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

March 23, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 11
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Student Services
   Financial Aid
   Career Services
   Information Center
   Center for Law and Computers
   Serving Our Society
   From the Law Offices
   Writing Contests
   Special Notices
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association
   Corporate Law Society
   Environmental Law Society
   Family Law Society
   Health Law Society
   Illinois State Bar Association
   Jewish Law Student Association
   Kent Justice Foundation
   Women in Law


Additional CALI Award Winner
Congratulations to Yolanda Forney, who received the highest grade in Prof. Kling's Forensic Sciences course, and to Ami Louise Demarco, who received the highest grade in Prof. Straus's Legal Writing 1 class.

Political Campaign Advertising
The political campaign season is upon us. Although I encourage you to work vigorously in support of any candidate you choose, please do not distribute flyers or put up posters in the Law School building. In part to avoid any threat to our tax-exempt status, the university prohibits the use of its facilities for political advertising.

Summer 1998 Registration
The Registration Bulletin for the 1998 summer session, including the schedule of classes, is available outside the third floor cafeteria. Summer session registration begins tomorrow, March 24 (see the Registrar's section in this issue of the Record for details).

Fall 1998 Registration
The preliminary schedule for Fall 1998 classes will be distributed the week of April 6; the final schedule will be issued the week of April 13. Registration for Fall classes begins April 20.

Intensive Trial Advocacy and Intellectual Property Intensive Trial Advocacy
The law school will offer the basic Intensive Trial Advocacy course in early January; there is also a possibility that the course will be offered in August, as well. In addition to the basic Intensive Trial Advocacy course, we will be offering an Intellectual Property Intensive Trial Advocacy course in August. Details about all of these courses will be published in the next issue of the Record.


Summer 1998 Registration This Week
Registration for the summer session begins tomorrow, March 24. Please obtain your registration form from the Registrar's Office and have it stamped by the Bursar. Evening division students must submit their registration forms by 6:00 p.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, and day division students by 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26. A list of closed courses and seat availability will be posted Wednesday, March 25, after the evening students have been registered. Program Notices for the summer session will be mailed Monday, March 30. You may register for open courses any time until the end of the first week of the summer session.

August 1998 Graduates
Please complete an Application for Graduation in the Registrar's Office when your schedule for the summer session is finalized.

May 1998 Graduates
May graduates with outstanding balances will not be certified to the bar examiners and will not receive their diplomas until their financial account is up-to-date. You may check the status of your account on the computer terminal in the Registrar's Office. If there are any errors or problems, report them to the Bursar in room 290 immediately.

Have a safe and pleasant spring break!


If you have questions or concerns about what classes to register for, please see future issues of the Record for lists of recommended courses and details on a course selection program to be held in April. Also, please feel free to stop by the Office of Student Services for advice and guidance on choosing your courses. We would be happy to help you plan out your academic future. Speaking of the future, we wish you a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break!

Academic Support Teaching Assistant Applications
Teaching Assistant applications will be available beginning today, March 23, in room 544. Applications are due to the Office of Student Services by Thursday, April 9, 1998. If you did well in one or more of your first-year classes, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and are excited about working with first-year students, then we want you! TA's for both the fall and spring semesters are chosen from this semester's applicants, so apply now even if you are only interested in being a TA for a spring semester class. (These applications are for the substantive courses only -- not legal writing.) If you have any questions, please e-mail EBERGER or CMATHENY or stop by the Student Services Office (rooms 544/546).

More First Aid Training!
American Red Cross Instructor and Chicago-Kent student Stu Weg will be holding two first aid training classes in April. The first class, "Standard First Aid and First Aid Basics," will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The cost is $17.25 and an ARC Certification in First Aid will be awarded to all who complete the course. These programs are available to all students, staff and faculty at Chicago-Kent. For more information or to reserve a space in the class, e-mail SWEG or EBERGER.

Race Relations Roundtable
We would also like to thank Myrna Alvarez for representing Chicago-Kent at President Clinton's "One America in the 21st Century - Initiative on Race" program. The roundtable discussion was held on March 12, 1998, at Kennedy-King College.

Weekly Links
April 15 is fast approaching! This week's links offer resources for filing your taxes. Check them out for answers to commonly asked questions, downloadable forms, and other valuable information.

