|April 13, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 13
posting to the Record
|In this week's Record||(in order of appearance)|
Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
Assistant Dean Michael Burns
Alumnae/i & Student Relations
Serving Our Society
Continuing Legal Education
Student Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Computer Law Association
Evening Law Student Society
Kent Justice Foundation
Sports & Entertainment Society
Women in Law
Academic Calendar Reminder
The class schedule for the last week of classes is as follows:
Monday, April 27: Last regular day of classes
Tuesday, April 28: Friday classes meet (Good Friday make-up)
Wednesday, April 29: Wednesday classes meet (Professionalism Day make-up)
Read period starts on Thursday, April 30. Exams start on Thursday, May 7, and end on Wednesday, May 20.
Fall Semester Grade Distributions
Grade distributions for each Fall 1997 class are posted on the second floor bulletin board.
Fall 1998 Registration
The preliminary schedule for Fall 1998 classes was distributed last week outside the third floor cafeteria; the final schedule will be issued this week. Registration for Fall classes begins April 20 (see the Registrar's section of this issue of the Record for further details).
Members of the faculty, Ellen Berger, and I are available to discuss course selections with you. Ellen Berger and I will hold general meetings for students at the times listed below to discuss the preliminary Fall schedule, selecting courses for the Fall, and suggestions for planning your legal education. If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, feel free to contact me or Ellen Berger directly. In addition, a list of Recommended Courses for Upper-Level Students, recently adopted by the faculty, is provided at the end of this section of the Record (see below).
All meetings will be held on Monday, April 13
First-year Day students: 1:15 p.m. in the auditorium
Advanced Day students: 3:00 p.m. in room 210
Advanced Eve. students: 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium
First-year Eve. students: 7:35 p.m. (after Justice) in room 510
Intellectual Property Intensive Trial Advocacy
The lead instructor for this course will be Judge Paul Michel, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He will be assisted by several prominent Intellectual Property attorneys from the Chicago area. Judge Michel was appointed to the Federal Circuit in 1988 after 22 years of government service. After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School, he served as a prosecutor in Philadelphia, then as an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and an Assistant Counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee. He later served as Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Section and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Justice Department. He has taught and written on a variety of intellectual property and appellate practice topics.
The announcement of the course and the form for requesting admission into the course were ambiguous on one point. Although taking I.P. Intensive Trial Advocacy does not make you eligible to take the regular Trial Advocacy 2 course, this is only in the sense that the I.P. Intensive course is not deemed to be adequate preparation for Trial Advocacy 2. If you take Trial Advocacy 1 or Intensive Trial Advocacy 1, you can still take Trial Advocacy 2 at a later time, even if you have also taken I.P. Intensive Trial Advocacy.
The announcement and form state: "Students who take this course may still take the conventional Trial Advocacy 1 course or Intensive Trial Advocacy 1, but are not eligible to take Trial Advocacy 2."
Teaching evaluations will be distributed this week to elicit students' opinions regarding the quality of teaching at the law school. Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses. The evaluations are considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors. They are anonymous and will not be available to professors until after the grades for the courses are recorded.
List of Recommended Courses for Upper-Level Students
The following list was recently adopted by the faculty to provide course selection guidance to upper-level students: Courses with an asterisk (*) cover material that is likely to be tested on many states' bar examinations, including that of Illinois. Other subject areas may also be tested; you should review the Illinois Bar Exam Information Statement in the Registration Bulletin -- or, if you plan to take another state's bar examination, contact the bar examiners in that state -- before deciding which of these and other courses to take.
