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Headlines for the Week of October 13, 2014

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Praxis Certificate Program: Enrollment form now available.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Pass/fail revocation deadline: December 4.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall graduates: Complete the exit counseling requirement for student loans.
  • Fall graduates: Register for a grace period loan counseling service, provided by Inceptia.
  • Policies and procedures for 3Ls.
  • Deadline to complete the Perkins Loan requirement: October 15.
  • Still haven't received your financial aid award?
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Résumé Workshop.
    • Make-up procedure for mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation Program.
    • Launch of Lawcountability, J.D.: New resource for Chicago-Kent students.
    • Fall Résumé Books: Opt-in continues. Sign up!
  • On-Campus Interviewing:
    • Fall Recruiting: Please report callbacks and offers.
  • Programming:
    • October 12 to 18: Public Interest Week.
    • October 14: "Preparing Your PILI Application."
    • October 14: Speed Networking with Federal, State and Local Government Attorneys.
    • October 15: "Exploring Careers in Criminal Defense."
    • October 15: "Opportunities in Land Use & Environmental Law."
    • October 15: Loyola's National Security Law Association Panel and Networking Event.
    • October 17: "8 O'Clock Call with the Judges: Chancery Division." Complimentary for CBA members!
    • October 18: Multi-Bar Law Student Career Forum.
    • October 18: "Explore the Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities."
    • October 20 to 24: The Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foundation's 2014 Pro Bono Week.
    • October 21: Student-to-Student Career Fair.
    • October 21: "Exploring Careers in Criminal Prosecution."
    • October 24: Alumni/Student Public Service Reception, Washington, D.C.
    • October 28: CBA Young Lawyers Section Program: "Ignite Your Job Search."
    • October 29: Meet the Public Service Employers Reception.
    • October 31 and November 1: The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Seventh Circuit Fellows' Fall Program for Law Students.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications open for 2Ls on October 15.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program.
    • Presidential Management Fellowship: Application open October 1 to 15.
    • 2015 Mayor's Office Fellowship Program application due November 2.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program application due January 9, 2015.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for IP Law Students.
    • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program.
  • Job fairs:
    • October 24 and 25: Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair.
    • November 21 and 22: Full-Access Student Summit for Students with Disabilities.
  • Diversity:
    • The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program: Registration opens October 15.
  • Resources:
    • 2014-15 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice.
    • 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.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Home Insurance Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Ninja Essays Writing Contest.
  • Apply now for the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Award.
  • Apply now for the Lamber Goodnow Satellite Internet Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Fisher & Talwar Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the National Transport Road to Success Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Staver Law Group 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 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
  • Judicial Externship application due date has been extended.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program.
  • Intellectual property externship.
  • Spring 2015 Semester Law Firm Associate Program information.
  • 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.
  • New entry this week:
    • 2014-15 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
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.
  • No current headlines.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
  • 2014-15 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.

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  »

  • October 17: 6th annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives. Volunteers needed!
  • October 28: The Henry Morris Lecture in International & Comparative Law.
  • 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  »

  • August General Assembly Meeting minutes.

Criminal Law Society  »

  • October 16: SALDF and the Criminal Law Society to host a guest bartending night at Nisei Lounge in Wrigleyville.
  • October 21: "Exploring Careers in Criminal Prosecution."

The Federalist Society  »

  • October 14: "Bitcoin and the Legal Issues Surrounding It."

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • October 17: IPLS to host Patrick Sweeney of the Interactive Entertainment Law Group.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (JEEL)  »

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

Justinian Society of Law Students  »

  • October 14: Join us for our first informational meeting.

Land Use & Real Estate Law Society and the Environmental Law Society  »

  • October 15: "Opportunities in Land Use & Environmental Law."

National Lawyers Guild Chicago-Kent Chapter  »

  • October 21: Panel on "Ferguson and Police Militarization."

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  »

  • October 16: SALDF and the Criminal Law Society to host a guest bartending night at Nisei Lounge in Wrigleyville.
  • October 27: SALDF Halloween Pet Photo Contest.


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