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

October 20, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 10
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Student Services
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Center for Law and Computers
   Serving Our Society
   Faculty News
   Law Offices
   Writing Contests
   Employment Opportunities
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association
   American Bar Association
   Amnesty International
   Black Law Students Association
   Chicago-Kent Tax Society
   Corporate Law Society
   Environmental Law Society
   Family Law Society
   Hispanic Law Student Association
   Illinois State Bar Association
   International Law Society
   Jewish Law Society
   Kent Justice Foundation


Computer Exam Sign-up
The deadline to sign up to use a computer for an exam is Thursday, October 30, at 6:00 p.m. A list of instructors who will permit the use of computers for their exams is posted on the second floor bulletin board. 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.

Summer Grade Distributions
The grade distributions for the 1997 Summer Session are posted on the second floor bulletin board.


Don't forget! I am available to discuss any concerns you may have as the busy season begins. Stop by, e-mail or call to make an appointment to see me about anything that is on your mind right now. Ellen Berger, EBERGER, 906-5272, room 546.

Study Tips II Video
Did you miss the Study Tips II program? E-mail EBERGER or drop by room 546 to check out the videotape of this terrific program. Both the day and evening programs are available on tape. This is must-see video TV now that you have finished that legal writing brief!

Mark Your Calendars! - Exam Preparation and Performance Program
Wednesday, November 12, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and from 5:00-6:00 p.m., room TBA.

Coming soon to a law school near you -- the Exam Preparation and Performance Program! Learn how to reduce exam anxiety and prepare effectively for your upcoming finals. Student Services staff will lead a discussion of the mechanics of successful exam-taking. The program will take place on Wednesday, November 12, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and from 5:00-6:00 p.m. The room number will be announced in next week's Record. The program will be videotaped for overnight check-out.

The Weekly Link
Any chance it will get warm again? Is snow on the way? Just how hot is it everywhere else in the world right now? For quick answers to all of your weather queries, visit the following sites:

  The Weather Channel


First Year Students: Career Services Programs for 1Ls!
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:

*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.


   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 offer

Negotiation 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.

Judicial Clerkships

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.

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.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Judicial Clerkships
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.

Summer Internships
1Ls and 2Ls: Public Defender of Indiana Summer 1998 Clerkship Program
The Public Defender of Indiana Capital Litigation Division is looking for summer interns to work in Indianapolis, IN on defense teams. Interns will directly participate in the representation of death row prisoners by conducting investigation, witness/client interviews, and drafting pleadings, motions, and legal briefs. Handout #35 provides more information and application instructions.

1Ls and 2Ls: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Summer Internship Program
The SPLC, in Montgomery, AL, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating intolerance, discrimination, and unfairness through litigation and education. The SPLC offers summer 1998 internships to law students who demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and public interest law. Interns assist attorneys with legal research and writing, field investigations, discovery and trial preparation. See Handout #33 for more information. The application deadline is December 31, 1997.

1Ls and 2Ls: Internships in State Government in Springfield
Various internships are offered in state government in Springfield. These internships provide undergraduate, graduate and law students with opportunities to experience state government first-hand by working with the people and the issues that will shape public policy in Illinois. Summer internships, full-time internships and combination graduate degree/public affairs internships are available. For more information regarding the specific internships and application instructions, see Handout #32.

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.


3Ls: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
The SPLC, in Montgomery, AL, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating intolerance, discrimination, and unfairness through litigation and education. It offers a one-year fellowship, beginning in September 1998, to attorneys interested in civil rights litigation. Law fellows perform legal research and writing and actively participate in all other aspects of the litigation process. Handout #34 provides more information. The application deadline is December 31, 1997.

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.


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Consular Ball to Honor Adlai Stevenson III
On Saturday, October 18, Adlai Stevenson III was honored at the 44th annual Consular Ball, benefiting the Library of International Relations (LIR). The former U.S. Senator received the Eloise G. ReQua International Humanitarian Award for his work in foreign affairs and with the international business community. He is currently the president of SC&M International Ltd., a Chicago-based international merchant banking firm. The award was created as a tribute to ReQua, the visionary Chicago woman who founded LIR in 1932. The library is a not-for-profit research and reference center dedicated to the study of international affairs and is now located at Chicago-Kent.