I. The faculty believes that every student should take: A. *Business Organizations (4 hours) B. *Evidence (3 hours) C. Personal Income Tax (3 hours) D. *Remedies (3 hours) II. The faculty believes that every student should take at least 15 hours from the following list of courses, with most courses taken from subsection A and at least one course taken from subsection B. Courses not included in this list should not be thought of as less challenging or unimportant. They may have been left off because they cover advanced or very specialized material, or because they focus on non-traditional legal materials. Students may take some of those courses with their remaining electives. For those students whose grade point average is in the lower third of the class after they complete their first year of law school (two semesters for day students and three semesters for evening students), we recommend in the strongest terms possible that they take at least 20 hours (rather than 15) from the following list, with a heavy emphasis on courses that cover subject matter that may be tested on the Bar Exam. A. Courses in major areas of law: 1. Administrative Law (3 hours). 2. Civil Litigation: one of the following: Appellate Courts (3 hours), Civil Procedure 2 (3 hours), Complex Litigation (3 hours), Federal Courts (3 hours), *Illinois Civil Procedure (2 hours). 3. Commercial Law: one or two of the following: *Sales (2 hours), *Secured Transactions (3 hours), *Payment Systems (3 hours). 4. *Conflict of Laws (3 hours) 5. Constitutional Law: First Amendment (3 hours). 6. Criminal Procedure: *The Adjudicative Process (3 hours), or *The Investigative Process (3 hours). 7. *Estates and Trusts (4 hours). 8. *Family Law (3 hours). 9. International Law (3 hours) or Comparative Law (3 hours). 10. Products Liability (2 hours). B. Courses focusing on statutory analysis and/or administrative agencies: 1. Antitrust (3 hours). 2. Bankruptcy (3 hours). 3. Copyright Law (3 hours) or Patent Law (3 hours). 4. Employee Benefits Law (3 hours). 5. Employment Discrimination (3 hours). 6. Environmental Law and Policy (3 hours). 7. Labor Law (4 hours). 8. Legislation (3 hours). 9. Securities Regulation (3 hours). 10. Taxation of Business Enterprises (4 hours). III. The faculty believes that every student should take at least one skills or one clinical course from the following list of such courses. Beginning in February 1998, the Illinois Bar Examination began using the Multistate Performance Test to test six fundamental lawyering skills: problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, factual analysis, communication, organization and management of a legal task, and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Each of the courses listed below teaches some of the above-listed skills. You should review the Illinois Bar Exam Information Statement in the registration materials -- or, if you plan to take another state's bar examination, contact the bar examiners in that state -- before deciding which of these courses to take. A. Skills courses: 1. Business Entity Formation (3 hours). 2. Business Entity Transactions (3 hours). 3. Employment Litigation (3 hours) (for students in the Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program only). 4. Pretrial Litigation (2 hours) (for students in the LADR Program only). 5. Trial Advocacy. B. Clinical courses: 1. In-House Clinic (4 hours): a. Civil Litigation. b. Criminal Defense. c. Health Law Litigation. d. Mediation and ADR. e. Tax Litigation. 2. Judicial Externship (4 hours). 3. Advanced Externship (4 hours). 4. Labor and Employment Externship (4 hours) (for students in the Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program only).
Priority Code A1-C4: by Monday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. D1-E4: by Tuesday, April 21, 3:00 p.m. F1- F4: by Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.Intensive Trial Advocacy Courses
Undergraduate Transcript Required
If your final undergraduate transcript is not on file in the Registrar's Office, you will not be permitted to register for the Fall semester. You must contact the school from which you received your undergraduate degree and request that your final official transcript be mailed to the Registrar's Office.
Health Insurance Waiver
A list of students whose insurance is currently waived is posted on the second floor bulletin board. The waiver is valid as long as you are enrolled at IIT (Note: If you skip a semester, you must reapply for the waiver). If your name does not appear on the list and you have comparable coverage, you may waive the insurance coverage by filing a Petition for Waiver of Student Health Insurance form during Fall registration. The petitions are available in the Registrar's Office. Additional information about student health insurance will appear in the Fall Registration Bulletin.
Exams on Computers: Urgent!
Students who will be taking a final exam on a computer must read the Rules Governing the Use of Computers for Final Exam, available in the Registrar's Office, before the exam. It is essential for students taking their exams on computers to fully understand the procedures.
Official class ranks are distributed to students after the Spring semester. The graduating class with which you will be ranked is listed on the second floor bulletin board. Please verify that you are listed with the correct class. It is especially important for transfer students and students who have taken one or more semesters off to make sure that they are classified correctly.
May 1998 Graduates
Make sure that your financial account with the University is current. You will not be certified to the bar examiners and will not receive your diploma if you have an outstanding balance. You may check the status of your account on the computer terminal in the Registrar's office. Report any errors or problems to the Bursar in room 290 immediately.
May 1998 graduates may keep their lockers until July 30, 1998, which is after the date of the bar exam. Please empty your locker by July 31, 1998; your cooperation is appreciated.
