Welcome New Students!
The Office of Student Services (located on the north side of the third floor in Suite 310) can help you with a wide range of issues, including academic counseling (e.g., helping with course selection after your first year, assisting with studying, outlining, and exam-taking skills, and information about academic programs and regulations); accommodations available to students with disabilities; information about the CTA’s U-Pass program (which provides passes to all full-time students for unlimited rides on CTA trains and busses); questions about student health insurance; information about health and counseling resources available on Main Campus (many of which are available free of charge to students); and information about the Academic Support Program.
Faculty Advisor Program for First-Year Students
Orientation is over and the reality of life as a law student is no doubt finally sinking in. Life as a first-year law student can be both exhilarating and exhausting. In an attempt to help you negotiate the ups and downs of the first year of law school, many of the full-time faculty have agreed to serve as advisors for first-year students. A faculty advisor can help you with your approach to studying, thinking about career options, course selection for your second year, and other law school matters that may interest or concern you.
This is entirely a voluntary program on the part of both faculty and students - many of you may already feel comfortable with the nature and demands of law school and have no interest in a faculty advisor. But if you are interested in having a faculty advisor, click here and fill out the online form (the deadline for signing up is Wednesday, September 8, 2010). Each faculty is limited to only a handful of students, so if you have a preference we can't guarantee you will get your first pick. If you end up being assigned to a faculty member other than one you specified, someone will be in touch with you to make sure the match is acceptable to you before it is finalized.
Student Health Insurance Information
Student Health Insurance. For information about the 2010-2011 student health insurance plan, please see the Student Services section of this week's Record, and the Student Health Insurance FAQ.
Click here to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Program. Click here is you need to waive the Student Health Insurance. Please note that in order to waive the insurance, you must provide current Health Insurance Information. The Deadline to enroll or waive the student health insurance through IIT is September 1, 2010.
For more information regarding insurance coverage, please visit the Student Health Center Website.
Academic Support Program
You will receive information during Orientation about the Academic Support Program (ASP), which is designed to assist first-year students in developing the skills needed to succeed in law school. One component of the program is weekly small group sessions focusing on skills development in the context of each of your Fall doctrinal courses. We will be sending invitations to selected students before the start of the regular semester to join these sessions. If you do not receive an invitation and would like to petition to join them, click here for the petition form, which is due to me no later than Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Information about the program and study resources is available on the ASP web site.
- Preparing for and Getting the Most Out of Class
- Day Students: Tuesday, August 31 st: Noon (Auditorium)
- Evening Students: Tuesday, August 31 st: 6pm (room 510)
- Evening Students: Thursday, September 2: 5pm (room 510)
- Outlining Your Courses
- Day Students: Tuesday, October 5 th: Noon (Auditorium)
- Evening Students: Tuesday, October 5 th: 6pm (room 510)
- Evening Students: Thursday, October 7 th: 5pm (room 510)
- Preparing for and Taking Exams
- Day Students: Wednesday, November 3 rd: 3pm (Room 590)
- Evening Students: Tuesday, November 2 nd: 6pm (room 510)
- Evening Students: Thursday, November 4 th: 5pm (room 510)
Academic Resource Library
The Office of Student Services maintains a small resource library of study aids and other materials for first year classes, including Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Justice, Property, and Torts. Students can borrow materials for a three-day period. This is a great way to preview a study aid before you buy it or do a quick review for a class.
If you are interested in borrowing a book or flashcards, please see Jenna Abhijeet in Room 310a.
Click here for a list of Subject areas and Book titles
Student Business Cards
To order student business cards with the Chicago-Kent logo,Click here to complete the form.
If you have any questions, contact Jenna Abhijeet, Director of Student Services, at (312) 906-5005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All orders include 250 business cards.
- Processing time is approximately 2-3 weeks.
- You will receive an e-mail notification when your cards are ready to be picked up.
- Payment is due when cards are picked up (cash or check).
- Black/white cards are $25; Color (black/white/red) cards are $35.
Fall Upass Information
CTA U-Pass Program. Chicago-Kent is a participant in the Chicago Transit Authority's U-Pass program. The U-Pass is a discount fare card allowing unlimited rides on all CTA buses and trains. All full-time day students will receive a U-Pass card valid from August 23 (the first day of classes) through December 20 (the end of Fall exams). New cards will be issued at the start of the Spring semester. The charge for the card will appear on the semester bill for each full-time student. Due to restrictions imposed by the CTA, the program is not currently available to evening students or part-time day students.For more details, see our U-Pass FAQ, and visit the CTA's U-Pass web site.
Lost or Stolen: If you lose your U-Pass or it is stolen, you need to go to CTAHeadquarters at 567 West Lake Street, 2nd Floor. Replacement cards cost $50.00 (cash, credit card, or money order only) and you will need to bring a valid Chicago-Kent student ID card. Replacement passes are sent to Chicago-Kent five to seven days after you apply. You will be notified by email once it arrives. Please note: CTA will replace lost or stolen U-Pass cards only one time per academic year.
On a Bus: If your U-Pass is captured in bus equipment, the bus operator will ask you to complete a customer service card and allow you to ride free. If needed, a free transfer will be provided. You must bring the customer service card, along with your valid Chicago-Kent student ID card, to CTA Headquarters at 567 West Lake Street, 2nd Floor to apply for a replacement. Replacement passes are sent to Chicago-Kent five to sevendays after you apply. You will be notified by email once it arrives. If you fail to get the customer service card, it can take up to two weeks to replace your U-Pass.
On the El: If your U-Pass is captured in rail station equipment, locate a customer assistant and inform him or her of your problem. The customer assistant will have you complete a fare discrepancy report (FDR) and issue you a free transit card valued at $3.60. You must bring a copy of the FDR, along with your valid Chicago-Kent student ID card, to CTA Headquarters at 567 West Lake Street, 2nd Floor to apply for a replacement. Replacement passes are sent to Chicago-Kent five to seven days after you apply. You will be notified by email once it arrives. If you fail to get the FDR, it can take up to two weeks to replace your U-Pass.
You can find more information about the U-Pass at CTA's U-Pass Website or Kent's U-Pass FAQ.
IIT's Counseling Center will have a staff psychologist at the Law School on Mondays throughout the academic year. She will be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (312) 808-7132. There is no charge for these counseling services.
Other Helpful Links:
Academic Support Program
Law School Survival Guide
Student Health Insurance FAQ