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ASP Workshop: Preparing For and Getting the Most Out of Class. The Academic Support Program's first workshop of the semester will address how to prepare for class effectively and how to get the most out of your classes. The program for day students will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 12:00-1:00 (Auditorium). The program for evening students will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 7:35-8:25 (Rm. 210). All students are invited to attend, but first-year students are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information about the Academic Support Program, visit the ASP web site.

The remaining workshops for the Fall semester are listed below. Please mark your calendars. (Note: If you started this Summer in Dean Sowle's Criminal Law class, you have already had these workshops, but are welcome to attend again if you wish.)

Outlining Your Courses
Day students: Tuesday, September 27, 12:00-1:00 pm (Auditorium)
Evening students: Tuesday, September 27, 7:35-8:25 pm (Rm. 210)

Preparing for and Taking Exams
Day students: Tuesday, November 8, 12:00-1:00 pm (Auditorium)
Evening students: Tuesday, November 8, 7:35-8:25 pm (Rm. 210)

Praxis Certificate: Information Sessions and Enrollment Instructions for Upper-Level Students: Professor Van Neste will hold information sessions on Tuesday, September 6 at 12:00 noon and Wednesday, September 7, at 5:00 pm for students interested in enrolling in the Praxis Certificate.  Both sessions will be held in Rm. 844. Come learn about the Praxis Certificate and how completion of the program can help you develop vital professional practice skills and stand out to employers.  In addition to completing 24 credits in approved experiential coursework, Praxis students learn about some of the most important “practice competencies” of successful attorneys, chart their progress toward developing these skills, and learn how to package and market their experience to potential employers. Students may enroll in Praxis concurrently with other Chicago-Kent certificate programs. Online enrollment is required, but does not a commit a student to complete the program. The program is open to all upper-class day and evening students with at least three semesters of study remaining (including this semester). For students who wish to begin the program this semester, you must be enrolled by September 13.  For more information, or to enroll online, visit:  Please contact Professor Van Neste (f/k/a Aidasani) at if you have any questions.

Praxis Certificate: September 13 Fall Kickoff Luncheon. The Praxis Program will hold its fall kickoff luncheon on Tuesday, September 13 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Rm. 170.  A complimentary lunch will be served. This once-a-semester luncheon is mandatory for students enrolled in the Praxis Certificate program, and open to any upper-class J.D. students with at least three semesters remaining who may be interested in enrolling in Praxis. Enrolled Praxis students will receive an invitation by e-mail, and interested students who are not currently enrolled should RSVP by emailing Professor Van Neste at

Labor and Employment Law Program: Information Session. The Program in Labor and Employment Law will hold an information session on Tuesday, September 13 at 4:00 pm in Rm. 370. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided. Come learn about the opportunities in labor and employment law at Chicago-Kent, including the certificate program, special scholarships for students in the program, opportunities to work on Institute for Law and the Workplace journals and a variety of co-curricular activities. Come also to mingle informally with labor/employment faculty and current students in the program.

Meditation Room. Rm. C86 is availble for meditation or contemplation. The room is located in the hallway on the southeast side of the Concourse level.

Lactation Room. There is a lactation room available in the Library. For more information, please contact Jenna Abhijeet at or 312-906-5005.

Joke of the Week. Why did the physics teacher break up with the biology teacher? There was no chemistry.


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