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Headlines for the Week of August 29, 2016

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Academic calendar reminder: Labor Day.
    • Student organization fair.
    • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
    • Academic resource library.
    • Student health insurance.
    • Reminder about IIT policy on firearms and weapons on campus.
    • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • Bar exam and character and fitness requirements.
    • Academic Support Program.
    • ASP workshop: Preparing for and getting the most out of class.
    • ID cards and U-Passes.
  • To returning students:
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • Praxis certificate: Information sessions and enrollment instructions for upper-level students.
    • September 13: Praxis certificate fall kick-off luncheon.
    • February 2017 and July 2017 Illinois bar applications.
    • Bar exams in other states.
    • Multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2016 semester information.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall 2016 disbursement and process.
  • 2016-17 continuing student scholarships.
  • 2016-17 student loan interest rates.
  • 2016-17 FAFSA reminder.
  • 2L students. Awarding changes from 1L year.
  • 3L students: Courses over 87 credits may not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Perkins Loan changes for 2016-17.
  • Federal Work Study changes for 2016-17.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Welcome, 1Ls!
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Community-based Federal Work Study available for fall 2016. Extended deadline of September 9.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Fall recruiting:
    • On-campus interviews continue. Check interview schedules for updates.
    • Please report callbacks and offers.
  • Programming:
    • August 30: Student Organizations Fair.
    • August 31: Equal Justice Works Roundtable.
    • September 7: Army JAG Corps Information Session.
    • September 8: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night & Social.
    • September 13: Chicago White Sox Charities Young Professionals Council Networking Event.
    • September 15: Race Judicata 5K.
    • September 16: Cook County State's Attorney 12th annual Minority Law Students' Reception.
    • September 20, 21 and 22: Mandatory 1L Orientation to the Career Services Office.
    • September 22: CBA All-Bar Welcome Reception.
    • September 24: ISBA YLD Day at the Races.
    • September 30 to October 2: Food Law Student Leadership Summit.
    • October 14 and 15: National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference.
    • October 20 to 22: ABA YLD Fall Conference.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Law Office In-House Clinics: Fall 2016 positions still available.
    • PILI 2016 fall internships. Apply now!
    • U.S. Coast Guard JAG Direct Commission Lawyer Program. Applications due August 29.
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office Spring 2017 Law Student Intern Program. Applications due September 2.
    • Department of Justice: The Attorney General's Honors Program. Applications due September 6.
    • Department of Justice: Summer Law Internship Program. Applications due September 6.
    • U.S. Air Force JAG Direct Appointment Program. Applications due September 10.
    • Securities and Exchange Commission Spring 2017 Student Honors Program. Applications due October 9.
    • Securities and Exchange Commission Summer 2017 Student Honors Program. Applications due October 12.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:.
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship application now available.
    • GE Transportation Denniston Fellowship. Applications due August 29.
    • Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program applications due September 16.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due September 16 for 2Ls and January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship. Applications due October 3.
    • Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Applications due November 7.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Job fairs:
    • September 9: Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair.
    • October 28 and 29: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Deadline to register is September 14.
  • Diversity:
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship application now available.
    • GE Transportation Denniston Fellowship. Applications due August 29.
    • September 9: Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due September 16 for 2Ls and January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship. Applications due October 3.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Resources:
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Log-in now available.
    • 2016-17 PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.
    • 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.
    • CSO resources.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • The Future of Violence: Register now for the Palmer Prize Lecture on September 13.
  • Connect with the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association on LinkedIn.
  • Student Organizations: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Save the date for the 3rd annual Student-Alumni Softball Tournament.
  • Volunteer for C-K’s 3rd annual Day of Giving on September 28!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Los Angeles Personal Injury Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the McEwen Law Firm Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Diversity Scholarship Foundation Award.
  • Apply now for the Daily Lineups Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • 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.
  • September 13: Welcome Back Pizza Party.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Fall 2016 Help Desk hours.
  • Welcome, new students!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • September 13: Welcome Back Pizza Party.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall building and library hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • 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.
  • Summer 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  »

  • September 15: The 34th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference. Volunteers wanted!
  • October 20: The 8th annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives.
  • October 24: Empire of the Fund Book Release Mini-Conference.
  • November 4: Fin(Legal)Tech Law Conference.
  • December 2: The 32nd annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference.

Public Affairs  »

  • 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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