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Headlines for the Week of November 12, 2012

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Kudos to the IIT Chicago-Kent team of Emily Chase-Sosnoff, Irena Kin, and Sam Mustain for advancing to the national finals of National Moot Court Competition!
  • November 16: Symposium on the Supreme Court and the American Public.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Fall 2012 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Spring 2013 schedule.
  • November 20: Illinois bar exam information sessions.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2012 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
  • 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  »

  • 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  »

  • 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!
  • ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee seeks law student contributors for its website.
  • November 12: SBA "5 Under 5" Alumni Networking Event.
  • November 13: Careers in Family Law Panel.
  • November 13: Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minority Law Student Panel.
  • November 14: Alternative Careers Day.
  • November 20: "The Out-of-State Job Search."
  • November 20: RELS and ELS speaker on land use and zoning law practice.
  • November 29: WBAI's Criminal Litigation Presentation.
  • Community-based federal work study: Available spring semester. Application deadline is January 3.
  • JIOP applications open now for 2Ls and on December 1 for 1Ls.
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Summer applications opened for 2Ls on October 15. Spring applications opened November 1.
  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2013 application period opens November 5.
  • ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project (NY): Summer 2013 legal internship.
  • Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship.
  • MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program: Applications due January 23.
  • Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls: Seattle office.
  • Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship.
  • Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 2013 Diversity Scholarship Program for 1Ls.
  • AABA Foundation 2012-13 Scholarship.
  • Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program.
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy 2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program for 1Ls.
  • Franczek Radelet 2013 LEADS Program for 1Ls.
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law: Annuto Justice Essay Contest.
  • Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.
  • ASIL Arthur C. Helton Fellowship for Work-Related International Law and Human Rights.
  • Georgetown Law Women's Law and Public Policy 2013-14 Fellowship Program.
  • 2012-13 Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship opportunities now posted.
  • Update on American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Women's Rights Fellowship 2013.
  • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) student registration: Deadline is December 4.
  • PSLawNet Resource is becoming PSJD.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • November 15: "The Supreme Court and Celebrity Culture," a lecture by the Honorable Richard A. Posner.
    • Lottery notifications sent November 12.
  • Commencement information:
    • Fall 2012 grads: Graduate survey due December 3.
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
  • 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 College Prowler Chicago Student Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • This week only, all Champion clothing is 25 percent off.
  • Your best source for textbooks.
  • Campus bookstore guarantees.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Law Offices: In-house clinic applications are due on November 14 at 5 p.m.
  • Information about Access2Practice Legal Externship Program for spring 2013.
  • Spring 2013: Externship with Legal Affairs Department, Mérieux Nutrisciences Corporation (for credit only).
  • Summer 2013: Externships with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Open Government Blog: "Open Government Under Siege in Chicago Public Schools Elections."
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • The American Constitution Society announces student writing competitions for 2013.

Program in Labor and Employment Law  »

  • 2012-13 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • No new entries this week.
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 now 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.
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
  • Sign up now for a fall position at the Self-Help Web Center.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • 2012-13 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
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  »

  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • November 30: 28th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference.
  • 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.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • November 13: Careers in Family Law Panel, co-sponsored with the Career Services Office.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • November 20: Land Law Roundtable event.

Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association  »

  • November 13: Discussion of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, featuring Professors Margaret Stewart and Howard Eglit.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Volume 12 released!
  • Congratulations to the new associate editors!
  • Student article submission invitation.

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • November 13: Labor and Employment Law Career Panel.

Sportfeasors  »

  • November 14: De-stress at our yoga class.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  »

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