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January 22, 2001

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FTC Speaker at Downtown Campus

Jodie Bernstein, director of the Federal Trade Commissionís Bureau of Consumer Protection, will speak at the Downtown Campus, Monday, January 22. She will discuss e-commerce and Internet issues, including FTC initiatives to prevent consumer fraud and identity theft, protect childrenís privacy online, and stop domain registration scams.

Bernstein was appointed to head the Bureau of Consumer Protection in May 1995 by FTC chairman Robert Pitofsky. She oversees the work of approximately 200 lawyers and a $61.9 million budget. During her tenure as director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Bernstein has encouraged Web site operators to post privacy policies, led the implementation of the Childrens' Online Privacy Protection Act, and fostered dialogues with Internet auction sites to ensure the same protections online that the law allows offline. She has been credited with shutting down scholarship search services that bilked families looking for money to help pay for college. Bernstein has been instrumental in forcing changes to operating standards for the telemarketing, automobile leasing, and funeral industries in an effort to promote consumer confidence and awareness. Through her efforts, the FTC has developed the nationís largest consumer fraud database, which is used by law enforcement officials in the United States and Canada.

A question-and-answer period and a reception will follow Bernsteinís remarks. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

CALI is seeking part-time employees to review their library of computer-based legal tutorials and assist in the continuing development of CALI's Excellence for the Future Awards program.

For more information, or to apply, please e-mail Steve Burke sburke@kentlaw.edu.

Center for Law and Financial Markets

The Center for Law and Financial Markets is seeking one or more student office assistants for 15-20 hours per week. Duties include photocopying, database entry, assistance with mailings and events, and general office duties. These duties are in support of the Executive Director, Director of Recruiting and Advising, Director of Administration, and CLFM program faculty. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Standard student pay rates apply. Experience with Microsoft Word and Access necessary. Interest in law and financial markets a plus.

For further information, please drop off a resume at DTC room 655 or e-mail Melanie Winter mwinter@clfm.iit.edu.

Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus

A Human Resources staff member is available at the following times in room 447 of the Downtown Campus:

  • Tuesdays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
The schedule of which a HR staff member will be available on a given date is posted on the bulletin board outside the staff lounge on the third floor. Feel free to stop by room 447 for answers to any questions and to pick up or drop off benefits forms. If you prefer, call ext. 7-3318 to set up an appointment in advance.

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