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Headlines for the Week of January 27, 2020

Office of the Dean

Dean Anita K. Krug  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Spring 2020 semester information:
    • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
    • Revised spring schedule (with classroom and exam information).
    • Canceled classes and section.
    • Applications for graduation.
    • Trial Advocacy sections.
    • Adding and dropping classes.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Legal Writing 4 equivalency class.
    • 2019-20 academic calendar.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
    • U-Passes for spring 2020.
    • Experiential course requirement.
    • 64-credit classroom course requirement.
  • Timeline for GPAs and class ranks.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Preparing for the bar: Bar refresher series.
  • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
  • New extended hours for the Chicago-Kent Library.
  • Student Affairs Office.
  • Dean's certificate for February bar.
  • July 2020 Illinois bar application.
  • Bar exams in other states.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE): Important announcement.
  • Notice about recording of classes.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • Student health insurance.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
  • Academic calendar for 2020-21.
  • IIT political activity policy.
  • Employment limitation.
  • Academic counseling.
  • Joke of the week.

3L Bar Prep  »

  • Check out the Chicago-Kent Bar Prep website.
  • 2020 Spring Bar Prep Sessions & Workshops for 3Ls.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2020 semester information.
  • Accessing your fall 2019 grades.
  • Enrollment verifications.
  • February 3: Application for graduation deadline.
  • February 3: Deadline for pass/fail elections.
  • Replacement ID cards.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Spring 2020 disbursement schedule.
  • Chicago-Kent honors and full-tuition scholarships.
  • Spring disbursement process.
  • 2020-21 FAFSA available now.

Student Accounting Office  »

  • Financial aid refunds.

Career Services  »

  • Information and Announcements:
    • 1Ls: You can now make an appointment with your career advisor!
    • 2Ls and 3Ls: Make an appointment with your career advisor!
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Programming:
    • January 30: Corporate Counsel Night.
    • February 13: Seyfarth Shaw hosts "Top Trends in Workplace Class Action Litigation."
    • February 27: Husch Blackwell Winter Open House for First-Year Law Students.
  • Employment Opportunities:
    • The Albert Schwitzer Fellowship for Public Health. Applications are open now.
    • Federal Work Study applications open for spring 2020.
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications open for spring 2020 and summer 2020.
    • Rural Summer Legal Corps. Application deadline is February 10.
    • Immigration Summer Legal Corps Program. Application deadline is February 18.
  • Diversity:
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Mentoring Program accepting applications. Applications open now.
    • 1L LCLD Scholar Opportunities.
    • Reed Smith 1L Diversity Fellowship Programs. Application deadline varies.
    • Benesch 1L Diversity Fellowship. Application deadline is January 31.
    • Barnes & Thornburg Diversity Scholarships. Applications deadline is February 1.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Application deadline is February 7.
  • Resources:
    • 2019-20 Chicago-Area Law Firm List. Updated and available.
    • Updated Résumé and Cover Letter Guides are now available in the Symplicity Document Library.
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Updated version available.
    • ABA Student Loan Best Practices in the Face of Political Change.
    • ABA Law Student Podcast: Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
    • CareerShift.
    • Practising Law Institute (PLI).
    • CSO resources.
    • Resources provided by the Chicago Bar Association.
    • PracticeTracks videos.
    • @theBar Podcast for Young Lawyers.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Sign up for the Alumni Advisor Network to connect with alumni throughout the world.
  • Student-Alumni Board.
  • Connect with the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association on LinkedIn.
  • Student Organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Public Interest Resource Center  »

  • Find volunteer opportunities through the Public Interest Resource Center.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Morgan Law Group Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • C-K Law Group clinic: Summer and fall 2020 information.
  • New Immigration Law Clinic.
  • Follow us on social media.
  • Certificate Programs: You can still apply.
  • Gary Laser Professionalism Award.
  • Fleischman Award.
  • Professor Kling is interviewed on WGN-TV.
  • Reggie the Cat!
  • Intensive Clinic.
  • Law Offices Newsletter.
  • 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.
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Self-Help Web Center.
  • New: Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition.
  • LSAC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Writing Competition.
  • Marshall M. Schulman Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure.
  • American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Help Desk spring hours. (updated 1/27/2020)
  • Student print/scan/copy accounts reset.
  • Office 2016 Windows available for download.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection now available for Windows 10.
  • Microsoft Office 365 download information.
  • ITS announcements.
  • Best Practices: Safeguarding your computer from phishing attacks, hackers, etc.
  • Connect to IIT-Secure wireless network with your Chicago-Kent email address.
  • 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  »

  • New library hours for spring 2020.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • CALI redesigns website for better experience.
  • CALI Law School Success Fellows releases new CALI lessons.
  • Get free, unlimited access to CALI Lessons in less than five minutes.
Faculty
Institutes & Centers
  • No current announcements.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • Farmer's Fridge.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Fall 2019 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2019 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2019 monthly pay calendar.
  • Fall 2019 discount parking rates for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • Defibrillator at the Downtown Campus.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

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

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • February 9: National Security Law Conference.
  • April 23 to 24: 37th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference.

Marketing and Communications »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • New 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.

Chicago-Kent Lambdas  »

  • Volunteer opportunity with the Transformative Justice Law Project's Name Change Mobilization.

National Security Law Society  »

  • February 9: Holocaust and the Law: Lessons For Today, hosted by the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law.

 

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