The Record -- Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

September 15, 1997 
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 5
Information about  
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration: 
   Associate Dean Howard Chapman 
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle 
   Student Services 
   Alumnae/i & Student Relations 
   Career Services 
   Information Center 
   Serving Our Society 
   Center for Law and Computers 
   Writing Contests 
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations: 
   Student Bar Association 
   Amnesty International 
   Animal Rights Law Society 
   Black Law Students Association 
   Environmental Law Society 
   Family Law Society 
   Illinois State Bar Association 
   Justinian Society 
   Kent's Ass'n of Trial Lawyers of America 
   Kent Justice Foundation 


Student Awards Luncheon
The annual Student Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 1997, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Presidential Ballroom of the Midland Hotel, 172 W. Adams. If you earned a CALI award during the last academic year and didn't receive an invitation to the luncheon from Dean Perritt, please e-mail the name of the course, the instructor, and the semester you earned the award to Alice Curry (ACURRY).

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. If your name is not spelled correctly, please e-mail Alice Curry (ACURRY).

    Spring, 1997 Semester
    Trial Advocacy 2, Prof. Burnham: Mark T. Cumba

    1997 Summer Session
    Fact Investigation & Deposition Practice Skills, Prof. Laser: Thomas E. Comstock
    International Law, Prof. Green: Mata Binteris
    Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiating Skills, Prof. Laser: Michael H. Peipert
    Labor Issues in Education, Prof. Gillio: Alan Cubbage
    Legal Drafting, Prof. Farber: Mark A. Berggren
    Legal Drafting, Prof. Moltz: Angela Kochan
    Negotiations, Prof. Schoenfield: Kristen A. Clark
    Professional Responsibility, Prof. Kling: Jeremy Shook 


Online Record
As you know, the Record is now available only in electronic form. To ensure that we address, as quickly as possible, any problems with access to the on-line Record, I would appreciate hearing from any student who experiences such problems. I also invite you to share more general reactions, both positive and negative, to the on-line Record. (My e-mail address is SSOWLE; or you may place any comments in my faculty mailbox.) Elsewhere in this issue of the Record are instructions explaining the various ways in which you may access the Record from inside and outside the school. These instructions will also be distributed in the boxes formerly used for the print version of the Record. Please be sure that you familiarize yourself with these instructions and continue to read the Record every week, as items in the Record serve as official notice of administrative rules, deadlines, and other official matters. 


January 1998 Graduates
If you intend to complete your degree requirements this semester, please review the graduation list posted on the bulletin board outside the Registrar's office. Your name will appear on your diploma and in the Commencement Program exactly as it appears on this list. If you wish to make any changes, or if your name does not appear on the list, please contact the Registrar's office.

If you changed your schedule after you submitted your Application for Graduation form, you must notify the Registrar of any changes in the number of hours you are taking.

Illinois Bar Registration for First-Year Students
First-year students who intend to take the Illinois Bar Examination must file an application to register as a candidate for admission to practice law by March 1, 1998. The registration packets are now available in the Registrar's office. Please pick up a packet at your earliest convenience. 


