Student News

First-Year Registration has been changed to WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16.

First-year registration has been changed to Wednesday, November 16 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

Be sure to read the registration instructions before you register for your classes.


"How to Get a Summer Job" Student Panel Contact Information

After the recent Office of Professional Development session on "How to Get a Summer Job", many students asked if they could have the contact information of the student panel.  We have received the panel's permission to provide that information.  The students' e-mail addresses are as follows:

Jennifer Siewertsen -

Patrick Stubblefield -

Sabrinia Stubblefield -

Douglas Keil -

Elisabeth Fitzpatrick -

Kristie Wetterer -

Jarad Key -

These students are available to answer any questions you may have.  Please don't hesitate to contact them.

Final Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday

It’s happening here – our final Brandeis “brief” break this semester!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from and a special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Plan to Meet with Your Professors

Goal:  After each class this week, make a list of questions that you need to ask your professors.  This is the perfect time to organize the areas on which you need help.  By being ready to ask questions this week, you will avoid the rush on the very last class days and the difficulty of finding professors over the exam period.

Boone County Jail Visits Scheduled

The next visits to the Boone County Jail have been scheduled for Friday, November 18th & Friday, December 16th. Students interested in participating should email Becca O'Neill directly by Thursday, November 17. Her email is

Students who would be interested in this project and have not been trained, can sign up for the next site visit on Friday, December 16.  If necessary a training can scheduled for Thursday, December 15 here at the law school.  Please see the attached information about this project.  Please disregard the dates listed in this material.  Trainings can be scheduled every month at the law school on the Thursday evening before we visit Boone County.

Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit.  You can also e-mail her at  

Congratulations to the University of Louisville Law Review Members and Editors!

Congratulations to the University of Louisville Law Review Editors and Members for publishing Volume 50, Issue 1! After working tirelessly through the summer and fall, the Law Review has published the Fall 2011 issue. 2011-2012 marks the flagship journal's Golden Anniversary and to celebrate this milestone, the journal covers have been embossed with gold lettering.


Issue 1 features three Articles and three Notes. The Articles were written by Robert Sprague, Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming College of Business (his article is featured as part of the Carl A Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law Institute); David A. Westbrook, Professor of Law at the University of Buffalo; and F. Patrick Hubbard, Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina. The Notes were written by Law Review Members Shannon Burns, Molly MacCaskey, and Amanda Warford.


Copies of Issue 1 are now available on reserve in the Law Library and are also available on Westlaw and Lexis Nexis. The journal is cited as 50 U. Louisville L. Rev. 1.


If you are planning to take a make-up exam, your form must be submitted to Student Records by Monday, November 21.

Registration on Monday for Second Year Law Students

If your date to register for Spring 2012 classes is on Monday, please be sure to check (before Monday) the status of enrollment in the classes you wish to take.  Several classes are full, and you want to have a back-up plan if you do not get into your first choices.  Please also check to be sure that your account does not have a financial hold or a hold for unpaid parking tickets.

Academic Success Tip - Carve Out the Time You Need for Study

This week’s tips focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Realize that it is your responsibility to carve out the time you need for study.  Talk to your family and friends about why it is important for you to have study time during the break period to prepare for exams, to write a paper, or to accomplish whatever tasks you need to do.  If you have always played during undergraduate school on breaks, they may not understand why law study is different.  Even if family and friends do not fully understand, you need to make personal decisions that you will not regret later.  You may need to make some compromises and get up earlier or stay up later.  Do not use your family and friends as an excuse to procrastinate.

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Emma Franklin and Joshua Waldrop, the new team members for the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court team!  Best of luck in the February 2012 competition.