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Headlines for the Week of December 6, 2010

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • December 6: "Who Will Earn Your Green Vote?: Chicago Mayoral Candidate Forum."

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Fall 2010 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • Spring 2011 registration.
  • Spring 2011 initial reading assignments and course materials.
  • Thank you to all students who participated in the website survey!
    • Five students win Starbucks gift cards.
  • Illinois bar exam: Informational sessions. Revised announcement.
  • Academic calendar for 2011-12.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2011 registration.
  • Exam schedule.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • ASP spring teaching assistants.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • CTA U-Pass program.
  • Student business cards.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall financial aid deadlines.
  • Attention fall graduates: Federal loan exit counseling.
  • 2011-12 FAFSA renewal reminder.
  • Bar study loan information.
  • Did you miss the financial aid workshops?

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Perkins Coie Diversity Fellowship for 1Ls.
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms: Sweet Home Chicago Reception.
  • Milwaukee-area "Home for the Holidays" 1L Receptions.
  • Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program for 1L Students.
  • Kegler, Brown 2011 Minority Merit Scholarship for 1Ls.
  • Just the Beginning Foundation Diversity Judicial Externships.
  • Attention 3Ls: Apply to the Public Defender Corps, a post-graduation fellowship for future public defenders.
  • Peggy Browning Labor Law Summer and School-Year Fellowship Programs.
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Annual 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship Program.
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship.
  • Harter Secrest & Emery 2011 Diversity Scholarship.
  • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for 1Ls.
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy 2011 Diversity in Patent Law Summer Fellowship Program for 1Ls.
  • Spring community-based federal work study. Deadline is January 10.
  • December 9: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) registration deadline.
  • 2011 summer PILI student internship application now open for 1L students.
  • Summer 2011 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program: Now open for 1L students.
  • Summer experience surveys.
  • 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • December 7: Study break hosted by the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council.
    • Free pizza and drinks!
  • Class of 2011 Class Gift Committee:
    • Contact Tanya Pietrkowski for more information.
  • Commencement information:
    • Fall 2010 and spring 2011 graduates: Your commencement is May 15, 2011.
    • Out-of-town graduates.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Academic Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship Programs.
  • Apply now for the Honorable Dean Sodaro Memorial Scholarship.
  • Apply for the Joseph Roddy Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • A message from bookstore manager Anita Laurencell:
    • Please welcome Jeanine Polk as the new bookstore manager.
  • Hoodie sale: All hooded sweatshirts are 25 percent off through December 19.
  • Greeting card sale: Buy one card and get another free.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Legal Externship Program information.
  • Summer 2011 semester legal externship opportunities:
    • 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.
  • Final exam building and library hours: Saturday, December 4, through Monday, December 20.
  • Spring 2011 schedule and registration.
  • Fall 2010 final exam information.
  • December 8: OILP Holiday Party. (Please note new date.)
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.
  • 2010-11 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law Student Writing Competition.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Exam information.
  • Student e-mail storage capacity increase.
  • Reminder: New wireless available.
  • Help Desk hours.
  • 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 sdat6185.

Library  »

  • Restricted access to 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.
  • Westlaw student representatives' schedule.
Faculty

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Get experience over winter break 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.
  • Final exam building and library hours: Saturday, December 4, through Monday, December 20.
  • Holiday building and library hours: Tuesday, December 21, through Monday, January 17.
  • 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 conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Sing with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus at Symphony Center!
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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Military Law Society  »

  • A U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots donation box will be by the security desk in the front lobby until December 8.

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