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The Docket
September 29 - October 12, 2003

Docket Information

The Docket is the Law School's official means of communicating important administrative announcements and many Law School events to the student body. The Docket is published weekly [bi-weekly June-August] only in electronic form and the complete contents are contained in this site. Students are responsible for all information in each issue. In addition, please check both your e-mail accounts and pendaflex mail folders daily for important faculty and administrative communications disseminated after the week's Docket has been published.

Unless you request otherwise, announcements will appear in one issue only.

Notices for the calendar (not the Docket) should be directed to Julie Rooney, jlrooney@umich.edu or 764.0514.

Docket Web-based Submission Form

The Docket accepts announcements on a Web based submission form. The article submission form is available at www.law.umich.edu/_Docketposting/docketform.html. Our deadline remains 1:00 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday (Docket Schedule).

Deadlines

Docket Schedule Change
Due to the Fall Break, there will be no docket on Monday, October 6. The docket posted today is a special 2 week edition. 

The next docket will be posted on Monday, October 13, 2003. Submissions for that edition will be due on Wednesday, October 8 by 1:00 p.m.

2003-2004 Student Organization Funding Requests

Contact: Trudy Feldkamp, tfeldkam@umich.edu, 734.936.0776

Student Organizations may submit requests for funding to Charlotte Johnson, Assistant Dean of Students. For information concerning funding priorities and limitations, please refer to the Student Organization Handbook.

Organizations that wish to receive full consideration for funding from Academic Services must provide the following information to Charlotte Johnson through Trudy Feldkamp, tfeldkam@umich.edu, 313B HH, by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2003:

Name of organization;
Name and phone number of contact person for funding request;
Number of members;
Total anticipated budget for 2003-04;
Law School Student Senate allocation for 2003-04;
Carryover funds from 2002-03;
External contributions expected for 2003-04;
Member contributions expected for 2003-04;
Amount requested from Academic Services for 2003-04.

Please describe the activities for which your organization is seeking funding from the Academic Services office. Include expected attendance for or participation in activities where appropriate. Also indicate whether other student organizations will be involved in planning or implementing the activity. Include copies of materials submitted to the Senate.

Organizations seeking funding for major speakers or competitions should provide a detailed description of the proposed event(s), evidence of ability to succeed, and information about other available funds. All requests MUST be submitted both electronically and on paper. Requests should go directly to Trudy Feldkamp, tfeldkam@umich.edu, 313B HH.

Joint Degree Declaration Form

Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

Just a reminder to all Joint Degree students: A Joint Degree Information Sheet (Declaration Form) must be completed and on file for all students who are currently pursuing a joint degree. If you have not already completed a form, please pick up and return the form to the Records Office, 300 HH no later than September 30, 2003. For further information or if you are unsure whether you already have a form on file, please contact The Office of Academic Services, 313 HH, 615.0019.

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Exams & Registration

Class Meeting Times
Please note that classes start at the time posted on the class schedule and run 55 minutes, unless the class schedule indicates otherwise. You can find the current version of the fall class schedule on-line at: http://law40.adsroot.itcs.umich.edu/michiganlaw/currentstudents/registration/index.htm. Here are the time slots for classes that are 55-minutes in length:
8:00-8:55
9:05-10:00
10:10-11:05
11:15-12:10
1:30-2:25
2:35-3:30
3:40-4:35
4:45-5:40

Exam Identification Numbers For Early Final Exams
Exam identification numbers (Exam ID's) for the early final exams are available on-line.
Please go to:
  • Law School Registrar’s Office Web site www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/registration/index.htm
  • Click on “Exam Identification Numbers, Limited Grade Option (Pass/Fail), and Bar Selection”
  • You will be presented with a login page where you will use your uniqname and password
  • Click on "View my Exam ID’s for the ..."

If you have any trouble at all, please contact us via e-mail lawrecords@umich.edu or stop by the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, as soon as possible. Use only your Exam ID's to identify yourself on your exams and do not to write your name on any exam.

Limited Grade Option (Pass/Fail)
You will make your limited grade option (pass/fail) selections on-line with the exception of non-law courses! It is very easy. Please go to:

  • Law School Registrar’s Office Web site www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/registration
  • Click on "Exam Identification Numbers, Limited Grade Option (Pass/Fail), and Bar Selection"
  • You will be presented with a login page where you will use your uniqname and password
  • Click on "View my Pass/Fail Elections for the …"

