Associate Dean Sowle’s Announcements, May 16 - May 20, 2022


The Fall 2022 Schedule of Classes is now available on the Fall 2022 Quick Guide page.


Summer 2022 Schedule and Registration. Please click here for the Summer 2022 schedule of classes and other information about the Summer term, including information about courses offered to Chicago-Kent students through our consortium arrangements with DePaul, Loyola, and UIC. Please note: Initial reading assignments are now available, as well as a revised version of the schedule that includes classroom assignments and exam information.


Fall 2022 Term. As previously announced, the university anticipates returning to regular in-person classes for the Fall semester. Registration for Fall classes will take place after the conclusion of the Spring exam period. We now expect to issue the Fall schedule of classes no later than this Wednesday, May 18. Registration will begin the following week (details to be announced).  


Information for 1L Students on Upper-Level Course Selection and Requirements. In preparation for Fall registration, we are providing a guide we publish annually that provides detailed information on graduation requirements, upper-level course selection, and related subjects. The guide, entitled "Where Do We Go From Here? Information for Students Entering Their Second Year," is available by clicking here.


Notices to Graduating Seniors. If you are graduating this semester, please read the information below about your Kent email and network accounts, and your locker. If you have any questions, please let me know.

•Email, Network, and Print Accounts. Email accounts: Your Kent email account is for life. You can continue to use your Chicago-Kent email as long as you chose to do so. Network accounts: Your network account will be deactivated on Monday, August 1 (the first Monday after the July bar exam). Print accounts: Your free printing quota will be reset to zero on Monday, May 16 (the first Monday after Commencement).

•ID Cards. Kent student ID cards will remain active until Monday, August 1 (the first Monday after the July bar exam), and Kent graduates may use the Library for bar exam studying.

•Clearing Out Lockers. Please clear your lockers out no later than Monday, August 1 (the first Monday after the July bar exam). Anything left in lockers after that date will be removed. If you are unable to clear your locker out by that date, please contact me to make arrangements for your locker contents to be set aside for you. Please note: This applies only to graduating students. If you are not graduating, you do not need to clear your locker out; you will keep your current locker until you graduate. 

•Student Health Insurance. If you have student health insurance through IIT, your coverage will end on August 9, 2022.•Fitness Center. Spring graduates will continue to have access to the Fitness Center until Monday, August 1.


Dean's Certification Form for Illinois Bar.  We will mail a Dean's Certification form to the Illinois bar examiners for every graduating student after final grades for the Spring semester are received and processed and we can confirm completion of all graduation requirements. We compile the list of graduating students from the list of those who submitted Applications for Graduation listing Spring 2022 as their final semester. Important note: University policy does not allow the certification of any student to the bar examiners if the student has an outstanding balance owed to the school.


Bar Forms for Other States.  If you plan to take a bar exam outside of Illinois, you should provide me (at ssowle@kentlaw.iit.edu) with the appropriate form(s) for the Law School to complete as soon as possible. 


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.


Last Updated: 
May 18, 2022