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Headlines for the Week of April 4, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 5: 33rd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.
  • April 6: State of the Law School Address.
  • April 6: Diversity Networking Reception.
  • April 12: Centennial Visitor Lecture.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Summer 2011 class schedule and registration.
  • 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.
  • Bar exam preparation courses.
  • 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.
  • 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  »

  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.
  • St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
  • ABA Section of Litigation: Law Student Good Works Competition.
  • August 12: Save the date for the 2011 Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Job Fair.
  • Registration now open for Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair.
  • April 5: Application deadline for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.
  • Free membership to the Legal Balance.
  • April 5: Professionalism Series: "How to Be Successful in Your Summer Job."
  • April 6: "Careers in Family Law."
  • April 7: "Making the Most of Your Law Degree," featuring Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke.
  • April 12: Judicial clerkship informational program.
  • April 13: International Law Career Day career panels and reception.
  • April 13: Public Interest Fellowships Panel.
  • April 19: "What's Next for Fall." (Mandatory for 1Ls; recommended for 2Ls.)
  • April 20: "Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs."
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • 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.
    • Commencement ticket information.
    • Your commencement timeline.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
    • Out-of-town graduates.
  • 2011 Class Gift:
    • The 2011 Class Gift is underway!
    • April 5: Suds 'n' Sweets.
    • 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.
  • Half-price tickets available for two White Sox games:
    • Law Night: June 9, versus Oakland A's.
    • Chicago-Kent Night: July 7, versus Minnesota Twins.

Scholarships  »

  • Kane County Bar Foundation Law School Scholarship.
  • Albert Pick Jr. Fund Law Student Scholarship Program.
  • The Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties.
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application.
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Writing Contest.
  • Apply now for the Essex County Bar Association 2011 Biunno Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Crusade for Education Financial Aid Programs.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club 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.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Enter to win free books by becoming a fan of the bookstore on Facebook!
  • Winter clearance sale.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Law Offices summer 2011 applications due on Wednesday, April 6, at 5 p.m.
  • Law Offices fall 2011 applications will be available this week.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Summer 2011 externship opportunities:
    • 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.
  • Final exam information for LLM and exchange students.
  • Commencement information:
    • Required forms: Submit your cap and gown order form by April 4 to avoid late fees.
    • Your commencement timeline.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
  • 2011 Class Gift:
    • April 5: Suds 'n' Sweets.
  • 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.
  • New entries this week:
    • University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition.
    • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition.
    • American Judges Association Law Student Essay Competition.
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 sdat6301.

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  »

  • WestlawNext now prints at Chicago-Kent.
  • Additional WestlawNext training.
  • Westlaw Rewards Points.
  • Study aid raffle details.
  • Westlaw student representatives' schedule.
Faculty

From Professor Ed Lee  »

  • Seeking summer research assistants for intellectual property research.

From Professor Nancy Marder  »

  • Seeking summer research assistant for Jury Center project. Submit your résumé by April 7.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Sign up now for a summer Self-Help Web Center position.
  • 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  »

  • Mark your calendars for Earth Week!
  • Sign up for the beach clean-up on April 23. (Please note new date.)
  • Sign up for the Round Table event on April 5.
  • April 11: "Genetically Modified Crops and Federal Regulation," presentation by biotech expert Gregory Jaffe, 4 p.m. in the auditorium.
  • 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.

Immigration Law Society  »

  • April 13: Immigration and International Law Networking Soiree, 5 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.

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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