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LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS

Friday, October 14 is the last day to withdraw from a class.

Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity & Scholarship Fellowship Program

The LEADS program is an intensive eight-week program designed for diverse first and second year law students who have an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters. The goal of the program is to provide concentrated labor and employment legal experience while developing a pipeline of highly qualified, diverse candidates for potential future employment with the Firm or in the private practice of law generally.

The program application is attached. The deadline for 2L students is October 15th and the deadline for 1L students is January 15th.  This is an eight-week summer program which includes a stipend.

 

Reminder: Friday is the last day to withdraw from a course

Just a reminder that Friday, October 14, is the last day to withdraw from a course.

Sign-Ups for Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition

If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and would like to represent UofL in the Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Competition, now is the time to apply. The competition will be held in New York City in March 2012.  Please email the following information to Professor Levinson (arlevi03@louisville.edu) while cc'ing Brittany Hampton (Blhamp25@gmail.com) on Monday, October 17th at noon:

1. Resume
2. Completed Labor Law Info Sheet (see below)
3. A one-page statement of interest including any past experience in labor and employment law

For tryouts, be prepared to argue both sides of Thompson v. North American Stainless found at http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7401240344092765062&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr.

Professor Levinson or Professor Render will conduct tryouts the week of October 31st.  Signups for tryout times will be available on the Moot Court Board Office door on October 24th.
 
If you have any questions, please email Brittany Hampton.

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Kevin Pride, and Matt Kinney for making the Client Counseling Competition Team.  Thank you to everyone who tried out this year. 

Interest Meeting for Sports Law Moot Court Competition

Interested in Sports Law and representing UofL in New Orleans during Mardi Gras? Any 2L, 3L, or 4L can now sign-up for the Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, held February 15-17 in New Orleans. The team’s coaches are Professors Anita Moorman and Shelly Santry.

 

There is a sign up sheet on the Moot Court Board door.  Please provide your name and email address.  Tryouts will consist of competitors doing an oral argument based on an assigned problem.  There will be an interest meeting TODAY, Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm in room 075.  The deadline for signups is Thursday, October 20 at 5:00 pm.

 

Currently, only one team of two or three members will be selected for this competition. Direct any questions to Jackie Clowers at jrclow01@cardmail.louisville.edu.

Career Counseling appointments available with Office of Professional Development

Second- and third-year students,

I have appointments available to discuss career plans, goals, opportunities; review your resume and/or cover letter; Symplicity; Government Honors & Internship Handbook; and reciprocity.  Please sign up or e-mail me at dkreh@louisville.edu

First-year students,

I am taking appointments for the week of November 1st when the Office of Professional Development is able to meet with you individually.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

 

  

Are you still reading the Docket?

Congratulations to Elizabeth Biglin, today's 1L Daily Docket winner.  Elizabeth has won a ticket to Lawlapalooza on October 27.  To claim your prize, you must stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m.

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.