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


March 9, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 9
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
   Registrar
   Student Services
   Financial Aid
   Career Services
   Information Center
   WESTLAW
   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
   Family Law Society
   GayLaw
   Illinois State Bar Association
   Kent Justice Foundation
   Labor & Employment Law Society
   Phi Alpha Delta

FROM ASSISTANT DEAN STEPHEN SOWLE

Summer 1998 Registration
The summer 1998 schedule of classes and Registration Bulletin will be distributed during the week of March 16 outside the third floor cafeteria. Summer session registration will begin on March 24.

Videotape of Dean Perritt's State of the Law School Address
A videotape of the Dean's address, delivered on Wednesday, February 18, is available for viewing at the 9th Floor Service Desk in the Library.


FROM THE REGISTRAR

Exams on Computers
A list of instructors who will permit the use of computers for their exams is posted on the second floor bulletin board. Students who want to use a computer for a final exam must sign up in the Registrar's Office by Friday, March 27, 1998.

Spring 1998 Graduates
The final list of spring graduates is posted on the second floor bulletin board. Your name will appear on your diploma and in the May 1998 commencement program exactly as it appears on the list. If you want to make any changes, you must notify the Registrar's Office by this Friday, March 13, 1998.


FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES

Good Luck 1Ls!
The Student Services staff would like to wish you good luck on your Moot Court arguments. If you are feeling anxious, don't worry, you are not alone. Staff members are available to answer questions, address concerns or point you in the direction of some additional resources. Please feel free to stop by the office or e-mail Ellen Berger (EBERGER) or Chris Matheny (CMATHENY) to schedule an appointment.

Presentation Skills and Exam Preparation
A videotape of the Presentation Skills Program, featuring presenters from Career Services, Student Services, and the Moot Court Honor Society, is now available for overnight checkout.

February's Exam Writing Workshop video, presented by the Minority Legal Education Resource Consortium, is also available for overnight checkout.

If you are interested in either video, please stop by room 544 to check out the tapes.

Teaching Assistants Needed
We will soon begin the search for Academic Support Program Teaching Assistants for next year. If you excelled in any of your first year courses and would enjoy sharing your understanding of those courses with next year's 1Ls, please consider applying for a Teaching Assistant position. Applications will be available just before spring break and will be due to the Student Services Office after break. If you have any questions, please e-mail EBERGER or CMATHENY.

Student Resource Library
Reminder: Please return any materials that you have had for longer than one week. We are in the process of updating our collection records. These materials need to be cataloged for entry in to the new Student Resource Database. Student Resource Library materials are available in 544. If you have any questions, please e-mail CMATHENY.

Weekly Links
Now is the time to start making your Spring Break plans. Here are some sites that will help in your preparation. Check them out for the best airline fares, weather, and Chicagoland destinations.

                       
	The Weather Channel		http://www.weather.com

	The Chicago Tourism Bureau	http://www.chicago.il.org

	Faretraker			http://www.expedia.msn.com

FROM THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

Attention Law Access Borrowers
The Access Group will be undergoing changes on May 1, 1998. Key Bank will no longer be the lender for the Law Access Loans; the new lender will be National City Bank out of Cleveland, OH. You may continue to borrow federal Stafford and private loans with the Access Group and National City Bank as your lender. If you have any questions concerning your previous Law Access Loan(s), please contact the Access Group at 1-800-282-1550.

Key Bank will continue to process and disburse federal Stafford Loans (0% guarantee fee) and the LawAchiever Private Loan. If you would like more information about Key Bank's loan programs, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 312-906-5180 or e-mail FINAID.


FROM CAREER SERVICES

Additional Job Postings Now Available
Due to an error in our processing system, there was a delay in posting job notices in recent weeks which prevented us from meeting our goal of posting jobs within 24-48 hours of receiving notice of an opening. We have identified and resolved the problem in our system, and verified with employers that the positions are still available. Please check the job posting system on Kentnet or stop by to peruse the new postings in hard copy. The employers are eager to receive resumes from our students and graduates!

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 e-mail Charis Runnels at CRUNNELS to let her know when you can come in to make some calls.

We will also be running the second half of the Jobathon in April: if you can't help this week but would like to help out in April, please just e-mail Charis to let her know you're interested.

Interested in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?
There are eleven summer internship positions (Paralegal Specialist) available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5. Please visit their web site at www.epa.gov/region5/jobs for more information.

Upcoming Career Services Programs

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 can take the tape home to review in its entirety.

Slots are filling up fast, so make an appointment NOW 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.

