Student News

Yoga - Same Place, New Time

Yoga classes will resume this Thursday, October 13.  Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15, in LL77.
 
If you've not yet given Law School yoga a try, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to take the plunge.  Again, no prior experience is necessary.  And in fact, the instructor focuses on something different in every class, so that even those who attend regularly find every session an interesting new challenge.  We provide the mats ... all you need is comfortable clothing (a t-short and sweats or shorts).  So give it a try ... what do you have to lose (except perhaps a little angst or stress)?

Academic Success Tip - Exam Preparation (Cont'd)

The calendar no longer supports the idea that exams are a distant event.  There are only six weeks remaining before the end of classes.  This week's tips focus on exam preparation.

  • Keep your eyes focused forward.  Do not look back over your shoulder to bemoan what you wish you had done in August, September, or the beginning of October.  You cannot control the past, but you can control the future.
  • Learn to say “no” diplomatically.  Family and friends, especially if they are not in law school, do not understand how important studying is for exams.  After all, in the past you may have been able to cram for a week or two to earn A grades.  Explain to them why it is so different now and ask for their understanding. 

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions

 

1. Patent Law - Friday, October 14th. 

2. Immigration Law -  Monday, October 17th @ noon.

3. National Trial - Monday, October 17th @ noon.

4. Securities Law - Wednesday, October 19th @ 5pm. 

5. Tax Law - Friday, October 21st.

6. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1st.

 

For further information, please visit https://www.law.louisville.edu/node/6945.

Join us for another Brandeis "Brief" Break THURSDAY

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!  Stop by when your classes end at 3:40 or 4:05, or join us before your 4:15 classes.

Bar Exam Panel on October 27

Upper division students:  On Thursday, October 27, please join recent May 2011 graduates for a panel discussion regarding the bar exam – what to expect; the application process; bar review options; handling stress; preparing financially; and much more.  All panelists are eager to share their experiences with you in preparing for, taking, and successfully passing the Kentucky bar exam or the Indiana bar exam.  Dean Ballard will provide attendees with important information on deadlines and helpful information to complete the bar exam application. The session will begin at 12:10 p.m., in Room 275.  Lunch will be provided. 

Happy Hour

ELLUS and ACS will have a joint happy hour on Thursday, October 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the BBC on 4th Street. All students are welcome to attend.

The next Brandeis "Brief" Break is 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 (original glazed, chocolate glazed, raspberry filled, crullers, lemon filled, cinnamon apple, pumpkin spice, and more).  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!

Academic Success Tip - Exam Preparation

The calendar no longer supports the idea that exams are a distant event.  There are only six full weeks remaining before the end of classes.  In light of the seriousness of the time in the semester, this week's tips will focus on exam preparation.

  • Stop fragmenting your efforts and refocus.  If you have been coasting through class until now, stop.  If you have been focusing on extracurricular activities to the exclusion of academics, stop.  If you have been partying instead of studying, stop.  You need to prioritize your efforts for studies now.
  • Take responsibility for wherever you are in your studies.  If you are in good shape, congratulate yourself and plan the next step before you are tempted to rest on your laurels.  If your studying is in shambles, do not blame your present situation on your professors, study partners, family, or whomever comes to mind.  Own it and move forward.

Sign-Ups for the National Trial Competition

If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and would like to participate in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation, now is the time to sign-up! The Regional Competition will take place in Michigan at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in February 2012. The top two winners in each Region will compete in the National Competition in Austin, Texas, March 21-24, 2012.


The School will select two teams (consisting of two or three student attorneys) to compete in the Regional Competition in February 2012. This year’s Regional Problem will be released mid-November. It will be a civil problem. Participants may earn up to 2.0 hours of academic credit.


Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Moot Court Board door. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 18th. Please bring one copy of your resume to the tryout. In addition, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem – Krista Chaona Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Company.


The Harbour problem can be accessed on the NTC website under “Past Problem Archive.” To access Krista Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Ins. Co.:

1. Go to: http://www.tyla.org/resources/law-students/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/
2. Scroll down to and click on “National Trial Competition – Past Archive Problem”
3. Select “Krista Chaona Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Company”


If you have any questions, please contact Carly Harvey (carly.a.harvey@gmail.com) or Dean Ballard (kimberly.ballard@louisville.edu).

Katz Teller Brant & Hild - Cincinnati Law Firm Seeking 2L 2012 Summer Associate

Second-Year Students,

Katz Teller Brant & Hild, a Cincinnati firm is seeking a 2012 Summer Associate.  Previously, their hiring criteria required the top 10%.  They have changed that to "Prefer top 10%".

If you are interested in applying for an interview on Monday, October 17th, please apply by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12th through Symplicity.