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


November 3, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 12
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
   Registrar
   Student Services
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Center for Law and Computers
   Serving Our Society
   Faculty News
   From the Law Offices
   Writing Contests
   Employment Opportunities
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association
   Black Law Student Association
   Corporate Law Society
   Environmental Law Society
   Family Law Society
   Health Law Society
   Illinois State Bar Association
   Intellectual Property Law Society
   Kent Justice Foundation
   Moot Court Honor Society
   Sports and Entertainment Law

FROM ASSISTANT DEAN STEPHEN SOWLE

Spring Class Schedule and Registration
The preliminary class schedule for the spring semester will be distributed on Monday, November 3, 1997, outside the third floor cafeteria. Dean Chapman and I will meet with students to discuss the preliminary schedule on Wednesday, November 5, at 3:00 in room 510 and at 5:00 in room C50. The Registration Bulletin containing the final version of the schedule and registration instructions will be distributed by Wednesday, November 12. Registration for the spring semester begins Monday, November 17, for Evening Division students and Wednesday, November 19, for Day Division students.

Faculty Curricular Suggestions
Accompanying this issue of the Record are responses from faculty members to the following questions:

    1. In your opinion, which elective courses should every student take, regardless of his or her particular areas of interest?

    2. If a student is interested in specializing in a particular substantive area, which elective courses should the student take?

Student Photos on InnerKent
As explained in the Center for Law and Computer portion of this Record, 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, the 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.


FROM THE REGISTRAR

Spring Registration Priority Lists
The spring 1998 registration priority lists are posted on the second floor bulletin board. Please check the lists to verify that you are properly classified. If your name does not appear on any of the lists or you are classified incorrectly, please notify the Registrar's Office immediately. Priority lists are not posted for first year students.

Class Ranks
Class ranks are calculated after each fall and spring semester; ranks are not calculated for students after their first semester of study. The graduating class with which you will be ranked is posted on the second floor bulletin board. Please verify that you are listed with the correct class. If you have changed divisions, are a transfer student, have taken one or more semesters off, or have outstanding incomplete grades, it is especially important for you to make sure that you are classified correctly.

January 1998 Graduates
Please make sure that your financial account with the university is current. You will not be certified to take the bar exam nor will you receive your diploma if you have an outstanding balance. You may check the status of your account on the computer terminal in the Registrar's Office. If there are any errors or problems, report them to the Bursar in room 290 immediately.


FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES

Exam Preparation and Performance Program

Wednesday, November 12
  3:00-4:00 p.m. in room C50
  5:00-6:00 p.m. in room 590

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.

The Weekly Link
Need a quick fix on current events? Check out all of the news that's fit to print (post) at the following sites:

    Chicago Tribune    http://www.chicago.tribune.com
    Chicago SunTimes   http://www.suntimes.com
    USA Today          http://www.usatoday.com
    CNN News           http://www.cnn.com
    Reuters Online     http://www.reuters.com

FROM CAREER SERVICES

This Week for 1Ls: "Resumes for the Legal Market" Workshops!

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.

Career Services Office Tours
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
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.

Student Careers Committee: Student Volunteers Wanted!
Here's an opportunity to help us help you! The Career Services Office has a working committee of student volunteers called the Student Careers Committee. The committee works with the Career Services Office to increase resource materials available to students and outreach efforts to the legal community. This is a pro-active committee and student volunteers should have an interest in people-intensive activities and career development issues.

If you would like to apply for membership on this committee, stop by the Career Services Office and pick up an application form with more details of the types of projects this committee will be working on over the year. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director Charis Runnels (CRUNNELS).

Practice Tracks 1997!
Our most popular annual program is almost here! On Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, attorneys from 60 practice areas will be available to speak with you on an informal basis about careers in their area. This year, Practice Tracks will be held at DePaul University College of Law, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson, Atrium-8th Floor. There is no easier way to start gathering information for planning your career. 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.

