Summer 2021 Quick Guide

Summer 2021 Schedule of Classes (with classroom assignments)  (revised 5/16/21)
 Software Patents has been canceled.

Initial Reading Assignments (posted 5/17/21)

Course Descriptions

Faculty Biographies

Academic Calendar for 2020-2021

Consortium: Loyola Courses (posted 4/15/21)
Consortium: UIC-John Marshall Courses (posted 4/26/21)
Consortium: DePaul Courses (posted 4/29/21)

Note about Consortium arrangement: Chicago-Kent has a consortium arrangement with three other Chicago law schools under which students can take selected courses at the other schools. Under the consortium arrangement, students pay tuition to their home school, and grades transfer (not just the credits) and are counted in your GPA. The courses available for Summer 2021 are provided above. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in taking a class through the consortium. Requests for available spaces will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: Consortium courses may count toward a Chicago-Kent certificate program only with permission of Dean Sowle and the director of the relevant certificate program.

Notice to First-Year Students. Current first-year students are permitted to take Summer 2021 courses if they wish to do so. You may want to review the "Where Do We Go From Here?" document prior to Summer registration (although it will mainly be relevant to registration for Fall 2021, when that takes place).

Registration Instructions. Registration for Summer classes will take place from Friday, April 16, at 9:00 am through Tuesday, April 20, at 9:00 pm. You may register at any time during that period. To register beginning on April 16, go to the Summer 2021 Quick Guide page and click on the Online Registration link (the link will be posted prior to the start of registration). Please note: If you do not register during this initial registration period, you will still be able to register for any open class during the add/drop period, which will start on Friday, April 23; see below for details. After the end of the initial registration period, the registration requests will be processed according to each student's registration priority. In other words, registration will not be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis; as long as you register during the designated period, you will have an equal chance of being admitted to a class as other students within your registration priority group. Evening Division students have priority over Day Division students for Summer classroom courses. Within divisions, registration priority is based on anticipated graduation date, with the earliest graduation date having the highest priority.  To learn what classes you have been admitted into, you must check the Online Registration site on or after Friday, April 23. Registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you will be admitted to the class -- you must check the web site on or after Friday, April 23 to learn what classes you have been admitted to.

Add/Drop Period. The Summer add/drop period begins on Friday, April 23. Starting on that date, you may add open courses or drop courses using the online system. The add/drop period will run through Tuesday, June 1, at 9:00 pm.
Course Fee. A course fee of $350, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged to full-time students for each regular classroom course taken during the Summer term, including any courses taken through our consortium arrangement with DePaul, Loyola, UIC/John Marshall, and including classes taken through other ABA-accredited schools. The fee does not apply to part-time students; it also does not apply (for any student) to clinical courses, externships, or Independent Research credits pursued at Chicago-Kent; and does not apply to courses taken through Chicago-Kent exchange programs with universities abroad. If you qualify for financial aid loans, those can be used to cover the cost of the fee; scholarships, however, cannot be used to cover the cost of the fee. Notice to part-time students: you may see the course fee on your account if you take a regular classroom course; a credit equal to the fee will be applied to offset the charge at the end of the Summer add/drop period.
Petitioning to Take Summer Classes All-Online. As with the past two semesters, you may petition to take Summer 2021 classes remotely if you have health or other pandemic-related reasons for doing so. Please complete this form if you would like to request taking Summer classes online.
Intensive Trial Advocacy. We offer two sections of Intensive Trial Advocacy 1 each year -- one in August, the week before Fall classes start, the other in January, the week before Spring classes start. Registration for the August section will take place as part of Fall 2021 registration (not as part of Summer registration).