Registration, advising and other dates – mark your calendars now. More information coming soon:
March 21: Students with particular scheduling needs will receive advising letters before or during the week of March 21.
March 24: Information Session on Clinic and Externships, 12:10, Room 075.
March 28: Advising appointments available for upper-division students. Times, locations, and sign-up sheets available by March 23 or before.
March 29: Advising appointments available for upper-division students. Times, locations, and sign-up sheets available by March 23 or before.
March 30: Advising appointments available for upper-division students. Times, locations, and sign-up sheets available by March 23 or before.
March 31: Mandatory 1L Advising session, Room 275, at noon. All current first year students must attend. This program will give the current first year students, full- and part-time, all necessary registration information.
April 6: All registration paperwork is due in the Office of Student Records. This includes, but is not limited to, externship and clinic applications, along with Supreme Court Student Practice applications, if required.
April 8: Current part-time evening students and current third year students (those who will graduate summer or fall 2011) will register for summer and fall 2011 classes.
April 11: Current second year students (those who will be third year students in fall 2011), both full- and part-time, will register for summer and fall 2011 classes.
April 13: First year students (those who will be second year students in fall 2011) will register for summer and fall 2011 classes.
Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, and King Cake
Tuesday, March 8, 11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m. It’s Carnival Time and the law school is hosting a Mardi Gras party for the whole school. We’ll have beads and music and a great (free) lunch for all – students, faculty, and staff. Feast on Cajun Fixings from Joe’s OK Bayou. There will be plenty of food (with an extra King Cake set aside for the evening students at 5:00 p.m.). See you there!
Editor-in-Chief: Elisabeth Fitzpatrick
Senior Articles Editor: Amanda Warford
Senior Notes Editor: J. D. Theiss
Executive Editor: Liam Felsen
Managing Editor: Lani Burt
Symposium and Alumni Relations Editor: Molly MacCaskey
Article Selection Editor: Ross Jordan
Articles Editors: Natalie Donahue, Harrison Rich, & Vince Kline
Notes Editors: Shannon Burns, Brenton Stanley, & Alex Davis
Associate Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor: Kristie Wetterer
Second Year Members: Nathan Fort, Amanda Prager, Tyler Fleck, Ross Neuhauser, Ryan Wood, & James Stewart
The most reliable measure of an academic faculty's distinction is its body of scholarship,
produced over the course of its individual members' careers and presented in its entirety.Scholarly works on law -- especially those published as books, chapters, and journal articles
-- advance every aspect of this school's mission. The works themselves, of course,
advance knowledge about the law and allied disciplines. What is perhaps less readily understood is the connection between our school's teaching and scholarly missions. Preparing works of scholarship, like no other activity, keeps our faculty members at the cutting edge of the law. As a result, the best teachers in this profession as a rule are the best scholars, and the best scholars typically rank among our best teachers. ~Dean Jim Chen
We are half-way through the spring 2011 semester. At this juncture, it is important that you take a few moments to seriously evaluate your academic situation so you can prepare to end strong. Some of you will be able to pat yourself on the back knowing that you have done, and will continue to do, everything that is necessary to stay on top of your classes and to understand the material. For others, this is an opportunity to identify bad habits and to correct those habits. Ask yourself the following questions to assess your likelihood of success, and use these questions as a guide to make positive changes during the second half of the semester:
- Have you kept up with the reading in your classes? Do you get your reading done in advance, or do you scramble on the day of class to finish your reading?
- Have you consistently briefed the cases you read in preparation for class?
- Do you always read and take notes on the introductory material in your casebooks, and the notes that may follow the cases you read?
- Do you take good class notes? Do you listen carefully to the dialog that occurs between your professor and your classmates, or do you find yourself checking your email, or checking your facebook page, or zoning out?
- Do you review your class notes within 24 hours so that you can fill in gaps and organize the material, and note any questions that you might have?
- Have you visited each of your professors during office hours at least once this semester to clarify questions you have?
- Have you started outlines for each of your courses? Have you reviewed your outlines regularly throughout the semester?
- Have you taken advantage of every opportunity to practice your exam writing and to get feedback to improve your exam writing? If you are a first-year law student, have you taken the practice exams given in the Structured Study Groups; have you completed the Introductory Problems in your Civil Procedure casebook; have you completed the Principal Problems in your Property casebook?
- Have you begun the memorization process – learning the rules and elements, learning the steps of analysis, and drilling regularly throughout the semester?
- Have you stayed organized this semester? Do you keep a binder for each class, subdivided with tabs for your case briefs, class notes, handouts, and your class outline?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are on your way to having a successful semester. If you answered “no” to many of these questions, you need to refocus and make positive changes during the second half of the semester to increase your likelihood of success.
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