Bar Applications for July 2002 - OUT
The Illinois Bar Examiners sent 100 paper applications
to us to distribute to students. Those applications have all been
claimed and we will not be receiving any more. The Bar Examiners have
instructed us to direct students to their web-site (http://www.ibaby.org)
to print and complete the application. There are two parts of the
application that must be requested by the student. The Examination
Application Card and the MBE card are not available on the web. The
Bar Examiners have assured us that applications will not be considered
late if those cards do not reach you in time to file with the rest
of your application. You should file the application without
those items and attach a letter explaining that they will be sent
back to the Bar Examiners once you have received them.
Don't forget, the filing deadline for the July exam
is February 1, 2002. Applications postmarked after February 1, 2002
will be subject to late fees.
If you have any questions, please stop by the office,
we would be happy to help.
Beginning this semester, the faculty has adopted a new policy regarding
adding courses. You may add an open course without special permission
until the end of the first week of Spring classes; during the second
week, however, you may add an open course only with permission of
the instructor. You may not add a course after the second week of
the semester. To find out what courses are open, check the Online Registration
You may still drop any course, without penalty, through the end of
the second week of classes. If you have any questions, please stop by
the Registrar's office.
Graduation Applications for May 2002
Students expecting to graduate at the end of the Spring 2002 semester
must file an Application for Graduation by January 25, 2002. Upon
receipt of this application the Registrar's Office will perform a full
academic audit and notify you of any missing graduation requirements.
We will NOT certify any student for graduation or to take the
Bar Exam without an application.
Applications are available on-line using the Chicago-Kent Web for Students
or in the Registrar's Office during normal business hours.
Pass/Fail Elections for the Spring term
If you would like to take course on a pass/fail basis, you must notify
us of your intent to do so by February 8, 2002. Section 2.4 of
the Chicago-Kent College of Law Student Handbook outlines the regulations
for pass/fail credit.
§ 2.4 Pass/Fail Election
A student in good standing may elect to take six credit hours on
a pass/fail basis in accordance with the limitations of this section,
provided that the student designates such an election by the end of
the second week of the fall semester, the end of the fourth week of
the spring semester, and the end of the first week of the summer session.
After the deadline, the student may not convert from the standard grading
system to pass/fail. However, a student may revoke the pass/fail election
and convert from the pass/fail election to the standard grading system
at any time up to the last day of class for the semester or the summer
term. A student may not revoke a revocation and re-elect pass/fail after
the deadline for making the pass/fail election. No more than six credit
hours taken under this election will count toward the graduation credit
requirement. A student may submit election forms for up to six hours
of pass/fail; forms submitted which will exceed six hours are null and
void. If a student goes on academic probation, all pass/fail elections
the student made for the probationary semester are nullified.
In order to earn the grade of "pass" in a course for
which the pass/fail election has been made, the student must earn at
least the grade of C. If a student earns a C- or lower, the student
will be awarded the grade of LP (Low Pass); see Handbook §6.6.
The pass/fail election does not apply to: (1) a course required
for the degree, including Professional Responsibility; (2) a seminar,
whether or not being taken to fulfill the seminar requirement; (3) a
course that has been designated by the instructor before registration
as unavailable for pass/fail; (4) a course offered only on a pass/fail
basis, such as Law Review, Moot Court, and clinical courses; (5) the
classroom component of all clinical courses; (6) LL.M. courses; (7)
Appellate Advocacy and Trial Advocacy courses; nor (8) any course being
taken to fulfill the requirements of any Certificate Program.
A student may not receive credit toward graduation for more than
19 credit hours graded on a pass/fail basis, including courses taken
under this election and the courses listed in §2.7. Note: credits
for which a student may only receive a pass/fail grade, such as Law
Review, Moot Court Honor Society, the fieldwork portion of clinical
classes, Independent Research or credits transferred from another law
school, do not affect a student's right to elect six hours of pass/fail
credits under this section.
To elect a course on a pass/fail basis, you should log on to the Chicago-Kent
Web-for-Students and follow the "online forms" link to the
pass/fail form. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's