Law Week Activities.
The Student Bar Association
has a great line-up of events for Law Week, starting on Monday, March 24, with
Dean Krent's annual State of the Law School Address and culminating on Saturday,
March 29, with the Barrister's Ball. Click
for a list of all the events and more details (look under Upcoming Events
on the right side of the page).Summer 2008 Class Schedule.
Summer 2008 Schedule of Classes will be released early in the week of March 24
-- check back here.Change of Division Requests: March 26-April 4.
Students wishing to request a change of division for the Fall semester (e.g.,
from evening division to full-time or part-time day division, or vice versa) should
submit a Change of Division request. The form will be available beginning Wednesday,
March 26. To complete the form, log into your Webmail
, click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the Change of
Division form. The deadline for submitting the form is Friday, April 4, at
. Changes are permitted on a space-available basis. If all students
can be accommodated, all will be permitted to change divisions; if all students
cannot be accommodated, a lottery drawing will be held to determine which students
will be permitted to change. We will notify you as soon as possible after April
4 whether your request is approved.Spring 2008 Final Exams.•Exam
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 2-April 11.
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 Wednesday, April 2. 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 Friday,
April 11, at 5:00 pm
. If your request is approved, you will be notified later
this semester of the rescheduled date, time, and location of your exam.
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
Method Registration: April 2 - April 11.
Students have three choices for
taking most exams: hand writing the exam, taking the exam on their own laptop
computer, or taking the exam on a lab computer. Some professors do not permit
one or more of these options (e.g., some require all students to hand write the
Assuming your professor has authorized you to take the exam on computer,
we will assume you are taking the exam on your own laptop. You need to register
your exam-taking method only
if you wish to hand-write the exam, or take
it on a lab computer (subject to space availability). Please check with your professor
if you are uncertain whether computer use will be permitted for your exam.
you wish to register to take an exam by hand or on a lab comuter, log into your
click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the Exam Method Registration
form. The form will be available beginning Wednesday, April 2. The deadline for
submitting an exam method request is Friday, April 11, at 5:00 pm
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.Notice 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.Notice
to Hand Writers:
Students who are hand writing an exam will be placed in the
same room used by laptop users for that exam. Hand writers will not be put in
a separate room. We will provide free ear plugs to any hand writers who believe
they may be distracted by the sound of the laptops.•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.Early Bird Bar Preparation Program for Kent Students.
will present four free lectures to all third-year and fourth-year students. You
do not need to be signed up for the regular BAR/BRI program to attend these lectures,
and you do not need to RSVP if you plan to attend. These lectures are not meant
to replace a commercial bar course, but are meant as a way to jump start the bar
exam preparation process. Saturday, March 29:
Commercial Law (Commercial
Paper and Secured Transactions) (Prof. Jason Kilborn), 10:00am - 1:00pm, Rm. 590
(overflow room: 510).Sunday, March 30:
Introduction to the Illinois
Bar Exam and Torts (Prof. Richard Conviser), 1:00 - 3:00pm, Auditorium.Saturday,
Evidence (focusing on Hearsay) (Prof. Bill Elward), 10:00am - 12:00
noon, Rm. 590 (overflow room: 510).Saturday, April 5:
Practice Test (MPT) Workshop (Prof. Michael Spak), 1:00 - 3:30pm, Rm. 590 (overflow
room: 510).Bar Exam Preparation Courses.
For information on bar
exam preparation courses, click
.Joke of the Week.
If someone tries to fail and succeeds,
which did he do?Poem of the Week.
This week's poem is "Forgotten
Planet," by Doug Dorph