|April 20, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 14
posting to the Record
|In this week's Record||(in order of appearance)|
Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle
Alumnae/i & Student Relations
Special Notices from Faculty
Center for Law and Computers
Serving Our Society
Continuing Legal Education
|From Student Organizations:
Computer Law Association
Criminal Justice Society
Evening Law Student Society
Family Law Society
Kent Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America
Labor & Employment Law Society
Moot Court Honor Society
Additional Fall 1997 CALI Award Winners
Congratulations to Gena Record, who received the highest grade in Prof. Conviser's Conflict of Laws class, and to Rochelle Klaskin, who received the highest grade in Prof. Conviser's Antitrust 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.
Summer and Fall 1998 -- IIT Interprofessional Projects (IPROs)
Students may obtain one credit of independent research by joining in a university-wide team to work on projects furnished by industry and others. Among the IPROs that will be offered in the summer session and in the Fall semester in which law students and faculty are involved are Project Bosnia, Project Poland, and Computer Visualization of Evidence in Criminal Law cases. See the Fall Registration Bulletin (page 14) for details.
Fall 1998 Registration
Registration for Fall classes begins April 20 (see the Registrar's section of this issue of the Record for further details). The Registration Bulletin is available outside the third floor cafeteria.
Estates and Trusts - Fall 1998
As indicated in the Registration Bulletin, this class may not be taken pass/fail. The Evening Division listing in the preliminary schedule inadvertently omitted this information.
Changes to Fall 1998 Registration Bulletin
Estate Planning: There will be no final exam for this course.
Personal Income Tax (Chapman): The exam for both the Day and Evening sections of this course will be given on Tuesday, December 15, at 6:00 p.m. The Bulletin incorrectly lists the Day section exam as Monday, December 21.
After Add/Drop Day, if a seat becomes available in a course that was previously closed, this will be noted on the Class Status Report posted on the second floor bulletin board; the seat will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats often do become available in closed courses after registration and before Fall classes start, so it is a good idea to check occasionally to see if a seat has opened up in a class you want to take. This applies to summer session classes as well.
Mandatory Curve for Elective Courses
As announced earlier in the semester, the required curve for elective courses (see §6.8 of the Student Handbook) will apply to the following courses, all of which have at least 25 students enrolled in the current semester:
Administrative Law S. Greenberg Administrative Law H. Perritt Adv. Property: R.E. Transactions J. Lavin Antitrust W. Hannay Bankruptcy R. Mason & R. Glantz Business Organizations R. Conviser Business Organizations P. Hablutzel Business Organizations J. Levi Civil Procedure 2 G. Laser Commercial Law: Secured Transactions S. Harris Conflict of Laws S. Green Copyright Law M. Voges Corporate Finance T. Blackwell Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process D. Rudstein Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process D. Thomas Disability Law L. Mastandrea Employment Discrimination H. Eglit Employment Discrimination R. Gonzalez Entertainment Law P. Strand Environmental Law & Policy 2 D. Musiker Estates and Trusts J. Sherman Estates and Trusts M. Strubbe Evidence R. Kling Family Law J. Dwyer Gift and Estate Tax J. Sherman Health Care Law L. Andrews Illinois Civil Procedure L. Preston Immigration Law and Policy D. Kempster Insurance Law M. Marick & S. Pearson Interviewing, Couns. & Neg. Skills clinical faculty Patents B. Hulbert Personal Income Tax H. Chapman Remedies H. Eglit (day & eve. sections) Sports Law E. Ham
Registration for Day Division students begins Tuesday, April 21. The registration forms are available in the Registrar's Office. Please obtain your form, have it stamped by the Bursar, and submit it to the Registrar's Office according to the following schedule:
Code Deadline for Priority Registration
A1 - C4: Monday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.
D1 - E4: Tuesday, April 21, 3:00 p.m.
F1 - F4: Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.
LL.M. Students Registration
Tuesday, April 21 - Thursday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Intensive Trial Advocacy
If you were selected to enroll in any of the sessions of Intensive Trial Advocacy, you must list the course on your Fall 1998 registration form. Course numbers are provided in the Fall 1998 Registration Bulletin distributed last week.
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 the Student Health Insurance form during Fall registration. The petitions are available in the Registrar's Office.
Fall Program Notices
Evening students may pick up their Fall Program Notices in the Registrar's Office after 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. Program Notices for students in the day division will be distributed outside the Registrar's Office Tuesday, April 28.
