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1L Daily Docket Winners

Congratulations to Benjamin Hardy and Adam Hicks, who have their choice of yesterday's prize package or a UofL Law polo shirt.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 4:00 p.m. to claim the prize of your choice. 

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Begin the process of outlining one of your courses.  Research shows that you will understand and remember material better if you do your own work to learn a course.  The process of outlining requires you to wrestle with the topics and sub-topics so that you really know them instead of knowing them generally.  Making your own outlines helps you to have long-term retention of the material rather than merely short-term regurgitation of material for an exam. Use this weekend as your starting point for outlining.  For great tips on outlining, review the article "Creating a Course Outline" posted at  You are also invited to attend the outlining workshop today at 1:00 p.m. in Room 275.

December 2011 Graduates - Deadline to apply for a degree

December 2011 Graduates - September 14, 2011 is the deadline to apply for a degree.

Go to ULink   Registration Information and then click on Degree Application.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in the Student Records Office.


1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Daniel Trost who is the winner of a UofL Law insulated lunch bag, four UofL Law coasters, a UofL Law bookmark, and a UofL Law decal.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office by 5:00 p.m. today to claim your prizes.

Student Mailboxes

Student mailboxes are located in the basement across from Room LL79.  Please check to make sure you have a mailbox and that your name is correct.  If you are missing a mailbox or if your name is incorrect, please see Bryan Turner or Becky Wenning in the Law Resource Center (Room 272), and they will help you.

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Tackle your most onerous study task as early as possible this weekend.  That way, it won't hang over you during the long weekend and add to your stress.  Also consider tackling your hardest study tasks when you are most alert.  Your brain will absorb material more easily for greater understanding and retention.  Consequently, you will feel better about your study session and lower your stress.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Amir Nahavandi who is the winner of an insulated lunch bag, water bobble, highlighters, UofL Law decal, and UofL Law bookmark. Stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m. to claim your prizes.

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Create a structured study schedule and stick to it!   If you have been “flying by the seat of your pants” on your time management, now is the time to create a schedule and follow it for the remainder of the semester.  If you stick to a study schedule, you will be able to complete your reading and briefing one or two days before class (without rushing through the material), rather than the day of class.   You will also ensure that you are devoting enough time to other study tasks, including reviewing your class notes, outlining, meeting with your study group, working on papers and projects, and completing practice questions.  Perhaps the best part about following a study schedule is that you can have guilt-free time off because you have finished all of your study tasks for the week.  And, your family members, significant others, and friends will know when you will be free.  To create your own study schedule, use the blank time management template attached below, and also posted on the Academic Success webpage at  If you need any assistance in completing your schedule, stop by Dean Ballard's office (Room 212).

Yoga in the Law School

Feeling a little stressed out?  Yoga may help.  The Law School will offer free yoga classes starting the Wednesday after Labor Day.  The one-hour classes will commence on Wednesday, September 7, at 11:50 a.m. in Room LL77, and be held every Monday and Wednesday at 11:50 until October (at which time we may change the times to make the classes available to others).

Loren Crawford, an experienced instructor, will teach the classes.  Loren emphasizes that no prior experience or knowledge of yoga is required or expected (although we do hope that participants realize the difference between yoga, on the one hand, and "yoghurt", "Yogi Berra", and "Yogi Bear" on the other).  Complete novices are especially welcome.

The Law School will provide mats.  Participants should wear comfortable clothes (feel free to change into shorts or sweats).

As an added incentive for students to participate, every student who attends the first session and signs the attendance sheet will be entered into a drawing for a lavish and glitzy prize.

Hope to see you in Room LL77 on the 7th!

Mandatory 3L Program on Candor

The program on candor for 3Ls is scheduled for November 10, 2011, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275 This program is mandatory for all 3Ls.  If for some reason you cannot make it, see Dean Cross about scheduling an alternative time.