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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

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Academic Calendar Reminder. Please note the following dates for the closing weeks of the Spring semester:

Last day of classes: Friday, May 4
Read Period: Saturday, May 5 - Tuesday, May 8
Exam Period: Wednesday, May 9 - Friday, May 18

Fall 2007 Registration. The final Fall 2007 schedule, the Registration Bulletin, and the course and exam grids are available by clicking here or by going to the main Student Portal page (click on the Fall '07 link). Print copies are available on the table outside the third floor cafeteria. Registration will take place from Friday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 1. You may register at any time during that period.

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. To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the online registration site on or after Thursday, May 3. Registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you will be admitted into the class – you must check the web site on or after Thursday, May 3 to learn what classes you have been admitted into.

Spring 2008 Preliminary Schedule. The preliminary schedule of classes for the Spring 2008 semester is available by clicking here or by going to the main Student Portal page (click on the Spring '08 link). Print copies are available outside the third floor cafeteria. Please note: This schedule is only preliminary – there will be additions to the class list and other changes made before the schedule is finalized. The final schedule will be issued during the Fall 2007 semester, when registration for Spring 2008 classes will also take place. If you have any questions or comments about the preliminary schedule, please feel free to contact me by e-mail (SSOWLE), phone (6-5282), or by stopping by my office (Rm. 320).

Intensive Trial Advocacy. Please note that registration for both the August 2007 and the January 2008 sessions of Intensive Trial Advocacy take place as part of Fall 2007 registration. See the listing for Intensive Trial Advocacy in the preliminary Schedule of Classes for details.

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 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.

•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.

•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.

•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.

•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.

Dean for a Day Karaoke Event. Dean for a Day student Jessie Augustyn has arranged for food and karaoke to be available on Thursday, May 3, 4:00–6:00pm in the second floor cafeteria. It should be a great time!

Joke of the Week. "I took up meditation. I like to have an espresso first just to make it more interesting." (Betsy Salkind)

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Immortality," Lisel Mueller.


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