Fall On-Campus Interviewing (FOCI) Program
Please let us know how you are faring! E-mail SCHU or DBEAIRD to update us on callback interviews, offers and acceptances. We'd also like to hear from 3Ls and 4Ls who have received offers from their summer associate employers. Please keep us posted!

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Judicial Clerkships
3Ls: United States District Court, District of Minnesota
The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, is now accepting applications for the position of Law Clerk (Magistrate Courtroom Deputy), to begin November 1998. Primary responsibilities of this position are researching various case information, and writing orders and other legal documents. See Handout #39 for more information and application instructions. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.

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.

Internships
1Ls and 2Ls: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)'s Summer Internship Program
The IDB in Washington, D.C., is an international financial institution created in 1959 to help accelerate the economic and social development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Bank will be hiring up to 35 students who are enrolled in graduate programs in disciplines related to its activities for a two-month period in the summer of 1998. Handout #41 provides information and application instructions. Completed application materials must be received by January 31, 1998. Interested 1Ls should apply as soon as possible after December 1, 1997.

1Ls and 2Ls: Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)'s 1998 Summer Internship Program
PILI recruits and funds law students to work in summer public interest positions which would otherwise not exist. Forty-five local public interest organizations are hiring through the PILI program. PILI acts as a clearinghouse for resumes and funds the internships. A list of participating organizations and application instructions are available. See Handout #40. Applications will not be accepted after January 19, 1998. Interested 2Ls should apply as soon as possible. Interested 1Ls should apply as soon as possible after December 1, 1997.

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 as soon as possible after December 1, 1997.

Fellowships
3Ls and 4Ls: The Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship for Law Teaching and The Charles Hamilton Houston Fellowship for Law Teaching
The Harvard Law School is offering for the academic years 1998-1999 two fellowships designed to bring to the School law graduates interested in preparing for careers in law teaching. Handout #43 provides more information and application instructions for these two fellowships. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 15, 1997.

3Ls and 4Ls: Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) Sponsoring Applicants for The Bart Gordon Fellowship
GBLS, located in Boston, is the oldest and largest legal services program in New England. GBLS is seeking candidates committed to empowering low-income clients and providing civil legal services. Handout #42 provides more information. The application deadline is November 20, 1997.


FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

[Information Center Home Page]

China Signs Major Rights Treaty
The People's Republic of China signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the United Nations in New York on October 27, 1997. Qin Huasan, China's envoy to the United Nations, said the signing indicated the Chinese Governments's commitment to human rights both in China and the world.

The Covenant was first adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December, 1966, and deals with conditions of work, trade unions, social security, protection of the family, standards of living, and health, education and cultural life.

The text of the treaty can be obtained by accessing the Information Center's eLOISe database. Simply type in the title of the treaty or enter the citation 993 UNTS 3.

Tutorial
This week's tutorial will be on Formbooks. Formbooks can help you compose the documents you need for your legal writing classes and law practice.

The tutorials are being offered by the Reference Librarians in the Information Center from Monday through Wednesday. The schedule is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. The tutorials will be about 15-20 minutes long. You don't have to sign up for these tutorials; just show up at the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the topics or scheduled times for these tutorials, we would like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).

CALR Self-Paced Exercises
Reference Librarians will be available in Lab 760 this week to assist first year students who have questions about using LEXIS and WESTLAW for the Self-paced Exercises. Please check the 9th floor bulletin board for the schedule.

"China in the World Trading System: Defining the Principles of Engagement"
Special arrangements have been made for Chicago-Kent Students to attend this conference. Students interested in attending should stop by room 871 to register.


FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

Student Photos On Innerkent
Student photographs will be made available begining in November on the Chicago-Kent internal web server at http://ck.kentlaw.edu/students/ids/. Photographs will be available only on the internal web site and from within the building; they will not be available to anyone who is not an authorized user of the Chicago-Kent network. If you do not wish your photograph to be available to other students, please fill out a Privacy Form in the Registrar's Office by Friday, November 7, 1997. All student photographs will be available to Chicago-Kent faculty and administrative staff even if you have submitted a Privacy Form.

