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Academic Success Tip - Do You Have a Strategy for Studying over the Break?

The Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner.  What does that break period mean for you?  This week’s tips will focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the holiday. 

Be realistic about your holiday plans.  It is common to tell yourself that you will study at least ten times more than you actually can or will do.  Lay out a study plan that will be achievable rather than unrealistic.  Think about your travel mode, your travel time, your family expectations, your priorities for studying, and your need for balance.  Sit down with your calendar now and plan your study strategy.

Industrialized Farming Policies and Practices

New Course Number & ID for Genetics & the Law

In Spring 2011, Genetics and the Law, taught by Professor Mark Rothstein, will have a new course number 997-08, and a new course ID 14417.  Please use these new numbers when registering for this course.

Law Review Symposium on Intellectual Property Law

The University of Louisville Law Review

Symposium on Intellectual Property Law

When: November 5, 2010, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: University Club, 2001 S. Brook St (call 502-852-6996 for directions)

Hosted by: University of Louisville Law Review

 

CLE Event

 

On November 5, 2010, University of Louisville Law Review will host its 3rd annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Law. The symposium will focus on current developments, contested issues, and proposed improvements in intellectual property law. For sponsorship, registration, or additional information, please contact Jennifer Monarch, Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor, at jennifer.monarch@gmail.com or 270-617-4041.

 The University of Louisville Law Review would like to thank this year's sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Lexis Nexis
Middleton

Gold Sponsors

Greenebaum Humana

Seiller Wyatt

Silver Sponsors

IP Today

 

The University of Louisville Law Review is honored to welcome this year's speakers:

 

Katja Weckström

Researcher, Assistant of Civil Law

L.L.D Candidate University of Turku Faculty of Law

University of Turku Faculty of Law, Finland

"Liability for Trademark Infringement for Internet Service Providers"

 

Megan Carpenter

Associate Professor of Law

Texas Wesleyan School of Law

"Calling 'Bulls**t' on the Lanham Act: Time to Remove the 2(a) Bar for Scandalous, Immoral, and Disparaging Marks"

 

Doris Estelle Long

Professor and Chair, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and Privacy Group

The John Marshall Law School

"Rebooting Trademarks for the 21st Century"

 

Mark Janis

Professor of Law and Ira C. Batman Faculty Fellow

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

"Functionality in Design Patent Law"

 

John Cross

Grosscurth Professor of Law

University of Louisville

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

"The Role of State Law in Trademark"

 

Lars Smith

Stallings Professor of Law

University of Louisville

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

"Remedies Under the Lanham Act: Is an Update Needed?"

 

Joseph Tomain

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

University of Louisville

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

"First Amendment, Forth Estate, & Hot News: Unfair Competition Is Not a Remedy for the Journalism Crisis"

 

All of the preceding authors will present their articles at the live symposium on November 5, 2010. Their articles will be published in the Law Review's Volume 49, Issue 4 in Summer 2011.

The University of Louisville Law Review would also like to thank the Student Bar Association and the Student Government Association for its support.

Academic Success Tip - Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.   Lack of sleep decreases the ability to study effectively.  When someone is tired, it takes longer to do the same task, concentration is impaired, and memory of material is lessened.  Also, you will need fewer “power” naps if you are getting sufficient sleep at night.

Academic Success Tip - Proofreading (a reminder)

A law paper requires diligent editing to make sure it is as well written and clear as possible. Avoid long, complicated sentences and fancy or superfluous language to help readers understand the covered issues quickly and accurately.  Be sure to reserve time to carefully edit your work product.  Careful proofreading is particularly important in legal writing. Spelling, punctuation, citation, or grammatical errors in a document submitted to the court, opposing counsel, or a client can undermine your credibility as a legal professional. 

Immigration Law Writing Contest

Submit an Immigration Article & Win $500 from Legal Language Services!

Law school students: Are you studying immigration law? Have you noticed any trends in US or international immigration? Legal Language wants to hear what you think!

Submit an unpublished article on legal issues that affect immigration in the United States and/or abroad. Articles should reflect recent developments in immigration, bring forth new ideas about the subject or introduce a discussion.

Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words and written for an audience of legal professionals. The articles will be judged on subject matter treatment, scholarship and analysis.

The winner will be awarded a $500.00 cash award and two runners-up will receive $100.00 cash awards. The winning articles as well as a number of additional articles receiving honorable mention will be posted on the Legal Language Services website.

Rules of Eligibility:
  • All articles must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2011.
  • You must currently be enrolled in an accredited US law school.
  • Your article must be your own original work.
  • Your article must not be published elsewhere.
  • Your article must not be fewer than 500 words and must not exceed 1,000 words.
  • You must agree that your article will become the property of Legal Language Services.

Winners will be announced on or about April 15, 2011. Winning articles will be published on the Legal Language Services website.

Bar Program Nov. 9 for Graduating Students

Reminder for students graduating in December 2010, May 2011, or August 2011: 

On Tuesday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

Your attendance at the November 9 program is a requirement for graduation.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 

The November 9 program will be recorded.  It will be “shown” on Nov. 10, 2010, at 7:25 p.m. in Room 175.  Students who cannot attend the 1:00 program are welcome to attend the 7:25 program.

If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the Nov. 9 program or the Nov. 10 showing, you must notify Dean Bean this week so that alternative arrangements can be made. 

Graduating students planning to take the KY Bar Exam in July 2011, or February 2012, will receive a handout during the November 9 program providing instructions on completing the Kentucky Bar Application.  A separate program focusing on the Kentucky Bar Exam will be offered on January 11, 2011, at 12:15 p.m.  All graduating students taking the KY Bar Exam are strongly encouraged to attend this program.

 

 

Which Courses Do You Want to Take Next Year?

Dean Arnold would very much like to hear from you about which courses you would like to see offered in the 2011-12 academic year.  This is your opportunity to have input into the design of next year's schedule.  (Do not just assume that a particular class will be offered in any particular semester -- instead let your interests be known.)  Email your input and preferences to Dean Arnold at tony.arnold@louisville.edu by November 19.  Your input is highly valued but it needs to be received by 11/19.  Once the schedule is developed, it is very difficult and in some cases just not possible to make changes based on late input.  The reason for the early planning is so that a schedule can be provided to students early so that they can plan accordingly.  Thank you!

Academic Success Tip - Stay Positive and Protect Your Time

Keep your eyes focused forward.  Do not look back over your shoulder to bemoan what you wish you had done in August, September, or October.  You cannot control the past, but you can control the future.  Learn to say “no” diplomatically.  Family and friends, especially if they are not in law school, do not understand how important studying is for exams.  After all, in the past you just crammed for a week or two to get A grades.  Explain to them why it is so different now and ask for their understanding.