This week's tutorial will be on Treaty Research. Treaties are relevant to many aspects of international business. If you need to know how to do treaty research, then come to a tutorial offered by the Reference Staff of the Information Center.

Tutorials last about 20 minutes, and the schedule is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up for them; 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'd like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).

October Newsletter
The October issue of the Information Center Newsletter is available at the Service Desk. Stop by and pick up a copy. A selection of Information Center brochures is also available at the desk.


Checking Student Printing Balances
You can check your current semester printing balance at any time. From the WIN95 Kentnet Main Menu, select STUDENT SERVICES, select COMPUTER CENTER and then select STUDENT PRINTING for Fall '97. This is the only way to get your account balance. The balance on the print server monitor is an erroneous figure. Printer balances must be paid at the Bursar's Office. Your balance must be paid in full for you to receive your next semester's complimentary 400 pages.

IP/Hardware Conflict Problems
Many students have been getting the following error message on their notebook computers and lab computers which says, "The system detected an address conflict for IP address with the system having hardware address . The local interface is being disabled."

We are aware of the problem and it will hopefully be resolved shortly. All that it means is that when you get that message, you can no longer access any information available through NETSCAPE, LEXIS or WESTLAW. Students with notebook computers can resolve the problem immediately by taking the following steps:

  1. Goto START | RUN
  2. In the field called OPEN:, type C:\WINDOWS\WINIPCFG and then hit OK.
  3. In the dialog box that pops up, click on RELEASE and then OK. Then reboot your machine. Hopefully, upon rebooting you will have picked up an IP address and be able to access NETSCAPE, LEXIS and WESTLAW.

If you recieve this message in one of the labs, please e-mail HELPDESK and just indicate what computer NUMBER it is (located on the desk that the computer is sitting on) and what lab. Just specify which computer number is having an IP/Hardware conflict, and someone from the CLC will look at it as soon as possible.

New Computers in Lab 900
As of this week, the old 486 computers in Lab 900 have been replaced with new Pentium/166s with 15" monitors. Now, ALL lab computers have Windows 95 and the newest software available at Chicago-Kent. This purchase will free up those computers to replace the old e-mail stations throughout the school with Windows 95 e-mail stations that are much quicker and will allow students to view the Record with the newest graphical interface. Watch for them soon!

Printing to LEXIS and WESTLAW
Some students are still confused as to WESTLAW and LEXIS printing. ALL documents from WESTLAW and LEXIS must be printed to the DOCUMENT CENTER on the 9th floor. Even if you download a WESTLAW or LEXIS document to disk, and bring it up on a word processor, you must still print the document to the Document Center. There are a number of reasons for this, most importantly, that LEXIS and WESTLAW documents tend to be very long, easily over 20 pages.

Many students use the lab printers at any given time throughout the day for much smaller documents. LEXIS And WESTLAW documents significantly tie up the printers and inconvenience a great deal of students. You're welcome (even encouraged) to download your research to disk and pull it up in the word processor of your choice to view and edit. But if we find that students are printing these documents to the lab printers to the detriment of other students, we will have to take other measures to ensure that all students can print from the labs in a timely manner.

As always, you may download WESTLAW and LEXIS documents to disk and print them out on your home printer.

Leave Those Floppy Disks at Home!
You don't need to have floppy disks of your own to work on word processors at school anymore. Each student at Chicago-Kent has roughly the equivalent of 5 floppy disks on the network where you may store documents. When you store a document on your H: drive, you may access it at any point from any other lab computer at Chicago-Kent (home access to your H: drive is coming shortly). This way you may download LEXIS or WESTLAW right to the H:drive, or save word processing documents. Just remember, it won't save if you go over the 5MB limit, so be careful!


