Vol. 3, Issue 1 – Winter 1982 The Proposed Bankruptcy Improvements Act: The Creditors Strike Back 1 Robert E. Ginsberg A comprehensive, critical analysis of the proposed Bankruptcy Improvements Act and the changes it would create in the area of consumer bankruptcy by effectively eliminating the consumer’s right to the traditional chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy proceeding and by requiring mandatory chapter 13 wage earner plans. Practice and Procedure Under the Illinois Human Rights Act 75 Richard J. Puchalski A discussion of the procedural aspects of handling discrimination cases before the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Human Rights Commission. Arbitration as a Means of Protecting Employees from Unjust Dismissal: A Statutory Proposal 111 Marvin F. Hill, Jr. An in-depth history of the common law at-will employment doctrine in America and the various statutory, case law and arbitral limitations placed on the at-will rule leads to the author’s comprehensive statutory proposal to protect employees from unjust dismissal through an arbitration process. COMMENTS A New Place Under the Sun: Prah v. Maretti and Common Law Solar Access Remedies 187 Theresa Barnes-Pirko An analysis of the changing status of common law remedies available for solar users, with particular emphasis in three areas: solar easements, watercourse law, and private nuisance. Possible legal theories for Illinois users are discussed. Defining the Crime of Excessive Self-Defense: Voluntary Manslaughter in Illinois 217 John A. Pirko The Illinois Criminal Code of 1961 added the concept of “excessive self-defense” to the traditional “provoked, irresistible passion” concept considered in the offense of voluntary manslaughter. This comment briefly examines the traditional formulation, then explores why the second formulation was added, and how the courts have interpreted this new offense.