Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology


T H E   R E C O R D 

Vol. No. XXXI, No. 2
August 25, 1997
 

FROM DEAN PERRITT

Several weeks ago, I wrote a letter to all Chicago-Kent students explaining my understanding of the core traditions of Chicago-Kent and their relationship to three new initiatives I have launched. In that letter, I noted that students will be involved in all of those initiatives. I want to elaborate on that.

First, a recap of the traditions and their relationship to the new initiatives: Chicago-Kent has a long tradition of tying the theoretical to the practical, of linking theoretical scholarship and good teaching to preparation in the skills of law practice and other real world activities, seeking to be ahead of the times in its selection of practice activities for students. The tradition underpins three new initiatives: an Institute for Law, Science and Technology, a Global Law and Policy Initiative, and extension of the Center for Law and Computers to encompass a broader set of substantive legal issues, including new concepts of government implemented through the Internet.

There are three ways that students will be involved in those initiatives. First, they will be involved on an ad hoc basis in major public programs and internal workshops. Second, they will have enhanced opportunities to be involved directly over a long-term basis in a proposed new set of externships that Professors Laser, Gross, and I are developing and will recommend to the faculty. Third, they will be involved indirectly, as a by-product of faculty involvement in the initiatives.

Students will be involved directly in public programs such as Ambassador Richard Holbrooke's address on September 19, the China/WTO program on November 6 and 7 and the Biotechnology Program on December 5. (More information about these programs will be forthcoming.) In all of these programs, student research assistants and others will host guest speakers and will be provided guidance so that they may have substantive conversations with them as they perform their hosting duties. Student research assistants will be involved in developing background papers for speakers and other program participants. Student research assistants and, where appropriate, other students will be involved on an independent study basis in developing post-program materials for publication on the Web and otherwise.

Students will be involved in these initiatives through a new set of externships. Professor Laser, director of clinical education, Professor Gross, the clinical professor who supervises externships, and I have had several discussions on how new law school supervised externship tracks can be organized within substantive areas represented by the new initiatives. This might result not only in new tracks in the international area and the law, science and technology area, but also some new opportunities in connection with existing labor and employment, tax, financial services, and environmental programs. One idea we have discussed with external sponsors is the possibility of transactionally-oriented externships in support of high-tech, start-up businesses. Another would provide opportunities for student externs to help small businesses understand foreign and international legal contexts for breaking into foreign markets. Still another could involve student externs in transactional work associated with designing new forms of healthcare delivery. These new externship tracks would be linked closely with the new initiatives through closer ties between Chicago-Kent, its faculty, and the outside constituencies interested in the initiatives.

Third, and ultimately most important, students will benefit from a richer legal education because faculty are involved in all of the initiatives. All three of the new initiatives provide opportunities for interested faculty to collaborate more systematically with IIT faculty in other disciplines, to have a broader range of contact with faculty members from other institutions in the United States and around the world. They also will have opportunities to link their scholarship with current and anticipated policy issues in the governmental, business, labor and public-interest communities here and internationally. As faculty members have an opportunity more explicitly to consider the relationship between their own scholarship and the "real world" of practice and policy development, they will have greater capacity to link their scholarship with their teaching and to link both to future professional success by Chicago-Kent graduates.

Many of these ideas are still under development and require cooperation by various parts of our community. I look forward to working with you to get them right. The only thing that is not negotiable is our commitment to involve students in all parts of our program, new and old.

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I want to welcome all of the outstanding new members of the faculty who join us this semester:
Assistant Professor Kimberly A. Pace graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994, and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and then was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in complex civil & intellectual property litigation. Professor Pace has written a number of articles related to intellectual property topics, and is the co-author of a forthcoming casebook on patent law and litigation. She will be teaching Patent Law this semester.

Assistant Professor Steven R. Wilf received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Book Review Editor and Senior Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in history at Duke and Yale Universities, respectively. Professor Wilf has published a number of articles and presented several papers on topics of legal history, and he is at work on the manuscript for a book on law in Revolutionary America. This semester, he will be teaching American Legal History.

Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas F. Blackwell received his master's and law degrees from Duke University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He was Editor and Style Editor of Law and Contemporary Problems while at Duke. After law school, Professor Blackwell was an associate with Jenkins & Gilchrist, P.C. for six years. Most recently, he has been a solo practitioner and an instructor of legal writing at Texas Wesleyan Law School.

Visiting Assistant Professor Robert Gatter received his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University, his master's degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After law school, he was an associate with the Denver law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs, where he specialized in bioethics. Since 1993, he has worked as a research assistant and an adjunct instructor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and he spent one academic year as a clinical bioethics fellow at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee. Before joining the faculty at Chicago-Kent, Professor Gatter was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics, where he was doing research and writing on the impact of law on medical decision-making.

Visiting Assistant Professor Susan Valentine graduated with high honors from Chicago-Kent in 1987, after receiving her bachelor's degree from Albion College. After law school, Professor Valentine joined the Law Offices of Jed Stone, Ltd. Since 1989, she has been with the Chicago law firm of Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C., where she became a partner in 1995, specializing in all stages of litigation of commercial, civil rights, and other complex matters.

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As you may already know, there has been some administrative restructuring during the summer months. First, you will be interested to know that, in addition to returning to his role as Co-Director of the Program in Environmental and Energy Law, Professor Stuart Deutsch has assumed the title of Associate Dean for Special Programs. In this capacity, he serves as director of the new Institute for Law, Science, and Technology that will be a cooperative venture for the law school and other units of IIT. Professor Deutsch also remains as coordinator of the Self-Study and ensuing ABA/AALS site evaluation visit.

Professor Harold Krent has been appointed Associate Dean for Faculty and Interprofessional Activities. His responsibilities include overseeing faculty appointments and the tenure and promotion process; facilitating workshops, roundtables, and lectures; supporting the Director of the Legal Writing Program in faculty recruitment and development; and creating programs to encourage teaching

innovation. In addition, Professor Krent is working closely with me to forge new ties to the university based on interprofessional curriculum and distance learning initiatives. 

Professor Stephen Sowle has accepted the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Student Affairs. Assistant Dean Sowle is taking over many of the duties currently performed by Associate Dean Howard Chapman, who has decided to return to full-time faculty duties after the current semester. Assistant Dean Sowle is responsible for the Registrar, Student Services, and Career Services. Stephanie Rever Chu has been promoted to Executive Director of Career Services, and will oversee all of the operations of the Career Services office and be responsible for developing policies and priorities for our Career Services functions. Ellen Berger has been promoted to Director of Student Services, and will continue to work with Deans Chapman and Sowle, the Career Services office, and the Admissions office on projects related to student counseling, new student orientation, and special programming.

We have a strong foundation, and much opportunity to build on it. I look forward to working with you all to build aggressively. 

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After one more issue in paper form, The Record will be available only on Chicago-Kent's intranet through World Wide Web browsers such as Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer. As with any automation of any aspect of a legal institution, this technological innovation may require some adjustment in patterns of use of information, and I want to explain to you why I think this step is worth any transitional inconvenience.

Chicago-Kent prides itself on being a worldwide leader in demonstrating how information technology can be used to improve the organization of the legal profession and the delivery of legal services. One area in which legal automation has proven most attractive is in electronic publishing. Chicago-Kent cannot retain its leadership, in fact or in the perceptions of the outside world, if we shrink from automation challenges that others regularly confront. Electronic publication of The Record makes sense for several reasons. It makes The Record available to any member of the Chicago-Kent community from anywhere in the world. It makes The Record contents available as soon as they are approved for publication, without the delay associated with preparation of artwork, printing, and distribution. Publication on the Web makes it easy to link relevant documents. Publication on the Web means that past issues of The Record will remain available as new issues are published. When printed copies of The Record or portions thereof are desired, they easily can be generated on an ad hoc basis from the Web version. Web publication reduces costs and environmental impact associated with paper and ink consumption and disposal.

