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


January 19, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 2
Information about
posting to the Record
In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
   Registrar
   Student Services
   Alumnae/i & Student Relations
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Center for Law and Computers
   Serving Our Society
   From the Law Offices
   Writing Contests
   Employment Opportunities
   Scholarships
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association
   Amnesty International
   Chicago Bar Association
   Computer Law Association
   Environmental Law Society
   GayLaw
   International Law Society
   Kent Justice Foundation

FROM ASSISTANT DEAN STEPHEN SOWLE

Spring Semester Calendar
The version of the spring 1998 Academic Calendar in the Student Handbook contains two errors:

  (1) Professionalism Day is Wednesday, February 4 (not February 5); all classes are canceled that day.
  (2) There is no school holiday on March 28.


FROM THE REGISTRAR

May 1998 Graduates
If you plan to graduate at the end of the spring semester and have not submitted an Application for Graduation, please do so by the end of this week.

Program Changes
You may add an open course through Friday, January 23, 1998. 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		Tuition Charge
	by Friday, January 23		50% of tuition
	by Friday, January 30		75% of tuition
	after Friday, January 30	100% of tuition
To officially drop a course and receive tuition credit, you must submit a signed Registration Change Form to the Registrar's Office.

Pass/Fail Election
You may elect to take a course Pass/Fail by submitting two copies of the Pass/Fail Election Form no later than Friday, February 6, 1998. Pass/Fail Election Forms are available in the Registrar's Office; please read the instructions and note which courses are not eligible for pass/fail election.

In addition to the courses listed on the form, the following are not eligible for pass/fail election:
    Civil Procedure 2 - Laser
    Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process - Rudstein
    Estates & Trusts - Sherman

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 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.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
Applications for the next MPRE exam, on March 18, have now arrived. You may pick one up in the Registrar's Office.

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


PROFESSIONALISM DAY 1998

LAW AS A PROFESSION: PROFESSIONALISM DAY 1998

Law as a Profession: Professionalism Day 1998 is coming on Wednesday, February 4! Don't forget that all classes are canceled for ALL students on that day.

For more information about Law as a Profession: Professionalism Day 1998, check out our new web site!!! Click here for the site, or look for it on the top of the Intranet home page. You can find lots of information there, such as a schedule of events for the day and biographies of all of the wonderful speakers who have volunteered their time to speak at the program. This site will be updated with new information each week, so check it often.

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.


FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES

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.

Illinois Bar Application Q & A Session - Handouts
1Ls & 3Ls -- Handouts with information from the session held last week are available on the desk across from room 544. If you have any other questions, please call the Illinois Board of Bar Examiners at 217/522-5917 for assistance.

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.

Teaching Assistant Office Hours
Teaching Assistants have been assigned to Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Justice for the spring semester. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your new classes, remember that your TA's are available to help you on a one-on-one basis each week. Room numbers have not yet been assigned, but you can still get off to a good start this semester by e-mailing your TA to find out where they will be holding office hours this week. [If you are unable to meet with your TA during office hours, send them an e-mail to set up an appointment for a more convenient time.]

Contracts
CorreIV 		Ashton			Mon.,10:45-11:45am
Gely			Deborah Alexander	Wed., 6:00-7:00pm
Smith (eve.)		Michael Ilagan		Wed., 5:00-6:00pm 
Warner			Dan Adelman		Mon., 4:00-5:00pm

Justice Nance Jon Casadont Mon., 5:00-6:00pm Sowle Alyssa Mogul TBA

Civil Procedure Lien Kathleen Devine Tue., 11:45am-12:30pm Steinman Joe Graham Tue., 3:15-4:15pm Stewart Jennifer O'Neill Thur., 2:30-3:30pm

Property Deutsch Tanya Geranios Fri., 11:30am-12:30pm Nance Mary Kelly Wed., 10:45-11:45am Tarlock Melanie Mason Thur., 1:00-1:45pm

The Weekly Link
Monday, January 19, 1998, is the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. If you would like more information on the holiday or Dr. King's work, please check out the following sites.

