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Final Reminder: Holiday Reception This Friday!

*RSVP by 12/4* 

Your SBA would like to extend an invitation to take a break during finals and attend the Law Holiday ReceptionDetails can be found here. If you plan on attending, please RSVP.

When: 12/7/12 5-7PM

Where: Mosiac Lobby and the New Hebel Courtroom

Cost: Free to Attend, Cash Bar. 

Free Massages Today for Law Students

We know the two-week period during finals can be stressful.  So, your Student Bar Association and Student Life Office have teamed up to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on the following three days:

MONDAY, Dec. 3:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 6:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11:  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Two massage therapists will be available each day.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just take a quick break from studying while at the law school.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!

Exam Policies

Before taking a final exam, students should re-review the rules pertaining to exams.  A memorandum regarding exam policies is available on the Law School website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.  Information regarding exam conflicts, make-up exams, taking exams on computer, and exam reviews is also available.  Please review all the information posted.  If you have questions, please see Dean Ballard or Dean Hall.

Any student who did not comply with the practice test requirements is not permitted to use Exam4 for any exam for which the applicable practice test was required. By taking any exam using Exam4, a student certifies that he/she has complied with applicable practice test requirements and has received notice from the law school IT Department that he/she has complied with applicable practice test requirements. See Student Handbook for questions pertaining to taking exams on computer.

 

Exam Numbers

Exam numbers have been emailed to all students taking exams on 12/3, 12/4, and 12/5.  Please note: Students will have a different exam number for each exam.  Please be sure to use the correct exam number when you take an exam.  If you use the wrong exam number, it will likely delay the posting of your grade in the class. 

If you are taking an exam on 12/3, 12/4, and/or 12/5, and you do not believe you have received your exam number(s) from Ms. Barbara Thompson, first check your junk email.  If you are still unable to find your exam number(s), please contact Ms. Thompson today at 852-6367, or barbara.thompson@louisville.edu.

Exam Numbers

Exam numbers have been emailed to all students taking exams on 12/3, 12/4, and 12/5.  Please note: Students will have a different exam number for each exam.  Please be sure to use the correct exam number when you take an exam.  If you use the wrong exam number, it will likely delay the posting of your grade in the class. 

If you are taking an exam on 12/3, 12/4, and/or 12/5, and you do not believe you have received your exam number(s) from Ms. Barbara Thompson, first check your junk email.  If you are still unable to find your exam number(s), please contact Ms. Thompson today at 852-6367, or barbara.thompson@louisville.edu.

Last Chance to evaluate your professors - Student Evaluation Deadline

Today, November 30, 2012, is the last day scheduled for law students to fill out student evaluation forms for their Fall 2012 classes.  This information gives valuable feedback to your professors that they can use in future semesters, and to the law school administration when making decisions about future class assignments, faculty workloads, promotion and tenure decisions, and adjunct hiring and retention decisions.  Please take a moment of your time and fill out the online evalution forms using the links provided by the UofL Office of Institutional Research.  Your input is valuable, and your comments will remain confidental.

 Thanks to everyone who has participated in this semester's student evaluation process, and good luck on your final exams!

Brandeis Boyhood Home Historic Dedication

Justice Brandeis died in 1941 and chose the University of Louisville law school as the final resting place for his remains. An historical marker at the law school provides background about him and his connection to Louisville.  The law school was renamed in his honor as the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1997. 

 

Fifteen years later, the contributions of Justice Brandeis and recognition of his connection to our community are being recognized again.  This time the recognition is through the dedication of a plaque at his boyhood home in Louisville, Ky. where he lived from around age 9 or 10 until he left Louisville after the Civil War. The dedication will take place on December 2, 2012 from 4-5p.m. at the home on Broadway. Scott Campbell, Law Library faculty member at the Brandeis School of Law has authored a blog entry about the Boyhood Home.

 

Louis D. Brandeis was born on November 13, 1856, in Louisville, Kentucky.  His earliest memories are of his mother serving food to Union soldiers in his front yard.  He left Louisville at age 16 and later graduated from Harvard Law School, had a brilliant career as a practicing lawyer and advocate on behalf of numerous public causes, and became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1916, at age 60.  He resigned from the Court in 1939, and died in 1941.  Although he never returned to live in Louisville, family members and their descendants remained in Louisville, and he continued to be connected to his family, to Louisville, to the University of Louisville, and to the Law School.  The Law School was renamed the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1997.
 {from Brandeis at 150:  The Louisville Perspective, Published by Butler Books (2006).}


Congratulations to Andrew Segal, who as a high school senior, decided to make this possible by obtaining the necessary legislative approval and raising the funds to make it possible.  Andrew Segal is now a freshman at the University of Louisville, and a Harlan Scholar, which means that upon completion of the necessary academic and service requirements at UofL, he will be guaranteed admission to the Brandeis School of Law. 

Law Alum Discusses the ACC

As all of you now know UofL is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)!

We are all very excited to be joining the ACC as it is known equally for its outstanding academics. One of our fellow Brandeis School of Law alumni, Howard Fineman, 2011 Alumni Fellow, wrote an excellent article in The Huffington Post about the unique opportunity this conference move provides for our city and our university. To read, "Louisville Arrives, As Sports Boosts Town And Gown", visit Huff Post.

Lost and Found Update

Please come by the Resource Center (Room 272) to claim any of the following items before the holiday break.  If not claimed, they will be donated to charity.

  • Blue umbrella with inscription "Medical Genetics Laboratories"
  • AV cable (not a computer cable)
  • Teal scarf
  • Ivory flower costume ring
  • Heine Bros. coffee mug
  • Stainless Steel coffee mug
  • Leather glove

 

Summary of Changes to Spring 2013 Schedule

A new version of the Spring 2013 schedule is being posted to the Law School website today.  It reflects the following changes that have been made in recent days.  Most of these changes have been noticed in the Docket already; this post merely collects them for your convenience.

 

- Professor Smith's Law and Economics course has moved to Room LL60

- The Seminar in Tax Policy and the Friday morning section of Advanced Trial Practice have had to be cancelled due to low enrollments

- We have added a course in Partnership Taxation (the new name is Taxation of Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships) taught by Professor Blackburn

- We have added a section of Advanced Trial Practice taught by experienced adjunct Brian Butler on Monday evenings to accomodate excess demand in that timeslot.

- The third session of the 1L Introduction to Lawyering and Professionalism course has been moved to April 9, 2013.