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Week of January 19, 2004

Save the Date: Family & Friends Day, January 31.
Please invite your spouses, partners, parents, siblings, children, and friends for an opportunity to visit the law school and get a taste of what you are experiencing as a law student. The program will include a continental breakfast, mini-classes taught by Dean Sowle and Professor Brill, and a mock trial demonstration featuring members of our award winning trial team. If you would like to attend, please complete the response form at www.kentlaw.edu/depts/stuservices/familyfriendsrsvp.html by January 27, 2004.

This program is open to all law students. If you have any questions, contact Jamie Lake at jlake@kentlaw.edu or 312-906-5247.

Spring U-Pass and New ID Card Distribution.
All day division students who are considered full-time for the spring 2004 semester will receive a U-Pass, which provides unlimited rides on the CTA from January 20 - May 22, 2004. Status as a full-time student is determined by your official division status, and not by the number of credit hours you take in a particular semester. If you qualify for a U-Pass and want to obtain it during the first available distribution, you must have been registered for spring classes by 5:00pm on December 19, 2003.

Spring U-Pass cards and new Chicago-Kent ID cards will be distributed in the Lobby on:
Thursday, January 15 at 12:00-3:00
Friday, January 16 at 12:00-3:00
Tuesday, January 20 at 11:45-1:00 and 4:00-6:00

If you were not registered as a full-time student by December 19, 2003, you had a financial hold on your account on that date, or you did not have an ID picture on file in the Registrar's Office by that date, you will not receive a U-Pass during this initial distribution period. Students who qualify for the U-Pass after December 19 or were not included in the initial spring U-Pass request sent to CTA will have passes ordered for them on January 26, 2004. We expect these passes to arrive at the law school by February 4, 2004.

Health Insurance Enrollment and Waivers for Spring.
It is not too late to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan through IIT. The spring coverage period is from January 13 - August 14, 2004. You must enroll by January 26, 2004. Enrollment forms and additional information about cost and coverage can be found online at www.iit.edu/%7Eshc/ or in the Office of Student Services, Room 310F.

Domestic students may waive student health insurance coverage if the student presents evidence of other health insurance coverage under a plan which provides benefits equal to or greater than the Student Health Insurance Plan. If you were enrolled in student health insurance in the fall and now qualify for a waiver, you must submit the waiver form online at www.iit.edu/%7Eshc/ by January 26, 2004.

Spring ASP Small Group Sessions.
Please see the Academic Support Program announcements for more information about spring small group membership petitions and upcoming ASP programs. For more information about the ASP program and study resources, please visit the ASP website at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/asp/.

Update on Religious Conflict with July Bar Examination.
The Illinois bar examination is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28, 2004. The Jewish holiday Tisha B'Av falls on Tuesday, July 27. An applicant whose ability to write the essay examination will be affected by this conflict will be permitted to write the essay examination on Thursday, July 29; provided, however, that a signed, written request for such accommodation MUST be properly faxed, properly addressed and posted no later than May 31, 2004, or properly addressed and tendered to overnight carrier on or before May 31, 2004. Such notice should be directed to Larie Walton and either addressed to 625 S College Street, Springfield IL 62704 or faxed to 217-522-9327; -9341; -6589; or -3728. Prioer response to the Board's earlier request for notification does not constitute an application for this accommodation. More information about the barm exam can be found at www.ibaby.org.

Exam Period Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to the winners from the winter exam raffles held in the library: Onyx Wilson, Tom Tyralski, Andrew Merrick, Danielle Levinson, Lindsey Daggett, Marc Schifalacqua, Angela Angelakos, Pam Merema, Camilla Rykke, Rebecca Trayber, Joseph Hanley, Oded Green, Dan Finer, Anuj Sharma, Lindsay Hanson, and Bill Novak. If you haven't already picked up your prize, please come to room 310F.


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Law School Survival Guide
Student Health Insurance FAQ
U-Pass Information

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