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Headlines for the Week of September 5, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • September 7: Author and journalist Nina Burleigh to discuss her book The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox.
  • U.S. Supreme Court justice visits to Chicago-Kent in fall 2011.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: No classes Monday, September 5.
  • Security reminder: Watch your valuables!
  • Extended departmental hours on Tuesday nights.
  • September 6: Student organization fair.
  • London Law Consortium: Brochures available.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Welcome to Chicago-Kent.
  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail election deadline.
  • Registration deadline.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • Graduation application deadline.
  • Diplomas for spring 2011 JD graduates.
  • Fall 2011 class schedule.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • Welcome, new students!
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student business cards.
  • Fall U-Pass information.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall 2011 disbursement schedule.
  • A note for 2L students.
  • A note for 3L students.
  • Fall scholarship status.
  • December 2011 graduates: Please notify our office of your enrollment intentions.
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.
  • Missing required documentation.
  • Still haven't received your 2011-12 financial aid award?

Bursar's Office  »

  • Welcome, newly admitted students!
  • Tuition refund disbursement.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Welcome, 1Ls!
  • Mandatory fall meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Book sign-ups continue.
  • Listserv registration and testing.
  • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • Exploring Careers Programs began on August 24.
  • September 6: Environmental Law Networking Event.
  • September 13: Exploring Careers in Legal Aid.
  • September 14: Presidential Management Fellowship Program.
  • September 15: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night.
  • September 16: "Breaking In: How to Become a Law Professor or Law School Administrator."
  • September 20: Exploring Careers in City, State and County Government.
  • September 21: Exploring Careers in Prosecution.
  • September 28: Exploring Careers in Criminal Defense.
  • September 30: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
  • SEC Summer Honors Program: Applications review begins September 16.
  • Presidential Management Fellowship: Application period is September 15 to 25.
  • DOJ Attorney General's Honors Program application opened July 25.
  • Equal Justice Works Public Defender Corps: Applications now open.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security 2011 National Security Law Student Writing Competition.
  • Sidley Austin Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair: Register and apply with employers now through September 12.
  • Registration now open for the 15th annual National Latina/o Law Student Conference.
  • Job fairs: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • U.S. Supreme Court justice visits to Chicago-Kent in fall 2011:
    • Student and staff lottery available.
    • Justice Breyer talk: Social media-savvy student wanted!
  • Faculty, staff and students: Help us celebrate Chicago-Kent's first endowed chair!
    • September 13: Ralph Brill Chair Investiture.
  • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Diversity Scholarship Foundation 2011 Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Boone County Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship. Deadline extended to September 15.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Back to school sale.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Externship opportunities for the spring 2012 semester:
    • Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: For credit only.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • September 13: Study abroad information session.
  • I-Center hours and travel signatures.
  • Invitation to join the Environmental Law Moot Court Team.
  • October 4: Welcome back pizza party!
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Welcome, Chicago-Kent students!
  • Helpdesk extended hours.
  • Printing process changed.
  • New electrical outlets and additional printers.
  • Wireless connectivity.
  • First-year student computer orientation.
  • Service requests.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6456.

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)  »

  • CALI Lessons: Free study materials upgraded for 2011-12.

From Professor Nancy Marder  »

  • Seeking fall research assistant for Jury Center project.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Volunteer this fall at the Self-Help Web Center. 1Ls welcome!
  • Submit your letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • October 4: Welcome back pizza party!
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall semester building and library hours.
  • 2011 fall Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • 2011 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2011 fall semester discount parking for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • Defibrillator at the Downtown Campus.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • DTC Bursar's Office hours.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Interested in joining the Chicago-Kent Advocates? Come to our September 8 informational lunch!
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • September 22: 29th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law 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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Student Bar Association  »

  • September 6: Student organization fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second and third floors.
  • September 6 and 7: SBA elections.

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association  »

  • September 7: First general meeting of the semester, 3 to 4 p.m. in room 170.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • September 6: First ELS general meeting, 12:30 p.m. in room C35.
  • Try out for the Environmental Law Moot Court Team.
  • September 10: Beach clean-up.
  • Environmental Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-13.
  • September 6: Environmental Law Networking Event.
  • Apply for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Honors Attorney Fellowship Program.

International Law Moot Court Honor Society  »

  • 2011-12 tryouts.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • September 13: Informational meeting for students interested in joining the journal (day and evening division meetings).

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