FROM THE EDITOR
Record To Go Online Sept. 8
The Record will go exclusively online next Monday, September 8. Paper editions of the Record will no longer be produced. Students, faculty and staff can access the Record through all computers in the law school as well as through DialKent and the Internet. For more details on how to access the Record, please see the instructions from the Center for Law and Computers on page 6 of this issue.
FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN
Additional CALI Award Winners
Congratulations to the following additional students who earned the highest grade in the course indicated and will be presented with the CALI award at the Student Awards Luncheon on September 30, 1997:
Business Organizations, Prof. Conviser: Rochelle H. Klaskin
International Criminal Law, Prof. Bart Brown: Nancy J. Glover
Partnership Tax, Prof. Levun: Mark J. Scott and Edward J. Smeltzer
Trial Advocacy 1, Prof. More: Colleen Young
Copies of the revised Student Handbook are on the concourse level beneath the stairs. The changes from the last year's Handbook appeared in last week's Record.
Spring 1997 Grade Distributions
A summary of the grade distributions for the spring semester is attached to this Record. The distribution foreach course is posted on the second floor bulletin board outside the Registrar's office.
Class Rank Grade Point Averages
The following grade point averages are as of the end of the Spring 1997 semester.
Class of 1997 - top 10%: 3.630; top 25%: 3.448; top 33%: 3.373; top 50%: 3.218
Class of 1998 - (1994 evening entrants and 1995 day entrants)
top 10%: 3.595; top 25%: 3.382; top 33%: 3.300; top 50%: 3.131
Class of 1999 - (1995 evening entrants and 1996 day entrants)
top 7%: 3.626; top 10%: 3.559; top 25%: 3.245; top 33%: 3.111; top 50%: 2.910
Class of 2000 - (1996 evening entrants)
top 7%: 3.621; top 10%: 3.521; top 25%: 3.221; top 33%: 3.032; top 50%:
FROM ASSISTANT DEAN STEPHEN SOWLE
Notice to First-Year Students
All of you should have copies of the Student Handbook, which summarizes the academic regulations of the Law School and other important information. Copies of the Handbook are available on the Concourse level if you do not already have one.
It is very important that you familiarize yourself with the information in the Handbook, especially the provisions concerning the minimum grade point average required to remain in good academic standing (§ 8.3) and the rules regarding probation and dismissal (§§ 8.4 and 8.5).
Fall Final Exams
As announced last week, you should be sure to check your final exam schedule now to avoid problems with travel plans or exam conflicts. If you believe you have an exam conflict or other circumstance justifying rescheduling an exam (see Student Handbook §§ 7.2 and 7.3), you must contact Ellen Berger, the Director of Student Services, by Friday, November 7, 1997. The final exam schedule for the current semester was published with the fall schedule last April. It also appears on the Schedule of Classes posted in the lobby and is available in the Registrar's office.
FROM THE REGISTRAR
The last day for making a pass/fail election is Friday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m. You may revoke a pass/fail election and elect to take a grade in the course up to the last day of the semester. To make a pass/fail election, submit two copies of the Pass/Fail Election Form to the Registrar's office. Make sure one copy is signed by a member of the Registrar's staff and returned to you; keep this copy until you receive your grade. Please refer to Handbook § 2.4 for the requirements and limitations of the pass/fail election.
Adding and Dropping Courses
The deadline for adding a course is Friday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m. If you drop a course and reduce your credit hours, you will be charged tuition according to the following schedule:
This week 50% of tuition
Next week 75% of tuition
After next week 100% of tuition
To add or drop a course, submit a signed Registration Change Form to the Registrar's office. You should wait until your form is processed and obtain a pink copy of the form from the staff person processing the form. The pink copy is the only evidence that will be accepted as proof that you added or dropped a course.
Student Directory and Privacy Form
If you do not wish to have your name, address, or telephone number published in the Chicago-Kent Student Directory, you must submit a Privacy Form, available in the Registrar's office, by Friday, September 12.
