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Headlines for the Week of February 24, 2014

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Congratulations to our William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition team for winning first place and best brief!
  • Congratulations to our National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition teams for winning first place and the top two advocacy awards!
  • Congratulations to more excellent competitors!
  • Help IIT win the Clinton Global Initiative University competition.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • February 25: Study abroad information session.
  • Academic resources library.
  • Bar preparation class.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Diploma pick-up for fall 2013 graduates.
  • Deadline for revoking pass/fail elections is May 2.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Federal loan exit counseling sessions.
  • FAFSA 2014-15 reminder.
  • Spring 2014 semester disbursement schedule and step-by-step process.
  • Spring 2014 scholarship status.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Résumé Books open! Looking for a job? Be sure to put your résumé in the books.
  • Access2Practice Summer Legal Externship Program opportunities available. Apply now.
  • February 25: Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law.
  • February 25: Child and Family Law Society presents its annual Family Law Panel.
  • February 25: Real Estate Law Society presents "Real Estate from Start to Finish."
  • February 26: The Sports & Entertainment Law Society hosts Andy Shiffman, NBA sports agent and director of basketball operations at Priority Sports & Entertainment.
  • February 27: 2014 Chicago-Area Diverse Law Student Dinner with Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Diversity in Practice.
  • March 4: Access2Practice Externship Program informational meeting.
  • March 4: "Minority Success in a Modern Legal Environment" (part of Diversity Week).
  • March 5: "Diversity Job Fairs: The 411" (part of Diversity Week).
  • March 5: Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago presents "Interview Advantage: A Résumé Review and Mock Interview Workshop." RSVP by February 28.
  • March 6: HLLSA Judge's Night (part of Diversity Week).
  • March 7: C-K Diversity Collaboration: Diversity Reception (part of Diversity Week).
  • March 11: "Recent Graduates Find Success," a program for graduating 3Ls/4Ls.
  • March 12: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Register now: 2014 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program. Deadline is March 3.
  • Apply now! City of Chicago Law Department is hiring December 2013 and May 2014 grads.
  • City of Chicago Department of Law summer 2014 intern deadline: March 1.
  • Illinois Attorney General's Office summer 2014 intern deadline: March 1.
  • AT&T Legal Department 2014 Diversity Summer Internship deadline: March 11.
  • CBS Law Department Diversity Internship Program.
  • Apply now! Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) internships.
  • Volunteer: Center for Disability and Elder Law Awards Benefit and 30th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Zelle Hofmann 2014 Diversity Scholarship.
  • 2014 McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program.
  • 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  »

  • Class of 2014 Commencement information:
    • March 4 to 6: Final composite photo sittings.
    • March 4: Grad Info Fair.
    • Spring Graduate Survey now open.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development  »

  • March 3 to 8: Join us for Diversity Week!
  • Join us for the Chicago-Kent Documentary Film Series on Race:
    • March 26: "The House We Live In."
    • April 22: "Raising Our Voices."

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Essex County Bar Association Biunno Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Central Illinois Women's Bar Association Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mike Eidson Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Polish American Advocates Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the ItaliaRail Study Abroad in Italy Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Brett Murphy Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the DRI 2014 Law Student Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Timothy C. Evans Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2014-15 Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein PC Academic Scholarship.
  • 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 the Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority 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  »

  • Like us on Facebook to enter to win free study aids.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Judicial Externship Program information for the summer and fall 2014 semesters.
  • 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 www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics.
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • March 12: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Nominate a student for the 2014 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.
  • New entries this week:
    • Law School Admissions Council Diversity Committee Writing Competition.
    • St. Louis University School of Law/Law Student Symposium.
    • Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Trandafir Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Help Desk spring 2014 hours.
  • Windows XP support to end April 8.
  • Eduroam available at Chicago-Kent.
  • Mac display adapters available for loan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Faculty

From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »

  • Join us for the Chicago-Kent Documentary Film Series on Race:
    • March 26: "The House We Live In."
    • April 22: "Raising Our Voices."
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Summer fellowship positions available.
  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
  • March 12: Informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs.
  • Nominate a student for the 2014 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.
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.
  • 2014 spring 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 record@kentlaw.iit.edu by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

Black Law Students Association  »

  • February 27: Third annual State of Black Chicago.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • February 25: Family Law Panel.
  • March 12: Networking meet-and-greet.

Decalogue Society/Jewish Law Student Association  »

  • March 4: Career panel. Lunch will be provided.

Real Estate Law Society  »

  • February 25: RELS panel "Real Estate from Start to Finish."

South Asian Law Student Association  »

  • February 27: SALSA samosa sale.
  • March 5: Diversity Week Event: Bollywood Movie Night.

Sports & Entertainment Law Society  »

  • February 26: SELS hosts Andy Shiffman, NBA sports agent and director of basketball operations at Priority Sports & Entertainment.

 

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