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Headlines for the Week of August 26, 2013

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!
  • September 28: Attend or volunteer at the Chicago-Kent Block Party!
  • September 26: Attend a Fireside Chat with the founder of Lagunitas.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Student organization fair.
    • IIT emergency notification service.
    • Disability resources.
    • Counseling services.
    • New grading curve for required courses.
    • New Chicago-Kent Law Review members.
    • Chicago-Kent master calendar.
    • Notice about recording classes.
    • Employment limitation for full-time students.
    • Student health insurance.
    • Meditation and lactation rooms.
    • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
    • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
    • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
    • Smoking outside the building.
    • Furniture in the classroom.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • Student handbook and code of conduct.
    • Amendments to your applications for admission.
    • Academic Support Program.
    • ASP workshop: Preparing for and getting the most out of class.
    • ID and U-Pass distribution.
    • Immunization records.
  • To returning students:
    • Welcome back!
    • Fall 2013 semester information:
      • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
      • Revised fall schedule (with classroom assignments).
      • Course information updates.
      • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
      • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
      • Legal Writing 4 equivalency classes.
      • IP Management and Markets classes.
      • Exam schedule.
      • Bookstore hours.
      • 2013-14 academic calendar.
      • Adding and dropping courses.
      • Pass/fail elections.
      • Spring 2014 preliminary schedule.
      • Opportunity to take classes at Loyola and DePaul.
      • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
      • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • Certificate in business law.
    • Fall U-Pass distribution.
    • Spring 2013 CALI winners.
    • Spring 2013 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
    • London Law Consortium.
    • Academic counseling.
    • Changes to Rule 711.
    • February 2014 and July 2014 Illinois bar applications.
    • Bar exams in other states.
    • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Welcome back!
  • Graduation application deadline.
  • Fall 2013 semester information.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Lower loan interest rates.
  • Graduating in December 2013? Less than half-time enrollment in spring 2014? Please notify our office of your enrollment intentions.
  • Fall disbursement schedule.
  • Fall loan disbursement process: Step-by-step.
  • Full-tuition scholarship status and Honors Scholars status.

Student Accounting Office  »

  • Financial aid refunds.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Welcome, 1Ls!
  • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Books kick off on August 26.
  • CSO seeks student worker.
  • Weekly drop-in hours for the CSO.
  • Fall recruiting: Please report callbacks and offers!
  • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.
  • August 27: "Meet Edelson at the Beach" event.
  • August 28: "Exploring Careers with the U.S. Department of Justice."
  • August 28: Government Agency Career Expo.
  • August 29: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Roundtable.
  • September 4: "JD Careers Out There" presentation.
  • Volunteer at Race Judicata on September 12.
  • September 13: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
  • Calling all 3Ls: Attorney General's Honors Program for entry-level attorneys. Apply by September 3.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Spring 2014 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office. Applications due September 30.
  • Calling all 3Ls: U.S. Department of Labor Honors Program For entry-level attorneys. Apply by October 11.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program applications for 2014-15 now open.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship application now open.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair: Register and apply with employers August 13 through September 12.
  • Hispanic National Bar Association law student career fair and annual convention.
  • Law student membership with the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • September 28: 125th Anniversary Block Party.
    • RSVP to attend.
    • September 26: Attend a Fireside Chat with Block Party sponsor Tony Magee, founder of Lagunitas Brewery.
    • Information about volunteering.
    • Apply to sponsor a booth at the 125th Anniversary Block Party.
  • Now hiring: Work with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Commerce Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes.
  • Apply now for the "If the Shoe Fits" Birkenstock Scholarship.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • All tees on sale!
  • Fall contest.
  • Bookstore hours.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Fall 2013 In-House Clinics: Orientation information.
  • Clinical faculty member in the news.
  • Law Offices staff attorney on ABC News.
  • Legal Externship Program applications are now available.
  • Fall 2013 semester externship program information.
  • Spring 2014 legal externships:
    • U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • Welcome, 1Ls!
  • Law student and graduate writing competition.
  • Important announcements for all Chicago-Kent students from Jonnell Simpson of Lexis:
    • Unlimited summer access ends August 31.
    • Lexis to continue free printing program.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Welcome, Chicago-Kent students!
  • First-year student computer orientation.
  • New color printer available for students.
  • Introducing eduroam.
  • Mac display adaptors available for loan.
  • Print accounts reset.
  • Connecting to the wireless network.
  • Help desk fall hours.
  • IIT-565 wireless has been replaced with IIT-Secure.
  • Student printing from remote locations available.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Windows and Mac 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.
  • Westlaw printers have been removed.
  • 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
  • No current announcements.
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 fall research assistants.

Institute for Science, Law and Technology  »

  • Currently hiring fall research assistants.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Fall 2013 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2013-14 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2013 summer semester discount parking for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • Defibrillator at the Downtown Campus.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Student assistant needed for fall 2013.
  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • September 10: "Money, Privacy, Power and the Law."
  • September 19: 31st annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Conference. Volunteers wanted!
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

Student Organizations: Please send your Record headlines and the full announcements to record@kentlaw.iit.edu by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.


Journal of Environmental and Energy Law  »

  • Seeking additional associate editors.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Seeking associate editors!

Women In Law  »

  • August 27: Welcome back! Please stop by our table at the Student Organization Fair.
  • September 10: Join us for a screening of Miss Representation at Loyola. Cocktail/networking reception to follow.

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