|February 23, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 7
posting to the Record
|In this week's Record||(in order of appearance)|
Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
Serving Our Society
From the Law Offices
Henry C. Morris Lecture
Chicago Bar Association
Family Law Society
Phi Alpha Delta
Women in Law
The site evaluation team will be led by Dean John Ryan of Roger Williams University School of Law, and will include Professor Thomas Morgan of George Washington University Law School; Professor Rita Reusch of the University of Utah College of Law; Professor Paul Bergman of the UCLA School of Law; Ms. Marianna S. Smith, Esq.; Dr. Barbara Gitenstein, Provost of Drake University; and Professor Blake Morant of Washington & Lee University School of Law.
During their stay, the team members will be using room L800 (the LIR conference room) as an office; their telephone number will be x65624 (312-906-5624), and they will be reachable by e-mail at SITETEAM.
The team also has asked to meet with any interested members of the student body at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in the Ogilvie Auditorium. I hope that many of you will make an effort to attend this meeting and give your opinions to the members of the team.
Mandatory Curve for Elective Courses
The required curve for elective courses (see §6.8 of the Student Handbook) will apply to the following courses, all of which have at least 25 students enrolled in the current semester:
Administrative Law S. Greenberg Administrative Law H. Perritt Adv. Property: R.E. Transactions J. Lavin Antitrust W. Hannay Bankruptcy R. Mason & R. Glantz Business Organizations R. Conviser Business Organizations P. Hablutzel Business Organizations J. Levi Civil Procedure 2 G. Laser Commercial Law: Secured Transactions S. Harris Conflict of Laws S. Green Copyright Law M. Voges Corporate Finance T. Blackwell Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process D. Rudstein Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process D. Thomas Disability Law L. Mastandrea Employment Discrimination H. Eglit Employment Discrimination R. Gonzalez Entertainment Law P. Strand Environmental Law & Policy 2 D. Musiker Estates and Trusts J. Sherman Estates and Trusts M. Strubbe Evidence R. Kling Family Law J. Dwyer Gift and Estate Tax J. Sherman Health Care Law L. Andrews Illinois Civil Procedure L. Preston Immigration Law and Policy D. Kempster Insurance Law M. Marick & S. Pearson Interviewing, Couns. & Neg. Skills clinical faculty Patents B. Hulbert Personal Income Tax H. Chapman Remedies H. Eglit (day & eve. sections) Sports Law E. Ham
Hone your presentation skills and conquer your fear of public speaking! Join the Student Services staff and special guests for a discussion of presentation techniques for effective public speaking. Learn how to improve your presentation skills and enhance your performance in the classroom, for moot court exercises and job interviews. The program will be videotaped and made available for overnight check-out.
Another great MLER program!
"Building a Set of Credentials to Compete in the Legal Job Market"
Wednesday, March 4, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Northwestern University
On Wednesday, March 4, the MLER Consortium will host a free program on building up your legal experience to make yourself a competitive candidate in today's job market. The program will be held at Northwestern University School of Law from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m and will feature a panel presentation and breakout sessions with distinguished judges and practitioners from the Chicago-area. All law students are welcome to attend and pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact Ellen Berger or Chris Matheny. (We will be organizing a group to travel over to the NU law school together that evening. If you would like to join us, e-mail EBERGER.)
Online Orientation Feedback
1Ls -- The Online Orientation Evaluation is now in place! This is your chance to sound off about your experiences during Orientation. Your feedback and suggestions are extremely valuable to us as we begin to plan next year's orientation program. All responses will be transmitted anonymously. Just click on this link, Orientation Evaluation, and follow the instructions on the survey. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Weekly Link
Dining out? Eating In? Maybe even cooking! The following sites provide resources on the Chicago culinary scene, on-line menus, and many home tested recipes.
DineNet http://www.menusonline.com Chicago Restaurant Review http://www.clock.org/~jss/local/restaurant.html Food TV Recipes http://www.foodtv.com/reclist.htm
Are You Looking for a Summer Clerk or Attorney Position?
The annual Career Services Jobathon is coming and we need your help! During March 9-11, and April 6-9, student volunteers are needed to help call legal employers to ask if they have clerking or attorney positions available either immediately or for the Summer. Most of the employers have posted positions with us in the past, so it's a fairly easy process. If you volunteer to help make the calls, you're able to see these positions and apply early before we enter them all into our database for the rest of the student body!
