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Headlines for the Week of April 2, 2012

Office of the Dean
Dean Harold J. Krent  »
  • Student session with External Review Team: Tuesday, April 3.
Ask the Dean  »
  • Why is there a delay between when funds are received from the federal government's loan programs and when students actually receive a credit in the bank account? Does IIT make money during that period of time from interest? Is there anything the school can do to speed that process up?

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Summer 2012 class schedule and registration.
  • Spring 2012 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: March 28 to April 6.
    • Exam method registration: March 28 to April 6.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Student session with External Review Team: Tuesday, April 3.
  • Trial team tryouts: April 13 and 14.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2012 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: March 28 to April 6.
    • Exam method registration: March 28 to April 6.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

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

Financial Aid  »

  • Reminder to spring graduates.

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • April 24 and April 25: "What's Next for Fall." Mandatory for 1Ls.
  • "Professionalism Series" Programs.
  • April 2: Chris Tyrrell, "Legal Lazarus: How the Law Helped Build My Business, Buried It, and Brought It Back to Life Again."
  • April 3: Boot Camp for Summer Jobs.
  • April 4: "Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs."
  • April 4: Corporate Counsel Night.
  • April 6: Deadline to RSVP to Federal Bar Association "Judicial Clerkships 101" Presentation.
  • April 10: Recent Graduates Find Job Search Success.
  • April 10: Judicial clerkship informational program.
  • April 11: Chicago-Kent Diversity Reception.
  • April 12: Women's Bar Association of Illinois: Young Lawyers, Young Leaders Conference at Chicago-Kent.
  • April 18: JAG Corps career opportunities panel.
  • Résumé Books: Opt-in and report results.
  • April 5: Applications due for the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program.
  • April 10 at 11:59 p.m.: Deadline extended to apply for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.
  • 2012 CFEBA ICC Legal Internship: Scholarship for Summer Internship at the Illinois Commerce Commission.
  • 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  »

  • 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 late fee applies after April 1.
    • GRAD FEST: Pick up your cap & gown and tickets on Tuesday, May 1. Contact commencement@kentlaw.edu immediately if you cannot attend.
    • 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.
    • Update on faculty gift-matching days.
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
    • Thank you to our donors!
    • Watch for fountains to be installed soon.
  • Upcoming alumni networking events:
    • 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.
  • June 8: Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the American Counsel Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Robinson Family Companies Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Kane County Bar Foundation 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 London Law Consortium Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship.
  • 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 Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker 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
  • Summer and fall 2012 Law Offices In-House Clinic applications are now available.
  • Fall 2012 Semester Law Firm Associate Program Information.
  • Summer/Fall 2012 Judicial Externships Cook County Domestic Relations Court.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information:
    • Fall 2012 semester: Corporate law externship.
    • 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.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
  • No current announcements.
  • 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.

Library  »

  • Restricted access during final exams.
  • 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  »

  • Sign up now for a summer Self-Help Web Center position.

 

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  »

  • 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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Student Bar Association  »

  • Read the minutes from the March 18 SBA General Assembly meeting.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • 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 C40.
  • April 5: IPLS Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. in the 10th floor event room.
  • April 11: Brown Bag Lunch with Prof. Perritt, 12 noon to 1 p.m., room 580.

Women in Law  »

  • April 12: Women's Bar Association of Illinois presents Young Lawyers, Young Leaders Conference.
  • WIL Executive Board Elections are coming up next month!
  • April 17: Join us for "Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Transform Your Career," a panel discussion on gender bias in the workplace.


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