January 1998 Graduates
Please submit an Application for Graduation form to the Registrar's office by Friday, September 5.
Health Insurance Waiver
A list of students whose health insurance is currently waived is posted on the second floor bulletin board. If your name does not appear on the list and you wish to waive the student insurance, please submit a waiver form to the IIT Counseling and Health Service office on the main campus by Friday, September 5. (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. The waiver forms and brochures describing the insurance are available in the Registrar's office.
Summary of Deadlines:
Friday, September 5, 1997
Last day to make a pass/fail election
Last day to add a course
Health insurance waivers are due
Application for Graduation forms are due
Friday, September 12, 1997
Last day to submit a student directory Privacy Form
FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES
Enrichment Programs--Mark your Calendars!
Study Tips I: Study Skills and Time Management
Wednesday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
and Thursday, September 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Learn new study skills and time management strategies that can help improve your academic performance. The first of two programs addressing study strategies will take place on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. We will cover techniques that can help enhance your note taking abilities and increase your confidence in the areas of class preparation and participation. The program will be offered at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday and again at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The program will also be recorded on video tape for later viewing. Check next week's Record for the room number.
Brochures are still available for the London Consortium semester of law study in the spring semester. Pick up an application/brochure in room 546. Hurry in to get a copy, because the applications will be accepted by the program on a first-come, first-served basis.
A very big thank you goes to Melanie Miller, the student Orientation Coordinator, who pulled together the countless details necessary to run an outstanding Orientation for the first-year class. Also, many thanks to the returning students who helped make Orientation a success by donating their time as Orientation Leaders and volunteers to welcome the entering class to Chicago-Kent. We truly appreciate your contribution of time and effort. Thank you all!
FROM CAREER SERVICES
2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: Summer Experience Survey
Last week we attached our 1997 Summer Experience Survey forms to the back of the Record. If you didn't get a chance to fill out the forms, stop by our office this week and pick up a copy. 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!
We'd like you to fill out both forms. The first form is for our own office records. The second form, which asks about the pros and cons of the job, will be filed in the 1997 Summer Experience notebook for students to use to research potential employers. We do not require your name, but if you're willing to answer questions that students may have, feel free to write your name and e-mail address on the top.
Remember, if you return both parts of the survey to the Career Services Office by Friday, September 12, 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!
Thank you again for your cooperation!
Don't forget to pick up your copy of the first issue of Careerline! You'll find it on the 3rd floor Spak bulletin board, and inside and outside of the Career Services Office.
Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program
Important Date for the FOCI Program:
September 4 Arthur Anderson Informational Program at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in room 580
September 8 Interview schedules available in CSO after 12:00 noon.
September 9 Interview schedules available in CSO from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Keep in mind that changes and additions to the interview program will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the Career Services Office. Also, please check your e-mail daily; if we need to contact you, we will use e- mail.
Policy for Missing an Interview
If you have an emergency which will prevent you from attending an interview scheduled through the fall on- campus program, please contact Stephanie Rever Chu as soon as possible. Be aware that if you miss an interview for reasons other than an emergency, you will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the program. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.
Interview Tips for Large Law Firm Employment from the Employer and Student Perspectives
On Tuesday, September 2, join us at noon or at 5:00 p.m. in room 570 to uncover successful interviewing tips from the perspectives of attorneys involved in on-campus recruiting for large law firms and students who have participated in previous fall on-campus interviewing. Sign up in the Career Services to attend.
The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing
On Tuesday, September 16 at noon and 5:00 p.m. in room C50, we will discuss finding summer and permanent positions with small and mid-size firms, government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations. We'll identify the time to start looking and how to search effectively.
If you plan to attend and haven't signed up, please stop by the Career Services Office to do so.
The 11th annual Boston Career Forum for Japanese/English bilingual graduating students and experienced professionals will be held on October 24-26 at the World Trade Center. This job fair is the largest international recruiting event specifically for Japanese speakers. Registration is free and travel scholarships are available. If you are interested in this job fair and would like to be considered for the travel scholarship, stop in the Career Services Office as soon as possible to pick up information and a registration form.
