completed the survey. We would like to CONGRATULATE everyone who participated in the Election. Although not everyone can win, it is great to see that there are many people who want to make an impact at Chicago-Kent. We would like to especially thank the Election Committee for their investment of time to insure that the process was seamless: Gregory Casagrande (Chair), Christopher Hage, Patricia Henley, Kim Jessum, Kristi Lupo, and Sarah Rewerts. We posted the 1997-98 Student Bar Association Board of Governors on the SBA bulletin board located on the concourse level. The results will be published in the next edition of the Record. We will also collate the information obtained in the survey. We will disseminate all of the appropriate information to the entire Chicago-Kent community.

ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY

Join us this Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30pm in room 370 as we host Steve Hindi of the Chicago Animal Rights Coalition. Steve has been instrumental in preventing planned bird hunts in Kendall County, Illinois, by taking to the air and flying in the paths of the hunters. He faces charges this month in state court, and is gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to come and speak with us. We invite all to come and ask questions. Food and drink will be provided.

Thanks to all who came to our movie break showing of "Fargo" and to all of you who helped in the planning!

Anyone interested in serving on the Board of Governors for ARLS for the next schoolyear should contact Rachel ASAP (RVANDERV).

Also, copies of the new April Newsletter are available on the bulletin board and in the Spak - 2nd floor.

CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION

Social Event Friday:
The CBA/YLS Law Student Committee will sponsor a great end-of-the-year social event on Friday, April 18, from 5:00pm-7:00pm for all CBA law student members at a location in the Gold Coast area soon to be announced. (Possibly the Alumni Club...watch the broadcast messages and the SPAK bulletin boards for details.) 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 colleagues...it's never a bad time to network!)

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 is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 21-25, probably a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 5-6pm. Please watch your e-mail account for a message announcing the exact time and location. I hope you can make it to celebrate our wonderful victory!

Membership...
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

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY

Elections are coming!
Available positions are secretary, treasurer and co-president. Please notify Victor Terrizzi (VTERRIZZ) of your intention to run by April 21. You also may submit a candidate statement.

Public Defender Speaking Event
If you are interested in becoming a public defender or are just interested in finding out what a public defender does, this is the event for you. A representative of the public defender's office, who is also a graduate of Chicago-Kent, will be coming to speak next week. Pizza and soda will be served. Check next week's Record for details.

To be added to the CJS mailing list, e-mail CPOULSON.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

Earth Day BASH!!!
Monday, April 28, ELS will sponsor an Earth Day Bash from 5-7pm. Food and beverages will be served and everyone is invited to attend. The fellowship recipient and the new ELS Board will be announced and the bike raffle will also be held. Please watch next weeks Record for more details.

Speaking Event!!
Professor Debbie Musiker will speak on "Restoring the Wolf and Grizzly Populations in the Northern Rockies: Overcoming Obstacles" on Wednesday, April 23, at 3:00pm in room 570. FOOD and BEVERAGES will be provided!!!

ELS Elections
Candidate Statements for the ELS Elections are due today, April 14, in the ELS mailbox on the 2nd floor by 5:00pm. The offices are: President, VP Internal, VP External, Secretary, and Treasurer. ELS Elections will be held on Friday, April 18.

Fellowships
Fellowship forms are available on the ELS Bulletin Board on the Concourse. Applications are due by Monday, April 28, at 9:00am and may be turned in to the ELS mailbox on the 2nd floor. Please do not forget to attach a resume and a brief personal statement.

NAELS Newsletter
Articles are needed for the final draft of the NAELS newsletter. In particular, ELS needs a synopsis for each of the panels that were at the conference. For more information please e-mail KPOHN.

FEDERALIST SOCIETY

Elections are coming!
Available positions are secretary, treasurer and co-president. Please notify Chris Hage (CHAGE) of your intention to run by April 21. You may also submit a candidate statement.

Handgun Panel
Next week we will be presenting a panel on the pros and cons of the proposed concealed carry legislation. Also to be discussed: the findings of the University of Chicago study on the effects of concealed carry laws. See next week's Record for details.

To be added to the Federalist Society mailing list, e-mail CPOULSON.

GAYLAW

Thanks to Dana Kurtz and Tillman Hoppe for organizing a fantastic night out at the Baton Lounge!!! Thanks also to everyone who joined GayLaw out that night. Nothing like twenty-plus dumbstruck law-students to liven up a drag-show. Let's do it again next year!

Remember to come to the meeting on April 17, at 5:00pm at Ranalli's. We will discuss a final social event -- perhaps a night of bowling and cheap beer?

