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

January 12, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 1
Information about
posting to the Record
In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
   Professionalism Day 1998
   Student Services
   Alumnae/i & Student Relations
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Center for Law and Computers
   Serving Our Society
   Employment Opportunities
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association


Welcome Back!
Congratulations to all first-year students on completing your first semester of law school, and to upper-level students for making it one semester closer to graduation. I hope everyone has a productive and interesting spring semester. There are several important announcements in the Registrar's section of this Record, including procedures and deadlines for adding and dropping courses, making the pass/fail election, and waiving insurance coverage. Please review these announcements carefully.

Spring Semester Schedule Changes
Telecommunications Law and Policy: We have finally confirmed that this course will be offered in the spring semester. The course will be cross-listed in both the Stuart School of Business and the Law School. The Stuart School instructor will be Prof. George Kraft; the Law School instructor will be Michael Mensik, an adjunct professor who heads up the Information Technology and Communications Law practice area at Baker &McKenzie. Due to the requirements of the Stuart School calendar, the course will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:10 p.m., starting on Wednesday, February 25, and ending on Wednesday, April 29. The exam will be on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. The course will be worth 3 credits; because the Stuart School's quarters are shorter than the Law School's semesters, law students in the course will be required to write a paper or other assignment not required for the Stuart School students. The course number is 203-001. The classroom will be announced later in the semester in the Record. The course description is as follows:

This course addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of the emerging telecommunications environment. It will make an attempt to integrate the latest technologies into the legal framework of modern society. In addition, it will serve as a platform for representatives from various companies engaged in modern telecommunications so that these individuals can describe their corporate entrepreneurial activities both within the United States and internationally.
Space Law Seminar: This seminar has been canceled by the instructor.

Business Planning: This course has been canceled due to low enrollment.

Legal Drafting (Prof. Bouldon): This section of Legal Drafting has been canceled due to low enrollment.

Classroom Assignments
Classroom assignments for spring courses are posted in the lobby and on the second-floor bulletin board.

Reading Assignments
I mailed a letter to all students in December containing assignments for the first week of classes and other information about the spring semester. If you did not receive this letter, you may obtain one outside my office (Suite 320). If your address has changed recently and we do not have it in our records, please provide your current address to the Registrar's Office. Assignments received from instructors after the letter was mailed are posted on the second floor bulletin board.

Spring Semester Final Exams
The final exam schedule for the spring semester was published in the Registration Bulletin distributed last semester and appears on the Schedule of Classes posted in the lobby and on the second floor bulletin board. The Student Handbook requires that you take your finals at the times scheduled, even if you have two exams in a row, or one at 6:00 p.m. and another at 8:30 a.m. the next morning. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the only exception is if you have three exams scheduled consecutively (which rarely happens). If you believe you have an exam conflict or other circumstance justifying rescheduling an exam (see Student Handbook §§7.2 and 7.3), please see Ellen Berger, the Director of Student Services. The moral of the story is: check your final exam schedule before buying non-refundable tickets to France!

A Note from Professor Steinman about "Appellate Courts" course:
Do you know the difference between an appeal and a collateral attack? At what point in the proceedings and by what mechanisms you can appeal an adverse decision? What rulings prior to final judgment can be immediately appealed? Who has standing to appeal or the right to defend a judgment on appeal, and where an appeal should be filed? What will moot an appeal? What "mandamus" is? Which arguments the reviewing court will entertain on appeal, ... and which it won't? When a reviewing court will "review" de novo?; for clear error?; for abuse of discretion? and why it matters to your client? How the volume of work has affected the ways in which appellate courts are organized and operate -- and what the implications are for you as appellate counsel? What cases the Supreme Court has the authority to hear -- and which it can't or won't choose to hear -- within its appellate jurisdiction? If these questions interest you or are things you know it's important for you to understand, sign up for the Appellate Courts course, TThF 10:40-11:35 a.m. Thanks; I hope I'll see you in class.

