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Headlines for the Week of November 16, 2009

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • November 20: 2009 Palmer Prize Lecture with Professor Scott M. Matheson, Jr., author of Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times.
  • November 16: ACS event "Is Illinois Ready for Ethics Reform."

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Thanksgiving vacation, November 26 to 29.
  • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Fall 2009 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Spring 2010 schedule.
  • November 20: 2009 Palmer Prize Lecture with Professor Scott M. Matheson, Jr., author of Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours and contact information.

Student Services

  • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • ASP spring teaching assistants.
  • Student health insurance information: Insurance cards.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • CTA U-Pass program.
  • Upcoming programs:
    • November 18: Faculty-Student Workshop.

Financial Aid  »

  • Did you miss the "Money Matters" workshop?

Career Services  »

  • November 17: ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) & Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minority Law Student Panel Discussion.
  • November 18: Professionalism Series: "Networking for the Legal Career of Your Dreams."
  • December 10: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) registration deadline.
  • Ms. JD's 3rd annual Conference on Women in the Law.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for 1Ls.
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy 2010 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship summer program for 1Ls.
  • 2010 Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest.
  • ABA $1,000 Mediation Video Contest.
  • 2010 Ella Baker Summer Internship Program.
  • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (summer 2010).
  • Harter Secrest & Emery 1L Scholarship and paid 10-week summer associate position.
  • Institute for Justice Summer Law Clerk Program.
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) paid summer internships.
  • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minority Law Student Summer Intern Program for 1Ls.
  • A list of resources for 2009-10 graduates with start-date deferrals from large law firms.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Your Commencement is Sunday, May 16, 2010.
    • Fall 2009 Graduate Survey.
    • Out-of-town graduates.
  • November 17: Pizza lunch. Calling all 3Ls and 4Ls for 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 McAndrews, Held & Malloy 2010 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship.
  • Apply now for the South Suburban Bar Association's Henry A. Gentile Memorial 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  »

  • Law Offices: In-House Clinic applications are due on Thursday, November 19,
    at 4 p.m.
  • Legal externship: Program information.
  • Summer 2010 for-credit externships:
    • U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Spring 2010 for-credit externships:
    • Illinois Department of Insurance.
    • Loyola University Health System, Legal Department, in Maywood, Illinois.
    • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Workers' Compensation Division.
    • Disability law legal externship opportunity.
    • Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students 2009-10.
  • Third administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • Exam directions for all LL.M. and exchange students.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • December 8: LL.M. holiday and December grad celebration.
  • Using a credit card to make tuition payments: New rules after November 5.
  • Stipend-supported summer program in Germany for 2010.
  • 2009-10 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • New entries this week:
    • Altacit Global & Virginia Journal of Law and Technology Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition.
    • Federal Claims Bar Association Law Student Writing Competition.
    • Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Notes and policies for exams.
  • SofTest compatibility with Windows 7.
  • CLC loaner laptops for students must be returned by November 16.
  • Revised Web hosting policies.
  • Reminder: Apple Computer support and services documents.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5800.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Thanksgiving holiday hours.
  • Restricted access during final exams.
  • Library hours for finals.
  • 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 Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Self-Help Web Center in the Daley Center seeks work-study and student volunteers over winter break.
  • Submit letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • 2009-10 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Thanksgiving building and library hours, Wednesday, November 25, through Saturday, November 28.
  • Regular fall building and library hours will be in effect from Sunday, November 29, through Friday, December 4.
  • Final exam building and library hours, beginning Saturday, December 5, through Monday, December 21.
  • Fall 2009 student hiring procedures.
  • Discount parking: DTC faculty, staff and students for the fall 2009 semester.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips:
    • Credit card cancellation information.
  • 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.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • Announcing Roundtable Tuesdays!
  • November 17: Lunch with the U.S. EPA, Region Five.

Evening Law Student Society  »

  • November 18: 1L Finals Prep Panel.

Health Law Society  »

  • November 18: Health Care Debate, 3 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • November 16 and 18: IPLS chili sale!

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • November 17: Fall Fest Wine Event in the lobby. Unlimited wine, beer and sangria, plus raffle prizes! Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door. Purchase tickets outside the Spak!

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • November 22: Executive board elections; candidacy platforms due.
  • December 2: Institute for Law in the Workplace Faculty Appreciation Program.

Women in Law  »

  • Interested in attending Ms. JD's 3rd annual Conference on Women in Law?

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