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News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle for the week of December 10, 2001

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Good Luck and Happy Holidays.  I wish all of you the best of luck on your exams, and a joyous holiday season.

July 2002 Illinois Bar Application. The July 2002 Illinois bar applications have finally arrived and are available in the Registrar's office.  Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2002.  The forms and instructions are also available on the bar examiners' web site:  Because the forms are now available online, the bar examiners have provided us with fewer application packets than in past years. We will distribute them as long as supplies last. Please note:  Even if you registered with the bar examiners as a first-year student, you must still file a final application by February 1. If you did not register during your first year, you will need a separate application packet, which contains both the registration application and the final application. Please be sure that you ask for the correct application packet.

Fall 2001 Exams.  Final exams for the Fall semester run from Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 21.  The final exam schedule is linked to this page

Room Assignments and Exam Procedures. You should have received an e-mail from the Registrar's office with room assignments for your exams; if you have not received your exam schedule, please contact the Registrar's office.  Room assignments will also be posted in the front lobby. If an emergency occurs that may prevent you from taking a final exam, you or someone on your behalf should call Chris Matheny (312/906-5271) or me (312/906-5130) as soon as possible. If you cannot reach either of us, call the Registrar's office (312/906-5080). Please read Section VII of the Student Handbook, which contains the rules governing exams, exam conflicts, make-up exams, missed exams, and related issues; and review Article II of the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.
Consulting Laptops During Exams.  Unless your professor specifically authorizes it, you may not consult materials (notes, outlines, etc.) stored on your laptop computer during an open book or limited open book exam; you are limited to consulting print materials authorized by your professor. Please note:  This is separate from the issue of whether you may write your exam on your own laptop. The limitation described above applies whether you are writing your exam by hand or on a lab or laptop computer.

Important Information About Taking Exams on Computer.  If you will be taking one or more of your exams on computer (either a lab computer or your own laptop computer), please review the announcement recently e-mailed to students by the Center for Law and Computers; the announcement is linked to this page.

Spring 2002 Registration -- Updates.  We have had to cancel several Spring courses, most due to inadequate enrollment.  The courses are listed below.
Comparative Tort Law (Prof. Wright): 652-051
Estate Planning (Prof. Rosenberg): 414-051
Gift & Estate Tax (Prof. Brzezenski): 368-051
International Business Transactions (Prof. Lavin): 387-051
Legal & Economic Transition in Southeastern Europe & the Balkans
(Prof. Gordon): 285-071
State Constitutional Law (Prof. Koehler): 629-001
Spring 2002 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Books. Reading assignments for the first week of the Spring semester will be posted on the Student Portal page on Thursday, December 20. If you will not have Internet access in August, please notify us that you would like a paper copy mailed to you by sending me an e-mail (SSOWLE) with the address where you can be reached over the summer; or fill out the bottom portion of a form that will be available outside the third floor cafeteria. Assignments not received by December 20 will be posted on the second-floor bulletin board as they are received. 

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 before you leave, or call the bookstore at 312/906-5605.  In addition, you may order your course books over the web by clicking on the bookstore link on the Student Portal page.

Joke of the Week.  Customer:  Could I have a Game Boy for my son?  Clerk:  I'm sorry, we don't do exchanges.

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