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Reduced Library Hours During Summer Break

The law library is open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday, May 9 - Friday, May 13. It will be closed Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The library will return to its normal schedule on Monday, May 16.

 

Academic Success Office Seeking a Summer Intern

The Academic Success Office is seeking a first- or second-year law student to work approximately 15-20 hours per week assisting the Director on a variety of tasks, including creating and updating academic success materials for incoming law students; updating content on Academic Success website pertaining to academic support and bar passage; developing fall academic success programming and accompanying materials; etc.  This is a paid position.  Time commitments will vary by week.  Students interested in applying should submit their resume and statement of interest (under one page) to Kimberly Ballard by May 13.  Questions?  Please see Kimberly Ballard.

Lost a Cell Phone?

A cell phone was left in a classroom sometime during exams last week, but no one has inquired to claim it.  If you lost a cell phone and can identify it, please contact Barbara Thompson to reclaim it.  Thank you.

Academic Success Office Seeking Summer Intern

The Academic Success Office is seeking a first- or second-year law student to work approximately 15-20 hours per week assisting the Director on a variety of tasks, including creating and updating academic success materials for incoming law students; updating content on Academic Success website pertaining to academic support and bar passage; developing fall academic success programming and accompanying materials; etc.  This is a paid position.  Time commitments will vary by week.  Students interested in applying should submit their resume and statement of interest (under one page) to Kimberly Ballard by May 13.  Questions?  Please see Kimberly Ballard.

Written Advocacy at Risk of Cancellation

Written Advocacy Seminar in Fall 2011 is at risk of cancellation due to low enrollment.  If you are interested in taking this course, please enroll no later than Monday, May 9 or contact Dean Arnold right away at tony.arnold@louisville.edu.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Barbara Thompson.

Academic Success Office Seeking Summer Intern

The Academic Success Office is seeking a first- or second-year law student to work approximately 15-20 hours per week assisting the Director on a variety of tasks, including creating and updating academic success materials for incoming law students; updating content on Academic Success website pertaining to academic support and bar passage; developing fall academic success programming and accompanying materials; etc.  This is a paid position.  Time commitments will vary by week.  Students interested in applying should submit their resume and statement of interest (under one page) to Kimberly Ballard by May 13.  Questions?  Please see Kimberly Ballard.

Registration in Fall 2011 Low-Enrollment Classes by May 9: Classes at Risk of Cancellation

The following three low-enrollment classes are at risk of being canceled: Written Advocacy Seminar; Tax Policy Seminar; Business Planning Seminar.  If you plan on taking any of these courses, you need to register for them by Monday, May 9 so that we can make decisions about whether to cancel them based on their actual anticipated enrollment.  If you need assistance with registration, contact Barbara Thompson.  If you have questions, please contact Dean Arnold.  Please note that the Written Advocacy Seminar can be used to satisfy either the Skills requirement or the Writing requirement.  The Tax Policy Seminar can be used to satisfy both the Perspective requirement and the Writing requirement.  The Business Planning Seminar can be used to satisfy the Skills requirement.

Basement Refrigerators

Please remove any unwanted food and containers from the refrigerators in the basement by Friday, May 6.  Members of the SBA will be cleaning out the refrigerators after finals.  Thanks.

Help University of Alabama Law Students

Please see the below message from the ABA Law Student Division in regard to the tornadoes in Alabama and what we can do to help the law students at the University of Alabama:

"As many of you know by now, the City of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama experienced catastrophic storms and tornados last week resulting in the loss of lives and significant damage to the city.

Tuscaloosa is also home to the University of Alabama School of Law and approximately 547 law students. Dean Ken Randall has notified us that all law students, faculty and staff are accounted for, although many students have suffered significant property damage while others have lost everything, including housing, computers, cars, books, etc. The law school building was not damaged, but was without power for several days. Exam schedules and the implementation of exams have been altered responsive to student needs and the law school graduation will continue as planned on May 7th.

As many in the law school community have been directly or indirectly affected by the storms and tornados in this region, it is our hope that the SBA Presidents and ABA Representatives can encourage their law student bodies to assist with the efforts to help the law school victims at the University of Alabama School of Law. Several SBA Presidents have already contacted the ABA Law Student Division to inquire how their schools may provide assistance. Two resources have been identified that will provide assistance directly to the university and law school communities.

Will Booher, SBA Treasurer of the University of Alabama School of Law, has set up a “Tornado Relief Fund” to assist those in need. This fund will be used first and foremost, to directly support those in the law school community that were affected by the storm – including groceries, supplies, and replacing essential lost property, housing, transportation and other fundamental needs. The fund will then be used to support volunteers and toward the law school’s efforts for community outreach. Finally the remainder of the funds will be donated to the Red Cross relief efforts in Tuscaloosa.

Donations may be made via PayPal http://tinyurl.com/TornadoReliefFund or by contacting Will Booher at wabooh2@gmail.com.

Another resource may be the University of Alabama, which has established the UA Acts of Kindness Fund http://bit.ly/uaactsofkindness to help UA students, faculty and staff who need assistance as a result of storm damage.

This is an opportunity for our nation’s law students to assist those in need. Please help spread the word to your fellow law students to do whatever they can to help our friends at the University of Alabama School of Law.  Thank you."