Job Search Strategy Workshop Featuring Deborah Arron, author of "What Can You Do With a Law Degree?" on April 4, 1998

This is big news! Deborah Arron, author of "What Can You Do With a Law Degree?" and "Running from the Law," and co-author of "The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering," will be presenting a four-hour workshop at Chicago-Kent on the afternoon of Saturday, April 4.

Ms. Arron, a former civil litigator, speaks at law schools and bar association functions across the country about identifying and finding jobs inside, outside and around the law. Participants will receive a copy of the third edition of her highly- rated book, "What Can You Do With a Law Degree?" which retails for $29.95. The cost for Chicago-Kent students and recent graduates is only $25. More information and registration instructions can be found on Handout #88. Register early--seating is limited!

New for Fall 1998 Semester!
Advanced Externships in Tax,Corporate Tax and Business Law

Interested in tax law, corporate tax, estate planning, trust law? The Advanced Tax and Corporate Law Externship may be for you!

What is the Advanced Tax and Corporate Law Externship Program?
The externship will be a 3-credit-hour pass/fail program where each extern will devote approximately 15 hours per week to the program. The program will be supervised by Professor Nancy R. Livingston. The majority of hours will be spent at the extern's designated placement. An extern will also be expected to meet with Professor Livingston on an individual basis or with the extern group as a whole on a number of occasions during the semester.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Advanced Tax and Corporate Law Externship Program, a student must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. First, a student must be in the top 25 percent of his or her class at the time of application or have permission from Professor Livingston. Permission will be based on the following factors: cumulative GPA, current GPA, law school courses taken, professor recommendation(s) and appropriate placement;

  2. A student must have taken and successfully completed Personal Income Tax by the time of application; and

  3. By the date the placement commences, a student must have taken and successfully completed, or be currently enrolled in, at least three of the following other courses: Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Business Planning, Commercial Law I: Sales and Secured Transactions, Commercial Law II: Commercial Paper and Banking, Corporate Finance, Employee Benefits Law, Estate Planning, Estates and Trusts, Estate and Gift Tax, Securities Regulation, Tax Procedure, Taxation of Business Enterprises, Advanced Tax Transactions (Seminar), Business Insolvency (Seminar), Dynamics of Corporate Control (Seminar), Tax Policy (Seminar), or such other course(s) as approved by Professor Livingston.

In addition, all applicants must be interviewed by Professor Livingston before submitting a completed application to the Advanced Tax and Corporate Externship Program.

Where Do Students Extern?
After a student has been accepted in the program, the student and Professor Livingston begin the placement process. We may have a limited number of available placements available at the Internal Revenue Service, an in-house corporate legal department, a bank trust department, and a law firm or accounting firm. In addition, students may be interested in specific specialties or placements, and the student and Professor Livingston will work together to procure a placement. Please note that a student cannot extern for a current or former employer.

Why Extern?
An externship is a wonderful way to gain legal skills, familiarity with tax law and related areas, and generally enhance employment marketability upon graduation.

If You Are Interested in Applying or Want More Information
If you are interested in learning more about the externship opportunities or in applying for the program, please see Professor Nancy R. Livingston in room 688 to set up an appointment. You may also e-mail her at NLIVINGS. Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

1Ls, 2Ls: $1,000 Loan Repayment Grant from NAPIL for students in public interest:
Chicago-Kent's very own Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) has been selected as one of 50 law schools to give a $1,000 loan-repayment award to a student who wished to work in one of nearly 150 Legal Services groups nationwide, focusing in either domestic violence of housing or homelessness. For more information, pick up Handout #89 and/or e-mail KJF or Doug Harvath (DHARVATH).

1L Minority Students Who Are Permanent Residents of West Michigan:
The Grand Rapids (MI) Bar Association and the Floyd Skinner Bar Association are pleased to announce their 1998 Minority Clerkship Program for 1Ls. This program helps facilitate the placement of first-year minority law students in law firm and public interest clerkships. You MUST be a permanent resident of western Michigan. Applications must be received by March 9, 1998. See Handout #86 for application details.

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.

Scholarships/Fellowships

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.

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: 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.

Internships/Externships

1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: Internships with Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Inc. (FLAC):
FLAC, one of Florida's largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities, is offering unpaid internship and volunteer opportunities. See Handout #87 for details.

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.

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.


FROM THE INFORMATION CENTER

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Tutorial
This week's tutorial is about doing research in Congressional Information Service, popularly known as CIS. 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 will be happy to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).

