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Headlines for the Week of January 16, 2017

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!
  • January 19: 2nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum on "Restorative Justice: Where the Law and the Community Meet."
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Welcome back!
  • Building closed on Monday, January 16.
  • Accessing your fall 2016 grades.
  • Spring 2017 semester information:
    • Initial reading assignments.
    • Revised spring schedule (with classroom assignments and exam information).
    • Applications for graduation.
    • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
    • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
    • Adding and dropping courses.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Taking classes at DePaul and Loyola.
    • Legal Writing 4 equivalency class.
    • 2016-17 academic calendar.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    •  U-Passes for Spring 2017.
  • Dean's Certificates for February bar exam.
  • Student health insurance.
  • Academic calendar for 2017-18.
  • IIT policy on firearms and weapons on campus.
  • Employment limitation.
  • Academic counseling.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2017 registration.
  • January 31: Graduation application deadline.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Spring 2017 disbursement schedule and step-by-step process.
  • Spring 2017 continuing student scholarships.
  • 3L students: Courses over 87 credits may not be eligible for federal financial aid.

Student Accounting Office  »

  • 2017 spring out-of-pocket tuition and fee payments are due in full by January 23.
  • Financial aid refunds.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Community-based federal work study available for spring 2017. Applications accepted on rolling basis until February 1.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
    • January 16: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: Office closed.
  • Programming:
    • January 18: Corporate Counsel Night.
    • January 24: WBAI Women and Wealth Series: Student Loans and Debt Seminar.
    • January 26 to February 2: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) Mock Interviews.
    • January 31: How to Prepare for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
    • February 1: Seyfarth Shaw’s Senior Counsel Shannon Callahan presents “Life, Law and the Pursuit of Happiness”: The GRIT Project.
    • February 1: U.S. Air Force JAG informational interviews.
    • February 2: DCBA Niu Pizza Social for Law Students and Alumni (Sycamore, IL).
    • February 2 to 4: 2017 ABA Young Lawyers Section Midyear Meeting (Miami, FL).
    • February 7: Compliance Industry Trends and Careers.
    • February 8: U.S. Marine JAG Corps informational interviews.
    • February 10: ISBA Young Lawyers Section Speed Networking and Wine Tasting.
    • February 14: Pre-ASCK (Alumni-Student ConneKtions) Week Tips on Networking and Interviewing.
    • February 21: "Law Firm Life: Practical Information for the New Associate" (RSVP by February 17).
    • February 22: Networking and LinkedIn by Steve Fretzin.
    • February 23: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) Judges Night.
    • February 24: Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Casino Night (volunteers needed).
    • February 28 to March 3: Alumni Student ConnecKtions Week (ASCK).
    • March 3: Building a Compliance Culture in Financial Institutions.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • PILI 2017 Summer Internships: Apply now.
    • 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • ACC Chicago Chapter Diversity Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 22.
    • 2017 1L National Association of Women Lawyers and Prudential Financial Inc. Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 25.
    • 2017 1L Hispanic National Bar Association and Prudential 1L Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 25.
    • EPIC Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP) Summer Clerkships. Applications due February 5.
    • Air Force JAG Corps Summer Externship Program. Applications due February 5.
    • 2017 Asian Americans Advancing Justice Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due February 13.
    • 2017 Summer Judicial Internship with Judge Raymond W. Mitchell. Applications due March 10.
    • 2017 McGuireWoods/NLF Summer 2017 Law Clerk Program. Applications due March 15.
    • 2017 Social Security Administration Office of the General Counsel Summer  Internship. Applications due March 31.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • 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.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • Bricker & Eckler LLP Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • 2017-19 Fragomen Fellowship. Applications due February 10.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • 2016-17 Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship. Applications due May 1.
  • Job Fairs:
    • February 4: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC). Bidding opens January 2 and closes January 11.
    • February 22 to 23: IIT Campus-Wide Career Fair.
  • Diversity:
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
    • 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship for First-Year Law Students. Applications due January 16.
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program. Applications due January 16.
    • ACC Chicago Chapter Diversity Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 22.
    • 2017 1L National Association of Women Lawyers and Prudential Financial Inc. Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 25.
    • 2017 1L Hispanic National Bar Association and Prudential 1L Summer Internship Program. Applications due January 25.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • Bricker & Eckler LLP Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship. Applications due February 1.
    • 2017 ABA/Prudential 1L Summer Internship Program for Law Students with Disabilities. Applications due February 5.
    • 2017 Asian Americans Advancing Justice Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due February 13.
    • 2017 McGuireWoods/NLF Summer 2017 Law Clerk Program. Applications due March 15.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • 2016-17 Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship. Applications due May 1.
  • 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 Student Loan Best Practices in the Face of Political Change.
    • ABA Law Student Podcast: Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
    • CareerShift.
    • Practising Law Institute (PLI).
    • CBA YLS Webinar: Illinois Bar Exam Bootcamp.
    • 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?

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development  »

  • January 19: Save the date for the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum on "Restorative Justice: Where the Law and the Community Meet."
  • February 27 to March 4: Diversity Week.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Gary Brustin Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Aaron J. Boria PLLC Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Wilshire Law Firm Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the David Benowitz Public Servants Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the InvestmentZen Financial Future Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Spring 2017 C-K Law Group. Limited openings.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • SofTest download opened November 14. 
  • Extended Help Desk support hours during exam period.
  • Fall 2016 Help Desk hours.
  • 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.
  • Restricted access for outside visitors during final exams.
  • Final exam 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 Carolyn Shapiro  »
  • Seeking research assistants.
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.
  • 2016-17 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring building and library hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Final exam hours for building and library.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Fall 2017 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2017 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2017 monthly pay calendar.
  • Fall 2017 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 4: The 39th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.
  • April 20 and 21: The 34th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers wanted.
  • May 18: The 36th annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers wanted.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • February 10: Wine tasting with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Ensembles.
  • March 8: "Mostly Mozart" concert by the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Bar Association Chorus.
  • 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.

Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society »

  • January 23: "Justice Scalia and the Living Constitution: His Words Go Marching On."

 

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