Student News

Last Chance: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Tonight

This is the last reminder that the Exam4 practice test deadline for Fall 2012 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is tonight at 11:59 PM EDT. To submit any Exam4 file, practice test or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure.

To submit a valid practice test, you must identify yourself using your ULink user name (e.g., lhowas01) and choose "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu. The Legal Research version of Exam4 and all other previous versions have expired, so you must download and install and test the current version.

After the practice test submission deadline, students who have submitted a valid practice test will receive a confirmation e-mail. In the meantime, however, you may check whether your practice test was received using ExamTracker 4000. At least once each week day, the IT staff will update the ExamTracker, moving invalid submissions to a folder labeled "Wrong." Typical reasons why submissions may be invalid include:

  • Student identified him or herself with something unidentifiable, such as numerals or "test."
  • Student chose something other than "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu, such as a real class.

If you see your submission on the "Wrong" list on ExamTracker, you must submit a valid practice test.

For more information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2012.

Student Bar Foundation Interest & Planning Meeting

Please join the Student Bar Foundation for a meeting Thursday, November 1 at noon in room 171. There will be sundaes and snacks! We are looking to recruit new members (PARTICULARLY 1LS!), and will be giving an introduction to SBF and at-large membership in general, handing out forms, and annoucing the date and locaation of our Spring auction! 

 

We really need new members so if you are looking to be involved in a low-maintenance group for a great cause then please come!

 

Contact Kaitlyn Jones with any questions, or if you are interested and cannot attend at knjone02@louisville.edu 

Need Registration Advising? Upper-Division Students May Begin Submitting Registration Paperwork on Monday, Oct 29

Be prepared for course registration and choose the courses that are right for you.   Do you want to enroll in an externship or an independent study?  Do you need to request to enroll in more than 16 hours as a full-time student or 12 hours as a part-time student?  Have you completed a degree checklist recently?  Are you interested in taking non-law graduate level courses?  
 
The Student Life Office will be offering course registration advising office hours for upper division students beginning October 29.  Make an appointment in advance (using the clipboard outside Dean Ballard's office) to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Spring 2013 schedule, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  Dean Ballard will be available to provide one-on-one advising, and to answer questions about course selection.  

All registration paperwork is due by November 8, 2012.  Registration instructions and forms are available online at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/registration-forms.  The Spring 2013 schedule, course notes, and exam calendar are also available online at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/class-schedules

 

$5,000 Essay Contest

Public Justice is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.  This year’s topic is:  “Is Democracy for Sale?  Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok?  Legal challenges left to Super Pacs?  Can funding disclosure be required?”

The winner of the essay contest will receive $5,000, a free 2013 Public Justice Foundation Student Membership, and their essay will be featured on the Public Justice website and in the nationally disseminated Public Justice newsletter.  The contest is open to all law students that are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school.  The intent-to-enter deadline is January 31, 2013, and the essay submission deadline is March 31, 2013.  Attached are the poster, intent-to-enter form, and contest rules and criteria.

On average, the Public Justice Foundation receives between 10 to 15 entries per year.  All Brandeis School of Law students should consider entering the contest! 

Fresh Start Fridays - Free Massages Today!

Today is Friday!  If you are feeling stressed, stop by the Washer Lounge and treat yourself to a free massage from Advanced Massage Therapeutics from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Final Notice: MPRE Barbri Class to be Held Saturday; 1L Barbri Books Available for Pick-Up

2/3/4Ls: The Barbri MPRE class will be held at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday (October 27) in Room 275. MPRE books will be available at the class if you did not pick yours up at Table Day. If you have questions, please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com

 

1Ls: Barbri books are available for pick-up if you did not get yours at Table Day last week. Please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com to schedule a time/place to pick yours up.

Come and Bid Farewell to Dean Urbach - November 1

This is a reminder that we will be gathering together to say good bye to Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Cox Lounge.  Please come by and join us for a piece of cake to wish her good luck.

Scholarships Available for 43rd Annual Advanced ALI CLE Course of Study Cosponsored by the Environmental Law Institute

ALI CLE has approved a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to allow deserving law students to attend the ALI CLE Course of Study, Environmental Law, to be held Wednesday – Friday, February 6 – 8, 2013, at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

For a PDF file of the announcement describing this course, please click on the following link: http://files.ali-cle.org/pdf/2013-CU026scholarship-flyer.pdf.  More information can also be found at http://www.ali-cle.org/CU026.

ALI CLE will accept scholarship nominations from across the country for full-time students currently matriculated in law school on a first-come basis. Additional students will be able to watch the live video webcast of the course.  Unfortunately, no funds are available to defray students’ travel and on-site expenses in connection with this course.

The ALI CLE will feature over 15 hours of instruction, particularly looking at environmental law under the post-election administration including legislative initiatives, regulatory changes, and recent judicial decisions. 

If you would like to be nominated, please contact Dean Ballard by November 1, 2012, to prepare a nomination.

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest - $5,000 Award

Public Justice is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.  This year’s topic is:  “Is Democracy for Sale?  Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok?  Legal challenges left to Super Pacs?  Can funding disclosure be required?”

The winner of the essay contest will receive $5,000, a free 2013 Public Justice Foundation Student Membership, and their essay will be featured on the Public Justice website and in the nationally disseminated Public Justice newsletter.  The contest is open to all law students that are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school.  The intent-to-enter deadline is January 31, 2013, and the essay submission deadline is March 31, 2013.  Attached are the poster, intent-to-enter form, and contest rules and criteria.

On average, the Public Justice Foundation receives between 10 to 15 entries per year.  All Brandeis School of Law students should consider entering the contest! 

Fourth Reminder: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Fri., Oct. 26

This is the fourth reminder that the Exam4 practice test deadline for Fall 2012 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 26, 2012. To submit any Exam4 file, practice test or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure.

To submit a valid practice test, you must identify yourself using your ULink user name (e.g., lhowas01) and choose "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu. The Legal Research version of Exam4 and all other previous versions have expired, so you must download and install and test the current version.

After the practice test submission deadline, students who have submitted a valid practice test will receive a confirmation e-mail. In the meantime, however, you may check whether your practice test was received using ExamTracker 4000. At least once each week day, the IT staff will update the ExamTracker, moving invalid submissions to a folder labeled "Wrong." Typical reasons why submissions may be invalid include:

  • Student identified him or herself with something unidentifiable, such as numerals or "test."
  • Student chose something other than "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu, such as a real class.

If you see your submission on the "Wrong" list on ExamTracker, you must submit a valid practice test.

For more information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2012.