NAPIL National Public Interest Law Career Fair and Conference in Washington, D.C.
Public interest employers from across the country will be interviewing 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls at the NAPIL Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, October 17, 1997. Watch this space from more information!
Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services
3Ls: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is seeking applicants for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk and Motions Law Clerk. The Pro Se Law Clerk position will begin in August 1998 and have a two-year term. See Handout #4 for details. The Motions Law Clerk position begins in August 1998 and has a one-year term. Please see Handout #5 for details . Several positions are available for each Law Clerk position and the application deadline is October 1, 1997.
3Ls; United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor
The Department of the Interior is looking for law students with a strong interest in public service and the work of the Department. The Department's Solicitor's Honors Program is currently accepting applications for employment beginning in the fall of 1998. Please see Handout #6 for information and application instructions. Applications must be postmarked by October 3, 1997.
2Ls and 3Ls; Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
Lambda is in search of Law Student Interns for the fall 1997 semester. This national organization is committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education and public policy work. See Handout #7 for further information and application instructions. Applicants should begin the application process now.
CHECK IT OUT... NEWS FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER
For the current week Reference Librarians in the Information Center will offer 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 last week during Orientation.
A member of the Reference Staff will be available at the Reference Desk to help students who are working through 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.
If you have any comments about the schedule, please e-mail: LGLANZ. She will be happy to receive them and take them into consideration for future LEXIS/WESTLAW Orientation Exercises.
New Library Assistants Join Information Center Staff
Please welcome new Information Center staff members who joined us over the summer: Dunni Cosey, is a former Illinois State University Student and a member of Joel Hall Dancers. Taisha Griffin is enrolled at Chicago State University. James Struck is a graduate of University of Chicago. Dunni, Taisha & James are library assistants. Prentiss Bradford is a former Grambling University student and works in the Document Center. Linda Hunter has a degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University and splits her time between the Document Center and Media Services.
News for Chicago-Kent Students
The new September newsletter is available at the Service Desk located on the 9th floor of the Library. Feel free to come by and get a copy.
FROM SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS)
Any student who has completed over 50 hours of volunteer legal or non-legal service this summer is eligible for an SOS certificate. This does not include externs who received credit for their volunteer hours. All eligible students should stop by the SOS Office during office hours to fill out the proper form.
The Cook County Public Guardian's Office is currently seeking 2L and 3L students to volunteer at Juvenile Court. The students would assist the attorneys in preparing for trial, researching and writing briefs and memos. Additionally, any 711 eligible student could also assist in the court trial procedures. If you are interested please stop by the SOS office or contact either Ann Celine O'Hallaren or Carolyn Buntin.
OFFICE HOURS - room 686:
Monday 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1:50 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
Wednesday 3:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Thursday 1:50 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
If you are unable to visit SOS during these times please, e-mail either Ann Celine (AOHALLAR) or Carolyn (CBUNTIN) to schedule an appointment.
NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)
Getting the Record Online
The Record, what you are reading now, is available throughout Chicago-Kent on every computer. There are e-mail stations located on the Concourse, the 2nd floor, the 3rd floor (in the Spaketeria), and in the 5th floor student lounge. Lab computers are located in rooms 760, 700, 900, and 775. All total, the Record is available on over 110 machines accessible by students in the building. You can also access the Record via DialKent or via the Internet from your home computer with a modem. We are working extra hard to make sure that the Record is easily accessible by everyone electronically. If you encounter a problem, or just need help using the system, please contact HELPDESK or anyone in the Center for Law and Computers on the 7th floor.
Top Ten First Week Questions (asked of Melissa Mooney in Lab 700)
1. I sent my job to the printer a long time ago, when is it going to print?
To get your job to print, go to the computer next to the printer in the lab you printed in. Press F1, find your job, and press H. Wait a few seconds. It will print.
