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Headlines for the Week of March 19, 2012

Office of the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent  »
  • Congratulations to Bernadett Guy, Tara Korthals, Jordan Lebovitz and Erin Mayer for winning the 2012 National Ethics Trial Competition!
Ask the Dean  »
  • Why has the law school shortened library and building hours on Fridays and Saturdays?

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Change of division requests: March 21 to 30.
  • Extended building hours on Saturday, March 31.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam: New Illinois rule.
  • 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  »

  • Did you miss the federal loan exit counseling sessions?
  • 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  »

  • "Professionalism Series" Programs.
  • March 20: Fellowships Panel.
  • March 20: "Famous Family Law Cases: Representing Sports and Entertainment Figures."
  • March 21: Professionalism Series: How to Handle an Assignment.
  • March 22: Small and Mid-Size Firm Reception.
  • March 22: International Law Career Panel and Immigration & International Law Networking Reception.
  • March 22: SBA "5 Under 5" Alumni-Student Networking Event.
  • March 23: Webinar for Public Interest Loan Repayment Tips.
  • March 28: "Managing Law School Debt: What Every Student Should Know."
  • March 29: Chicago-Kent Gallery Night: Panel Discussion and Networking Event (4 to 7 p.m.), hosted by the Art and Cultural Property Law Society.
  • March 30: 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium.
  • April 2: Chris Tyrrell, "Legal Lazarus: How the Law Helped Build My Business, Buried It, and Brought It Back to Life Again."
  • April 4: "Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs."
  • April 4: Corporate Counsel Night.
  • April 4: Presentation regarding the Skadden Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago.
  • April 6: Deadline to RSVP to Federal Bar Association "Judicial Clerkships 101" Presentation.
  • Résumé Books: Opt-in and report results.
  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientation.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • March 21: Deadline to apply for Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington Hong Duc Clerkship.
  • March 23: Deadline to apply for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.
  • March 26: Edwards Wildman Spring 2012 Reception for Diverse Law Students.
  • April 5: Applications due for the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program.
  • Summer 2012 NAACP Law Fellow Program.
  • ABA John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2012-13 Scholarship.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for Progressive Social Change.
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) 2012 Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • Save the Date: Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair, August 17.
  • 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  »

  • June 8: Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox.
  • April 3: Take a Break Alumni Speaker Panel: "You're Hired! Building a Network That Leads to Jobs."
  • Commencement information:
    • Your Commencement timeline.
    • Required forms: Cap and gown order form due April 1.
    • Do NOT complete graduation forms from IIT Main Campus.
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
    • Hotel information.
  • Class of 2012 Class Gift:
    • Announcing the 2012 Class Gift Project.
    • Look out for additional faculty gift-matching days!
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
    • Thank you to our donors!
  • Upcoming alumni networking events:
    • March 22: Immigration/International Networking Soirée.
    • March 30: Chicago-Kent Gallery Night.
    • April 5: IPLS Alumni Awards Reception.
    • April 11: Diversity Networking Reception.
    • April 15: ILW 15th Anniversary Reception.
    • April 26: Public Interest Awards Night.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Chicago Essay Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Geri and Ron Yonover Fellowship. Deadline extended and amount increased.
  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Judicial Council 2012 Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the London Law Consortium Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties.
  • Apply now for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club Inc. 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 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 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
  • Informational meeting about the In-House Clinical Programs and Certificate Programs.
  • In-House Clinic applications will be available this week.
  • LADR (Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution) Certificate Program applications are now available.
  • Criminal Litigation Certificate Program applications are now available.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information:
    • Fall 2012 Semester: Intellectual property (IP) legal externship (for credit).
    • Summer 2012 semester: Environmental law legal externship (for credit).
    • Fall 2012 semester: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
    • Summer 2012 semester: Legal externships with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • Call for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistants for 2012-13.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • No new entries this week.
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 sdat6650.

Library  »

  • Enter the third annual Library PeepShow!
  • 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 announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Apply for the CAJT Summer Fellowship! Deadline is April 1.
  • 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 Office of Admissions for spring 2012.
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • April 19 to 20: 29th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers needed!
  • 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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Art and Cultural Property Law Society  »

  • March 29: Join us for our first Gallery Night, 4 to 7 p.m. Contact us if you'd like to show your work.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • March 30: Attend the 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium.
  • Help volunteer at the Environmental Law Symposium on March 30.
  • Follow the Journal of Environmental and Energy Law on Twitter.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • April 3: Lunch event with attorney Evan Brown, noon to 1 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  »

  • March 20: Discussion on "Ag Gag" Legislation.

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