Tackle any test anxiety that you have now. There are a number of strategies for test anxiety. The sooner you implement them, the better.
- The deeper your understanding of the material, the more likely that you will remember it during an exam. Study to understand and not just to remember.
- The more “avenues” that you create to retrieve information from long-term memory, the more likely that you will remember it during the exam. For example: read your outline; create a graphic; drill with flashcards; create hypos to illustrate; do practice questions; discuss with friends; etc.
- Do as many practice questions as possible. You will be more confident in your approach to the type of exam questions and more confident that you can apply the material to new facts.
- Begin doing relaxation exercises now. For tips on relaxation exercises, watch the stress management presentation that is available online at http://media.law.louisville.edu/.
- Get extra sleep during the last week of classes and exams. You are more likely to remain calm during exams and remember material if you are rested.
- If your test anxiety is especially serious or long-standing, make an appointment with the Counseling Center to discuss additional techniques. 852-6585
Christie Floyd, formerly our Academic Success Director, passed away Wednesday October 21, after an illness. Grief counseling is available at the Counseling Center. Their number is (502) 852-6585. Christie will be missed by all of us.
Those wishing to celebrate Christie's life and work are invited to attend an open visitation to be held at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church at 2822 Frankfort Ave. (map) from 4-8 PM on Friday, October 30, 2009. A private ceremony will be held at Cave Hill Cemetery the following morning.
Here is a brief biography:
Christie graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2001. While there, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Brandeis Law Journal. Her Student Note, "Admissibility of Prior Acts Evidence in Sexual Assault and Child Molestation Cases in Kentucky: A Proposed Solution That Recognizes Cultural Context," 38 Brandeis L.J. 133, was published in 1999. She graduated magna cum laude and was named Oustanding Graduate of 2001 by the National Women Lawyers' Association. She accomplished all of this while working full-time, attending classes in the evening and raising a family.
Prior to joining U of L, Christie practiced as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and Deputy Division Chief of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Unit. In that capacity, she also served on the Kentucky Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Board and Kentucky Sex Offender Management Task Force. Christie was instrumental in founding Kentucky's first child advocacy center in 1991 and participated in numerous groups targeting legislative and policy changes in areas of domestic violence and child abuse. She also played a significant role in training new prosecutors and police officers.
Source: Law School Academic Support Blog, friends and colleagues
Those wishing to celebrate Christie's life and work are invited to attend an open visitation to be held at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave., from 4-8 p.m. Friday October 30, 2009. A private ceremony will be held at Cave Hill Cemetery the following morning.
Details and guestbook are available at Courier-Journal.com.
On October 7, 2009, as a part of the University of Louisville's homecoming celebrations, the Brandeis School of Law held its annual alumni banquet. The celebration, which was held at the Seelbach Hotel, provided alumni with an opportunity to reconnect with friends and faculty, and to honor some of their fellow alumni, who were being recognized this year.
Those recognized this year included:
- Alumni Fellow - Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
- Lawrence Grauman Award - Robert L. Ackerson
- Distinguished Alumni/ae Award - Mary E. Barrazotto, Ronald E. Meisburg, Judge Geoffrey P. Morris, Kathleen Pellegrino, Shelton R. Weber
- Recent Alumnus/a Award - Demetrius "D" Holloway
- Dean's Service Award - Thomas M. Williams
- Excellence in Teaching Award - Kathleen S. Bean
We thank all our alumni who joined in the celebration and hope to see all of you next year.
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