Student News

Fresh Start Fridays: Free Massages Today!

Feeling stressed?  Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.  Treat yourself today and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

Yoga Class

Feeling stressed, uptight and anxious or maybe you'd just like some exercise to end the week on a good note? Mackenzie Wallace (3L) is teaching a 90 minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class at Shine: A Wellness Studio today, Friday, September 28th at 5:45pm. The studio is located at 727 East Jefferson Street. The entrance is located on the Market St. side.

The class is only $7 for students and it's a perfect way to begin the weekend.

ABA Client Counseling Moot Court Team Tryouts

ABA Client Counseling Competition will be holding tryouts October 5th from 1-4 pm in Room 270 for any 2L or 3L interested. The Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which a team of two students act as attorneys with their task being to find out the legal problem of their client and decide how to represent the client from a litigation and counseling perspective. Those interested should sign up in teams of two students and after signing up more details will be placed in your student mailboxes. The Regional Competition takes place Feb. 16-17, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI with the National Finals being held in Waco, TX and International Finals in Glasgow, Scotland. For an example of a previous competition please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BF6hwKTTPM&feature=related. For any questions please contact Professor Abramson Rm. 260 (lwabra01@louisville.edu) or Nick Whitt (nicholas.whitt@louisville.edu
).

Good News: Bailiffs Can Receive Public Service Credit

Bailiffs are needed for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition on October 13 from 8:30-1:15.


Bailiffs will keep time for competitors, hold up time cards, and collect score sheets from the judges. A bailiff training session will take place on the day of the competition from 8:45-8:55 a.m.


The forms for public service credit can be found at: https://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment/psp-forms. Courtney Pawley will need to sign reservation forms before October 13 to be turned in to Jina Scinta. All other public service forms will be signed and completed on the day of the competition.


All students, including 1Ls, are encouraged to sign up on the Moot Court Board door or email Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu if interested by September 28 at noon.

October 3 Deadline for Submitting Makeup Request for Legal Research

Students who cannot take the Legal Research exam on the scheduled date (October 5) must complete and submit a request to take a makeup exam no later than Wednesday, October 3, by 4:00 p.m.  The request form is available from Barbara Thompson (you can stop by in person at Room 217).  The completed form should be submitted to Assistant Dean Ballard for her signature.

New Lab Computers

The IT Department recently replaced all 22 Law Library Lab computers with new Dell OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One PCs. Each computer features:

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Windows SkyDrive
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • 2012-13 CALI Lessons Library
  • Other common utilities and security applications

Mandatory RSO Summit - Sept 29

The RSO Summit is a half-day, mini-conference on Saturday, September 29th that will not only educate RSO Officers about important policies and update their information, but it will also enhance the students’ ability to effectively lead a student group. 

RSO officers must sign up for the Summit if they have not already done so.  This meeting is mandatory and failure to attend will result in a probationary status for the fall semester.  There will not be a make-up session until January. 

The Summit is on Saturday, September 29, in the Student Activities Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. Preregistration is now open at https://orgsync.com/41108/forms/56064.

If you have any questions please contact Julie Onnembo, Assistant Director Student Activities, at 502-852-0317 or at jaonne01@louisville.edu.

ABA Client Counseling Moot Court Team Tryouts

ABA Client Counseling Competition will be holding tryouts October 5th from 1-4 pm in Room 270 for any 2L or 3L interested. The Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which a team of two students act as attorneys with their task being to find out the legal problem of their client and decide how to represent the client from a litigation and counseling perspective. Those interested should sign up in teams of two students and after signing up more details will be placed in your student mailboxes. The Regional Competition takes place Feb. 16-17, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI with the National Finals being held in Waco, TX and International Finals in Glasgow, Scotland. For an example of a previous competition please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BF6hwKTTPM&feature=related. For any questions please contact Professor Abramson Rm. 260 (lwabra01@louisville.edu) or Nick Whitt (nicholas.whitt@louisville.edu
).

Need money? Consider Submitting Your Work for a Student Writing Competition Award

Don't forget to check the Student Life website regularly for information about writing competitions open to law students.  https://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044  There are typically cash prizes awarded that may range from $500 to $5,000. 

Currently, information is posted for writing competitions with topics ranging from land use law, immigration law, campaign finance reform, healthcare law, securities law, and alcohol regulation, to electronic discovery, legal medicine, international humanitarian law, and social media legislation.  Deadlines range from October 15, 2012 to June 7, 2013.  Writing competition information is also posted on the bulletin board outside classroom 275.

Fresh Start Fridays - Free Massages Tomorrow!

Feeling stressed?  Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.  Treat yourself this Friday and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.