Student News

Satisfying the Writing Requirement through a Seminar - Session Today

At noon today (Tuesday, Sept 4), Professor Kurt Metzmeier will present a not-to-be-missed session geared toward upper-division students that aims to demystify the writing requirement as well as provide practical information on some of the best sources for generating ideas for topics, ways to organize your research paper, and common pitfalls to avoid. The session will be held in Room LL75 from 12:00-12:50.

You can definitely get a head start on your seminar paper and lower your stress level by attending this informative program.

International Law Society Meeting

The International Law Society will be holding their 1st meeting of the school year today at 12pm in room LL71. They will be discussing events and plans for the semester and will hold the election for a vacant officer position. If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Sims (jbsims02@louisville.edu) or Tommy Clines (tdclin02@louisville.edu). Food will be provided.

How to Get Anything You Want Out of Life

What do you want in life? Money? Fame? Love? Marriage? Success? A job? What would you do if I told you that it can be yours? Perception is reality. We can be our own worst enemies because most of us choose to cage ourselves in our own realities. Your mind has unlimited potential. You can harness its power and utilize it to get anything you want. Come listen to Larry Forman speak on our own personal mental boxes and learn how to escape them and the vicious loop of negative emotion. You will learn how to set goals and achieve anything the mind can conceive. Remember that no goal is too extreme, and no objective is out of reach. See you there, my friends. Sponsored by Hillel.

 

The meeting will be held on Thursday September 20 at Noon in room 175. Bring your own lunch.

Orientation Week Boasts Successful Community Service Day

Hosparus

 

This year, approximately 111 first year law students volunteered for a service project (79% participation).  We also had 6 faculty, 5 staff members, and 8 upper-division law students volunteer (see lists, below).  Students completed projects for the following 12 area organizations:
 

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Masonic Homes
  • Family Scholar House
  • Dare to Care Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Catholic Charities
  • Hosparus of Louisville
  • New Albany/Floyd County Animal Shelter
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Operation Brightside

 
Faculty Participation
Professor Rothstein – Masonic Homes
Professor Abrams – Family Scholar House
Professor Bean – Family Scholar House
Dean Duncan – Ronald McDonald House
Professor Levinson – Hosparus
Virginia Mattingly – New Albany/Floyd County Animal Shelter
 
Staff Participation
Angela Beverly – Habitat ReStore
Becky Wimberg – Dare to Care Food Bank
Kimberly Ballard – Hosparus
Nakia Strickland – Hosparus
Becky Wenning – Operation Brightside
 
Upper-Division Student Participation
Jacob Giesecke
Dorrie Rush
Derek Miles
Dani Smith
Erica Wood
Brandon Johnson
Brian Strunk
Jamie Hafley

  

 

    

 

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Eddie Harlan, the winner of a $10 Burger King gift card, plus yesterday's unclaimed prize - a UofL Law orientation t-shirt.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (August 31) to claim your prizes.  And remember, continue to read the Daily Docket!

Students: Deans' Townhall Meeting on Sept 4

The deans of the law school will be hosting a townhall meeting on September 4. The meeting will be in Room 275 from 1:00-2:00. This is your time to have any questions you have answered. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. Those students interested in asking the deans of the law school any questions should draft and send your questions to be addressed by 5:00 p.m. on August 31. This will allow enough time for the deans to get answers to your questions.

Deans' Townhall Meeting

The deans of the law school will be hosting a townhall meeting on September 4. The meeting will be in Room 275 from 1:00-2:00. This is your time to have any questions you have answered. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. Those students interested in asking the deans of the law school any questions should draft and send your questions to be addressed by 5:00 p.m. on August 31. This will allow enough time for the deans to get answers to your questions.

Satisfying the Writing Requirement in a Seminar - Program on Tuesday, Sept 4

On Tuesday, September 4, Professor Kurt Metzmeier will present a not-to-be-missed session geared toward upper-division students that aims to demystify the writing requirement as well as provide practical information on some of the best sources for generating ideas for topics, ways to organize your research paper, and common pitfalls to avoid. The session will be held in Room LL75 from 12:00-12:50.

You can definitely get a head start on your seminar paper and lower your stress level by attending this informative program.

Fall Hiring Season - Session 2 On Campus Interview "Bidding"

Bidding for Session 2 employers of the on campus interview portion of the Fall Hiring Season begins today.  Currently, there are two employers interested in second-year students and one employer interested in third-year students.  The deadline is Sunday, September 9th.

If you need assistance with your Symplicity account, please contact Debra Reh.

Are You Interested in Public Interest Law?

If you’re interested in public interest law, mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops.  The registration deadline for submitting resumes is Thursday, September 13.

The Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the EJW Conference on Thursday, September 6 at Noon in room 171 to provide more details, including the opportunity to talk to U of L students who have previously attended the conference.