Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of November 22, 2004
Spring 2005 Registration.
Final Spring 2005 Schedule and Registration Bulletin.
The final schedule and Registration Bulletin for the Spring
2005 semester are now available outside the third floor cafeteria.
Online versions are also available on the Student
Portal page (click on the Spring 2005 link), or by clicking
Registration Instructions. Registration will take place
Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28. You may
register at any time during that period. Registration
will take place through the Online Registration system (click
here and follow the instructions). After the end of the
registration period, the registration requests will be processed
according to each student's registration priority. In other
words, registration will not be conducted on a first-come,
first served basis; as long as you register during the designated
period, you will have an equal chance of being admitted to
a class as other students within your registration priority
Registration for First-Year Students. Although
first-year students have set schedules, you still must register
for your Spring courses using the Online Registration system.
Please be careful to register for the doctrinal classes listed
for your current section, and for the Legal Writing section
taught by your current professor.
Correction: Gift & Estate Tax: Personal Income
Tax must be completed or taken concurrently.
Academic Calendar Reminder. Thanksgiving vacation runs
from Thursday, November 25, through Sunday, November 28. Classes
resume Monday, November 29. The class schedule following Thanksgiving
is as follows:
Monday, November 29: Monday classes meet (Labor Day
Tuesday, November 30: Thursday classes meet (Rosh Hashanah)
Wednesday, December 1: Thursday classes meet (Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 2: Friday classes meet, and Wednesday
4:00 and later meet (Thanksgiving and Rosh Hashanah make-up)
Read period runs from Friday, December 3 to Tuesday, December
7. Exams start on Wednesday, December 8 and end on Friday,
Fall 2004 Final Exams.
Exam Schedule. The final exam schedule for the current
semester is linked
to this page. You will be notified of the classroom assignments
for your exams prior to the start of exam period.
Rescheduling Exams. 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. If you believe you have an exam conflict or other circumstances
justifying the rescheduling of an exam (see Student
Handbook sections 7.2 and 7.3), please complete a Final
Exam Reschedule form on the Web for Students site (go to https://webmail.kentlaw.edu/exchange/logon.asp,
click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the appropriate
form). The deadline is Friday, November 19. The Registrar's
office will notify you of the rescheduled date, time, and
location of your exam.
Availability of Professors' Old Exams. Many professors
make their old exams available for students to review. Exams
dating from 1992 and before are bound in volumes available
in the 10th floor reading room in the Library. Exams after
1992 are available online by going to http://library.kentlaw.edu/Services/students.htm,
clicking on the Exams Database link on the left, and then
clicking on the link indicated there.
Exams on Computer Sign-Up. Many professors allow students
to take their exams on computer (either lab computers or students'
own laptops, or both). The deadline for signing up to take
exams on computer is Friday, November 26. All students
should have received an e-mail explaining the procedure for
signing up for exams. If you did not receive an e-mail, please
contact the Registrar's Office.
Grade Distributions for Spring 2004. The grade distributions
for Spring 2004 courses are linked
to this page.
CALI Award Winners for Summer 2004. 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 Summer 2004 courses are linked
to this page. Congratulations to all of you who received
the award -- you should be proud of your achievement.
New Smoking Policy for Front of Building. Beginning
Monday, November 15, smoking will be permitted in front of
the building only on the Jefferson Street side (the west side
of the building, away from the lake). Smoking will not
be permitted in front of either revolving door or to the east
of the doors (toward the lake). Signs have been posted designating
the smoking and non-smoking areas. If you witness a violation
of the new policy, please inform the security officer at the
Teaching Evaluations. Teaching evaluations will be
distributed in the coming weeks to elicit students' opinions
about the quality of teaching at the Law School. Instructors
will review the responses to improve the quality of their
instruction and courses. The evaluations are also considered
as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation
decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in
determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors. Evaluations
are anonymous and will not be available to professors until
grades are turned in.
Joke of the week. "I hate it when my foot falls
asleep during the day because that means it's going to be
up all night." (Steven Wright)