Trial Team Tryouts.
the Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Team will be held on
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30-8:00pm
Chicago-Kent Courtroom. All students (including first-year
students) are eligible. Preparation:
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.
Spring 2007 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.
•Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests: April 3-April
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
, 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
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
, 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
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.
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
. The request form will be available
beginning Wednesday, March 28. The deadline for submitting
the form is Monday, April 16, at 5:00 pm
Summer 2007 Registration.
The Summer 2007 Registration
Bulletin, including the Schedule of Classes and information
about applying for Summer clinical programs, is available
outside the third floor cafeteria. Online versions are
also available on the Student
(click on the Summer '07 link near the
top), or by clicking
Registration for Summer classes will take place from
Wednesday, April 11 through Monday, April 16
You may register at any time during that period. To
register, go to the Student
and click on the Online Registration
link. You can use any computer with Internet access,
either inside or outside the Law School.
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. Evening Division students have priority
over Day Division students for Summer registration.
Within divisions, registration priority is based on
anticipated graduation date, with the earliest graduation
date having the highest priority.
To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you
must check the Online Registration site on or after
Wednesday, April 18. Registering for a class during
the initial registration period is no guarantee that
you will be admitted to the class -- you must check
the web site on or after Wednesday, April 18 to learn
what classes you have been admitted to.
Fall 2007 Preliminary Schedule.
schedule of classes for the Fall 2007 semester will
be distributed late in the week of April 16 outside
the third floor cafeteria; an online version will be
available on the main Student
. The final schedule and Registration
Bulletin will be issued the following week.
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.
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