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Headlines for the Week of January 27, 2014

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • January 30: 2014 Faculty-Student Happy Hour.
  • Congratulations to our National Baseball Arbitration Competition team for their second-place win!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Applications for graduation.
  • January 30: 2014 Faculty-Student Happy Hour.
  • Adding and dropping courses.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • Business Law certificate program.
  • IIT policy on firearms and weapons on campus.
  • Employment limitation for full-time day division students.
  • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
  • Counseling services.
  • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
  • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
  • Bar registration for first-year students.
  • July 2014 Illinois bar application.
  • Bar exams in other states.
  • Multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2014 schedule and registration:
    • Initial reading assignments.
    • Revised spring schedule (with classroom assignments).
    • Course information updates.
    • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
    • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
    • Exam schedule.
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • Pass/fail election deadline.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
  • Graduation application deadline: February 4.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Spring 2014 semester disbursement schedule and step-by-step process.
  • Less than half-time enrollment in spring 2014? Please notify our office of your enrollment intentions.
  • Note for 3L students.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Welcome back!
  • Congratulations to Rachel Jennings!
  • Résumé Books open! Looking for a job? Be sure to put your résumé in the books.
  • ASCK (Alumni-Student ConneKtions) Week: Mark your calendars now for February 17 to 21.
  • January 28: Preparing for the MPILCC (Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference).
  • January 29 and 30: Mock interviews for the MPILCC (Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference).
  • February 1: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference at Northwestern Law.
  • February 4: Marine JAG informational session and meetings.
  • February 4: Nixon Peabody Intellectual Property Law Firm Informational Session.
  • February 6: American Bar Association presents "How to Become Practice-Ready as a Solo or Small Firm Attorney."
  • February 11: Employment Law Refresher: "Know Your Rights on the Job as an Intern and New Employee."
  • February 12: DuPage County Bar Association pizza social for law students and alumni.
  • Apply now! City of Chicago Law Department is hiring December 2013 and May 2014 grads.
  • Apply now! BP 2014 Legal Summer Internship Program for 1Ls.
  • CBS Law Department Diversity Internship Program.
  • Volunteer: Center for Disability and Elder Law Awards Benefit and 30th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Apply now! Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) internships.
  • Apply now! ACC Chicago Diversity Summer Internship Program for 1Ls.
  • Apply now! The Boston Lawyers Group 2014 1L Diversity Clerkship Program.
  • Apply now! SEC's Summer 2014 Student Honors Program for 1Ls.
  • Franczek Radelet 2014 LEADS Fellowship Program for 1L students.
  • Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program.
  • Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship.
  • Rebellious Lawyering Conference, February 21 to 22 at Yale Law.
  • Americorps J.D.: Apply for financial support for students working with veterans, disaster relief, or civil legal corps this coming summer.
  • Equal Justice America: Apply for funding if you are providing legal services to the poor this coming summer.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Apply for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship by January 31.
  • Sign up for ASCK (Alumni-Student ConneKtions) Week 2014. Registration opens February 5.
  • Spring Graduate Survey now open.
  • Class of 2014 Commencement information.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2014 ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for a free scholarship pass to a Sterling Education Seminar.
  • Apply now for the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) William A. McClain Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Harold Sullivan Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Academic Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Finnegan Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the HotelsCheap Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the Crosner Legal Scholarship Contest.
  • Apply now for the Buckfire & Buckfire PC Law School Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Bookstore hours for the week of January 27.
  • Like us on Facebook to enter to win free study aids.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information for summer and fall 2014.
  • Externship opportunity for summer and fall 2014: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Fox News interviews Professor Richard Kling about purchasing legal services on Groupon.
  • Interview with Professor Richard Kling about the 1963 March on Washington.
  • Clinical faculty member in the news.
  • Law Offices staff attorney on ABC News.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Welcome back!
  • Help Desk spring 2014 hours.
  • Student print balance reset.
  • Connecting to the wireless network.
  • 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  »

  • 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.
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

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

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Spring 2014 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  »

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

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • 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.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • January 28: General meeting, 1 p.m. in room 570.

Health Law Society  »

  • February 3: First meeting, noon in room 305.

Women in Law  »

  • January 29: WIL spring general meeting, 3 p.m. in room 370.
  • February 13: WIL Vagina Monologues performance.


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