Westgroup 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 October 20, 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 Brown
As always, 24hr online 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 ?? What Is the Table of Authorities Service?
The Table of Authorities service on WESTLAW is a list of the cases cited by your case. This service is the only online service of its kind. It can be used to locate cases that have been cited in a case for a particular authority or as a way to find hidden weaknesses in a case.

The Table of Authorities service can be used to locate cases that have been cited in support of a particular issue in a case. Use the Table of Authorities service to draw a blueprint of any case, showing you at a glance the authority structure of the opinion. The Table of Authorities service can be used to compare the authority underlying one opinion with the authority relied upon in another opinion.

Use the Table of Authorities service to look for hidden weaknesses in a case. Perhaps you have a case that has been relied on extensively by opposing counsel. The case has never been directly attacked or criticized by another case. However, the cases cited and relied upon by the case have all been overruled, vacated or superseded by statute or cited in a negative manner. The Table of Authorities lets you see the status of the cases cited by your case and the emphasis your case places on the cases it cites.

Depth of treatment markers disclose the extent to which the main case discusses the cited cases and status flags indicate whether there is negative history for the cited cases. In classic WESTLAW, cited cases with negative history have KeyCite Red Flag or KeyCite Yellow Flag Jump markers. In WESTMATEŽ 6.3, cited cases with negative history are marked with a red or a yellow flag.

An Unusual Use For The LSAT
A Chicago lawyer handling a pro bono death row appeal found an unusual use for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). To demonstrate that the inmates on Illinois' death row are not capable of mounting their own appeals, he arranged to have the LSAT administered to them. When the results came in, "seventy percent scored at or below the lowest 1 percent in the nation." Access the Chicago Tribune database (CHICAGOTR) and run the following search to read the story.
death /2 row & l.s.a.t.

Did You Like Your Summer Job?
Did you work as a summer associate in a law firm? Did you like it? If you didn't, you may want to consider another career path. A survey of law firm partners shows that those who enjoyed their summer associate experience prospered in law firms, while those who didn't found satisfaction elsewhere. Access the New York Law Journal database (NYLJ) and restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read "Partners Hold Fond Memories of Summers Past."
ti(fond /s memories)

Get Away From It All
Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of big city life? Grab your skis, your mountain bike and your resume and go West. Search for listings in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming-- three states with a lot of wide-open spaces--all at once in the NALP Directory of Legal Employers database (NALP-DIR). Access the database and in the City/State/Region blank, type:
id ut wy

Stupid Resume Tricks
When your law school's career office tells you that your resume has to be perfect, believe it. And if you need convincing, access the Fortune database (FORTUNE) and run the following search. A short article quotes from real resumes that include comically careless misspellings such as "Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year" and unintentionally funny entries such as "Personal interests: donating blood. Fourteen gallons so far."
stupid /s resume /s trick

Appeals Court Has Reversal Of Fortune
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has had 28 of 29 cases reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court during the past year. But some of the Ninth Circuit judges take an attitude similar to 19th century statesman Henry Clay, who once said, "I would rather be right than be President." Access the Los Angeles Times database (LAT) and restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read "Appeals Court Has Reversal of Fortune."
ti(court /s reversal /s fortune)


Volunteers Needed at "Dignity Dinner" in Lincoln Park ONE NIGHT A MONTH!
Do you want to volunteer, but don't have the time? Here's the perfect non-legal volunteer opportunity for busy law students! Every Tuesday night, "Dignity Dinner" serves dinner to a group of 50 homeless men and women. This is different from a "soup kitchen". These people enjoy a multi-course meal together served by community volunteers. The dinner takes place at the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at the corner of Diversey and Wilton, by DePaul University.

SOS would like to coordinate a group of Chicago-Kent students to wash dishes at "Dignity Dinner" one Tuesday of every month. Please stop by the SOS office, room 686, or e-mail SOS if you are interested in volunteering. Every little bit helps!

Other Public Service Projects in the Chicago-Kent Community
The Asian American Law Students Association participates in a monthly Pro Bono Clinic which provides legal services to the Uptown Asian and Asian American community. The law firm of Rudnick & Wolfe sponsors the Uptown Pro Bono Clinic through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS). Please contact Joanne Abellera (JABELLERA) or Grace Hong (GHONG) if you are interested in volunteering at the Pro Bono Clinic with other Chicago-Kent students on the first Wednesday of every month. This is another perfect opportunity to fit volunteering into your busy schedule!

