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Headlines for the Week of September 1, 2014

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • A2J Author nominated for international Innovating Justice Award.
  • 9th and 10th floor library balconies are now open.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Academic calendar reminder: No classes Monday, September 1, for Labor Day.
    • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
    • Academic Resource Library.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • ASP Workshop: Preparing for and getting the most out of class.
    • ID and U-Pass distribution.
    • Illinois bar exam.
    • Bar exams in other states.
  • To returning students:
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Business Law certificate program.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • February 2015 and July 2015 Illinois bar applications.
    • Bar exams in other states.
    • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2014 information.
  • Pass/fail deadline: September 8.
  • Fall graduation application deadline: September 8.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall 2014 disbursement schedule and step-by-step process.
  • 2014-15 continuing Chicago-Kent scholarships.
  • FAFSA 2014-15 reminder.
  • Increased loan fees.

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!
  • CSO seeks student worker.
  • Federal work study for fall 2014. Extended deadline!
  • CSO Resource: JD Careers Out There.
  • Fall Recruiting: Please report callbacks and offers.
  • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.
  • September 3: CBA Résumé Workshop for Attorneys and Law Students.
  • September 3 to 7: National Lawyers Guild National Convention in Chicago.
  • September 8: Compliance Career Chat.
  • September 16 and 17: Mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation Sessions.
  • September 17: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night.
  • September 18: Discussion Panel and Networking Event for Early- and Mid-Career Healthcare Attorneys.
  • September 26: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
  • PILI fall 2014: Apply now!
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2015-16: Apply by September 15.
  • Spring 2015 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office: Apply by September 22.
  • Equal Justice Works 2015 Fellowship application. Apply now!
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program.
  • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity Scholarship.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program.
  • 2014 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship due October 1.
  • Register now: Hispanic National Bar Association's annual Convention and Career Fair.
  • 2014 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
  • Skadden Fellowship info session audio file available.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Join the Class Gift Committee.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Karman Healthcare Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for Goldberg & Osborne's Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Bridgat Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the DirectTV Explore More Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the SEO Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the 401K Business Financing Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship.
  • Check out the Minority Students Guide to College Affordability.
  • Apply now for the Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • September 2 to 12: Champion merchandise sale.
  • Start-of-the-semester bookstore hours.
Academics & Student Programs
  • New In-House Clinic opportunity: Center for Open Government.
  • 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

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Welcome to Chicago-Kent!
  • Welcome back!
  • IIT-Secure requires connection with email address starting August 1.
  • Fall 2014 Help Desk hours.
  • Microsoft Office 365 download information.
  • Print/scan/copy account reset for students
  • Scanning in student lounge now available.
  • How to change and sync your password.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • CALI Lessons: Free study materials for law students.

Faculty News  »

  • August 2014 Faculty News is now available online.

From Professor Bartram S. Brown  »

  • Looking to hire research assistants for projects on international criminal law and international human rights law.
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.
  • Fall 2014 building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Fall 2014 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2014-15 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 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  »

  • September 18: 32nd annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference. Volunteers needed.
  • 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.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL)  »

  • JEEL is seeking applicants for its executive board and for staff editing positions.

Journal of International and Comparative Law  »

  • Looking for new staff members for the 2014-15 school year.

Real Estate Law Society  »

  • September 3: General membership meeting.



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