|September 22, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 6
posting to the Record
|In this week's Record||(in order of appearance)|
Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
Serving Our Society
Center for Law and Computers
Student Bar Association
Animal Rights Law Society
Black Law Students Association
Chicago Bar Association
Corporate Law Society
Criminal Justice Society
Family Law Society
Islamic Law Society
Jewish Law Students Association
Kent's Ass'n of Trial Lawyers of America
Kent Justice Foundation
Women in Law
Instructions sheets explaining the various methods for accessing the Record online are available in the boxes formerly used for the print version of the Record.
Bar Registration for First-Year Students
As announced in last week's Record, first-year students who plan to take the Illinois Bar Examination after graduation should register with the Illinois bar examiners by March 1, 1998. Registration packets are available in the Registrar's office. Please note, however, that you are not required to register by March 1, 1998. The advantage of doing so is that you will avoid paying the late fee of $250 imposed on those who register at any point after that date. If you are uncertain whether you intend to practice in Illinois, you may want to consider waiting to register and paying the late fee should you eventually decide to take the Illinois bar exam. A representative from the Illinois bar examiners' office will speak at the school early in the Spring semester to explain the application process and answer questions.
First-year students who think that they may practice in another state should contact the bar examiners office in that state as soon as possible to determine their registration requirements. Booklets with the addresses and phone numbers of state bar examiners offices are available for you to consult in the Registrar's office and in my office.
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. in room 580, and from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in room 570. For more information or to reserve a space, e-mail Ellen Berger (EBERGER). A sign-up sheet is also available outside of room 546.
Handouts on study skills and time management are now available on the Student Services desk across from room 544. As different handouts and materials become available throughout the semester, I will announce it in the Record. Be sure to swing by the Student Services desk every so often to pick up these helpful handouts.
Program for Minority Law Students
Wednesday, October 8, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Loyola University School of Law.
On Wednesday, October 8, Loyola University will host the second annual "Secrets of Success for Law School and Beyond" program to provide information about how to make the most of your law school education. This program is sponsored by the Minority Legal Education Resources Consortium, a group consisting of representatives from the Chicago-area law schools and bar associations. Currently enrolled and newly admitted students from all of the Chicago-area law schools are invited to attend the program, featuring Federal Judges Ann Claire Williams and Ruben Castillo. For additional information about the program, contact Ellen Berger at EBERGER.
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. A schedule of hours is available on the Student Services desk across from room 544. 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.
Now Showing: Study Skills and Time Management Videotape!
For those of you who missed the Study Skills & Time Management Seminar, you can still catch up on all of the information discussed that day by "renting" the video. Come to room 546 to check out the videotape of the Study Skills 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.
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.
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.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES: HANDOUTS AVAILABLE IN CAREER SERVICES
3Ls: United States Court of Federal Claims
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims is seeking 3L applicants for 1998-1999 clerkships. There are two types of clerkships available: Judicial Clerkship (see Handout #13) and Clerkship to a Special Master, who works with cases involving compensation claims by individuals who have been injured by certain vaccines (see Handout #14) Applicants interested in either of these clerkships must submit resumes and cover letters directly to the judge for whom they are interested. Each handout provides detailed application instructions.
2Ls; United States Court of Federal Claims
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims' internship program offers students an opportunity to spend a semester or quarter at the Court in Washington, D.C. Interns serve on personal staffs of the judges and are able to develop close working relationships with a federal judge and his or her law clerks. If you are interested in this internship, see Handout #15. Application instructions are provided in the handout.
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.
Skadden and Potential Skadden Fellows: Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy
Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy is a viable placement for a Skadden fellow interested in working in women's issues or domestic violence. If you are interested in coordinating your Skadden Fellowship with Life Span, see Handout #17. **Skadden Fellowships may still be available! The deadline for application is October 6, 1997. Information can be found in the Career Services Office. Ask Charis Runnels about 1996 Handout #72 for details.
3Ls, 4Ls: Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program
Applications are now being invited for Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowships for law school graduates who have a strong interest in women's rights and wish to work for one year in Washington, D.C. with private and public organizations and agencies on legal and policy issues affecting the status of women. See Handout #12 for more information. The application deadline is November 1, 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.
