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Headlines for the Week of February 22, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • February 22: IIT Faculty Lecture Series: Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews on "How the Arts Can Influence Science and Law."
  • Brill Chair Distinguished Visitor Terri LeClercq.
  • Trial ad success.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Additional fall 2009 CALI winners.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Spring 2010 graduation application update.
  • Fall 2009 J.D./LL.M. diploma pick-up.
  • April 30: Deadline for revoking pass/fail.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

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

Financial Aid  »

  • New requirements for private loans.
  • 1098T information.
  • Spring semester scholarship status.
  • Update: Spring disbursement process: Step-by-step.
  • Bank of America no longer offering student loans.
  • 2010-11 FAFSA now available.

Career Services  »

  • February 22 and 23: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Chicago dinners.
  • 2010 Patent Law Interview Program registration open.
  • February 23: Professionalism, Part 4: "How to Handle Assignments."
  • February 24: Evening Student/Alumni Reception.
  • February 24: Labor & Employment Law Society: Federal Sector Career Panel.
  • March 1: Application deadline for summer clerkships at the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
  • March 2: Interviewing Strategies Program.
  • March 3: U.S. Air Force JAG interviewing on campus.
  • March 3: Alternative Careers in Public Interest Law Program.
  • March 9: "Loan Repayment Assistance: What Every Law Student Needs to Know."
  • March 15: Application deadline for summer clerkships at the City of Chicago Law Department.
  • April 1: Application deadline for summer internships at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
  • Save the date: Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair.
  • American Bar Association Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law--Endangered Species.
  • APALSA LL.M. Networking Night.
  • Forum on Professionalism in Practice: "Toward a More Inclusive Legal Profession."
  • AT&T 2010 Diversity Summer Internship.
  • 2010 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area: Opportunities for volunteer attorneys and deferred associates.
  • Ms. JD Fellowship for 2Ls.
  • NSBA Council of School Attorneys Annual School Law Seminar.
  • U.S. Department of Justice volunteer legal internships for summer 2010.
  • Equal Justice Works $1,000 Summer Corps Education Voucher application.
  • Summer 2010 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Fredrikson & Byron Minority Scholarship.
  • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship and summer associate position.
  • Black Women Lawyers Association Spring 2010 Essay Scholarship.
  • Federal work study at community-based organizations.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • Institute for Justice Summer Law Clerk Program.
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) paid summer internships.
  • 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.
    • March 2: Graduation Fair.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
    • March 9 and 10: Last chance for composite photo sittings.
    • Your Commencement timeline.
  • The 2010 Class Gift project is underway!
    • J.D. project.
    • LL.M. project.
  • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the 2010 Justinian Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Canadian American Bar Association's 2010 Law Student Essay Competition.
  • Apply now for the Central Illinois Women's Bar Association Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the DuPage County Bar Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Fredrikson & Byron Minority Scholarship.
  • ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Seventh World Conference on Nonsmokers' Rights Writing Contest.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • Bookstore news:
    • Eco-friendly tote bags for sale.
    • Discounts on general reading materials.
Academics & Student Programs

J.D. certificate programs  »

  • March 1: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program applications now available.
  • Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation applications now available.
  • Summer/fall 2010 Judicial Externship Program information.
  • Summer 2010 Legal Externship Program:
    • Externship opportunities in New Orleans.
    • Externships with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • February 23 and 24: "Persuasive Brief-Writing & Oral Argument" with Brill Chair Visiting Professor Terri LeClercq and Professor Kent Streseman.
  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students 2009-10.
  • Fourth administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • February 22: Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón to speak about universal jurisdiction at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago.
  • February 24: Special presentation for LL.M. and exchange students by Brill Chair Visiting Professor Terri LeClercq.
  • February 26: Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, study abroad information session.
  • March 2: Lecture by Professor Amos Guiora of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, "The Goldstone Report and Israel's Right to Self-Defense."
  • March 3: Centennial Lecture by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, "U.S. Trade Policy: Why the Drift Is Dangerous."
  • Study abroad applications due by March 15.
  • National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations summer internship program in Washington, D.C. Apply by March 15.
  • Summer 2010 program at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City.
  • Scholarship possibilities for studying at Leiden Law School, the Netherlands.
  • Using a credit card to make tuition payments: New rules went into effect in November 2009.
  • Stipend-supported summer program in Germany for 2010.
  • March 1: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Nominate a 3L or 4L student for the inaugural Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. Deadline is March 5.
  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students 2009-10.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • New myIIT password reset tool.
  • 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 sdat5896.
  • CLC Web site:

Library  »

  • Poll: Where would you like to see a reference librarian?
  • 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.

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  »

  • March 1: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.


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  »

  • March 12: "Document Management and Retention Policies for Clients and Law Firms."
  • 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  »

  • February 22: ELS spring bake sale.
  • Announcing the next installment of ELS Spring Roundtables!
  • Sierra Club Lobby Day coming soon!
  • Hurry! Enter the ELS t-shirt design contest before it ends!

Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association  »

  • February 23: Tamale sale, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the front lobby. Get them while they last!

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Did you miss the Tax Assistance Program (TAP) training? There's another training February 26 at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Chapman & Cutler LLP.
  • Volunteers still needed to help with the Spring Auction!

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • February 22: LELS Informal Discussion: "Where is Labor Headed?"
  • February 24: LELS Federal Sector Career Panel.

Society of Women in Law  »

  • February 24: Society of Women in Law presents "The Vagina Monologues." Reception at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.


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