Office of Academic Administration
and Student Affairs
Asst. Dean Stephen
Week of May 15, 2006
Have a Nice Summer! Congratulations on (almost) completing
the school year. For those of you who will be back next year,
I hope you have a productive and restful summer. For those
who are graduating this semester, I look forward to seeing
you at Commencement -- and I wish you good luck on the bar
and in starting your careers.
Spring 2006 Final Exams.
Exam Schedule. The final exam schedule
for the current semester is available
here. You should have received an e-mail from the Registrar's
office with room assignments for your exams. If you have not
received that information, you can find it by logging into
your Web for Students account and clicking on the "Spring
2006" link under "Schedule" (on the left hand
menu), then scrolling down.
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 Amanda Kastern
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer 2006 Term Information.
Classroom Assignments. The Schedule of
Classes for the Summer 2006 term, including classroom assignments,
Initial Reading Assignments. A list of
initial reading assignments for Summer 2006 courses will be
available no later than Monday, May 15. It will be linked
to this page, and available on the main Student
Portal page (click on the Summer '06 link). Please
note: If a course is not listed, that means we did not
receive an initial assignment from the professor.
Fall 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 Fall semester. The
Fall 2006 Registration Bulletin, which includes the final
schedule of Fall classes and course and exam grids, is available
outside the third floor cafeteria. Online versions of these
documents, and of the preliminary Spring 2007 schedule, are
available through the online registration link and the main
Please note the following corrections/changes to the Fall
*Law, Policy & International Development: This class will
be offered with a seminar/course option (previously it was
listed only as a seminar). The class will meet Thursdays 4:00-5:50
pm. For those taking it as a course, the exam will be Thursday,
December 14, 6:00 pm. If you want to register for the class
as a course, use course number 465-081. If you want to register
for the class as a seminar, use course number 670-081. (If
you have already registered for the class as a seminar, you
do not need to re-register.)
*Environmental Law & Policy 1 (426-081): The class grids
correctly listed this course as meeting Mon./Wed. 4:00-5:25
pm; the schedule of classes listed it incorrectly as meeting
Tues./Thurs. (It will meet Mon./Wed.)
*Labor/Employment Class (266-001): The class grid correctly
listed this course as meeting Tues. 9:35-10:30 am; the schedule
of classes listed it as both Tues. and Wed. (it will meet
only on Tuesdays).
*Litigation Technology (254-081): This class will meet Saturdays,
9:00-12:00 noon, not Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm.
*Employment Discrimination (3650-001): The final exam for
Prof. Eglit's day section of Employment Discrimination will
be Monday, Dec. 18, 8:30 am (not Wednesday, Dec. 13).
*Personal Income Tax (276-051) and Remedies (280-051): The
exam dates on the evening division schedule were incorrect
for these courses. The exams will be Thursday, Dec. 21, 6:00
(the schedule listed these on the correct date, but erroneously
said it was Friday).
Fall 2006 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials.
A list of initial reading assignments for Fall 2006 courses
will be posted on the main Student
Portal page (click on the Fall '06 link) no later than
Friday, August 4.
You may ask the bookstore to hold your Fall course materials
for you when they arrive, or for an extra fee you may request
that the books be mailed to you over the summer. 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 Internet
by clicking on the Bookstore link on the Student
Joke of the Week. You don't need a parachute to go
skydiving -- you need a parachute to go skydiving twice.
(Thanks to Bill Mette for this week's joke.)
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Observation,"
by Dorothy Parker.