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Headlines for the Week of January 16, 2012

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Welcome back!
  • U-Pass distribution.
  • Spring 2012 semester information:
    • Initial reading assignments.
    • Revised spring schedule (with classroom assignments).
    • Course information updates.
    • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
    • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
    • Exam schedule.
    • Bookstore hours.
    • 2011-12 academic calendar.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Adding and dropping classes.
  • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • Business law certificate program.
  • Employment limitation for full-time students.
  • Taking courses at Stuart School of Business.
  • Fall 2011 grade submissions.
  • Academic counseling.
  • Extended departmental hours on Tuesday nights.
  • January 19: Illinois bar exam informational sessions.
  • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • July 2012 Illinois bar applications.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to education records.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2011 grade submissions.
  • Accessing your grades.
  • U-Pass distribution.
  • Spring 2012 registration.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Adding and dropping classes.
  • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • Graduation application deadline.
  • Business law certificate program.
  • Taking courses at Stuart School of Business.
  • January 19: Illinois bar exam informational sessions.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student business cards.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • Spring semester scholarship status.
  • Spring 2011 disbursement schedule.
  • Spring disbursement process: Step-by-step.
  • Attention fall graduates: Federal loan exit counseling.
  • Planning to study abroad in spring 2012?

Bursar's Office  »

  • January 9: Deadline to pay tuition and fees or enroll in a payment plan.
  • New cashier office hours.
  • Receive your 1098-T electronically.
  • Financial aid refunds.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • January 30: Motorola Mobility In-House Summer Legal Internship.
  • February 29: Air Force JAG interviewing on campus.
  • January 24: Careers in Progressive Legal Advocacy Program.
  • January 24: Start Your Own Law Firm Program.
  • January 31: Preparing for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • February 4: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • February 7: Patent Bar Exam informational program.
  • February 10: Applications for Air Force JAG summer internships due.
  • February 16: Practice Tracks Career Fair Program.
  • February 17: Application deadline for Georges Fellowship for Conservation at the John G. Shedd Aquarium.
  • February 17 and 18: 18th annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference ("RebLaw 2012") at Yale Law School.
  • Opt in to Résumé Books for spring!
  • ABA Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers.
  • Free webinar series: "The Summer Public Interest Job Search: Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing and Networking."
  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientation.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Diversity Summer Internship Program.
  • Just the Beginning Foundation Diversity Judicial Externships.
  • 1L Minnesota Minority Clerkship Program: Deadline to apply is January 20.
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications opened for 2Ls on October 15.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • 2012 National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Fellowship for Social & Economic Justice.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association summer stipends: Applications due March 14.
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 2012 Diversity Scholarship.
  • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project Summer 2012.
  • Perkins Coie Diversity Fellowship for 1Ls.
  • Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program for 1L Students.
  • ABA Environmental, Energy and Resources Section Diversity Program Summer Fellowships 2012.
  • Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program.
  • Georgetown Law Clinical Teaching Fellowships.
  • Job fairs: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • PSLawNet: Public interest job postings and summer funding resource.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Sign up for spring 2012 composite photo dates: February 7 to 9.
    • March 6: Grad Info Day.
    • Required forms for May 2012 graduates.
    • 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:
    • January 26: Class Gift Kick-Off Party. Free pizza and beer!
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network: Search for an advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Academic Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law School Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship.
  • Submit essays now for the Institute for Justice Center for Judicial Engagement Law Student Essay Contest.
  • Submit essays now for the 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Sale! Sale! Sale!
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Limited number of spots for In-House Clinics available.
  • Orientation information for new Law Offices students.
  • Professor Richard Kling interviewed by NBC 5.
  • Tax Clinic Changes.
  • Professor Edward Kraus appointed to the HHS Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • January 20: LL.M. Student Mixer.
  • 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  »

  • Welcome back.
  • Connecting to wireless.
  • Print reset.
  • 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 sdat6586.

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 headlines.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • 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.
  • Spring 2012 building and library hours.
  • 2012 spring Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • 2012 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2012 spring 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  »

  • Student assistant needed in Admissions Office for spring 2012.
  • 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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Environmental Law Society  »

  • Save the date! The 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium is on March 30, 2012.
  • JURIST call for content: Environmental law op-ed.
  • Apply for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Legal Externship.
  • Enter the 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Accepting Student Note submissions for spring 2012 publication.

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