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Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Enjoy spring break!
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program awards.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Spring break begins on March 14 at noon.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • May 1: Deadline for revoking pass/fail.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

  • Academic Support Program information.
  • U-Pass information.

Financial Aid  »

  • March 31 and April 1: Mark your calendar! Financial aid repayment information sessions.
  • 2009-10 FAFSA application available.
  • Spring financial aid reminder.

Career Services  »

  • Indian American Bar Association of Chicago Law Student Public Interest Fellowship.
  • National Black Prosecutors Association 26th annual Conference and Job Fair.
  • The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association annual Career Fair and Conference.
  • Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair in Kansas City, Mo.
  • August 28 to 29: Save the date for the 2009 Tri-State Diversity Recruitment Program.
  • August 21: Save the date for the Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Minority Law Student Job Fair.
  • March 24 and 25: "How to Use Lexis for Your Job Search."
  • March 18 to 20: Volunteer and networking opportunity with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).
  • March 20: Deadline to apply for summer and fall externships with the Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division.
  • March 24: "Non-Firm Job Opportunities in Health Law."
  • March 25: Live webinar: "Why the Downturn May Be the Right Time to Start Your Own Law Firm."
  • March 31: Workshop: "Stand out in Today's Stagnant Economy."
  • Mock interviews in March.
  • April 2: The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms invites 1L women law students to "Success Strategies for Women in Law Firms."
  • April 7 and 8: Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) orientation.
  • April 8: CSO workshop: "How to Handle Assignments."
  • April 11: Deadline to apply for a summer internship with the Midwest Regional Office of Amnesty International.
  • April 14: "Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs."
  • April 14: The National Association of Women Lawyers presents "From Backpack to Briefcase: A Transition Program for Law Students."
  • April 15: Public Interest Fellowships Panel.
  • April 15: Skadden Public Interest Fellowship Program at Northwestern University School of Law.
  • 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 Legal Studies Institute is accepting applications for its summer 2009 program in Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Illinois is accepting applications for its fall 2009 intern program.
  • Law Bulletin Legal Employment Weekly online bulletin.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information for the Class of 2009:
    • Your Commencement timeline.
    • April 14: Final graduation photo sessions. Sign up today!
    • Required graduation forms.
  • 2009 Class Gift:
    • Class of 2009 donors: We need you!
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Enter now for the Nonsmokers' Rights Essay Contest.
  • Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Knights of Dabrowski Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Jeremy Protas LGBT Patent Law 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 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.
  • April 1: Deadline to apply for Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship.
  • April 15: Deadline to apply for iModules Educational Scholarship Program.
  • 2009 Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest.
  • The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • Bookstore sale:
    • All greeting cards are now 25 cents each.
    • Bargain books are now 50 percent off the sticker price.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Fall 2009: Intellectual property (IP) legal externship for IP certificate participants.
  • Summer and fall 2009: Externships with Cook County Domestic Relations Court.
  • Summer 2009: Externships with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
  • Summer and fall 2009: Externships with Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • Summer 2009: Externships with Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Workers' Compensation Division.
  • 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.
  • Judicial externships: Fall 2009 semester.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • CASCLE Language Exchange Table: Tuesdays.
  • March 25: "Milosevic on Trial" film showing.
  • March 26: CASCLE and APALSA host Asian Culture Night.
  • April 1: CASCLE panel discussion on "Developing Business as an IP Attorney."
  • April 2: "Building Peace in the Pursuit of Justice in Darfur." Free event at Chicago Cultural Center.
  • April 9: CASCLE panel discussion on "Practicing Law in China vs. Practicing Law in the U.S."
  • Clinton Global Initiative University Outstanding Commitment Awards.
  • Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution call for papers.
  • Tuition-free summer programs at Chicago-Kent's partner university in Mexico.
  • Administrative memo number 9.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Reminder: CLC Computer Center Services Survey.
  • Printing and e-mail/network accounts for December 2008 graduates.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5550.
  • 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: Securities and Exchange Commission IDEA Database.
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.

From Professor Susan Adams  »

  • Call for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistants: 2009-10.

From Professor Sheldon Nahmod  »

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

Faculty Newsletters

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Technology summer fellowship opportunity: CAJT invites students to apply for a 10-week fellowship.
  • Submit letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

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 24: 31st annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: "Return of the Public: Why Market Fundamentalism Failed and What Labor Can Do About It to Save the World."
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  »

  • March 24: 31st annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: "Return of the Public: Why Market Fundamentalism Failed and What Labor Can Do About It to Save the World."
  • Upcoming CLE programs.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Call for nominations: Staff Excellence in Service Award. Nominations due by March 30.
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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Student Bar Association  »

  • Law Week is coming! March 30 to April 4. More details to come. Click for details!
  • New constitutional amendment regarding voting for elections: Click to view.
  • SBA President Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. in room C88.
  • Questions for SBA? Comments for SBA? E-mail them to us!

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association  »

  • March 24: Last general body meeting, noon to 1 p.m. in room C35.
  • March 26: Asian Culture Night, 6 to 9 p.m. in the 10th floor event room. Food and music. Free, open to everyone.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • March 25: Alumni reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the 10th floor event room. Hors d'oeuvres will be served with a selection of wine and beer.
  • If you are interested in joining IPLS, there are membership forms on the IPLS bulletin board on the Concourse.

Justinian Society  »

  • Call for interest in the Justinian Society!

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • KJF Fellowship information.
  • April 2: Auction.
  • Volunteer to work the at the auction!

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • March 31: "Things to Think About" program for 1Ls and 2Ls. Learn how to structure your academic experience while at Chicago-Kent.

Parents As Law Students (PALS)  »

  • April 8: Save the date! PALS is co-sponsoring a distinguished Chicago-Kent alumna's speaking engagement.
  • April 16: Save the date! PALS is sponsoring "Attorneys with Families" speaking engagement.

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