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Headlines for the Week of February 13, 2012

Office of the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent  »
  • Congratulations to Lindsay Gephardt, Heather Widell and Erik Wilson for winning the Region 8 championship of the National Trial Competition!
Ask the Dean  »
  • Why has the law school shortened library and building hours on Fridays and Saturdays?

Special Announcement

Website Redesign Update  »

  • New Chicago-Kent website to launch February 22.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Fall 2011 CALI winners.
  • Fall 2011 GPAs and class ranks.
  • Fall 2011 class rank/GPA cut-offs.
  • Bar preparation class.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail revocation: Deadline is April 27.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

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

Financial Aid  »

  • Attention Spring Graduates: Federal Loan Exit Counseling Workshops, March 6 & 7.
  • Reminder: Complete the FAFSA for the 2012-13 academic year.
  • Planning to study abroad during the summer 2012 term?

Bursar's Office  »

  • New cashier office hours.
  • Financial aid refunds.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • February 29: Air Force JAG interviewing on campus.
  • "Professionalism Series" Programs.
  • February 13: Applications due for the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship.
  • February 14: Public Interest Law Firms Program.
  • February 15: Alternative Public Interest Law Careers.
  • February 15: Deadline extended to apply for FDIC Summer Legal Intern Program for 1Ls and 2Ls in Washington, D.C.
  • February 16: Practice Tracks Career Fair Program.
  • February 16: How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans: Utilizing Income-Based Repayment Webinar.
  • 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.
  • February 21: Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant Law Training.
  • February 21: Office of International Law and Policy and the International Law Student Association: Summer Opportunities Program.
  • February 22: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Chicago Dinner.
  • February 22: Professionalism Series: Salary Negotiations.
  • February 23: Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinar.
  • February 25: Illinois Latino Law Student Association's Forum: "The Legal Network" at DePaul University College of Law.
  • February 28: Professionalism Series: Working with Support Staff as a Law Clerk or New Attorney.
  • February 28: Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms: Female Law Student Reception.
  • February 29: Alternative Career Day.
  • March 2: Deadline to apply for the City of Chicago Department of Law 2012 Summer Law Clerk Program.
  • March 10: Apply for the Institute for Justice 2012 Law Student Conference, June 24 at George Washington University.
  • March 14: Applications due for Federal Communications Bar Association summer stipends.
  • Résumé Books: Opt-in and report results.
  • ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers.
  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientation.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • 2012 Neal Gerber Eisenberg 1L Diversity Clerkship.
  • 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.
  • ABA Environmental, Energy and Resources Section Diversity Program Summer Fellowships 2012.
  • 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  »

  • February 28: JD+: Alumni in Alternative Careers, featuring alumna author Jamie Freveletti.
  • Commencement information:
    • March 6 and 7: Last chance for composite photos.
    • March 6: Grad Info Day.
    • Required forms: Cap and gown order form and graduate survey.
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
    • Hotel information.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
  • Class of 2012 Class Gift:
    • February 16: Fundraiser/social at Ai.
    • Announcing the 2012 Class Gift Project.
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
    • Thank you to our donors!
  • Student organization event planning: Materials from the January 24 presentation.
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network: Search for an advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Yonover Scholarship. Deadline extended.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers.
  • Apply now for the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.
  • Apply now for the Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship.
  • 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.
  • 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.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Sale! Sale! Sale!
Academics & Student Programs
  • March 5: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Judicial externships: Summer and fall 2012 semesters.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information: Summer and fall 2012.
  • Professor Richard Kling interviewed by NBC 5.
  • Tax Clinic changes.
  • Professor Edward Kraus appointed to the HHS Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • February 21: Study abroad information session.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • March 5: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • 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 sdat6615.

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.
  • March 5: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.


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 Office of Admissions for spring 2012.
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • March 6: 34th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: "Workers on the Run: Recession and the Pressure on Workplace Rights."
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • New Chicago-Kent website to launch February 22.
  • 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  »

  • The SBA General Assembly will vote on approval of new bylaws at our next meeting.
  • February 16: Class Gift fundraiser/social at Ai.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • February 13: Stop by the Environmental Law Society's Valentine's Sweet Treat Bake Sale.
  • February 28: Join Brett Heinrich, partner at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, for a Roundtable Discussion at noon.
  • Save the date! The 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium is on March 30.
  • February 24: Protecting the Great Lakes Symposium.
  • Check out the National Association of Environmental Law Society events.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • February 21: IPLS general meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m., room TBD.
  • March 1: IPLAC Young Members Event, 6 to 8 p.m., room TBD.
  • April 5: IPLS Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.

Women in Law  »

  • February 23: Vagina Monologues performance and cocktail reception.
  • February 22: WIL bake sale.
  • March 3: WIL Ladies' Brunch.


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