Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of January 16, 2006
Congratulations to all first-year students on completing your
first semester of law school, and to upper-level students
for making it one semester closer to graduation. I hope everyone
had a restful holiday break.
Academic Calendar Reminder. Classes will not be held
on Monday, January 16, in commemoration of Martin Luther King
Day. Spring semester classes will start on Tuesday, January
17. Because Martin Luther King Day is an official university
holiday, this also means that the Law School building will
be closed on January 16.
Spring 2006 Semester Information. The Spring
2006 Term Information page has most of the information
you will need for the start of the Spring semester. (Permanent
links for term information pages appear on the Student
Portal page, under "Academic term information.")
Print copies of many of the documents described below are
available outside the third floor cafeteria.
Initial Reading Assignments. Reading assignments for
the first week of the Spring semester are available on the
2006 Term Information page. (Please note: The list
of initial assignments has been updated since it was first
Course Information Updates. Course information updates
for Spring classes are available on the Spring
2006 Term Information page.
Revised Spring Schedule (with Classroom Assignments).
A revised copy of the Spring 2006 Schedule of Classes, including
classroom assignments, is available on the Spring
2006 Term Information page. Classroom assignments are
also posted in the front lobby.
Adding and Dropping Classes. You may add an open course
without special permission until the end of the first week
of Spring classes; during the second week, however, you may
add an open course only with permission of the instructor.
You may not add a course after the second week of the semester.
You may withdraw from any course except a required course,
a clinical course, Law Review, Moot Court, or Intensive Trial
Advocacy at any time prior to the date of the final exam or
final paper (see § 3.10(c) of the Student Handbook). There
is no tuition penalty if you drop a course during the first
two weeks of classes. You will not receive a tuition refund,
however, if you drop a course after the second week of classes.
Exam Schedule. A copy of the Spring 2006 exam schedule
is available on the Spring
2006 Term Information page. Please see the announcement
below concerning a recent change in academic policy concerning
exam rescheduling. Alos, please note that you are permitted
to register for courses with exams scheduled at the same time;
one exam will be rescheduled for you. If you believe you have
an exam conflict or other circumstance justifying the rescheduling
of an exam (see Student Handbook sections 7.2 and 7.3), please
Trial Advocacy Section Assignments. If you are registered
for Trial Advocacy 1 or Trial Advocacy 2 for the Spring semester,
a list of section assignments is available on the Spring
2006 Term Information page.
Bookstore Hours. The bookstore's hours are available
on the Spring
2006 Term Information page. Please note that the bookstore
will not be open on Monday, January 16, due to the Law School's
observance of Martin Luther King Day.
2005-2006 Academic Calendar. The academic calendar
for the Spring semester is linked
to this page.
ASP Small Group Sessions. Information about the Academic
Support Program, including membership criteria for ASP small
group sessions and the process for petitioning into the small
groups, is linked
to this page. For more information about the Academic
Support Program and study resources, please visit the ASP
[REMAINDER OF RECORD PAGE WILL BE POSTED SOON.]
Joke of the Week. "Delusions of grandeur make
me feel a lot better about myself." (Jane Wagner)
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Chicago,"
by Carl Sandburg.