August 1998 Graduates
Please submit an Application for Graduation form to the Registrar's Office by May 6, 1998.
FROM: Michael S. Burns, Assistant Dean of Admissions
DATE: Spring Semester 1998
RE: Critical Information Regarding Merit-based and Need-based Scholarships and Awards
All continuing students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Merit scholarships are based solely on your academic performance at Chicago-Kent and do not require a financial aid application. If you are exclusively interested in merit-based scholarships, you do not need to apply for financial aid.
Chicago-Kent also awards a limited number of financial need-based awards. If you wish to be considered for need-based awards, you must submit the Chicago-Kent Institutional Application and have a Student Aid Report (SAR) on file in the Office of Financial Aid on or before April 20, 1998. Students who do not meet these deadlines will not be considered for need-based scholarships and awards.
1L's -- now is the time to visits your TA's! They can help you organize your outlines and guide you toward the big picture. This would also be a good time to try a few practice exam questions with your TA's. Visit your TA's this week and start your exam preparation off on the right foot. An Office Hours schedule is available outside of room 544.
Academic Support TA Applications - Deadline Extension: Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. It is not too late to turn in an application to be an Academic Support Program Teaching Assistant. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. Applications are available in the Office of Student Services (rooms 544/546). TA's can choose to receive credit or a stipend for the semester. If you have any questions, please e-mail EBERGER or CMATHENY.
Last Chance for First Aid Training!
Standard First Aid and First Aid Basics - Saturday, April 18 from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Standard First Aid and First Aid Basics will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in room 570. The cost is $17.25 and American Red Cross Certification in First Aid will be awarded. Topics to be covered include: controlling bleeding, treatment of burns and dealing with cold- and heat-related illnesses and sudden illnesses. This program is open to all students, staff and faculty. To reserve a space in the class, e-mail ARC Instructor and 3L student Stu Weg (SWEG) or Ellen Berger (EBERGER, (312)906-5272).
Lawyer's Assistance Program - Alcoholics Anonymous support group for law students
The Lawyer's Assistance Program is an association of attorneys and judges dedicated to providing assistance to attorneys with mental health and addiction problems. LAP's services are available to law students as well, in the form of information, referrals and peer counseling support for students in need. LAP is proud to announce the formation of a new Alcoholics Anonymous support group for law students. Meetings will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the LAP offices in the Chicago Bar Association building, 321 South Plymouth Court, Suite 800. For more information, contact Leon Schrauben, Executive Director of the LAP, at (312)922-7332, email@example.com.
This weeks links are dedicated to sites that offer information for attorneys and law students as well as links to many legal resources.
Legal Information Resources http://lawlinks.com/ Law School dot COM http://www.lawschool.com/ U. S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library http://law.house.gov/
All students who plan to attend summer school must submit a 1998-99 Summer Financial Aid Addendum and a loan application on or before April 20, 1998, to the Financial Aid Office.
You must be enrolled at least 6 hours to be eligible for Federal Stafford Loans and at least 3 hours to be eligible for Private Loans.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (312) 906-5180 or e-mail us at FINAID.
The Class of 1998 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. at Navy Pier!! Chicago-Kent has blocks of rooms reserved at local hotels for that weekend. Stop in to Suite 310 for a list of locations and prices.
Graduation information is now available on our website at www.kentlaw.edu.
If anyone is interested in working at the graduation ceremony, please e-mail either JFOGARTY or BMILLER2.
Free Training for 1999 Graduates: "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer" at Chicago-Kent June 29 - July 16
Question: What are the two best ways to insure success in the legal field? Answer: 1. Have first-rate legal skills; 2. Be skilled at client development and relationship management.With these two skill sets, you'll be invaluable to employers and marketable when you are looking to make a job change. Chicago-Kent is training you in the legal skills, but who is helping you learn the ropes about business development? Now the answer is "Chicago-Kent Career Services" and members of the Chicago legal marketing community.
Whether you'll be practicing in a large, mid-size, or small firm, an in-house legal department, or plan to hang out your own shingle, this six-session lunch time series offers an outstanding opportunity to learn the basic skills required to develop a successful law practice that goes beyond being an excellent legal technician. Even if you plan to start your career in government work, a working knowledge of operations on the private practice side will help guide you in the event plan to change sectors.
