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

September 29, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 7
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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
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Center for Law and Computers
   Serving Our Society
   Writing Contests
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association
   Animal Rights Law Society
   Black Law Students Association
   Chicago Bar Association
   Criminal Justice Society
   Environmental Law Society
   Family Law Society
   Federalist Society
   Hellenic Student Bar Association
   Jewish Law Students Association
   Kent Justice Foundation
   Trial Advocacy
   Women in Law


Student Awards Luncheon
The annual Student Awards Luncheon will be held tomorrow, September 30, 1997, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Presidential Ballroom of the Midland Hotel, 172 W. Adams.

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:

    1997 Summer Session
    Advanced Property: Real Estate Transactions, Prof. Lavin: John P. Siemsen
    Advanced Research, Prof. Van Dam: James P. Rodgers
    Mediation, Prof. Miller: Barbara Auerbach


Calendar Reminder
Due to a religious holiday, classes starting at 4:00 p.m. or later next Wednesday, October 1, and all classes on Thursday, October 2, are canceled.

Online Record
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.

Furniture in Classrooms
If you have any reason to remove tables, podiums, chairs, or other furniture from classrooms temporarily, please be sure that you return them promptly. Missing furniture can cause serious inconvenience to instructors and students.


Intensive Trial Advocacy
If you are registered in the January 1998 Intensive Trial Advocacy 1 course and do not intend to take it, please drop the course as soon as possible so that another student can take your place. Note: You will be charged full tuition for the course unless another student takes your place. If you plan to drop the course, do so now while there's still a list of students who want to take the course. The names of students enrolled in the course and on the waiting list are posted on the second floor bulletin board. To be eligible to take the course, you must have completed Evidence before Intensive Trial Advocacy begins, and you must agree to enroll in Trial Advocacy 2 in the Spring 1998 semester.

Change of Division
Students who want to change from the Evening to the Day division, or vice versa, for the Spring 1997 semester must submit a Request to Change Division form to the Registrar's office by Friday, October 10. Division changes will be permitted on a space-available basis. Students who change divisions will have the lowest registration priority within their starting date group for the Spring 1998 registration. First-year students may not change divisions after their first semester.

July 1998 Illinois Bar Applications
The filing deadline for the July 1998 Illinois bar examination is February 1, 1998. The applications will be sent to the law school in early November. We will notify you as soon as they are available.


Enrichment Program -- Mark your Calendar!

Study Skills II - Faculty Panel Presentation
Wednesday, October 15
Day division: 3:00-4:00 p.m., room TBA
Evening division: 5:00-6:00 p.m., room TBA

There is always more to learn! Come to a dynamic discussion of mid-semester study strategies, outlining skills and exam preparation. Professor Sarah Harding and Dean Stephen Sowle will offer their ideas to the Day division on Wednesday, October 15 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Professor Brill and Professor Rudstein will join Dean Sowle from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for the Evening division session. Both sessions will be videotaped and the tapes will be available for overnight checkout. Rooms to be announced in next week's Record. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. Please e-mail EBERGER or sign up in room 546.

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.

Stress Management Resources
If you missed the recent Stress Management Seminar, don't stress! Copies of the informational handouts from the session are available on the Student Services desk across from room 544. These materials include a stress level evaluation form, information on the causes and symptoms of stress and anxiety, and methods for dealing with stress. Several stress management workbooks and handouts are also available for check out from the Student Resource Library. Contact Ellen Berger in room 546 to view the available resources.

Teaching Assistant Office Hours: CORRECTION!
2L Evening division: Property
TA: Carol Barnes
Time/Room: Tues., 5:00-5:50 p.m. room C25

A current schedule of TA office hours is available on the Student Services desk across from room 544. If you have questions about who your TA is, or where to find him or her, please contact Ellen Berger.

It's Back! The Weekly Link
Each week I'll be featuring Internet sites on a wide variety of topics, including life in Chicago, law school survival, health & fitness, entertainment and other sites that defy description but are just plain amusing. This week's topic is Stress Management. The following sites offer tips and advice on how to recognize and deal with stress. [Note: Some of the sites are run by counseling centers and stress management companies, so beware of the sales pitches and company promotions on your way to the good stuff.]

