Associate Dean Sowle’s Announcements, April 25 - April 29, 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 Please note: As of April 5, 2022, the university is no longer requiring that masks be worn in any indoor space.

Academic Calendar Reminder. Please note the following dates for the closing period of the semester:

Friday, April 29 Monday classes meet (Dr. King's Birthday make-up) (last day of classes)
Saturday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 3  Read period
Wednesday, May 4 - Friday, May 13    Final exams

Teaching Evaluations. Teaching evaluations are available online through the local Web for Students system for all classes, except for clinical classes (information has been sent separately to clinic students about submitting evaluations for clinic classes). The forms will remain online through this Friday, April 29.  Once you log into Web for Students, click on appropriate link(s) in the lefthand menu. (Note: There are specialized forms for Legal Writing 2, 3, and 4; all other classes are under the General Course Evaluations link.)

Teaching evaluations are anonymous and will not be available to professors until grades are turned in. Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses. The evaluations are also considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors.

Summer 2022 Schedule and Registration. Please click here for the Summer 2022 schedule of classes and other information about the Summer term. The initial registration period for Summer classes began last week and runs through this Tuesday, April 26, 9:00 pm. The Summer add/drop period will open on Friday, April 29, 9:00 am.

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: Exam reschedule requests were due by Monday, April 11. If you submitted a request and have not received a response, please contact Dean Abhijeet ( with any questions.

Exam Policies and Procedures. For more information about exams this semester, please visit the following links:

  • General Exam Procedures

  • Exam Quick Guide (In-person exams)

  • Exam Quick Guide (remote exams)

If you have any questions, please contact

Pass/Fail Revocation Deadline. Students may revoke pass/fail elections and revert to standard letter grading through Thursday, April 28, 5:00pm. To revoke a pass/fail election, go to your Web for Students account and navigate to the appropriate link in the lefthand menu.

Fall 2022 Term. As previously announced, the university anticipates returning to regular in-person classes for the Fall semester. We now expect to issue the Fall schedule of classes during the week of May 2. Registration for Fall classes will take place after the conclusion of the Spring exam period (details to be announced). 

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.