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Headlines for the Week of April 20, 2015

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 23: Public Interest Awards Night.
  • Congratulations to our AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition team for finishing as national semi-finalists! 
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Summer 2015 registration.
  • Fall 2015 registration.
    • Preliminary Fall 2015 schedule.
    • Final Fall 2015 schedule and registration bulletin.
    • Registration instructions.
    • Graduating students: reduced loads and tuition discounts.
    • Pass/fail limitations.
    • Note about Securities Regulation.
  • "Where do we go from here?": Information for students entering their second year. 
  • Spring 2015 final exams.
    • Exam schedule and exam number.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Take-home exams.
    • Consulting laptops/tablet computers during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • Deadline for revoking pass/fail elections.
  • Dean's certificate for Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2015 exam information.
  • Summer 2015 class schedule and registration.
  • Fall 2015 registration.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Summer financial aid.
  • Webinar presentations on financial budgeting and repayment.
  • Federal Loan Exit Counseling Requirement Step 2.
  • FAFSA 2015-16 reminder.
  • Information for 3Ls taking more than 87 credits.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Make an appointment!
    • Make-up procedures: Mandatory 2L Program - What's Next for Fall.
    • Make-up procedures: Mandatory 1L Program - What's Next for Fall.
    • New resource: CareerShift is live at Chicago-Kent!
    • 1L Cover Letter Workshop.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Résumé Workshop.
    • Lawcountability, J.D., iOS mobile app now available for download!
    • Federal work study for summer 2015. Apply now.
  • Programming:
    • ILAO/PILI webinar: "How to Apply for Internships and Externships."
    • April 21: Calibrating Your Career-Search Sessions.
    • April 21: Opportunities at the Department of Justice: The Largest Legal Employer in the United States.
    • April 21: Federal Bar Association Lunch Program "Going to Federal Court."
    • April 22: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois "Courtroom as Classroom" event.
    • April 23: "How Did You Become an Entertainment Attorney?"
    • April 23: Chicago-Kent's eighth annual Public Interest Awards.
    • April 28: Immigration Law Society's Spring Soiree.
    • April 29: Arnstein & Lehr Reception to Celebrate Diversity in the Law.
    • April 29: Decalogue Society of Lawyers CLE: Providing Pro Bono Services.
    • May 15: Federal Bar Association Chambers Lunch with the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin, U.S. District Court Judge.
    • May 20 and 21: 27th annual ABA Minority Counsel Program.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Fall 2015 Student Honors Program: Applications due May 4.
    • Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls: Applications due July 20.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • McGuire Woods Diversity Scholarship: Applications due May 29.
    • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship: Applications due June 19.
  • Job fairs:
    • Register now: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21.
    • Save the date: 2015 Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, July 25.
    • Save the date: Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair, July 31.
    • Register now: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, August 5 to 8.
    • Register now: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7. (Register by June 28.)
    • Register now: Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, August 14. (Register by May 15.)
    • Register now: 11th annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21 to 22. (Register by July 3.)
  • Diversity:
    • April 22: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois "Courtroom as Classroom" event.
    • April 29: Arnstein & Lehr Reception to Celebrate Diversity in the Law.
    • May 20 to 21: 27th annual ABA Minority Counsel Program.
    • McGuire Woods Diversity Scholarship: Applications due May 29.
    • Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls: Applications due July 20.
    • Register now: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21.
    • Save the date: 2015 Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, July 25.
    • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship: Applications due June 19.
    • Register now: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, August 5 to 8. 
    • Register now: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7. (Register by June 28.)
    • Register now: Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, August 14. (Register by May 15.)
    • Register now: 11th annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21 to 22. (Register by July 3.)
  • Resources:
    • 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  »

  • Spring Graduate Survey now open.
  • More Commencement information available.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Timothy C. Evans Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers' Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the HotelsCheap Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the AABA Law Foundation Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Faculty: The bookstore is looking for all summer and fall course materials. 
 
Academics & Student Programs
  • In-House applications for the fall semester are now available - Due Date is Set.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program: Summer and fall 2015.
  • Clinical 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 hours and travel signatures.
  • Reminder: Call for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistants for 2015-16 (first-year and upper-level courses).
  • Announcing the 2015 Sandra Zemm Prize winner.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Mac Yosemite 10.10.3 wireless fix update available.
  • Softest now available for download.
  • Phishing emails.
  • Mac Yosemite 10.10 wireless issues.
  • Spring 2015 help desk hours.
  • Office 365 licenses for faculty and staff now available.
  • Google Drive now has unlimited space.
  • Connect to IIT-Secure wireless network with Chicago-Kent email address.
  • Office 365 information for students.
  • 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 requests.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • April 22: Public Interest Course-Picking Session!
  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
  • Announcing the 2015 Sandra Zemm Prize winner.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring 2015 building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Spring 2015 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2014-15 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 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  »

  • April 30 and May 1: The 34th annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers wanted!
  • June 4: The 34th 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.
  • Run for Laura 5K (U of C Law).
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  »

  • Election season is here! The Student Bar Association is holding elections.

American Constitution Society  »

  • April 21: Executive board elections.

Environmental Law Society and Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • April 21: Environmental Law Society and Kent Justice Foundation present Trivia Night.

Land Use and Real Estate Law Society  »

  • April 22: Elections for all executive board positions for 2015 - 16.

Public Interest Resource Center  »

  • April 23: Public Interest Awards Night deadline approaching soon.

 

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