On the left-side you will see the Pass/Fail column where you will click on the graded or limited grade option (pass/fail) link to change the election for that class. The link will say past deadline if it is after the listed pass/fail deadline.
***You can change your limited grade option (pass/fail) election anytime until the established deadline passes.
Attention First-Year Students:
You are required to take ALL of your courses, including your first-year elective course, on a graded basis. Therefore, you may NOT elect the limited grade option (pass/fail) in your first-year elective course. If you do, you will receive no higher than a "C" in the course.
General Rules:
A student electing the limited grade option (pass/fail) in a course or seminar that is normally given on a graded basis must select the option on-line BEFORE the final exam becomes generally available. For take home exams, this means the first day it is available for students to pick-up, often the first day of study days! In addition to selecting the option on-line, a student making this election must write the word "un-graded" at the top of the front cover of the required examination or paper.
Exceptions:
*By prior announcement, an instructor for a given course may establish an accelerated deadline for electing the limited grade option (pass/fail)! In this case, a student must select the option on-line BEFORE the accelerated deadline passes.
*By prior announcement, an instructor for a given course may permit the limited grade option election to be postponed until the time the exam is handed in. In this case, a student who elects the limited grade option (pass/fail) when the exam is handed in will write the word "un-graded" on the examination AND file a Limited Grade Option Form in the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, immediately after the exam.
*By prior announcement, an instructor giving a take-home exam may permit the limited grade option (pass/fail) election to be made anytime prior to picking-up the exam. In this case, a student MUST file a Limited Grade Option Form in the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, no later than immediately before picking-up the exam and must also write the word "un-graded" on the examination.
Transfer Students:
You may elect a first year course on a limited grade option (pass/fail) basis. You MUST file a Limited Grade Option Form in the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, BEFORE the final exam becomes generally available.
Non-Law Course:
A student MUST have course approval. Those who receive a grade of at least a "B-" and want the “S” vs. the letter grade to show on the transcript MUST file a Limited Grade Option (Pass/Fail) Form in the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, by the beginning of the exam period of the department, school or college offering the course. The on-line limited grade option (pass/fail) is NOT available for non-law courses!
Research Course:
Unless an accelerated pass/fail deadline has been established, a student can elect to take a research course on a limited grade option (pass/fail) basis up to the time you turn-in the paper on the appointed due date. A student who elects the limited grade option (pass/fail) basis AFTER December 19, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., MUST file a Limited Grade Option (Pass/Fail) Form in the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, because the on-line access will not be available.
Seminar (No Exam):
Unless an accelerated pass/fail deadline has been established, a student can elect to take a seminar on a limited grade option (pass/fail) basis up to the time you turn-in your paper on the appointed due date. A student who elects the limited grade option (pass/fail) basis AFTER December 19, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., MUST file a Limited Grade Option (Pass/Fail) Form in the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, because the on-line access will not be available. A student may exercise the limited grade option for up to fifteen (15) credits of course work in upper-class courses and seminars. You may not exercise the limited grade option more than two times during your final semester.

How To Get Your Grade After The Final Exam
You will not be able to obtain your grade over the telephone or by e-mail. If you want to know your grade before transcripts are ready, submit a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope to the proctor at the end of the exam. Please do not place the postcard or envelope inside the exam or bluebook. Be sure to write the course/section number and title of the exam on the postcard or envelope but do not include your Exam ID.
If you have any trouble or questions, please contact us via e-mail lawrecords@umich.edu or stop by the Law School Registrar’s Office, 300 HH, as soon as possible.

Bar Registration For First-Year Students
Several state bars prefer that students complete an initial registration with their state bar during their first year of law school. Often there are financial incentives, such as lower registration fees. Students who already know in which state they are likely to practice are advised to contact that state’s bar. It is important that students recognize that they should make contact directly with the bar of the state in which they intend to practice as soon as they know which state that may need to be fully informed of educational and testing requirements and deadlines that may apply to them.

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Workshops/Symposiums/Speakers

Interested In Conflict Resolution?

Time: Monday, September 29, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: School of Social Work Commons
Event Contact: Bridget Kerr, kerrba@umich.edu

Campus Conflict Resolution Network brings together professional and peer mediators on campus, faculty whose research involves conflict resolution and students studying and/or interested in conflict resolution. This group meets 2-3 times each term with speakers on a variety of topics to look at conflict from many diverse perspectives, discuss important books in the field and work through case studies. Students are welcome to talk with practitioners, learn about research and challenge each other to think more broadly. If you are studying or interested in conflict resolution, please attend their next meeting. Michael Spencer, Associate Professor in Social Work will present “Conflict in the Context of Social Justice” in the School of Social Work Commons (corner of South University and East University). Pizza will be served.

The Expanding Role Of General Counsel In The Large Corporation (Everything You Wanted To Know About The Role Of In-House Counsel, But Were Afraid To Ask!)

