Student News

3L/4L Mandatory Bar Program on Candor

Attention students graduating in December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013:
 
On Tuesday, November 13, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Ms. Elizabeth Feamster, Director and General Counsel, Ms. Mary Riddell, Deputy Director, Mr. Eric Ison, Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, and Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5). 

Attendance at the November 13 program is a requirement for graduation.   

The program will also include information about application deadlines to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam, the application process, the format of the exam, and much more.  The program will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

3L/4L Mandatory Bar Programon Candor - Tuesday, November 13

Attention students graduating in December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013:
 
On Tuesday, November 13, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Ms. Elizabeth Feamster, Director and General Counsel, Ms. Mary Riddell, Deputy Director, Mr. Eric Ison, Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, and Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5). 

Attendance at the November 13 program is a requirement for graduation.   

The program will also include information about application deadlines to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam, the application process, the format of the exam, and much more.  The program will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2013 Registration

Please remember that, unless expressly granted priority registration, law students MUST register for classes according to the priority schedule available from Student Records and on the website.  Even if the University website allows you to do so, DO NOT register in advance of the time designated for your class.  Students who register before they are scheduled to do so will be administratively dropped from those classes, and intentional violation of the registration priority system may constitute an honor code violation.  If you encounter difficulty with the University's online registration system, please notify the Student Records Office.

Office of Professional Development

First-year students, if you would like to schedule a meeting for resume and/or cover letter review or discusss your career path, please sign up for an appointment on Ms. Reh's door, room 184.  Second- and third-year students are welcome to sign up as well.

Laurel Hajek begins work the week of November 19th and will be available to meet with students.

Free Massages on Friday

Today is Friday!  Are you feeling stressed?  Are you working on your memo for BLS?  Then stop by the Washer Lounge today and treat yourself to a free massage from Advanced Massage Therapeutics from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Virginia Mattingly: 2012 Outstanding Chapter Member SLA

Congratulations to Virginia Mattingly, Cybrarian and Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography, who is the recipient of the Special Libraries Association's "2012 Outstanding Chapter Member" for the Kentucky Chapter. Her achievement was acknowledged at the SLA's Fall Business Meeting, Awards & Program on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Jonathan at Gratz Park restaurant in Lexington, Ky.

Good Luck to the Kentucky Intra-State Mock Trial Team

Good luck to the members of the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team as they head up to Campbell County this weekend to compete against teams from NKU Chase College of Law and UK Law!

The team members are Sierra Ashby, Amy Dorsch, Stephanie Carr, Sharon Wright, Pete Lay, Brian Smith, Josh Waldrop, and Shawn Spalding.  Be sure to wish them good luck!

Week-Long Project Slot Available to all Students

Last week, the Office of Professional Development held it's third annual Week-Long Project Lottery.  After all interested first years signed up, we have one vacancy available that we are offering to all students.

Will Metcalf, Director of Export and Secure Research Compliance at the University of Louisville, is in need of a student to do research and prepare a memo outlining the intersection of ITAR and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)  and briefs of cases documenting enforcement actions again universities or other research organizations for violations of the INA anti-discrimination provisions.

More details on these organizations is attached. 

Mr. Metcalf is a 2011 graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  The work can be performed in Jouett Hall behind the law school, but is not necessary.  A student with a tech background would be preferred.

If this project interests you, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first student to contact her will be assigned to the project.

Good Luck to the ABA Regional Negotiation Moot Court Team!

Please join the Moot Court Board in wishing the best of luck to Carli Clowers, Emily Peeler, Jill Smith, Patrick Markey and Cassie Kennedy, who will represent UofL's law school this weekend at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition! We are very proud of the team already. Good Luck!

Course Registration Reminders

  • For students graduating in May 2013, your cumulative grade point average after the Fall 2012 semester is used for the commencement program and honor cords. Questions?  Please see Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
  • Unless explicitly authorized by the Assistant Dean for Student Life, no full-time student is permitted to register for more than 16 credit hours per semester and no part-time student is permitted to register for more than 12 credit hours per semester.  With permission, a full-time student may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours and a part-time student may register for a maximum of 13 credit hours.  “Credit hours” include all classes the student takes at the University of Louisville, regardless of whether the credit will be applied toward the student’s degree. Skills competitions, externships, clinics, and journal credit also count as hours in this calculation.
  • Students may take no more than two seminars in any semester.
  • Students may apply no more than two pass/fail independent studies or seminars toward graduation.  Students may apply no more than four (4) credit hours of independent studies toward graduation.
  • A student may not satisfy the skills requirement during the same course or seminar in which the student satisfies the upper division writing requirement or the Perspective requirement.