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Week of May 13, 2002

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Spring 2002 Exams. The final exam schedule is linked to this page. Room assignments for each day's exams will be posted in the main lobby each morning. 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 (312/906-5282) as soon as possible. If you cannot reach either of us, call the Registrar's office (312/906-5080 or 312/906-5684). 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.

Fall 2002 Registration - Updates.
Initial Fall registration is now complete. To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the online registration site (go to the Student Portal page and click on the online registration link). Registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you will be admitted to the class -- you must check the online registration site to learn what classes you have been admitted into. The Fall Registration Bulletin, including the final Schedule of Classes, is available oustide the third floor cafeteria; online versions are also linked to this page.

The following changes have been made to the Fall schedule since the final schedule came out:

*Antitrust (Prof. Leslie): The starting and ending times have been adjusted slightly in order to avoid a conflict with Prof. Eglit's section of Constitutional Law. The changed starting/ending times will not create any additional conflicts with other courses. The new schedule is Tues./Thurs. 2:15-3:40 pm (instead of 1:55-3:20 pm).

*Juries, Judges & Trials (Prof. Marder): The exam in this class will be a take-home that will be distributed during the last class session and will be due back approximately one week later.

*Personal Income Tax--Evening section (Prof. Chapman): This course has been canceled due to inadequate enrollment.

Summer 2002 Initial Reading Assignments. The initial reading assignments we have received thus far are linked to this page. The assignments are also posted on the second-floor bulletin board and at the entrance to the bookstore. Updates will be posted when and if we receive additional assignments. The summer session is short, and many instructors expect students to have read the assignments for the first night of class.

Addition to Summer 2002 Schedule: We have added a section of Criminal Law: Investigatory Process, taught by Prof. Rudstein, to the summer schedule. The course number is 270-071 and is worth 3 credits. It will meet Tues./Thurs. 6:00-8:25 pm. If you would like to register for the course, you may do so through the online registration system, linked to the Student Portal page.

Fall 2002 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Books.
Reading assignments for the first week of the Fall 2002 semester will be posted on the Student Portal page no later than Friday, August 2. If you will not have Internet access in August, please e-mail me (SSOWLE) with the address where you can be reached over the summer, and we will mail a print copy to you. Updates will be posted after August 3 when and if we receive additional assignments.

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 over the summer. 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 Internet by clicking on the bookstore link on the Student Portal page.

London Law Consortium.
Chicago-Kent offers a semester of legal study in London each Spring semester as part of a consortium with seven other law schools. If you are interested in the London Consortium for the Spring 2002 semester, please contact me by e-mail (SSOWLE) or drop by my office. Information packets will be available shortly.

CALI Award Certificates. Certificates for students who received CALI Awards last academic year and this past Fall will be printed shortly. We plan to distribute them at a student awards luncheon that will be held in the Fall (reviving a former tradition), or we can make them available by mail upon request for those who do not want to wait to receive the certificates (e-mail me at SSOWLE). My apologies for the delay in providing the names to CALI for preparation of the certificates.

Orientation Leaders and Mentors Wanted.
Each year, new first-year students tell us that their most informative and valuable information comes from other students. As someone who has been there, your advice can be helpful in easing the transition of new students into the law school experience. The Office of Student Services coordinates the Orientation Leader and Mentor programs each year. If you are interested in becoming an Orientation Leader or Mentor (or better yet, both), please send an e-mail to the following address: orientor@kentlaw.edu. The time commitment is minimal and the experience is a lot of fun.

Dean's Certificate for Illinois Bar Exam. We will mail a Dean's Certificate to the Illinois bar examiners for every graduating student after final grades for the Spring semester are received and processed, and we can confirm completion of all graduation requirements. We compile the list of graduating students from the list of those who submitted Applications for Graduation listing Spring 2002 as their final semester.

Bar Exams in Other Jurisdictions. If you plan to take a bar exam outside of Illinois, you should provide the Registrar with appropriate forms for the Law School to complete as soon as possible.

Joke of the Week.
Question: What did the farmer say when he discovered his tractor was missing? Answer: "My tractor is missing! "


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