Chicago-Kent College of Law

T H E  R E C O R D

Vol. XXXI, No. 15
April 28, 1997

NOTE: This will be the last Record of the semester. Please watch the Broadcast Messages to receive information concerning where to send submissions for the 97-'98 school semester


Time really flies when you're having fun. I've had a great year and hope you feel the same way. It's hard to believe that regular classes will end this week, and that exams and Commencement are just around the corner. I wish all of you the very best of luck on your finals, and I look forward to seeing again very soon those of you who will be continuing this summer or next fall. For those of you who are graduating, congratulations on your years of hard work and concentration. You can be very proud of your achievement. The faculty and I very much look forward to seeing you at Navy Pier on May 25.

We're very excited to have two terrific new faculty members coming to Chicago-Kent beginning with the Fall semester:

Assistant Professor Kimberly Pace graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, after earning her bachelor's and master's degrees from M.I.T. She was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, specializing in complex civil and intellectual property litigation, and has spent the past year as a clerk for the Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Pace is co-authoring a casebook entitled Modern Patent Law and Litigation that will be published by Foundation Press. She also has written a number of law review articles. Professor Pace will teach Patent Law and other intellectual property courses.

Assistant Professor Steven Wilf will be teaching American Legal History and Property next year. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, and also earned his Ph.D. in History at Yale. Professor Wilf currently is clerking for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the author of numerous law review articles and currently is at work on a book entitled Imagining Justice: Politics, Storytelling, and Criminal Law in Revolutionary America.

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful and productive year. I wish you great success on your exams and a wonderful summer.


Dean's Certificate for the Illinois Bar Exam

Several students received a letter from the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar stating their file was complete except for the dean's certificate. We will send a dean's certificate to the Illinois Board for every graduate after we receive final grades. They will be in Springfield well before the deadline.

Bar Exams in Other Jurisdictions

If you plan to take a bar exam outside of Illinois, you must provide the Registrar with appropriate forms for the law school to complete as soon as possible.

Fall Registration

Several day division students registered for the evening sections of Decedents' Estates & Trusts and Family Law for the fall semester. I want to advise you that two sections of Decedents' Estates and at least one and probably two sections of Family Law will be offered in the day division in the spring

1998 semester.

2L and Graduating Senior Surveys -- Grand Prize Added

Thanks to the 2L's and graduating seniors who returned the survey I mailed. In addition to the raffle prizes mentioned in the cover letter, a 2L student will win the right to be registered first for the spring, 1998 semester, which will guarantee enrollment in all course and seminar selections. Incidentally, separate raffle drawings will be conducted for 2L students and graduating seniors. You must return your survey by May 6 to be eligible for the raffle drawing. If you didn't get a survey or tossed it, you may obtain another one from Alice Curry in room 302.

Teaching Evaluations

If you have not had an opportunity to complete a faculty evaluation questionnaire for one or more of your instructors, please obtain a form from the Registrar's office. After you complete it, put it in mailbox #99 in the College Service Center.

Summer Session Class Assignments

If you are enrolled in a summer session class, check the second floor bulletin board after your final exams for class assignments. The summer session is short and most instructors expect students to have read the assignment for the first night of class.

Fall 1997 Class Assignments

About August 1, initial class assignments for the fall 1997 semester will be mailed to the permanent home address of each continuing student. If you want the assignments mailed to another address, please e-mail your summer mailing address to ACURRY.

Good Luck

How can another academic year be almost over already? I wish you much luck and success on your final exams and for seniors, on the bar exam. Have an enjoyable summer.


Summer and Fall Program Changes

You may check your fall schedule on the computer terminal in the Registrar's office to see the results of your add/drop requests. Registration Change Forms may be submitted at any time to add open courses or withdraw from courses; they will be processed in the order received. You may add an open course until the first week of the summer session and the second week of the fall semester.

Pass/Fail Elections for Summer Session Courses

You must submit a Pass/Fail Election Form to the Registrar for a summer session course by the end of the first week of class, Monday, June 2, 1997 at 6:00pm. This is an absolute deadline and will not be extended for any reason. You may revoke your election up to the last day of class. See Handbook §2.4 for information about the pass/fail election. You may not elect pass/fail for Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy, Advanced Research, Legal Drafting or the clinical courses.


Congratulations! It's been a long year, and you're almost finished. To those of you who are completing your final year, good luck on the bar and best wishes for happy, fulfilling careers. To those of you envying this year's graduating students, your time will come sooner than you think!

In the meantime, remember you can come to Ellen Berger and me to help you as you prepare for finals. Good luck on finals and have a great summer!