Landmark Decision
March 9, 1998, is the 34th anniversary of the day in 1964 when the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the landmark New York Times v. Sullivan case (376 U.S. 254). The newspaper had published a full page advertisement accusing the Montgomery, Alabama, police and the Montgomery Commissioner who supervised the Police Department of engaging in racial harassment. The advertisement appeared over the signatures of 64 persons, many well known for their involvement in community affairs, religion, trade unions, and performing arts. The Commissioner, L.B. Sullivan, an elected official, sued for defamation and was awarded substantial damages by a state court.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in reversing the state court ruling against the Times, held that when a defamatory statement is made against a public official, the official may receive damages only upon showing that the defendant made the statement with actual malice. Actual malice means knowledge that a statement is false or reckless disregard as to whether it is true or false. This ruling, among other matters, upheld the freedom of the press to criticize the conduct of public officials.

ID Stickers
Current registration stickers for your student IDs are available in the Registrar's Office. Your law student ID with a registration sticker for this semester is needed to check out books and reserve study rooms. Please remember to stop by the Registrar's Office and get your ID validated.


FROM THE WESTLAW REPRESENTATIVE

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 March 9, 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	 11:00 - 6:00		Alex Rozman
	Friday		 10:00 -12:00		Alex Rozman
	Sunday		  7:00 - 9:00		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 AROZMAN or MAMBROZI.

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.

Law School Rankings Anger Law Schools
This year, 164 law schools, including eight ranked among U.S. News & World Report's top 10, have sent letters directly to 93,000 law school applicants urging them to ignore the rankings. Access The Wall Street Journal database (WSJ) and run the following search to read about the controversy and about an independent study that calls the U.S. News' rankings "unreliable." Run this search:  law /s school /s rank! /s unreliable


FROM SERVING OUR SOCIETY (SOS)

Organizations, agencies, and individuals ("public interest entities") which address society's needs and problems need outside support. They are often short of staff and funds. Therefore, Chicago-Kent has instituted the Serving Our Society program (SOS). SOS will help connect interested Chicago-Kent students with public interest entities in our community by serving as a bridge between our students and those groups and individuals doing important social and public interest legal and non-legal work in our community.

Voices for Illinois Children -- 5 kilometer run needs volunteers!
The Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Section is co-sponsoring a 5 kilometer run to benefit Voices for Illinois Children, a Chicago non-profit organization that focuses on children-oriented service projects. The run, called "Start Early 5K," is specifically intended to raise money for Voices' new program called "Start Early -- Learning Begins at Birth." This program is designed to educate the public and mobilize parents, communities, and policy-makers to support families and foster the learning that begins in a child's earliest weeks, months, and years. Kendra L. Morrill, a Chicago-Kent alumna, is serving on the race committee and needs volunteer support to help put on the race.

The committee particularly needs assistance with race day logistics. The race will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, at Randolph Street and the lakefront. Volunteers are also needed to help with race day registration, hand out water at water stations, act as course marshals (pointing out which way runners must go), taking race tickets at the finish line, and hand out post-race refreshments. In addition, a few people are needed in the days preceding the race to pre-register runners at two Caribou Coffee locations, one in the Loop and one in Lincoln Park.

The time involvement is not much -- about an hour or two on race day morning, or two hours on one of the pre-registration days. If you are interested, please e-mail CBUNTIN.

SOS 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.

FROM THE LAW OFFICES

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.

Advanced Externship Program -- Fall 1998
Prospective Third Year Students Only:

Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation, firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective employers upon graduation? If so, consider applying to the Advanced Externship Program for fall semester 1998.

The Advanced Externship Program is a 4-credit-hour non-graded program. The program is open to students in their last two semesters of law school. An extern is placed in a private or public, civil or criminal practice and is required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week at his/her designated placement. Externs interested in civil law may select to work under the supervision of general counsel in major corporations or under the supervision of designated teaching lawyers in well-known firms or specific government agencies. Externs may specialize in such diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate, health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc. Those interested in criminal law may elect to work with designated supervising lawyers at the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Many externships offer students opportunities to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.

More information about the program and an accompanying application form are available in the Law Offices Reception Area and the Career Services Office. Applications must be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross in room 612 by noon on Friday, March 27. All applicants must have scheduled and completed an interview with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications. Should extern applicants outnumber the number of students who can be accepted into the program, students with at least one semester of Law Offices or LADR (Law Alternative Disputes Resolution program) will receive preference.

If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in room 617.

