Because of a purchasing snafu, the IT staff will NOT be deploying a new file server this week, nor making most other previously announced changes to returning students' Lawnet accounts. The only scheduled change, which has already been implemented, is moving the School of Law's Web site over to ULink authentication.
Consequently, the "Help" Day previously scheduled for Monday, August 10, for returning students is canceled, primarily because there is nothing new to connect or configure for returning students.
The previously planned network changes, including deploying a new file server and copying students' documents and files to it, and moving Law Library lab computers and printers over to the University's Windows Active Directory domain, are now tentatively scheduled to occur after fall 2009 final exams.
Please help us welcome the first-year class by participating in their Community Service Day.
The Student Bar Association has come up with an incredible list of service projects for the first years’ Community Service Day, an optional activity scheduled as part of Orientation. All students, not just first years, are invited and encouraged to participate. Faculty and Staff will also be participating.
For a complete list of projects, click here.
The IT staff are making changes to the School of Law's network, two of which are immediately significant to returning students:
Changes to Web Site Log-in
From 10:00 PM Wednesday, July 29th, through 12:00 AM Thursday, July 30th, the School of Law Web site will be unavailable while the law school's IT department makes an important change to the site. Beginning at midnight, Thursday, July 30th, the School of Law's Web site will require the law school community -- faculty, staff and students, including incoming students -- to log in using their ULink credentials (user name and password), rather than their Lawnet credentials, to view private content. Publicly available information will remain so.
Changes to School of Law Network (Lawnet)
From 12:00 AM Thursday, July 30th, through Friday, August 7, the IT staff will close returning students' Lawnet accounts while they make a series of changes to the School of Law's internal network (Lawnet). During this blackout period, students will not be able to log on to law school computers or use law school network resources, including accessing their files on the file server or printing to the laptop printer. Also during this period, the IT staff will:
- Deploy a new file server
- Copy students' documents and files from the current file server to the new one
- Remove all Law Library lab computers from the Lawnet domain and add them to the University's new Windows Active Directory domain
- Configure lab printing in the new network environment
On Monday, August 10, the IT staff will be available nearly all day (specific hours TBA), tentatively in room 177, to assist both incoming and returning students connect their laptops to the wireless network, to the new file server and to the reconfigured laptop printer. "Help" Day will be the only opportunity before the first day of class for students to configure, or reconfigure, their laptops in the new environment. The IT staff will be occupied with Orientation responsibilities the rest of the week of August 10-14.
Please make a note of these important changes. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jim Becker, Assistant Dean for Information Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
The law library has implemented a new mechanism for keeping you abreast of the new books we add to the collection. Using a proprietary computer process, we are now listing the titles of new books directly on the law library's web page. Titles for the five most recent books added to the library's collection will be listed there. Click on the "More" link to see even more titles. They will also be posted to our Twitter account @lawlibnewbooks.
The law school sponsored four Central High School Law and Government magnet students to attend the Summer Law Institute from June 15-20, an annual program for high school students interested in the law and legal profession. Tia Coleman, co-valedictorian of her graduating class, was among them. Ms. Coleman won the Justice McAnulty Essay contest for seniors and was also the overall winner. She plans to attend UofL in the fall.
The program, which is sponsored by the LBA, Brandeis School of Law, and Bellarmine University, provides students an opportunity to meet and interact with local attorneys, judges, and law professors. During the week-long camp, they learned the fundamentals of trial procedure, discussed important legal and social issues, and studied how the law affects their lives. They also participated in workshops, took trips to the Jefferson County Judicial Center and Bellarmine, and prepared and presented a mock trial.
Photo provided by Cynthia M. Robinson, LBA Public Service Director | (from left to right): Jazmine Hudson, Jasmine Thornton, Tia Coleman, A'shia Blake
On Saturday, May 9, members of the law school's Class of 2009 were awarded their Juris Doctor degrees at a ceremony that was held at the Brown Theater in Louisville, KY. Senator Mitch McConnell delivered the convocation address.
On the previous evening, Friday, May 8, members of the law school's graduating class came together with family and friends to be recognized for their work in law school and to celebrate the completion of this phase in their education.
The law school has a rich history of both academic excellence and service to the community. Our graduates exemplify these characteristics. We are proud to honor them at the close of their education.
Programs & Photo Galleries
- 2009 Graduation Ceremony
- Black Law Students Association Convocation
- Graduation Reception
- Graduates' Awards Program