Elections for 1997/98 GayLaw Co-Chairs is coming up, so start to think about doing your community a service...or at least someone you can nominate to do it for you!

Also, we will be addressing a few additional issues in this election such as whether to continue requiring gender parity in GayLaw's co-chairs. GayLaw members will be polled via e-mail following next week's meeting, so if you have any suggestions or additional issues to raise, be sure to attend!

As always...

If you would like to be placed on GayLaw's anonymous news list, please e-mail either fbarnhar@kentlaw.edu or gaylaw@kentlaw.edu.

HISPANIC LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION (HLSA)

Elections: HLSA will hold nominations for officers for next year on Tuesday, April 22. We will announce the room and time at a later date.

Scholarship: Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship applications are posted on the bulletin board. The application deadline is May 1, 1997. Please direct questions to Martin R. Castro, HLSF Chairperson at 312/861-6632.

Conference : The schedule of events for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards Ceremony is posted on the bulletin board. Those interested should act promptly as the conference is April 28-30.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY

Speaker Event

IPLS welcomes The Honorable James F. Holderman of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, on Wednesday, April 23, at 5:00pm in room 590. Judge Holderman will speak about "Hilton-Davis" and the related patent law issues.

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the ISBA and PAD "Solo Practitioner" speaker event last week!

Attention 1L (day or evening) and 2L evening students:

Are you interested in becoming an ISBA student representative? The ISBA is looking to fill one student rep position with a 1L (day or evening) or a 2L evening student. If you can make a commitment to the ISBA for the remainder of your law school years, then please plan to attend an informal interview on either April 22 or April 23. Part of your duties as an ISBA student rep at Chicago-Kent include: attending four/five Law Student Division meetings and organizing ISBA events at school. If you are interested, please contact by e-mail one of the following current reps to set up an interview:

-Cathy Schulis (CSCHULIS) or Leslie Borre (LBORRE) for day division students.

-Jeff Miller (JMILLER) for evening division students.

The informal interviews will take place on Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23! You don't have to be a current ISBA student member to apply.

Membership
It's really not too late to join the ISBA! Membership applications are available on the Concourse. If you join now, your summer is "free." That means you can participate in the free Law Ed programs, receive the ISBA section newsletters, and your one-year membership will not expire until August of 1998 (essentially receiving this summer for FREE).

KENT ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA (KATLA)

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 16, from 3-4:00 pm!!! (Please check the KATLA board on the Concourse for the room number.)

* Speaker Event:
KATLA will host a speaker event April 16, featuring Mr. Robert Strodel, LTD from Peoria. Mr. Strodel has 40 years of experience as an attorney, 30 of which are in medical malpractice. This Wednesday, he will speak about his experiences and answering questions about this field of law. Refreshments will be provided.

* Officer Elections:
KATLA will also have a meeting at this time to hold officer elections for the 1997-1998 school year and vote on changes to our Constitution and By-Laws.

Candidate statements will be sent to everyone on the mailing list on Monday, April 14. The amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws will be posted on the KATLA board on the Concourse for anyone who would like to review them before the meeting. If you have any questions, please e-mail LSMITH3.

WOMEN IN LAW

Upcoming Events!
Tuesday, April 15: WBAI, WIL and Career Services are sponsoring a panel entitled "Juggling the Practice of Law and Life in the 90's". The panel will take place on Tuesday from 4-6pm in the 10th floor event room and will feature some prominent local speakers including several Chicago-Kent alums.

We are asking our members to provide some sort of dessert or finger food for the reception that will follow the panel.

Those interested in the panel should sign up in the Career Services office. For more information, e-mail CRUNNELS.

Wednesday, April 16: The Student Committee of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois is sponsoring a discussion titled "Introduction to Feminist Theory and Application to an Educational Setting" led by Morrison Tory, Associate Professor of Law at Depaul and Mary Baker, Professor of Law at University of Chicago. The two women are authors of the critically acclaimed book, Feminist Jurisprudence.

The discussion takes place Wednesday, from 5:50-7:00pm, at the Rare Book Room, Depaul College of Law Library, Lewis Center, 25 E. Jackson. Refreshments will be served. WIL members are planning to meet in the lobby at 5pm to go over together. If you'd like to go, please e-mail RDONEGAN.

Thursday, April 17: The Women's Bar Association of Illinois is having its annual Judges Night. Tickets are available for Chicago-Kent students at a special rate of $20. For more information and to sign up to go, e-mail AANDERSO.

Keep an eye on this space for the date and time of our upcoming elections!


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