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Headlines for the Week of August 14, 2017

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • To entering students:
    • Welcome to Chicago-Kent!
    • What my office does.
    • Orientation Week.
    • Academic Support Program.
    • Student health insurance.
    • CTA U-Pass program.
    • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
  • To returning students:
    • Welcome back!
    • Fall 2017 semester information:
      • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
      • Revised fall schedule (with classroom assignments and exam information).
      • Course information updates.
      • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
      • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
      • Legal Writing 4 equivalency classes.
      • Exam schedule.
      • Applications for graduation.
      • Opportunity to take classes at Loyola, DePaul and John Marshall.
      • Fall 2017 IPMM courses open to J.D. students.
      • 2017-18 academic calendar.
      • 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.
    1. Student health insurance.
    2. Fall U-Passes.
    3. Spring 2017 CALI winners.
    4. Spring 2017 class ranks/GPA cut-offs.
    5. Academic counseling.
    6. Students working as paid research assistants.
    7. Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
    8. February 2018 and July 2018 Illinois bar applications.
    9. Bar exams in other states.
    10. Multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).

Registrar  »

  • Office hours (Orientation Week).
  • Fall 2017 semester information.
  • FERPA notice.
  • Applications for graduation.
  • Pass/Fail elections.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall 2017 disbursement and process.
  • 2017-18 continuing student scholarships.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Welcome, 1Ls!
    • 2Ls and 3Ls: Make an Appointment!
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
    • Community-based Federal Work Study available for fall 2017. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Mentor a Legal Prep Academy High school student in 2017-18.
  • Fall recruiting:
    • On-Campus Interviews continue. Check interview schedules for updates.
    • Please report callbacks and offers.
  • Programming:
    • August 17 and 18: 3rd annual Animal Law Summit: An International Perspective.
    • August 23: Opportunities with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
    • August 25: Chicago Bar Association YLS Boat Cruise.
    • August 28: Chicago Bar Association YLS  presents "Productivity and Effectiveness for Lawyers" CLE Seminar.
    • August 29: Air Force JAG Corps information session.
    • September 6: Chicago Bar Association presents "Networking Your Way to Success."
    • September 14: Pathways to a Successful Career in Business Law.
    • September 21: ISBA State & Local Taxation New Member Happy Hour.
    • October 4: Chicago Bar Association presents "Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Issues."
    • October 13 and 14: National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • U.S. Attorney's Office (Chicago) Spring 2018 Law Student Intern Program. Applications due September 5.
    • U.S. Deptartment of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP). Applications due September 5.
    • U.S. Deptartment of Justice Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP). Applications due September 5.
    • Air Force JAG Corps' October Direct Appointment Program (3Ls, recent grads and alums). Applications due September 10.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Proskauer Rose Silver Scholar Program for 2Ls. Applications due August 15.
    • Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship. Applications due August 31.
    • Bryan Cave Diversity Scholarship for (Rising) 2Ls. Applications due August 31.
    • Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship for 2Ls. Applications due August 31.
    • 2017 Diversity Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Applications Due September 1.
    • Spolin Law Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition. Submissions due October 1.
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellowships and Scholarships. Fall 2017 applications now available.
    • 2017 Ernst & Young Tax Professional of the Year Competition. Applications due September 8.
    • 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship for 3Ls. Applications due September 27.
  • Job fairs:
    • August 14 and 15: 2017 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Registration now closed.
    • September 8: 2017 HNBA Career Fair. Registration now open.
    • October 27 and 28: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Registration available on August 14.
  • Diversity:
    • August 14 and 15: 2017 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Registration now closed.
    • Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship. Applications due August 31.
    • Bryan Cave Diversity Scholarship for 2Ls. Applications due August 31.
    • Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship for 2Ls. Applications due August 31.
    • 2017 Diversity Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Applications Due September 1.
    • September 8: 2017 HNBA Career Fair. Registration now open.
  • Resources:
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Log-in now available.
    • 2017-18 PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.
    • 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.
    • Resources provided by the Chicago Bar Association.
    • Lawcountability J.D.

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 Boling Rice Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Custody X Change Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Bajaj Law Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Will County Women's Bar Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • C-K Law Group In-House Clinic 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)  »

  • Summer 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 your 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
  • No current announcements.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall 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.
  • Summer 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.

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 »

  • August 29: Student Organization Fair.

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