Happy Holidays! I wish all of you a joyous (and restful)
holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you next month.
Fall 2005 Final Exams.
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.
Spring 2006 Registration. If you have not already done
so, please log back into the online
registration system to see what Spring 2006 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
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:
*Classes canceled due to low enrollment:
Advanced Bankruptcy (288-051).
Chicago Legal Clinic Practicum (238-001).
Complex Crimes Prosecution (228-051).
Current Issues in Environmental Law seminar (624-051).
Estate Planning (414-051).
Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing (281-052)
(Note: the Thursday evening section of this course,
section no. 281-051, has not been canceled).
International Trade (384-051).
Nanotechnology seminar (607-071).
Reproductive Technology (643-051).
*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
*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
*Topics in Muslim-Jewish Relations: 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
Spring 2006 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials.
A list of initial reading assignments for Spring 2006 courses
will be posted on the Student
Portal page (click on the Spring '06 link) no later
than Friday, December 23. Assignments not received
by December 23 will be posted as we receive them.
You may ask the Bookstore to hold your Spring course books
for you when they arrive, or for an extra fee you may request
that the books be mailed to you over the holiday break.
If you would like to take advantage of either of these options,
stop by the bookstore before you leave, or call the bookstore
at 312/906-5605. In addition, you may order your course
books over the web by clicking on the Bookstore link on
Joke of the Week. Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French
cafe revising his draft of Being and Nothingness.
He says to a waiter, "I'd like a cup of coffee please,
with no cream." The waiter replies, "I'm sorry,
monsieur, but we're out of cream. How about with no milk?"
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "The
Woman at the Washington Zoo," by Randall Jarrell.