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Headlines for the Week of August 20, 2018

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome Back!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • To entering students:
    • Welcome to Chicago-Kent!
    • What my office does.
    • Orientation week.
    • Academic Support Program.
    • Student health insurance.
    • CTA U-Pass program.
    • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
  • To returning students:
    • Welcome back!
    • Fall 2018 semester information:
      • Initial reading assignments and course materials. 
      • Revised Fall schedule (with classroom assignments and exam information). 
      • Schedule changes.
      • Course information updates.
      • Trial Advocacy1 section assignments.
      • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
      • Legal Writing 4 equivalency classes.
      • Exam information.
      • Exam schedule.
      • Applications for graduation.
      • Opportunity to take classes at Loyola, DePaul, and John Marshall.
      • 2018-19 academic calendar (revised).
      • Adding and dropping courses.
      • Pass/fail elections.
      • Experiential course requirement.
      • Intensive Essay Writing Lab.
      • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
      • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
  • Uniform bar exam coming to Illinois.
  • February 2019 and July 2019 Illinois bar applications.
  • Bar exams in other states.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • Student health insurance.
  • Fall U-Passes.
  • Spring 2018 CALI winners.
  • Spring 2018 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
  • Academic counseling.
  • Students working as paid research assistants.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2018 semester information.
  • FERPA notice.
  • Applications for graduation.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Replacement ID cards.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall 2018 disbursement and process.
  • 2018-19 continuing student scholarships.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
    • Federal Work Study application open for fall 2018.
  • Fall Recruiting:
    • Please report callbacks and offers!
  • Programming:
    • September 5 to 7: DRI Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Seminar.
    • September 18: Navy JAG Corps Information Session.
    • September 20: Chicago Bar Association Meet the Committees Night.
    • September 25: Grant Thornton Presents: Accounting Firm Opportunities for Law Students and Grads.
  • Employment Opportunities:
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fall 2018 Internships. Applications now being accepted.
    • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Student Honors Law Program. Applications now being accepted for 2019 Spring and Summer.
    • Air Force JAG Corps September 2018 Direct Appointment Program. Applications due September 1.
    • Spring 2019 U.S. Attorney's Office Law Student Intern Program. Applications due September 7.
    • National Security Agency Legal Honors Program for Fall 2019. Applications due September 8.
  • Fellowships & Scholarships:
    • 2018 Ropes & Gray LLP Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship. Applications due August 31.
    • Diversity Scholarship Foundation 2018 Scholarships. Applications due September 1.
  • Job Fairs:  
    • September 26 and 27: Career Fair @ Illinois Tech.
    • October 26 and 27: Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair: Registration Open.
  • Diversity:
    • 2018 Ropes & Gray LLP Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship. Applications due August 31.
    • Diversity Scholarship Foundation 2018 Scholarships. Applications due September 1.
  • Resources:
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Updated version available.
    • 2017-18 PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.
    • Equal Justice Works' student debt e-book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt.
    • 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.
    • Lawcountability J.D. Sign-up information now available.
    • 2017-18 Chicago Area Law Firm List.
    • PracticeTracks videos.
    • @theBar Podcast for Young Lawyers.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

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

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Whitmarsh Family Law Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Diversity Scholarship Foundation Award.
  • Apply now for the Munley Law Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Newsome Melton Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • C-K Law Group summer and fall applications still available. A few spots still remain.
  • New Family Law Experiential opportunity.
  • Semester Law Firm Associate Program (SFLAP).
  • Judicial Externship application for securing your own externship.
  • A2P Legal Externship Program applications now available.
  • Reggie the Cat!
  • Certificate Programs: 2018 applications available.
  • Gary Laser Professionalism Award.
  • Fleishman Award.
  • Professor Kling is interviewed on WGN-TV.
  • 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
  • For a description of all externship programs, please visit the Externship Program home page at
  • International Center Downtown Campus hours and travel signatures.
  • New entries this week:
    • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Annual Writing Competition.
    • Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Help Desk fall hours. (added on 8/20/18)
  • Student print/scan/copy accounts reset.
  • Office 2016 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.
  • 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.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Fall 2018 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2018 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2018 monthly pay calendar.
  • Summer 2018 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.

Public Affairs »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

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

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