Lawyer practitioners and area law firm marketers will help you learn the key elements, strategies and tactics used by lawyers to develop business successfully and maintain healthy and long-term client relationships. Discussion items will include developing effective marketing communications skills, establishing your network, asking for the business, and keeping the business you develop. You'll develop a personal marketing plan that addresses the strategies you want to employ to accomplish your initial career goals.
Still not convinced? A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the two students who complete the program and submit the best overall personal marketing plan. Plans will be judged by a panel of law firm marketers and members of the program's faculty.
Space is limited so stop by the Career Services Office or e-mail BCLEMMER to sign up. The registration deadline is Monday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. 1998 graduates are also invited to participate.
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 29 through July 16 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Location: Chicago-Kent (room TBA)If you are interested in attending this program but are unable to participate during these times, please e-mail SCHU.
Are You a May, 1998 Graduate Seeking Employment?
If you will be graduating this May and are looking for permanent employment, the Career Services Office is here to help you in your job search! We invite all 3Ls to come talk about your search with our career strategists Kim Reynolds, Debbi Gutman, Maureen Stimming and Stephanie Rever Chu. Evening students: you are welcome to schedule a phone appointment if you cannot come during business hours. We are open until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the semester, and 8:30-12:00 noon on Saturday April 25 and May 16.
Are you participating in the Resume Referral Program? If not, or if you are unsure, stop by the office and inquire. Participation in the program in the best way to let the CSO staff know you are seeking a job. To participate, complete the Resume Referral Registration Form and return it to our office with 12 copies of your current resume. When employers call our office wanting to find candidates without posting positions, we turn to the resumes in the referral program. It's not a guarantee of getting a job, but it's another avenue. Turn in your resumes today!
Student Worker Positions Available in Career Services
The Career Services Office is looking for students to work between 10-15 hours per week for the remainder of the semester and/or for 20 hours per week in the summer. 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.
Thursday, April 16: "Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams!"
The Career Services Office and the Student Bar Association are pleased to bring noted author of the National Law Journal's Job Goddess column Kimm Alayne Walton, J.D., author of "Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams . . . Regardless of Your Grades, Your School, or Your Work Experience" to Chicago-Kent for her practical and extremely popular 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 to 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:
Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium: All students are cordially invited to a unique and informative program about career opportunities in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Illinois, the Illinois Attorney General's Office, and the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office. This prosecutorial symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 1998, and hosted by the John Marshall Law School at 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. Speakers include judges and current and former prosecutors who will address all aspects of prosecution at the city, state, and federal levels.
There is no cost for the symposium, but space is limited so they are asking for reservations by phone no later than Wednesday, April 15. To RSVP, please call Elaine Bielik at (312) 345-2466. The symposium, sponsored by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, the National Hispanic Prosecutor Association, and the National Black Prosecutors Association, is open to all students. but they especially invite African American and Hispanic students who may have an interest in a career in criminal prosecutions.
"Technology and Competition in Illinois: An Overview of Recent Developments in the Law of Interest to Illinois Businesses and Relating to the Development and Exploitation of Technology":
This program, presented by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law and Intellectual Property Sections, will be held on Friday, April 17, 1998, at the ISBA regional office (20 N. Clark Street, Suite 900). For further information and a registration form, please see Handout #98.
JOB FAIR: Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois:
The AABA of Illinois is proud to announce its first Job Fair, available to graduating law students of Arab-American descent. The Job Fair will take place on Friday, April 24, at a law school in Chicago. You MUST pre-register by Friday, April 17, 1998. To do so, please come to the Career Services Office.
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: AmeriCorps*VISTA and National Service Legal Corps (NSLC):
Information is available for anyone interested in service opportunities after graduation with AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), a longstanding national service organization, or NSLC, an AmeriCorps program coordinated by the National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) and others. General information about NAPIL, AmeriCorps*VISTA and NSLC are available, including a VISTA application, in Handout #100.
3Ls: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellows Program (CBCF):
The CBCF is currently seeking applicants for its Fellows program. Fellows work 40 hours/week on a range of Congressional staff functions which may include coordinating hearings, drafting legislation and writing position papers. All Fellows must work for the nine months of the academic year and receive compensation of $20,000. The application deadline is April 30, 1998. See Handout #99 for details.
