|October 27, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 11
posting to the Record
|In this week's Record||(in order of appearance)|
Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
Alumnae/i & Student Relations
Center for Law and Computers
Serving Our Society
From the Law Offices
Student Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Environmental Law Society
Family Law Society
Health Law Society
Hellenic Student Bar Association
Hispanic Law Student Association
Illinois State Bar Association
International Law Society
Jewish Law Student Association
Journal of Intellectual Property
Kent Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America
Kent Justice Foundation
Sports and Entertainment Law
Women in Law
Student Photos on InnerKent
Student photographs will be made available on the internal Chicago-Kent web server in November. Photos will be available only internally, and not over the Internet. Please fill out a Privacy Form in the Registrar's office by Friday, November 7, 1997, if you do not want your photo to be available to other students. Photos will be available to faculty and administrative staff even if you submit a Privacy Form.
Fall Final Exams
If you believe you have an exam conflict or other circumstance justifying rescheduling an exam (see Student Handbook §§ 7.2 and 7.3), you must contact Ellen Berger, Director of Student Services, by Friday, November 7, 1997. The final exam schedule for the current semester was published with the fall schedule last April. It also appears on the Schedule of Classes posted in the lobby and is available in the Registrar's Office.
Changes to the Code of Conduct
The faculty has approved the following changes to the Code of Conduct, which is published in the Student Handbook:
Section 2-3 of the Code of Conduct makes it a per se violation of the Code for a student not to disclose on his or her application form a felony conviction that occurs prior to his or her admission. A felony conviction after admission and prior to graduation is also a per se violation of the Code. Section 2-3 has been amended to require students convicted of felonies after admission and prior to graduation to disclose the information to the law school. The section now reads:
Several sections of the Code of Conduct have been amended to permit the Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Student Affairs to act as the Dean's designee in carrying out the Dean's duties under the Code and to permit the Assistant Dean to participate in plea bargaining. The relevant sections now read as follows:
Registration for the spring semester begins Monday, November 17, 1997. You will not be permitted to register unless a final official transcript from your undergraduate school is in your law school file. If your transcript has not yet arrived, you must request your undergraduate school to send a final official transcript directly to the Registrar's Office as soon as possible. Advanced students will lose registration priority if their transcript is received after their priority group registers.
Learn how to reduce exam anxiety and prepare effectively for your upcoming finals. Student Services staff will lead a discussion on 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 program will be videotaped for overnight check-out.
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!
The Weekly Link
Going somewhere over Thanksgiving break? This week's topic is travel. The following sites offer a bit of everything to meet your traveling needs. Find the lowest airfare to anywhere at the Farefinder -- http://www.reservations.com/farefinder. Once you have your fare, check out Airlines on the web at http://www.itn.net/airlines for toll free telephone numbers and web page links for all major airlines. Budget travelers will get some help from American Airlines NetsAAvers program. Register at http://www.americanair.com and receive weekly e-mail listings of cheap flights for weekend-only visits. If your budget is too tight for a flight, check out http://www.greyhound.com or http://www.amtrak.com for the latest in land-based travel information. For those staying closer to home, stop in at http://www.metrarail.com for Metra schedules and information. Finally, Flight Check at http://sapphire.theTrip.com puts you in the control tower. This site tracks the arrival and departure of all U.S. flights. You can even check how far a plane is from Chicago at any given moment.
For all students who received financial aid this academic year, your Renewal FAFSA will be sent to the address that is on your SAR for this school year. If you would like to have your FAFSA sent to a different address, please call the Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243 and provide them with your current mailing address. Please be advised that if you apply though the Internet you do not need to fill out a paper FAFSA application.
In order to complete your 1998-99 financial aid file, you must also provide the Financial Aid Office with an Institutional Application and applications for Stafford and Private Loans you wish to borrow. These forms will be available after Christmas break.
Please be advised that completing the FAFSA before April 15, 1998 will qualify you for the Federal Perkins Loan program which, is administered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Please don't complete the FAFSA until January 1, 1998.
Class of 1998! Your Graduation Committee needs your help in picking out a class gift. 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. Plan on the speech lasting 5 minutes. Essays are due in the Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations 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.
