Many of you have asked about the effect of the roofing work on our impending final exams. Our Unit Business Manager, Jon-Paul Moody, has been in touch with the roofers to ask them to move their work elsewhere on the building during the days of finals, so that there will be no roofing noise directly over Room 275 during exams. In addition, just to be safe, I have moved all of the first day's exams (Wednesday April 24) out of 275, so that if the roofers are unable to move, or if there is a miscommunication, there will be no ill effects on that day. There are still some later exams scheduled in 275 at the moment, and 275 is the best room for some exams, but we will keep our ears open during exams, and if there are continuing noise issues, we will move as many exams out of 275 as possible. We will also distribute earplugs to students during exams.
Best of luck to everyone on your upcoming finals.
Pursuant to law school policy, ordinarily, a course or seminar which does not have an enrollment of at least five (5) students will not be offered. As of Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the following courses have fewer than five enrollees, and thus may be canceled due to lack of enrollment. If you are interested in taking these courses, please enroll as soon as possible so that we may make an informed decision about whether to offer them. In particular, students on the waitlist for Dispute Resolution may want to consider enrolling in Arbitration Practice and Procedure instead.
LAW 908-08 - Arbitration Practice and Procedure
LAW 999-15 - Law Practice Management
If you are currently enrolled in either of these courses, please maintain your enrollment so that we may accurately gauge the level of student demand. A decision about whether to cancel a course will be made after consultation with the professor, and affected students will be notified personally via email.
In response to student demand for a one-week intensive skills course during the Summer term, the law school will be offering a two-hour skills course in Domestic Violence during the week of May 20-24, taught by Professor Shelley Santry. The course will meet from 10:30am - 4:30pm from Monday to Friday at the School of Law Clinic, 416 W Muhammad Ali Blvd. There will be a written final exam as part of the last day of class. In addition, students taking this course will prepare for and complete a mock hearing in a domestic violence case, under the supervision of Professor Santry. The mock hearing will be scheduled at a time convenient to the student and professor after the conclusion of the class meetings. This is not a live-client clinic course; students therefore will not need to qualify for or apply for a limited license to practice law. The course description is below.
Please be aware that Summer 2013 registration will be closed from April 17-21. This is a University schedule and is not under the control of the law school. You will be able to register for this course, and make any needed changes to your other course registrations, when the system re-opens on April 21. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Associate Dean Tim Hall or Director of Student Records Barbara Thompson.
Course Number: LAW 842-05 (University ID 3099)
Prerequisites: All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
A study of the history, causes and effects, and treatment of domestic violence, and the responses of the legal system: tort suits, civil and criminal actions, roles of the courts and police. Violence between domestic partners will be examined cross-culturally and attention will be given to its effects upon children.
The deadline for Eastern Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) scholarships is fast approaching. Complete information and application forms are available online.
A minimum of $50,000 will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year, including the following special scholarships:
• EMLF Presidents' Scholarship – $5,000
• Paul N. Bowles Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
• James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
• Sean Cassidy Scholarship – $2,000
• Mary Sue Schulberg Memorial Scholarship – $2,000
If you need to request a make-up exam, you must complete a "Request for a Make-Up Exam" form and submit it to Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, which is the last day of classes. Forms will be available beginning Monday, April 15, in the Student Life hallway, and will also available on the law school website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams. A reminder notice will be posted next week.
A student has an exam conflict and is entitled to a make-up exam in two instances:
1. a student has two exams scheduled to begin within 12 hours of one another; OR
2. a student has an exam at 6:00 p.m. or later on one day and another exam at 9:00 a.m. the following day.
In all cases, students must obtain prior approval to take a make-up exam.
Attention students interested in the 2013-14 Entrepreneurship Clinic: The application period for this experiential learning clinic has been extended to this Friday, April 12. Interested students should submit a resume, unofficial transcript and a short statement of interest to Associate Dean Tim Hall. Substantive questions about the clinic and its operations should be addressed to Professor Lars Smith.
Join Professor John Cross on Monday at noon, in Room 171, for an information session discussing law student publication opportunities in the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs. Learn how you can partner with a practicing lawyer to co-author an article to be featured in the LBA's monthly publication, which has a circulation of more than 3,200 readers!
Bar Briefs offers informative articles on current issues of interest in the law. It also keeps members informed about what is going on at the LBA - continuing legal education offerings, meetings, special events, public service and pro bono opportunities, member benefits and news about colleagues. Readers look to Bar Briefs to provide news and timely information about the local, state and federal courts.
Don't miss learning about this great opportunity! Pizza will be available while it lasts.