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Headlines for the Week of October 24, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • October 28: Global Competition Law Conference.
  • October 28 and 29: Law Practice Management Futures Conference & Symposium.
  • October 30 to November 2: ABA site visit.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Change of division requests: October 27 to November 7.
  • Fall 2011 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: October 27 to November 7.
    • Exam method registration: October 27 to November 7.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • November 8: ASP workshop: Preparing for and taking exams.
  • October 24: Flu shots.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Change of division requests: October 27 to November 7.
  • Fall 2011 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: October 27 to November 7.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • 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.
  • Deadline extended: Mandatory fall meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Book sign-ups continue.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • 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."
  • November 2: "Why Antitrust?" Program.
  • November 2: Chicago Bar Foundation Program "Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps."
  • November 2: HLLSA's 7th annual Judges' Night.
  • November 2: Successful Women in Law.
  • November 8: Meet the Public Service Employers Reception.
  • November 8: "Preparing Your PILI Application."
  • 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.
  • 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  »

  • Class of 2012:
    • Composite photo sittings will be held October 26 and 27.
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
  • 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  »

  • Law Offices spring 2012 applications are now available.
  • Professor Gary Laser is seeking a fall and winter research assistant.
  • 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.
    • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Using webmail in Internet Explorer 9.
  • Windows upgrade and Office media now available for students to purchase online.
  • Helpdesk hours.
  • Wireless connectivity.
  • Service requests.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Web access for student Mac users.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6505.

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

From Professor Gary Laser  »

  • Seeking fall and winter research assistant.
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 Humanities  »

  • The Institute for Law and the Humanities announces 2011 paper prize winners.

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  »

  • 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 second General Assembly Meeting.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • November 15: Child and Family Law Society Networking Mixer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association  »

  • November 2: HLLSA's 7th annual Judges' Night, 6 to 9 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • 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  »

  • October 25: Stop by the ELS bake sale.
  • Apply for the Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLC spring environmental law externship.
  • Enter the 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.
  • Apply for the Environmental Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-13.

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