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 conducting a series of tours in the Career Services Office to acquaint you with the specific resources of our office and our staff members. Tours will be held from Monday, November 3, through Friday, November 14. They will be held daily at noon and each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Tours should last approximately 15 minutes. Space is limited so please sign-up for a time in the Career Services Office.
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.
Practice Tracks 1997!
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. 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. This program is sponsored by the Chicago Law School Consortium.
Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services
2Ls and 3Ls: Administrative Office of the Courts, State of New Jersey
The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking to fill law clerk positions for Court Years 1998-1999 and 1999-2000. Clerkships are available for the Superior Court Appellate Division; Superior Court Assignment Judges; Superior Court Chancery Division, General Equity; Tax Court; Superior Court Chancery Division, Family; and Superior Court Law Division, both Civil and Criminal. See Handout #36 for information, application instructions and deadlines, and a list of judges. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.
3Ls: The Ford Foundation-1998 Program Assistantship
The Program Assistantship is a 2-year professional opportunity, beginning in September 1998 for recent law school and master's graduates. Program Assistants work in New York, NY, in programs focusing on human development and reproductive health; community and resource development; economic development; human rights and international cooperation; education, knowledge and religion; and media, arts and culture. See Handout #37 for information and application. The deadline for application materials is December 13, 1997.
1Ls and 2Ls: The Rutherford Institute 1998 Summer Intern Program
The Rutherford Institute, a non-profit religious civil liberties organization, will be hiring 1998 summer interns to work at its International Office in Charlottesville, VA. Interns are provided with an opportunity to perform public service work, research and write legal memoranda and briefs, and attend an intensive two-week course on the First Amendment. See Handout #38 for details. The application deadline is January 1, 1998. Interested 1Ls should submit application materials after December 1, 1997.
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. Interested 1Ls should submit application materials after December 1, 1997.
1Ls and 2Ls: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Summer Internship
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. Interested 1Ls should submit application materials after December 1, 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. Interested 1Ls should submit application materials after December 1, 1997.
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.
This week's tutorial will be on FORM BOOKS. FORM BOOKS are a good beginning for drafting legal documents. Looking for a complaint or petition, need a sample will or business contract? Then come to this week's tutorial.
The schedule for this week's tutorials, given by members of the reference staff in the Information Center, is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up; Just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. If you have any suggestions regarding future topics or the times when they are offered, we'd like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).
Document Center Services
The Document Center offers a wide range of services a busy student can use to their advantage. In addition to photocopy services, the Document Center is the place for:
Monday 2:00 - 5:30 Michael Ambroziak Tuesday 4:30 - 7:30 Michael Ambroziak 7:30 -10:30 Christine Brown Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30 Michael Ambroziak Thursday 4:30 - 7:30 Michael Ambroziak Sunday 6:00 -10:00 Michael Ambroziak
A refresher on word searching in Terms and Connectors -- Just in case you are a little rusty. . .
Choose the database MN - CS and type in the following queries:
QUERY #1 = snowmobiles (this will yield 76 docs -- literal match rule)
QUERY #2 = snowmobile (this will yield 162 docs -- singular format)
QUERY #3 = snowmobil! (this will yield 178 docs -- root format)
This now yields too many docs--a common problem for students. To add precision to a search, add requirements:
QUERY #4 = snowmobil! /p injur! accident (this yields 64 docs -- this search added a requirement, thus narrowed the results, but it is still not as good as it could be)
QUERY #5 = sy,di(snowmobil! /p injur! accident) (this search yields 26 docs -- ALMOST PERFECT! This is still off point, but overall, the search has been nicely cleaned up)
Law Student Entrepreneurs
Instead of working for a big law firm with big corporate clients, how would you like to help some high-tech start-up become the next Microsoft? Sound exciting? Many law students agree. And a number of law schools are adding programs to educate students about working with new businesses. Access The Wall Street Journal database (WSJ) and restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read "Law Students Are Catching the Entrepreneurial Bug."
ti(law /5 student /s entrepren!)
Los Angeles Loses Law School!
