What if I am behind on my course outlines?
- For each course, calculate how many weeks behind you are in the outline.
- Start with the course that is most caught up and finish that outline first. Then work on the next outline that has the fewest weeks to catch up and so forth.
- If you are equally behind in several outlines, start with the course that you think you can do most quickly.
- If you have not started any outlines, decide which outline will be the easiest to do and complete it first. Next easiest and so forth.
- Block off time in your schedule to work on each outline over several days rather than expect to find 8 or 10 hours straight for outlining.
- Set goals for when each outline will be current. Try to have all outlines completed within 10 days – the earlier the better.
- You will need to sacrifice weekend “fun” time to get on top of your outlining so that you only have to add new material each week.
Join us at the Ekstrom Library east entrance for the annual Banned Books Week Read-in which will be held Monday to Wednesday, September 28-30, from 11 AM - 1 PM Faculty, staff, and students will read aloud from their favorite challenged books. An informational exhibit will also be on display. Join us in celebrating the freedom to read!
Exam4 for 2L, 3L and 4L students for Fall 2009 is not yet available. The version now available for download is only for the Legal Research final and Professor Leibson's Torts I mid-term. If you are not in Legal Research or Torts I, Professor Leibson, you do not have to do anything right now with respect to using Exam4.
We hope and expect to have the Fall 2009 finals version of Exam4, including Professional Responsiblity, available by October 19, with a tentative practice test deadline of October 31 for the finals version.
Try-Outs will be held Tuesday, October 13th from 11-1 and from 5-7 in the Allen Courtroom.
All 2L’s & 3L’s are encouraged to try-out by preparing an opening or closing statement based on last year’s problem (not to exceed 10 minutes) and submitting a resume.
A sign up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board door. Sign up by Monday, October 12th.
For a copy of last year’s problem (State of Lone Star v. Micah Victor) and for more information about the competition see the official website at http://www.tyla.org/advocacy_ntc.html
If you have any questions & to submit your resume please contact Daniel Cameron: firstname.lastname@example.org orBen Basil: email@example.com
You are in your seventh week of classes now. This week's tips are based on student questions that have been asked recently.
What is the best way to catch up if I am behind in my reading for one or more courses?
- Make your priority staying on top of the current readings for class. You will then be able to follow the class discussions.
- Fit in back reading as you can in small chunks (1 case or 5 pages at a time).
- On the weekend, read first for your Monday and Tuesday classes for the upcoming week. Then use extra time for catch-up reading.
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be selling coffee, fruit and baked goods in the law school lobby on Monday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 8:30am to 12:30pm (or while supplies last). The coffee was generously provided by Heine Brothers. Come by and get your coffee fix!
As of 3:24 PM EDT, Saturday, September 26, 2009, the following 56 first-year students have submitted an Exam4 practice test, all of which but one (noted) were done correctly:
1594601 (Wrong. Try again.)
mafar01 (On second inspection, this is wrong, too. Incomplete user name; unidentifiable. Try again.)
mkahn01 (Actually, mlkahn01)
Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law, is pleased to announce the 2009-10 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition. The competition is open to all graduate and law students. The winning student will receive a cash prize of $2,000, and the journal will publish the winning submission in an upcoming edition. Submissions should address a contemporary international business or economic issue with a legal nexus.
Submissions must arrive at our office, via e-mail or U.S. mail only, no later than 5:00 PM CST on February 1, 2010. A panel of journal editors and university professors will select the winning submission by early April 2010.
Please address all inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions can be mailed to Trandafir International Business Writing Competition, University of Iowa College of Law, Boyd Law Building, Room 185, Iowa City, IA 52242.