Taking Final Exams On Computer
With the upgrade of the computer labs to Windows 95, final exams on computer will be slightly different beginning this December. The following word processors will be available to you during final exams:

If you are planning on taking your exam on computer, you must familiarize yourself with the wordprocessor you plan to use NOW! Specifically, familiarize yourself with how to create headers, insert page numbers, printing and saving files to disk. It is the wrong time to learn these functions 10 minutes before you take your final exam.

When you take an exam on computer, it is strongly recommended that you save your document to two disks every 15 minutes and print to the print server every hour. You will not actually print out a paper copy of your exam, but we will have it as a third backup if there should be a problem with both of the disks you have saved your final on.

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 27, 1997, will be as follows:


   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

As always, 24-hr online technical and research assistance is available by calling 1-800-850-WEST. Questions can also be e-mailed to CBROWN or MAMBROZI.

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 startup 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, once had two pro football teams, but lost them both. Now the law schools are starting to leave! (Fortunately, it still has five 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)


FROM SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS)

AIDS/HIV Legal Council of Chicago
AIDS/HIV Legal Council of Chicago Is seeking volunteers who can commit between 10-15 hours per week to assist numerous clients who have legal trouble due to their AIDS/HIV infection. The Legal Council provides estate planning, will drafting, living wills, guardianship planning and litigation, sponsors litigation dealing with housing and employment discrimination, and assists clients in Supplemental Security Income hearings. Students would have the opportunity to become immediately involved as the representative of a client in a SSI administrative hearings.

Office Hours in room 686:

    Ann Celine:  Monday and Wednesday  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Carolyn:     Tuesday and Thursday  1:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail SOS and either Ann Celine or Carolyn will contact you to schedule an appointment.

FACULTY NEWS

Professor Philip Hablutzel was moderator and a speaker at the second day of the Chicago Bar Association's Ninth Annual seminar on "How to Form an Illinois Business Entity: Corporation and its Alternatives," on October 22, 1997. He spoke about the decisions necessary in drafting the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws of a corporation.

FROM THE LAW OFFICES

WHAT IS LADR??? -- LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION STUDIES
This is a program in which first-year students may apply and is different from anything at any other law school! The first-year students who are accepted begin the program during their second year of law school.

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!


SPRING REGISTRATION FOR IN-HOUSE CLINIC PROGRAMS

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.

For more information see last week's Record.


WRITING CONTESTS

1997 - 1998 ACADEMIC YEAR
NOTE: Please stop by room 320D for hard copies of rules and regulations governing all contests.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEARN WHILE YOU EARN !!!!    Become a WESTLAW Student Representative

West Group seeks an enthusiastic student for immediate placement in the position of WESTLAW Student Representative. Responsibilities include assisting students, staff and faculty with WESTLAW research, monitoring WESTLAW supplies, and providing other support for WESTLAW programs at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Strong interpersonal skills and a lively interest in legal research are required, plus a minimum commitment of 10-12 hours/week. Starting pay is $9.00/hour.

Please submit resumes and cover letters via mail or fax to:

David Cambria, Esq.
161 N. Clark St.
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone 312 641-3075    Fax - 312 236-8713