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. The registration materials must be postmarked 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. If you have questions about the application materials, you may call the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar at 217/522-5917. In addition, Ellen Berger, the Director of Student Services, will be holding a meeting to discuss the bar application materials this Thursday, January 15. See her section of this Record for details.

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. If you do plan to register by the March deadline, you should pick up an application as soon as possible and begin working on it.

One of the forms in the registration packet is a "Certificate of the Dean of Law School Proof of Commencement of Legal Study." We send a Certificate to the Illinois bar examiners for every student who began at Chicago-Kent last fall, so you can discard this form.

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. Applications must be postmarked by 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. If you have questions about the application materials, you may call the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar at 217/522-5917. In addition, Ellen Berger, the Director of Student Services, will be holding a meeting to discuss the bar application materials this Thursday, January 15. See her section of this Record for details.

The law school sends a "Certificate of Dean of Law School Proof of Legal Education" to the Illinois bar examiners for every student who graduates in May, so you may discard the one included in the application materials. If you did not file a registration application during your first year of law school, you may also ignore the "Certificate of the Dean of Law School Proof of Commencement of Legal Study" in the application materials, so long as you began your legal studies at Chicago-Kent. We sent a Certificate for every student who began at Chicago-Kent to the Illinois bar examiners, and they will have your Certificate in their Files.

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.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
The MPRE exam is required for admission to the bars of most jurisdictions, including Illinois. The exam, which may be taken any time after the first year of law school, is administered in March, August, and November each year. Applications for the next exam, on March 18, have not yet arrived but are expected shortly; they will be available in the Registrar's Office once they arrive. The deadline for applying for the March 18 exam is February 14, 1998 (the late deadline is March 4).


Welcome back!

Schedule Changes
You may add an open course through Friday, January 23, 1998, the end of the second week of spring classes. If you drop a course and reduce your credit hours (i.e., if you drop a course and do not add another course with at least the same number of credits), you will be charged tuition according to the following schedule:

	Date of Withdrawal			Charge
	During the first week 			no charge		
	During the second week			50% of tuition
	During the third week			75% of tuition
	After the third week			100% of tuition
To add or drop a course, you must submit a signed Registration Change Form to the Registrar's Office.

Maximum and Minimum Hours
When adding a course, please make sure that your total hours do not exceed the maximum hours set forth in §2.1 and §2.2 of the Student Handbook. During the third week of the semester, the Registrar will prepare a report of all students' credit hours. Students who registered for more than the maximum number of hours without permission will be required to drop a course; students taking fewer than the required number will have to add a course. Graduating seniors who need fewer than the minimum number of credit hours to graduate may take fewer hours without permission; however, please make sure that you satisfy the residency requirements described in §1.5 of the Handbook. Please contact Dean Sowle if you have any questions about the residency requirements.

Pass/Fail Elections
Pass/Fail Election Forms are available in the Registrar's Office; please read the instructions and the limitations on the form and in §2.4 of the Student Handbook. The absolute deadline to make a Pass/Fail election is 5:00p.m. , Friday, February 6, 1998. You must submit two copies of the Pass/Fail Election Form. Make sure one copy is signed by the Registrar and returned to you; keep this copy as evidence of your election. You may revoke an election at any time up to the last day of spring classes.

Insurance Waiver
All students registered for at least 12 hours, regardless of their division, are automatically billed for student health insurance. Students who were registered for 12 hours during the fall semester were billed a one-time charge of $442 for the fall and spring semesters. Students who waived coverage for the fall semester do not have to submit another waiver. If you were registered for fewer than 12 credit hours during the fall semester but register for at least 12 hours this spring semester (regardless of your division), you will be assessed a $265.00 student health insurance fee. You may waive this coverage by submitting a waiver form to the IIT Counseling Center (room 103, FA Hall on Main Campus) by January 25, 1998. You may deposit the form in the campus mail slot in the College Service Center on the second floor. Brochures explaining the insurance coverage and waiver procedures are available in the Registrar's Office.

Student Identification Cards
Spring 1998 validation stickers for student identification cards are now available in the Registrar's Office.

