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Headlines for the Week of March 22, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Black Law Student Association trial advocacy team.
  • April 1: Memorial tribute for Michael G. Rogers '89.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • March 24 to April 2: Change of division requests.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • March 24 to April 2: Change of division requests.
  • 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  »

  • Attention spring graduates: Federal loan exit counseling.
  • New requirements for private loans.
  • 1098T information.
  • 2010-11 FAFSA now available.

Career Services  »

  • The Boston Lawyers Group 2010 Job Fairs for Law Students of Color.
  • April 8: Chicago and the World Forum Series: "Peace, Justice and the Rule of Law," featuring Louise Arbour.
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair.
  • Government hiring fair for persons with disabilities.
  • Intellectual Property Summer Fellowship.
  • April 8: Black Women Lawyers' Association: "Networking 101: A Primer on Leveraging Yourself."
  • Sports Law Career Conference.
  • Summer public interest funding through the Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program.
  • 2010 Chicago Legal Pipeline Symposium: "What Is the Future of Diversity in the Law?"
  • March 23: "Assessing Your Alternative Career Options."
  • March 23: Alternative Career Day activities.
  • March 24: ABA presents "Networking and Interviewing Successfully."
  • March 24: "ABA Day on Campus" activities.
  • March 25: Small and Midsize Firm Reception.
  • March 30: Professionalism, Part 5: "How to Be Successful in Your Summer Job."
  • March 30: Labor & Employment Law Society: ABA Panel on Careers in Labor and Employment Law.
  • April 13: Legal Fellowships Panel.
  • April 16: Informational law firm interviews for students from Michigan.
  • April 20 and 21: Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) orientation.
  • April 21: Boot Camp for Summer Jobs.
  • April 1: Application deadline for summer internships at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
  • Save the date: Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair.
  • Save the date: Indianapolis Bar Association 2010 Diversity Job Fair.
  • APALSA LL.M. Networking Night.
  • 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.
  • NALP Summer Apartment Exchange Web site.
  • U.S. Department of Justice volunteer legal internships for summer 2010.
  • Equal Justice Works $1,000 Summer Corps Education Voucher application.
  • Fredrikson & Byron Minority Scholarship.
  • March 24: Deadline for 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.
    • Cap and gown form due April 1. Submit on time to avoid late fees!
    • Photo proofs must be returned by April 1.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
    • Your Commencement timeline.
  • 2010 Class Gifts:
    • Section contest runs through April 16!
    • J.D. project.
    • LL.M. project.
  • April 13: Diversity Networking Reception.
  • April 22: Public Interest Awards Night.
  • Students, faculty and staff: Half-price Bulls tickets. Deadline is March 23.
  • Students, faculty and staff: Half-price White Sox tickets.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Rubenstein Scholarship. Deadline extended to March 24!
  • Apply now for the Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Essex County Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Crusade for Education Financial Aid Program.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club Inc. Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2010 Justinian Scholarship Award.
  • 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.
  • Seventh World Conference on Nonsmokers' Rights Writing Contest.

IIT Center for Law and Business Bookstore  »

  • The bookstore began returning textbooks to the publishers the week of March 15.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Fall and summer 2010 Law Offices In-House Clinic applications now available.
  • Summer 2010 Legal Externship Program:
    • Externship opportunity in New Orleans.
  • Summer/fall 2010 semester externships:
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (for credit only).
    • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (for credit only).
  • Fall 2010 Judicial Externship Program information.
  • Fall 2010 semester externships:
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (for credit only).
    • Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
    • Intellectual property (IP) legal externship for IP Certificate participants (for credit only).
    • Accenture/DLA Piper Corporate Law Externship (for credit only).
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • Call for Legal Writing I and II teaching assistants: 2010-11.
  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students 2009-10.
  • Fifth administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • Deadline for China internships extended to March 26.
  • March 26: Presentation on enforcing IP rights at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • April 8: Chicago and the World Forum Series: "Peace, Justice and the Rule of Law," featuring Louise Arbour and M. Cherif Bassiouni, at the Spertus Institute.
  • International Conference on Multiculturalism and Global Community call for papers.
  • 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.
  • 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 sdat5924.

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 Susan Adams  »

  • Call for Legal Writing I and II teaching assistants: 2010-11.

From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »

  • Documentary film organization seeking a student intern.

From Professor Jeffrey Sherman  »

  • Exam review sessions for last fall's Estates and Trusts course and Gift and Estate Tax course.

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.
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.
  • Additional evening shuttle bus added to 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  »

  • April 6: 32nd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: "Family Responsibilities Discrimination in the Great Recession: Impact of EEOC Guidelines."
  • April 15 and 16: 27th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference.
  • 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  »

  • April 6: Come have lunch with State Representative Greg Harris.

Evening Law Student Society  »

  • March 24: Oral argument prep panel.
  • Stay tuned for upcoming ELSS events!

Immigration Law Society  »

  • March 25: Immigration Law Networking Soiree in the 10th floor event room.
  • Volunteer opportunities with American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Justinian Society  »

  • March 25: Italian conversation hour, 12:30 p.m. in room 547.

South Asian Law Students Association  »

  • March 29: Samosa sale in the Spak, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until supplies run out! (updated 3/22/10)

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