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Headlines for the Week of October 10, 2016

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • October 10:  Public Lecture by Centennial Speaker Linda Greenhouse.
  • October 18:  Dean's Student Meet and Greet.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • 1L Your Way.
  • Mindfulness meditation session.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2016 semester information.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • FAFSA 2017-18 changes.
  • Change in loan origination fee starts October 1. Pending loans impacted.
  • Loan exit counseling: Required for 3L students. All students are welcome to attend.
  • 1L students: Your award breakdown.
  • 2016-17 student loan interest rates.
  • 2016-17 FAFSA reminder.
  • 2L students: Awarding changes from 1L year.
  • 3L students: Courses over 87 credits may not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Perkins Loan changes for 2016-17.
  • Federal Work Study changes for 2016-17.

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.
    • Welcome, 1Ls!
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Fall recruiting:
    • On-campus interviews continue. Check interview schedules for updates.
    • Please report callbacks and offers.
  • Programming:
    • October 14 and 15: National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference.
    • October 15: "Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Law Students."
    • October 17 to 21: ConneKtions at Dinner Week.
    • October 18: Preparing Your PILI Application.
    • October 18: Compliance Career Chat with Tina Stavrou.
    • October 18: IPLS - Intro to Patents and Trademarks.
    • October 18: CBA YLS: Storytelling for Lawyers.
    • October 19 to 23: ABA YLD Fall Conference.
    • October 21: FBA YLD: Careers in Federal Government: A Lunchtime Discussion.
    • October 24 to 28: CBA/CBF: Pro Bono Week.
    • October 25: J.D. Advantaged Jobs at Bloomberg Law and Axiom.
    • October 25: CBA YLS: "Justice: An Evening of Stories and Community."
    • October 26: Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program.
    • October 27: CBA YLS: 23rd annual Pro Bono and Community Service Fair.
    • November 2: Judicial Clerkships Panel.
    • November 2 to 4: PLI 48th annual Institute on Securities Regulation.
    • November 8: Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law.
    • November 9: Meet the Public Service Employers Reception.
    • November 16: ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diverse Law Student Panel.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Securities and Exchange Commission Summer 2017 Student Honors Program. Applications due October 12.
    • Judicial Externship Program Spring 2017. Applications due October 13.
    • ALDF Criminal Justice Program Summer 2017 Legal Clerkship. Applications due October 14.
    • ALDF Litigation Program Summer 2017 Clerkship. Applications due October 14.
    • Air Force JAG Corps 2017 Spring Externship. Applications due October 20.
    • Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel’s Spring 2017 Law Student Volunteer Externship Program. Applications due October 28.
    • City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program. Applications due November 6.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Applications due November 7.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Job fairs:
    • October 28 and 29: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
  • Diversity:
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Resources:
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Log-in now available.
    • 2016-17 PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.
    • 2016-17 Chicago-area law firms list.
    • Equal Justice Works' student debt e-book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt.
    • ABA Law Student Podcast: Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
    • CareerShift.
    • Practising Law Institute (PLI).
    • CSO resources.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Connect with the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association on LinkedIn.
  • Student Organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Chapman LLC Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Internet Providers Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Honorable Dean J. Sodaro Memorial Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Black Women Lawyers' Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Garage Gym Planner Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the HomeInsurance Agency Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Rosenthal & Wadas Criminal Defense Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the McEwen Law Firm Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Diversity Scholarship Foundation Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Judicial Externship Program applications now available.
  • New program: Intensive Clinic.
  • Law Offices Newsletter.
  • Law Offices student argues before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • In the news: Articles featuring clinical faculty.
  • 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.
  • Patent Quality Initiative Writing Competition.
  • Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.
  • Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Fall 2016 Help Desk hours.
  • Welcome, new students!
  • Information for returning students.
  • 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.
From Professor Nancy Marder  »
  • October 10: Public lecture: "Telling It Like It Is:  When Courts Call Out Legislatures" with Linda Greenhouse.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Looking for legal experience this semester? Volunteer with the Self-Help Web Center at the Cook County Circuit Court.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall building and library hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • October 11: Spakateria early closure in observance of Yom Kippur.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Fall 2016 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2016 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2016 monthly pay calendar.
  • Fall 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  »

  • October 20: The 8th annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives.
  • October 24: Empire of the Fund Book Release Mini-Conference.
  • November 4: Fin(Legal)Tech Law Conference.
  • December 2: The 32nd annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • October 11: Mindfulness Meditation Session.
  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus. HR now found in room 285 on Tuesdays.
Student Organizations

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

Intellectual Property Law Society »

  • October 18: Intro to Patents and Trademarks.
  • October 19: IPLS Alumni Trivia Night.

Moot Court Honor Society »

  • October 20: Bowling event.


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