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Academic Success Tip - Exam Preparation (Cont'd)

The calendar no longer supports the idea that exams are a distant event.  There are less than six weeks remaining before the end of classes.  This week's tips focus on exam preparation.

  • Ask your professors questions.  Your professor will be writing and grading the exam.  Your professor is the expert.  Ask questions about any areas on which you are confused.  Ask early and often rather than wait until the end of classes.
  • Spend time on memory work.  Drill on rules and elements so that you know them by heart.  Even if you are able to take a rule or statute book into an exam, you need to know the rules to avoid having to look everything up.
  • Apply the material constantly.  The more practice questions that you do, the better prepared you will be to organize your answers and to spot nuances in the law.  Practice questions also help you self-monitor what you need to study more and what you know already.

Lawlapalooza 2011: Today's Featured Band

Raisin Brandeis

Raisin Brandeis comes from a small oyster-shucking village off the coast of Norway. Their major musical influences include Tuvan Throat Singing, Traditional Dances of the Hill People, and Barbara Streisand. The New York Tymes has said of Raisin Brandeis: "If the Beatles and Meatloaf had a mosh-pit, the sweaty puddle on the floor would smell like the genius that is Raisin Brandeis." Step up to the stage for TWO SCOOPS OF AWESOME!!

Representing the UofL Brandeis School of Law, Raisin Brandeis features Matt Doran, Pete Lay, Derek Monzon, Cameron Monzon, and Warren Lively.

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session and Informational Interviews - Monday, October 17th

If you are interested in learning about Summer Intern or Full-time opportunities with the U.S. Air Force JAG, please attend a slide presentation and Information Session beginning at Noon in room 175 on Monday, October 17th.  If you would like to meet with Captain Hartman for an Informational Interview, appointments are available beginning at 1:00 p.m. in room 176.  There is a signup sheet on Ms. Reh's door (184) for appointments.


Bar Exam Panel - October 27

Upper division students:  Join five May 2011 graduates on Thursday, October 27, for a panel discussion regarding the Kentucky and Indiana bar exams – what to expect; the application process; bar review options; handling stress; preparing financially; and much more.  All panelists are eager to share their experiences with you in preparing for, taking, and successfully passing the bar exam.  Dean Ballard will also provide attendees with important information on deadlines and helpful information to complete the bar exam application. The session will begin at 12:10 p.m., in Room 275.  Lunch will be provided.

Academic Success Tip - Exam Preparation (Cont'd)

The calendar no longer supports the idea that exams are a distant event.  There are only six weeks remaining before the end of classes.  This week's tips focus on exam preparation.

  • Walk away from temptation.  Law school classmates are sometimes the hardest to say “no” to because they are adroit 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.
  • Focus on one day at a time.  All you can ask of yourself is your best.  Work as hard as you can each day.  Then, you can go to sleep knowing that you did all you could do that day.

Brandeis "Brief" Break TODAY!!

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Cox Lounge TODAY for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to choose from.  So please join us anytime between 3:45 and 4:15 p.m.  There will be a preview of Lawlapalooza featuring Dean Jim Chen.  You don't want to miss it!  Stop by when your classes end at 3:40 or 4:05, or join us before your 4:15 classes.

Lawlapalooza Karaoke Performers du Jour

Doug Keil and Tyler Korus, 3Ls


Doug Keil and Tyler Korus first met while crowd-surfing at a Creed concert in early 1992. In the Fall of ’93, they played together on the Crenshaw Raiders of the Snoop Youth Football League in Los Angeles. It was during this time that the quarterbacks coach, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (better known as Nate Dogg), introduced the boys to the beauty of “G-Funk.” As the years went by, Mr. Dogg constantly coached the two boys, both in sport, and in honing their voices to produce harmonious G-Funk melodies funked out with a gangster twist. Now that Mr. Dogg has passed away, and his other protégé, Warren G, is on Celebrity Fit Club, Doug and Tyler cordially invite you to join them on October 27, 2011 for a special, one-time performance of G-Funk on a whole new level, where the rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble.


Friday, October 14 is the last day to withdraw from a class.

Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity & Scholarship Fellowship Program

The LEADS program is an intensive eight-week program designed for diverse first and second year law students who have an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters. The goal of the program is to provide concentrated labor and employment legal experience while developing a pipeline of highly qualified, diverse candidates for potential future employment with the Firm or in the private practice of law generally.

The program application is attached. The deadline for 2L students is October 15th and the deadline for 1L students is January 15th.  This is an eight-week summer program which includes a stipend.


Reminder: Friday is the last day to withdraw from a course

Just a reminder that Friday, October 14, is the last day to withdraw from a course.