2. How do I get my e-mail from home?
There are three ways to get e-mail from home. A. Buy DialKent in the bookstore. ii. Use Webmail over the Internet at http://webmail.kentlaw.edu 3. Configure your POP3 compliant e-mail package to get your Kentnet e-mail over the Internet. Instructions are available at http://ck.kentlaw.edu/dialup.
3. I have Microsoft Word at home, but the document I created won't pull up here.
If you are using Word97 at home, you will need to save your file as Word5/95 before you can use it here in the building. We are working on upgrading to Office97, but are still finding some bugs in it, so we are waiting for the bug fix release before upgrading. Use Save As instead of Save at home, and select Word5/95.
4. How late are the computer labs open?
Lab 775 is open when the building is open. The other labs are open when the Information Center is open, since they are in the Information Center.
5. Where do I get Lexis/Westlaw software?
The Reference Desk on the 9th floor.
6. Where are your Apple computers?
Lab 775_though they aren't very new.
7. I printed the document from my own notebook computer, where will that print out?
8. My notebook computer is getting an error message saying hardware conflict with IP address and then I can't get to Netscape to read the Record...what do I do?
Try running c:\windows\winipcfg, click "Release," then reboot your machine. If that doesn't work, see someone in the CLC.
9. How do I get Internet on my home computer?
Read the web page at http://ck.kentlaw.edu/dialup or pick up some of the brochures and disks given to us by local Internet Service Providers on the 7th floor. You can dialin to Chicago-Kent for free, but there are only 8 lines right now and a 30 minute limit per phone call, so you may want to get your own ISP.
10. I have my own Internet Service Provider. How do I look at the super-secret stuff on ck.kentlaw.edu (Innerkent, Chicago-Kent's Intranet) from home?
When you access http://ck.kentlaw.edu/ from your own ISP (like AmericaOnline, etc.) you should click on the link at the very bottom of the page which says "External Link." You will be prompted for your Kentnet username and password, then allowed into the system.
Student Representative Lab Hours: During lab hours, student representatives are available to answer questions and will be located either in lab 700 or at the tables just outside of lab 700. Lab hours for the week of September 1, 1997, will be as follows:
Monday 2:00 - 5:30 Michael Ambroziak
Tuesday 4:30 - 7:30 Michael Ambroziak
Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30 Michael Ambroziak
Thursday 4:30 - 7:30 Michael Ambroziak
Sunday 6:00 - 10:00 Michael Ambroziak
As always, 24hour on-line technical assistance is available by calling 1-800-850-WEST.
Westmate 6.3 with KeyCite: If you haven't already picked your copy of Westmate 6.3, it is available in CD and Diskette form from the 9th floor library reference desk. Westmate 6.3 incorporates new advanced research features not available in previous 6.x series of Westmate, most notably, the new KeyCite is West's new citation research service that allows you to trace the history of a case and retrieve all citing references, including cases and secondary sources. This enables you to dramatically cut research time yet produce current and reliable results. Some features include:
RED FLAGS : warn you that the case you are viewing is no longer good law for at least one of the points it contains
YELLOW FLAGS : warn you that the case has some negative history, but hasn't been reversed or overruled
BLUE H's : indicate that some history exists
Also, when viewing lists of citing cases, you can immediately see how much one case discusses another case through the DEPTH OF TREATMENT STARS . For example:
FOUR STARS (EXAMINED) indicate citations with an extended supporting discussion of more than a printed page;
THREE STARS (DISCUSSED) indicate citations with a supporting discussion of up to one page;
TWO STARS (CITED) indicate citations with a supporting discussion of up to one paragraph; and
ONE STAR (MENTIONED) indicates a string citation.
Over the summer, Professor Lori Andrews finished several projects, which will appear in print as: Gen-Etiquette: Are There Moral and Legal Responsibilities to Share Genetic Information Within Families?, in Genetic Secrets: Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in the Genetic Era (Mark Rothstein, ed., Yale Univ. Press, forthcoming 1997); Past As Prologue: Sobering Thoughts About Genetic Determinism, ___ Seton Hall Law Review ___ (forthcoming 1997); and Mom, Dad, Clone: Implications for Reproductive Privacy, ___ Cambridge Review of Health Care Ethics ___ (forthcoming 1997). Also during the summer she wrote two articles with Dorothy Nelkin on the social and legal meaning of the body which will appear in the British journal, The Lancet.
