If so, then we have the perfect presentation for you!
On Wednesday, January 15, Professor Kurt Metzmeier will be presenting a not-to-be-missed session geared toward upper-division students that aims to demystify the writing requirement as well as provide practical information on some of the best sources for generating ideas for topics, ways to organize your research paper, and common pitfalls to avoid. The session will be held in Room 175 from 12:05pm - 12:55pm. I want to make clear that this program is designed to supplement, not supplant, the role of the seminar instructor in setting the requirements and expectations for papers in his or her class.
Program: Writing a Research Paper for Writing Requirement Credit
Time: January 15, 2014 12:05pm – 12:55pm in Room 175
Instructor: Kurt Metzmeier
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED, BUT PLEASE BRING YOU OWN DRINK!
Professor Metzmeier describes his presentation as follows:
This one-hour session will begin by discussing the student handbook section that sets out the writing requirement, noting its importance as a core requirement of a professional degree. Then general advice on picking a topic will be given, with some emphasis on library resources like subject-specific legal newsletters, ProfBlogs, and general legal news sources that may helpful in generating topics. Researching the policy aspects of legal issues that come up in seminar papers will be briefly discussed, leading to a treatment of issues involved in writing of a research paper. Issues discussed may include creating outlines, constructing a thesis, resolving common style and grammar issues, proofreading, and avoiding plagiarism by the proper use of quotation and citation. Given the limited time to discuss these matters, liberal mention will be given to library resources like Eugene Volokh’s Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, and Seminar Papers, and the collection of other legal writing books on reserve in the law library. (I have a few copies of these works which may be checked out from the Academic Success Office's library.)
You can definitely get a head start on your seminar paper and lower your stress level by attending this informative event.
Sign-up sheets for Spring 2014 Structured Study Groups will be posted outside the Office of Academic Success (Rm 212). Please sign up for one of the following times:
Group 1: Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 (Hall-focus)
Group 2: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 (Geisel-focus)
Group 3: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 (Nowka-focus)
Group 4: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 (General-focus)
Group 5: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 (General-focus)
Group 6: Fridays 11:50 - 12:50 (Hall-focus)
Group 7: Fridays 11:50 - 12:50 (General focus)
If you have any questions, please see Laura Grubbs, Director of Academic Success Program.
We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Render passed away on Saturday, January 4, at Baptist East Hospital after a short battle with cancer. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on January 8 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Edwin R. Render Scholarship Fund at the Law School. Professor Render was a good, compassionate person who positively affected countless people in his 45+ years at the Law School. He will be greatly missed by many.
You can read the complete obituary here:
Due to severe weather, offices will be closed and classes canceled on Monday, January 6, 2014.
The Office of Student Life at the School of Law works closely with the University's Disability Resource Center (DRC) to provide accommodations to law students. If you received accommodations last year and want those to continue, you need to contact DRC by January 17. At DRC, contact your prior advisor or Ms Cathy Patus, the Director. Ms Patus's email is email@example.com.
If you have not had accommodations previously, but wish to request them, please contact Cathy Patus and copy Dean Ballard on the email. Questions? Please review the UofL Law Handbook for Applicants and Students with Disabilities at http://www.law.louisville.edu/students/disabilities.
Here's a review of recent local publications from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.
Highlights from the Louisville Bar Association's January 2014 Bar Briefs include:
- "Brandeis Professors Travel The World" (page 6)
- "LBA Adopts Human Rights Law Section" by A. Holland Houston, '94 (page 7)
- "Congratluations to the LBA's 2013 Leadership Academy" picturing Louisville Law alums (page 10)
- "2013 LBA Award Recipients" featuring Louisville Law alums (page 17)
- "Members on the move" (page 24)
- "Crisscross Law: Courts and the Constitution" by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 21)
More highlights from the December 2013 Bar Briefs:
- "The Old Man of the Internet: Thomas.gov and the Promise of Online Legislative Research Fulfilled" by Professor Kurt Metzmeier (page 15)
- "The Fractious Federal Circuit: The Federal Circuit Has Lost its Unifying Mojo; Will That Doom Computer-Based Patents?" by James R. Higgins Jr., '78 (page 10)
- "Potential Pitfalls in Taking a Patent Assignment at Face Value" by Scott W. Higdon, '08 (page 18)
- "Going Solo? Be Prepared" by Bryan R. Armstrong, '07 (page 23)
- "Crisscross Law: Technology & IP" by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 25)
- "Members on the move" (page 28)
More highlights from the November 2013 Bench & Bar:
- "A Place to Begin for Advising on Cloud Computing: Thomas Shaw's Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Executives: A Global Approach, 2nd Ed., ABA Publishing" by Michael Losavio, Assistant Professor of Justice Administration at UofL (page 23)
- "On the Move" (page 60)
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