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Headlines for the Week of March 28, 2016

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Chicago-Kent's Trial Advocacy Program ranked third among all law schools! 
Student Services

Office of Academic Administration and Student Affairs  »

  • Spring 2016 final exams.
  • Summer 2016 class schedule and registration.
  • Change of division requests.
  • April 12: Harassment Programs.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2015 J.D. and LL.M. graduate diploma pickup.
  • New unofficial transcript policy.
  • Pass/fail revocation deadline is April 29.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Summer financial aid.
  • Federal loan exit counseling.
  • 2016-17 FAFSA reminder.
  • 3L students: Courses over 87 credits may not eligible for federal financial aid.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Make an appointment!
    • In-House Clinical Program applications are available for summer 2016 and fall 2016.
    • Criminal Litigation Certificate Program applications due March 28. 
    • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program applications due March 28.
    • Spring resume books now open.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Community-based Federal Work Study available for summer 2016.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • 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."
    • March 28: Skadden Public Interest Fellowship informational session.
    • March 29 and 30: "What's Next for Fall" required program for 2Ls.
    • March 30: CBA YLS March Social.
    • March 31: Chicago Real Estate Now Panel and Reception.
    • April 2: Cook County Bar Association’s Job Fair Resume Writing Workshop.
    • April 5: Management Perspectives in Employment Law.
    • April 5: Networking Boot Camp: Advice to Ignite Your Job Search.
    • April 5 and 6: "What's Next for Fall" required program for 1Ls.
    • April 5 and 6: CBA Young Lawyers Section and the Chicago Bar Foundation Explore Springfield!
    • April 7: CBA YLS L.E.A.D. Series: "Developing a Coveted Expertise."
    • April 13: "Your Right to an Attorney": Meet Cook County Public Defender and Chicago-Kent alumna Amy Campanelli.
    • April 13: Arnstein & Lehr Reception to Celebrate Diversity in the Law.
    • April 15: ISBA Health Care Law Professional Development Lunch: "A Day In The Life of an In-House Health Care Attorney."
    • April 19: How to Succeed This Summer: Small/Midsize Firm. 
    • April 19: How to Succeed This Summer: Government/Legal Aid.
    • April 19: How to Succeed This Summer: Large Law Firm.
    • April 27: GE Transportation Denniston Fellowship informational session.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) accepting applications for summer 2016 now.
    • Fall 2016 Semester Law Firm Associate Program. Applications due April 6.
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois Law Student. Volunteer Intern Program. Applications due April 15.
    • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Fall 2016 Student Honors Program. Applications due June 5.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Harrity & Harrity 1L Diversity Fellowship. Applications due March 31.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships. Applications due April 1.
    • Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
    • Ms. JD Fellowship. Applications due April 1.
    • DuPage Bar Foundation Scholarships. Applications due April 4.
    • Kent Justice Foundation Public Interest Summer Fellowship. Applications due April 8.
    • Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship. Applications due April 13.
    • McGuireWoods 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due May 27.
    • Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls. Applications due July 25.
  • Job Fairs:
    • April 29 and 30: Veterans' Legal Career Fair in Washington, D.C. 
    • July 12: National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair. Early registration open now!
    • August 1 and 2: Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair. Deadline to register is June 18.
    • August 4 and 5: Loyola Patent Law Interview Program.
    • August 5 and 6: Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) in Kansas City, Missouri. Deadline to register is June 24.
    • August 12: Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair. Deadline to register is May 15.
  • Diversity:
    • 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Individual Mentoring Program.
    • Harrity & Harrity 1L Diversity Fellowship. Applications due March 31.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
    • Ms. JD Fellowship. Applications due April 1.
    • April 2: Cook County Bar Association’s Job Fair Resume Writing Workshop.
    • April 13: Arnstein & Lehr Reception to Celebrate Diversity in the Law.
    • Sidley Austin 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program. Applications due April 15.
    • McGuireWoods 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due May 27.
    • July 12: National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair. Early registration open now!
    • Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls. Applications due July 25.
    • August 1 and 2: Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair. Deadline to register is June 18.
    • August 5 and 6: Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) in Kansas City, Missouri. Deadline to register is June 24.
    • August 12: Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair. Deadline to register is May 15.
  • 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.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Boone County Bar Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Biunno Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Kenmore Law Group Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Law Offices Newsletter.
  • Experiential opportunities in our unique legal clinic. Law Offices applications due April 4 at noon.
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Certificate Program applications due today, March 28, at noon.
  • Criminal Litigation Certificate Program applications due today, March 28, at noon.
  • Fall 2016 Semester Law Firm Associate Program.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program for summer and fall 2016.
  • Fall 2016 externship opportunities:
    • Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
    • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
  • Law Offices student argues before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • 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.
  • Call for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistants for 2016-17 (first-year and upper-level courses). 
  • International Association of Defense Counsel.
  • Notre Dame Law School/Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
  • American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize.
  • Common Cause First Amendment Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition.
  • National Association of Women Lawyers 2016 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition.
  • The National Law Review Student Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Spring 2016 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  »

  • 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.
Faculty
From Professor Nancy Marder  »
  • Apply for the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Looking for legal experience? Sign up now to get a position at the Self-Help Web Center.
  • Nominations for the 2016 Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law.
  • Podcasts.
  • Know the latest SCOTUS news. Sign up for our newsletter. 
  • Have you seen Oyez's new look?
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours for the spring 2016 semester.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Spring 2016 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2016 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2016 monthly pay calendar.
  • Spring 2016 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  »

  • April 14 and 15: The 33rd annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers wanted.
  • May 19: The 35th annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers wanted.
  • June 9: The 35th annual Conference on Not-for-Profit Organizations. Volunteers wanted.
  • June 17: Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law Conference.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • April 15: CBA Barristers Big Band Benefit Ball.
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

Student Organizations: Please send your Record headlines and the full announcements to record@kentlaw.iit.edu by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

Environmental Law Society »

  • April 4: Trivia Night.

Intellectual Property Law Society»

  • April 7: "Patent Wars: Nautilus Awakens" panel discussion.

Justinian Society of Law Students »

  • April 6: The first annual Justinian Celebration.

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