Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology


T H E   R E C O R D 

Vol. No. XXXI, No. 4
September 8, 1997
 
FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN HOWARD CHAPMAN

Student Awards Luncheon

The annual Student Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 1997, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Presidential Ballroom of the Midland Hotel, 172 W. Adams. All students who earned CALI awards during the Fall 1996, Spring 1997 and Summer 1997 semesters should receive an invitation from Dean Perritt this week. If you earned a CALI award and don't receive an invitation by the end of the week, please e-mail the course, instructor and semester you earned the award to Alice Curry.

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:

     Business Organizations, Prof. Conviser: Rochelle H. Klaskin

    International Criminal Law, Prof. Brown: Nancy J. Glover

    Partnership Tax, Prof. Levun: Mark J. Scott and Edward J. Smeltzer

    Trial Advocacy 1, Prof. More: Colleen Young

    

1997-1998 Handbooks

Copies of the revised Student Handbook are on the concourse level beneath the stairs. A list of the major changes from last year's Handbook appears in the August 25, 1997 Record.

Spring 1997 Grade Distributions

A summary of the grade distributions for the spring semester was attached to last week's Record. The distribution for each course is posted on the second floor bulletin board outside the Registrar's office.

Class Rank Grade Point Averages

The GPA cutoffs for various class ranks as of the end of the Spring 1997 semester are:

Class of 1997

top 10%: 3.630 top 25%: 3.448

top 33%: 3.373

top 50%: 3.218

Class of 1998 (1994 evening 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 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%: 2.874


FROM THE REGISTRAR

Student Directory and Local Address

Please submit a Privacy Form to the Registrar's office by Friday, September 12, if you do not want your name, address and phone number to appear in the Chicago-Kent Student Directory.

January 1998 Graduates

A list of students who submitted an Application for Graduation is posted on the second floor bulletin board. Please review the list to make sure that your name appears exactly as you want it printed on your diploma. If you have not submitted an Application for Graduation to the Registrar's office, please do so as soon as possible.


FROM CAREER SERVICES

Office News

2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls: Summer Experience Survey

Just a reminder! A couple of weeks ago 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 to fill them out. 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!

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.

And, as a special incentive, if you return both parts of the survey to the Career Services Office by Friday, September 12, 1997, 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 interviewees should ask, and much, much more!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program

Important Dates for the FOCI Program:

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

    September 9    Interview schedules available in CSO from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

Policy for Missing an Interview

Please remember to talk to Stephanie Rever Chu if you have an emergency which will prevent you from attending an interview scheduled through the fall on-campus program. Any student who misses an interview for reasons other than an emergency will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the program. Also, if you are accepting a job offer, let Stephanie know so she can cancel the remainder of your on-campus interview schedule. Thanks for your cooperation.

3Ls and 4Ls who were 1997 Summer Associates

Please let Stephanie Rever Chu know if you receive an offer from your summer employer.

Careerline

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.

Upcoming Programs

The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing - Government Agencies and Public Interest Organizations

On Tuesday, September 16 at noon in room C50 we will discuss finding summer and permanent positions with government agencies and public interest organizations. We'll identify the time to start looking and how to search effectively.

The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing - Small And Mid-Size Firms, and Corporations

On Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 pm in room C50 we will discuss finding summer and permanent positions with small and mid-size firms, and corporations. We'll identify the time to start looking and how to search effectively.

Job Fairs

2Ls, 3Ls & 4Ls: BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference

The 1997 BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 3- 4, 1997, at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The 1996 Conference brought together over 45 employers and over 300 law students from 44 law schools; the 1997 Conference is expected to be even larger. If you are interested in attending, you need to pick up registration information from the Career Services Office as soon as possible. The registration deadline is Friday, September 12, 1997.

2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls: NAPIL National Public Interest Law Career Fair in Washington, D.C.

Public interest employers, including civil rights organizations, consumer and environmental advocates, government agencies, and legal services offices, from across the country will be interviewing law students at the NAPIL Career Fair in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 17, 1997. If you are interested in attending the Career Fair, information, instructions and employer lists are available in the Career Services Office. The deadline for students to submit resumes to employers is Friday, September 26, 1997.

The 11th Annual Boston Career Forum for Japanese/English bilingual graduating students and experienced professionals will be held on October 24-26, 1997 at the World Trade Center. 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.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Fellowships

2Ls; AAUW Educational Foundation Selected Professions Fellowships Program

The Selected Professions Fellowships Program is now accepting applications for the 1998-1999 academic year. The fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to female scholars preparing to enter designated professions, including law. If you are interested in applying, see Handout #9 for information and sample application and reference forms. The application postmark deadline is January 6, 1998.

