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Headlines for the Week of September 6, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • September 14: Dean's Student Meet and Greet.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: No classes September 6, September 8 after 4 p.m., and September 9.
  • Fire saftey reminder.
  • Security reminder: Watch your valuables!
  • Extended departmental hours on Tuesday nights.
  • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • London Law Consortium: Brochures available.
  • Student health insurance cards.
  • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • February 2011 and July 2011 Illinois bar applications.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam.
  • Concrete renovation work: Update.
  • Joke of the week.

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.
  • 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  »

  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair: Register and apply with employers now through September 24.
  • "Exploring Careers" programs started August 25.
  • September 7: "Exploring Careers in Legal Aid."
  • September 8: "Exploring Careers in Criminal Defense."
  • September 8: Equal Justice Works Conference Round Table Discussion.
  • September 14: "Exploring Careers in State, County and City Government."
  • September 15: "Exploring Careers in Prosecution."
  • September 16: Government Agency Career Expo.
  • Sign up now for Alumni-Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week, September 20 to 24.
  • K&L Gates "Change Your World" campaign.
  • September 12: Application deadline for the Department of State's Young Leaders Conference in Prague.
  • Resume Books sign-ups continue.
  • 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  »

  • 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 Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship.
  • 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.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Work study opportunity.
  • Spring 2010 Semester Legal Externship Program:
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (for credit only).
    • 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: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • Changes in the Office of International Law and Policy.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • 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!
  • September 28: "Making the Right to Organize Real," a lecture by Professor Julius G. Getman.
  • Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) new officers.
  • The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law Student Writing Competition.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • 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 sdat6094.

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 work on promoting and fundraising for a documentary film project.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • September 21: Self-Help Web Center and LiveHelp training. Pizza will be served.
  • CAJT internship opportunity. Application deadline is September 10.
  • 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 Humanities  »

  • The Institute for Law and the Humanities announces 2010 paper prize winners.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • September 21: Welcome back pizza party!
  • September 28: "Making the Right to Organize Real," a lecture by Professor Julius G. Getman.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall building and library hours.
  • Concrete renovation work: Update.
  • 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. Volunteers needed.
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Become a Velocity Ambassador for IIT.
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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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.)

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association  »

  • September 7: APALSA general meeting. Free food will be provided!

Environmental Law Society  »

  • September 7: Environmental Law Society general meeting, 11:45 a.m. in room 510.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • September 15: IPLS Fall Welcome Reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the front lobby.

South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)  »

  • September 7: Join us for our first general body meeting of the semester.

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