Academics News

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 mhoward@fedbar.org.  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 ambar.org/abagrads 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 ambar.org/abagrads 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.

Bad Weather Exam Policy

If the University cancels or delays classes during Law School exam weeks the exam schedule will be changed as follows. If classes are cancelled for the day, all exams on that day are cancelled and we will notify all students of the date and time for the make-up.  If classes are delayed until 10:00 a.m., all day exams are postponed one hour.  Exams scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. will start at 2:00 p.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. are not postponed and will start at 6:00 p.m. 

If the weather prevents you from attending a scheduled exam, notify the Dean on Duty for that exam period, either Dean Duncan 852-6373; Dean DiSanza, 852-8956; or Dean Nowka, 852-6386.  The Dean on Duty schedule is attached.

4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24 - Deadline to submit make-up exam request forms

If you are planning to take a make-up exam this FALL semester, please submit your make-up exam request form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014.

The form is attached and there are forms on the wall outside of Rm. 217.  If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. - Deadline To Submit Your Make-up Exam Request Form

If you are planning to take a make-up exam this FALL semester, please submit your make-up exam request form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014.

The form is attached and there are forms on the wall outside of Rm. 217.  If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

Tax Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board congratulates Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran on making the the National Tax Moot Court Team. As members of the team, Lee and Katie will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent. The competition will take place February 5-7, 2015, in Clear Water Florida. The team is coach by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie  McTighe.

Property, section 02--Spring 2015 Time Change

The course times for Property, section 02, spring 2015 have been changed.  Property, section 02, will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:25 - 11- 40, and on Thursdays at 9:00 - 10:25.  The spring 2015 course schedule on the law school webpage shows this change.  This change affects only Property, section 02.

Civil Procedure II, section 01--Spring 2015 Time Change

The course time for Civil Procedure II, section 01, for spring 2015 has been changed.  The course time will be Monday and Wednesday, 4:15 - 5:30 and Friday, 10:25 - 11:40.  The current spring course schedule on the law school webpage shows this time change.  This change affects only Civil Procedure II, section 01.