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

December 1, 1997
Vol. No. XXXI, No. 16
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
   Student Services
   Financial Aid
   Alumnae/i & Student Relations
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Center for Law and Computers
   Writing Contests
   Employment Opportunities
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association
   Brehon Society
   Family Law Society
   International Law Society
   Sports and Entertainment Law
   Women in Law


As some of you already are aware, the new Institute for Science, Law & Technology's inaugural event occurs at the end of this week. In "Changing Conceptions: How Science and Law are Shaping Future Generations," Professors Lori Andrews and Leon Lederman will be welcoming an extraordinarily distinguished group of speakers to the Downtown Campus, including Dr. Robert Edwards, the scientist responsible for the world's first in vitro fertilization birth, and Dr. Keith Campbell, a member of the team responsible for the cloning of Dolly the sheep and co-inventor named on the patent. We are very excited to be welcoming Drs. Edwards and Campbell, along with our other speakers, and we look forward to a sensational kick-off for the Institute.

This program nicely complements the excellence of our Holbrooke program in September and our China/WTO program in November, as the initial events of the Global Law and Policy Initiative. I'm also glad to have launched the Chicago-Kent part of Project Bosnia by taking three Chicago-Kent students to Sarajevo and Banja Luka in late October. You can be proud that they represented the school well.

Throughout the fall, of course, our moot court and trial practice teams have been competing effectively, and all of you have been learning in the classrooms, in the corridors, in faculty offices, and via computer. All the while, our faculty continues to turn out first-class scholarship. I predicted in August that this would be a busy and exciting fall, and it has certainly lived up to that expectation.

I find it difficult to believe that the semester is nearly over. I'm surprised at how quickly my first six months in the Dean's office have passed, and no doubt you're somewhat surprised that classes are coming to an end and exams are just around the corner. As you head toward the close of the semester, you should keep in mind that stress at this time of year is typical, and perhaps even healthy, in controlled doses. Keep focused on the tasks ahead, stay motivated, and try to create a reasonable schedule for the tasks at hand. Give yourself the opportunity to perform at the peak of your abilities, and you're sure to succeed.

Study hard, do well on your exams, enjoy the holidays and the winter break, and I look forward to seeing you in January.


Good Luck and Happy Holidays
I wish all of you the best of luck on your exams, and a joyous holiday season.

Final Exams
Final exams begin on Thursday, December 11, and end on Monday, December 22. The final exam schedule accompanies this issue of the Record. Room assignments for exams will be posted in the main lobby and on the second floor bulletin board at a later time.

If an emergency occurs that may prevent you from taking a final exam, you or someone on your behalf should call Ellen Berger at 906-5272 or me at 906-5130 as soon as possible. If you cannot reach either of us, call the Registrar's Office at 906-5080. Please read section VII of the Student Handbook dealing with exam procedures, and review Article II of the Code of Conduct on pages 67 - 69 of the Handbook.

Fall Semester Calendar
The class schedule after Thanksgiving is as follows:

   Classes will meet as normal on Monday, December 1.

   On Tuesday, December 2, Thursday classes will meet (to make up for Rosh Hashanah).

   On Wednesday, December 3, only Wednesday classes starting at 4:00 or later will meet (to make up for the eve of Rosh Hashanah).

   Classes will then meet as normal from Thursday, December 4, to Saturday, December 6.

   Read period starts on Sunday, December 7.

   Exams will run from Thursday, December 11, to Monday, December 22.

Spring 1998 Schedule
Evening Section of Labor & Employment Advanced Research/Legal Drafting
The instructor for this course, listed as TBA on the course schedule in the Registration Bulletin for the spring semester, will be Leonard Grossman. Mr. Grossman works in the Office of the Solicitor of the United States Department of Labor.

Legal Drafting -- Intellectual Property
A Legal Drafting section on Intellectual Property has been added to the spring schedule. It will be taught on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:50 by adjunct professors Chris Bischoff and Thomas Arden. The course number is 424-008-02. Priority will be given to students in the Intellectual Property certificate program. During Add/Drop period, only students in the certificate program should add the course. If additional spaces are available after the Add/Drop period, other students may add the course on a first-come, first-served basis.