All of these considerations militate in favor of going ahead. But what difficulties may you experience and what will we do about them? First, although we have nearly a hundred workstations available for student use, and most faculty and staff members have their own workstations, and The Record will be available from remote Internet connections to Chicago-Kent, it is possible that the number of connections and display devices may prove inadequate. If this occurs, we will take appropriate action to enlarge the numbers and types of access. There may be some members of the Chicago-Kent community who do not know how to use the Web. This is a larger problem than simple access to The Record. To the extent that moving The Record to the Web uncovers instances where further training on Internet and Web use is necessary, it will enable us to provide the appropriate training so that all Chicago-Kent graduates have basic literacy in legally relevant technology.

I appreciate your patience and cooperation as we make this transition.



FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN

Welcome new 1L's; I wish you the best of luck during your years at Chicago-Kent. Welcome back continuing students; I hope you enjoyed the summer and have a successful and rewarding year.

Class Assignments
I mailed a letter to all continuing students on July 31 with assignments for the first week of class for most courses. Assignments received after the letter was mailed are posted on the second floor bulletin board. If you did not receive the letter, you may obtain one in the Registrar's office and while you're there, make sure your mailing address is correct on our records.

1997-1998 Student Handbook
The 1997-1998 Handbook is available on the concourse level. Following are the substantive changes from the 1996-1997 Handbook:

Section 1.1 was revised to include the ABA requirement that the normal maximum period for day division students to complete the requirements for the degree is five years and the normal maximum for evening division students is six years.

Sections 1.2 and 1.3 were revised to include the requirement that a student must complete Advanced Research before taking the seminar or independent research in lieu of a seminar which satisfies the graduation requirement.

Section 1.15(5) regarding eligibility to participate in International Law Moot Court was added.

Section 1.26 describing the new joint J.D./M.P.A. (Masters in Public Administration) was added.

Section 2.4 relating to the pass/fail election was revised to clarify that a student may not revoke a revocation after the deadline for making the pass/fail election. In addition, a pass/fail form submitted which will exceed six hours of elective pass/fail hours is void.

Section 2.7 was amended to include credits earned at other law schools' summer programs within the 19 hour credit limitation of that section.

Section 2.11 limiting the number of credit hours that can be earned as a Legal Writing or ASP Teaching Assistant was added.

Section 5.1 was amended to explain what effect earning a grade below C at another law school will have on Federal Stafford loans.

Section 6.8 was revised to include the current required grading curves.

Sections 8.1 through 8.5 were revised to set forth the academic regulations which will apply to students who entered the law school after 1996.

Sections 12.7 and 12.8 were revised to specify the late fee on past due tuition amounts.

Sections 13.2 through 13.7 regarding financial aid were revised.

Sections 14.4 and 14.5 regarding release of information about students were revised.

1997 Spring and Summer CALI Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the CALI award for academic excellence; the names of the recipients are attached to this Record. The CALI award is given to the student who earns the highest grade in each section of each course. The award recipients will be invited to the annual Student Awards Luncheon on September 30; formal invitations will be mailed in a few weeks. Students' names will appear on the award certificate and in the luncheon program as they appear on the attached list. Please e-mail Alice Curry in my office if you want to make any changes. If a section or a course is not listed, the instructor has not submitted the name yet, but we're working on them.

Writing Competition Winners
Congratulations to Wade J. Savoy who won first place (and $500) and Rattan Nath who won second place (and $200) in the Chicago-Kent competition of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers writing contest. Their papers have been entered in the national competition and are being considered for one of the grand prizes of up to $3,000. Information about writing competitions appears in the Record each week; it can pay to enter them!



FROM ASSISTANT DEAN STEPHEN SOWLE

Welcome back. I hope all of you had interesting and productive summers. Since you were last here, I have become Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Academic Affairs, as explained in Dean Perritt's message. I'm sure I will be seeing many of you during the course of the year, and I look forward to hearing your suggestions, assisting you with problems, and generally helping you find your way through the bureaucracy. I already know many of you; I look forward to meeting those of you I don't already know. If you would like to see me with a question, problem, or suggestion, please call me at 906-5130, come by my office (Room 320C), or e-mail me (SSOWLE). My door is open without appointment, so long as I am not otherwise occupied when you drop by. If I'm not available, Alice Curry, the Administrative Manager in my office, can assist you.

Courses Likely to be Offered in the Spring 1998 Semester
Attached to this Record is the list of courses that are likely to be offered in the Spring 1998 semester. Please keep in mind that this list is preliminary and is subject to change.

Fall Final Exams
The final exam schedule for the current semester was published with the Fall schedule last April, and appears on the Schedule of Classes posted in the lobby. The exam schedule is also available in the Registrar's office. The Student Handbook (§7.2) requires that you take your finals at the times scheduled, even if you have two exams in a row, or one at 6:00 p.m. and another at 8:30 a.m. the next morning. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the only exception is if you have three exams scheduled consecutively (which rarely happens). If you believe your situation warrants an exception under the terms of the Handbook, please see Ellen Berger, the Director of Student Services. The moral of the story is: check your final exam schedule before buying non-refundable tickets to Aruba!



FROM THE REGISTRAR

Welcome back!

Course Changes
To add or drop a course you must complete a Registration Change form, sign it, and submit it to the Registrar's office. You may add an open course until Friday, September 5, 1997, at 5:00 p.m. You may drop a course (other than a required or a clinical course) anytime before the final exam or the final paper due date. If you drop a course and reduce your credit hours, you will be charged tuition according to the following schedule:
    During the first week        no charge
    During the second week        50% of tuition
    During the third week        75% of tuition
    After the third week        100% of tuition
Student Health Insurance
All students who are registered for 12 or more credit hours (whether registered in the Day or Evening Division) will automatically be charged the basic student insurance fee of $442 during the Fall semester. If you have other health insurance coverage, you may waive the student insurance by completing a waiver form and returning it to the Counseling & Health Service office at the main campus. (Mark the envelope "Campus Mail" and drop it in the campus mail slot in the College Service Center.) The waiver is valid for all future registered semesters. A list of students whose insurance is currently waived is posted on the second floor bulletin board. The deadline to waive coverage for the Fall semester is Friday, September 5. The waiver forms and brochures describing the insurance are available in the Registrar's office.

Students registered for 11 or fewer credit hours (regardless of which division you are registered in) are not covered by student health insurance. If you want coverage, you must apply for it. You may obtain an application in the Registrar's office, or call the Insurance Line at (312) 808-7101. January 1998 graduates, and students who withdraw before the second week of the Spring semester who paid for the full year, may request a refund for the remainder of the policy by submitting a letter to Terry Shapiro, the Director of IIT Counseling Center.

Pass/Fail Election
Students in good academic standing may elect to take up to six credit hours of elective courses on a pass/fail basis. The deadline for making a pass/fail election is Friday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m. Submit two copies of the form to the Registrar's office; retain one of the copies, signed by the Registrar's office, until you receive your course grade. You may revoke a pass/fail election at any time until the last day of classes for the semester. Please review §2.4 of the Student Handbook and the Pass/Fail Election Form for additional information and restrictions regarding pass/fail election.

Class Rank
Class ranks are available in the Career Services office, Room 360.

January 1998 Graduates
If you plan to graduate at the end of the Fall 1997 semester, please complete the Application for Graduation form and submit it to the Registrar's office by Friday, September 5, 1997. The forms are available in the Registrar's office. The Registrar's office will review your application and transcript and will notify you if it appears that you are missing a requirement or will not have sufficient hours to

graduate. Important: if you change your schedule and reduce the number of hours you are taking after you submit the form, you must notify the Registrar. It is your responsibility, not the Registrar's, to make sure that all graduation requirements will be fulfilled by the end of your final semester. Please read §1.8 of the Student Handbook.