WEST GROUP is an equal opportunity employer


SPECIAL NOTICES

BONE MARROW DRIVE
I want to thank each of the following donors for the generosity in participating in this bone marrow drive: Pauline Afuso, Audrey Anderson, Chuck Arkin, Maureen Ash, Barbara Auerbach, Princess Ayers, Mary Baker, Fred Barnhart, Brian Barrett, Dana Beaird, Joshua Becker, Kelly Bennett, Ellen Berger, Rob Bodine, John Bretscher, Julie Burger, Erika Campbell-Harris, Michael Cohen, Wanda Coley, Patrick Cotter, Alice Curry, Kathleen Devine, Stuart Deutsch, Rachel Donegan, Rick Dunkin, Barbara Dutton, Suzanne Ehrenberg, Gail Fialek, Sheila Finnegan, Julie Flaherty, Erin Foley, Jignasi Gadani, Tanya Geranios, Jennifer Gill, Arthur Gooding, Holly Gordon, Janessa Griffin, Stephanie Grubenhoff, Gregory Gulliver, Sarah Harding, Elizabeth Hardtke, Jennifer Henrickson, Claudia Herold,Michelle Hibbert, Erin Hinklin, Michael Ilagan, Julie Johnson, Alexey Kaplunov, Llewellyn Kennedy, Harper Ko, Hal Krent, Julie Lucas, Neil MacDonald, Daniel Marko, Israel Marquez, Melissa Masters, Stephen McClary, Carole Mickelson, MaryCarol McDonough,Michael McNaughton, Theda Mickey, Wamaid Mestey-Borges, Melissa Mooney, Jennifer Mulcrone, Rattan Nath,Karen Nelson, Michael Nicholas, Anthony O'Brien, Pascale Olivier,Lucy Park, Elizabeth Parks, Tony Parravano, Cristina Perkins, Thea Pharr, Craig Poulson, Debra Quentel, Timothy Reuter, Howard Rosenburg, David Rudstein, Charis Runnels, Brandy Sargent, Mary Sarlitto, Sanjay Shivpuri, David Slovick, Casey Smith, Anne Steele, Wendy Steiner, Margaret Stewart, Stephanie Tipton, Megan Valentine, Kathy Weiher, Joseph Wharton, Lisa Yashar, Amy Stahl, Jennifer Perfect, Robert Surrette, Catherine Prygrocki, Rita Tapia-Villegas, David R. Brown, Stu Weg, Alison Burnett, Amy Sabbota, Nicole Speck, Barbara Washington, Jeffrey Harris, Heather McDermott, Steve Yung, Cynthia Ferguson, R. Fletcher Koch, Kelly Christl, Jeanette Lomeda, Alicia Brumbach, Gwen Duffield, Michael Hynes, Fred Sheppard III, Keith J. Scherer, Mari Hoashi Franklin, Nathan Ferguson, Jeanne Prendergent, Steven McKenzie, Julie Jacobson, Mark Schubring, Omar Abuzir, David A. Sawyer, Rebecca Rundall, Ashlee Highland, Gina Cabay, John Carrozza, Thomas Comstock, Alison Baldwin, Sharon Weigel, Margot Van Dyke, Jodi Loper, Jeff Huff, Libby Thompson, Marilyn Mullins, Deborah Hehn, Diane Mary Katz, Mark Ouweleen, Erika Watson, and André M. Pauka.

The total number of donors was approximately 140. Great job!

I also want to thank all of those people who sponsored donors: Molly Lien, Sarah Harding, Steven Katz, MaryCarol McDonough, Greg Kelson, Julie Johnson, Stephanie Chu, Anita Bernstein, Rochelle Klaskin, Kathy Baker, Staphanie Tipton, Sharon Ostapiuk, Barbara Walter, Jacob Corré, Lisa Longo, Margaret Stewart, Howard Chapman, Nancy Livington, Susan Flavin, Patrick O'Halloran, Anna Fulkerson, Vivien Gross, Mary Yetsky, Michael McNaughton, and Jeffrey Mulcrone.

A special thanks to SBA, HLS, Claudia Herold and other members of WIL, Sharon Wyatt-Jordan, and Mary Baker for the cookies; to ELSS, Bill Dutton, Claudia Herold, and Mary Baker for the juice-boxes; to Susan Flavin, Rachel Donegan, and Sharese Shields for getting the word out about this event; and finally, to Rochelle Glaskin, Omar Haydar, and Vivien Gross who did a wonderful job running this whole event.

