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Headlines for the Week of May 8, 2017

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Good luck with exams!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Have a nice summer!
  • Notice to graduating seniors:
    • Email, network and print accounts.
    • Clearing out lockers.
  • Dean's certificate for Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Spring 2017 grade submissions.
  • Notice about U-Passes.
  • Spring 2017 final exams:
    • Exam schedule and exam number.
    • Exam types and distribution.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Consulting laptops/tablet computers during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Exams on computer.
    • Notice to hand writers.
  • Fall 2017 registration:
    • Add/drop period.
    • Waitlist for Professor Shapiro's Constitutional Law section.
    • Schedule changes.
    • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
    • Exam information.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
    • Pass/fail limitations.
  • Summer 2017 registration:
    • Add/drop period.
    • Loyola/DePaul exchange.
    • Classroom assignments.
    • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • U-Passes for summer term.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2017 final exams:
    • Exam schedule and exam number.
    • Exam types and distribution.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Deadline for revoking pass/fail elections.
    • Dean certificates for Illinois Bar.
    • Bar exams in other states.
  • Summer 2017 registration.
  • Fall 2017 registration.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Summer Scholarships Applied: Reduce 2017-18 eligibility. Email us to opt out.
  • Summer financial aid.
  • Federal loan exit counseling.
  • 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:
    • Make an appointment!
    • 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.
    • Community-based federal work study available for summer 2017. Extending application deadline for Summer 1 to May 9.
  • Fall Recruiting:
    • Mark your calendar: Fall recruiting important dates.
  • Programming:
    • May 10: Women Employed Fundraiser Gala: The Working Lunch (volunteers needed).
    • May 12 and 13: City of Chicago Department of Law Practical Deposition Training (volunteer witnesses needed).
    • May 16 (rescheduled from May 9): Conquering the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program.
    • May 18: 36th annual Federal Tax Institute Update.
    • June 22: PracticePro Chicago Career Conference & Diversity Reception.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • C-K Law Group Legal Clinics are now accepting summer 2017 applications.
    • Institute for Science, Law and Technology research assistant. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 12.
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Still accepting summer 2017 applications!
    • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program. Applications due May 8.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship. Applications available on May 15.
    • Gordon Law Group Essay Scholarship. Applications due June 1.
    • Bryan Cave Diversity Scholarship for (rising) 2Ls. Accepting applications starting June 1.
    • 2018 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship. Applications due June 16.
  • Job fairs:
    • July 18: National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair. Registration deadline is July 1.
    • July 29: 13th annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (San Francisco, CA). Registration opens May 22.
    • August 3 and 4: 2017 Patent Law Interview Program.
    • August 4 to 5: 13th annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair. Early bird registration ends May 26.
    • August 11: Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair. Registration deadline is May 19.
    • August 14 and 15: 2017 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Registration deadline is July 1.
    • September 8: 2017 HNBA Career Fair. Registration available on August 1.
  • Diversity:
    • Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship. Applications available on May 15.
    • Bryan Cave Diversity Scholarship for 2Ls. Accepting applications starting June 1.
    • 2018 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship. Applications due June 16.
    • June 22: PracticePro Chicago Career Conference & Diversity Reception.
    • July 18: National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair. Registration deadline is July 1.
    • July 29: 13th annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair (San Francisco, CA). Registration opens May 22.
    • August 4 and 5: 13th annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair. Early bird registration ends May 26.
    • August 11: Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair. Registration deadline is May 19.
    • August 14 and 15: 2017 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Registration deadline is July 1.
    • September 8: 2017 HNBA Career Fair. Registration available on August 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  »

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

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the AAJ Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Walker Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Judges Foundation Harold Sullivan Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Gerben Law PLLC Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Christensen & Hymas Married Student Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Justinian Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Illinois Judicial Law Student Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • C-K Law Group In-House Clinic summer and fall applications still being accepted.
  • Certificate Programs: Applications still being accepted.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Spring 2017 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  »

  • Restricted access for outside visitors.
  • Final exam hours.
  • 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 Lori Andrews   »
  • Call for research assistants for summer 2017.
Institutes & Centers
  • Winner of the 2017 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize.
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  »

  • 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  »

  • Last Record issue of the spring term is May 8.
  • Summer 2017 Record publication schedule.
  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus. HR now found in room 285 on Tuesdays.

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