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Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Begin the process of outlining one of your courses.  Research shows that you will understand and remember material better if you do your own work to learn a course.  The process of outlining requires you to wrestle with the topics and sub-topics so that you really know them instead of knowing them generally.  Making your own outlines helps you to have long-term retention of the material rather than merely short-term regurgitation of material for an exam. Use this weekend as your starting point for outlining.  For great tips on outlining, review the article "Creating a Course Outline" posted at  You are also invited to attend the outlining workshop today at 1:00 p.m. in Room 275.

December 2011 Graduates - Deadline to apply for a degree

December 2011 Graduates - September 14, 2011 is the deadline to apply for a degree.

Go to ULink   Registration Information and then click on Degree Application.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in the Student Records Office.


Women's Law Caucus Fall Luncheon with Women Lawyers Association

Save the date!

The Women's Law Caucus is hosting the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association for a luncheon on October 18, 2011, at 12:10pm in Rm 175. 

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Daniel Trost who is the winner of a UofL Law insulated lunch bag, four UofL Law coasters, a UofL Law bookmark, and a UofL Law decal.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office by 5:00 p.m. today to claim your prizes.

Student Mailboxes

Student mailboxes are located in the basement across from Room LL79.  Please check to make sure you have a mailbox and that your name is correct.  If you are missing a mailbox or if your name is incorrect, please see Bryan Turner or Becky Wenning in the Law Resource Center (Room 272), and they will help you.

MCB Mandatory Meeting - TODAY

MCB's first meeting is TODAY, Wednesday, August 31 in room 175 from 12:10-1:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory.

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Tackle your most onerous study task as early as possible this weekend.  That way, it won't hang over you during the long weekend and add to your stress.  Also consider tackling your hardest study tasks when you are most alert.  Your brain will absorb material more easily for greater understanding and retention.  Consequently, you will feel better about your study session and lower your stress.

SELS Meet & Greet


      The Sports and Entertainment Law Society would like to invite everyone out to Molly Malone's on Baxter Road (Bardstown) for a meet and greet with the officers Thursday, September 1 from 9-11 p.m.  The time had orginally been posted as 6 to 9 but we did not want to conflict with individuals who had tickets to the game and are therefore pushing the time back.  Please take a break, come out have a drink, and meet the officers.  We look forward to seeing and meeting everyone.


Jarad Key

University of Louisville Law Review Symposium

University of Louisville Law Review Symposium

Saturday October 22, 2011


Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library UofL

Attendance is free!


University of Louisville Law Review will host its 4th annual Symposium on October 22, 2011. This year's topic will focus on the U.S. federal budget deficit.  The Law Review has invited prominent scholars to discuss tax policy and possible solutions to the federal budget deficit.


Scheduled to present is: Professor Daniel Shaviro, NYU Law; Professor Neil Buchanan, George Washington University Law; Professor David Gamage UC Berkeley; Professor Samuel Thompson Penn State Law; Professor Gregg Polsky, UNC Law; Mr. Daniel L. Thornton, Vice President and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Assistant Professor Tracey Roberts, Brandeis School of Law; and Assistant Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan, UK College of Law.


Students are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP on or before October 14, 2011 to Molly MacCaskey, Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor,


For more information visit



Learn About the Opportunity to Attend a National Public Interest Job Fair

If you are not able to attend our information sessions on a national public interest job fair, but are interested in attending the job fair, please let Dean Urbach know by Friday, September 2.  The information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 5:30 p.m. and September 1 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.   Interested students only need to attend one of these sessions.