I am sure everyone's thoughts and prayers remain with the Sowle family.
Thanks to all -- Isabel


FROM STEPHEN SOWLE
On behalf of my family -- and especially Zachary -- I would like to thank everyone who participated in the bone marrow drive on October 28. I can't express how moved we've been by the outporing of sympathy and support from friends, colleagues -- even perfect strangers. It is comforting to know that, even if a compatible donor does not turn up for Zachary, his plight has galvanized so many people to participate in the bone marrow registry and that someone's life may be saved as a result. We would like to express special thanks and gratitude to Isabel Millard, whose tireless energy and generosity of spirit made the drive such a resounding success.
--Steve Sowle


ORGANIZATIONS

FROM ADAM WEISS, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Bone Marrow Drive last week. The outpouring of volunteers was overwhelming. We can all be proud of the compassion displayed by our student body.

Fall Lecture Series
We have now set a permanent date for the Fall Lecture Series. Mark down the week of November 17 - 20 in order to attend the SBA's annual Fall Lecture Series. A host of notable speakers will talk about current issues in the law. Appetizers and drinks will be provided each night after the lecture. In addition, the Ralph Brill Award will be presented to a faculty or alumni member. If you are interested in participating in the development of this very important event, please e-mail Cynthia Cooper (
CCOOPER), Chair of the Speakers Program Committee.

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 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.

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.

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).


BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Business Cards Sale
Invest in your career and order your cards now! Don't be just another face in the lobby, another resume in the stack -- make a lasting, professional impression! Three professional card designs starting at $24.50 for 500. Orders take about a week to receive. See the BLSA bulletin board on the concourse level for a view of the designs. Contact Sharese Shields (SSHIELDS) or Lawrence Hill (LHILL) to place your order.

Job Opportunities
If you would like to review materials BLSA has received regarding job opportunities, please contact Devin Williams (DWILLIA2).

Clothing Drive
Remember that dress that you keep saying you're going to wear but haven't in two years? What about those slacks that are just a little too snug? How about giving them to someone who will put them to use?

BLSA's Annual Clothing Drive begins Monday, November 3. Boxes will be located on the first floor near the Security Desk. Donations will benefit the Bottomless Closet, First Baptist Congregational Church and the Christian Industrial League.


CORPORATE LAW SOCIETY
Next Quick Meeting:
November 4
12 noon and 5:30 p.m.
Room TBA

Please pay your annual dues. $10 for the year. Make checks payable to Corporate Law Society, and contact Rick Schmidt (RSCHMIDT).

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


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
Lots of great indoor activities are planned for November, so don't dispair as the weather gets colder:

EcoTip: Just a short tip to inform you that cigarette FILTERS are NOT biodegradable, and should be properly disposed of.

FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Thank you to all of the Family Law Society and Health Law Society bakers and workers during last week's Halloween Bake Sale! Many thanks to all who made such generous contributions! Mae Hung, our Fundraising Chairperson, did an excellent job!

To all Family Law Society members who participated in the Bone Marrow Donor Drive thank you very much.

Brown Bag Lunch
Don't forget our brown bag luncheon will take place this Thursday, November 6, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in room C35. Our featured speaker will be Ms. Betsy Goulet, Policy Advisor on Children's Issues to Attorney General Jim Ryan. She will show a short video and discuss the policy considerations concerning violence to children. Cookies, coffee, and soda will be provided.

Evolution of the Family: Into the 21st Century
GayLaw, Health Law, and Family Law will be presenting a speaker program that concerns the "evolution of the family" on Tuesday, November 11, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (please note: this is the new location). Rosemary Mulryan, of Mulryan & York, and Patricia Logue, of Lambda, will discuss the challenges faced by same-sex couples regarding adoption, artificial insemination, and child custody. Food and drinks will be served.

New Program: Juvenile Court Tour!
We will be joining Professor Mondala on a Juvenile Court Tour on either Tuesday, November 18, or Thursday, November 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in the areas of delinquency and abuse & neglect, this tour is for you! Please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE) for further information.

Donations
Our charity drive is officially underway! Please make your donations of new or used children's toys and books, and various female toiletries to the "donation box" located near the Security Desk on the first floor. We will be accepting your generous donations through mid-December.


HEALTH LAW SOCIETY
Visiting Fellow Ami Jaeger, a lawyer who is the policy director for the National Center for Genome Resources will be a special guest at the school this week. Thanks to Professor Lori Andrews, we have been given an opportunity to meet with Ms. Jaeger and hear about her work at the Center. Please join us for this very interesting and informative speaker event on Thursday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. in room 570. Refreshments will be served.

