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Headlines for the Week of March 14, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Enjoy spring break!

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Spring break is March 12 (noon) to March 20.
  • 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  »

  • Attention spring graduates: Federal loan exit counseling. (added 3/14/2011)

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program.
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW): Hong Duc Clerkship 2011.
  • March 18: Application deadline for Summer 2011 NAACP Law Fellow Program.
  • March 18: Application deadline for Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund Fellowship.
  • 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.
  • Free membership to the Legal Balance.
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Annual Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute.
  • March 29, 30 and 31: Do you have, or hope to have, any job interviews? Sign up for a mock interview! (Please note new dates.)
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • Required forms: Cap and gown order form and graduate survey.
    • Composite photo proofs due April 1.
    • 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.
  • April 6: Diversity Networking Reception.
  • 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 Zelle Hofmann Diversity in Law Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Essex County Bar Association 2011 Biunno Scholarship Program.
  • 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  »

  • Spring break hours.
  • 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  »

  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Summer 2011 externship opportunities:
    • Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC.
    • Miller Law LLC.
    • Mitsui Rail Capital LLC.
    • 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:
    • Mitsui Rail Capital LLC.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
    • 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 www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • Summer study abroad options: Bucerius Law School and University of Augsburg, Germany.
  • Optional practical training tutorial.
  • Study abroad applications due March 15.
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.

Program in Labor and Employment Law  »

  • Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.

Legal Research and Writing  »

  • Applications are being accepted for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant positions. Deadline is April 1.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • 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 sdat6281.

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

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Apply for the CAJT Summer Fellowship by April 1!
  • Sign up now for a summer Self-Help Web Center position.
  • 3Ls: Submit your application for completion for the Certificate in Public Interest Law by April 1!
  • 1Ls: Submit a letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.
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  »

  • April 5: 33rd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: "Privacy, Loyalty and Free Speech: Pushing the Boundaries of the Modern Employment Relationship."
  • 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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NOTE: Student organizations that need assistance with posting Record announcements may submit their full announcements to record@kentlaw.edu by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements from those student organizations not posting their own Record pages will be collected together on one page. (Follow the links below to organization announcements.)

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.
  • April 11: "Genetically Modified Crops and Federal Regulation," presentation by biotech expert Gregory Jaffe, 4 p.m. in the auditorium.
  • April 1: Net Impact Happy Hour at Kerryman.
  • Friends of the Forest Preserves Water Policy Internship.
  • Stephen H. Rothblatt Scholarship.

Immigration Law Society  »

  • March 23: "Fight Human Trafficking," 6 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • 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.

International Law Student Association  »

  • April 13: International Law Career Day!
  • Board positions!

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • March 26: Volunteer at Working Bikes Cooperative, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation from school and food will be provided.

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