Student News

Class Ranks

When class ranks are available, Ms. Barbara Thompson will post a note in the Daily Docket.

Graduates - Last Day to Apply for Degree

May 2011 Graduates:  Today is the last day to apply for a degree.

  1. Log on to your ULink account.
  2. Go to Student Services tab.
  3. On the right side of the screen you will find a column labeled "Registration Information."
  4. Under Registration Information click on "Degree Application."
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your application for degree.
  6. Enter your name as you want it to appear on your diploma.

Last Day to Apply for Degree!!!!

For those planning on graduating in May, today, February 3rd, is the last day to apply for your degree.  Go on ULink and follow the easy steps set out for you there.  

Law Library Extends Loan Period

The loan period for most borrowers has been extended from 14 to 28 days. This applies only to circulating materials.

SELS 4th Annual Super Bowl Party

Everyone is invited to join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society at Molly Malones this Sunday, February 6 at 5 PM, for the Fourth annual SUPER BOWL party!! 

The cost of admission is $5 for for members and $10 for non-members and covers food and beverage all night!  Take a break from the grind of law school.  Hope to see everyone there! It is an open event so bring anyone you'd like!


 

Get Your Public Service Hours - Be a Witness

The Law School is hosting the Region 7 National Trial Competition in three weeks.  Fifteen law schools and thirty teams will compete in Louisville to advance to the National Finals in Houston, Texas.  We need more law students to volunteer to be a witness on Friday, February 18, and Saturday, February 19.  This is a great opportunity.  You can earn public service credit.  You can observe some of the best student competitors in action and see the differnt aspects of trial - pretrial motions, opening statements, direct exams, cross exams, closing arguments, and making and responding to objections. 

If you volunteer to be a witness, you will have a copy of your deposition emailed to you in advance.  The preparation to play the witness during the competition should not take longer than 1 hour.  You must simply review your deposition (4 to 9 pages, depending on the witness) and know the facts in your deposition.  The student attorney will prep you before you testify.  It's easy and fun.

If you can volunteer, please complete the sign-up sheet attached.  If you have questions, please ask Brian Bennett or Kimberly Ballard.

Please sign up to participate by this FRIDAY.  This opportunity is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.

*NOTE:  If you volunteer to play a witness role at the competition, you cannot also volunteer as a witness during the Law School's team practices before the competition.

Good Luck Tax Moot Court!

Good luck to Grant Axon, Mallory Littlepage, and Rob Rominger as they compete at the National Tax Moot Court Competition! 

The competition will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida from February 3-5. 

Good Luck Team!

ACS Immigration Event

The American Constitution Society is hosting an event on "Immigration Law and Kentucky Senate Bill 6" featuring Professor Trucious-Haynes at 12 noon on Thursday, February 3 in room 275.  Lunch will be provided.

Witnesses Needed for Trial Competition!

We need a minimum of thirty more witnesses for Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of the Region 7 National Trial Competition on Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19.  Can you help?

If you volunteer to be a witness, you will have a copy of your deposition emailed to you in advance.  The preparation to play the witness during the competition should not take longer than 1 hour.  You must simply review your deposition (4 to 9 pages, depending on the witness) and know the facts in your deposition.

If you can help, please complete the sign-up sheet attached.  If you have questions, please ask Brian Bennett or Kimberly Ballard.

The deadline to sign up to participate is FRIDAY, FEB 4.  This opportunity is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.

*NOTE:  If you volunteer to play a witness role at the competition, you cannot also volunteer as a witness during the Law School's team practices before the competition.

 

Mandatory Bar Program for Students Graduating in December 2011, May 2012, or August 2012

On Tuesday, February 8, at 12:15 p.m, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, with a member of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for second year law students.  The Board of Bar Examiners’ Character and Fitness Committee must certify graduating law students before they are allowed to sit for the bar.  One fact the committee members look at closely is the applicant’s record of financial responsibility. 

Judge Gary Payne, Character and Fitness Committee member, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel, will discuss financial responsibility in the context of professionalism and a lawyer’s obligation to uphold the values of the profession.  Judge Payne will discuss how financial debt can evidence a lack of responsibility and further, how debt can lead to financial pressures and interfere with a lawyer’s duties to his or her clients. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).

Attendance at the February 8 program is required for all students graduating at the times noted (primarily this is 2Ls).  Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend.  If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the February 8 program, you must notify Dean Bean, kathybean@louisville.edu, and provide documentation concerning your conflict. 

Questions?  Please email Kimberly Ballard at kimberly.ballard@louisville.edu.