|April 27, 1998
Vol. No. XXXII, No. 15
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
Student Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago-Kent Tax Society
Evening Law Student Society
Family Law Society
Hispanic Law Student Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Kent Justice Foundation
Moot Court Honor Society
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. The final exam schedule appears below.
Summer Session -- Additional Section of Professional Responsibility
In addition to Professor Kling's section of Professional Responsibility (which is currently closed), a second section of the course will be offered this summer on Mondays from 6:00 to 9:25 p.m. The exam will be on July 20 at 6:00 p.m. The instructor will be Professor Douglas Litowitz, who will be joining the law school as a full-time faculty member in the Fall. If you would like to register for the course, fill out a Registration Change Form in the Registrar's Office. The course number is 415-052-02.
Summer Session -- Class Assignments
If you are enrolled in a summer session class, you should check the second floor bulletin board for class assignments periodically after Spring semester classes end. The summer session is short and most instructors expect students to have read the assignments for the first night of class.
Changes to Fall 1998 Registration Bulletin
Course cancellation: International Business Transactions (Prof. Lavin) has been canceled. It is currently scheduled to be offered in the Evening Division in the Spring by Professor Gerber.
Final exam changes:
Employment Litigation (Profs. Strubbe/Bierig): There will be no final exam in this course.
Estate Planning (Prof. Livingston): There will be no final exam in this course.
Evidence/Evidence Advocacy (Prof. Kadish): The date of the exam was listed incorrectly on the Day Division schedule. It will be given on Saturday, December 19, at 1:15 p.m. (not on December 29!).
Labor/Employment Class (Prof. Strubbe): There will be no final exam in this course.
Personal Income Tax (Professor Chapman's Day Division section): The exam will be given on Tuesday, December 15, at 6:00 p.m. (not on December 21).
Professional Responsibility (Gross): The exam for both the Day and Evening sections of this class will be on Saturday, December 12, at 1:15 p.m. (The date of the exam for the Day section was mistakenly listed as December 18 in the Registration Bulletin)
Labor/Employment Externship & Class (Prof. Strubbe): These courses are open only to students in the Labor and Employment Certificate Program who will graduate in May or December 1999.
LL.M. schedules: Page 12 of the schedule was incorrectly titled "Spring 1998 LL.M. Schedules." The LL.M. course information on that page actually is for the Fall 1998 semester.
Securities Regulation (both sections): Business Organizations is a prerequisite.
Procedures, Practice & Issues Before the Federal Circuit: This intensive seminar should have been listed under the Intellectual Property heading on the list of seminars in the Registration Bulletin. It may be used to satisfy the requirements for the Intellectual Property certificate program. For details about the seminar, see page 16 of the Registration Bulletin.
Closed Sections -- Summer and Fall 1998
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.
IIT Interprofessional Projects (IPROs) -- Summer and Fall 1998
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 Class Assignments
About August 1, initial class assignments for the Fall 1998 semester will be mailed to the permanent home address of each continuing student. If you would like the letter mailed to another address, please e-mail your summer mailing address to DLANG.
If you have not had the opportunity to complete a teaching evaluation questionnaire for one or more of your instructors, please obtain an evaluation form from Barbara Washington in room 815 or from the Registrar's Office. After you complete the form, put it in mailbox #99 in the College Service Center.
Dean's Certificate for the Illinois Bar Exam
We will mail a Dean's Certificate to the Illinois bar examiners for every graduating student after final grades for the Spring semester are received and processed. The certificates will be in Springfield before the deadline.
Bar Exams in Other Jurisdictions
If you plan to take a bar exam outside of Illinois, you must provide the Registrar with appropriate forms for the law school to complete as soon as possible.
Survey of Student Attitudes
I will soon be mailing out a survey to graduating seniors, 1L Day students, and 3L Evening students. The survey will elicit your attitudes on a variety of issues relating to the law school's faculty, academic program, and administrative services. Prizes will be offered as an inducement to complete the survey, including random selection of a 1L Day or 3L Evening student who will win the right to be registered first for the Spring 1999 semester, thus guaranteeing that student's enrollment in all of his or her course and seminar selections.
