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Headlines for the Week of April 18, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 20: "Kent's Got Talent."
  • April 21: "Rankings, Aspirations and Snacks, Oh My!"
  • April 21: 4th annual Public Interest Awards Night.
  • April 28: Trial Advocacy Celebration.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Summer 2011 class schedule and registration.
  • Fall 2011 class schedule.
  • April 20 and 21: "Where Do We Go from Here?" programs.
  • Spring 2011 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • April 21: Trial team tryouts.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Summer 2011 class schedule and registration.
  • Fall 2011 class schedule.
  • Spring 2011 final exams.
  • 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  »

  • Summer disbursement schedule.
  • Summer federal work study.
  • Summer financial aid information.
  • Did you miss the federal loan exit counseling?

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Registration now open for the 2011 Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Job Fair.
  • Registration now open for the 2011 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair.
  • Registration now open for the Boston Lawyers Group 2011 Job Fairs for Law Students of Color.
  • Registration now open for IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities.
  • CSO open all summer long.
  • Community-based federal work study: Available summer 2011.
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair.
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.
  • St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
  • ABA Section of Litigation: Law Student Good Works Competition.
  • Registration now open for Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair.
  • Free membership to the Legal Balance.
  • April 19 and 20: "What's Next for Fall." (Mandatory for 1Ls; recommended for 2Ls.)
  • April 20: "Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs."
  • April 21: Public Interest Awards & Reception.
  • April 21: Boot Camp for Summer Jobs.
  • April 25: Health Law Career Panel.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Required forms: Graduate survey due May 2.
    • May 5: Grad Fest.
    • Update: Commencement ticket information.
    • Your commencement timeline.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
    • Out-of-town graduates.
  • 2011 Class Gift:
    • The 2011 Class Gift is underway!
    • Class Gift tables Mondays and Wednesdays outside the Spak and at the SBA Talent Show.
    • Join the Class Gift Committee.
  • Upcoming alumni networking events:
    • 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!
    • The winners of this week's drawing are...
  • Rolled t-shirt sale!
  • Winter clearance sale.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Law Offices fall 2011 applications will be due later this week.
  • Summer/fall judicial externship: Cook County Domestic Relations Court (4 credit hours). 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Fall 2011 externship opportunities:
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • Final exam information for LLM and exchange students.
  • Tax information for LLM students.
  • Commencement information:
    • 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.

Program in Intellectual Property Law  »

  • April 18: Intellectual Property Course Selection Session for 1Ls and 2Ls.

Legal Research and Writing  »

  • SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award for first-year students.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • PrintAll student printer.
  • 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 sdat6317.

Library  »

  • Restricted access during final exams.
  • 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.

From Professor Ed Lee  »

  • Seeking summer research assistants for intellectual property research.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • April 20: Public interest course-picking session with Professor Staudt! Pizza will be served.
  • Apply for the CAJT Summer Fellowship!
  • Sign up now for a summer Self-Help Web Center position.
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 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  »

  • Environmental Law Society Summer Fellowship applications due April 18.
  • April 18: Bake sale.
  • April 19: Environmental Law Society Alumni Panel.
  • April 20: Movie and Candy Night, 7 p.m.
  • April 21: ELS Raffle.
  • Sign up for the beach clean-up on April 23. (Please note new date.)
  • Friends of the Forest Preserves Water Policy Internship.
  • Apply for UIC's Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

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

South Asian Law Students Association  »

  • April 19: Satyam Journal Launch Party!

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