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Headlines for the Week of August 23, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • September 1: Student organization fair.
    • IIT emergency notification service.
    • Disability resources.
    • Counseling services.
    • New Chicago-Kent Law Review members.
    • Chicago-Kent master calendar.
    • Notice about recording of classes.
    • Student health insurance.
    • Private area for contemplation.
    • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
    • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
    • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
    • Smoking outside the building.
    • Furniture in the classrooms.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • Student handbook and code of conduct.
    • Amendments to your applications for admission.
    • Academic Support Program.
    • ID and U-Pass distribution.
    • Immunization records.
  • To returning students:
    • Welcome back!
    • Fall 2010 semester information:
      • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
      • Revised fall schedule (with classroom assignments).
      • Course information updates.
      • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
      • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
      • Exam schedule.
      • Bookstore hours.
      • 2010-11 academic calendar.
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Spring 2011 preliminary schedule.
    • U-Pass distribution.
    • Spring 2010 CALI winners.
    • Spring 2010 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Academic counseling.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.

Registrar  »

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Office hours.

Student Services

  • Welcome back!
  • Faculty Advisor Program.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Support Program:
    • Deadline for petitions.
    • ASP workshop: "Preparing for and Getting the Most out of Classes."
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • CTA U-Pass program.
  • Student business cards.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • Update: 2010-11 scholarship status.
  • Update: Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note.
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.
  • Fall 2010 disbursement schedule.
  • Required document issues.
  • Still haven't received your 2010-11 Financial Aid Award?
  • 2010-11 Financial Aid instructions.

Bursar's Office  »

  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • "Exploring Careers" programs start August 25.
  • August 25: "Exploring Careers with the Department of Justice (DOJ)."
  • August 31: "Exploring Careers in the Federal Government."
  • September 7: "Exploring Careers in Legal Aid."
  • September 8: "Exploring Careers in Public Defense."
  • K&L Gates "Change Your World" campaign.
  • The Department of State is accepting applications for its Young Leaders Conference in Prague.
  • CSO seeks work-study student worker(s).
  • Resume Books Kick-Off on August 23.
  • Chicago Bar Association: "Careers in Intellectual Property."
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.
  • August 23: CSO Open House -- snacks and prizes!
  • Proctor & Gamble Virtual Online Diversity Career Fair.
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
  • U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program application opened July 26.
  • Sidley Austin Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area: Opportunities for volunteer attorneys and deferred associates.
  • 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Student organization services:
    • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network:
    • Search for an advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the McLean County Bar Association scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Free NOOKstudy e-reader available for download.
  • August 16 to September 3:
    • Back-to-school Champion clothing sale.
    • Enter the bookstore's annual study aid raffle.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Law Offices fall 2010 semester orientation information.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • Information for new students.
  • The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law Student Writing Competition.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Welcome, new students!
  • Orientation and computer technology at Chicago-Kent.
  • Laptop configuration and technology training schedules.
  • 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 revised.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6080.

Library  »

  • Take a virtual tour of the library.
  • Make study room reservations anytime and from anywhere.
  • Group study room improvements.
  • Fall library hours.
  • 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
From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »
  • Looking for a Federal Work Study-eligible student to help pilot a social justice curriculum focused around documentary films.
From Professor Nancy Marder  »
  • Looking for one or two Federal Work Study-eligible students to assist with research on juries.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Volunteer this fall at the Self-Help Web Center.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall building and library hours.
  • 2010 fall Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • Reminder: A new payroll authorization must be completed each term for international student workers.
  • 2010 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  »

  • 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.

NOTE: Student organizations that need assistance with posting Record announcements at the beginning of the term may submit their full announcements to record@kentlaw.edu by noon on Wednesdays until training sessions are held. (Information on Record training will be sent to student organization presidents soon.) Announcements from those student organizations not posting their own Record pages will be collected together on one page. (Follow the links below to organization announcements.)

Environmental Law Moot Court Team  »

  • Invitation to join the team for the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.

International Law Student Association  »

  • August 31: Learn more about international law opportunities at Chicago-Kent, noon in room 580. Participating student organizations include:
    • Immigration Law Society.
    • International Law Student Association.
    • Journal of International and Comparative Law.
    • U.N. Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA).

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