The time commitment needed is at least an hour and at most whatever you can do. If interested, please come to the Jobathon Informational Meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at 3:00 p.m. (Watch next week's Record for the room number). Please e-mail Charis Runnels at CRUNNELS to let her know that you are interested. If you have any questions, please e-mail Charis or stop by the office.
Upcoming Career Services Programs
Gaining Legal Experience as an Evening Student:
Evening students are faced with the question of how to develop practical legal experience while working full time. On Tuesday, February 24, at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, the Career Services Office staff will address the special challenges faced by evening students, share practical strategies for gaining legal experience, and suggest ways to devise a career transition plan that will work for you. Please sign up in the Program Sign-Up Binder in the Career Services Office if you plan to attend.
Job Researching on the Internet:
"What can I find on the Internet that would assist me in my job search?" "Why should I use the Internet during my job search?" "How can I find what I'm looking for on the Internet?" "What can't I find on the Internet?"
If you've asked the following questions and are eager to find out the answers, join members of the Career Services Office on Tuesday, March 3, at 12:00 noon and Wednesday, March 4, at 5:00 p.m. as they discuss job researching on the Internet. Space is limited, so interested students should register early in the Career Services Office Program Sign-Up Binder.
Don't miss this opportunity! One of the best ways to prepare for job interviews is to participate in a mock interview session. Career strategist Deborah Gutman will conduct mock interviews in the Career Services Office on the following days:
Wednesday, March 11 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.The half-hour sessions include a videotaped mock interview, playback of the videotape, and a critique of the interview. It is suggested that you bring your own videotape to the interview so you take the tape home to review in its entirety.
Space is limited, so make an appointment soon in the Career Services Office or call (312) 906-5200. You must leave a resume at the reception desk prior to the date of the interview. Please give notice of any cancellation at least 24 hours in advance.
(See listing above under "Are You Looking for a Summer Clerking Position?")
Interview Skills to Get You Started:
Did you miss this program? Don't worry, we videotaped it! Come to the Career Services Office and check out this 1-hour video of last week's program. Several members of the staff discussed the basics of a legal interview, answered strategy questions and provided resource suggestions to help you prepare for legal interviews.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshops:
For those of you who signed up for and attended Part I on Tuesday, February 10, don't forget about Part II on Tuesday, February 24, at 12:00 noon in room 580!
Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services
AFL-CIO Minority Outreach Program:
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Lawyers Coordinating Committee is undertaking a minority outreach program. The goal of the program is to recruit highly qualified minority law students for paying clerkship positions in union-side law firms and legal departments beginning this summer. A list of LCC law firms and legal departments that have agreed to participate in the outreach program is available as Handout #75. Clerkship candidates should contact the participating firms directly, but must reference "AFL-CIO minority outreach program" in all correspondence.
ISBA Women's Roundtable Luncheon: Effective Speaking Skills:
On Wednesday, March 11, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at the ISBA Regional Office (Two First National Plaza, Suite 900), panelists will discuss the ABC's of effective speaking. Cost is $10.00 and advance registration is required. For information and a registration form, see Handout #80.
1998 Pro Bono Students America Law School Workshop and Awards Reception:
On March 24, 1998, the PBSA is having its annual workshop and awards reception at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA. For information and a registration form, pick up Handout #79.
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: BALIF/NEFIR Summer Fellowship Program:
The National Education Foundation for Individual Rights (NEFIR) cooperates with the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the San Francisco Bay Area lesbian and gay bar association, to fund internship opportunities for those wishing to gain experience in the area of individual rights litigation, sexual orientation law, direct legal services with people with AIDS/ARC, and other legal concerns to the lesbian and gay community. Applications for the Summer of 1998 are due by March 13, 1998. See Handout #82 for a listing of internships and application information.
3Ls: Fellowships for The Legal Aid Society of New York City, Civil Division:
The Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society of New York City wishes to sponsor third year law students for fellowships in public interest law, such as the Skadden, NAPIL Open Society and Partner Fellowships and Soros Fellowships. They will also consider sponsoring applicants for other fellowship, internship or funded programs. Applicants may develop projects in a wide range of poverty related issues. See Handout #83 for details.
