Student News

Law Review Pasta Lunch

Law Review is having a pasta lunch on Monday, March 21st in the Mosaic Lounge.  There will be a variety of pasta for only $5!

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

Rising 2L and 3L students who are interested in attending the 7th annual SIPJF in Atlanta, GA on July 26, 2011 can find information at:  http://law.gsu.edu/careers/sipjf    The registration period for law schools is March 14th-April 25th.  The list of participating employers will be sent to the Professional Development Office on May 4th along with  Student Registration Forms.  If you have let our office know that you are interested in participating, we will provide you with the list of employers as well as a student registration form.  After you have reviewed the list, you can decide if you want to participate.  If you do want to participate, you will complete the form and submit it to our office along with a $30 non-refundable student registration fee (payable online or by check) by May 16th.  

If you would like to be added to the SIPJF distribution list, please e-mail Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu

 

Composite Photos - Sign Up Online

Composite Photography sessions are scheduled at the Law School on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011, between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Friday, March 25, 2011, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Location: BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW - RM 071

The ONLINE SIGN UP FORM is now available.  Please use the link below to select a photography appointment.

http://pip.vantine.com/signup/Louville:Lawsch/2011/40069


Questions?  Please ask Ashley Wiggins.

Intelligent Design Debate - Free Chick-fil-A!

Intelligent Design: The Wisdom and Constitutionality of Teaching It in Public Schools

Professor Arnold Loewy of Texas Tech School of Law and our own Professor Russell Weaver will engage in a scholarly debate on this topic.

Time: 12:00-12:55 with time for Q&A built in (Will end promptly at 12:55 for the Structured Study Groups)
 
Place: Room 275

Free lunch from Chick-fil-A will be provided!

1Ls: Take the Spring Break Challenge!!

Spring Break is an important time for law students to review and outline, and can be a real boost in preparing for exams and catching up on study tasks.  So 1Ls, be sure you take advantage of this time and take the Spring Break Challenge on March 22! 

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Enjoy your spring break (March 14 – 20), but catch up on your reading; catch up on your outlining; and intensely review your outlines (especially Contracts).
  2. On the Tuesday that you return from Spring Break, take the Challenge!
  3. The Challenge will consist of many objective-type (non-essay) questions covering only one subject – Contracts II.
  4. Your goal is to correctly answer as many questions as you can, in any order, in 30 minutes.
  5. All you need is a pen.
  6. There will be separate Challenges for Section 1 (Nowka) and Section 2 (Giesel) contracts classes.
  7. The student who answers the most questions correctly will be crowned the Spring Break Challenge Champion.
  8. Great prizes will be awarded to the first- through third-place finishers, including an iPod Touch 8G, 3,200 LexisNexis Reward Points, and Restaurant Gift Certificates courtesy of Kaplan PMBR.

Section 2 students:  You take the Challenge on Tuesday, March 22, right after your Torts class, from 11:25 to 11:55, in Room 275.

Section 1 students:  You take the Challenge on Tuesday, March 22, right after your Contracts class, from 11:45 to 12:15, in Room 175.

Last year's winners were Julie Simonson (champion), Lani Burt, Amanda Anderson, and Nancy Vinsel. 

Attention 1Ls: How to Give an Effective Oral Argument

Please join the BLS Professors and the Moot Court Board in Room 275 on Wednesday, March 9, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Terry Cushing, the Appellate Chief for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Kentucky, will be presenting on how to properly give an appellate oral argument.  Come prepared with any questions that you might have!

Kickoff to St. Patrick’s Day with the Louisville Legal Community

All faculty and students of the law school are invited to join the members of Louisville’s legal community for a kickoff to St. Patrick’s Day event on Thursday, March 10.  The event will start at 6:00 pm at Molly Malone’s on Baxter Avenue.  There will be food, drinks, and music provided by the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Louisville Bar Association, the Student Bar Association, and other sponsors.  This is a great event to network with some attorneys in Louisville, as well as with your colleagues and faculty of the law school.  Continue your professional development and kickoff spring break at the same time!  Please see the attached invitation for more details and email Kristie Wetterer (kristie.wetterer@gmail.com) with any questions.  We hope to see you there!

ATTENTION 3L'S

Are you trying to figure out how to tell your boss that you need time off over the summer to study for the bar exam? One solution is offered by the Office of Professional Development Temp Service! If you need to leave your job for six weeks or so, we can find a 1L or 2L to hold down the fort while you are gone. It's a win all the way around! Your boss will think you are a genius for thinking of this great plan, you'll be able to study for the bar, and one of our 1Ls or 2Ls will gain some experience and be forever grateful to you!

If you are interested, please let Dean Urbach know by March 20. Thanks!

Attention 1Ls: How to Give an Effective Oral Argument

Please join the BLS Professors and the Moot Court Board in Room 275 on Wednesday, March 9, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Terry Cushing, the Appellate Chief for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Kentucky, will be presenting on how to properly give an appellate oral argument.  Come prepared with any questions that you might have!

Weekly Academic Success Tip - Be Smart During Spring Break

Spring Break is almost here!  How can you have an enjoyable break and boost your learning for finals?  It is possible – consider the tips below:

  • Spend time with family and friends.   Make sure that you have some fun time and get some relaxation during Spring Break to re-charge your batteries for the last push through classes and exams. 
  • Plan ahead for your studying.   Plan in advance what tasks you need to accomplish.  Plan which days you will do those tasks.  Plan what materials you need to take with you so that you do not forget something.  For example, if you want to work on practice problems, be sure to copy them this week so you do not have to lug a study aid around with you. 
  • Be realistic about what you can accomplish during Spring Break.  You are unlikely to study 15 hours a day every day.  Instead of telling yourself that you will accomplish 100 tasks, make a list that you think you actually will accomplish. 
  • Get on a regular sleep schedule before you return to school.  Catch some extra sleep hours to build up your stamina for the last push of the semester.  Take some power naps in the afternoons.
  • Take the time to play in active ways and not just in mental ways.  By exercising, you can release stress and prepare your body for the marathon ahead.  Enjoy the movement and healthy competition.
  • Exercise your brain cells by doing lots of practice questions for each course.  You accomplish several positives - better memory of the black letter law; better understanding of how to apply concepts; faster use of exam taking techniques and strategies; and greater confidence in the nuances of the law.
  • Catch up on any back reading that was not completed before the break.  Also, it is a good time to read for the first two days after break so that you do not feel behind when you start classes up again.
  • Eat healthy foods.   You are in training for exams now.  The better your nutrition during the break, the better your body and brain will serve you.  Keep up the healthy eating once you get back from break so that you will be at the top of your productivity and brain power during the remainder of the semester.
  • Keep on track.  By planning your studying, you can be more productive.  By starting with the hardest task first, you can make your day more pleasant.  By breaking tasks into small steps, you can cross them off more quickly for a sense of accomplishment.  By focusing on your priorities, you can accomplish more of your study tasks. 
  • Stop by the Academic Success Office to check out study aids.  A variety of study aids are available for Civil Procedure, Property, Con Law, Criminal Law, Business Organizations, Torts, Contracts, Tax, Trial Practice, Evidence, Decedents, Domestic Relations, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Criminal Procedure, Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions, and Real Estate Transactions.
  • Take the 1L Spring Break Challenge on March 22!  The Challenge will consist of many objective-type (non-essay) questions covering one subject – Contracts II.  Your goal is to correctly answer as many questions as you can, in any order, in 30 minutes.  All you need is a pen.  There will be separate Challenges for Section 1 and Section 2 contracts classes.  Great prizes will be awarded to the first- through third-place finishers, including an iPod Touch 8G.