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Week of August 30, 2004

From Professor Lori Andrews

Research assistant positions
Professor Lori Andrews and the Institute for Science, Law and Technology (ISLAT) are hiring students as paid research assistants this fall to conduct research on the emerging biotechnologies and their effect on law, intellectual property regimes, public health, medicine and genetics. Students will be expected to effectively research and analyze various topics in biotechnology and draft memoranda on the technological aspects, as well as the ethical, legal and social impacts. All applicants must possess strong legal research and writing abilities. 3Ls are preferred, but we will consider 2Ls with relevant experience. Please drop off a resume, writing sample and list of three references to Tracy Green in room 775.

From Professor Bartram S. Brown

Research assistant positions
Professor Bartram S. Brown is looking to hire research assistants to work either for pay, or in an appropriate case, for an independent study credit. Applicants with experience in research and writing about international law should submit a resume, a brief writing sample and a brief letter of introduction to his administrative assistant, Andrea Shelton, in room 703.

From Professor Kathryn Penrose

Environmental Law Moot Court Team interviews
Are you interested in environmental law? Do you want to participate in a fun and rewarding experience that will offer you the opportunity to hone your writing and oral argument skills? If so, you should consider participating in Environmental Law Moot Court.

The Environmental Law Moot Court team will represent Chicago-Kent at the 2005 Pace University National Moot Court Competition, held next February in New York (travel expenses will be paid by the law school). Briefs are due December 3, 2004, and oral argument practices (held in the early evening) begin in mid-January.

We will be conducting interviews for this year’s Environmental Law Moot Court Team from September 8 – 10. If you wish to be considered for an interview, please submit the following as soon as possible to Seth Shippee or Professor Kathryn Penrose at the addresses below* on or before Friday, September 3:

  • Resume.
  • Writing sample (10 pages max).
  • Name of your first-year legal writing professor.
  • Fall semester class schedule.
  • List of environmental classes you've taken or are currently enrolled in.
  • Any other relevant environmental experience you may have.

All interviews will be conducted at Chicago-Kent. Second- and third-year day students and those with demonstrable interest in environmental law preferred.

Please contact Seth Shippee or Professor Penrose if you have any questions:

For more information about the 2005 Pace University National Environmental Moot Court Competition, please visit

*If you would rather submit the materials in hard copy, please e-mail Professor Penrose for instructions.

From Professor Carolyn Shapiro

Research assistants positions
Professor Carolyn Shapiro is seeking 2L and 3L students for research assistant positions, which can be for pay or, if appropriate, for credit. The focus of the research will include employment law and federal courts. Interested students should send Professor Shapiro an e-mail with an attached resume and writing sample at


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