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Headlines for the Week of March 28, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • March 31: Don't miss the 20th annual Kent Justice Foundation Spring Auction! Bid early and bid often.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Change of division requests: March 23 to April 1.
  • Spring 2011 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: March 30 to April 8.
    • Exam method registration: March 30 to April 8.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Free online subscriptions for students.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Exam schedule.
  • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: March 30 to April 8.
  • Exams method registration: March 30 to April 8.
  • Change of division requests: March 23 to April 1.
  • 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.

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.
  • August 12: Save the date for the 2011 Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Job Fair.
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair.
  • Equal Justice Works Summer Corps: Application opened 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 29 and 30: First Defense Legal Aid volunteer trainings.
  • March 30: Education Society Private Sector Careers Panel.
  • April 1: Presentation by deputy judge advocate general, U.S. Army.
  • April 5: Professionalism Series: "How to Be Successful in Your Summer Job."
  • April 12: Judicial clerkship informational program.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for Progressive Social Change.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • 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: Submit your cap and gown order form by April 4 to avoid late fees.
    • Composite photo proofs due April 1.
    • Commencement ticket information.
    • Your commencement timeline.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
    • Out-of-town graduates.
  • 2011 Class Gift:
    • The 2011 Class Gift is underway!
    • April 5: Class Gift party.
    • Join the Class Gift Committee.
  • Upcoming alumni networking events:
    • April 6: Diversity Networking Reception.
    • April 13: Immigration and International Law Networking Soiree.
    • April 21: Public Interest Awards Night.
    • April 26: IPLS Alumni Reception and Awards.
  • 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 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 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  »

  • Law Offices summer 2011 applications available.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Summer 2011 externship opportunities:
    • McCracken & Frank LLP.
    • Legal Affairs Department, Mérieux Nutrisciences Corporation.
  • Fall 2011 externship opportunities:
    • Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    • Mitsui Rail Capital LLC.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
    • Mintel International Group Ltd.
    • 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.
  • Commencement information:
    • Required forms: Submit your cap and gown order form by April 4 to avoid late fees.
    • Composite photo proofs due April 1.
    • Your commencement timeline.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
  • 2011 Class Gift.
  • Optional practical training tutorial.
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.

Program in Environmental and Energy Law  »

  • Apply for UIC's Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy.

Legal Research and Writing  »

  • Applications are being accepted for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant positions. Deadline is April 1.
  • New entries this week:
    • ABA Section of Family Law/Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest.
    • Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation/Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.
    • International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest.
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 sdat6295.

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.
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."
  • April 14 and 15: 28th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers needed!
  • 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.
  • Mark your calendars for Earth Week!
  • Sign up for the beach clean-up on March 23.
  • Sign up for the Round Table Event on March 29.
  • April 11: "Genetically Modified Crops and Federal Regulation," presentation by biotech expert Gregory Jaffe, 4 p.m. in the auditorium.
  • April 1: Attend the Net Impact Happy Hour at Kerryman.
  • Friends of the Forest Preserves Water Policy Internship.
  • Stephen H. Rothblatt Scholarship.
  • Openlands Internship and Externship.
  • Apply for UIC's Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy.

Evening Law Student Society  »

  • March 28: Evening Student Meet and Greet, 5 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.
  • March 29: 1L Oral Argument Prep Panel, 5 p.m. in room 590.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • April 26: Spring Alumni Cocktail Reception, 6 p.m. in the 10th floor event room. (Please note new date.)

International Law Student Association  »

  • April 13: International Law Career Day!

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