Student News

Join us for another Brandeis "Brief" Break THURSDAY

It’s happening here – another “brief” break!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Cox Lounge, Thursday October 13, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to choose from.  So please join us anytime between 3:45 and 4:15 p.m.  There will be a preview of Lawlapalooza featuring Dean Jim Chen.  You don't want to miss it!


 

Tailgate Party

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

NOW PRESENTING THE MAIIIINNNNNN EVENT.

October 21st, 2011, 3:00pm – 8:00 pm
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Lot H, Pole 28
Sponsors: Westlaw,Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association

Registration Cost: All you can eat and drink: $5 for members, $10 for non-members; Cornhole Tournament: $10 per team, $5 per individual

On Friday, October 21st, 2011 the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will hold its Fourth Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament before the UofL v. Rutgers Football game. Tailgating will start around 3 PM at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Cost for all you can eat and drink is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. We will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, side items, desserts, and various beverages. The cornhole tournament will start around 4 pm and is $10 per team to participate or $5 per person if you sign up as an individual. Prizes go to the top two teams.

Look for the opportunity to sign up for the cornhole tournament in the law school lobby starting Monday, October 10, 2011 or contact an SELS officer or Sports Committee member. Please contact Chrissy Pachuta (chrissy.pachuta@gmail.com) with any questions. This event, brought to you by Westlaw, is a great opportunity to network among your fellow law students, cheer on the Louisville Cardinals, and just have a lot of fun.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

 

Monthly Meeting

GROUP MEETING  Wednesday, October 12th from 12:15-1:00 in room 075.

We will be discussing the upcoming tailgate/cornhole tournament for the Louisville v. Rutgers game.

We will be needing the help of some group members for the event, so come to the meeting to find out what you can do to help!

1L's - we will be holding 1L representative elections during the meeting. If you are interested in running for the position please send me 1-2 paragraphs about why you want the position and what your qualifications are to Chrissy Pachuta at christina.pachuta@gmail.com. Shes takin care of business (sing the song while you read it). 

 

ATTENTION 1L's! First Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development will be conducting their first of three mandatory meetings for first year students on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275. All first year students are expected to attend.

Our first meeting will be entitled, "Get Your Career Started Now". Dean Urbach will be providing you with valuable information on what you can be doing at this point in law school to help you in your job search. Pizza will be served while it lasts. (Please note that the room number is now 275 for all mandatory meetings).

Our second and third mandatory sessions will be October 25 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275 and November 1 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275. Please mark your calendars.

Our office would also like to remind students to check the calendar next the elevator for upcoming events. The events are color-coded to indicate which students the event is directed to, but all students are invited to attend all sessions.

Academic Success Tip - Legal Research Exam

Taking the Legal Research exam on Saturday morning?  Be sure to:

  • Set out the items you may need before you go to bed tonight:  bluebooks, pens, paper, snacks, water, Tylenol, watch, outline, sweatshirt, highlighter
  • Set 2 alarms (and have someone call you)
  • Have an alternate transportation plan in case of an emergency
  • Get a good night sleep
  • And most importantly - on the day of the exam, read the instructions and the call of the questions carefully!  When the exam starts, take a deep breath, slow yourself down, and read the instructions.

Sign-Ups for Patent Law Moot Court Competition

Any interested 2L, 3L, or  4L may sign up now for the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, held in March 2012 in Houston, TX.  The team’s coaches are Professor Lars Smith, Mr. Kevin Duncan of Valenti Hanely & Robinson, PLLC, and Mr. Jeffery Haeberlin of Stites & Harbison PLLC.

To sign up, please send an email to the competition facilitator, Lani Burt, at laniburt@insightbb.com containing the following items in pdf format:

1. Resume
2. 1 page statement of interest
3. Writing sample

The deadline for submission of these items is Friday, October 14th.  The coaches will review the submissions and, if necessary, conduct interviews the following week to select team members.

Currently, only one team of two members is allowed in the competition from each school.

Please direct any questions to Lani Burt. 

MCB CONGRATS!

The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the selection of the following students to serve on this year's Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial team:

Brian Smith
Tyler Fleck
Sharon Wright
Chris Moncrief
Shawn Spalding
Thomas Stevens
Jamie Jackson
Nathan Batey

Congratulations to these students and thanks to everyone who tried out for the team.

ATTENTION 1L's! First Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development will be conducting their first of three mandatory meetings for first year students on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275. All first year students are expected to attend.

Our first meeting will be entitled, "Get Your Career Started Now". Dean Urbach will be providing you with valuable information on what you can be doing at this point in law school to help you in your job search. Pizza will be served while it lasts. (Please note that the room number is now 275 for all mandatory meetings).

Our second and third mandatory sessions will be October 25 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275 and November 1 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275. Please mark your calendars.

Our office would also like to remind students to check the calendar next the elevator for upcoming events. The events are color-coded to indicate which students the event is directed to, but all students are invited to attend all sessions.

Resource Center - Lost & Found

The Resource Center (Room 272) continues to receive items for the “Lost and Found” bin on a daily basis.  Please look over the attached list and visit room 272 if one of these items jogs your memory.  We also take contact information from those who have lost an item, and if it is found, we can easily contact them.  The Resource Center hours are 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday.

Academic Success Tip - Plan Now for Fall Break

Fall Break is on Monday.  And, although it’s only one day, you can accomplish many tasks if you plan ahead now.  Take a few minutes today to evaluate your progress in each of your classes.  Write down the tasks you need to complete in each course.  Then, prioritize those tasks and assign the time necessary to complete them.  Review your calendar for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Set realistic goals for the tasks you want to complete and mark them on your calendar.  Think about whether you need to meet with any of your professors before the break.  If so, make appointments with them today and tomorrow.  If you need study aids, stop by Dean Ballard’s office (Room 212).  If you plan ahead now, you can accomplish more tasks than you thought possible, and you will use your time more efficiently and effectively.