Final exams begin on Thursday, May 7. Room assignments will be posted at a later time. Please read Section VII of the Student Handbook, which contains the rules governing exams, exam conflicts, make-up exams, missed exams, and related issues. The exam schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 7, 1998 8:30 a.m. Business Org.'s: Conviser Civil Procedure: Lien 1:15 p.m. School Law: Adams Civil Proc.: Steinman, Stewart 6:00 p.m. Land Use: Huttenhower Federal Courts: Stewart Contracts: Smith Capital Markets II (LL.M.) Partnership Tax. II (LL.M.) Friday, May 8, 1998 8:30 a.m. Business Org.'s: Hablutzel 1:15 p.m. Genetics: Andrews 6:00 p.m. Disability Law: Mastandrea Food & Drug Law: Greenberg Sci. Analy. Env. Pr.:Nagle/Pelka Tax Pl. Int'l Bus.:Desp./Harris Saturday, May 9, 1998 8:30 a.m. Insurance Law: Marick/Pearson Trademarks: Malkan 1:15 p.m. Immigration Law: Kempster Land Use: Peters Bankruptcy Litig.: Reibman Monday, May 11, 1998 8:30 a.m. Appellate Courts: Steinman 1:15 p.m. Gift & Estate Tax: Sherman 6:00 p.m. Administrative Law: Perritt Antitrust: Hannay Empl. Discrim.: Gonzalez Evidence: Kling Legislation: Krent Derivatives (LL.M.) Tax Prac. & Proc. (LL.M.) Tax. of Int'l Trans. (LL.M.) Tuesday, May 12, 1998 6:00 p.m. Environmental Law 2: Musiker Health Law: Andrews International Law: B. Brown Patents: Hulbert Remedies: Eglit Wednesday, May 13, 1998 8:30 a.m. Contracts: Corre 1:15 p.m. Professional Respons.: Gross Contracts: Warner, Gely 6:00 p.m. Conflicts: Green Energy Law: Tarlock Tax. of Bus. Ent.: Bakal/Surdell Justice: Nance, Sowle Estate Planning (LL.M.) Tax Accounting (LL.M.) Tax Crimes (LL.M.) Thursday, May 14, 1998 8:30 a.m. Estates & Trusts: Sherman Family Law: Dwyer 1:15 p.m. Clinical courses 6:00 p.m. Secured Transactions: Corre Criminal Procedure: Thomas Entertainment Law: Strand Regulatory Pol./Proc. (LL.M.) Friday, May 15, 1998 8:30 a.m. Civil Procedure 2: Laser 1:15 p.m. International Trade: Abbott Advanced Property: Lavin 6:00 p.m. Personal Income Tax: Chapman Tax Procedure: N. Livingston Employee Benefits (LL.M.) Corporate Taxation (LL.M.) Saturday, May 16, 1998 8:30 a.m. Tax. of Bus. Ent.: G. Brown Administrative Law: Greenberg 1:15 p.m. Illinois Civil Procedure: Preston Monday, May 18, 1998 8:30 a.m. Estates & Trusts: Strubbe 1:15 p.m. Int'l Bus. Trans.: Gerber 6:00 p.m. Corporate Finance: Blackwell Fam./Empl. Imm. Pr.: Tapia/C. Patent Office Practice: Hulbert Sports Law: Ham Tuesday, May 19, 1998 8:30 a.m. Criminal Procedure: Rudstein Property: Deutsch 1:15 p.m. Secured Trans.: S. Harris Property: Tarlock, Nance 6:00 p.m. Business Org.'s: Levi Gift & Est. Tax: Brzezenski Profess. Respons.: Valentine Constitutional Law: Heyman Insolvency & Reorg. (LL.M.) Tax Plan. for S Corps. (LL.M.) Wednesday, May 20, 1998 8:30 a.m. Empl. Discrim.: Eglit 1:15 p.m. Copyrights: Voges Int'l Cap. Markets: Hablutzel 6:00 p.m. Bankruptcy: Mason Estate Planning: Rosenberg Products Liability: BrillGood Luck!
Students who registered for the Fall 1998 semester may change their schedules on the Add/Drop days by completing an Add/Drop Form available outside the Registrar's Office. Make sure to put your priority code in the upper corner of the form. Submit the Add/Drop Form to the Registrar's Office according to the schedule listed below.
Evening Division Students: A1-C4 by Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m.Add/Drop Forms will be processed randomly within the priority groups.
Day Division Students: D1-E4 by Wednesday, April 29, by noon F1-F4 by Thursday, April 30, by 11:00 a.m.
Program Changes After Add/Drop Days
You may submit a Registration Change Form to add open courses or withdraw from courses beginning May 4. Registration Change Forms will be processed in the order received. You may not add a course after the second week of the Fall semester.
Pass/Fail Elections for Spring 1998 Courses
The absolute last day to revoke a pass/fail election for the Spring semester is Wednesday, April 29.
