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Headlines for the Week of February 2, 2015

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • February 6: Thailand's attorney general to speak at conference on "Challenges in Preventing and Punishing Human Trafficking."
  • Congratulations to our National Baseball Arbitration Competition team for making the final four!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Fall 2014 GPAs and class ranks.
  • Applications for graduation.
  • Adding and dropping courses.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Business Law Certificate Program.
  • 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.
  • Writing contests.
  • July 2015 Illinois bar application.
  • Bar exams in other states.
  • Multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2015 schedule and registration.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to education records.
  • February 3: Graduation application deadline.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Cost of living survey 2015-16: All student input requested.
  • FAFSA 2015-16 reminder.
  • Information for 3Ls taking more than 87 credits.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • 1L Cover Letter Workshop.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Résumé Workshop.
    • Lawcountability, J.D., iOS mobile app now available for download!
    • Résumé books now open!
    • February 16 to 20: ASCK (Alumni Student ConneKtions) Week. Mark your calendars now!
  • Programming:
    • February 3: "Preparing for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)."
    • February 4: CBA Career Advancement Program free member webcast: "Playing the Google Game: Marketing Yourself Online."
    • February 4: Special presentation: "Searching for Public Interest Jobs," featuring Sam Halpert of PSJD.
    • February 4 and 5: Mock interviews for MPILCC (Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference).
    • February 4: ABA Litigation Section Job Search Panel.
    • February 4: CBA YLS Lunch with a Judge, featuring the Honorable Amy St. Eve.
    • February 4: U.S. Air Force JAG informational meetings.
    • February 5 and 12: DuPage County Bar Association pizza party.
    • February 10: Chicago Estate Planning Council Panel.
    • February 11: Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law.
    • February 11: Career Advice/Speed Counseling Sessions at the CBA. Complimentary!
    • February 18: Practising Law Institute (PLI) presentation on the patent bar exam.
    • February 20 and 21: 2015 Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference "After Marriage Equality."
    • February 20 and 21: Rebellious Lawyering Conference at Yale Law.
    • February 27 to March 1: Norman Amaker Midwest Public Interest Law & Social Justice Retreat. Register by January 21.
    • March 10: Skadden Fellowship Program.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • SEC's Summer 2015 Student Honors Program for 1Ls: Applications due February 2.
    • City of Chicago Department of Law Summer 2015 Law Clerk Program: Applications due March 1.
    • Illinois Attorney General's Office Summer 2015 Intern Program: Applications due March 1.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps J.D. Program: Applications due February 6.
    • 2015-16 Finnegan Diversity Scholarship: Applications due February 13.
    • 2015 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • 2015 Ms. J.D. Fellowship: Applications due March 15.
    • Zelle Hoffman 2015 Diversity in Law Scholarship: Applications due April 1.
  • Job fairs:
    • February 7: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
  • Diversity:
    • The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program: Registration opened October 15.
    • 2015-16 Finnegan Diversity Scholarship: Applications due February 13.
    • 2015 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Zelle Hoffman 2015 Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
  • Resources:
    • Career resources available in Symplicity's document library.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Apply for the 2015 Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship.
  • Work for the Office of Institutional Advancement.
  • February 16 to 20: Save the date for Alumni-Student ConneKtions Week.
  • Spring Graduate Survey now open.
  • February 10 to 12: Composite photo sittings.
  • March 4: Graduate Information Fair.
  • More Commencement information available.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the PosGuys Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Stewart J. Guss Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Finney Law Office Future Leaders Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Judicial externship information: Summer and fall 2015.
  • Clinical Professor Dan Coyne is interviewed by the Sun-Times about upcoming fraud trial.
  • 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 in-house clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • For a description of all externship programs, please visit the Externship Program home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Welcome back!
  • Spring 2015 help desk hours.
  • Student print/copy accounts reset.
  • Spring 2015 Google Groups and seating charts now available.
  • Office 365 licenses for faculty and staff now available.
  • Google Drive now has unlimited space.
  • Connect to IIT-Secure wireless network with Chicago-Kent email address.
  • Office 365 information for students.
  • How to change and sync your password.
  • Eduroam available at Chicago-Kent.
  • Mac display adapters available for loan.
  • 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 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 2015 building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Spring 2015 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  »

  • 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 and Chicago-Kent Diverse Student Groups  »

  • Diversity Thursday Series:
    • February 5: HLLSA hot chocolate and churro sale.

Student Bar Association and the Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association  »

  • February 3: HLLSA and SBA present "What's Next? Approaching Second Semester."

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association  »

  • February 4: APALSA-SALSA Alumni Reception.
  • February 13: Inter-APALSA.

Child and Family Law Society  »

  • February 2: Bake sale.


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