SOS would like to recognize the following students for volunteering for the Pro Bono Clinic: Joanne Abellera, Joji Baniqued, Anthony Hui, Rattan Nath, Christina Perkins, Sanjay Shivpuri, and Favila Vaid. We appreciate you!

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.


Professors Philip Hablutzel and Evelyn Brody were speakers at the Ninth Annual seminar on "How to Form an Illinois Business Entity: Corporation and its Alternatives," held at the Chicago Bar Association on Wednesday, October 15. Prof. Hablutzel gave a paper summarizing the 20 different legal forms now available in Illinois for conducting business or non-profit enterprises. Prof. Brody analyzed the tax consequences of selecting any of the major business forms. Other speakers discussed liability exposures in business and the new Limited Liability Company Act which goes into effect in Illinois on January 1, 1998. This two-day seminar was founded by Prof. Hablutzel nine years ago and has been presented every fall, primarily for beginning attorneys starting a business law practice. The second day is October 22.

On October 4 and 5, Professor Richard Wright attended a meeting in Philadelphia of the Advisory Committee for the American Law Institute's Restatement Third of Torts on Apportionment and participated in discussions on the current draft.



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


1997 - 1998 Academic Year


The Office of Admissions is looking for students who are available to work part-time (between ten and twenty hours per week) to assist with mailings, filing, data entry, answering phones and giving tours to prospective students. Shifts may be scheduled in two-hour time blocks, Monday through Friday, and can be tailored to fit your class schedule. The position pays $7.00 per hour. This is an excellent opportunity for both day and evening students who are looking for part-time employment.

If you are hardworking, customer-service oriented, have proficient typing skills and would like to work in a friendly, high-energy office, please stop by the Office of Admissions, Suite 230 to pick up an application.

The Chicago-Kent Development Office is seeking to hire a Development Clerk to work 15-20 hours weekly. Duties are mostly clerical in nature and require moderate familiarity with Word, WordPerfect and Excel. The candidate should be responsible and organized. Some flexibility is given in determining work schedule. Pay is $8.50 hourly. Interested persons should drop a resume addressed to Sharese Shields in the Development Office mailbox on the second level.



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 weekly 1-credit hour 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.

For those students interested in learning more about the Advanced Externship Program, how it works, and the opportunities available, there will be an informational meeting at noon on October 21 in room 635.


Registration for the In-House Clinic is currently underway. This notice is to let you know that by completing Personal Income Tax you are eligible to register for In-House Tax Clinic for the spring 1998 semester.

As you may know, students who work in the Tax Clinic represent taxpayers in a variety of controversies with the IRS -- audits, appeals, collection matters, Tax Court and District Court cases -- to name a few.

If you have any questions or are interested in enrolling in the Tax Clinic, please e-mail Professor Nancy Livingston (NLIVINGS).

The deadline for submitting an application to the Law Offices for the spring semester is Thursday, November 6.


New Governor
The SBA is proud to welcome George Petrovich to the BOG, who was voted in at a 4L Evening Representative. George is no stranger to the BOG; he served as the Evening Vice-President for the past two years.

Student/Faculty Committees
The SBA is looking to appoint students to faculty-run committees. We need applicants for the Faculty Hiring Committee and for the Admissions Committee. We are seeking enthusiastic, involved students. E-mail Adam Weiss (AWEISS) with your interest or sign up in C88.

SBA Committees
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 or sign up in C88.

Race Ipsa Loquitur Reimbursements
For those of you who participated in the race and paid the entrance fee, the BOG has voted to partially subsidize your costs. At the last meeting, the Governors voted to reimburse $10 (of the $15-$20 fee) to all participants who can show that they participated. E-mail SBA Treasurer Helen Fabisiewicz (HFABISIE) for the details.