Communications Law
Unfortunately, arrangements for this possible spring course are still uncertain. If the course is offered, announcements will be placed outside the third floor cafeteria.

Credit for ATLA Trial Advocacy Competition
Those students selected for the ATLA Trial Advocacy competition will receive one credit for their participation. Students eligible for the credit can sign up for it on Add/Drop Day or after. The course number is 548-001-01.

Spring 1998 Class Assignments
In late December, I will mail a letter to all students with reading assignments for the first week of the spring semester. If you want the letter mailed to an address other than your local address, please e-mail the address to Alice Curry (ACURRY). If you do not receive the letter by January 6, e-mail Ms. Curry or call her at 906-5130, and she will mail another one to you.

Teaching Evaluations
If you did not complete an evaluation for an instructor but would like to do so, you may obtain an evaluation form from my office or the Registrar's Office. When the form is completed, put it in mailbox #99 in the College Service Center.

Bar Registration for First-year Students
First-year students who plan to take the Illinois Bar Examination after graduation should register with the Illinois bar examiners by March 1, 1998. Registration packets are available in the Registrar's Office. The fee for registering is $175 ($50 to the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, and $125 to the National Conference of Bar Examiners). Please note that you are not required to register by March 1, 1998. The advantage of doing so is that you will avoid paying the late fee of $250 imposed on those who register at any point after that date. If you are uncertain whether you intend to practice in Illinois, you may want to consider waiting to register and paying the late fee should you eventually decide to take the Illinois bar exam. A representative from the Illinois bar examiners' office will speak at the school early in the spring semester to explain the application process and answer questions.

The application form is very comprehensive and requires you to provide a significant amount of background information, some of which may be difficult to remember or obtain. I suggest that, if you do plan to register by the March deadline, you pick up an application as soon as possible and begin to work on it during the winter break.

All information you disclose on the bar registration application should be consistent with answers to questions on your Application for Admission to the law school. Please note, however, that the bar registration application asks for a considerable amount of information that you were not asked to provide on our Application for Admission. You only need to be concerned about the consistency of your answers for questions asked on both forms. You can amend your Application for Admission, if necessary, by addressing a letter to me setting forth the details of the omission or misrepresentation and the reason for it.

First-year students who think that they may practice in another state should contact the bar examiners office in that state as soon as possible to determine their registration requirements. Booklets with the addresses and phone numbers of state bar examiners offices are available for you to consult in the Registrar's Office and in my office.

July 1998 Illinois Bar Application
The July 1998 Illinois bar applications are available in the Registrar's Office. The application filing deadline is February 1, 1998. There are two separate application packets: one for students who filed a registration application with the bar examiners during their first year of law school, and a separate one for students who did not register. The packet for students who did not register includes both the registration application and the final application. Please be sure that you ask for the correct application packet.

All information you disclose on the bar application should be consistent with answers to questions on your Application for Admission to the law school. Please note, however, that the bar application asks for a considerable amount of information that you were not asked to provide on our Application for Admission. You only need to be concerned about the consistency of your answers for questions asked on both forms. You can amend your Application for Admission, if necessary, by addressing a letter to me setting forth the details of the omission or misrepresentation and the reason for it.


Program Changes and Add/Drop Days
You should have received your program notice for the spring semester in the mail over the weekend. If you did not, stop by the Registrar's Office to obtain a copy of your course schedule and to verify your mailing address. A list of the courses or sections that were closed at the end of registration is posted on the second floor bulletin board.

You may make changes to your schedule on Add/Drop day. To add an open course and/or drop a course from your schedule, complete an Add/Drop form and submit it to the Registrar's Office at the times listed below. The forms are available in the Registrar's Office. Make sure to put your priority code in the upper corner of the form. The forms will be processed randomly within the priority groups.

Evening Division Students:
   Tuesday, December 2, by 6:00 p.m.

Day Division Students:
   E1-F4: Wednesday, December 3, by noon
   G1-G4: Thursday, December 4, by 11:00 a.m.

