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Headlines for the Week of January 19, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back.
  • Inauguration Day.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Welcome back!
  • U-Pass distribution.
  • TVs for viewing inauguration events.
  • Spring 2009 semester information:
    • Initial reading assignments.
    • Course information updates.
    • Revised spring schedule (with classroom assignments).
    • Adding and dropping classes.
    • Trial Advocacy section assignments.
    • Exam schedule.
    • Bookstore hours.
    • Academic calendar.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
  • Fall 2008 grade submissions.
  • Illinois bar exam: Informational sessions.
  • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • July 2009 Illinois bar applications.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • CORRECTION: Expansion of lifetime learning credit.
  • Weather closing information.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Grading deadlines and class ranks.
  • Graduation application deadline.
  • Pass/fail election deadline.
  • Making up an incomplete grade.
  • Spring 2009 schedule and registration.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

  • Welcome back.
  • Insurance information.
  • U-Pass information.
  • Programming: Inauguration events.
  • Academic Support Program: Spring 2009.

Financial Aid  »

  • Chicago-Kent and Stuart scholarship update.
  • Spring disbursement process: Step-by-step.
  • Spring 2009 disbursement schedule.
  • 2009-10 FAFSA application available.
  • Spring financial aid reminder.

Career Services  »

  • January 21: Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms program on Different Paths to Get to a Large Law Firm.
  • January 23: Deadline for 2009 Shedd Aquarium Georges Fellowship for Conservation.
  • January 27: Preparing for Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • January 28: Careers in Law Networking Night.
  • January 29: Practice Tracks Program.
  • January 30: Application deadline for Association of Corporate Counsel Minority Law Student Summer Internship Program.
  • January 30 and 31: Husch Blackwell Sanders Annual Symposium for Clerkship and Career Development.
  • February 7: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship.
  • Panel discussion with past recipients of the Association of Corporate Counsel Minority Law Student Summer Internship Program.
  • VABAW Law Student Clerkship Program in Vietnam.
  • FCBA Foundation is accepting applications for funding of unpaid legal internships at government agencies.
  • Online registration for the Rebellious Lawyering Conference is now open.
  • Political and civil service appointments in the Obama administration.
  • Department of Justice volunteer legal internship opportunities for spring and summer 2009.
  • NALP summer apartment exchange.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information for the Class of 2009:
    • Required graduation forms.
    • Commencement photo sign-up.
    • Join the 2009 Class Gift Committee.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • March 1: Deadline to apply for Chicago Lesbian and Gay Bar Association Scholarship.
  • March 2: Deadline to apply for ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
  • April 1: Deadline to apply for Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship.
  • April 15: Deadline to apply for iModules Educational Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship.
  • 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  »

  • January 20 to February 1: All Champion apparel is 25 percent off.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Resurrection Health Care.
  • Spring 2009 semester: Externship with Illinois Attorney General.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • Deak Award for best student article on international law.
  • March 15: Deadline to apply for study abroad in summer or fall 2009.
  • 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.
  • New entries this week:
    • ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Essay Contest.
    • Sovereignty Symposium XXII Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition.
    • Houston Journal of International Law James Baker Hughes Prize.
    • American Bankruptcy Institute Student Writing Competition.
    • Saint Louis University School of Law Student Legal Writers' Association.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Welcome back, Chicago-Kent students.
  • Print account balances were reset on January 9.
  • Printing and e-mail/network accounts for December 2008 graduates.
  • Kentlaw e-mail forwarding now available.
  • AppleMac support.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5497.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Library spring hours.
  • Part-time student employment in the library.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • A reminder about security in the library!
  • Featured resource: New library Web site.
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.

From Professor César Rosado Marzán  »

  • Student research assistant needed.

Faculty Newsletters

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Submit letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Graduate Program in Public Administration  »

  • Part-time student research assistant needed.

Institute for Law and the Humanities  »

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

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring 2009 semester building and library hours, effective January 20.
  • Building and library hours for the holidays, through January 19.
  • 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  »

  • Welcome back!
  • February 1: Student organization budgets due.
  • February 8: Student Bar Association meeting, 5 p.m. in room 305.


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