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

February 23, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 7
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
   Student Services
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Serving Our Society
   Exam Reviews
   From the Law Offices
   Henry C. Morris Lecture
   Writing Contests
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations:
   Chicago Bar Association
   Family Law Society
   Phi Alpha Delta
   Women in Law


Every seven years, the ABA and AALS (Association of American Law Schools) conduct an evaluation of each accredited law school. Chicago-Kent is being evaluated this year, and as part of the process, a seven-member site evaluation team will visit the law school during March 4-6, 1998. During their visit, the team members will visit classes and meet with students, faculty, and staff in an attempt to learn as much as possible about the law school.

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.


Telecommunications Law and Policy
The first meeting of this course, cross-listed in the law school and the Stuart School, will be on Wednesday, February 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. The class will meet in room 370.

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


Change of Division
Students who want to change division for the fall 1998 semester must submit a Request to Change Divisions form to the Registrar's Office by Friday, February 27. Division changes will be permitted on a space-available basis. Students who change division will have the lowest registration priority within their starting group for summer and fall 1998 registrations.


Presentation Skills Workshop
Wednesday, February 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m. & 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom

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.

	Chicago Restaurant Review
	Food TV Recipes


On-Campus Interviewer:
3Ls interested in school and education law:
The Arlington Heights law firm of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn is coming to interview 3Ls on Monday, March 9, 1998. They are looking for students interested in school and education law. Preference will be given to students in the top 25% and law review, but this is only a preference: all students interested in this area of law school apply. To apply, please drop off a resume to the front desk of the Career Services Office by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25. Students will be contacted the first week of March if they have been chosen to interview.

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.

Mock Interviews!
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.

Judicial Clerkships/Interns

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.


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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.

Bulletin Board
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.


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 February 23, 1998 will be as follows:

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

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:

Then click on the KC icon and print the KeyCite result to e-mail. Send it to: MAMBROZI@KENTLAW.EDU. The winning entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

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)


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 February 23:
Monday9:00-11:00 am
Wednesday9:00-11:00 am
Thursday9:00-11:00 am

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.


Tutor/ Mentor Opportunities
Children of all ages need tutors and/or mentors. Come to the SOS office and look in our directory.

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.

Domestic Violence
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.


Professor Sherman's Fall 1997 Exam
Students interested in reviewing their performance on last fall's final examination in Employee Benefits Law should promptly consult the sign-up sheet on the door of Professor Sherman's office, room 741.


Summer Registration For In-House Programs -- Law Offices

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.


On Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at 12 noon in the Auditorium, you are cordially invited to attend the 11th annual Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law. This year's lecture is entitled After Soviet Socialism: Russian Law Since 1993. Our lecturer, Professor Bernard Rudden, will look at the present state of law in the Russian Federation. Drawing on a comparative perspective, and using both previous Soviet and current Western benchmarks, he will concentrate on the country's recent attempts to democratize the state through a Constitution, and to privatize the economy through a civil code. Professor Rudden has been Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Oxford since 1979 and is a Fellow of the British Academy. Formerly, he was Fellow and Tutor, Oriel College, Oxford and University Lecturer. He is an English solicitor and holds the degrees of Ph.D. (Wales), LL.D. (Cambridge), D.C.L. (Oxford), and Honorary LL.D. (McGill).


1998 Academic Year