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Headlines for the Week of February 16, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Chicago-Kent wins Midwest regional championship of the National Trial Competition.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Fall 2008 CALI winners.
  • Fall 2008 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
  • Elective courses subject to mandatory curve.
  • 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  »

  • Welcome Pascale Bishop, director of career services and recruitment manager.
  • Congratulations to Michelle Vodenik on the birth of her daughter.
  • 2009 Patent Law Interview Program student registration.
  • Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing networking opportunity.
  • Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Holland & Knight 1L event: "Demystifying the Large Law Firm Practice."
  • February 19: Application deadline for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's 2009 Diversity Legal Internship Program.
  • February 20 to 22: Rebellious Lawyering Conference in New Haven, Conn.
  • February 25: Black Women Lawyers' Association resume review and mock interview workshop.
  • February 27: Deadline for Finnegan Diversity Scholarship.
  • February 27 to 28: "Working in the Public Interest: Advancing Social Justice" conference at the University of Georgia School of Law.
  • February 28: 2009 Small Business Opportunity Conference at Northwestern Law School.
  • 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.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation is accepting applications for funding of unpaid legal internships at government agencies.
  • 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.
  • Announcing the 2009 Class Gift!
  • Student organizations: Learn how the Alumni Association can help you! (Deadline is February 20.)
  • 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

J.D. certificate programs  »

  • March 2: Informational reception for all certificate programs.

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program: Informational meeting information.
  • Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation: Informational meeting information.
  • 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:
  • March 3: "Justice for Congo: The First Case of the International Criminal Court."
  • March 9: "Constitutionalisation of EU Economic Law and Its Impact in the Field of IP."
  • March 15: Deadline to apply for study abroad in summer or fall 2009.
  • Administrative memo number 8.
  • Deak Award for best student article on international law.
  • July 19 to August 15: 2009 Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law.
  • European Commission launches new guide to studying in Europe.
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers 2009 Writing Competition rules. The competition ends in May.
  • New entries this week:
    • Sarah Weddington Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights.
    • Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
    • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Law Student Writing Competition.
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 sdat5523.
  • 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: 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.

From Professor Sheldon Nahmod  »

  • April 7: Lincoln Trio to perform at Chicago-Kent.

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  »

  • April 7: Lincoln Trio to perform at Chicago-Kent.
  • Institute for Law and the Humanities paper prize.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • March 2: Informational reception for all certificate programs.
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 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, 4 to 5 p.m. in room C88.

American Constitution Society  »

  • 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.

Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association  »

  • February 16: Tamale sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • April 2: Save the date! Spring auction.

Parents As Law Students (PALS)  »

  • February 19: PALS first general meeting of the spring semester. Please come join us for dinner, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room C40.

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.

South Asian Law Students Association  »

  • February 17: SALSA samosa sale, begins 11:30 a.m. in the Spak.
  • February 18: SALSA general body meeting, 3 p.m. Location TBD.

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