|October 13, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 9
posting to the Record
|In this week's Record||(in order of appearance)|
Associate Dean Howard Chapman
Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
Alumnae/i & Student Relations
Center for Law and Computers
Serving Our Society
From the Law Offices
Student Bar Association
Black Law Students Association
Chicago-Kent Tax Society
Computer Law Association
Environmental Law Society
Family Law Society
Health Law Society
Illinois State Bar Association
Intellectual Property Moot Court
Kent Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America
Kent Justice Foundation
Sports and Entertainment Law
Computer Exam Sign-up
A list of instructors who will permit the use of computers for their exams is posted on the second floor bulletin board. Students who want to use a computer for a final exam must sign up in the Registrar's Office by Thursday, October 30, 1997. 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. Note: Those students in Professor Sowle's E-LEARN section of Criminal Law, and those students in Professor Warner's Justice class, should sign up with their professor, not in the Registrar's Office.
Study Skills II
Wednesday, October 15
Day division: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Auditorium
Evening division: 5:00-6:00 p.m., Auditorium
Mark your weekly calendars for Study Skills II, a 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, Professor Wright 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.
They're waiting for 1Ls . . .
First year students -- your Teaching Assistants are patiently waiting in their Office Hour classrooms to offer you some relief and reassurance! Your TA's are available during office hours each week to answer questions and work with you to improve your study skills. Teaching Assistant office hours are available on the Student Services desk across from room 544.
The Weekly Link
Have you lost touch with someone because you are up to your ears in law school work? Did you lose that little slip of paper on which you wrote that important phone number? This week's topic is for you -- lost and found telephone numbers. The following search sites can help you find people (or businesses) through a search of online yellow and white pages.
WhoWhere http://www.whowhere.com Four11 http://www.four11.com BigFoot http://www.bigfoot.com Yahoo People http://www.yahoo.com/search/people
Class of 1998! Your Graduation Committee needs your help in picking out a class gift. Last year's class donated enough money to purchase a set of treatises for the library in Professor Marc Grinker's name. The Class of 1996 donated to the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, designed to help students who take public interest jobs after graduation repay their loans. If you have any ideas for the Class of 1998, please e-mail John Fogarty at JFOGARTY or Audrey Anderson at AANDERSO. Or, stop by and see Audrey in room 803.
Class Speaker Competition
In addition to having your valedictorian speak at graduation, the winner of the Class of 1998 class speaker competition will have the opportunity to address graduates and guests for 5 minutes at the commencement ceremony. To participate in the competition, submit a brief essay (2-3 pages) outlining the topic on which you would speak. The speech should last 5 minutes. Essays are due in the Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relation by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5. The essays will be graded anonymously by the Class of 1998 Graduation Committee, and the winner will be announced early next semester.
Other details concerning date, time and location will follow soon! If you will have out-of town guests, need to juggle a few graduations, etc., or have any other questions regarding graduation, e-mail JFOGARTY, or stop in to Suite 310.
The Career Services Office announces two career planning programs designed to introduce first year students to the office and the legal job market. Please plan to attend one program in each of the two sessions:
SESSION ONE: Orientation
*Please note: Attendance at Session One is required of all students who plan to use the Career Services Office.
Career Services Orientation for First Year Students in the Day Division
Tuesday, October 28 at noon in the Auditorium
Career Services Orientation for First Year Students in the Evening Division
Tuesday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. in room 570
The Career Services Office staff will provide you with an overview of today's job market, advice on how to take control of your job search and information about the Career Services Office.
SESSION TWO: Development of a Resume for the Legal Market
Legal Resume Development for Recent College Graduates
Tuesday, November 4 at noon in room 570
Wednesday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. in room 570
The Career Services Office staff will discuss resume writing strategies for students who recently finished their undergraduate degrees. Learn about what employers look for in a legal resume and how to make your college experiences work for you.
Legal Resume Development for Students with Professional Experience
Tuesday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m. in room 510
Wednesday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. in room 510
The Career Services Office staff will discuss how to use your experience to your best advantage in your legal resume. They will address questions and concerns about formats, structure and content, and share information about what legal employers look for in a resume.
