Student News

Day at the Diamond - May 6, 6:35pm

3Ls! On May 6th, the SBA will be sponsoring a "Day at the Diamond!" The Louisville Bats play Norfolk at 6:35pm and all 3Ls are invited to attend the game, free of charge. Guests will be $5. We have reserved a block of Club seats (that are in the shade) and we will have access to the Jack Daniels Bar & Lounge. Please sign up using the following Google Form by FRIDAY, APRIL 18th AT NOON!! After this time, we will open the sign up sheet to the 1L and 2L classes to fill the remaining reserved seats, so make sure you sign up quickly! If you plan to bring a guest, please drop $5 off at the SBA Bookstore by Tuesday, April 22nd. Hope to see everyone there!!

3Ls only until April 18th at noon, please!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VnE89NJq68hVzixm9rYwmk80GCZOXQ0cKeTAh711jXs/viewform

Graduate Day at the Downs

The SBA will be hosting an on-campus brunch at 10am on Thursday May 8th, for graduating 3Ls and a guest. Racing begins at Churchill Downs at 12:45pm. There is no charge for either event. Complementary tickets for Day at the Downs may be reserved here: http://www.uoflalumni.org/s/1157/internal-3column.aspx?sid=1157&pgid=2205&gid=1&cid=3577&ecid=3577&post_id=0.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Tonight!

Exam4 for Spring 2014 final exams is now available.

  • The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Spring 2014 final exams is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 18, 2014.
  • All previous versions of Exam4 (i.e., those from Fall 2013 and prior) have expired, will not run, will not work, and will not help you.

You must always:

  1. Download and install the current version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems are listed here.
  2. Take and submit a practice test (choose "S14 Practice Exam" during start-up).
  3. For practice tests, identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).

You must never:

  1. Ever, under any circumstances, identify yourself in Exam4 (or any other exam situation) using your UofL Student ID Number. This applies to practice tests, real exams--everything.

Within about an hour, you should receive a confirmation e-mail at your CardMail address. If you submit a practice test and do not receive the confirmation e-mail, then you have done something wrong and you must try again until you do.

Complete, detailed instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here.

Students are reminded that, in order to use Exam4 to take final exams, they must comply with the Brandeis School of Law's Policy and Procedure Governing Examinations on Computer, including satisfactory completion of a practice test by 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 18, 2014. At the November 2013 faculty meeting, the faculty discussed and re-affirmed the law school policy that students who fail to complete a satisfactory practice exam in accordance with the rules established by the IT department MAY NOT use their computers to take final exams, and that, should a student use a computer on a final exam in violation of this policy, that student will receive no tech support during or after the exam, including but not limited to help re-booting or restoring an Exam4 session OR assistance uploading an exam or partial exam that the student may have written using Exam4. In addition, a letter describing the student’s violation of law school policy will be placed in the student’s record. This policy may result in your being unable to turn in part or all of your exam answers, should you fail to complete a satisfactory practice test. Deans on Duty and IT staff on duty have been advised of these policies.

 

Please do not risk failing an exam! If you have not received a confirmation e-mail, DO NOT use your computer to type your exam. Bluebooks are available from the Law Resource Center or the Dean on Duty.

Library Student Workers Honored

Three of the law library's student workers were honored at the recent Honors and Awards Program. Kudos to Michael Atkinson (pictured left with Dean Duncan), Alex Russell (pictured second from right), and Bailey Schrupp!

  • Michael Atkinson, 3L: Top Grades During 2013 (Constitutional Law II, Copyright, Legal History), Brandeis Honor Society, Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award (he performed 365 hours of public service at five different public service placements), University of Louisville Law Review (Member), Student Bar Association (Historian) and the Honor Council
  • Alex Russell, 2L: Edwin H. Perry Mediation Fellow, American Bar Association Negotiation Competition (Team Member), Journal of Law and Education (Member)
  • Bailey Schrupp, 2L: Journal of Animal and Environmental Law (Member), American Bar Association Arbitration Competition (Facilitator)

Interested in becoming a Brandeis Academic Fellow?

