Chicago-Kent Faculty:
News & announcements for the week of
August 24, 1998

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From Professor Stephanie Altman: 

The course "Interviewing and Counseling Practice (Advice Desk)" is open to students in their 2nd and 3rd years. It is a clinical course that involves actual interviewing and counseling of clients in the areas of civil procedure, contracts, and housing in state court under the direction of a full-time staff attorney.  The course is on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. and offers a great practical experience. Any questions, contact PKENTRA or SALTMAN

From Professor Anita Bernstein: 

Professor Anita Bernstein was appointed to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Torts and Compensation, where she joins a group of torts scholars from across the nation that includes Prof. Richard Wright. At the end of last semester she presented a paper called "The Representational Dialectic" at the University of Minnesota law school; an extended version, The Representational Dialectic (With Illustrations from Obscenity, Forfeiture, and Accident Law) is forthcoming in the CAL. L. R. Prof. Bernstein also published An Old Jurisprudence: Respect in Retrospect in the July issue of the CORNELL L. R. In June she and her co-author, Paul Fanning, delivered their paper, "Duty, Hierarchy, and the Consumer in Japan: An Interim Assessment," at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati (Spain). During the 1998-99 academic year Prof. Bernstein will be on leave, visiting at the University of Michigan law school.

From Professor Bartram Brown: 

Professor Bartram S. Brown published two articles this summer. The first, Primacy or Complementarity: Reconciling the Jurisdiction of National Courts and International Criminal appears in 23 YALE J. INT'L L. 383 (1998). The second, Nationality and Internationality in International Humanitarian Law appears in 34 STANFORD J. INT'L L. 347 (1998). In June and July he was in Rome, Italy for the United Nations Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (ICC). That conference was successful in finalizing the text of a treaty creating a permanent ICC. Prof. Brown participated in the Rome conference as a diplomatic representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. On August 21st he summarized the Rome Treaty Conference for a WORKSHOP ON THE ICC AND US NATIONAL SECURITY organized by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Also, Prof. Brown seeks one or more research assistants this semester. Applicants should have some familiarity with issues of public international law and must be proficient with both MS Word and with international law research strategies (electronic and other). Those interested should e-mail BBROWN and drop off a resume with Prof. Brown's secretary, Felicia Boyd, outside room 823.

From Professor Sanford Greenberg: 

The Moot Court Honor Society is pleased to congratulate Senior Associates Alicia Brumbach, Darrel Oman, and Brandy Sargent for winning the Scribes Brief-Writing Competition Award for 1998.  The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects presents this prestigious award to the winning brief among those submitted by 48 national moot court competitions.  The Chicago-Kent team had received the Best Brief Award last spring at the Siegel Competition at Duke University School of Law.  The Scribes Award was presented on August 1 during the ABA meeting in Toronto.  Darrel and Brandy were on hand to receive the award. 

In addition to Alicia, Darrel, and Brandy, President Kathy Weiher, Vice Presidents Bill Brodzinski, Erin Foley, Lawrence Hill, Mike Hynes, and Stephanie Tipton, and Senior Associates Rob Bodine, Phyllis Franklin, Ryan Jacobson, and Liz Ross will be representing the Honor Society in various interscholastic appellate advocacy competitions this fall. 

The Honor Society will soon be announcing additional members following its Summer Candidacy Competition.  Those new members, plus those who earned membership through the Charles Evans Hughes Competition, will compete in this fall's upper-class intramural competition, the Ilana Diamond Rovner Competition. 

From Professor Steven Heyman

Professor Steven Heyman's article, , will be published in the December issue of the B. U. L. R. A shorter version of the paper, which was presented at the first annual meeting of the Working Group on Law, Culture, and the Humanities, at Georgetown Law School this spring, will appear in the fall issue of the indisciplinary journal Genders. Professor Heyman has been invited to speak on the duty to rescue at the Second Annual Summit of the Communitarian Network, which will take place in Washington, D.C., next February. This summer, he and his wife, Kate Baldwin, also reviewed a recent book on Jane Austen and other women writers for a quarterly publication of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

From Professor Dale Nance

Professor Dale Nance is looking for a research assistant to help with various projects in the area of evidence law. If you liked your basic evidence course and are interested in doing research, e-mail DNANCE and drop off a resume with Prof. Nance's secretary, Silas Gladney, outside room 727.

From Professor Jeffrey Sherman

Professor Sherman is seeking several students to assist him in doing research in the area of wills and in the area of estate tax. Interested students should submit a resume and a transcript (or list of courses and grades) to Professor Sherman, room 741, or to his secretary, Wanda Coley, outside room 747.



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