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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of January 16, 2006
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Welcome Back!
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 Spring 2006 Term Information page. (Please note: The list of initial assignments has been updated since it was first posted.)

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 contact me.

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 web site.

[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.
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