Student News

Bar Exam Panel - October 27

Upper division students:  Join five May 2011 graduates on Thursday, October 27, for a panel discussion regarding the Kentucky and Indiana bar exams – what to expect; the application process; bar review options; handling stress; preparing financially; and much more.  All panelists are eager to share their experiences with you in preparing for, taking, and successfully passing the bar exam.  Dean Ballard will also provide attendees with important information on deadlines and helpful information to complete the bar exam application. The session will begin at 12:10 p.m., in Room 275.  Lunch will be provided.

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.

  • Walk away from temptation.  Law school classmates are sometimes the hardest to say “no” to because they are adroit at arguing that not studying is reasonable.  After all, if they can convince someone else to waste time, their own wasting time isn’t as obvious.
  • Focus on one day at a time.  All you can ask of yourself is your best.  Work as hard as you can each day.  Then, you can go to sleep knowing that you did all you could do that day.

Brandeis "Brief" Break TODAY!!

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Cox Lounge TODAY for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to choose from.  So please join us anytime between 3:45 and 4:15 p.m.  There will be a preview of Lawlapalooza featuring Dean Jim Chen.  You don't want to miss it!  Stop by when your classes end at 3:40 or 4:05, or join us before your 4:15 classes.

Lawlapalooza Karaoke Performers du Jour

Doug Keil and Tyler Korus, 3Ls

 

Doug Keil and Tyler Korus first met while crowd-surfing at a Creed concert in early 1992. In the Fall of ’93, they played together on the Crenshaw Raiders of the Snoop Youth Football League in Los Angeles. It was during this time that the quarterbacks coach, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (better known as Nate Dogg), introduced the boys to the beauty of “G-Funk.” As the years went by, Mr. Dogg constantly coached the two boys, both in sport, and in honing their voices to produce harmonious G-Funk melodies funked out with a gangster twist. Now that Mr. Dogg has passed away, and his other protégé, Warren G, is on Celebrity Fit Club, Doug and Tyler cordially invite you to join them on October 27, 2011 for a special, one-time performance of G-Funk on a whole new level, where the rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble.

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.