Volume No. 6, Issue No. 5
September 16, 2002
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The College of Law faculty has approved a proposal to increase law school registration fees by $2000 annually.  The proposal calls for the increase to be applied only to those students entering the J.D. or an LL.M. program after Spring 2003.  The proposal, and the considerations that went into the proposal, will be described at a Student Forum on Wednesday, September 18, at 12:30 in Room 139.  All students are invited to attend.

PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY PRESENTATION.  On Thursday, September 19, Allen Stewart, Esq., (Class of '90) with Baron & Budd in Dallas, TX will talk about his career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer in major toxic torts cases.  Mr. Stewart, who handles medical and environmental toxic torts, was named to the "Top 40 Under 40" last month in the National Law Journal.  He will make two presentations:  "The Life of a Plaintiffs' Attorney:  What is Involved and Who is Suited to Plaintiffs' Work?," 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 139; "How to Prepare a Major Toxic Torts Case," 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Room 138.  Co-sponsored by the ATLA Student Organization.  Trial attorneys invited as well.

The National Lawyers Guild will be having a meeting on Tuesday, September 17 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 104.  We will be having elections for treasurer and co-secretaries and will be discussing important upcoming events.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

The American Constitution Society (ACS) presents Beyond the Holdings:  Implications of Recent Supreme Court Decisions.  The event will begin at 3:00 on Monday, September 23 and will be held in Room 146.  A reception will follow.  Refreshments will be served at the reception.  The event will consist of a panel discussion by distinguished jurists and constitutional law scholars.  This will be an opportunity to discuss the impact of recent decisions by the Rehnquist Court on our community and our nation.  The public is welcome.

La Raza and BLSA will be having an important meeting Wednesday, September 18 at 12:15 in Room 122.

GETTING ATTIRED PROFESSIONALLY (G.A.P.):  The James E. Rogers College of Law is sponsoring the 4th annual G.A.P. program for students on Wednesday, September 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 106 of the law school.  At this event, each student may sort through racks of donated professional clothing and select a suit or dress to wear during interviews.  Also available at the G.A.P. while supplies last - Dillards Department Store has generously donated certificates for 25% off their suits.  Please see Donna in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (Room 120), if you have any questions.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) Scholar Awards: Awards for women of the United States and Canada pursuing a graduate degree or are engaged in advanced study at an accredited university or college.  Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25. For further information see Financial Aid bulletin board, scholarship book in Room 118, or visit the website at


Tuesday, 9/17

National Lawyers Guild Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 104


Wednesday, 9/18



11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Rm. 106


La Raza and BLSA Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 122


Student Forum on Proposed Increase in Law School Fees


12:30 p.m., Rm. 139


Thursday, 9/19

ACLU Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 203


"The Life of a Plaintiffs' Attorney:  What is Involved and Who is Suited to Plaintiffs' Work?"


12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139


"How to Prepare a Major Toxic Torts Case"


4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rm. 138


Friday, 9/20

Open Meditation


12:05 p.m.- 12:55 p.m., Rm. 104


Beginners Welcome