TOURS OF THE CAREER SERVICES OFFICE
We will be setting up a series of tours in the Career Services Office to acquaint you with the specific resources of our office and our staff members. Tour information will be announced at the Career Services Orientation sessions beginning Tuesday, October 28.
INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER COUNSELING
Our office works with over 1200 students and several hundred alumnae/i. That's why we rely on you to attend the fall programs before you meet with our counseling staff. After the fall introductory programs, we encourage you to set up an appointment to meet with one of our career strategists to talk about your career planning concerns.
Counseling appointments are available with our career strategists, Debbi Gutman and Kim Reynolds, as well as with Stephanie Rever Chu. Evening appointments are available. Contact the Career Services Office at 312/906-5200, or stop in room 360, to schedule an appointment.
Fall On-Campus Interviewing
The National Association for Law Placement has set forth the following standards for the maximum number of offers students can hold open from the fall on-campus interviewing program:
October 15: Hold no more than 4 offers November 1: Hold no more than 3 offers December 1: Hold no more than 1 offerNegotiation to extend the decision deadline must occur with an employer before the original deadline date. If you have any questions about this, please see one of the Career Services Office staff members.
All 1998 & 1999 Graduates Seeking Judicial Clerkships: Faculty Advisors Available
All 1998 & 1999 graduates who seek counseling on judicial clerkship opportunities by a member of the Faculty Judicial Clerkship Advisory Committee need to pick up the committee's information and application materials. Packets were provided at the Judicial Clerkship Informational Program held on Monday, September 29, and are currently available in the Career Services Office.
It is the purpose of the Faculty Judicial Clerkship Advisory Committee to assist Chicago-Kent students in obtaining clerkships after graduation by counseling them on strategies which will maximize their opportunity to obtain a clerkship. If you would like to receive faculty counseling, you must submit the information packet to the Career Services Office by Monday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Don't forget to pick up your copy of the second issue of Careerline, the Career Services Office newsletter. You'll find it on the racks in the Spak or inside and outside of the Career Services Office.
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 for 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 Saturday office hours this semester are on October 18, November 1, November 15, and December 6.
Practice Tracks 1997!
You've heard us talk over and over again about the importance of information gathering in identifying a career path and conducting a job search. We've recommended that you do some informational interviewing with practitioners to help you decide what you want to do and how best to market your skills. Now we, and the other members of the Chicago Area Law School Consortium, have made the process even easier by bringing the practitioners to you!
On Saturday, November 8, J.D.s from 62 practice areas and alternative careers will be at DePaul University College of Law for the express purpose of talking informally with students about careers in different areas. It's your chance to find out directly from practitioners how job seekers are faring in a particular segment of the market, what it's like to practice in an area, which credentials are helpful in finding employment in the area, what skills you should stress in applying, and more!
Join other area law students from 10:00 a.m. until noon, at DePaul University College of Law, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson, Atrium-8th Floor, to take advantage of this easy way to gather information! See the Career Services Office bulletin board for further information about which areas are being represented. If you are interested in attending Practice Tracks 1997, stop in the Career Services Office to sign-up.
Please note: The participating attorneys have volunteered their time. Participation in the program does not indicate that the represented organizations have job openings.
**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.
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.
2Ls and 3Ls: U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
The Judges and Magistrate Judges of the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan have announced the availability of law clerkships. Inquiries and applications in writing should be directed to the judicial officer for whom you would like to serve. See Handout #27 for the list of judges, the schedule of law clerkships, and application deadlines. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.
3Ls: Supreme Court of Illinois
The Supreme Court of Illinois is now accepting applications for a two-year position as Research Staff Attorney, beginning August 1998. Staff attorneys prepare memoranda for the justices of the supreme court, petitions for leave to appeal, and motions submitted to the court. See Handout #28 for more information. March 15, 1998 is the deadline for application materials. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.
1Ls and 2Ls: American Bar Association Public Service Summer Internship Program
The ABA's Public Service Summer Internship Program enables students to engage in an individualized public interest legal research and writing project over a 10-week summer period. The internship focuses on public interest legal issues to encourage law students to give serious thought to the identification and resolution of such issues and to consider public interest law as a career option. See Handout #30 for application information. Application materials must be postmarked by January 31, 1998.