Fall 1997 Grades
Fall semester grades are available on KENTNET shortly after they have been submitted by the instructors.

May 1998 Graduates
If you have not submitted an Application for Graduation to the Registrar's Office, please do so by Friday, January 23, 1998, and read §1.8 of the Student Handbook. If you change your schedule and reduce your hours after you submit the form, please notify the Registrar's Office and amend the Application form.

Office Closing
The Registrar's Office will be closed on Monday, January 19, 1998.



Law as a Profession: Professionalism Day 1998 is fast approaching -- Wednesday, February 4. For all the 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls who have already registered for Professionalism Day, we appreciate your prompt response and we look forward to seeing you on February 4.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to interact with Chicago-area practitioners. Breakout sessions covering the business and professional aspects of legal practice in solo, small/mid-sized and large private firms, corporations, public interest entities, and government agencies will help you learn more about the legal career paths. You'll meet in small groups with pairs of lawyers from the practice sectors you have selected. You can ask candid questions and find out from insiders the "real scoop" on what happens inside these different legal organizations. All of the attorneys who have graciously agreed to contribute their time to this program fervently believe that students should receive this kind of information about the practice they are about to enter and are enthusiastic about spending time talking with you.

The American Bar Association has recently recognized Chicago-Kent as a national leader by awarding us the prestigious E. Smythe Gambrell Award for Professional Excellence for our Professionalism Day program in 1997. We are honored by the recognition of our program and look forward to sharing it with you this year.

Law as a Profession: Professionalism Day 1998 is your chance to meet and impress legal employers from the Chicagoland area. Professionalism Day is a powerful vehicle to drive home the message that Chicago-Kent students are bright, engaged, and excellent prospective employees. Help us spread that message by demonstrating your enthusiasm and interest in this profession by meeting, interacting with, and welcoming these representatives of the practicing bar.

We are very excited about the caliber of speakers and the content of this year's program. For further information about this important and innovative event, please stay tuned to this section of the Record, check out the Law as a Profession: Professionalism Day 1998 bulletin board outside the Career Services Office (#360), and surf to the new Professionalism Day 1998 web page by following the link on the InnerKent home page.

Professionalism Day 1998 is brought to you by the Career Services and Student Services Offices. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact a staff member from either office or e-mail PROFDAY.


Welcome back! I hope your break was enjoyable and restful. Please stop in to say hello sometime. I look forward to hearing all about how you spent your time away from law school. When you visit, please extend a warm welcome to Chris Matheny, the newest member of the Student Services Office. Chris is the new Assistant Director of Student Services and may be a familiar face to the many students he assisted as a staff member in the Financial Aid Office. Chris has a B.A. in Psychology from DePaul University and is currently an M.B.A. candidate at the Stuart School of Business. Chris will be available to assist you with any concerns, complaints or questions you may have and will be working with me to organize the many programs we hold each semester.

Please don't forget that we have information on study strategies, time management, and relaxation techniques that may help you through the tough, cold months of this semester. We're also here to listen if you simply need a sympathetic ear. You can reach us by phone, e-mail or in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  Ellen Berger: 312/906-5272, EBERGER, room 546.
  Chris Matheny: 312/906-5271, CMATHENY, room 544.

Illinois Bar Application Q & A Session - Thursday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m. in room 590
Illinois Bar Exam applications are almost due! Do you have questions?

1Ls & 3Ls -- Has the lengthy process of filling out the Illinois Bar Exam Application left you feeling lost and confused? Find the answers to all of your questions this week! Unfortunately, the representative from the Illinois Board of Bar Examiners cannot attend the session, but she has forwarded valuable information to us in an effort to give you answers to the most frequently asked question about the Bar application. Chris Matheny and I will be available to answer your questions and assist you with the completion of your application. Bring your queries and complexities to room 590 on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and cross one urgent task off your to-do list.

