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Headlines for the Week of January 23, 2012

Office of the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent  »
Ask the Dean  »
  • What does the law school actually receive from IIT and its staff and how did we go from having our own building to paying rent?

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Adding and dropping classes.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • U-Pass distribution.
  • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
  • Counseling services.
  • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
  • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
  • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • July 2012 Illinois bar applications.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • 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).
  • January 31 to February 2: MPILCC Mock Interviews on campus.
  • February 4: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • February 7: Patent Bar Exam informational program.
  • February 10: The Boston Lawyers Group's 2012 1L Diversity Clerkship 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.
  • March 10: Apply for the Institute for Justice 2012 Law Student Conference, June 24 at George Washington University.
  • Opt in to Résumé Books for spring!
  • ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers.
  • Free webinar series: "The Summer Public Interest Job Search: Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Résumés, 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.
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications opened for 2Ls on October 15.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association summer stipends: Applications due March 14.
  • 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:
    • Application for graduation due January 30.
    • Sign up for spring 2012 composite photo dates: February 7 to 9.
    • March 6: Grad Info Day.
    • 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!
    • Announcing the 2012 Class Gift Project.
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
  • Student organization leaders:
    • January 24: Event Planning 101 with the Alumni Association.
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network: Search for an advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Asian Law Student Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the William McClain Scholarship, funded by the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Bar Association.
  • Apply now for the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mike Eidson Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Application deadline extended for the Geri and Ron Yonover Fellowship.
  • 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  »

  • 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
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • New entries this week:
    • ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers.
    • Law & Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition.
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 sdat6593.

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  »

  • Limited volunteer and work study positions available at the Self-Help Web Center. Sign up now!
  • 1Ls: Submit your letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest 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.
  • February 24: Protecting the Great Lakes Symposium.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Accepting Student Note submissions for spring 2012 publication.

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