The filing deadline for the February Illinois bar exam is September 1, 1997. Applications are available in the Registrar's office.

Student Directory and Privacy Form
The law school publishes a Student Directory containing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all the students enrolled in the law school. If you do not wish to have your name, address, or telephone number published in the Directory, you must submit a Privacy Form by Friday, September 12. The forms are available in the Registrar's office.

I.D. Validation Stickers
I.D. card validation stickers for the Fall 1997 semester are available in the Registrar's office. You must have a validation sticker to use the library, the Career Services office, and other law school services.

First-year Students - Undergraduate Transcripts
Please contact your undergraduate college and request that your final official transcript be mailed to the law school Registrar's office. We must have an official copy of your undergraduate transcript in your law school file; you will not be permitted to register for the Spring semester without one.



FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES
Welcome back!

If just the idea of starting school raises your blood pressure and you're feeling weighed down by the demands of the new semester, please remember I am here to help. You can reach me, Ellen Berger, by e-mail, in person or by phone. (EBERGER/Room 546/906-5272) You can come talk to me about anything, ranging from time management and study skills to how to sign up to study law in London during spring semester.
 

London Consortium

Chicago-Kent offers a semester of law study in London each spring semester with seven other law schools. If you are interested in the London Law Consortium, you may pick up an application/brochure in Room 546 beginning on Wednesday, August 27. Hurry in to get a copy, because the applications will be accepted by the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in the program should refer to section 1.26 of the Student Handbook for the academic regulations pertaining to the program.

Orientation

Thank you so much to Melanie Miller, the student Orientation Coordinator, who organized the countless projects and details necessary to hold an outstanding Orientation for the first-year class last week. Also, a very big thank you to all of the Student Leaders and Mentors for volunteering your time to welcome our entering class to Chicago-Kent. We truly appreciate your contribution of time and effort. Thank you all!

 



FROM THE OFFICE OF ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS

Welcome to all returning students and 1Ls! The Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations has various roles within the law school about which we would like to inform you.

We work closely with the Law School Association Board, which is a governing body of the Alumnae/i Association. The LSA Board works with faculty, staff, students and alumnae/i to improve the programs and activities for all involved with Kent. Two of the LSA's sub-committees, the Scholarship & Loan Committee and the Student Life Committee, directly affect Chicago-Kent students. The Scholarship &

Loan Committee awards student scholarships and loans from the LSA budget each year. The committee distributes applications for the scholarships and loans to students in the fall and awards them over the holiday season. Look for announcements in the Record this Fall as to when LSA scholarship applications will be available. The Student Life Committee develops programs and events for students and alumnae/i to interact together. Upcoming events in which the committee will be involved include the annual spring baseball outing and alumnae/i and student receptions, which occur throughout the academic year.

The Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations is also responsible for various other student functions, including graduation, alumnae/i roundtables and student organization receptions. Our office has an open door policy. We are always happy to answer questions, get your feedback about programs, or just chat! Please feel free to stop by and visit any time. We are located in Suite 310. Best of luck in this upcoming year.

Lauren Lockwood, Director of Alumnae/i & Student Relations
John Fogarty, Assistant Director of Alumnae/i & Student Relations

From Law School Association President Terry Lavin, '83
I would like to welcome you back after what I hope was an enjoyable summer. As a 1983 graduate of Chicago-Kent, I know that all of you have great hopes and aspirations for the coming year. First year students may feel overwhelmed and happy to just get through the year. Second year students may see this as the time to become more involved at the law school while trying to decide what path they would like their career to take. Third and fourth year students are experiencing the excitement of seeing the end of their law school careers quickly approaching. Whatever your dreams and desires, I wish you all the best for this year.

As the Law School Association president, I want to make you aware of the family that exists at Chicago-Kent. Whether you are a current student or an alumna/us, you are a part of the family circle. I encourage you to make the most of your time here, and to play as active a role as possible in the Chicago-Kent family. Every effort that you give will come back to you many times over. The Law School Association facilitates interaction amongst alumnae/i, and between alumnae/i and students through a variety of events during the academic year. To find out what alumnae/i activities are coming up and how you can participate, stop in to the Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations, in Suite 310.

Good luck this year. I look forward to seeing you soon.



FROM CAREER SERVICES

Office News
Welcome Back!
We hope you enjoyed your summer break! Our staff is excited about the coming year. We have added new computers, additional table space and two new laser printers to the office, as well as new print resources. (Please remember when using the laser printers to provide your own paper).

The Career Services staff wishes you success as you begin the school year!
 
    Stephanie Rever Chu-- Executive Director of Career Services

    Charis Runnels--Resource Manager
    Dana Beaird--Administrative Manager
    Barbara Clemmer--Administrative Assistant
    LaJuanna Williams--Resource Coordinator
    Kim Reynolds--Career Strategist
    Debbi Gutman--Career Strategist

Office Hours for Fall Semester
We will be open during the fall semester as follows:

    Monday    8:30 a.m. _ 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday    8:30 a.m. _ 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday    8:30 a.m. _ 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday    8:30 a.m. _ 7:00 p.m.
    Friday        8:30 a.m. _ 5:00 p.m.

On the following Saturdays during the fall semester, a career strategist will be available in the office for walk-in appointments from 8:30 a.m. until noon:

    August 23        October 18
    September 6        November 1
    September 20        November 15
    October 4        December 6

Counseling Appointments
Second, third, and fourth year students who need resume counseling can make an appointment by visiting our office or calling 312/906-5200.

Our counseling staff this year includes Stephanie Rever Chu, Executive Director of Career Services; part-time career strategists Debbi Gutman and Kim Reynolds; and mock interviewers Debbi Gutman and Dan Rieken.

Please note: evening counseling appointments are available! Students can see Debbi Gutman on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

No counseling appointments will be available on Friday, August 29.

Mock Interviews
One of the best ways to prepare for interviews is to participate in a mock interview session. This year we have two mock interviewers who will be conducing interviews in August and September. Career Strategist Deborah Gutman will be visiting several Chicago law schools, including Chicago-Kent, to conduct mock interviews. Dan Rieken, a Chicago-Kent alum, who has practiced at Katten Muchin & Zavis and Foley & Larder will also conduct mock interview sessions.

The half-hour sessions in the Career Services Office will include a videotaped mock interview, playback of the videotape, and a critique of the interview. We encourage you to bring your own videotape so that you can review your interview again on your own.

Dates for mock interviews are: Thursday, August 28; Tuesday, September 2; Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; Friday, September 5; and Monday, September 8.

There are a limited number of mock interviews available; sign up soon! You must leave a resume in the Career Services Office prior to the date of the interview. Please give 24-hour notice of any cancellation.

2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: Summer Experience Survey
Attached to this week's Record is our two-sided 1997 Summer Experience Survey form. Whether you volunteered for a public interest organization, clerked at a law firm, had a summer associateship, or researched for a professor, we want to know about it! Please fill out the form and return it to the Career Services Office.

And, as a special incentive, if you fill out both sides of the survey to the Career Services Office by Friday, September 12th, you will receive, ABSOLUTELY FREE, a copy of the National Association for Law Placement's (NALP's) new book, An Insider's Guide to Interviewing: Insights from the Employer's Perspective. Inside the 32 pages you'll find inside advice from hiring attorneys across the country on such things as interviewers' favorite questions, responses that impress most and least, questions that interviewees should ask, and much, much more!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Student Workers Needed!
The Career Services Office is looking for student workers this semester to work approximately 10-12 hours a week. If interested, please e-mail Dana Beaird, our Administrative Manager, at DBEAIRD.

Atlanta Intellectual Property Firm Seeking Resumes
Students interested in Intellectual Property and relocating to Atlanta should submit a resume to the Career Services Office no later than Friday, September 5.