The Brandeis Academic Fellow Applications are now available, and attached here!

Service as a Brandeis Academic Fellow is an academic honor, and an excellent talking point on your professional resume.  In addition, work as a Fellow is a great opportunity to help other law students while reducing your student loan amount.  As a Fellow, you will also have an opportunity to keep your knowledge of Contracts fresh in preparation for the Bar Exam.  In addition, you will likely develop a professional relationship with the Academic Success Program Director and the professor teaching your group’s Contracts class, building great referral sources for letters of recommendation, etc.  For further information, review the Brandeis Academic Fellow FAQs attached here.

Application packets must be turned in to Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Program Director, by May 31, 2014.  However, you may submit your application anytime after you have registered for classes for Fall 2014.  Applications are now being reviewed and potential candidates will be invited to interview on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions, please contact Director Grubbs at laura.grubbs@louisville.edu or (502) 852-1477.

Visit the Academic Success Resource Library

The Academic Success Resource Library (the "ASRL") is located in the Office of Academic Success, Room 112,  and is a library of supplemental study materials that students may check out for the duration of the semester.  There are still resources available for every course.  Feel free to stop by and check out a study aid to assist you with final exam review.

For those of you who have checked out study materials, please do not forget to return them to the ASRL after your exams.  Also, donations of any study materials are always greatly appreciated! 

Indiana Bar Association Diversity Job Fair - August 21 & 22, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN

Attention rising second-year students interested in participating in the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair on Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22.?? There is a registration information sheet attached.

Fall 2014, full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2016) or part-time 2L and 3L law students (graduating 2016/2017) are invited to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.?? Candidates who represent all aspects of diversity and who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm are invited to participate.

Student registration is now open.

Students can register for the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity's web site at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students.?? After you submit your registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable you to use the system throughout the next few months. The student registration deadline is July 19, 2014. Only students who have registered, bid and obtain interviews can participate in Diversity Job Fair events.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair - July 25 & 26, 2014 - Marrietta, GA

If you are interested in participating in the Southeastern Minority Job Fair in Marrietta, GA on July 25 & 26, 2014, please pre-register on Symplicity.?? The job fair is open to??1L and 2L students and May 2014 graduates. ??Your pre-registration is not a commitment to attend but only to indicate that you are interested in participating.?? There is no cost to pre-register.????

The website is:?? www.semjf.org

Log into Symplicity and click on the "OCI" tab although this will not be an on campus interview.?? The session Southeastern Minority Job Fair Pre-Registration is currently the default session. ??Scroll down to the employer and click "Apply". ??You do not have to submit anything. The deadline to pre-register is Monday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Only those students who have pre-registered will receive a login and password to view employers and submit applications during the online submission period of May 15 - May 30.?? Partial or full funding will be available through the Office of Professional Development.

Jefferson Circuit Court Commissioner's Office seeking Law Clerk

The Jefferson Circuit Court Commissioner's Office is seeking a full-time law clerk for the summer with work to continue in the fall semester.

If you are interestested, please log into Symplicity for a full description and how to apply.  The deadline is May 4, 2014 

 

 

About Exam4 and Student ID Numbers

In spite of training during the 1L year, regular announcements, information on our Web site, and policy, instructing students to always identify themselves on Exam4 practice tests using one's ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01), some students continue to use their UofL Student ID Number, instead.

In the over ten years that the Brandeis School of Law has permitted students to take exams on computer, we have never required, asked or wanted students to identify themselves on any practice or real exam using student ID numbers. We never have, and we never will, so I am completely puzzled about how any student ever understood that he/she should use his/her student ID number on any electronic exam, practice or real.

Last spring, with the introduction of the app on the School of Law's Web site, which automatically sends an e-mail confirming receipt of one's valid Exam4 practice test, it became even more imperative that students submit practice tests using their ULink user names, and only their ULink user names.

- Dean Becker