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Academic Success Tip - Find Time for Exam Preparation

Everybody is (or should be) sliding into “studying for exams” mode.  Time becomes a critical variable now.  It is important to find time for all of your tasks.  It is also important to be productive with that time.  This week's tips will focus on how to get more time out of each day and be more productive during studying.


Tip #1:  Evaluate your day for “lost” time.   Look for time wasted in the following ways:  unproductive time between classes; assignment time stretched to 3 hours when with more diligence it could have been finished in 2 ½ hours; delay in starting a project because “I have all day;” inefficient and scattered errand running or other non-school tasks; completion of chores or other non-school tasks during prime study time.  If only ½ hour is captured each day of the week, it nets 3 ½ hours of extra study time.

Decedents' Ball Ticket Sales

Decedents' Ball is right around the corner!  It will be held this Saturday, October 30 at O'Sheas.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  O'Sheas is located downtown at 123 Main Street.

Tickets will go on sale in the Mosaic Lobby on Wednesday, October 27.  The cost is $15 per ticket.  SBA Representatives will be available in the lobby from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Students can also buy tickets from their class representatives. 

This is going to be a fantastic event with plenty of prizes, food, and drink.  Come on out and wear your best costume!  

Hope to see you there! 

Trademark moot Court Interest Deadline 10/29!

WANT THE POSSIBILITY TO COMPETE AT OXFORD?

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is hosting it’s annual Trademark Law Moot Court Competition March 18 & 19, 2011.

Some prior knowledge of Trademark Law is highly preferred, though not required. There is no guarantee to travel to Oxford.  The team will write and submit a brief to the Competition Committee, who will choose the top 20 submissions that will be invited to Oxford. 

The brief will be worth 1 credit hour, if the team is chosen the authors will receive 2 credit hours (1 for the brief and 1 for the argument portion).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE PROVIDE A STATEMENT OF INTEREST (maximum 2 pages) PROVIDING WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE TO PROFESSOR CROSS at john.cross@louisville.edu 
THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST IS DUE BY OCTOBER 29, 2010

Sports Law Moot Court Team Tryouts

The Sports Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts on Oct. 28th.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and writing sample to Professor Moorman  by Oct. 27th.  The writing sample and letter of interest should be sent to Whitney True at whitney.true@louisville.edu.

Securities Moot Court Competitors Selected

Professor Warren is proud to announce the selection of UofL's representatives in the 2011 Kaufman Memorial Securities Moot Court Competition: Jennifer Monarch and Marlow Riedling.

The competitors will be traveling to New York City in March of 2011 to compete against schools from around the country. Congratulations Jennifer and Marlow!

Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment

On Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at noon in Room 275 of the Brandeis School of Law, the Speaker's Bureau of MHAKY (Mental Health America of Kentucky, a/k/a the Mental Health Association of Kentucky) will present the next topic in our Diversity Forum Series, "Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment," a panel program featuring: Professor James T. R. Jones; George Walton, Esq.; and Dr. Rif El-Mallakh. These speakers include those with severe mental illness and an experienced psychiatrist from the Medical School.  Each panel member will speak, and then the entire panel will address questions. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Diversity Committee and the Student Health Law Association and is free and open to all. Complimentary pizza, provided by MHAKY, will be available at 11:30 AM outside of Room 275. Please bring your own drink.

Phelps Wins Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

Congratulations to Courtney Phelps, winner of the 2010 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition! He and Marilyn Osborn Patterson advanced from the semifinal rounds to compete in the final.

Ben Basil, VP for Internal Affairs of the Moot Court Board, organized the competition; Aaron Dyke and Jared Sawyer were bailiffs; and Karen Jordan served as the faculty advisor.

The pairings for the Semi-Finals were as follows:

  • Whitney True, Appellant v. Courtney Phelps, Appellee
  • Thomas Stevens, Appellant v. Marilyn Osborn, Appellee
SEMI-FINAL ROUND JUDGES
FINAL ROUND JUDGES
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Academic Success Tip - Walk Away From Temptation

Law school classmates are sometimes the hardest to say “no” to because they are adept at arguing that not studying is reasonable.  After all, if they can convince someone else to waste time, their own wasting time isn’t as obvious.

Instead, walk away from temptation.  Focus on one day at a time.  All you can ask of yourself is your best.  Work as hard as you can each day while allowing time for meals and sleep.  Then, you can go to bed knowing that you did all you could do that day.

Sports Law Moot Court Deadline for Interest Extended to 10/27!

The Sports Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts on Oct. 28th.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and writing sample to Professor Moorman  by Oct. 27th.  The writing sample and letter of interest should be sent to Whitney True at whitney.true@louisville.edu.

Spring 2011 Registration Schedule of Courses, Exam Schedule, and Course Notes

The Spring 2011 Schedule of Courses, Exam Schedule, and Course Notes for registration are attached in the document link below.  Details about the registration process will be forthcoming from the Office of Student Life.  Academic Advising will take place October 25, 26, and 27.  If you have questions, please contact Dean Arnold, Dean Bean, Ms. Ballard, or Ms. Thompson.