Teaching Assistant Office Hours: First-Year Students and Second-Year Evening Students
Teaching Assistants have been assigned to Torts, Criminal Law, Justice, Civil Procedure and Property for the fall semester. The TA's have office hours each week, and I invite you to stop in and meet with them. They can assist you with questions you have about your classes and can also give you great hints on preparing for class and improving your study skills. A schedule of hours is listed below. Teaching Assistants are also available by appointment. E-mail your TA to set up an appointment. If you have questions about who your TA is, or where to find him or her, please contact Ellen Berger.
Course T.A. Office Hours Room E-mail
Justice-Warner: Beverly McClellan Mon., 1:00-1:50 p.m. Room 547 BMCCLELL
Justice-Harris: Carrie Raver Tues.,3:00-3:55 p.m.  Room 165 CRAVER
Justice-Malin: Sean O'Leary Mon., 1:00-1:50 p.m. Room 165 SOLEARY
Justice-Bernstein: Alyssa Mogul Thurs., 3:30-4:30 p.m. T.A. desk 
(across from  
room 544)
P.J. McGrath Mon., 11:45-12:45 p.m. Room 165 PMCGRATH
Mike Nicolas Mon., 10:40-11:40 a.m. Room 547 MNICOLAS
Crim.-Wilf: Anthony O'Brien Fri., 12:35-1:35 p.m. Room C25 AOBRIEN
Lisa Longo Wed., 9:00-9:30 a.m. 
Fri., 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Room 165 
Room C25
Phyllis Franklin Wed., 5:00-5:50 p.m. Room 270 PFRANKLI
Torts-Bernstein: Deborah Alexander Tues., 4:00-5:00 p.m. Room 345  DALEXAND
Jennifer O'Neill Thurs., 11:50-12:50 p.m. Room 165 JONEILL
Kathleen Devine Tues., 5:00-5:55 p.m. Room C25 KDEVINE
I.V. Ashton Tues., 5:00-5:55 p.m. Room C35 HASHTON
Abbie Kell Tues., 10:55-11:55 p.m. Room 547 AKELL
(day & eve):
Laura Meredith Tues., 5:00-5:55 p.m. Room C35 LMEREDIT
Prop.-Bosselman: Carol Barnes Wed., 5:00-5:50 p.m. Room 570 CBARNES
Civ. Pro.-Laser: Laura Anderson Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Room 580 LANDERSO
Stress Management Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. & 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Feeling the stress of the semester yet? Come to the Stress Management Workshop to learn new ways to deal with the stress in your life. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 12:00-1:00 p.m., and will be repeated from 5:00-6:00 p.m. that night. You must pre-register for the workshop. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a space, e-mail Ellen Berger (EBERGER) or register in room 546. room TBA upon registration.

Now Showing: Study Skills and Time Management Videotape!
For those of you who missed last week's Study Skills & Time Management Seminar, you can still catch up on all of the information discussed that day by "renting" the video. Microwave some popcorn and settle in for an enlightening discussion of various techniques that can help improve your class preparation and time management skills. Come to room 546 to check out the videotape of the Study Skills program. 


Attention all 1Ls! Never miss another appointment with your Chicago-Kent Law School Association calendars! They've just arrived, and are waiting for you in Suite 310. 


Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program

Callbacks and Offers
Please let us know how you are faring in the program! E-mail SCHU and tell us about any callbacks or offers you receive. This includes 3Ls and 4Ls receiving offers from their summer associate employers. Please let us know!

Thank You Notes
As interviews get underway, students frequently ask us if they need to send thank you notes to on-campus interviewers. You should not send notes after on-campus interviews, but may wish to send well-written notes after call-backs or initial interviews in an employer's office. In the words of one of the speakers at an Interview Tips program, "a thank you note can do more harm than good if it is poorly written or identical to the one you send each interviewer."

For more information about content, number, and timing of thank you notes, pick up the information sheet on the subject from the handout racks in the Career Services Office.

Policy For Missing An Interview
Please remember to speak with 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.

The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing - Government Agencies and Public Interest Organizations
Join us on Tuesday, September 16 at noon in room C50 for a discussion about finding summer and permanent positions with government agencies and public interest organizations.

The Big Picture: Job Search Strategies Beyond Fall On-Campus Interviewing - Small and Mid-Size Firms, and Corporations
Join us on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. in room C50 for a discussion about finding summer and permanent positions with small and mid-size firms, and corporations.

Judicial Clerkships
Judicial Clerkships: An Informational Program--Special Attention to 1999 Graduates

A special program on the value of a judicial clerkship as an entry level career opportunity will take place on Monday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Judicial clerkships are post-graduation full-time positions on the staff of a judge. Most federal judges hire clerks 12 to 18 months before employment starts; state judges hire clerks 1 to 12 months before employment starts.

Chicago-Kent graduates who were judicial externs in Chicago-Kent's Judicial Externship Program while in law school and who have clerked or are currently clerking will speak: Ms. Mary Camelli, current clerk to Judge Illana Diamond Rovner, 7th Circuit; Mr. Chris Tracy, currently Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Ms. Noreen Cull, current clerk to Judge George Marovich, Northern District of Illinois. Professor Vivien Gross will discuss the Faculty Judicial Clerkship Committee and its advisory role.