FedWorld Tax Forms

Tax Information for Everyone

Internal Revenue Service


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.


Student Worker Position Available in Career Services
The Career Services Office is looking for a student to work between 10-15 hours per week. Applicants should be available to work until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and/or Thursday. Applications are available in Suite 360. Please e-mail Dana Beaird (DBEAIRD) with any questions.

Volunteers Needed for Career Services Jobathon
The annual Jobathon is underway and we need your help April 6-9!!! During the Jobathon, student volunteers come to the Career Services Office and call employers that have posted positions with Chicago-Kent in the past to see if they have any current openings for law clerks or attorneys. 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! Last time, over 50 new jobs were gathered from the Jobathon. The time commitment needed is at least an hour and at most whatever you can do.

The Jobathon will run Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9 (the week after spring break). There are four "slots" for each hour between 9-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. If you haven't done the Jobathon before, please allow a few minutes for us to explain the procedures to you before you begin calling. You can sign up for as many hours as you wish.

To volunteer for specific time slots, please stop by the Career Services Office and sign up on the schedule posted outside Charis Runnels' office door. If you can't get to the office, please call the Career Services Office at (312) 906-5200 or e-mail Dan Shapiro (DSHAPIRO). Dan, a wonderfully dedicated 2L on the Student Careers Committee, has graciously volunteered to oversee the Jobathon in April and will help schedule volunteers. There are a total of 96 hour-long slots available. If you have friends that can volunteer, PLEASE RECRUIT THEM!!! The jobathon is only as successful as you make it. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Dan Shapiro (DSHAPIRO) or Charis Runnels (CRUNNELS). Thank you.

Job Fairs

Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois Job Fair
The AABA of Illinois is proud to announce its first Job Fair, available to Arab-American descent graduating law students. The Job Fair will take place on Friday, April 24 in Chicago. You MUST pre-register by April 17, 1998: to do so, please come to the Career Services Office.

Upcoming Career Services Programs

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!

"Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams!"
Noted author Kimm Alayne Walton, J.D., author of "Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams," will present a FREE career development seminar that has led law students and lawyers nationwide to satisfying employment in the practice of law. The program will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Ogilvie Auditorium. This program will coincide with the Student Bar Association's Law Week. The SBA is sponsoring a wonderful reception with food and drinks immediately following the program in the 10th Floor Event Room. At this seminar, you're learn the following:

Other Special Opportunities: Handouts Available in Career Services

1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence Division:
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office encourages law students with an interest in the criminal justice system and domestic violence to volunteer in the Domestic Violence Division. They are seeking students to work during the school year, as well as during the summer. Students may volunteer, earn internship credit, or seek salaried positions through a public interest initiatives. Work hours are flexible; however, a 10-hour commitment is necessary. See Handout #91 for application information.

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 student 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).

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.


3Ls: NAPIL Partner Fellowships Job Announcements:
The National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) is pleased to announce new public interest law opportunities across the country created under the NAPIL Partner Fellowship program. These fellowships are 2-year, "organization-based" fellowships. Successful fellowship applicants will receive the benefits of NAPIL fellows, including loan repayment assistance. See Handout #93 for a list of all the available positions. More detailed descriptions are available in the Resource Center of the Career Services Office. Note: an updated listing will be available in the next few the Record for it!

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.

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


3Ls: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Internships
HUD is now accepting applications for its 1998-99 Legal Honors Intern Program. This program is the primary means of hiring at the entry level. An original and two copies of your application materials must be postmarked by March 30, 1998. For more information, please see Handout #90.

1Ls, 2Ls: Summer Internship in Madras, India
The law firm of Surana & Surana, International Attorneys, is participating in an International Law Students summer internship program and is very interested in hiring two Chicago-Kent students. The firm has 24 attorneys, making it the largest in southern India. The positions are available from May until August at their offices in Madras, India. As is customary for ILS programs, room and board will be provided in lieu of a salary. Please contact former intern and Chicago-Kent student Christine Brown at 219-923-5542 for more information.

1Ls, 2Ls: Environmental Protection Agency Internships
There are eleven summer internship positions (Paralegal Specialist) available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5. Please visit their web site at for more information.

