December 21, 2000

Dear Continuing Student:

I hope you had a successful semester and are having an enjoyable holiday break. I am enclosing initial reading assignments for the first week of Spring classes for about 55 courses. Additional assignments will be posted on the second floor bulletin board as they are received. Spring classes begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2001.

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

* The academic calendar for the 2000-2001 academic year.

* The bookstore's hours in the coming weeks.

* A notice of additions and changes to the Spring schedule since the publication of the Spring Registration Bulletin.

* The final exam schedule for the Spring semester.

Purchasing Books for the Spring Semester: You may ask the bookstore to hold your Spring course books for you when they arrive or, for an extra fee, you may request that the books be mailed to you over the holiday break. If you would like to take advantage of either of these options, stop by the bookstore or call 312/906-5605. In addition, you may order your course books over the web by clicking on the bookstore link on the Chicago-Kent Intranet page (

Schedule Changes: You may add or drop an open course or section any time until Friday, January 26, by submitting a Registration Change Form to the Registrar's office.

Fall Semester Grades: To check your grades, go to . You will have to enter your social security number and PIN number. If you haven't received your PIN number, please e-mail . Grades will be posted within a few days after the instructor submits them to the Registrar. However, many law school administrative offices, including the Registrar's office, will be closed over the holidays. The earliest that grades will likely be posted is the week of January 8.

Spring Final Exams: The final exam schedule for the Spring semester is linked to this page. 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 Boo Choi, the Assistant Director of Student Services, well in advance of the exam date.

Trial Advocacy section assignments: These will be posted on the second floor bulletin board in early January.

Have a happy and healthy New Year and a rewarding Spring semester.

Sincerely yours,

Stephen D. Sowle