Student News

Mandatory Bar Program on Candor

Attention students graduating in December 2011, May 2012, or August 2012: 

On Thursday, November 10, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).

Your attendance at the November 10 program is a requirement for graduation.  If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the November 10 program, you must notify Dean Cross so that alternative arrangements can be made. 

KY and IN Bar Exam Information

If you are planning to take the Kentucky or Indiana bar exam in July 2012, but were unable to attend the Bar Exam Panel on Thursday, October 27, please stop by Dean Ballard's office (Room 212) to pick up a bar folder with helpful information.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Friday Night

This is a reminder that Friday, Oct. 28, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, is the deadline to submit a practice test for Exam4 for all remaining Fall 2011 exams.  Remember, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure to submit a practice test.  As of 11:54 a.m., Thursday, 10/27/11, all (and only) students listed below had successfully submitted a valid practice test.  If you wish to use your computer for final exams and your user name does not appear below, you must submit a valid practice test by Friday night's deadline using your ULink user name to identify yourself in the Exam Number field.

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Academic Success Tip - Find Time for Exam Preparation

Tip #4:  Allow time for three types of outline review.   Making the world’s greatest outline is counter-productive if there is no time to learn and review it.  One type of review is intense studying to learn the material in your outline initially (several topics or sub-topics each study period).  The second type of review is regular reading through the outline from cover to cover to reinforce material that you have already learned and anticipate material that you will learn (at least once a week).  The third type of review is additional careful studying of areas that still confuse you or are hard to remember (as often as needed to “conquer” the topic).

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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WEPRIC01
WLRAIL01

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