DEADLINE: APRIL 30Please see the attached application for the Kaufman & Coffman Scholarships. These scholarships are available to pay tuition for students who are enrolled in a full-time curriculum in a course of study leading to the J.D. degree. Applicants must be legal residents of the Louisville area. For more information, see attached.
DEADLINE: APRIL 30
Please see the attached application for the Kaufman & Coffman Scholarships. These scholarships are available to pay tuition for students who are enrolled in a full-time curriculum in a course of study leading to the J.D. degree. Applicants must be legal residents of the Louisville area. For more information, see attached.
Jim Chen is resigning as dean of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law effective June 30.
Dean since 2007, Chen plans to take one year of administrative leave. He will retain his appointment as a member of the law faculty.
“It’s been the privilege of my professional life to serve as dean of the UofL law school,” Chen said.
University Provost Shirley Willihnganz credited Chen with several key accomplishments, including converting the night school to a part-time program, establishing a legal clinic and improving fundraising.
“Dean Chen has a strong legal background,” Willihnganz said. “We hope he will agree to share his extensive knowledge of commerce and health law to help us move forward with key initiatives in other areas of the university.”
-- Reprinted from UofL Today (April 20, 2012)
Students: Two massage therapists from Advanced Therapeutics Massage will be in the Washer Lounge today (Monday) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you would like a free massage, stop by or sign up for an appointment on the door. Walk-ins are welcome. Help reduce your stress!!
Massage therapists will also be at the Law School next Monday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by your Student Bar Association.
Most of you have exams beginning this week. Some of you are balancing exam study with papers and/or other projects. Here are some ways to make the remaining days of the semester more productive:
- Each day make a detailed “to do” list. A detailed “to do” list will help because (1) you will not forget tasks; (2) you will be more efficient and effective with your time; and (3) you will be more realistic about what you can accomplish during the day.
- Take short breaks throughout your studying to let your brain “file away” material that you are working on immediately prior to the break. Confine short breaks to 10 – 15 minutes. Take longer breaks after 3 or 4 hours of intense studying. Depending on the course or task, you may have to adjust your study stretches before a longer break is needed. If possible, go for a walk to defuse stress during your long breaks.
- Take at least an hour break for a meal during study periods that are not up against an exam session. Sitting down and relaxing over a healthy meal will aid your studying more than standing up at the counter wolfing down a microwave dinner.
- After an exam, take a 2 - 4 hour break if at all possible. Your brain will be worn out. A relaxed break will allow you to go back to studying later with a refreshed mind and more positive outlook.
- If you get sick or have a personal crisis, contact Associate Dean Cross to discuss your options. If you are too ill to focus or too upset to think, you do not do yourself any favors by taking the exam.
- Choose your study locations wisely. Avoid distractions such as television, computer games, and chatty studiers. Avoid places that will increase your anxiety level.
- Avoid talking about the exam afterwards. You gain nothing by rehashing the exam questions. You cannot change anything. You will become more stressed if you think you missed an issue (and the other person may be wrong). You will waste valuable energy that you need for studying.
- Get plenty of sleep. Staying up late to cram is non-productive. You are likely to go into the exam less alert, more stressed, and more confused about material.
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the 2012-2013 American Constitution Society Executive Board! Special thanks to outgoing graduating president Katie Bennet for helping make this year's ACS events a success.
President: Melissa Weinstein
Vice President: Annie Nutter
Director of Programming: Donna Tooill
Secretary: Clay Kennedy
Treasurer: Kevin Coleman
Board Members At-Large: Josh Waldrop, Kaitlyn Jones, Amanda Smith
President: Ashley Haile
Vice President: Denise Hall
Secretary: Paige Hamby
Treasurer: Jimmy Kaufman
Public relations coordinator: Donna Marie Tooill
Law Students for Justice also wants to remind student members of its parent organization, the Kentucky Justice Association, that they receive free admission to all CLE events, including upcoming sessions on litigating auto wrecks, subrogation, and courtroom strategy. For more details contact one of next year's officers, or send an email to Alex Davis at email@example.com.