October Social-Conviser Bash
You deserve a break from the law school routine. The Fall Conviser Bash is now permanently set for this Thursday, October 23. It will begin at 7:00pm, and will be held at the Off-Track Betting, located at 223 West Jackson. Please join us for free food and drinks!

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, Chair of the Speakers Program Committee.

Budget Expenditures
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.

Approved Budget Amendments
Congratulations to WIL and ILSA, whose organizations received budget amendments. Unfortunately, the Finance Committee rejected proposals from AALSA and PALS. The BOG has not finalized a decision on ILSA's special request for national officer travel.

Barrister's Ball
This year's Barrister's Ball will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in April. There will be a live band (High Society). Any questions or suggestions should be sent to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL) or Cynthia Cooper (CCOOPER).

Work-A-Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 25. Contact Bennet Miller (BMILLER) and he will provide you with the lowdown.

The Family Law Section of the American Bar Association annually conducts the Schwab Essay Contest. Subject matter is any aspect of Family Law. Three cash awards are given: first prize is $700; second prize is $500; and third prize is $300. Winning entries may be selected for publication in the Family Law Quarterly (see for examples of essays). The contest is open to second- and third-year full-time students (and second through fourth-year part-time students). Entries must be postmarked by April 3, 1998. Contact Sean Brady (SBRADY) if interested.

Imagine the anger and pain you would experience if your pregnant sister and her husband were brutally murdered. The murderer is convicted and sentenced to the death penalty. Would you be able to oppose his sentence and advocate against the death penalty? Join Amnesty International in welcoming attorney Jeanne Bishop, an outspoken advocate against the death penalty. Ms. Bishop's family was destroyed by the murder of her sister. However, she opposes the death penalty despite her tragic experience. She will discuss her work against the death penalty and the reasons she opposes it. The event will be Thursday, October 23 from 2-3p.m. in room C35. Refreshments will be served.

Join the midwest chapters of Amnesty International for the annual Midwest Conference. The Conference will be held November 7-9 at Northwestern University in Evanston. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including military justice, human rights conditions in China, Colombia and Mexico, and refugee issues. The event is free to Chicago-Kent students! Please contact JSPOONER for further information.

Admissions Office Recruiting
The Office of Admissions is looking for enthusiastic voulnteers to represent Chicago-Kent for two-hour 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) to place your order.

General Meeting
If you would like the minutes from the last general meeting, please e-mail Devin Williams (DWILLIA2).

Congratulations to BLSA members and 3Ls Jenni Henley and Yolanda Forney on their recent selection to the Trial Advocacy Team. Go get 'em ladies!

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 Chicago-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 Margareth Smid, our career services chair, at 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!

All students and faculty are invited to our Luncheon Speaker Series featuring Tamara Kling, Regional Counsel for C.T. Corporation on Tuesday, October 21 at 12:15 in room C25.

Thanks to all members who paritcipated in our bake sale!!

Make sure you are a bona fide member... please pay your dues. Forward $10 (for the year) to Rick Schmidt (RSCHMIDT).

Any Q's? Contact Tad Huntington (HHUNTING) or Nathan Lollis (NLOLLIS)

**Thank you to all the students who participated in our annual Adopt-A-Street Clean-up Day on Saturday, October 11.

Upcoming Events:

In the continuing spirit of World Vegetarian Month, I would suggest you try to skip that burger you may have planned on eating today. It takes 55 square feet of rainforest to produce a quarter-pound hamburger made from imported cattle. Think of yourself as putting 55 sq. feet of land in the bank for you children's future simply by choosing an alternate meal. It doesn't take much to make a difference. VEGETARIANISM IS SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION!

Halloween Bake Sale
Wednesday, October 29, from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. we will be selling some "ghoulish" treats in the Spak. We need all members to participate in order to make this event worthwhile. If you can whip up some cookies, cupcakes, or even something quite creative that the Frugal Gourmet or Martha Stewart hasn't considered -- the Bake Sale is for you! Please contact Mae (MHUNG) regarding your desire to bake or work the table. Do it today!

