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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of May 2, 2005
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Academic Calendar Reminder. The class schedule for the last week of the semester is as follows:

Monday, May 2: Monday classess meet (King Birthday make-up)
Tuesday, May 3: Friday classes meet (Good Friday make-up)

Read Period runs from Wednesday, May 4 through Sunday, May 8. Exams begin Monday, May 9 and end on Friday, May 20.

Fall 2005 Registration. The final Fall 2005 schedule, the Registration Bulletin, and the course and exam grids are available by clicking here or by going to the main Student Portal page (click on the Fall '05 link). Print copies are available outside the third floor cafeteria. Registration runs through Monday, May 2. You may register at any time during that period. 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 group. To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the online registration site on or after Wednesday, May 4. Registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you will be admitted into the class – you must check the web site on or after Wednesday, May 4 to learn what classes you have been admitted into.

Please note the following corrections to the Fall schedule:

*Alternative Dispute Resolution: This course will meet Tuesdays, 6:00-7:50 pm (not 4:00-5:50 pm). The course number has been changed to 575-051.

*Personal Income Tax: The evening course grid inadvertently listed the evening section of Personal Income Tax as meeting Mon./Wed. at 6:00. As indicated on the actual schedule (preliminary and final), the class will actually meet Tues./Thurs. at 6:00.

In addition, the charge for student health insurance next year was given incorrectly in the Registration Bulletin. The annual premium will be $885 (not $891).

Spring 2006 Preliminary Schedule. The preliminary schedule of classes for the Spring 2006 semester is available by clicking here or by going to the main Student Portal page (click on the Spring '06 link). Print copies are available outside the third floor cafeteria. Please note: This schedule is only preliminary – there will be additions to the class list and other changes made before the schedule is finalized. The final schedule will be issued during the Fall 2004 semester, when registration for Spring 2006 classes will also take place. If you have any questions or comments about the preliminary schedule, please feel free to contact me by e-mail (SSOWLE), phone (6-5130), or by stopping by my office (Rm. 320).

Intensive Trial Advocacy. Please note that registration for both the August 2005 and the January 2006 sessions of Intensive Trial Advocacy take place as part of Fall 2005 registration. See the listing for Intensive Trial Advocacy in the final Schedule of Classes for details.

Spring 2005 Final Exams.
Exam Schedule. The final exam schedule for the current semester is linked to this page. The Registrar's office will notify you by e-mail next week of the classroom assignments for your exams.

Exams on Computer Sign-Up. If you missed the initial period for registering to take exams on computer, you may still do so beginning on Monday, May 2, for any exam that still has computer slots available. (Please keep in mind that not all professors allow students to take exams on computer.) You may also change your exam preference from computer to hand-writing. The sign-up system will be available until noon on Friday, May 6. To access the system, log into your Web for Students account and click on the "Register for exams on computer" link under "On Line Forms" (on the left hand menu).

If you take any of your exams on computer, please report to your exam room at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam.

Exam Emergencies. If an emergency occurs that may prevent you from taking a final exam, you or someone on your behalf should call me (312/906-5282) as soon as possible. If you cannot reach either of us, call the Registrar's office (312/906-5080). Do not contact your professor, as this may compromise your anonymity. Please read Section VII of the Student Handbook, which contains the rules governing exams, exam conflicts, make-up exams, missed exams, and related issues; and review Article II of the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.

Cell Phones During Exams. You are not permitted to use a cell phone during any exam, including during any restroom breaks. If you have a cell phone with you during an exam, it must be turned off and stored out of sight.

Consulting Laptops During Exams. Unless your professor specifically authorizes it, you may not consult materials (notes, outlines, etc.) stored on your laptop computer during an open book or limited open book exam; you are limited to consulting print materials authorized by your professor. Please note: This is separate from the issue of whether you may write your exam on your own laptop. The limitation described above applies whether you are writing your exam by hand or on a lab or laptop computer.

Access to Computer Labs During Exams. Because we use the computer labs during many of the exam slots during exam period, access for other purposes (e.g., printing out papers or exam outlines) is limited. Please keep in mind that there is a printer in the 5th Floor Student Lounge that you can use if the labs are all in use.

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.

Joke of the Week.
"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." (Jerry Seinfeld)


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