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Headlines for the Week of March 30, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 1: Panel discussion on "The New Climate for Confronting Climate: The Energy Sector and an Agenda for Change."

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Law Week activities.
  • Summer 2009 class schedule and registration.
  • April 3: Deadline for change of division requests.
  • Spring 2009 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • April 6 to 15: Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • April 6 to 15: Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Last chance for feedback. CLC Computer Center Services Survey deadline extended to April 3.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • April 6 to 15: Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
  • April 6 to 15: Exam method registration.
  • March 23 to April 3: Change of division requests.
  • 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  »

  • Registration is now open for the IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities.
  • 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 6 to 7: Save the date for the Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA) 2009 Diversity Job Fair.
  • 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 31: CSO workshop: "Stand out in Today's Stagnant Economy."
  • April 1 to 3: DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute.
  • April 1: Application deadline for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.
  • April 2: The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms invites 1L and 2L 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.
  • April 15: Parents as Law Students (PALS) presents "Attorneys with Families and Achieving Work-Life Balance."
  • April 18: Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc. presents "Navigating a Real Estate Transaction: A Program for Law Students and New Attorneys."
  • April 21: CSO workshop: "Dealing with a Bad Economy."
  • April 21: Deadline to apply for invitation to the Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- & Third-Year Law Students.
  • BP is accepting applications for its 2009 Summer Legal Intern Program.
  • U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Illinois is accepting applications for its fall 2009 intern program.
  • Access the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank.
  • Password-protected sites now available through Symplicity.
  • Law Bulletin Legal Employment Weekly online bulletin.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information for the Class of 2009:
    • Required graduation forms:
      • Cap and gown form: Due April 6.
      • MANDATORY graduate survey: Due April 17.
    • April 14: Final graduation photo sessions. Sign up today!
    • Your Commencement timeline.
  • 2009 Class Gift: The race is on!
    • April 15: Deadline for reaching goal of 75 donors is approaching!
    • Section contest.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Defense Research Institute Diversity Scholarship.
  • 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 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  »

  • March 30: Applications for summer 2009 In-House Clinics are due at noon.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division.
  • Fall 2009: Intellectual property (IP) legal externship for IP certificate participants.
  • Summer and fall 2009: Externships with Cook County Domestic Relations Court.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Workers' Compensation Division.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with Chicago Transit Authority Legal Department.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award for first-year students.
  • Administrative memo number 10.
  • Summer clerk position at OILP (J.D. students only).
  • CASCLE Language Exchange Table: Tuesdays.
  • 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 the Chicago Cultural Center.
  • April 9: CASCLE panel discussion on "Practicing Law in China vs. Practicing Law in the U.S."
  • April 9: "Bird's Nest--Herzog & De Meuron in China," free film showing at the Chicago Cultural Center.
  • April 11: Second annual Chicago Conference on Human Rights.
  • Clinton Global Initiative University Outstanding Commitment Awards.
  • Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) official newsletter.
  • Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution call for papers.
  • Tuition-free summer programs at Chicago-Kent's partner university in Mexico.
  • 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  »

  • Windows Vista 64-bit printing is now available in labs 700, 760 and 900.
  • Last chance for feedback. CLC Computer Center Services Survey deadline extended to April 3.
  • Printing and e-mail/network accounts for December 2008 graduates.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5565.
  • 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:
  • 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 Steven Heyman  »

  • Summer research assistant needed for project on First Amendment jurisprudence.

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.
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  »

  • April 7: 19th annual Henry Morris Lecture in International & Comparative Law: "Uniformity v. Diversity in Law in a Global World: Examples from Commercial & Procedural Law."
  • 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

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  »

  • Law Week is here! Click for details of specific event times and places!
  • April 5: SBA meeting, 5 p.m. in room 305.
  • New constitutional amendment regarding voting for elections: Click to view.
  • SBA elections coming up April 7 and 8 at the bookstore!
  • SBA President Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. in room C88.
  • Questions for SBA? Comments for SBA? E-mail them to us!

Corporate Law Society  »

  • CLS is proud to present the 2009 Spring Speaker Series!
    • April 2: "White-Collar Crimes in the Post-Madoff Era," 4 p.m. in room C50. Speakers include Edward Carter, Illinois assistant attorney general, and Patrick Coffey, partner at Locke Lorde Bissell & Liddell.
    • April 7: "The Wave of Bankruptcies Arising from the Financial Meltdown," 4 p.m. in room C50. Speakers include Robert Nachman, member at Dykema.
    • April 16: Keynote speakers, 4:30 p.m. in room C50, and alumni reception, 5:30 p.m. in the 10th floor event room. Keynote speakers include Paul Forrester, partner at Mayer Brown, and Adolfo Laurenti, senior economist at Mesirow Financial.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • 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 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 15: Save the date! PALS is sponsoring "Attorneys with Families" speaking engagement. (Please note new date; updated 3/30/09)

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