Time: Tuesday, September 30, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 250 HH
Event Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

The Office of Academic Services invites you to attend a talk given by Christopher Johnson, VP and General Counsel for General Motors' North American Operations on the role of in-house counsel within a mega-corporation. If you've ever wondered about how to get "there" from "here", you won't want to miss this opportunity to meet Mr. Johnson. Lunch fare will be served.

Bright Lights, Small City

Time: Wednesday, October 1, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pendleton Room Michigan Union
Event Contact: Susan Guindi, sguindi@umich.edu, 734.764.0546

Learn about the advantages of working in a smaller city, from alumni panelists Phil Kessler (Detroit), Trish Reno (Phoenix) and Jeff Gitchel (Pittsburg). All law students are welcome to attend. A luncheon will be served.

IPSA Presents Andrew P. Bridges On: Are The RIAA Lawsuits Legit?

Time: Wednesday, October 8, 12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Location: 150 HH
Event Contact: Tally George, talgeo@umich.edu

IPSA (Intellectual Property Students Association) invites you to a lunchtime presentation by Andrew P. Bridges, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. Mr. Bridges will draw from his first-hand legal experience to discuss whether the recently filed Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lawsuits against music file traders pass muster from a statutory, normative or common sense perspective. 

Mr. Bridges is a litigator and counselor in the fields of trademark, copyright, advertising, consumer protection, and unfair competition law. He has been lead counsel for matters relating to several cutting-edge intellectual property disputes, including the 1999 victory over the RIAA on behalf of Diamond Multimedia, maker of the Diamond Rio MP3 music player. He also represented the Digital Media Association in its friend-of-the-court brief for the A&M Records v. Napster case and has counseled other P2P providers against music and movie industry lawsuits. Mr. Bridges regularly advises on cyber-squatting, trademark and trade name matters for dozens of technology clients. 

Please join us for this engaging speaker on a very timely topic. Lunch will be provided. Please note that this event is the day after winter break ends, when classes will be on a Monday schedule.

Freedom And Terror: September 11 And The 21st Century Challenge

Time: Monday, October 20, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 100 HH
Event Contact: Mary Mandeville, mandevil@umich.edu, 734.936.1841

Thirteenth Annual University of Michigan Senate’s Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture On Academic and Intellectual Freedom
“Freedom and Terror: September 11th and the 21st Century Challenge”
Monday October 20, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Honigman Auditorium - Room 100 HH - UM Law School
Free and Open to the Public

2003 Academic Freedom Lecture Speaker
David D. Cole
Professor of Law-Georgetown University Law Center

After graduating from Yale Law School, Professor Cole served as a law clerk to Judge Arlin M. Adams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Cole then became a staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights where he litigated a number of major First Amendment cases, including Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), United States v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 928 (1990), which established that the First Amendment protects flag burning, and National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, which challenged the constitutionality of content restrictions on federal art funding.

Professor Cole continues to litigate First Amendment and other constitutional issues as a volunteer staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. He has published in a variety of areas, including civil rights, criminal justice, constitutional law and law and literature. He is the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, a columnist for Legal Times, a commentator on National Public Radio; All Things Considered, and the author of No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (New Press, 1999), which was named Best Nonfiction Book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review and best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American Political Science Association.

Sponsors: Office of the President Office of the Vice President for Communications Academic Freedom Lecture Fund
Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA)
Michigan Chapter of the American Association of University Professors
University of Michigan Law School
The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts
American Civil Liberties Union- Michigan Chapter
American Civil Liberties Union- Washtenaw County Branch

For background on the lecture series please see: www.umich.edu/~sacua/AFL/afllecture.html

Maureen Mahoney Lecture (part Of The Mullin Welch Lecture Series)

Time: Wednesday, October 22, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Power Center for Performing Arts
Event Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

Ms. Mahoney is a partner at Latham and Watkins in Washington, D.C. and argued the Grutter case before the Supreme Court. She will speak on Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Power Center for Performing Arts. This lecture is open to the University community. A reception will follow.

The University Of Michigan Law School Center For International & Comparative Law Fall 2003 International Law Workshop
Open to the Law School and University Community and their guests.

The International Law Workshop introduces today's most debated issues in international and comparative law. The Workshop is intended for non-specialists; you are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers will talk for approximately 25 minutes, followed by discussion and questions. The Workshop is coordinated by Professors Rob Howse, Daniel Halberstam, and Michael Barr and Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan. The Workshop meets on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Hutchins Hall (first floor), Room 116. To add your name to the distribution list for mailings, please contact Stephanie Wiederhold (e-mail: wls@umich.edu - Tel: 764.0535 - Fax: 763.9182). 

The following are the first two Workshops of the fall term. The complete fall term schedule may be found at the following Web site: www.law.umich.edu/CentersAndPrograms/cicl/F2003Schedule.html

September 29  
Benedict Kingsbury 
Professor of Law and Director, Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University School of Law 
"Can International Law Accommodate U.S. Power?"

