Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of September 27,
ASP Program on Outlining. The Academic Support Program
will present the second of three Fall workshops on Tuesday,
September 28, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, in the Auditorium (for
day students) and Wednesday, September 29, 5:00-5:45,
in Rm. 590 (for evening students). This workshop will focus
on different approaches to the course outlining process and
will feature professors and upper-level students sharing tips
for assembling a useable and complete course outline. Although
the programs are mainly aimed at first-year students, all
students are welcome to attend.
U.S. District Court: "Courtroom as Classroom"
Event. The United States District Court is offering a
program, "The Courtroom as Classroom," for Chicago-Kent
students on Wednesday, October 13, 3:30-5:00 pm. If
you would like to attend, please RSVP to Denise Lang (DLANG)
so that we can provide a rough estimate of attendance to the
District Court. Although the program is open to all students,
first-year students are particularly encouraged to attend.
The program provides an introduction to federal court practice
and procedures. Each law school in the district is given its
own day to send students to hear from a variety of speakers
drawn as much as possible from graduates of the law school.
Speakers typicially include a U.S.District Judge; U.S. Magistrate
Judge; U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge; Assistant U.S. Attorney;
and Federal Defender Program Staff Attorney.
The program will be held in the Parsons Memorial Courtroom,
Rm. 2525, on the 25th Floor of the Dirksen Federal Building,
219 South Dearborn Street. The Dirksen Building is within
walking distance; transportation will not be provided. (Walk
east on Adams Street to Dearborn Street; the Dirksen Building
is on the southeast corner of Adams and Dearborn.) You should
plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early, as it can take
time to get through the security checkpoint. You should then
proceed directly to the 25th Floor. Please bring a photo ID
with you, but do not bring cameras or any personal protection
devices (weapons, pocket knives, pepper spray, etc.).
Joke of the week. After a long and fruitful life,
Angus MacDonald died. His widow called the local paper, requesting
that a death notice be published. Ever frugal, she asked that
the notice simply state, "Angus is dead." The newspaper
editor told her that death notices had to be a minimum of
six words. "Fine," she replied. "Make it: 'Angus
is dead; Volvo for sale.'"