   Stress Education Center:
   Stress Recovery News:
   Stress Free NET:


Fall On-Campus Interview (FOCI) Program
Opportunities with Direct Contact Employers
Make sure you stop and take a look at the bulletin board outside of the Career Services Office, room 360, to find out about any new opportunities available with Direct Contact Employers.

Upcoming Programs
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.

Practice Tracks 1997
Are you interested in finding out what it's like to practice everything from administrative law to workers compensation? If so, mark Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on your calendar. J.D.s from 70 practice areas and alternative careers will be at DePaul University College of Law to talk informally with students about careers in different areas. Watch further issues of the Record for more information.

Networking Opportunities
Public Interest Reception
The Chicago Area Law School Consortium and the CBA Young Lawyer's Section Law Student Committee and Career Assistance Committee are sponsoring a Public Interest Reception on Tuesday, September 30 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court-Corboy Hall. You'll have the opportunity to meet representatives from Chicago area public interest organizations and law students who are considering public interest work.

Young Lawyer's Section Volunteer Fair & Social Extravaganza!
The Young Lawyer's Association is sponsoring its annual Volunteer Fair and Social Extravaganza! on Tuesday, October 7 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court. Various exhibitors from organizations throughout the Chicagoland area, such as the Center for Conflict Resolution, Midwest Immigrants Rights Center, and Voices for Illinois Children, will be at the fair. Stop by the CBA to find out more about these organizations.

Job Fair
2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls: 1997 Aspire Midwest Job Fair
The 1997 Aspire Midwest Job Fair will be held on Saturday, November 8, 1997 at the Ramada Hotel-Indianapolis Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana. The goal of the job fair is to bring together students and graduates from the Asia-Pacific region who wish to return to their home country for employment and/or internships. If you are interested in attending, you need to pick up registration materials from the Career Service Office. The registration deadline is October 24, 1997.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Judicial Clerkships
3Ls: United States Court of Federal Claims
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims is seeking applicants for 1998-1999 clerkships. There are two types of clerkships available: Judicial Clerkship (see Handout #13) and Clerkship to a Special Master (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 in working. Each handout provides detailed application instructions.

2Ls and 3Ls: Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)'s 1998 School Year Internship Program
PILI is offering a new School Year Internship Program to provide internship positions during the portion of the 1997-1998 academic law school year, beginning on or after January 1, 1998. The purpose of PILI is to provide law students and young lawyers with experience and training in the legal institutions serving the public interest. If you are interested in this internship, see Handout #22.

2Ls and 3Ls: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
OPIC's Department of Legal Affairs in Washington, D.C. invites a few law students with outstanding records and demonstrated interest in finance as well as international law and development to spend a summer or academic semester at OPIC as law clerks. Information and application instructions regarding the two programs can be found in Handout #23. The application deadline for the Spring 1998 Program is October 15, 1997. The application deadline for the Summer 1998 Program is November 15, 1997.

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.

3Ls and 4Ls: Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship in Nonprofit Law
The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University School of Law is offering a post-graduate fellowship to a 1998 law school graduate. The fellow will work for one year at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to making government policies and practices more fair, humane and efficient for all people. If you are interested, see Handout #21 for information and application materials. The application deadline is November 14, 1997.

3Ls and 4Ls: Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. (GBLS), sponsoring NAPIL Fellowships for Equal Justice and Skadden Fellowships
GBLS will sponsor a limited number of applicants for the NAPIL Fellowship for Equal Justice and the Skadden Fellowship. GBLS is the oldest and largest legal services program in New England, and it is committed to providing aggressive, high-quality civil legal services to the poor. If you are interested in coordinating a NAPIL Fellowship for Equal Justice or a Skadden Fellowship with GBLS, see Handout #20. The application deadline for the NAPIL Fellowship for Equal Justice is October 30, 1997. The application deadline for Skadden Fellowship is October 1, 1997. More information about the Skadden Fellowship can be found in the Career Services Office. Ask Charis Runnels about 1996 Handout #72 for details.

Skadden and Potential Skadden Fellows: Life Span Center for Legal Services and 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 1, 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 students graduating in 1998 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.

Volunteer Positions
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.