Don't forget about the speaker event we a co-sponsoring along with Family Law and GayLaw on Same-Sex Family Planning Issues which will take place on November 11. The speakers will be Pat Logan of Lamda, and Rosemary Mulryon who will talk about same-sex adoption. Hope to see you all there.

Many many thanks to the members of Health Law and Family Law who participated in the Halloween bake sale last week. Thanks to you it was a great success!

If you have any questions about our up-coming events, or want more information about the Health Law Society, please e-mail ESALTZMA or NMILLARE.


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, and Ann Marie Kill, of Women's Legal Services Center, will explore some of the avenues open to law students not in the top 10%. Food and drinks will be served.

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 ID number). The following "tentative" programs are coming soon:

    Monday, November 10:     	Pro Bono
    Tuesday, November 11:     	Torts
    Tuesday, November 11:      	Correctional Facilities and Services
Membership
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!

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY
Pick up a copy of the latest IPLS NEWSLETTER on the IPLS bulletin board outside room C50. Also, check out the various writing competitions posted there as well. Copies of competition informational packets for you to take are available outside Professor Pace's office on the 7th floor.

The IPLS Resume Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m. in room C20. If you are interested in having an IP attorney look over your resume, please e-mail Ed Bryant (EBRYANT) by November 5. We need to know the level of interest so that we can plan accordingly. IPLS paid members will receive priority in signing up for a time slot.

1Ls are the target audience for a Career Services Office program on Summer Jobs with Large Law Firms and Intellectual Property Firms. The date is Tuesday, November 11. Contact the Career Services Office for details and to sign up.


KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
Fall Fundraiser
Please buy t-shirts in the Spak! The proceeds go to S.A.V.E., a scholarship program for children whose parents have been murdered or seriously injured due to violent crime.

KJF Auction
Committee chairs please, please make sure your lists are updated by next week!


MOOT COURT HONOR SOCIETY
Students and faculty are invited to attend the Final Round arguments in the Sixth Annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, Wednesday, November 12, 1997. The arguments will take place in the Auditorium. Please be seated by 3:45 p.m. Final Round judges will include Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple and Hon. Ilana Diamond Rovner from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Hon. Anne M. Burke from the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District.

This year's problem is a Section 1983 case involving the alleged duty of a state prison official to protect a resident of a halfway house from violence inflicted by a fellow resident. The issues are (1) whether a constitutional duty to protect against third-party violence exists under these circumstances, and (2) whether the appropriate standard of culpability in such a case is "reckless disregard" or "shocks the conscience."

Students (especially 1Ls) are encouraged to attend one of the following Pre-Rovner presentations:

    Room C40 on Tuesday, November 4, 8:20 - 9:20 p.m.
    Room 520 on Wednesday, November 5, 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
    Courtroom on Monday, November 10, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Professor Sanford Greenberg, Acting Director of the Appellate Advocacy Program, will give a brief introduction regarding the substance of the Rovner topic and a brief presentation regarding oral argument.


SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY
Today, Monday, November 3, we are having a Sports Panel at 6:15 p.m. in room 580. The speakers will be Mr. Gary Mowder or Schiff Hardin & White, outside counsel for the Chicago Bears, and Mr. Ian Greengross, A Chicago-Kent Alumnus and player agent, of Zucker Sports Management Group. All are welcome to attend.

Raffle tickets are on sale daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m in the 3rd floor Spak. Tickets are also available through SELS officers, Ivy Israel (IISRAEL), Jim O'Brien (JOBRIEN) and Fuad Sulayman (FSULAYMA). The prizes include:

   Grand Prize: Two Second row center floor seats for the Bulls v. Celtics game on January 6, worth face value $150 each.

   Other Prizes: Two Bears tickets, two Wolves tickets and sports equipment.

Raffle Ticket prices: $3 for one ticket, $5 for two tickets.