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Headlines for the Week of September 21, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: No classes September 28.
  • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Fire drill follow-up.
  • Summer 2009 CALI Award winners.
  • Faculty speaker series.
  • C-SPAN Supreme Court Week.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours and contact information.

Student Services

  • Updated: Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Student organization information.
  • Family and Friends Day.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • CTA U-Pass program.
  • Student business cards.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Upcoming programs:
    • October 2: Lee National Denim Day.
    • October 8: Etiquette Dinner.

Financial Aid  »

  • Perkins Loan entrance counseling requirement.
  • 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.

Career Services  »

  • Career programs on government, public interest law, small and mid-sized firms, and alternative careers run through October 8.
  • 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."
  • September 30: Presidential Management Fellowship Program.
  • October 5 to 9: Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni and Student Public Service Reception in Washington, D.C.
  • Equal Justice Works Student Debt Relief Webinar Series.
  • September 24: Tax Bridge to Practice.
  • Presidential Management Fellowship application period: October 1 to 15.
  • Chicago Bar Association: Career Productivity Series.
  • October 7: Law Student Preparedness Series: "Get the Job You Want After Law School."
  • Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Women and the Law Networking Event.
  • Ms. JD's 3rd annual Conference on Women in the Law.
  • 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.
  • Political Campaign Training: A Road Map to Election Victory.
  • 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.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • 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  »

  • Apply now for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship.
  • October 5 to 9: Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week.
  • October 8: Etiquette Dinner.
  • October 12: Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni: "Tax Law: Careers Beyond the Numbers."
  • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship for IP Law Students.
  • Apply now for the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois Scholarship.
  • 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.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • Second administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • September 24: "Recent Issues in Space Law," lecture by Professor Matt Schaefer, University of Nebraska.
  • September 29 and 30: Study abroad info session.
  • CASCLE Weekly Roundtable Discussions.
  • 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 entry this week:
    • Embryo Donation and Adoption Law Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Student organization Web page training sessions.
  • Support and services documents for Apple computers.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5745.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

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

  • CAJT seeks student to serve as Access to Justice Guided Interview program manager.
  • 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  »

  • October 2: Architectural history tour of IIT's Main Campus.
  • November 4: Lecture on Nazi philosophy of law by Professor Harry Reicher of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • October 2: Current Issues in Financial Services Law.
  • 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  »

  • Opportunities available with A2J Author Student Editorial Board.

Federalist Society  »

  • September 24: "The Rule of Law in Iraq."

Immigration Law Society  »

  • September 23: Speaker event on Guantánamo and human rights policy.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Thank you, bakers!

Phi Alpha Delta  »

  • September 22: Professionalism Series Part I: Dress for Success with Brooks Brothers, noon in room 170.
  • September 25: PAD initiation, 4 p.m. at the Dirksen Building.

South Asian Law Students Association  »

  • September 23: Samosa sale, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the third-floor Spaketeria.


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