October 13  
Regan Ralph 
Executive Director, Fund for Global Human Rights, Washington, DC 
“Advancing Human Rights in an Era of Globalization: Threats to Front Line Human Rights Activism”

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Events/Activities/Meetings

How NOT To Restitute State Property After A "Regime Change": Lessons From Iraq And The Czech Republic

Time: Monday, September 29, 12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Location: 150 HH
Event Contact: Aaron Marr Page, ampage@umich.edu, 734.717.4017

Visiting Professor Vojtech Cepl sits on the Czech Constitutional Court and is a world-renowned expert in comparative constitutionalism, legal development, and civil law. Listed as an "Enemy of the Socialist State" for 19 years, in the "Velvet Revolution" of November 1989 he was elected by students to a leading position in the Law School and took an active part in drafting the new Czech Constitution and renovating the legal system. 

In July 2003, Professor Cepl went to Iraq at the request of the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense to advise the new provisional government regarding the proper restitution of property forcibly appropriated during the Saddam Hussein regime.

Semester Study Abroad Informational Meeting

Time: Monday, September 29, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 138 HH
Event Contact: Stephanie Wiederhold, wls@umich.edu, 734.764.0535

Students interested in spending a semester studying abroad for J.D. credit may apply to study through established programs at: 

The University of Leiden in the Netherlands (fall term; because of a recent plan to change its schedule, it is not yet clear whether the it is possible to apply for the winter term) 
The University of Paris II (fall term) 
The University College London (fall term) 
The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium (winter term) 
Bucerius Law School Hamburg (fall term) 
European University Institute in Florence (fall term) 

Students may also seek approval for individually developed semester study abroad proposals in either the fall or winter term. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2004, is the deadline for submission of proposals for semester study at any of the above named law schools in either the 2004 fall term or the 2005 winter term AND for individually developed study abroad proposals for semester study in the fall 2004 term. October 5, 2004, is the deadline for individually developed study abroad proposals for semester study in the winter 2005 term. (Students who wish to submit a proposal for a student initiated semester study abroad program for winter 2003 may do so up until October 6, 2003). 

Students interested in these programs should pick up necessary guidelines/informational documents at the Center for International and Comparative Law, 300D LR, and/or schedule an appointment with Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan, vgordan@umich.edu, 764.5269. All interested students should read and follow the General Guidelines for Semester Study Abroad as well as the guidelines and materials concerning the particular programs in which they are interested (which are available in the Center for International & Comparative Law).

Join Us At The Admissions Office Volunteer Information Session On Sept 30

Time: Tuesday, September 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 138 HH and 5:45-6:45 p.m., 150 HH
Location: 138 HH and 150 HH
Event Contact: Delphine Byrd, dbyrd@umich.edu, 734.764.0537

We Want You! The Admissions Office is sponsoring a Volunteer Information Session where current students can find out more about how they can help recruit another excellent class to the Law School. Recruiting activities range from tour guides, (training provided), calling or e-mailing admitted students, staffing college fairs, or participating in our biggest recruiting event, Preview Weekends. There will be two identical sessions and a RSVP for the first session would be welcomed, (for a pizza count), but not necessary. If you're interested in helping but can't make either session, please contact Delphine Byrd at dbyrd@umich.edu.

A.C.L.U. "Banned Book" Lunch

Time: Wednesday, October 1, 12:20 p.m. 
Location: 138 HH
Event Contact: Karen Lockman, lockmank@umich.edu, 314.322.8532

You are invited to join the members of Michigan's A.C.L.U. as we present a "Banned Book" lunch. Food will be provided. Come join us as students read and discuss excerpts from some of the country's most frequently challenged books! Everyone is welcome.

Fall 2004 South African Externship Informational Meeting

Time: Thursday, October 2, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 218 HH
Event Contact: Trudy Feldkamp, tfeldkamp@umich.edu, 734.936.0776

Are you interested in the possibility of spending the Fall 2004 term working as a law school extern for a law reform group or human rights agency in South Africa? Next fall, for the eighth year, there will be opportunities for approximately 10 UM law students to spend the fall semester working in South Africa. Students will receive 12 hours of credit for the externship, including 3 credits for an independent research paper under the direction of a faculty member.

If you are unable to attend this meeting please contact the Office of Academic Services so that we can keep you posted on later meetings.

First-Year Information Program (FYI) Bagel Breakfasts

Event Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

The Office of Academic Services invites first-year students to attend an informal gathering with other students and faculty for their sections for a Bagel Breakfast at the Lawyers Club Lounge. Please join us for a delicious breakfast and a chance to get to know other students and faculty members outside the classroom setting. For additional information, contact The Office of Academic Services, 313 HH, 615.0019.