1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls: Native American Summer Congressional Internship Program
The Morris K. Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship Program places Native American students in congressional offices in Washington, D.C. for an intensive, ten-week internship during the summer. The purpose of the internship is to provide Native Americans with practical experience in the legislative process, congressional matters and governmental proceedings that relate to Native American issues. If you are interested, see Handout #29 for more information and an application form. The application deadline for the Summer 1998 internship is January 9, 1998.
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.
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 enhance an intern's 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: Harvard Law School Fellowships in Law and Information Technology
The Harvard Law School's Center for Law and Technology encourages teaching and research on legal issues brought about by the information age. Its resident Fellowships support outstanding teachers and scholars who wish to develop their abilities to address questions of law, society, and policy spawned by the expanding global networked environment. If you are interested in a fellowship for Spring 1998 or the Academic Year 1998-99, see Handout #31 for more information. The deadline for receipt of application materials is November 10, 1997.
Fifty members of the National Association of Justice Information Systems visited the Chicago-Kent Information Center on Friday, October 3, 1997. As part of their visit, the Information Center's MultiMedia Services Department presented a demonstration of the technology available in the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom; the technology available to faculty and students at Chicago-Kent and a tour of the Information Center. The group was in Chicago for their national conference.
This week's tutorial will be on where and how to search for cases in SHEPARD'S CITATORS. The tutorials are being presented by the Reference Staff of the Information Center, and the schedule is posted on the 9th floor Bulletin Board. You don't have to sign up for them; just show up at the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any comments about the times or the topics being offered, we would like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).
First year law students, please pick up your LEXIS/NEXIS ID's at the the Information Center Service Desk. We still have quite a few at the desk and encourage students to come and pick them up. You can also get LEXIS/NEXIS and WESTLAW Software at the Service Desk. Just stop by and ask for the software.
The October issue of the Information Center Newsletter is available at the Service Desk. Stop by and pick up a copy.
Student Representative Lab Hours: During lab hours, student representatives are available to answer questions and will be located either in lab 700 or at the tables just outside of lab 700. Lab hours for the week of September 1, 1997 will be as follows:
Monday 2:00 - 5:30 Michael Ambroziak 7:30 - 10:30 Christine Brown Tuesday 4:30 - 7:30 Michael Ambroziak 7:30 - 10:30 Christine Brown Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30 Michael Ambroziak 6:00 - 10:00 Michael Ambroziak Thursday 4:30 - 7:30 Michael Ambroziak Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 Christine BrownAs always, 24hr on-line technical and research assistance is available by calling 1-800-850-WEST. Questions can also be e-mailed to CBROWN or MAMBROZI.
What's New on WESTLAW ?? Questions and Answers about KeyCite
Q: Are the cases in KeyCite read by the editors at West?
A: Yes. KeyCite is the result of meticulous editorial analysis by legally trained editors. Every citation is analyzed by an editor and no history posting is made unless an editor makes the posting. All red and yellow flag assignments are made by editors.
Q: Does KeyCite include all negative history for a case?
A: Yes. KeyCite covers all negative history for state and federal case law.
Q: Does KeyCite include full coverage of case law prior to 1945?
A: Currently, all federal cases are covered on WESTLAW; continuous coverage of state cases begins with the first series of the West National Reporter System in 20 jurisdictions. Within the next 18-24 months, coverage for the remaining 31 jurisdictions will be extended back to the beginning of the first series. Our studies show that 99.4 percent of citation service requests currently made on WESTLAW fall within KeyCite coverage, which corresponds with the case law coverage on WESTLAW.
The High Cost of Living at the Center of the Universe
New York City leads the way when it comes to starting pay for first-year associates. But anyone who has ever gone apartment hunting in Manhattan (a.k.a., the center of the universe) knows that a month's rent for a studio on the upper east side would make a healthy house payment in most cities. Access the New York Law Journal database (NYLJ) and run the following search to read "Associates Here Not Getting Bang for Bucks." The article includes a table comparing median starting salaries in 20 major cities to the equivalent buying power in New York.
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How's the Job Market for the Rest of Us?
Starting pay for the few top law graduates is higher than ever. But what about the majority who don't get the elite jobs with the elite law firms? Access the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin database (CHIDLB) for some sobering numbers on median starting salaries. Restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read "Students Warned of Realities of Legal Job Market."
