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Asst. Dean Lydia Lazar

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Headlines for the Week of August 13, 2007

August 20: Orientation begins for LL.M. and exchange students

There will be a MANDATORY orientation for ALL LL.M. and Exchange students starting Monday, August 20.  On Monday, August 20, there will also be a check-in with the International Center.  In order to properly check-in, you MUST bring with you:

  • your I-20 or DS2019 (including the visa)
  • your passport
  • your I-94 card  (you will receive it on the airplane)

Throughout orientation, there will be opportunities to select your courses, as well as review the honor code, and familiarize yourself with the law school facilities.  There are many important things that are happening during orientation, so it is important that you attend all orientation events.

Diplomas and Composite Pictures for Class of 2007

Diplomas and composite pictures for the class of 2007 graduates will be mailed to whatever address we (OILP) have on file for you. We expect to mail these important documents later this summer (not before August) so please contact us with the address you want us to use if you think we have an old address for you!

Legal English program continues

Legal English program: Starting Monday August 6 and continuing through Friday August 17, Professors Kelly Brest van Kempen and Juli Campagna are offering incoming LLM students an intensive primer in common law legal vocabulary and basic terms and concepts associated with the study of law in the US. About 45 students will take part in this special program.

Alumni information for LL.M. and Exchange students

As you graduate and become Chicago-Kent alums, there are a few things to
be aware of:

All student accounts will terminate in July 30, 2007 after the July 2007 bar exam. December graduates e-mail accounts will terminate at the same time. The Alumni Relations Office automatically assigns each graduate a e-mail for life. This is a web-based e-mail address that is housed on a server at IIT. Details regarding set up and further instructions are as follows:

Chicago-Kent College of Law is pleased to inform you that free ( email service is now active.  Your account has been created automatically.  No sign up is necessary. Please see below for information on how to access your alumni email account and how to set it up to automatically forward your mail to any address you wish.

If you do not wish to use this email service, Chicago-Kent would still love to stay in touch with you wherever your path may take you. Please send your new email address to the Office of Alumni Relations by emailing

Please be aware that Chicago-Kent alum e-mail accounts are hosted by the Office of Technology Services (OTS) at the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus Since the accounts are not part of the Kentlaw system, the e-mail address of your alumni account may be in a format different than what you were assigned at Chicago-Kent.

You may reach your new Chicago-Kent alumnae/i e-mail account by accessing the IIT web portal at .  Your username and password are as follows:

Username: [IIT UID]

Password: MMDDxxxx
[ Month and day of your birth date + last four digits of your campus wide ID (CWID) ]
If you were born on April 9 and your CWID is 12345678, your password would be: 04095678 .

Your IIT UID and CWID values can be found on the welcome page you see after logging in to Chicago-Kent’s Web for Students system via .

Once you have logged into the portal, simply click on the red envelope icon for e-mail at the top of the page. Instructions for how to transfer messages from your Chicago-Kent account to your alumni account as well how to setup mail forwarding appear below.  A frequently asked questions list along with a complete illustrated tutorial of the e-mail system used by the Chicago-Kent alumni e-mail accounts may be found at:

Keep in touch! The best way to keep in contact with your LL.M. and Exchange student classmates and friends is to visit the Chicago-Kent Office of Alumni Relations and join the Alumni Online Community.

"Guns, Takings and Trade"

What do “fast track” trade promotion authority (TPA), the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and US ‘takings law’ have in common? Well, for one thing, they describe flash points in our political discourse where partisans have staked out ideologically strident positions. For another, they are all topics of very current, heated debate. Finally, when looked at from a small-d democratic perspective, these issues support a remarkable convergence of right and left viewpoints that should make any partisan sit up and take notice.

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