Careerline Newsletter
To keep up-to-date with employment trends, read advice from career strategists, and learn about career services programs and other vital information, get in the habit of reading Careerline, the Career Services Office newsletter.

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!

Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program
Important Dates for the FOCI Program:

    August 22    Last day of resume counseling for FOCI

    August 29     All registration materials due in the Career Services Office by 5:00 p.m.!! Registration materials will not be accepted after this date.

    September 8    Interview schedules available in CSO after 12:00 noon.

A reminder to Fall On-Campus Interview Program participants _ Stay in Touch! Information concerning changes and additions to the interview program will be posted on the bulletin board outside the Career Services Office.

If we need to communicate directly with you, we will do so through e-mail - we will not phone you--please read your e-mail daily.

3Ls who were 1997 summer associates
Please let Stephanie Rever Chu know if you receive an offer from your summer employer.

Upcoming Programs
Interview Tips for Large Law Firm Employment from the Employer and Student Perspectives
On Tuesday, September 2, we'll present a program to help you prepare for fall interviews. Attorneys involved in on-campus recruiting for law firms and students who have participated in previous fall on-campus interviewing will share their perspectives and hints for making the most of your interviews.

The program will be held at noon and again at 5:00 p.m. (rooms to be announced). Sign up in the Career Services Office to attend!

Bates Meckler Bulger & Tilson Informational Program
The firm of Bates Meckler Bulger & Tilson will be having an informational program regarding their firm on Wednesday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. in room 570. The firm plans to interview at Chicago-Kent this fall. This is a great way to hear first hand about this firm! Sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend.

Department of Justice Informational Program
The Department of Justice will be at Chicago-Kent on Thursday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m. in room C50 to talk about their Honor's Program, the application process, and hiring. If you are the least bit interested in the Department of Justice you should plan to attend this program to get the inside scoop! Please sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend.

Arthur Anderson Informational Program
Arthur Anderson is offering an informational session regarding their company on Thursday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Room to be announced). They will be interviewing at Chicago-Kent this fall and this is a great opportunity to learn about their current hiring needs and what it is like to work at Arthur Anderson. Please sign up in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend.

Job Fairs
The Allegheny County Bar Association's African American & Other Minorities Student Job Fair
On October 22 & 23, The Allegheny County Bar Association is sponsoring a job fair in Pittsburgh, PA. Interested students should pick up an information and application packet in the Career Services Office.

Students must apply directly to the job fair. Packets must be received in Pittsburgh by September 11.

Toledo Bar Association Lawyers Roundtable Minority Recruitment Program
The Toledo Bar Association is sponsoring a minority recruiting program in Toledo, OH. The intent of the program is to place participants with Toledo area employers. Interested students should pick up a handout in the Career Services Office. The deadline for the receipt of materials from interested students is September 8.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services
Office of the Attorney General, State of Illinois
The Antitrust Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General's Office is seeking law student interns for the fall semester 1997. The internship is unpaid. The Antitrust Bureau enforces both Federal and State antitrust laws. Interns will work directly with the bureau chief and other attorneys in the bureau, and will receive broad experience in such areas as legal research, investigation, document review and other discovery. Please see Handout #1 for application instructions and further information.

The Center on Crime, Communities & Culture: Soros Justice Fellowship:
The Center on Crime, Communities & Culture is seeking applications for Soros Justice Fellowships, a newly established criminal justice fellowship program. These fellowships allow public health, mental health, legal and other professionals at various points in their careers to being or broaden their work in criminal justice. Please see Handout #2 for further information, and application instructions. Applications are due October 1.

Farmers's Legal Action Group, Inc. Skadden Fellowships:
Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) of Minnesota is seeking a Skadden Fellow for the fall 1997 application period. A Skadden Fellowship provides an opportunity to work for two years for a public interest organization. The Fellowship pays for your salary and benefits. Interested students should see Handout #3 for application instructions and further information. The deadline for applications is October 6.



CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

Introduction to Legal Research
The reference staff will be offering the "Introduction to Legal Research Presentation" for first year evening students this weekend and the weekend after Labor Day. There is no need to pre-register _ just stop by the 9th floor Service Desk at the start time.

Sessions will be offered: Saturday/Sunday August 23/24 2 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday September 6/7 2 p.m.

LEXIS/WESTLAW Passwords & Software
LEXIS and WESTLAW passwords for new law students are available at the 9th floor Service Desk. Be sure to pick up a copy of the LEXIS software and the WESTLAW software for home access -- also at the 9th floor Service Desk. Ask a Librarian!

News From Media Services: Multi-Media Room
As a part of the Information Center, Room 680H has a wide variety of multi-media equipment: a computer, TV, VCR, audiodeck, interactive video disc player and a CD-ROM player. Students and

faculty can access the media room by making a reservation at the Service Desk. (9th floor).

Tutorial
For the current week Reference Librarians in the Information Center will be offering tutorials to assist first year Legal Research and Writing students in completing the LEXIS/WESTLAW Orientation Exercise. This is the "Lexsee, Find" exercise that you received in your Introduction to Research classes on last Thursday.

A member of the Reference Staff will be available at the Reference Desk to help students who are working on the assignment. The schedule for these tutorials is posted on the 9th floor Library Bulletin Board. It is not mandatory that you sign up; just stop by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.

Fall Information Center Hours:
Started Monday, Aug. 18, 1997
Monday through Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Special Labor Day Weekend Hours:
Friday, August 29 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30 CLOSED
Sunday, August 31 CLOSED
Monday, September 1 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Document Center Hours:

Started Monday, Aug. 18, 1997
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Special Labor Day Weekend Hours:
Friday, August 29 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30 CLOSED
Sunday, August 31 CLOSED
Monday, September 1 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.



FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

Welcome to everyone!
Password problems? Over the summer the KENTNET file server was upgraded to a faster machine with a new operating system. Unfortunately, everyone's password had to be changed during the upgrade process. Your KENTNET password is temporarily your social security number with no dashes. If you have trouble logging in or have locked your account, see Melissa Mooney in Room 700, or contact anyone in the CLC on the 7th floor.

New KENTNET Services
We've been busy over the summer. There are now several new services available to all Chicago-Kent students.

1. Personal Home Directory - you now have a personal space on KENTNET where you can store up to 5 megabytes of files. It is located in H:\HOME\YOURUSERNAME and is easily selected by typing in "h:" when saving a file in any application. The network is scanned automatically for viruses, but we ask that you be especially careful when saving files to your personal home directory to always check for viruses.

2. Windows95 - all of the computers in Room 700, 760, and 775 have been upgraded to Windows95. We will be upgrading other computers, including e-mail stations, as the semester goes on. The login process and menu is almost exactly the same as it was with the older DOS/Windows3.x menus and login. The very latest versions of WordPerfect, Microsoft Word and other applications are now available for use. Remember when using these newer versions that you may need to convert files to earlier versions if you do not have the latest version on your home machine.

3. Internet Dialin - The CLC is now offering free dialin access to KENTNET e-mail and the Internet. Information on accessing the free dialin system can be found under "Computer Resources" on the InnerKent web page, or at ck.kentlaw.edu/dialup If you have Windows95 and a modem on your home machine, you can begin using this system immediately. There are some caveats, however. Right now we only have 8 lines. These will probably be busy a great deal of the time. There will also be a 30 minute time limit on all connections. We may need to shorten this time if demand for the service grows too high.

4. Internet Service Providers - We've placed materials on Internet dialin access from several local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on the shelves outside the CLC offices on the 7th floor. Why should you get an ISP? If you live outside of area code 312 you will not have to pay long distance charges to dial into the Internet. If you are relying on the Chicago-Kent dialin pool you may get busy signals depending on what time of day you try to use the system. If you need help configuring the software on your computer, most ISPs have a toll free number that you can call. You can find more information about Chicago-area ISPs on the web at http://www.mcs.com/~wsmith/providers.html.

