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Lawlapalooza 2011: Today's Featured Band

Freakin' Sweet

WARNING: Freakin' Sweet is not for the faint of heart.

Representing Borowitz & Goldsmith, Freakin' Sweet features Greg Curry, lead guitar, shredder, strategist and chairman of the Freakin' Sweet endowment; Mike Pantoja, lead vocals, bass guitar, talent scout, compliance director and director of social networking; Tom Mock pounding the drums, cowbell, and various other objects within arms' reach, supporting/lead vocals, IT support and systems integration; and John Sheryak, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, ship's captain and resident J.D.

FREAKIN' SWEET performed in the 2007 LAWLAPALOOZA as The VelvetKings...after deciding that "The VelvetKings" was way too dorky of a name for these cool guys, they promptly changed it. John is a 5 year veteran of Lawlapalooza, having performed with "She's With Me" in 2005 and the frightful calamity of their 2006 "performance." In 2007, Ed Skees and John dropped the total losers they had played with in the past, trashed the multi-million dollar pyrotechnics, lasers, spinning drumcages and swore to never again perform near open flames. Next, they hijacked Greg and Mike, who were discussing generally accepted accounting principles and asset diversification. They all four felt the magic and decided to form an 80's/90's alternative rock cover band. It worked...Freakin' Sweet instantly became established as one of the loudest, edgiest and fastest bands on the Lawlapalooza circuit.

In the spring of 2010, citing his inability to party, rock, and "hang"with the rest of the band, founding member and drummer Ed Skees called it quits, Dispelling wild rumors that he was going to become a monk or have back-alley sex change surgery, Ed promptly filed a pettion in the Floyd County Distrct Court to change his name to Hugh G. Weiner. Ed was quickly replaced with ex-death-metal head drummer Tom Mock. Not much is known about Tom, except that he is from Minnesota, talks like those people in the movie "Fargo," is a genious in his chosen field of IT, and has new kid. Oh yeah! The FREAK LIVES ON!!!!!

Freakin' Sweet is planning something special for LAWLAPALOOZA 2011. At this time, the details cannot be revealed, but lets just say that PHT should be prepared for midgets, clowns and strippers!

Info Session on Externships and Clinics

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship and law clinic experiences.   If you are thinking about participating in the law clinic or an externship during spring or summer 2012, please join us on Monday, October 31, to hear from faculty supervisors.  The information session will be at noon in Room 175.  Get answers to your questions before the registration period for the spring and summer semesters.
Information will be provided relating to the Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and the following externships: Tax, Immigration, and Technology Transfer; Judicial; Criminal Justice - Defense; Criminal Justice - Prosecution; Legal Aid Society; County Attorney; and Clinical Research Contracts.

Yoga: New time; same place

You voted (with your feet) ... and we listened.  The late afternoon yoga sessions have proven not all that popular.  So we're switching!  Starting this Monday, October 31st, yoga classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 am.  Whether you've tried yoga before and want to resume, or want to give it a try for the first time, feel free to stop by in Room LL77. 

 

Classes will run for three weeks at the new time, and then will cease for the rest of the semester. 

Bar Exam Panel - TODAY at 12:10

Please join Dean Ballard and five May 2011 graduates for an informative session on preparing for the bar exam.  The session will begin at 12:10 in Room 275.  Papa John's pizza, breadsticks, and softdrinks will be served.  Guests include Brian Bennett, Roz Cordini, Sean Donaldson, Marilyn Osborn Patterson, and Tarra Ragan.

October 27, 2011

Academic Success Tip - Find Time for Exam Preparation

Tip #3:  Become aware of when you lose focus.  Determine why you are losing concentration.  Then, determine whether you can correct the situation.  Do you need to make your reading more active by asking questions as you read?  Do you need to move to a quieter place?  Do you need to write a reminder note so that you stop worrying about forgetting something?  Are you hungry and need a quick snack?    If you cannot re-capture your focus, then take a short break and come back once you are refreshed.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline for Legal Research and Basic Income Tax Mid-Term Is Tonight.

This is a reminder that tonight (Wednesday, 10/5/2011) at 11:59 p.m. EDT is the deadline to submit a practice test for the Legal Research final and Prof. Roberts' Basic Income Tax mid-term.  Remember, you must be on campus to submit a practice test.  As of 2:54 p.m., Tuesday, 10/4/11, the students listed below had successfully submitted a valid practice test.  If you wish to use your computer on either of these exams and your user name does not appear below, you must submit a valid practice test by tonight's deadline.

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The version of Exam4 for all other Fall 2011 exams should be available beginning Monday, Oct. 17th.

Decedents' Ball Ticket Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Morgan Hancock and Tommy Clines!  They were entered into a raffle for buying their Decedents' Ball tickets last week and their names were drawn.  Each of them will receive an iPod curtesy of Barbri.  Morgan and Tommy, please contact Kristie Wetterer (kristie.wetterer@gmail.com) to redeem your prize.

 

Decedents' Ball tickets are still for sale and will be sold today from 12:00-1:00 in the lobby and tomorrow from 9:00-11:00am and 12:00-2:00pm.  The tickets are $15 if they are purchased before Friday.  

ATTENTION FIRST YEARS!!!

This is a reminder that the second of three mandatory meetings with the Office of Professional Development is TODAY from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275.  Jina Scinta will be discussing the policies and procedures of the Public Service Program and the week-long projects that will be available to first year students the week of December 12. Debra Reh will be explaining the Symplicity program and what it can do for you.  Ms. Reh will also help you navigate your way through the law school website. Free pizza and drinks will be served. See you there!

Upper Division Registration Advising Office Hours

Be prepared for course registration and choose the courses that are right for you.   Do you want to enroll in an externship or an independent study?  Do you need to request to enroll in more than 16 hours as a full-time student or 12 hours as a part-time student?  Have you completed a degree checklist recently?  Do you want to take non-law graduate level courses?  
 
The Student Life Office will be offering course registration advising office hours for upper division students on October 25 and 26, and during the week of November 1.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Spring or Summer 2012 schedules, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  John Cross, Associate Dean for Student Life, and Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services, will be available to provide one-on-one advising, and to answer questions about course selection.  To sign-up for a time in advance, add your name to the appointment sheet outside Dean Ballard's office.

Planning to Take a Bar Exam in February 2012 or July 2012?

Be sure to attend an information meeting and panel discussion this Thursday, October 27, at 12:10 in Room 275.  Dean Ballard and five recent grads will provide information on the application process and how to prepare for a bar exam.  Papa John's pizza and softdrinks will be served.