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Headlines for the Week of October 3, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Richard L. Trumka to deliver IIT Chicago-Kent's ninth Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture.
  • Students: Opportunities to connect with alumni during ASCK Week.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • October 4: ASP workshop on outlining.
  • October 15: Dean Harris' annual C-K Soccer Showdown.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Welcome to Chicago-Kent.
  • Office hours.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • Faculty Advisor Program.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • 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  »

  • October 10 to 14: Alumni Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week.
  • Mandatory fall meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Book sign-ups continue.
  • 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.
  • ASCK Week: Meet one-on-one with alumni.
  • ASCK Week: Panels and programs.
  • October 4: Civil Rights Law Panel.
  • October 5: Holland & Knight Lawyers in the Classroom Volunteer Cocktail Party. RSVP deadline extended.
  • October 5: Exploring Careers in Small and Midsize Firms.
  • October 22: Chicago-Kent Alumni & Student Public Service Reception in Washington, D.C.
  • October 24: Chicago Master of Laws (LLM) Program Fair.
  • October 24: "Reframing Reform: Immigration as the Solution."
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications open For 2Ls on October 15.
  • Just The Beginning Foundation Spring 2012 Judicial Externship.
  • SEC Summer Honors Program: Applications review began September 16.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. 2012 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program.
  • The Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program.
  • 2012-13 Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Georgetown Law Clinical Teaching Fellowships.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Sidley Austin Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
  • Job fairs: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • 2011-12 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Alumni/Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week 2011:
    • Sign up to meet with alumni for résumé reviews and mock and informational interviews!
    • RSVP for the Alumni/Student networking reception on October 12.
    • Attend panels on networking, social media, bar leadership, and growing a legal business.
  • U.S. Supreme Court justice visits to Chicago-Kent in fall 2011:
    • Student and staff lottery available for "Judicial Takings" with Justice Scalia.
    • Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 6 at midnight.
  • Class of 2012:
    • Sign up for composite photo sittings October 26-27.
  • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Alumni Board Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Chicago Fall Book Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Boone County Bar Association Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • National Student Day.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Judicial Externship Program: Spring 2012 semester information.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Spring 2012 For-Credit Legal Externship Opportunities:
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
    • The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • Dean Harris' annual C-K Soccer Showdown.
  • October 26-27: LL.M. Composite Photos.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • October 4: Welcome back pizza party!
  • October 6: 9th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture with Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • 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 sdat6484.

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.
  • No current announcements.
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!
  • October 6: 9th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture with Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
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  »

  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • October 6: 9th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture with Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
  • October 21: 3rd annual Financial Services Law Conference.
  • 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  »

  • Read the minutes from the SBA's first General Assembly Meeting.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • Congratulations to new 1L representatives.
  • October 10: Aviation co-sponsorship event.
  • October 11: Roundtable discussion with environmental law practitioner Melville Nickerson.
  • Environmental Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-13.
  • Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee meeting.
  • CBA Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee beach cleanup.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law  »

  • It's not too late to join! Seeking applicants for editing, writing and webmaster positions. Deadline for applications is September 30.

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