New for Fall 1998 Semester!
Advanced Externships in Tax,Corporate Tax and Business Law

Interested in tax law, corporate tax, estate planning, trust law? The Advanced Tax and Corporate Law Externship may be for you!

What is the Advanced Tax and Corporate Law Externship Program?
The externship will be a 3-credit-hour pass/fail program where each extern will devote approximately 15 hours per week to the program. The program will be supervised by Professor Nancy R. Livingston. The majority of hours will be spent at the extern's designated placement. An extern will also be expected to meet with Professor Livingston on an individual basis or with the extern group as a whole on a number of occasions during the semester.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Advanced Tax and Corporate Law Externship Program, a student must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. First, a student must be in the top 25 percent of his or her class at the time of application or have permission from Professor Livingston. Permission will be based on the following factors: cumulative GPA, current GPA, law school courses taken, professor recommendation(s) and appropriate placement;

  2. A student must have taken and successfully completed Personal Income Tax by the time of application; and

  3. By the date the placement commences, a student must have taken and successfully completed, or be currently enrolled in, at least three of the following other courses: Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Business Planning, Commercial Law I: Sales and Secured Transactions, Commercial Law II: Commercial Paper and Banking, Corporate Finance, Employee Benefits Law, Estate Planning, Estates and Trusts, Estate and Gift Tax, Securities Regulation, Tax Procedure, Taxation of Business Enterprises, Advanced Tax Transactions (Seminar), Business Insolvency (Seminar), Dynamics of Corporate Control (Seminar), Tax Policy (Seminar), or such other course(s) as approved by Professor Livingston.

In addition, all applicants must be interviewed by Professor Livingston before submitting a completed application to the Advanced Tax and Corporate Externship Program.

Where Do Students Extern?
After a student has been accepted in the program, the student and Professor Livingston begin the placement process. We may have a limited number of available placements available at the Internal Revenue Service, an in-house corporate legal department, a bank trust department, and a law firm or accounting firm. In addition, students may be interested in specific specialties or placements, and the student and Professor Livingston will work together to procure a placement. Please note that a student cannot extern for a current or former employer.

Why Extern?
An externship is a wonderful way to gain legal skills, familiarity with tax law and related areas, and generally enhance employment marketability upon graduation.

If You Are Interested in Applying or Want More Information
If you are interested in learning more about the externship opportunities or in applying for the program, please see Professor Nancy R. Livingston in room 688 to set up an appointment. You may also e-mail her at NLIVINGS.


WRITING CONTESTS

1998 Academic Year

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/.


SCHOLARSHIPS

ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) is offering scholarships for law students interested in trial advocacy. All applicants for these scholarships must be ATLA members. The following scholarships are currently available:

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.

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.

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.

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. The following scholarship opportunity is currently available to Puerto Rican and other Latino students who are presently enrolled in law school:

Father Joseph P. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund ($1,000 award)
All Latino students attending law school in the United States are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must demonstrate financial need as well as a commitment to the Latino community. The scholarship fund's purpose is to support PRLDEF in its efforts to ensure that talented Latino law students have the resources needed to pursue a career in public interest law. Applications for PRLDEF Scholarships must be postmarked and mailed no later than April 30, 1998.

All applicants must be candidates for a J.D. degree. LL.M. students are not eligible to apply for this award.

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.

ROTARY FOUNDATION CULTURAL AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The Rotary Foundation is offering Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for either three or six months of intensive language training and cultural immersion at a study institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation Trustees. For 1999-2000, applications will be considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish. Applicants for the scholarship are expected to have completed at least one year of college-level course work or its equivalent in the language they plan to study. This scholarship is not appropriate for the study of a language that the applicant already speaks fluently.

Interested individuals should contact their local Rotary Club for an application and to inquire about scholarship availability. Additional information and applications are also available on the Rotary Foundation website at www.rotary.org.


SPECIAL NOTICES

JESSUP INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT COURT COMPTITION
Once again the Chicago-Kent team proved its mettle at the Midwest Regional of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Eleven teams competed, including Northwestern, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Loyola and DePaul. But after the semifinal round only perennial Jessup powers Minnesota and Chicago-Kent were left standing. Minnesota eventually emerged as the victor after a tough final. Chicago-Kent has won its regional two of the last four years, and placed second the other two years, easily one of the best records in the country.