711-Licensed Students: Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)
CARPLS is developing a project in which volunteer attorneys and law students with 711 licenses will help to staff their hotline, speaking with clients in the areas of bankruptcy and landlord/tenant law. See Handout #16 for more information.
Non-Legal Resource Assistant Volunteer Positions through The Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association is looking for volunteers for its Resource Assistant Program. These volunteers serve as seasonal staff for public and private natural and cultural resource management agencies throughout the U.S., and in some instances, Canada. If you are interested, see Handout #18.
The tutorials will last about 20 minutes each and will discuss all the special features of the catalog. Meet near the Reference Desk at the scheduled times, which are posted on the 9th Floor Information Center bulletin board. There is no need to sign up in advance. Just come at the times posted. See you there!
New Reference Librarian
A new reference librarian, Milada Grossi, is assisting at the Reference Desk on a part-time schedule. She has a law degree from the University of Brno in Czechoslovakia and a library masters degree from Rosary College. Stop by the desk and say hello.
Chicago-Kent Community Service Projects
Environmental Law Society (ELS) has adopted the block surrounding the law school under the city-wide "Adopt A Street" program. "Adopt-A-Street" is a city wide program designed to clean-up Chicago's streets. A sign is posted outside the law school, designating it as our block. Please contact Rachel Vanderveen (RVANDERV), the president of ELS, if you would like to get involved with the clean up project!
SOS Office Hours (SOS):
Monday 3:45 - 5:30 Tues. 1:50 - 3:50 Wed. 3:45 - 5:45 Thurs. 1:50 - 3:50
Electronic Texts Now Available: All electronic texts require Folio VIEWS. If you do not have VIEWS, you can get it from the library -- it comes with the LEXIS-NEXIS software, but only on the CD-ROM. If you do not have a CD-ROM, see Jeff Harrison in 705 to get Folio VIEWS.
For the following texts, disks are available for $5; go to room 711 to purchase.
To obtain the following texts, you must purchase the hard-copy first, take the entire hard copy to room 711 where you will be given information on accessing the electronic copy on the network (disks are also available for $5):
Students in Richard Wright's Torts class can contact Jeff Harrison in room 705 for information on accessing Wright's Torts casebook in electronic format.
Interested in Computer Work?
Frequently, the CLC needs student workers to accomplish the wide variety of tasks it is involved in. Work can range from simple electronic text preparation to web page development to web research to application programming. If you are interested, please contact Jeff Harrison in room 705 (JHARRISO; 906-5309). Even if we don't have an opening at that time, we can keep your name on hand for the times we do!
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE FOR EVENING STUDENTS
Chuck Olsen, the Network Administrator, will be holding evening hours for students unable to get help with their computer or network/Internet related problems during the normal working hours of the CLC. Beginning September 4, 1997, and continuing until final exams, Chuck will be available in the CLC on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays for problem resolution. He will be located in room 713. After 6pm, it is necessary to call him at ext. 65304 from the house phone outside the double door entrance to the CLC in order to gain access.
More Top Ten from Melissa
|Tuesday||11:00-2:30pm in the first floor lobby for LEXIS day|
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. Please note that any changes to this schedule will be posted on the LEXIS bulletin board in lab 700.
Did you forget your password over the summer? Did you update your software and erase it from your hard drive? Not to worry. Send your name and expected graduation date to LEXISQ and we will get your password as soon as possible.
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.
Tuesday, September 23, is LEXIS day at Chicago-Kent. Stop by the table in the first floor lobby and pick up the new software, see the new LEXIS web site for law students, and more!
Search LEXIS on the web!
Yes it's true. You can search LEXIS from the comfort of your own browser. Here's how:
From this new and exciting web page, you can
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-hour 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.
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.
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 students 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!
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 Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 5:00 p.m.
Budget Proposal Passed!
At Wednesday's BOG meeting, Helen Fabisiewicz (SBA Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair) presented the Fall Budget to the BOG. We are happy to say that, but for a few abstentions, the proposal was approved by everyone else. In order to see what funds your organization received, please stop by C88, where there will be copies of the Fall Budget.
We are still looking for student members to join SBA Committees. If you are interested in joining, 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
We all had a blast at last week's September Social. Special thanks go out to Nick Scarpelli, Social Chair and to Lisa Bevilacqua, who suggested the venue.