After the end of the Add/Drop period, you may add open courses to your schedule by submitting a Registration Change form to the Registrar's Office at any time until the end of the second week of spring classes.

Pass/Fail Revocation
The last day to revoke a pass/fail election for the fall 1997 semester is Friday, December 5, at 5:00 p.m.

Exams on Computers
If you are taking a final exam on a computer, you must obtain a copy of the Rules and Regulations Governing Exams on Computer from the Registrar's Office and read it before final exams begin. It is essential that you thoroughly understand the computer exam procedures and the potential problems and risks associated with taking an exam on a computer.

January 1998 Graduates
Please make sure that your financial account with the university is current. You will not be certified for the bar exam nor will you receive your diploma if you have an outstanding balance.

Spring 1998 Graduates
Please submit an Application for Graduation to the Registrar's Office as soon as your schedule for the spring semester is finalized. You must inform the Registrar of any changes you make to your schedule after you submit the Application form. In addition, please make sure that you are familiar with the requirements listed in sections 1.7 and 1.8 of the Student Handbook.

Registrar's Office Holiday Hours
   December 23 and 24: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   December 25 - January 2: Closed

Good luck on your final exams and Happy Holidays!


Law as a Profession: Professionalism Day 1998
A Program for Second-Year Students

E-mails have been sent to all students who still need to register for Professionalism Day 1998. Registration is necessary so you can choose which breakout sessions you would like to attend from the categories of Large Firms, Small and Mid-Sized Firms, Solo Practice, Corporate, Government, Public Interest, Law as a Second Career (day students only), and Structural Changes in the Practice of Law. Day students will attend two breakout sessions and evening students will attend one breakout session. If you do not register before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, you will be placed into breakout sessions randomly and will not get your top choice.

You may register for Professionalism Day 1998 in two ways: Click here to access the online registration form or stop by the Career Services Office to fill out a registration form in person. If you have questions about the registration form or about Professionalism Day 1998, please send an e-mail message to PROFDAY.

Please watch this space in the Record and the Career Services Office bulletin board, and the soon-to-be-launched web page for additional details about Professionalism Day 1998.


I wish all of you GOOD LUCK on your final exams! Don't forget that I am here to help should you run into any problems or just need someone to talk to. Call, drop by or e-mail (906-5272, room 546, EBERGER).

Final Exam Reminders
Double-check the date and time for each of your final exams today. Also, should an emergency arise during Read Week or during the finals period that affects your ability to take an exam, do not contact your professor directly! Contact Dean Sowle (906-5130, room 306, SSOWLE) or me immediately and we will assist you.

Fall Teaching Assistants
I hope you will join me in thanking the Fall 1997 Teaching Assistants for their hard work and dedication this semester. My sincere appreciation goes out to: Deborah Alexander, Laura Anderson, IV Ashton, Carol Barnes, Kathleen Devine, Phyllis Franklin, Abbie Kell, Lisa Longo, Beverly McClellan, P.J. McGrath, Laura Meredith, Alyssa Mogul, Mike Nicolas, Tony O'Brien, Sean O'Leary, Jennifer O'Neill and Carrie Raver. You have all done a great job!

Student Resource Library -- Check-out Policies for the Remainder of the Semester
All materials currently on loan from the Student Resource Library must be returned no later than Wednesday, December 3. Beginning December 4, all materials will be available for two day check-out only.


Dear Students:
As the semester comes to an end, one of your many concerns is "when is my second disbursement going to be here?" Being sensitive to your needs, it was requested that your loan proceeds arrive the week of December 13. Unfortunately, the Financial Aid office has to comply with the terms and specific regulations outlined by the Department of Education. It states in the Disbursement and Regulations Summary that second disbursements cannot be credited to student accounts "any earlier than 10 days before the first day of a term." Therefore, students will receive second disbursements no earlier than January 2, 1998 (first day of classes for spring semester is Monday, January 12). Please keep this date in mind when budgeting your expenses over the holiday season.

Happy Holidays!


Class of 1998 Graduation Information
The Class of 1998 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. at Navy Pier!! Chicago-Kent has blocks of rooms reserved at local hotels for that weekend. Stop in to Suite 310 for a list of locations and prices.

