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Headlines for the Week of May 2, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Good luck with exams!

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Spring 2011 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • Notices to graduating seniors:
    • Email and network accounts.
    • Clearing out lockers.
  • Summer 2011 term information:
    • Classroom assignments.
    • Initial reading assignments.
  • Fall 2011 registration.
  • Fall 2011 initial reading assignments and course materials.
  • New lawyer training program.
  • Dean's certificate for the Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Summer 2011 class schedule and registration.
  • Fall 2011 class schedule.
  • Spring 2011 final exams.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

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

Financial Aid  »

  • Continuing student scholarships for 2011-12.
  • Deadlines for spring and summer semesters.
  • Summer disbursement schedule.
  • Summer federal work study.
  • Summer financial aid information.
  • Update: Did you miss the federal loan exit counseling?

Bursar's Office  »

  • Tuition refund disbursement.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Reed Smith 2011 Diverse Scholars Program.
  • Summer Résumé Books go live May 16.
  • Make-up procedures for "What's Next for Fall?"
  • Registration now open for Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair.
  • Registration now open for LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair.
  • Registration now open for 2011 Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) Minority Law Student 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.
  • National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair.
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.
  • St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
  • Registration now open for Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair.
  • Free membership to the Legal Balance.
  • 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: Don't forget Grad Fest!
    • Commencement ticket information.
    • Venue information.
    • Deadline for requesting special assistance tickets is May 5.
    • July 27: Class of 2011 Post-Bar Party.
    • Your commencement timeline.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
  • 2011 Class Gift:
    • The 2011 Class Gift is underway!
    • Class Gift table at Grad Fest.
    • Donate by May 13 to receive your zipper pull for Commencement.
    • Thank you to our donors!
  • 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  »

  • Apply now for the Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship.
  • Albert Pick Jr. Fund Law Student Scholarship Program.
  • 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 Crusade for Education Financial Aid Programs.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club 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  »

  • Cash for your books.
  • Clearance sale.
  • Rolled t-shirt sale extended.
  • Enter to win free books by becoming a fan of the bookstore on Facebook!
    • The winners of this week's drawing are...
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Job opportunity: Work study.
  • Summer/fall judicial externship: Cook County Domestic Relations Court (4 credit hours). 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Fall 2011 externship opportunities:
    • Legal externships with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement. Deadline is May 2.
  • 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.
    • May 5: Grad Fest.
    • IIT Commencement Ceremony.
  • 2011 Class Gift.
  • Optional practical training tutorial.
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.

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 sdat6329.

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 Robert Knowles  »

  • Seeking summer research assistants to work on issues in international human rights law, national security law, and administrative law.

From Professor Ed Lee  »

  • Seeking summer research assistants for intellectual property research.

From Professor Chris Seaman  »

  • Seeking part-time summer research assistant for intellectual property-related research projects. Apply by May 11.

Faculty Newsletter

Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Get legal experience this summer at the Self-Help Web Center.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours during final exams and Commencement weekend, Saturday, April 30, through Sunday, May 15.
  • 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  »

  • May 19 and 20: 30th annual Tax Institute. Student volunteers needed!
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Last Record issue of the spring term is May 9.
    • The Record will be on hiatus during the week of May 16.
  • Biweekly summer publication schedule begins on May 23.
  • 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  »

  • Volunteer at the Chicago Green Festival.

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