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Headlines for the Week of September 3, 2012

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • October 3: IIT Chicago-Kent welcomes retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Ask the Dean  »


Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Academic calendar reminder: No classes Monday, September 3.
    • September 11: Student organization fair.
    • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
    • U-Pass and ID distributions.
    • Academic Resource Library.
    • Student complaint procedures.
    • September 6: Institute on Compliance: Career chat with Kevin Saunders '09.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • ASP workshop: Preparing for and getting the most out of class.
    • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • To returning students:
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • February 2013 and July 2013 Illinois bar applications.
    • Multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).

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.
  • Fall Résumé Books: Opt-in continues. Sign up!
  • 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.
  • September 5: Exploring Careers with the Federal Government.
  • September 6: Compliance Career Chat.
  • 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.
  • September 12: ISBA YLD's Professional Development Lunch: "Getting Your Foot in the Door."
  • September 20: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night.
  • October 9: ISBA YLD's Professional Development Lunch: "Taking Charge."
  • 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.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • Korean American Bar Association 2012 Diversity Scholarship.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarship applications due October 1.
  • 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: Submissions due September 4.
  • October 4 to 6: 16th annual National Latino Law Students Association Conference and Employment Expo.
  • 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.
  • PSLawNet Resource is becoming PSJD.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • October 3: Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to lecture at Chicago-Kent.
    • Student Lottery available. Sign up by September 21.
  • Apply for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship by October 1.
  • Fall 2012 grads: Application for graduation due September 7.
  • September 12: ABA and American Constitution Society co-sponsor Death Penalty Representation Project Panels and Reception.
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee: Committee members.
  • September 5: Student/Alumni Board callout meeting.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Your best source for textbooks.
  • Campus bookstore guarantees.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Job opportunity: Research assistant for Professor Gary Laser.
  • 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
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • New entries this week:
    • American Indian Law Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Help desk closed for Labor Day weekend.
  • 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 for law students.
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Sign up now for a fall position at the Self-Help Web Center.

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: Please send your Record headlines and the full announcements to by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

The Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Seeking new staff members.

Sportfeasors  »

  • September 13: Race Judicata.

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