All students, including first year students, are invited to attend the program. However, our experience has shown that most clerkships are awarded to students in the top third of their class. Students graduating in 1999 are particularly urged to attend because applications to most federal and some state judges for 1999 clerkships need to be made in early spring of 1998.

Resource News
The Public Interest Job Search Guide, by Harvard Law School, is an employer directory and handbook for law students and practitioners seeking public service work. If you are interested in obtaining a copy at the cost of $10, see Barbara Clemmer in the Career Services Office to sign up to purchase a copy.

Job Fairs
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.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services
1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls: HomeBase, The Center for Common Concerns
HomeBase works, together with law, graduate, post-graduate and undergraduate students from across the U.S. and around the world, to reduce homelessness around the San Francisco Bay Area and has committed to developing a comprehensive training program for interns able to work without pay. The 10-week summer internship begins in June 1998. If you are interested, see Handout #11 for further information. Applications must be received before February 1, 1998.

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, 4Ls with Judicial Clerkships
The United States Office of the Solicitor General is offering a one-year Bristow Fellowship to students who have completed one-year judicial clerkships. Bristow Fellows help draft briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the U.S. Supreme Court. Interested students must submit a completed application no later than October 15. Please see Handout #10 for more information.

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.

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


Do you want to find information about a product, company, or a business executive? Then consider using PRO-QUEST on the computer directly opposite the Service Desk. PRO-QUEST indexes over 1000 management, marketing, and business journals, including over 350 international journals.

The Reference Staff of the Information Center will demonstrate the PRO-QUEST database. Each tutorial will last about 20 minutes, or less. The schedule is posted on the 9th floor Bulletin Board. You don't have to sign up for these tutorials. Just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.

If you have any comments about the times or the topics for the tutorials, please let us know by contacting Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).

Conference/Study Rooms
These rooms are located throughout the library and may be reserved by Chicago-Kent students for group study. They are available for reservation during all open Information Center hours. All you have to do is bring your valid student ID to the library Service Desk and book one!! 


First Defense Legal Aid
First Defense Legal Aid (formerly Police Custody Hotline Program) needs 7-11 students. Join this innovative program and learn more about our criminal justice system by volunteering as little as one weeknight a month. After receiving training from the Hotline's staff attorneys, the volunteer will spend one evening a month being dispatched to various Chicago police stations in response to emergency calls from an arrestee or his/her family. While at the police station the volunteer will collect basic information about the client, inform the client of his/her basic constitutional rights, document any injuries suffered by the client, convey messages to the client's family, and place the police on notice that the client is not to be questioned outside the presence of counsel. Representation by First Defense ends when the client is transferred from the police station to bond court. Please stop by the SOS office for more information.

Public Interest Projects in the Chicago-Kent Community
The American Bar Association at Chicago-Kent and John Marshall are hosting a Mock Trial Competition for teenagers from Lawrence Hall on October 25, 1997 in Judge Aspen's courtroom in the Federal Building. Chicago-Kent students are needed to help coach the mock trial teens, emphasizing basic courtroom procedure, opening and closing arguments and direct and cross examination. All interested students please contact Sean Brady (SBRADY) for more details.

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) from Kentnet, or from the Internet at to schedule an appointment. 


CLC News

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 15 are:
Monday    5:00-6:00pm
Tuesday   5:00-6:00pm
Thursday  1:30-3:30pm
Friday    11am-1:00pm
Saturday  10am-noon
If your schedule prevents you from speaking to the student rep during lab hours, you can e-mail your question to LEXISQ, and you should receive a response within one day.

1Ls 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 e-mail LEXISQ. Please include in your message your name and approximate graduation date.

Stop by the reference desk to pick up your new LEXIS software. The new CD contains the current version of LEXIS, an updated version of Folio Views, and much more.

Anything New?
Has anyone visited the new LEXIS for Law Schools web site at Please let us know what you think - send your comments to LEXISQ.

From this new and exciting web page, you can:

For more information, please visit the Lexis rep in lab 700 during office hours, or e-mail LEXISQ with your questions. Thank you and have a good week!

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
          7:30 -10:30  Christine Brown
Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30  Michael Ambroziak
Thursday  4:30 - 7:30  Michael Ambroziak
          7:30 -10:30  Christine Brown
Sunday    6:00 -10:00  Michael Ambroziak
         12:00 - 5:00  Christine Brown
As always, 24-hr online technical and research assistance is available by calling 1-800-850-WEST. Questions can also be e-mailed to CBROWN or MAMBROZI.

