Associate Dean Sowle’s Announcements, April 11 - April 15, 2022

COVID-19 Policies and  Procedures for Spring 2022. 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.eduPlease note: As of April 5, 2022, the university is no longer requiring that masks be worn in any indoor space.


Spring 2022 Final Exams. (From Dean Abhijeet)  Exam period will run from Wednesday, May 4 - Friday, May 13.

Exam Schedule: This is available in Web for Students in the “Schedule” section.

Exam Numbers: Spring exam numbers are available in Web for Students and, this semester, begin with 6****

Exam Reschedules: The Student Handbook requires that you take your final exams at the times scheduled unless you have an exam conflict (as defined below), or you have a "serious illness or other extraordinary or compelling reason" beyond your control. If you have an exam conflict or believe you have other reasons justifying the rescheduling of an exam, please complete the Final Exam Reschedule form. To complete the form, log into  Web for Students  and navigate to the Final Exam Reschedule form in the left-hand menu. We will contact you to arrange an alternate date for you to complete your exam.  The deadline for submitting an exam reschedule request is Monday, April 11 at 11:30 am. If your request is approved, you will be notified.

Under current policy, a student is deemed to have an "exam conflict" if the student has two exams at the same time, or has two or more exams within 24 hours (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., or at 6:00 p.m. and 1:15 the following afternoon). A conflict does not exist if two exams are scheduled exactly 24 hours apart (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. one morning and 8:30 a.m. the next morning).

For more information about exams this semester, please visit the following links:

If you have any questions, please contact exams@kentlaw.iit.edu


Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 Terms. The schedule of classes for Summer 2022 will be issued the week of April 11 along with information about registration for  Summer classes. I will email the student body when the schedule has been posted. The schedule of classes for Fall 2022 will be issued later in April. Information for first-year students on upper-level requirements and course planning is available below. Please note: The university anticipates returning to full in-person classes for both the Summer and Fall terms.


Information for 1L Students on Upper-Level Course Selection and Requirements. In preparation for Summer and 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.


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.


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.