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Headlines for the Week of January 18, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!
  • Helping victims of the Haitian earthquake.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Welcome back!
  • U-Pass distribution.
  • Spring 2010 semester information:
    • Initial reading assignments.
    • Revised spring schedule (with classroom assignments).
    • Course information updates.
    • Trial Advocacy section assignments.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Adding and dropping classes.
    • Exam schedule.
    • Bookstore hours.
    • Academic calendar.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • Taking courses at the Stuart School of Business.
  • Bar preparation class.
  • Fall 2009 grade submissions.
  • New TouchNet payment service.
  • Academic counseling.
  • Illinois bar exam: Informational sessions.
  • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • July 2010 Illinois bar applications.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • Joke of the week.
  • Poem of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Graduation application deadline.
  • Pass/fail election deadline.
  • Making up an incomplete grade.
  • Spring 2010 schedule.

Student Services

  • Welcome back.
  • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Spring U-Pass information.
  • Insurance information.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Academic Support Program: Spring 2010.

Financial Aid  »

  • Response needed: Living expense budget survey.
  • Spring semester scholarship status.
  • Update: Spring disbursement process: Step-by-step.
  • Spring 2010 disbursement schedule.
  • Bank of America no longer offering student loans.
  • 2010-11 FAFSA available starting January 1.
  • U.S. Bank no longer offering the bar loan.
  • Attention fall graduates: Federal loan exit counseling.

Career Services  »

  • January 21: Perkins Coie Welcome Back 1L Diversity Celebration.
  • January 27: "Your 30-Second 'Elevator' Speech: How to Market Yourself Succinctly."
  • January 28: Practice Tracks Career Fair Program.
  • January 29: Army JAG interviewing on campus.
  • February 2: Preparing for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • February 3: "Salary Negotiations: How to Determine What to Ask for and How to Ask for It."
  • City of Chicago, Mayor's Office Fellowship Program.
  • Success Strategies for Women Lawyers Panel Presentation.
  • U.S. Department of Justice volunteer legal internships for summer 2010.
  • February 6: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • Black Women Lawyers Association Spring 2010 Essay Scholarship.
  • Federal work study at community-based organizations.
  • The Boston Lawyers Group 2010 1L Diversity Summer Clerkship.
  • January 20: Application deadline for Perkins Coie Diversity Fellowship for 1Ls.
  • January 22: Application deadline for Georges Fellowship for Conservation at Shedd Aquarium.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • ABA $1,000 Mediation Video Contest.
  • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (summer 2010).
  • January 22: Application deadline for 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.
  • 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.
    • Attention May graduates: Required forms.
    • February 2 to 4: Composite photo sittings.
    • March 2: Graduation Fair.
    • Your Commencement timeline.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Roddy Scholarship. Deadline is February 1.
  • Apply now for the Gates Memorial Scholarship. Deadline is February 1.
  • Apply now for the Asian Law Student Scholarship. Deadline is February 1.
  • Apply now for the Honorable Dean J. Sodaro Memorial Scholarship. Deadline is February 1.
  • ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Seventh World Conference on Nonsmokers' Rights Writing Contest.
  • The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago 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  »

  • January 20: Law Offices In-House Clinic orientation for new students.
  • Summer 2010 judicial externship: U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration Court.
  • 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.
  • Information for new students, spring 2010.
  • National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations summer internship program in Washington, DC. Apply by March 15.
  • January 27: Language Loop information session.
  • January 27: Panel discussion on "Complicit Destruction: Money, Mines and Militarization in the Democratic Republic of Congo."
  • Scholarship possibilities for studying at Leiden Law School, The Netherlands.
  • Third administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • Using a credit card to make tuition payments: New rules went into effect in November 2009.
  • Stipend-supported summer program in Germany for 2010.
  • February 8: Panel discussion on "Corporate Governance and the Workplace" sponsored by the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
  • 2009-10 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students 2009-10.
  • New entries this week:
    • Richard Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.
    • American Constitution Society National Student Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • IIT Print Channel on myIIT is for Main Campus printing only and not for use at the Downtown Campus.
  • Revised Web hosting policies.
  • Reminder: Apple Computer support and services documents.
  • CLC monthly network maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat5861.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Library hours for the spring 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.

From Professor Carolyn Shapiro  »

  • Research assistants needed for spring semester.

Faculty Newsletter

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 Workplace  »

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

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours for spring 2010.
  • 2010 spring Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • Reminder: A new payroll authorization must be completed each term for international student workers.
  • 2010 spring/summer semester discounted parking rates for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • 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  »

  • February 5: "The New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct."
  • February 26: "Telling the Story: Using Technology to Organize and Present Cases."
  • 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.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Mustache Contest:
    • January 19: 1Ls competing in the contest should report to room 590 at noon. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend!
    • January 20 and 21: Come to the Spaketeria to vote for the contestant with the best mustache.
    • January 22: The winner will be announced at the 'Stache Bash.

Phi Alpha Delta  »

  • January 20: Bake sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby.
  • January 27: "Your 30-Second 'Elevator' Speech," 3 to 4 p.m., room TBA. Co-hosted with the Career Services Office.
  • February 3: "Salary Negotiations," 3 to 4 p.m., room TBA. Co-hosted with the Career Services Office.
  • Upcoming events.


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