Westmate 6.3 with KeyCite - If you haven't already picked up your copy of Westmate 6.3, they are 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.

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: which warn you that the case you are viewing is no longer good law for at least one of the points it contains.
  YELLOW FLAGS: which warn you that the case has some negative history, but hasn't been reversed or overruled.
  BLUE H's: which 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.

Remember Kids: KEYCITE is your friend!
Click on a flag and watch your troubles melt away. No this is not Calgon. 


1997 - 1998 Academic Year
The Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers is featuring an essay contest focused on civility and professionalism. First prize is $5,000; second is $2,500 and a $2,500 stipend to the director of legal writing. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words in length (approximately 12 double-spaced pages) and be sent to the Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 960, Irvine, CA 92618. Submissions should be received no later than December 1, 1997. Winners will be announced the following March. For additional information, please contact Robert A. Young, Executive Director, American College of Trial Lawyers at the above address. 


Pro Bono Advocates is an organization dedicated to providing legal services to economically disadvantaged victims of domestic violence. The work is done by staff and volunteer attorneys, assisted by law students and others. PBA also serves as an advocate 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 protective orders 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. This is an excellent opportunity to 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 (e-mail: JSTEINMA), a member of PBA's Board of Directors, 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! 

We will have an important meeting about internship opportunities and requirements on Thursday, September 18, at 5:15 pm in room 570. Several government agency and public interest employers will speak to PEEL students about environmental internship opportunities for academic credit. If you are currently interning or plan to intern in the future, you must attend this meeting. 

IIT is a pioneer in offering experience to undergraduate students working on team projects to develope solutions for problems provided by industry. An IIT graduate is currently planning to fly around the world in a balloon, hoping to best Steve Fossett's endurance record. One student team will create a web page to help monitor the balloonist's progress, and another will work on obtaining international clearances for the flight. Please stop by if you are at all interested in this or other possible IPROs. Prof. Krent (room 735). Independent Research Credit is available. 

Informational Meeting
On Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. in room 520, there will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district, or bankruptcy judge or magistrate for the Spring 1998 Semester. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in room 617.

A judicial externship enables the student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute in the resolution of those legal problems. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Application Process
The applications for Spring 1998 Judicial Externships will be available in the Law Offices Reception Area as of Monday, September 22.

Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, room 612, Law Offices, by Thursday, October 9, 1997 at 12:00 p.m. 

Northern District of Illinois

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. 


Fall Student Organization Budget Requests
The following organizations have submitted budget requests to the SBA. The organizations and their presidents are listed below:

   AALSA, Grace Hong
   ABA, Bennett Miller, Sean Brady
   ARLS, Rachel Vanderveen, Yvonne Kato
   BLSA, Donna Grant Dorsey
   BREHON SOCIETY, John Fogarty
   CBA, Charis Runnels, Ivy Israel
   CLASS, Pauline Afuso
   CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY, Jeremy Pfeifer, Craig Poulson
   ELS, Rachel Vanderveen
   GAYLAW, Fred Barnhart, Dana Kurtz
   HLSA, Francelyn Perez
   HEALTH LAW SOCIETY, Erika Saltzman
   IPLS, Carol Barnes
   ILS, Vlad Palma
   ISBA, Catherine Schulist, Matt Slattery
   JLSA/DECALOGUE, Larry Leonard
   JUSTINIAN SOCIETY, Steven Burrows
   KATLA, Terry Glavin
   KJF, Ann-Celine O'Halloren and Doug Harvath
   PAD, Ryan Nadick
   PALS, Ehsan Eftekhari
   SELS, Ivy Israel

SBA Committees
If you are interested in joining a Student Bar Association Committee, please contact the following Committee Chair(s):

   ABA Law Student Division, Bennett Miller, Sean Brady
   Barrister's Ball, Cynthia Cooper, Ivy Israel
   Board of Inquiry, Alex Rozman
   Code of Conduct, Andy Stein
   Constitution and ByLaws, Dan Kirschner
   Curriculum, Howard Rosenburg
   Election/Election Rules, Ben Wong, Alex Rozman
   Environmental, Jen Hodel*
   Finance, Helen Fabisiewicz
   IIT Relations, Ben Wong
   Public Relations, Ben Wong
   Social, Nick Scarpelli
   Speaker Programs, Cynthia Cooper
   Student Organizations/Master Organizations Board, Ivy Israel

   *still to be voted on

September Social
The September Social has been set for this Thursday, September 18, 1997, from 7-11pm at the Cactus Bar located at 404 South Wells. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served.