1Ls, 2Ls. 3Ls: State of California Judicial Administration Fellowship Program:
The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program prepares professionals to work in California's complex and changing court environment. Graduate studies in Public Administration complement hands-on experience in the California Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts. The fellowship is for 11 months; applications must be postmarked April 3, 1998. For additional information, see Handout #84.
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: National Lawyers Guild Fellowships for Social and Economic Justice:
Applications and the listing of the 1998 Summer Projects for the Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowships for Social and Economic Justice, sponsored by the National Lawyer's Guild, are now available. The stipend is $2,000 per fellowship for ten weeks of work. Students are encouraged to pursue matching public interest grants to supplement the experience. Applicants can apply for up to three internships listed, but all applications must be postmarked no later than February 28, 1998. See Handout #78 for an application.
Scholarship for Summer Interns in Communications Positions in Government:
The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. In 1998, the Foundation will award at least four $2,500 stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in communications positions with government offices. The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 1998. See Handout #72 for details.
3Ls: Pro Bono Students America Fellowship:
Pro Bono Students America (PBSA), headquartered at New York University School of Law in New York City, is please to announce the availability of the 1998-99 PBSA Fellowship to begin in mid-August, 1998. The PBSA Fellow will be primarily responsible for cultivating and maintaining PBSA's relationship with law-related public service organizations nation-wide. For a descriptive list of specific duties, please see Handout #69. Applications are due by February 27, 1998.
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 Sept. 1, 1998. See Handout #66 for more details about the Project and the fellowship.
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: Graduate and Undergraduate Internships in State Government in Springfield:
There are several internships available through the Illinois state government: application deadlines vary, starting with March 1, 1998. See Handout #85 for details.
2Ls, 3Ls: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
The U.S. EPA's Region 10 Office of Regional Counsel in downtown Seattle, WA is accepting applications for one or two summer 1998 externship position. Externs will be expected to conduct legal research, prepare pleadings and motions in administrative cases, draft legal memoranda, and attend negotiations and meetings. Applications must be submitted on or before March 20, 1998. Handout #76 provides more information.
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: United States Securities and Exchange Commission Summer Volunteer Positions:
The Midwest Regional Office of the SEC (in Chicago) is currently accepting applications for a limited number of openings in its extern program for the 1998 summer term, which will run from approximately May 18 - September 15. Applications must be received by February 28 to be considered. See Handout #68 for more 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.
2Ls, 3Ls: State of Maine Supreme Judicial Court:
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is accepting applications for one-year clerkships located in several Maine communities and beginning in August 1999. Interviews will be conducted in April 1998. The application deadline is March 13, 1998. For more information, see Handout #77. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.
2Ls, 3Ls: State of Maine Superior Court:
The Superior Court of Maine is seeking applicants for one-year clerkships beginning in August 1999. Interviews will be scheduled for late May or early June, 1998. The deadline for applications is April 10, 1998. See Handout #78 for details. You should also see Professor Vivien Gross for assistance in selecting clerkship opportunities and navigating the application procedures.
1Ls, 2Ls: Internships with Wisconsin Circuit and Appellate Court Judges:
The Wisconsin judicial system is offering law students the opportunity to work as unpaid interns with circuit and appellate court judges throughout the state during the summer of 1998. More than 75 judges across the state wish to participate in the program. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 1998. See Handout #70 for more details. 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.
If you need to know how to find pattern jury instructions, you will be interested in this week's tutorial Topic -- Jury Instructions Research.
The tutorials are being presented by 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 suggestions for tutorial topics or comments about the times when they are offered, send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).
Chinese Scholar Tours LIR
On January 14, Wang Wei, an American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) Scholar toured the LIR. She was accompanied by Patricia Hutar, the AWIU/Chicago Committee representative for AWIU. Wang Wei is with the International Liaison Department of the All-China Women's Federation (Beijing) and is interested in women in education and human rights. In addition to touring the LIR, Wang Wei saw a demonstration of the technology available to students at IIT's Downtown Campus.
The bulletin board on the 9th floor of the Information Center has pictures of the winning design for the new IIT student center. Come up and take a look.