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"Class Actions" Civil Rights Quiz
The Fall 1997 issue of "Class Actions," West's newsletter for law students, features a civil rights quiz. The first two questions can be found in the newsletter and the third appears right here in the Law Student Bulletin (see below). Winners will be drawn from correct entries. See the "Class Actions" newsletter for entry forms and contest details.
On what date did President Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities Act? To find out, access the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990--Legislative History database (ADA-LH) and run the following search.
Did you know that 12,000 runaway and homeless youth live on the streets of Chicago? Did you know that one out of every seven children will run away sometime between the ages of 10 and 18? Every year approximately 5,000 runaway and homeless children die from assault, illness, and suicide. You can help these homeless, runaway children by becoming a "liner" on the National and Chicago Switchboards. To become a "liner," the NRS will train you to deal with high-risk youth over the phone. After training, you can choose to volunteer a minimum of two hours per week. The NRS of Chicago is located in Chicago's Lakeview area and the switchboard is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are interested in volunteering at the NRS, please see Carolyn or Ann Celine during office hours or set up an appointment through SOS.
Monday: 3:30 - 5:30 Tuesday: 1:50 - 3:50 Wednesday: 3:30 - 5:45 Thursday: 1:50 - 3:50
Spring 1998 Applications Are Now Available in Room 600 Due No Later than Thursday, November 6
Students who would like to learn how to practice law while they are in law school should apply for the in-house clinical education program, LAW OFFICES. Applications are now available for the spring. The spring applications are due no later than November 6.
Students may apply for Law Offices after they have completed the equivalent to their first year of law school (27 credits). To be considered for a place, ALL students must complete and return a completed Law Offices application. Applications must be turned in to the Law Offices receptionist in Suite 600 by the November 6 deadline by 5:00 p.m.
Students who have previously taken or who are now taking Law Offices (called Continuing Law Offices Students), and who submit their applications by the due date will be given preference in their same practice group if availability permits. Next, priority will be given to the top ten students on each first choice waiting list who did not turn down a place for fall 1997, who were on the waiting list in the division they have marked as first choice, and who submitted their spring application by the due date. New students who have submitted their applications by the due date will be selected in the Law Offices lottery. The total number of available places during the fall semester is dependent upon the number of supervising attorneys in each practice group. The number of available new places is dependent upon the number of continuing students and has not yet been determined.
The in-house program is comprised of two components. One is a three credit fieldwork class graded on a pass/low pass/fail basis in which students work in practice groups on client cases or similar projects assigned to them by a supervising attorney. The fieldwork component also includes practice group lectures, supervising attorney conferences, section meetings, and various client interview experiences. The other is a graded classroom component for one credit.
There are five in-house practice groups from which to choose - employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, criminal defense, tax (prerequisites are Personal Income Tax and Tax Procedure), Health with some family Law, and Mediation & Other ADR Procedures.
For more information, you may talk to the clinical professors who supervise the various practice groups -- Professors Gonzalez (room 629) and Norton (room 623) for employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice; Professors Kadish (room 613), Kling (room 625), and Thomas (room 609) for criminal defense; Professor Livingston (room 688) for tax; Professor Kentra (room 690) for mediation & other ADR procedures; and Professor Altman (room 611) for health with some family law. Professor Laser (room 631) is also available to answer your questions
On June 10, 1997, Prof. Stephen Sowle and his wife, Susan, gave birth do a baby boy, Zachary, who has JCML (a form of leukemia). At present, the family has been unable to find a match for Zachary on the registry. It is our hope that students, staff, and faculty will come forward and volunteer to join the registry with us. Even though there is no guarantee that a Chicago-Kent donor will be a match for little Zach, every donor is a potential match for someone in need.
In order for a drive to take place at Chicago-Kent, 30 volunteer donors are needed. The cost for getting added to the registry is $38.00 per person (minorities can donate at no cost). While $38.00 may seem like a lot of money, please consider the possible benefits gained by your donation. Also, for those students who want to donate but simply cannot afford the $38.00, sponsors are available so do not let the cost deter you.
If you are interested in joining the drive, please contact Isabel Millard by phone at 312-906-5113 or by email at IMILLARD. For those of you who are unable to donate your bone marrow (either for medical reasons or personal reasons), please consider joining in this drive by volunteering your time or by sponsoring a potential donor.
