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Headlines for the Week of April 19, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 19: Dean's Roundtable with Mark Frey '89, CEO, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Summer 2010 registration.
  • Fall 2010 preliminary schedule.
  • April 22: "Where Do We Go From Here?" program.
  • Spring 2010 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • April 22: Trial team tryouts.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • April 30: Deadline for revoking pass/fail.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

  • Notice about H1N1 (swine flu).
  • Academic Support Program T.A. applications for fall 2010.
  • Spring U-Pass information.
  • Insurance information.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student organization transitions.
  • Counseling services.

Financial Aid  »

  • Lender deadlines for summer term.
  • Summer term financial aid.
  • Deadlines: Spring and summer semesters.
  • Graduating students: Did you miss the exit counseling session?
  • Direct loans: Financial aid program change.
  • Chase federal loan program suspended.
  • 2010-11 FAFSA now available.

Career Services  »

  • April 22: Public Interest Awards Night.
  • Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- and Third-Year Law Students.
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Professional Development Panel.
  • Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program.
  • Registration is now open for the Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Minority Law Student Job Fair.
  • Registration is now open for the St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
  • Federal work study at community-based organizations available in summer 2010.
  • The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts' 47th annual conference.
  • IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities.
  • Registration now open for the Boston Lawyers Group 2010 Job Fairs for Law Students of Color.
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair.
  • Intellectual Property Summer Fellowship.
  • April 19: Women's Rights Advocacy Careers: A Conversation with Chicago-Kent Alums.
  • April 20 and 21: Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) orientation.
  • April 21: Boot Camp for Summer Jobs.
  • April 28: Judicial Clerkship informational program.
  • Registration now open for the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair.
  • Registration now open for the Indianapolis Bar Association 2010 Diversity Job Fair.
  • 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.
  • NALP Summer Apartment Exchange Web site.
  • U.S. Department of Justice volunteer legal internships for summer 2010.
  • April 1: Applications available for Equal Justice Works $1,000 Summer Corps Education Voucher.
  • 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • Institute for Justice Summer Law Clerk Program.
  • 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.
    • Graduate survey due Friday, April 23.
    • May 4: Grad Fest.
    • Your Commencement timeline.
  • 2010 Class Gifts:
    • "Got 210?" -- Section contest extended to April 23.
    • J.D. project.
    • LL.M. project.
    • Thank you to our donors!
  • April 22: Public Interest Awards Night.
  • Students, faculty and staff: Half-price White Sox tickets.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Chicago-Kent is LinkedIn!

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for the Little Village Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Kane County Bar Foundation Law School Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law 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.
  • 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 2010 Law Offices In-House Clinic applications are due on Wednesday, April 21, at noon.
  • Work study opportunity: Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.
  • Summer 2010 Legal Externship Program:
    • Real estate development and management externship (for credit only).
    • Gulf Restoration Network (for credit only).
    • Externship opportunity in New Orleans (for credit only).
  • Summer/fall 2010 semester externships:
    • Cook County Domestic Relations Court (4 credit hours).
    • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (for credit only).
  • Fall 2010 semester externships:
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (for credit only).
    • Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award for first-year students.
  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students 2009-10.
  • Sixth administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • Spring 2010 exam instructions for LL.M. and exchange students.
  • 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.
  • The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Annual Law Student Writing Competition.
  • The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law Student Writing Competition.
  • New entry this week:
    • SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award for first-year students.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • SofTest registration and download site for spring 2010 final exams opens April 19.
  • 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 sdat5951.

Library  »

  • Vote on Library PeepShow entries!
  • Restricted access during final exams.
  • 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 Bernadette Atuahene  »

  • Documentary film organization seeking a student intern.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Volunteer this summer at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • April 27: Course-picking session for 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.
  • Shuttle bus pickup location change.
  • 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 29 and 30: 29th annual Federal Tax Institute. Student volunteers needed.
  • 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 19: ELS will host a screening of "End of the Line," 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
  • April 22: ELS Alumni Career Panel, noon in room 370.
  • April 23: Meet the founder of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy,
    5 p.m. in room 570.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • April 27: Panel discussion: "Patent Monetization Strategies: Changes in an Economic Downturn and Future Evolution," 1 p.m.
  • April 27: Class-picking session with Phi Alpha Delta, noon.

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