Sections IJKL; Tuesday, September 23, 2003; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Sections EFGH; Friday, October 3, 2003; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Joint Degree Informational Meeting

*Note the date change*
Time:
Monday, September 29, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 218 HH
Event Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

For all students interested in pursuing a joint degree, the Office of Academic Services invites you to attend an informational meeting on Monday, September 29, 2003 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 218 HH. Dean Charlotte Johnson will provide an overview of the 13 approved joint degree programs and offer information on designing your own ad hoc joint degree. A representative from the School of Business will also provide a brief presentation for those interested in the joint JD/MBA degree. This will be a brown bag event. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Fall 2003 Alcohol Host Training Sessions

Event Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

The Office of Academic Services has scheduled two Alcohol Host training sessions for the following dates and times:
Monday, September 22, 2003, 5:40-6:40 p.m., 220 HH and
Friday, October 10, 2003, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 120 HH.
It is a University requirement that events serving alcohol have representatives present who have completed the training necessary to be official alcohol hosts. All student organizations must send at least four individuals to this training to be eligible for funding from the Office of Academic Services. FYI Fellows and MAP Instructors are required to attend one of these sessions. If you are unable to attend either session, please contact our office.

Taking Law School Exams Videotape Presentation

Event Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

Professor Kent Syverud's videotaped presentation, "Taking Law School Exams" will be shown on Monday, October 13th from 12:10-1:15 p.m. and Thursday, November 20th from 12:10-1:15 p.m. in 150 Hutchins Hall. This video offers valuable study tips, how to avoid common pitfalls, and making the most of your limited test-taking time. It will be time well spent. Handouts will accompany the video. This is a brown bag event. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

Alternative Careers And Alternative Paths: What You Can Do With A Law Degree

Time: Wednesday, October 15, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pendleton Room Student Union
Event Contact: Carolyn Spencer, carospen@umich.edu, 734.764.0546

What opportunities are available for lawyers who do not wish to practice in a law firm? Come hear alumni discuss their legal careers at banks, nonprofit organizations, corporations, city attorney's offices, etc. Among the topics the speakers will address are: 
1. Training and mentoring opportunities in a non law firm setting. 
2. Job satisfaction. 
3. The best way to keep your options open. 

Lunch will be served; reservations are not necessary.

Surfing Club's 2nd Annual Road Trip To Cedar Point

Time: Friday, October 17, 3:45 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Event Contact: Dawson Williams, wildway@umich.edu, 734.973.1932

Come join the UM Law School Surfing Club for the most thrilling possible way to spend a Friday afternoon and not hurt yourself. We are organizing transportation to and from Cedar Point, home of the world's largest collection of roller coasters. For just $12.50 and a small contribution to the gas fund, you can experience the extreme fun that is Cedar Point. We will meet at 3:45 outside of Room 150 in Hutchins Hall and carpool away from there. Please contact us in advance so we can determine how many cars we'll need.


Section Meetings Scheduled With Assistant Deans Of Students At Dominick's

Event Contact: Marilyn Genoa, marilyng@umich.edu, 764.0516

David Baum and Charlotte Johnson, Assistant Deans of Students, have set up times to meet with all first-year students in their Legal Practice Program groups. Please come and ask questions about classes, the Student Services and Academic Services Offices, or any other aspect of the Law School in an informal setting. Food and beverages will be provided. These meetings will occur at Dominick's (located on Monroe Street across from the underground library). The nine remaining section meetings and transfer student meeting scheduled for the fall are as follows: 

September 30 - Section M, 2:35-3:35 p.m.
October 2 - Section P, 2:35-3:35 p.m. 
October 9 - Section I, 2:35-3:35 p.m.
October 15 - Section J, 3:40-4:40 p.m.
October 16 - Section N, 2:35-3:35 p.m.
October 17 - Transfer Students, 12:15-1:30 p.m. 
October 21 - Section O, 2:35-3:35 p.m.
October 22 - Section H, 2:35-3:35 p.m.
October 23 - Section L, 3:40-4:40 p.m.
October 30 - Section F, 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Fall 2003 Practice Your Language Skills!

Event Contact: Stephanie Wiederhold, wls@umich.edu, 734.764.0535
Location: Lawyers Club Recreation Room

The Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Law Society invite you to join Language Lunches from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Lawyers Club Recreation Room (under the Lawyers Club Lounge).

Language lunches are a great way for JD and LLM students who share an interest or background in countries where the particular languages are spoken to meet each other and improve their language skills. The lunches have played a wonderful role in bringing together students interested in different parts of the world and enabling them to build friendships and share resources.