Fall Elections will take place this 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. All 1Ls are encouraged to vote! Please direct questions to Alex Rozman (AROZMAN) or Ben Wong (BWONG), Election Committee co-chairs.
Race Ipsa Loquitur
Please mark your calendars to participate in the Race Ipsa Loquitur on Saturday, September 27, 1997. The race will begin promptly at 9:30am. 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.
ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW SOCIETY
If you haven't already, please pick up a copy of the new ARLS News on our bulletin board on concourse level. Inside are articles on web sites for various animal groups and information on a new parvo-fighting virus.
Also, we still need people to bake and to sit in the Spak for our October 27 bake sale. Even if you only have a short time between classes, you can sign-up for a half an hour shift. Please e-mail YKATO to sign-up. As for baking, anything you want to bring is welcome!
Please contact RVANDERV to help out with the upcoming speaker event, the World Vegetarianism event on October 1, or to offer suggestions for an additional event.
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.
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.
The BLSA study session will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., every Wednesday, and 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 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 1:00 and 6:00 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.
Application Deadline Applications for Summer Justice Department Internships are due on September 30. All internship information will be available at the first General Meeting.
THE BREHON SOCIETY OF IRISH-AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS
The Brehon Society will hold an organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 23, at 12:00 p.m. in room 270. We'll discuss activities for the coming year, including speakers, bake sales and social events.
In keeping with Irish tradition, we'll have pizza for lunch. All are welcome. If you can't make the meeting, but would like to be involved this year, e-mail JFOGARTY.
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
Race IPSA LOQUITUR 5K Race & Walk: This Saturday, September 27 in Lincoln Park the Race Ipsa Loquitur will take place on Cannon Drive between Fullerton and Diversey. This 5K race and walk is intended to raise funds for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago (LAFC), the principal provider of free legal services to the poor in Chicago for over two decades. LAFC serves over 40,000 clients each year. Each race participant receives a t-shirt and is entitled to attend the post-race party after the event. Awards will be given in various categories. Registration and packet pick-up is available in the lobby of Loyola Univ. On September 25 and 26 from 12-7 p.m. The entry fee is now $20 per person, but the law student rate is only $15! If you have questions, call the hotline at 312-347-8381, e-mail email@example.com, or see http://www.laworder.com/raceipsa.htm. The Chicago-Kent SBA might be sponsoring a team...see SBA President Adam Weiss if you are interested!
Mark your calendars now for Thursday, October 9 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for the CBA Law Student All-School Reception!!! Law students from all area schools will be invited to attend. Come check out the CBA building at 321 S. Plymouth Court, find out about the benefits of student membership, meet current CBA members, meet other law students, eat and drink, and have some fun! Law student members will get two free drink tickets; memberships will be available for $8 at the door. Watch the Record for additional details.
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 let 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.
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 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.
CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY
A brief general meeting has been moved to October 7 at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Room TBA.
First Speaker Event -- October 21
Tamara Kling, Regional Counsel for C.T. Corporation. Time and room TBA.
Congratulations to our 97-98 chairpersons:
Alumni Relations -- Michelle Ladousa and Julia Rodenkirch
Speaker Events -- Stu Weg and Linas Liutikas
Fundraising -- Kathy Noga
Evening Rep -- Jeanette Lomeda
Thank you to all applicants.
Any questions, contact Tad (HHUNTING), Nathan (NLOLLIS), Rick (RSCHMIDT) or Shumoon (SKHAN3).
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY
The Criminal Justice Society will present a debate on the death penalty on Tuesday, September 23 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in room 580.William Kunkle will defend the imposition and usage of capital punishment; Patrick Cotter, a former Chicago-Kent professor, will speak in opposition of imposing the death penalty.
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Just a reminder: If you are interested in working on either the Fundraising or Publicity Committee, please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE) today. You won't have to devote much time. It's simply a way to become more active within our organization.
Mark your day-timers! On Wednesday, October 8, at 5:00 p.m. in room 370, Ann Breen-Greco, Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, will be speaking about her role in conducting hearings on the physical and sexual abuse of children, child custody, and child welfare. Food and drinks will be served. We hope you can join us.
