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Headlines for the Week of April 27, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Fall 2009 registration.
  • Spring 2010 preliminary schedule.
  • Intensive trial advocacy.
  • Spring 2009 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam method registration.
  • Dean's certificate for Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Fall 2009 registration. (added 4/27/09)
  • Spring 2010 preliminary schedule. (added 4/27/09)
  • May 1: Deadline for revoking pass/fail.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

  • Student business cards.
  • Academic Support Program T.A. applications for fall 2009.
  • Health insurance information.
  • Student organization transitions.

Financial Aid  »

  • Attention spring graduates: Federal loan exit counseling group sessions.
  • 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.

Career Services  »

  • Pre-registration is now available for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Job Fair.
  • Paid internship for fall 2009 with the Office of the Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division.
  • DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • Make-up procedures for mandatory Fall OCI Program orientation.
  • Urban Debate Advocacy Fellowship for recent graduates and current 3Ls.
  • Additional resources and potential opportunities 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 will be open soon 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.
  • Registration is now open for the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Registration is now open 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 28: CSO program: Boot Camp for Summer Jobs.
  • April 28: CSO informational program on judicial clerkships.
  • 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 ASAP.
      • MANDATORY graduate survey: Complete ASAP.
    • May 5 and 6: GRAD FEST--Pick up your cap, gown and Commencement tickets.
    • July 29: Post-Bar party at Rock Bottom Brewery.
    • Your Commencement timeline.
  • 2009 Class Gift:
    • Congratulations! You met the participation challenge!
    • Section contest winners: Evening students.
    • Thank you to our 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.
  • The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • 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.
    • Bargain books are now 50 percent off the sticker price.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Summer/fall 2009: For-credit legal externships with Chicago Transit Authority Office of the President.
  • 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--new due date.
  • 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 Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Workers' Compensation Division.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with Chicago Transit Authority Legal Department--new due date.
  • Fall 2009: Externships with U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement--new due date.
  • 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.
  • April 28: Boot Camp for Summer Jobs.
  • Administrative memo number 11.
  • 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  »

  • SofTest registration and download site for spring 2009 final exams opened April 20.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5594.
  • 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: Science Direct.
  • 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  »

  • 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 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

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Student Bar Association  »

  • May 3: SBA transition meeting, 5 p.m.
  • Still want to be in SBA? It's not too late!
  • Check out the new SBA constitutional amendments!
  • SBA President Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. in room C88.
  • Questions for SBA? Comments for SBA? E-mail them to us!

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  »

  • April 28: Meet and greet, 4:30 p.m. in room 270.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Welcome the 2009-10 KJF board.
  • Volunteer opportunity.
  • Thank you for a great year!

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • Congratulations to Mark Hoffman, who is our president for another term!
  • Secretary position is still open.
  • April 29: Platforms due for upcoming elections.

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