5. WEBMAIL!!! You can now access your e-mail using a web browser from anywhere on the Internet. Start up your web browser and go to http://webmail.kentlaw.edu/ . The interface is very similar to the current windows e-mail interface. For more information on Webmail, see the HelpDoc, available in Lab 700 or the CLC offices on the seventh floor.

6. POP3 Mail - if you currently use a POP3 compliant mail package like Netscape or Eudora, you can now access your KENTNET e-mail as well. You will need to submit a form, available at
http://ck.kentlaw.edu/dialup/application.html before POP3 will be activated on your KENTNET account.

Optional Computer Training Rescheduled
In light of the cancellation of Thursday August 21's Optional Computer Training sessions, the CLC will be rescheduling those sessions throughout the first two weeks of the semester. Below is a schedule of those classes:

Date                            Topic
Monday, August 25, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.          Network Basics
                            (this will be the same as the network training given during orientation)
Tuesday, August 26, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.         Computer Basics (an introduction to the basic elements of a computer, and some tips on use                              and maintenance)

Wednesday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.     Network Basics

Thursday, August 28, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.         Computer Basics

Friday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.         Word Processing Basics

Monday, September 1, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.         Word Processing Basics

Tuesday, September 2, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.         Word Processing Basics

Wednesday, September 3, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.     Computer Basics
We would also like to apologize for any inconvenience that Thursday's cancellations may have caused you! 



FROM SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS)

Serving Our Society (SOS) would like to welcome everyone back to school and extend a special welcome to the entering 1L class. SOS is here to help anyone interested in volunteering at a public interest agency obtain a placement that will provide you with a meaningful experience. In addition, after you have completed 50 hours of work, you will receive Chicago/Kent's Certificate of Appreciation for your pro bono work.

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



FACULTY NEWS

Professor Frederick Abbott presented "The NAFTA as Architecture for Political Decision," for a Project on Domestic Politics and International Law, sponsored in June by the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation of the University of California. In June, Professor Abbott also chaired a session of ILA International Trade Law Committee on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights at the headquarters of World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, and presented (as Co-Rapporteur of the Committee) his "First Report (Final) to the International Trade Law Committee of the International Law Association on the Subject of Parallel Importation". From mid-June through mid-August, Professor Abbott served as Visiting Professor and Weickert Fellow at the Institute for European and International Economic Law, University of Berne, Switzerland. In June he delivered a speech at the University of Berne on "The State of the European Union: An American Perspective."

Professor Abbott's recent publications included a book, Public Policy and Global Technological Integration, edited with Professor Gerber, portions of which also appeared in an issue of the Chicago-Kent Law Review; The Future of the Multilateral Trading System in the Context of TRIPS, appearing in 20 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 661 (1997), a celebratory issue for Stefan Riesenfeld; Foundation Building for Western Hemispheric Integration, 17 Nw. J.Int'l L. & Bus. 900 (1997), appearing as part of an American Society of International Law International Economic Law Interest Group Symposium; WTO Dispute Settlement and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, in International Trade Law and the GATT-WTO Dispute Settlement System (E.-U. Petersmann ed., 1997); The Intersection of Law and Trade in the WTO System: Economics and the Transition to a Hard Law System, in Understanding Technical Barriers to Agricultural Trade 33 (David Orden and Donna Roberts eds. 1997), and International Institutions and Economic Integration: Introductory Remarks of Panel Chair, 1996 Proceedings of American Society of International Law 508 (1997).

Professor Susan Adams is writing a chapter of a book to be published by Carolina Academic Press entitled Otherwise Qualified, which addresses all aspects of disability law in a law school setting.

Professor Lori Andrews gave several presentations on cloning this summer: "Cloning Humans: Bill Gates 5.0, 5.1, 6.0" at the International Conference on Mammalian Cloning in Washington, D.C., and "Cloning and Family Law" to the Family Law Section at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. She also presented "Policy Setting for Breast Cancer Gene Screening" at the University of Chicago School of Medicine in June.

When the cloning of an adult mammal -- a sheep -- was announced last spring, the New York Times and various other media interviewed Professor Andrews on the legal issues. She was asked by President Clinton's National Bioethics Advisory Commission to prepare a legal analysis of human cloning, assessing whether any laws currently ban the procedure, analyzing whether such a ban would be constitutional, and determining who would be the legal parents of a clone. Her 113 page report was written with the assistance of students Michelle Hibbert, Sherri Tarr, and Stephanie Grubenhoff; Chicago-Kent alumna Julie Ann Sklaver; and Chicago-Kent Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor Nanette Elster. Andrews wrote an article on cloning for the National Law Journal, which formed the basis for her cloning presentations mentioned above.

On July 13, 1997, Professor Andrews was invited to the White House to meet with President Clinton, who is introducing a bill protecting genetic privacy based on a model Andrews and four co-authors proposed in a Science article. Andrews is also advising several federal agencies -- the Social Security Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the

Occupational Health and Safety Administration -- on genetics and reproductive technology issues.

Professor Andrews was recently interviewed by numerous media, including the New York Times, Today Show, ABC News, Fox on Family, and BBC Horizons about various topics, including cloning, frozen embryos, bioethics, regulation of reproductive technologies, and posthumous sperm donation. The July 1997 American Bar Association Journal, which includes a picture of Andrews and her clone, contains a roundtable discussion on cloning which took place at Chicago-Kent. Andrews' Genetics and Law class was described in a July 20, 1997, Chicago Tribune article, "Can Laws Protect Us From Our Genes?"

Professor Andrews and her co-investigator, Professor Dorothy Nelkin of N.Y.U., received a $120,000 National Science Foundation grant for a project, "The Body as Property: Disputes Over the Control of Human Tissue in a Biotechnology Age."

Professor Anita Bernstein has returned from Northwestern and Brooklyn law schools, where she spent the spring 1997 term as a visiting scholar. Her interview-based research during this leave addressed political trials. She also continued her ongoing work on products liability and sexual harassment: in March she debated Prof. Aaron Twerski of Brooklyn Law School on the question "Can Products Liability Be Restated?" (Prof. Twerski took the affirmative side and Prof. Bernstein the negative) and in April she presented her paper, "Treating Sexual Harassment With Respect," to the Northwestern faculty. This fall her new articles will be published in the Harvard and Columbia law reviews.

Professor Fred Bosselman has agreed to be co-author of a book on the environmental impact of tourism, to be published by Island Press at the end of next year. A short article on the Endangered Species Act is to appear in the November 1997 issue of Ecology Law Quarterly. Also, he is serving as a member of a committee of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering that has been asked to review the planning procedures used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in deciding whether to build dams and flood control projects.

In June, Professor Evelyn Brody's paper, The Limits of Charity Fiduciary Law, came out as Working Paper No. 242, Program on Non-Profit Organizations, Yale University. On July 19, she lectured on "The Legal Landscape for Charitable Organizations: Tax Laws, Fund Raising, and Changing Social Attitudes," at the Program on Managing Finance and Change, University of Chicago, Graham School of Graduate Studies.

In April, Professor David Gerber gave a lecture in Stockholm, Sweden, to the members of the Swedish Competition Authority. The lecture was entitled "The Dynamics of Competition Law Development in Europe". While in Stockholm, he also gave a lecture on the development of competition law in Europe at the University of Stockholm Law School and presented a workshop on the same subject to scholars from throughout Sweden. In July, he gave a paper at a conference on comparative competition law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. The papers from the conference will be published in a book published by the College of Europe.
 

Professor Vivien Gross taught in a National Institute for Trial Advocacy Midwest program on Developing Deposition Skills held at Northwestern University Law School from May 15-17.

