Bar Exam Application Deadlines
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.
Bar Examination Cards - Available
The Bar Examiners Office has sent
us copies of the Exam Application Card and the MBE Card. If you do
not already have copied of these forms, you can pick them up at the
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. 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.
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