2Ls: Law Clerkships with the New Jersey Judiciary for the Court Year 1999-2000:
The New Jersey Judiciary is continuing to fill approximately 420 law clerk positions for the Court Year 1999-2000. Applicants who want their resumes included in the May, 1998, distribution should submit their application by April 17, 1998. Additional distributions are scheduled for September 1998, December 1998 and February 1999. See Handout #97 for details.
3Ls: Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) PBGC Fellowship Program:
GULC and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) are recruiting for an LL.M. fellowship program. The fellowship recipient will work as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the PBGC and enroll in the Masters of Laws program at GULC in Taxation or Labor and Employment Law. The application deadline is May 1, 1998. See Handout #96 for details.
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: Kent Justice Foundation (KJF) Fellowship Applications:
The 1998 Kent Justice Foundation Fellowship Application is now available in the Career Services Office as Handout #95. The applications are due in the KJF mailbox by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 1998. No exceptions will be made for late submissions, so be sure to get it in on time. The application packet tells you everything you need to do in order to apply for a Summer Fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact KJF co-chairs Doug Harvath or Ann Celine O'Hallaren at KJF.
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 benfits 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 weeks...watch the Record for it!
3Ls: Attorney Positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
The Office of General Counsel, U.S. EPA, seeks applicants for several environmental attorney positions. Licensed attorneys and law students in their last year of school are invited to apply for these entry level positions at the GS-11 and GS-12 levels ($39,270-$61,190, depending on experience and qualifications). If interested, please submit a resume and writing sample to Eudora Bow, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., Mail Code 2311, Washington, D.C. 20460. All applications should be postmarked no later than April 24, 1998.
1ls, 2Ls, 3Ls of Asian-American Descent: Cook County State's Attorney Summer Internships:
Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine is offering paid summer internship, for two Asian American college or university students, in conjunction with the observance of Asian American Heritage Month. This opportunity will provide invaluable experience to the selected students. For application forms, please see the state's attorney's web page at http://www.statesattorney.org. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 1998. For more information, please call Mr. Chris Zala, Asian American Relations Specialist, Prosecutions Division (312) 603-5598.
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.
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.
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 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 wishs 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).
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.
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: Interested in Kirkland & Ellis?:
Kirkland & Ellis, a large law firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and London, will be interviewing 2L day and 3L evening students on campus next Fall. If interested, please come by the Career Services Office to pick up an information sheet on the firm.
IP Students: Special Job Search Advice Available:
While attending the National Association for Law Placement Annual Education Conference, the CSO staff met an IP headhunter who graciously provided us with a job search guide that she compiled for law students. Copies of the guide and a list of Silicon Valley IP firms are now available in the CSO as Handout #94. Many thanks to Kate Patterson of Katherine C. Patterson Consulting for providing this information to Chicago-Kent students.
AFL-CIO Minority Outreach Program:
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LLC) 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.
The topic for this week is using eLOISe. This tutorial will show you how to access this database and find or print the documents that you need. Most law students check eLOISe for sample exams.
The tutorials are being presented by Information Center Reference Librarians. They last about 15 to 20 minutes, or less; and the schedule is posted on the 9th Floor bulletin board. You don't have to sign up for them; simply show up by the Reference Desk at the scheduled times. See you there!
WESTLAW Summer Passwords
Forms for extending WESTLAW passwords for appropriate summer research are available at the Information Center Service Desk. Students may also apply to extend their passwords on the Internet at http://www.westgroup.com/password.htm.
LEXIS Summer Passwords
The LEXIS procedure to extend passwords for the summer is to sign onto Lexis and choose the CAREER library and SUMMER file. There will be some questions to answer online.
Monday 1:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak Tuesday 10:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak Wednesday 1:00 - 5:00 Michael Ambroziak Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 Alex Rozman Friday 11:00 - 3:00 Alex Rozman Sunday 7:00 8:00 Alex RozmanAs always, 24-hr online technical and research assistance is available by calling 1-800-850-WEST. Questions can also be e-mailed to AROZMAN or MAMBROZI.
What's New On WESTLAW?: WestCheck 3.0 is here! It's the new KeyCite-compatible, cite-checking, quote-checking, case-retrieving, timesaving, money-saving, mistake-avoiding software from West Group. Pick-up your copy on CD-ROM from the 9th floor reference desk.
