Associate Dean Sowle’s Announcements, April 4 - April 8, 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

UPDATE: As of April 5, 2022, the university is no longer requiring that masks be worn in any indoor space.

Spring 2022 Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests. Please click here for information about exam conflict and reschedule requests. The deadline for submitting a request is Thursday, April 7, 11:30 am. If your request is approved, you will be notified by Friday, April, 8. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Dean Jenna Abhijeet at

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. 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. 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.

Trial Team Tryouts. [Message from the Trial Team:] Are you interested in receiving individual instruction on trial skills, making invaluable career connections with practicing attorneys, and having tons of FUN? Join Chicago-Kent's nationally ranked Trial Team!

Who: Tryouts are open to any student not graduating this year.
When: Tryouts will be April 13, 4pm-9pm. Callbacks will be held April 14, starting at 4pm.
Where: Marovitz Courtroom
How: Sign up for a time slot by clicking here. You must sign up by April 8.
What: Just prepare (for either side of the case -- see below): a 3-5 minute Opening Statement AND a 7-8 minute Closing Argument. If you would like to meet with a trial team member for some help before tryouts, please sign up here (trial team members will be adding times they are available in the next few days).

Informational packets with everything you need to know and the problem State of Lone Star v. Peter Paul Seeger are available by clicking here (information handout) and here (Lone Star case). Contact Ana Montelongo ( or 708-289-8988) or Siri Arends Graham ( or 401-662-3145) with any questions.

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.