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Headlines for the Week of December 7, 2015

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Good luck with exams. 
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Fall 2015 final exams:
    • Exam schedule and exam number.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops/tablets during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Take-home exams.
    • Access to computer lab during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • Spring 2016 schedule and registration:
    • Add/drop period.
    • Changes to the schedule.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
  • U-Pass notice.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2015 final exams.
  • Spring 2016 registration.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Loan exit counseling for all 3L students.
  • 1L Your Way: Please email your spring semester enrollment intentions to our office.
  • 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.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Community-based Federal Work Study available for spring 2016: Applications due January 8.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) hosts office hours in the CSO.
    • CareerShift.
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Programming:
    • ILAO/PILI webinar: "How to Apply for Internships and Externships."
    • ABA Law Student Podcast: "Public Service Loan Forgiveness."
    • December 8: CBA Young Lawyers Section Lunch with a Judge.
    • December 10: Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago's 3rd annual Drinks for a Claus Holiday Party and Toy Drive.
    • December 17: CBA Young Lawyers Section Holiday Party.
    • December 22: Quarles & Brady Phoenix 1L Holiday Reception.
    • December 29: Milwaukee Law Firms 1L Holiday Receptions.
    • January 14: Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter Diversity Reception.
    • February 19: ABA Legal Career Development Expo.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). Applications due January 4.
    • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program for spring 2016. Applications due January 7.
    • Judicial Externship Program for spring 2016. Applications due January 11.
    • Federal work study available at government/legal aid organizations, spring 2016. Apply now. Applications due January 8.
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) accepting applications for summer 2016 now.
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) accepting applications for spring 2016 now.
    • Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization 2016 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project. Applications due January 11.
    • American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program. Applications due January 8.
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois Summer 2016 Law Student Intern Program. Applications due January 11.
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 2016 1L Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diversity Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 29.
    • SEC’s Summer 2016 Student Honors Program for 1Ls. Applications due February 1.
    • EPIC Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP) Summer Clerkships. Applications due February 5.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students. Applications due December 31.
    • Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due December 31.
    • Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship. Applications due January 8.
    • Perkins Coie 1L Patent/Patent Litigation Fellowship. Applications due January 8.
    • Perkins Coie 1L Political Law Diversity Fellowship. Applications due January 8.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9. 
    • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 10.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students. Applications due January 11.
    • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 11.
    • National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowships. Applications due January 11.
    • Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program for summer 2016. Applications due January 11.
    • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project. Applications due January 15.
    • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Training and Career-Coaching Scholarship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 22.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 25.
    • Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program. Applications due February 1.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
  • Job Fairs:
    • February 6: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
    • April 29 to 30: Veterans' Legal Career Fair in Washington, D.C. 
  • Diversity:
    • 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Individual Mentoring Program. Registration now open.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students. Applications due December 31.
    • Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due December 31.
    • Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). Applications due January 4.
    • American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program. Applications due January 8.
    • Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship. Applications due January 8.
    • Perkins Coie 1L Political Law Diversity Fellowship. Applications due January 8.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9.
    • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 10.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students. Applications due January 11.
    • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 11.
    • Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program for summer 2016. Applications due January 11.
    • Latham & Watkins 1L Diversity Leadership Academy. Applications due January 11.
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 2016 1L Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Training and Career-Coaching Scholarship Program. Applications due January 15.
    • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 22.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Applications due January 25.
    • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diversity Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 29.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization 2016 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project. Applications due January 11.
  • 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  »

  • Fall 2015 Graduate Survey now open.
  • Student organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Faculty and adjuncts: Book orders are due.
 
Academics & Student Programs
  • Law Offices spring 2016 applications are still available.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program for spring 2016.
  • Law Offices student argues before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Judicial Externship: Securing Your Own Externship.
  • 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 www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics.
  • For a description of all externship programs, please visit the Externship Program home page at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/externships.
  • International Center Downtown Campus hours and travel signatures.
  • 2015-16 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition.
  • New entry this week:
    • Bloomberg Law Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Examsoft download opened November 18.
  • Fall 2015 extended help desk hours.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection now available for Windows 10.
  • Office 2016 for Windows now available for download.
  • 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  »

  • Restricted access for outside visitors during final exams.
  • Final exam hours.
  • 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.
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.
  • Final exam, building, cafeteria and library hours.
  • 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  »

  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.

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