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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Weeks of July 3 & 10, 2006
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Summer 2006 Exams.

Exam Schedule.
The final exams for the Summer term are listed in the Schedule of Classes available here. You will be notified of the classroom assignments for your exams prior to the start of exam period.

Exam Reschedule Requests. The Student Handbook requires that you take your final exams at the times scheduled unless you have an exam conflict (as defined below), or you have a "serious illness or other extraordinary or compelling reason" beyond your control. If you have an exam conflict or believe you have other reasons justifying the rescheduling of an exam, please contact Amanda Kastern ( no later than Tuesday, July 11, 2006.

Under the new policy adopted by the faculty in December, a student is deemed to have an "exam conflict" if the student has two exams at the same time, or has two or more exams within 24 hours (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., or at 6:00 p.m. and 1:15 the following afternoon). A conflict does not exist if two exams are scheduled exactly 24 hours apart (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. one morning and 8:30 a.m. the next morning).

•Exams on Computer Sign-up. Many professors allow students to take their exams on computer (either lab computers or students' own laptops, or both). Registration for taking exams on computer will begin on Thursday, July 6 and will end on Wednesday, July 12. To register beginning July 6, log into your Webmail account, click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the appropriate form.

Class Ranks for Spring 2006. The class ranks as of the end of the Spring 2006 semester have been posted and are available through Web for Students.

New Chicago-Kent Law Review Members. I'm happy to report that the students listed below have been invited to join the Chicago-Kent Law Review based on their academic performance:

Frank H. Bieszczat Rajeev Khurana
Joseph A. Brabender Dana E. Lobelle
Amy Z. Chiang Michael N. Loterstein
Jennifer C. Erhard Rice Lindsey N. Marcus
Jessica K. Fender Rachel E. Moran
Jedediah B. Forkner Jamie T. Newton
Caleb S. Fox Troy D. Smith
Joshua A. Gad-Harf Sarah F. Suma
Hunter Hogan Paula K. Villela
Jonathan R. Kanter Elena N. Vranas
Elizabeth C. Katzman Kristin M. Weber

London Law Consortium: Brochures Available. Chicago-Kent offers a semester of legal study in London each Spring semester as part of a consortium with six other schools. If you are interested in the London Law Consortium for the Spring 2007 semester, please pick up a copy of the program brochure from Denise Lang outside my office (Suite 320C). Spaces in the program will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We must submit to the program administrators completed applications from all of our participating students no later than Tuesday, September 5, 2006. If you wish to discuss the program in more detail, contact Professor David Rudstein (; 312/906-5354).

Orientation Leaders and Mentors Wanted.
Each year, entering students tell us that much of their most informative and valuable information comes from other students. As someone who has been there, your advice can be critical to the success of our incoming class. As an Orientation Leader, your tasks may include leading a lunch discussion with a group of students on the first day of Orientation (Monday, August 21); helping take ID photos; answering questions and giving advice; and whatever other help we end up needing. As a Mentor, you will be paired with one or two first-year students to provide one-on-one advice and guidance about adjusting to the law school experience.

If interested in being a mentor: Fill out the online form linked to this page by July 28, 2006. You will be contacted with your match information before or during Orientation week.

If interested in being an Orientation Leader: Please e-mail me at with the following information:

-Are you available to lead a lunch discussion with a group of students (divided by Legal Writing section) on Monday, August 21, 12:00-1:00? (If so, please provide the name of your first-year Legal Writing professor.)
-Are you available to assist with ID photos on Monday, August 21, 1:00-3:00 pm, and/or 7:20-8:00 pm?
-Are you available for general assistance with Orientation activities on Tuesday, August 22 and/or Wednesday, August 23?

Notice to Recent Graduates. If you are graduating this semester, please read the information below about your Kent e-mail, printing, and network accounts and your locker. If you have any questions, please let me know. Note: If you are not graduating this semester, you will keep your e-mail account and locker until you graduate.

E-mail and Network Accounts. Printing accounts will be terminated on Monday, May 22. E-mail and network accounts will be terminated on Monday, July 31 (the Monday after the summer bar exam). However, IIT offers a free e-mail service to all alumni. More information about alumni e-mail accounts will be e-mailed to you at a later date, and will be posted on the Computer Center's Record page. The alumni accounts will likely be created in early July. (Note: The e-mail address on the account will *not* be the same as your current Kentlaw e-mail address -- it will be an IIT address.)

Clearing Out Lockers. Please clear your lockers out no later than Tuesday, August 1. Anything left in lockers after that date will be removed. If you are unable to clear your locker out by that date, please contact me to make arrangeents for your locker contents to be set aside for you.

Joke of the Week. Question: What do you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? Answer: Pumpkin pi.

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Ode, July 4, 1857," by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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