Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of January 26, 2004
Adding Classes After the First Week. You may add an
open course without special permission until the end of the
first week of Spring classes; during the second week, however,
you may add an open course only with permission of the instructor.
You may not add a course after the second week of the semester.
ASP Small Group Sessions. Please see the Academic
Support Program section of the Record for information
about the Academic Support Program, including membership criteria
for ASP small group sessions and the process for petitioning
into the small groups. For more information about the Academic
Support Program and study resources, please visit the ASP
Distribution of Spring U-Passes and New ID Cards. If you
have not already picked up your new Chicago-Kent ID card or
(for those who qualify) your Spring U-Pass, please do so no
later than Friday, January 30. The cards are available
in the Registrar's office on the second floor.
ASP Workshop: "Learning From Experience: How to Interpet
Your Exam Results and Plan Ahead." Are you curious
about how to interpret your grades? Do you want to find out
how your first semester results can affect your future law
school performance? Are you looking for tips on the most effective
way to do an exam review with a professor? All of these topics
will be covered in the Academic Support Program's final 2003-2004
workshop on Wednesday, January 28, 3:00-4:00 pm (for day
students) and 5:00-5:45 pm (for evening students)
in Rm. C50. Although the workshop is mainly aimed at first-year
students, all students are welcome to attend. If you are unable
to attend but would like to see a videotape of the program,
contact Jamie Lake (e-mail: JLAKE).
Illinois Bar Exam: Q&A with Bar Examiners. (Attending
this program could save you $350!) Representatives from the
Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar will be at the Law
School on Wednesday, February 4, from 12:10 to 1:10
pm (for day students) and from 5:00 to 5:50 pm (for evening
students) in Rm. C40 to answer questions from first-year students
concerning the completion of your bar registration materials.
As announced in previous issues of the Record (see
archives), first-year students who plan to take the Illinois
Bar Examination after graduation should submit a Registration
Application, which must be postmarked by March 1, 2004.
The forms and instructions are available on the bar examiners'
web site: http://www.ibaby.org.
Although you are not required to register as a first-year
student, the advantage of doing so is that you will avoid
paying a late fee of $350 imposed on those who register at
any point after March 1 of their first year.
Family and Friends Day. We will be offering a Family and
Friends Day program on Saturday, January 31, from 9:00
am to 1:00 pm. The program is intended to give your spouses,
partners, parents, children, and other important people in
your lives the opportunity to visit the Law School and get
a taste of what you are experiencing as a law student. The
program will include a continental breakfast, mini-classes
taught by me and Prof. Brill, and a mock trial demonstration
featuring members of our award-winning Trial Team. If you
would like to attend, please complete the response form linked
to this page no later than January 27. If you have any
questions, please contact Jamie Lake (e-mail: JLAKE).
Joke of the week. A dumb guy is walking along a river
when he sees another dumb guy on the other side. The first
guy yells, "HOW DO I GET TO THE OTHER SIDE?" The
second guy rolls his eyes and responds, "YOU IDIOT, YOU'RE
ALREADY ON THE OTHER SIDE!"