Student Resource Library - New Location!
The Student Resource Library has moved! The Library is now located in Chris Matheny's office, room 544. Materials for the spring semester are now available for one week check-out. If you still have materials that were checked out during the fall semester, please return to them to Chris Matheny or Ellen Berger as soon as possible (room 544/546). You will not be allowed to check out additional materials until the overdue materials have been returned.

HELP WANTED: Student Orientation Coordinator
We are accepting applications now through January 30 for the position of Student Orientation Coordinator. The Student Orientation Coordinator assists the Student Services staff with the planning, organizing, and running of the first week of school for incoming first-year students. We are looking for someone who is extremely enthusiastic, organized, creative and self- motivated. The position will involve some planning work during the spring semester, but the majority of the job responsibilities will be performed this coming summer. This is a paid position and involves approximately 10 hours per week throughout the summer. For more information about the position, please contact Ellen Berger. Application forms are available on the rack outside of room 544.

The Weekly Link
Happy New Year! Did you know that the average person gains close to 8 pounds over the holidays? Looking for a way to shape up or improve your diet after all those big holiday meals? Here are some sites to help you do just that. Just click the links below for information on nutrition, fitness, health care, and much more.

	Eat Right America
	Internet Fitness Resource
	Fast Food Finder
	Health A to Z

Please e-mail your favorite sites to CMATHENY for future editions of the Weekly Link.


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
The deadline for the class speaker competition has been extended. Essays are due in the Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 1998. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to address graduates and guests for 5 minutes at the commencement ceremony after the valedictorian has spoken. To participate in the competition, submit a brief essay (2-3 pages) outlining the topic on which you would speak. The speech should last no longer than 5 minutes. The essays will be graded anonymously by the Class of 1998 Graduation Committee; those essays which were previously submitted will be given preferential treatment. The winner will be announced within two weeks following the deadline.

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

Student Worker
The Office of Alumnae/i & Student Relations is looking for a student worker. The time commitment will be 20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include assisting with mailings, data input, filing, as well as various and sundry projects and events. Must be hard working and diligent. This position is a good opportunity to make some extra money and to network for future jobs. To apply, contact Beth Miller at BMILLER2.


Office News
Welcome back! We look forward to working with you this semester.

Please join the Career Services Office in welcoming its two newest members, Maureen Stimming and Beth Kieffer. Maureen, our new Associate Director, is in charge of counseling services for students and alumnae/i and oversees our part-time counseling staff. In addition, she assists the Executive Director in employer outreach and coordinates student and alumnae/i outreach efforts. Beth has become our new Resource Manager, replacing Charis Runnels (who was promoted to Assistant Director in October). Beth assists students and alumnae/i with print, on-line and Internet resources and answers all the "one-quick questions" about our resources and the office. Beth also will be writing and publishing Careerline, our office newsletter for the Chicago-Kent student community.

Office Hours for the Spring Semester
The office hours for the spring term are as follows:

     Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays
      8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

     Wednesdays and Thursdays
      8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.*

* Evening counseling appointments are available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with Debbi Gutman.

We will also be open two Saturdays each month from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon according to the following schedule: January 24, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 11 & 25, and May 16.

Office Closings
The Career Services Office will be closed the following days in preparation and execution of Law as a Profession: Professionalism Day 1998:

   Tuesday, February 3
   Wednesday, February 4
   Thursday, February 5

Counseling Appointments
If you wish to meet with one of our career counselors, we encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible. January and February are peak demand times for appointments and we will be able to accommodate very few walk-in appointments during this time.

To schedule an appointment with Maureen Stimming, Debbi Gutman, Kim Reynolds or Stephanie Rever Chu, see LaJuanna Williams at the front desk in room 360 or call 312/906-5200. We look forward to meeting with you!

Grace Period for Overdue Books!
Did you forget to return that interviewing book before you left Chicago in December? Is there a career services book sitting at the bottom of your locker from last spring that you're too embarrassed to return? If you return any overdue career services materials this week (Jan. 12-16), you can avoid paying any fines! All fines from overdue materials will be waived during this week only, no questions asked. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Office Tours
Come check out the Career Services Resource Center! Sign up in the Program Sign-Up binder at the reception desk in Suite 360 to reserve your spot: tours are limited to 12 students each. Tours will be held each day at 12:00 noon between Tuesday, January 20, and Friday, January 30, and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 and 29.

