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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of December 10, 2007
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Academic Calendar Reminder. Read period runs from Friday, December 7 through Tuesday, December 11. Exams start on Wednesday, December 12 and end on Friday, December 21.

Fall 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.

•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 Library.

•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 Jenna Moroney (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.

•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.

•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.

•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.

Spring 2008 Registration. The initial registration period is now over. If you have not already done so, please log back into the online registration system (available through the Spring 2008 Term Page) to see what classes you were admitted into. You may make adjustments to your schedule through the end of the second week of the Spring semester.

Please note the following schedule change:

Changes/corrections to J.D. schedule:
*Animal Law seminar (Prof. Harley): The course number was omitted from the schedule. It is 676-081.
*Law of Privacy (Prof. De Armond): This class will meet TTh 4:00-5:25pm (not 4:00-5:50pm).
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Intellectual Property & Antitrust seminar (Prof. Harris): To take this seminar, you must have taken Antitrust or one intelletual property course.
*Legal Writing 4: An additional section, 432-009, has been added to the schedule. It will meet Mon./Wed. 4:00-5:25pm and will focus on Real Estate and Commercial Law. Prof. Brest van Kempen will teach the new section.
*Strategies in Intellectual Property (Prof. Holbrook): The note appended to the listing for this course should have stated that it is open only to I.P. certificate students graduating in December 2008 (not 2007) or earlier.

Changes/corrections to LL.M. schedule:
*On the Financial Services schedule, Banking Law has been moved to Tuesday nights (from Wednesdays), and Money Managers has been moved to Wednesday nights (from Tuesdays).
*The Family Law LL.M. schedule is now available on the revised final schedule of classes (click on the link above).

Spring 2008 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials. A list of initial reading assignments for Spring 2008 courses will be posted on the Spring 2008 Term Page (also available through the main Student Portal Page) no later than Friday, December 21. Assignments not received by December 21 will be posted as we receive them.

You may ask the Bookstore to hold your Spring course books for you when they arrive, or for an extra fee you may request that the books be mailed to you over the holiday break. If you would like to take advantage of either of these options, stop by the bookstore before you leave, or call the bookstore at 312/906-5605. In addition, you may order your course books over the web by clicking on the Bookstore link on the Student Portal page.

Joke of the Week. Question: How do you get down from an elephant? Answer: You don't -- you get down from a duck.

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Sympathy," by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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