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Headlines for the Week of October 12, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Join us for Dean's Roundtable discussions featuring successful alumni with nontraditional career paths.
  • October 19: Dean's Roundtable featuring Jonathan Bloom, Class of 1990.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms: Workshop on study skills and exam taking.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours and contact information.

Student Services

  • Updated: Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Student organization information.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • CTA U-Pass program.
  • Student business cards.
  • Student health insurance information.

Financial Aid  »

  • October 13: "Money Matters" workshop.
  • Perkins Loan entrance counseling requirement.
  • Discover student loan program changes.

Career Services  »

  • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for 1Ls.
  • "Out at Work" panel program at John Marshall.
  • October 12: Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni: "Tax Law: Careers Beyond the Numbers."
  • October 13: "From the Courtroom to the Boardroom: Using Your Law Degree in the Business World."
  • October 14: Professionalism Series Part 2: "Putting Your Best Face on Facebook--Social Networking Online."
  • October 21: "Why Go Solo?: Solo Practice Career Panel."
  • October 27, October 28 and November 3: 1L mandatory Career Services Office programs.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni and Student Public Service Reception in Washington, D.C.
  • Presidential Management Fellowship application period: October 1 to 15.
  • October 22 to 24: International Law Weekend in New York.
  • Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Women and the Law Networking Event.
  • Ms. JD's 3rd annual Conference on Women in the Law.
  • 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.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • A list of resources for 2009-10 graduates with start-date deferrals from large law firms.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • October 20 and 21: Commencement photo sittings.
  • October 12: Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni: "Tax Law: Careers Beyond the Numbers."
  • 3Ls and 4Ls: Join the Class Gift Committee.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the South Suburban Bar Association's Henry A. Gentile Memorial Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship for IP Law Students.

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: Externships with Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Legal Department.
  • Spring 2010: Externships with the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
  • Spring 2010: Externships with U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
  • Spring 2010: For-credit legal externships with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Spring 2010: For-credit legal externships with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration Court.
  • Spring 2010: Externship with Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel.
  • Spring 2010: Intellectual property (IP) legal externship for IP certificate participants.
  • Exciting new opportunity: Spring 2010 for-credit externship with New Trier Partners LLC.
  • 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: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • Second administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • CASCLE Weekly Roundtable Discussion.
  • October 14: "Congo Crisis in Perspective" roundtable discussion.
  • 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.
  • November 4: Special lecture on "The Nazi Obsession with Legalizing the Holocaust."
  • November 23: Panel to discuss need for Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Rwanda, Congo and the Great Lakes Region in Africa.
  • Stipend-supported summer program in Germany for 2010.
  • New entries this week:
    • American Indian Law Review Writing Competition.
    • Grammy Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Legal Writing Contest.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Revised Web hosting policies.
  • Reminder: Apple Computer support and services documents.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5766.
  • CLC Web site: http://www.kentlaw.edu/clc.

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

From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »

  • Work study student with fundraising experience needed for documentary film project.

From Professor Jeffrey Sherman  »

  • Exam review sessions for Professor Sherman's spring 2009 Estates and Trusts course.

From Professor Ron Staudt  »

  • Center for Access to Justice & Technology seeks student to serve as Access to Justice Guided Interview program manager.

Faculty Newsletters

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

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

  • November 4: Special lecture on "The Nazi Obsession with Legalizing the Holocaust."
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  »

  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

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.

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.)

Corporate Law Society  »

  • October 12: Brown Bag Lunch with Alumni: "Tax Law: Careers Beyond the Numbers," noon in room 580.
  • October 13: "From the Courtroom to the Boardroom: Using Your Law Degree in the Business World," noon in room 580.

Decalogue (Jewish Law Student Association)  »

  • October 14: Bake sale in the lobby, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Study aid drive! Drop off your old study aids in the CSO and receive credit toward the KJF Summer Fellowship.
  • KJF catering! Let us cater your Halloween party.
  • November 17: Fall Fest Wine Event.

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • October 14: Discussion of Ricci v. DeStefano with Professor Howard Eglit.

Phi Alpha Delta  »

  • October 14: Professionalism Series Part 2: "Putting Your Best Face on Facebook--Social Networking Online."

South Asian Law Students Association  »

  • October 15: SALSA's annual cultural and networking event, 6:30 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.

Women in Law  »

  • Bake sale bonanza!
  • October 13: Legal Ladies Luncheon.
  • Interested in attending Ms. JD's 3rd annual Conference on Women in Law?
  • November 5: Save the date for the Mentorship Pairings and Event, 5:30 p.m.

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