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Headlines for the Week of October 15, 2012

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Flu shots.
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Free online subscriptions for students.
  • Adjunct Professor Pam Paziotopoulos seeks research assistant.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student business cards.
  • Fall U-Pass information.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • October 23 and 24: Mandatory financial literacy workshops.
  • Fall loan disbursement process: Step-by-step.
  • Missing required documentation.
  • 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.
  • Still haven't received your 2012-13 financial aid award?

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Congratulations to Michelle Vodenik on the birth of her son!
  • October 16 and 17: 1L mandatory legal résumé and cover letter sessions.
  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientations.
  • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Books: Opt-in continues. Sign up!
  • New CSO resource: Videoconferencing for video interviews.
  • 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 continue.
  • October 16: Pathway to PMF Webinar.
  • October 18: Student-to-Student Career Fair.
  • October 18: ABA Women's Leadership in the Law Program.
  • October 22 to 27: CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week 2012:
    • October 22: "Everything You've Wanted to Know About Representing People with Disabilities but Were Afraid to Ask (and How to Get Involved with Pro Bono)."
    • October 24: "Using Legal Skills to Protect Voting Rights."
    • October 25: "Walk a Month in My Shoes."
  • October 23: 19th annual CBA Young Lawyers Section's Pro Bono and Community Service Fair.
  • October 23: Exploring Careers in Legal Aid.
  • October 24: Exploring Careers in Criminal Defense.
  • October 26: Chicago-Kent 7th annual Public Service Reception, Washington, D.C.
  • October 30: Exploring Careers in Small and Midsize Firms Program.
  • November 3: BWLA Writing Workshop for First-Year Law Students at Jenner & Block.
  • November 5: Meet the Public Interest Organizations Reception.
  • SEC Summer Honors Law Program: Applications due October 20.
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications open for 2Ls on October 15.
  • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project for summer 2013: Applications due October 19.
  • ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project (NY): Summer 2013 legal internship.
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy 2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program.
  • Franczek Radelet 2013 LEADS Program for 1Ls.
  • 2013 City of Chicago Mayor's Office Summer Fellowship Program: Apply now!
  • Georgetown Law Women's Law and Public Policy 2013-14 Fellowship Program.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • National Law Review Writing Competition: Submissions due October 15.
  • 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.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair.
  • PSLawNet Resource is becoming PSJD.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
    • October 23 and 24: Composite photo sign-ups.
  • Volunteer for the 2012 Tournament of Champions at Chicago-Kent.
    • Students needed to serve as hosts and bailiffs for national trial competition.
  • October 24: "Crafting Your Golden Ticket to Employment as a Lawyer," a presentation by Steve Raminiak '04 and Susan DeConstanza, former CSO career counselor.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?
  • Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
    • Committee members.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Roddy Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Geri and Ron Yonover Fellowship.
  • Apply now for the Honorable Dean J. Sodaro Memorial Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Chicago Fall Book Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the College Prowler Chicago Student Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Serbian Bar Association of America Law Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Your best source for textbooks.
  • Campus bookstore guarantees.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Spring 2013: Access2Practice Legal Externship Program.
  • Spring 2013 externship opportunities:
    • Externship with Legal Affairs Department, Mérieux Nutrisciences Corporation (for credit only).
    • Corporate law externship: Accenture/DLA Piper Commercial Law (for credit only).
    • IP externship: Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
    • Legal externship with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (for credit only).
    • U.S. Department of Justice, Chicago Immigration Court.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • 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 entry this week:
    • Grammy Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Legal Writing Contest.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Internet Explorer security breach.
  • SofTest no longer available for Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard).
  • Student home directory removal.
  • 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  »

  • Introducing the new 1L Library Liaison Program!
  • 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.

From Professor Carolyn Shapiro  »

  • Seeking research assistants for projects primarily related to the U.S. Supreme Court and employment law.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Sign up now for a fall position at the Self-Help Web Center.
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.
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • October 19: 4th annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives.
  • October 25: "Wildlife, Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Critical Issues."
  • 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.

Chicago-Kent Lambdas  »

  • November 1: Chili cook-off. Registration has opened!

Environmental Law Society  »

  • October 25: "Wildlife, Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Critical Issues."

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • October 18: "Patent Wars Strikes Back! Apple v. Samsung: The Rise and Wrath of Design Patents."

Military Law Society  »

  • October 15 to 18: Thanksgiving Food and Supply Drive to support the troops.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  »

  • Join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund! Board members needed.

Women in Law  »

  • October 17: Society of Women in Law Mentor Program Kick-Off Reception.


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