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Week of January 22, 2007

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UPass Information
The Spring UPass distribution schedule is Friday, January 19 12:00pm - 2:00pm (front lobby); Monday, January 22 11:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-5:00pm (front lobby); Tuesday, January 23 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm (front lobby). After Tuesday, January 23, you may pick-up your UPass fromt eh Registrar's office. For more information on the UPass program and whcih students qualify for particition in the program, see the UPass FAQ.

If you were not registered as a full-time, day division student by Dec 15, 2006, or 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 UPass during the initial distribution period. Students who qualify for the UPass after December 15 or were not included in the initial Spring UPass request sent to CTA will have passes ordered for them on Monday, January 29, 2007.

Waiving/Canceling Health Insurance for the Spring
Any student (day or evening division) enrolled for 12 or more credits in the spring, will be automatically enrolled in student health insurance. If you have your own insurance coverage, you can waive student health insurance by completing the online waiver form by January 26, 2007. If you previously waived student health insurance, the waiver will remain on your account indefefinitely unless you re-enrolled in the plan after you submitted that waiver. If you are on a F1 or J1 visa, you cannot waive student health insurance.

If you were enrolled in student health insurance in the fall and no longer want the coverage either because you have another insurance plan or are now registered for less than 12 credits, you can cancel student health insurance for the spring by contacting Melody Jack at by January 26, 2007. You will receive a refund on your account for the spring.

Illinois Bar Examiner Visit for 3L/4L Students

Representatives from the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar will be at the Law School on January 23, 2007 from 12:00-1:00pm in room 210 for day students and 5:00-5:50pm in room 590 for evening students. The Bar Examiners will provide information and answer questions from students in their final year of school concerning the completion of the bar application process and the character and fitness process. The deadline for registering for the IL Bar Exam is Feb 22, 2007 (extended from Feb 1, 2007).

Illinois Bar Examiner Visit for 1Ls

Come and learn why it is so important to begin the bar admission process during your first year. Registering early can save you $450. The deadline for registering as a law student with the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar is March 8, 2007! Don't miss this program on January 23. It will be offered at 12:00pm in room 510 and at 5:00pm in room C40. For more information about the application process, materials, and fees, visit the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar website at

ASP Small Group Petitions

The Academic Support Program (ASP) is designed to ensure that all students at Chicago-Kent College of Law develop the skills to succeed academically. The program provides valuable information to all students to empower them to become effective learners. The program also provides additional assistance to students who may find law school especially challenging.

The ASP Small Group Sessions are one aspect of this program. The Small Group Sessions provide the opportunity for a limited number of students to improve skills necessary for success in law school by providing coaching from teaching assistants. These weekly one-hour meetings are not review sessions of class material; the lessons focus on skills enhancement in the context of the class subject matter.

Although participation in the program is voluntary, if you are accepted into the program, you are required to attend all small group sessions offered each week. Day students must attend all three meetings each week, while evening students meet twice each week. This attendance policy is required to provide continuity to the small group sessions.

Once last semester's grades are submitted and grade point averages have been calculated, we will send letters to a select group of first year students inviting them to participate in the ASP small group sessions. Students who do not receive invitations can petition to join the small group sessions.

For the spring semester, petitions will be accepted from students who grades are below 3.0. Students who meet with guideline and are interested in joining the small group sessions should submit a written petition to Dean Sowle. If you were in ASP during the Fall semester, you will not be automatically enrolled for the Spring and will need to complete a petition if you intend to continue your participation. For the spring 2007 semester, petitions are due by February 9, 2007. Petitions can not be completed until after grade point averages have been calculated. Click here to access the petition form. You can find more information about the ASP program on the ASP website.

Other Helpful Links:
Academic Support Program
Law School Survival Guide
Student Health Insurance FAQ
U-Pass Information


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