Summer 2011 Exams.
The final exams for the Summer term are listed in the Schedule of Classes available here
. You can check your personal exam schedule, and exam room assignments, by logging into your Webmail account
, clicking on the Web for Students icon, and navigating to the Summer 2011 link under Schedule.
•Exam Reschedule Requests.
The period is now closed for requesting an exam reschedule.
•Exam Method Registration.
The period is now closed for exam method registration.
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.
In addition, you must download the new version of SofTest even if you have an older version from a prior semester. You cannot use older versions of the program - you must have the new version of SofTest.
We are now able to support Mac laptop users "natively" for exams with SofTest. If you have chosen lab computers in the past because you own a Mac, you no longer need to do so.
Unless a professor specifies otherwise, SofTest is configured to lock students out of other programs and services on their computers for the duration of the exam. This means that, unless a professor specifically authorizes access, students will not have access to notes, outlines, or other materials stored on their hard drive or the network.
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 Dean Sowle 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 Dean Sowle 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.
Spring 2011 Class Ranks/GPA Cut-offs.
The class ranks as of the end of the Spring 2011 semester have been posted and are available through Web for Students (go into your Webmail account
, click on Web for Students, then click on the "Spring 2011" link under "Grades and Rank" on the left hand menu). For those of you who just graduated, this information constitutes your final GPA and class rank. The GPA cut-offs as of the end of the Spring 2011 semester are available by clicking here
Spring 2011 CALI Awards.
The CALI Excellence for the Future Award, sponsored by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, is given to the student or students who receive the highest grade in each section of each course. The CALI award winners for Spring 2011 courses are available by clicking here
. If a section or a course is not listed, that means the professor elected not to give a CALI award, or we have not yet heard from the professor. Congratulations to all of you who received an award - you should be proud of your achievement.
New Chicago-Kent Law Review Members.
I'm happy to report that the students listed below have been invited to join the Chicago-Kent Law Review based on their academic performance:
||Sarah E. Marfisi
||Michael L. Mason
|Amanda Del Carlo
||Samuel D. Mustain
||Jennifer N. Nimry
|Kyle P. Gillen
||Sylvia St. Clair
Moot Court Honor Society Summer Candidacy Program. The problem and research materials for the Moot Court Honor Society Summer Candidacy Program will be posted at http://summer.chicagokentmootcourt.net/ on Wednesday, July 20. The web site also explains who is elgible to participate in the program. The brief will be due on Monday, August 8. Oral arguments will be held just prior to the beginning of the Fall semester, on Thursday, August 18 and/or Friday, August 19. The website currently contains more information about the competition, as well as last year's problem and rules. For more information, contact either Richard Madison (email@example.com), the incoming President of the Moot Court Honor Society, or Professor Kent Streseman (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Director of the Appellate Advocacy Program.
Notices to Graduating Seniors. If you are graduating this semester, please read the information below about your Kent email and network accounts, and your locker. If you have any questions, please let me know. Note: If you are not graduating this semester, you will keep your e-mail account and locker until you graduate.
•Email and Network Accounts. Email and network accounts will be deactivated on Monday, August 1, at 11:50pm (the first Monday after the July bar exam).
If you would like to save your emails, you may download a .pst file of your inbox, following the instructions here. Please note that you must be on campus in order to download your .pst file, as you need access to the Chicago-Kent server for the download. Moreover, please be sure to have a flash drive or recordable CD on which to save your emails, as the files are generally too large to send by email. It is your responsibility to make a backup of your emails to a .pst file. If you have questions, please contact the Center for Law and Computers at email@example.com or 312-906-5300.
As a Chicago-Kent graduate, the Alumni Association is pleased to offer an e-mail forwarding service using an @alumni.kentlaw.edu email address. This service is available through the Alumni Online Community (see below) and allows you to choose a firstname.lastname@example.org address that will be forwarded to your specified personal email account (e.g. gmail, yahoo, or work e-mail, etc). Your username can be your current kentlaw.edu username or you can create a new one.
The advantage of the e-mail forwarding is that once you give your forwarding address to friends and colleagues, you’ll no longer have to notify everyone in your address book of a new or discontinued e-mail address; you can simply update the email account to which the email forwarding address sends to by logging into the Alumni Online Community. Please note that any emails sent to your current @kentlaw.edu address DO NOT automatically get sent to your alumni forwarding address. You must notify your contacts of your new address.
In order to access e-mail forwarding, you must sign up for the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community, which, in addition to email forwarding, allows you to update your alumni information, search the alumni directory, join groups, network with fellow alumni, and keep up-to-date with all the news and events at Chicago-Kent. Accounts for May 2010 graduates will be available by mid-July. Click here to sign up now and we will send you your login information when you have access! For questions or concerns, please contact the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association at email@example.com or 312-906-5240.
•Clearing Out Lockers. Please clear your lockers out no later than Monday, August 1. Anything left in lockers after that date will be removed. If you are unable to clear your locker out by that date, please contact me to make arrangements for your locker contents to be set aside for you. Note: This applies only to graduating students. If you are not graduating, you do not need to clear your locker out; you will keep your current locker until you graduate.
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