Published on February 24, 2018
Welcome to Law and Society!: Welcome to Law and Society! Professor Cristina Nolan, J.D. All About Me!: All About Me! My name is Cristina Nolan, and I will be your professor this term. I look forward to meeting all of you shortly! I have been teaching as a professor with Kaplan for almost 14 years!!! I attended Saint Louis University School of Law, and graduated with a J.D. in 1997. I am licensed to practice law in Illinois. Legal Experience: Legal Experience After graduating law school, I worked at a St. Louis law firm for two years, representing the employer in Workers' Compensation cases. I then worked independently for the State of Missouri Division of Family Services, representing DFS in termination of parental rights hearings. I also worked part-time for Land of Lincoln Legal Services in East St. Louis, Illinois, providing legal advice to low income clients, in various areas of law. About 16 years ago, I returned to my hometown of Chicago, and began working for a law firm that specializes in defending the employer in Workers' Compensation cases. Our Class: Our Class I am looking forward to getting to know all of you through our seminars and the discussion board! Your participation in this course is highly valued. The discussion boards and seminars are excellent opportunities to converse with one another about the work and to get to know each other better. They are a substantial part of your grade. My office hours are: Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET in the classroom "Live" area! Please note that if these hours do not fit into your schedule, I will be happy to meet with you at your convenience—just let me know, and we will schedule a time to meet! I know it often can be difficult to find a free moment! You may also contact me via email with any questions you have outside my office hours. Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions or concerns. Seminars: Seminars Seminars for this class are graded, and will occur in Units 1-9. Seminar attendance is highly recommended for success in the course, and will also serve as a place to discuss assignments and other course information. Our weekly seminar will take place each Thursday evening, from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. Please note that our seminars will be in IndigoLive where there will be audio capability! Other Course Information: Other Course Information Please be sure to check the syllabus for all course information. I have also added it to docsharing. When reading the syllabus, please pay special attention to attendance and late policies. I recommend doing the discussion boards early in the week, and then checking back periodically; to get full credit, you should post a substantial post to each Discussion board thread by Tuesday of the lesson, and more over the course of the lesson. Don't post to the DB in a lesson after that lesson closes--no one is there to read it! If you have any issues or concerns during the term, please let me know immediately!! Looking forward to a great term!!! Slide7: I am looking forward to working with all of you this term!!! Cristina C. Nolan, J.D.