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Headlines for the Week of September 15, 2014

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • September 15: Constitution Day Commemoration: "The Press, the Supreme Court and the Constitution."
  • September 17: Constitution Day Lecture: "Conservative Libertarianism and the Transformation of First Amendment Jurisprudence."
  • September 18: 32nd annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: No classes September 24, 4p.m. and later; no classes September 25.
  • Fire safety reminders.
  • September 18: Meet your librarians. Pizza and beer event for first-year students.
  • September 16: Institute for Compliance Career Chat with Nayra Calderon Najera.
  • September 27: Family and Friends Day.
  • Constitution Day observances.
  • October 3: Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Conference.
  • Joke of the week.

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  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Welcome, 1Ls!
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Fall Résumé Books: Opt-in continues. Sign up!
    • CSO Resource: Lawcountability, J.D.
  • On-Campus Interviewing:
    • Fall Recruiting: Please report callbacks and offers.
  • Programming:
    • September 16 and 17: Mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation Sessions.
    • September 17: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night.
    • September 17: Land Use & Real Estate Law Society panel on "Real Estate 101: Back to Basics."
    • September 18: Discussion Panel and Networking Event for Early- and Mid-Career Healthcare Attorneys.
    • September 25: "J.D.s in Debt: What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know About Managing Student Loans & Earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness." Free student webinar.
    • September 26: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
    • October 6: Cook County Bar Association and Hinshaw & Culbertson First-Year Minority Law Students Reception.
    • October 8: Young Lawyers Section Night at Greater Chicago Food Depository volunteer opportunity.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • PILI fall 2014: Apply now!
    • Spring 2015 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office. Apply by September 22.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Equal Justice Works 2015 Fellowship application. Apply now!
    • Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program.
    • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
    • 2014 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship due October 1.
    • Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship application due October 1.
    • Skadden Fellowship applications due October 6.
  • Job fairs:
    • 2014 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Register by September 16.
  • Resources:
    • Skadden Fellowship info session audio file available.
    • Career resources available in Symplicity's document library.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

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

Scholarships  »

  • Judicial externship information meeting.
  • 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 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 CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Spring 2015 judicial externship information and application.
  • 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.
  • September 23: Welcome back pizza party.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • October 15: 2014 flash drive pickup deadline.
  • IIT-Secure requires connection with email address starting August 1.
  • Fall 2014 Help Desk hours.
  • Microsoft Office 365 download information.
  • 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.

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.
  • September 23: Welcome back pizza party.

Institute for Science, Law and Technology  »

  • Hiring a research assistant to work on legal issues related to Internet privacy.
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.

American Constitution Society  »

  • September 17: Constitution Day Lecture and Discussion: "Conservative Libertarianism and the Transformation of First Amendment Jurisprudence."

Chicago-Kent Lambdas  »

  • September 23: First general meeting.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • September 24: Bake sale.

Federalist Society  »

  • September 16: Federalist Society call-out meeting.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • September 16: Fall general meeting.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL)  »

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

Land Use & Real Estate Law Society  »

  • September 17: Panel on "Real Estate 101: Back to Basics."

Phi Alpha Delta  »

  • September 10 to 30: Bridge to Success business clothing drive.

South Asian Law Student Association  »

  • September 16: General meeting.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  »

  • September 17: Buy goodies for people and pets at SALDF's first bake sale of the year.

Student Humanitarian Network  »

  • September 18: SHN Social at Trinity Bar.


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