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Headlines for the Week of September 20, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Alumni/Student ConneKtions Week (ASCK).
  • September 28: "Making the Right to Organize Real" - Professor Julius Getman, University of Texas School of Law.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • October 9: Family and Friends Day.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.

Student Services  »

  • 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  »

  • Chicago-Kent Full-Tuition Scholars and Honors Scholars.
  • 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  »

  • October 2: Explore the Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Placements.
  • American Bar Association Mentoring Program.
  • SEC Summer Honors Program.
  • October 1-15: Presidential Management Fellowship Application period.
  • September 28: Dress Like You've Got the Job.
  • September 29: Presidential Management Fellowship Program.
  • October 6: Student Debt Relief Program: Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs from A to Z.
  • October 22: Chicago-Kent Alumni & Student Public Service Reception in Washington DC.
  • Lawyers in the Classroom volunteer opportunity with Holland & Knight.
  • American Bar Association Panel Discussion: Careers in Criminal Justice.
  • Summer experience surveys.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program.
  • Become a Velocity Ambassador for IIT.
  • September 24: Registration deadline for Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
  • "Exploring Career" Programs Start August 25.
  • September 20-24: Alumni-Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week.
  • K&L Gates: Change Your World Campaign.
  • Resume Books sign-ups continue.
  • September 30: Application Deadline for 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.
  • Sidley Austin Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area: Opportunities for volunteer attorneys and deferred associates.
  • 2010-2011 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Apply now for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship.
  • Commencement information:
    • October 15: Deadline to sign up for a composite photo sitting.
    • October 19-20: Composite photo sittings will be held.
  • ASCK Week is September 20 to 24.
  • Become a Velocity Ambassador for IIT.
  • October 8: Chicago-Kent night with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Alumni Board Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Donald Banner Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship.
  • 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  »

  • Judicial Externship Program general information.
  • 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:
  • September 28th: Presentation by Legal Writing Professor, Terri LeClercq.
  • Changes in the Office of International Law and Policy.
  • English Conversation Program: Tea exchange.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Information for new students.
  • ABA National Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition.
  • 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.
  • New entry this week:
    • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Contest.
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 sdat6111.

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 Ralph Brill  »
  • Immediate Opportunity for Independent Study Project (one credit hour).

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • September 21: Self-Help Web Center and LiveHelp training. Pizza will be served.
  • Apply for the CAJT internship.
  • 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  »

  • Friday, October 22: 2nd annual Financial Services Law Conference: Current Issues Around Town in Futures & Derivatives.
  • 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.
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Student Bar Association  »

  • SBA approves amendment to Constitution and Finance Code Reform.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Welcome 2010-2011 KJF Board members!
  • First KJF Bake Sale of the year!

Environmental Law Society  »

  • September 25: Fall 2010 beach cleanup.
  • Fall 2010: Tuesday Roundtable Discussions with Environmental Practitioners.
  • New TWEN page.

Immigration Law Society  »

  • September 22: General meeting.

Society of Law Students for Secularism  »

  • The Ground Zero "Mosque": Separating the church from the state.

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • September 21: Meet Craig Becker of the Labor and Employment Relations Association at the John Marshall Law School, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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