You have worked hard all semester. So, why not adopt a winning attitude and set high goals for yourself? If you doubt your ability to do well on exams, you might fear that you will earn poor grades even after studying intensely. During this last week of exams, do not allow yourself to be distracted from studying as a defensive mechanism to blame low grades on disruption of your study schedule. Help avoid this trap by remembering that your value as a human being is not measured by your performance on law school exams. By placing your study of law in proper perspective, you can moderate the pressure, freeing yourself to perform your best. No one will fault you if you spare no effort to do your best, even if the results fall short of your expectations. On the other hand, what a shame it will be if you squeak by after defensively limiting your opportunities to do well, and then spend your time wondering how much better you could have done had you pulled out all the stops.
Approach this final week of exam preparation with all the dedication and enthusiasm you can muster, and try to visualize success on your exams. You are more likely to rise to the top if you reach for the stars than if you stare at the ground in anticipation of defeat. (Adapted from Law School Exams, Preparing and Writing to Win by Charles Calleros.)
FREE MASSAGES TODAY
Did you just finish an exam? Are you taking an exam this evening? Why not treat yourself to a complimentary massage? Massage has been shown to help relieve stress and muscle tension, to reduce levels of anxiety, and to promote a relaxed state of mental alertness. Massages will be offered today in the Washer Lounge from noon to 6:00 p.m.
If you have a winning personality and a great work ethic - we want you!
The Admissions Department and Student Life are seeking applicants for Student Ambassador positions for orientation. Student Ambassadors will serve as hosts to incoming law students during orientation, and will also assist the faculty and administration. Student Ambassadors must be available for a mandatory training session on Monday, August 9, and must be free on the first day of orientation - Tuesday, August 10. We will also need Student Ambassadors on the second and third days of orientation (August 11 and 12), and on Friday, August 13, for Service Day. Student Ambassadors will receive a cool, free t-shirt and all the fame you can handle! If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached application and submit it to Kimberly Ballard (Room 212) by June 15.
The Kentucky Lawyer Chapter and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society present: "The Constitution in 2020: Religion in the Public" on April 27 at the Louisville Bar Association.
The Constitution in 2020 is a new book edited by Yale Law professors Jack Balkin and Reva Siegel. It is a collection of essays by leading constitutional scholars regarding the directions that constitutional law should take in the decades to come.
- William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law; Visiting Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; Member, Board of Directors, American Constitution Society; and Contributing Author, The Constitution in 2020
- Paul E. Salamanca, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
- David Tachau, Moderator, Partner, Tachau Meek PLC
There will be a reception following the panel discussion. The event is free of charge. 1.0 hours of CLE credit is pending for this event. The cost is $30 for members of the Louisville Bar Association and $60 for nonmembers.
Please RSVP online.
This event is co-sponsored by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Kentucky Chapter and the Louisville Bar Association.