Spring 2007 Schedule and Registration.
•Final Spring 2007 Schedule and Registration Bulletin.
The final schedule and Registration Bulletin for the Spring
2007 semester are now available outside the third floor
cafeteria. Online versions are also available through the
(click on the Spring 2007 link), or by clicking
will run from Tuesday, November 21 through Tuesday, November
28. You may register at any time during that period
Registration will take place through the Online Registration
system (linked to the Students Portal page and the Spring
2007 Term page). After the end of the registration period,
the registration requests will be processed according to
each student's registration priority. In other words, registration
will not be conducted on a first-come, first served basis;
as long as you register during the designated period, you
will have an equal chance of being admitted to a class as
other students within your registration priority group.
•Registration for First-Year Students.
Although first-year students have set schedules, you still
must register for your Spring courses using the Online Registration
system. Please be careful to register for the doctrinal
classes listed for your current section, and for the Legal
Writing section taught by your current professor.
Academic Calendar Reminder.
Thanksgiving vacation runs
from Thursday, November 23, through Sunday, November 26.
Fall 2006 Final Exams.
The final exam schedule for
the current semester is available
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 runs through Sunday,
November 26. To register, log into your Webmail account,
click on Web for Students, and navigate to the appropriate
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.
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).
Illinois Bar Exam: Q&A with Bar Examiners Rescheduled.
The session for third-year and fourth-year students, originally
scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, has been rescheduled
for Tuesday, January 23, 2007, from 12:00-1:00 pm (for day
students) and 5:00-5:50 pm (for evening students). The bar
examiners will provide information and answer questions
from students in their final year of school concerning the
completion of the bar application process and the character
and fitness process. A separate session will be held early
in the Spring semester for first-year students.
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
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. Question:
How do you make
a turkey float? Answer:
A couple of scoops of ice
cream, some root beer, and a lot of turkey!
Poem of the Week.
This week's poem is "Days
We Would Rather Know," by Michael Blumenthal