Assistant Dean Sowle’s Announcements, October 4 - October 8, 2021


ASP Workshops on Outlining. The Academic Skills Program will provide workshops on different approaches to the course outlining process on Monday, October 11, 7:30-8:30pm (for evening students) and on Tuesday, October 12, 12:00-1:00pm (for day students). The evening session will be help via Zoom; the day session will be hybrid in Rm. 510 with a Zoom link. LL.M. students are welcome to attend either session. The Zoom links are available on the SBA Calendar.


COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for Fall 2021. The Law School's current policies and procedures for addressing the pandemic are available by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email me at ssowle@kentlaw.iit.edu.


Classrooms for Remote Use. We have reserved rooms at the Law School for you to use if you won't have sufficient time to travel from home to school (or vice versa) in between your remote class and an on-site class you have the same day. These rooms will remain the same throughout the semester. Click here for the list (by course). Please note: You will each connect to class individually in Zoom and should have earphones or headphones with you.


Wearing Masks and Reporting Violations. In conformity with university policy and City of Chicago requirements, everyone is required to wear masks in the building, including in classrooms. For everyone's safety, please ensure that your mask is covering your mouth and your nose at all times.

You may remove your mask only while consuming food or beverages, which is permitted only in the cafeteria and in the recently-opened seating space on the 6th floor (just off the elevator lobby). We have set the tables in all of these spaces (including, now, the 3d floor cafeteria area) to maintain social distancing. Please do not move the seats or the tables in these areas. 

If you witness any member of the community violating these policies, and you do not feel comfortable requesting that the person put a mask on, please either email me or, if you prefer to remain anonymous, please complete this form and I will address the issue with the person. You should also contact me (or use the form) to report any other safety issues you observe in the building.


Counseling Services.  This is a reminder that the university provides counseling services free of charge for students. Click here for details on the available resources, including individual counseling through Skylight Counseling Services. In addition to resources available through the university, the Lawyers Assistance Program also provides assistance to law students. LAP provides free and confidential assistance to members of the Illinois legal community, including students, and can help you with issues of addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, focusing, worries about the character and fitness process, and having a successful first-year transition. Click here for more information about LAP and the services it provides.


Joke of the Week. "Would you like a cup of coffee?"  "No, thanks. When I drink coffee, I can't sleep."  "Huh. In my case it's the other way around -- when I sleep, I can't drink coffee."


Last Updated: 
Oct 4, 2021