Chicago-Kent Faculty:
News & announcements for the week of
February 1, 1999

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From Professor Mary Becker

I am looking for a research assistant to work on an article on same sex marriages. The article will focus on arguments used by the states for allowing only heterosexuals to marry in the three contemporary marriage challenges (Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont). If you are interested give me a call at 906-5289 or stop by room 765.

From Professor Sonia Green

The International Law Moot Court Honor Society needs students to volunteer to be bailiffs for the upcoming Jessup Competition to be held at Kent from February 5-7. This could be a great opportunity for the students to see some excellent oral arguments, to learn about international law (and intellectual property), to learn about the International Moot Court Society and to meet the attorneys who will be serving as judges. The 1999 Jessup Problem is entitled "The Case Concerning Cultural Identity and Intellectual Property." The main issues raised are whether protecting the cultural identity of one's nation is legal under international law and whether international law requires a certain level of protection for copyright owners.

We'll need bailiffs for all of the rounds of the competition. Students can volunteer for as few or as many rounds as they would like. Rounds will be held on Friday, February 5 from 6:30 - 8:00pm, all day on Saturday, February 6 and from 10:30am to 2:00pm on Sunday, Spetember 7. If you are interested or have questions please contact me at SGREEN2 or Alex Rozman at AROZMAN.

From Professor Krent

IIT has pioneered in offering undergraduate students experience working in team projects to provide solutions for problems provided by industry. One student team, funded by industry, is working on distance learning and its applications. A law student member can assist the team in exploring the intellectual property issues arising out of the use of educational materials on the Web. Please stop by if you are at all interested in this or other possible IPROs. Prof. Krent, room 735. Independent Research Credit is available.


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