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Student Organization Fair. The annual Student Organization
Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 26, from 12:00-2:00 (for
day students) and from 5:00-6:00 (for evening students) in
the second and third floor atriums. All students are invited.
(Please note: For students participating in the on-campus
interviewing program, there is a mandatory meeting from 12:00-1:10
on August 26. You will have time to attend the program and
still participate in the Fair.)
New Chicago-Kent Master Calendar. A new Master Calendar
for the Law School was launched over the summer. The site
is linked to this
page; it may also be accessed from the main Chicago-Kent
web page and from the Record web pages (see, e.g.,
the link to the right on this page). This site brings together
the following different calendars: the Academic Calendar,
Admissions Calendar, Alumnae/i Calendar, Events Calendar,
and Student Calendar. You can view events in calendar or list
format; by day, week, month, or year; and may look at one
specific kind of calendar or all calendars together.
CTA U-Pass Program. As announced last Spring, Chicago-Kent
has joined the Chicago Transit Authority's U-Pass program.
The U-Pass is a discount fare card allowing unlimited rides
on all CTA buses and trains. The U-Pass also qualifies holders
for discounts of up to 50% at over 750 merchants throughout
Chicago. Participating merchants include the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, Steppenwolf Theatre, museums, dry cleaners, restaurants,
and comedy clubs. All full-time students will be issued a
U-Pass card valid from August 25 (the first day of classes)
through December 20 (the end of Fall exams). New cards will
be issued at the start of the Spring semester. The charge
for the card will appear on the semester bill for each full-time
student. Due to restrictions imposed by the CTA, the program
is not currently available to evening students or part-time
day students. For more details, visit the CTA's U-Pass
web site. We will also distribute informational brochures
along with the U-Pass cards. Details about when and how the
cards will be distributed will appear in next week's Record.
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. 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 18. 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 (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 the Student
Portal Page, along with other information you will find
useful as the new school year starts (including links to the
2003-2004 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 6 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 2003 class schedule since the Fall Registration
Bulletin was issued is linked
to this page. I would like to highlight three new additions
to the Fall schedule:
Intellectual Property Patent Clinic. This new
clinical program will be supervised by Adjunct Professor
Robert Barrett; it will meet Mondays, 4:00-5:50 pm. See
the list of Fall
schedule changes for a description of the clinic.
Lobbying for the Polish Community. Under the guidance
of the Polish-American lawyer Christopher Kurczaba, students
will research and prepare to lobby Washington legislators.
There is a possibility of a trip to Washington D.C. for
some students. The course will meet Tuesday at 3:00 pm,
or at a time to be announced. Contact Professor Warner
(312/906-5340; e-mail: RWARNER) for more information.
Building an Online Political Website. This project
will be supervised by Dean Krent and Professor Warner.
Contact Professor Warner (312/906-5340; e-mail: RWARNER)
for more information. One credit.
In addition, the 431-018 section of Legal Writing 3
has been canceled since the initial list of schedule changes
was issued last week; and Prof. Dinwoodie's Trademarks
class will have a take-home rather than scheduled exam.
Fall Classroom Assignments. A revised copy of the Fall
2003 Schedule of Classes, including classroom assignments,
will be linked to this page and to the Student Portal page,
early in the week of August 18. Classroom assignments will
also be posted in the front lobby.
Fall Exam Schedule. A copy of the Fall 2003 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 Jamie Lake, the Director of Student
Services (312/906-5247; e-mail: JLAKE).
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.
Notice About Upper-Level Legal Writing Courses. Please
review the following provisions, which address the Legal
Writing 4 equivalents for students enrolled in Law Review,
Appellate Advocacy, Pretrial Litigation, or Judicial Externship.
*Third-year students enrolled in Appellate Advocacy should
register for the two-credit version of the course (not
the new three-credit version).
*Second-year students enrolled in Pretrial Litigation
and Appellate Advocacy should also register for
the two-credit version of Appellate Advocacy; they will
satisfy the Legal Writing 4 equivalency in Pretrial Litigation.
*Second-year students who receive credit for Law Review
and are enrolled in Appellate Advocacy should register
for the three-credit version of Appellate Advocacy, and
should inform Ryan Liebl on the Law Review staff that
they are fulfilling the Legal Writing 4 equivalency through
Appellate Advocacy (these students will be excused from
the Law Review research training sessions).
*Second-year students who are doing Judicial Externships
and are also enrolled in Appellate Advocacy should register
for the three-credit version of Appellate Advocacy.
*Second-year students who are doing Judicial Externships,
and who are not receiving credit for Law Review,
Appellate Advocacy, or Pretrial Litigation, should join
the Law Review’s research training sessions (meeting Wednesdays,
5:00-6:00) if they want to fulfill the Legal Writing 4
requirement through an equivalent.
Courses Likely to be Offered in Spring 2004 Semester.
A list of courses likely to be offered in the Spring semester
is listed on pages 13-15 of the Fall
Registration Bulletin. Please keep in mind that this
list is preliminary and subject to change.
Joke of the week. Did you hear about the woman who
was dating a tractor salesman? They broke up when she wrote
him a John Deere letter.
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