New Information Center Staff
Milada Grossi has joined the reference staff. Milada is a former European lawyer who received her J.D. degree from Masaryk University in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. After leaving Czechoslovakia in 1980, Milada returned to school for a degree in M.L.I.S. from Rosary College. She has been a law librarian at two large Chicago law firms. Milada is fluent in Czech and Slovak and has a working knowledge of German and Russian.
Sophia Green is a new part-time library assistant. She is also a law student at Chicago-Kent. Sophia has a B.A. degree from Howard University.
Monday 1:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak Tuesday 10:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak Wednesday 1:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 Alex Rozman Friday 11:00 - 1:00 Alex Rozman Sunday 5:00 8:00 Alex RozmanAs always, 24-hr online technical and research assistance is available by calling 1-800-850-WEST. Questions can also be e-mailed to AROZMAN or MAMBROZI.
New WESTLAW Representative - WESTLAW would like to welcome Alex Rozman, a 2L day student, aboard as a new student representative.
Keycite Scholar$hip Contest - Who needs to be employed? Look for the posters announcing the upcoming scholarship contest and a chance to make the big bucks.
February WESTLAW Contest Win $25 worth of Vittles!
The February WESTLAW Contest deals with affairs of the heart, or more specifically, affairs of the heart that go awry.
To enter the contest, access the CT-CS database and run a search such as the following:
What's New on WESTLAW?: WestCheck 3.0 is here!
It's the new KeyCite-compatible, cite-checking, quote-checking, case-retrieving, timesaving, money-saving, mistake-avoiding software from West Group. Pick-up your copy on CD-ROM from the 9th floor reference desk.
Is Kenneth Starr Abusing His Powers?
What is an independent counsel like Kenneth Starr supposed to be doing? To read the law that outlines the duties of an independent counsel, access the United States Code Annotated database (USCA) and type: pr,ca("independent counsel" & duty)
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, I do apologize for not having evening office hours this semester (on the other hand, if you have questions, you can ask me in class). 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.
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.
For more information, please visit the Lexis rep in lab 700 during office hours, or e-mail LEXISQ with your questions. Hope the semester is going well for everyone.
First Defense Legal Aids Needs 7-11 Student Volunteers
A Police Custody Hotline Program needs volunteers for as little as one week night a month. After receiving training from the Hotline's staff attorneys the volunteer will spend one evening a month being dispatched to various Chicago Police Stations in response to emergency calls from an arrestee or his/her family. While at the police station the volunteer will collect basic information about the client; inform the client of his/her basic constitutional rights; document any injuries suffered by the client; convey any messages to the client's family and place the police on notice that the client is not to be questioned outside the presence of counsel. The Hotline's representation ends when the client is transferred from the police station to bond court.
Life Span is seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting low-income women who are the victims of domestic violence. A volunteer would assist the staff attorneys, who are Chicago-Kent graduates, with interviewing clients, preparing cases for orders of protection and divorce, and researching issues for an appeal dealing with child removal and custody. In addition, any 3L/711 license student could make court appearances regarding hearings for orders of protection and divorce prove-ups.
Office Hours - room 686:
Monday 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.If you are unable to visit SOS during these times, please e-mail either AOHALLAR or CBUNTIN to schedule an appointment.
Summer 1998 Applications Are Now Available in Room 600, Due No Later Than Thursday, March 12
Students who would like to learn how to practice law while they are in law school should apply for the in-house clinical education program, Law Offices. Applications are now available for the summer. The summer applications are due no later than March 12.
Students may apply for Law Offices after they have completed their first year of law school (current first year day students may apply for the summer 1998 semester). To be considered for a place, ALL students must complete and return a completed Law Offices application. Applications must be turned in to the Law Offices receptionist in Suite 600 by the March 12 deadline.
Students who have previously taken or who are now taking Law Offices (called Continuing Law Offices Students) and who submit their applications by the due date will be given preference in their same practice group if availability permits. New students who have submitted their applications by the due date will be selected in the Law Offices lottery. The total number of available places during the summer semester is dependent upon the number of supervising attorneys in each practice group. The number of available new places is dependent upon the number of continuing students and has not yet been determined.
