Student News

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Today (Sept 20)!

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.  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. 

This year, these gatherings are being expanded in another way to hopefully engage our local bar with our law school and students.  To that end, Grover Potts of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs is visiting the law school and will meet with our faculty and students.  Mr. Potts is a graduate of UofL Law, and he is looking forward to meeting you at the Brandeis "Brief" Break.

HUD Legal Honors Program - Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175

Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.

Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

 

 

BARBRI Message to 2Ls & 3Ls

Greetings University of Louisville 2L and 3Ls!

 

The UL BARBRI Team would like to make a few quick announcements.  First, we will have table days on Tuesday, October 16 so stop by and say hello! Second, we have provide some helpful information below regarding our MPRE Review.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

 

MPRE

The MPRE will be held at the law school at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, in room 275.   To attend the review course, simply click on this link (http://www.barbri.com/enroll.html) and enroll online or complete the BARBRI MPRE Review Course Reservation Form and give it to any of your friendly UL BARBRI student reps.  Our MPRE review is the most comprehensive on the market.  Prof. Paul Lisnek, former Dean of Loyola Law School in Chicago, will deliver the 4½- hour lecture, which covers the substantive law tested on the exam, as well as exam techniques geared toward successfully mastering the MPRE.

Our MPRE materials for the course include:

  • Comprehensive Outline
  • A Lecture Handout
  • Over 200 Practice Questions
  • Conviser Mini Review Summary Outline
  • Flow charts and graphs
  • Diagnostic StudySmart® Computer Software

 

Please note that you MUST register separately with the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) take the actual MPRE. For an application, please go towww.ncbex.org. The next administration of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is November 3, 2012. The NCBE must receive your MPRE application by the following deadlines:

 

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Regular application deadline

September 18, 2012 ($70 fee)

 

Late deadline

October 4, 2012 ($140 fee)

Mandatory RSO Summit

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 29th 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.

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.