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Headlines for the Week of February 9, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Congratulations to the moot court team.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Fall 2008 class ranks.
  • Elective courses subject to mandatory curve.
  • ASP small group sessions.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Pass/fail election deadline.
  • Making up an incomplete grade.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

  • Academic Support Program information.
  • Black History Month.
  • U-Pass information.

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  »

  • Congratulations to Michelle Vodenik on the birth of her daughter.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is accepting applications for its 2009 Diversity Legal Internship Program.
  • The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging is accepting applications for its 2009-10 Fellowship in Law & Aging.
  • The Black Women Lawyers' Association (BWLA) is accepting applications for its spring essay scholarship.
  • The Legal Studies Institute is accepting applications for its summer 2009 program in Washington, D.C.
  • February 10: Immigration Law Careers and Opportunities.
  • 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:
    • March 4 is Graduation Fair Day. Order your cap and gown in person!
    • Required graduation forms.
    • Commencement photo sign-up.
  • 2009 Class Gift:
    • February 10: Class Gift project announcement!
  • Attention student organization leaders: Learn how the Alumni Association can help you!
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the DuPage County Bar Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship. The deadline is March 3.
  • Apply now for the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship. The deadline is March 31.
  • Apply now for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship. The deadline is April 1.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club Scholarship. The deadline is July 1.
  • 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.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Summer 2009: Externships with Chicago Transit Authority Legal Department.
  • Summer 2009: Externships with U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
  • Summer 2009: Externships with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Summer 2009: Externships with U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
  • 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: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • February 11: Study abroad information session.
  • February 12 to 15: Student bailiffs needed for Midwest rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition at Chicago-Kent.
  • Administrative memo number 8.
  • 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  »

  • 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 sdat5518.
  • CLC Web site: http://www.kentlaw.edu/clc.

Library  »

  • Library spring hours.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • A reminder about security in the library!
  • Featured resource: Downtown Campus Library Research Guides.
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Job opening for law student at CALI.
  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.
Faculty

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.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • Upcoming CLE programs.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and administrators.

Special Notices  »

  • Call for nominations: 2009 Julia Beveridge Awards for outstanding women of the IIT community. Nominations due by February 17.
  • 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 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 room C88.

American Constitution Society  »

  • February 11: "The Impeachment of Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich," a panel discussion with Michael J. Kasper, Dean Krent and Professor Rosen, 5 p.m. in room C50.
  • February 17: Third annual Supreme Court Review and luncheon with Professor Nahmod, noon in room 170. Key cases and holdings from the Supreme Court's 2007-08 term.

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association  »

  • February 12: Korean BBQ night at San Soo Gab San. Meet at school at 8:30 p.m. or meet us there at 9 p.m.

Corporate Law Society  »

  • February 11: Our first happy hour of the semester, 6 p.m. Look for an announcement regarding the location soon!

Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association  »

  • February 11: Social/meeting, 3 to 4 p.m. in room 345. Beer and pizza provided!
  • February 16: Tamale sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Immigration Law Society  »

  • February 10: Immigration Law Careers and Opportunities panel discussion, noon.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • February 11: Valentine's bake sale.
  • April 2: Save the date! Spring auction.

Student Hurricane Network  »

  • Twenty-two students and an alum attended our winter break trip: Updates and pictures.
  • Spring break trip to volunteer in New Orleans: Spots are filling up quickly, so sign up soon if you want to go!
  • Opportunity to get involved with the national network: Represent Chicago-Kent on membership calls.

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