The city of Los Angeles, California, once had two pro football teams, but it lost them both. Now the law schools are starting to leave too! (Fortunately, it still has five of them left.) Access the Orange County Business Journal database (ORGCTYBUSJ) and run the following search to read about Whittier Law School, which recently relocated to a renovated aircraft factory in Orange County.
whittier /s law /p aircraft
The "World's Greatest Law Review Article"
A law professor writing in the ABA Journal has fun at the expense of "nontraditional" law review articles that employ fashionable terms like "deconstruction," "hermeneutics" and "thaumaturge." Access the ABA Journal database (ABAJ) and restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read "The World's Greatest Law Review Article."
ti(world /s greatest /s article)
Public Interest Service Projects in the Chicago-Kent Community
Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) will be selling Chicago-Kent law t-shirts in the cafeteria Wednesday through Friday of this week to support S.A.V.E (Scholarships for Aggrieved Victims' Education). S.A.V.E. is an organization that provides college scholarships to students whose parents were victims of homicide or other violent crimes. All the proceeds from the KJF t-shirt sale will go to S.A.V.E. Please support S.A.V.E. and buy a Chicago-Kent t-shirt!!
Office Hours - room 686:
Monday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 1:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Thursday 1:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
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
The South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship Committee is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a law student who meets the following criteria:
All interested students should forward a letter of application, resume and financial information directly to Dennis G. Gianopolus, Attorney at Law, 717 Burnham Avenue, Calumet City, Illinois 60409.
Every year 30,000+ people are diagnosed with leukemia, aplastic anemia or one of 60 other life-threatening diseases. Many of these patients could be cured with a bone marrow transplant. Anyone between the ages of 18-60, in good health with no history of cancer, diabetes (diet-controlled diabetics can donate), heart disease, or HIV can be donors. A simple blood test is done to add your name to the National Bone Marrow Registry.
On June 10, 1997, Prof. Stephen Sowle and his wife, Susan, gave birth to a baby boy, Zachary, who has JCML (a form of leukemia). At present, the family has been unable to find a match 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 per person (minorities can donate at no cost). While $38 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, 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 e-mail 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.
SUPPORTED BY BLSS, ELSS, FLS, HLS, SBA, SOS & WIL, as well as Profs. Kathy Baker, Sarah Harding, Hal Krent, and Molly Lien.
Becoming a lawyer takes more than sitting through three years of law school lectures. It involves more than learning how to cross-examine hostile witnesses, write persuasive briefs, and talk to clients. Reading about subjects such as legal ethics or law practice management is not the same as learning about them from experience.
Throughout the LADR program, you will learn legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional values, and work in Chicago-Kent's teaching law firm, supervised by clinical professors who are expert practitioners and mentors. You will learn the art of lawyering through two years of intensive skills and clinical training. Your experience will teach you how to become a competent, ethical, socially responsible lawyer.
There will be informational meetings and brochures available soon. WATCH THE RECORD FOR FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
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.
October Social-Conviser Bash
Thanks to all who attended the Fall Conviser Bash. It was a blast! Special thanks go out to Nick Scarpelli, who helped plan the event, and to Professor Conviser, who helped pay for the event. We can't wait until the Spring Bash!
The SBA is proud to welcome George Petrovich to the Board of Governors, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
BREHON SOCIETY OF IRISH-AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS
Don't miss the Brehon Society Bake Sale celebrating Halloween on Thursday, October 30, on the 3rd floor of the Spak. If you'd like to sit at the table or bring goodies to sell, e-mail Kelly McClintic at KMCCLINT.
Also, get ready for Irish Movie Night on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 570. Last year, we watched "In the Name of the Father". This semester's movie is TBA. All movie suggestions will be entertained. And as always, all are welcome. If you are interested in joining the Brehon Society, e-mail JFOGARTY.
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
Young Lawyer's Section
Check out the New Chicago Bar Association Web Site: http://www.chicagobar.org
Volunteers Needed for Cba Moot Court Competition!