The FLS is currently developing a web page in connection with the Chicago-Kent homepage. If you have any ideas in terms of graphics or texts, please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE). We welcome all ideas! Hopefully, we can have the page up and running in the next few weeks.
Thank you to all of those who attended "Restoring Constitutional Government", especially our speaker Roger Pilon, and Professor Margaret Stewart for agreeing to comment.
On October 1, Walter Olson, author of The Litigation Explosion, will be at Chicago-Kent to discuss his new book, The Excuse Factory, which criticizes modern employment law. Professor Richard Gonzales, of Chicago-Kent's Employment Law clinic, will respond.
The next meeting for GayLaw will be on September 25 at 5:00 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!
ISLAMIC LAW SOCIETY
The Islamic Law Society will be having a general meeting on Tuesday, September 23, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in room 180. All are invited.
JEWISH LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (DECALOGUE)
1) On September 30, 1997, Rabbi Raizman of the Chicago Torah Network (not sure what channel that is) will be speaking on "Judaism and Legal Ethics." It will be at 12:15pm in room C20. All members (and even non-members) are encouraged to attend for this fascinating topic. There is a rumor circulating that we will provide some food for the event.
2) On September 30, 1997, Helen Bloch will be hosting a Shabbat dinner at 6301 North Sheridan Road in Chicago (that's a Friday night, by the way.) It is being sponsored by the Graduate and Professional division of Hillel (GAP), and GAP asks for (okay, requires) a $5 "donation" to help pay for the cost of the food. We are also asking (and I quote) "for some help" to pay for the room. Anything would be appreciated. Please RSVP to Karen Farkas at 312-357-4702 or our own Helen Bloch at HBLOCH.
3) Most importantly, throughout the year JLSA will be holding an Asteroids competition, with the winner receiving a bagel and lox breakfast paid for by Mr. Pres himself, Larry Leonard. So far, former JLSA chief executive Howard Rosenburg leads the competition, but with a pathetic 3200 score. Any questions on anything above, e-mail LLEONARD or HSTERN.
We would like to thank everyone for attending our first meeting on Thursday! If you have any questions, or would like to become a member, please contact Steve (SBURROWS) or Lisa (LSMITH3). Watch for exciting speaker events and activities later this semester.
KENT'S ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA
KATLA is currently searching for a candidate for Parliamentarian. All interested students need to e-mail their candidate statements to Terry Glavin (TGLAVIN) by 6:00 p.m. on September 26. Any questions can be directed to Terry or Curtis (CDURIK).
KATLA will also be hosting another introductory meeting on Wednesday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m. Watch the KATLA board for more details.
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
Thanks to everyone who attended last week's meeting! It's great to see new and old support!
Congrats to our new Secretary, Jennifer Tomsak, and 1L Reps, Mandi Urban, Katie O'Rourke, and Danielle Kemp. Our next Executive Board Meeting is this Wednesday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. in C74, the KJF office. Please let us know if you can't attend. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.
Fall Fundraiser: Please send suggestions/comments for the Fall Fundraiser to KJF's e-mail address(KJF). Details about the fundraiser will follow. If you did not sign-up for the fall fundraiser committee and want to get involved, contact Nikki (NKODJAYA) or Adam (AWEBER).
Spring Auction: Please e-mail Carolyn Buntin (CBUNTIN) or Dan Belko (DBELKO) to sign up for auction committees (restaurant, health, sports, theatre, etc.) if you did not get a chance at the last meeting. The letter drive and other auction details will follow at the next general meeting.
WOMEN IN LAW
Thursday, September 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be a wine and cheese reception to match up this year's mentors with mentees. If you would like to be a mentor and have not already volunteered, please contact Erica Vitsky at EVITSKY. Watch your e-mail for the room number.
1Ls: remember there is still one position left open on the Board for a 1L representative. Elections will be held sometime next month. If you are interested in this position and have questions, e-mail WIL.
It is never too early to start thinking about finals. If you have an outline for a class and would like to donate it to the WIL outline directory, send it as an attached file to WIL. Also, if you are interested in receiving outlines, e-mail your name and list of classes and professors to WIL.
If you have not already done so, please leave a check in the amount of $10.00 in the WIL mailbox to cover your dues for the 1997-98 academic year.
Watch your e-mail for upcoming events and meetings.