There will be five in-house practice groups from which to choose -- employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, criminal defense, tax (prerequisite is Personal Income Tax), health law, and mediation and other ADR procedures.
For more information, you may talk to the clinical professors who supervise the various practice groups - Professors Gonzalez (room 629) and Norton (room 623) for employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice; Professors Kadish (room 613), Kling (room 625), and Thomas (room 609) for criminal defense; Professor Livingston (room 688) for tax; Professor Kentra (room 690) for mediation and other ADR procedures; and Professor Altman (room 611) for health law. Professor Laser (room 631) is also available to answer your questions.
Please stop by room 320D for hard copies of rules and regulations governing all contests!
NOTE: Information on all Law Student Writing Competitions is collected on the University of Memphis Law School Website and is available without cost to students or faculty interested in gathering information about writing contests. Simply log on to http://www.people.memphis.edu/~law/.
ATLA Trial Advocacy Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all second- or third-year ATLA law student members. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a commitment to ATLA and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in ATLA student chapter activities, expresses a desire to represent victims, exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, and shows a financial need for the scholarship. The application deadline is June 1, 1998.
Leesfield/ATLA Law Student Scholarship
Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and ATLA, this scholarship has been established to award $1,000 to a law student for attendance at ATLA's Annual Convention to be held in Washington, DC, July 11-15. This scholarship is available to first- and second-year ATLA law student members. Applicants must submit a statement of financial need, a 500-word essay, and recommendations from a faculty advisor, trial advocacy professor or dean. The application deadline is June 1, 1998.
ATLA Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
This is a new scholarship sponsored by ATLA's Minority Caucus. These scholarships are open to all second- and third-year African-American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American ATLA law student members. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who best exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, express a desire to represent victims, demonstrate a commitment to ATLA and dedication to its mission through involvement in an ATLA student chapter and Minority Caucus activities, and show a financial need for the scholarship. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay and recommendations from a faculty advisor, trial advocacy professor, dean, ATLA member or trial lawyer. The application deadline is February 28, 1998.
Detailed information about each of these scholarships is available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
HARRY A. BLACKMUN SCHOLARSHIP
The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce that it will award a scholarship for the 1998-99 academic year.
The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 by the law clerks to the Honorable Harry A. Blackmun, Associate Justice (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Justice's clerks intend it as a perpetual testament to his contribution to American jurisprudence, to his compassion and generosity of spirit, and to the inspiration he has provided to us through example and personal encouragement.
At the discretion of the Foundation, the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship may be awarded to a student engaged in or about to engage in the pursuit of a Juris Doctor at an accredited law school in the United States. The recipient must also demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and the potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession. In addition, because the scholarship will be granted in honor of Justice Blackmun, all other considerations being equal, preference will be given to applicants with a significant tie to the Justice's home state of Minnesota.
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The scholarship application materials include the scholarship application form, two personal essays, two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a resident of Minnesota and one from a law school professor or dean), and undergraduate and law school transcripts.
All materials should be mailed to the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc. no later than June 15, 1998.
CABANISS, JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIP
To commemorate its 100th anniversary in 1987, the firm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal of Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, with the Alabama Law Foundation, Inc., created a scholarship in memory of its founding partners, Edward Harmon Cabaniss and Forney Johnston. The first scholarship was awarded in 1987.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a law student who is a resident of Alabama, is attending an accredited law school in the United States and will be a second-year student. The scholarship will cover tuition and books for the second year of law school to a maximum of $5,000. A second place scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded at the committee's discretion. While academic achievement is the key factor in determining eligibility for the scholarship, consideration will be given to other factors such as conscientiousness, dependability, civic involvement, financial need and dedication to the highest ethical standards.
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The deadline for submitting completed applications and all supporting documents to the Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Committee is June 5, 1998.
DUPAGE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE JUSTINIAN SOCIETY OF LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP
The DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers is awarding a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship to a law student of Italian extraction who has completed at least one semester of law school.
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The scholarship application process includes the scholarship application form, a brief personal statement, a copy of your federal income tax return for the previous calendar year, and a letter of recommendation by a law school faculty member. All applications and recommendations must be received no later than April 1, 1998.