Student baliffs are needed to help keep time during the first two days of the CBA Moot Court Competition to be held at the Dirksen Federal Building on the evenings of Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14. Baliffs are needed from 5-9pm to assist with two rounds (5:30 and 7:30 p.m.). This is WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to see what a moot court competition is all about, to cheer on your school's team(s) by being there, and meet other students, attorneys and judges from throughout the Midwest. (If you volunteer on Friday night, you will also be allowed to attend the reception at the CBA building after the last round.) If interested, please call Jennifer Zucco at the CBA at (312) 554-2031 and tell her your name, school, phone number, and night that you can help out. Thank you!
YLS Committee Meetings:
Don't forget that you are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly YLS committee meetings. Use these meetings to learn about substantive areas of the law and meet practitioners in your field of interest. Most substantive committees meet each month at 12:15 p.m. according to the following schedule. Call the CBA to verify that a particular meeting will be held, or call one of the committee Chairs listed in your 1997-98 Committee Booklet (if you haven't received yet, just e-mail CRUNNELS for the names) to find out the topic and/or speaker(s) for that particular meeting. If you are a law student member and want to get on the mailing list for a particular committee(s), call the CBA at (312) 554-2000.
1st Tuesday: Bankruptcy, Women in the Law
1st Wednesday: School Law, Intellectual Property Law
1st Thursday: Consumer Law, Law Student Committee
1st Friday: International Law & Practice, Labor & Employment Law
2nd Monday: Corporate Practice, Client Development & Firm Economics
2nd Tuesday: Professional Responsibility
2nd Thursday: Minorities in the Profession
2nd Friday: Insurance Coverage, Real Estate Law
3rd Monday: Appellate Law
3rd Tuesday: Creative Arts, Environmental Law & Energy
3rd Wednesday: Bench/Bar Relations, Mental Health & Disabilities Law
3rd Thursday: Immigration Law
3rd Friday: Tax Law, Family Law, CBA/YLS Alternative Dispute Resolution
4th Monday: Trial Techniques, Collection Law
4th Tuesday: Criminal Justice
4th Wednesday: CBA/YLS Career Assistance
4th Thursday: Health & Hospital Law, Estate Planning, Tort Law
Committees that meet as called: Athletics, CBA Moot Court Competition, CBA News, Federal Trial Bar, Journal, Law Week, Lawyers for Alternative Work Schedules, Social, and Social Security& Elder Law.
Sexual Harassment Seminar November 7:
Lynn Martin will be speaking on November 7 from 12-2pm at the CBA for a seminar entitled "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Corporate Policies and Litigation Strategies." Patricia Motto will also be speaking to present the plaintiff's side. It is being sponsored by the YLS Labor & Employment Law Committee. It is $20 for CBA members and a box lunch is included in the price. (Students get a discount off of seminar fees, so call and find out what the deal is for this one.) Space is limited, so call (312) 554-2056 to reserve your spot at this seminar today!
Don't forget to send in your YLS/Law Student Membership form today to start reaping the many benefits of being a CBA member for only $8.00/year! Membership applications are available on the concourse level or ask Ivy or Charis if you see them and ask them for an application. If you have any questions, just e-mail either Ivy Israel (IISRAEL) or Charis Runnels (CRUNNELS). Thanks! ---Ivy Israel, Chicago-Kent CBA Representative & Charis Runnels, CBA/YLS Law Student Committee Chair.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
Thanks to everyone that made the PEEL Alumni Reception a fabulous success!
Several exciting Speaking Events are coming up in November: Keith Harley will give a lunchtime speach on Tuesday, November 4, and we will have a special guest speaker from the World Wildlife Fund on November 12. Details in next weeks Record.
Is the thought of finals daunting? Does it seem like you're about to erupt? Then come to the ELS MOVIE NIGHT scheduled for Thursday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. We will be showing "Dante's Peak" and will serve BEER & PIZZA - yipee!!
Reminder: Sign up for the Brookfield Zoo Conference (Nov. 1) and the CBA Environmental Conference (Nov. 10) ASAP - you should have received all the details in previous e-mails. If you need more info, contact RVANDERV, or just check last week's Record.
Also, if you're interested in teaching an envirnomental segment at a local grammar or high school, come to the meeting Monday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m. in office C74.
EcoTip: Every 2.3 seconds a child dies of malnutrition. While 20,000,000 people will die this year from malnutrition alone, there is plenty of food. If Americans reduced their meat consumption by a mere 10 percent, 100,000,000 could be fed adequately as a result!!