Class Pictures
Pictures for the Class of 1998 composite will be taken here at the law school at the following times:

      Monday, January 26     10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      Tuesday, January 27     9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      Wednesday, January 28   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      Thursday, January 29    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sign up sheets will be available soon in Suite 310.

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.

If you have any questions regarding graduation, please e-mail John Fogarty at JFOGARTY or stop in to Suite 310.


Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!
To all students, from everyone in the Career Services Office: Good luck on your final exams and have a terrific break! We also want to extend our good wishes for a Very Happy Holiday and a Wonderful New Year to everyone!

Winter Hours and December Office Closings
Winter hours go into effect on Monday, December 8. Regular hours will resume on the first day of classes, Monday, January 12.

     Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays   8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     Wednesdays                              8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
     Saturday, December 6                    8:30 a.m.-Noon
Special Events
The following are a list of special events being held in December 1997. If you are interested in participating in any of these, please stop by the Career Services Office to pick up a flyer with more details and registration information.

A Holiday Recruiting Reception for Minority Law Students sponsored by the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms
Bring your resume and meet hiring partners and recruiting coordinators from 37 of the 50 largest law firms in Chicago at this reception on Tuesday, December 30 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (78th Floor, Sears Tower).

1L Students who are Wisconsin Residents: Holiday Reception at Foley & Lardner
Sign up in the Career Services Office for this reception at the Milwaukee office of the law firm of Foley & Lardner, located in the Firstar Center. The reception will be held on Tuesday, December 30, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in their 40th Floor Conference Center.

The Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)'s Joint Professional Dinner
The WBAI will co-sponsor, with the Chicago Chapter of Women in Communications and Today's Chicago Woman, a Joint Professional Dinner on Thursday, December 4, 1997. Emily Barr, President and General Manager of ABC Channel 7, will be the featured speaker. This evening of networking and celebrating will be held at The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Street and begin at 5:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $50; $40 for students.

Illinois State Bar Association Midyear Meeting Events

Midyear Meeting: December 11-13, 1997, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Registration fee is $20, additional fees apply to certain events.

Standing Committee on Minority & Women Participation--Luncheon speaker Morris Dees from the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama will be speaking and the Honorable Ann C. Williams will present law school scholarships on behalf of the Just The Beginning Foundation. Thursday, December 11, 1997, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Fee is $20.

Networking and Marketing for the Legal Profession. This program is sponsored by the ISBA Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation, ISBA Corporate Law Departments Section Council, and the ISBA Special Committee on Women and the Law. Various speakers will address networking topics from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Fee is $10.00.

Bridging the Gap Between Your Legal Education and Your Legal Career: A free program for the newly admitted attorney. Sponsored by the ISBA Young Lawyer's Division, this free event will be at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on Thursday, December 11, 1997, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Special Programs Offered by the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of The Chicago Bar Association:

Enhancing Your Law Practice Through Public Speaking
On Friday, December 5, 1997, from 8:00-9:30 a.m., at the CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, 8th Floor, the YLS will sponsor a breakfast seminar featuring attorneys who will share their insights and experiences in speaking before groups and describe the impact that public speaking has had on their law practices. The cost of the seminar is $10 for CBA members, and $15 for non-members.

Deposition Strategies
On Tuesday, December 9, 1997, from 2:00-5:00 p.m., at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, 12th Floor, the YLS will sponsor a seminar on developing and refining deposition techniques. The cost of the seminar is $35.00 for CBA members, and $55.00 for non-CBA members.

Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Judicial Clerkship
3Ls and 4Ls: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana is currently accepting applications for a Temporary part-time (20-hours per week) Pro Se Law Clerk, for the term of one year and one day. Screening of prisoner and inmate petitions, drafting orders and recommendations and performing research are among the many responsibilities. See Handout #46 for more information. The application deadline is December 5, 1997 or until filled. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.

1Ls and 2Ls: The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession's Spring or Summer 1998 Internship
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is seeking an intern, interested in women's policy issues, to assist the Commission staff on pending projects, including gender issues in law schools, best practices of legal employers, a comparison of women's rights laws in Canada and the U.S. See Handout #48 for application instructions.

