Student News

Upper Division Registration Advising Office 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 28, 29, and 30.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Summer or Fall 2011 schedule, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  Kathleen Bean, Associate Dean for Student Life, and Kimberly Ballard, Academic Success Director, 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 sheets outside offices 212 and 216. 

Office Hours:
Monday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration Advising Appointments for Upper Division Students

Need help planning your schedule of classes for the summer or fall?  Have questions about graduation requirements?  Sign up for an advising appointment with Dean Bean or Ms. Ballard on March 28 (between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), March 29 (between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.), or March 30 (between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.).  Sign-up sheets are posted outside offices 212 and 216.

Christian Law Society Lunch Meeting

Join us today, Wednesday, March 23 at 12:10 in room 071 for Jimmy John's sandwiches. Local attorney, Maryland Austin, will speak. Everyone is welcome.

MAY, AUGUST AND DECEMBER 2011GRAUATES

The deadline to order graduation apparel is midnight, Thursday, March 31, 2011.  Complete apparel order information is available at www.louisville.edu/commencement.  Select caps and gowns from the left menu.  Please do not order announcements from the University's web sit.

Please check Graduation 2011 Information on the School of Law's web site for other graduation information and completed the School of Law Convocation Participation form by Monday, April 4.  If you  have questions, please contact Rita Siegwald or Barbara Thompson.

Kudos to McKenzie Cantrell

The first ever 1L appellate binding project was a huge success that had a net profit of about approximately $300 plus over $300 from contributions from donors inspired by the project.

McKenzie Cantrell initiated the idea and did much of the work, including a full day on a Saturday.
 
The funds will provide three scholarships for Central Law and Government Magnet students to attend the Summer Law Institute (a joint week-long program sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law, Bellarmine University, and the Louisville Bar Association).  It will also support some of the costs for the team of four magnet seniors and two coaches to participate in the third annual Marshall Brennan Civil Liberties Moot Court competition in Philadelphia in early April.

Thanks to the following for their support of this successful fundraiser:
  • Dean Chen, who gave permission for the project
  • Professor Nicholson, for her generous donation
  • Sheldon Haden, Annette Mattingly, and Angela Buckler (WLA members), for their generous contributions
  • Becky Wenning and Marilyn Peters in the Law Resource Center for collecting money and sign ups, ordering the supplies, and loaning the Resource Center’s binding machine
  • Vickie Tencer, for facilitating the arrangements
  • Wendy Helterbran, for facilitating the WLA contributions
  • The 1L class, for participating in the fundraiser and having your briefs bound for a worthy cause
  • Cyndi Hagenbuch, for loaning a binding machine
  • John Friend and Brandi Melvin, for donating their time during the fundraiser
  • And primarily again to McKenzie Cantrell, who is a 2L participating in the Street Law program.

 

Mandatory 1L Advising Session

March 31:  Mandatory 1L Advising session, Room 275, at noon.  All current first-year students must attend.  This program will give the current first-year students,  full- and part-time, all necessary registration information. 

 

Revised Course Schedules for Summer 2011, Fall 2011, and Spring 2012

Revised course schedules for Summer 2011, Fall 2011, and Spring 2012 are now available through the links below and on the Class Schedules page of the Law School website (in the Academics category).  In addition, there is a list of 19 changes from the 2/9/11 version of the course schedules to the 3/22/11 version of the course schedules, some of which may affect your curricular planning.  PLEASE LOOK AT THE LIST OF CHANGES.  It can be accessed through the link below or on the Class Schedules website page.  If you have any questions about the 2011-12 course schedules, please contact Dean Arnold, tony.arnold@louisville.edu.

 

School of Law Awards and Leadership Recognition Program

The annual School of Law Awards and Leadership Recognition Program is scheduled at the University Club for April 1, 2011, beginning with a reception at 5:00 p.m.  All students are invited.  Students who are recipients of named and commonwealth scholarships; recipients of academic and leadership awards; recipients of the highest grades in law school courses in 2010; members of honor societies, professional skills teams, and law school publications; and leaders in student government organizations will be honored.  Recognized students will receive invitations by the end of the week.  Questions?  See Dean Bean.   

Kudos for the Wagner Moot Court Team

Congratulations to the Wagner Moot Court Team on an excellent performance.  In all three preliminary rounds, they received glowing feedback, although we did not advance to the next round.  In the first round, the judges stated of Kristen Staley and Ben Basil that they did a “really good job fielding questions, knowing the cases, and knowing the facts.”  The judges concluded: “It was nice to see they had put in the necessary work.”  In the second round, Heather Sidwell and Ben Basil argued on behalf of the employer.  The judges stated that Heather’s presentation was “very good.”  She “was poised and responsive and kept the judges boxed in” on her points.  The judges (ironically) stated that Ben “was very convincing and clearly believed in his argument.”  In the third round, the judges noted that they were “throwing tough questions,” and that Ben and Kristen handled them well and had good mastery of the law.

Kentucky Court of Appeals Hear Oral Arguments

All are welcome to attend a reception in room 275 after the Kentucky Court of Appeals hears its oral arguments.