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Headlines for the Week of January 30, 2017

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • January 31: Centennial Lecture: "Preserving the International Rule of Law in the Trump Administration" with Professor Harold Koh of Yale Law School.
  • Congratulations to our trial advocacy team for winning the National Trial Competition's 2017 Region 8 tournament!
  • Congratulations to our moot court team for placing second at the 2017 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Fall 2016 GPAs and class ranks.
  • Fall 2016 CALI Awards.
  • Applications for graduation.
  • Adding and dropping courses.
  • Pass/fail elections.
  • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
  • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
  • Academic Support Program.
  • Legal writing ethics guidelines.
  • Student Affairs Office: Extended hours on Mondays.
  • Notice about recording of classes.
  • Counseling services.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent.
  • July 2017 Illinois bar application.
  • Bar exams in other states.
  • Multistate Professional Ethics Exam (MPRE).
  • Employment limitation.
  • 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  »

  • 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 10.
    • 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.
    • C-K Law Group Legal Clinics positions available.
  • Programming:
    • January 31: How to Prepare for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC).
    • January 31: Preparing for the Patent Law Exam with John White.
    • February 1: Seyfarth Shaw LLP’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 1: Seyfarth Shaw LLP Black History Month Kickoff Networking Event.
    • February 2: DCBA NIU Pizza Social for Law Students and Alumni (Sycamore, IL).
    • February 2: WBAI New Lawyer Bootcamp.
    • February 2 to 4: 2017 ABA Young Lawyers Section Midyear Meeting (Miami, FL).
    • February 7: "Blockchain and Bitcoin" presented by IPLS.
    • 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 23: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) Judges Night.
    • February 23: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Annual Flying Squad Networking Event.
    • 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.
    • March 16: "Making a Superstar: An Associate's Path to Success and Partnership" (ABA Webinar).
  • Employment opportunities:
    • 2017 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Diversity & Inclusion Clerkship. Apply now.
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Still accepting summer 2017 applications!
    • 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • 2017 Asian American Advancing Justice Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due January 31.
    • 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 SEC Student Honors Program. Applications due February 5.
    • City of Chicago Department of Law Summer Volunteer Program. Applications due March 1.
    • Illinois Attorney General's Office Summer Law Clerk Program. Applications due March 1.
    • Cook County State's Attorney's Office Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due March 1.
    • 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 Navistar Inc. Corporate Legal Summer Internship. Applications due March 15.
    • 2017 Social Security Administration Office of the General Counsel Summer Internship. Applications due March 31.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • 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.
    • Ms. JD Fellowship. 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).
    • February 22 to 23: IIT Campus-Wide Career Fair.
  • Diversity:
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
    • 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • 2017 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Diversity & Inclusion Clerkship. Apply now.
    • 2017 Asian American Advancing Justice Summer Clerkship Program. Applications due January 31.
    • 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 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  »

  • January 31 to February 2: Composite photos for graduating students.
  • Connect with the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association on LinkedIn.
  • Student Organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

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
  • 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 entries this week:
    • International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest.
    • American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize (professionalism and ethics).
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Spring 2016 Help Desk hours.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection now available for Windows 10.
  • 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 Nancy Marder  »
  • January 31: Centennial Lecture: "Preserving the International Rule of Law in the Trump Administration" with Professor Harold Koh of Yale Law School.
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.
  • February 8: Certificate in Financial Markets Compliance informational meeting.
  • 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.
  • Spring 2017 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2017 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2017 monthly pay calendar.
  • Spring 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  »

  • Emotion regulation study needs participants.
  • 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.

American Constitution Society »

  • January 31: Panel discussion: "Progressive Advocacy in the Age of Trump."

Intellectual Property Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society »

  • February 2: Social at Dugan's.

 

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