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Headlines for the Week of September 9, 2013

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • September 11: A brief overview of the Irish legal system and advocacy in Ireland.
  • 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  »

  • September 28: Family and Friends Day.
  • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
  • Student complaint procedures.
  • Writing contests.
  • Security reminder: Watch your valuables!
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • 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: Opt-in continues. Sign up!
  • 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.
  • Volunteer at Race Judicata on September 12.
  • September 11: RSVP: Federal Government Speed Networking and Reception.
  • September 11: U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps information session.
  • September 12: LiveChat with U.S. Army JAG Corps officers.
  • September 13: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
  • September 17 and 18: Mandatory 1L Career Services orientation sessions.
  • September 17: Mandatory 1L evening/part-time division orientation.
  • September 19: Organization of Women in International Trade networking event.
  • September 24 and 25: Mandatory 1L résumé and cover letter workshops.
  • September 24: CBA YLS "Meet the Committees" Night & Social.
  • September 30: ISBA YLD "Financial Planning for Young Lawyers."
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Spring 2014 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office. Applications due September 30.
  • 2013 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship due October 1.
  • 2013 Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship application due October 1.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New opportunity to work with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the 2013 Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship.
  • 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  »

  • September 9: Last day for refunds.
  • Bookstore hours.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Interview with Professor Richard Kling about the 1963 March on Washington.
  • 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. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
    • 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
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • Welcome, 1Ls!
  • Law student and graduate writing competition.
  • Important announcement for all Chicago-Kent students from Jonnell Simpson of Lexis:
    • Lexis to continue free printing program.
  • September 24: Welcome back pizza party!
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • New scanner in the student lounge.
  • Thin clients replaced with PCs in lobby and concourse.
  • Welcome, Chicago-Kent students!
  • New color printer available for students.
  • Introducing eduroam.
  • Mac display adapters available for loan.
  • Print accounts reset.
  • Connecting to the wireless network.
  • Help desk fall hours.
  • 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.
  • Weekly maintenance schedule.

Library  »

  • September 19: Chicago beer and pizza! Meet your librarians.
  • 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 job opening.
  • CALI Lessons: Free study materials for law students.
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Looking for legal experience? Sign up now to get a position at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.

Center for Diabetes Research and Policy  »

  • Currently hiring fall research assistants.
  • September 24: Welcome back pizza party!

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 fall 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 by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

Student Bar Association  »

  • September 10: SBA officer orientation.
  • SBA 1L class representatives wanted!

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association  »

  • September 10: APALSA first general meeting.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • September 11: Attend our first general meeting. Snacks will be provided.

Irish American Law Student Association  »

  • Irish American Academic Exchange Week at Chicago-Kent.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law  »

  • Seeking additional associate editors.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Seeking associate editors!

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • September 16: Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition team tryouts.

South Asian Law Student Association  »

  • September 10: First general meeting.

Women in Law  »

  • September 10: WIL's first general meeting!
  • September 12: WIL's fall social!

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