MONDAY: FRENCH, RUSSIAN, & JAPANESE:
September 29
October 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24

TUESDAY: GERMAN, KHMER, CHINESE & PORTUGUESE:
September 30
October 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25

WEDNESDAY: SPANISH, ITALIAN, KOREAN & INDONESIAN:
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26

If you would like to participate but pizza is not your food of choice, residents of the Lawyers Club may request a brown bag lunch 24 hours in advance. Also, you do not need to live in the Lawyers Club to participate. Nonresidents may have the pizza or bring in their own brown bag lunch.

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Competitions/Scholarships/Externships/Fellowships

2002-2003 Writing Competitions

Information about competitions and awards, including the following, may be found in a brown expandable file located in the Office of Student Services, Room 301 HH. Additionally, a list of all competitions announced under this heading during the entire academic year is available on-line at www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/studentservices/competit.html. (This appears in the Academic & Student Services section of the Law School's Web site.) Or contact Marilyn Genoa, marilyng@umich.edu, 734.764.0516.


Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition 2003-2004 - Registration for the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition 2003-2004 has commenced. The deadline for registering with a partner is 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2003 and the deadline for individual sign-ups is 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003. Please see the bulletin board outside room 218 HH for more information regarding registration.

Announcing The 2003 Training Workshop And Negotiation Competition
On Friday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. the Law School Student Senate and Student Services Office will co-sponsor a Negotiation Competition. This year's negotiation scenarios will deal with “Sports Law.” All students are eligible to compete. The Law School will send the winner of the final round to participate in the A.B.A. Regional Competition, which will take place the weekend of November 7-8 in Louisville, KY. 

Additionally, on Friday, October 10, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. the Law School will sponsor the first part of a negotiation training workshop to teach students negotiation skills and help them prepare for the competition. The training workshop will be facilitated by Professor Nick Rine. It is open to all students (even those who will not be participating in the competition) and mandatory for all who wish to participate in the competition. Snacks will be provided beginning at 3:30 prior to the training workshop. Watch your email for further details (room numbers, etc.). 

Individuals or teams interested in participating in the competition and/or training workshop should sign the registration sheet in the Student Services Office, Room 301 HH, by Thursday, October 9. Space is unlimited for the training workshop. Although we are hopeful that any student who wants to participate in the competition will be able to do so, there may be unavoidable space limitations. If space is limited, team selections for the competition will be made on a random basis with priority given to those who sign up by October 9. 

Please contact Marilyn Genoa, marilyng@umich.edu, 764.0516, Julia Sutherland, jksuther@umich.edu, or Holli Froemming, muzkrat@umich.edu for additional information.

2004 Outstanding Women Law Student Awards

Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Foundation announces the 2004 Outstanding Women Law Student Awards application process. Awards will be made to the top three applicants at the University of Michigan Law School. The top candidate will receive a $4,000 award sponsored by The Ford Motor Company, and the next two ranked candidates will each receive a $2,000 award sponsored by the WLAM Foundation.

Applicants must meet the following award criteria:
(1) A woman law student, full or part-time, in any year of study;
(2) in good academic standing; and
(3) have demonstrated leadership capabilities; or community service in family law, child advocacy or domestic violence; or potential for advancing the position of women in society.

Applicants must submit the following materials to The Office of Academic Services, 313 HH no later than close of business on October 15, 2003:
(1) An official law school transcript;
(2) A detailed letter of interest including applicant's qualification of the award criteria listed above;
(3) A resume; and
(4) Up to three letters of recommendation.

For further information, please contact The Office of Academic Services, 313 HH, 615.0019 or see the WLAM Web site at www.wlamfoundation.org.

2nd Annual Jenny Runkles Award

Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

The Jenny Runkles Award was established to honor the memory of Jenny Runkles, who tragically died in the summer of 2001 in an automobile accident following her second year at Michigan Law School. The award criteria embody the type of person that Jenny was and the contributions she made to the Law School community.

The award will be made to a second year law student(s) who possesses a selfless commitment to improving the Law School community and society as a whole, through devotion to public interest and diversity. This commitment should be exhibited through personal interactions with others, a commitment to service and charity programs, and participation and leadership in various Law School programs and student-run organizations. Additionally, the nominee(s) should possess the ability to embrace and bring together individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation or other distinguishing characteristics.

Please submit nominations to the Office of Academic Services, 313 HH, no later than Wednesday, October 15 by 4:00 p.m. The award will be presented at the Jenny Runkles Fall Ball sponsored by the Law School Student Senate on November 21st.

