Academics News

Touch-tone registration to be phased out June 30

As of June 30, UofL no longer will offer touch-tone registration. Student registrations and drop/adds can be processed via the Web at http://www.ulink.louisville.edu. If any student has problems with registration, please contact Barbara Thompson, 502-852-6367, or Dean Sealing, 502-852-5603. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 852-6522 or to come to room 31, Houchens Building.

UofL Law Review Announces 2008-09 Members

The University of Louisville Law Review has selected members for 2008-09. There were nearly fifty very talented applicants, and the selection process was extremely difficult. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to the new members of Volume 47:

Adam Stotts

Jennifer Tarrance

Allyson Emley

Jessica Richards

Andrew Palmer

Kassendra Glynn

Barry Dunn

Kristin Bourland

Brian Pollock

Leah Campbell

Brian Stempien

Lucie Small

Chad Propst

Mari-Elise Gates

Chelsea Castiglioni

Megan Hastings

Courtney King

Michael Swansburg

David Haney

Natalie Nerland

David Kincaid

Rexena Napier

Eric Burnette

Richard Elder

Ian Richetti

Sabina Kudmani

Jenna Glasscock

Trista Moss

 

All new members should check their e-mail in the near future for information regarding member orientation on Saturday, June 14. Again, congratulations, and welcome to the University of Louisville Law Review!

Summer Classes--Last Day to Drop with 100% Tuition Reduction

The last day to withdraw from summer classes with 100% tuition reduction is Friday, May 16.

The last day to add a summer class is Friday May 16. 

Journal of Law and Education extends deadline to April 25

The Journal of Law and Education has extended the deadline for completed application to April 25. Applications for the 2008-2009 Journal of Law and Education are available now in the Student Mailroom. Being a member of the JLE offers an opportunity to become published in a well-known journal. Further, you can expand your network while gaining valuable writing experience, impressive resume credentials, and writing samples for prospective employers.

The JLE operates under the belief that grades are not as important as excellent writing skills, dependability and strong interest, so any student who plans on attending classes through Spring 2009 is encouraged to apply. We are accepting over 30 candidates, so our acceptance rate is very high. Moreover, you can be a member of both journals at Brandeis.

The application packet simply contains a personal information sheet and a small sample case for which you will write an abstract. Applications are due on Friday, April 25. If you have any questions, contact Kevin J. Graves at kjgrav02@louisville.edu. Thank you and good luck.

Kaplan PMBR Courses

Students can continue to sign up for Kaplan PMBR courses.  The rates for May 2008 graduates are $999 Comprehensive, $799 6 Day Foundation, $499 3 Day Final Review.  The sooner you enroll the sooner your bar review materials can be shipped.  The bar review workbooks are used in May, June, and July so don't wait too long to enroll!  Please see your Kaplan PMBR student representatives (Natalie Etienne, Karin Moore Irwin, Maya Warrier, Will Corrigan, and Kathleen Johnson) for additional information and assistance in enrolling.

Professor Jones' Torts II Exam

For those taking Professor Jones' Tort II exam at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23: The exam will be held in room 075. Room 080 has been reserved as a secondary room for taking the exam.

Review Schedule

The following is a list of scheduled reviews. Reviews are also posted on the events calendar.

Tuesday, April 22

Debtor-Creditor with Professor Lee
9:00 a.m.
Room 080

Secured Transactions with Professor Smith
11:00 a.m.
Room 175

Decedents' Estates Review with Jones
3:00 p.m.
Room 175

Thursday, April 24

Property with Professor Arnold
9:30 a.m.
Room 075

Friday, April 25

Con. Law with Professor Trucios-Haynes
1:00 p.m.
Allen Courtroom

Saturday, April 26

Contracts with Professor Hall
1:00 p.m.
Allen Courtroom

Tuesday, April 29

Civil Procedure with Professor Jordan
6:00 p.m.
Room 175

James Boskey ADR Writing Competition

Students are invited to enter the James Boskey ADR Writing Competition, honoring the late James Boskey (Seton Hall).  The deadline for entries is June 16, 2008. Two rules changes have occurred since this competition began: 

  1. The length limit has been raised to 25 pages, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes;
  2. Previously published works are eligible, so long as the essay was written by a JD student at an ABA-accredited law school during the 2007-08 academic year. 

Further details can be found  at http://www.dsl.psu.edu/academics/Boskey.cfm.

Law School Faculty ranks high on SSRN downloads

SSRN has developed a new listing to help measure the "scholarly impact" of authors affiliated to specific law schools. The listing Top Law Schools (beta) uses a number of measures to rank schools, these include:

  1. New Downloads
  2. New Papers
  3. New Downloads Per Paper
  4. Total Downloads
  5. Total Papers
  6. Total Downloads Per Paper
  7. Number of Authors
  8. Total Downloads per Author
  9. New Downloads per Author

Currently, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law ranks 41 on this listing under New Downloads, with a total of 9,017 new downloads in the past 12 months. (New Downloads identifies the total downloads in the last 12 months of all papers by authors currently affiliated with the school, providing a measure of the current interest in a faculty's work on SSRN, including older papers.) We are ranked 18 in New Downloads per Author, which measures current interest in all of the faculty's work on SSRN, adjusted for the different sizes of different institutions.

 

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world

 

International Association of Defense Counsel Writing Competition

The International Association of Defense Counsel is sponsoring a student writing competition covering the fields of Tort Law, Insurance Law, Civil Procedure or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in civil defense litigation. The suggested word limits is 12,000, including footnotes; and the deadline is May 16. First prize: $2,000, second prize $1,000 and third prize $500 plus possible publication.  See www.iadclaw.org/contset.cfm or Dean Sealing for more information.