& Annoucements From Prior Weeks -- 2002-2003 Archives
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To Entering Students:
Welcome to Chicago-Kent! For those of you starting
your first year, you chose a terrific law school and we are
pleased that you are joining our community. You have an exciting
several years ahead of you.
What My Office Does. In my capacity as Assistant Dean
for Academic Administration and Student Affairs, I have responsibility
for a number of areas that affect your life as a student.
I work closely with the Registrar's office on scheduling your
courses, administering your exams, and maintaining your academic
records. In addition, I supervise the Student Services office
on Orientation, academic and personal counseling of students,
and applying the school's academic regulations. More generally,
my job is to make sure that your life at the Law School remains
as free from administrative hassles as possible. If you think
I can be of help, please call me (906-5130), come by my office
(Suite 320C), or e-mail me (SSOWLE). If I'm not the right
person to help you, I should be able to point you in the right
direction. My door is open without appointment, so long as
I am not otherwise occupied when you drop by. I hope you have
a great year.
Orientation Week. The final schedule for Orientation
week will be distributed in the packets you receive when you
arrive on August 19. In addition, the Admissions Office has
created a special
web page for entering students with links to lots of useful
To Returning Students:
Welcome Back! I hope you had an enjoyable summer and
that you have a successful and productive year. If you would
like to see me with a question, problem, or suggestion, please
call me at 906-5130, come by my office (Suite 320C), or e-mail
Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials. Reading
assignments for the first week of the Fall semester are linked
to this page, along with other information you will find
useful as the new school year starts (including links to the
Academic Calendar, the bookstore's hours, Trial Advocacy section
assignments, the Fall final exam schedule, and changes to
the Fall class schedule). Initial reading assignments received
after August 2 will be posted on the second-floor bulletin
board as we receive them.
If you have not yet returned to school, you may ask the
bookstore to hold your Fall course books for you until you
arrive, or for an extra fee you may request that the books
be mailed to you. 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 Internet
by clicking on the bookstore link on the Student
Fall Course Information -- Updates. A list of all
changes to the Fall 2002 class schedule since the Fall Registration
Bulletin was issued is linked
to this page (scroll to bottom of linked page).
Fall Classroom Assignments. A revised copy of the
Fall 2002 Schedule of Classes, including classroom assignments,
to this page.
Fall Exam Schedule. A copy of the Fall 2002 exam
schedule is linked
to this page. The Student Handbook requires that you
take your finals 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. Absent extraordinary circumstances,
the only exception is if you have three exams scheduled
consecutively (which rarely happens) or two exams scheduled
at the same time. Please note that you are permitted to
register for courses with exams scheduled at the same time;
one exam will be rescheduled for you. If you believe you
have an exam conflict or other circumstance justifying the
rescheduling of an exam (see Student Handbook sections 7.2
and 7.3), please contact Chris Matheny in the Registrar's
CALI Award Winners for Spring 2002. The CALI Excellence
for the Future Award, sponsored by the Center for Computer-Assisted
Legal Instruction, is given to the student or students who
receive the highest grade in each section of each course.
The CALI Award winners for most Spring 2002 courses are
to this page. If a section or a course is not listed,
that means we have not yet received the name of the award
recipient from the instructor; they will be published in
a later issue of the Record. Congratulations to all of you
who received the award -- you should be proud of your achievement.
Trial Advocacy Section Assignments. If you are registered
for Trial Advocacy 1 or Trial Advocacy 2 for the Fall semester,
a list of section assignments is linked
to this page.
Courses Likely to be Offered in Spring 2003 Semester.
A list of courses likely to be offered in the Spring semester
to this page. Please keep in mind that this list is
preliminary and subject to change.
Just the Beginning Foundation--Guided Research. The
Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF) is seeking about five
upper-level Chicago-Kent students to assist federal judges
and law clerks in conducting research about the integration
of the federal judiciary, the federal judicial appointment
process, and Fourteenth Amendment. JTBF is a not-for-profit
foundation established to educate the public about the integration
of the federal judiciary. In pursuit of this goal, JTBF
is developing an educational CD-ROM that will educate high
school students about the Fourteenth Amendment and the integration
of the federal judiciary. Students are needed to review
historical documents, conduct research, and assist in writing
the curriculum. Students will be supervised by Assistant
Dean Michael Burns, the Judge Ann C. Williams, and Magistrate
Judge Nan Nolan. This is an excellent opportunity to work
with federal judges and law clerks on the Seventh Circuit
and Northern District of Illinois. One credit hour (pass/fail).
If you're interested or have questions, please contact Dean
Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joke of the week. Question: Why does a chicken
coop have two doors? Answer: Because if it had four
doors, it would be a chicken sedan.
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