Skeletal Outlines - Write your skeletal outline of the course on a blank piece of paper as soon as the exam begins. A skeletal outline is an organized list of principles and issues, created by you, which relates to a given area of the law. Think about the outline you have been creating all semester, but now reduce it down to a page or two – this is your skeletal outline. Writing out this list will give you a few moments to compose your thoughts before digging into the exam. TIP: If you cannot write your skeletal outline for a course from memory the day before the exam, you do not know the material well enough!
Instructions - Read the exam instructions closely! When the exam starts, take a deep breath, slow yourself down, write your skeletal outline, and read the instructions.
Organization - Before answering an essay question, outline and organize your response. Students who perform well on law school exams take the time to read through the entire essay question, create a list of the various issues contained therein, and then take a few more minutes to separate out the major issues from the minor ones. This approach will give you a better sense of how much time you have to complete your entire answer.
The YMCA Safe Place Services is a service branch of the YMCA of Greater Louisville. In 1974 the YMCA of Greater Louisville Shelter House was created to meet the immediate needs of teens who were living on the street; to this day, it is the only shelter specifically for this age group in Louisville and the only place in town where any youth can self refer for services absolutely free of charge.
SELS is conducting a drive to collect items needed by the shelter. It will be extremely easy to donate; there will be a list of needed items in the Mosaic Lobby next to a box where you can drop the donation. The drive will run until the end of April.
Interested in gaining experience as an Intern this summer with the Office of the Secretary of State in Frankfort, KY? This is an unpaid position with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience. For details, go to: http://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment/current-jobs and select Part-time Job 56. Deadline is May 1st.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC is offering a paid Summer Legal Internship for 1L/2L students. The deadline is April 29th. Click on attachment.
Major road closures include:
- Third and Fourth streets
- Central Avenue between Fourth and Floyd streets
- Southern Parkway
- Floyd Street between Central and Eastern Parkway
- Hahn Street between Floyd and Eastern Parkway
- Eastern Parkway between Crittenden Drive and Third
Anyone coming to campus that day should arrive from the east. Access to campus will be via Warnock Street, which should be reached via Eastern Parkway, Crittenden Drive or I-65. (See map)
- Derby Festival Street Closures
- "Street closures will hinder April 30 final exam parking on Belknap" (UofL Today, April 20, 2011)
Dean Arnold and Professor Smith have approved an alteration to the prerequisites to the Fall 2011 offering of Business Planning: Basic Income Taxation and Business Organizations are now co-requisites (may be taken concurrently), not prerequisites for this particular offering. In addition, any individual student who has a good case why the prerequisites should be waived for that student should contact Dean Arnold about an individual waiver.
All certificates from the April 1 Honors & Awards Program have been placed in student mailboxes.
The law library is offering extended hours during the final exam period April 21-May 6.
|Thursday, April 21||7:00 AM - Midnight|
|Friday, April 22||7:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Saturday, April 23||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sunday, April 24||Noon - Midnight|
|Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28||7:00 AM - Midnight|
|Friday, April 29||7:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Saturday, April 30||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sunday, May 1||Noon - Midnight|
|Monday, May 2 – Thursday, May 5||7:00 AM - Midnight|
|Friday, May 6||7:00 AM - 5:00 PM|