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Headlines for the Week of March 4, 2013

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Ask the Dean  »

  • Why are there cages in the stairwells separating the seventh, eighth and ninth floors?
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Spring break begins March 16 at noon and ends March 24.
  • March 6: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail elections: Deadline is May 3.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services  »

  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student business cards.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • 2013-14 FAFSA reminder.
  • Federal loan exit counseling workshops.

Bursar's Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Access2Practice Legal Externships: Applications now available for summer and fall externships.
  • Résumé Books for spring semester: Opt in today!
  • Mandatory meetings for rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • New CSO resource: Videoconferencing for video interviews.
  • CSO program videos now available online!
  • Job fairs: Please report job offers to the CSO.
  • "How to Succeed" programs began in February.
  • March 5: Recent Graduates Find Success, a program for graduating 3Ls and 4Ls.
  • March 5: SBA "5 Under 5" Alumni Networking Event.
  • March 6: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • March 7: HLLSA Judges Night.
  • March 12: "How to Succeed in Your Summer Job: Small and Midsize Firms."
  • March 13: "Effective Networking: Tips for the New Lawyer and Seasoned Professional."
  • March 13: "Changing Course: Alternative Careers for Attorneys" ISBA panel.
  • March 15: "Advancing Your Career in International Trade" panel.
  • March 28: Legal Ladies Networking Breakfast.
  • Video on managing a legal career transition in tough times.
  • SummerCorps applications for 1Ls and 2Ls now available.
  • Justice Entrepreneurs Project: Applications for recently admitted lawyers due April 5.
  • March 2013 Law Student Writing Contest: Labor Law.
  • National LGBT Bar Association Prudential Fellowship Program: Apply by March 11.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association summer stipends.
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association Spring Essay Scholarship.
  • Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois 1L Scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
  • Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program for 1Ls.
  • Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for Progressive Social Change.
  • Zelle Hofmann 2013 Diversity in Law Scholarship.
  • DRI Annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law: Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-13.
  • Register now for Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, August 1 and 2.
  • Save the date: 2013 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 7 and 8.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • 2011-12 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice.
  • Web access for policy, political and human rights jobs.
  • Access the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank password-protected sites now available on Symplicity.
  • Law Bulletin weekly online employment bulletin.
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network.
  • International Career Employment Weekly Online.
  • PSLawNet Resource is becoming PSJD.
  • PSLawNet Fellowship Corner.
  • Free membership to Legal Balance.

Office of Multicultural Affairs  »

  • March 4 to 8: Please support the SBA and the Chicago-Kent College of Law Diverse Student Groups as we celebrate diversity at Chicago-Kent.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • March 6: Grad Info Day.
    • March 6, 7 and 14: Last chance to sit for your graduation photo!
    • 2013 Grad Survey due April 30.
    • May 7: Grad Fest.
    • Caps and gowns.
    • Hotel and visitor information for Commencement weekend.
    • Commencement ceremony: Sunday, May 19.
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
    • Have a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
  • Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
    • Announcing the 2013 Class Gift Project! Make a gift today.
    • Committee members.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for the Nadrich & Cohen LLP Emergency Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mike Eidson Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago Spring Essay Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for the Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Criminal Litigation Certificate Program applications are now available.
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program applications are now available.
  • Law Offices: Information about applications for the fall and summer semesters.
  • Legal Externship Program applications are now available.
  • Fall 2013 semester: Externships with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Summer 2013: Legal externship with the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel (for credit only).
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • March 6: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Nominate a student for the Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.
  • New entries this week:
    • ABA Criminal Justice Section William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition.
    • International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Wireless changes.
  • Student home directories removed.
  • IIT-565 wireless name to be replaced with IIT-Secure.
  • 802.11a and 802.11b Wi-Fi support now disabled for improved overall wireless performance on campus.
  • Student print balance reset.
  • Spring help desk hours.
  • Outlook no longer supported.
  • SofTest no longer available for Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard).
  • Student printing from remote locations available.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Windows and Office media available for students to purchase online.
  • Service requests.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • myIIT password reset tool.
  • IIT print channel is for Main Campus printing only and not for use at the Downtown Campus.
  • Apple computer support and services documents.
  • Weekly maintenance schedule.

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.

Faculty  »

  • February 2013 Faculty News is now available online.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • March 6: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
  • Sign up now for a spring position at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • CANCELLED: March 6: "Adjudicating Luxury: Defining Mahogany Through the Courts" with Professor Jennifer Anderson of SUNY Stony Brook. (updated 3/4/2013)
  • March 6: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Nominate a student for the Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring 2013 building and library hours.
  • 2013 spring Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • 2013 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2013 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  »

  • Student assistant needed for admissions office.
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • March 7 and 8: 12th annual Environmental Law Conference, co-sponsored with the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • March 12: 35th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: "Redistributing Health and Retirement Risks."
  • 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.

Student Bar Association and Women in Law  »

  • March 13: "Effective Networking: Tips for the New Lawyer and Seasoned Professional" panel discussion and cocktail reception.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • Fundraising chair needed.
  • March 7 and 8: ISBA's 12th annual Environmental Law Conference.
  • April 25: Trivia Night!

The Federalist Society  »

  • March 5: "How Political Correctness Is Ruining Higher Education" with Professor Richard Redding.

Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association  »

  • March 7: HLLSA Judges Night.

Immigration Law Society and International Law Student Association  »

  • March 28: Join us for our annual networking event.

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