The Judge Who Dismissed Paula Jones
Some women have been criticized for supposedly employing a double standard in regard to President Clinton and his alleged sexual improprieties. So how about Susan Webber Wright, the federal judge who dismissed the lawsuit of Paula Jones? Is she some left-wing apologist for Clinton? Unlikely, considering she was appointed by President Bush. To learn more about Judge Wright, access the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary database (AFJ) and restrict your search to the judge field (ju). Type: ju(webber /s wright)
|Monday||1:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Front Lobby|
Please note that any changes to this schedule will be posted on the LEXIS bulletin board in lab 700.
In addition, please note that on Monday, April 13, the LEXIS rep will be in the front lobby at the Computer Law Association's Computer Fair. If you have questions about LEXIS, I will be very happy to answer them at that time. For more information about the Computer Fair or the Raffle; where you can win fabulous prizes, please see the fliers around the school, or stop by the front lobby on Monday from 1-6 p.m.
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 e-mail via LEXISQ.
Summer Associate Training - Prepare to Practice
Some of you will be working at firms that REQUIRE LEXIS training before you start. Will you be working at one of these firms? Find out this week on Thursday, April 16. There will be a LEXIS table in the first floor lobby for you to sign up and LEXIS Reps who will be able to answer your questions ("I already know how to use LEXIS, do I still have to attend?").
Plus - free food and career searching materials! For more information, please e-mail LEXISQ.
Remember to visit our web page at www.lexis.com/lawschool! Thank you, and have a nice week.
Tutor/ Mentor Opportunities
Children of all ages need tutors and/or mentors. Come to the SOS office to look in our directory.
The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS)
Did you know that 12,000 runaway and homeless youth live on the streets of Chicago? Did you know that one out of every seven children will run away at some time between the ages of 10 and 18? Every year approximately 5,000 runaway and homeless children die from assault, illness, and suicide. You can help these homeless, runaway children by becoming a "liner" on the national and Chicago switchboards. The NRS will train you to deal with high-risk youth over the phone. After training, you can choose to volunteer a minimum of two hours per week. The NRS of Chicago is located in Chicago's Lakeview area, and the switchboard is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.
On Thursday, April 16, Chicago-Kent will present the 20th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, The Globalization of Labor Markets: Its Impact on Labor Law and Labor Relations in the United States, in the Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium from 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
This year's Piper Lecture focuses on the globalization of labor markets and its importance for labor law and labor relations in the United States and features Thomas A. Kochan, George M. Bunker Professor of Management, Sloan School of Management and Institute for Work and Employment Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Commentary will be provided by Janice R. Bellace, Samuel Blank Professor of Legal Studies and Professor of Legal Studies and Management, University of Pennsylvania; William L. Keller, Senior Partner, Clark, West, Keller, Butler & Ellis of Dallas, Texas; and Mark Levinson, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, UNITE, AFL-CIO, CLC.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
ATTENTION - ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FEDERAL TAXATION
The 17th Annual Federal Tax Institute
On Thursday and Friday, April 30-May 1, 1998, the law school will host the 17th annual Federal Tax Institute. The Institute features a comprehensive program presented by a faculty of leading experts for tax advisors and practioners. This seminar is designed for attorneys, accountants, corporate tax executives, business and tax advisors as an update on the most current legislation, cases and rulings affecting the federal tax sector.
Law students (JD 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). 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 on or before Tuesday, April 28, 1998.
ATTENTION - ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN INTERNET AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
On Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5, 1998, the Institute for Science, Law and Technology will host a conference entitled Network Convergences, which will focus on how law and science are shaping the course of Internet and telecommunications technologies. The conference will bring together business leaders in traditional and emerging technology fields; leading researchers and policy makers from governmental and non-profit sectors; and prominent lawyers, legal scholars, and economists. Keynote speakers include Richard Notebaert, chairman and ceo of Ameritech, and Blair Levin, former chief of staff at the FCC. Over the course of two days, Network Convergences will address such cutting edge issues as, what shape will, and should, the convergence of the Internet, telephones, satellites and other information technologies take? What issues will convergence raise for business leaders, regulators and policy makers? How can, and should, lawyers and lawmakers help shape the future forms of convergence? Law students (JD 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). 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 on or before Tuesday, April 28, 1998.
