Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 1
August 18, 1997
Posting Notices in The Record
The second initiative involves globalization. It ties together faculty
members, policy makers, business executives, labor leaders and public interest
advocates in exploring new roles for international law and international
institutions in expanding trade, managing inter-ethnic conflict, and promoting
human rights and environmental protection. Synthesizing the unique qualities
of the Law School's international faculty, its LLM program in international
and comparative law, and its stewardship of the Library of International
Relations, this initiative will be launched by a major program on September
19, featuring an address by Presidential envoy Richard C. Holbrooke on
"Collective Security as a Foundation for Trade: NATO, the U.N., and
Peace Enforcement in Bosnia and Cyprus," followed by a major symposium
on China's accession to the WTO on November 6-7. In the Spring, we expect
activities relating to international labor and environmental standards,
and to the policy and legal problems raised by immigration and refugees.
The third initiative extends Chicago-Kent's historical excellence in
understanding the relationship between law and computers. It deals with
the challenges to traditional legal doctrine and institutions represented
by the Internet and other computer technologies ranging from digital signatures
to criminal liability half-way around the world for something someone puts
on his Web page in Illinois. It also deals with new concepts of government
implemented through the Internet. This initiative is sponsoring a major
conference in Washington on October 8, aimed at helping representatives
from Europe, the United States and Asia agree on criteria for government
deference to private self-regulation of the Internet.
All of these initiatives involve law students. The initiatives symbolize
our commitment to professional excellence and intellectual depth. You are
the targets of that commitment and will benefit from it throughout your
careers, in solo practice, in a big firm, in public interest work, in business,
in government; as a prosecutor or plaintiff, defense counsel or judge.
It's going to be a busy and exciting fall. I welcome your energy and your
I look forward to working with you. Together we can continue Chicago-Kent's
tradition of blazing new trails into the profession, and of stimulating
new legal thinking to serve the best aspirations of society.
Welcome to Chicago-Kent! You chose a terrific law school and we are
pleased that you are joining our community. I will have several roles in
your new life. My title is Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and
Student Affairs, which means that my fingers are in several pies. I work
with the Registrar's office on the scheduling and administration of your
courses and the maintenance of your academic records. I work with the Student
Affairs office on orientation, academic and personal counseling of students,
and related matters. Finally, I work with Career Services on making sure
that you are provided with the best career counseling services possible.
Beyond these specific duties, my job is to make sure that your life at
the law school remains as free from administrative hassles as possible.
But questions and problems undoubtedly will arise for some of you. If you
think I can be of help, please call me at 906-5130, come by my office (Room
320C), or e-mail me (SSOWLE). If I can't help you, I'll point you in the
right direction. My door is open without appointment, so long as I am not
otherwise occupied when you drop by. I wish you the best of luck at the
start of an exciting year.
The Registrar's office welcomes you. We look forward to meeting and
serving you throughout your legal studies at Chicago-Kent. Feel free to
visit our office, room 220, and introduce yourself. Our hours are Monday
through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The primary function of the Registrar's office is to maintain your academic
records. To better serve you, it is important that our records remain accurate
and current. Please take a moment this week to return the Change in Personal
Information sheet included in your orientation packet. We will be sending
you lots of important information in the years to come; we want to make
sure that no one is excluded. Hope to see you soon!
Welcome 1Ls! Feeling excited? Nervous? Confused? A little of everything?
Can't quite believe you're really finally here? If you are experiencing
any of these feelings or have questions you would like answered -- come
see me, Ellen Berger, the Director for Student Services. I can be found
in Room 546. My telephone number is 906-5272, and my e-mail address is
I can assist you with all matters of student concern, including academic
difficulties, personal issues, and making a successful transition to law
school. Students with disabilities should contact me to arrange any necessary
accommodations. If something is worrying you, don't suffer in silence.
I am here to help relieve the stress that comes with adjusting to law school.
By the way, you don't have to have a problem to come see me. Just drop
in and introduce yourself! As usual, Chicago-Kent has admitted an interesting
and talented group of students. I look forward to getting to know you.
FALL 1997 SEMESTER BUILDING AND INFORMATION CENTER (LIBRARY) HOURS
The new hours for the Fall semester will begin on MONDAY, AUGUST
18, 1997. Copies of the new schedule may be picked up at the security
desk in the front lobby, from the racks next to the bulletin board in the
third floor cafeteria, and in the racks on the concourse level.
|Monday, August 25||8:30-1:00pm
|Tuesday, August 26||8:30-1:00pm
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office by sending an email to finaid.kentlaw.edu, call (312) 906-5180, or stop by Suite 230.
A Special Welcome to First-Year Students!
Graduation may seem a long way off right now, but don't forget you'll
be working in the legal profession before you know it! To keep up-to-date
with employment trends, read advice from career strategists, know about
career services programs and other vital information, get in the habit
of reading Careerline, the Career Services Office newsletter. A
special orientation issue is in your orientation materials.