Judicial Clerkships

3Ls; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is inviting applications for the position of Staff Attorney with its central legal staff in Chicago. The term is for 2 years beginning in September 1998. Several positions are available and the application deadline is September 30, 1997. See Handout #8 for details.

2Ls and 3Ls; Lambda 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.

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 more information and application instructions. Applications must be postmarked by October 3, 1997.

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. See Handout #5 for details . Several positions are available for each position and the application deadline is October 1, 1997.


FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

Lexis IDs Are In

Lexis IDs are in now. Westlaw IDs are also still available. Please pick up your IDs at the Service Desk located on the 9th floor. You can also pick-up Lexis and Westlaw software for your home computer at the desk.

Ninth Floor Bulletin Board

The 9th floor bulletin board will contain information that is of interest to students while enrolled here at Chicago-Kent. For example, tutorial schedules, news on Chicago-Kent people, and legal news will be posted. Please stop by and take a look every so often.

Tutorial

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 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.


FROM SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS)

SPRING 1998 SEMESTER: EXTERNSHIPS FOR U.S. ATTORNEY

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

Third Year Students Only

All third year students who are interested in externing with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the Spring 1998 Semester should pick up their applications from Professor Gross in Room 617. The primary goals of this externship are to provide the student with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to assist the office in handling its multitude of important cases. Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Friday, September 26, 1997.

To receive law school credit for this externship, should you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's Office, you must also apply to the law school's Advanced Externship Program. Professor Gross will explain those application procedures to you when you pick up your application. The law school externship applications will be available in late October.

Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Research Assistant Positions: Prof. Corre would like a few interested students to assist him with empirical and legal research on death penalty issues. Prof. Corre will be working in conjunction with the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty on this project. Please contact Ann Celine O'Hallaren (AOHALLAR) or Carolyn Buntin (CBUNTIN) if you are interested.

SOS Certificate Any student who has completed over 50 hours of legal or non-legal volunteer service this summer is eligible for a SOS Public Service 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.

Office Hours- room 686:

Monday    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday    1:50 pm - 3:50 pm

Wednesday    3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Thursday    1:50 pm - 3:50 pm

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


LEXIS/NEXIS

Welcome back! During Lab hours, Pauline Afuso, the LEXIS student representative, will hold her hours in lab 700 (the large lab inside the library), or at one of the tables outside the lab if lab 700 is fully occupied. Lab hours for the week of September 8 are:

Monday    5pm-6pm

Tuesday    5pm-6pm

Thursday    1:30-3:30pm

Friday        11am - 1pm

Saturday    10am - noon

If your schedule prevents you from speaking to the student rep during lab hours, you can email your question to LEXISQ, and you should receive a response within one day.

** Passwords **

1L's can pick up their passwords from the reference librarians on the ninth floor of the library. Returning students who have forgotten or have misplaced their passwords, please email LEXISQ. Please include in your message your name and approximate graduation date.

** Software **

All software is available from the reference librarians.

** Anything New? **

Of course! Visit the new and improved LEXIS for Law Schools web site at lawschool.lexis.com. From this new and exciting web page, you can

* brush up on your searching skills with a LEXIS tutorial

* locate an attorney by searching the Martindale-Hubbell Directory

* search LEXIS from the web

Yes! Students who have a LEXIS password (and that should be everyone - if not, please contact LEXISQ) can search LEXIS via your web browser. Search LEXIS via the web without having to install software or mess with phone lines! Locate documents by citation, the parties names, or by docket number! You can Shepardize and AutoCite too!

Try out the new web page and please let us know what you think. Send comments, good and bad to LEXISQ.


FACULTY NEWS

Dean Henry Perritt presented a paper and moderated a discussion on the relationship between private Internet governance mechanisms and traditional sovereigns at a conference in Washington, D.C., on July 31.

The third edition of his book, Americans With Disabilities Act Handbook, was released by John Wiley & Sons.


SPECIAL NOTICES

PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY

Pro Bono Advocates is an organization dedicated to providing legal services to economically disadvantaged victims of domestic violence, through the efforts of staff and volunteer attorneys, assisted by law students and others. PBA also undertakes advocacy to improve and increase free legal services to battered women and the poor.

HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN: PBA is looking for law students to participate in its work. You can conduct detailed interviews of prospective clients, help to determine their eligibility for a protective order under the pertinent statute, prepare the initial pleadings for an emergency order of protection, fill out other necessary judicial forms, and otherwise assist in helping these domestic violence victims get legal redress and move on with their lives. If you have a 7-11 license, you can represent clients in court, under the supervision of a licensed attorney. You also may be able to assist attorneys who are representing PBA clients in divorce proceedings. In short, you can help persons in need of help from the legal system while honing your own professional skills.

