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Headlines for the Week of December 12, 2016

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Good luck with exams!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Happy holidays!
  • Accessing your grades.
  • U-Pass notice.
  • Spring 2017 initial reading assignments and course materials.
  • Spring 2017 schedule and registration:
    • Add/drop period.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
    Fall 2016 final exams:
    • Exam schedule and exam number.
    • Exam types and distribution.
    • Take-home exams.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops/tablets during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Exams on computer.
    • Notice to hand writers.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2016 final exams.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • 1L Your Way: Please email your enrollment intentions to our office.
  • Loan exit counseling.
  • FAFSA changes effective for the 2017-18 aid year.
  • Loan origination fee increase.

Student Accounting Office  »

  • 2017 spring out-of-pocket tuition and fee payments are due in full by January 23.
  • Financial aid refunds.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Programming:
    • December 15: Federal Bar Association Members Holiday Party and Toy Drive.
    • December 28: Bricker & Eckler LLP “Home for the Holidays” Cocktail Reception (Columbus, OH).
    • December 28: HodgsonRuss LLP Cocktail Reception for 1Ls (Buffalo, NY).
    • January 18: Corporate Counsel Night.
    • January 31: How to Prepare for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
    • February 1: Seyfarth Shaw’s Senior Counsel Shannon Callahan presents “Life, Law and the Pursuit of Happiness”: The GRIT Project.
    • February 2 to 4: 2017 ABA Young Lawyers Section Midyear Meeting (Miami, FL).
    • February 8: U.S. Marine JAG Corps informational interviews.
    • March 3: Building a Compliance Culture in Financial Institutions.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • PILI 2017 Spring Internships: Apply now.
    • PILI 2017 Summer Internships: Apply now.
    • 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • 2017 Travelers Claim Legal and Corporate Legal Internship. Applications due December 13.
    • ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program. Applications due December 30.
    • Spring 2017 Access2Practice Legal Externship Program. Applications due January 6.
    • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). Applications due January 6.
    • Community-based Federal Work Study available for spring 2017. Applications due January 6.
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois Summer 2017 Law Student Intern Program. Applications due January 11.
    • JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for summer 2017. Applications due January 13.
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 2017 1L Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • ACC Chicago Chapter Diversity Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 22.
    • EPIC Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP) Summer Clerkships. Applications due February 5.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program. Apply now.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Dinsmore Diversity Scholarship Program for summer 2017. Applications due December 31.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students. Applications due January 6.
    • Harter Secrest & Emery Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 9.
    • National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship. Applications due January 9.
    • Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program for summer 2017. Applications due January 11.
    • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 13.
    • Harrity and Harrity 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 13.
    • Peggy Browning Fellowships and Law Student Union Summer Program. Applications due January 13.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students. Applications due January 16.
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Applications due January 16.
    • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project. Applications due January 31.
    • Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program. Applications due February 1.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • Bricker & Eckler LLP Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
  • Job Fairs:
    • February 4: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC). Bidding opens January 2 and closes January 11.
  • Diversity:
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
    • 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program. Applications due December 30.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students. Applications due January 6.
    • Dinsmore Diversity Scholarship Program for Summer 2017. Applications due December 31.
    • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). Applications due January 6.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Harter Secrest & Emery Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 9.
    • Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program for summer 2017. Applications due January 11.
    • Latham & Watkins 1L Diversity Leadership Academy. Applications due January 11.
    • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 13.
    • Harrity and Harrity 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 13.
    • JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for summer 2017. Applications due January 13.
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 2017 1L Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program. Apply now.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students. Applications due January 16.
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Applications due January 16.
    • ACC Chicago Chapter Diversity Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 22.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • Bricker & Eckler LLP Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
  • Resources:
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Log-in now available.
    • 2016-17 PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.
    • 2016-17 Chicago-area law firms list.
    • Equal Justice Works' student debt e-book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt.
    • ABA Law Student Podcast: Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
    • CareerShift.
    • Practising Law Institute (PLI).
    • CBA YLS Webinar: Illinois Bar Exam Bootcamp.
    • CSO resources.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Connect with the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association on LinkedIn.
  • Student Organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the CourseHorse Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Reeves Law Group Annual Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Farzad Family Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Robert M. Helfend Law Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Rosenthal & Wadas Criminal Defense Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Legal Externship Program: Applications now available.
  • Judicial Externship: Secure your own externship.
  • New certificate program.
  • New program: Intensive Clinic.
  • Law Offices Newsletter.
  • Law Offices student argues before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • In the news: Articles featuring clinical faculty.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • SofTest download opened November 14. 
  • Extended Help Desk support hours during exam period.
  • Fall 2016 Help Desk hours.
  • Information for returning students.
  • 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  »

  • Take a virtual tour of the library.
  • Library hours.
  • Restricted access for outside visitors during final exams.
  • Final exam 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
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Looking for legal experience this semester? Volunteer with the Self-Help Web Center at the Cook County Circuit Court.
  • 2016-17 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall building and library hours.
  • Building holiday hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • Spakateria holiday hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Final exam hours for building and library.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Fall 2016 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2016 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2016 monthly pay calendar.
  • Fall 2016 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  »

  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Publication of the Record resumes with January 16 issue.
  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus. HR now found in room 285 on Tuesdays.

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