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Summer 2013 Class Schedule and Registration: The Summer 2013 Schedule of Classes and Registration Bulletin will be available on Friday, April 5, through the Current Students Portal page (click on the Summer 2013 Quick Guide link under "Academics & Grades").

Registration for Summer classes will take place from Wednesday, April 10 through Tuesday, April 16, at 5:00 pm. You may register at any time during that period. To register beginning on April 10, go to the Summer 2013 Quick Guide page and click on the Online Registration link. You can use any computer with Internet access, either inside or outside the Law School.

After the end of the registration period, the registration requests will be processed according to each student's registration priority. In other words, registration will notbe conducted on a first-come, first-served basis; as long as you register during the designated period, you will have an equal chance of being admitted to a class as other students within your registration priority group. Evening Division students have priority over Day Division students for Summer registration. Within divisions, registration priority is based on anticipated graduation date, with the earliest graduation date having the highest priority.

To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the Online Registration site on or after Friday, April 19. Registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you will be admitted to the class -- you must check the web site on or after Friday, April 19 to learn what classes you have been admitted to.

Faculty-Student Happy Hour.
The Student Life Committee will be hosting a Faculty-Student Happy Hour on Thursday, April 4, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Front Lobby. Appetizers and beer, wine, and soda will be served. We hope to see you there!

Change of Division Requests: March 28 - April 5.
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 Thursday, March 28. To complete the form, log into Web for Students and select "Request to change division" on the left-hand menu. The deadline for submitting the form is Friday, April 5, at 5:00 pm. 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.

Spring 2013 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.

Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests: March 28 - April 5. 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. To complete the form, log into Web for Students and navigate to the Final Exam Reschedule form. The form will be available beginning Thursday, March 28; the deadline for submitting an exam reschedule request is Friday, April 5, 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.

Under 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: March 28 - April 5. Students generally 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 exam).

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. If you choose the lab computer option but there are not enough spaces available, we will conduct a lottery after the close of the exam method registration period to determine who can use the lab computers. (This usually is not necessary, but occasionally we have more requests than we can accommodate for lab computers.) 

If you wish to register to take an exam by hand or on a lab computer, log into Web for Students and navigate to the Exam Method Registration form. The form will be available beginning Thursday, March 28; the deadline for submitting an exam method request is Friday, April 5, at 5:00 pm.

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. This includes any student who took a midterm exam on SofTest - you will need to download the new version for final exams.

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. 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.

Availability of Professors' Old Exams. Many professors make their old exams available for students to review. Exams after 1992 are available online by clicking here. Exams dating from 1992 and before are bound in volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the Library.

Trial Team Tryouts. The Chicago-Kent Trial Team is holding tryouts for 1Ls, and upper-level students who are not graduating this year, on April 5 and 6. There will be an information session on March 26 at 4:00 in the Marovitz Courtroom. Tryouts involve preparing a short 3 to 5 minute opening statement and 3 to 5 minute closing argument, as well as a short direct and cross examination. The case file can be found in the Marovitz Courtroom, on the table outside the 3rd floor cafeteria, and oustide Room 705. The first round of tryouts will be held on Friday, April 5 in two sessions from 1:00-4:00 and another from 4:00 on. A call back round will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 9:00. If you have any questions or wish to sign up, please email Tara at tkorthal@kentlaw.iit.edu.

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