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Headlines for the Week of February 23, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Centennial Visitor William Eskridge.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • March 2: Informational reception for all certificate programs.
  • Additional fall 2008 CALI winners.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • May 1: Deadline for revoking pass/fail.
  • 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.
  • 2009 Patent Law Interview Program student registration.
  • Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing networking opportunity.
  • Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair in Kansas City, Mo.
  • August 21: Save the date for the Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Minority Law Student Job Fair.
  • February 25: Black Women Lawyers' Association resume review and mock interview workshop.
  • February 27: Deadline for Finnegan Diversity Scholarship.
  • February 27 and 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.
  • March 3: Non-Firm Job Opportunities in Labor & Employment Law.
  • March 5: Holland & Knight 1L event: "Demystifying the Large Law Firm Practice."
  • March 5: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Reception for Law Students.
  • The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms invites 1L women law students to "Success Strategies for Women in Law Firms."
  • BP is accepting applications for its 2009 Summer Legal Intern Program.
  • The Chicago Bar Association is hosting a program on "Opening a Law Firm."
  • 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.
  • Law Bulletin Legal Employment Weekly online bulletin.
  • 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.
    • This week: Commencement photo sittings!
  • 2009 Class Gift:
    • Make a gift or pledge for the Class of 2009 Green Initiative today!
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the American Association of University Women 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  »

  • Summer 2009: Externships with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division.
  • Summer 2009: Cook County States' Attorney's Office, Workers' Compensation Division.
  • February 25: LADR Certificate Program informational meeting. Applications are now available.
  • February 25: Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation informational meeting. Applications are now available.
  • 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 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: Externship with U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration Court.
  • Judicial externships: Fall 2009 semester.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • 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:
    • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Writing Competition.
    • ABA Section of Family Law Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest.
    • Federal Circuit Bar Association George Hutchinson Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Printing and e-mail/network accounts for December 2008 graduates.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5530.
  • 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: PubMed.
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.
Faculty

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  »

  • Volunteer student bailiffs needed for American Association of Justice Mock Trial Competition.
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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Student Bar Association  »

  • SBA President Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. in room C88.

Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association  »

  • February 25: "Death in Detention: Why Are Immigrants Dying in Immigration Detention?" with speaker Mark Heller, 3 to 4 p.m. in room C20.
  • February 27: HLLSA social event.
  • March 11: Lawyers in the Classroom training, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room C50.

Immigration Law Society  »

  • February 25: "Death in Detention: Why Are Immigrants Dying in Immigration Detention?" with speaker Mark Heller, 3 to 4 p.m. in room C20.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • February 25: General meeting, 3 to 4 p.m. in room C40. Pizza and soda will be served.
  • If you are interested in joining IPLS, there are membership forms on the IPLS bulletin board on the Concourse.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • April 2: Save the date! Spring auction.

Student Hurricane Network  »

  • February 24: Mardi Gras fundraising party at Rockit Bar & Grill!
  • Twenty-two students and an alum attended our winter break trip: Updates and pictures.

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