3Ls: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Legal Honors Intern Program:
The HUD is accepting applications for its 1998-99 Legal Honors Intern Program, which is the primary means of hiring at the entry level. Selectees will enter the training program as law clerks. An original and two copies of the application materials must be postmarked by March 30, 1998. See Handout #90 for details.

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.

Judicial Clerkships/Interns

UPDATE: 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 89 judges across the state wish to participate in the program. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 1998. See Handout #92 for an updated listing and map indicating the number of internships that remain available in each of the counties. 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.

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.


[Information Center Home Page]

Do you want to find information about a product, company, or business executive? Then, you should come to this week's tutorial on PROQUEST. It is a CD-Rom database located on the computer to the left as you enter the Information Center. PROQUEST indexes over 1000 management, marketing, and business journals, including over 350 international journals.

The tutorial includes a demonstration of the PROQUEST system by Reference Staff. Each tutorial will last about 20 minutes, or less. The schedule is posted on the 9th floor Bulletin Board, and you don't have to sign up for these tutorials. Just show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times.

If you have any comments about the times or the topics for the tutorials, please let us know by contacting Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).

Visitors from Mongolia Tour Information Center
On March 17 two visitors from Mongolia toured the Information Center. Mr. Ayurzana Enkhjav is a director of the State Administrative Management Department (Ministry of Justice). His department accredits law programs at the Law Institute and is also responsible for reforming the law education curriculum in Mongolia.

Dr. Ish Dashnyam is a rector of the Law Institute at Mongolian National University. They both came from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to get information about computer technology, establishment of computer labs, library databases, online card catalogs, laptop computer connection sites. They were also interested in the Library of International Relations and its collection.

New Staff Join Information Center
Rafael Alvardo is a new Library Specialist for the Information Center. He also teaches math and GED classes in Aurora. He previously worked for a manufacturer of electronic timing devices. He has a degree in Physics from Del Valle University in Cali, Colombia.

Two new Library Assistants have joined the Information Center staff. Zeinia Albakri is currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a biology major. Jamen P.Brown is a graduate of Kenwood High School.

Students are reminded not to leave valuables unattended in the Information Center. Any personal items such as wallets, purses, briefcases, etc., should be carried with you at all times.


Technical Support
Students needing technical assistance with their laptop computers should go to room 705. Melissa Mooney has moved from her station in Lab 700 to this office. There is a signup sheet for appointments outside the office. There will be someone back in the lab as soon as a replacement is hired for the lab position.

Assistance in the Labs
If you are working in the labs and experience a problem with your computer or a printer, please e-mail PCHELP.

LEXIS/WESTLAW and Print Accounts
A reminder to all students: the 400 pages of free printing made available to you each semester is NOT to be used for printing materials from Lexis or Westlaw. Any print jobs for LEXIS or WESTLAW materials must be sent to the Document Center on the 9th floor. Those students who print out LEXIS or WESTLAW materials in the labs will not be able to correct their account balance for any of these incorrect print jobs; i.e., if you print out a large document accidentally, and it is discovered that the LEXIS or WESTLAW materials were involved, you will be charged for the print job.

Lab 775
A reminder to all students: It is not now, nor has it ever been, permissible to bring food or drinks into the ANY of the labs, including lab 775. Computers and liquids, greases, and other sticky, oily substances do not mix. The messes you leave behind are the problems the next person has to deal with. Please be courteous of other students.

Sponsored Printing
For those students who are on Law Review, Moot Court, or are research assistants for professors, the printing you do for these purposes can be credited from your individual printing account. Please do the following:

  1. Print out a copy of your printing account
  2. Hi-lite and total the jobs that apply to the above purposes
  3. Have the advisor and/or professor sign the copy as well as list the budget account # and account name that should be charged for the printing
  4. Return the copy to Theda Mickey, room 711
  5. Your account will be credited and the appropriate account will be charged $.05/page.
  6. This needs to be completed prior to the end of the current semester.
Should you have any questions, please email Theda Mickey


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 March 23:
Monday9:00-11:00 am
Wednesday3:00-4:00 pm
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 available to answer questions via LEXISQ.