King Holiday Information and History
http://www.holidays.net/mlk

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Directory and Papers Project at Stanford
http://www-leland.stanford.edu/group/King

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Pathfinder Site
http://pathfinder.com/@@TdXoCQQAZW8KL66H/pathfinder/features/mlk

For further information on King Day events around the city, stop by the Office of Student Services or check out the bulletin board on the second floor.


FROM ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS

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 are available 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 position will require up to 20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include filing, mail merges, and general office work. Please e-mail Beth Miller at BMILLER2.


FROM CAREER SERVICES

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!

Office Tours
Come check out the Career Services Resource Center! Find out where to find the job postings, employer files, and more! 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 in room 590 and Wednesday, January 21, at 5:00 p.m. in room C-50, 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!

EVENING STUDENTS: We'll have a special program just for you on February 24 where we'll discuss possible ways to get legal experience as an evening student. Watch this space for more information!

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 Thorp, 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 Division
     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!

Minority Lawyers' Tips for Law Students:
On Tuesday, January 27, at 12:00 noon in room 590, several attorneys from member law firms of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms will be speaking at Chicago-Kent to students interested in working at large law firms. Hear firsthand from minority lawyers who are involved in their firms' decision-making about who gets an offer and who doesn't; learn what large firm practice is really like; discover what large law firm practice in Chicago may be able to offer you; and find out what you can do to make yourself a better candidate for employment by a large law firm. All are welcome. To register, please sign up in the Program Sign-Up binder at the front desk of the Career Services Office.

Miscellaneous Programs

Law Student Interview Workshop:
If the thought of interviewing makes you nervous, mark your calendar for a workshop you cannot afford to miss! The Young Lawyer's Section (YLS) of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) is sponsoring a Law Student Interview Workshop on Thursday, February 5, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the CBA headquarters at 321 S. Plymouth Court. This is your opportunity to participate in one-on-one mock interviews with practicing attorneys from many different areas of practice and learn strategies for handling difficult interview questions.

The workshop is free for CBA members and $8.00 for non-members (fee includes a one-year CBA membership). The cost will be $10 at the door. Please sign up for the workshop in the Career Services Office, 360. The deadline is Tuesday, January 27, for reserving your interview spot, so sign up today!

Fifth Annual Mid-America International Law Careers Day:
The International Law Society of the University of Missouri, Kansas City invites all interested students to its Fifth Annual International Law Careers Day, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 21, 1998 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the UMKC School of Law. The registration fee of $25 is due by February 6, 1998, but will jump to $30 if you register at the door. Pick up Handout #62 for more information.

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 D.C. no later than February 2, 1998. Late forms cannot be accepted. Pick up Handout #54 for additional information and registration materials.

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 ARE NOW AVAILABLE in the Career Services Office. The deadline for submitting your application materials is 7:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity!

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

Internships
1Ls, 2Ls: American Bar Association Public Service Summer Internship Program:
The ABA's Public Services Division and Law Student Division invite students to participate in their annual Internship Program, which is a unique program designed for law students to engage in an individualized public interest research and writing project over a 10-week summer period. The application, which includes a 3-5 page essay describing the project you would propose for your internship, must be postmarked by January 31, 1998. See Handout #63 for application requirements.

2Ls, 3Ls: Environmental Defense Fund: Internship Program at the Rocky Mountain Office:
The internship program of the Rocky Mountain office of the EDF is searching for qualified students to work on projects related to air quality and water quality in the region. The internships are for 10 weeks, 40 hours per week. Applications are due by February 1, 1998. See Handout #64 for more information.

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 semester; 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 United States Department 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, and 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.

2Ls, 3Ls: U.S. Department of Justice - Immigration Court:
The United States Immigration Court in Chicago is looking for second and third-year law students to work as interns during this summer. Duties would include pre-hearing preparation involving motions and preparation of bench memoranda; in-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues; and drafting of decisions taken under advisement. Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred. Interns are expected to work 35-40 hours per week. Applications must be received by February 28, 1998. See Handout #65 for application procedures.

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 3 months. Interested students should see Handout #59 for further information and application instructions.

Scholarships/Fellowships
3Ls: Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. NAPIL Fellow:
The National Association for Public Interest Law has approved an application for a NAPIL Partner Fellowship in the East St. Louis, Illinois office of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance; therefore LLLA is now accepting applications from prospective fellows. The Fellow will staff a new program, Project Independence. The fellowship is a two-year position starting September 1, 1998. See Handout #66 for more details about the Project and the fellowship.

