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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of August 13, 2007
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Fall 2007 Initial Reading Assignments: Updated List Available. Reading assignments for the first week of the Fall semester are available on the Fall 2007 Term Information page -- click here, or go to the main Student Portal page and click on the Fall '07 link under "Academic term information." (Please note: The list of initial assignments has been updated since it was first posted last week, and may be updated again if we receive additional assignments.) Not all professors submit initial assignments, so do not be concerned if there is no listing for one or more of your Fall courses. The list of initial assignments may be updated periodically if we receive additional assignments.

If you have not yet returned to school, you may ask the bookstore to hold your Fall course materials for you until you arrive, or for an extra fee you may request that the books be mailed to you. If you would like to take advantage of either of these options, call the bookstore at 312/906-5605. In addition, you may order your course books over the Internet by clicking on the Bookstore link on the Student Portal page.

Fall 2007 Course Information Updates. This document will be posted on Monday, August 13.

Bookstore Hours. This document will be posted on Monday, August 13.

Spring 2007 CALI Award Winners. This document will be posted on Monday, August 13.

London Law Consortium: Brochures Available. Chicago-Kent offers a semester of legal study in London each Spring semester as part of a consortium with six other schools. If you are interested in the London Law Consortium for the Spring 2008 semester, please pick up a copy of the program brochure from Denise Lang outside my office (Suite 320C). Spaces in the program will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We must submit to the program administrators completed applications from all of our participating students no later than Tuesday, September 7, 2007. If you wish to discuss the program in more detail, contact Professor David Rudstein (drudstei@kentlaw.edu; 312/906-5354).

Consider Taking Appellate Courts & Procedure. [From Prof. Steinman] All through law school you read appellate court decisions, and perhaps you plan to litigate. How much do you know about appellate review: About who can appeal, when, where, and how?; about the scope of review available before final judgment? Do you understand what the various standards of review really mean, and what standard the courts will apply to what issues? Are you sure of the degree to which the trial court record and the issues you've raised or failed to raise in the trial court limit what you can argue on appeal? Have you pondered when appellate courts feel free to make new law and when they leave law making to legislatures? or the role of intermediate appellate courts in lawmaking? Have you considered how the volume of litigation has altered how appellate courts operate (their internal procedures, their use of staff, the very structure of appellate court systems), and the implications of those changes for how appellate counsel must work? Do you know much about U.S. Supreme Court jurisdiction and certiorari policy, or the role of amicus curiae? If these questions interest you, consider taking Appellate Courts & Procedure, Mon., Tues., Thurs. 1:55-2:50 pm. We'll be using new materials by Meador, Baker, & Steinman.

Joke of the Week. "Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings." (Ed Gardner)

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "The Darkling Thrush," by Thomas Hardy.


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