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Headlines for the Week of March 30, 2015

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Spring 2015 final exams:
    • Exam schedule.
    • Exam conflict/reschedule requests: March 25 to April 2.
    • Exam method registration: March 25 to April 2.
    • Availability of professors' old exams.
  • Change of division requests: March 25 to April 2.
  • Summer 2015 class schedule and registration.
  • Trial team tryouts.
  • Lean Launchpad: Business course opportunity.
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
  • April 15: Electronic Discovery program.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Office hours.
  • Deadline for revoking pass/fail elections is May 1.
  • Fall 2014 J.D. and LL.M. graduate diploma pickup.
  • Change of division requests: March 25 to April 2.
  • Spring 2015 exam information.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Financial Aid  »

  • Webinar presentations on financial budgeting and repayment.
  • April 7: Make-Up Federal Loan Exit Counseling Session.
  • Federal Loan Exit Counseling Requirement Step 2.
  • FAFSA 2015-16 reminder.
  • Information for 3Ls taking more than 87 credits.

Student Accounting Office  »

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

Career Services  »

  • Information and announcements:
    • Make an appointment!
    • March 31 and April 1: Mandatory 2L Program - What's Next for Fall.
    • April 7: Mandatory 1L Program - What's Next for Fall.
    • New resource: CareerShift is live at Chicago-Kent!
    • 1L Cover Letter Workshop.
    • Mandatory 1L Legal Résumé Workshop.
    • Lawcountability, J.D., iOS mobile app now available for download!
    • In-House clinical program applications are available for summer 2015 and fall 2015.
    • Federal work study for summer 2015. Apply now.
  • Programming:
    • ILAO/PILI webinar: "How to Apply for Internships and Externships."
    • March 31: Nixon Peabody IP Summer Program Preparation.
    • March 31: Building Your Legacy: Professionally, Personally, Effectively. 
    • March 31: Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair Webinar Panel.
    • April 2: "Starting and Maintaining a Small Intellectual Property Law Firm" teleconference panel.
    • April 2: Decalogue Society Law Student/Young Lawyers Happy Hour.
    • April 4: The Chicago Animal Law Symposium.
    • April 6 to 10:  ConneKtions @ Dinner Week. Save the date!
    • April 8: What They Don't Tell You in Law School - Real Talk on Women in the Law.
    • April 15: How to Succeed: Government or Legal Aid.
    • April 16: Women in Law: Being Successful and Making an Impact.
  • Employment opportunities:
    • Fall 2015 Semester Law Firm Associate Program: Applications due April 8.
    • United States Attorney's Office Fall 2015 Intern/Extern Program: Applications due April 15.
    • Sixth annual Sidley 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program: Applications due April 17.
    • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Fall 2015 Student Honors Program: Applications due May 4.
    • Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls: Applications due July 20.
  • Fellowships and scholarships:
    • Zelle Hofmann 2015 Diversity in Law Scholarship: Applications due April 1.
    • Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program
    • Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois Fellowship and Scholarship: Applications due April 3.
    • 2015: Applications due April 2.
    • McGuire Woods Diversity Scholarship: Applications due May 29.
  • Job fairs:
    • Register now: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21.
    • Register now: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, August 5 to 8.
    • Save the date: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7. (Registration opens April 1.)
    • Register now: Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, August 14. (Register by May 15.)
    • Register now: 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21 to 22. (Register by July 3.)
  • Diversity:
    • Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair Webinar Panel.
    • Zelle Hofmann 2015 Diversity in Law Scholarship. Applications due April 1.
    • April 2: Decalogue Society Law Student/Young Lawyers Happy Hour.
    • Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois Fellowship and Scholarship: Applications due April 3.
    • April 16: Women in Law: Being Successful and Making an Impact.
    • Sixth annual Sidley 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program: Applications due April 17.
    • McGuire Woods Diversity Scholarship: Applications due May 29.
    • Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls: Applications due July 20.
    • Register NOW: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21.
    • Register NOW: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, August 5-8. 
    • Save the Date: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7. (Registration Opens April 1.)
    • Register NOW: Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, August 14. (Register by May 15.)
    • Register NOW: 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21-22. (Register by July 3.)
  • Resources:
    • Career resources available in Symplicity's document library.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Spring Graduate Survey now open.
  • More Commencement information available.
  • 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  »

  • April 8: Spring 2015 Film Series on Race.

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Timothy C. Evans Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Bohemian Lawyers' Association Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the HotelsCheap Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the AABA Law Foundation Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship Award.
  • Apply now for the NerdWallet Law Scholarship.
 
Academics & Student Programs
  • In-House applications for the summer semester are now available.
  • Summer In-House Clinic application due date has been announced.
  • In-House applications for the fall semester are now available.
  • LADR and Criminal Litigation certificate program application deadlines have been extended to March 30 at noon.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program: Summer and fall 2015.
  • IP Legal Externship.
  • Clinical Professor Dan Coyne is interviewed by the Sun-Times about upcoming fraud trial.
  • 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 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 hours and travel signatures.
  • Reminder: Call for Legal Research and Writing teaching assistants for 2015-16 (first-year and upper-level courses).
  • April 7: LERA NLRB new election rules.
  • No new entries this week.
Computing & Information Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)  »

  • Softest available for download April 13.
  • Phishing emails.
  • Mac Yosemite 10.10 wireless issues.
  • Spring 2015 help desk hours.
  • Office 365 licenses for faculty and staff now available.
  • Google Drive now has unlimited space.
  • Connect to IIT-Secure wireless network with Chicago-Kent email address.
  • Office 365 information for students.
  • 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 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  »

  • 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

From Professor Bernadette Atuahene  »

  • April 8: Spring 2015 Film Series on Race.

From Judge David Erickson  »

  • April 8: Trial team tryouts.

From Professor Nancy Marder  »

  • Apply for the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice & Technology  »

  • Standardized Court Forms come to Illinois!
  • CALI and CAJT unveil new course project.
  • April 7: LERA NLRB new election rules.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Spring 2015 building and library hours.
  • Bookstore hours.
  • DTC Cashier/Student Accounting Office hours.
  • Bike rental program: Share CyCKles Bicycle Rentals.
  • Spring 2015 procedures for hiring students and part-time temporary "non-benefits-eligible" staff.
  • 2014-15 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 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 14: The 37th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.
  • April 16 and 17: The 32nd annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference. Volunteers wanted!
  • April 30 and May 1: The 34th annual Federal Tax Institute. Volunteers wanted!

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
  • Run for Laura 5K (U of C Law).
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 Association  »

  • The Student Bar Association is seeking nominations for the Bar & Gavel Society.
  • The Student Bar Association is seeking nominations for the SBA Awards. 

Chicago-Kent Diverse Student Groups  »

  • April 8: Spring 2015 Film Series on Race.

Art and Cultural Property Law Society  »

  • April 2: ACPLS will be hosting the Student Art Fair.

Chicago-Kent Federalist Society  »

  • March 31: Federalist Society presents "Should the US Enforce International Law?"

Kent Justice Foundation  »

  • April 10: Kent Justice Foundation Spring Auction.

Public Interest Resource Center  »

  • April 23: Public Interest Awards Night deadline approaching soon.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Labor and Employment Law Society  »

  • March 31: Rumble to Recognition: A Debate on the Unionization of Northwestern's Football Players.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  »

  • April 4: Animal Law Symposium.

Trial Advocacy Team  »

  • April 8: Trial team tryouts.

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