Student News

Barbri Table - TODAY!

BARBRI’s last table day of the year is today and we want to have some fun!  The table will be open from 10-5:30 and we’ll have lots of goodies to give away so stop by!

3Ls – stop by the table to pay off your balance and get a chance to win a $250 gift certificate.  Increase your chances of winning by giving the BARBRI AMP software a test drive!

2Ls – stop by the table and bring your balance to $250 and get a chance to win an Apple iTouchtm. You can also increase your chances of winning by giving the BARBRI AMP software a test drive!

1Ls – have you not enrolled yet?! If not, enroll tomorrow and we’ll get you ready to study for finals! If you are enrolled, we’ll be giving you a chance to win an Apple iTouchtm just for being enrolled!

Last Day to Sign up for Student Tickets is Today

If you wish to sign up for 2012-2013 Student Tickets for Basketball and Football, today (Thursday) is the last day to do so.  You must sign your name on the sheet on the SBA Office door by 5:00pm.  Please see the attached documents for more details regarding the tickets.

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) - Legal Series - Wednesday, March 28, 6:45 p.m. at Stites & Harbison


YPAL sponsors a series of quarterly events designed to give young professionals an opportunity to connect with one another and learn from leaders in the legal community.

The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28.  KFC Chief Legal Officer Cathy Tang is the featured speaker, and will discuss her career path and share tips for success.

Networking begins at 6 p.m., and the program follows at 6:45 p.m.  LexisNexis and Stites & Harbison are sponsoring the event, which will be held at the Stites conference center on the 20th floor of the Aegon Center, located at 400 W. Market St.

The event is free for YPAL members and $10 for non-members.  (NOTE:  The SBA has purchased 30 tickets for interested students.  Please contact Paul Bradford if you have questions.)

YPAL has been ranked the #1 networking organization in Louisville by Business First for the past two years, and currently has over 700 active members.

Don't miss this great opportunity to network and meet folks who are active in the legal community. These events typically draw folks who may have access to non-traditional legal jobs.

If you plan to attend, you need to register online at:

In addition, if you are interested in becoming a YPAL member, you can join online at:

Exam4 Update

Several students have asked about Exam4 availability for the Spring 2012 semester.  Except for two classes that had mid-terms (Prof. Roberts' Basic Income Tax and Prof. Levinson's Evidence), no version of Exam4 has yet been available this semester.

The IT Department has requested a finals version of Exam4 and expects to receive it by Monday, March 26, test it that week, then make it available to students beginning Monday, April 2.  The mandatory practice test period will run from Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 13.

Third Annual Spring Break Challenge on Friday

The third annual Spring Break Challenge is this Friday, March 23, from 11:30 to 12:30 in Room 275.  Any Contracts II student may take the Challenge.   Here's how it will work:

  1. The Challenge will consist of many objective-type (non-essay) questions covering one subject – Contracts II. 
  2. Your goal is to correctly answer as many questions as you can, in any order, in the time allotted.
  3. All you need is a pen.
  4. There will be separate Challenges for Section 1 (Nowka) and Section 2 (Giesel) contracts classes.
  5. The students who answer the most questions correctly will be crowned the Spring Break Challenge Champions.
  6. In addition to bragging rights, great prizes will be awarded to the first- through third-place finishers in both sections.
  7. Who will be the next Champion?

Past Champions:

Champion:  Julie Simonson
Second place:  Lani Burt
Third place:  Amanda Anderson and Nancy Vinsel (tie)


Section 1 – Professor Nowka:
1. Liam Felsen (overall champion)
2. Brittany Hampton
3. Brian Strunk

Section 2 – Professor Giesel:
1. Dana Eberle-Peay
2. Yuan Lin
3. Caroline Ramsey and Eddie O’Brien (tie)

Arbitration Moot Court Team

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition? The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one. The regionals will be held in November. The finals will be held January. More information is available at

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form and submit it, a statement of interest (no more than one page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins) and a copy of your résumé to Professor Levinson ( You may also leave these materials in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 23. During your interview, you will be asked to give a closing statement (no longer than 10 minutes) on behalf of the Port Adair Sports Authority from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions, please email Brad Johnson at

Upper Division Registration Advising 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 March 26, 27, and 28.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 schedules, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  Dean Ballard 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.

Schedules for Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 are available at

Congressional Summer Internships for Congressman Geoff Davis, Fourth District of KY

What:  An unpaid internship in one of Congressman Geoff Davis’ District Offices in Kentucky for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in a Congressional office learning about issues that are important to Kentucky and the United States.

When:  Internships are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Internships in the district require a minimum of eight hours per week.

Where:  District offices in Fort Mitchell, Ashland and La Grange.

Why:  The Congressional Internship Program is designed to provide students with a first-hand experience in the inner workings of a Congressional office that cannot be replicated in a classroom environment.  The program will provide eager and motivated students with a solid foundation upon which they can explore their career options.  Academic credit can be applied upon discussion with the Internship Coordinator and respective School Administrator.

How:  The completed application and coordinating materials should be submitted via email at or mailed to The Honorable Geoff Davis, Attn: Congressional Internship Coordinator, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 101, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by April 15th
Fall Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by July 15th
Spring Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by November 15th

Application is attached.

Setting Up Your Own Law Practice - Thursday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Louisville Bar Association

If you are thinking of starting a solo practice, you won't want to miss this opportunity.  Topics covered will begin with the basics from making sure you have the appropriate business structure, to IOLTA rules and referral fees and much in between.  This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at the LBA on Thursday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  The LBA is located downtown at 600 W. Main Street, Suite 110.  Law students may attend at the discounted rate of only $12.00.  If you would like to have lunch, it is an extra $7, but you are welcome to bring your own.  Register today at:

Mandatory 1L Registration Advising Program

The required 1L Registration Advising Program is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 12:30 in Room 275.  Professor Les Abramson; Dean Kimberly Ballard; and Dean Susan Duncan will tell you everything you need to know for creating a schedule of courses and registering.  The program begins promptly at 12:30; attendance will be taken.  Students should plan to eat lunch before the program begins.  See you there!