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Headlines for the Week of August 30, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Academic calendar reminder: No classes September 6; September 8 after 4 p.m.; and September 9.
    • September 1: Student organization fair.
    • Extended departmental hours on Tuesday nights.
    • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
    • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
    • U-Pass and ID distribution.
    • Concrete renovation work.
    • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Free online subscriptions.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • August 31 and September 2: ASP workshop on "Preparing For and Getting the Most Out of Class."
    • Amendments to your applications for admission.
    • Academic Support Program.
  • To returning students:
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Academic counseling.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • London Law Consortium: Brochures available.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail election deadline.
  • Registration deadline.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • Graduation application deadline.

Student Services

  • Welcome back!
  • Faculty Advisor Program.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Support Program:
    • Deadline for petitions.
    • August 31 and September 2: ASP workshop on "Preparing For and Getting the Most Out of Class."
  • 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 started August 25.
  • August 31: "Exploring Careers in the Federal Government."
  • September 7: "Exploring Careers in Legal Aid."
  • September 8: "Exploring Careers in Criminal Defense."
  • Sign up now for Alumni-Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week, September 20 to 24.
  • K&L Gates "Change Your World" campaign.
  • The Department of State is accepting applications for its Young Leaders Conference in Prague.
  • Resume Books sign-ups continue.
  • 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.
  • 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  »

  • Attention 2010 fall graduates: Applications for graduation due September 3.
  • Sign up now for Alumni-Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week, September 20 to 24.
  • 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  »

  • New product: Dry highlighters.
  • 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  »

  • New work study opportunity.
  • Spring 2010 Semester Legal Externship Program:
    • Externships with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at:
  • Changes in the Office of International Law and Policy.
  • September 10: Study abroad info session with special guest Professor Beate Gsell of the University of Augsburg.
  • September 14: Professor Bryant G. Garth to speak on "Colonialism, the Cold War and the Rule of Law in Asia."
  • Adding and dropping classes.
  • Information for new students.
  • September 21: Welcome back pizza party!
  • Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) new officers.
  • The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law Student Writing Competition.
  • New entries this week:
    • College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers Writing Competition.
    • Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest.
    • American Indian Law Review Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Network infrastructure maintenance: September 3 to 6.
  • New Help Desk hours.
  • 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 sdat6086.

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.
From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »
  • Looking for a Federal Work Study-eligible student to work on promoting and fundraising for a documentary film project.
From Professor William Birdthistle  »
  • Looking for a Federal Work Study-eligible student to help research and draft an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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  »

  • August 31: Info session and sign-up for the Self-Help Web Center, A2J Student Editorial Board, and LiveHelp. Pizza will be served.
  • Volunteer this fall at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • Join the A2J Student Editorial Board: New training dates.
  • Submit your letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • September 21: Welcome back pizza party!
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Update on concrete renovation work: Revised 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  »

  • September 23: 28th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference.
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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Environmental Law Moot Court Team  »

  • Invitation to join the team for the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Application deadline extended to September 3.

International Law Student Association  »

  • August 31: International Law Student Association bake sale!
  • 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).

South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)  »

  • September 7: Join us for our first general body meeting of the semester.
  • September 3: Inter-Diversity Organization 1L Happy Hour at Dylan's Bar.

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