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Headlines for the Week of May 7, 2012

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Good luck with exams!

Ask the Dean  »

  • What are your plans for the summer?
  • What is your preferred form of relaxation over the summer?

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Have a nice summer!
  • Spring 2012 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Take-home exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • Notices to graduating seniors:
    • Email and network accounts.
    • Clearing out lockers.
  • Summer 2012 term information:
    • Add/drop period.
    • Classroom assignments.
    • Initial reading assignments.
  • Fall 2012 term information:
    • Constitutional Law wait lists.
    • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
  • U-Pass for summer 2012 term.
  • Dean's certificate for Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Transcripts and miscellaneous forms.
  • Fall 2012 registration.
  • Summer 2012 class schedule and registration.
  • 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  »

  • Continuing student scholarships for 2012-13.
  • 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  »

  • Make-up procedures for "What's Next for Fall."
  • Résumé Books go live May 21.
  • CSO open all summer long.
  • Listserv registration and testing.
  • May 23: "Getting the Most from Your Summer Public Interest Experience" free webinar.
  • Equal Justice Works Educational Debt Relief summer 2012 webinar schedule.
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application due June 22.
  • 2013 Reed Smith Diversity Scholars Summer Program.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program for 1L Students.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship Programs.
  • 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 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award from the International Association of Gaming Advisors.
  • 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.
  • Register now: 2012 Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair in Kansas City, Mo., August 3 and 4.
  • Register now: 8th annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities in Washington, D.C., August 3.
  • Register now: St. Louis Diversity Job Fair, August 3 and 4.
  • Register now: Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, July 26 and 27.
  • Save the date: National Black Prosecutors Association 2012 Job Fair, July 31.
  • 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:
    • Important: "Day of" instructions for graduates.
    • Ticket information.
    • Venue information.
    • Save the date: Post-Bar Party on July 25.
  • Class of 2012 Class Gift:
    • The 2012 Class Gift Project.
    • Congratulations on meeting Professor Sarah Harding's $500 gift match at Grad Fest!
    • Your 2012 Class Gift Committee.
    • Thank you to our donors!
    • Your gift in action: Hot water access in the Spak.
  • June 8: Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the 2012 Just the Beginning Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Robinson Family Companies Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Polish Women's Civic Club Inc. Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mike Eidson Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law School Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • 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  »

  • Extended hours for final exams.
  • Restricted access for outside visitors 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.

Institute for Science, Law and Technology  »

  • Full-time research assistants needed for summer 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  »

  • May 17 and 18: 31st annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers needed!
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Last Record issue of the spring term is May 7.
  • Summer 2012 publication schedule.
  • 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.)

Environmental Law Society  »

  • 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.

Women in Law  »

  • Congratulations to the 2012-13 WIL executive board members!

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