Fall Elections
Fall Elections will take place Wednesday and Thursday, September 24 and 25, from 10:00am-2:00pm and from 3:30pm - 7:45pm on the third floor across from the Spakateria. Campaigning begins at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 15.

Race Ipsa Loquitur:
Please mark your calendars to participate in the Race Ipsa Loquitur on Saturday, September 22, 1997. The race will begin promptly at 9:00am. This 5K race, walk, or crawl (more my speed) is intended to raise funds for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago ("LAFC"). As you may know, LAFC has been the principal provider of free legal services to the poor in the City of Chicago for more than two decades. In fact, LAFC serves more people in need than any other civil legal organization in Chicago.

The SBA Challenge: Because this Race's participants are centered in the legal community (including law firms, schools, and bar associations), the SBA is challenging the different classes (1Ls 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls) to put together teams of 20 students. By putting together teams, we can become an "event sponsor" and have our name placed on the back of the Race Ipsa Loquitur T-shirt. Because it costs $15 per person to be on a team that achieves sponsorship, the SBA will fund a portion of this entrance fee. The deadline for submitting names and entry fees is Saturday, September 20, 1997. Please e-mail Bennett Miller (BMILLER) or Sean Brady (SBRADY) with your interest. 

Amnesty International will reschedule our informational meeting and elections. Please watch the Record and Broadcast Messages for further announcements.

This semester, Amnesty International will concentrate their human rights work on Rwanda. In 1994, many Rwandanese citizens participated in several international crimes, including genocide. Trials for those accused of the crime of genocide and other related international law infractions started in December of 1996. However, AI is concerned that the accused may not have received fair trials. Even though AI has supported the prosecution of those involved in the ethnic and political violence, trials must conform to international standards of fairness. To ensure that those accused of human rights and international law violations do receive a fair trial, please e-mail JSPOONER

Thanks to all who made it to last Wednesday's meeting. We made many plans for this semester and need help to make everything run smoothly. The following is a list of what we made plans to do, and who to contact if you can help!!

  1. Bake Sale on Monday, October 27 (Halloween week). We need people to bake and to sit at the table. Contact YKATO.
  2. Food and Pet Supply Drive for the month of November. We will have a box set-up under our bulletin board on concourse level to collect your contributions for a local no-kill shelter. Contact YKATO with any suggestions on the shelter.
  3. Speaking Event for this semester - probably October. We are looking at having someone come in to speak about the recent McLibel case. Anyone knowing someone who might be interested in speaking, or anyone wanting to help organize the event, please contact RVANDERV
  4. We will also have a movie night, probably sometime in November to allow a few more good films to come to video by then! Suggestions? contact RVANDERV
  5. Most importantly (in my biased opinion) The new issue of ARLS News will be available this week WEDNESDAY on the concourse level - on our bulletin board. Copies are free - take one and pass them around. **Also, I would love to have help putting it together. Contact YKATO if you don't get enough work around here!
That's all for now, please watch this space for upcoming events and PLEASE sign up to help with one of our activities by e-mailing us! Thanks! 

Business Card 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 p.m., Friday, September 19, 1997 in room 165. We will go out for Thai food and a movie afterwards.

Study Sessions
The BLSA study session will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., every Wednesday, and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, unless otherwise notified. We invite all members to attend, first-years as well as continuing students.

Alum Needs Help
Yvonne Owens, '89, needs six members to deliver copies of "The Guide to Chicago's Black Lawyers" directory to the Federal Building between 1 and 6 p.m. on Friday, September 19. She has agreed to provide students with a free copy of the directory, a valuable resource for job searching. Contact Sharese Shields (SSHIELDS) as soon as possible if you are able to assist. 

