Academics News

Bookstore Book Listing for Sports Law

The University has Sports Law listed as LAW 999, section 12, instead of LAW 988 as the University and Law School course registration material has it.  Please look for Professor Nelson's assigned textbook under LAW 999-12 at the University Booksore site.  Thanks for your understanding and accommodation.

Adjunct Professor Contact Information; Adjunct Assignment Posting

Contact information for Spring 2011 adjunct professors can be found at http://www.law.louisville.edu/faculty/adjuncts.  This new page does not yet have links to their websites/bios, but it does provide basic contact information.  Please be aware that the adjunct orientation scheduled after final exams had to be rescheduled to today due to the University's closing for ice/winter weather back in December.  This means that some adjuncts have not yet been able to access accounts for posting assignments.  Thank you for your patience.

Last Day To Add A Class

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, is the last day to add a class or change a class to an audit.

Please see the attached calendar for refund dates.

First-Week Assignments for Spring 2011

Assignments, book lists and syllabi for the first week of classes of the Spring 2011 semester will be available as faculty post them.  Students may check the First-Week Assignments page (login required) anytime, but if you don't see an assignment, check back later as the semester gets closer.

Congratulations & Happy Holidays!

Congratulations to all students on the completion of the Fall semester, and all best wishes for a wonderful holiday break!  From the Law School Faculty, Staff, and Administration

Kentucky Bar Exam Application

Students planning to take the July 2011 Kentucky Bar Exam:  don't forget to work on your application during the holiday break.  And, when you return in the spring, be sure to attend the Kentucky Bar Exam program on January 11, at 12:15.  The application to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam is due February 1, 2011.

Academic Success Tip - Take Care of Yourself during the Break

Congratulations!  You survived final exams.  Enjoy this time off and recharge your battery in preparation for the spring semester.  And, when you're ready, go ahead and get a head start on organizing your 2011 calendar by penciling in the following events:

  • January 5  Classes begin
  • January 7  “Welcome Back” treat for students, faculty, and staff 
  • January 11 Kentucky Bar Exam Program for graduating law students
  • January 19 The Brandeis “Brief” Break
  • January 20 1st Structured Study Group 
  • January 27 2nd Structured Study Group
  • January 27 Student Life Info Session:  Study Abroad
  • February 3 3rd Structured Study Group
  • February 8 2L Mandatory Bar Program on Financial Responsibility

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Seeks Distinguished Visiting Professor, 2011-12

The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law seeks applications from renowned legal educators for a year-long appointment as the Ralph Petrilli Distinguished Visiting Professor for the 2011-12 academic term.  The Petrilli Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach a total of 3 classes.  One of these classes will be the year-long legal writing and analysis course in a small section of about 20 students.  [The legal writing and analysis course is entitled Basic Legal Skills.  It does not include legal research, which is taught in a separate course.  Given that it is a year-long course, the teaching package is the functional equivalent of a 4-course package.]  One course will be Professional Responsibility in an accelerated format in Fall 2011.  The third course, in Spring 2012, could include Domestic Relations (family law), an upper-level skills elective, or a seminar on a mutually agreeable topic.  The successful applicant must be a person "renowned for exceptional contributions to law, legal institutions or legal education."  To apply, please send a letter of interest and a c.v. to Professor Tony Arnold, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Brandeis School of Law, Wyatt Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 or tony.arnold@louisville.edu, no later than January 15, 2011.  Please contact Dean Arnold at his email address or at (502) 852-6388 with any questions.

Don't Forget to Return Study Aids

If you checked out study aids over the course of the semester, please return them to the Academic Success Office before leaving for the holiday break. 

Academic Success Tip - Collegiality

Collegiality and physical exercise and tension reduction are critical to maintaining an even affect during exams.  Everyone is under pressure.  Maintaining a sense of humor and understanding of what everyone is going through will make you much more likable.  Remember, your classmates will be your colleagues down the road.  Adapted from Law School Survival Manual - from LSAT to Bar Exam.