Pass/Fail Elections for Summer Session Courses
You must submit a Pass/Fail Election Form to the Registrar for a summer session course by Monday, June 1, 1998. This is an absolute deadline and will not be extended for any reason. You may revoke your election up to the last day of summer classes. See §2.4 of the Student Handbook for information about the pass/fail election. You may not elect pass/fail for Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy, Advanced Research, Legal Drafting, or clinical courses.
Exams on Computers
Students taking a final exam on a computer are reminded to read the Rules Governing the Use of Computers for Final Exams before their first computer exam. It is essential for students taking exams on computers to fully understand the procedures and the potential problems and risks associated with taking exams on computer. Copies of the rules are available in the Registrar's Office.
Don't Forget !!!
By now, you should have received an e-mail asking for mentor and orientation leader volunteers for Orientation 1998. If you did not receive the e-mail and would like to volunteer, please e-mail the 1998 Student Orientation Coordinators, Paula Riggins (PRIGGINS) and Brian McKay (BMCKAY). The time commitment is minimal and your involvement can really make a difference in the life of an incoming 1L. Please help us make Orientation 1998 a big success!
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.
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.
If anyone is interested in working at the graduation ceremony, please e-mail either JFOGARTY or BMILLER2.
The alumnae/i office is looking for a full-time receptionist. Duties include light typing, clerical projects and general office assistance. In addition to salary, benefits include insurance, tuition remission and enjoyable work environment. If interested, please e-mail BMILLER2.
Fall On-Campus Interview Program
1998 Graduates: A Note from Stephanie Rever Chu and Maureen Stimming
The Career Services staff wishes you the best as you finish your legal education. We've enjoyed working with you over the years and we'll be here if you need advice in the future. Please keep us posted about your progress! Good luck with the bar exam.
1998 Graduates: Thank You for Making the Open House a Success!
Thank you to all '98 grads who stopped by the table last Wednesday during the Career Services Open House to find out about all of the exciting services we offer alumnae/i!
If you were unable to stop by last week, it's not too late! Please come into the Career Services Office in the next week or two to pick up your alumnae/i ID card and fill out an employment survey.
Congratulations to the following grads who were winners in our raffle:
20-minute seated massage from Stress Solutions (on Adams one block west) - Doug Harvath
$10 Starbucks coffee gift certificate - David Ben-Dov
$10 Starbucks coffee gift certificate - Jim Barkei
Winner's choice of a Career Services resource book - Peter Qui, Robb Emery, Doug Kimball, Maureen O'Brien, Paul Holzman, Julia Martin, Larry Leonard, Dan Crilly, Jennifer Kaplan, Scott Schneider, Jim Fisher, and Marie Mactal.
To claim your prize, please come to the Career Services Office.
1998 Graduates: Lawyers Weekly USA
Stop by the table outside the Career Services Office this week to pick up a complimentary issue of Lawyers Weekly USA Special Addition: The New Lawyer Survival Guide.
Office Closings and Summer Hours
Summer hours for the Career Services Office begin on Monday, May 4, and continue until the first week of Fall classes. They are as follows:
Mondays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.The office will also be open the following Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.: May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 22.
The office will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. We will also close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and be closed Friday, July 3, for the 4th of July holiday.
Need a Break from Finals?
If you're studying for finals and looking for an excuse to take a much-deserved break, we have a suggestion! Check around your apartment or locker or wherever to see if you have any books or videos from the Career Services Office Resource Center that need to be returned. OK, so it may not be the most exciting study break, but if you forget to return books before their due date there is a $.50/day fine. In addition, there may be students waiting for that book to be returned so that they can read it, too. So before you leave for the summer, please double-check to make sure you don't have any books or videos that need to be returned. Thank you!
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 15 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Location: Chicago-Kent (room 570)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 INTERVIEW PROGRAM
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.
1Ls, 2Ls: Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois (HLSF) Fellowships:
The HLSF is currently seeking applicants for its 1998 fellowship, which enables the recipient(s) to work during the summer with a public interest law firm and/or community legal group committed to improving the quality of the legal representation for the Chicago Latino community. Each fellowship is for approximately 10 weeks and it is not the applicant's responsibility to obtain an employer. For eligibility information and an application, which requires extensive financial information, see Handout #104. Applications are due no later than May 15, 1998.
