In this issue...  Week of April 12, 1999





   Index of Back Issues

   News and Announcements from
   Administrative Offices

Important Record Announcement

  • New Record headline contact: Tom Shipley.

Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

    Assistant Dean Stephen D. Sowle

    • UPDATE: Fall 1999 registration.
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy 1.


    • Confirmation of registration.
      • Program notices available for pick-up after 2pm, Monday, April 12.
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy list of selected students will be posted Wednesday, April 14.
    • August 1999 Graduates.
    • May 1999 graduates.

    Administration and Finance

    • Weekly activities schedule.
    • Third parking lot for Downtown Campus.

    Student Services

    • Deadline for exam reschedules.
    • Fall 1999 teaching assistant applications.

    Financial Aid

    • Exit interviews.
    • 1998-1999 financial aid deadline.
    • Summer 1999.
    • Bar exam loans.
    • 1999-2000 financial aid.
    • Office hours.

    Career Services

    • Patent Law Interview Program: students registered for this Job Fair must pick up their informational packets in the Career Services Office.
    • Phone calls lead to jobs, free food: volunteers still needed for Jobathon.
    • Good news: 1998 graduate employment statistics are in!
    • Members of the CSO staff to represent Chicago-Kent at the national NALP Conference with legal employers April 20-24.
    • KJF Public Interest Fellowship applications now available.
    • Job opportunities and other Record handouts:
      • Internships/clerkships
      • Fellowships
      • Judicial clerkships
      • Miscellaneous


    • Office of Admissions hours.

    Information Center

    • CFR tutorial
    • New library system on the way.
    • Media Services video recording.
    • The Document Center makes posters.
    • Federal tax forms on eLOISe.

    Law Offices

    • Applications for the fall 1999 Law Offices Clinical Education Program are available from the receptionist in suite 600.
    • DEADLINE: Law Offices applications for fall 1999 are due by 5pm on April 16, 1999.
    • An information meeting for newly admitted LADR students will be held in room 370 on Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
    • DEADLINE: Preference forms for new LADR students must be turned in to Phyllis Powell in room 619 by 5pm on Friday, April 16.
    • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:

    Center for Law and Computers

    • New look of computers at Chicago-Kent!
    • New lab is open--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.
    • Network maintenance schedule.


    • Critical information regarding Chicago-Kent merit-based and need-based scholarships and awards for the 1999-2000 academic year.
    • 1998-99 external scholarships.

    Continuing Legal Education

    • ATTENTION- All students interested in labor law.
    • Upcoming programs in 1999.

    Office of Development

    • 13th annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon.
      • General information.
      • Videos of student speeches.

    Writing Contests

    • New entries this week.

    Employment Opportunities


      News and Announcements from
      Faculty and Law School Programs

    From Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg

    • Legal writing and teaching assistant applications.

    Professor Richard Wright

    • Professors Wright and Bernstein appointed to Advisory Board of the Legal Scholarships Network's online journal.

    Serving Our Society (SOS)

    • Tutoring.
    • Domestic violence.



      Program in Environmental and Energy Law

      • April 12: Tom France, senior attorney for the National Wildlife Federation at 6pm in room 345.

      Program in Intellectual Property Law

      • Chicago-Kent students win the Midwest Regional of the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition.
      • Participation in the IP Program.



        News and Announcements from
        Student Organizations

      Amnesty International

      • Spring Lecture Series on Feminism, Gender Politics and the Law.
      • Elections of the 1999-2000 executive board.

      Chicago Bar Associaton

      • CBA Law Student End-of-the-Year Reception next week!
      • Volunteers needed for Spring Fling at Wrigleyville home for domestic violence victims, April 14.
      • Volunteer Night at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, April 22.
      • Friends of the Park Earth Day Clean-Up, April 25.
      • Upcoming YLS events and committee meetings:
        • Friday, April 16: Alternative Dispute Resolution.

      Computer Law Association

      • See the new links on the Sample Justice Web Collaboratory page.

      Criminal Justice Society

      • Criminal Justice Society elections.

      Environmental Law Society

      • General meeting: Tuesday, April 13, room TBA.
        • Exciting news on Earth Day events, etc.
      • Elections: Tuesday, April 20.
      • Spring Street Clean-Up: The morning of Saturday, April 17. Meet in Chicago-Kent lobby. Pizza lunch will be provided.

      Health Law Society

      • Spring symposium.
        • HMO: Friend or Foe?
      • James D. Watson: 1962 Nobel laureate in medicine.
        • From the Double Helix to the Human Genome Project.
      • Elections.

      Justinian Society

      • Note on upcoming elections.

      Kent Association of Trial Lawyers of America

      • General meeting.
      • Mock trial participants needed.
      • Speaker event.

      Kent Justice Foundation

      • Elections.
      • Summer fellowship applications available.
      • General meeting.

      Labor and Employment Law Society

      • Thanks to everyone for making the panel discussion and reception a success!
      • Calendar of upcoming events.
      • Outlines!!!

      Moot Court Honor Society

      • Tryouts for international moot court will take place during the first three weeks of the fall semester. However, candidates must meet the following requirements:
        • 2.75+ GPA
        • have taken or enrolled in international research or international law.
      • The candidacy tryouts will consist of a single issue brief for one side and an oral argument on that issue. Anyone having difficulty signing-up for the prerequisite classes should talk to Professor Molly Lien. Good Luck.

      Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

      • Meet Justice McMorrow
      • Networking series.
      • Resume review.
      • Elections for next year.
      • Not a member yet?

      Women in Law

      • REMINDER: Vote in executive board elections Tuesday in the Spak.
      • REMINDER: Don't forget to bring your goodies for the bake sale Tuesday!
      • Author Cathy Young on "Feminism and the Movement Towards a New Equality" on Wednesday, April 14 at 6pm in the courtroom. Reception to follow.
      • Feminist symposium at Northwestern University, April 16-- all students are invited.
      • Last week's general meeting agenda now online.
      • WIL Spring Reception April 27-- guest speaker Alan Zenoff.