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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Weeks of November 13, 2006
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Academic Calendar Reminder. Thanksgiving vacation runs from Thursday, November 23, through Sunday, November 26.

Fall 2006 Final Exams.

•Exam Schedule. The final exam schedule for the current semester is available here. You will be notified of the classroom assignments for your exams prior to the start of exam period.

•Exams on Computer Sign-Up: November 13-26. 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 begins on Monday, November 13 and runs through Sunday, November 26. To register, log into your Webmail account, click on Web for Students, and navigate to the appropriate form.

Notice About Borrowing Laptops from the Computer Center: The Computer Center has a limited supply of laptop computers reserved for use in emergency situations that arise during exam period. Please contact me if you register to take an exam on laptop, and your laptop suffers unexpected problems that cannot be remedied before your exam. The Computer Center's laptops also may be used (subject to availability) if your computer has problems immediately before or during an exam, as long as the problem is not due to your failing to properly configure or register your laptop to run the SofTest program. (SofTest is the program all students are required to use for taking exams on computer; the Computer Center will email and post information separately about the SofTest program.) Because of limited supply, the Computer Center's laptops are not available for general loaning purposes during exam period, including to students who do not own a laptop or are Mac users. However, if you have exceptional circumstances that you believe justify borrowing a laptop for an exam, please contact me to discuss your situation.

•Exam Reschedule Requests. The period for requesting an exam reschedule has now closed.

•Availability of Professors' Old Exams. Many professors make their old exams available for students to review. Exams dating from 1992 and before are bound in volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the Library. Exams after 1992 are available online by going to http://library.kentlaw.edu/Services/students.htm and clicking on the Exam Database link (under Resources).

Spring 2007 Schedule. The Spring 2007 preliminary schedule is linked to this page. The final schedule will be issued early in the week of November 13. Please note: The preliminary schedule was issued last April (prior to registration for the current Fall 2006 semester), and changes will be made to the schedule before it is finalized.

Illinois Bar Exam: Q&A with Bar Examiners. The session for third-year and fourth-year students, originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, will be rescheduled to a date early in the Spring semester. The new date will be announced here when it has been set. A separate session will be held early in the Spring semester for first-year students.

Teaching Evaluations. Teaching evaluations will be distributed in the coming weeks to elicit students' opinions about the quality of teaching at the Law School. Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses. The evaluations are also considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors. Evaluations are anonymous and will not be available to professors until grades are turned in. Note about Legal Writing 3 Evaluations: We will be asking students in Legal Writing 3 this semester to evaluate the class through an online form rather than the traditional paper format. If you are taking Legal Writing 3 this semester, you will receive more information about this from your professor.

Joke of the Week. If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "To be of use," by Marge Piercy.
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