Please stop by room 320D for hard copies of rules and regulations governing all contests!
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.
FENWICK BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
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).
GLENN D. PETERS LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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.
POLISH WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB, INC., SCHOLARSHIPS
The Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc., is a philanthropic organization of American women of Polish descent interested in discovering the richness of their Polish heritage and sharing it with others.
Realizing that education is the main tool for deepening an appreciation of culture and advancing a people, the Club supports educational activities and the personal efforts of Polish American students, male and female, through financial scholarships.
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
PUERTO RICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) is pleased to announce its 1997-98 Scholarship Program. 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 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 www.rotary.org.
SERBIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
City of Lungen:
1. Tim Reuter
2. Kirk Williams
1. Andrea Durkin
2. Rich Janney
1. Dawn Connelly
2. Eacata Gregory
1. Sorin Cimpoes
2. Athena Christafalos
1. Tracy Kwalczyk
2. Meghan Hubbard
1. Kim Carr
2. Therese King
We wish everyone good luck on Moot Court, and encourage all of those students who did not advance to the final round, but have a strong interest in joining the Moot Court, to participate in the summer competition. For more information on this competition, please stop by the Moot Court offices on the concourse level or contact your Legal Writing professor.
Qualifications: Significant secretarial experience, ability to type at a rate of 65 wpm with an error rate of 2% or less and ability to edit electronically stored information.
In this position you can receive up to nine-credit hours of tuition remission per semester, just one of the many perks you'll receive as a full-time staff member of Chicago-Kent.
If you are interested, please drop a resume off to Barbara Washington, Supervisor Faculty Secretaries, mailbox 130 or e-mail BWASHING.
Candidates, Ticket Name (if applicable):
James G. Bukowski, Veritas
Elayna Pham, Experienced
Vice President, Day:
Vice President, Evening:
Kim Hamlin, Veritas
Lawrence Hill, Experienced
Paul Miller, Experienced
Nick Scarpelli, Experienced
ABA Representative, Day:
Sean Brady, Experienced
ABA Representative, Evening:
Steve Edwards, Experienced
Ben Wong, Experienced
Donna Rotunno, Experienced
4L Representative, Evening:
Andy Stein, Experienced
3L Representative, Day:
Lorena Alvarez, Experienced
Alex Rozman, Experienced
Devin Williams, Experienced
3L Representative, Evening:
Robin Remley, Experienced
Jon E. Szostak
2L Representative, Day:
Brent Gustafson, Experienced
Emily Nicholson, Experienced
Please exercise your right to vote on April 15 and 16!
Bar and Gavel Awards
The following is the tentative schedule for this year's Bar and Gavel Awards:
April 2 - Nomination Deadline
April 7 - Deadline for submission of resumes
April 13 - Committee to make recommendations by 6:00 pm
April 15 - BOG to vote on Committee recommendations
Andy Stein (ASTEIN), Chair of the Bar and Gavel Committee, will notify you if you were nominated for an award. He will request additional information, such as a resume or letter in support, so that the Committee can make an educated decision. Good luck!
The SBA traditionally gives an award, voted on by the students, for the Faculty Member of the Year and the Administrative Staff Member of the Year. Please send nominations to for these awards to Adam Weiss (AWEISS) no later than Monday, April 13. Those nominated will appear on a separate voting ballot during the Elections on April 15 and 16.
Tickets for Barristers Ball are on sale now! The tickets for the April 18 Ball at the Fairmont Hotel cost $50 each and are available in the bookstore. Your ticket will entitle you to an elegant evening of dining and dancing. There will be a live band (High Society) and a twenties theme. Any suggestions for the event should be directed to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL).
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).
One of the scheduled programs is "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, in order to coincide with 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:
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.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Lawyer Meeting:
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the UDHR. The UDHR is a legal document. Amnesty's celebration of this anniversary began on December 10, 1997, in South Africa where Nelson Mandala signed the first petition to support the UDHR. The celebration will end on December 10, 1998 in Paris at the sight where the original UN Declaration was signed 50 years ago. Amnesty would like to invite you to participate in organizing an event on the UDHR in Chicago. Please join us for a UDHR lawyer meeting.
Date: Monday April 13, 1998
Place: Amnesty International Midwest Regional Office, 53 W. Jackson, Suite 1162.
Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please e-mail Sita Balthazar-Thomas at SBALTHAZ.
Many thanks to Gaylaw for co-sponsoring the speaker event on Gay and Lesbian International Human Rights.
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
We Won the Blood Drive!!!!!
(Drumroll, please...) We are happy to report that a total of 168 pints of blood were donated during the CBA/YLS Law School Blood Drive. The breakdown is as follows:
Chicago-Kent: 46 pints Univ. of Illinois: 37 pints John Marshall: 36 pints DePaul: 36 pints Loyola: 13 pints TOTAL: 168 pints of blood
To celebrate our victory, those who donated or attempted to donate blood will be having a pizza party the last week of April. You should have received an e-mail from Ivy Israel asking if you are available at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. If you donated blood and didn't get an e-mail, please let Ivy know so you can be included in the festivities. Congratulations!!!
New Chicago-Kent CBA Representative for 1998-99
Although the official ballots won't be in for another week, we'd like to congratulate 1L Donna Rotunno, who is running unopposed in the upcoming SBA election for the position of CBA representative. Donna will represent Chicago-Kent to the CBA along with Charis, who has again been appointed as Chair of the Law Student Committee.
Check out the 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, 1997-98
---Charis Runnels, CBA/YLS Law Student Committee Chair, 1997-99
COMPUTER LAW ASSOCIATION
On Monday April 13, don't miss the Computer Law Association's Computer Fair, to be held in the front lobby from 1-6 p.m. Local retailers CompUSA and Computer Discount Warehouse will have representatives here to answer your computer questions. A Microsoft will also be there to demonstrate the latest and greatest from Bill Gates.
No pressure to buy that day - just try out their equipment and ask your questions!
And for those of you who have bought your raffle tickets - April 13 is the day. Who will be the happy owner of a Color Flatbed Scanner? It could be you.
Did you know that computer ownership will be mandatory at Chicago-Kent very soon? Get a jump on buying a new computer or upgrading your old one at the Computer Law Association's Computer Fair!
EVENING LAW STUDENT SOCIETY
Hello continuing evening students! If you are interested in being an officer of the Evening Law Student Society for the 1998-99 school year, please contact Jeanette Sanniola (JSANNIOL) or George Petrovich (GPETROVI) as soon as possible. You may nominate yourself for a position, however, if more than one person wants a particular position an election will be held before the end of the school year.
The following positions will be open:
Vice President (2)
Class representatives (1-2 from each class)
Talk to you soon and have a nice evening!
Elections for next year's Federalist Society officers will be held by e-mail on Friday, April 24. Positions available include President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer. Those interested in running should contact Craig Poulson by April 15 via e-mail (CPOULSON).
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
Thank you to everyone who helped with the auction, it was a great success!
The applications are available in Career Services - Handout #95. Applications are due April 16, please drop completed applications off in the KJF mailbox on the second floor. All fellowship decisions will be made by 8:00 p.m. on April 23. Good luck everyone!
Next week we will have a general meeting at 3:00 p.m. in room 170 to discuss fellowship applications and board elections.
If you are unable to attend next weeks meeting, please contact either Ann Celine O'Hallaren (AOHALLAR) or Doug Harvarth (DHARVARTH) and let them know what postion you would like to run for. The positions are Co-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, two 2L representatives, two 3L representatives, and one evening representative for each year.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY
Congratulations to Brent Gustafson and Ryan Stephan the 1998-1999 co-presidents of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. If you are interested in a board position, please e-mail either BGUSTAFS or RSTEPHAN.
WOMEN IN LAW
Here's What's Happening, from Your Friends at WIL....
We Just Can't Stop Tossing Our Cookies -- you'd think it's the 1950's or something! Our last bake sale was not awe-inspiring, as we had hoped. This is our last chance to make bake-sale history!!!! No excuses just cookies and cupcakes on April 21st.
You Must Elect the Members of the Last WIL Executive Board in this Millennium...help your friends get elected on April 14 in the Spak. Everyone is doing it, so should you. It's your duty as a woman, and a dues paying WIL member.
WIL Scholarship Opportunity!!! Any active-dues-paying WIL member planning to do public interest pro-bono work for a women-related cause should apply for a WIL scholarship. E-mail WIL for applications. Applications will be due no later than May 8!!!