Fellowships

Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program - Third year students and law school graduates may apply. Applicants must have a strong interest in women’s rights. Those who are selected will work for one year in Washington, DC with private and public organizations and agencies on legal and policy issues affecting the status of women. The Fellowships will begin in September of 2004. The application deadline is October 10, 2003. Early applications are encouraged. Applications and further information are available on-line at: www.wlppfp.org.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Students already in graduate study are eligible, though not past their second year. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents. The application deadline is November 1, 2003. Applications are available on-line at www.pdsoros.org .

International Fellowships are available to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The award, $18,000 for a masters, $20,000 for PhD and $30,000 for postdoctoral research, can be used for full-time graduate or postgraduate study in all disciplines for one year. Selection criteria include outstanding academic record, professional potential and the potential of the field of study to improve lives of women and girls in the country of origin. Recipients may study in any country other than their own. Applications are available August 1, 2003 - December 15, 2003. Fellowship year is July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005. Postmark Deadline: December 15, 2003. Applications and further information are available on-line at www.aauw.org.

AAUW Educational Foundation - Selected Professions Fellowships are offered for the final year of study in Business Administration, Law and Medicine. Applicants must be women of color. Special consideration is given to applicants who show promise in innovative or neglected areas of research or who practice in areas of public interest. The fellowship amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000. Applications are available August 1, 2003 - December 20, 2003. Fellowship year is July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005. Postmark Deadline: January 10, 2004.

Public Interest Fellowships
For the latest fellowships available in Public Interest visit the Office of Public Service Web site at: www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/PublicService.

Scholarships

Foley & Lardner Minority Scholarship Program
This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a minority student in their first year of law school at the University of Michigan. Consideration is given to significant involvement in community activities and minority student organizations, outstanding work or personal achievements, undergraduate records, and interest in and/or ties to a city in which Foley & Lardner practices. Financial need is not a consideration. The application deadline is September 30, 2003. Applications and further information are available in the Financial Aid Office, 310 HH.

German Chancellor Scholarship Program
Ten scholarships will be awarded to highly motivated individuals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors. The scholarships provide for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. The program begins September 1st and lasts twelve months. Candidates must be United States citizens, possess a bachelor’s degree by the start of the award and should be under 35 years old. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The application deadline for 2004-2005 awards is October 31, 2003. Applications and information are available on-line at: www.humboldt-foundation.de.

The Rotary Foundation
This program provides Academic-Year, Multi-Year, and Cultural scholarships to study abroad. The scholarships are designed to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30. Further information and applications are available on-line at www.rotary.org/foundation/educational.

Jewish Educational Loan Service
These loans are interest-free and deferred. Applicants must be Jewish residents of the metropolitan Detroit area. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need. The application deadline is November 17, 2003. Further information is available in the Financial Aid Office, 310 HH or by calling the JELS coordinator at 248.559.5000.


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Announcements/Reminders

Community Asked To Exercise Good Judgment In Use Of Law Quad
On Friday, September 19, a Lawyers Club custodian and University employee of thirty years was seriously injured after being knocked off his feet when a student who was playing football in the Law Quadrangle accidentally ran into him. His injuries include a fractured ankle, a separated shoulder and bruised ribs. Consequently, he has been placed on medical leave. 

Although it is an attractive green, the Quad is also a crossroads of our community, frequented by faculty, staff and students on their way to and from the Law School buildings, employees performing necessary services, and visitors of all ages (including young children and senior citizens). It is also home to many Lawyers Club residents whose bedroom windows open on to that space. Therefore, all members of the Law School community are asked to use good judgment and be aware of others around them when engaging in activities in the Quad and also to please use other spaces on or near campus (such as Palmer Field, the University's recreational sports buildings, and Elbel Field) to pursue serious athletic activities.

First Academic Standards Committee Meeting To Be Held

Event Contact: Marilyn Genoa, marilyng@umich.edu, 764.0516

The first meeting of the Academic Standards Committee will take place on Wednesday October 8. Any student needing to petition the Committee should submit a written petition to Marilyn Genoa, assistant to Dean Baum, in Room 301 HH, no later than noon on Friday October 3.

Lost & Found
Lost & Found locations are available for students and staff to bring found items or to check for lost items in four locations through out the Law School. Those locations are: the Office of the Registrar, 300 HH; the Reading Room; Lawyer’s Club; and the Law Library, room S-180. If you have questions regarding lost items, please contact the Office of the Registrar, 763.6499 or email lawrecords@umich.edu.

Winter 2004 Externship Opportunities With The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District Of Michigan

Event Contact: Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu, 734.615.0019

The U.S. Attorney's Office, Civil Division, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan is seeking UM law student applicants interested in externship opportunities for credit for the Winter 2004 term. Applicants must apply to the U.S. Attorney's Office no later than October 1, 2003 to be considered for an externship. If you are interested in the possibility of working with the U.S. Attorney's Office next semester, please contact William Woodward at 313.226.9786 for an application and further information.

