Student News

Academic Success Tip - Time Management

Evaluate your time management and study habits for the past two weeks.  Do you need to make improvements?  Are there problems for which you have not found a solution yet?  E-mail Dean Ballard for an individual appointment so that you can get some assistance in those areas.  She can help you create a personal study schedule that works for you.

Upcoming SELS Events

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society would like to announce the following three events in September.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meet & Greet and Game Watch

Thursday September 1, 7:30 PM at Molly Malones Pub, 933 Baxter Avenue

Come out and watch the first University of Louisville Cardinals Football Game at Molly Malones on Baxter Avenue and cheer on the cards!

First Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meeting

Friday, September 9, 1PM in Room 175


The SELS will host its first meeting of the year. We will be discussing the tailgate, speakers, and general information about the group and hold 1L elections. We will also be doing the raffle for all 1L's that submitted their information for the $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card. You must be present to win.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Speaker

Friday, September 23, at 1PM in Room 175


Come listen to Jeremy Beck, an Associate Attorney at Ackerson & Yann discuss intellectual property law (copyright and trademark), entertainment and art law, contracts, and general business law. His clients include individuals and business entities active in the music and film industries, publishing, visual arts, and graphic design.




1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Stephany Hunter who is the winner of a Louisville t-shirt, UofL notecards, and a UofL Law decal.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m. to claim your prizes.

Academic Success Tip - Study Groups are not for Studying

Study groups are one of the most misunderstood aspects of law school life.  In fact, the term "study group" is something of a misnomer - "review group" may be more appropriate.  Review groups are most effective when all the group members have studied on their own and then come together to test each other's knowledge.  Before you decide whether or not to join a review group, you need to consider the advantages and disadvantages.  The continuing orientation workshop this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in Room 275 will address these issues and more. 

Government Jobs Handout

If you were unable to attend the Government Jobs session last night at 5:30, please pick up a handout on the table in the Professional Development Library (186).



Labor and Employment Law Society Interest Meeting

The Labor and Employment Law Society will hold an interest meeting on Monday, August 29th at noon in room 175. All students interest in labor and employment issues are invited. We will discuss upcoming events and collect dues from members. Lunch will be provided for all who attend. Please contact Matthew Kinney at with any questions.  

CardSafety Phone App

Concerned about safety and security on campus?  Want to know what to do the next time a water main breaks? UofL's IT Department offers a free smartphone app, called CardSafety, that you may find helpful.  The app includes:

  • interactive maps for both Belknap (main) and Health Sciences campuses
  • what to do in case of 20 different types of emergencies
  • an automatic dialer for campus security and 911
  • links to UofL emergency web sites
Versions of the app are available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry operating system.  You may download the app here 

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to James Hafley who is the winner of a 4GB Swivel Travel USB Drive and a package of highlighters.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m. to claim your prize.

Academic Success Tip - It Takes Time to Acquire New Skills in Law School

Even if you learn perfectly every bit of information presented to you in your texts and classes, you still may fail to do well in law school.  Although knowledge is crucial to success, the goal of legal education is to teach you skills.  In other words, what you need to learn is how to apply the knowledge you acquire and how to effectively do so in writing.  This point is often overlooked by new law students.  Your law school exams will require you to demonstrate your skills in applying your knowledge of the law to new situations.  Acquiring new skills requires you to practice those skills over and over and requires a large expenditure of time by you (and does not necessarily come easily or quickly).  Keep your focus this semester and allow the time necessary to develop these important skills.  Adapted from Expert Learning for Law Students by Michael Hunter Schwartz.

RSO Mandatory Meeting on September 10

Attention Law School Student Organization Leaders: 

Any law school student group hoping to be eligible for UofL funding must send two representatives, one of which is the group's President, to the mandatory RSO half-day meeting on Saturday, September 10, in the Student Activities Center.  The tentative schedule begins with check-in at 9:30AM and ends at 3:00PM and will include a free lunch for all participants. Follow the link below to register for the meeting:

If you believe your group will be unable to send representatives to this meeting, please contact the RSO staff ASAP.  Questions?  Contact Kristie Wetterer - SBA President.