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Headlines for the Week of March 7, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Congratulations to the Moot Court Honor Society!
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition regional tournament. (added 3/8/2011)

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Spring break begins March 12 at noon and ends March 20.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer activity in honor of Charles Koziol.
  • Bar preparation class: Audio tapes available.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail revocation: Deadline is April 29.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

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

Financial Aid  »

  • Update: Spring semester scholarship status.

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW): Hong Duc Clerkship 2011.
  • Summer 2011 NAACP Law Fellow Program. (added 3/7/2011)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers & Prudential 1L Summer Internship.
  • Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund Fellowship application.
  • March 7: Registration deadline for 2011 Patent Law Interview Program.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program: Postings available now!
  • August 12: Save the date for the 2011 Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Job Fair.
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair.
  • ABA John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund 2011 Summer Legal Internship Program.
  • Equal Justice Works Summer Corps: Application opens March 16.
  • March 11: Application deadline for LAGBAC Foundation 2011 Summer Scholarship Grant.
  • Free membership to the Legal Balance.
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Annual Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute.
  • March 11: U.S. Air Force JAG Corps interviews.
  • March 8: Alternative Careers Day at the CSO.
  • March 29, 30 and 31: Do you have, or hope to have, any job interviews? Sign up for a mock interview! (Please note new date.)
  • March 8: ABA Panel on Careers in Labor & Employment Law.
  • March 11: JAG Corps Career Opportunities Panel.
  • March 22: Professionalism Series: "Cite-Checking, Yes; Coffee, No: Working with Support Staff as a Law Clerk or New Attorney."
  • March 23: "Fight Human Trafficking."
  • March 24: Small and Midsize Firm Reception.
  • March 26: "Chicago-Kent Volunteers."
  • March 29 and 30: First Defense Legal Aid volunteer trainings.
  • 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.
  • Résumé Books for spring.
  • 2011 summer PILI student internship application now open for 1L students.
  • 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • March 8 and 9: Last chance for composite photo sittings.
    • 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:
    • The 2011 Class Gift is underway!
    • Join the Class Gift Committee.
  • Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox:
    • Half-price tickets available for White Sox versus Minnesota Twins on July 7.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Illinois Judicial Council scholarship fund. Application deadline is March 18.
  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago scholarship fund. Application deadline is March 31.
  • 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 Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship. Deadline extended to March 15.
  • 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.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Enter to win free books by becoming a fan of the bookstore on Facebook!
    • The winners of this week's drawing are...
  • Winter clearance sale.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • LADR Certificate Program applications due on March 7 at 5 p.m.
  • Criminal Litigation Certificate Program applications due on March 7 at 5 p.m.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Summer 2011 externship opportunities:
    • Mintel International Group Ltd.
    • Real estate development and management externship.
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
    • Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP.
    • Hauselman, Rappin & Olswang Ltd.
  • Fall 2011 externship opportunities:
    • Mintel International Group Ltd.
    • Exciting corporate law externship: Accenture/DLA Piper Commercial Law Externship.
    • Intellectual property (IP) legal externship for IP Certificate participants at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
    • Externships with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • Work study job opportunity.
  • Judicial externships: Fall 2011 semester.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • Optional practical training tutorial.
  • Study abroad applications due March 15.
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.

Program in Labor and Employment Law  »

  • March 8: ABA Outreach Program.
  • No new entries this week.
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 sdat6277.

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.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Sign up for available volunteer time slots at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • Submit your letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • March 8: ABA Outreach Program.
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  »

  • March 18: "Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law" Conference.
  • 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  »

  • Register for March 29 and 30 Lobby Day Field Trip.
  • Bike drive at Chicago-Kent: Help provide bikes for those in need!
  • Earth Day coming soon!
  • Sign up for the first spring Round Table events.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • March 9: Discussion on inequitable conduct with Therasense attorney Lawrence Pope, 3 p.m. in room 510.
  • March 23: "Patent Licensing and Enforcement," 3 p.m. in room 370.
  • April 7: Spring Alumni Cocktail Reception, 6 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.

Law & Economics Society  »

  • March 8: First general meeting, noon in room 345.

Military Law Society  »

  • March 11: Judge Advocate General (JAG) Career Opportunities Panel, noon in room 370.

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