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Headlines for the Week of November 6, 2006

From Professor Bernadette Atuahene

Immediate opportunity to put your legal research skills to work to help fight genocide in Sudan: Professor Atuahene is looking for 2 - 4 students to do some research as part of an intense three-week project that will be over before final exams.

Background: The people of Illinois became involved in the struggle against genocide in Sudan by unanimously passing the nation's first state divestment legislation, the Illinois Act to End Atrocities and Terrorism in Sudan. Due to the leadership of State Senator Jacqueline Collins, the legislation passed with a wide margin and was signed into law on June 27, 2005. However, there is a recent lawsuit challenging a state's ability to prohibit the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), a nonprofit that represents over 200 multinationals along with the board of trustees for eight downstate pension funds and nine pensioners. These people are determined to preserve their ability to invest in Sudan's profitable oil-related businesses although these dollars will be used to continue the massacre. A copy of the Illinois divestment legislation can be found at: www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0079.

Professor Atuahene is advising State Senator Collins in the lawsuit and needs the assistance of 2 - 4 students to do some fact gathering for the case on a volunteer basis. This will be an intensive three-week project that will be over before finals. If interested, please e-mail rmustari@kentlaw.edu with your resume by Wednesday, November 8.

From Professor Jeffrey Sherman

Students who wish to review their performance on last semester's final examinations in Professor Sherman's courses in Employee Benefits Law or Law & Literature should promptly consult the sign-up sheet on Professor Sherman's office door (room 741).

From Professor Ronald Staudt

Professor Ronald Staudt is seeking a research assistant to conduct research on the unauthorized practice of law, particularly with regard to technology and Internet applications. This research task is expected to take 40 - 50 hours of work throughout the semester. This position requires exemplary legal writing and researching skills. Those interested in the position should e-mail resumes to cajt@kentlaw.edu.

 

 

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