On August 20, Illinois Secretary of State George H. Ryan re-appointed Professor Philip Hablutzel to a ninth year on the Business Corporation Acts Advisory Committee. Prof. Hablutzel will continue as chair of its
sub-committee revising the provisions of the Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation Act which relate to liability of directors, officers and volunteers. He will also chair a new sub-committee reviewing all the Illinois statutes which provide legal business forms for the delivery of medical and health care.
Professor Mickie Voges conducted a one-day seminar on intellectual property and copyright in the electronic world for the American Society for Information Science meeting in May. She also spoke on copyright issues associated with electronic reserve collections in libraries at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in San Francisco. She also attended the Canadian Association of Law Libraries meeting in St. Andrew-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, and consulted with two organizations there regarding the copyright implications of remote access to CD-ROM collections.
At the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries Prof. Voges was awarded the 1997 "Spirit of Law Librarianship" award for the ExTEND program that is in place in the Information Center. ExTEND is the name of the program that hires Chicago inner city high school students to work with the conversion of print materials to electronic images.
Professor Steven Wilf is searching for a research assistant for a project in eighteenth-century American legal history. The researcher will aid in gathering primary and secondary material and submit substantive research memoranda. Hours are flexible. Since this research position is not-funded, law school credit will be earned. Interested students should submit a resume to Prof. Wilf's secretary, Ms. Sharon Wyatt-Jordon, room749.
ENTERPRISING STUDENTS WANTED
IIT has pioneered in offering undergraduate students experience working in team projects to provide solutions for problems provided by industry. One student team (possibly in conjunction with the National Easter Seal Society) is designing and adapting technology to help children with specific types of disabilities. A law student member can assist the team in identifying issues to consider relating to the Americans for Disabilities Act and social security disability (among others). Please stop by Prof. Krent's office (room 735) if you are at all interested in this or other possible IPROs. Independent Research Credit is available.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW MOOT COURT TEAM
Here's an exciting opportunity to combine your passion for environmental law with your desire to be an oral advocate! Tryout for the Environmental Law Moot Court Team. The tryout problem will be available in room C74 on September 5, from 2:00-5:00 pm. For more information and to meet the team's supervisors, attend the September 2 meeting of the Environmental Law Society (room to be posted).
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 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.
The Commentator, Chicago-Kent's Monthly Student Newspaper, will be holding its first organizational meeting of the year on Wednesday September 3 at 12p.m. Pizza and beverages will be served. The room number will be announced in the Broadcast Messages next week. We will be discussing ideas for the coming school year. I would like to find people interested in several areas: writting, editting, photography, editorial cartooning, and advertising sales. If you would be interested in any of these areas but are unable to attend, please e-mail COMMENT.
The Lawrence Hall Tutoring Project, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, needs tutors to work with children and teenagers at Lawrence Hall Youth Services. The tutoring program matches each tutor with a resident of a Lawrence Hall group home. Tutors spend one evening a week (either Monday or Wednesday) helping their student develop basic math and reading skills. The program provides an opportunity for these youth to receive the extra individual attention not currently available from parents or teachers.
Tutoring takes at Lawrence Hall Youth Services which is located at 4833 North Francisco Avenue in Chicago. Francisco Avenue (approximately 3000 W) is located 4 blocks east of Kedize Avenue on Lawrence Avenue.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Tabor, Program Manager, (312) 222-3933.
From Adam Weiss, President of the Student Bar Association
The SBA wants to wish the first-year class good luck on finishing the first memo. Most of your upper level colleagues can recall the anxieties, pleasure, and insomnia associated with the project. The hard work will pay off.
