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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

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Week of August 19, 2002

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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 information.

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 me (SSOWLE).

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 Portal page.

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, is linked 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 office.

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 linked 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 is linked 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 mburns@kentlaw.edu.

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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