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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of December 11, 2006
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Academic Calendar Reminder. Read period runs from Friday, December 8 through Monday, December 11. Exams start on Tuesday, December 12 and end on Thursday, December 21.

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. The deadlines for exam reschedule requests, and for registering to take exams on computer, have now passed.

•Availability of Professors' Old Exams. Many professors make their old exams available for students to review. 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). Exams dating from 1992 and before are bound in volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the Library.

•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 Mindi Mysliwiec (312/906-5005) 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 Section 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.

•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.

•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.

•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.

Tryouts for Thurgood Marshall National Trial Competition. Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14 from 4:00-6:00 pm on both days in the Marovitz Courtroom on the first floor. All Chicago-Kent students are eligible for the tryouts. For more details, see the flyer on the table outside the third-floor cafeteria, or contact Judge Erickson at derickson@kentlaw.edu.

Spring 2007 Registration.
The initial registration period is now over. If you have not already done so, please log back into the online registration system (available through the Spring 2007 Term Page) to see what classes you were admitted into. You may make adjustments to your schedule through the end of the second week of the Spring semester.

Please note the following schedule change:

*Legal Writing 4: Environmental Law (Prof. Sanders, 432-055) has been moved from Tuesday nights to Thursday nights, 6:00-8:50 pm.

The following Spring courses have been canceled due to inadequate enrollment:

*International Commercial Litigation (235-001)
*Civil RICO (279-051 and 641-051)
*State Constitutional Law (609-081)

A revised Spring schedule, with course and exam grids, is available through the Spring 2007 Term Page. Print copies are also available outside the third floor cafeteria.

Spring 2007 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials. A list of initial reading assignments for Spring 2007 courses will be posted on the Student Portal page (click on the Spring '06 link) no later than Thursday, December 21. Assignments not received by December 21 will be posted as we receive them.

You may ask the Bookstore to hold your Spring course books for you when they arrive, or for an extra fee you may request that the books be mailed to you over the holiday break. 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 web by clicking on the Bookstore link on the Student Portal page.

Joke of the Week. The two rules for success in business are: (1) Never tell them everything you know.

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "There's a certain slant of light," by Emily Dickinson.

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