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Headlines for the Week of January 22, 2018

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • January 23: "The Procedure of Patent Eligibility" - Chicago IP Colloquium.
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Applications for graduation.
  • Adding and dropping classes.
  • 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.
  • Dean's Certificates for the February bar exam.
  • July 2018 Illinois bar application.
  • Bar exams in other states.
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
  • Notice about recording of classes.
  • Student health insurance.
  • Counseling services.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
  • FERPA rights and notification of access to education records.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2018 schedule and registration:
    • Schedule and registration bulletin.
    • Corrections to schedule.
    • Registration instructions.
    • Exam information.
    • Intersession classes.
    • Experiential course requirement.
    • Pass/fail limitations for upper-level courses.
    • Graduating students: Reduced loads and tuition discounts.
    • Registration for first-year students.
    • Independent research opportunity.
  • Application for graduation deadline is January 30.
  • Unofficial transcript policy.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Loan repayment webinars.
  • Spring 2018 disbursement schedule.
  • Spring 2018 continuing student scholarships.
  • 3L students: You may not be eligible for federal financial aid for courses over 87 credits.

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.
    • 2Ls and 3Ls: Make an appointment!
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
    • Federal Work Study applications are being accepted for spring 2018.
  • Programming:
    • January 23: Corporate Counsel Night.
    • January 24: Putting Your Best Foot Forward: A Mandatory 1L Program on Professionalism. 
    • January 25: Loyola and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals presents Appellate Argument.
    • January 30: Seyfarth Shaw LLP Labor Law Lunchtime Program.
    • January 31: Husch Blackwell Winter Reception for 1Ls.
    • January 31: How to Prepare for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) includes link to sign-up for mock interviews!
    • February 2: Amaker Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat.
    • February 3: Midwest Public interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) mock interviews available. Sign up now.
    • February 6: Chicago Estate Planning Council presents "Why Estate Planning Is an Exciting Career Choice."
    • February 13: Air Force JAG Corps Information Session.
    • April 13 to 15: Campus 1871 Ultimate Startup Experience.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • PILI 2018 Summer Internships for 1Ls. Still accepting applications.
    • 2018 Kirkland Diversity Scholars Program. Applications due January 24.
    • Air Force JAG Corps' 2018 Summer Internship and Externship Programs. Applications due January 18 for 2L internships and February 9 for 1L internships and 1L/2L externships.
    • 2018 1L LCLD Summer Internship. Applications due January 26.
    • 2018 1L Summer Internship Program with Prudential Financial Inc. Applications due January 26.
  • Fellowships & Scholarships:
    • 2018 Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship and 1L Summer Associate Position. Applications due January 31.
    • 2018 ATJ Tech Fellows Program. Applications due February 9.
    • 2018 McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due May 25.
  • Job Fairs  
    • February 3: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC). Conference details. All JD students are welcome at Table Talk.
    • February 21 and 22: CareerFair @ Illinois Tech.
    • March 1 and 2: Diversity Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Fair.
    • August 6 and 7: Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair. Registration opens March 1.
    • 2018 1L LCLD Summer Internship. Applications due January 26.
    • 2018 Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship and 1L Summer Associate Position. Applications due January 31.
    • March 1 and 2: Diversity Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Fair.
  • 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.
    • 2017-18 Chicago Area Law Firm List.
    • PracticeTracks videos.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

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

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Florida Law Group Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Jewish Federation Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Binder & Associates Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Gurovich, Berk and Associates Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the National Italian American Bar Association Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Semester Law Firm Associate Program. Applications now being taken.
  • Judicial Externship Program: Secure your own judicial externship.
  • 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.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Spring 2018 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.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Final exam hours for building and library.
  • Spring 2018 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2018 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2018 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.

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

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Federalist Society and the Labor and Employment Law Society »

  • January 30: A Constitutional Right to Work? Debate on Compelled Union Dues.


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