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April 2, 2001

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From Professor Sonia Green

Opportunity for students to do short-term volunteer work in immigration law

We are looking for students interested in working at the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center and/or a law firm helping to process and work with immigrants who are rushing to take advantage of new immigration law. Students may have heard or read about a new law called the "LIFE" amendment that allows immigrants to apply for lawful permanent residence in the U.S. without having to leave the country. The deadline for filing applications under the law is April 30. There is a lot of work to be done.

Students will have an opportunity to spend as much or as little time working on this as they would like. Students who speak foreign languages are especially needed, but everyone is welcome. Students need not have any experience or classes in immigration law. Training will be provided.

Interested students should e-mail Professor Sonia Green at ( or call 312-906-5387.

From Professor Martin Malin and Professor Mary Rose Strubbe

Free lunch with the ABA section of Labor and Employment Law

The ABA is sending four members to Chicago-Kent to talk about career opportunities in the field of labor and employment law. This is a first-time event for the ABA with a Chicago law school. The panel of practitioners from this area will reflect the variety of perspectives in this field. They will share real-life experiences and information. The panel includes:

  • Joel A. D'Alba -- Asher, Gittler, Greenfield & D'Alba (union-side practice)
  • Elaine Fox -- D'Ancona & Pflaum (an alumna of Chicago-Kent, management-side practice)
  • Vicki Abrahamson -- Abrahamson, Vorachek and Mikva (plaintiff's side-practice)
  • Richard Andrews -- National Labor Relations Board (an alumus of Chicago-Kent neutral practice)

The panel of experienced practitioners from this area will reflect the Labor and Employment Law section's customary variety of perspectives (employer, union, employee and neutral), and share real-life situations and information. Additionally, the panel will distribute lists of names, with office addresses and telephone numbers of section members in the area.

There also will be a free drawing for one of the section's leading books in the field.

If you are interested in working in this area of law come meet and talk with leading labor and employment lawyers who practice locally. You'll also be able to learn about informational and career resources offered through membership in the section, such as career advancement services, networking, special discounts, scholarships to attend section programs, and access to a wide range of electronic and print information.

This event will take place from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in room 580.

Lunch will be served courtesy of the ABA, but you must RSVP to Sharon Jordan ( no later than April 5. If you RSVP late, you are still welcome at the event, but will not be guaranteed a lunch.

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