If you are interested in undertaking this pro bono activity, contact Prof. Joan Steinman (a member of PBA's Board of Directors) (e-mail: JSTEINMA) and give her a copy of your resume. She will forward your resume to Kim Silverman at PBA, who will follow-up with you. PBA will provide training. Thanks!

PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY LAW

All new and continuing members of the Program in Environmental and Energy Law should attend the first meeting of the year, Tuesday, September 9, at 5:15 pm, in room 570. We will discuss program requirements, upcoming events, and more.

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.


ORGANIZATIONS

FROM ADAM WEISS, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION

Congratulations to all the 1Ls on finishing their first memo...only 4 more to go.

Please note that all organization budget requests are due today, Monday, September 8 , in room C88.

There will be a mandatory organization meeting on Wednesday, September 10, at 5:00 pm in a room to be announced. Watch the broadcast messages for room information. All organizations requesting funding must have a representative at this event.

New Business:

1) Fall Election: The Election Committee co-chairs are Alex Rozman (AROZMAN) and Ben Wong (BWONG). They have established the following due dates:

Monday, September 8 - Petitions go out and are available outside C88

Tuesday, September 9 - Election Meeting in room C90 at both 12:15 pm and 5:15 pm (attend one)

Thursday, September 11 - Petitions due in C88 by 8:00 pm

Monday, September 15- Campaigning begins at 7:00 am

Wed. and Thurs., September 24&25 - Elections. Voting will take place from 10 am- 2 pm and from 3:30 - 7:45 pm in the Spak.

2) The BOG approved all Committee Chair recommendations. A final list will be announced in next week's Record. We are, as always, still looking for student members to fill some seats. Please e-mail AWEISS if you are interested.

3) 4L Evening Positions: Petitions are due by today, Monday September 8.

4) September Social: The SBA will hold the September Social on Thursday, September 18. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 11:00 pm. 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.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Student Volunteers Needed for Defense Team. Man wrongly accused of abduction asks Chicago-Kent to help defend him. Trial date set for October 25.

Chicago-Kent and The John Marshall Law School are co-sponsoring a Mock Trial Competition between underprivileged students on Saturday, October 25, 1997. The mock trial teams, witnesses and jury will be composed of teens from Lawrence Hall group home.

Volunteer's (1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls) are needed to teach courtroom etiquette and procedures to Mock Trial Team, to help Mock Trial Team analyze the problem, develop questions for direct and cross examinations, prepare opening and closing statements, and to produce material to be used in discovery. This is a great opportunity to help and work with underprivileged teens in the Chicago area. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sean Brady (SBRADY). A meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at 3:30pm in room C20.

ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY

I hope everyone had a restful and/or interesting summer. The Animal Rights Law Society is ready to begin another year of events and activities, starting with our first meeting this Wednesday, September 10 at 3pm Please check the ARLS bulletin board on C-level for the room number! All are welcome, regardless of your views (or eating habits). If you can't make the meeting, but have questions or ideas, please e-mail YKATO.

If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, please e-mail RVANDERV.

BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

Business Cards Sale

Getting ready for Fall On-Campus Interviewing? Sending out resumes for that summer externship or first job? If so, you probably could use some business cards to take with you on your interview or to enclose with your resume and cover letter. Who says you need a job to have a business card? Don't be just another face in the lobby, another resume in the stack -- make a lasting, professional impression and order your business cards now! Three different card designs starting at $24.50 for 500. Orders take about a week to receive. Contact Sharese Shields (SSHIELDS) or Lawrence Hill (LHILL) to place your order.

General Meeting

Please join us at our first general membership meeting at 6 pm, Friday, September 19, 1997 in Room 165. Here's your chance to meet new students and reunite with old friends. We will pair up BLSA Buddies, collect membership dues, organize committees and discuss BLSA fall activities, among other things. Afterwards, we'll head to Royal Thai Restaurant on West Montrose, and if we aren't overstuffed and still fueled up, we'll take in a movie too!

Study Sessions

The BLSA study session will be held from 3 to 5:30 pm, every Wednesday in room 510, unless otherwise notified. We invite all members to attend, first-years as well as continuing students.

CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION

Welcome!

To all 1Ls, welcome to Chicago-Kent! To all you 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls, welcome back to another year! Your new Chicago-Kent representative for the 1997-98 year is 2L Ivy Israel. Congratulations, Ivy! As our representative, Ivy is a member of the SBA Board of Governors. Ivy will also attend monthly meetings for the CBA Young Lawyer's Section Law Student Committee and report back to you about YLS activities and functions for law students. In addition, Charis Runnels, the Chicago-Kent representative last year, was appointed Chair of the YLS Law Student Committee for the 1997-98 bar year. Either Ivy or Charis can answer any questions you may have about the CBA.

