Office of Academic Administration and Student Affairs:
News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle  for the week of September 14, 1998

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Academic Calendar Reminder. Because of a religious holiday, there will be no classes on Monday, September 21. 

Student Awards Luncheon.  The annual Student Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 1998, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Presidential Ballroom of the Midland Hotel, located at 172 West Adams Street.  All students who earned CALI awards during the Fall 1997, Spring 1998, and Summer 1998 terms should receive an invitation from Dean Perritt in the near future.  If you earned a CALI award and don't receive an invitation by Friday, September 18, please contact me (inlcude the course, instructor, and semester you earned the award). 

More CALI Award Winners.  Congratulations to the following students, who received the highest grades in the courses indicated.  Other CALI award winners were announced in the August 24, August 31, and September 7 issues of the Record.  If you received an award, your name will appear on the award certificate and in the program for the Student Awards Luncheon as it appears below.  Please e-mail me if you want to make any changes. 

Spring 1998 Semester  
Administrative Law (Dean Perritt): Mari H. Franklin 
Capital Punishment & Judicial Process (Prof. Hartman): Kenneth W. LaRue 
Estate Planning (Prof. Rosenberg): Pamela A. Woelfel 
Evidence (Prof. Kling): Krystal Kolojay-Gombrich 

1998 Summer Session  
Advanced Research (Prof. Simons): Nicholas E. Scarpelli 
Advanced Research (Prof. Strzynski): Janessa M. Griffin 
Legal Drafting (Prof. Farber): Timothy J. Vertovec 
Legal Drafting (Prof. Moltz): Brian P. Chan 
Professional Responsibility (Prof. Kling): Christian D. Bigelow 
Professional Responsibility (Prof. Litowitz): Daniel L. Adelman

Bar Registration for First-Year Students 
First-year students who plan to take the Illinois Bar Examination after graduation should register with the Illinois bar examiners.  Registration packets are available in the Registrar's office.  The registration materials must be postmarked by March 1, 1999.  The fee for registering is $175 ($50 to the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, and $125 to the National Conference of Bar Examiners).  Note:  Although you are not required to register as a first-year student, the advantage of doing so is that you will avoid paying a late fee of $250 imposed on those who register at any point after March 1 of their first year.  If you are uncertain whether you intend to practice in Illinois, you may want to consider waiting to register and paying the late fee should you eventually decide to take the Illinois bar exam.  If you have questions about the application materials, you may call the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar at 217/522-5917.  In addition, we will hold a meeting to discuss the bar application early in the Spring semester. 

The application form is very comprehensive and requires you to provide a significant amount of background information, some of which may be difficult to remember or obtain.  If you do plan to register by the March deadline, you should leave yourself plenty of time to work on it. 

One of the forms in the registration packet is a “Certificate of the Dean of Law School – Proof of 
Commencement of Legal Study.”  We send a Certificate to the Illinois bar examiners for every 
student who began at Chicago-Kent last Fall, so you can discard this form. 

All information you disclose on the bar registration application should be consistent with 
answers to questions on your Application for Admission to the law school.  Please note, 
however, that the bar registration application asks for a considerable amount of information that 
you were not asked to provide on our Application for Admission.  You only need to be 
concerned about the consistency of your answers for questions asked on both forms.  You can 
amend your Application for Admission, if necessary, by addressing a letter to me setting forth 
the details of the omission or misrepresentation and the reason for it. 

First-year students who think that they may practice in another state should contact the bar 
examiners office in that state as soon as possible to determine their registration requirements. 
Booklets with the addresses and phone numbers of state bar examiners offices are available for 
you to consult in the Registrar’s office and in my office. 
 
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