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Headlines for the Week of October 2, 2017

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Kudos to trial advocate Stephanie Gerstetter, winner of the Summit Cup's Juror's Choice Award!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • ASP workshop on outlining.
  • October 4: Institute for Compliance: Career chat with Lindsey Simon.
  • eDiscovery conference student essay/video contest.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Change in loan origination fees starts October 1.
  • Loan exit counseling requirement for graduating students.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Welcome, 1Ls!
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume and Cover Letter Workshops.
    • 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:
    • October 3: Judicial Externship Program Informational Meeting.
    • October 3: Solo & Small Practice Incubator (SSPI) Information Panel: "So You Wanna Be Your Own Boss?"
    • October 4: Multi-Bar Association Fair.
    • October 5 to 7: ABA YLD Fall Conference.
    • October 10: City of Chicago Department of Law Information Session.
    • October 10: CBA YLS Women in the Law Style Clinic & Social.
    • October 11: Small and Midsize Firm Reception.
    • October 11: Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law 8th annual Leadership Forum.
    • October 13 and 14: National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference.
    • October 14: Explore Public Interest Law Opportunities.
    • October 18: Immigration Law Society Career Panel.
    • October 30 to November 3: ConneKtions @ Dinner Week.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Air Force JAG Corps 2018 Spring Externship. Applications due October 9.
    • Spring 2018 Judicial Externship Program. Applications due October 12.
    • 2018 Securities and Exchange Commission Student Honors Program. Applications due October 16 (2Ls and 3Ls for spring) and October 17 (2Ls for summer).
    • Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer 2018 Clerkship Opportunities. Applications due October 20.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship: Application now available.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Job fairs:
    • October 27 and 28: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Registration available on August 14.
  • Diversity:
    • Faegre Baker Daniels 2L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. Application now available.
    • Sidley Austin LLP Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program. Applications available October 1.
  • 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).
    • CSO resources.
    • Resources provided by the Chicago Bar Association.
    • Lawcountability J.D. Sign-up information now available.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • October 3: Solo & Small Practice Incubator (SSPI) Information Panel: "So You Wanna Be Your Own Boss?"
  • Connect with the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association on LinkedIn.
  • Student Organizations: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Ziprecruiter Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Cloud Peak Law's Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Judicial Externship Program: Spring 2018 semester. Applications now available.
  • 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
  • For a description of all externship programs, please visit the Externship Program home page at
  • International Center Downtown Campus hours and travel signatures.
  • New entries this week:
    • eDiscovery Conference student essay/video contest.
    • Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition.
    • Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Welcome to Chicago-Kent!
  • Fall 2017 Help Desk hours.
  • Student print/scan/copy accounts reset.
  • Office 2016 available for download.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fall 2017 discount parking rates 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  »

  • October 12: Valuation Solutions for Business Attorneys & CFOs. Complimentary registration for students, conference only.
  • October 19: Fin(Legal)Tech Law Conference.
  • November 3: The 9th annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives.
  • December 1: The 33rd annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference.

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 by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

American Constitution Society, Criminal Law Society and Federalist Society »

  • October 10: "Overcriminalization: Why and What Can Be Done About It?"

Chicago-Kent Law Review »

  • October 17: The Supreme Court and American Politics Symposium.

Kent Justice Foundation »

  • October 18: Annual Wine Night.

Immigration Law Society »

  • October 11: Speaker panel: "Immigration In the Era of Trump 2.0: DACA."
  • October 18: Immigration Law Society Career Panel.


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