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Headlines for the Week of April 21, 2014

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • April 21: Bar and Gavel Induction Ceremony and SBA Awards.
  • April 21: Moot Court Honor Society Alumni Reception.
  • April 22: "The Great Chicken Flap: How the Schechter Poultry Case Changed America and Showed Its Possibilities" with best-selling author Amity Shlaes.
  • April 22: Chicago-Kent Documentary Film Series on Race: "Raising Our Voices."
  • Congratulations to the Chicago-Kent Chapter of the American Constitution Society!
Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder: End-of-semester dates.
  • Summer 2014 registration.
  • Fall 2014 registration.
  • "Where do we go from here?": Information for first-year students.
  • Spring 2014 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
    • Exam emergencies.
    • Take-home exams.
    • Consulting laptops/tablet computers during exams.
    • Cell phones during exams.
    • Access to computer labs during exams.
    • Exam method notices.
  • New Praxis certificate program.
  • Dean's certificate for the Illinois bar.
  • Bar exams in other jurisdictions.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Spring 2014 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests.
    • Exam method registration.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Summer 2014 class schedule and registration.
  • Deadline for revoking pass/fail elections is May 2.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • April 30: Evening federal loan exit counseling session.
  • Summer financial aid.
  • FAFSA 2014-15 reminder.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Make-up procedures for "What's Next for Fall: Rising 2Ls." (Required program for current 1Ls.)
  • Make-up procedures for "What's Next for Fall: Rising 3Ls." (Required program for current 2Ls.)
  • Résumé Books open! Looking for a job? Be sure to put your résumé in the books.
  • Online viewing instructions for "Recent Graduates Find Success," a March 11 program for graduating 3Ls/4Ls.
  • Federal work study for summer 2014. Apply now!
  • Summer 2014: All-Access to Lexis Advance.
  • April 21: 3rd annual Green Business Roundtable: "Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business."
  • April 22: "How to Succeed in a Government or Legal Aid Organization."
  • April 30: All Bar Associations Social.
  • Apply by April 30 for 2014 fall Student Honors Program with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Apply now! Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) internships.
  • 2014 McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program.
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.
  • Reed Smith's 2014 Diverse Scholars Program.
  • Register now for CCBA Minority Job Fair.
  • Register now: Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair.
  • Save the date: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair.
  • Register now: Boston Lawyers Group's annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color.
  • Register now: 2014 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.
  • Register now: Lavender Law Career Fair.
  • Skadden Fellowship info session audio file available.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Class of 2014 Commencement information:
    • Graduate Survey much be completed by April 30.
    • May 6: Grad Fest.
    • Support the Class Gift.
    • Ticket information now available online.
  • Student orgs: Partner with the Alumni Association.
  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Advisor Network: Login instructions for students.

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

  • Join us for the Chicago-Kent Documentary Film Series on Race:
    • April 22: "Raising Our Voices."

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Women's Bar Association of Illinois Scholarship Opportunity.
  • Apply now for the Cliffside Malibu Foundation Scholarships.
  • Check out the Minority Students Guide to College Affordability.
  • Apply now for the Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship.
  • Apply now for Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the American Association for Justice Scholarship Programs.
  • Apply now for the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Judge Helen Kinney Award.
  • Apply now for the Essex County Bar Association Biunno Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mike Eidson Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Polish American Advocates Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the ItaliaRail Study Abroad in Italy Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Brett Murphy Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the 2014-15 Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein PC Academic Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the HotelsCheap Scholarship Program.
  • Apply now for the Crosner Legal Scholarship Contest.
  • Apply now for the Buckfire & Buckfire PC Law School Diversity Scholarship.
  • Apply now for CustomMade Law Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.

IIT Center for Law & Business Bookstore  »

  • Faculty: Please submit summer and fall textbook and course material requests to the bookstore by May 2.
  • Like us on Facebook to enter to win free study aids.
Academics & Student Programs
  • Law Offices In-House Clinics: Applications now available.
  • Fall In-House Clinics application due date is April 21 at noon.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information for summer and fall 2014.
  • Fox News interviews Professor Richard Kling about purchasing legal services on Groupon.
  • Interview with Professor Richard Kling about the 1963 March on Washington.
  • Clinical faculty member in the news.
  • Law Offices staff attorney on ABC News.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Exam software, SofTest, now available for download.
  • Google Hangouts now available for Chicago-Kent Google accounts.
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN client for iOS update available.
  • Help Desk spring 2014 exam hours.
  • New printing system, Papercut, launched.
  • Apple ends support of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Help Desk spring 2014 hours.
  • Windows XP no longer supported.
  • Eduroam available at Chicago-Kent.
  • Mac display adapters available for loan.
  • Connecting to the wireless network.
  • Student printing from remote locations available.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus available for student use.
  • Windows and Mac Office media available for students to purchase online.
  • Service requests.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • IIT print channel is for Main Campus printing only and not for use at the Downtown Campus.
  • Weekly maintenance schedule.

Library  »

  • Restricted access for outside visitors during final exams.
  • Take a virtual tour of the library.
  • Library hours.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • Secure your personal property in the library!
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • CALI Lessons: Free study materials for law students.

From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »

  • Join us for the Chicago-Kent Documentary Film Series on Race:
    • April 22: "Raising Our Voices."
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Summer fellowship positions available.
  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Spring 2014 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2013-14 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2014 spring semester 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.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • April 24 and 25: 31st annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers needed!
  • May 1 and 2: 33rd annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers needed!
  • June 5: 33rd annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations. Volunteers needed!
  • June 13: Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law. Volunteers needed!
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

Student Organizations: Please send your Record headlines and the full announcements to by noon on Thursdays for the following Monday's issue.

Student Bar Association  »

  • Congratulations to the 2014 Bar and Gavel Society inductees!

Chicago-Kent Law Review  »

  • Congratulations to the 2014-15 Chicago-Kent Law Review executive board!


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