Notice to Students Taking Exams on Computers
If you are taking a final exam on a computer, you must read the Rules Governing the Use of Computers for Final Exam, available in the Registrar's Office, before the exam. It is essential that you thoroughly understand the computer exam procedures and the potential problems and risks associated with taking an exam on a computer.
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.
London Consortium Program Information
Preliminary information on the 1998 London Program has arrived. The program will run from January18 through May 7, 1998. Fee information and a tentative course list is available from Chris Matheny in room 544. Applications and brochures will not be available until late August. Please keep an eye on the Record next fall for application deadlines and additional information.
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.
Up late studying? Need a break, but don't want to loose out on the opportunity to grasp those last few concepts? This is the site for you. SharkTalk is "hangman for lawyers." You guess the letters to legal terms and phrases. Fill in the letters to avoid the gnashing teeth of the Great White. Win or lose, you find out the term and its definition. Not recommended as your sole means of study, but a great stress reliever. Thanks to Riquel Diniz for this week's site!
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.
ATTENTION ALL MAY GRADUATES
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. In order to complete your financial aid process, it is mandatory by the Federal Government that you attend an Exit Interview Session. The session will cover your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. Also each student will be given an estimate of the loan debt incurred while only attending Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Please keep in mind that if you do not attend a session your TRANSCRIPT AND DIPLOMA WILL BE WITHHELD. You must attend only one session listed below within the alphabet of your last name. You do not have to make an appointment. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.
THE WEEK OF APRIL 20, 1998 DAY DATE TIME ROOM LAST NAME Monday 4-20 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. 370 A - M Tuesday 4-21 5:00p.m.- 5:50p.m. 570 N - Z Wednesday 4-22 12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m. 370 A - M Thursday 4-23 3:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. 580 N - Z THE WEEK OF APRIL 27, 1998 DAY DATE TIME ROOM LAST NAME Monday 4-27 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. 370 N - Z Tuesday 4-28 5:00p.m.- 6:00p.m. 270 A - M Wednesday 4-29 12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m. 370 N - Z Thursday 4-30 3:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. 370 A - M
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.
Josten's will be selling graduation items at Chicago-Kent on April 20 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. For further information, contact the Bookstore.
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.
Attention 1998 Graduates!
Graduation is fast approaching and you are about to become alumnae/i of Chicago-Kent! In celebration of graduation, the Career Services Office would like to invite you to a graduation open house on Wednesday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. outside the Career Services Office. The office will provide refreshments, as well as an opportunity to familiarize yourself with our alumnae/i services. We'll provide you a packet of information, including an alumnae/i ID, so stop by Wednesday! We look forward to celebrating your graduation with you and helping you as you begin the next phase in your career.
Fall On-Campus Interviewing
1999 and 2000 Grads: Preliminary Information for the Fall 1998 On-Campus Interview Program The Career Services Office Fall On-Campus Interview Program is just around the corner! Students graduating in 1999 and 2000 who are interested in participating should get a head start on preparation and pick up an informational packet outside the Career Services Office after Monday, April 20.
The informational packet provides preliminary information about the on-campus interview program and how it works. It also outlines important dates and deadlines for those participating in the program. Be sure to read the packet carefully and to note all the deadline dates on your calendar!
1Ls, 2L Eve.: 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.
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.
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.
1Ls, 2Ls: Summer Internships in Environmental Law:
The Rutgers (NJ) Environmental Law Clinic is offering unpaid summer internships in environmental litigation for the Summer of 1998. The internships run from 10-12 weeks from May through August. See Handout #102 for details. Application deadline is May 1, 1998.
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.
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.
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.
Is Your Job Your Calling?:
The online magazine Fast Company has interviewed Timothy Butler and James Waldroop, directors of MBA career development programs at the Harvard Business School, about career choices and planning in the March issue. Check out the article and the magazine at http://www.fastcompany.com to read these psychologists' advice on career choices that provide success and satisfaction.
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.
If you are interested in getting involved in the IP certificate program, please fill out a letter of intent. Letters of intent are located outside of Professor Pace's office, 751. Joining the program will give you priority in the registration process for IP courses. Please give completed letters of intent to Wanda Coley. Ms. Coley's desk is located near room 751.
If you are graduating this year (May 98) you must fill out a certificate application form this semester. Certificate application forms must be completed in your final semester. This is different from the letter of intent. If you have not filled out an application, you may obtain one outside of the registrar's office. Please turn completed forms in to Wanda Coley. If you have already filled out an application, but the information contained in the application has changed (for example, if you ended up taking different courses than you had planned to take), please fill out a new application.
