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Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2016

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • February 9: Informational reception for J.D. certificate programs.
  • Business law certificate program.
  • Praxis Certificate: Enroll through February 9.
  • February 9: Praxis certificate spring kickoff luncheon.
  • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
  • Counseling services.
  • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
  • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
  • July 2016 Illinois bar applications.
  • Bar exams in other states.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to education records.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2016 registration.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Federal loan exit counseling.
  • 2016-17 FAFSA reminder.
  • 3L students: Courses over 87 credits not eligible for federal financial aid.

Student Accounting Office  »

  • Financial aid refunds.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Spring resume books now open.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Community-based Federal Work Study available for spring 2016.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) hosts office hours in the CSO.
    • CareerShift.
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Programming:
    • ILAO/PILI webinar: "How to Apply for Internships and Externships."
    • ABA Law Student Podcast: "Public Service Loan Forgiveness."
    • February 10: Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law.
    • February 11: ABA webinar: "Professionalism in Legal Practice: Real Life Examples of Lawyers Behaving Badly."
    • February 11: Decalogue Society of Lawyers' Young Lawyer and Law Student Winter Social.
    • February 12: ABA webinar: "How to Find an Alternative Career as a Lawyer."
    • February 16: Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Panel and Networking Event. 
    • February 18: Speed Networking with Federal, State and Local Government Attorneys.
    • February 19: ABA Legal Career Development Expo.
    • February 19: CBA YLS Texas Hold'em Goes to Mardi Gras.
    • February 22 to 26: Alumni-Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week.
    • February 24: U.S. Air Force JAG informational interviews.
    • February 24: Minnesota Judicial Branch Law Clerk Program informational session.
    • February 24: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Dinner and Discussion.
    • February 26: Relativity Software Overview Program for 3Ls and Recent Graduates.
    • February 26: Wine Tasting to Benefit CBA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
    • February 26: ISBA YLD Wine Tasting.
    • March 1: Practising Law Institute (PLI) Patent Office Exam Informational Session.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Law Offices of Chicago-Kent spring 2016 clinic opportunities.
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) accepting applications for summer 2016 now.
    • Judicial Externship Program. Summer applications due February 19.
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Chief Counsel, Legal Extern Program. Applications due February 28.
    • Cook County State's Attorney's Office Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due March 1.
    • City of Chicago Department of Law Summer Volunteer Program. Applications due March 1.
    • Illinois Attorney General's Office Summer Law Clerk Program. Applications due March 1.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps J.D. Program. Applications due February 29.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
    • Ms. JD Fellowship. Applications due April 1.
    • McGuireWoods 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due May 27.
  • Job Fairs:
    • March 3: CBA YLS Government Service Career Fair. 
    • April 29 and 30: Veterans' Legal Career Fair in Washington, D.C. 
  • Diversity:
    • 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Individual Mentoring Program.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
    • Ms. JD Fellowship. Applications due April 1.
    • McGuireWoods 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due May 27.
  • Resources:
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Log-in now available.
    • 2015-16 PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.
    • Equal Justice Works' student debt e-book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt.
    • CSO resources.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Alumni-Student ConneKtions Week is on the horizon. Sign up now.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Zeiger Firm Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Kerri Castellini Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Kenmore Law Group Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
 
Academics & Student Programs
  • Law Offices spring 2016: Some spots still available.
  • Law Offices student argues before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Professor Richard Kling is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article.
  • Professor Dan Coyne chosen to screen applications for Burge reparations.
  • Professor Richard Kling is interviewed by several national and local media outlets about Dennis Hastert.
  • Professor Dan Coyne interviewed by the Sun-Times about upcoming fraud trial.
  • Fox News interviews Professor Richard Kling about purchasing legal services on Groupon.
  • Interview with Professor Richard Kling about the 1963 March on Washington.
  • Clinical faculty member in the news.
  • Law Offices staff attorney on ABC News.
  • For a description of all in-house clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics.
  • For a description of all externship programs, please visit the Externship Program home page at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/externships.
  • International Center Downtown Campus hours and travel signatures.
  • February 9: Certificate programs informational gathering.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Welcome back!
  • Student print/scan/copy accounts reset.
  • Spring 2016 Help Desk hours.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection now available for Windows 10.
  • Office 2016 for Windows now available for download.
  • Microsoft Office 365 download information.
  • ITS announcements.
  • Best Practices: Safeguarding your computer from phishing attacks, hackers, etc.
  • Connect to IIT-Secure wireless network with Chicago-Kent email address.
  • How to change and sync your password.
  • Eduroam available at Chicago-Kent.
  • Student printing from remote locations available.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Security updates and spam.
  • IIT print channel is for Main Campus printing only and not for use at the Downtown Campus.
  • Weekly maintenance schedule.

Library  »

  • Catalog maintenance.
  • Take a virtual tour of the library.
  • Library hours.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • CALI Lessons: Free study materials for law students.
Faculty

Faculty News  »

  • The February 2016 issue of Faculty News is now available online.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Looking for legal experience? Sign up now to get a position at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • February 9: Certificate programs informational gathering.
  • Research assistant needed for work on legal issues related to Internet privacy.
  • New Reproductive Rights Focus for Podcast.
  • Know the latest SCOTUS news. Sign up for our newsletter. 
  • Podcasts.
  • Check out new Oyez.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours for the spring 2016 semester.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Spring 2016 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2016 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2016 monthly pay calendar.
  • Fall 2015 discount parking for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • Defibrillator at the Downtown Campus.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • March 22: The 37th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.
  • April 14 and 15: The 33rd annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers wanted.
  • April 29: The 3rd annual eDiscovery Institute.
  • May 19: The 35th annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers wanted.
  • June 9: The 35th annual Conference on Not-for-Profit Organizations. Volunteers wanted.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

Student Organizations: Please send your Record headlines and the full announcements to record@kentlaw.iit.edu by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

Student Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta

  • February 8: Spring blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome.

Kent Justice Foundation »

  • February 16: First planning meeting for the annual KJF Auction.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund »

  • February 10: Valentine's endangered species condom giveaway.
  • February 11: First general meeting.

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