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Headlines for the Week of February 7, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • February 7: Dean's Student Meet-and-Greet.
  • February 8: Brown Bag Luncheon featuring Ann M. Cresce '94.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Fall 2010 class ranks and GPAs.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program: Informational meetings.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Graduating students.
  • Making up an incomplete grade.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • Academic Support Program: Spring 2011.
  • Spring U-Pass information.
  • Insurance information.
  • Academic Resource Library.

Financial Aid  »

  • Spring semester scholarship status.
  • Spring 2011 disbursement schedule.
  • Spring disbursement process: Step-by-step.

Bursar's Office  »

  • Tuition refund disbursement.
  • 1098-T tax forms.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • LAGBAC Foundation 2011 Summer Scholarship Grant.
  • Free membership to the Legal Balance.
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association Interview Advantage: A Résumé Review and Mock Interview Workshop.
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Annual Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute.
  • Women's Leadership & Mentoring Alliance: "Eliminating Workplace Bias by Understanding Gender Communication Differences."
  • "Oh, the Places You Will Go": A Fresh Take on Your Career Options with a JD.
  • 2011-12 Finnegan Diversity Scholarship for Intellectual Property.
  • March 11: U.S. Air Force JAG Corps interviews.
  • February 22: Professionalism Series: Salary Negotiations. (Please note new date.)
  • February 8: "Cultural Diversity in the Workplace."
  • February 9: Professionalism Series: "How to Handle an Assignment."
  • February 15: Public Interest Law Firms.
  • February 16: Immigration Law Careers and Opportunities.
  • February 17: Practice Tracks. (added 2/7/2011)
  • February 22 and 23: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice group hosting Chicago dinners.
  • February 11: Application deadline for City of Chicago, Mayor's Office Fellowship Program.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation now accepting applications for funding of unpaid communications-related legal internships.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for Progressive Social Change.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • February 18 to 20: 17th annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference at Yale Law School.
  • Résumé Books for spring.
  • 2011 summer PILI student internship application now open for 1L students.
  • Summer experience surveys.
  • 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • February 8 to 10: Rescheduled composite photo sittings.
    • March 1: Graduation Fair.
    • Required forms: Cap and gown order form and graduate survey.
    • Your commencement timeline.
    • Out-of-town graduates.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
  • February 8: Brown Bag Luncheon featuring Ann M. Cresce '94.
  • 2011 Class Gift:
    • February 9: Class gift committee meeting.
  • Career Advisor Network:
    • Connect with an Alumni Advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the 2011 Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2011 DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2011-12 Finnegan Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship. Deadline extended to March 15.
  • Apply now for the William McClain Scholarship, funded by the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Bar Association.
  • Apply now for the Howard Fox Memorial Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund 2011 Mike Eidson Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Kessler Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Chicago Essay Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Academic Scholarship Program.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Rent your textbooks at the bookstore and save major cash.
  • Champion apparel sale: Buy one item and get a second item 50 percent off.
  • Become a fan of the bookstore on Facebook!
  • Greeting card sale: Buy one card and get another free.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • LADR applications available Tuesday, February 8.
  • Criminal Litigation Certificate Program applications available Tuesday, February 8.
  • Work study job opportunity.
  • Judicial externships: Summer and fall 2011 semesters.
  • Legal Externship Program information.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • Study abroad applications due March 15.
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.
  • New entries this week:
    • American Association of Law Libraries, Legal History and Rare Books Section/Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition.
    • John Marshall Law School Center, Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits/Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition.
    • Notre Dame Law School/Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • New PrintAll student printer.
  • Student worker needed: Technical support assistant.
  • Web access for student Mac users.
  • Wireless connection registration instructions.
  • 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.
  • Apple Computer support and services documents.
  • Weekly maintenance schedule.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6245.

Library  »

  • Take a virtual tour of the library.
  • 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  »

  • What is WestlawNext?
  • Weekly study aid raffles.
  • Earn Westlaw Rewards Points.
  • Spring 2011 student representatives' office hours.

From Professor Bartram Brown  »

  • February 11 and 12: Volunteer student bailiffs needed for the Midwest Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

From Professor Carolyn Shapiro  »

  • Seeking research assistant.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Volunteer and work study positions available at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • Join the A2J Student Editorial Board.
  • Submit your letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring 2011 building and library hours.
  • 2011 spring Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • 2011 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2011 spring 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  »

  • February 11 and 12: Volunteer student bailiffs needed for the Midwest Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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Student Bar Association  »

  • SBA to vote on amendments to its governing documents.

Chicago-Kent Lambdas  »

  • March 4 and 5: 2011 LGBT Civil Rights Conference.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • February 8: General meeting at noon. Pizza will be served.
  • Register for the March 4 Environmental Law Symposium.

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • February 9: First general meeting of the semester, 3 p.m. in room 580. Come learn how you can help with KJF's Spring Auction!

South Asian Law Students Association  »

  • February 10: Samosa sale, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Spak!

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