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Headlines for the Week of October 5, 2015

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • October 5: The Open Government Law Clinic is hosting a presentation.
  • Volunteers needed.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • 1L Your Way. 
  • Fire drill follow-up.
  • Tracey Harkins, 3L student, to argue before the Seventh Circuit.
  • Bridge of Spies: Advanced screening tickets available.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2015 information.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • October 22: Real-World Finances Workshop.
  • Graduating in the fall semester or enrolled less than half-time in the spring semester? Please notify our office of your enrollment intentions and find out how it impacts your aid. 
  • A note for 3L students.
  • Bar study loan information.
  • 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 Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) hosts office hours in the CSO.
    • Mandatory 1L Orientation Sessions.
    • CareerShift.
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Fall recruiting:
    • Fall recruiting: Please report callbacks and offers!
  • Programming:
    • ILAO/PILI webinar: "How to Apply for Internships and Externships."
    • Mandatory 1L Orientation Session.
    • October 7: CBA Career Assistance Committee presentation on interviewing tips (by Chicago-Kent's Sandy Minea).
    • October 8: Hellenic Bar Association Career Corner.
    • October 9 and 10: College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Seventh Circuit Fellows’ Fall Program for Law Students.
    • October 11 to 17: Public Interest Week.
    • October 13: "Preparing your PILI Application" program.
    • October 13: Compliance Career Chat with Lilly Farahnakian, global chief compliance officer for GCM Grosvenor.
    • October 14: Federal Judicial Clerkships panel.
    • October 17: "Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Students."
    • October 21: "Exploring Careers in Prosecution."
    • October 23: Alumni/Student Public Service Reception, Washington, D.C.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Judicial Externship Program: Spring 2016 semester.
    • 2016 Presidential Management Fellows Program: Application period now open. Due October 13.
    • 2016 City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program: Applications due November 4.
    • PILI 2015: Apply now!
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity Fellowship. Application now available.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity Scholarship.
    • Skadden Fellowship applications due October 6.
  • Job fairs:
    • Register Now: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, Washington, D.C., October 23 and 24.
  • Diversity:
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity Fellowship. Application now available.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity Scholarship.
  • 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  »

  • October 19 to 23: ConneKtions @ Dinner Week. 
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Diversity Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Goldberg Weisman Cairo Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Single Parent Student Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Fantasy Sports Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Mesothelioma Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the HotelsCheap Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Chapman LLC Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the North American Van Lines Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Judicial Externship Program information for spring 2016: Change in due date.
  • Judicial Externship applications are online.
  • 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.
  • 2015-16 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition.
  • 2015-16 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Office 2016 for Windows now available for download.
  • Fall 2015 Help Desk hours.
  • Microsoft Office 365 download information.
  • 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.
  • New 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.
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.
  • 2015-16 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Revised fall building and library hours.
  • Special hours for Open House Chicago visitor tours, October 17 and 18.
  • 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.
  • Fall 2015 discount parking for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • 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 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.

American Constitution Society  »

  • October 6: American Constitution Society's Supreme Court Term Preview.

Environmental Law Society  »

  • October 13: 23rd Conference of the ABA's Section of Environmental, Energy and Resources Law.

Intellectual Property Law Society  »

  • October 13: A Day in the Life of a Patent Attorney.

Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • October 9 and 10: Seventh Circut Fellows' Fall Program for Law Students.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  »

  • Clerkship opportunity.
  • SALDF upcoming events:
    • October 5: Bake sale and leafleting.
    • October 7: HEART training.
    • October 8: Watch the documentary Speciesism.

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