Class of 1997 Graduation Information!!!

The Class of 1997 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 25, 1997, at 2:30pm at Navy Pier. The Commencement Speaker will be the Honorable Abner J. Mikva, former Congressman from Chicago's north side, former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals, and former White House Counsel to President Clinton. If you did not pick up the graduation information memo at the time your class composite picture was taken, you may pick one up in Suite 310.

Graduation tickets are available now in Suite 310!!! Come by all week between 9:00am and 6:00pm to pick up tickets if you've requested them. We will start a sign up list for extra tickets on Wednesday, April 30, at 12:00 noon.

If you have any further questions about Commencement, don't hesitate to ask Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty in Suite 310.

Student Workers Needed!!! We are looking for students to help out at Commencement on May 25 as ushers. It's a full day, but we'll pay! See Lauren Lockwood or John Fogarty in Suite 310 if you are interested.


Office News

1997 Graduates: A Note from Lisa Abrams and Stephanie Rever Chu

The Career Services staff wish you the best as you finish your legal education. We've enjoyed working with you over the years and we'll be here if you need advice in the future. Please keep us posted about your progress! Good luck with the bar exam.


Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Careerline is hot off the presses! Don't forget to pick up your copy of the April issue of Careerline, the CSO newsletter for the C-K community. Articles include "10 tips for surviving the 3L job search," "'96 Grads Fare Well in the Marketplace, "KJF Auction a Triumphant Success," answers from 3Ls to the question, "What law school experience do you think will best prepare you for practice?", and MUCH MORE!!! Pick up your copy today outside the Career Services Office or in the Concourse.

Need a Break from Finals?

If you're studying for finals and looking for an excuse to take a much-deserved break, we have a suggestion! Check around your apartment or locker or wherever to see if you have any books or videos from the Career Services Office Resource Center that need to be returned. OK, so it may not be the most exciting study break, but if you forget to return books before their due date there is a $.50/day fine. In addition, there may be students waiting for that book to be returned so that they can read it, too. So before you leave for the summer, please double-check to make sure you don't have any books or videos that need to be returned. Thank you!

Office Closings and Summer Hours

The Career Services Office will be closed Thursday, May 8; Friday, May 9; and Monday, May 26.

The Career Services Office will be open during the following hours from May 27 until the first week of fall classes:

Mondays 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesdays 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesdays 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursdays 8:30am-7:00pm
Fridays 8:30am-5:00pm

The office will also be open the following Saturdays from 8:30am until 12:00pm: May 17, June 14 and July 12.

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!

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services


Fried Frank Fellowship Program

Two fellowships are available through the Fried Frank Fellowship Program, one sponsored by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, the other by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Each of these unique programs provides fellows with the experience of two years of practice with a prominent international law firm followed by practice with either MALDEF, or the LDF. If you are a student with an interest in working in a large firm, please see Handout #81 for further information

Robert M. Cover Fellowships in Clinical Training: Graduates

Yale Law School is offering two fellowships to new, but experienced lawyers who wish to pursue careers in clinical legal education. As Cover Fellows they will supervise students, participate in community outreach activities, represent clients, and pursue their own research and writing, under the guidance of the clinical faculty. Please see Handout #82 for further information. The application deadline date is May 1, 1997.



During the summer session, the reference staff of the Information Center will present tutorials from time to time on subjects of interest to Business and Law students. Interested students should check the 9th floor bulletin board for the topics and schedules. This is a good time for you to suggest topics that you want to review or that will be of help to your summer classes. Send your suggestions or comments to Lenore Glanz (EMAIL:LGLANZ). We'd like to hear from you.

Conference Rooms

Conference rooms are located throughout the library and may be reserved by law students for group study. During read week and finals, Chicago-Kent students may reserve a conference room for two hours instead of one-hour per week. Just sign up for the rooms at the Information Center's service desk by showing a current student ID.

Extended Hours For Exams

The following are the Informationa Center and Document Center hours during the final exam period, throughout the summer session, and over the Memorial Day weekend.

Beginning Sunday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 20:

Information Center:

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

Document Center:

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 9:30pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 9:30pm

Beginning Wednesday, May 21 through Monday, May 26

Information Center:

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

Document Center:

Wednesday, May 21
Thursday, May 22
Friday, May 23
8:00am - 9:30pm
9:00am - 9:30pm
9:00am - 6:30pm

Memorial Day Weekend:

Information Center/Document Center:

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

SUMMER SESSION HOURS beginning on Tuesday, May 27:

Information Center:

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm

Document Center:

9:00am - 9:30pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

Good News: the library has just received 3 new copiers. All the copiers in the Library are now less than 2 years old. For more information about the Information Center, visit our web page at


Summer is fast approaching!

