Chicago-Kent Faculty:
News & announcements for the week of
August 31, 1998

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From Professor Fred Abbott: 

Professors Abbott, Brown and Gerber are Co-Directors of the International and Comparative Law Certificate Program. They invite all students interested in this program to attend an informational meeting on September 8 in room 270. The Co-Directors will describe the course offerings in international and comparative law, as well as the procedure for joining the program and completing the certificate requirements. They will also talk about Chicago-Kent's new student exchange program with the University of Berne, Switzerland, which has openings for two Chicago-Kent J.D. students this spring term. Students are welcome to bring lunch to the meeting.

From Professor Bartram Brown: 

Professor Bart Brown is seeking 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 Philip Hablutzel: 

Students who wish a discounted subscription to The Wall Street Journal, Barron's or Financial Times can sign up on the lists posted on Prof. Hablutzel's office door, room 829, or e-mail him the information at PHABLUTZ. Your information should include: name, prospective date of graduation (month and year), address to where you want the paper(s) sent; telephone number, e-mail address, and length of subscription desired. You will be billed directly by the company. Most people have these papers send to their home address. The Wall Street has special delivery arrangements to get it there very early; Hablutzel's arrives about 4:00 a.m.

WALL STREET JOURNAL: One year = $88; 26 weeks = $45; 15 weeks = $29.

BARRON'S: One year = $72.50; 26 weeks - $37; 15 weeks = $25.

FINANCIAL TIMES: One year = $99, 33 weeks (one academic year) = $63, 15 weeks = $29.

Note: Financial Times will also invoice you directly, but they will also allow pre-payment by credit card. See Prof. Hablutzel. Credit card payment requires your signature on the order form.

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 Kimberly Pace

Professor Pace and the Intellectual Property Program would like to Congratulate Jeremy Noe on winning the George Hutchinson Writing Contest. The Hutchison Writing Contest is sponsored by the Federal Circuit Bar Association. Jeremy's paper entitled "Paradise Lost But Recaptured: Prosecution History Estoppel" will be published in the next issue of the Federal Cicuit Bar Jounral.

The Intellectual Property Program is excited to announce that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to hear cases at Chicago-Kent on November 3, 1998. All are invited to attend.

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.

From Professor Joan Steinman

Pro Bono Opportunity: Pro Bono Advocates is an organization dedicated to providing legal services to economically disadvantaged victims of domestic violence, through the efforts of staff and volunteer attorneys, assisted by law students and others.

Here's Where You Come In: PBA is looking for law students to participate in its work. You can conduct detailed interviews of prospective clients, help to determine their eligibility for a protective order under the pertinent statute, prepare the initial pleadings for an emergency order of protection, fill out other necessary judicial forms, and otherwise assist in helping these domestic violence victims get legal redress and move on with their lives. If you have a 7-11 license, you can represent clients in court, under the supervision of a licensed attorney. You also may be able to assist in the representation of PBA clients involved in divorce proceedings. In short, you can help persons in need of help from the legal system while honing your own professional skills.

If you are interested in undertaking this pro bono activity, contact Prof. Joan Steinman, a member of PBA's Board of Directors, JSTEINMA, and give her a copy of your resume. She will forward your resume to Kim Silverman at PBA, who will follow-up with you. PBA will provide training. Thanks!

Also, Prof. Steinman is looking for a research assistant to work on matters related to the all writs act, "hypothetical jurisdiction," appellate courts' choice and sequencing of the issues they will decide, and other procedural questions for articles that she may write. If you are interested, please let her know. You can leave a resume and description of your grades in her mailbox or with her, JSTEINMA, room 835, 6-5292, or her secretary on the eighth floor. The law school will pay at its customary rate.



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