Student News

SBA Voting continues through Thursday

SBA Elections run from 8 am Wednesday until 5 pm Thursday.

TWEN SBA Election Voting Instructions:

1)      Log onto TWEN

2)      Click "Add Course"

3)      Add proper course:

            1L Section 1 Students - SBA Elections

            1L Section 2 Students - SBA Elections

            2L Students SBA Elections

            3L Students SBA Elections

            Do not add: 1L Students - SBA Voting Fall 2012 

4)      Click "Customized Polling" on left hand side of page

5)      VOTE!!!

Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" Break!

The law faculty and staff look forward to seeing students at the first Brandeis "Brief" Break this semester.  We hope you can join your fellow classmates for a brief respite on Thursday.  Come to the Cox Faculty Lounge, and grab a cupcake and coffee and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 4:00 - 4:40 p.m.   

Study Abroad Information Session - Thursday, Sept 20

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student this Thursday, September 20.  Rebecca Simms, a 2009 law graduate, will speak about her summer study abroad experience in Strasbourg, France.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  Jacob Sims, President of the International Law Society, will speak about other law students’ experiences abroad.

The session will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Room 177.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

SBA Elections

SBA Elections run from 8 am Wednesday until 5 pm Thursday.

TWEN SBA Election Voting Instructions:

1)      Log onto TWEN

2)      Click "Add Course"

3)      Add proper course:

            1L Section 1 Students - SBA Elections

            1L Section 2 Students - SBA Elections

            2L Students SBA Elections

            3L Students SBA Elections

            Do not add: 1L Students - SBA Voting Fall 2012 

4)      Click "Customized Polling" on left hand side of page

5)      VOTE!!!

Accepting/Declining Offers

What is the etiquette of accepting/declining an offer from an employer?  The policy that the Office of Professional Development has established is that if you are offered a position and accept, you should honor that commitment and decline all outstanding or subsequent offers.  Let employers you are waiting to hear from know that you have accepted an offer so they can remove you as a candidate.

When accepting an offer, do so with enthusiasm and sincerity, making sure that you have confirmed all of the details. Knowing specifics such as your starting date, whether you will attend an orientation session, office attire (casual Fridays), business hours, what is expected of you, and other information will enable a less stressful transition to your new position.

Careers in Education Law - TODAY - Noon in room 175

The Education Law & Policy Society and the Office of Professional Development are sponsoring Careers in Education Law on Wednesday, September 19th at Noon in room 175.  Speakers include Kevin Brown, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education; Marcia Seiler, Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability; Alicia Sneed, General Counsel for the Education Cabinet -Educational Professional Standards Board; and Anne Coorssen, General Counsel for the Oldham County Board of Education.Pizza will be provided.

Mandatory Exam4 Training for 1Ls

In preparation for the Legal Research final exam, Friday, October 5, the IT staff will conduct training for 1Ls on using Exam4 on Tuesday, September 25, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 275. This training is mandatory for all first-year students. Students are not required but are encouraged to bring their laptops.

Save the Date - Reception for Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1st

There will be a reception for Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1st in the Cox Lounge for all students, staff and faculty from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. 

Careers in Education Law

The Education Law & Policy Society and the Office of Professional Development are sponsoring Careers in Education Law on Wednesday, September 19th at Noon in room 175. 

Speakers include Kevin Brown, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education; Marcia Seiler, Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability; Alicia Sneed, General Counsel for the Education Cabinet -Educational Professional Standards Board; and Anne Coorssen, General Counsel for the Oldham County Board of Education.

Pizza will be provided.

External Writing Competitions Open to Law Students

Students:  Don't forget to check the Student Life website for information regarding 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, we have information posted for the Securities Law Writing Competition ($5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 cash prizes); the American College of Legal Medicine's Writing Competition (1,000, $500, and $250 cash prizes); the Public Land & Resources Writing Competition (1,000, $500, and $250 cash prizes); and the Planning and Law Division Writing Competition ($2,500, $500, and $250 cash prizes).  Most of the submission deadlines are in 2013, so you have plenty of time to polish your work!  Writing competition information is also posted on the bulletin board outside classroom 275.