Yls Social Hour on Thursday at The Drink:

The YLS has monthly social hours for CBA members, including law student members! This month's social will be held on Thursday, September 11 from 6-8pm at the Drink, a bar at 702 W. Fulton, just a few blocks away from Chicago-Kent. These socials are a great way for you to meet and network with professionals and other students in an informal setting. If you are a law student member and you have received your September Activities Booklet, your ticket is on page 14 . . . the ticket is good for free drinks and hors d'oeuvres for you AND a guest. If you haven't yet had the chance to send in your membership application, Ivy or Charis can give you a ticket if you give them your membership application with your $8.00 membership fee (see below). If you want to go to the social, don't forget to RSVP to the YLS Hotline at 312/554-2034 by September 10.

Yls Committee Meetings:

The Young Lawyer's Section of the CBA has over 40 committees dedicated to various substantive legal areas and other interests. If you haven't sent in your membership application yet, or haven't received your Committee Booklet for the new bar year, a copy of the booklet is posted on the CBA bulletin board on the concourse level. There is a description of each committee, the monthly meeting time, and the Chair or Co- Chair contact information. Check out the list to see if there are any committees that you might be interested in! Monthly committee meetings usually include interesting speakers to talk about a recent development in the law in that particular area. Watch this space in the Record for additional information about particular committees.

Membership...

Send in your YLS/Law Student Membership form today to start reaping the many benefits of being a CBA member for only $8.00/year! Membership applications are available on the concourse level, on the CBA bulletin board on the concourse level, or ask Ivy or Charis for an application if you see them. If you have any questions, just e-mail either Ivy Israel at IISRAEL or Charis Runnels at CRUNNELS. Thanks! ---Ivy Israel, Chicago-Kent CBA Representative & Charis Runnels, CBA/YLS Law Student Committee Chair

CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY

The Christian Legal Society invites ALL students to attend an Informational and Organizational Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, at 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm The noon meeting will be held at Ranalli's (across from Chicago-Kent). The 5:00 pm meeting will be held in room C72. PIZZA and SODA will be served at both. If you are unable to attend but would like to be included on our e-mail list of upcoming events, please e-mail Brad Wilson (BWILSON) or Liz Ross (EROSS).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

Thanks to everyone who came to our first of many successful ELS meetings. The next will be held in about two weeks - watch the Record for details. We will also be having evening meetings for those students that are unable to attend the daytime meeting. Again, watch the Record for details (and make sure you're on the email list by contacting Julie (JLUCAS).

The Environmental Moot Court try-out problem will be distributed on Friday, September 5, from 2-5pm in the ELS office (C74) and is due 2 weeks later. For additional information on ELMC, contact Rachel Vanderveen, RVANDERV.

EcoTip: This new feature will provide fun, useful, insightful environmental information and ideas to live a greener lifestyle. Any ideas/suggestions for future EcoTips are welcome and appreciated. The following is an anecdote to start off the year with positive, motivational thinking :)

A large number of villagers brought wine to a gathering and poured it into a cask. When they were done, it was found that the cask contained nothing but water. They all must have thought, "If everyone else brings

wine, no one will notice if I only contribute water."

No, this is not to say more people must bring wine to meetings (though I'm sure that would be greatly appreciated!) The moral of the story is that we all must contribute to the health of our environment, or we are all guilty for its demise.

FAMILY LAW SOCIETY

Bring your ideas! Please join us at our first membership meeting of the semester on either Tuesday, September 9, at 11:45am in room C35, or Wednesday, September 10, at 5:15pm in room 270. We will be discussing upcoming speaker events and new program ideas. If you cannot attend and would like additional information, please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE).

    

HEALTH LAW SOCIETY The Health Law Society will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, September 11 at 5:00 pm. The room location will be posted on the HLS bulletin board, located on the concourse level. Please try and attend as we will be discussing several upcoming events.

The position of HLS Secretary-Treasurer is currently open. We will be holding elections for this position at the general meeting. If you are interested in running, please submit a short biography by 5:00pm Wednesday, September 10. This can be placed in the HLS mailbox which is located on the second floor, or it can be e-mailed to ESALTZMA or NMILLARE.

If you would like to join the Health Law Society and are unable to attend the September 11 meeting, or if you would just like to be on our mailing list, please contact Erika Saltzman (ESALTZMA) or Nadja Millare (NMILLARE). See you on September 11!

