Office of Academic Administration and Student Affairs:
News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle  for the week of April 19, 1999

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Fall 1999 Registration. Due to delays in finalizing our faculty hiring for next year, the registration process for the Fall 1999 semester has been pushed back somewhat.  The preliminary schedule of classes will be distributed on Thursday, April 22, outside the third floor cafeteria and will also be available on the Chicago-Kent intranet page.  The Registration Bulletin and final class schedule will be distributed on Tuesday, April 27, and likewise will be available on the intranet page.  Registration forms for all students are due in the Registrar's office no later than 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 1999 (we no longer have separate dates for different priority categories, although forms will continue to be processed in priority order). 

Because of the changes in the above dates, I have rescheduled my meetings with first-year students.  They will now be held on Monday, April 26, at 3:15 p.m. (Day Division students) and 5:15 p.m. (Evening Division students) in Rm. C50.  I will discuss the preliminary Fall schedule at the meeting, as well as selecting courses for the Fall and suggestions for planning your legal education.  If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, please feel free to contact me by e-mail, phone, or by stopping by my office.  Upper-level students with comments on the preliminay schedule should also feel free to contact me. 

1999 Summer Session. 
New Section of Professional Responsibility. Due to popular demand, we have added a second section of Professional Responsibility to the summer schedule.  The new section will meet on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:25 p.m. and will be taught by Prof. Kling.  The exam will be July 19 at 6:00 p.m.  The course number is 415-052-02.  Please register in the Registrar's office if you would like to take the course. 

Adding and Dropping Courses.  You may add an open course, or withdraw from a course without penalty, at any time through the end of the first week of the summer session.  If you withdraw from a course during the second week of classes, you will be charged 50% of tuition.  If you withdraw from a course after the second week of classes, you will be charged 100% of tuition.  The date of withdrawal is the date a signed Registration Change Form is submitted to the Registrar's office. 

Initial Reading Assignments.  If you are enrolled in a summer session class, you should periodically check the second floor bulletin board for initial reading assignments after the Spring semester ends.  The summer session is short, and most instructors expect students to have read the assignments for the first night of class. 

Intensive Trial Advocacy: Seats Available.  There are still a number of seats available in the January session of Intensive Trial Advocacy.  If you're interested, please fill out an Intensive Trial Advocacy Request Form in Registrar's office.  The remaining seats will be allocated on first-come, first-served basis. 

Teaching Evaluations. Teaching evaluations will be distributed during the week of April 19 to elicit students' opinions regarding the quality of teaching at the law school.  Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses.  The evaluations are also considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors.  They are anonymous and will not be available to professors until after the grades for the courses are recorded. 

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