Teaching evaluations will be distributed in the coming weeks to elicit students' opinions about the quality of teaching at the Law School. Evaluations are anonymous and will not be available to professors until grades are turned in. Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses. The evaluations are also considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors.
ASP Workshop: Preparing for and Taking Exams.
The Academic Support Program's third and final Fall workshop will focus on preparing for and taking exams. The program for day students will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 12:00-12:50 pm (Auditorium).
The program for evening students will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 7:35-8:25pm (Rm. 210)
. Although the programs aremainly aimed at first-year students, all students are welcome to attend. For more information about the Academic Support Program, visit the ASP web page
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.)
Election Day Class Absences.
In order to facilitate student participation in theelection process, a "liberal leave" policy will be in effect on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8), which means that faculty will not count election-related absences against students on that day.
Spring 2017 Course Schedule.
The Spring 2017 course schedule will be issued the week of November 14. Registration dates and instructions will be issued along with the schedule. Note to full-time first year students:
Information about the 1L Your Way program is provided further down on page (scroll to the bottom).
Trial Team Open House.
Do you want to be part of Chicago-Kent's Trial Team, ranked #3 in the country by U.S. News and World Report? Then come to the Trial Team Open House on Tuesday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 pm
in the Front Lobby. Meet students on the team as well as the trial lawyers and sitting judges who coach them. Enjoy some pizza and beer and find out what it's like to be on a winning team. All 1Ls and 2Ls interested in trying out for Trial Team are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Ana Montelongo firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2016 Final Exams.
•Exam Schedule and Exam Number.
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. To find your personal exam schedule, go to your Web for Students
account and navigate to "Fall 2016" link under the "Schedule" heading in the lefthand menu. Your exam number is also provided there.
•Exam Types and Distribution.
There are three types of exams:
: First-year courses and certain other courses will have fixed exams. Students will report to designated classrooms on specified days and times for these exams. The dates and times are listed on your Exam Schedule in Web for Students (see above).
Self-Scheduled exams can be taken at anytime during the examination period (December 7-16
). You will choose the date and time that you wish to take the exam. You do not need to preschedule the exam time.
Self-Scheduled exams may be picked up from the Exam Administration Office (Rm. 305) as follows:
-Friday: between 9:00am and 5:45pm
Saturday: between 9:00am and 11:00am
No exams are given on Sunday
These times are pick-up times, not return times. For example, if you pick up a 3-hour exam at 5:45pm on a weekday, you will have the full 3 hours to complete the exam and must return it by 8:45pm.
You must present photo identification to pick up your exam. Your exam will be time-stamped and you will then proceed to one of the designated Self-Schedule exam rooms to take your exam using SoftTest. SoftTest will record a download time for the exam as well as an upload time for the exam. Once you download the exam in SoftTest, you must complete the exam.
When you have uploaded your exam answer, return the exam questions to the Exam Administration Office (Rm. 305).
Take Home Exams:
Take-Home exams are given through the Registrar’s office. In some situations your professor may give you the exam during class and have you return it to the Registrar’s office. In other situations, you will need to pick up and return the exam to the Registrar’s office. Please speak with your professor regarding the rules around take home exams. Important notes:
You must pick up and return take-home exams yourself; you may not have another person do so on your behalf. In addition, you may not submit your take-home exam answers by email; you must submit then in print form to the Registrar's office.
•Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests.
The period is now closed for requesting an exam reschedule due to an exam conflict or other reason. If you have not received a response to your request, please contact Jenna Abhijeet (email@example.com).
•Exams Method Registration.
The period is now closed for exam method registration.
•Notices About Exams on Computer.
Students taking exams on laptop must download and install the SofTest exam-taking program. You will receive information from the Information Technology Services department 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.
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.
The Information Technology Services department (ITS) will provide detailed information on the use of laptop computers and Lab computers during exams. For now, please make a note of the following items: