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Headlines for the Week of April 13, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 15: "Free Speech and Human Dignity" lecture by Professor Steven J. Heyman.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Summer 2009 registration.
  • Fall 2009 preliminary schedule.
  • Spring 2009 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • April 15: Deadline for exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • April 15: Deadline for exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Early bird bar preparation program for Chicago-Kent students.
  • Bar exam preparation courses.
  • April 22: Trial team tryouts.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • April 15: Deadline for exam conflict/reschedule requests.
  • April 15: Deadline for exam method registration.
  • May 1: Deadline for revoking pass/fail.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

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

Financial Aid  »

  • Did you miss the repayment plan workshop?
  • Summer awarding information.
  • Graduate PLUS loan repayment answers.
  • 2009-10 FAFSA application available.
  • May 1: Spring financial aid deadline.
  • Attention spring graduates: Federal loan exit counseling.

Career Services  »

  • Make-up procedures for mandatory Fall OCI Program orientation.
  • Urban Debate Advocacy Fellowship for recent graduates and current 3Ls.
  • Registration is now open for the Boston Lawyers Group Job Fairs for Law Students of Color.
  • Registration is now open for the St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
  • Registration is now open for the Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Minority Law Student Job Fair.
  • Registration is now open for the IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Government 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 17 to 19: National Lawyers Guild Midwest Regional Conference: "We Dissent: Taking Back Our Civil Liberties."
  • 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 on "Dealing with a Bad Economy."
  • April 21: Deadline to apply for invitation to the Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- & Third-Year Law Students.
  • April 28: CSO Program: Boot Camp for Summer Jobs.
  • U.S. Attorney for the 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  »

  • April 14: Take a Break with Alumni: "The Value of Networking."
  • Commencement information for the Class of 2009:
    • April 14: Final graduation photo sessions. Sign up today!
    • Required graduation forms:
      • Cap and gown form: Due ASAP.
      • MANDATORY graduate survey: Due April 17.
    • Your Commencement timeline.
  • 2009 Class Gift: April 15 deadline for 75 donors!
    • Meet the Class of 1983 $5000 challenge with 75 donors.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Attorney CPA Foundation Scholarship.
  • 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.
  • Apply now for the Knights of Dabrowski Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Jeremy Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club Scholarship. The deadline is July 1.
  • April 15: Deadline to apply for iModules Educational Scholarship Program.
  • The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • April 17: The bookstore will be closed all day for inventory.
  • Limited-edition boxed copy of Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges on sale.
  • Bookstore sale:
    • Clearance rack items are 50 percent off at the register.
    • 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 In-House Clinic applications are now available.
  • 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: 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.
  • Summer internship in China for a female J.D. student.
  • Reminder: Graduate survey and cap and gown order forms due!
  • Administrative memo number 10.
  • Summer clerk position at OILP (J.D. students only).
  • CASCLE Language Exchange Table: Tuesdays.
  • 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  »

  • Thank you for completing the CLC Computer Center Services Survey.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5579.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • May 1 to 15: Restricted access for exams.
  • Library spring hours.
  • Part-time student employment in the library.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • A reminder about security in the library!
  • Featured resource: Flare Index to Treaties.
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.

Faculty Newsletters

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • April 14: Public Interest Certificate Program fall course-picking session.
  • 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  »

  • 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 23 and 24: 26th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference.
  • April 30 and May 1: 28th annual Federal Tax Institute.
  • Upcoming CLE programs.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • 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  »

  • SBA election results now available online!
  • Check out the new SBA constitutional amendments!
  • April 23: Professor Conviser Bash! Location TBD.
  • SBA President Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. in room C88.
  • Questions for SBA? Comments for SBA? E-mail them to us!

Christian Legal Society  »

  • April 15: "Faith, Morals and Ethics in the Practice of Law" with the Honorable Paul Biebel, 3 p.m. in room C40.

Corporate Law Society  »

  • CLS is proud to present the 2009 Spring Speaker Series!
    • Thanks for coming to "White Collar Crimes in the Post-Madoff Era" on April 2.
    • Thanks for coming to "The Wave of Bankruptcies Arising from the Financial Meltdown" on April 7.
    • 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.

Education and School Law Society  »

  • April 15: ESLS practitioners' panel, 3 p.m. in room C50.

Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association  »

  • April 15: "Attorneys with Families and Achieving a Work-Life Balance," 5 p.m. in room C50.
  • April 22: Class-picking session, 3 to 4 p.m. in room 590. Includes Q&A session and free food!

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • If you are interested in joining IPLS, there are membership forms on the IPLS bulletin board on the Concourse.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • April 15: Fellowship applications due!
  • Thank you for supporting the KJF Auction!

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • April 14: LELS bake sale.
  • April 17: WhirlyBall!

Parents As Law Students (PALS)  »

  • April 15: Save the date! PALS is sponsoring "Attorneys with Families and Achieving a Work-Life Balance," 5 p.m. in room C50.

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