Congratulations Jason Crosby! You've won an iPod Touch. Please retrieve your prize from Dean Bean.
Thank you to all who submitted a completed orientation evaluation form!
Richard Williams - Louisville Law mug
Patrick Benzick - 50 Blue Books
David Erhart and Kristie Wetterer - Westlaw laptop bag and highlighter pen
Charlie Mingus and Lindsey Noller - Louisville Law lunch bag
Adam Monich (unclaimed) and George Murray - UofL Brandeis Law Orientation t-shirt
Nancy Vinsel - 1 GB thumb drive from Westlaw
Robert May and Natalie Smith - "Justice Louis D. Brandeis: The People's Attorney" DVD
Jasmine Fogle and Jennifer Lynch - Westlaw thermos
Sadaf Aulakh - Louisville Law portfolio and 10 printed resumes
Erica Bindner-Wooten, Thom Stevens, and Earlene Whitaker - Westlaw laptop bag and highlighter pen
Tyler Jolley (unclaimed) and Amanda Warford - Louisville Law mug
Amanda Prager (unclaimed), Joe Tackett, and Alex White - UofL Brandeis Law Orientation
Michael Brenyo and Lani Burt - Westlaw thermos
Joshua Abell (unclaimed) and Greg Mayes (unclaimed) - 1 GB thumb drive
Molly Block and Nathan Fort - "Brandeis at 150: The Louisville Perspective"
Riley Duck - a red leather basket filled with a Louisville Law thumb drive, candy, blue books, and more school supplies
It's not too late to register for the Louisville AIDS Walk! To register, please visit http://louisvilleaidswalk.kintera.org and join the Louisville Law team--registration for the walk is free! Funds raised at this event ensure that those in need continue to receive the food, medical assistance, housing, counseling, legal assistance, and other support services provided by a diverse group of local non-profit organizations. You can collect donations online or bring them to the walk. Join other students and professors in supporting this great community event.
If you are attending the walk, meet downtown at the Belvedere near Main Street at 1.30pm. Come wearing a U of L shirt and look for someone holding a Louisville Law sign.
If you have any questions, contact Sandra Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wow! You have already completed three weeks in the fall semester. What should you be focusing on right now? Here are some suggestions:
- Now is a good time to make a list of questions to ask your professors. Plan when you will go to see your professors this week to get their assistance. It is easier for a professor to get you on the right path if you ask questions early and often.
- This weekend is the perfect time to get caught up on your outlines if they are still non-existent or barely begun. You have enough material in most courses to be able to determine both the “big picture” of the sub-topics or topics and how the parts fit into that whole.
- Now is a good time to use a monthly calendar to write down all deadlines for papers, projects, mid-terms, or assignments. Plan over the next month when you will work on specific tasks for those longer-range deadlines.
Extegrity, publisher of Exam4, has posted the following on its Web site about Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Microsoft Windows 7:
Microsoft Windows 7
(Posted 26 Aug 09) Microsoft Windows 7 will not be supported for exams in 2009, nor for February 2010 bar exams. The consumer versions of Windows 7 incorporate modified and new functions. Extegrity's highest priority is to assure the stable and secure operation of Exam4. Updates regarding Windows 7 will be posted here, with the goal of supporting it for Spring 2010 midterm exams. If you are planning to purchase a laptop in the near future, we recommend buying one with Windows Vista now and upgrading to Windows 7 later, or if the desired laptop only comes with Windows 7, keep your previous laptop.
Apple Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
(Posted 26 Aug 09) Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, scheduled for release on 28 Aug 2009, is currently under review. We expect, but cannot yet commit, to support Snow Leopard for Fall 2009 midterms. If you are planning to purchase a laptop in the near future, we recommend buying one with Macintosh OS X 10.5 Leopard now and upgrading to Snow Leopard later, or if the desired laptop only comes with Snow Leopard, keep your previous laptop until our announcement of support for Snow Leopard.
Note Taking (a reminder): Law students have widely varying styles of note taking. Some write furiously, recording every word the professor and fellow classmates utter; others take a few cryptic notes and call it a day. The problem with both extremes is that they fail to encourage you to take an active role in learning. If you record every word, you are not identifying or concentrating on what is important. To take the best notes, you should take an active role in sorting through and summarizing what is said in class.
Tickets for Lawlapalooza 2009, the Louisville legal community's annual Battle of the Bands, are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272. Student tickets are $5 each, and general admission tickets are $20, both in advance and day of show.
Lawlapalooza benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, which provides summer fellowships for Brandeis School of Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
This year's event will be held Thursday, October 1, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the first band takes the stage at 6:30 PM. The bands competing this year include:
- Living Proof
- The Velvetkings
- The Golden Rockets
- Assault With a Deadly Weapon
- 100% Legal
- The Ben Fultz Five
The International Ombudsman Association has announced that it is sponsoring an annual writing contest for students in law school or graduate programs in dispute resolution. In the inaugural IOA Student Writing Competition, law students are invited to submit articles arguing for a statutory privilege for organizational ombudsmen. The author of the winning article will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and an invitation to the IOA Annual Conference in April 2010 in New Orleans to receive the award. IOA will provide registration, airfare and lodging for the conference. The winning article may also be published in the Journal of IOA.
Submissions are due November 15, 2009.
During the summer, the 2009 H1N1 virus continued to spread globally and some local schools are already reporting cases of flu-like illnesses. It is only a matter of time before we see a growth in cases of 2009 H1N1 and the seasonal flu at UofL.
The 2009 H1N1 virus is of particular concern for us because people in their teens and early 20s are among the target groups for this virus. To stay informed as we move into the flu season, be sure to make frequent visits to our flu website.
Vaccines for the seasonal flu are expected to be available at UofL by the end of September. UofL provides free seasonal flu vaccines to full time faculty and staff and all students (a nominal fee is charged for part-time faculty, staff, and retirees). The seasonal flu vaccine does not protect against H1N1.
The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is still under development and federal officials say it should be available later this fall. More information about vaccines will be sent out in September.
Our university is working to minimize the spread of seasonal flu, 2009 H1N1 and other infectious diseases. Hand sanitizing gels are in place in all high traffic areas and campus dining locations. Additionally, sanitizing hand gels are being sent to computer labs. Also, Campus Health Services is distributing thousands of bottles of personal hand sanitizer, along with a seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 prevention guide, to students. We continue to work closely with national, state and local health officials to provide the campus community with the most up-to-date information and guidelines.
But we need your help. Even our best efforts will fall short without the active participation of the campus community. Here are a few things we ask of everyone:
- Take time to be informed. Information on both the seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 virus is dynamic and evolving. We will send out information periodically; it takes only a few minutes to read an email or a news item on our website. It is especially important for students to routinely check their UofL (Groupwise) email.
- Do your part to control the spread of viruses. Practice frequent hand washing, cough into your sleeve, keep your work area clean, and practice self-isolation if you become ill.
- Students living in campus housing with flu symptoms who are within reasonable driving distance should return to their homes or stay with a nearby relative or friend to recuperate. It is recommended that students returning to their homes have someone drive them.