If you are interested in a public interest placement this summer, time is running out. SOS encourages you to start looking now or in the near future, and to contact us if you'd like some help.

SOS Office Hours:

Steve McKenzie:
Tuesday 3:00pm- 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:45am-11:45am
Ann Celine O'Hallaren:
Monday 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm- 5:30pm

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


Warning: E-mail Cleanup on May 22, 1997

In order to get ready for the new school year, all student e-mail will be deleted on Thursday May 22, 1997. The student e-mail system will be shut down for a brief period in the afternoon and all student and organization e-mail will be deleted from the system. If you wish to save any e-mail messages, you must either print them out or export them to an ASCII text file on your diskette. See Frequently Asked Questions about E-mail, in the HelpDoc racks in Lab 700 or the CLC offices, to find out how to export and save e-mail messages. You must do this before Thursday May 22. If you have any questions, please contact HELPDESK.

Software for Exams on Computer

If you have signed up to take exams on computer this semester, be sure pick up a copy of the exam information and rules from the Registrar's office on the second floor. For Exams this semester, you will be able to choose from the following word processing systems: WordPerfect 5.1+ and 6.1 for DOS, and WordPerfect 5.2 and 6.1 for Windows. During an exam is the worst time to try to figure out a new program. If you are unfamiliar with these programs, take some time to learn about them before you sit down to take the exam.

Dial-In Lines Are Busy

The dial-in phone lines are in heavy demand at the end of semesters as students ask each other questions and prepare for exams. In the spirit of helping everyone communicate, please try and limit your dial-in connect time as much as possible. Please use the connect time to just pick up and send messages, rather than time to spend long periods logged in.

Back Up Your Work

At School:
Every semester, the CLC is asked to retrieve a corrupted or erased document file on a floppy disk. Usually it's the only copy, and it's due in five minutes. Sometimes the document cannot be retrieved. To avoid having this problem, we recommend that you keep two copies of all your work on two separate floppy disks. Floppy disks wear out with time and use. Please protect yourself and the time you invest in your work by making backup copies.
At Home:
From time to time, we see students' entire law school work product vanish irretrievably when their hard drives crash. You should back up your computer's hard drive regularly. Most importantly, you should put all your working files on floppy disks or some other media. If you don't want to use floppies to do this, there are several parallel-port options from Hewlett-Packard and Iomega, including ZIP drives (each disk holds a hundred megabytes of data), JAZ drives (1 Gigabyte per disk), and tape drives like the Colorado T1000e (capacity runs from 800 Mb to 4 Gb per tape).



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. Also, you can visit our web page at

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.

For those of you who are not graduating but will be taking summer school classes, renew your password now to have access to LEXIS over the summer! Log into LEXIS and go to the CAREER library and the SUMMER file and answer the next 7 (seven) questions. Students who are working for a professor or who are on law review or moot court can also continue to use LEXIS during the summer. Please send your questions about summer access to LEXISQ.


Try the following: More efficient searching Searching on LEXIS

Specialized databases: Did you know that it is less expensive to search in smaller databases than larger ones? Generally because the maintenance and upkeep on larger databases (like MEGA or OMNI) is more expensive, the online databases (and not just LEXIS) charge you more for this service. The solution? Choose a smaller database.

For example if you are searching for copyright cases, you could search in a group file, e.g., GENFED, MEGA. But here you would be search all federal cases (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and District Courts) and all state cases, too. You will have to sort through many, many cases to find the ones most pertinent to your problem.

Instead, you could narrow your search to just one type of case - Supreme Court cases, perhaps - be searching in the GENFED library and the US file. In the alternative you can choose to search in a subject specific Library, in this case, the COPYRT library, and perhaps the FEDCTS file (Copyright cases in the federal courts.) Now, you know that all of the cases you search are going to be copyright cases, and you can run a more efficient search.

Another tip for searching in LEXIS: Using Segments to narrow your search.

Each document in LEXIS is divided up into parts called SEGMENTS. For example, a file containing only cases will typically have the NAME segment (names of parties), a COUNSEL segment (who represented the parties), an JUDGES (last names of all judges who heard the case), an OPINIONBY segment (who wrote the opinion), and several others that may be useful for you in your research. When you search in the segments, you are limiting your search to that particular area of the case. For example in the GENFED library and the USAPP library: name(mcnemar and disney)

You can also use this strategy to see what firms are litigating firms are litigations: counsel(leboeuf and lamb)

Or to see what a specific judge has written: writtenby(kimba /2 wood)

For more hints and answers to your LEXIS questions, visit the LEXIS Web Page for Law School Students at or write to LEXISQ. Have a nice week!