ILLINOIS JUDICIAL COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS
The Illinois Judicial Council is awarding scholarships in the amount of $500 to minority law students. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be enrolled full time and rank in the upper half of their law school class or, if the student is entering the first year of law school, must have ranked in the upper half of their most recently completed undergraduate class. All applicants must submit an official copy of their transcripts, a current family financial statement, the Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship Application, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and be available to meet with the Illinois Judicial Council scholarship committee.
Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships must pick up an application in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The completed application and supporting documentation must be received by the Illinois Judicial Council no later than March 1, 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:
PUERTO RICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) is pleased to announce its 1997-98 Scholarship Program. Two scholarship opportunities are currently available to Puerto Rican and other Latino students who are presently enrolled in law school:
Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Award ($1,000 award)
All Latino students attending law school in the United States are eligible to apply. The PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise. Applications for PRBA Scholarships must be postmarked and mailed no later than March 1, 1998.
Scholarship applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The same application is used for both awards. The application process includes the scholarship application, law school transcript, one-page resume, a copy of your financial aid award letter, a copy of your most recent tax form (as well as your spouse's, if applicable), a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation.
For Prospective Second- and Third-Year Students With a Minimum 3.2 Grade Point Average
A judicial externship enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute to the resolution of those legal problems. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world!
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, February 27, at 5:00 p.m.
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, room 612 of Law Offices, by Tuesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, March 4, 1998, the Appellate Court of Illinois (Third Division, First District) will hear oral arguments in four cases in Chicago-Kent's Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom. The session begins at 9:30 a.m. and will end between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. depending on the complexity of the cases. Students whose class schedules permit are invited to attend and will be able to enter and leave the Courtroom at any time. If time permits, the panel may meet informally with students following the last argument to take questions about appellate advocacy.
The cases include a criminal appeal, a civil appeal, review of an administrative agency adjudication, and a class action appeal:
Schacht, Acting Director of Insurance, as Liquidator of MedCare HMO v. Prairie Foundation. (formerly Central Community Hospital). This case is an appeal from a trial court decision granting the defendant's motion to dismiss for failure to state a cause of action. It raises issues related to alter ego liability, promissory estoppel, and third-party beneficiary contracts.
Illinois J. Livingston Co. v. Illinois Human Rights Commission. This case is a review of a state agency adjudication in which an employer was found liable for age discrimination. The employer is challenging the administrative decision as against the manifest weight of the evidence.
Ahearn v. Heartline Communications. This case is an appeal from a trial court decision granting the defendants' motions to dismiss. The plaintiff sued several telephone companies, alleging both common law and statutory claims related to charges for her telephone service. Issues on appeal include whether the plaintiff suffered actual injury needed to establish standing and whether she properly stated one or more causes of action.
One set of the briefs have been placed on reserve if anyone wishes to learn more about these cases.
What do Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow (Illinois Supreme Court), Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner (Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals), Laurel Bellows (immediate past Chair of the prestigious ABA Commission on Women in the Profession), and Dawn Clark Netsch (former Illinois Comptroller, legislator, and 1994 gubernatorial candidate) all have in common?
They're all coming to Chicago-Kent College of Law on Friday, March 6, for a conference entitled, Celebrating 125 Years of Illinois Women in Law: Where We Were - Where We Are - Where We're Going. These 4 famous women will be joining 20 other speakers (including 4 other judges) to discuss various theoretical and practical issues that face lawyers, particularly women, today.
For a Schedule of Events:
For Descriptions of the Panel and Breakout Sessions and a List of the Speakers: http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/wil/panels.htm
For Registration Information:
To Get a T-Shirt Order Form:
If you have any questions about the conference, please see our general conference web site at http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/wil/conference.htm, e-mail WIL, or call (312) 906-5380.
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION/Young Lawyer's Section
Blood Drive February 26:
The blood drive is this 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. All area law schools will host blood drives over the following month 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!
Register to Donate Today: Students can register to donate in the cafeteria this week. Sign up for a 20-minute time to signify when you will be arriving at the blood drive to give blood. The entire process usually takes between 20-60 minutes, depending on how crowded it is. We'd like to keep everything moving evenly so no-one has to wait too long. Sign up for your slot early!
