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Headlines for the Week of February 14, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Congratulations to the trial ad team!
  • February 15: Chicago Mayoral Candidates Forum.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Fall 2010 CALI Award winners.
  • Fall 2010 class rank/GPA cut-offs.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program:
    • February 16, February 23 and March 1: Informational meetings.
  • Bar preparation class.
  • 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  »

  • Response needed: Living-expense budget survey.
  • Update: 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  »

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair.
  • ABA John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund 2011 Summer Legal Internship Program.
  • 2011 LGBT Civil Rights Conference.
  • March 4: Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium.
  • Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.
  • 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.
  • "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 15: Public Interest Law Firms.
  • February 16: Immigration Law Careers and Opportunities.
  • February 17: Practice Tracks.
  • February 23: Patent bar exam informational program.
  • February 22 and 23: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice group hosting Chicago dinners.
  • 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:
    • 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.
  • 2011 Class Gift: Update.
  • Career Advisor Network:
    • Connect with an Alumni Advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Barristers' Ball 2011 Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Crusade for Education Financial Aid Programs.
  • Apply now for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club Scholarship.
  • 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 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  »

  • Winter clearance sale.
  • Rent your textbooks at the bookstore and save major cash.
  • Become a fan of the bookstore on Facebook!
  • Greeting card sale: Buy one card and get another free.
Academics & Student Programs

JD certificate programs  »

  • February 28: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program:
    • February 16, February 23 and March 1: Informational meetings.
  • Work study job opportunity.
  • Judicial externships: Summer and fall 2011 semesters.
    • February 15: Informational meeting.
  • 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.

Program in Labor and Employment Law  »

  • February 28: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.
  • New entries this week:
    • The National Law Review Law Student Writing Competition.
    • Student Legal Writers' Association/Law Student Symposium.
    • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers 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 sdat6253.

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  »

  • Study aid raffle continues.
  • New student representative hours.

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.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • February 28: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.
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  »

  • 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 14: Valentine's Day Sweet Treat Bake Sale.
  • Register for the March 4 Environmental Law Symposium.
  • Elections for 1L section representatives.

Immigration Law Society  »

  • February 16: Immigration Careers Panel, 3 p.m. in room 510.

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