In this issue...  Week of January 18, 1999





   Index of Back Issues

   News and Announcements from
   Administrative Offices

Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

  • Association of American Law Schools annual meeting.

Assistant Dean Stephen D. Sowle

  • Welcome back!
  • Spring 1999 initial reading assignments.
  • New addition to Spring 1999 schedule: Children and the Law.
  • Other Spring 1999 schedule changes.
  • Spring 1999 classroom assignments.
  • Spring 1999 final exams.
  • Monthly meeting with SBA Advisory Committee.
  • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • July 1999 Illinois bar application.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility exam (MPRE).
  • Chancellor Kent Colloquium.


  • Welcome back!
  • Schedule changes.
  • Pass/Fail elections.
  • Insurance waiver.
  • Fall 1998 grades.
  • Maximum and minimum hours.
  • May 1999 graduates.
  • July 1999 Illinois Bar application. Filing DEADLINE is February 1, 1999.
  • I.D. validation stickers are available.
  • Office will close at 5:00pm, Monday, January 18.

Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 1999

  • Do you need a kosher meal? Please let us know by Friday!
  • Wondering what you'll be doing all day? Check out the schedule of events!
  • Volunteers needed during the program - don't miss your chance to network with practitioners!

Administration and Finance

  • New Spring building hours.
  • Discounted public parking rates for students.

Student Services

  • Welcome back!
  • Minority legal education resources - Building a set of credentials to compete in the legal job market.
  • Bar applications due - Question and Answer session.
  • Academic Empowerment Program changes - Student forum date.
  • Law as a Profession: Volunteers needed!
  • Spring programs.

Financial Aid

  • Renewal FAFSA DEADLINE February 1,1999.
  • 1999-2000 Financial Aid packages.
  • Spring loan disbursements.
  • Bar loans.
  • Office hours.

Career Services

  • DEADLINE: Applications due Wednesday by 12:00 p.m. for Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference!
  • Employers seeking students to interview.
  • Upcoming programs:
    • Opportunities at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office
    • Career Services Office tours
    • Summer opportunities for 1Ls
    • Gaining legal experience as an Evening Student
  • Spring semester office hours & counseling appointments.
  • Staff changes in career services.
  • Student worker position available.
  • Are you leaving Chicago this summer?
  • Job opportunities and other Record handouts:
    • Internships
    • Fellowships
    • Judicial clerkships
    • Volunteer positions
    • External Programs
    • Miscellaneous


  • Help the Office of Admissions improve its Housing Information by completing the 1L Housing Survey.
  • Office of Admissions hours.

Information Center

  • Spring semester hours.
  • Martin Luther King Day.
  • Media services department.

Law Offices

  • For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • Mandatory meeting for all new Law Offices clinic students!
  • To find out about the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Certificate Program, (LADR), read the description in the Law Offices home page. Questions may be directed to Prof. Gary Laser in room 631 or by email, glaser.
  • Attend the LADR information meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 1999!!
  • Apply for the LADR Program! Applications are available from the receptionist in Suite 600 and are due February 1, 1999. Please note significant scheduling changes in the LADR Program.

Center for Law and Computers

  • New look of computers at Chicago-Kent!
  • New lab is open. This lab is conveniently located on the fifth floor in room 545.
  • New virus detection software.
  • The student directory is now available online.
  • Student printing deadlines.
  • Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions of the CLC:
    • What is the website address to get my grades?
    • What do I do if I can't find my pin number, or if my pin number is not working?
    • Where can I find initial class assignments for the Spring '99 semester?
    • When will we receive our new set of 400 pages for printing?
    • How can I check my printing balance?
    • How can I get a credit on my account for printing problems?
    • Some of the printing is for a professor, for Moot Court Competition, for a student organization, etc. Can I get a credit to my account for these pages?
  • Network maintenance schedule.


  • Critical information regarding Chicago-Kent Merit-Based and Need-Based Scholarships and Awards for the 1999-2000 academic year.
  • 1998-99 outside scholarships.

Writing Contests

  • New entries this week.

Employment Opportunities


  News and Announcements from
  Faculty and Law School Programs

Professor Pam Kentra

  • Recently published article.

Professor Harold Krent

  • Job opportunity.


  • Welcome back!
  • New lab hours.
  • Lexis Day!
  • Tips of the week.

Continuing Legal Education

  • The 7th annual Charles Green Lecture in Law and Technology.
  • Upcoming programs 1999



  News and Announcements from
  Student Organizations

Environmental Law Society

  • CBA Career Day Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, 12-1:30pm in room 580.

Muslim Law Students Association

  • Welcome Back!
  • Meetings for this semester.
  • Study circle.
  • Conference on the Islamic Marriage Contract.

Women in Law

  • Reminder: WIL General meetings Tues. 1/26 at 12:00pm & Wed. 1/27 at 5:00pm in room 170.
  • Do you have a great outline to donate to WIL's outline bank?
  • Alumnae/i-Student Reception set for February 16!
  • Reminder: Have you paid your '98-'99 dues yet?