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
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 Illinois 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 on "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 new and used children's books, 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 BRAZILIAN HALLOWEEN!!!
Have a great time AND benefit the community by coming to the Halloween Fundraiser to benefit the Jon Simmons Memorial Fellowship.
WHERE: Rhumba, 3631 N. Halsted St.
WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 1997, 8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
COST: Students - $15.00 (in advance)
General - $25.00 (in advance)
Prizes will be given for best costumes! Featuring Brazilian eats and the exotic beats of SAMBA-BAMBA!
Tickets for Rhumba will be on sale in the Spaketeria on Tuesday, October 28.
Jon was active in the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Community and worked on a number of other public interest causes. He served as an advisor on Gay and Lesbian issues to three Chicago mayors starting in 1985 and was Mayor Daley's first official Liaison to the Gay and Lesbian Community. Jon graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1994, prepared to continue his work in community service. However, while visiting his brother in Los Angeles, he was murdered.
The Memorial Fellowship assists Chicago-Kent students who are interested in interning at low-paid or no-pay public interest organizations during the summer.
More information can be found on the GayLaw homepage -- http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/gaylaw/ or e-mail FBARNHAR, DKURTZ, or GAYLAW!
Family Law, GayLaw, and Women in Law are co-sponsoring a speaker event on issues which the family will face into the next century due to technological and social changes. 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.
HEALTH LAW SOCIETY
Don't forget about our bake sale, Thursday, October 29 in the 3rd floor Spak. We need people to donate baked goods and help man the selling table. If you can help out, there is a sign-up sheet on the door of the HLS office, C74.
There will be a bone-marrow drive taking place at Chicago-Kent on October 28 from 1:00 - 6:00 in the 10th floor event room. They have asked us to help by donating cookies and/or juiceboxes. Any contribution can be brought to the 10th floor at 1:00 p.m. that day, and will be greatly appreciated. If you want more information on the drive, contact IMILLARD.
Remember that our first speaker event on Same-Sex Family Issues will take place on Tuesday, November 11, from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. in room 570.
If you have any questions about our up-coming events, e-mail ESALTZMA or NMILLARE.
HELLENIC STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
Please be advised that The Hellenic Student Bar Association, (Hellas), will be having a bake sale in the third floor of the cafeteria on Tuesday, October 28. Please show your support by indulging in the fine Greek foods which will be available. For more information, please email Justin Karubas at JKARUBAS or Georgia Loukas at GLOUKAS. Thanks.
HISPANIC LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Executive Board wishes to thank all those who participated and/or contributed to the Hispanic Heritage Food Fest. We also thank all the people who stopped by and enjoyed the food. Thank you for making this a succesful event.
The next Personal Statement Seminar is scheduled for November 8, at 9:30 a.m. We are looking for volunteers to either participate on the panel or to work the registration table. The time commitment is minimal and you'll have the satisfaction of helping out prosptective law students. If you would like to volunteer, or if you have any questions concerning the program, please contact Lorena Alvarez (LALVAREZ). The Annual Banquet has been scheduled for February 14, 1998, and the planning process has begun. If you would like to participate on any of the planning committees, please contact Brian Marquez (IMARQUEZ) or Lorena Alvarez (LALVAREZ). We will be happy to put you in contact with the proper committee chair person.
Professor Rafael Gely has graciously extended an open invitation to all that would like his assistance on any academic subject or advice in general. Please feel free to contact him. Thank you, Professor Gely.
Finally, please remember that HLSA needs everyone's support and participation to continue as the Student Organization of the Year. So, please come out and participate. You'll find it to be fun and rewarding.
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
"Bottom 90% - Tactics for Success"
All students are invited to attend the "Bottom 90% - Tactics for Success" speaker event sponsored by the ISBA's Young Lawyer's Division. On Wednesday, November 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. in room 370. This program has been presented at other Chicago law schools with great success. Attorney Franco Coladipietro, of Amari & Locallo, will explore some of the avenues open to law students not in the top 10%. Food and drinks will be served.
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!
INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY
There will be a general meeting for all Chicago-Kent International Law Society members this Wednesday, October 22 at 12:00 noon for day students and at 5:00 pm for evening students and for those who cannot make the day meeting. The room location will be announced later. Hope everyone can make it!
JEWISH LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Don't forget on Tuesday at 12:15pm, in C20, attorney Joseph Morris, will be speaking on "Nazi Gold: Holocaust Era Claims against Swiss Banks." Everyone in this school can go.
Party for Peace is coming up. Check the JLSA board for details. A new feature this year will be all the JLSA presidents competing in a karaoke contest. Let's wish Larry Leonard luck with his rendition of Devo's "Whip it." I heard he's incredible. (He even wears the red hat.)
JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
We would like to congratulate the following students on their successful completion of the Fall Writing Candidacy Program: Sean Brady, Edward Bryant, Rattan Nath, Dale Panganiban, Elayna Pham, Fred Sheppard, Hank Spuhler, and John Wiberg.
We have some big events planned for November:
If you have any questions, or would like to be a Justinian member, please e-mail Lisa (LSMITH3).
KENT ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA
KATLA will be hosting a general meeting on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, from 5:00 to 6:00pm in room 570. Both current and prospective members are invited to attend! If you have any questions, please e-mail Lisa (LSMITH3).
We will also be beginning our fall fundraising soon. Our fundraising will go to support our Trial Ad teams in competition next spring, as well as more funding for speaker events, etc. If you would like to be a part of our fundraising committee, or just sign up to sell, please e-mail Curtis (CDURIK).
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
T-Shirt Sales: Get "geared" up for our annual Fall Fundraiser. We've got the hottest Chicago-Kent merchandise of the year. Sales start Wed., October 29 and go through November 3. We still seriously need people to sit at the table -- this is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to KJF (hint, hint). If you can help, please e-mail BBRIXBY or AWEBER, and keep your eyes open for the email listing the open slots.
All proceeds from the T-shirts go to S.A.V.E. (Scholarships for Aggreived Victims' Education), which provides college scholarships to individuals who have lost a parent due to homicide or lost financial resources due to violent crime.
General Meeting: Wednesday, October 29, at 3:00 in room 170. Attendance is important, as Auction letters will be sent out soon. Please remember to update your auction lists and bring your folders (also updated lists on disk) to the meeting.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY
When: the Month of November. The drawing will be held on Nov. 20, 1997 at the SELS Music Speaker Event.
What: The prizes are two second row, center court, floor seats to the Bulls vs. Celtics game on Jan. 7, 1998. The face value is $150 each. Also, two Bears vs. The Buffalo Bills tickets on Dec. 7, two Wolves tickets for the Dec. 6, and sports equipment.
Cost: $3 per raffle ticket $5 for two.
There will be a panel on the sports industry on November 3, at 6:15 p.m. More information to follow.
The Barrister Ball Committee
The Barrister Ball committee will meet on October 29 at 4:00 p.m. in room C90. All of those that are interested please come or e-mail IISRAEL or CCOOPER.
Interested in honing your public speaking skills? Join Toastmasters! Toastmasters is an international not-for-profit public speaking organization. A local chapter meets in the law school building the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 28. Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Check the lobby board for the room number. Questions? E-mail Brenna Kelley (BKELLEY).
WOMEN IN LAW
Thanks to all who were able to attend the mentorship outing. We hope to make this somewhat of a monthly event., so if you have any ideas of other things that the mentors and mentees can meet to do, e-mail Erica Vitsky at EVITSKY.
If you would like outlines from WIL and have not already done so, e-mail your class schedule and list of Professors to WIL. Also, if you have any outlines that you would like to donate to the outline bank, just send your outline as an attachment to WIL. Please indicate what type of document you are sending.
Bone Marrow Drive
This Tuesday, October 28, is the blood drive to find a donor for Prof. Sowle's son, Zach. If you have volunteered to donate or to work, remember that the drive is being conducted from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on the 10th floor.
As always, if you have an questions or comments, feel free to e-mail WIL. Also, please drop off a check to pay your dues to the WIL mailbox (#245) if you have not already done so.