To All 1Ls Interested in Labor and Employment Law
As you may know, Chicago-Kent offers a Certificate in Labor and Employment Law to JD students who are interested in practicing in the Labor/Employment Law area. The certificate program is part of Chicago-Kent's innovative institute for Law and the Workplace, a two-year old amalgam of attorneys, firms, unions, corporations and governmental agencies designed to foster exploration of cutting-edge issues in Labor and Employment Law in a neutral setting.
The certificate program requires a sequence of seven courses: Employment Relationships, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Advanced Research/Drafting in Labor/Employment Law, a seminar, an elective and a practicum. Students interested in obtaining the certificate should register for the first two courses in the sequence, Labor Law and Employment Relationships, which being offered in both the day and evening divisions in Fall 1998.
Do not register for advanced research or for legal drafting; you will take the combined advanced research/drafting in labor/employment law in the Spring semester 1999.
Additionally, students who are interested in pursuing the certificate should complete a labor/employment certificate program enrollment form, available from Prof. Mary Rose Strubbe's secretary, John Taylor, on the 8th floor or outside Prof. Martin Malin's office, 843. The enrollment form enables us to begin the process of communicating with you. Each certificate student is assigned a mentor--a Chicago-Kent graduate who practices in the Labor/Employment area. Additionally, the certificate program offers scholarship assistance for certificate students, and completion of the enrollment form is the first step toward applying for a Labor/Employment scholarship for the 1998/1999 academic year.
Please pick up a copy of the Labor/Employment Law registration memo located on the table outside of the cafeteria on the 3rd floor. If you have any questions about the certificate program, please contact Professor Martin Malin (MMALIN) or Professor Mary Rose Strubbe (MSTRUBBE).
Professor Gerald Brown is seeking a research assistant for the Summer and Fall semesters to work in the areas of tax and corporate law. Interested students should submit a resume to his secretary, Carole Ross, in room 612.
This week the Information Center will continue the tutorials on using eLOISe, the online source for many useful databases, including old exams.
The Reference staff of the Information Center will present these tutorials on using eLOISe and will demonstrate the various helpful database files. The schedule for the tutorials is posted on the 9th floor bulletin board, and you don't have to sign up for any of them. Just show up by the reference desk at the scheduled times.
If you have any suggestions for future tutorials or comments regarding the times when they are offered, we'd like to have them. Send them to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ).
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.
Students are reminded not to leave valuables unattended in the Information Center. Any personal items such as wallets, purses, briefcases, etc., should be carried with you at all times.
Director, Network Services
May '98 Graduates With Laser Printing Balances
Your balance needs to be paid in full prior to COMMENCEMENT, SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1998. Failure to do so will result in your diploma being held until all fees are paid in full.
Continuing Students With Laser Printing Balances
Your balance needs to be paid in full by TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1998, the first day of Summer semester. Failure to do so will result in all access to KENTNET being discontinued until all fees are paid in full.
Check Your Student Printing Balance
From the WIN 95 KENTNET MAIN MENU, select STUDENT SERVICES, select CENTER LAW AND COMPUTERS, select STUDENT PRINTING, and select SPRING 98 PRINT BALANCE. This will bring up your complete printing account for the Spring 98 semester.
Should you have any questions please e-mail TMICKEY.
LEXIS/WESTLAW and Print Accounts
A reminder to all students: the 400 pages of free printing made available to you each semester is NOT to be used for printing materials from LEXIS or WESTLAW. Any print jobs for LEXIS or WESTLAW materials must be sent to the Document Center on the 9th floor. Those students who print out LEXIS or WESTLAW materials in the labs will not be able to correct their account balance for any of these incorrect print jobs; i.e., if you print out a large document accidentally, and it is discovered that the LEXIS or WESTLAW materials were involved, you will be charged for the print job.
A reminder to all students: It is not now, nor has it ever been, permissible to bring food or drinks into the ANY of the labs, including lab 775. Computers and liquids, greases, and other sticky, oily substances do not mix. The messes you leave behind are the problems the next person has to deal with. Please be courteous of other students.
For those students who are on Law Review, Moot Court, or are research assistants for professors, the printing you do for these purposes can be credited from your individual printing account. Please do the following:
Bill Mette has been hired as the new Network Administrator. Bill comes to Chicago-Kent from Columbia College where he was LAN Technician and Technical Webmaster.
Jim Burke has been hired as the new Manager, Electronic Publishing.
As always, if you need a question answered by e-mail, please e-mail HELPDESK instead of a staff person individually as you will be more likely to receive a more timely response.
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 - 4:00 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.
