Academics News

Registration for Fall 2010 Classes Reopens July 29

Registration for fall 2010 classes reopens today (Thursday, 7.29.2010).  You may now adjust your schedules, if that is necessary, or add the new course (Accounting and Finance for Lawyers).  Several classes that were closed are now open in larger rooms and are accepting new students.  A new section of Domestic Relations is accepting new students.   

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Summer 2010 Exam Schedule

Summer 2010 Exams: 

Estate and Gift Taxation - Professor Blackburn - Wednesday, June 30, 6:00 p.m. - Room 175

Basic Federal Income Tax - Professor Lewis - Thursday, July 1, 6:00 p.m. - Room 175 - (Writing Room - 060)

 

August MPRE - Registration Deadline TODAY

The MPRE, the required ethics portion of the bar exam, will be offered on August 6, 2010.  The exam registration deadline is June 29, 2010.  The fee is $63.  The late deadline is July 15, with a fee of $123.  Additional exam info and the online exam application can be found at the ncbex.org website.

Kaplan PMBR offers a comprehensive online course for the MPRE.  Course features are listed below.  It is free to August 2010 MPRE examinees (retail $199).  Learn more about and register for the course at http://www.kaptest.com/Bar-Exam/Law-School-Success/Professional-Responsibility/MPRE-online-course.html?cid=707448 or by calling 800.523.0777.

MPRE Course Features:

  • Free for August MPRE Examinees - $199 retail value.
  • Online Course Flexibility – practice your questions or watch the lecture when you want, where you want.
  • Full-length Practice Exam – experience the actual exam time constraints and test your knowledge.
  • Two online workshops - question-by-question review of core concepts and how they are tested.
  • Substantive Outline Book – hard copy or online version with the most recent revisions to the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) and Code of Judicial Conduct (CJC).
  • Online MPRE Qbank (quiz bank) - create customized tests, review detailed answers and analyze your strengths and weaknesses.

ACADEMIC FELLOW INTERVIEWS

Second-year law students:  If you submitted an application for an Academic Fellow position and have not yet scheduled an interview, please contact Ms. Kimberly Ballard, Director of Academic Success, immediately.

Spring 2010 Class Ranks

Class ranks are now available and you can receive your class rank either by coming to Student Records (Rm. 217), sending your request to Barbara Thompson at bthompson@louisville.edu or send a written request.  You must use your louisville.edu adress to request your class rank.

2010-2011 Academic Calendar Revised

The 2010-2011 Academic Calendar has been revised for spring 2011 to add one reading day and to lengthen the period for final exams.  A copy of the revised calendar is posted to the Students Records Internet site or you can get a copy from the Student Records office. 

Orientation - Student Ambassadors

REMINDER:  If you are interested in helping during orientation and would like to serve as a Student Ambassador, please complete the attached application and submit it by June 15.  Student Ambassadors must be available for a mandatory training session on Monday, August 9, and must be free on the first day of orientation - Tuesday, August 10.  If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard or Brandon Hamilton. 

Student Ambassadors for Orientation - Don't Forget to Apply!

We are still accepting applications for Student Ambassador positions for orientation, and we need YOUR help!  If you are interested, please complete the attached application and submit it by June 15.  Student Ambassadors must be available for a mandatory training session on Monday, August 9, and must be free on the first day of orientation - Tuesday, August 10.  If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard or Brandon Hamilton.

Updates to fall 2010 Class and Exam schedule are posted to Students Records, "Class Schedules"

The fall 2010 schedule has morphed in small but important ways.

NOTE: The changes will not be reflected in the Registrar’s postings until later this week. You will not be able to add classes until the Registrar’s office updates its postings.

Two documents are posted to the Student Records, "Class Schedule" site:

     1. A pdf copy of the entire registration packet, updated to 5/18/2010.  

     2. An Excel workbook showing changes made to the Class Schedule and the Exam Schedule. The changes are described at the top of each worksheet and the changes are highlighted in red in the body of the schedule.
 Both of the above attachments are also posted to the TWEN site created for discussion of the fall 2010 class schedule.  You can download both schedules from the TWEN site.

We have added one new section of Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Issues which will be taught by Professor Abramson.
 Several classes have been moved to larger rooms and their cap raised to accommodate wait lists and new students

Four courses have been cancelled:
a. Trademark (Cross)
b. Elder Law (Leibson and Faller)
c. Corporate Tax (Lewis)
d. Trial Practice (Schroering) – there is space available in Trial Practice (Bouldin).
 

Openings are available in many class.

Openings are available in externships including Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes), Ky. Innocence Project (Jordan), Legal Aid (Jordan), Criminal Justice (Jordan), Tax (Blackburn), and Tech Transfer (Cross).

KBA Annual Student Writing Competition

The June 1 deadline for entering the Kentucky Bar Association's Annual Student Writing Competition is fast approaching! The KBA invites and encourages students currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the University of Louisville School of Law, and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law to enter this competition which offers Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award. First, second, and third place awards will be given. The first place prize is $1,000 and possible publication in the Bench & Bar; second place is $300 and third place is $200. Students may enter their previously unpublished articles.  Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.  Submit entries with contact information by mail to: Communications Department, Kentucky Bar Association, 514 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-1812. Questions related to the contest can be directed to Barbara Thomas at bthomas@kybar.org or by phone, 502-564-3795, ext. 224.