Academic Calendar Reminder. Thanksgiving vacation
runs from Thursday, November 22, through Sunday, November 25.
Roundtable. Dean Krent invites students to join him on Monday, November 26,
at 12:00 noon (Rm. 800), when alumnus Robert G. Hershenhorn, Class of 1968, will
be our fourth Dean's Roundtable speaker. Mr. Hershenhorn is Chairman of the First
Bank & Trust Company of Illinois, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hershenhorn
Bancorporation. Lunch will be served.
Spaces at the Roundtable are limited
and will be available on a first-to-respond basis, with preference to J.D. students.
If you would like to attend, you must reserve a spot with Insa Blanke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She will confirm your registration. Also, please let her know if you have any
Spring 2008 Schedule and Registration.
Spring 2008 Schedule and Registration Bulletin. The final Spring 2008
schedule, the Registration Bulletin, and the course and exam grids are available
by clicking here for
the Spring 2008 Term page or by going to the main Students
Portal page (click on the Spring '08 link). Print copies are available outside
the third floor cafeteria.
*Law of Privacy
(Prof. De Armond): This class will meet TTh 4:00-5:25pm (not 4:00-5:50pm).
Property & Antitrust seminar (Prof. Harris): To take this seminar, you
must have taken Antitrust or one intelletual property course.
Instructions. To register, go to the Spring
2008 Term page and click on the "Online Registration" link beginning
next Tuesday. Registration will run from Tuesday, November 20 through Tuesday,
November 27. 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 Friday, November 30. 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 Friday, November 30 to learn what classes
you have been admitted into.
•Registration for First-Year Students.
Although first-year students have set schedules, you still must register for your
Spring courses using the Online Registration system. Please be careful to register
for the doctrinal classes listed for your current section, and for the Legal Writing
section taught by your current professor.
ASP Teachers' Assistant Applications
for Spring 2008. If you are interested in being a Teachers' Assistant for
a first-year class next semester, please submit an application by Tuesday, November
27, 2007. A complete application includes an application form, unofficial transcript,
and a recent resume. You can find more information about job responsibilities,
grade requirements, compensation, and the application forms by clicking
Fall 2007 Final Exams.
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.
The period is now closed for requesting an exam reschedule due to an exam conflict
or other reason. We are now processing the requests. If you submitted a request,
we will notify you of our response as soon as possible.
Registration. The period is now closed for exam method registration.
Notice About Exam Methods: Beginning this semeser, we changed our "default"
assumption as to how you will take your exams. Assuming your professor has authorized
you to take the exam on computer, the default setting is now that you will take
the exam on laptop. During the exam method registration period, you were able
to change this either to hand writing or lab computer, if you wished. If you did
nothing during the exam method registration period, then you are registered to
take the exam on your laptop computer (assuming your professor authorized exams
Notice to Hand Writers: Beginning this semester, students
who are hand writing an exam will be placed in the same room used by laptop users
for that exam. Hand writers will no longer be segregated in their own room. We
will provide free ear plugs to any hand writers who believe they may be distracted
by the sound of the laptops.
Notice About SofTest: Students taking
exams on laptop must download and install the SofTest exam-taking program. You
will receive information from the Computer Center about when and how to do this.
Even though you do not need to submit an Exam Method Registration form to use
your laptop for exams, you do need to download and install SofTest.
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 opt 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. 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
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
Teaching Evaluations. 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.
Joke of the Week. "Confidence is what you have
before you understand the problem." (Woody Allen)
Poem of the
Week. This week's poem is "Yes,"
by John Ashbery.