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 US District Judges in Norfolk, one US Magistrate Judge in Newport News and two US 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.

2Ls, 3Ls: United States District for the Northern District of Illinois:
Judge Philip G. Reinhard of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in Rockford, Illinois, is now accepting applications for a two-year clerkship to begin in August of 1999. Interviews will be in March and April of 1998 in Rockford. See Handout #67. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.


FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

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Consular Ball Highlighted in Today's Chicago Woman
Photographs of guests at the 44th Annual Consular Ball held in October 1997 are featured in the January 1998 issue of Today's Chicago Woman. The Ball is an annual event which supports the Library of International Relations and honors Chicago's Consular Corps.

Learn Courtroom Skills with Interactive Videos
A collection of lessons that teach legal skills is available in room 680H. The programs are ideal for evidence courses, trial advocacy workshops and clinical programs. By adding a laser disc or CD-ROM to a computer, students can play the role of a litigator in a simulated trial. The user may raise objections and interrupt the proceedings at any time. An explanation of the judge's ruling will appear whenever an objection is sustained or overruled.

Some of the lessons available are: "Interactive Courtroom," "Client Interviewing," "Evidence Objection," "Cross Examination-Evidence Tactics," and "Direct Examination-Evidence Tactics."

You may reserve room 680H at the Information Center Service Desk with your student ID.

Tutorials
This week's tutorial is on Using Shepard's to determine if the cases you plan to rely on are still good law. The tutorial will also help you learn where and how to find cases on specific legal points by using Shepard's Citators. So, come to this week's tutorial on USING SHEPARD'S.

The tutorials are being presented by the Reference Staff of the Information Center and the schedule is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up for them; just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.

If you have any comments about the times or the topics being offered, we would like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).


FROM THE CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS (CLC)

LEXIS

Welcome Back!
The LEXIS student representative will hold office hours this week in lab 700 (the large lab inside the library), or at one of the tables outside the lab if lab 700 is fully occupied. Lab hours for the week of January 19 are:

Monday9:00-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday1:45-3:45 p.m.
Wednesday9:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursday9:00-11:00 a.m.

Please note that any changes to this schedule will be posted on the LEXIS bulletin board in lab 700.

If you are an evening student, please e-mail LEXISQ to set up a meeting time. Additionally, the LEXIS rep is always availble to answer questions via e-mail via LEXISQ.

Passwords
Did you forget your password? Did you update your software and erase it from your hard drive? Not to worry. Send your name and expected graduation date to LEXISQ and we will get your password as soon as possible.

Software available on the Web
Are you frustrated because you can use LEXIS 7.0 and its wonderful graphical interface at school, but can't load it on your home computer because you don't have a CD-ROM drive? Well, if you :

  1. are a current student at Chicago-Kent
  2. have a computer running Windows 95 or Windows NT
  3. have a laptop and a network card or
  4. have a computer and a modem,
then you can download LEXIS 7.0 using Netscape or Internet Explorer. Here is how you do it:

For more information, please visit the LEXIS rep in lab 700 during office hours, or email LEXISQ with your questions. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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 January 19, 1998 will be as follows:

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?:
Westcheck 3.0 is coming this week. It's the new Keycite compatible cite-checking, quote-checking, case-retrieving, time-saving, money-saving, mistake-avoiding software from West Group. Look for it on the network and on CD-Rom at the 9th floor reference desk this week.

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.


FROM SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS)

Association House Legal Services Needs Volunteers
Association House Legal Services (AHLS) provides free legal services to individuals who qualify. AHLS only practices family law, concentrating on orders of protection, adoptions, divorce, name change, guardianship and other family law issues. AHLS is located at 2150 West North Avenue, and provides services to a large Hispanic community. Volunteers are responsible for interviewing clients, drafting correspondence, researching family law issues and preparing legal memoranda. Please contact the SOS office if you are interested in this great volunteer opportunity.

SOS Office Hours:


	Mon.  	 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
	Tues.	 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
	Wed.	12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
	Th.	 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

FROM THE LAW OFFICES

LADR! Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Reminder: This program in which first-year students may apply 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.

