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Week of December 22, 2008
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Happy Holidays! I wish all of you a joyous (and restful) holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you next month.

Spring 2009 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials. Reading assignments for the first week of the Spring semester are now available on the Spring 2009 Term Information page -- click here, or go to the main Student Portal page and click on the Spring '09 link under "Academic term information." Print copies are available on the table outside the third floor cafeteria.

Not all professors submit initial assignments, so do not be concerned if there is no listing for one or more of your Spring courses. The list of initial assignments may be updated periodically if we receive additional assignments.

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.

Spring 2009 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 2009 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 changes, corrections, and cancellations. A revised schedule (available through the Spring 2009 Term Page and outside the third floor cafeteria) has been issued incorporating these revisions.

Class cancellations
The following Spring classes have been canceled due to inadequate enrollment:
Alternative Dispute Resolution (575-51): Tu 6:00-7:50 pm.
Asylum & Refugee Law (658-1): M 9:35-11:25 am.
Capital Punishment & Judicial Process (642-51): M 7:35-9:25 pm.
Chicago Legal Clinic Practicum (238-1).
Civil RICO (279-51): Th 6:00-7:50 pm.
Comparative Tort Law (473-1 & 652-1): W 10:40-11:30 am.
Genetics & the Law (298-51): TTh 6:00-7:25 pm.
Gift & Estate Tax (368-51): Tu 6:00-7:50 pm.
Habeas Corpus (684-81): M 4:00-5:50 pm.
Military Law (610-81): W 4:00-5:50 pm.

Changes & corrections
*Professional Responsibility (day section): The course number was listed incorrectly. It is 415-1 (not 415-81, which is the number for the evening section of the course).
*Advanced Bankruptcy: This class has been renamed "Advanced Bankruptcy: Corporate Reorganizations" to reflect more accurately the scope of the course. In addition, there will be no final exam for the course.
*Constitutional Law & Religion seminar: The course number was listed incorrectly. It is 644-81 (not 632-81, which is the number for Int'l/Comp. Labor/Empl. Law).
*Clinic classes: the Law Offices will not be able to offer either the Business Transactions clinics or the Immigration Law clinics in the Spring 2009 semester.
*Estates & Trusts (day section): This class was incorrectly shown on the day division grid as meeting Mon./Wed. As indicated in the actual Spring schedule, it will meet Tues./Thurs. 9:35-11:35am.

Joke of the Week. Question: What kind of candle burns longer, a red candle or a green candle? Answer: Neither - candles always burn shorter!

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Snow-Bound," by John Greenleaf Whittier.


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