1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls: National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty Summer 1998 Internship
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, in Washington, D.C., is a private, not-for-profit legal advocacy organization that advocates for homeless people nationwide and promotes long-term solutions to homelessness. Legal interns assist in all aspects of the organization's work, including drafting pleadings, preparing testimony at legislative hearings, conducting legal and factual research. See Handout #49 for more information. The application deadline is January 10, 1998.

1Ls and 2Ls: Consumers Union Summer 1998 Internship
The Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine is seeking summer interns to work in its West Coast Regional Office in San Francisco, CA. Summer interns engage in advocacy for consumer interests in diverse subject areas, and much of their work involves research and writing. Handout #50 provides application instructions. The application deadline is January 30, 1998.

1Ls and 2Ls: Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago's Illinois Migrant Legal Assistant Project (IMLAP) Summer Internship 1998 The IMLAP provides legal representation to migrant and seasonal farmworkers who work in rural Illinois. It is seeking summer interns to conduct extensive outreach work, interview and represent clients, negotiate claims, advocate before federal and state agencies, perform legal research, help develop litigation, and educate farmworkers about their rights. See Handout #47 for more information. The application deadline is March 1, 1998, but apply as soon as possible. Hiring will begin in January.

Attorney Position
3Ls: Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., Indian Law Office
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is a not-for-profit law firm which has been providing legal services to low income residents in 33 predominately rural northern Wisconsin counties for 30 years. The Indian Law Office, in Wausau, WI, provides legal services to the members of ten Indian Tribes in northern and central Wisconsin. It is seeking a staff attorney, whose position will be funded by a NAPIL Partner Fellowship, to begin in August 1998 for a 2-year term. See Handout #51 for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is January 30, 1998.


[Information Center Home Page]

This week's tutorial is on Using eLOISe, the Information Center's document storage and retrieval system. eLOISe is the place to look for copies of sample exams. It also has other useful databases such as journals and treaties.

The Reference staff of the Information Center will present these tutorials and will demonstrate the various helpful database files in eLOISe. The schedule for the tutorials is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board, and you don't have to sign up for any of them. Just show up by the reference desk at the scheduled times.

If you have any suggestions for future tutorials or comments regarding the times when they are offered, we'd like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).

Going Fast
Copies of the current edition of the Emanuel guide to LEXIS research are still available free at the Reference Desk. They are not necessarily available year-round, so if you would like one, please stop by the Desk.

Double Time in Study Rooms
Law students will be able to reserve study rooms for two hours a week instead of one hour when Read Period starts December 7 and throughout the fall semester exam schedule. Rooms may be reserved at the Service Desk. Bring your law student ID.

Information Center Hours Extended for Exams
The Information Center will have extended hours for exams, beginning Sunday, November 30, thru Monday, December 22, 1997:

     Sunday            10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
     Monday-Thursday    7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
     Friday             7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
     Saturday           9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Print Account Notice
The print accounts for the spring '98 semester will begin on January 12, 1998. Students will be able to use their 400 complimentary pages as of that date.

Those students who have exceeded the 400 pages from the fall '97 semester will have until January 26, 1998, to pay off their print balance at the Bursar's Office. (Notices will continue to be sent each week until January 11, 1998 giving the updated account information.) Those students who have not paid their outstanding balance by that date will be locked out of their e-mail accounts, and may also have their network privileges revoked.


1997 - 1998 Academic Year

NOTE: Please stop by room 320D for hard copies of rules and regulations governing all contests.


Professor Joan Steinman is looking for a research assistant to work on matters related to appellate jurisdiction and other procedural questions for articles that she may write. If you are interested, please let her know, JSTEINMA. You can leave a resume and description of your grades in her mailbox or with her in room 835, ext. 65292, or with her secretary, Greg Kelson, on the eighth floor. The law school will pay its customary rate ... and you can begin after exams or next semester, if you would like.


Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago Scholarships
The Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA) is offering scholarships to second- and third-year black women law students in the extended Chicago area for 1998. The BWLA is a community service organization that seeks to promote and reward a similar interest in community service among future black women lawyers attending law school in the extended Chicago area.

