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Headlines for the Week of March 25, 2013

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Change of division requests: March 28 to April 5.
  • Spring 2013 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: March 28 to April 5.
    • Exam method registration: March 28 to April 5.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Trial team tryouts.
  • Intensive International Trial Advocacy course.
  • April 4: Faculty-student happy hour.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Change of division requests: March 28 to April 5.
  • Exam schedule.
  • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: March 28 to April 5.
  • Exam method registration: March 28 to April 5.
  • Pass/fail revocation: 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  »

  • Summer financial aid.
  • 2013-14 FAFSA.
  • May 1: Federal loan exit counseling workshop.

Student Accounting Office  »

  • Office name change: We are now the Student Accounting Office.
  • Financial aid refunds.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Spring 2013 ConneKtions @ Dinner.
  • Make-up procedures for 3Ls for mandatory "Recent Graduates Find Success" program.
  • Résumé Books for spring semester: Opt in today!
  • Mandatory meetings for current 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • New CSO resource: "J.D. Careers Out There."
  • 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 26: "What's Next for Fall" program. Mandatory for current 2Ls.
  • March 27: Careers in Compliance and Derivatives Law Panel.
  • March 28: Legal Ladies Networking Breakfast.
  • March 28: Immigration & International Law Panels & Reception.
  • March 29: "Advice from Attorneys: What They Wish They'd Known About the Legal Job Search" webcast.
  • April 1 to 5: Mock interviews.
  • April 2: Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship Information Program.
  • April 3: Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs.
  • April 10: "How to Succeed in a Public Interest/Legal Aid Organization."
  • April 10: "Get Ready, Get Set, Get Hired" Program & Small and Midsize Firm Reception.
  • April 11 to 13: Commercial Law League of America convention. RSVP today!
  • April 23: Edwards Wildman's Spring 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series and Reception for Diverse Law Students.
  • Video on "Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times."
  • Justice Entrepreneurs Project: Applications for recently admitted lawyers due April 5.
  • Reed Smith's 2013 Diverse Scholars Program.
  • 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.
  • April 2013 Law Student Writing Contest: Tax Law.
  • Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program.
  • 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.
  • Save the date: 2013 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 7 and 8.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Spring 2013 ConneKtions @ Dinner.
  • Commencement information:
    • 2013 Grad Survey due April 30.
    • Cap and gown orders due April 1.
    • 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 Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the American Association for Justice Scholarship Programs.
  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Government 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 Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for the Michigan Auto Law Diversity 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. Due on March 26 at 5 p.m.
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program applications are now available. Due on March 26 at 5 p.m.
  • Law Offices: Applications for the fall and summer semesters are now available.
  • Law Offices staff attorney on ABC News.
  • Legal Externship Program applications are now available.
  • Fall 2013 semester externships:
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement.
    • Commercial law externship with Accenture/DLA Piper.
    • IP legal externship with Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
    • 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.
  • Call for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistants for 2013-14.
  • Nominate a student for the Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Student home directories removed.
  • IIT-565 wireless name to be replaced with IIT-Secure.
  • 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.

From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »

  • April 19: Film screening and discussion of Sifuna Okwethu (We Want What's Ours).

From Professor Steven Heyman  »

  • March 27: Forum on Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court, featuring Professors Katharine Baker, Steven Heyman, Christopher Schmidt and Carolyn Shapiro.
  • Summer research assistant needed.

From Professor Nancy Marder  »

  • Justice Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • 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.
  • 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  »

  • April 18 and 19: 30th anniversary Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers wanted!
  • May 2 and 3: 32nd annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers wanted!
  • 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  »

  • March 25: Tickets for the Barristers Ball go on sale.
  • Bar & Gavel Society nominations.
  • SBA Awards nominations.

Art & Cultural Property Law Society  »

  • Got art? Show it at Gallery Night II on April 24.

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association  »

  • March 27: APALSA bake sale.
  • March 29: Spring Inter-APALSA Social.

Chicago-Kent Trial Team  »

  • Trial team tryouts:
    • March 26: Informational meeting.
    • April 5 and 6: Tryouts.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • Fundraising chair needed.
  • Mark your calendars for April 25 for the Environmental Law Society's first trivia night!

Immigration Law Society and International Law Student Association  »

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

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • New issue!
  • Designers wanted!

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • April 11: Kent Justice Foundation Spring Auction.


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