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Headlines for the Week of February 20, 2012

Office of the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent  »
  • Congratulations to Hazel Gumbs, Rachel Oliver, Joanna Ojo and Brittany Pritchett for advancing to the final rounds of NBLSA's Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial National Competition!
Ask the Dean  »
  • Why has the law school shortened library and building hours on Fridays and Saturdays?

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • March 5: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs, 4:30 p.m.
  • Additional fall 2011 CALI Award winners.
  • March 7: ISCOTUS panel: "Struck by Lightning: What to Do When the Supreme Court Takes Your Case," 3 p.m.
  • 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 24: Navy JAG on-campus informational interviews.
  • February 29: Air Force JAG interviewing on campus.
  • "Professionalism Series" Programs.
  • 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 24: Deadline to apply for BP America Inc.'s Diversity and Inclusion Summer Legal Intern Program.
  • February 25: Illinois Latino Law Student Association's Forum: "The Legal Network" at DePaul University College of Law.
  • February 28: CBA Careers in Environmental Law Program.
  • 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.
  • March 29: Chicago-Kent Gallery Night (4 to 7 p.m.), hosted by the Art and Cultural Law Society.
  • March 30: 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium.
  • Résumé Books: Opt-in and report results.
  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientation.
  • 1L CSO meeting deadline extended to March 19.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • 2012 Neal Gerber & Eisenberg 1L Diversity Clerkship.
  • ABA John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program.
  • 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.
  • The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2012-13 Scholarship.
  • ABA Environmental, Energy and Resources Section Diversity Program Summer Fellowships 2012.
  • Georgetown Law Clinical Teaching Fellowships.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for Progressive Social Change.
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) 2012 Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • Save the Date: Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, July 26 and 27.
  • 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  »

  • ConneKtions @ Dinner: Network with Chicago-Kent alumni over dinner the week of March 5!
  • 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:
    • Announcing the 2012 Class Gift Project.
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
    • Thank you to our donors!
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network: Search for an advisor.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Knights of Dabrowski Crusade for Education Program.
  • Apply now for the Central Illinois Women's Bar Association Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the American Association for Justice Auxiliary Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Geri and Ron Yonover Scholarship. Deadline extended to
    March 1.
  • 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  »

  • Getting ready for midterms.
Academics & Student Programs
  • March 5: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Judicial Externships: Summer/Fall 2012 Semesters.
    • Summer/Fall Judicial Externship – Circuit Court of Cook County – Law Division.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information – Summer and Fall 2012.
    • Summer 2012 Semester: U.S. Department of Justice – Chicago Immigration Court.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • February 21: Study abroad information session.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • March 5: Informational reception for all JD certificate programs.
  • New entries this week:
    • University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition.
    • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Employee Benefits Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Connecting to wireless.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Using webmail in Internet Explorer 9.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6621.

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 Steven Heyman  »

  • Looking for a summer research assistant for a project related to the First Amendment freedom of speech.
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  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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NOTE: Student organizations that need assistance with posting Record announcements may submit their full announcements to record@kentlaw.edu by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements from those student organizations not posting their own Record pages will be collected together on one page. (Follow the links below to organization announcements.)

Student Bar Association  »

  • The SBA General Assembly will vote on approval of new bylaws at our next meeting.
  • February 28: Join us for our first "5 Under 5" event.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • 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 28: Join the YLS Environmental Law Committee for a "Careers in Environmental Law" panel discussion, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  »

  • Pet photo contest to benefit Safe Humane Chicago.

Women in Law  »

  • February 23: Vagina Monologues performance and cocktail reception.
  • February 22: WIL bake sale.
  • March 3: WIL Ladies' Brunch.
  • Sign up for WIL on TWEN!

 

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