There will be a Day General Meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at 11:4a.m. 5 and an Evening General Meeting on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:15 p.m. The location will be e-mailed to you. We will be discussing ELS Social, Speakers, Movie Nights, World Vegetarian Day, Beach Sweep and other Community Outreach Activities, etc. Please plan to attend.

We are planning a Beach Sweep on Saturday morning, September 20, on Oak Street Beach. The more the merrier (and the less work for everyone!).

The ELS Fall Social is tentatively planned for Thursday, October 9. Come to the meeting and add your input and ideas for a fun, festive evening.

EcoTip: Here are a couple basic, but important good things you can do around your house to help the environment (Martha Stewart would be proud!)

  * Place a brick or an old milk container filled with water in your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used on each flush.

  * Use your old milk gallon containers with a hole punched in the side to hold the ridiculous amount if plastic grocery bags you probably end up throwing away. It's a nice, convenient and efficient way to store what could be used as garbage bags, lunch bags, or whatever else your environmental mind comes up with! 

Thanks to everyone who attended last week's membership meetings. We look forward to a great semester. We have composed a "publicity committee" and a "fundraising committee." If you are interested in participating on one of these committees (or both!), please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE). If you are interested in becoming the Chairperson of either committee, you will need to e-mail one of the officers by Monday, Sept. 22nd with your intentions. We hope to have both committees in place before our first speaker event on October 8.

If you would like more information on the committees or the Chairperson position, please e-mail us -- we would really like for all interested persons who would like to be more active to participate. Ideas regarding programming and fundraising are always encouraged! Thanks.

Questions can be directed to any of the officers: Leslie (LBORRE), Kelley (KGAROFAL), Mary (MHASSE), or Lisa (LSMITH3). Look to the Record for upcoming events. 


More information can be found on the GayLaw homepage --

The next meeting for GayLaw will be on September 25 at 5 p.m., room TBA. Events are being planned for the fall semester, so try to attend and offer assistance, advice, or support. Among the events being planned are:

E-mail FBARNHAR, DKURTZ, or GAYLAW to join our anonymous mailing list! 

All ISBA student members are encouraged to take advantage of these great opportunities to learn more about various areas of the law for FREE! The following "tentative" Law Ed Programs are held at the Chicago Regional Office of the ISBA at Two First National Plaza, Suite 900, at 20 S. Clark. It's not too far to walk, so why not take advantage of these programs.

Please join us on:

   Friday, Oct. 3, 1997      Civil Practice - Settlements
   Friday, Oct. 17, 1997     Real Estate
   Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997   Trusts & Estates
If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, please RSVP to the LAW ED department of the ISBA at 1-800-252-8908. You will need to provide your membership number.

Join the ISBA as a student member! As a law student member, you can take advantage of the LawEd programs free of charge, you will receive the monthly Illinois Bar Journal, and seven substantive section newsletters that keep you informed of the various areas of Illinois law. Membership applications are available on the concourse (under the stairs). Thanks. 

The Justinian Society will be having an general meeting for both new and returning students on Thursday, September 18, at noon. We will provide food and drinks. Watch the broadcast messages and our board on the Concourse for more details. 

KATLA will have an introductory meeting on Tuesday, September 16, at noon for both new and returning students. We will also be discussing Committee positions and our upcoming election for Parliamentarian. This would be a great way to get involved!! Watch the KATLA board on the Concourse for the room number and additional details!! 

Bake Sale
Thanks to all of you who helped out at our first Bake Sale! Your help made the bake sale another success! Let's keep it up!

General Meeting
KJF is having General Meetings for all KJF members on Wednesday, September 17, from 3-4 PM in room 170; and again from 5-6 PM in the KJF office (C-74). We will elect new 1L Representatives, and we will be discussing ideas for our Fall Fundraiser, the upcoming NAPIL Conference, the fall KJF Party as well as the Spring Auction.

All KJF members who have expressed an interest in attending the NAPIL Conference (October 17-18), please come to the General Meeting. Those of you who are still interested, but cannot attend the General Meeting, please contact Ann Celine O'Hallaren (AOHALLAR).

New 1Ls
Any new students who are interested in becoming members of KJF's Board, please come to the General Meeting -- we will be electing 3 new 1L Representatives!