Legal Ethics and the Novice Attorney
Before he left the practice of law for a teaching job at Notre Dame, Patrick Schiltz had heard a lot about "the growing disjunction between legal education and the legal profession." Once he arrived, he found that disjunction to be "pretty much as advertised." And it's hurting people on both sides. Access the Minnesota Law Review database (MNLR) and restrict your search to the title field to read "Legal Ethics in Decline: The Elite Law Firm, The Elite Law School, and the Moral Formation of the Novice Attorney."
Run: ti(moral /s formation /s novice /s attorney)
U.S. News and "How the World Works"
The law school rankings published by U.S. News & World Report were recently called "misleading and dangerous." So how does U.S. News feel about the criticism? Access the U.S. News & World Report database (USNWR) and restrict your search to the title field (ti) to read "Rankings Reflect How the World Works."
Run: ti(ranking /s reflect /s world)
Children of all ages need tutors and/or mentors. Come to the SOS office to look in our directory.
The Metropolitan Tenants Organization needs volunteers!
The Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO) is a city wide tenants' rights organization with the mission of empowering tenants to have a choice in the creation of safe and decent housing for all. An important part of that mission is supporting tenants who assert their rights under existing laws. MTO has found that one major impediment to this effort is the treatment of tenants in eviction court, who must contend with confusing language and procedures. The end result is that many tenants are denied their basic right to defend themselves and, in some cases, even those who present legitimate defenses are evicted. In order to address this serious problem, MTO is developing a "court watch" for eviction court. Through this process, MTO will monitor and rate judges in order to promote fair and reasonable treatment of tenants. Volunteers are asked to observe and document courtroom procedures in two-hour blocks. Volunteers are also invited to participate in planning/strategy meetings. The first court-watch training will be held at the end of April, and MTO will need volunteers through September. Please e-mail CBUNTIN if you are interested.
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 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.
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.
COMPUTER LAW ASSOCIATION
The first ever CLASS Computer Fair was quite a success! Visitors got to play with laptops and Palm Pilots, ask tons of questions, and take away free stuff! Thanks to you who visited, and a very special thanks to the representatives from CompUSA and Computer Discount Warehouse who went to a great effort to bring their wares to Chicago-Kent. Thanks!
I would also like to thank those who generously participated in the drawing for prizes. Just about 200 tickets were sold, and we had nearly 30 prizes, so the odds of winning were quite high. Congratulations to Mary Kelly, who bought one ticket and won the color flatbed scanner! And, a very big thank you to everyone who bought a ticket or came to the fair. Thank you for supporting the Computer Law Association.
It is that time of year -- election time. Even this group has to have some leadership, and now it is time for you to decide -- who will lead you into tomorrow?
There are currently four officer positions:
Thanks for reading, and have a good week.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY
Come see a Cook County Public Defender at the next CJS event. Bob Galhotra, a Chicago-Kent alum and P.D. in the Felony Trial Division will address all interested students about his career as a public defender. The event will take place next Thursday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m. The event will be in room 570. Pizza and pop will be provided. All are welcome.
CJS Election for the 1998-99 School Year!!
All interested candidates should send a candidate statement by e-mail to Craig Poulson, CPOULSON. We will be voting by e-mail and in person at the event next Thursday. The deadline for submitting your candidate statement is next Wednesday, April 22. Positions available for next year are: co-president (2 positions), secretary, treasurer. Please e-mail CRIMJUST with any questions.
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!
FAMILY LAW SOCIETY
Candidate Search Continues. . .
If you are interested in running for one the 1998-99 FLS board positions (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer), please e-mail LBORRE by Monday, April 20, with the exact position you are seeking. We need candidates with an interest in family law -- if that's you, please consider this great opportunity!
Join Us -- Movie and Pizza
The movie/pizza party extravaganza is still on! We have tentatively scheduled our "final" event for Wednesday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. (room to be announced). We will have great pizza, soda, and a movie for your lunchtime enjoyment. Hope you can join us for this family law finale!
Summer Fellowship Opportunities
Applications for the Jon Simmons Memorial Fellowship are now available. The Fellowship is a grant provided for a student who has secured a legal position working in public interest. The work does not have to be queer related. Applications must be submitted by April 29, 1998, at 6:00 p.m. in the GayLaw mailbox.
You can get a copy of the application by e-mailing DKURTZ or you can pick up an application in the Career Services Office.
Annual Night At Baton Lounge - The Best Drag Show in Town
We are sponsoring our Annual Baton Lounge Event on Thursday, April 23. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. at Cafe Iberico and the show is at 8:30 p.m. Cafe Iberico is located on LaSalle and the Baton is located on Clark. If you are interested in joining us for dinner and/or the show, you must e-mail DKURTZ by Tuesday, April 20, so we can make reservations.