Professor Philip Hablutzel was the faculty sponsor of Chicago-Kent's Sixteenth Annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations held on June 13, 1997. He gave two presentations, one on the responsibilities and duties of board members and the other on the international operations of non-profits. He wrote a book chapter, Public International Banking Law, describing operations of the various governmental and private organizations which operate in the fields of international banking, finance and capital markets, and assistance to lesser developed countries. He also completed a book chapter on the German Commercial Code and the legal forms for doing business in Germany. In addition, Prof. Hablutzel attended a seminar on the use of Cyprus as an offshore banking location and regional business center. He is preparing a work on various parts of "the offshore industry." In July, he attended the annual meeting of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Montana.

Most of Professor Steven Harris' working hours this summer were spent in connection with his responsibilities as a Reporter to the Drafting Committee to Revise UCC Article 9. The draft received its "first reading" at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. From the NCCUSL meeting in Sacramento, he traveled to the American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco, where he discussed the Article 9 project with a variety of interested groups.

Professor Steven HeymanĘs article, The Duty to Rescue: A Liberal-Communitarian Approach, appears in the summer issue of The Responsive Community, a journal of communitarian theory and politics. Earlier this summer, he presented a paper on the natural rights background of the First Amendment at a meeting of the Midwest Seminar on the History of Early Modern Philosophy, which was held at the Humanities Institute of the University of Chicago. Professor Heyman will be on leave this fall, working on an article on the justifications and limits of the right to freedom of speech.

Professor Pamela Kentra completed her law review article entitled Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Intolerable Conflict for Attorney-Mediators Between the Duty to Maintain Mediation Confidentiality and the Duty to Report Fellow Attorney Misconduct, which will be published this fall in the Brigham Young University Law Review."

An update and new section to Professor Richard Kling's Illinois Criminal Defense Motion Manual
(Michie [now Lexis Law Publications]) was completed; the new edition should be out by November. An update of his chapter in Illinois Criminal Procedure (Ralph Ruebner, ed. also Michie) was completed, and the new books (Vol. 1 and 2) should be out in the next few weeks. Also, he is presently working on a CD-ROM program for CALI on the exceptions to the Hearsay Rule, which should be completed in the next couple of months.

Professor Molly Lien presented her paper, "Technocentrism and the Soul of the Common Law Lawyer," at the American Association of Law Librarians in Baltimore, MD. She has also been

elected to the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute. This summer Chicago-Kent hosted the Annual Conference of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, a three-day conference attended by over 100 legal writing directors from all parts of the United States and Canada. Professor Lien was elected Secretary-Treasurer of that organization, and has been appointed to chair its Finance and Membership Committees.

Professor Martin Malin's article, On the Scope of Legitimate Authority (co-authored by R. Ladenson), was accepted for publication in 1998 in the Journal of Social Philosophy. He presented "Business Trends and Issues Arising in Employment Law" at an Anderson Worldwide Leadership Team Meeting in June, 1997.

Professor Malin was interviewed and quoted extensively in the media regarding proposals to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow substitution of comp time for overtime pay. He was quoted extensively in USA Today and New York Newsday, in Carol Kleiman's column on the front page of the Jobs section of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, in an Associated Press article that appeared in over 100 newspapers nationally, and in a Newhouse News Service article that appeared in the New-Orleans Times-Picayune, Cincinnati Post, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and Trenton Times, among others. He was also interviewed by ABC Radio News and WMAQ-TV (Channel 5, Chicago). In June he was quoted in an article on the Ashcroft Bill on the front page of the Business section of the Chicago Tribune.

Very recently, Professor Malin was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article dealing with the relationship between the Teamsters' strike against UPS and internal Teamsters politics. He was interviewed about the Teamsters UPS strike on the "Bob Collins Show" on WGN Radio, by WMAQ-TV (Channel 5, Chicago), and on "Talk of the City" on KPPC Radio, the Los Angeles National Public Radio affiliate.

Professor Sheldon Nahmod was the faculty editor of, and also wrote an article for, the Chicago-Kent Law Review's "Section 1983 Symposium," which was published this past summer. In addition, he completed the manuscript for the fourth edition of his extensively cited, two-volume section 1983 treatise, which will be published in December, 1997. Finally, Professor Nahmod lectured to federal judges about section 1983 under the auspices of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. These summer lectures took place in Washington, Minneapolis, Denver and San Diego. While in Washington he attended a reception and dinner for
new federal judges which was held at the Supreme Court where he chatted with Justices Scalia, Breyer and Ginsburg.

This past summer Professor David Rudstein completed the 1997 update to his treatise, Criminal Constitutional Law (with D. Thomas and C.P. Erlinder). He also completed work on an electronic casebook, Criminal Procedure: The Investigatory Process, for use in his Criminal Procedure class, and revised his electronic casebook, Criminal Law, which he uses in his Criminal Law class.

Professor Jeffrey Sherman's essay, Taking Prepositions Seriously, was published in 91 Nw. U. L. Rev. 657 (1997). He was interviewed on radio station WNDZ-AM (750) on the subject of Chicago's new policy of granting benefits to the same-sex domestic partners of city employees.

Professors Stephen Sowle and Richard Warner had an article entitled Teaching Law With Computers accepted by Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal.

Professor A. Dan Tarlock published several items recently, including the 1997 release of his book, Law of Water Rights and Resources; and the chapter Current Trends in United States Water Law and Policy: Private Property Rights, Public Interest Limitations and the Creation of Markets, in The Scarcity of Water: Emerging Legal and Policy Responses (Edward H. P. Brans et al. eds.). He has another book chapter in the page proof stage, Drafting Laws Relating to Natural Resources Use: The Case of Underground Water, which will appear later this year in Legislative Drafting for Market Reform; Some lessons from China.

Professor Tarlock's article, Two Cheers for the Presumption of Validity: A Reply to Professor Hopperton, which appeared in 24 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 103 (1996) (with Daniel R. Mandelker), was reprinted in 1997 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook. In addition, his article, Safe Drinking Water: A Federalism Perspective, appeared in volume 21 of the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. Professor Tarlock also published, with Professor Stuart Deutsch, Introductory Survey, 1997 Land Use & Envtl. L. Rev., and Annual Review of Land Use Literature, 18 Zoning & Plan. L. Rep. 41 (1997).

Professor Richard Wright was a visiting professor in May at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella School of Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he taught classes on causation in the law and delivered a public lecture on "The Moral Foundations of Liability." In June, he was one of the faculty for a Workshop on Law and Economics for Argentinean judges in Bariloche, Argentina.

In July, Professor Wright attended the sixth biennial International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law in Melbourne, Australia, where, with the usual splendid assistance of Rob Tyler of Chicago-Kent's Center for Law and Computers, he made several presentations on the SAGE expert system development tool, which he had built during the prior academic year for use in Chicago-Kent's course on Computers and Legal Reasoning.

Also in July, Professor Wright made the opening presentation at the Australian Tort Teachers' Workshop at the University of Melbourne Law School, delivered the Sir George Turner Lectures on "Liberalism and Critical Theory" to the faculty of law, and taught an intensive post-graduate course on Comparative Tort Law. He was appointed a Visiting Fellow of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law for 1997.

In July and August, Professor Wright was a visiting lecturer at the University of Canterbury School of Law in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he taught classes on tort law and legal expert systems and delivered an interdepartmental lecture on "The Moral Foundations of Tort Liability", which he also delivered to the faculties of law and philosophy at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
 



SCHOLARSHIPS

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.



SPECIAL NOTICES

FALL 1997 SEMESTER BUILDING AND INFORMATION CENTER (LIBRARY) HOURS
The new hours for the fall semester began 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.

