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Headlines for the Week of November 14, 2016

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Get to know our ID neighbors.
  • Congratulations to the trial advocacy team for finishing as national finalists and winning best advocate at the 2016 Georgetown White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational! (updated 11/14/16, 10:42 a.m.)
  • Congratulations to our Moot Court Honors Society team for their top-four finish! (updated 11/14/16, 10:42 a.m.) 
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • Pass/fail revocation deadline.
  • Spring 2017 schedule and registration.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • ASP workshop on preparing for and taking exams.
  • Trial team open house.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent.
  • Fall 2016 final exams:
    • Exam schedule and exam number.
    • Exam types and distribution.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: October 20 to 31.
    • Exam method registration: October 20 to 31.
    • Notices about exams on computer.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2016 final exams.
  • Pass/fail revocation deadline is December 1.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Loan exit counseling.
  • FAFSA changes effective for the 2017-18 aid year.
  • Loan origination fee increase.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • 1L Your Way: Applications for Clinical Rotation are due November 14.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • Welcome, 1Ls!
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Community-based Federal Work Study available for spring 2017. Deadline to apply is January 6.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
  • Programming:
    • November 15: Chicago Estate Planning Council presents: "Why Estate Planning is an Exciting Career Choice."
    • November 15: Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law.
    • November 15: IPLS Lunch Talk on Job Applications.
    • November 15: Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law 7th annual Leadership Forum.
    • November 16: Researching Employers with Lexis Advance.
    • November 16: ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diverse Law Student Panel.
    • November 17: Corporate Alumni Roundtable Event.
    • November 17: CBA YLS: "Marketing Your Skills: The Ultimate Checklist" (rescheduled from November 2).
    • November 17: Symposium on Emerging Legal Issues in the Workplace.
    • November 22: Immigration Law Career Panel.
    • November 29: MBHB Program: "Diversity in IP: Navigating the 1L Job Search and Beyond."
    • CBA YLS Webinar: Illinois Bar Exam Bootcamp.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • PILI 2017 Summer Internships: 2Ls apply now. 1Ls apply December 1.
    • PILI 2017 Spring Internships: Apply now!
    • Law Offices In-House Clinics: Spring 2017 applications now open.
    • Spring 2017 Access2Practice Legal Externship Program. Applications due January 6.
    • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). Applications due January 6.
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois Summer 2017 Law Student Intern Program. Applications due January 11.
    • JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2017. Applications due January 13.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students. Applications due January 6.
    • National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship. Applications due January 9.
    • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 13.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students. Applications due January 16.
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Applications due January 16.
    • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project. Applications due January 31.
    • Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program. Applications due February 1.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
  • Diversity:
    • November 16: ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diverse Law Student Panel.
    • November 29: MBHB Program: "Diversity in IP: Navigating the 1L Job Search and Beyond."
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
    • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students. Applications due January 6.
    • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). Applications due January 6.
    • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program. Applications due January 9 for 1Ls.
    • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due January 13.
    • JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for summer 2017. Applications due January 13.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students. Applications due January 16.
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Applications due January 16.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
  • 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 Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Rosenthal & Wadas Criminal Defense Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Spring 2017 Law Offices applications now available. Due date is November 16.
  • Legal Externship Program: Applications now available.
  • Judicial Externship: Secure your own externship.
  • New certificate program.
  • 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 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.
  • New entry this week:
    • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers 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.
Faculty

Faculty News  »

  • The November 2016 issue of Faculty News is now available online.
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.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Thanksgiving and final exam hours for building and library.
  • 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  »

  • December 2: The 32nd annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference. Volunteers wanted!

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • November 26: Fourth Annual Whitney Young Coat Drive and Alumni Basketball Game.
  • 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 record@kentlaw.iit.edu by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

SBA Diversity Committee, ACLU, BLSA, HLLSA, MLSA and NLG »

  • November 16: Implicit Bias Panel.

SBA Diversity Committee, APALSA, BLSA, Christian Legal Society, Decalgue, HLLSA, MLSA and WIL »

  • November 30: Annual Holiday Fest.

Environmental Law Society »

  • November 21: Bake sale.

Immigration Law Society »

  • November 22: Immigration Law Career Panel.

Intellectual Property Law Society »

  • November 15: Lunch Talk on Job Applications.
  • November 17: IPLS Social at Dugan's.

Kent Justice Foundation »

  • November 26: Fourth Annual Whitney Young Coat Drive and Alumni Basketball Game.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society »

  • November 17: Second annual SELS Lip Sync Battle and PAD Cider Tasting.

Trial Advocacy Team »

  • November 15: Trial Team Open House.

 

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