Professor Richard Wright's suggested redrafting of section 3 of the proposed Restatement Third of Torts on Product Liability, to broaden and liberalize the permissibility of inferring a defect in certain situations without specific proof of defect, has been accepted by the Reporters. Initially worded quite narrowly to apply only to manufacturing defects, section 3 as now written applies to design as well as manufacturing defects and no longer requires expert testimony on the precise nature of the defect. Among other purposes, it is meant to apply to situations in which a product fails to perform its manifestly intended function, and as such is the last vestige in the Restatement Third of the Restatement Second's general "consumer expectations" test. The consumer expectations test otherwise survives for two specific types of products: food (with a citation to Professor Michael Spak's articles in this area) and used products. The entire proposed Restatement Third on Products Liability will be voted on by the membership of the American Law Institute at its annual meeting in May.


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



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 recommender 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.


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 Illinois Judicial Council is awarding scholarships in the amount of $500 to minority law students. Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships must pick up an application in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The completed application and supporting documentation must be received by the Illinois Judicial Council no later than June 1, 1997. Applications should be sent to Mary Maxwell Thomas, Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, Illinois Judicial Council, 2600 South California Avenue, Courtroom 604, Chicago, Illinois 60608.


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

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

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

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

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


Applications are now available for the 1997 Public Employees Roundtable (PER) Scholarship Program which awards scholarships to students who plan to pursue careers in government. Since 1985, the Roundtable has awarded more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to students throughout the United States.

Applicants must be enrolled either full- or part-time and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants with prior government work experience or community service experience. Applicants will be asked to write a two-page essay on the topic: "Through my chosen career as a government employee, I will contribute to a more positive image of public service by..."

To request an application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Scholarships, P.O. Box 14270, Washington, DC 20044-4270 or visit the PER website at The application deadline is May 14, 1997. For more information, you may contact the Public Employees Roundtable at (202) 927-5000.



The 16th Annual Federal Tax Institute

On Thursday and Friday, May 1-2, 1997, the law school will host the 16th Annual Federal Tax Institute. The Institute features a comprehensive, yet concise,program, presented by a faculty of leading experts, for tax advisors and practioners. This seminar is designed to keep attorneys, accountants, corporate tax executives, business and tax advisors, and other personnel up-to-date on the most current legislation, cases and rulings affecting the federal tax sector.

Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge (note: course materials are not included; however, copies of the materials will be available in the library at a later date). However, pre-registration is required! To register, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal Education (Suite 530) to fill out a registration form. Students must register before or on Tuesday, April 29, 1997.


Pictures are in! If you had your picture taken by the photographer at Barristers', the proofs are in the SBA office awaiting your approval and purchase. The prints are $2.00 each and the lighting and color will be adjusted in the final prints. So, come on by the SBA office and check them out. Any questions or problems e-mail MZILLIGE.



In the not too distant future we see the end of another fulfilling year of academic, professional, and social development at Chicago-Kent. For some, the year ends with their last exam. For others, the year ends with their graduation. For all, anxiety and trepidation are taking hold of our bodies. After spending a year in the presidency, many people have recently asked whether I would do it all over again or "was it worth it?"

When I decided to run for the leadership of SBA, I made a commitment to Beth Donahue, my friends, and colleagues that I would reinvent the organization. Some of you might remember that I wanted to put the "Student" back in SBA. Hopefully, over the last year, you saw a different organization. Hopefully you experienced a movement towards harnessing the student voice. Hopefully you witnessed a heightening of the standards of the organization. Hopefully you participated in the improved social activities and speaker events.

To have a meaningful role at Chicago-Kent, as opposed to simply being a consumer, the student community must hold future SBA administrations accountable. Use the SBA's various resources to occasionally remind the administration and faculty of the student community's importance. Both the administration and faculty demonstrated that they will listen and react to collectivized student opinions. Although the constituencies have competing goals, we all have a vested interest in ensuring that Chicago-Kent maximizes its opportunity to remain in the upper tiers of the legal education spheres.

I THANK all of YOU for allowing me the opportunity to serve you. I am especially appreciative and thankful for the assistance provided by Dean Chapman and Dean Rupcich. I have learned so much from many of you. I am forever indebted, literally. Over the next couple of years I need to repair relationships that suffered at the expense of the pesidency. I do believe, however, that it was worth it!