Upcoming Career Services Programs

Summer Opportunities for 1Ls:
How do most students spend the summer? Are clerking jobs available? How do you find a clerking job? What's the timetable for summer hiring? How critical is it to gain legal experience during the summer? On Tuesday, January 20, at 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m., the Career Services staff will address the common concerns of first-year students regarding how they spend the summer after their first year of law school. To register, sign up in the Program Sign-Up binder at the front desk of the Career Services Office now! Watch the Career Services bulletin board and next week's Record for the room number.

Cook County State's Attorney's Office:
Ever wondered what type of clerking opportunities are available in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office? Guess no further! On Wednesday, January 21, at 3:00 p.m. in room C50, the Director of Recruiting/Hiring, Marcie Thorpe, will be visiting Chicago-Kent with a distinguished panel of representatives from the State's Attorney's Office:

	Arthur Hill, Chief Deputy
	Neil Linehan, Chief, Narcotics Prosecutions Bureau
	Robert Egan, Deputy Chief, Public Interest Bureau
	Theresa Maganzini, Division Chief, Juvenile Justice Bureau, Protection Div.
	Peter Fisher, Deputy Chief, Civil Actions Bureau
	James McKay, Wing Commander, Felony Trial Division
If you have ever thought about working in the State's Attorney's Office, this program is for you! Speakers will discuss what it's like to work in their bureau and give general information about the office. Space is limited, so sign up in the Program Sign-Up binder at the front desk of the Career Services Office now!

Minorities in Large Law Firms:
On Tuesday, January 27, at 12:00 noon in room 590, several attorneys from the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms will be speaking at Chicago-Kent to students interested in working at large law firms. Panelists will speak about their experiences interviewing with and working in large firms and offer practical advice to students about job searching and interviewing with this type of employer. All are welcome. To register, please sign up in the Program Sign-Up binder at the front desk of the Career Services Office. Watch this space in the Record for more details.

Public Interest Job Fairs

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference:
Are you considering a career in public interest law? Do you want to meet public interest employers? Make plans to attend the Tenth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference at Northwestern Law School on Saturday, February 21, 1998. Legal employers from various organizations will be participating in the program. Many employers conduct interviews, and others are scheduled to participate in informal "table talk" networking.

Informational packets containing the list of employers and their hiring criteria will soon be available in the Career Services Office, and the deadline for registration will be shortly thereafter. Watch the Career Services bulletin board and broadcast messages for additional details later this week.

Are You Leaving Chicago This Summer?
The National Association for Law Placement annually publishes a listing of summer sublets of law students' apartments in cities across the country. If you will need an apartment for the summer, or would like to sublet your own apartment, you can register to be included in the Exchange directory. This directory will be mailed to law schools nationwide in early March.

Registration forms must be received by the NALP office in Washington, D.C., no later than February 2, 1998. Late forms cannot be accepted. Pick up Handout #54 for additional information and registration materials.

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: U.S. Department of Justice Summer Law Intern Program - Florida:
The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida is accepting applications for its 1998 Summer Internship Program for four offices in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Ft. Myers. Application packets must be postmarked no later than Thursday, January 15. See Handout #55 for additional information and application materials.

2Ls, 3Ls: International Human Rights Law Group Legal/Graduate Internships:
The International Human Rights Law Group is a nonprofit organization of human rights and legal professionals engaged in human rights advocacy, litigation and training around the world. They are seeking students for part- and full- internships for the spring and fall semesters; full-time internships for the summer. Positions are available with the Women's Rights Advocacy Program; Special Projects; Bosnia, Latin America, Cambodia, and Africa Projects. Applications are due January 30 for the spring and March 1 for the summer. See Handout #56 for additional details and application procedures.