We also want to thank everyone that has been working on the Budget Requests for the student organizations. For those organizations that have not yet completed the packet, please note that the due date has been extended to the end of the day Monday, September 8.
I am still taking comments on the recision of the paper Record. E-mail SBAQ with your thoughts.
1. Fall Election: The Election Committee Chair and Election Rules Committee Chair will be presented to the BOG this week. A meeting with 1L's interested in seeking SBA Representative positions will take place within the next couple of weeks. Once the Chairs have been approved and announced, please direct inquiries to the Election Committee.
2. 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, Curriculum, 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 Friday, September 5.
3. 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.
1) BOG Meeting: The first BOG meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 3 at 4:30p.m. If you would like to add something to the agenda, please e-mail AWEISS.
2) BOG Positions: The SBA is currently distributing BOG Election Petitions for the 4L Evening vacancies on the BOG. If you are interested in representing your class on the BOG, please pick up a petition at the SBA Office, C88. Petitions must be returned to the SBA office no later than Monday, September 8. Candidates are permitted to submit a statement of no more than 100 words with their petition. The BOG will decide the positions at the following meeting..
3) Faculty Meeting: During the August 26 Faculty Meeting, I voted on behalf of the student population on one issue. I voted for the Graduation Committee's recommendation that we pursue two possible speakers. I believe that the measure passed unanimously.
4) Policy and Procedures Manual Meeting: All student organizations must send at least one officer to the Policy and Procedures meeting taking place on Wednesday, September 10. The meeting will begin promptly at 5:00 in room a room TBA. We will discuss the information that is in the blue binder distributed with last year's Budget Request Packet. We will also field preliminary questions about the budget approval process.
5) September Social: The SBA will hold the September Social on Thursday, September 18. The event will begin at 7:00p.m. and end at 11:00p.m. The site, although not decided at this time, will be close to the law school. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun event.
6) Student Organization Master List: In the near future, the SBA will provide a master list of all active student organizations. The master list will include the officer information as provided by the organizations in their budget request packets.
Welcome Back! Amnesty International, an international human rights organization, will hold an informational meeting and elections on September 11. If you are interested in joining the group or running for a position, please e-mail JSPOONER. 1Ls should not be discouraged from running for office. Please watch the Record for further details.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY
The CJS provides the law student with an excellent opportunity to meet and network with practitioners and other law students who share an interest in criminal justice. The 1997-98 officers are: Co-Presidents: Craig Poulson and Jeremy Pfeifer; Secretary: Dan Belko; and Treasurer: Victor Terrizzi.
Our first meeting of the year will be held on Friday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m. We will begin with a brief organizational meeting (15 minutes) to discuss the 1997-98 agenda, immediately followed by a viewing of Primal Fear starring Richard Gere as a criminal defense attorney in Chicago. All students who are interested in CJS are encouraged to attend the event. Food and pop will be provided. The room location will be listed in the broadcast messages.
Are you in favor of the death penalty, or do you oppose it? If you need help in deciding, be sure to attend the next event which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. Come watch respected Chicago attorney William Kunkle debate the merits of the death penalty with Chicago-Kent's own distinguished professor, Richard Kling. The legitimacy of the death penalty in Illinois has come to a crossroads in recent months, given the number of death row inmates whose convictions have been reversed. E- mail CPOULSON with questions.
Our first meeting of the semester is being moved to Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. Please meet at office C74. We will be making introductions as well as discussing plans for the Semester. Sorry about the confusion -- e-mail KOBRIEN with any questions.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
Our first General Meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, September 2, 1997 in room 170 at 11:45a.m.. Please plan to attend, both first years and continuing students. We will be discussing lots of exciting plans for the year, soliciting ideas for new projects and answering general questions about the group.
We have some T-shirts to distribute on a first-come-first-serve basis to those that pay their dues at the meeting ($15 for the year). Hope to see you there!
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Please join us on either Tuesday, September 9, at 11:45a.m. in room C35, or Wednesday, September 10, at 5:15p.m. in room 270 for our first general membership meeting. We will be discussing upcoming speaker events and programs. Bring your ideas!
