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Headlines for the Week of April 23, 2012

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 23: Centennial Visitor Lecture with Austin Sarat: "Keeping Civility in its Place."
  • April 24: Palmer Prize Lecture with Laura Dickinson: "Outsourcing War and Peace."

Ask the Dean  »

  • What is the game plan for the fourth floor? Is the move-out date finalized? What are the specific options being discussed for that space? Is the rec room project kicked off by the Class of 2011 a possibility?

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Fall 2012 registration.
  • Summer 2012 registration.
  • Spring 2013 preliminary schedule.
  • Spring 2012 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • U-Pass for summer 2012 term.
  • Dean's certificate for Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2012 registration.
  • Summer 2012 class schedule and registration.
  • Pass/fail revocation deadline: April 27.
  • Spring 2012 final exams.
  • U-Pass for the summer 2012 term.
  • Dean's certificate for Illinois bar.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

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

Financial Aid  »

  • Deadlines for spring aid.
  • Continuing student scholarships for 2012-13.
  • Round 2: Exit counseling sessions.
  • Summer disbursement schedule.
  • Summer term financial aid information.

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Summer Résumé Books go live mid-May.
  • CSO open all summer long.
  • April 24 and 25: "What's Next for Fall." Mandatory for 1Ls.
  • April 25: American Bar Association Young Lawyers Meet-and-Greets.
  • April 26: Public Interest Awards Night.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • Community-based federal work study: Available summer 2012. Deadline to apply is April 27.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program for 1L Students.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship Programs.
  • April 23: Submission deadline for the National Law Review Spring 2012 Law Student Writing Competition.
  • May 15: The Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice first annual Student Writing Competition.
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association: Writing competition for students interested in securities arbitration and securities law.
  • 2012 CFEBA ICC Legal Internship: Scholarship for summer internship at the Illinois Commerce Commission.
  • 2012 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award from the International Association of Gaming Advisors.
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) 2012 Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • Register now: Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair, August 17.
  • Register now: Boston Lawyers Group's annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color, August 1.
  • Register now: LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, August 23 to 25.
  • Register now: 2012 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair, September 14.
  • Save the date: 2012 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair in Kansas City, Mo., August 3 and 4.
  • Save the date: 8th annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities in Washington, D.C., August 3.
  • Save the date: National Black Prosecutors Association 2012 Job Fair, July 31.
  • Save the date: St. Louis Diversity Job Fair, August 3 to 4.
  • 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  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Grad Survey due Monday, April 30.
    • Your Commencement timeline.
    • GRAD FEST: Pick up your cap & gown and tickets on Tuesday, May 1.
    • Update on Commencement tickets.
  • Class of 2012 Class Gift:
    • Announcing the 2012 Class Gift Project.
    • Next Faculty Gift-Matching Day: May 1 with Professor Sarah Harding.
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
    • Thank you to our donors!
    • Your gift in action: Fountains are installed on five floors!
  • April 26: Public Interest Awards Night.
  • June 8: Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Latinos Progresando 2012 Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for the 2012 Just the Beginning Foundation Scholarship.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Submit essays now for the Institute for Justice Center for Judicial Engagement Law Student Essay Contest.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Summer 2012: For Credit Externship with Northern Trust in its Compliance and Risk Management Department.
  • Summer 2012: For Credit Externship with J.P. Morgan Chase in its Privacy Compliance Group.
  • Fall 2012 Semester: For Credit Externship with Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
  • Fall 2012 Judicial Externships: Cook County Domestic Relations Court.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information:
    • Fall 2012 semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
    • Fall 2012: Corporate law externships.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. (added 4/26/2012)
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • ExamSoft ready for download.
  • 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.
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

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

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. (added 4/26/2012)


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  »

  • 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 April 15 SBA General Assembly meeting.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • April 26: Attend the Public Interest Awards Night and the announcement of the raffle prize winners.
  • Apply for an ELS position.
  • Apply for the ELS Fellowship.
  • April 26: Attend the CBA-YLS Environmental Law Committee's meeting.
  • May 24: Help volunteer at the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee's Adopt-a-Beach Event at North Avenue Beach.
  • Follow the Journal of Environmental and Energy Law on Twitter.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL)  »

  • Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL) seeking applicants for executive board for 2012-13.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society  »

  • April 24: Presenting entertainment lawyer Travis Life with insight and advice to help students get into the field, 1 p.m. in room 170.

Women in Law  »

  • Congratulations to the 2012-13 WIL executive board members!
  • April 24: Class-picking panel, noon to 1 pm in room 570. WIL is co-hosting with several other student groups!
  • April 25: Special networking breakfast with the Mothers' Defense Host Committee of the Family Defense Center.
  • Reminder: WIL has been nominated for the Student Organization of the Year!
  • May 1: WBAI's seventh Leadership Development Series Program: Women Leaders in Government, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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