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Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186). The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions. If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.
NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT
In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety. Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters. Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.
UofL Law Clinic Director
Professor of Law
University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law
Shelley Santry, UofL Law Clinic Director and Assistant Professor of Law has been named a 2011 Woman of Distinction by the Center for Women and Families.
Each year The Center for Women and Families nominates a select group of women whose contributions work in unison to improve opportunity, education and quality of life for women and children in Kentuckiana.
"I am thrilled to be a 2011 Woman of Distinction not only because it isa honor involving my passion, to advocate against domestic violence, butalso because it is given by such an amazing organization as the Centerfor Women and Families. In looking at the list of previous recipients,I am truly honored to be a member of a group of truly awesome women."
If you haven't heard, the Office of Career Services and Public Service is changing its name to the Office of Professional Development. The official "kickoff" is the week of March 7th. Read the March edition of the newsletter and learn more about Professional Development Week.
Professional Development Week Events:
This week is the eighth week of classes. Stress is on the rise. Some students are choosing negative coping strategies. Instead, use positive coping strategies like the ones below for your stressors:
Stressor: You are behind in reading for one or more courses.
- Focus first on current reading assignments so that you are not lost in class.
- Fit in back reading a few pages or one case at a time until you are caught up again.
- Avoid becoming dependent on commercial case briefs instead of reading yourself.
Stressor: You have read everything but are feeling clueless in the course.
- Determine what you need to do to gain understanding of the material.
- Some students need to get an overview first before they learn the parts: look at a table of contents, look at the syllabus organization, look at a graphic representation of the topic, read about the topic to get a preview.
- Some students need to learn the separate parts before they can understand the overview: after each series of cases, focus on the synthesis into the sub-topic; after several sub-topics, focus on the synthesis into the topic; after several topics, focus on the synthesis into the overall course.
- Consider whether working with a classmate would help you.
- Consider whether going to the professor with questions would help you.
- Consider whether reading a carefully chosen supplement would help you.
- If you are a 1L, consider whether going to your Academic Fellow during office hours would help you.
- Consider doing all of the above if that is what it takes to sort out the course.
Stressor: You are behind in outlines for your courses.
- Focus on outlines in the order of easiest to complete (less material covered, more understandable, already have part of it completed) through hardest to complete.
- Get started. Waiting until you understand it all or until you have the non-existent free weekend will not help matters.
- Once an outline is caught up, add to it every week. (The material will still be fresh and will take less time to outline.)
Stressor: You have several deadlines that are very close together.
- Break down each exam course into the smaller sub-topics that you must study.
- Break down each paper or project into the smaller tasks for completion.
- Estimate how long it will take you to complete each small sub-topic or task.
Total the full amount of time you will need for each exam or paper or project. Add 20% to your estimates.
- Take a calendar and allot tasks to each day so that you finish all tasks before the deadline.