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Headlines for the Week of December 1, 2008

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • December 4: Dean's Roundtable featuring Carrie Hightman.
  • Appellate Advocacy.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Last week of semester.
  • Spring 2009 schedule and registration:
    • Final spring 2009 schedule and registration bulletin.
    • Registration instructions.
    • Registration for first-year students.
  • Fall 2008 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Spring 2009 schedule and registration.
  • December 6: Deadline for revoking pass-fail.
  • Enrollment verifications: New procedure.
  • Replacement ID cards.
  • Office hours.
  • Weekly staff meeting.

Student Services

  • Finals events.
  • Winter raffles.
  • Student health insurance information:
    • Enrollment.
    • Waiver for spring.
  • U-Pass information:
    • Fall activation.
    • Spring distribution.
    • Replacement information.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall financial aid deadline.
  • 2009-10 FAFSA reminder.

Career Services  »

  • December 3: 1L Job Options Panel at Mayer Brown.
  • December 10: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) registration deadline.
  • December 30: Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms Sweet Home Chicago Reception.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Fall 2008 graduates: Mandatory graduation survey.
    • Spring 2009 graduates.
    • Out-of-town graduates.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Apply now for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship. The deadline is
    December 12.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship. The deadline is
    December 12.
  • The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Scholarship.
  • 2009 Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest.
  • Institute of Management Accountants Scholarships.
  • The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • December 1 to 24: Book buyback.
  • Greeting cards are 75 percent off while they last.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Resurrection Health Care.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel. 3Ls preferred.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Workers' Compensation Division.
  • Summer 2009 semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Illinois Attorney General.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • December 3: Holiday and graduation party for LL.M. students.
  • Final administrative memo of the semester.
  • July 19 to August 15: 2009 Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law.
  • European Commission launches new guide to studying in Europe.
  • Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • November 24: SofTest registration and download site for fall 2008 final exams opens.
  • AppleMac support.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5445.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Extended hours for finals.
  • Library fall hours.
  • Restricted access for exams.
  • New! Faster search tools available on the library test Web site.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • A reminder about security in the library!
  • Featured resource: Library Online Catalog.
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.

Faculty Newsletters

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Student associate needed for Self-Help Web Center!
  • Student associate needed for the Center for Access to Justice & Technology!
  • Submit letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Graduate Program in Public Administration  »

  • Part-time student research assistant needed. The position begins in January after the winter break.

Institute for Law and the Humanities  »

  • Institute for Law and the Humanities paper prize.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Regular fall building and library hours will be in effect from Sunday, November 30, through Friday, December 5.
  • Final exam building and library hours beginning Saturday, December 6, through Monday, December 22.
  • Fall 2008 student hiring procedures.
  • Discount parking: DTC faculty, staff and students for fall 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.
  • Admissions office hours.

Public Affairs  »

  • 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.

Student Bar Association  »

  • Tentative SBA meeting: December 7.
  • Good luck with finals!

Environmental Law Society  »

  • December 2: Sale of baked goods, coffee, fresh fruit, CFL light bulbs, ELS shirts and reusable mugs.

Evening Law Student Society  »

  • December 1 to 5: Toy drive for Connections for Abused Women and Their Children.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Knitting follow-up.
  • Semester wrap-up.

Student Hurricane Network  »

  • January 4 to 9: Winter break trip to New Orleans to perform recovery and social justice work.
  • Opportunity to get involved with the National Student Hurricane Network: Represent Chicago-Kent on membership calls.

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