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Week of October 24, 2005

Upcoming November Programs
Preparing for and Taking Exams: November 8 & 9
ASP presents the next installment of the Getting Started Series. Faculty, administrators, and students will provide suggestions on how to survive the exam period and succeed on your final exams. Valuable handouts will also be distributed. This program will take place on Tuesday, November 8, at 12:00pm in room 590 and Wednesday, November 9, at 5:00pm in room 590. Preparing for and Taking Exams is open to everyone.

CBA Famous Trial Series: The Loop Flood Case: November 15
The Chicago Bar Association presents the next installment in its Famous Trial Series. Learn about the details of the Loop Flood Case resulting from the 1992 flooding of the Chicago Loop tunnels and buildings. The program will be presented by William P. Schuman, one of the the attorneys representing Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, the defendants in ten years of litigation in state and federal courts. You can find more information about this program by clicking here. The program and discussion is on Tuesday, November 15, at 12:00pm and will include lunch.

Illinois Bar Admissions Presentation for 3Ls and 4Ls: November 16
This is your chance to have all your questions about bar applications and bar admissions answered! Representatives from the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar will present information about the application process, deadlines, and filing fees. They will also explain and answer your questions about the character and fitness portion of the application. You should download and look over the application materials available at www.ibaby.org before coming to this program. Please attend on Wednesday, November 16, at 3:00-4:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm in Room C50.

Student Job Opportunities with Alumni Relations
The Office of Development & Alumni Relations is looking for 2nd- or 3rd-year students to assist in updating the alumni database. Students will be responsible for collecting returned mail, e-mails, and other sources of alumni demographic changes and entering the new information into the database. This is an opportunity that could extend throughout the school year although the largest concentration of hours will be needed over the next several weeks. Hours: Days/Evenings, all flexible. Pay is $9/hour. If interested, or if you would like more information, please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 312-906-5240 or mbragg@kentlaw.edu.

2L Evening Student Volunteers Needed
We are looking for 2L evening students who are interested in assisting with fire evacuation procedures in the evenings. We will provide training for volunteers so you feel confident in directing your classmates in case of an emergency. The time commitment is minimal, and your help will be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, please contact either Jamie Lake or Caroline Cascino by November 4.

Student Discount Program for Lyric Opera
The Lyric Opera of Chicago has recently launched a new online discount ticket program for students, Lyric Opera NExT -- Discount Student Tickets for the Next Generation. During the course of each opera season, a select number of performances will be made available to students at a discounted price for $20. To order tickets, students must become a member of NExT by registering online at www.lyricopera.org/next. Once a student registers, he or she will receive periodic email announcements listing upcoming performances. The email will include a link and promotion code necessary to purchase discounted tickets. Current NExT offerings include Puccini's Manon Lescaut and Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage.

Spring 2006 ASP TA Applications Available.
If you are interested in being a Teaching Assistant for a first-year class next semester, please submit an application by November 18, 2005. A complete application includes an application form, unofficial transcript, and a recent resume. You can find more information about job responsibilities, grade requirements, compensation, and application forms at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/asp/ta_requirements.html. Application forms are also available on the table near the 3rd floor elevators.

We are hiring Teaching Assistants for Civil Procedure (Profs. Marder, Laser, Steinman), Property (Profs. Hamilton, Harding, Perritt, Atuahene), and Contracts (Prof. Warner).

The preliminary spring schedule is available at www.kentlaw.edu/depts/acadadm/06spring/. This schedule will be finalized in the next few weeks.

Please contact Jamie Lake at jlake@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5247 with any questions.

Requests for Accommodations due by October 31.
All requests (and related documentation) for testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be submitted to Jamie Lake in the Office of Student Services by October 31, 2005. Students submitting requests and documentation after October 31, may not be eligible for testing accommodations for fall 2005 exams. Please note: Students who have received accommodations at Chicago-Kent in the past and those new students who have already had their accommodation requests granted do not need to submit materials or make another request.

 


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