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Headlines for the Week of October 25, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • November 3: ABA Workshop: "Sustainability: How Values-Driven Law Firms Are Surviving Tough Times and Prospering over the Long Term."

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Change of division requests: October 26 to November 5.
  • Fall 2010 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: November 3 to 12.
    • Exam method registration: November 3 to 12.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • November 2, 3 and 4: ASP workshop: "Preparing For and Taking Exams."
  • Illinois bar exams: Information sessions.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Change of division requests: October 26 to November 5.
  • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: November 3 to 12.
  • Exam method registration: November 3 to 12.
  • Exam schedule.
  • 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  »

  • October 27 and 28: Loan Repayment and Personal Budgeting Workshop.
  • 2010-11 Financial Aid instructions.

Bursar's Office  »

  • Updated tuition refund policy.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • October 29: YLS "Careers in Environmental Law" Seminar. Free!
  • Volunteer opportunity: Law & Literacy with second and third graders.
  • November 3: Education and School Law Society Public Sector Careers Panel.
  • JFrench Personal Branding presents "Rise Up in a Down Economy."
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) application opened October 15 for 2Ls.
  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Lunch & Learn Program.
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms: Law Student Preparedness Series: Exam & Study Intensive.
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms: Law Student Preparedness Series: November Résumé & Interview Workshop.
  • October 26: "Alternative Careers in Consulting, Nonprofit Management, and Law School and Law Firm Administration."
  • 1L mandatory Career Services Office programs: October 26, October 27 and November 2.
  • Summer 2011 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.
  • Pro Bono Week Breakfast with Judges at the Chicago Bar Association.
  • 17th annual CBA Young Lawyers Section's Pro Bono and Community Service Fair.
  • October 29: Application deadline for Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago Scholarship.
  • SEC Summer Honors Program.
  • American Bar Association Mentoring Program.
  • Summer experience surveys.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program.
  • Resume Books sign-ups continue.
  • 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Join the Class of 2011 Class Gift Committee.
  • Commencement information: Out-of-town graduates.
  • Career Advisor Network.
  • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the South Suburban Bar Association Henry A. Gentile Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2011 Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students.
  • Apply now for the Donald Banner Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the McLean County Bar Association scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Buy the books you need for final exams now. The bookstore is beginning to return overstocked books to the publishers.
  • Greeting card sale: Buy one card and get another free.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Legal Externship Program information.
  • Spring 2010 semester legal externship opportunities:
    • Mitsui Rail Capital LLC (for credit only).
    • Externship with the William J. Clinton Foundation.
    • Encyclopedia Britannica (for credit only). 3Ls only. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.23.
    • Seyfarth Shaw - IP Division (for credit only). 2L and 3L applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.28.
    • Accenture/DLA Piper (for credit only, 4 credit hours). 2L and 3L applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
    • Disability law legal externship opportunity (for credit only).
    • Legal externship with U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement (for credit only).
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.
  • First administrative memo.
  • 2010-11 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law Student Writing Competition.
  • New entry this week:
    • 2010-11 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • New wireless available!
  • 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 sdat6146.

Library  »

  • Take a virtual tour of the library.
  • 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.

Westlaw  »

  • Information about WestlawNext.
  • Upcoming WestlawNext training sessions.
  • Westlaw student representatives' schedule.
Faculty

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Apply for the CAJT internship.
  • Volunteer this fall at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • Join the A2J Student Editorial Board.
  • Submit your letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • 2010-11 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

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

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Environmental Law Society  »

  • Sign up for the October 26 Roundtable Discussion with the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
  • November 21: Trivia Smackdown III.

Immigration Law Society  »

  • October 27: "On the Arizona Immigration Law," a talk with Professor Susan Adams.
  • November 1: ILS All Saints' Day Bake Sale.
  • November 10: Spanish conversation group.
  • November 13: Day of the Dead Tour @ the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • October 26: "Patent Law in a Globalized Economy," noon to 1 p.m. in room 580. Lunch provided.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • Volunteer at the Fall Fest "Speakeasy" Wine Event!

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