Looking for a way to spend spring break traveling abroad while earning academic credit? If so, consider enrolling in the special course in “United States Intellectual Property Law in a World Perspective,” which will be taught by Professor John Cross in Turku, Finland, from March 10 to 14, 2014. This is an intensive, one-hour course that meets for two and one-half hours per day Monday through Friday of spring break week. The examination will take place after you return to the United States.
The course is actually part of the English-language program offered by the University of Turku Faculty of Law. The program draws students from all over Europe, as well as some students from Africa and China. However, because of the long-standing relationship between our School of Law and the University of Turku, they have agreed to open the course up to our students. Upper-division law students would enroll for the course during ordinary spring semester registration here at UofL, and all credit will be awarded by UofL. Permission of the instructor is required for registration.
A student who completes the course would not be precluded from taking our course in Intellectual Property Law (Law 967). On the other hand, successful completion of the special course would satisfy the prerequisite for these courses that require students to have taken Law 967.
In addition to the one hour of tuition, students would be responsible for paying for travel to and from Finland and their accommodations for the week. Airfare to Helsinki is currently about $1,000 roundtrip. As far as accommodations, we have arranged to have students stay at the university guesthouse, which offers rooms for about $30 per night. Students could also opt to stay in one of several nearby hotels (which offer the advantage of providing breakfast as part of your room rate). Professor Cross would be happy to discuss travel and accommodation options with anyone interested in taking part. No visa is required for short-term study in Finland.
So pack up your swimsuit (for the sauna, of course—there is likely still to be snow on the ground in March in Finland) and spend your spring break doing something productive.
Personal Ethics v. Professional Ethics?
Do you ever think about what you would do if your personal beliefs conflicted with your professional responsibilities? One of the nation's leading legal educators and scholars, Blake Morant, Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, will address these issues in a Caudill-Little Lecture open to the entire Law School on Tuesday, October 8, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 275. Pizza will be served. An unrelated Town Hall meeting of students and the administration will take place immediately after Dean Morant's lecture, also in 275. His lecture is "Sir Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations." His bio is at http://law.wfu.edu/faculty/profile/morantbd/ Please join the entire Law School community as Dean Morant explores these important issues.
The Law School's International Committee, chaired by Professor Russ Weaver, needs your help. The Committee would like students' input on existing study abroad opportunities and students' interest in participating in foreign study abroad during law school.
If you have not already done so, please take 5 minutes to complete a short survey (InstaPoll) on TWEN to help the International Committee develop a strategic plan for our law students with respect to study abroad. The course name is International Law Committee - Study Abroad Survey. The Committee will begin analyzing student feedback this week, and ask that students please complete the quick survey by Friday, October 4. Thank you in advance for your help.
International Committee Members: Professors Russ Weaver, John Cross, and Manning Warren, and law students Kathryn Ball and Isaac Fain.
Thursday, October 10
Please join the Louisville Bar Association as it celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by the LBA’s Diversity Committee and the Lee A. Webb Latino Legal Clinic Committee.
The program will take place at the Bar Center (600 W. Main St., Ste. 110) and includes a FREE screening of the documentary film “A Class Apart."
Following the film, the first Lee A. Webb Award will be presented to a deserving LBA member and outstanding advocate for the local Hispanic/Latino community. Refreshments will also be served.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
It's not too late. Tryout slots are still open for the ACTL National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy competition for law students. The Moot Court Board has approved funding for up to two teams.
Tryouts will be held on October 3, in the Hebel Court Room. Students can still sign up for a time to tryout on the Moot Court Board Office door. Students must prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem. A link to the Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. problem is below. Your opening statement or closing argument should not last longer than 10 minutes. Please also bring a copy of your resume.
The ACTL competition is a SPRING competition. The regional trial competition is held in mid to late February. The top two teams from each Region will compete at the National Competition, which is held in Austin, Texas from March 26-30. Students will receive two credit hours in the spring for participating in the competition, and an additional hour of credit if a team advances to the National Competition. Participation as a third-year law student will also satisfy the Capstone Course requirement for the Litigation Skills Certificate Program. Questions? Contact Kim Lynch Balkcom (Kim.Lynch@Louisville.edu), Matthew McClinton (Matthew.McClinton@louisville.edu) or Dean Ballard.
REQUEST FOR MAKE-UP EXAM
Legal Research & Accounting & Finance for Lawyers
Normally, students are expected to take exams when scheduled. In extraordinary circumstances, such as illness of the student or illness or death in the immediate family, the Assistant Dean for Student Life may authorize a make-up exam. Documentation of the circumstances justifying the make-up will be required.
If you need a make-up exam, please complete a form and return it to Assistant Dean Ballard by 4:00 p.m., October 8, 2013. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Assistant Dean Ballard or Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
Student Records will arrange the make-up time after all make-up requests are received. Students will be notified of the time and place. Make-up exams will be administered by the Student Records Office unless otherwise indicated.
Make-up exam forms are on the wall outside of Rm. 217.
Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School to administer flu shots on October 2, at two different times:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please remember to bring your University id card. Flu shots are free for law students, faculty, and staff. Nurses will be stationed in the Washer Lounge for both sessions and will have a release form that you can complete in line.