Welcome 1Ls and welcome back returning students! We are looking forward to a year of exciting events. The first few events are as follows.
Organizational Meeting and Speaker Event Thursday, September 18, 1997
At 11:45a.m., will have a brief organizational meeting. All students interested in joining the Society are encouraged to attend.
" Restoration of Constitutional Government, Is It Possible?". At noon, Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute will speak, asserting that most of what the federal government does today is without Constitutional authority and that there should be a return to a more limited federal government. Professor(s) from Chicago-Kent will follow with comment and then the floor will be open to questions. The entire student body and faculty are encouraged to attend. Pizza and beverages will be provided.
Speaker Event Wednesday, October 1, 1997
Is employment law paralyzing American business? Do anti-discrimination policies do more harm than good? Find out when nationally known author, Walter Olson, will be speaking on his latest book, The Excuse Factory at 3:00 p.m. Employment law clinical professor Richard Gonzalez will have critical comments afterwards. Questions from the floor will follow.
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is an organization of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. To join our mailing list, e-mail CPOULSON, JGROVER, KSCHERER or EEVERETT.
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
- brown bag lunch discussions
Our first meeting for the year will be on Thursday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. in room 270. Pizza will be provided. We will be discussing activities for the fall semester. Hope to see you there!!
Save the Date: October 31, details coming soon.
E-mail either co-chairs Fred Barnhart @ FBARNHAR or Dana Kurtz @ DKURTZ, or e-mail GAYLAW for more information.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY
IPLS welcomes all first-year students and invites ALL interested students to attend the General Information and Membership Meetings on Wednesday, September 10 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Room to be announced in the broadcast messages.) Those students who cannot attend, but are interested, can e-mail Ed Bryant at EBryant@Kentlaw.edu
JEWISH LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (DECALOGUE)
Welcome back everyone. On Tuesday, September 2, 12:15pm, our first meeting of the year will be held in Room C20. It will be the usual/general/first meeting-of-the-year/type-thing, but everyone is encouraged to come. Professor Nahmod will be making an inspirational speech, and we encourage all 1L's to come listen.
Pizza and Mountain Dew (regular or diet) will be served. Any questions or complaints? Contact our new non-elected president LLEONARD via e-mail. He is a hilarious guy.
If you haven't signed up for Decalogue yet, now's your chance. There will be no charge for all new members who join, and 10% off all JLSA merchandise if you order the special JLSA credit card.
JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Journal of Intellectual Property would like to inform you that it will be holding its Fall Candidacy Writing Program, which will run for three weeks, starting Monday, September 8. To participate, you must have completed at least one full year of law school. In furtherance of the Writing Candidacy Program, the Journal will also hold two short informational meetings this Wednesday, September 3, at 12:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. At each meeting, members of the Journal will discuss what they generally look at when grading the papers, and general problems that they have encountered in the past. The room assignments for the meetings will be posted on fliers and in the broadcast messages. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Mark Wadrzyk (MWADRZYK) or Clint Wilkinson (CWILKINS).
KENT'S ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA (KATLA)
Welcome back! KATLA will soon be hosting an informational meeting for both new and old members. Watch the Record and our board on the Concourse for more details. If you have any questions, or are interested in joining KATLA, please E-mail Lisa (LSMITH3).
This year's officers include:
Terry Glavin -- President
Curtis Durik -- Vice President
Lisa Smith -- Secretary
Erick Farrales -- Parliamentarian
Thomas Comstock -- Treasurer
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
General Meeting: Wednesday, September 3 at 3:00 p.m. in rm 170
KJF welcomes new and returning students to a general meeting with Elections to replace Kathy O'Connor (transfer) as a 2L Rep. and Beverly McClellan (schedule conflicts) as Secretary. Please contact Co-President Ann-Celine O'Hallaren at AOHALLAR if you are interested in a position, but can't attend. Elections for 1L Reps will take place at the next General Meeting TBA in the Record. Plans for the Oct. 17-19 NAPIL Conference also will be discussed.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY
Please join us for our first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, September 9, at 12:15pm or 5:15pm in room C25. We will be discussing the upcoming election 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. These positions are open to 1Ls -- we encourage all interested candidates to attend either meeting to get more information regarding the positions and to meet other members. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you plan to run for office, or vote during the upcoming election, you must be a member. If you did not sign up during fall orientation, please e-mail either Patty Potter (PPOTTER2) or Leslie Borre (LBORRE) so we can add your name to the membership list. All returning students also need to add their name to the updated list. In order to vote, your e-mail must be received by 5:00pm, Friday, September 5.
All students are encouraged to attend the upcoming Federal Sector Labor Law conference held at Chicago- Kent on Thursday, September 18. Students can attend free of charge by registering in advance at the Continuing Legal Education Office (on the 5th floor). If you would like to volunteer to work the registration table, please e-mail RVICARIO. Volunteers will receive conference materials.
MOOT COURT HONOR SOCIETY
The Moot Court Honor Society would like to congratulate the following individuals who were selected to join the Society due to their superior performance in this years' Moot Court Summer Candidacy Program:
Dao Bernardi-Boyle, William Brodzinski, Lawrence Hill, Ryan Jacobson, Jeff Pilgrim,
Elizabeth Ross, Sean Swidler, Stephanie Tipton and Amy Wilson.
We are confident that this years' group will enable the Society to enjoy the same success as it has in previous years. If you were invited to join the Society based on your performance in the Summer Program, please do not forget to register for the Appellate Advocacy class as soon as possible.
NATIVE AMERICAN LAW SOCIETY
NALS was organized to provide a voice to the Chicago-Kent Community about Native American Legal issues. During law school and in your career you are likely to encounter issues involving Native American Legal Rights.
Did you know . . . .
There are three jurisdictions in the United States? The two that are talked about the most are the federal and state, but the third which is rarely discussed is the tribal jurisdictions.
We are planning on bringing in speakers throughout the year to talk about current issues. We need your help and ideas. If you are interested in becoming a member of NALS, please e-mail Dana Kurtz at DKURTZ or Bennet Miller at BMILLER.
See next weeks Record for the time and place of our first meeting!!
PHI ALPHA DELTA
Pad Rush!!! Free Beer & Wine!!!
On Thursday, September 4, PAD will be having a social at Mercedez from 5-7:00 p.m. There will be free beer and wine for all 1Ls and PAD members. 2Ls and 3Ls who are not PAD members are invited to come for $8. Mercedez is located at 766 W. Jackson, which is directly over the bridge. Hope to see you all there!
There will be a general PAD meeting on Wednesday, September 3, at 3:30pm. Check Monday's Broadcast Messages for the room designation. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Nadick (RNADICK) or Elayna Pham (EPHAM).
Interested in honing your public speaking skills? Join Toastmasters! Toastmasters is an international not-for- profit public speaking organization. A local chapter meets in the law school building the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 9. Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Check the lobby board for the room number. Questions? E-mail Brenna Kelley (BKELLEY).
WOMEN IN LAW
Welcome back everyone! We will be having our inaugural group meeting on Tuesday, September 3. The first meeting will be from 12:00 to 1:00 in room 580, and there will be a second meeting from 5:00 to 5:50 p.m in room 270. We will be discussing the conference to be held here at Chicago-Kent this spring and generating ideas about issues we would like to address this year. You may also sign up to help with general committees and conference committees. Bring ideas with you or just come ready to brainstorm!
ATTENTION 1Ls: Do you want to serve on the executive board? Come to the meeting to find out more information about the 1L representative position that is currently open.
Please remember to pay your membership dues! A $10 check made payable to Women in Law may be left in the WIL mailbox (#245) on the second floor. Also, please note that WIL now has its own e-mail address. Anytime you have a question, comment, or suggestion just send your e-mail to WIL@kentnet.
See you all next Tuesday!
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