TO 2L, 3L AND 4L STUDENTS
After your summer work experiences, you may have increased appreciation for the importance of procedure in the work of litigating lawyers. If so, you may want to consider taking the Complex Litigation course. Although the title may sound daunting, the course is an advanced civil procedure class which will be of great use to litigators. It covers such matters as permissive and compulsory party joinder, intervention, stay orders, consolidation and transfer of suits, class actions, attorneys' fee awards, bi- and tri-furcation and other aspects of the trial of complex cases, and the preclusive effects of judgments in complex litigation. We sometimes even talk about substantive law; the contexts of the cases range from mass torts to commercial disputes. I am offering the course Tues-Thurs evenings at 6-7:25 p.m. Thanks, Prof. Steinman

STUDENTS IN PROFESSOR RICHARDSON'S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLASS
Your reading assignment for the first class (8/28/97) is available on the 7th floor.

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.

A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY

On behalf of the officers and staff of the Public Safety Department, welcome to the Illinois Institute of Technology. I'd like to share a key point in our public safety strategy, provide the most important ways to avoid becoming a victim of crime, and introduce you to our key campus community services.

Our public safety strategy focuses on proactive measures--the emphasis is on prevention of crime. This strategy is based upon a partnership between the campus community and the Public Safety Department. The success of this strategy is dependent upon participation.

Continuous analysis of crime statistics reveals that property theft is the most prevalent crime at the Downtown Campus. Most of the thefts occurred in public access areas and were usually preventable. Although property theft can happen anytime and anywhere, pay particular attention to protecting your property while you are using areas like the library and cafeterias. Thieves will take advantage of these public areas if you let your guard down. With awareness and adherence to a few basic crime prevention measures, you can avoid becoming a crime victim.

Our public safety services are also designed with the intent of preventing crime. I encourage you to take advantage of these services as often as you need to.

Remember, the department exists to serve you--whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member--and to ensure that the IIT Campuses remain a safe environment to learn, work, and live in.

Please do not hesitate to call me at x86301 if I may be of assistance. Have a safe and pleasant academic year.

Daryn J. Frank
Director of Public Safety
Illinois Institute of Technology

Crime Prevention
Top 5 List

1. Be aware of your surroundings! Pay attention to what is happening around you. Try to avoid circumstances which might offer an advantage to a criminal. Stay in well lit areas. Be extra cautious around ATM machines, public telephones, and parking areas.

2. Don't travel alone! Traveling with another person reduces your risk of attack by 70%. Traveling in a group of 3 or more reduces your risk of attack by 90%. Use protective escorts provided by the Public Safety Department.

3. Report suspicious activity immediately! Don't assume that someone else has reported it.

4. Use anti-theft measures! Never leave your property unattended. Keep doors locked when leaving your office area unattended - even "for only a minute". Don't leave valuable items

exposed in your automobile. Mark your property with your driver's license number. Record your serial numbers.

5. Victim survival. If confronted, surrender your valuable possessions, if asked to do so. Concentrate on being able to identify the offender. Call the Public Safety Department Emergency Line at (312) 808-6363 as soon as possible!

Public Safety Services

Protective Escorts (x65030)--upon request, a protective escort is provided to campus and limited off-campus destinations.

Patrols--uniformed Public Safety Officers regularly patrol the building to deter crime and make arrests when necessary.

Electronic Alarm System--the Downtown Campus is serviced by an automated electronic alarm system which is monitored by the Public Safety Department. The system monitors a network of intrusion, motion, tamper, duress, and fire alarm sensors installed throughout the building.

Crime Prevention Education (x86315)_seminars on crime prevention and security awareness are provided upon request to individuals or groups at the Downtown Campus, including commuter students, disabled students, international students, student organizations, staff, and academic departments.

Reporting a Crime or Emergency
To report a crime or an emergency, call the Public Safety Department at (312) 808-6363 from off-campus telephones or x86363 from campus telephones.

Providing Information
To provide information concerning a crime or suspicious activity, call the public safety hotline at (312) 808-6311 or x86311. Confidentiality of callers is assured. Report any suspicious activity immediately.

Emergency Assistance
(312) 808-6363

Crime Information Hotline
(312) 808-6311

Non-Emergency Information
(312) 906-5030

Daryn J. Frank, Director of
Public Safety
(312) 808-6301

dfrank@vax1.ais.iit.edu

Ernie C. Bibbs, Deputy Director of Public Safety
(312) 808-6311
ebibbs@vax1.ais.iit.edu

Thomas R. Coffey,
Crime Prevention Officer
(312) 808-6315
tcoffey@vax1.ais.iit.edu

Public Safety Desk
(312) 906-5030

Public Safety Fax Number
(312) 808-6302



ORGANIZATIONS

FROM ADAM WEISS, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
Most of us did not want to believe it, yet we knew it to be true. Summer break cannot last forever. Welcome back to another semester of intellectual development {torture to some}.

First, I would like to thank the student community for giving me the opportunity to serve in the capacity of President. I expect that the upcoming year will be both challenging and exciting. The Board of Governors ("BOG") is committed to providing opportunities for students to voice their concerns, ideas and compliments about all facets of the Chicago-Kent experience. We will champion the cause by providing the students with thoughtful leadership and decisionmaking while simultaneously providing the highest integrity and professionalism expected.

Second, thank you to all of the students who worked on the Orientation week activities, including the Organization Fair. I am sure that the entering class appreciates the time that these upperclass students volunteered to make this a very successful first week as a Chicago-Kent 1L. Special mention should go out to Melanie Miller, who put in great sums of time which enabled Orientation to run smoothly. Thanks Melanie!

Third, we hope that you enjoyed the Summer Picnic this past weekend. This annual event seems to be getting larger and larger every year. Watch for future announcements of the monthly social events. We will make every effort to hold social events in many different areas of Chicago. Please feel free to suggest places where you believe an SBA social would be successful. Special mention should go out to Nick Scarpelli, who was the engineering mind behind the picnic. Thanks Nick!

Fourth, the school replaced the locks on all of the student organization doors. Please go to room 265 for the code. If you are not authorized for a door code, but think you should be, please e-mail me.

Fifth, we now have a cash machine on the second floor. Enjoy.

Finally, I have received many comments from students regarding the announcement that the Record will no longer be available in print version. Many have asked me, "what can I do"? Please e-mail AWEISS with your comments, whether for or against this new proposal, and I will make sure that the administration knows where the students stand. Thanks.

New Business:
1. Fall Election : The Election Committee Chair and Election Rules Committee Chair will be selected this week. A meeting with 1L's interested in seeking SBA Representative positions will take place within the next couple of weeks. Executive Board positions that were not decided in the Spring Election will be included in the Fall Election. Once the Chairs have been selected and announced, please direct inquiries to the Election Committee.

2. BOG Positions : Only 4L evening Representative positions are open on the Board of Governors. If you would like to be considered for appointment to one of these positions, please forward an e-mail of your interest to AWEISS no later than Friday, August 29.

3. Committees : The SBA recommends students to many different faculty and administrative committees. In addition, many     different committees within SBA exist--ABA/Law Student Division, Barristers Ball, Board of Inquiry, IIT Relations, Code of Conduct, Constitution and By-Laws, 1997 Election, Election Rules, Environmental, Finance, Public Relations, Social, Speaker Programs, Student Organization/Master Organization Board (MOB). If you would like to be considered for appointment to one of these committees, please forward an e-mail of your particular interest to AWEISS no later than Tuesday, September 2.

4. Student Organization Budgets : The SBA will be distributing Budget Request Packets during this week. If you or your organization needs a packet, please stop by the SBA office located in C88 on the concourse level. ALL BUDGET REQUESTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SBA NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2.

5. SBA Fall Lecture : The SBA presents a speaker program during the fall semester. Please submit suggestions for consideration. Please be specific with your topical suggestions. In addition, feel free to provide names of interesting organizations and persons.

6. E-Mailing General Questions and Comments : An e-mail address has been implemented for the student community to send general questions and comments. The mailbox {SBAQ} will be accessed by me     everyday. This mailbox helps me maintain separation between personal and SBA-related activities and inquiries. Please direct SBA-related comments to SBAQ.

