|October 6, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 8
posting to the Record
|In this week's Record||(in order of appearance)|
Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
Alumnae/i & Student Relations
Center for Law and Computers
Serving Our Society
Student Bar Association
Black Law Students Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago-Kent Tax Society
Corporate Law Society
Environmental Law Society
Family Law Society
Health Law Society
Immigration Law Society
Kent Justice Foundation
Women in Law
Elective Courses Subject to Required Curve
A list of elective courses for the current semester with at least 25 students enrolled can be found in the Registrar's section below. These courses are subject to the required curve for elective courses, which can be found on page 28 of the Student Handbook.
Computer Exam Sign-up
Students who want to use a computer for their final exams may sign up in the Registrar's office beginning Wednesday, October 8. The last day to sign up is Thursday, October 30. A list of instructors who will permit the use of computers for their final exams will be posted on the second floor bulletin board before the start of the sign-up period. If there are not enough computers to accommodate all students, some instructors will not permit any of their students to use computers, while others will permit a lottery drawing to select the eligible students. The order in which you sign up is not relevant; all students who sign up by the October 30 deadline will be treated similarly.
First Year Students - Undergraduate Transcripts
Registration for the Spring semester will take place during the week of November 17. You will not be permitted to register unless a final official transcript from your undergraduate school is in your law school file. If your transcript has not arrived yet, you must contact your undergraduate school and request that they send a final official transcript directly to the Registrar's office as soon as possible.
The required curve for elective courses will apply to the following courses, all of which have at least 25 students enrolled in the current semester:
Course Instructor Antitrust R. Conviser Bankruptcy S. Harris Business Organizations J. Corre Commercial Law: Sales M. Spak (day & eve. sections) Commercial Law: Payment Systems M. Spak (day & eve. sections) Conflict of Laws R. Conviser Construction Law Stein/Conway Copyright Law J. Malkan Crim. Pro.: Invest. Process D. Rudstein Crim. Pro.: Invest. Process D. Thomas Employment Relationships R. Gely Estates and Trusts N. Livingston Evidence M. Kadish Evidence R. Kling Evidence K. Straus Evidence & Evid. Advocacy M. Kadish Family Law T. McConville Forensic Sciences R. Kling Illinois Civil Procedure L. Preston International Law F. Abbott International Trade C. Callahan Interviewing, Couns. & Neg. Skills clinical faculty Labor Law R. Gely Medical Malpractice M. Richardson Personal Income Tax E. Brody (day & eve. sections) Personal Income Tax H. Chapman Profession and Practice of Law clinical faculty Trademarks & Unfair Competition D. Quentel
Study Skills II - Faculty Panel Presentation
Wednesday, October 15
Day division: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Auditorium
Evening division: 5:00-6:00 p.m., Auditorium
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 lead the Day division discussion 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.
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. Currently enrolled and newly admitted students from all the Chicago-area law schools are invited to attend the program. For additional information about the program, contact Ellen Berger.
It's Back! The Weekly Link
This week's topic is the Windy City! For a taste of Chicago, check out these sites:
Netscape Chicago http://netscape.yahoo.com/guide/local_info/chicago.html Yahoo Chicago http://chi.yahoo.com DiveIn Chicago http://www.diveinchicago.com Digital City Chicago http://www.chicago.digitalcity.com Electronic Tour Guide http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism Chicago Reader Online http://www.chireader.com Chicago Music Network http://www.chimusnet.com The Art Institute http://www.artic.edu Chicago Historical Society http://www.chicagohs.org
Class of 1998 Graduation Committee
We'll have a meeting on Monday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. The room will be announced. If you are interested in serving on this very important committee, contact John Fogarty at JFOGARTY or drop by Suite 310.
Student Worker Needed!
The Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations is looking for a student worker to work 10 hours per week doing light clerical work. This is a great chance to get involved, meet alumnae/i, and work in an outstanding environment. If you're interested, e-mail JFOGARTY.
EXTRA! EXTRA! The second issue of Careerline, the Career Services Office newsletter, will be available this week! You'll find it by mid-week on the racks in the Spak or inside and outside the Career Services Office. Read all about judicial clerkships, read over a recap of our Big Picture programs, take the Quicky Quiz on resume writing, learn about a recent grad's successful job search, and much more!
Public Interest Binder
The Public Interest Reception, held on Tuesday, September 30 at the CBA was a smashing success! We collected a great deal of information from the thirty organizations who sent representatives, and we've compiled it in a resource binder. If you weren't able to attend the function, stop by the Career Services Office to find out who attended and what they do!
Evening and Weekend Hours Reminder
The Career Services Office is open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m., and two Saturdays each month from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The remaining Saturdays office hours this semester are on October 18, November 1, November 15, and December 6.
Special Announcements for Students Interested in Patent Law
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, a patent law firm in Chicago, is seeking part-time law clerks, clerks for summer 1998 and entry-level attorneys. Candidates must have a hard science background which would qualify them to sit for the Patent Agent's Exam (aka patent bar) and be in the top 25% of their class. Interested 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls should drop off a resume in the Career Services Office by Friday, October 10, at 5:00 p.m.
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff Informational Program
On Tuesday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m., attorneys from the patent law firm of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff will be at Chicago-Kent for an informational program about their firm. Check the Career Services Office bulletin board for the room number.
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 12:00 noon 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.
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.
*NAPIL Career Fair in Washington, D.C.*
If you are planning to attend the NAPIL Career Fair on Friday, October 17, and you haven't reserved your hotel room, you need to act fast! The hotels are booking up very quickly this year. To obtain a list of additional hotels in the area, stop by the Career Services Office as soon as possible.
National Lawyers Guild 60th Anniversary Convention
If you are planning to be in D.C. the weekend of October 16-19, the National Lawyers Guild is having their 60th Anniversary Convention at the DuPont Plaza Hotel. For further information, see the convention information in the grey file for the NLG.
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
Is There Justice in the Military?
On Friday, October 17, 1997, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., The John Marshall Law School will host a debate entitled, "Is There Justice in the Military?" If you are interested in hearing from experts on how the system of military justice affects women, people of color, and gays and lesbians, with an update on matters of military justice, pick up Handout #25. The cost of materials and a box lunch is $15.00. Reservations must be received by October 15, 1997.
1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls: Dr. M.L. "Hank" Henry, Jr., Fund for Judicial Internships
A $3,000 stipend will be awarded to a qualified law student to support a 10-week summer judicial internship in New York City under the auspices of the Lesbian and Gay Law Association Foundation of Greater New York ("LeGal Foundation"). The internship is intended for students with a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, lesbian and gay rights. For further information, see Handout #24. Application materials must be received no later than February 16, 1998.
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. Applications, resumes and cover letters will be accepted until November 1, 1997.
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.
1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls: Presidential Classroom for Young Americans Inc.
The Presidential Classroom for Young Americans is currently accepting intern applications for the 1998 winter and summer programs. The internship is designed to allow interns to enhance leadership skills, gain first-hand knowledge of our political system and interact with America's current and future leaders. See Handout #26 for more details. The application deadline for the winter session is December 1, 1997. The application for the summer session is May 1, 1998.
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
GBLS will sponsor a limited number of applicants for the NAPIL Fellowship for Equal Justice. 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 with GBLS, see Handout #20. The application deadline for the NAPIL Fellowship for Equal Justice is October 30, 1997.
This week's tutorial is on finding BUSINESS STATISTICS in the Information Center. If you are interested in finding out where to find statistics on business and finance, you should come to this week's tutorial.
The schedule for the tutorials, which will be presented by the Reference Staff, is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up; just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or the times when they are offered, we would like to hear from you. Send your comments to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).
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.
Fire Alarm Procedure
In the event of a fire alarm, please evacuate the building immediately!!! You may grab your valuables, but don't be worried about your research, the building will be securely locked and your work will be there when you return. Just remember that immediate evacuation is for the safety of both you and the staff of the Information Center. Please be cooperative and act in a timely manner during fire alarms.
French Librarians Visit Information Center
Last week, a group of five librarians from Universite Paris-Dauphine (http://www.dauphine.fr/) spent the morning touring the Information Center. The group was particularly interested in the use of technologies in academic settings. Kentnet, ProQuest, Westlaw, Lexis, and the role of the Internet as alternative research tools were discussed. As part of a tour of the Library of International Relations, the librarians saw a demonstration of eLOISe.
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 this week are:
|Tuesday||11:15-12:30 and 5-6pm|
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.
This library and file is also available on the web.
Forgotton your dot commands?
Not to worry! LEXIS has the solution right for you.
Yes its true. You can search LEXIS from the comfort of your own browser. Here's how:
- Visit www.lexis.com/research.
- When you are asked to type in user name, type in your LEXIS ID.
- 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!
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 SOS@kentlaw.edu to schedule an appointment.
SOS Awards Certificates of Public Service
Congratulations to the following Chicago-Kent students who volunteered over 50 hours at public service organizations: Carolyn Buntin, Ian Kasper, Heather Klear, Jeremy Pfeifer, Jennifer Spooner, Sheri Tarr, and Erica Vitsky. We will notify you when your certificates are ready.
Volunteers Needed for Adopt-a-Street Cleanup Project!
On Saturday, October 11, 1997, at 10:30 a.m., members of ELS and other Chicago-Kent students will be cleaning up the city block surrounding the law school as a part of Chicago's Adopt-A-Street program. ELS needs more volunteers to help out. ELS will also serve FREE PIZZA!! Incentive! Contact Rachel Vanderveen (RVANDERV), ELS President, for more details. Get Sweepin'!
Professor Steven Harris was a member of the faculty for the ALI-ABA Special Conference on Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, on September 25 and 26, in New York City.
On June 10, 1997, Prof. Steven Sowle and his wife, Susan, gave birth to a baby boy, Zachary, who has JCML (a form of leukemia). At present, the family has been unable to find a match on the National Marrow Donor Registry. It is my hope that students, staff, and faculty will come forward and volunteer to join the registry with us. While there is no guarantee that any volunteer will be a match for little Zachary, every volunteer is a potential match.
In order for a drive to take place at Chicago-Kent, I need to have at least 30 volunteers. The cost for getting added to the registry is $38 dollars per person (minorities can donate at no cost). I realize that $38 dollars is a lot of money to some of you, but please consider the benefits to be gained by your bone marrow donation. For those students who want to donate but simply cannot afford the $38, please let me know and I will try to get a faculty member or fellow student to sponsor you.
Please call me at 312-906-5113 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this drive. For those of you who are unable to donate your bone marrow (either for medical reasons or personal reasons), please consider joining us in this drive by volunteering your time or sponsoring a potential donor.
Office of Development is looking for a student to work approximately 10-15 hours per week. Please contact Michelle Seifman, Associate Director of Development, for more information at extension 6-5239 or by e-mail at MSEIFMAN.
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SPRING 1998 SEMESTER
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.
Committee Meetings: Curriculum, Howard Rosenburg: There will be a Curriculum Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 7, at 1:30pm. If you have any comments/questions/suggestions, please plan to attend this meeting or e-mail Howard Rosenburg (HROSENBU).
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 1Ls, who were elected to serve on the BOG:
Section 1: L. Daniel Liutikas, Emily Jo Nicholson
Section 2: Nicholas Milissis, Paul Miller
Section 3: Donna Rotunno, Omar Shaker
Evening: Steven M. Edwards, Marycarol McDonough
The Election was extremely close; thanks to all who participated.
October Social-Conviser Bash
The October Social is now tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, October 30 at OTB. This is also known as the infamous Conviser Bash. At this point, we are thinking about a Halloween theme. More details to follow.
Work-A-Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 25. Next week's Record will contain a brief description of the events, but if you cannot wait that long, contact Bennett Miller (BMILLER) and he will provide you with the lowdown.
Please submit all amendments to SBA Treasurer Helen Fabisiewicz. 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
It's not too late to order your business cards. 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.
The next general meeting will be held on Sunday, October 12 in room 165. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, we look forward to hearing them at the meeting.
The National BLSA's Annual Academic Retreat will take place at the University of Wisconsin's School of Law in Madison on Saturday, October 17 and 18, 1997. Workshops include: outlining, exam taking, bar review, resume writing and interviewing, contracts, constitutional law, civil procedure and advanced legal writing. Discount hotel and airfare available to BLSA members. For more information, e-mail Devin Williams (DWILLIA2).
If you would like to review materials BLSA has received regarding job opportunities, please contact Devin (DWILLIA2).
THE BREHON SOCIETY OF IRISH-AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS
Don't miss the Brehon Society Bake Sale celebrating Halloween on Thursday, October 30, on the 3rd floor of the Spak. If you'd like to sit at the table or bring goodies to sell, e-mail Kelly McClintic at KMCCLINT. Also, get ready for Irish Movie Night on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in room 570. Last year, we watched In the Name of the Father. This semester's movie is TBA. All movie suggestions will be entertained. And as always, all are welcome. If you are interested in joining the Brehon Society, e-mail JFOGARTY.
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION/Young Lawyers Section
Raffle Prizes! Free Drinks! Come to the All-school Reception:
Thursday, October 9 from 4-6:00 p.m. should be marked on your calendars 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, meet the Chicago-Kent representatives, eat and drink, and have some fun! LEXIS-NEXIS and BarBri Bar Exam Review will be raffling off prizes throughout the reception, including backpacks and Gilberts first year outline packages worth $200-$300!!!
Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar; however, law student members will get two free drink tickets. If you haven't yet sent in your membership application, just bring it to the event with your check for $8. Membership applications will also be available at the door.
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 & soda will be served.
Public Interest Wine & Cheese Reception:
Thank you to all students who attended the Public Interest Reception last week; it was a great success! If you're interested in finding out who attended, the Career Services Office has a binder with material that the various organizations in attendance brought. We'll be doing it again next year!
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 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 & Charis Runnels, CBA/YLS Law Student Committee Chair
CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY
All students and faculty are welcome to the CLS Luncheon Series:
Tamara Kling, Regional Counsel for C.T. Corporation
Tuesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., room C25
Refreshments will be served!
Brief Monthly General Meeting:
Tuesday, October 7
12:00 p.m., room C25
Tuesday, October 7
5:15 p.m., room 345
Any Q's?? Contact Tad Huntington (HHUNTING) or Nathan Lollis (NLOLLIS)
CHICAGO-KENT TAX SOCIETY
The CKTS will be publishing a student resume networking directory that will be distributed to tax professionals and members. The purposes of the directory are to facilitate employment opportunities and to introduce members to each other. Any member of CKTS who is a JD or LLM student at Kent may submit a bio or resume to be included in the directory. If you have not yet joined CKTS, there are membership applications on the CKTS bulletin board on the concourse level of the school; please return your application to our mailbox on the second floor. All bio or resume submissions must be received in final format, preferably on white paper to ensure copy quality, and must be no longer than one page. The deadline for turning in your bio or resume is October 30. Please turn them in to our second floor mailbox. If you have questions or want more details please contact Margaret Smid, our career services chair, at MSMITH@interaccess.com or (847)298-8900, or e-mail DRHODES@kentlaw.edu with any basic questions.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
Congratulations to this year's Environmental Moot Court Team!! The team members are: Tanya Geranios, Dave Butman, and Llewellyn Kennedy. They will represent Chicago-Kent at Pace Law School's Environmental competition in New York. Good Going Guys!
Lots of great activities are happening this week:
* Did you know that 64% of American agricultural land is used for livestock feed, and an acre of land can yield 250 pounds of beef as compared to 40,000 pounds of potatoes.
* FIFTEEN total vegetarians can be fed on the same amount of land needed to feed ONE person on a meat-based diet.
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
"Congratulations" to Mae Hung and Isabel Millard - our two new Committee Chairs! Mae will serve as Chair of the Fundraising Committee and Isabel will serve as Chair of the Publicity Committee. Please join us in welcoming them to the Family Law Society. Both committees need volunteers. If you are interested in working on either committee, please e-mail Mae (MHUNG) or Isabel (IMILLARD) for further information.
Please join us this Wednesday, October 8, at 5:00pm, in room 370 for our first speaker event of the semester. Judge Ann Breen-Greco, Administrative Law Judge with the Ill. Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS), will speak about her experiences in conducting hearings on the abuse and neglect of children. Food and drinks will be served.
Look to the Record for upcoming speaker events concerning same-sex adoption and in vitro fertilization co-sponsored with Gaylaw and Health Law. Also, more information is coming on our "brown bag" lunch with a policy advisor to Illinois Attorney General regarding children's issues.
Calling all bakers! It's time to start thinking about our "Halloween Bake Sale." On Thursday, October 30, from 11:00 am - 3:00pm, Family Law and Health Law will be selling your favorite treats in the Spak!. If you would like to bake some "ghoulish" treats, or wish to run the "eerie" table between classes, please e-mail Mae (MHUNG).
During the month of November and December, we will be rounding-up children's books (new or used), small children's toys, and various toiletries to donate to the Juvenile Courts and a homeless shelter for women and children. Look for the FLS donation box next to the Security station in the lobby to make your contribution -- every little bit helps someone have a better holiday season. If you would like to assist with our "charity drive," please contact Leslie (LBORRE) for more information.
What are you doing for Halloween?
HAVE A BRAZILIAN HALLOWEEN!!!
Have a great time AND benefit the community by coming to the Halloween Fundraiser to benefit the Jon Simmons Memorial Fellowship.
WHERE: Rhumba, 3631 N. Halsted St.
WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 1997, 8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
COST: Students - $15.00 (in advance)
General - $25.00 (in advance)
Prizes will be given for best costumes! Featuring Brazilian eats and the exotic beats of SAMBA-BAMBA!
Jon was active in the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Community and worked on a number of other public interest causes. He served as an advisor on Gay and Lesbian issues to three Chicago mayors starting in 1985 and was Mayor Daley's first official Liaison to the Gay and Lesbian Community. Jon graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1994, prepared to continue his work in community service. However, while visiting his brother in Los Angeles, he was murdered.
The Memorial Fellowship assists Chicago-Kent students who are interested in interning at low-paid or no-pay public interest organizations during the summer.
More information can be found on the GayLaw homepage -- http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/gaylaw/ or e-mail FBARNHAR, DKURTZ, or GAYLAW!
HEALTH LAW SOCIETY
Here is brief update on some of the events that we are planning:
IMMIGRATION LAW SOCIETY
Members and non-members are invited to help brainstorm for speaker and project ideas. We would like to get your impute, so please join us on October 8 at 5:00 in room 170. Hope to see you there.
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
There will be a general meeting on Wednesday, October 8, at 3:00 in room 170. Issues to be discussed are Fall Fundraiser (T-shirts), Auction Update, Bake Sale, and Spaghetti Dinner. Please plan to attend.
WOMEN IN LAW
Attention!! Important Dates:
Next Tuesday, October 7, and Wednesday, October 8, there will be general memebership meetings. Tuesday's meeting will be at noon, and Wednesday's meeting will be at 5:00 p.m. We will be answering any questions 1Ls may have about the two 1L representative spots currently open on the board, other upcoming events, and possible speakers for this semester. Please make an effort to be there. Your input is needed.
On Thursday, October 9, we will be selling baked goods in Spak on the third floor. Every memeber should try to bring some sort of baked good to the sale. Just drop it off on the third floor when you get to school. We also need people to sit at the table. If you can spare an hour or so, please contact either Abbie Kell (AKELL) or Julie Flaherty (JFLAHERT).
Platforms for 1Ls running for the representative position are dues Friday, October 10, at 3:00. Platforms may be placed in the WIL mailbox on the second floor. REMEMBER: ONLY MEMBERS WHO HAVE PAID THEIR $10 IN DUES MAY RUN OR VOTE. Elections for the 1L positions will be held the following Wednesday, October 15, and Thursday, October 16, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, October 15, at 6:30, the Women's Bar Association of Illinois is sponsoring a discussion with Anita Hill. Tickets are $30 individually and $40 per couple. The ticket price includes an autographed copy of her book.
As always, if you have any questions or suggestions and are unable to make the meetings, please feel free to e-mail WIL.