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Headlines for the Week of January 26, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • January 28: Memorial service for Manan Shah.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Adding and dropping classes.
  • U-Pass distribution.
  • Legal Writing ethics guidelines.
  • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
  • Counseling services.
  • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
  • 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.
  • 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 27: Preparing for Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • January 28: Careers in Law Networking Night.
  • January 29: Practice Tracks Career Fair 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 2: Deadline for Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) Law Student Clerkship Program in Vietnam.
  • February 4: U.S. Army JAG Corps interviews for 3L and 1L students.
  • February 7: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • February 10: Immigration Law Careers and Opportunities.
  • Mock interviews for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation is accepting applications for funding of unpaid legal internships at government agencies.
  • Registration is open for the "Working in the Public Interest: Advancing Social Justice" conference at the University of Georgia School of Law.
  • 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.
  • Jenner & Block summer apartment sublet service.

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 employment opportunity: Clerk to special master in federal court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Summer 2009 semester: Externship with U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration Court.
  • Summer/fall 2009 semesters: Judicial externships.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • January 27: Reception for new LL.M. and exchange students.
  • January 27: Language Loop information session.
  • Administrative memo number 8.
  • February 5: Lunar New Year party sponsored by the Chinese Bar Association of Chicago.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • 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 sdat5503.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Library spring hours.
  • 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.
  • Spring 2009 student hiring procedures.
  • Discount parking: DTC faculty, staff and students for 2009 spring and summer semesters.
  • 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  »

  • February 1: Student organization budgets due.
  • February 8: Student Bar Association meeting, 5 p.m. in room 305.
  • February 11: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
  • February 18: Nominations due for the Bar & Gavel Society, Faculty Member of the Year Award, Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award, and Staff Member of the Year Award.
  • SBA President Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. in the SBA room on the concourse level.

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association  »

  • January 27: General body meeting, noon in room 170. Come find out about this semester's events and opportunities and have some free lunch.
  • January 28: Tax assistance program volunteering training, 3 p.m. in room 510.
  • January 30: Happy hour, 5 p.m. at Poag Mahone's. Wind down the week and celebrate a new semester!


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