Holbrooke Lecture Videotape Available
On Friday, September 19, Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke presented a lecture at the law school, "Collective Security as a Foundation for Trade: NATO, the UN, and Peace Enforcement in Bosnia and Cyprus" as part of the inaugural series of lectures of the Global Law and Policy Initiative. The GLPI is a collaboration of the Library of International Relations, Chicago-Kent College of Law and other units of IIT. Ambassador Holbrooke, the architect of the historic Bosnia peace accord, had many interesting and controversial things to say about peace in the former Yugoslavia, the role of NATO, and the UN in that area.

A videotape of Ambassador Holbrooke's lecture is available at the 9th floor Service Desk. Room 670H can be reserved for viewing the tape---it can accommodate a small group of students.

The tutorial for the current week is on FINDING FEDERAL STATUTES. The tutorials will be presented by the Reference Staff of the Information Center. The schedule is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up; just stop by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or the times when they are offered, please e-mail Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ). We will be happy to hear from you.

We Have Folio Views Software
If you do not yet have FolioView software, you can pick it up at the Information Center Service Desk. We have both CD-ROM and Diskette packages for loading the newest LEXIS software package with Folio Views. If you request the diskette version, be sure to specify that you want the package containing Folio Views, since only some of the diskette packages contain FOLIO.

Also, if you have not yet picked up your LEXIS password, be sure to ask for it at the Information Center Service Desk. Remember that the Service Desk is the place to obtain both your LEXIS and WESTLAW research software.

Students At Work
Please remember to be considerate of other students who need a quiet atmosphere to study. If you are unable to study or concentrate because of loud talking in the Information Center, please inform the Reference Librarian at the Service Desk. Study rooms are available for law students who need to discuss assignments. Just ask at the Service Desk to reserve a room.


Computer Lab Printing Policy
For the fall semester, every student at Chicago-Kent receives 400 free pages of laser printing. If you print more than 400 pages during the semester, you will be charged $0.05 per page per page over 400. LEXIS and WESTLAW case download printing, as well as LOIS printing, will be routed to the Document Center and must be paid for when you pick it up. Here are the details of how the systems works:

Most students will not use the semester's allotment of free pages. Students should register any accounting disputes with Ellen Berger, Director of Student Services. CLC staff check the printers daily for paper and toner. Please report any problems with printers or printing to HELPDESK (

Microsoft Word 97 and Word 7.0
Microsoft started changing the way it is numbering its software with this newest version. As a result, it's quite confusing what we have on the network as opposed to what students may be using for their own personal use.

The very newest version of Microsoft Word is called "Word 97." This is NOT what we have on the network. On the network, we have Word 7.0 (seven point oh) which is the version just before Word 97. Both of these versions run only on Windows95.

Up to this point, students that had been working on Word 97 (e.g. on their own computers) would try to pull up documents on Word 7.0 (which is installed on the network) and would not be able to do so. We have recently installed a conversion utility which will now allow students to pull Word 97 documents on Word 7.0 here at school, so there should be no further problems of this sort.

We have purposely not installed Word 97 on the network because of the large amount of bugs that still need to be worked out by Microsoft. As soon as Microsoft has fixed some of these bugs, we will be installing the updated version on the network.

For More Information
For more information about computing resources, visit the CLC page, the TechGuide, or The Computer Support Forum. Also, for information about connecting to the intranet, the Internet, or your email from home, see Internet Dialin Information.


The LEXIS student representative will hold office 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 29 are:


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. If you have a question that needs immediate attention, please call 1-800-45-LEXIS. 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.

Forgotton your dot commands?
Not to worry! LEXIS has the solution right for you.

Search LEXIS on the Web!

Yes its true. You can search LEXIS from the comfort of your own browser. Here's how:

  1. Visit
  2. When you are asked to type in user name, type in your LEXIS ID.
  3. When you are asked to type in your password, type in your last name.
It's that easy!

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!


Life Span is seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting low-income women who are the victims of domestic violence. A volunteer would assist the staff attorneys, who are Chicago-Kent graduates, with interviewing clients, preparing cases for orders of protection and divorce, and researching issues for an appeal dealing with child removal and custody. In addition, any 3L/711 license student could make court appearances regarding hearings for orders of protection and divorce prove-ups.