As usual, the Kent team won top individual awards including Best Oralist (Nicole Feder) and Fifth Best Oralist (Inna Frumkin). Team members Joanna Kielczewski and Alexander Rozman were also outstanding. This result underlines the remarkable consistency of the programs coordinated by the International Law Moot Court Honor Society. Four years ago, the Chicago-Kent faculty voted to create this unique student organization in response to a student initiative. Since then it has harnessed the resources, talents, and enthusiasm of our students, alumni, and faculty in a way other schools would love to replicate.

Professor Molly Lien is the faculty coordinator of the International Law Moot Court Program and Professor Bartram S. Brown is the coach of the Jessup Team.

Later this month our International Law Moot Court Program will showcase Chicago-Kent to teams from around the U.S. and Canada as host to the Niagara International Law Moot Court Competition.


ATTENTION - ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION

The 15th annual Conference on Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation
On Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, 1998, the law school will host Professor Sheldon Nahmod's 15th annual Section 1983 conference. The conference features nationally prominent law professors and practitioners who offer instruction on both the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of §1983 practice and trial skills, and analyze the latest case decisions. If you can attend only one or a few segments, you should come at the beginning for Professor Nahmod's session on the prima facie case against individuals. This is a unique opportunity, especially for students who intend to be involved in federal court litigation when they practice.

Law students (J.D. only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge (Note: course materials are not included; however, copies of the materials will be available in the library at a later date). However, pre-registration is required! To register, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal Education (Suite 530) to fill out a registration form. Students must register before or on Tuesday, March 17, 1998.


ORGANIZATIONS

FROM ADAM WEISS, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
Elections
Elections for next year's Board of Governors is on the horizon. It is expected that campaigning will begin when we get back from Spring Break (April 6), and that the elections will be held soon thereafter.

Right now the Election Committee is reviewing the Election Rules. If you have any suggestions for the rules, please contact either Alex Rozman (AROZMAN) or Ben Wong (BWONG), Co-Chairs of the Election Committee.

I strongly encourage you to consider running for a position on the BOG. The time commitment will vary, depending on your own initiatives. While most Governors have put in a great deal of time this year, I am sure that they will say that the benefits and rewards outweigh the burdens. If you have any questions about running for a position, please do not hesitate to contact me (AWEISS) with any questions.

March Social/Conviser Bash - Date Change
The March Social/Conviser Bash has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. The festivities will be held at OTB on Jackson. Food and drinks will be served from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Barristers Ball
Tickets for Barristers Ball will be available shortly. The tickets are expected to cost $50 each and should be available in the bookstore. The Ball will take place on Saturday, April 18, at the Fairmont Hotel. There will be a live band (High Society) and a twenties theme. Any suggestions for the event should be directed to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL).

Organization Budget Amendments
If you wish to file an amendment to your organization's budget or to make a special request for funds, please e-mail Treasurer Helen Fabisiewicz (HFABISIE). The new semester brings new funds, so please do not hesitate to ask, even if you already did last semester.

Establishing Organizations
The BOG will propose a bylaw to its Constitution regarding the establishment of new student organizations. As it stands, the process is free to change from year to year. Any suggestions or comments should be directed towards Ivy Israel (IISRAEL), Student Organization Committee Chair or to Dan Kirschner (DKIRSCHN), Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair. The final proposal will eventually be published to the students and then voted on by the BOG.

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

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).


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Here is what's going on during the next month:

Annual Meeting:
Amnesty International's annual meeting is March 19-21 in San Francisco. If anyone is interested in attending or wants more information, please e-mail Sita Balthazar-Thomas at SBALTHAZ.

Africa Program:
Chicago-Kent has 10 enthusiastic students currently working on the AI Africa Program. In case you are not aware of this great opportunity, this is the time to get involved! The program involves setting up a curriculum to teach Chicago inner-city high school students about human rights in Africa. The ultimate goal is give Chicago high school students the opportunity to learn about Africa and receive a realistic image of Africa. This is a good opportunity to learn about Africa and Amnesty International and to help and interact with Chicago high school kids. If you are interested in participating please e-mail Sita at SBALTHAZ.

Death Penalty Moratorium:
Amnesty International is working on introducing a moratorium on the death penalty in Illinois. Numerous problems plague the implementation of the death penalty in Illinois. Since 1993, nine innocent person were released from death row. They spent more than 10 years of their lives on death row. If you want to be part of a "Death Penalty Moratorium Organizing Committee" and want information on what members of the Committee do, please e-mail Sita at SBALTHAZ.

April Speaker Event:
The Event will be on "Gay and Lesbian International Human Rights Violations" and will be on April 8, at 6 p.m. Food will be served. More details will follow.


CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION/Young Lawyer's Section
Thank You to Blood Drive Donors!!!
Thank you to all those who donated blood during the blood drive. Chicago-Kent donated 46 pints of blood, which puts us in the lead, surpassing John Marshall's total of 36 pints. But the University of Illinois and DePaul will both be having drives in the next few weeks, so stay tuned! The blood drive will be over March 20, so watch this space in the Record to see if we won the competition.

Voices for Illinois Children -- 5-kilometer run needs volunteers!
The YLS is co-sponsoring a 5-kilometer run to benefit Voices for Illinois Children, a Chicago non-profit organization that focuses on children-oriented service projects. The run, called "Start Early 5K," specifically is intended to raise money for Voices' new program, also called "Start Early -- Learning Begins at Birth." This program is designed to educate the public and mobilize parents, communities, and policy makers to support families and foster the learning that begins in a child's earliest weeks, months, and years. Kendra L. Morrill, a Chicago-Kent alumna is serving on the race committee and needs volunteer support to help put on the race.

The race committee needs the most assistance with race day logistics. The race will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, at Randolph and the lakefront. They also need volunteers to help with race day registration, hand out water at water stations, act as course marshals (pointing out which way runners must go), taking race tickets at the finish line, and handing out post-race refreshments. In addition, in the days preceding the race, they need a few people to pre-register runners at two Caribou Coffee locations, one in the Loop and one in Lincoln Park.

The time involvement is not much -- just about an hour or two on race day morning, or two hours on one of the pre-registration days. If you are interested please e-mail CBUNTIN or come to the S.O.S. office (room 686). There is a sign up sheet posted on the door.

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
Mark your calendars! The Family Law Society will be having its bake sale on St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We'll have a large variety of cakes, cookies and brownies, just right for your sweet tooth!

Family Law members, if you like to bake or have a knack for selling, we need you! Contact Mae Hung (MHUNG) for more information.


GAYLAW
Our next meeting will be March 11, at 5:15, room TBA. Topics to discuss:

Please make an attempt to attend the meeting! E-mail Fred at FBARNHAR, Dana at DKURTZ, or GAYLAW.

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Public Interest Award -- The ISBA annually gives an award for individuals who have gone beyond the ordinary expectations of a law student. Nominations are being accepted for this prestigeous award. Please contact ISBA representative Stephanie Benway (SBENWAY) for details. Applications are due to the ISBA office in Springfield by March 31, 1998.


KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
Please sign up for auction committees outside of the S.O.S. office, room 686.

Let's get last minute auction donations in -- the day is quickly approaching. Please finish follow-up calls.

If you haven't picked-up your Viva t-shirts, please do so ASAP.


LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY
Thinking about what type of law you would like to practice? You think you might want to practice labor or employment law but are not sure what kind of law that is? Or you know that labor and employment law is right for you, but you are not sure what area you want to practice in?

Then come to the Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on March 17 and hear five unique perspectives on the field of labor and employment law. The following five Chicago-Kent alumneae/i will be discussing career options in labor and employment law.

     Sally A. Comin -- Stickler & Nelson, a boutique management law firm
     James R. Beyer -- IBM Corporate Counsel
     Carol Cozzi Johnson -- Rudnick & Wolfe, employee benefits
     Stanley D. Gosch -- Counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150
     Leonard A. Grossman -- United States Department of Labor

Following the presentation at approximately 5:30 p.m., there will be a reception hosted by the Institute for Law and the Workplace in the 10th floor Reception Room. Join the five speakers, other Chicago-Kent alumnae/i and friends, students, and faculty to celebrate the Institute's second anniversary. The reception is an excellent opportunity to meet practitioners and ask specific questions about the type of work they do and the skills they feel are important to break-in and succeed in their area of labor or employment law. You do not have to have attended the Careers in Labor and Employment Law event to attend the reception. To attend the reception, please RSVP Josh Becker (JBECKER) before March 10.


PHI ALPHA DELTA
Networking seminar for members and non-members!
Alan Zelkowitz, an attorney at Landau, Omahana & Kopka and a PAD International Board Member, will give a seminar on all the skills necessary for effective networking. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from noon-1:30 p.m. in room 590.

There will be an informational meeting for all those interested in helping with the Cancer Walk in April. The meeting is on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in room C90 (across from the PAD office). Any questions? Contact Kristina Jarvis at KJARVIS.

Any member interested in attending PAD's Biannual International Convention in Scottsdale, AZ this August should check PAD's home page at http://www.pad.org or contact SATTAPHI for more info.