Changes in the Office of International Law and Policy
The OILP is pleased to welcome Professor Ed Harris as the new Acting Assistant Dean of International LL.M. Programs. Dean Harris is taking over the position previously held by Dean Lydia Lazar, who has left Chicago-Kent to pursue a new position elsewhere. If you would like to get in touch with Lydia Lazar, please contact the OILP.
Academic Support Program
You will receive information during Orientation about the Academic Support Program (ASP), which is designed to assist first-year students in developing the skills needed to succeed in law school. One component of the program is weekly small group sessions focusing on skills development in the context of each of your Fall doctrinal courses. We will be sending invitations to selected students before the start of the regular semester to join these sessions. If you do not receive an invitation and would like to petition to join them, click here for the petition form, which is due to me no later than Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Information about the program and study resources is available on the ASP web site.
- Preparing for and Getting the Most Out of Class
- Day Students: Tuesday, August 31 st: Noon (Auditorium)
- Evening Students: Tuesday, August 31 st: 6pm (room 510)
- Evening Students: Thursday, September 2: 5pm (room 510)
- Outlining Your Courses
- Day Students: Tuesday, October 5 th: Noon (Auditorium)
- Evening Students: Tuesday, October 5 th: 6pm (room 510)
- Evening Students: Thursday, October 7 th: 5pm (room 510)
- Preparing for and Taking Exams
- Day Students: Wednesday, November 3 rd: 3pm (Room 590)
- Evening Students: Tuesday, November 2 nd: 6pm (room 510)
- Evening Students: Thursday, November 4 th: 5pm (room 510)
September 10: Study Abroad Info Session with Special Guest Professor Beate Gsell from Augsburg
Please join us on September 10th at 12:30 p.m. for an information session on the study abroad options that are available to J.D. students at Chicago-Kent. We will be joined by Professor Beate Gsell from the University of Augsburg in Germany. Professor Gsell will speak about studying abroad at Augsburg and International contract law under the UNCISG. The session will take place in Room 370 from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m.
For more information on study abroad at Chicago-Kent, please visit the International Portal.
September 14: Professor Bryant G. Garth to speak on "Colonialism, the Cold War and the Rule of Law in Asia"
Bryant G. Garth, internationally recognized scholar and dean of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, will speak at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, addressing the topic "Colonialism, the Cold War and the Rule of Law in Asia." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon September 14 in Chicago-Kent's Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom, 565 West Adams St. (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago.
Dean Garth's lecture will focus on issues explored in his forthcoming book Asian Legal Revivals: Lawyers in the Shadow of Empire, co-authored with Yves Dezalay (University of Chicago Press, 2010). He will analyze varied colonial experiences of several South and Southeast Asian countries and address the increasing importance of the law and lawyers in the region. Tracing the transformation of the relationship between law and state in different colonial settings, Dean Garth will discuss how nationalist legal elites -- in countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and South Korea -- came to wield political power as agents in the move toward national independence.
For more information on Dean Garth, please click here.
Adding and Dropping Classes
You may add an open course without special permission until the end of the first week of 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.
You may withdraw from any course except a required course, a clinical course, Law Review, Moot Court, or Intensive Trial Advocacy at any time prior to the date of the final exam or final paper (see § 3.10(c) of the Student Handbook). There is no tuition penalty if you drop a course during the first two weeks of classes. You will not receive a tuition refund, however, if you drop a course after the second week of classes.
Information for New Students
Welcome to the LL.M. class of 2011! As you settle in and get started with classes, please remember that you can add classes through this week and drop through next week. It is up to you to make sure that your schedule is correct. Please make sure to getting into the habit of checking your "Kentlaw.edu" emails every day and be sure to talk to Hilary or Lauren if you have any questions. Good luck during the first week of classes and enjoy your semester!
More information for new students can be found here.