Associate Dean Sowle's Announcements, February 6 - February 10, 2023
Additional Fall 2022 CALI Awards. Congratulations to the following students for earning CALI Awards this past Fall. The complete list of CALI winners is available by clicking here. If a section or a course is not listed, that means the professor elected not to give a CALI award, or we have not yet heard from the professor. Congratulations to all of you who received an award -- you should be proud of your achievement.
-Ethics and Advocacy (Profs. Solow & Heredia):
-Trial Advocacy 1 (Prof. Morici): Callie M. Lisee and Isabella De Barros E Vasconcellos
Fall 2022 Grades and Class Ranks. Cumulative GPAs through the Fall 2022 semester, and class ranks for upper-level J.D. students, are available through Web for Students (click on "Fall 2022" under "Grades and Rank"). Please note: Students do not receive class ranks until they have been here for at least two semesters. For students entering in 2022 or after, class ranks will be assigned only to the top half of the class. (See the Student Handbook, section 6.13, for more information.) LL.M. students are not ranked. The GPA cut-offs as of the end of the Fall 2022 semester are available here. Fall 2022 graduates will receive their final class rank, as part of the Class of 2023, at the end of the Spring 2023 semester.
Spring 2023 Schedule of Classes (with Classroom Assignments and Exam Information). The most recent version of the Spring 2023 class schedule is available here. It includes classroom assignments and exam information for Spring courses.
Academic Calendar for 2022–2023. The academic calendar is available here.
Classrooms for Remote Use. If you are taking an online class this semester, 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 online 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. Please note: You will each connect to class individually in Zoom and should have earphones or headphones with you.
Smoking Outside the Building. The City of Chicago prohibits smoking within 15 feet of the building entrance. Smokers should use the designated outdoor smoking area to the east of the building entrance (past the second column).
Furniture in Classrooms. If you have any reason to remove tables, podiums, chairs, or other furniture from classrooms temporarily, please be sure that you return them promptly. Missing furniture can cause serious inconvenience to instructors and students.
Reminder About IIT Policy on Firearms and Weapons on Campus. (From the IIT General Counsel's Office:) In general, carrying or bringing any type of firearm or other weapon in, on or to the campus or property of IIT is expressly prohibited by the IIT Policy on Firearms and Weapons on Campus. This prohibition applies even if you have all of the requisite permits to carry the firearm or weapon, including a concealed carry permit. The policy expressly defines “firearm,” “weapon,” “campus” and “property of IIT.” The policy does contain a very limited number of narrowly tailored exceptions, such as allowing ROTC to utilize firearms for training and permitting personnel of the Department of Public Safety and on duty police officers to carry firearms. The link to the full policy is available by clicking here. Everyone should familiarize themselves with it, as the policy will be strictly enforced.
Reminder About IIT Political Activity Policy. (From the IIT General Counsel's Office:) Illinois Institute of Technology, as a tax-exempt entity, is prohibited from directly or indirectly participating or intervening in any campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for elective office and must refrain from engaging in partisan political activity. As such, there can be no campaigning by any Illinois Tech employee or staff member during regular working hours or on Illinois Tech property. While individuals are free to express their opinions and to support political candidates on their own, it must be clear that the individual is acting on their own behalf and not on behalf of Illinois Tech. No one should identify himself or herself as an employee of Illinois Tech when supporting a candidate. If, when speaking or writing on behalf of a candidate, someone is identified as an Illinois Tech faculty, staff, or student employee, the individual should indicate prior to any speech or as part of any writing that their comments are personal and not intended to represent the views of Illinois Tech. Further, no individual or event may use the name, symbols, letterheads, telephones, campus mail, email accounts, funds, or other resources of the university in any way in connection with any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for political office.
Further, until after the general election on November 8, no political candidate or campaign may use or rent any Illinois Tech facilities on any of its campuses. Subject to certain conditions and restrictions, political candidates may be invited to speak at events hosted by the university or a unit of the university. However, no invitation for such an event should be extended without the extending party first discussing the proposed activity with the Office of General Counsel to ensure that it complies with applicable laws. Certain voter education activities, including voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, are permissible but only if they are undertaken in accordance with applicable rules and regulations and are conducted in a non-partisan manner. Again, before any such activities are undertaken, the initiating party should contact the Office of General Counsel.
Any questions about this policy should be directed to IIT's General Counsel, Walter Hazlitt, at (312) 567-3670.
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.