Brown Bag your Lunch with us!
Please join us on Thursday, November 6, from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. in room C35 in welcoming Ms. Betsy Goulet as our guest speaker. Ms. Goulet works as a "Policy Advisor on Children's Issues" to Attorney General Jim Ryan. She will present a short video and discuss the role of initiating policy considerations that concern such issues as violence to children and child abduction. This should be a very interesting presentation, we hope you can join us. Cookies and soda will be provided.

Same-Sex Parenting Issues
Join us on Tuesday, November 11, from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. in room 570 for a speaker event concerning "The Evolution of the Family: Into the 21st Century." Currently, issues for discussion concern same-sex adoption problems presented by Ms. Rosemary Mulryan, modification of custody in same-sex parenting families, and surrogate planning. Food and drinks will be provided. More information will be made available concerning additional speakers.

Charity Drive is near. . .
Don't throw away those used children's books, donate them to the FLS's First Annual "Charity Drive." Starting November 3, you will find a "donation box" near the Security desk on the first floor. We will be collecting used children's books, small toys, and various female toiletries through mid-December. Our goal is to make a donation to the Juvenile Courts and a homeless shelter for women and children. Before you toss that old toy aside, ask yourself: "Is this something that a child may want for the holiday season?" It probably is. Thank you.

What are you doing for 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 -- or e-mail FBARNHAR, DKURTZ, or GAYLAW!

The SBA Outstanding Student Organization of the Year 1996-1997
The HLSA Executive Board has been busy planning and organizing this year's activities. We hope that everyone can come out and get involved. Remember that HLSA is here to provide you with the support and activities you want. All you need to do is get involved. The next general meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and an evening session from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Please check the activities bulletin board for room location. Hope you can all make it, if not here's a brief reminder of current activities:

Hispanic Heritage Food Fest
The Hispanic Heritage Food Fest has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We need everyone's assistance in making this a successful event. If you would like to contribute an Hispanic food item or make a monetary contribution, please contact Lorena Alvarez (LALVAREZ). If you can provide some time to work the event, please contact Hiram Bodon (HBODON).

Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition
The third annual Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition is scheduled for March 27-28, 1998. HLSA needs to register its team by November 1. If interested, please contact Lizzy Diaz Ortiz (WDIASORTIZ). Please note that although HLSA will try hard to fund the team's participation, there is a chance that those involved will have to pay their own way. Expenses include travel to and from the competition at Boston University School of Law and accommodations. The opportunity presented and the experience is sure to outweigh the costs. HLSA President Hiram Bodon (HBODON) offers this insight to those interested "The HNBA Moot Court Competition is a wonderful opportunity. It allows you to put into practice the many skills that you have been learning throughout your law school career.... However, like any Moot Court Competition, the HNBA Competition is a lot of work. Before you commit yourself and HLSA, really think about the time and effort involved and make sure that you are willing and able to give the competition the attention it deserves. GOOD LUCK!

HLSA Annual Banquet
The HLSA Banquet has been scheduled for February 14, 1998. Assistance is sought by the following Banquet Committees: Speaker Committee, Co-chaired by Brian Marquez (IMARQUEZ) and Lorena Alvarez (LALVAREZ); Location Committee, chaired by Monica Lepe (MLEPE); Funding and Gift Committee, chaired by Minelson Medina-Rios (MMEDINA); and, Entertainment Committee, co-chaired by Hiram Bodon (HBODON) and Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz (WDIAZORT). If you would like to participate please contact the respective committee chairs.

If you have any questions or comments concerning HLSA please feel free to contact me, Brian Marquez (IMARQUEZ), HLSA Director of Public Affairs.

Congratulations to the following Chicago-Kent students recently appointed to various positions with the Illinois State Bar Association: Cathy Schulist is co-editor of the Isbanner, the ISBA Law Student Division newsletter published twice each year and circulated to ISBA student members at all Illinois law schools; Robin Remley and Stephanie Benway are co-coordinators of the Chicago-Kent "happenings" column appearing in the Isbanner which informs all Illinois law students of the multitude of activities taking place at Chicago-Kent; and Leslie Borre is one of two law student members serving on the ISBA's "Standing Committee on Legal Education, Admission & Competence." Great work!

