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Headlines for the Week of September 1, 2008

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: No classes on Monday, September 1.
  • Student Organization Fair: September 3.
  • Legal Writing Ethics Guidelines.
  • ASP Workshop: Preparing for and getting the most out of classes: September 9 & 10.
  • Security reminder: Watch your valuables!
  • IIT emergency notification service.
  • U-Pass and ID distribution.
  • Adding and dropping courses.
  • Academic counseling.
  • Private area for contemplation.
  • Spring 2008 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
  • Additional spring 2008 CALI Award winners.
  • New Chicago-Kent Law Review members.
  • Counseling services.
  • Bar registration for first-year services.
  • February 2009 and July 2009 Illinois bar applications.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Welcome back.
  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail deadline.
  • Registration deadline.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • Graduation application deadline.
  • Weekly staff meeting.

Student Services

  • Welcome back!
  • Insurance information.
  • Upcoming events.

Financial Aid  »

  • Attention: Edamerica borrowers.
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.
  • Title IV authorization form now available!
  • Full-tuition scholarships and Honors Scholars notification.
  • Fall disbursement schedule.
  • Disbursement process step-by-step.
  • Kent Scholarships awarded for continuing students.
  • Attention: Bank of America borrowers.

Career Services  »

  • Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Internship Opportunity Program.
  • Don't forget to report callbacks and offers.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Attention student organization leaders: Learn how the Alumni Association can help you!
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Jack Carey Scholarship from the Cook County Public Defenders Office.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • Fall study aid contest.
  • Greeting card sale.


Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Judicial externships: Spring 2009 semester.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office.
  • Awards for Law Offices clinical professors.
  • Law Offices attorneys help free innocent man.
  • Law Offices professor admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:

Legal Research and Writing Program  »

  • Winner of the 2008 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award.
  • September 10: Study abroad information session for J.D. students
  • Administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students
  • September 18: YLS Meet the Committee Night and Social Hour
  • European Commission launches new guide to studying in Europe.
  • Check out the OILP spring newsletter!
  • E-mail information for graduates.
  • "International" clerkship opportunity for J.D. students.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

Library  »

  • Library fall hours.
  • Improved lighting in the library.
  • A reminder about security in the library!
  • Featured resource: Making of Modern Law.
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • September 9: Law, Technology and the Poor -- volunteer opportunities information session (refreshments served).
  • A2J Author featured in Law Day 2008 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
  • Gain real-world experience this semester by helping others at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • Submit letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Humanities  »

  • Institute for Law and the Humanities paper prize.

Institute for Science, Law and Technology  »

  • Research assistants needed.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall semester building and library hours, effective August 18.
  • Fall 2008 student hiring procedures.
  • Discount parking: DTC faculty, staff and students for spring/summer 2008.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • DTC Bursar's Office hours.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates! Informational meeting on September 9.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • September 18: Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference.
  • Upcoming programs in CLE.

Public Affairs  »

  • 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 hours at the Downtown Campus.
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 13 issue of the Record. Information about training sessions has been sent to student organization presidents. Through the October 6 Record issue, announcements from those student organizations not posting their own Record pages will be collected together on one page. (Follow the links below to organization announcements.)


Student Bar Association  »

  • September 3: Student Organization Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on the second- and third-floor concourses.
  • September 4: SBA Social, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at RedNoFive.
  • September 7: First SBA meeting of the year, 6 p.m. in room 305.
  • SBA 1L elections will be held on September 2 and 3.

Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association  »

  • September 10: HLLSA first general body meeting, 5 p.m. in room 270.
  • September 10: Diverse Student Welcome Reception, 5:30 p.m. at Allstar's.
  • September 10: Public Defender career panel, 3 p.m.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • September 3: Visit the IPLS table at the Student Organization Fair!
  • September 4: IP welcome reception.
  • September 5: IP happy hour.

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