Office Hours - room 686:

   Monday     3:45 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.


1997 - 1998 Academic Year


For Second Year Students with a Minimum 3.31 G.P.A. And Third Year Students with a Minimum 3.42 G.P.A.

Applications for Spring 1998 Judicial Externships are now available in the Law Offices Reception Area.

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!

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.

If anyone would like to help out with the planning of the Barrister's Ball, we will be having a meeting on Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at 5:00 p.m. Look for a broadcast message for details. If you have any questions feel free to contact either of the co-chairs, Ivy Israel (IISRAEL) or Cynthia Cooper (CCOOPER). Thank you.



SBA Committees
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

   *The SBA Curriculum Committee deals with course content, quality of instruction and exams. Any students with ideas or suggestions on how to improve any of these should e-mail curriculum committee chair Howard Rosenburg (HROSENBU).

Fall Elections
Results will be announced in the next Record.

Race Ipsa Loquitur:
Thanks to all who showed up to participate in the race. Please e-mail AWEISS for partial reimbursement for registration fees.

October Social- Conviser Bash
The October Social is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at OTB. This event is also known as the infamous Conviser Bash. More details to follow.

Financial Amendments
Please submit all amendments to SBA Treasurer Helen Fabisiewicz.

This Wednesday, October 1, is National Vegetarianism Day and we will be down in the lobby of the first floor, along with the Environmental Law Society to promote awareness of this day and the effects that eating meat and meat products have on the world around us. Come check out the tables and grab a bite to eat.

I hope everyone has had a chance to read the September newsletter. I would like to have any submissions for the October issue by Friday of next week (that's October 3).

October is also Adopt-A-Pet month and I would encourage any of you who can to go out and get yourself a cat or dog -- or other -- to help comfort you through these long years of law school. The Anti-Cruelty Society has one of the largest selections of animals and is located right downtown. They are NOT a no-kill shelter, however, which I feel makes it all the more necessary to get to these animals in time!

Please e-mail YKATO or RVANDERV to help with the bake sale, Wednesday's event, or with any suggestions or information!

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
Thank you for attending the first General Meeting. If anyone could not make it and has questions please contact an E-Board member. "The Guide to Chicago's Black Lawyers" is available to all BLSA members.

Young Lawyer's Section

Public Interest Wine & Cheese Reception:
The Law Student Committee is co-sponsoring an informal wine and cheese reception on Tuesday, September 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the CBA building. Students will have an opportunity to meet representatives from Chicago area public interest organizations and other law students who are involved or interested in public interest work. After the reception, all attendees will receive a list of the organizations and students who attended. For a list of public interest participants, see the flyers on the Career Services bulletin boards. This event is sponsored by the Chicago Area Law School Consortium and co-sponsored by the CBA/YLS Careers Assistance Committee.

Young Lawyer's Section Volunteer Fair & Social Extravaganza!
On Tuesday, October 7 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association building (321 S. Plymouth Court, next door to John Marshall), the YLS is sponsoring their annual Volunteer Fair and Social Extravaganza! At the fair will be various exhibitors from organizations throughout the Chicagoland area, such as the Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago Center for Law & Justice, Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS), Domestic Violence Assistance Desk, Midwest Immigrants Rights Center, Voices for Illinois Children, and many, many more! Stop by the CBA to find out more about these organizations. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres , beer, wine and soda will be served.

All-school Reception:
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 2 free drink tickets; memberships will be available for $8 at the door.

Race Ipsa Loquitur 5K Race & Walk:
Congratulations and thank you to all who ran, walked or assisted last Saturday in the 5K Race Ipsa! The money you raised will go towards the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago (LAFC), the principal provider of free legal services to the poor in Chicago for over 2 decades.

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. PLEASE NOTE that Ivy Israel will be sending e-mail messages to student organization presidents about upcoming YLS committee events that fit the interests of the organization.

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, or ask Ivy or Charis if you see them and ask them 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 and Charis Runnels, CBA/YLS Law Student Committee Chair

Thanks to all of you who came to the Death Penalty Debate-- it was quite a success! Our upcoming events include visits from an Assistant State's Attorney, and a Cook County Circuit Judge.

If you have any questions or would like to be on our e-mail list, please e-mail DBELKO.

We have several exciting events set up for the month of October:

EcoTip: Since October 1 is World Vegetarian Day, I thought I'd kick it off with some not-so-tantalizing facts about meat production in the US:

    * More than half the water used in the US goes to livestock production, with up to 2,500 gallons needed to produce merely a pound of meat. For each pound of red meat, poultry, eggs and milk, farm fields lose about 5 pounds of topsoil.

Speaker Event!
Please join us on Wednesday, October 8, from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. in room 370 in welcoming the Honorable Ann Breen-Greco, Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. Judge Breen-Greco will share her experiences in conducting hearings on issues of child welfare, physical and sexual abuse of children, and custody. Food and drinks will be served! This is our first speaker event of the semester, and Judge Breen-Greco has generously donated her time -- please try to attend. Thanks.

Chairperson Positions
If you were interested in one of the Family Law Society's two Chairperson positions, you will be receiving an e-mail shortly. We hope to have the positions filled by the end of September. Many thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest. We still need committee members to assist the Chairs. If you want to work on the committees (either Fundraising or Publicity), please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE).

Next Event: October 1, 1997, 3 p.m., rm. 270

Does modern employment law actually protect workers from discrimination in the workplace or does it actually increase discrimination and decrease inefficiency? Come find out when Walter Olson, author of The Litigation Explosion, comes to Chicago-Kent to discuss his new book, The Excuse Factory, which criticises modern employment law. Professor Gonzales, of Chicago-Kent's Employment Law Clinic, will respond.

The Hellenic Student Bar Association (Hellas) meeting will be held on Monday, October 6, at 3:30 p.m in the 2nd floor of the SPAK. If you are not able to attend and are interested, please e-mail JKARUBAS or GLOUKAS.

This is your last reminder. Tuesday, C20, 12:15 p.m., Rabbi Raizan, "Judiasm & Legal Ethics," drinks served, go to it. Thanks.

NAPIL Conference:
Those of you who are still interested in attending the NAPIL conference in Washington, D.C. from October 17 to 18, please contact Ann Celine O'Hallaren (AOHALLAR) or Douglas Harvarth (DHARVARTH). Registrations are due October 3.

Fall Fundraiser:
KJF will be selling t-shirts this year. You can't find these high quality t-shirts in the bookstore!

General Meeting
The next general meeting will be October 8. For day students it will be from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in room 170 and for evening students from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in room C74.

KJF Auction
Please sign up for auction committees or become a committee chair! We need your help! If interested, please e-mail Cathyrn Buntin (CBUNTIN) or Doug Harvarth (DHARVARTH).

The Trial Program will be holding team tryouts on October 8, 1997, at 5:00 p.m., in room 1503 of the Daley Center. This year, twelve people will be selected to compete in the Regional Trial Advocacy Competition or the ATLA Competition. The competition problem, Fletcher v. Morris, can be found in the Mauet Trial Advocacy book. Tryouts are open to all students.

Students should prepare a 5 minute opening statement, 5 minute closing argument, direct and cross of any witness. Good Luck! If you have any questions, contact JMARTINE or LDJORDJE. Please let me know if you receive this message and if you need any more information.

Thank you to all who attended the Mentorship Reception last Thursday. WIL hopes that every mentor and mentee were able to meet. If you were unable to make the reception, please make an effort to meet with your mentor or mentee.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, September 30, from 6:15 until 7:30 p.m. for the executive board only. Watch your e-mail for the meeting place.

1Ls: remember that there is still one position available on the board. Elections for the 1L representative position will be held later in October. If you are interested in running for this position and still have questions, they may be addressed at the next meeting of the general membership. Watch the Record and your e-mail for information about the next meeting.

If anyone has outlines they would like to donate to the WIL outline bank, they may be sent via e-mail as an attached file to WIL. Also, if you would like to request any outlines, just e-mail WIL with the names of your classes and professors.

Please remember to put a check for $10 in the WIL mailbox to cover your dues for this year. First-years, please note that you must pay your dues before you can run for the representative position or vote in the election.