If you or your student organization would like to help sponsor the blood drive, we welcome your involvement! If you would like to help out, please e-mail Ivy Israel, Chicago-Kent's CBA Representative, at IISRAEL.
CBA Alliance For Women February Meeting:
Women in Legal Education, a subcommittee of the CBA's Alliance for Women, is presenting a panel discussion on Gender and Race in the Classroom: Are Women Still Facing a Hostile Environment? The panel is on Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at 12:00 noon at the CBA building (321 S. Plymouth Court, next door to John Marshall).
Morrison Torrey, Jennifer Ries and Elaine Spiliopoulos, authors of What Every First-Year Female Law Student Should Know, will discuss challenges facing women law students. (Prof. Torrey teaches Feminist Jurisprudence and Labor Law at DePaul; Ries and Spiliopoulos are 1997 grads of DePaul.) Prof. Sumi Cho of DePaul will comment on the discussion about how gender and race affect the law school experience. Prof. Cho is a noted legal scholar in Critical Race Theory. An update of the subcommittee's study and report on the experiences of women students of color will also be presented. If you have any questions, please call Amalia Rioja at (312) 266-2965 or Z. Williams at (312) 345-2338.
Careers in Labor and Employment Law:
The YLS Labor and Employment Law Committee invites all interested law students to attend it's February meeting to discuss Careers in Labor and Employment Law. On Friday, February 27, at 12:15 p.m. at the CBA building (321 S. Plymouth Court), several dynamic speakers will give their perspectives on labor and employment law practice and how to prepare for an exciting L&E law career. If you have further questions, please contact Charis Runnels at CRUNNELS.
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!
---Ivy Israel, Chicago-Kent CBA Representative & Charis Runnels, CBA/YLS Law Student Committee Chair
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Due to a conflict with the SBA's February social, we will not be having our movie night on Thursday, February 26. We will be rescheduling the program for a day in March. Sorry for any confusion.
Elections. . .
Elections for the 1998-99 officer positions will be held in April. The positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. More information will be available at a later date regarding the procedures to run for office. Now is the time to start thinking about this great opportunity!
Although the bake sale is not until March, why not get an early start and let Mae Hung (MHUNG) know that you are available to help! If you are creative in the kitchen and willing to whip up some tasty treats, we need you! If you would rather sell goodies and work the table, you're needed too. Please let us know.
Look out for information in the next few weeks on a networking seminar that will be co-sponsored with SBA.
In August, PAD is having its 52nd Biennial Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. Meet PAD members and alumni from all over the country. For more information check the PAD website at http://www.pad.org. We will be sending delegates to the convention. If you are interested in attending, e-mail PADQ or SATTAPHI.
We need committee members! To get involved, e-mail any of the following officers:
Justice: Jim Bukowski (JBUKOWSK)
Vice-Justice: Beata Kolosa (BKOLOSA)
Clerk: Sirut Attaphitaya (SATTAPHI)
Treasurer: Paul Jernigan (PJERNIGA)
Marshal: David Marco (DMARCO)
WOMEN IN LAW
Please register for the Women in Law Conference to be held on March 5 & 6 (only 2 weeks away!). It will be an excellent opportunity to network with prominent women in the Illinois legal community. Bring your classmates, bring your friends, all are invited. Registration materials are available in the Career Services Office and at all WIL bakesales and T-shirt sales. See the Special Notices section of this Record for more information and sites.
Speaking of T-shirts. . .If you haven't already bought yourself (or your grandma, or your mom, or your sister, etc.) please buy one. Also, to promote and support the conference, please wear your new WIL T-shirt on the following days: Monday, February 23, and Monday, March 2.
Bake Sale!! Start cooking...the next bake sale will be on Tuesday, March 3. We need people to sign up to sell, and we need people to bake as many goodies as humanly possible.
Don't Be Afraid...of moot court, we are here to help answer your questions & concerns. We will hold a practice/hand-holding session on Wednesday, March 11, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the WIL office (C-74).
Campaigning opportunity on Saturday, February 28, starting at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in helping Senator Bruce Farley's political campaign, meet at 4740 North Lincoln Avenue 2d floor. It's a great resume builder, and there will be food and drink to follow!
Next WIL meeting will be Tuesday, March 24, at noon in room 170, and 5 p.m. in room 210.