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Headlines for the Week of February 26, 2018

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • February 26 to March 2: Chicago-Kent's annual Diversity Week celebration.
  • Read Ralph Nader's advice to law students on professional development and social responsibility.
  • Congratulations to our 2018 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition team for placing in the final four!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: Spring break.
  • March 5: Informational reception for J.D. certificate programs.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office Hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • The deadline for revoking pass/fail election is April 26.
  • Unofficial transcripts.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • 2018-19 FAFSA available for completion now.
  • April 27: Deadline for spring aid.
  • Loan repayment webinars.

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.
    • Summer 2018 Acess2Practice Legal Externship Program.
  • Programming:
    • February 26 to March 2: Diversity Week at Chicago-Kent.
    • February 28: Navigating Diversity Job Fairs.
    • February 28: New Lawyer Career Development and Networking Reception.
    • March 1: Hispanic-Latino Law Student Association presents Judges' Night.
    • March 1: YLS Lunch with a Judge.
    • March 1: YLS March Social at Highline.
    • March 2: Legal Staffing Agency Open House.
    • March 5: All Certificate Programs Gathering.
    • March 6: Drinker Biddle Reath LLP presents Interviewing Tips.
    • March 7: JD Advantaged Jobs and Networking Program.
    • March 7: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1L Diversity Reception.
    • March 21: Grant Thornton presents Accounting Firm Opportunities for Law Grads.
    • April 13 to 15: Campus 1871 Ultimate Startup Experience.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • PILI 2018 Summer Internships for 1Ls. Still accepting applications.
    • City of Chicago Department of Law Summer Volunteer Program. Applications due March 1.
    • Illinois Attorney General's Office Summer Law Clerk Program. Applications due March 1.
    • 2018 Rule of Law Diversity Internship with Jones Day. Applications due March 5.
    • Air Force JAG Corps Direct Appointment Program for 3Ls. Applications due March 10.
    • Drinker Biddle 1L Diverse Summer Internship Program. Applications due March 14.
    • Fall 2018 U.S. Attorney's Office Law Student Intern Program (Chicago). Applications due April 18.
  • Fellowships & Scholarships:
    • 2018 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship. Applications due March 30.
    • 2017-18 Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship. Applications due May 1.
    • 2018 McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due May 25.
  • Job Fairs  
    • 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.
  • Diversity:
    • February 26 to March 2: Diversity Week at Chicago-Kent.
    • February 28: Navigating Diversity Job Fairs.
    • March 1: Hispanic-Latino Law Student Association presents Judges' Night.
    • March 7: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1L Diversity Reception.
    • Drinker Biddle 1L Diverse Summer Internship Program. Applications due March 14.
    • 2018 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship. Applications due March 30.
    • 2017-18 Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship. Applications due May 1.
    • March 1 and 2: Diversity Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) Direct Job Fair.
    • 2018 McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program. Applications due May 25.
  • 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?

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development  »

  • February 26 to March 2: Diversity Week.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the National Italian American Bar Association Scholarship Award.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Judicial Externship fall applications now available.
  • Reggie the Cat!
  • Certificate Programs: Applications still being accepted.
  • 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 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.
Faculty
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.
  • Spring 2018 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  »

  • April 10: The 40th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.
  • April 26 and 27: The 35th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers wanted.
  • May 17: The 37th annual Federal Tax Institute. 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 Associaton and National Lawyers Guild »

  • March 5 to 9: National Lawyers Guild's "Week Againist Mass Incarceration."
    • March 5: Panel on Chicago's "Gang Database" and deportations.
    • March 6: Bake sale and raffle.
    • March 7: First Defense Legal Aid training.

Black Law Students Association »

  • February 26: Connecting the Culture: Alumni Panel and Reception (Diversity Week Event).

Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association »

  • March 1: Judges' Night Ceremony.

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