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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 2010 Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials. A list of initial reading assignments for Spring 2010 courses is posted on the Spring 2010 Term Page (also available through the main Student Portal Page). 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 materials over the web by clicking on the Bookstore link on the Student Portal Page.

Spring 2010 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 2010 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 2010 Term Page and outside the third floor cafeteria) has been issued incorporating these revisions.

First-year - Section B schedule change: Please note the following change to the schedule for Section B in the Spring: We are moving the Wednesday session of Civil Procedure from Wednesday morning to Tuesday morning; and we are moving the Tuesday sessions of Legal Writing 2 (Prof. Greenberg's section and Prof. Knowles' section) from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning.  (Note: If you are enrolled in a 4:00 section of Legal Writing, your Legal Writing schedule will not change -- only your Civil Procedure schedule.)  Here is the new Section B schedule:

Civil Procedure (258-02 - Prof. Steinman):  Mon./Tues./Thurs. 9:45-11:20am
Legal Writing 2 (260-03 & 260-04, Profs. Greenberg & Knowles): Wed. 9:35-11:25am / Fri. 10:40-11:35am [no change for students enrolled in 4:00 sections of Legal Writing 2]
Legislation (206-02 - Prof. Heyman): Tues. 1:55-3:20pm / Fri. 12:50-2:15 pm [no change]
(261-02 - Prof. Harding): Mon./Wed./Thurs. 12:50-2:05pm [no change]

Trial Advocacy 2: Due to popular demand, we have revived the Saturday section of Trial Advocacy 2 (558-83), which had previously been canceled due to low enrollment.

Class cancellations: The following Spring classes/sections have been canceled due to inadequate enrollment.

Access to Justice & Technology (671-81)
Agency Law (277-51)
Asset Protection Planning (220-51)
Class Actions and Civil RICO (221-51)
Complex Business Litigation (272-51)
International Commercial Litigation (235-81)
Mediation (evening section) (420-51)
Stock Drop Litigation (673-51)

Family Law LL.M. and Financial Services LL.M. schedules:
The revised schedule includes the course offerings for the Family Law LL.M. and Financial Services LL.M. programs, which were unavailable when the final schedule was issued.

Additional Legal Writing 4 sections:
As announced previously, the Legal Writing program has added the following Legal Writing 4 sections to the Spring schedule:

-Legal Writing 4: Public Interest (432-09), Prof. Philips, Tues./Thurs. 4:30-5:55 pm.
-Legal Writing 4: Labor & Employment (432-58), Prof. Mendez, Mon. 5:00-7:50 pm.
-Legal Writing 4: Civil Litigation (432-59), Prof. Marko, Tues./Thurs. 6:00-7:25 pm.

-Law and Literature: The final schedule omitted the course number for this seminar. The course number is 677-81.
-Work and Family: The final schedule listed the wrong course number for the seminar version of this class. The course number is 618-81 (not 623-81).
-Business Transactions Clinic 2: This clinic is available in both a 3-credit and a 4-credit version. The final schedule incorrectly listed both versions as 3 credits. 517-01 is the 3-credit version, and 517-02 is the 4-credit version.
-Strategies in Intellectual Proprty: This class was correctly listed as 3 credits in the final schedule, but was incorrectly listed as 2 credits on the Day Division Grid.

Graduating Students: Reduced Loads and Tuition Discounts. Graduating seniors needing fewer than the minimum number of hours to graduate may take fewer credits without special permission. In addition, if you will be graduating at the end of the Spring 2010, and will be taking more than the 87 credits required to graduate, you may receive a 50% discount on each credit you take over the required 87 credits. If this affects you, please contct me by email no later than Friday, February 5, and I will arrange for the credit to be applied to your account.

Taking Courses at the Stuart School. Upper-level Chicago-Kent students are allowed to take up to two non-law, graduate-level courses, with my permission, including courses offered at the Stuart School of Business. Please contact the Registrar's office for information about the Stuart School's Spring schedule.

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