Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of October 31, 2005
Notice About November 4 MPRE Exam. We have been informed
that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)
on November 4 is scheduled to be administered at the Congress
Plaza Hotel, which is being picketed by striking workers.
Strike organizers advise us that the picket line "regularly
includes chanting via bullhorn, handbilling and at times demonstrations."
We have expressed our concerns to the National Conference
of Bar Examiners, which administers the MPRE, and expect a
reply soon. I will post any updates here.
Fall 2005 Final Exams. The final exam schedule for
the current semester 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. 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 (log onto your Webmail account,
click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the Final
Exam Reschedule form). The deadline is Friday, November
11. If your request is approved, the Registrar's office
will notify you later this semester 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.
New Certificate Program in Public Interest Law. The faculty
recently approved a new Certificate Program in Public Interest
Law. The program will be administered by Professor Ronald
Staudt as part of the activities of the newly formed Center
for Access to Justice and Technology. The certificate requirements
include 12 hours of coursework, including two courses that
will be new to the curriculum: Legal Writing 4-Public Interest
Law, and a new three-credit course titled Public Interest
Law and Policy. The Career Services Office will offer a required
Career Path Planning process as part of the certificate program.
While the program officially launches in Fall 2006, look for
announcements of meetings and presentations introducing the
program to students over the next few months.
ASP Workshop: Preparing for and Taking Exams. The Academic
Support Program will present its final Fall workshop on Tuesday,
November 8, 12:00-1:00 pm, in Rm. 590 (for day students)
and Wednesday, November 9, 5:00-5:45 pm, in Rm 590
(for evening students). This workshop will focus on strategies
for preparing for and taking exams and will feature comments
from both the faculty and student perspectives. 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). For more information about the Academic Support
Program, visit the ASP
Joke of the Week. Why can't a scientist tell a joke
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "I
Died for Beauty," by Emily Dickinson.