7. Written Questions and Comments : The SBA, like all student organizations, has a mailbox located on the second floor near the entrance to the College Services Center. Mail is retrieved from that mailbox daily.
Please place all paper documents and correspondence in that mailbox, unless requested otherwise.

Please make a point to get involved with your favorite student organization this year. A small time commitment is all that is necessary. In order to maximize the impact that any organization can have, many students will need to volunteer. Be responsible and help your community succeed. Thank you.

BREHON SOCIETY OF IRISH-AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS
The Brehon Society is a group dedicated to celebrating Irish legal and cultural traditions. In addition to holding general organizational meetings and attending Irish cultural functions, we host speakers such as Judge Andy Somers, Human Rights Observer in Northern Ireland and Frank Sheridan, Consul General for the Republic of Ireland.

Our officers for this academic year are:
    John Fogarty, President
    Michael Burns, Vice President
    Shawn Concannon, Treasurer
    Kelly McClintic, Secretary
    Jim O'Brien, Public Relations Coordinator

Please feel free to contact any one of us if you are interested in joining the Brehon Society.
We will hold a general organizational meeting within the next two weeks. All are welcome, no matter what your nationality may be. Information will follow in the Record as to date, time and room number. 

BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Welcome to all. Hope you had a relaxing summer, especially you incoming first-years. You'll appreciate it by September 8 when your first Legal Writing paper is due!

Mark your calendars:
First General Meeting - The beginning of an exciting and productive school year. Come share your ideas and hear about upcoming BLSA activities.
    6:00pm, Friday, September 19, 1997 in Room 165.

Don't forget to order your business cards!
If you have any questions or concerns, contact your Executive Board.

Donna Grant (dgrant), 4L - Pres.            Sharese Shields (sshields), 3L - 1st VP
Melville Nickerson (mnickers), 2L - 2nd VP        Lawrence Hill (lhill), 2L - Treasurer
Devin Williams (dwillia2), 2L - Secretary        Monique Gamell (mgamell), 2L -
                            Academic Support Chair
CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY
First Meeting...
 

Day students: Tuesday, September 2, 12:00 pm, Room 270
Evening students: Tuesday, September 2, 5:30 pm, Room 270

Please come with ideas of what kind of speaker events you would like to see this year.

Any questions, contact Tad Huntington (HHUNTING) or Nathan Lollis (NLOLLIS).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
Welcome First Years, new members and all returning students!

ELS plans to have an action-packed year full of positive community outreach, fun and festive parties and interesting speakers. We welcome all ideas and encourage participation from all members, new and old. Help us make a difference in the Chicago-Kent community.

Come to the first meeting on Tuesday, September 2 at 11:45 am (room TBA). Please try to attend, as we will be discussing general information about membership and a calender of events for the year.

FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Welcome 1L's and welcome back continuing students! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Family Law Society table during the Orientation Fair. If you did not attend and would like additional information regarding our organization, please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE). FLS officers for 1997-98 are:
    President, Leslie Borre (LBORRE)
    Vice President, Kelley Garofalo (KGAROFAL)
    Secretary, Mary Hasse (MHASSE)
    Treasurer, Lisa J. Smith (LSMITH3)

Meeting
The Family Law Society will be having a general meeting to discuss upcoming program ideas and speaker events -- look in the Record or the FLS bulletin board on the concourse for a specific date and time. Membership is "free." Hope to see you there!

GAYLAW
GayLaw provides the following:
- anonymous e-mail list for news and legal information regarding Gay/Les/Bi issues.
- panel discussions on relevant issues
- social activities for friendships and networking
- fundraising activities
- conferences
- brown bag lunch discussions

Our first meeting for the year will be on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5:00 in room 270. We will have pizza and basically will be just making introductions and discussing activities for the Fall semester. E-mail FBARNHAR or GAYLAW for more information. Hope to see you there!

HEALTH LAW SOCIETY
Greetings. Chicago-Kent's Health Law Society welcomes all of you back to school. Special greetings to those of you that have chosen to begin a journey into a career in law at Chicago-Kent. Our school offers a superb education, friendly atmosphere and a promising future. We are happy that you have chosen Chicago-Kent as your home for the next three or four years. We at the Chicago-Kent Health Law

Society try to make your journey a beneficial learning experience. We encourage you to become a member. This year we have a variety of programs scheduled for you. Our plans include: Speaker events, forums, networking, important information about health law, discussing the current topics, and fun gatherings. We will try to introduce you to the pros and cons of practicing health law and the avenues which might make your journey simpler and more rewarding. We are looking forward to see you. You are encouraged to email us if you want to become a representative, a member, a volunteer or to get updates on the Society's activities. Please email us at ESALTZMA or EEFTEKHA or NMILLARE. Thanks.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY
Welcome!! The LELS will be holding elections the second week of September to fill the positions of Vice-President and Secretary. We will also be voting to amend the by-laws to create the position of Vice-President, Evening Division and conditionally filling that position.

While every Chicago-Kent student and faculty member is welcome to attend our meetings and events, you must be a member to run for office and to vote. To become a member, you need to e-mail either Patty Potter (PPOTTER2) or Leslie Borre (LBORRE) UNLESS you signed up during this year's orientation. Even if you were a member last year, you need to send an e-mail to Patty or Leslie. To be eligible to vote, your e-mail must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 5th.

Please watch the Record for additional election information and the time and place of our first meeting this term.

PERSIAN AND ARAB LAW SOCIETY
Welcome Back. For those of you who are starting your first year at Chicago-Kent, congratulations for making the right choice. You are at the right place for the state-of-the-art technology (at an age of technology), great writing programs, superb faculty, and a solid reputation which is building on its own on a daily basis. You could start your year by making another wise choice and that is joining or participating in our society. PALS stands for Persian and Arab Law Society; however, you don't have to be Persian or Arab to enjoy our programs. We will try our best to be your PALS throughout the year. We have a variety of helpful programs in mind for you. We will give you our used books give you outlines, tell you what professors we preferred and for what reasons, tell you how to study for classes and your tests, teach you faster ways to use the computers for your research papers, tell you what neighborhoods to stay away from at all costs and where you can eat an awesome dinner when on a date, where to go for dancing, what public transportation to take to get to school, and be of support if so desired. We wish you the best of luck throughout this year's challenges. We are looking forward to your participation and response. Our e-mails are EEFTEKHA; EEIDINEJ; RABRAHAM.

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL
Interested in honing your public speaking skills? Join Toastmasters International! Toastmasters is a not-for-profit public speaking organization that has more than 8,000 chapters worldwide. A local chapter meets in the law school building the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Membership is very affordable and guests are always welcome at our meetings. The first meeting of the school year is Tuesday, August 26. Check the lobby board for the room number. Questions? E-mail Brenna Kelley (BKELLEY).

WOMEN IN LAW

Welcome Back!! We invite all students to attend our first meeting on September 3rd, either at Noon or 5 p.m. Look for the room announcement in next week's Record. We hope to see new and old members there.

We are planning a city-wide conference for March, 1998 to coincide with the 125th anniversary of women being admitted to the bar in Illinois. All WIL members are invited to get involved in planning, soliciting speakers and fundraising. In addition, first year members will be electing their 1L representative in the upcoming weeks. The 1L Representative will serve as a WIL Executive Board officer for the 1997-98 academic year.

Towards the end of September, WIL will host a reception for our membership. Refreshments will be served. At the reception, 1L members will meet their WIL mentors.

WIL is proud to be participating in the Step Out to Stop Abuse annual 10K walk, hosted by the Chicago Abused Women Coalition. The 10K walk is on September 6 at 10:00 a.m. To walk with the WIL team please e-mail WIL@KENTLAW.EDU immediately. Information is available on our bulletin board on the Concourse.

 

Converted by Andrew Scriven