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Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
    • Academic calendar reminder: No classes September 7. (The building is closed September 6 and 7.)
    • September 2: Student Organization Fair.
    • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
    • New Chicago-Kent Law Review members.
    • Bursar announcement: New TouchNet billing service.
    • U-Pass and ID distribution.
  • To entering students:
    • September 1 and 2: ASP Workshop: Preparing for and Getting the Most out of Classes.
    • Student handbook and code of conduct.
    • Amendments to your applications for admission.
    • Academic Support Program.
  • To returning students:
    • Spring 2009 CALI winners.
    • Spring 2009 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
    • Change in curve for upper-level elective courses.
    • Academic counseling.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • London Law Consortium: Brochures available.
    • September 1 and 2: Information sessions on language study at Chicago-Kent.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Welcome back.
  • Pass/fail deadline.
  • Registration deadline.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • Graduation application deadline.
  • Office hours and contact information.

Student Services

  • Faculty Advisor Program.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Support Program.
    • Deadline for petitions.
    • September 1 and 2: ASP Workshop: Preparing for and Getting the Most out of Classes.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • CTA U-Pass program.
  • Student business cards.
  • Upcoming programs.

Financial Aid  »

  • Discover student loan program changes.
  • Financial Aid Title IV funds disbursement.
  • Perkins Loan promissory note information.
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.
  • Fall 2009 disbursement schedule.
  • Fall loan disbursement process: Step-by-step.
  • Federal work study information.
  • 2009-10 scholarship status.
  • Chase removed from lender list.
  • New promissory note required for 2009-10.
  • 2009-10 financial aid deadline.

Career Services  »

  • OCI update.
  • Career programs on government, public interest law, small and mid-sized firms, and alternative careers run through October 8.
  • September 1: Opportunities in Federal Government.
  • September 8: Careers in Legal Aid.
  • September 9: Careers in Public Defense.
  • September 16: Prosecutor Career Panel.
  • September 8: Deadline for U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program and Summer Internship Opportunity Program.
  • 2009 Conference of the National Latino/a Law Student Association.
  • September 1: Army Court of Criminal Appeals oral argument and reception.
  • September 10: Hellenic Bar Association Career Corner Program.
  • September 18: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Student Reception.
  • Law and War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop.
  • Illinois Attorney General's Office seeking law student externs/clerks.
  • Judicial clerkship opportunity with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit--applications accepted starting September 8.
  • Fall judicial externship opportunities in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Video on "Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times."
  • Urban Debate Advocacy Fellowship for recent graduates.
  • A list of resources for 2009-10 graduates with start-date deferrals from large law firms.
  • Free national training for attorneys beginning volunteer public interest placements.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Latham & Watkins LLP 5th annual Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Apply now for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • Bookstore news:
    • Eco-friendly tote bags for sale.
    • Discounts on general reading materials.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Job opportunity in the Chicago-Kent Law Offices' Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.
  • Spring 2010 semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:

Legal Research and Writing Program  »

  • Winner of 2009 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award.
  • First administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • September 1 and 2: Information sessions on language study at Chicago-Kent.
  • Using a credit card to make tuition payments: New rules after November 5.
  • October 16, 17 and 18: International Humanitarian Law Workshop in Chicago.
  • October 22 to 24: International Law Weekend in New York.
  • Stipend-supported summer program in Germany for 2010.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Reminder: How to access Chicago-Kent's wireless network.
  • New support and services documents for Apple computers.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5722.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Library hours for the fall semester.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • Featured resource: Welcome to Chicago Guide.
  • Secure your personal property in the library!
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • Free CALI lessons available to law students.

From Professor Bartram Brown  »

  • Research assistants needed to work on projects involving international criminal law and international human rights law.

From Professor Nancy Marder  »

  • 2L or 3L student needed to assist with research on juries.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Student volunteers needed for the Self-Help Web Desk at the Daley Center.
  • 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.
  • Building and library fall hours, effective August 17.
  • Fall 2009 student hiring procedures.
  • Discount parking: DTC faculty, staff and students for the fall 2009 semester.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • DTC Bursar's Office hours.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Student assistant needed for Office of Admissions.
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • September 17: 27th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference.
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Tuesday Human Resources office hours now held in room 656.
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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Environmental Law Moot Court Team  »

  • Invitation to join the Environmental Law Moot Court Team.

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