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Headlines for the Week of May 13, 2013

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Good luck with exams!

Ask the Dean  »

  • Is there a way to speed up the distribution of financial aid at the beginning of each semester?
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Have a nice summer!
  • Notices to graduating seniors:
    • Email and network accounts.
    • Clearing out lockers.
  • Dean's certificate for the Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Spring 2013 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Take-home exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • Summer 2013 term information:
    • Add/drop period.
    • Classroom assignments.
    • Initial reading assignments.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • U-Passes for the summer term.
  • Fall 2013 term information:
    • Add/drop period.
    • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Dean's certificate for the Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Spring 2013 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
  • Summer 2013 class schedule and registration.
  • Fall 2013 preliminary schedule.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services  »

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

Financial Aid  »

  • Reminder to spring graduates: Online exit counseling.
  • Deadlines for the spring 2013 semester.
  • Summer financial aid.
  • Summer full scholarships.
  • 2013-14 continuing student scholarships.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Listserv registration and testing.
  • Summer Résumé Books: Opt in starting May 20.
  • Fall recruiting: Important dates and resources.
  • Federal work study for summer 2013: Apply now!
  • CSO open all summer long.
  • Make-up procedures for 1Ls for "What's Next for Fall: Rising 2Ls" program.
  • Make-up procedures for 2Ls for "What's Next for Fall: Rising 3Ls" program.
  • Make-up procedures for 3Ls for mandatory "Recent Graduates Find Success" program.
  • 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!
  • May 21: "Human Trafficking: How We Can Make a Difference" panel.
  • Video on "Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times."
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program applications for 2014-15 now open.
  • Reed Smith's 2013 Diverse Scholars Program.
  • Call for applications: CBF Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship.
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law: Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-13.
  • Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship.
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Mary Moers Student Writing Competition.
  • Baker Donelson 1L Diversity Scholarship.
  • New York State Bar Association: "Animals and the Law" Student Writing Competition.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship.
  • Save the date: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, July 27.
  • Register now: St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
  • Save the date: Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, August 2.
  • Register now: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair.
  • Register now: 2013 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 7 and 8.
  • Register now: Boston Lawyers Group's annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color.
  • Register now: 9th annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities in Washington, D.C.
  • Register now: 2013 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair.
  • Register now: Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair.
  • Register now: 2013 Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair.
  • Register now: National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Career Fair.
  • Save the date: Northwest Minority Job Fair, August 24.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Commencement information:
    • Commencement ceremony: Sunday, May 19.
    • Commencement guest information.
    • Visitor information for Commencement weekend.
    • Information for out-of-town graduates.
  • Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
    • Update on the 2013 Class Gift Project: We're 33 percent of the way to our goal! 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 Nadrich & Cohen LLP Emergency Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for the Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Chicago-Kent faculty: New online textbook ordering platform.
  • Now hiring!
  • Bar charts are now in stock.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Murder Trial: Watch Professor Richard Kling defend his client. See it live online.
  • Clinical faculty member in the news.
  • Law Offices staff attorney on ABC News.
  • Legal Externship Program applications are now available.
  • Fall 2013 semester externships:
    • Externships with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • Important announcements for all Chicago-Kent students from Jonnell Simpson of Lexis:
    • Unlimited summer access!
    • Lexis to continue free printing program.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • ExamSoft now available for download.
  • Help Desk exam hours.
  • IIT-565 wireless name to be replaced with IIT-Secure.
  • 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.
  • 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 for final exams and Commencement.
  • Restricted access for outside visitors during final exams.
  • Westlaw printers will be removed after finals.
  • 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 Dean Harold Krent  »

  • Hiring summer research assistants for an empirical project involving social security disability adjudication.

Faculty  »

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

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.

Center for Diabetes Research and Policy  »

  • Currently hiring summer research assistants.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours for spring 2013 final exams and Commencement weekend.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • 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  »

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

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • June 6: 32nd annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations. Volunteers wanted!
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Last Record issue of the spring term is May 13.
  • Summer 2013 publication schedule.
  • 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.

Irish American Law Student Association  »

  • June 12: Join us at Chief O'Neill's for our first "dining in." Tickets cover dinner, drinks and entertainment.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • New issue!
  • Designers wanted!

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