Academics News

How to Start, Research, and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirement

Kurt Metzmeier, Associate Director of the Law Library, will present "How to Start, Research and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirement" as required for graduation and set forth by the Student Handbook.

Read complete information and details here.

Tips on How to Start and Complete a Seminar Paper for Writing Requirement Credit

Tips on How to Start and Complete a Seminar Paper for Writing Requirement Credit

Presented by Kurt Metzmeier, Associate Director and Professor of Legal Bibliography at the UofL Brandeis Law Library 

January 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 177  

*Lunch will be provided in the form of free pizza sponsored by the Office of Academic Success. 


Attaining your professional degree of J.D. requires the fulfillment of a writing requirement.  So how do you start that process? How do you pick a suitable topic?  What sources do you use and where do you go for research?

Professor Metzmeier will cover all of these questions along with providing time-saving tips on how to start, execute, and complete this important core requirement.  


Sayed Kashua Lecture and Discussion

The University of Louisville Jewish Studies Program warmly invites you to hear novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua on "The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israel" at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.  For reservations:

YPAL's Legal Ease: Minorities and Women in Law

Looking for a way to connect and learn from some of Louisville's most prominent attorneys? Join us on January 22 for the third edition of Legal-Ease Series. At this lunch series, we will hear from diverse attorneys who have excelled in their areas of practice.  The set-up gives young professionals a comfortable way to interact with our guests, who will share their best career advice.

A buffet lunch will be provided with registration.  Seating is very limited, so REGISTER EARLY!

Confirmed Guests (more to be announced soon):

  • Theresa Canaday - Member at Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Allison Donovan - Member at Stoll Keenon Odgen PLLC
  • Gerald Reynolds - General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at LG&E and KU
  • Alan Tse - Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Churchill Downs Incorporated

For more information, contact Tiffany Ge at




By 10:00 p.m.

Last day to add a class

Change to a audit         

Receive 100% Refund 

Withdraw from a class  

                        & not have a W on your transcript


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dean DiSanza or Barbara Thompson.

Early Withdrawal From a Course

If you are currently enrolled in a course you intend to drop please drop the course as soon as possible. There are students on the waitlist for many courses and the final day for students to add a course is Friday, January 9. If you drop after January 9 no one is able to add that course.

Fall Grades Release Date

The University Registrar's Office will release all grades that the faculty have entered on December 24 at 10:00 a.m. If you do not have a grade for a course you enrolled in that means the faculty member has not entered the grades into the Registrar's system.

Writing Competition

The FBA Section on Taxation would like to announce the 2015 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition.  Law students may submit any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20 and 50 double spaced pages.  Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.

Winning authors receive $2,000 or $1,000 and a trip to the FBA's Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C.  Entries may be submitted to Marcellus Howard at  Deadline is January 5, 2015.

Free ABA Membership for Graduating Seniors

The American Bar Association is offering all graduating law school students free membership!
Join now at and discover the benefits of ABA membership:

  • The ABA gives you tips on taking the bar – access the “30 Tips in 30 Minutes Bar Prep” webinar available in January – free for members.
  • The ABA gives you practical tips and resources to help you land your first job – access the ABA’s Free Career Advice Series of webinars and the ABA Career Center Job Board.
  • The ABA helps you navigate the early years of your career – access both the ABA Young Lawyer Division’s and ABA Law Student Division’s vast amount of tools and opportunities for professional and personal success.
  • The ABA helps you transition from law school into your job – access winning advice from lawyers in the “First-Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes” webinar and tip list – free for members.

Sign up at and let the ABA help you launch a successful career!

Bad Weather Policy--Evening Exams

If the University cancels evening classes during Law School exam weeks or cancels classes beginning at 4:00 p.m., evening final exams are cancelled. The Law School will notify students of the make-up date for any cancelled exam.