2Ls, 3Ls: 1999 Skadden Fellowship:
Applications are now available for 1998 Skadden Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded each year to twenty-five graduating law students and outgoing judicial clerks. The Fellows provide civil legal services to the poor, including the working poor, the elderly, the disabled and those deprived of their civil rights or human rights. Grants are made to the public interest organizations chosen by the Fellows. Applicants must secure a potential position with a sponsoring public interest organization before applying for a Fellowship. Each Skadden Fellow's salary will be $37,500. The program also pays all fringe benefits and debt service on law school loans for the duration of the Fellowship.
Interested students should see Handout #105 for an application and instructions. Applications are due October 5, 1998.
1Ls, 2Ls: Thompson Coburn in St. Louis & Washington, D.C.:
The law firm of Thompson Coburn will begin accepting applications on June 1, 1998 for positions for Summer (summer associates) and Fall (entry-level associates) of 1999. For information, see the Thompson Coburn home page at http://www.thompsoncoburn.com.
1Ls, 2Ls: Jon Simmons Memorial Fellowship for Public Interest Work:
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 Handout #103.
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: FDLI Summer Internship Program June 22-26th on Food and Drug Law:
FDLI's Summer Intership Program is a comprehensive, four-day course providing practical instruction on the fundamentals of federal food and drug law and regulation, the Food and Drug Administration, and the programs designed to ensure consumer safety. The program is free, but applicants must be sponsored by a law firm, law school, corporation, or government agency. A completed application must be received no later than June 5, 1998. See Handout #101 for details.
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.
1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence Division:
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office encourages law students with an interest in the criminal justice system and domestic violence to volunteer in the Domestic Violence Division. They are seeking students to work during the school year, as well as during the summer. Students may volunteer, earn internship credit, or seek salaried positions through a public interest initiatives. Work hours are flexible; however, a 10-hour commitment is necessary. See Handout #91 for application information.
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.
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.
There are no tutorials scheduled for the current week. They will resume during the summer session when the Reference staff of the Information Center will present tutorials on subjects of interest to Business and Law students. Interested students should check the 9th and 4th floor bulletin boards for the topics and schedules.
This is a good time for you to suggest topics that you want to review or that will be of help to your summer classes. Send your suggestions or comments to Lenore Glanz (LGLANZ). We'd like to hear from you.
WESTLAW/LEXIS 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. 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 on line. Remember to extend your passwords before your summer program starts.
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.
Exams on eLOISe
Exams are available on eLOISe. You can get access to eLOISe by typing "student" for your login name as well as your password. If you have any questions, stop by the Service Desk for assistance.
Notes on Judge Bailey
In 1886, several young law clerks, worried about passing the new bar examination, sought instruction from Judge Joseph M. Bailey of the Appellate Court of the First District of Illinois. Two years later, this informal arrangement became the predecessor of Chicago-Kent Law School and Judge Bailey was the Law School's first dean.
The bust of Judge Bailey, now outside the 9th Floor Reference Office in the Information Center, was prominently displayed at the old law school building at 77 S. Wacker Dr. There is no truth to the rumor that rubbing his nose ensures good luck on exams (or is there? Judge Bailey's nose is noticeably shiny.)
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.
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:
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.
Should you have any questions, please e-mail TMICKEY.
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!
The scholarships are open to law students who will be entering their third year of law school who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, leadership in the school and community and need for assistance in completing their studies. Scholarship applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230, and must be postmarked no later than April 30, 1998.
ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) is offering scholarships for law students interested in trial advocacy. All applicants for these scholarships must be ATLA members. The following scholarships are currently available:
ATLA Trial Advocacy Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all second- or third-year ATLA law student members. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a commitment to ATLA and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in ATLA student chapter activities, expresses a desire to represent victims, exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, and shows a financial need for the scholarship. The application deadline is June 1, 1998.
Leesfield/ATLA Law Student Scholarship
Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and ATLA, this scholarship has been established to award $1,000 to a law student for attendance at ATLA's Annual Convention to be held in Washington, DC, July 11-15. This scholarship is available to first- and second-year ATLA law student members. Applicants must submit a statement of financial need, a 500-word essay, and recommendations from a faculty advisor, trial advocacy professor or dean. The application deadline is June 1, 1998.
Detailed information about each of these scholarships is available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
HARRY A. BLACKMUN SCHOLARSHIP
The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce that it will award a scholarship for the 1998-99 academic year.
The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 by the law clerks to the Honorable Harry A. Blackmun, Associate Justice (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Justice's clerks intend it as a perpetual testament to his contribution to American jurisprudence, to his compassion and generosity of spirit, and to the inspiration he has provided to us through example and personal encouragement.