1Ls, 2Ls: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Regional Solicitor, Pacific Northwest Region:
The U.S. Dept. of the Interior is pleased to announce the opportunity for four law clerks to join them full-time during the summer of 1998. Clerks will be placed in one of the following areas: Natural Resources, Water Law, Indian Law, or General Law. Applications must be received no later than February 6. See Handout #57 for additional details.

2Ls: Summer Internships in the Office of Minority Affairs, Law School Admissions Council:
The LSAC Office of Minority Affairs is looking for an intern to work in the Newtown, PA, office for 12 weeks in the summer of 1998. All students are encouraged to apply, not just minority applicants. Applications must be received no later than February 6. See Handout #58 for details.

1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: The Appleseed Foundation Summer Law Internship:
The Appleseed Foundation is seeking law students for its national office in Washington, D.C. Appleseed organizes, supports and connects public interest law centers which deal with policy issues at the state and local levels. Summer internships will last approximately three months. Interested students should see Handout #59 for further information and application instructions.

3Ls: Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Fellowship:
The LCCRUL, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, is requesting applications for its George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Legal Fellowship. A 1998 graduate will be selected to work with the Lawyer's Committee for a six-month period on a range of civil rights matters. Interested students must submit an application postmarked no later than February 2. See Handout #60 for additional information.

Judicial Clerkships
2Ls, 3Ls: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia:
Applications are being accepted until February 6 for one-year judicial clerkships with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia beginning Aug. 1999, including four U.S. District Judges in Norfolk, one U.S. Magistrate Judge in Newport News and two U.S. Bankruptcy Judges in Norfolk. In addition, a staff attorney may be hired to handle prisoner petitions. For detailed descriptions and application requirements, see Handout #61. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.


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Reference librarians will offer tutorials again during the spring semester. Tutorials are 20 minute how-to sessions on specific research topics, such as using Shepard's or form books. Watch for the schedule on the 9th floor Bulletin Board.

Martin Luther King Day
A display of books by Dr. Martin Luther King and books about the Civil Rights Movement is located in the 7th floor elevator lobby outside the Information Center. The Information Center will be open regular hours on Martin Luther King Day, January 19.

Spring Semester Hours--Information Center

	Sun.		10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
	Mon.-Thurs.	 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
	Fri.	 	 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
	Sat.		 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Spring Semester Hours--Document Center
	Sun. 		     Noon - 8:00 p.m.
	Mon.-Thurs.	8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
	Fri.		8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
	Sat.		9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Information Center Newsletter
Watch for a new January Information Center Newsletter. Copies will be available at the Service Desk.


Student Printing Spring '98 Semester
Student printing for the spring '98 semester begins Monday, January 12, 1998, and will continue to accumulate through Monday, May 25, 1998. Each enrolled student receives 400 complimentary pages. Additional pages are charged at $.05/page. May '98 graduates with a printing balance will have their diplomas held until the account is paid in full.

Student Printing Fall '97 Semester
Students with printing balances for the fall '97 semester have until Monday, January 26, 1998, to pay the Bursar their balance. Any student with an unpaid balance after January 26 will lose network access. Questions should be directed to Theda Mickey, TMICKEY, Projects Coordinator, Center for Law and Computers.

Grades Online
There are a couple of different ways to get grades from your fall 1997 courses depending on how you are accessing Kentnet. At present, grades are currently not available via the Internet on the CK Web server. We hope to have an on-line system ready at the end of the spring 1998 semester.

Via the Dialin Software (software purchased from the bookstore):
  - From the Main Menu, select CLASSES and then FALL 97 GRADES

Via Windows95 Computers at Chicago-Kent (computers in all computer labs, 6th floor and any notebooks that attach to Kentnet):
  - From the Main Menu, select STUDENT SERVICES, REGISTRAR, FALL 97 GRADES

Via DOS E-Mail stations:
  - From the Main Menu, select FALL 97 GRADES

Tax Forms Over The Internet
The CLC has installed a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader on all lab computers (except for the computers in lab 775) which allows students to view and print documents from the web called PDF documents. One of the most popular uses of PDF files is availability of tax forms over the Internet. So, instead of looking for tax forms and instructions at your local library, you can find them on-line and print them off at any one of the computer labs.