Dream. Set goals. Achieve. Good luck on your future endeavors.!

Spring Polls: Please be advised of the tabulated information provided by more than 290 students during the recent administration of the Spring polls:

Eliminate Read Week
Shorten Read Week
Yes - 6%
Yes - 9%
No - 94%
No - 91%
Hours in the library per week
Are weekend hours good
Do you use the library on Saturdays
Do you use the library on Sundays
Yes - 76%
Yes - 71%
Yes - 73%
No - 24%
No - 29%
No - 27%
Library services ranked
in order of importance
Computer lab
Study Rooms
Document Center
Interactive Video Disk
What provides you with the most frustration
Misplaced / Damaged Books
Document Center
Have you ever asked a librarian for assistance Yes - 97% No - 3%
Librarian efficiency grade B
Why were you seeking assistance
Class (Legal Writing)
Researching databases
Attended a weekly tutorial given by the Reference staff Yes - 34% No - 66%
Refused an opportunity to check out a book Yes - 15% No - 85%
Used the Document Center Yes - 96% No - 4%
Document Center efficiency grade C+
Document Center services ranked in order of importance
Lexis/Westlaw printing
eLOISe printing
Laser printing
Facsimile service


Public Defender Speaking Event

Come have lunch with the CJS this Tuesday, April 29, at noon in room 370 and hear Erin Farrel, from the Public Defender's Office, speak about her experiences with the office. 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. Pizza and soda will be served.


The Evening Law Students' Society is seeking nominations for the officer positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer; we're also seeking 2 representatives from each class of 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls.

If you're interested in any positions or would like to know more about the objectives of ELSS, please contact AFERNHOL (Annette Fernholz) or BKELLEY (Brenna Kelley). Nominations are due by April 30!


Officers: Congratulations to next year's newly elected officers: Francelyn Perez (President), Lorena Alvarez (Vice President), Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz (Secretary), and Jacqueline Childress (Treasurer).

HLSA would also like to congratulate all the graduating members and wish you the best of luck in the future. Special thanks to Rich Rodriguez and Pablo Almaguer for all your hard work and dedication this past year.


Speaker Event

Thanks to everyone, especially Kim Jessum and Scott Smilie, who helped with IPLS's final speaker event for the year with The Honorable Judge James F. Holderman. Judge Holderman spoke about patent law issues related to the "Hilton-Davis" case.


The latest edition of the monthly IPLS newsletter is available on our webpage:

Read about the latest I.P. news including professor profiles, calendar of events, cases, and career information. Please direct all article submissions, comments, and questions to Alison Baldwin (ABALDWIN).

Summer Information

I.P. Moot Court

If you are interested in participating on one of the I.P. Moot Court teams (Copyrights, Trademarks, or Patents), to be eligible, you MUST compete in the in the SUMMER write-on competition for regular Moot Court. Participation in the Spring 1st year Moot Court competition will NOT qualify you to compete for selection to one of the I.P. Moot Court teams.

Patent Law Interview Program Reminder

For those who signed up for the Patent Law Interview program hosted by Loyola University, the Program will be held August 1 - 3.

Fall Information

Journal of Intellectual Property

Please check the Record in the fall for information about the write-on program.

Thank you to all who helped make this a successful year for IPLS: IPLS members, especially everyone who helped with our speaker events, receptions, luncheon, and fundraisers; Professors Brad Hulbert, Debra Quentel, and Mickie Voges; and the current board, President Karin Kiyabu, Treasurer Tonya McCarty, Editor-In-Chief Scott Smilie, Chief Justices of the Moot Court Chris Hage and Brian Rosenblatt, Event Coordinator Neelam Singh, and Newsletter Committee Chair Alison Baldwin. Have a great summer!


Congratulations to the KJF 1997 Summer Fellowship Recipients: Dan Belko, Jeffrey Berman, Carolyn Buntin, Charlotte Cluverius, Jen Hodel, Heather Klear, Nikki Kodjayan, Beverly McClellan, and Jennifer Tomsak.

Congratulations to the 1997-98 KJF Board Members: Co-Chairs, Ann-Celine O'Hallaren and Doug Harvath; Secretary, Beverly McClellan; Treasurer, Dan Connell; Public Relations Chair, Nikki Kodjayan; LRAP Rep., Heather Klear; 2nd-Year Rep., Brandy Brixy; 3rd-Year Reps, Julie Lucas and Jason Orleans; and Auction Co-Chairs, Dan Belko and Carolyn Buntin.