Ziggy, Howdy, Bella and Jade have a knack for making people feel “pawsitive” and on Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will join a group of therapy dogs here at the law school to help ease your stress as you gear up for final exams. The dogs are from the non-profit group Pawsibilities Unleashed, and they all look forward to meeting you tomorrow.
The Law School's official policy is available in our Student Handbook and is reproduced for your information below.
Student Handbook - Chapter 5: Bad Weather Schedule
The School of Law follows the University's lead in all weather-related cancellations and delays. Please note that the University will provide official school closing information in the following ways: A notice at the top of the University home page (www.louisville.edu); e-mails sent to all students and employees on their official university e-mail accounts; a recorded message at 852-5555.
1. If the University cancels classes for the entire day, all School of Law classes are cancelled.
2. If the University delays the start of classes, the following rules apply:
a. All classes scheduled to end at or before 10:15 a.m. are cancelled,
b. All classes scheduled to begin at 10:25 a.m. will meet at their normal time, and
3. If the university cancels evening classes, all School of Law classes beginning at or after 4:15 p.m. are cancelled.
4. Notwithstanding the prior rules, if any delay or cancellation affects only the Belknap campus, Law Clinic and Law Clinic II will meet as scheduled, unless the Clinic Director indicates otherwise.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, if enacted by Congress, would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. ENDA was approved by the United States Senate on November 7 and is currently being considered in the House of Representatives.
On Monday, November 25 at 8 PM, Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, who is currently the president of the ACLU of Kentucky will be one of several individuals discussing its impact. Other guests will be Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky; Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign; and Richard Nelson, executive director of the Commonwealth Policy Center.
Kentucky Tonight programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET, KET KY, and radio. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at Kentucky Tonight.
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Anxious about final exams? We understand that the next few weeks are going to be a high-pressure period. To help ease some of your stress, the law school is going to the dogs this Thursday! We've invited some of the cutest, cuddliest, and well-mannered certified therapy dogs from Pawsibilities Unleashed, a non-profit group based in Kentucky, to the law school.
If you have classes on Thursday, or if you are in the building studying for your upcoming final exams, we hope you will take a few minutes to visit and play with these special pooches. We hope that the stress of looming exams will be lifted for a couple of hours!
The following certified therapy dogs are excited to meet you: Bella (Newfoundland), Jade (Plott Hound), Phoenix (Sheltie), Ciara (Husky mix), Ziggy (Goldendoodle), Morgan (Yellow Lab), and Howdy (Labradoodle).
Exam4 for Fall 2013 final exams is now available to download and install. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test (choose "F13 Practice exam" during start-up) no later than 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 22, 2013.
If you submit a practice test and do not receive a confirmation e-mail at your CardMail address within about an hour, then you have done something wrong. Instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here, and more complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2013 is here.
IMPORTANT: Exam4 now supports Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
For complete and important information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2013.
Attention Students Taking a February 2014 or July 2014 Bar Exam:
Several years ago the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) launched its Online Practice Exam (OPE) initiative - taking retired test MBE questions, having designated members of the test drafting committees write annotations explaining why each of the four options were correct or incorrect, and packaging the material in a 100-item format that simulates an actual half-day of MBE testing. A fourth OPE is now available. Please note the addition of a fourth OPE on the handout in your Bar Exam Folder that you received during the Candor Program on November 5.
Each of the four OPEs is offered on a subscription basis; that is, the individual student purchasing a subscription is entitled to revisit the content an unlimited number of times over the course of one year. Because the test is delivered online, it has interactive features that deliver useful feedback.
Authentic test preparation is available on the NCBE website at a modest cost of $50 per OPE.
On Thursday, November 14, the Law School was pleased to host representatives from the Dave Nee Foundation and the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program, and our very own Professor Jim Jones for a powerful and timely program to educate students on the signs of depression and where to get help. Our guest speakers were amazed by the turnout of students, faculty, and staff. We are very proud of the supportive community we have here at Brandeis.
If you were unable to attend the program, brochures created by the Dave Nee Foundation are available outside Office 214. To learn more about ways to help yourself or a friend who may be struggling with feelings of depression, visit http://www.lawlifeline.org/louisville/. If you are interested in learning more about Dave Nee and the Foundation created in his memory, you can watch a short video at http://www.daveneefoundation.com/history.