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Headlines for the Week of September 7, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • September 15: Dean's Student Meet-and-Greet.

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.)
    • Fire safety reminder.
    • Security reminder: Watch your valuables!
    • IIT emergency notification service.
    • Private area for contemplation.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • London Law Consortium: Brochures available.
    • Bar registration for first-year students.
    • February 2010 and July 2010 Illinois bar applications.
    • Multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Incomplete make-up notices.
  • Office hours and contact information.

Student Services

  • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Faculty Advisor Program.
  • Family and Friends Day.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • 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  »

  • CSO seeks student worker(s).
  • OCI update.
  • September 15: Application deadline for Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Career programs on government, public interest law, small and mid-sized firms, and alternative careers run through October 8.
  • September 8: Careers in Legal Aid.
  • September 9: Careers in Public Defense.
  • September 10: Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair Roundtable Discussion.
  • September 15: State, County and City Government Careers Program.
  • September 16: Prosecutor Career Panel.
  • September 22: Professionalism Series Part I: Dress for Success with Brooks Brothers.
  • September 23: Small & Mid-Sized Firm Panel.
  • September 29: Kimm Walton, author, "Guerilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams."
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair: Register and apply with employers now through September 14.
  • September 8: Deadline for U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program and Summer Internship Opportunity Program.
  • Chicago Bar Association: Career Productivity Series.
  • September 8: Registration deadline for "Political Campaign Training: A Road Map to Election Victory."
  • September 9: Free national training for attorneys beginning volunteer public interest placements.
  • September 10: Hellenic Bar Association Career Corner Program.
  • September 17: Government Agency Career Expo.
  • September 18: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Student Reception.
  • 2009 Conference of the National Latino/a Law Student Association.
  • Asian American Bar Association: 2009 Law Student Career Forum.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Fall 2009 Career Fair.
  • 3rd annual Student Health Law Conference.
  • 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.
  • Proctor & Gamble Virtual Online Diversity Career Fair.
  • Fall judicial externship opportunities in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • 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.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Attention student organization leaders: Learn how the Alumni Association can help you!
  • Apply now for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni: "Tax Law: Careers Beyond the Numbers."
  • 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.
  • Apply now for the Alumni Board of Directors 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  »

  • Spring 2010 semester: Externships with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
  • Judicial externships: Spring 2010 semester.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New entries this week:
    • University of Leicester Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize (Women & the Law).
    • Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest.
    • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia & Washington College of Law Essay Competition.
    • American College of Legal Medicine Writing Contests.
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 sdat5729.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Library hours for the fall semester.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • 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  »

  • September 15: Informational meeting about opportunities at CAJT.
  • Opportunities available with A2J Author Student Editorial Board.
  • 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.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • September 16: Welcome back pizza party!
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 for fall 2009.
  • September 15: Informational meeting on joining 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  »

  • Public Affairs offers assistance in posting student organization Record announcements for the beginning of the fall term.
  • 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.

NOTE: Each student organization will be responsible for posting its own announcements beginning with the October 12 issue of the Record. Information about training sessions has been sent to student organization presidents. Through the October 5 Record issue, announcements from those student organizations not posting their own Record pages will be collected together on one page. (Follow the links below to organization announcements.)

A2J Author Student Editorial Board  »

  • September 15: Informational meeting about opportunities at the Center for Access to Justice and Technology, 1 p.m. in room 270.
  • Opportunities available with A2J Author Student Editorial Board.

Chicago-Kent Lambdas  »

  • September 8: First general meeting of the fall semester, noon in room 345 .
  • September 15: Lambdas 1L lunch, noon in room C35.

Environmental Law Moot Court Team  »

  • Invitation to join the Environmental Law Moot Court Team.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • September 16: First general meeting, 3 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. in room 370.

Justinian Society  »

  • September 8: First general meeting, 4 p.m. in room 370.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • September 10: First general meeting.
  • September 15: First KJF bake sale of the year.
  • Read about the experiences of the 2009 KJF Summer Fellows.
  • New KJF Web site!

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • September 9: Bake sale in the lobby!


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