Thanks to all of those students, faculty and staff who have already signed-up to be donors and/or sponsors in the bone marrow drive! We are very close to reaching the minimum number (30) of donors required for the drive. Please, if you have not signed up yet but would like to, do not hesitate. Thanks also to those student organizations which have shown their support for this drive by both advertising the event and volunteering their help. If other student organizations would like to offer donations -- cookies and juice boxes are needed -- please contact Isabel Millard.
The tentative time for the bone marrow drive is the afternoon (1:00-6:00 p.m.) of Tuesday, October 28. The drive will be held at Chicago-Kent. The donation process will take about 30 minutes and is relatively painless.
THIS BONE MARROW DRIVE IS SUPPORTED BY ELLS, FLS, BLSS, WIL, SOS as well as by Profs. Molly Lien, Sarah Harding and Hal Krent.
Third Year Students Only:
Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation, firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective employers upon graduation? If so, consider applying to the Advanced Externship Program for Spring Semester 1998.
The Advanced Externship Program is a 4-credit hour program consisting of a 3-credit hour fieldwork and a 1-credit hour classroom component. The program is open to students in their last two semesters of law school. For the fieldwork component, an extern is placed in a private or public, civil or criminal practice and is required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week at his/her designated placement. Externs interested in civil law may select to work under the supervision of general counsel in major corporations or under the supervision of designated teaching lawyers in well-known firms or specific government agencies. Externs may specialize in such diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate, health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc. Those interested in criminal law may select to work with designated supervising lawyers at the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Many externships offer the externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license and appear in court. The accompanying classroom component consists of a 1-credit hour weekly class, which focuses on the profession and practice of law today.
If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in room 617. More information about the program and an accompanying application form will be available in the Law Offices reception area and in the Careers Services Office as of Monday, October 13, 1997. Applications must be turned in to room 612 by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 5. All applicants must have scheduled and completed an interview with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications. Slots may be limited. Should extern applicants outnumber the number of students who can be accepted into the program, students with at least one semester of Law Offices or LADR (Law Alternative Disputes Resolution program) will receive preference.
Race Ipsa Loquitur
We are pleased with the number of Chicago-Kent students who participated in the worthwhile, Race Ipsa Loquitur. In the end, we had several students enter this event, which illustrates the significant role Kent students play in community outreach activities. The SBA is planning on partially reimbursing those who participated. At Wednesday's meeting, the specific amount will be voted on, so please keep your eye on next week's Record. Special thanks go out to Bennett Miller and Sean Brady for the time they put in planning and advertising.
October Social-Conviser Bash
You deserve a break from the law school routine. The Fall Conviser Bash will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Off-Track Betting, located at 223 West Jackson. The Social is now tentatively scheduled for either Thursday, October 23 or Thursday, October 30 at OTB. More details to follow.
Fall Lecture Series
Please be advised that the SBA's Fall Lecture Series will take place in November. The theme for the lecture series is still up for grabs. If you are interested in participating in the developing of this very important event, please e-mail Cynthia Cooper (CCOOPER), Chair of the Speakers Program Committee.
Please be advised that the Policy and Procedures Manual details the processes that must be followed when using allocated SBA financial reserves. Included in the manual are the appropriate forms that need to be completed. Should your student organization need forms or have budget questions, please contact Helen Fabisiewicz. Helen will also answer your questions about budget amendments.
The SBA is still searching for students for students who wish to participate on one of a variety of SBA committees. If you are interested, please e-mail SBAQ.
Again, 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 McDonoughThese lucky folks will be attending their first BOG meeting this week.
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.
The Midwest regional conference for Amnesty International will be held in Evanston from November 7-9. The featured speaker at this fall's midwest conference is Harry Wu, the famed Chinese human rights activist. The conference will also showcase a variety of human rights issues from refugee protection to gay/lesbian rights. If you are interested attending free of charge, please contact JSPOONER.
AI's speaker events this fall will be held in late October and early November. The featured speakers will discuss human rights abuses in Tibet and the death penalty. Watch the Record for further details.
Finally, due to an computer problem completely out of AI's control, we no longer have a mailing list. If you are interested in the group or receiving periodic information, please e-mail the above address.
BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Bone Marrow Drive
One of our fellow students is organizing a blood marrow donor drive and needs our help. Because of the shortage of African-American donors, it is especially critical that our membership support this effort by agreeing to have their blood tested in order to add their names to the National Marrow Donor Registry. The drive will take place right here at the law school, but only if 30 or more people agree to be tested. If for some reason you change your mind about donating after you've already taken the blood test, you still have the option to withdraw. Support this very worthwhile effort and e-mail Isabel Millard (IMILLARD) for more details.
Admissions Office Recruiting
Admissions is looking for enthusiastic voulnteers to represent Chicago-Kent for two-hours shifts at the Chicago Law Forum on Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. If you're interested, e-mail Brenna Kelley (BKELLEY) for more details.
Business Cards Sale
Invest in your career and order your cards now! Don't be just another face in the lobby, another resume in the stack -- make a lasting, professional impression! Three professional card designs starting at $24.50 for 500. Orders take about a week to receive. See the BLSA bulletin board on the Concourse Level for a view of the designs. Contact Sharese Shields (SSHIELDS) or Lawrence Hill (LHILL) to place your order.
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).
Thanks to all who were able to attend the general meeting Sunday. For those who couldn't make it, we will inform you via email of upcoming activities.
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 J.D. or LL.M 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 with any basic questions.
Additionally, the CKTS will be holding a social gathering on October 20 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the front lobby. Members and non-members are all welcome to attend!
COMPUTER LAW ASSOCIATION
Greetings! At long last the Computer Law Association, sometimes referred to as CLASS, will be meeting this week Tuesday, October 14th at 5:00 pm, room to be announced via the broadcast messages. I will also be sending email messages to those of you who signed up at the First year orientation, and those of you whom I remember were interested in CLASS last year. If you would like me to send you a personal reminder about the meeting, please send me, Pauline Afuso, an e-mail message, or place a note in mailbox 170 (located on the second floor near the College Service Center.
Topics for this meeting will include:
Questions? Send them to me at PAFUSO. Thanks for reading, and have a good week.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
Thanks to everyone that helped clean up our street on Saturday. Good job!
Hope everyone that made it enjoyed the ELS Social on Thursday. The next event is the PEEL Alumni Reception scheduled for Tuesday, October 21 from 5:30-7:30 in the 10th floor lounge. This is a great opportunity to start networking, as well as mix and mingle with the fabulous faculty of the Program in Environmental and Energy Law. Drinks & Food on the house, of course!
We are tentatively planning a movie night combined with a celebration of vegetarian food (in honor of the continuing World Vegetarian Month). Please e-mail ELS if you have any ideas or suggestions regarding this event.
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Thank you to all students who attended last Wednesday's successful speaker event with Judge Ann Breen-Greco. If you would like to serve on the Publicity Committee, please e-mail IMILLARD. If you would like to help with the Fundraising Committee, please e-mail MHUNG. It's never too late to help out!
Please join us for a "brown bag" lunch on Thursday, November 6, featuring Ms. Betsy Goulet, Policy Advisor on Children's Issues to Attorney General Jim Ryan. The "tentative" time for the program is 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. More information will be available in the Record.
Mark your daytimers. . .on either Tuesday, November 11, or Thursday, November 13, from 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Family Law, GayLaw, and Health Law will present a panel discussion entitled, "Evolution of the Family: Into the 21st Century." Focus of the discussion will concern issues faced by same-sex couples in adopting, surrogate planning, in-vitro fertilization, and custody. More information will be coming soon.
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.
Bake Sale ReScheduled!
Mark your calendars! The Family Law Society/Health Law Society Bake Sale has been rescheduled! Our Halloween Bake sale will be held on the 3rd floor of the Spak on Wednesday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
If you love to bake or can run the table between classes, please e-mail Mae Hung (MHUNG).
What are you doing for Halloween?
Have a Brazilian Halloween!!!
Have a great time AND benefit the CK 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 Simmons 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.
"Evolution of the Family -- Into the 21st Century"
November 11 (or 13 -- TBA), 5:15 - 6:30 p.m., refreshments served room - TBA
This speaker-panel is being co-sponsored by GayLaw, Family Law, and Health Law student organizations. The event seeks to deal with issues which are currently affecting and will continue to affect the legal concepts of family into the next century. Issues will include surrogacy, in-vitro fertilization, same-sex adoption, and others which have been in the news recently.