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Employment

Research Assistant Needed For Associate Dean Bridget McCormack

Location: 361 LR
Contact: Bridget McCormack, bridgetm@umich.edu, 734.764.4533

Associate Dean Bridget McCormack is looking for a research assistant to assist her in various projects pertaining to criminal law. One immediate project is updating a criminal defense motions book. An estimated 5 hours per week will be needed. Interested students should contact Dean McCormack at bridgetm@umich.edu.

Law Student Experiential Learning Opportunity At The Faculty Senate Office (SACUA)

Contact: Mary Mandeville, mandevil@umich.edu, 734.936.1841

Law students may provide support for the General Counsel’s Advisory Committee, the Secretary of the University’s Advisory Committee or other Executive Officer Advisory Committee, depending on the interest of the student. (The Secretary of the University coordinates the activities of the Board of Regents.)

Responsibilities:
Students will be given the opportunity to interact with an executive officer and work closely with the faculty Chair on determining the resource materials needed for each of the meetings. The student could have the responsibility for providing all the staff support for a committee including, setting agendas, researching issues, and maintaining a record of the meeting proceedings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills in addition to excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information gathered during the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Willing to make a commitment to support the advisory committee both fall and winter term.
  • An interest in policy setting at an educational institution.
  • Attention to detail.

Compensation:
Although this is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, students will gain valuable first hand experience working with executive officers and faculty leaders in a higher education administration setting.

Send resumes and inquires via e-mail to mandevil@umich.edu or Mary E. Mandeville, Faculty Senate Office, University of Michigan , 6048 Fleming Administration Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

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Office Hours

Assistant Dean of Students David Baum:
To make an appointment with Dean Baum, please contact Marilyn Genoa either in person in 301 HH, by calling 764.0516, or via e-mail at marilyng@umich.edu.

Assistant Dean of Students Charlotte H. Johnson:
Office hours for Fall term 2003 are:
Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m.

To make an appointment with Dean Johnson, please contact Trudy Feldkamp, tfeldkam@umich.edu or Cheryl Erdmann, cerdmann@umich.edu at 615.0019 or stop by the office at 313 HH.

Office of the Registrar:
For answers to questions about graduation requirements, registration, examination procedures, and the like, e-mail lawrecords@umich.edu. Alternatively, students can make an appointment to see Jack Atkinson, registrar (763.6499), Debby Hartranft, student services examination and grade coordinator (647.7589), Amy Bishop, student services curriculum coordinator (763.6499), David Baum, assistant dean of students (764.0516), or Charlotte Johnson, assistant dean of students (615.0019).

Financial Aid Office:
Office hours are 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our phone number is 764.5289 and the office e-mail is lawfinaid@umich.edu.

Assistant Dean for International Programs Virginia Gordan:
To schedule an appointment with Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan, please contact Barbara Glispin in 300D LR, phone 764.5269, glispin@umich.edu. If you have questions about international legal studies, planning your curriculum, or opportunities for students with international or overseas interest, drop by the Center for International and Comparative Law and Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan would be happy to talk with you.

Office of Public Service:
To make an appointment with Robert Precht, please see Barbara Summers at 200 Hutchins Hall, call 647.3256, or e-mail bsummer@umich.edu.

Dean Precht's office hours are Monday-Thursday: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Barbara Summers has open office hours from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Office of Career Services:
To make an appointment with Susan Guindi, Carolyn Spencer or Robin Kaplan, please stop by 210 HH, or call 764.0546.

Office hours are as follows:
Carolyn Spencer:
Walk-in hours: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 11:00-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Robin Kaplin:
Walk-in hours: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Monday: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Susan Guindi:
Walk-in hours: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Library Hours
Fall Term 2003:
8:00 a.m. - midnight
Exceptions:
September 1, OPEN Labor Day
November 26, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
November 27, CLOSED Thanksgiving
November 28 & 29, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Holiday Interim Hours:
December 19, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
December 20 & 21, CLOSED
December 22-24 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
December 25-January 1, CLOSED
January 2, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
January 3 & 4, CLOSED
January 5-10, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Computer Lab Hours:
Doors unlocked: weekdays, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
MCard Access required after 5:30 p.m. weekdays and all weekend (doors are locked but the Lab is open)
Hours may vary between terms and on holidays.

Room 200 HH Phone: 734.647.3731

Consultants staff the Lab 47.5 hours per week. The Law School Computer Services staff have offices in HH, rooms 200 #1, 200 #3, 200 #6, 303, 305, 307. The office of the Director of LawIT, Rosa Peters, is 303 HH, phone 647.7353.

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