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Headlines for the Week of October 17, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • October 18: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia to deliver the keynote address at "Judicial Takings: Property Rights and the Rule of Law" at Chicago-Kent.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • October 24: Flu shots.
  • 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  »

  • New student checklist.
  • Tuition refund disbursement.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • 1L Mandatory Career Services Programs: October 25, October 26 and November 1.
  • Mandatory fall meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Book sign-ups continue.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • October 22: Chicago-Kent Alumni & Student Public Service Reception in Washington, D.C.
  • October 24: Chicago Master of Laws (LLM) Program Fair.
  • October 24 to 28: 2011 CBF/CBA Pro Bono Week: "Kindness to Strangers."
    • October 25: 18th annual CBA Young Lawyers Section's Pro Bono and Community Service Fair.
    • October 26: "Walk a Month in My Shoes: A Poverty Simulation."
    • October 28: Pro Bono Week Breakfast with Judges.
  • October 26: "The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession."
  • October 29: Law Student Career Forum "Legal Life in Chicagoland." (added 10/17/2011)
  • November 2: "Why Antitrust?" Program.
  • November 2: Chicago Bar Foundation Program "Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps."
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications opened for 2Ls on October 15.
  • Access to Practice Externship and Federal Work Study: Application deadline is December 16.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. 2012 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program.
  • 2012-13 Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Georgetown Law Clinical Teaching Fellowships.
  • 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  »

  • U.S. Supreme Court justice visits to Chicago-Kent in fall 2011:
    • Overflow seating for keynote lecture with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in rooms 270 and 570.
  • Class of 2012:
    • Sign up for composite photo sittings on October 26 and 27.
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network: Search for an advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • 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 McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Spring 2012 for-credit legal externship opportunities:
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    • Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel.
    • Soft IP (copyright) and transactional externship with Mintel International Group Limited.
    • Intellectual property externship with Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
    • Environmental law externship with Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLC.
    • Corporate law externship with Accenture/DLA Piper Commercial Law.
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
    • 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 www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • October 26 and 27: LLM composite photos.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • 2011-12 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • New entries this week:
    • Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
    • ABA Section of International Law Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition.
    • Grammy Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Legal Writing Contest.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Helpdesk extended hours.
  • Printing process changed.
  • New electrical outlets and additional printers.
  • Wireless connectivity.
  • Service requests.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6498.

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.
Faculty
  • 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  »

  • 2011-12 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
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 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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NOTE: Student organizations that need assistance with posting Record announcements may submit their full announcements to record@kentlaw.edu by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements from those student organizations not posting their own Record pages will be collected together on one page. (Follow the links below to organization announcements.)

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • October 19: IPLS general meeting, 3 to 3:45 p.m. in room 270.
  • October 20: Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Lee, noon to 1 p.m., room TBA.
  • October 27: Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Buccafusco, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., room TBA.
  • November 2: Patent Wars Symposium at Chicago-Kent, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • November 9: GastroIntellectual Property Law Symposium at Chicago-Kent, 6 to 9 p.m.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • Apply for the Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLC spring environmental law externship.
  • October 21: Attend the Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee meeting.
  • Apply for the Environmental Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-13.

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