To learn more about this program, please contact Prof. Gary Laser, room 631, or pick up an application and a brochure in room 600.

Applications for this program must be turned in by January 26, 1998. Please turn in applications in room 600.


WRITING CONTESTS

1997 - 1998 Academic Year

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 her secretary, Greg Kelson, on the eighth floor. The law school will pay at its customary rate ... and you can begin after exams or next semester, if you would like.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago Scholarships
Deadline Extended to January 30, 1998
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 which wants 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 January 30, 1998.

Kern County Women Lawyers Association Scholarships
The Kern County Women Lawyers Association (KCWLA) of Bakersfield, California provides scholarships to deserving law school students each year in either April or May. The KCWLA is an organization that supports and promotes women attorneys as well as issues of gender, diversity and equality.

Eligible applicant law students must have ties to Kern County, California, have financial need and/or hardship, and have good scholarship. The Association is also interested in candidates who have an interest in the most pressing issues of the day. The scholarship award may be anywhere from $500 to $3,000.

Applications for the KCWLA Scholarship are available in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 230. Interested candidates must submit their applications to the Kern County Women Lawyers Association no later than Friday, January 23, 1998.

Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. Scholarships
The Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. is a philanthropic organization of American women of Polish descent interested in discovering the richness of their Polish heritage and sharing it with others.

Realizing that education is the main tool for deepening an appreciation of culture and advancing a people, the Club supports educational activities and the personal efforts of Polish American students, male and female, through financial scholarships.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
     1) must be a United States citizen;
     2) must have one parent of some Polish heritage;
     3) must be a Chicago area resident enrolled as a full-time student;
     4) must exhibit definite financial need; and
     5) must have acceptable grades.

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship may obtain an application by enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope and writing to: Therese Brzezinski, Chairman, Education Committee - PWCC, P.O. Box 31967, Chicago, Illinois 60631-0967. The scholarship application must be postmarked by June 30, 1998.


SPECIAL NOTICES

Student Interested in Labor & Employment Law

NELA (National Employment Lawyers Association) is having its January meeting at Chicago-Kent College of Law. All students interested in Labor & Employment Law are urged to attend. The topic will be affirmative action.

    Friday, January 30, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Room: TBA

Contact Professor Strubbe with any questions at 906-5288.


Enterprising Students Still Wanted
IIT has pioneered in offering undergraduate students experience working in team projects to provide solutions for problems provided by industry. The projects vary widely. Teams currently are determining how to plan for a new Chicago Bears stadium; whether computer simulations can be designed for easy use in criminal trials; whether a new software product effectively gauges cycle times in the manufacturing process; and whether a wireless keypad can be designed to permit automatic feedback from students in a classroom setting (among other projects). Please stop by if you are at all interested in this or other possible IPROs. Prof. Krent (room 735). Independent Research Credit is available.

ORGANIZATIONS

FROM ADAM WEISS, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
Curriculum Committee
The BOG's Curriculum Committee advises the faculty and administration on the students' views regarding what classes should be offered, the quality of final exams given, and the quality of professors and their teaching. If you have suggestions or comments about these subjects, please e-mail Howard Rosenburg (
HROSENBU), Curriculum Committee Chair.

Budget/Reimbursements
If you have any questions about the budget process or reimbursements from last semester, please e-mail Helen Fabisiewicz (HFABISIE), SBA Treasurer.

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 this Thursday, January 22 from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at a destination to be determined. Any suggestions or comments should be directed to Nick Scarpelli (NSCARPEL). Nick will post fliers this week detailing the location and outlining directions.

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).


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Welcome back everyone!

Amnesty International will be having a meeting in two weeks. Please stay posted for the time and location. In the meantime you can still get involved. Amnesty International is setting up a program in which you can volunteer to help design and run programs dealing with culture and human rights in four inner-city Chicago public high schools. If you are interested or want for information please e-mail Sita at SBALTHAZ.


CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
Welcome back to another semester!

Check Out The New Chicago Bar Association Web Site:
The Chicago Bar Association has launched a great new web site at http://www.chicagobar.org. Check it out today to join the CBA as a law student member for only $8 per year! If you're already a member, don't forget your membership number from your membership card: you'll need it to access certain secured information for members only. Check it out today!

