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


April 13, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 13
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In this week's Record (in order of appearance)
From the Administration:
   Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
   Registrar
   Assistant Dean Michael Burns
   Student Services
   Financial Aid
   Alumnae/i & Student Relations
   Career Services
   Information Center
   WESTLAW
   LEXIS
   Serving Our Society
   Continuing Legal Education
   Writing Contests
   Scholarships
   Special Announcements
From Student Organizations:
   Student Bar Association
   Amnesty International
   Chicago Bar Association
   Computer Law Association
   Evening Law Student Society
   Federalist Society
   Kent Justice Foundation
   Sports & Entertainment Society
   Women in Law

FROM ASSISTANT DEAN STEPHEN SOWLE

Additional Fall 1997 CALI Award Winner
Congratulations to Jeffrey Brill, who received the highest grade in Prof. Martin's Copyright and Digital Works class.

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
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).

FROM THE REGISTRAR

Fall Registration
Registration forms for the Fall 1998 semester are available in the Registrar's Office. Obtain the Bursar's stamp and submit your completed form to the Registrar according to the following schedule:

	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
A list of the students selected to register for each of the Intensive Trial Advocacy courses, including Intellectual Property Intensive Trial Advocacy, will be posted outside the Registrar's Office on Wednesday, April 15, 1998. If you are selected to enroll in any of these courses, you must register for the course on your Fall 1998 registration form. Failure to list it on your form may cause you to lose your seat in the class. These courses will not count toward the minium or maximum number of hours you may take in the Fall semester.

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.

Class Ranks
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 ASSISTANT DEAN MICHAEL BURNS

TO:           All Continuing Students

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.


FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES

Course Selection Advice and Office Hours
If you have questions about what classes to register for, please stop by the Office of Student Services for advice and guidance on choosing your courses for the Fall semester.

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, lschrauben@msn.com.

Weekly Links
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/

FROM THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
All students, who wish to be considered for Perkins/Stafford/Private Loans, must submit the 1998-99 Chicago-Kent Institutional Application and have a 1998-99 Student Aid Report on file by April 20, 1998. Please remember the Perkins Loan is limited, and on a first come first-serve-basis.

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.


FROM ALUMNAE/I & STUDENT RELATIONS

CLASS OF 1998 GRADUATION INFORMATION

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.


FROM CAREER SERVICES

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES
OFFICE NEWS
UPCOMING PROGRAMS
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

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.

OFFICE NEWS

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.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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:

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.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

1L HOUSING SURVEY
Attention all 1Ls! The Office of Admissions needs your help. Each spring, we mail a housing information sheet to entering law students to assist them in locating housing in Chicago. We would like your input on how to improve the information that we provide. All first-year students are encouraged to complete the survey. We are particularly interested in hearing from students who elected to live in the suburbs rather than in the city. Continuing students are also welcome to complete the survey -- all suggestions are welcome and appreciated! The survey is located at http://www/cgi-bin/housing-form.cgi and all responses will be transmitted anonymously. We look forward to hearing from you!


THE NIAGARA MOOT COURT TEAM -- Charlotte Kormendy, Tsiona Cohen, Mark Kaminski, Kristine Autorino, and student coach Mata Binteris -- congratulates the Jessup Moot Court Team on an outstanding performance at their Regional Competition. We also thank the Jessup Team for their support and assistance in helping us to prepare for our international competition at Chicago-Kent. We are proud of our individual and team oral presentations as well as our Best Respondent Brief. However, the Niagara Team could not have fared so well without the overwhelming support of Chicago-Kent faculty, alumnae/i and students. We thank Professors Abbott, Brown, Corre, Deutsch, Musiker, Tarlock, and Stewart for their many hours of assistance. In addition, we give special thanks to our dedicated faculty advisor who was there for us from the time our problem was distributed, through months of anguish and despair, until our final award ceremony - Professor Sarah Harding. Thank you!
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES MOOT COURT COMPETITION
Congratulations to all of the students who made it to the final round of the Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court Competition, held on Tuesday, March 24, at the Dirksen Federal Building. Everyone did a terrific job and should be proud of themselves. Special congratulations to the winners and runners-up, they are as follows:

City of Lungen:
  1. Tim Reuter
  2. Kirk Williams

Hoffman:
  1. Andrea Durkin
  2. Rich Janney

Gallagher:
  1. Dawn Connelly
  2. Eacata Gregory

Jones:
  1. Sorin Cimpoes
  2. Athena Christafalos

Kafka:
  1. Tracy Kwalczyk
  2. Meghan Hubbard

Mamoun:
  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.


FACULTY SECRETARY POSITION AVAILABLE!!
If you are capable of handling a variety of secretarial duties under limited supervision, can work with a number of people, meet deadlines, can input and edit handwritten and typewritten material into the word processing system, able to download from LEXIS/WESTLAW, have writing skills and you are team orientated, then a faculty secretary position may be what you're looking for.

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.


THE COMMENTATOR
Congratulations to Ivy Israel, the new editor-in chief for The Commentator. In the tradition of quality coverage, The Commentator is soliciting applications for the following Editorial Board positions:

It will be the responsibility of the assistant editors to solicit materials for their respective sections by the monthly deadlines. Please submit a statement addressing your desire to fill one of these positions by April 17 to The Commentator mailbox or attach it to an e-mail and send it to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL).

ORGANIZATIONS

FROM ADAM WEISS, PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
Elections
Please remember to vote on April 15 and 16. Voting tables will be set up on the third floor (outside of the Spak) from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will also be voting for Faculty Member of the Year and Administrative Staff Member of the Year. The following SBA members have completed timely petitions to be on the ballot for next year's BOG:

Candidates, Ticket Name (if applicable):

President:
   James G. Bukowski, Veritas
   Elayna Pham, Experienced

Vice President, Day:
   Ivy Israel

Vice President, Evening:
   Kim Hamlin, Veritas
   Lawrence Hill, Experienced

Secretary:
   Paul Miller, Experienced

Treasurer:
   Nick Scarpelli, Experienced

ABA Representative, Day:
   Sean Brady, Experienced

ABA Representative, Evening:
   Steve Edwards, Experienced
   Matthew Knorr

ISBA Representative:
   Ben Wong, Experienced

CBA Representative:
   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
   Andrea Laiacona
   Emily Nicholson, Experienced
   Marios Rush
   Steve Yung

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!

Other Awards
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.

Barristers Ball
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
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:

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

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

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


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
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
Time: Noon
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:
    President
    Vice President (2)
    Secretary
    Treasurer
    Class representatives (1-2 from each class)

Talk to you soon and have a nice evening!


FEDERALIST SOCIETY
Elections
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
Auction
Thank you to everyone who helped with the auction, it was a great success!

Fellowship Applications
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!

General Meeting
Next week we will have a general meeting at 3:00 p.m. in room 170 to discuss fellowship applications and board elections.

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!!!