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY

IPLS invites all interested students to attend one of the General Information and Membership Meetings to be held on Wednesday, September 10 at 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm in room C50. Anyone interested in IPLS, but unable to attend please send your name and e-mail address to Edward Bryant at EBRYANT.

JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Fall Writing Candidacy Program: Writing Packets containing the writing problem, the closed research list, guidelines and rules will be available starting Monday, September 8 at 3pm, either in the IPLS office (C72) or just outside of the IPLS office.

JUSTINIAN SOCIETY

Welcome back! The Justinian Society is a student chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, which was founded in 1921 by practicing lawyers and judges of Italian ancestry. Currently, there are over 800 practicing

members throughout the Chicagoland area. Our chapter will soon be holding an informational meeting for both new and returning students, so watch the Record for upcoming details...

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining the Justinian Society, you can contact any of our officers for more information. This year's officers include:

Steve Burrows - President

Lisa Bevilacqua - Vice-President

Lisa Smith - Secretary

Margaret Scimeca - Treasurer

KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION

Elections

Congratulations to Adam Weber, our new 2L Representative! Elections for Secretary and 1L Rep positions for each section will be held at the next general meeting on Wednesday, September 17 at 3:00 pm room TBA. Any interested evening students who cannot make this meeting time, please contact Doug Harvath (DHARVATH) for details about elections and meeting times.

Board Meetings

All weekly board meetings for officers will take place on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm in the KJF office. General meeting times for evening students will be announced soon.

NAPIL

The National Association for Public Interest Law is holding its annual conference in Washington D.C. on October 17-19. This year's theme is "Raising the Bar" and over 100 public interest employers and law student leaders attend the conference. All interested students, please contact Doug Harvath (DHARVATH) for details. More details will follow at the next General Meeting on Wednesday, September 17 at 3:00 pm room TBA.

Bake Sale

Our first bake sale will be held NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10!! Please remember to bake (or buy) some goodies and bring them to the 3rd floor Spak first thing in the morning. Please contact Brandy (BBRIXY) or Adam (AWEBER) for more details.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY

Don't forget our first meeting is this Tuesday at 12:15 pm and again at 5:15 pm in room C25. This is your chance to meet other people that are interested in Labor and Employment Law. Besides getting to know one another, we will be discussing the duties of a Vice President and Secretary as well as the proposed by-law change. Please consider running for either Vice President or Secretary. The elections are open to all members regardless of year or division. The only office that has a restriction is the proposed evening division Vice President position, but the other Vice President position is open to all members. Nominations are due September 10 at 6:00 pm. You can self-nominate by e-mail to either Patty Potter (PPOTTER2) or Leslie Borre (LBORRE). Members will receive the list of candidates and voting instructions by e-mail. The candidates names and any position statements (which are not required) will be posted on the LELS board on the concourse level. The election results will be in next week's Record.

The Institute for Law and the Workplace will be presenting the 15th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Program on Thursday, September 18. This year's theme is "Reinventing Government: Taking Stock at the Midpoint of the Clinton Administration. Are We Working Better and Costing Less?" Scheduled speakers include Kevin L. Thrum, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Joseph Swerdzewski, General Counsel, Federal Labor Relations Authority; Carol Bonosaro, President, Senior Executive Association; Robert Tobias, National President, National Treasury Employees Union; and Ben Erdreich, Chairman, U.S. Merit System Protection Board. The program begins at 8:45 am in the Auditorium. Students can attend free of charge. This is a great opportunity to see the interaction of politics, law, and labor issues. If you would like to volunteer to help, contact RVICARIO. Volunteers receive a complementary package of the conference materials.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society's first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 11, at 3:00 pm in room 510. We will be discussing committees and upcoming events.

3Ls and 4Ls: We are trying to update our e-mail list, so if you want to remain a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society please send an e-mail to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL). The 1997-1998 Officers are:

President: Ivy Israel

Vice President: Jim O'Brien

Treasurer: Fuad Sulayman

WOMEN IN LAW Thank you to all who were able to attend our first meeting. We appreciate your interest. Also, remember that if you could not make this month's meeting or were able to attend and have since thought of questions or ideas, you can always send an e-mail to WIL.

If you haven't already done so, please complete a membership survey. This form is a great way for you to let us know what you want to give as well as get from this organization. This year we are especially concerned with exploring and expanding the diversity of our group, so let us know what you think. Also, please remember to pay your dues. A $10.00 check made payable to Women in Law can be left in the WIL mailbox (245). Payment of dues allows you to participate in elections and receive discounts on WIL merchandise. Watch this space for upcoming WIL events!

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