Academic Calendar Reminder. The class schedule for
the last week of the semester is as follows:
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
Read period runs from Wednesday, December 7 through Sunday,
December 11. Exams start on Monday, December 12 and end on
Wednesday, December 21.
Spring 2006 Registration. The initial registration period
is now over. If you have not already done so, please log back
into the online
registration system to see what classes you were admitted
into. You may make adjustments to your schedule through the
end of the second week of the Spring semester. A revised version
of the Spring 2006 schedule is available outside the third
floor cafeteria, through the Student
Portal page (click on the Spring 2006 link), or by clicking
here. The revised schedule reflects the following additions/corrections
(some previously announced):
*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).
*Legal Writing for LL.M. Students: The original schedule
listed this course incorrectly. The revised information is
as follows: Title: Legal Writing 5 for International
LL.M. Students: Contracts and Commercial Drafting. Course
No.: 116-001. Professor: K. Brest van Kempen. Credits:
3 credits. Meeting Times: Wed./Fri. 11:45-1:10 pm.
This course is open only to International LL.M. students.
Note: If you are currently taking Legal Writing 4 for
International LL.M. Students, you are eligible to take
this new Legal Writing 5 course in the Spring.
*Critical Race Theory: This course has been added to
the Spring schedule. Professor: Kristen Barnes. Course
No.: 461-071. Credits: 2 credits. Meeting Time:
Thursdays, 4:00-5:50 pm. Exam: Thurs. 5/11 6:00 pm.
Course Description: This course will examine a wide
range of Critical Race Theory literature ranging from some
of the key writings that formed the movement to recent criticism
in the area. The course will also explore the relationship
between Critical Legal Studies and Critical Race Theory.
*Topics in Muslim-Jewish Relations: This course has
been added to the Spring schedule. Professor: Rachel
Havrelock. Course No.: 462-001. Credits: 3 credits.
Meeting Time: Tues./Thurs. 2:00-3:15pm. Additional
Information: This course is the first offering in a new
joint program by Chicago-Kent and the University of Illinois
at Chicago, and the course is open to students at both institutions.
The course will meet some weeks at UIC and some weeks at Chicago-Kent
and will follow the UIC academic schedule (the course will
start on January 10 and end on April 27). The course will
ge graded on the basis of four papers (80%) and class participation
(20%). Course Description: Students will become familiar
with the primary texts of the Jewish and the Muslim traditions
while learning to distinguish between source texts and the
history of interpretation. In addition, they will gain skills
in textual analysis, legal interpretation, philosophic reading
and cultural comparison.
*Law and Literature: The take-home exam in this course
will be given from Friday, May 12, 3:00pm to Monday, May 15,
Fall 2005 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.
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. The period for registering
to take exams on computer has now closed.
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) or Jamie Lake (312/906-5247)
as soon as possible. If you cannot reach either of us, call
the Registrar's office (312/906-5080). Do not contact your
professor about any problem connected with your exam, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Joke of the Week. Question: What did Hamlet say
when he found the liniment? Answer: Aye, there's
the rub! (Thanks to Matt Cavanaugh for this week's joke.)
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Spring
and Fall," by Gerard Manley Hopkins.