Speaker Event
"Bottom 90%: Tactics for Success" will be held on either Wednesday, November 5 or Wednesday, November 11. This program will offer advice on how to better improve your marketability when you're not in the top 10%. Food and refreshments will be served. More details will follow in the Record.

Law Ed Programs
All law student members are encouraged to attend the "free" Law Ed programs held at the Chicago office of the ISBA (located at Two First National Plaza, Suite 900, 20 S. Clark -- easily within walking distance). Simply call 1-800-252-8908, ask for the Law Ed department to make your reservation (you will need to provide your ISBA student i.d. number). The following "tentative" programs are coming soon:

    Thursday, October 23:  Estates & Trusts
    Friday, October 24:    Environmental Law
    Monday, November 10:   Pro Bono
    Tuesday, November 11:  Torts
    Tuesday, November 11:  Correctional Facilities and Services
It's not too late to become a law student member of the ISBA! The ISBA offers you many practical benefits as well as the opportunity to meet with many practitioners in a field of law that interests you (for instance, you can attend the Law Ed programs). With your subscription, you will receive the monthly Illinois Bar Journal, the Law Student Division Isbanner, and seven substantive law section newsletters Civil Practice & Procedure, Criminal Justice, Trusts & Estates, General Practice, Tort Law, Real Estate, and Law Office Economics. For the low, low fee of $10 per year! Applications are available on the Concourse. Send your check and application in today to receive all the benefits you deserve!


  1. There will be a general meeting during the week of October 20. The most likely date will be October 23, so look out for a broadcast message.

  2. Our next speaker event will be on October 28. The U.S. Attorney involved with the Swiss Bank scandal stemming from the Holocaust will be speaking. The time and room number will be announced later in the week.

  3. Fundraising has begun. Please sign up to sell sweatshirts, t-shirts, and caps in the Spak. Sign-up sheets are posted outside of the ILS office, room C76.

  4. If you haven't bought a sweatshirt, t-shirt, or baseball cap yet, please do so. There is a discount for all ILS members. They all make great gifts, and the Holidays will be here before you know it.

  5. If you haven't paid your dues already, please do so as soon as possible. Applications for ILS membership are still available outside of the office, room C76.
If you have any questions, please contact Vlad Palma(VPALMA).

Hope everyone had a good holiday. There are four news items that I have been forced to publish in the Record:

  1. Monday (today) October 20 at 5:30pm, "Sukkah Talk" with Rabbi Phillip Lefkowitz (which was edged out this year by Oprah in the Daytime Emmys) will be held at the Jewish Federation sukkah at One South Franklin. It is co-sponsored by GAP. This guy is a great speaker.

  2. Tuesday, October 28 at 12:15pm (room to be announced), "Nazi Gold: Holocaust-Era Claims Against Swiss Banks" will be hosted by Joseph Morris, a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, former U.S. Delegate of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, B'nai Brith president, and partner at a firm here in Chicago.

  3. Wednesday, October 29 at 8pm, JLSA will be co-sponsoring "Party for Peace" which includes the infamous kosher hotdog-eating contest where Howard Rosenburg will defend his title for the third straight year. See the JLSA board for more details.

  4. Lastly, Ryan Nadick will be hosting a two-part lecture series on "Fashion in the Jewish Community." Watch the broadcast messages for more details, or e-mail RNADICK.
Any questions about 1-3 should be directed to LLEONARD or GCOLEMAN.

T-Shirts! T-Shirts! T-Shirts!
Come and get your t-shirts from October 29 to November 3 in the Spak! We are still looking for people to sign up to sell t-shirts. Please contact Adam Weber (AWEBER) or Brandy Brixy (BBRIXY).

Treasurer Position
Our treasurer has had to resign so anyone interested in becoming Treasurer please e-mail the KJF office.

Bake Sale
Our October 29 bake sale is cancelled. Those of you who signed up to sell at the bake sale will still be selling t-shirts.