In this issue...  Week of February 8, 1999





   Index of Back Issues

   News and Announcements from
   Administrative Offices

Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

  • Second Annual State of the Law School Address.

Assistant Dean Stephen D. Sowle

  • Academic calendar reminder: classes canceled February 10.
  • Courses subject to mandatory curve for elective courses.
  • Monthly meeting with SBA Advisory Council.


  • List of May 1999 graduates posted.

Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 1999

  • NOTE: Special notice for students attending the program.
  • Check out the biographies of all of our 42 terrific speakers!
  • Reminder: Regular classes are canceled on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Administration and Finance

  • Weekly activities schedule.

Student Services

  • DEADLINE: Orientation coordinator position.
  • TA office hours.
  • CTA U-PASS survey.
  • MLER Exam writing workshop.

Financial Aid

  • Tax 1098-T forms.
  • DEADLINE: Student aid report.
  • 1999-2000 Financial Aid packages.
  • Summer 1999 Financial Aid application.
  • Office hours.

Career Services

  • Reminder: Career Services Office will be closed Feb. 9-11.
  • Class of 2000, 2001, and LL.M. minority students: register by Feb. 22 for the Cook County Bar Association's 16th Annual Minority Student Job Fair.
  • 3Ls, 4Ls, Jan. '99 or '98 grads: openings with Illinois Appellate Court, 4th District.
  • Summer opportunity with the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, DC.
  • Office of the Cook County State's Attorney seeks volunteers.
  • 2Ls: externship opportunity with U.S. Attorney's Office.
  • 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Leve: Summer & Fall 1999 Judicial Externship Program.
  • Upcoming programs:
    • Interviewing skills for 1Ls, 2/16 & 2/17
    • Networking skills, 2/24 & 2/25
  • Office of the Cook County State's Attorney seeks volunteers.
  • 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

  • Administrative law tutorial.
  • Displays honoring civil rights defenders.
  • Resources on the practice of law - Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 1999.
  • Federal tax forms on eLOISe.
  • Forms on disk.

Law Offices

  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • Reminder: An information meeting for Summer and Fall 1999 Judicial Externships will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at 12:00pm in room 370.
  • Judicial Externships for Summer and Fall 1999 semesters are available. DEADLINE: Applications for the Summer semester are due February 26, 1999. Applications for the Fall semester are due March 9, 1999.
  • 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.
  • To find out about the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (LADR), read the description in the Law Office's home page. Questions may be directed to Prof. Gary Laser in room 631 or by e-mail, glaser.
  • Reminder: The LADR Faculty Committee will review the LADR applications and determine which applicants will be admitted into the program sometime before March 1, 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.
  • 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 -- 2 new awards listed.

Writing Contests

  • New entries this week.

Employment Opportunities


  News and Announcements from
  Faculty and Law School Programs

Professor Mary Becker

  • Research assistant needed.

Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg

  • Seeking a motivated, detail-oriented student to serve as administrative assistant for the Charles Evans Hughes Competition.

Professor Harold Krent

  • Job opportunity.

Professor Ronald Staudt

  • Research assistants needed for a Judicial Web Site Collaboratory and Distance Learning in law school project.

Serving Our Society (SOS)

  • Tutoring.
  • Domestic violence.


  • Shephard's.
  • Tip of the week.

Continuing Legal Education

  • Upcoming programs 1999.

Program in Environmental and Energy Law

  • 2/8 PEEL Spring administrative meeting, 5:30pm -6pm, rm 345.
  • 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

Environmental Law Society

  • 2/23 CBA's Careers in Environmental Law brown bag lunch.
  • 2/25-2/28 NAELS conference.
  • Minutes of 2/2 general membership meeting.

International Law Society

  • International Law Career Day is February 19! Registration fee (includes catered luncheon and cocktail reception) is $40 for non- members and $30 for ILS members. Volunteers get a discounted rate. E-mail TCOHEN or SFINNEGL for details.
  • General meeting on Thursday, February 11, at noon and 5:00 (room TBA). Topics to be discussed include Career Day and Wine & Cheese Fest '99. Please join us!
  • Thinking of doing a study abroad program this summer? There will be a study abroad information session and student panel discussion with past participants at noon on Tuesday, February 23. Check the Record for room announcement!
  • Upcoming event: Wine & Cheese Fest is March 11. Mark your calendars!

Kent Justice Foundation

  • General meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3pm.
  • Auction: March 24.

Moot Court Honor Society

  • Moot Court Honor Society team is semifinalist in National Moot Court Competition.

Muslim Law Students Association

  • Meetings.
  • Fall conference.
  • Study circle.

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

  • Open social event Feb. 9.
  • New members - initiation on Feb. 11.
  • Networking series.
  • Not a member yet?

Women in Law

  • Alumnae/i-Student Reception Tues., Feb. 16 at Woman Made Gallery:
    • Student can RSVP to WIL.
    • Volunteers still needed to make follow-up calls week of Feb. 8.
  • Reminder: Please donate your great outlines to WIL!