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Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • RSVP for the inauguration of IIT President Alan Cramb.
  • Be part of something big: Volunteer for the 2015 Day of Giving!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • General announcements:
    • Student organization fair.
    • IIT emergency notification service.
    • Disability resources.
    • Counseling services.
    • New Chicago-Kent Law Review members.
    • Chicago-Kent master calendar.
    • Notice about recording classes.
    • Employment limitation.
    • Student health insurance.
    • Meditation and lactation rooms.
    • FERPA rights and notification of access to educational records.
    • Notice to students in substance abuse recovery (or those who want to be).
    • Reminder about IIT's political activity policy.
    • Smoking outside the building.
    • Furniture in the classroom.
    • Joke of the week.
  • To entering students:
    • Student handbook and code of conduct.
    • Amendments to your applications for admission.
    • Academic Support Program.
    • ASP workshop: Preparing for and getting the most out of class.
    • ID cards and U-Passes.
    • Immunization records.
  • To returning students:
    • Welcome back!
    • Fall 2015 semester information:
      • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
      • Revised fall schedule (with classroom assignments).
      • Course information updates.
      • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
      • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
      • Legal Writing 4 equivalency classes.
      • Exam schedule.
      • Applications for graduation.
      • Opportunity to take classes at Loyola and DePaul.
      • Business law certificate program.
      • Bookstore hours.
      • 2015-16 academic calendar.
      • Adding and dropping courses.
      • Pass/fail elections.
      • Spring 2016 preliminary schedule.
      • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
      • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • Changes to academic regulations.
    • Code of conduct revisions.
    • Spring 2015 CALI winners.
    • Spring 2015 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
    • Fall U-Passes.
    • Academic counseling.
    • February 2016 and July 2016 Illinois bar applications.
    • Bar exams in other states.
    • Multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2015 information.
  • Pass/fail deadline: September 4.
  • Fall graduation application deadline: September 4.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Preliminary tuition bill and financial aid disbursement.
  • NASFAA Financial Literacy Report.
  • 2015-16 continuing student scholarships.
  • FAFSA 2015-16 reminder.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Welcome, new Assistant Dean Jayne Schreiber.
    • Welcome, 1Ls!
    • CSO seeks student worker.
    • CareerShift.
    • Federal work study for fall 2015. Apply now! (Deadline is August 28.)
    • Fall Résumé Books NOW OPEN!
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall recruiting:
    • New employers have been added to fall recruiting!
    • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.
    • Fall recruiting: Please report callbacks and offers!
  • Programming:
    • ILAO/PILI webinar: "How to Apply for Internships and Externships."
    • August 26: "Exploring Careers with the U.S. Department of Justice."
    • August 27: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Roundtable.
    • September 8: Environmental Law Society and ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Career Panel and Networking Event.
    • September 10: CBA Race Judicata team.
    • September 10: Chicago-Kent Race Judicata team.
    • September 17: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night.
    • September 24: CBA All-Bar Welcome Reception.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Department of Justice: The Attorney General's Honors Program. Application period closes September 8.
    • Department of Justice Summer Law Internship Program. Application period closes September 8.
    • PILI 2015: Apply now!
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity Fellowship. Application now available.
    • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarship Program. (2Ls apply by August 31; 1Ls apply December 1 to 31.)
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due September 15.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity Scholarship.
  • Job fairs:
    • Register Now: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, Washington, D.C., October 23 and 24.
    • Register Now: Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Career Fair, September 2 to 5. (Register by August 31.) 
  • Diversity:
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity Fellowship. Application now available.
    • Register Now: Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Career Fair, September 2 to 5. (Register by August 31.) 
    • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarship Program. (2Ls apply by August 31; 1Ls apply December 1 to 31.)
  • Resources:
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Log-in now available.
    • 2015-16 PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.
    • Equal Justice Works’ student debt e-book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt.
    • CSO resources.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Sign up for the 2nd annual Student-Alumni Softball Tournament.
  • Be part of something big: Volunteer for the Day of Giving.
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the North American Van Lines Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs
  • There are a few spots available in the in-house clinics for the fall 2015 semester.
  • New student orientation information.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program: Fall 2015.
  • Professor Richard Kling is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article.
  • Professor Dan Coyne chosen to screen applications for Burge reparations.
  • Professor Richard Kling is interviewed by several national and local media outlets about Dennis Hastert.
  • Professor Dan Coyne 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 Downtown Campus hours and travel signatures.
  • September 2: Welcome back pizza party.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Welcome to Chicago-Kent!
  • Welcome back!
  • Fall 2015 Help Desk hours.
  • Microsoft Office 365 download information.
  • Print/scan/copy account reset for students.
  • Lab 760 to be dismantled after summer exams.
  • ITS announcements.
  • Best Practices: Safeguarding your computer from phishing attacks, hackers, etc.
  • Connect to IIT-Secure wireless network with Chicago-Kent email address.
  • How to change and sync your password.
  • Eduroam available at Chicago-Kent.
  • Student printing from remote locations available.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Security updates and spam.
  • 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  »

  • Self-Help Web Center at the Daley Center seeks shift managers for the fall.
  • Looking for legal experience? Sign up now to get a position at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • September 2: Welcome back pizza party.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall building and library hours.
  • Special hours for the Labor Day holiday weekend, September 4 to 7. (added 8/24/2015)
  • Special hours for Open House Chicago visitor tours, October 17 and 18. (added 8/24/2015)
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Fall 2015 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2015 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 17: The 33rd annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference. Volunteers wanted.
  • October 15: The 7th annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives.
  • November 6: "Exposed: Privacy, Security and the Smart City."
  • December 4: The 31st annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference.
  • 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.

Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Law Student Division  »

  • Chicago Bar Association upcoming events:
    • September 17: YLS Meet the Committees Night.
    • September 24: All-Bar Welcome Reception.

Competitive Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution Team  »

  • Join the team! Tryouts scheduled for August 27, August 28, September 2 and September 3.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • September 8: ELS and the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources are hosting a networking reception.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • August 27: Intellectual Property Law Society Social at Tapworks Tavern.

Society of Women in Law  »

  • September 8: Society of Women in Law's first meeting.


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