At the discretion of the Foundation, the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship may be awarded to a student engaged in or about to engage in the pursuit of a Juris Doctor at an accredited law school in the United States. The recipient must also demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and the potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession. In addition, because the scholarship will be granted in honor of Justice Blackmun, all other considerations being equal, preference will be given to applicants with a significant tie to the Justice's home state of Minnesota.
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The scholarship application materials include the scholarship application form, two personal essays, two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a resident of Minnesota and one from a law school professor or dean), and undergraduate and law school transcripts.
All materials should be mailed to the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc. no later than June 15, 1998.
CABANISS, JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIP
To commemorate its 100th anniversary in 1987, the firm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal of Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, with the Alabama Law Foundation, Inc., created a scholarship in memory of its founding partners, Edward Harmon Cabaniss and Forney Johnston. The first scholarship was awarded in 1987.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a law student who is a resident of Alabama, is attending an accredited law school in the United States and will be a second-year student. The scholarship will cover tuition and books for the second year of law school to a maximum of $5,000. A second place scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded at the committee's discretion. While academic achievement is the key factor in determining eligibility for the scholarship, consideration will be given to other factors such as conscientiousness, dependability, civic involvement, financial need and dedication to the highest ethical standards.
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should pick up the application form in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. The deadline for submitting completed applications and all supporting documents to the Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Committee is June 5, 1998.
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.
We are also seeking a part-time student worker to work 15-20 hours weekly starting June 15. Duties are mostly clerical in nature and require moderate familiarity with Word, WordPerfect and Excel. The candidate should be responsible and organized. Pay is $7.50 hourly. Interested persons should send a resume addressed to Sharese Shields in the Development Office.
Doug HarvathOther Awards
Ann Celine O'Hallaren
Congratulations to all who participated in this year's SBA elections! The large voter turnout leads me to believe that everyone campaigned very effectively.
The results of the Election are as follows:
Vice President, Day:
Vice President, Evening:
ABA Representative, Day:
ABA Representative, Evening:
4L Representative, Evening:
3L Representative, Day:
3L Representative, Evening:
Jon E. Szostak
2L Representative, Day:
The Barrister's Ball was a great time! Special thanks to Ivy Israel, who did most of the planning. If you have any questions about the Ball, contact Ivy (IISRAEL).
Law Week had a huge turnout! Special thanks to Elayna Pham and Matt Knorr, who did all the planning from the SBA standpoint. And special thanks to Charis Runnels, who made the event possible.
The BOG has discussed the proposed bylaws to its Constitution regarding the establishment of new student organizations. We are in the process of adopting the new resolution. A copy of the draft, as proposed, should be posted on the SBA bulletin board on the Concourse. Any suggestions or comments should be directed to Dan Kirschner (DKIRSCHN), Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair.
If you have any questions about the budget process or reimbursements from last semester, please e-mail Helen Fabisiewicz (HFABISIE), SBA Treasurer.
A Day of Education and Action for Human Rights in Nigeria
Take a break from studying for finals and come join Amnesty at a conference on Human Rights in Nigeria. The day will begin with the movie Delta Force. After the movie there will be a panel of Nigerian Human Rights activists. To end the day, we will march to the closest Shell station to protest their involvement in Nigeria. The conference is free and there will be ethnic food for lunch. Everyone welcome to participate!
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 2, 1998
Location: St Ita's Church, 5500 N. Broadway (cross streets are Broadway and Catalpa, Bryn Mawr stop on the red line).
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 honored during a pizza party at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 (room TBA). Don't forget to RSVP to Ivy Israel (IISRAEL) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. Congratulations!!!
New Chicago-Kent CBA Representatives slated for 1998-99
Congratulations to 1L Donna Rotunno, who will be the CBA representative from Chicago-Kent during the next bar year. Congratulations are also in order for Charis Runnels, who has again been appointed Chair of the Law Student Committee.
I would like to thank Ivy Israel, who has served Chicago-Kent extremely well as its current representative to the Chicago Bar Association. It has been a tremendously busy year, and I couldn't have done everything without Ivy's steady assistance and enthusiasm. Please help me in thanking Ivy for her commitment, and also congratulate her on her newly elected position of SBA VP! Thanks for everything, Ivy. --Charis
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
CHICAGO-KENT TAX SOCIETY
Thank you to all of those volunteers who participated in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year! Jennifer Fine, Derick Gallagher, Richard Labrador, Amanda Read, David Rhodes, Cathy Schulist, Sanjay Shivpuri, Chad Southall, Tom Toolis, and Ben Wong.
