Associate Dean Sowle’s Announcements, June 6 - June 10, 2022


Spring 2022 Grades and Ranks. All grades for the Spring 2022 semester should be submitted by this Friday, June 10. Grades are posted as they are received. You can access your grades by logging into Web for Students, then clicking on the Spring 2022 link under the Grades and Rank heading. We anticipate that revised GPAs and class ranks will be available late in the week of June 13.

Fire Drill Follow-Up. We would like to thank students, faculty, and staff for their cooperation with the recent fire drill. We would also like to pass along a few reminders:

Please use the nearest staircase to exit the building, unless the staircase is overcrowded. In that case, please seek out an alternate staircase (there are at least two on each floor). There are maps in the elevator bays on each floor identifying the locations of the staircases. Do not use the elevators.

Once in the staircase, please proceed all the way to the first floor -- do not exit at the third floor in order to use the atrium staircase.

Please do not take time to gather up and pack your belongings -- your safety is more important than your possessions. If you have valuables you do not wish to leave behind, please "grab and go" when you hear the alarm -- do not waste precious seconds or minutes powering down your laptop computer or packing up your belongings.

Once you exit the building, please move either eastward or westward down the sidewalk so that you will be out of harm's way if any windows shatter. For your safety, please do not step into traffic or cross against a traffic light.

Failure to follow the directions of Law School personnel during a building evacuation may result in a disciplinary charge.

Fall 2022 Registration. Information about the Fall 2022 schedule and registration is available on the Fall 2022 Quick Guide page. The add/drop period for the Fall semester opened on Monday, June 6.  As a reminder, registering for a class during the initial registration period is no guarantee that you were admitted into the class – please check the registration web site to learn what classes you have been admitted into. The add/drop period will end on end on Friday, September 2, at 9:00pm. 

We are keeping wait lists for the following oversubscribed classes. If you wish to be placed on the wait list, please email Dean Sowle at

-Constitutional Law (275-01 section, Prof. Schmidt)
-Legal Writing 3 (431-02 section, Prof. T. Gonzalez)
-Legal Writing 3 (431-03 section, Prof. Ray)
-Legal Writing 3 (431-04 section, Prof. Silvestri)
-Negotiations (429-81, Prof. E. Brown)

Notices to Graduating Seniors. If you are a May 2022 graduate, 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 was 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 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.