Academic Calendar Reminder.
Law School classes are canceled on Friday, April
, for Good Friday.
Early Bird Bar Preparation Program.
present four free lectures to all third-year and fourth-year
students. You do not need to be signed up for the regular
BAR/BRI program to attend these lectures. The first lecture,
presented by Prof. Conviser, will be an overview of the
bar exam and will help demystify the exam and preparation
process. Prof. Conviser will also discuss (and try to
allay concerns about) upcoming changes to the essay portion
of the Illinois bar exam. The Saturday lectures will cover
three topics on the Illinois bar exam – Equity, Secured
Transactions, and Evidence. These lectures are not meant
to replace a commercial bar course, but are meant as a
way to jump start the bar exam preparation process.
Tuesday, April 3: Overview of the Illinois
Bar Exam (Richard Conviser), 12:45-1:45pm, Auditorium.
Saturday, April 7: Equity (Richard Conviser),
Saturday, April 14: UCC Article 9:
Secured Transactions (Michael Spak), 10:00am-12:30pm,
Rm. C50. Evidence: Hearsay (Bill Elward), 1:30-4:00pm,
Bar Exam Preparation Courses. We have a new Bar
Exam Preparation web page for students. Please review
the site for information on bar preparation courses.
Thanks to Gabriela Reyes-Noyola for her work on pulling
the information together.
Trial Team Tryouts. Tryouts for the Chicago-Kent
Trial Advocacy Team will be held on Wednesday,
April 18, 5:30-8:00pm in the Chicago-Kent Courtroom.
All students (including first-year students) are eligible.
Preparation: Each student should read problem
9.8 (People v. Michael Miller) in Materials in Trial
Advocacy. If you do not have a copy of this book,
a copy of the problem will be on reserve in the Library.
You should be prepared to perform one opening statement
(prosecution or defense), a portion of one direct examination
of either the victim or the defendant, a portion of
one cross examination of either the victim or the defendant,
and one closing argument (prosecution or defense). The
opening and closing arguments should be about 5 minutes
each; the direct and cross examinations should be about
3-5 minutes each.
Summer 2007 Schedule. The Summer 2007 schedule
of classes and Registration Bulletin will be available
outside the third floor cafeteria and through the Student
Portal web page on Wednesday, April 4.
Spring 2007 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.
•Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests: April 3-April
16. 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 complete the Final Exam Reschedule
form. The form will be available beginning Tuesday,
April 3. To complete the form, log into your Webmail
account, click on the Web for Students icon, and
navigate to the Final Exam Reschedule form. The deadline
for submitting an exam reschedule request is Monday,
April 16, at 5:00 pm. This deadline will be strictly
enforced. If your request is approved, you will
be notified later this semester of the rescheduled date,
time, and location of your exam.
Under current policy, 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: April 3-April 16.
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 Tuesday, April 3. To register, log into
account, click on the Web for Students icon, and
navigate to the Register for Exams on Computer form.
The deadline for registering to take your exams on
computer is Monday, April 16, at 5:00 pm. This deadline
will be strictly enforced.
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.
•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,
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.
Change of Division Requests. Students wishing
to request a change of division for next academic year
(e.g., from evening division to full-time or part-time
day division, or vice versa) should consult the instructions
for doing so on the Registrar's
Record page. The request form will be available
beginning Wednesday, March 28. The deadline for submitting
the form is Monday, April 16, at 5:00 pm.
Student Services Office Move. The Office of Student
Services is now located in Rm. 310A, towards the front
of the Alumni Affairs & Development Suite. Please
stop by to see Mindi Mysliwiec, our Director of Academic
Administration and Student Affairs, in Rm.310A if you
have questions or need information on any student services