Win Cash!
You might have seen the Westlaw competition asking you to submit your suggestion for improving Keycite. Double your chances for winning cash by submitting your idea to LEXIS-NEXIS. Enter a drawing to win a $25,000 Grand Prize, a $10,000 first prize and a $5,000 second prize! E-mail your name, mailing address, phone number, law school and year of graduation along with your suggestion to Or visit our web page at

Enjoy your break and see you in April!


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. SOS will help 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.

AIDS/HIV Legal Council of Chicago seeking volunteers who can commit between 10-15 hours per week to assist the numerous clients who have legal troubles due to their AIDS/HIV infection. The Legal Council provides estate planning and will drafting, living wills, guardianship planning and litigation, sponsors litigation dealing with housing and employment discrimination, and assists clients in Supplemental Security Income hearings. Students would have the opportunity to become immediately involved as the representative of a client in a SSI administrative hearings.

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

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.


Fall Registration for In-House Programs - LAW OFFICES
Fall 1998 applications are now available in room 600 -- Due no later than THURSDAY, APRIL, 9

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 fall. The spring applications are due no later than April 9.

Students may apply for Law Offices after they have completed the equivalent of their first-year of law school (current first year day students may apply for the fall 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 April 9 deadline by 5:00 p.m.

Students who have previously taken, who are now taking Law Offices, or who are accepted for the summer 1998 semester (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. Next, priority will be given to the top ten students on each first choice waiting list who did not turn down a place for spring 1998, who were on the waiting list in the division they have marked as first choice, and who submitted their fall application by the due date. 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 fall 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 are five in-house practice groups from which to choose: employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, criminal defense, tax (prerequisites are Personal Income Tax and Tax Procedure), health law, and mediation & other ADR procedures).

For more information, you may talk to the clinical professors who supervise the various practice groups: Professors Gonzalez (rm. 629) and Norton (rm. 623) for employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice; Professors Kadish (rm. 613), Kling (rm. 625), and Thomas (rm. 609) for criminal defense; Professor Livingston (rm. 688) for tax; Professor Kentra (rm. 690) for mediation & other ADR procedures; and Professor Altman (rm. 611) for health with some family law. Professor Laser (rm. 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 State's 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.


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


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.

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.

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.

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.

The Fenwick Bar Association will award scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to $1,500 to graduates of Fenwick High School who are currently attending law school and who will finish their law school studies no earlier than the end of the Fall 1998 term. Applicants will be evaluated by the scholarship committee based upon economic record, financial need and awards or other recognition from academic or service organizations.

Applications for the scholarship are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. Interested students must complete the scholarship application and an authorization for release of financial aid information. Both documents must be sent to H. Patrick Morris of Johnson & Bell, Ltd., 222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, Illinois 60601 no later than May 1, 1998.

Questions about the scholarship should be directed to H. Patrick Morris (312-984-0244) or Bob McNamara (312-948-0258).

Permanent residents of the Northern District of Indiana (roughly the northern third of Indiana) are invited to apply for the Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship. While financial need can be a factor, the scholarship committee will assign greater weight to academic achievement and involvement in quality extracurricular activities.

The application process includes the application form, certified transcripts of college, graduate school and law school grades, and a copy of the applicant's most recent federal income tax return. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The application deadline is June 1, 1998.

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.

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.

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 the 1999-2000 academic year, 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

The Serbian Bar Association (SBA) will present two $1,000 scholarships this year to law students who are of Serbian ancestry. The application process includes the application, an essay and a certified copy of your law school transcript. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. Applications must be postmarked on or before May 15, 1998.


On Wednesday, April 8, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in room 210, there will an informal colloquium on "Regulation of Hate Speech" which is open to all members of the Chicago-Kent community, who are encouraged to attend. The colloquium is meant to be informal, with lots of back and forth discussion among those present. To motivate the discussion, there will be an opening presentation by Stanford Law School Professor Tom Grey, our Centennial Visiting Professor for this academic year, who drafted the hate speech code for Stanford University. Also participating in the discussion will be Chicago-Kent professors Cheryl Harris and Steve Heyman, and Morry Lipson of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. There will be a reception following the colloquium.

Applications are now being accepted for Legal Writing Teaching Assistants for the year 1998-99. You must be graduating in June, 1999 to apply. Teaching Assistants work closely with the Legal Writing Professors in teaching legal research, creating assignments and grading student papers. They also work closely with students in drafting and revising their work. Applicants should have received superior grades (B+ or above) in their Legal Writing courses and have a strong interest in helping other students to master the skills of legal research and writing. Membership on Law Review or Moot Court is desirable, but is not a requirement of the job. Evening students are encouraged to apply. Teaching Assistants receive two hours of academic credit each semester and salary equal to the tuition for two credit hours each semester.

In order to serve as a teaching assistant you must be available to attend a training session which will take place at the end of Orientation Week.

Interested students should submit a current resume to Professor Susan Adams in room 821. Please indicate on your resume the name of your first-year legal writing professor and the grades you received in the course. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 6. After you have submitted a resume, please sign up for an interview on the schedule outside Professor Adams's door. The interview will last approximately 20 minutes and then applicants will be asked to complete a short closed-book quiz on grammar, punctuation and citation form.

If you have any questions please contact Professor Adams.


First off, the BOG would like to congratulate all of the 1Ls for their participation in this year's Charles Evans Hughes Competition. Despite little time to prepare, the 1Ls performed exceptional ly (at least the ones that I judged). For those who did not advance, please keep in mind that the Summer Competition is a great opportunity to join the Moot Court Honor Society.

Election dates are set. The Spring Election will take place on Wednesday, April 15, and on Thursday, April 16. That means that campaigning will begin on Wednesday, March 25 (a few days before Spring Break). If you would like to run for a position on the BOG, you must first submit a petition for the position and a campaign statement. The petitions and statements are due by Tuesday, March 24, and can be turned in to C88 or the SBA mailbox. Election Petitions and Election Rules (including all pertinent dates) can be found outside of C88. 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.

BOG Meeting Results
At the last BOG meeting, two issues were voted on:
   1) the BOG voted against admitting WHAM as a student organization, with the expectation that WHAM should have the opportunity to resubmit their bid after any amendment to the SBA Constitution is approved; and
   2) the BOG voted against allowing BOG members a free ticket to Barristers Ball (a common practice in past years).

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 20s 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.

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).

Bar and Gavel Award
Nominations are open for Spring and Summer (1998) J.D. graduates for Bar and Gavel Society inductees. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding service and committment to the school and community. Anyone may nominate a qualifying student. E-mail nominations to Andy Stein (ASTEIN) no later than April 2, 1998.

CLS presents a luncheon series featuring Linda Frazier.

Topic: Corporate Attorney Professional Responsibility: When Whistleblowing is Necessary.

    Date:   March 24, 1998
    Time:   Noon
    Room:   TBA

Refreshments will be served!!

Bike Raffle -- purchase your tickets now!! The Auction is this Wednesday, March 25, and we must sell as many tickets as humanly possible in order to provide a fellowship this summer. The bike is awesome and worth over $250, so tell all your friends. If you haven't signed up to sell tickets, please do, or just be sure to get the word out and buy those tickets!!

EcoTip: Industry can help!! -- the Nature Conservancy estimates that about 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from the logging and burning of forests. The Bolivian government, The Nature Conservancy and three US corporations have collectively purchased 2.1 million acres of forested land in Bolivia to protect it from development. The group says that the purchase will prevent the release of a large quantity of carbon dioxide and is "the world's largest forest- sector project designed to mitigate global emissions of greenhouse gases." Daily Environment Report, March 10, 1998, pA-7.

Thank you!
Many thanks to all the volunteers who contributed to making our spring bake sale a huge success! Also, thanks to all the contributors who helped us reach our goal. Mae Hung deserves special mention for organizing the event -- thanks Mae!

Movie Night/Pizza Party
We are planning a movie night/pizza party for the end of April to congratulate our graduating 3Ls and to thank all the volunteers who contributed greatly to this year's bake sales and charity drive.

Family Law Society elections are right around the corner. The officer positions that will need to be filled for the 1998-99 year are as follows: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. The procedure for running for office: Only those FLS members currently on the FLS mailing list (if you receive FLS e-mails from the current President, Leslie Borre, you are on the list) are eligible to vote for the officers.

Please mark the following dates in your day-timer. . .
Interested candidates should e-mail their intention to run for office and the position they are seeking to Leslie (LBORRE) on either Monday, April 13, or Tuesday, April 14, 1998 only. A list of the candidates will be forwarded to FLS members, and e-mail voting will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 1998. Additional instructions will follow. Good luck to all interested candidates.

The Health Law and Family Law Societies are proud to present:

1998 Spring Symposium: Property Rights of Reproductive Technology

Wednesday, April 8, 1998
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Ogilvie Auditorium
Reception following in the 10th floor event room

Four speakers and a moderator will discuss the current legal issues in Reproductive Medicine:

We have invited over 200 alumni and members of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology to join us for this event. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet the professionals working in this area. Mark your calendars -- you don't want to miss this event!!

Public Service Award
Each year the ISBA presents the "Law Student Division Public Service Award" to an ISBA law student member who has demonstrated outstanding participation in volunteer public service and extracurricular activities. The activities can include volunteer programs and clinical work. Interested students are encouraged to submit an application detailing their own activities in this area, or nominate a fellow student by including a statement indicating why the nominee should be so honored. Award applications are available on the ISBA bulletin board on the Concourse. Please Note: candidates must be ISBA student members to apply. Non-ISBA members may submit the student membership application (and $10 yearly fee) with the award application. If you are wondering if a fellow student is an ISBA member, please call Gail at 1-800-252-8908. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 31, 1998. Hurry!

Upcoming Conference
The Ninth Annual Minority and Women Attorneys' Conference will take place on Saturday, May 2, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court. Break-out workshops include topics on: estate planning, juvenile law, labor law (employment discrimination), family law, bankruptcy, real estate, consumer fraud, and civil and criminal techniques. Registration fee is $25 for ISBA student members and includes lunch. Deadline to register is April 29, 1998.

Free Summer!
If you have not joined the ISBA as a law student member, join before June 1 and get the summer for free! How? By submitting your membership application and the $10 fee, you will be enrolled through August 1999. As a student member, the following benefits are available to you: subscription to the monthly Illinois Bar Journal, the Law Student Newsletter, Young Lawyers Division newsletter, and seven substantive law sections newsletters; free admission to the LAW ED Series program, ISBA Annual and Midyear Meetings, and Young Lawyers Division seminars. Join Today! Applications are available under the stairs on the Concourse.

On Thursday, April 2, at 8 p.m., is the Annual Spring Party for Peace. Come join hundreds of Jewish graduate students and young professionals (enter at your own risk) at StarDust, 440 N. Halsted. Free beer, wine, and Shirley Temples. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (so it really isn't free). E-mail Howard at HROSENBU for tickets.

And speaking of Milli Vanilli, hundreds of letters and e-mails have flooded the JLSA mailbox regarding the second installment of Ryan Nadick's "Fashion in the Legal Profession." Ryan will be hosting this event in the upcoming month. Please book your seats in advance and RSVP to RNADICK.

Get ready for viva! This year's auction will be the best ever! It is Wednesday, March 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. All are invited. The proceeds go to summer fellowships for public interest internships.

Buy your auction tickets in the Spak on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. They are $5 before the auction and $7 at the door for Kent students and employees. For non-Kent people the tickets are $10.

If you buy a KJF T-shirt for $10, and wear it the day of the auction your admission is free!

Everyone please bring baked goods for the day of the auction! We really need Everyone's help! Please sign up for committees AND ticket sales on the SOS door!

Here's What's Happening. . .

Congratulations 1Ls for making it through the Moot Court competition!!!
Special congrats and good luck to WIL executive board member, Jana Krupoff in the later rounds of the competition.

General Meeting. Tuesday, March 24, at Noon, and 5 p.m. in the usual rooms (170 & 210).

Support KJF by Signing up to Help at the Auction next Week. Sign up outside the SOS office on the 6th floor. The auction is this Wednesday, March 25, at 5 p.m.

It's Time for Another Bake Sale!! If you are unable to travel over spring break, please remember to bake every day so we can make a million dollars at the next bake sale on Tuesday, April 7. If you are going somewhere warm, you have to bake double.

You Could Be a Member of the Last Wil Executive Board in this Millennium...all you have to do is turn in your platform by Thursday, April 8 and get elected on April 14. Its that simple!!!