During the 1997-98 academic year Careerline will be published six times. This year is also the debut of an evening edition of Careerline that will supplement each issue with articles of particular interest to evening students.
The first issue will be available on Monday, August 25. It includes advice to 1Ls from upperclass students, a quiz about networking, interviews with successful graduates about their job searches, answers to the most frequently asked question from each class, an article about mock interviews, and much, much more!
Pick up your copy on Monday either in the Concourse, on the 3rd floor Spak bulletin board, or outside or inside the Career Services Office. Don't miss it!
Welcome to the Information Center
The Information Center Staff would like to welcome new Chicago-Kent
students and welcome back all returning students.
The "hub" of the Information Center is the Service Desk located at the 9th floor main entrance. Circulation and reference are located at the Service Desk. Reference librarians are available for assistance during most hours that the Information Center is open. Stop by the 9th floor Service Desk and say hello! While you are there, pick up a copy of the Information Center Newsletter.
Orientation Week Tours
The Information Center will provide tours of the libraries during orientation week. A schedule of tour times has been included in your orientation packet. If you have any questions, please stop by the Service Desk on the 9th floor.
Fall Information Center Hours
Starting Monday, Aug. 18, 1997:
|Monday through Thursday
|7:45 a.m. - 11.00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Special Labor Day Weekend Hours:
|Friday, August 29
Saturday, August 30
Sunday, August 31
Monday, September 1
|7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering, or just want to discuss possible volunteer opportunities or career possibilities in the public interest field, please stop by our office and talk to one of our counselors: Ann Celine O'Hallaren (3L) or Carolyn Buntin (2L). Our office is located in room 686. We will list our weekly office hours for the semester in next week's Record.
Welcome to Chicago-Kent! You have just begun your legal career in the most advanced law school facility in the United States. During the first week of school we will be introducing you to many features of our computer network.
Questions about KENTNET
You already have an account on KENTNET, the Chicago-Kent student file server. During the introductory sessions this week, we will give you your login name and initial password. On Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22, CLC Lab Manager Melissa Mooney will be available in Lab 700 during Open Lab periods to answer your questions about computing, word processing, and using the building's technology.
Many questions can be answered by looking in the Technology Guide, which you will receive during your introductory session. The CLC has also created guides for using specific applications and features called HelpDocs. Look for HelpDocs in Lab 700 or the CLC's offices on the seventh floor. In addition, all the HelpDocs are available on Chicago-Kent's Intranet server, http://ck.kentlaw.edu. Follow the links to the Computer Support Forum.
If you ever have a problem with a KENTNET application, or just have a question, please send an Email message to HELPDESK. HELPDESK is monitored daily by members of the Computer Law Association and CLC staff members.
Printing on KENTNET
Chicago-Kent provides high-quality laser printers in all the labs for student use. Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw printing is automatically routed to the Document Center on the ninth floor. You must pay for Document Center printouts when you pick them up.
You receive 400 free pages of printing for the Fall, 1997 semester. If you go over 400 pages, you will be charged 5¢ per page. The Fall, 1997 printing balance runs through January 6th. You will receive another 400 pages of printing for the Spring semester.
You can check your current printing balance at any time. Look under KENTNET NETWORK SERVICES | FALL 1996 STUDENT PRINTER ACCOUNT BALANCES. Printer balances can be paid at the Bursar's office; your balance must be paid in full for you to receive your next semester's free pages.
Read this semester's issues of The Record online at http://ck.kentlaw.edu/record
using any web browser. You can find an online version on Kentnet, under
NEWS | THE RECORD, which is available both inside the building and through
the dial-in system.
Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarships
The Justinian Society of Lawyers will award scholarships to Italian-American law students who demonstrate financial need, Italian ancestry and academic achievement.
There is no formal application procedure. Interested students should submit a written narrative emphasizing the three above-mentioned criteria, along with an official transcript of law school grades, to Mr. Richard B. Caifano, Attorney at Law, 20 N. Clark St., Suite 725, Chicago, Illinois, 60602. All requests must be received by Mr. Caifano no later than September 5, 1997. The scholarships will be awarded at the annual installation dinner on September 24, 1997.
DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Students, faculty or staff who wish a discounted subscription to The Wall Street Journal can sign up on a sheet posted on the door of Office No. 829. One year = $88; half-year = $45; and 15 weeks = $29. Subscription requests will be sent in weekly for the first three weeks of classes. Discounted subscriptions for Barron's are also available: One year = $72.50; half-year = $37; and 15 weeks = $25. Requests can be E-Mailed to Prof. Hablutzel (PHABLUTZ): include your name, address where the issues are to be sent (normally where you are living), expected month and year of graduation, phone number and E-Mail address, and for what term you want the subscription. The publisher will bill you directly.
NOTES FROM THE BOOKSTORE
Welcome first year students! After the rush please take the time to check out other items in the store, such as study aids, hornbooks, gifts and clothing items.