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Headlines for the Week of August 22, 2005

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Student organization fair.
    • Chicago-Kent master calendar.
    • Student health insurance.
    • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
    • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or who want to be).
    • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
    • Furniture in the classrooms.
  • Entering students:
    • Student handbook and code of conduct.
    • Amendments to your applications for admission.
    • Academic Support Program.
    • U-Pass and ID distribution.
  • Returning students:
    • Fall 2005 semester information.
    • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
    • Course information updates.
    • Revised fall schedule (with classroom assignments).
    • New Graduate Program in Family Law.
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Exam schedule.
    • Trial Advocacy section assignments.
    • Bookstore hours.
    • 2005-06 academic calendar.
    • Legal, Ethical & Political Issues in Business: Cross-listed course.
    • Spring 2006 preliminary schedule.
    • U-Pass distribution.
    • Spring 2005 CALI award winners.
    • Spring 2005 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
    • London Law Consortium program.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours and contact information.

Financial Aid  »

  • The loan disbursement process: step-by-step.
  • Fall 2005 disbursement schedule.
  • Refund checks.

Student Services  »

  • Welcome new students!
  • New location for the Office of Student Services.
  • Fall 2005 U-Pass distribution.
  • Lactation/milk expression room available.
  • Mentor program update.
  • Important health insurance announcements.
    • Student health insurance for 2005-06.
    • Enrolling in health insurance.
    • Getting enrollments processed early.
    • Waiving health insurance.
    • New online tool.
    • Enrolling dependents.
    • Checking your enrollment status.
    • Health insurance FAQ.

Career Services  »

  • Welcome back.
  • Interviewing tips program.
  • Fall interviewing information.
  • PSLawNet Fellowship Corner.
  • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for 1Ls.
  • Spring internship at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Fall semester hours.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowships.
  • New resources! Government Honors & Internship Handbook 2005-06 and Gender on Trial.
  • Message to visiting and transfer students.

Scholarships  »

  • No new entries this week.
Academics & Student Programs

Academic Support Program

  • Fall 2005 small group petitions available online.

Law Offices/Clinic  »

  • Public interest position - paid opportunity.
  • Advice desk - paid opportunity.
  • Fall semester in-house clinic orientation information.
  • U.S. Attorney's Office externships - spring semester.
  • Fall externship opportunities.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:

International Law and Policy -- Assistant Dean Lydia Lazar  »

  • Welcome incoming LL.M. students.
  • Welcome returning J.D. students.
  • Fall 2005 events:
    • August 30: Deputy Consul General Andy David of the Israeli Consulate in Chicago speaks to faculty and students about disengagement.
    • September 14: Fall Welcoming Gathering, the first social event of the term.
    • September 21: Lt. Col. Amos Guiora will speak on the dilemmas facing democratic states as they combat terrorism.
    • October 6: The Fall Conference on Landmine Action presents former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake.
  • In Search of Pro-Americanism?

Writing competitions  »

  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Additional laptop configuration classes - week of August 22, 2005.
  • How to transfer your existing Chicago-Kent e-mail to your new alumnae/i account.
  • Free e-mail available to Chicago-Kent alumnae/i at
  • Attention: Printing and e-mail termination for December 2004 and May 2005 graduates.
  • Speed of the upgraded Webmail system.
  • Chicago-Kent's wireless network.
  • Loaner laptop policy.
  • All students required to show student ID at CLC Help Desk.
  • Anti-SPAM system for Chicago-Kent.
  • Web page naming conventions.
  • Computer acceptable use policy.
  • Top three ways to stop SPAM.
  • Windows Update instructions.
  • Remove unnecessary files on network.
  • Standard monthly network maintenance reminder.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat4562.
  • Office hours.
  • Contact us.

Library  »

  • Fall library hours.
  • General library policies.
  • Featured resource: On the Docket.

LexisNexis  »

  • Welcome Back!
  • Tip of the Week.
  • Creating a custom LexisNexis ID.
  • LexisNexis representative contact information.

Read the latest Faculty Newsletter for information about the Chicago-Kent faculty's recent speaking engagements, forthcoming publications, new research projects and other activities.

From Professor Bartram S. Brown  »

  • Research assistant positions available.
Institutes & Centers
  • No announcements in this issue.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours for fall semester.
  • Student employment for fall 2005 semester.
  • Discounted public parking rates for fall 2005 semester.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Traffic alert! Washington Boulevard bridge closed August through December.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Chicago-Kent Advocates pizza lunch!
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • Student volunteer opportunities.
  • Upcoming 2005 programs.

Public Affairs  »

  • "Checklist for New Web Pages" -- a new Dreamweaver tutorial.
  • Public affairs offers assistance in posting student organization Record announcements for the beginning of the fall term.
  • Record templates available for students and administrators.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources schedule online.
Student Organizations

Student Organizations: Click here for the template to use for creating Record announcement pages. More information is available on the About the Record page.

NOTE: Each student organization will be responsible for posting its own announcements beginning with the October 10 issue of the Record. Training sessions will be announced to student organization presidents shortly.

Chicago-Kent Law Review

  • New staff members.
  • Best case comment from the 2005 Summer Candidacy Program.

Journal of Intellectual Property

  • Welcome back!
  • Interested in working on the Journal this year?
  • Contacting the Journal.

Kent Justice Foundation

  • Come to our first meeting of the year - August 25 at noon.

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