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Headlines for the Week of August 27, 2012

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!

Ask the Dean  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • September 11: Student organization fair.
    • IIT emergency notification service.
    • Disability resources.
    • Counseling services.
    • New Chicago-Kent Law Review members.
    • Chicago-Kent master calendar.
    • Notice about recording classes.
    • Employment limitation for full-time students.
    • Student health insurance.
    • Private area for contemplation.
    • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
    • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
    • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
    • Smoking outside the building.
    • Furniture in the classroom.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • Student handbook and code of conduct.
    • Amendments to your applications for admission.
    • Academic support program.
    • ASP workshop: Preparing for and getting the most out of class.
    • ID and U-Pass distribution.
    • Immunization records.
  • To returning students:
    • Welcome back!
    • Fall 2012 semester information:
      • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
      • Revised fall schedule (with classroom assignments).
      • Course information updates.
      • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
      • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
      • Legal Writing 4 equivalency classes.
      • IP Management and Markets classes.
      • Exam schedule.
      • Bookstore hours.
      • 2012-13 academic calendar.
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Consider taking Appellate Courts and Procedure.
    • Advanced Legislative Advocacy.
    • Spring 2013 preliminary schedule.
    • Fall U-Pass distribution.
    • Spring 2012 CALI winners.
    • Spring 2012 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • Academic counseling.

Registrar  »

  • Welcome to Chicago-Kent.
  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail election deadline.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • J.D. graduation application deadline.
  • LL.M. graduation application deadline.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • Welcome, new students!
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student business cards.
  • Fall U-Pass information.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • Full-tuition scholarship status and Honors Scholars status.
  • Incoming 1Ls: Financial aid session during Orientation.
  • Fall 2012 disbursement schedule.
  • Fall scholarship status.
  • Change in proof of citizenship confirmation policy: Original copy required in person.
  • Graduating in December 2012, or less than half-time enrollment in spring 2013? Please notify our office of your enrollment intentions.
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.
  • Still haven't received your 2012-13 financial aid award?
  • Continuing student scholarships for 2012-13.

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Welcome, 1Ls!
  • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • August 27: Fall Résumé Books Kick-Off.
  • New CSO resource: Videoconferencing for video interviews.
  • Listserv registration and testing.
  • OCI and job fairs: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes to rooms, times, interviewers, etc.
  • ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee seeks law student contributors for its website.
  • Exploring Careers Programs begin on August 29.
  • August 29: Exploring Careers with the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • August 30: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Roundtable.
  • August 30: Government Agency Career Expo.
  • September 5: Exploring Careers with the Federal Government.
  • September 21: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
  • DOJ Attorney General's Honors Program application due September 4.
  • DOJ Summer Law Intern Program application due September 4.
  • Spring 2013 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office: Applications due September 25.
  • Just the Beginning Foundation "Share the Wealth Law Clerk Program" application due September 4.
  • 2013 Reed Smith Diversity Scholars Summer Program.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair: Register and apply with employers August 15 through September 13.
  • October 26: Chicago-Kent's 7th annual Public Service Reception in Washington, D.C. Please RSVP.
  • 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application is now open.
  • 2012-13 Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship opportunities now posted.
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Women's Rights Fellowship 2013.
  • 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 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: LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, August 23 to 25.
  • PSLawNet Resource is becoming PSJD.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Fall 2012 grads: Application for graduation due September 7.
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
    • August 31: First meeting.
    • Committee members.
  • Student/Alumni Board:
    • September 5: Callout meeting.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Your best source for textbooks.
  • Campus bookstore guarantees.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Fall 2012 In-House Clinics: Updated orientation information.
  • Spring 2013: Access2Practice Legal Externship Program.
  • Spring 2013: Externships with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
  • Open Government Blog: "Open Government Under Siege in Chicago Public Schools Elections."
  • Fleishman Award winners announced.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Welcome back!
  • SofTest no longer available for Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard).
  • Student home directory removal.
  • Student printing account reset.
  • IIT-565 wireless name to be replaced with IIT-Secure.
  • 802.11a and 802.11b support to be disabled for improved overall wireless performance on campus.
  • Fall help desk hours.
  • Outlook no longer supported.
  • We have transitioned to Google Apps.
  • Accessing Web for Students.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Service alerts and news.

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

Faculty  »

  • August 2012 Faculty News is now available online.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

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

Center for Diabetes Research and Policy  »

  • Seeking research assistants for fall 2012.

Institute for Science, Law and Technology  »

  • Seeking research assistants for fall 2012.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall 2012 building and library hours.
  • 2012 fall Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • 2012 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2012 fall 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 for fall 2012.
  • September 11: Advocates Lunch.
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • September 20: 30th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law 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

Student Organizations: Click here for the template to use for creating Record announcement pages. More information is available on the About the Record page.

NOTE: Student organizations that need assistance with posting Record announcements may submit their full announcements to record@kentlaw.iit.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.)

The Federalist Society  »

  • August 29: Happy Hour with the Federalist Society!

The Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Seeking new staff members.

Sportfeasors  »

  • September 13: Race Judicata.

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