August 3, 2001

Dear Continuing Student:

I hope you had an enjoyable summer. I am enclosing initial reading assignments for most upper-level Fall courses. Additional assignments will be posted on the second floor bulletin board as they are received. Fall classes begin on Monday, August 20, 2001.

In addition to initial assignments, also enclosed are the following:

* The 2001-2002 academic calendar.

* The bookstore's hours in the coming weeks.

* Trial Advocacy section assignments.

* A notice describing all additions and changes to the Fall schedule since the Fall Registration Bulletin was issued.

* An announcement about a new Fall course, Independent Research in E-Commerce.

* The final exam schedule for the Fall semester.

Purchasing Books for the Fall Semester: You may ask the bookstore to hold your Fall course books for you when they arrive, or for an extra fee you may request that the books be mailed to you. If you would like to take advantage of either of these options, call 312/906-5605. In addition, you may order your course books over the web by going to the Follett's Bookstore site for Chicago-Kent (

Schedule Changes: You may add or drop an open course or section any time until Friday, August 31, through the online registration system ( Some additional Advanced Research and Legal Drafting seats should open up after the selection of Moot Court Honor Society members is completed later this month.

Fall Final Exams: The final exam schedule for the Fall semester is enclosed. Absent extraordinary circumstances, you must take your exams at the times scheduled, even if you have two exams in a row or one at 6:00 p.m. and another at 8:30 a.m. the next morning. You are deemed to have an "exam conflict" only if you have two exams scheduled at the same time, or three exams scheduled consecutively. (Please note that you are permitted to register for courses even if their exams are scheduled at the same time; one of your exams will be rescheduled.) If you believe there are extraordinary circumstances justifying rescheduling an exam even though you do not have an exam conflict, contact Chris Matheny, the Registrar, well in advance of the exam date.

December Graduates: If you will graduate at the end of the Fall semester and plan to take the February 2002 Illinois bar exam, please note that applications are due in Springfield by September 1, 2001. Applications filed after that date are subject to stringent late penalties. Application packets are available in the Registrar's office. Note: Even if you filed an initial application with the bar examiners in your first year, you must still submit a final application by the September 1 deadline. Be sure to request the supplemental application set of forms rather than the full set of original application forms.

I look forward to seeing you when you return, and I hope the remainder of your summer is enjoyable and relaxing.

Sincerely yours,

Stephen D. Sowle