The following criteria will be considered in awarding scholarships: academic record (which may include, but is not limited to, grades, journal and/or moot court participation, experience as a teaching fellow/research assistant), extracurricular activities (with particular emphasis given to service-oriented extracurricular activities), letters of recommendation, financial need, the applicant's essay, and an interview with the BWLA Scholarship Committee.

Two scholarships will be awarded by the BWLA. Although the amounts are not yet determined, the BWLA has historically awarded one scholarship for $2,500 and the other for $1,500. The scholarships are intended to help defray the costs of tuition for promising future black women lawyers.

Scholarship applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. The scholarship application and supporting documentation must be postmarked and mailed to the BWLA no later than December 15, 1997.

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois
The Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois (HLSF) will provide financial assistance to first-year Latino and Latina law students through its scholarship program. The scholarships awards will be based on the recipient's application and a personal interview with the HLSF selection committee. The criteria evaluated by the selection committee includes, but is not limited to the applicant's academic record, financial need, writing ability, personal recommendations and career goals. A factor in the committee's consideration is the applicant's connection to the State of Illinois. The scholarship(s) to be awarded will be a minimum of $1,000.

Applications for the HLSF Scholarship Fund are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. Interested applicants must complete the HLSF Scholarship Application and return it to HLSF no later than December 8, 1997.

Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation Scholarships
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation will award three scholarships for the spring semester 1998. Third-year law students will be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship; second-year students for a $1,500 scholarship; and first-year students for a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be residents of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, regardless of the law school attended.

Applications are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. Interested candidates must submit the application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a one-page statement to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation no later than December 31, 1997.



Students are invited to attend (free of charge) all or part of "Changing Conceptions: How Science and Law Are Shaping Future Generations." This reproductive technologies conference will be held at Chicago-Kent from 8:30 a.m until 4:00 p.m. on December 5 in the auditorium. The speakers will include Mary Beth Whitehead, the surrogate mother who changed her mind and sought to keep the child in the Baby M case; Keith Campbell, who cloned Dolly the sheep; Robert Edwards, the scientist responsible for the birth of the first test tube baby; and a host of notable law professors -- including John Robertson, George Annas, and Alta Charo.


Please come watch your colleagues on January 10, 1998
Richard J. Daley Center -- Room 1501 at 9:00 a.m.

On Saturday, January 10, 1998, students enrolled in the Intensive Trial Advocacy course will try a criminal case, People v. Merle Rausch. Please come support your colleagues and decide the guilt or innocence of Mr. Rausch.

Everyone is invited to a reception at the law school after the trials. Hope to see you there.
Marcie Thorp, Administrator, Intensive Trial Advocacy


Don't forget the TOYS FOR TOTS program. Anyone who brings in a toy will receive a 10% discount on gifts, clothing, or supplies. So please help us help this organization to reach more children for the holiday season. A box is right inside the store door for your convenience.


Thanks to everyone who responded to my "ranting" last week. Business this week . . .

December Social
The December Social is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. It will take place at Lakeview Links, 3206 North Wilton Avenue. If you need directions, either e-mail Nick Scarpelli (
NSCARPEL), Social Chair, or call Lakeview Links at (773) 975-0505.

Spring Budgets
Spring Budget packets were placed in each organization's mailbox. Additional copies are available outside C88. The packets can be turned in at the SBA mailbox or directly to C88 and are due no later than Monday, December 22.

Bar and Gavel Awards
A note from Bar and Gavel Committee Chairman Andrew Stein . . .

The Student Bar Association is in the process of selecting three very special winter (January 1998) graduating J.D. candidates to receive the Bar and Gavel Award. The award recipients will also be inducted into the Bar and Gavel Society. Among other things, a candidate for this award should show outstanding service and commitment to the school and community. If you think that you know of someone deserving of this honor, please e-mail a letter of nomination to the Bar and Gavel Committee Chairman, Andrew Stein (ASTEIN). Nominations must be received ASAP.

