In this issue...  Week of February 1, 1999





   Index of Back Issues

   News and Announcements from
   Administrative Offices

Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

  • Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 1999.
  • Workshop on the International Criminal Court and U.S. National Security.
  • Kosovo and Albania trips.

Assistant Dean Stephen D. Sowle

  • Academic Calendar reminder: Classes canceled February 10.
  • Monthly meeting with SBA Advisory Council.


  • List of May 1999 graduates posted.

Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 1999

  • Special notice for students attending the program.
  • Volunteers still needed for the program - don't miss your chance to network with practitioners!
  • Check out the biographies of all of our 42 terrific speakers!
  • Don't forget classes are canceled on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Administration and Finance

  • New Spring building hours.

Student Services

  • AEP program update.
  • Position available - orientation coordinator.
  • CTA UPASS program.
  • Teaching assistant office hours.

Financial Aid

  • DEADLINE: Student aid report.
  • 1999-2000 Financial Aid packages.
  • Summer 1999 Financial Aid application.
  • Office hours.

Career Services

  • DEADLINE: Friday, Feb. 5 is the deadline to submit resumes for Cook County Public Guardian Interviews.
  • DEADLINE: Friday, Feb. 5 is deadline to submit NALP Apartment Exchange Listing.
  • Upcoming programs:
    • Opportunities at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office
    • Career Services Office tours (2/1-2/5)
    • Summer opportunities for 1Ls (2/2 & 2/3)
    • Gaining legal experience as an evening student (2/4)
  • Office of the Cook County State's Attorney seeks volunteers.
  • 2Ls: Externship opportunity with U.S. Attorney's Office.
  • Reminder: Career Services Office will be closed Feb. 9-11.
  • Job opportunities and other Record handouts:
    • Internships
    • Fellowships
    • Judicial clerkships
    • 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.
  • Proquest tutorial.
  • Displays honoring civil rights defenders.
  • Forms on disk.
  • Media Services department.

Law Offices

  • For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • Apply for the LADR Program! Applications are available from the receptionist in Suite 600. DEADLINE: LADR Applications are due February 1, 1999.
  • To find out about the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution 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.
  • Fall 1999 Semester: Externships for U.S. Attorney Northern District of Illinois. Current second year students only. DEADLINE: Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Friday, February 19, 1999.
  • Judicial Externships: Summer and Fall 1999 semesters. DEADLINE: Applications for the Summer semester are due February 26, 1999. Applications for the Fall semester are due March 9, 1999.

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 -- new award listed.

Writing Contests

  • No new entries this week.

Employment Opportunities


  News and Announcements from
  Faculty and Law School Programs

Professor Mary Becker

  • Research assistant needed.

Professor Sonia Green

  • The International Law Moot Court Honor Society needs volunteer to be bailiffs.

Professor Harold Krent

  • Job opportunity.

Serving Our Society (SOS)

  • Tutoring.
  • Domestic violence.


  • Lab hours.
  • Lexis Day.
  • Tip of the week.

Continuing Legal Education

  • Upcoming programs 1999

Program in Environmental and Energy Law

  • Jan/Feb PEEL Spring administrative meeting.
  • 2/19 Profs. Jim Krier and Michael Heller of the University of Michigan Law School.
  • 4/5 Tom France, senior attorney for the National Wildlife Federation.
  • 4/9 Environmental Justice Forum
    • Speakers include Professor Richard Lazarus from Georgetown Law School, Keith Harley from the Chicago Legal Cinic, and attorneys from USEPA and Illinois EPA.



  News and Announcements from
  Student Organizations

Amnesty International

  • Speaker Event: Human Rights and U.S. Prisons - Movie Night: Seven Years in Tibet.
  • Conference: International Women's Day.

Environmental Law Society

  • 2/2 General membership meeting, noon, room TBA.
  • 2/25-2/27 NAELS conference.

Illinois State Bar Association

  • Check out the ISBA website with links to over 80 Chicago law firms!
  • Nominate someone for the ISBA annual public service award.
  • Let us know what speakers you would like to see this semester. E-mail us!

Justinian Society

  • First general meeting on Tuesday, February 2 at noon in room 580.
  • All members and interested persons should attend.
  • Check our webpage for the latest information on this and other upcoming events.

Kent Justice Foundation

  • Bakesale this week.
  • T-Shirt sale this week.
  • Auction.

Muslim Law Students Association

  • Conference.
  • Congratulations.
  • Planned conference.
  • Meeting.
  • Study circle.

Women in Law

  • Reminder: CBA/YLS Women in the Law Committee meeting Feb. 2nd: Barbara Steiner, top litigator and partner and Jenner & Block, will share war stories about her rise in the ranks.
  • Missed our general meetings last week? Check out the agenda on the web!
  • DEADLINE: Request WIL outlines by Friday, Feb. 5 to be guaranteed delivery by Feb. 22.
  • Alumnae/i-Student Reception Tues., Feb. 16 at Woman Made Gallery:
    • Student can RSVP to WIL.
    • Volunteers needed to make follow-up calls week of Feb. 8.