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





   Index of Back Issues

   News and Announcements from
   Administrative Offices

Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

  • 22nd annual Derivatives and Commodities Law Institute Program.
  • Kosovo/Albania trip.

Assistant Dean Stephen D. Sowle

  • Joke of the week.

Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2000

  • An innovative and award-winning program for second year students on Wednesday, February 9, 2000!
  • Registration Information: All 2Ls (and any 3Ls/4Ls who haven't yet attended) can register online TODAY.
  • Schedule of events, keynote speakers and more!


  • Spring 2000 registration priority list posted on the second floor bulletin board.
  • Class ranks.
  • January 2000 graduates-- Make sure you have a zero balance on your account.

Administration and Finance

  • ATTENTION: A note from Public Safety.
  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Student employment for fall term.
  • Discounted parking rates for students.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Building hours.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • Office hours.
  • Room reservations.

Student Services

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring teaching assistant positions available.
  • DEADLINE: Final exam reschedules.
  • Volunteers needed for Strategies for Excellence: Law As a Profession 2000.
  • Program Announcement: Chicago Police Department's "Safety and Security."

Financial Aid

  • Loan disbursements.
  • Entrance interviews.
  • 1999-2000 financial aid processing.
  • Office hours.
  • Frequently asked questions.

Career Services

  • All 1Ls-- Sign up for the resume and cover letter program and CSO office tours.
  • 3Ls-- Advanced externship opportunities.
  • LL.M. students-- Updated ISIP packets.
  • Learn about various practice areas at Practice Tracks, Saturday, October 13.
  • Summer internship opportunity in India.
  • Seeking volunteers for the Student Careers Committee.
  • Free copies of the Illinois Judicial Directory in the CSO.
  • New Record handouts.
  • Indiana Multicultural Job Fair, November 12.
  • November seminars.


  • Office of Admissions hours.

Information Center

  • Hours.
  • Congressional information service tutorial.
  • Librarians available to assist with self-paced exercises.
  • Mock trial videotape.
  • REMINDER: Food and drink policy.

Law Offices

  • DEADLINE: Law offices clinical education program applications for spring 2000 are due by 10:00am on November 3. Applications available in suite 600.
  • DEADLINE: Applications for advanced externship are due November 5 at 5:00pm.
  • Cook County State's Attorney and Public Defender for-credit externships.
  • DEADLINE: Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program applications are due by January 31, 2000. Application available in suite 600.
  • Congratulations to Professor Kentra's students in Mediation/ADR clinic and LADR Mediation Course.
  • Prof. David Thomas to lecture in Japan.
  • Welcome Associate Professor of Clinical Practice Laurie Leader.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:

Center for Law and Computers

  • Center for Law and Computers welcomes new executive director.
  • Important information for 1999-2000 Chicago-Kent scholarship recipients.
  • 1999-2000 outside scholarships list.

Writing Contests

  • New entries this week.

Continuing Legal Education

  • Upcoming programs in 1999.
  • Attention: All students interested in labor law.

Office of Public Affairs

  • September Names in the News now available online.

Employment Opportunities

Special Notices


  News and Announcements from
  Faculty and Law School Programs

Serving Our Society (SOS)

  • Volunteer opportunity of the week.

Institute for Law and the Humanities

  • GUN CONTROL: Program on Chicago's lawsuit against the gun industry on Nov. 10.

International Law and Policy Development

  • Upcoming events:
    • November 3: A visit by Dr. Bogdanovskaia of the Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Science.
    • November 4: An open lunch presentation and discussion with the leaders of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Demining Commission.
    • November 11: A lunch discussion on "Establishing the Rule of Law in Kosovo."


  • Lab hours.
  • Contest research challenges.
  • Tip of the week.


  • Need Westlaw assistance?
  • Westlaw News and Business sweepstakes.



  News and Announcements from
  Student Organizations

Christian Legal Society

  • Special guest Judge Donnelly-- Thursday, November 4, at 4:45pm in room 520.
  • Weekly Bible study-- Tuesday, November 2, 12:00pm in room 583.
  • REMINDER: Joining national CLS organization.
  • Angel tree update.

Federalist Society

  • Monday, November 1: "An Originalism for Non-Orginalists," a program on constitutional interpretation.

Women in Law

  • Domestic Violence Awareness month speaker event.
  • General meeting information.
  • Join us for movie night!
  • Student practitioner mentorship program.
  • Important reminder!
  • November dates to remember.