Barrister's Ball
Mark you calendars! This year's Barrister's Ball will take place at the Fairmont Hotel on April 18. There will be a live band (High Society). Any questions or suggestions should be sent to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL) or Cynthia Cooper (CCOOPER).

Don't miss the Brehon Society Holiday Social at Schoolyard Tavern on Wednesday, December 3, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for 3 hours of beer and soda. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your nationality. The Schoolyard Tavern is located at 3258 N. Southport. If you are interested in joining the Brehon Society, e-mail JFOGARTY.

Good luck on final exams! Thank you to all the generous donors who contributed to making our "First Annual Charity Drive" a huge success. Hopefully, we can do this again next year.

Spring Programs
It is time to start thinking about spring programs! If you would like to plan and organize a speaker-program or event next semester, please e-mail Kelley Garofalo (KGAROFAL) before you leave on winter break. If you have a topic idea and know a great speaker (or wouldn't mind finding one using the sources in Career Services and the Alumnae/i Office), please consider this fantastic opportunity. This would be great addition to your resume as you hunt for that summer job!

Bar Activities
If you are an Illinois State Bar Association student member, please take note: The ISBA will be having it's mid-year meeting December 11-13, 1997, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Two programs are free to ISBA student members with an interest in family law:
   "New Developments in Child Welfare: 1997" on Thursday, December 11; and
   "Family Law Update" on Friday, December 12.

The application is enclosed in the meeting brochure. Please indicate your ISBA student member status and your student id number. The hotel is located at, 301 East North Water Street (take the #56/Milwaukee Bus from Northwestern Train station you will be dropped at the door of the hotel). If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie (LBORRE).

ILSA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vlad Palma, Lisa Bevilacqua, Alycia Fitz, all officers, and 1L Amy Antoniolli attended the ILSA Conference early in November and consider it a success. We brought back plenty of information that we want to share with all of our members. There were some very well-presented panels and discussions on International Law and the strengthening of ILSA and all of its chapters. Not only did all of our representatives participated in the panels, but also worked alongside the ILSA International Executive Board. Besides some of the information that we will share with you at our first general meeting next semester, you can access some of the panels on your own through the ILSA International website, which can be accessed through the ILS web page, on the Chicago-Kent website. The whole conference was videotaped and has been put online for viewing with appropriate video and audio capability.

Next General Meeting
Because the end of the semester is near, the next general meeting will be held at the beginning of the spring semester. Please be on the lookout for notices in the Record and broadcast messages for a date and time in the first two weeks of the spring semester. We will be discussing a variety of issues, including upcoming speaker events and fundraising.

If you have any questions or want more information, please e-mail Vlad Palma (VPALMA) or Lisa Bevilacqua (EBEVILAC).

Good luck on finals!

Thank you to all of those that participated in the SELS raffle. The winners were:

   Donno Rotunno -- Wolves Tickets
   Dan Belko -- Bears Tickets
   Jerome Davis -- Bulls Tickets

We will have another meeting in the first two weeks of the spring semester to plan activities for spring. Have a wonderful break and see you next semester.

December General Meetings:
Don't forget about our last general meetings for the year! Come hear about the exciting new projects we have scheduled for next semester and ways in which you can get involved.

   Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00 p.m.
   Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Rooms are TBA: watch your e-mail and the WIL bulletin board for room numbers.

Conference T-Shirts Are Here!
The T-shirts for our spring conference (March 5 & 6) have arrived! Come to the general meetings or stop by the Spak during lunch and dinner hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to see how great they look! They're 100% preshrunk white cotton; the front has the conference logo on the upper left pocket; the back has a historical look at some of the women who became a "first" in the history of Illinois women in law: the first judge, the first to pass the bar, the first minority to be admitted to the bar, etc. Complete with photographs of two of these famous women, these T-shirts will make a great holiday gift!

Help us celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's admission to the Illinois Bar and help us raise money for our spring conference by buying one of these great shirts today!!! Shirts are $15 for one or two for $25. Dues-paying WIL members will get a discount: $12 for one or two for $20.

If you have any questions about the shirts, the conference, or WIL, please e-mail WIL.

Have a safe and stress-free holiday break!