All you need to do is go to a website that has the tax forms and instructions available for download. Here are some sites where these forms are available, but there are more as well:


TIP: Just print off the tax forms and NOT the instructions. The instructions are very lengthy and PDF files take an extremely long time to print given that they are essentially graphics. It's best to just print off the form and VIEW the instructions to answer any questions you may have regarding how to fill out the form.

Programs Attached to E-mails
The network has been flooded by e-mails with programs (movies, small games, sound files) for attachments. The most common ones are: babycha.avi; snowman.exe; fridge.exe; ghost.exe and others.

These attachments take up a large amount of memory, and every time one student sends out an e-mail with such an attachment to other friends at Chicago-Kent, copy after copy of these programs is made on the network. This problem contributed to the network crashes we experienced this November.

To alleviate this problem and avoid future network crashes, students must delete the e-mails containing these attachments from their e-mail accounts. You can save the programs to a floppy disk for use on your home computer, but the programs cannot remain on the network.

If students do not delete e-mails with such attachments and network space becomes limited, the CLC reserves the right to delete the attachments from e-mail accounts without notice.


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 January 12, 1998 will be as follows:

Monday		1:00 - 5:00	Michael Ambroziak   
Tuesday		1:00 - 5:00	Michael Ambroziak
Wednesday	1:00 - 5:00	Michael Ambroziak
Thursday	1:00 - 5:00	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.

What's New on WESTLAW:
New Database Announcements: "More Jurs" were added in December. Joining the American Jurisprudence 2d and New York Jurisprudence 2d databases on WESTLAW are:

New WESTLAW exclusive databases: Recent Enhancements:
Merit Systems Protection Board decisions are now available in KeyCite. You can now check KeyCite and the Table of Authorities for these decisions and they will appear as citing references in KeyCite results for other cases.

Westcheck 3.0 is coming soon. It's the new cite-checking, quote-checking, case-retrieving, timesaving, money-saving, mistake-avoiding software from West Group. Watch this space for more information.


SOS would like to welcome all students back to school, and wish all a Happy New Year. If one of your resolutions was to improve yourself, why not start volunteering at one of the many public service agencies that needs students? We will be publishing our office hours in next week's Record, but if you wish to contact us, please e-mail either Ann Celine (AOHALLAR) or Carolyn (CBUNTIN) and we'll schedule a time to meet with you.


The Office of Development is looking to hire a student worker to work part-time approximately 15-20 hours per week. This is a great opportunity to earn some extra money as well as to network with alumnae/i. If you are interested, please e-mail MSEIFMAN.


Welcome back! I hope you all had a good break.

Budget Requests
The Finance Committee has extended the deadline for Spring Budget Requests until this Friday, January 16. Please submit the request to C88 or to the SBA mailbox on the 2nd floor. If you have any questions about the process, please e-mail Helen Fabisiewicz (
HFABISIE), SBA Treasurer.

Reimbursement Deadline
All Reimbursement Requests from the fall semester must be turned in no later than Friday, January 16. After that time, any money left in an organization's account will revert back to the SBA's main account, to be distributed for the spring semester. Those requests can be submitted to C88 or to the SBA mailbox on the 2nd floor.

BOG Meeting
The first BOG meeting of the new semester will take place the week of January 19. The budgets should be decided on during that meeting and made available to the student organizations the following week. If you have any issues for the agenda, please e-mail SBAQ.

January Social
The January Social is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 22, at a destination to be determined. Any suggestions or comments should be directed to Nick Scarpelli (NSCARPEL).

Law Week
Law Week will begin on Monday, April 13. Please mark your calendars. Any suggestions for speakers or events should be directed to Elayna Pham (EPHAM) or Matt Knorr (MKNORR).

Barristers Ball
Barristers Ball will take place on Saturday, April 18, at the Fairmont Hotel (we hope). Any suggestions for the event should be directed to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL).