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Headlines for the Week of January 21, 2019

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Welcome back!
  • January 24: 4th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forum: "Legal Racism: How Inequities Created by the Law Can Be Eliminated by the Law."
Student Services

Assistant Dean Stephen Sowle  »

  • Welcome back!
  • Building closed on Monday, January 21.
  • January 24: Fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forum.
  • Accessing your fall 2018 grades.
  • Bar writing boot camp.
  • Spring 2019 semester information:
    • Initial reading assignments and course materials.
    • Revised spring schedule (with classroom assignments and exam information).
    • Canceled classes and sections.
    • Applications for graduation.
    • Trial Advocacy 1 section assignments.
    • Trial Advocacy 2 section assignments.
    • Adding and dropping classes.
    • Pass/fail elections.
    • Legal Writing 4 equivalency class.
    • 2018-19 academic calendar.
    • Full-time students taking fewer than 12 credits.
    • Tuition discount for graduating students taking more than 87 credits.
    • U-Passes for spring 2019.
    • Experiential course requirement.
    • 64-credit classroom course requirement.
    • Tax LL.M. course open to J.D. students.
  • Dean's certificates for the February bar exam.
  • Student health insurance.
  • Lawyers Assistance Program: Office hours at Chicago-Kent and other services.
  • Academic calendar for 2019-20.
  • IIT policy on firearms and weapons on campus.
  • Employment limitation.
  • Academic counseling.
  • Joke of the week.

3L Bar Prep  »

  • 2018-19 Bar Subject Refresher Sessions and Bar Readiness Workshops for 3Ls.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Accessing your fall 2018 grades.
  • Spring 2019 schedule and registration.
  • Replacement ID cards.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Cost of living survey for all students.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and Announcements:
    • Interview preparation and mock interviews available through the CSO.
    • Free ABA memberships for students.
    • Mandatory 1L resume and cover letter workshops.
    • 2Ls and 3Ls: Make an appointment.
    • MPILCC (Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference): Mock interviews available January 28 to February 1.
  • Programming:
    • January 24: Legal Career Check-Up with the CBA (webinar).
    • January 29: Corporate Counsel Night.
    • January 29: Preparing for MPILCC (Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference).
    • January 30: Equal Justice Works presentation.
    • January 30: Air Force JAG Corps information session.
    • February 6: "Why Mindset Matters in Law School, in Practice and Beyond."
  • Employment Opportunities:
    • LCLD 2019 1L Scholars Summit. Applications available now.
    • PILI 2018 Summer Internships for 1Ls. Applications available December 1.
    • Federal Work Study application open for spring 2019.
    • Institute for the Future of Law Practice. Applications open.
    • Crime Victims Justice Corps Program. Applications available now.
    • Kirkland & Ellis 1L Diversity Scholars Program. Applications due January 24.
    • Rural Summer Legal Corps Program. Application due February 11.
    • Drinker Biddle Diverse 1L Summer Internship Program. Applications due March 1.
    • Zelle Diversity Clerkship. Applications due March 15.
  • Fellowships and Scholarships:
    • 2018 EPIC Law Fellowship (for 3Ls). Rolling application.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Application due February 8.
    • The Honorable Timothy Evans Scholarship. Applications due March 23.
  • Diversity:
    • LCLD 2019 1L Scholars Summit. Applications available now.
    • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program. Applications available.
    • Kirkland & Ellis 1L Diversity Scholars Program. Applications due January 24.
    • Shook Scholars Institute. Applications due January 31.
    • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship. Application due February 8.
    • Drinker Biddle Diverse 1L Summer Internship Program. Applications due March 1.
    • Zelle Diversity Clerkship. Applications due March 15.
  • Resources:
    • 2018-19 Chicago-Area Law Firm List. Updated and available.
    • Government Honors & Internship Handbook and Public Policy Handbook: Updated version available.
    • 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.
    • 2017-18 Chicago Area Law Firm List.
    • PracticeTracks videos.
    • @theBar Podcast for Young Lawyers.

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  »

  • January 24: 4th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forum: "Legal Racism: How Inequities Created by the Law Can Be Eliminated by the Law."
Academics & Student Programs
  • In-House Clinics.
  • Legal Externship information: Applications are now available.
  • Semester Law Firm Associate Program (SLFAP): Applications are now available.
  • Judicial externship information.
  • Reggie the Cat!
  • Certificate Programs. You can still apply.
  • Gary Laser Professionalism Award.
  • Fleischman Award.
  • Professor Kling is interviewed on WGN-TV.
  • Intensive Clinic.
  • Law Offices Newsletter.
  • 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.
  • Submit your paper for the Mary Rose Strubbe Labor and Employment Writing Prize.
  • 2018-19 Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Help Desk spring hours. (updated 1/21/2019)
  • Student print/scan/copy accounts reset.
  • Office 2016 Windows 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  »

  • 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
Institutes & Centers
  • Submit your paper for the Mary Rose Strubbe Labor and Employment Writing Prize.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Building and library hours.
  • Spakateria hours.
  • Farmer's Fridge.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • Fall 2018 procedures for hiring students and part-time and temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2018 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2018 monthly pay calendar.
  • Fall 2018 discount parking rates for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • Defibrillator at the Downtown Campus.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • January 24: The 4th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Forum.
  • February 10: The National Security Law Conference.
  • April 11 and 12: The 36th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation 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.
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