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Headlines for the Week of March 13, 2017

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Enjoy spring break!
  • March 16: The State of Cannabis Law in 2017 and Beyond.
  • March 20: "First Look: Executive Power in the Trump Administration."
  • Congratulations to our trial advocacy team for winning the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Spring break.
  • Trial team tryouts.
  • Independent research opportunity with Professor Nahmod.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Fall 2016 diploma pickup.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Federal loan exit counseling coming in April.
  • Complete FAFSA 2017-18.
  • April 28: Deadline for spring aid.

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.
    • Mandatory meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
    • Chicago-Kent Certificate Programs: LADR and Labor and Employment Law, LADR, and Criminal Litigation. Applications due March 28.
  • Programming:
    • March 15: Chicago Bar Association Career Advice/Speed Counseling Sessions.
    • March 16: "Making a Superstar: An Associate's Path to Success and Partnership" (ABA Webinar).
    • March 21: Clerking for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office information session.
    • March 22: Judicial Clerkship information session.
    • March 28: Skadden Fellowship information session.
    • March 28 and 29: What's Next for Fall, required program for 2Ls.
    • April 5: Land Use and Real Estate Society Alumni Panel Event.
    • April 8: Cook County Bar Association Job Fair Resume Workshop.
    • May 10: Women Employed Fundraiser Gala: The Working Lunch (volunteers needed).
  • Employment opportunities:
    • CK Law Group Legal Clinics are now accepting summer 2017 applications.
    • 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 McGuireWoods/NLF Summer 2017 Law Clerk Program. Applications due March 15.
    • 2017 Navistar Inc. Corporate Legal Summer Internship. Applications due March 15.
    • Fall 2017 Judicial Externship Program. Applications due March 21.
    • 2017 Social Security Administration Office of the General Counsel Summer Internship. Applications due March 31.
    • Fall 2017 U.S. Attorneys' Office Law Student Intern Program (Chicago). Applications due April 12.
    • Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program. Applications due April 14.
    • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program. Applications due May 8.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • 2017-18 Alumni Board Scholarship. Applications due March 13
    • Reed Smith 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due March 17.
    • 2017 Equal Justice America Public Interest Summer Fellowships. Applications due March 20.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • Ms. JD Fellowship. Applications due March 31.
    • DuPage Bar Foundation Scholarships. Applications due March 31.
    • 2017 Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
    • Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships. Applications due April 3.
    • 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship. Applications due April 10.
    • 2016-17 Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship. Applications due May 1.
  • Job Fairs:
    • May 5 and 6: 3rd annual Veterans' Legal Career Fair.
    • August 3 and 4: 2017 Patent Law Interview Program.
    • August 11: Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair. Registration opens March 20.
    • August 14 and 15: 2017 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Registration opens March 1.
  • Diversity:
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
    • 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
    • 2017 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Diversity & Inclusion Clerkship. Apply now.
    • 2017 McGuireWoods/NLF Summer 2017 Law Clerk Program. Applications due March 15.
    • Reed Smith 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications due March 17.
    • Fredrikson & Byron 1L Minority Scholarship Program. Applications due March 31.
    • 2017 Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
    • 7th annual Sidley 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program. Applications due April 14.
    • 2016-17 Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship. Applications due May 1.
    • August 14 and 15: 2017 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Registration opens March 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.
    • Chicago Bar Association Career Center.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

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

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Judicial Law Student Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Alumni Board 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
  • C-K Law Group In-House Clinic applications now available.
  • Certificate Programs: Applications now available.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program.
  • Externship opportunity with Seyfarth Shaw.
  • Judicial Externships: Fall 2017.
  • New certificate program.
  • Professor Kling is interviewed on WGN-TV.
  • 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:
    • National Association of Women Lawyers Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition.
    • The Sovereignty Symposium XXX Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Spring 2017 Help Desk hours.
  • Spring break 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.
  • 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 Summer Fellowship Program.
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.
  • 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.
  • June 8: The 36th annual Conference on Not-for-Profit Organizations. Volunteers wanted.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • 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.

Student Bar Association »

  • Join the 2017 Student Gift Committee! 

American Constitution Society and American Civil Liberties Union »

  • March 20: "First Look: Executive Power in the Trump Administration".

American Constitutional Society, Hispanic Latino Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association »

  • March 18: Volunteer with the Chicago Bar Association's Wills for Heroes Program.

 

 

 

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