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Headlines for the Week of November 24, 2014

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Enjoy Thanksgiving!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Last week of classes.
  • Spring 2015 schedule and registration:
    • Final spring 2015 schedule and registration bulletin.
    • Corrections to schedule.
    • Registration instructions.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
    • Registration for first-year students.
  • Fall 2014 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Praxis certificate enrollment still open.
  • Teaching assistant applications for spring 2015.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2014 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • December 4: Pass/fail revocation deadline.
  • Spring 2015 preliminary schedule.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall graduates: Complete the exit counseling requirement for student loans.
  • Policies and procedures for 3Ls.
  • Still haven't received your financial aid award?

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Community-based federal work study available for spring 2015: Deadline to apply is January 9.
    • 1L Cover Letter Workshop.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Résumé Workshop.
    • Make-up procedure for mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation Program.
    • Launch of Lawcountability, J.D.: New resource for Chicago-Kent students.
  • On-Campus Interviewing:
    • Fall Recruiting: Please report callbacks and offers.
  • Programming:
    • December 4: Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago 2nd annual Drinks for a Claus Holiday Party and Toy Drive.
    • December 5: ISBA Young Lawyers Division Holiday Party.
    • December 18: CBA Young Lawyers Section Holiday Social.
    • December 29: Milwaukee Law Firms 1L Holiday Reception.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications open for 1Ls on December 1.
    • Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP): Applications open for 2Ls on November 3 and for 1Ls on December 1.
    • American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program: Applications due December 26.
    • JTBF Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for summer 2014: Applications due January 5.
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 2015 1L Summer Clerkship Program: Application deadline is January 16.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students: Applications accepted during the month of December only.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program: Applications due January 9.
    • Fish & Richardson 2015 1L Diversity Fellowship Program: Applications due January 9.
    • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project for summer 2015: Applications due January 12.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for IP Law Students: Applications due January 12.
    • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 2015 Diversity Scholarship: Applications due January 12.
    • NLG Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowships 2015: Applications due January 12.
    • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program: Applications due January 15.
    • Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program: Applications due February 1.
    • 2015-16 Finnegan Diversity Scholarship: Applications due February 13.
  • Job fairs:
    • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) student registration: Deadline is December 5.
  • Diversity:
    • The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program: Registration opened October 15.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students: Applications accepted during the month of December only.
    • Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP): Applications open for 2Ls on November 3 and for 1Ls on December 1.
    • JTBF Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for summer 2014: Applications due January 5.
    • Fish & Richardson 2015 1L Diversity Fellowship Program: Applications due January 9.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program: Applications due January 9.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for IP Law Students: Applications due January 12.
    • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 2015 Diversity Scholarship: Applications due January 12.
    • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program: Applications due January 15.
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 2015 1L Summer Clerkship program: Application deadline is January 16.
    • 2015-16 Finnegan Diversity Scholarship: Applications due February 13.
  • Resources:
    • Equal Justice Works' Student Debt E-Book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt.
    • Career resources available in Symplicity's document library.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • 2015 Class Gift Kick-Off Party raises more than $1,000.
  • Fall Graduate Survey now open.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development  »

  • December 2: Diversity Holiday Fest.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Car Covers Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Avvo Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Boling Rice LLC Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Home Insurance Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Award.
  • Apply now for the Lamber Goodnow Satellite Internet Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Fisher & Talwar Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Staver Law Group Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Bridgat Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the 401K Business Financing Scholarship.
  • Check out the Minority Students Guide to College Affordability.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • December 1 to 5: Faculty and staff appreciation days at the bookstore.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program: Applications now available.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Office 365 licenses for faculty and staff.
  • ExamSoft download available November 18.
  • Help Desk Thanksgiving hours.
  • Google Drive now has unlimited space.
  • IIT-Secure requires connection with email address starting August 1.
  • Fall 2014 Help Desk hours.
  • Microsoft Office 365 download information.
  • Scanning in student lounge now available.
  • How to change and sync your password.
  • Eduroam available at Chicago-Kent.
  • Mac display adapters available for loan.
  • Connecting to the wireless network.
  • 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.
Faculty
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
  • 2014-15 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall 2014 building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Fall 2014 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  »

  • December 5: 30th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference. Volunteers wanted!
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

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.

Chicago-Kent Diverse Student Groups  »

  • December 2: Diversity Holiday Fest.

Chicago-Kent Lambdas and the Health Law Society  »

  • November 25: World AIDS Day Panel.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • Donate canned goods to Between Friends, a Chicago domestic violence shelter.

 

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