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





   Index of Back Issues

   News and Announcements from
   Administrative Offices

Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

  • Distinguished Professor lecture.
  • Center for Law and Computers.
  • Russian Professor visits Chicago-Kent.

Assistant Dean Stephen D. Sowle

  • Spring 2000 registration.
  • Online payment of tuition.
  • Trial team competition.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • 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 registration.
  • Final undergraduate transcript required.
  • Class rank for advanced students.
  • January 2000 graduates.
  • Exams on computers-- Fall 1999.

Administration and Finance

  • Are you concerned about your safety?
  • 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

  • U.S. Air Force JAG Corp interviews.
  • Learn about different practice areas at Practice Tracks.
  • 7th annual Public Interest Law Week at Northwestern University, November 8-12.
  • Scholarships awarded for marketing plans.
  • Attention 2Ls & 3Ls: New Lawyers seminar.
  • Law Career training and LEXIS training for all students.
  • Sign up for CSO tours.
  • Summer jobs for 1Ls interested in IP and large firms.
  • "Americas Greatest Place to Work with a Law Degree"-- November 15 at the CBA.
  • Indiana Multicultural Job Fair-- November 12.
  • Student workers and Student Careers Committee volunteers still needed.


  • Office of Admissions hours.

Information Center

  • Fall semester hours.
  • Thanksgiving hours.
  • Jury instructions tutorial.
  • Current awareness materials on 7th floor.

Law Offices

  • Results of the Spring 2000 Law Offices Clinical Education Program lottery will be posted Monday, November 8.
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) information meeting to be held Wednesday, November 10, at 3:00pm and 5:00pm in room 590.
  • DEADLINE: Applications for the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program are due by January 31, 2000. Applications available in suite 600.
  • Advanced Externship Program, spring, 2000. NOTICE: Application deadline November 12 at 5:00pm.
  • Congratulations to Professor Kentra's students in Mediation/ADR clinic and LADR Mediation Course
  • 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.

Employment Opportunities

Special Notices


  News and Announcements from
  Faculty and Law School Programs

Serving Our Society (SOS)

  • Volunteer opportunities 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

  • Panel discussion on "Establishing the Rule of law in Kosovo," Thursday, November 11, at noon. All students encouraged to attend.

Program in Intellectual Property Law

  • The Giles Rich IP Moot Court problem is now available.


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


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



  News and Announcements from
  Student Organizations

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

  • Exam-taking workshop: Contracts questions provided by Prof. Smith.
  • Canned food drive to benefit the Chrysalis Center for Homeless Women and Children, November 8-19.
  • Volunteers wanted: Seeking those interested in teaching the law to grammar school children.
  • Meet Chicago-area PAD alumni.
  • Outlines can be downloaded from our Web page.
  • Not a member yet?
Women in Law
  • Bake sale! November 10.
  • Have you paid your $10 dues?
  • House party!