Constitution Day Observance. In observance of Constitution Day 2016, Professors Christopher Schmidt and Carolyn Shapiro of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States will give a talk titled "Crisis on the Court? The Constitution, Politics, and the Vacancy on the Supreme Court" on Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm, in Rm. 510. The event is free and open to the public.
ASP Workshop on Outlining. The Academic Support Program's second Fall workshop will address different approaches to the course outlining process and will feature students and faculty sharing tips for assembling a useable and complete course outline. The program for day students will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 12:00-12:50 pm (Auditorium). The program for evening students will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 7:35-8:25 pm (Rm. 210). Although the programs are mainly aimed at first-year students, all students are welcome to attend. For more information about the Academic Support Program, visit the ASP web page. (Note: If you started this Summer in Dean Sowle's Criminal Law class, you have already had this workshop, but are welcome to attend again if you wish.)
Fire Safety Reminders. In the event of a fire, it is vital that we clear the building as quickly as possible. Please keep the following in mind:
•Please use the nearest staircase to exit the building, unless the staircase is overcrowded. In that case, please seek out an alternate staircase (there are at least two on each floor). There are maps in the elevator bays on each floor identifying the locations of the staircases. Do not use the elevators.
•Once in the staircase, please proceed all the way to the first floor -- do not exit at the third floor in order to use the atrium staircase.
•Please do not take time to gather up and pack your belongings -- your safety is more important than your possessions. If you have valuables you do not wish to leave behind, please "grab and go" when you hear the alarm -- do not waste precious seconds or minutes powering down your laptop computer or packing up your belongings.
•Once you exit the building, please move either eastward or westward down the sidewalk so that you will be out of harm's way if any windows shatter. For your safety, please do not step into traffic or cross against a traffic light.
•Failure to follow the directions of Law School personnel during an evacuation may result in a disciplinary charge.
Joke of the Week. Thanks for explaining the word "many" to me -- it means a lot.