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Weeks of November 20, 2006
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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 main Students Portal page (click on the Spring 2007 link), or by clicking here.

•Registration Instructions.
Registration 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.

•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 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).

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. 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. 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.

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