Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of November 21, 2005
Spring 2006 Schedule and Registration.
Final Spring 2006 Schedule and Registration Bulletin.
The final schedule and Registration Bulletin for the Spring
2006 semester are available outside the third floor cafeteria.
Online versions are also available on the Student
Portal page (click on the Spring 2006 link), or by clicking
Please note the following additions/corrections to the Spring
*Additional section of Legal Writing 4: 432-054,
Tues./Thurs. 6:00-7:25pm, Intellectual Property (Prof. Dolan).
*Management of I.P. Portfolios: This class will meet
Tuesdays 4:00-5:50 pm (it was listed as day/time TBA on the
final schedule). The course number is 239-071 (not 239-051).
*Seventh Cir. Review: Honors Seminar: This seminar
is 2 credits (the number of credits was inadvertently omitted
on the final schedule).
Registration Instructions. Registration will take place
Thursday, November 17 through Tuesday, November 22. You
may register at any time during that period. Registration
will take place through the Online Registration system (linked
to the Student Portal page). 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.
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.
University of Metz Exchange Program. As part of an
agreement recently concluded with the University of Metz,
ten Chicago-Kent students will have the opportunity to take
three courses, totaling nine credits, during the Spring 2006
semester. The University will match each student with an internship
opportunity in Luxembourg, Frankfurt, or elsewhere. The courses
are: Comparative Intellectual Property Law, European Union
Law, and Comparative Constitutional Law. The internships are
not available to students who do not study at Metz this Spring.
Contact Assistant Dean Lydia Lazar (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
Academic Calendar Reminder. Thanksgiving vacation runs
from Thursday, November 24, through Sunday, November 27. The
class schedule following Thanksgiving is as follows:
Monday, November 28: Monday classes meet (Labor Day
Tuesday, November 29: Tuesday classes meet (Rosh Hashanah)
Wednesday, November 30: Wednesday classes starting
4:00 and later meet (day classes do not meet) (Yom
Thursday, December 1: Thursday classes meet (Thanksgiving
Friday, December 2: Friday classes meet (Thanksgiving
Monday, December 5: Thursday classes meet (Yom Kippur
Tuesday, December 6 (last day of classes): Monday
classes 4:00 and later meet (day classes do not meet)
Rosh Hashanah make-up)
Read period runs from Wednesday, December 7 through Sunday,
December 11. Exams start on Monday, December 12 and end on
Wednesday, December 21.
Fall 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 at
a later date of the classroom assignments for your exams.
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). Registration for taking
exams on computer begins on Monday, November 14 and runs through
Wednesday, November 30. To register, log onto your Webmail
account, click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate
to the appropriate form.
Intensive Trial Advocacy: Seats Still Available in January
2006 Session. Registration for the January session of
Intensive Trial Advocacy (January 7-January 14, 2006) took
place as part of Fall 2005 registration. However, several
spaces are still available. Please contact me if you are interested
in being added to the class.
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. "You know, a male turkey and
a male cat are both called Toms. I don't need that kind of
confusion on Thanksgiving." (Reno Goodale)
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Romance,"
by Edgar Allan Poe. (Thanks to Amy Strege for suggesting