Student News

HUD Legal Honors Program - Monday, September 24 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

Judge Stephanie Burke Needs Students!

The  Public Service Program has been informed that Judge Stephanie Burke of the Jefferson District Court is in need of four students to assist her.  Second and third year students can count hours working with Judge Burke toward their public service requirement.  The following is a description of the work:

Students will assist the court in various research and writing assignments, including issue briefing and opinion drafting; students shall have the opportunity to observe criminal, civil, probate, disability and juvenile court matters, including bench and jury trials and assist the court in preparation for same. The students will be introduced to various aspects of the legal system from perspectcives of the prosecution, defense, circuit clerk's and the bench. The program provided is intended to be a true learning experience intended for those truly interested in a courtroom practice of law.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary forms to sign up.  The first four students to e-mail will be signed up.

Law Resource Center Closed Friday, September 21, 2012

The Law Resource Center will be closed Friday, September 21, 2012.  If you have an urgent request, please contact Ms. Barbara Thompson at bthompson@louisville.edu or Ms. Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu.

 

Fresh Start Fridays Continues this Week!

Feeling stressed?  Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.  Treat yourself this Friday and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

Although no appointment is needed, students may stop by the Washer Lounge to sign-up for a time in advance.  The sign-up sheet is posted on the door. 

Study Abroad Information Session - Today (Sept 20)

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student. 

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.

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!!!