Last Meeting of the Semester
We will be having our last meeting of the semester on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:15 p.m.. Room TBA.
If you are interested in running as co-chair, please submit a candidate statement -- a paragraph stating why you are interested in being co-chair -- to DKURTZ or FBARNHAR by Wednesday, April 22. Elections will be held via e-mail.
Questions or comments, please e-mail Dana Kurtz at DKURTZ or Fred Barnhart at FBARNHAR
We have a full day planned for Thursday, April 23. This is something you won't want to miss! Please check the Justinian board on the Concourse for room number information.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Elections
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Speaker Event (Everyone is invited, lunch is provided)
6:00 - ? ?? p.m.: April Dinner Meeting
It's that time of year again -- officer elections will take place Thursday, April 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. If you can't make it during this time, please e-mail Lisa (LSMITH3).
The following officer positions are available: president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer
If you would like more information on any of these offices, you may contact the current officers:
Steve Burrows (SBURROWS), President
Lisa Bevilacqua (EBEVILAC), Vice President
Lisa Smith (LSMITH3), Secretary
On Thursday, April 23, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., the Justinian Society will be hosting a speaker event featuring Jennifer Prager Sodaro. Ms. Sodaro is a Chicago-Kent alumna and member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. She will be speaking about life as a solo practitioner -- how to avoid the pitfalls and still find time for a personal life. If you are graduating soon or would like to open your own practice, this is something you won't want to miss! Everyone is invited, and of course, we're providing lunch.
On Thursday, April 23, the Justinian Society of Lawyers is having their April Dinner Meeting. If you would like more information on where it will be or need a ride, please e-mail Steve (SBURROWS) or Lisa (LSMITH3).
KENT ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA
Members of KATLA participated in a mock trial at River Trails Middle School in Mount Prospect on Tuesday, April 14. We would like to thank the following people for helping to make our new outreach programs successful:
Prosecution Team: Jen Hodel, Curtis Durik, and Shital Thakkar
Defense team: Shari Tarr, Terry Galvin, and Lisa Smith
Judge: Thomas Comstock
We plan to continue working to expand our outreach programs. If anyone would like to become involved or help plan for next year, please e-mail Lisa (LSMITH3).
It's election time again ... if you would like to run for one of the following positions: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, or parliamentarian.
Please e-mail Lisa (LSMITH3) with your candidate statements by Wednesday, April 22, at 5:00 p.m.
We will conduct the elections by e-mail on Monday, April 27 -- please vote by 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about the election procedure, you can e-mail Shital (STHAKKA2).
If you have questions about any of the positions, you may contact our current officers:
Terry Glavin, President (TGLAVIN)
Curtis Durik, Vice President (CDURIK)
Lisa Smith, Secretary (LSMITH3)
Thomas Comstock, Treasurer (TCOMSTOC)
Shital Thakkar, Parliamentarian (STHAKKA2)
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY
Mark Your Day-Timers. . .
It's that time again for the LELS Spring Networking Reception! We have scheduled this year's function at Ranalli's (across the street) on Thursday, April 23, from 5:15 - 7:00 p.m. For those students interested in pursuing a career in the area of labor and employment law, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet your fellow students and faculty. Professor Martin Malin, director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace, and Professor Mary Rose Strubbe, assistant director, will speak briefly about the certificate program in labor and employment law. We encourage all students who are currently in the program, students considering this course of study, and those who just want to mingle with their fellow students to join us! Pizza and refreshments will be served. See you there!
The Law Review will hold an informational meeting about the Summer Candidacy Program on Tuesday, April 21, at 12 noon in room 580 and Wednesday, April 22, at 5 p.m. in room 570. If you cannot attend one of these meetings contact Jennifer Best (JBEST) for information.
MOOT COURT HONOR SOCIETY
Students interested in trying out for the Moot Court Honor Society should participate in the 1998 Summer Candidacy Competition. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher may participate if they will have at least two semesters in residence remaining before graduation. Candidates will be judged on the basis of an appellate brief and both on-brief and off-brief oral arguments. Successful candidates will be invited to join the Society and will enroll in Appellate Advocacy in Fall 1998. Additional information and the dates of the competition will be available outside the Moot Court Office on the Concourse no later than Monday, May 11.
Those students who qualify for the Society on the basis of the 1998 Charles Evans Hughes Competition (and the associated grade qualifications of at least a B+ in Legal Writing II and a minimum 3.00 GPA) do not have to participate in the Summer Candidacy Competition.