Please join us in welcoming Justice Cunningham to the Law School and making the most of his visit.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, is the deadline to apply for a December 2010 degree.
Be sure to do a degree check to make sure that you have all your requirements for graduation. If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson.
Friday, August 20, is the last day to add a class or change to an audit. Please refer to the School of Law's academic calendar for other dates.
"The opinion is strong, first because it is carefully grounded in the factual record made by the parties," constitutional scholar Samuel Marcosson of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law tells TIME. "Judge Walker used the combination of fundamental rights and equal-protection analysis. I don't think there is a better federal constitutional argument to be made. The question is whether we currently have a Supreme Court truly prepared to rule in favor of these arguments."
The article was written by Michael A. Lindenberger, a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
***Starting Tuesday, June 1, 2010, the designated smoking areas ceased to exist and the policy will be fully enforced on all campuses.
On November 19, 2009 the University of Louisville instituted a policy that prohibits smoking on all campuses.There are many reasons why we've instituted this policy:
- Public health: Smoking harms both the smoker and people around the smoker.
- Employee satisfaction: More and more UofL employees are complaining about walking through smoke to enter buildings and about cigarette butt litter.
- Inequity: Many employees also have pointed out the inequity in having a smoking ban only on one campus.
Smoking is an individual choice. This, however, may be an opportunity for many of you who want to stop smoking. Both our Get Healthy Now employee health management initiative and our Campus Health Center can connect you with classes and products that can help you quit. Humana has made a generous offer to partially cover the costs of smoking cessation support, so we will offer an array of products, including pills, patches and gum, as well as behavioral support to people who want to quit.
The Director of Academic Success is pleased to announce that the following 12 upper-division law students have been chosen to serve as Academic Fellows in the fall:
Brandeis Academic Fellows are responsible for facilitating weekly structured study group sessions in Contracts for all first-year students. The 12 Academic Fellows were selected based on their solid academic records, interpersonal skills, maturity, and genuine willingness to assist first-year law students learn effective law school study skills.
- Designate one place in your apartment where you will have your law school study center. Organize all of your casebooks, study aids, dictionaries, binders, notebooks, and other study materials in this one spot. When you finish with a binder or casebook or stapler, return it to its place. You will waste less time searching for your law school materials if you have one spot for everything.
- Make a shopping list of what study materials you need and stock your apartment study center now. Buy extra notepads, pens, ink cartridges, printer paper, paper clips, and other materials. By anticipating your needs for the semester, you can avoid multiple or panicked trips to the office supply store later. Also, you may be able to save money by buying bulk quantities instead of separate purchases of the items over time.
- Lay out everything you will need the next day before you go to bed. It is easier to get organized while you can think calmly about the items you need for each class. Grabbing up items as you rush out the door will likely lead to not having everything you need once you arrive at school.
- Purchase a large dry erase board for your study center if you think it will help you. Visual learners often benefit greatly from a dry erase board with multiple colors of markers. Create flowcharts, IRAC outlines for practice question answers, or other information initially on a dry erase board. You can add, delete, and modify until you are happy with the result. Then, you can copy the final version on to the computer or paper. Some students use the dry erase board for calendaring and listing “to do” items.
- Use monthly and weekly schedules and daily “to do” lists to organize yourself. The monthly schedule can be used for deadlines and assigning daily tasks to meet the deadlines on time. The weekly schedule can be used to design a study schedule that can be repeated most weeks to make certain you are getting all study tasks done each week. “To do” lists can be used to prioritize the most important tasks each day.
You're invited to the Annual Black Law Students Association Back to School Cookout!
Saturday August 14, 2010
Thurman Hutchinson Park on River Road
RSVP to Courtney Phelps and indicate the number of guest coming.