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Headlines for the Week of November 14, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Congratulations to our National Moot Court Competition teams!
  • November 17: 20th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition.
  • November 18: 2011 Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon.
  • Congratulations to the Moot Court Honor Society members who swept all the awards in the ALA's 2011 National Moot Court Competition!

Ask the Dean  »

  • Questions about the law school's budget.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Thanksgiving break is November 24 to 27.
  • Fall 2011 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Spring 2012 schedule.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2011 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • ASP spring TA application available.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student business cards.
  • Fall U-Pass information.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • A note for 2L students.
  • A note for 3L students.
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.
  • Missing required documentation.

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientation.
  • Deadline extended: Mandatory fall meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Book sign-ups continue.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • November 15: Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minority Law Student Panel.
  • November 15: Child and Family Law Society Networking Reception.
  • November 16: Schweitzer Fellowship Workshop.
  • 1L Minnesota Minority Clerkship Program: Deadline to apply is January 20.
  • Summer 2011 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.
  • 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.
  • Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program.
  • Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship.
  • 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.
  • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) student registration: Deadline is December 8.
  • 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  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Fall 2011 graduates: Complete your mandatory Graduate Survey by December 1.
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
  • Class of 2012 Class Gift:
    • Class Gift update: Be on the lookout for a 2012 Class Gift survey in your email!
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
  • November 18: Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon:
    • Student tickets available for only $20.
  • Student/alumni networking opportunities:
    • November 15: Child and Family Law Society Networking Mixer.
    • November 16: IPLS GastroIntellectual Property Law Symposium.
    • November 17: 20th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition & Reception.
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network: Search for an advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2012 Richard Linn American Inn of Court's Mark T. Banner Scholarship. Application deadline extended to November 23.
  • Apply now for the Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarships. Deadline extended to December 1.
  • Submit essays now for the Institute for Justice Center for Judicial Engagement Law Student Essay Contest.
  • Apply now for the South Suburban Bar Association Henry A. Gentile Memorial Scholarship.
  • Submit essays now for the 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Deals! Deals! Deals!
  • Raffle for free books!
  • Help wanted.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Law Offices spring 2012 applications are due on Wednesday, November 16, at
    5 p.m.
  • Professor Edward Kraus appointed to the HHS Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Spring 2012 for-credit legal externship opportunities:
    • Disability and elder law legal externship.
    • Real estate development externship at Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • 2011-12 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • New entries this week:
    • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Law Student Writing Competition.
    • Public Justice Foundation 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Student printing from remote locations now available.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Using webmail in Internet Explorer 9.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6525.

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 headlines.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • November 16: Public interest course-picking session with Professor Staudt! Pizza will be served.
  • Get valuable legal experience over winter break at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • 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.
  • Thanksgiving building and library hours: Wednesday, November 23, through Saturday, November 26. (added 11/14/2011)
  • Final exam building and library hours: Saturday, December 3, through Saturday, December 17. (added 11/14/2011)
  • 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  »

  • Thanksgiving Record reminder: Headlines for the November 28 issue are due at noon on Tuesday, November 22.
  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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Child and Family Law Society  »

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

Environmental Law Society  »

  • JURIST call for content: Environmental law op-ed.
  • Enter the 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.
  • Apply for the Environmental Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-13.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • November 16: GastroIntellectual Property Law Symposium, 6 to 9 p.m.

Muslim Law Student Association  »

  • November 15: The Anti-Shariah Movement panel discussion with Professors Heyman and Rosen and Amina Sharif from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, noon to 1 p.m. in room 580. Food will be served.

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