Law Student Interview Workshop 2/5/98:
If the thought of interviewing makes you nervous, mark your calendar for a workshop you cannot afford to miss! The Young Lawyer's Section (YLS) of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) is sponsoring a Law Student Interview Workshop on Thursday, February 5, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the CBA headquarters at 321 S. Plymouth Court. This is your opportunity to participate in one-on-one mock interviews with practicing attorneys from many different areas of practice and learn strategies for handling difficult interview questions.

The workshop is free for CBA members and $8.00 for non-members (fee includes a one-year CBA membership). The cost will be $10 at the door, but interview slots may not be available by that time if they fill up early. You can sign up for the workshop in the Career Services Office, 360. The deadline is Tuesday, January 27, for reserving your interview spot, so sign up today!

Blood Drive Coming in February:
Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 26! On that day, in room 580, Chicago-Kent will host a blood drive as part of the annual CBA/YLS Law Student Blood Drive Competition, which will take place the last two weeks in February. All area law schools will host blood drives during that time and the school that donates the most pints of blood wins a pizza party for all participants and the honor of housing the traveling plaque that announces the yearly winners! Chicago-Kent WON last year, so let's hold on to our title as champions! Students will get the opportunity to register to donate in the cafeteria in the weeks before the blood drive. Watch the Record for additional details!

Membership...
Renewal notices are being sent...don't forget to renew your membership today! If you would like to join the CBA, you can register on-line at "chicagobar.org" under the law student information. If you have any questions, just e-mail either Ivy Israel at IISRAEL or Charis Runnels at CRUNNELS. Thanks!

  --Ivy Israel, Chicago-Kent CBA Representative & Charis Runnels, CBA/YLS Law Student Committee Chair


COMPUTER LAW ASSOCIATION
Welcome back!

Please come to our first meeting of 1998. It will be Tuesday, Jan 20 at noon and at 5:00 p.m. It will be a short meeting, I promise! The room will be announced in the Broadcast Messages, or alternatively, you can e-mail PAFUSO, and I will let you know. Have a good week.


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY
Keep a watchful eye on the Record for our first general meeting of the spring semester, to be held sometime this month.

EcoTip: You may have noticed the new label "Certified Organic" on various produce lately. This is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Organic Program Proposed Rule, currently under review by the Organic Farmers Marketing Association and the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides.

The mark "certified organic" is suppose to be a promise that no pesticides or chemical fertilizers were used. But the organic certification, currently or under regulations proposed recently by the Department of Agriculture, does not guarantee safe processing practices or absence of harmful bacteria. It has been heavily criticized by organic farmers, because it allows produce treated with synthetic substances to be included on the organic label.

Organic farming has traditionally represented respect for the environment, and is of significant concern to many environmentally conscious people. If you would like more information, the Proposed Organic Rule can be bought by calling (202)512-1800 or it can be accessed at www.ams.usda.gov/nop.


GAYLAW
GayLaw's first meeting of 1998 is Thursday, January 22, room to be announced. Check out our homepage at http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/gaylaw.

Events planned for this semester will include:

    - 2nd Annual night out at Baton
    - CK Alumni & Student Mixer at GirlBar
    - Transgender Issues in the Law

Come to our first meeting if you would like more information or get on our anonymous mailing list by e-mailing DKURTZ, FBARNHAR, or GAYLAW.


INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY
The International Law Society will be holding its first general meeting of the semester on Tuesday, January 20, at 12:00 p.m. All current members as well as interested students are encouraged to attend. Location of meeting will be posted in Broadcast messages!!


KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
Next Wednesday there will be a general meeting at 3:00 p.m. for day students in room 170 and for evening students from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in C74. At the next meeting we will discuss auction plans.

T-Shirts
We still have t-shirts available from our fall fundraiser. If you are interested, please e-mail Adam Weber (AWEBER). The price is one for $12 and two for $20 dollars.

Bake Sales
Bake sales will be on the following dates: January 28, February 26, and March 18. Please sign up to bake at our next meeting!

Auction
Follow-up on your auction letters via phone calls. Please make sure to send out any remaining letters.