Speakers tentatively include:
Lambda Legal Defense representative
Rosemary Mulryan, attorney
Terri Horwich, attorney with Bostick and Busch.
Join us for an interesting look into the future of family law!
For more information about GayLaw and or our anonymous mailing list, please e-mail GAYLAW, FBARNHAR, or DKURTZ or visit the GayLaw homepage.
HEALTH LAW SOCIETY
The date of our Bake Sale in conjunction with Family Law has been changed to Wednesday, October 29. We still need people to bake and sell, so if you can help out, e-mail Erika (ESALTZMA).
There will be a CBA Seminar on the Fundamentals of Health Care Law on Thursday, November 6 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Ct. on the 8th floor. The topics covered will include employment contracts, managed care contracts, sale of practice documents and due dilligence. For information regarding the speakers and the cost, e-mail Erika(ESALTZMA) or Ivy (IISRAEL).
We are tentatively planning a brown-bag seminar for the end of October with Professor Stephanie Altman, who will discuss her work in Medicaid and Medicare law, and also provide information about the Health Care Law clinical program here at Kent. More information on this event will be forthcoming.
If you have any questions or need additional information regarding any of our upcoming events, please e-mail Erika (ESALTZMA) or Nadja (NMILLARE).
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Please join us in early November (either the 5 or 12) for a speaker program entitled, "Bottom 90%: Tactics for Success." Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with the job market? Did you miss your opportunity to participate in the fall on-campus interviewing because you're not in the top 10 or 15 percent of your class? This program has been presented at several other Chicago law schools to many students just like yourself. Please come and listen to a few "tactics for success." More information will be available on our bulletin board (on the Concourse) and in the Record. All students are invited.
Please keep your eye on the Record for an upcoming program concerning "Privacy Rights" presented by the ISBA.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MOOT COURT
Any 2L, 3L, or 4L interested in competing on IP Moot Court, e-mail Professor Voges at MVOGES. Please indicate your preference of competition(s): Patent, Trademark, or Copyright. In addition, please indicate if and when you competed on moot court, received an invitation to be on Moot Court Honors Society, or participated in the moot court summer write-on competition.
If you have any questions, e-mail Elizabeth Klapman at EKLAPMAN.
Scholarship Awards -- We would like to congratulate members Gregg Garofalo and Crissy Nardomarino on being awarded Justinian Society scholarships for achievement! The scholarships are awarded every fall, and are announced at the Justinian Society installation dinner.
Events: We have several events planned for the next few weeks
Dinner Meeting -- The October dinner meeting will be at 7 pm on Oct 23, at Tuscany's. These dinners are a great way to network with Chicago members of the professional Justinian Society! If you have any questions, please e-mail Lisa (LSMITH3).
Movie Night -- Our Annual Movie Night is tentatively being scheduled for early November! Watch for future Record announcements.
Happy Hour -- A Happy Hour is in the works for mingling with members of the Justinian Society at other Chicago schools.
For information on becoming a member, please contact Steve (SBURROWS).
KENT ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA
We have a couple of announcements . . .
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
Our next bake sale is October 29. Please sign up to bake or sell!
If you haven't signed up for an auction committee yet please e-mail Carolyn Buntin (CBUNTIN), or Douglas Harvath (DHARVATH). We need everyone's help!
From Wednesday, October 29, through Monday, Novemeber 3, we will be selling t-shirts in the Spak! Don't forget to buy one! If interested in helping, please email Brandy Brixy (BRIXY) or Adam Weber (AWEBER).
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY
We will be having our next meeting on Monday October 20, 1997, at 5:00 p.m. in a room to be announced. We will be discussing the upcoming raffle, the speaker event planned for October 27 as well as the one on November 20. We will have a report on the ABA conference from those who went. We hope to have food at this meeting so come one, come all.
Interested in honing your public speaking skills? Join Toastmasters! Toastmasters is an international not-for-profit public speaking organization. Find out more about us at our upcoming open house on Tuesday, October 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 580. We will be serving refreshments, followed by a brief meeting. Questions? E-mail Brenna Kelley (BKELLEY).