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
Congratulations to the following students who will comprise the 1998-99 Family Law Society board of officers:
President -- Kelley Garofalo
Vice President -- Nicole Stroud
Secretary -- Brian Hoffman
Treasurer -- Mandi Urban
The movie/pizza party extravaganza is on! Please join us for our "final" event on Wednesday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. in room 170. We will have pizza, soda, and a movie for your lunchtime enjoyment. Hope you can join us for this family law finale!
Thanks to all members who helped make this year a great success! Thanks again to everyone who donated to our first annual (and very successful) charity drive -- we have a fantastic executive board who will continue to bring informative and interesting family law programs to Chicago-Kent next year. Best of luck on your final exams!
Farewell graduates! Hope the rest of you enjoy the summer, too. Next year's president will be Dave Mulvihill; Eric Everett will return as treasurer. In the fall we will hold elections for vice president and secretary. Good luck on finals everyone!
HISPANIC LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
As the semester is coming to a close, HLSA would like to wish everyone the best of luck on upcoming finals. We look forward to seeing all returning HLSA members and students next Fall as we plan for another year of sponsoring great programs. Thank you all for a wonderful year and best of luck to all graduates.
For those returning, please take note of the scholarship/fellowship opportunities available for this summer. HLSA is providing several fellowships this summer for members involved in public interest work. HLSA also has a scholarship/fellowship program available for this summer. For further information, please contact Brian Marquez (IMARQUEZ) or Lorena Alvarez (LALVAREZ). Take advantage of these great opportunities. Once again, good luck to all!
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Congratulations to Ben Wong who was recently elected as the 1998-99 SBA/ISBA student representative!
"Law Day Celebration"
All students are invited to attend this year's Law Day Celebration featuring Vincent Bugliosi. Mr. Bugliosi is best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and for writing the best-selling "true crime" book, Helter Skelter. As an assistant district attorney in Los Angeles, Bugliosi won 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 consecutive murder convictions. If you are interested in attending, please join us on Friday, May 1, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn. Tickets are $35. Seating is limited so please register by Monday, April 27. Phone 1-800-252-8908 for ticket information. Please see the ISBA bulletin board on the Concourse for additional information.
If you have not joined the ISBA as a law student member, join before June 1 and get the summer for free! How? By submitting your membership application and the $10 fee, you will be enrolled through August 1999. As a student member, the following benefits are available to you: subscription to the monthly Illinois Bar Journal, the Law Student Newsletter, Young Lawyers Division newsletter, and seven substantive law section newsletters; and free admission to the LAW ED Series program, ISBA annual and midyear meetings, and Young Lawyers Division seminars. Join today! Applications are available under the stairs on the Concourse.
KENT JUSTICE FOUNDATION
Congratulations to the new KJF Board:
Co-Chairs: Carolyn J. Buntin & Daniel X. Belko
1999 Auction Co-Chairs: Julia Rodenkirch, Heather Fritsch and Katie O'Rourke
Treasurer: Danielle Kemp
Secretary: Tanya Ashur
3L Representatives: Brandy Brixy & Adam Weber
LRAP Coordinator: Heather Klear
We are still without two 2L representatives -- if you are interested, please e-mail DBELKO.
Thanks again to all who helped and supported this past auction. Good luck to all on final exams.
MOOT COURT HONOR SOCIETY
The Moot Court Honor Society successfully finished its spring competitive season by participating in the Illinois State Bar Association Competition in Springfield. The problem involved whether a state securities statute requires a showing of scienter (knowledge or intent) and whether the trial court erred by refusing to hold a hearing about extraneous information allegedly affecting the jury's deliberations.
The Chicago-Kent team of Elizabeth Ross and William Brodzinski reached the semi-final round of the competition along with teams from Illinois, Southern Illinois, and DePaul. Although Liz and Bill were not chosen to move on to the finals, they represented Chicago-Kent well. Their faculty advisor was Ralph Brill, and their student coach was Stephanie Grubenhoff. Moot Court President David Slovick accompanied the team to Springfield because Stephanie was unable to attend. Thanks to all faculty, alumnae/i, and students who sat in on oral argument practices.
The Moot Court Honor Society also congratulates Sean Swidler for winning the Honor Society's Spring Intramural Competition. Based on a combination of brief and oral argument scores, Sean narrowly edged Jennifer Lin for the award.
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.