I’m stressed! What can I do?
- Structure your time carefully so that you know what you are going to accomplish each day and each week. You are less likely to waste time or overwork on tasks if you stick to structured time blocks labeled by task.
- Focus on each small task instead of becoming distracted by a multitude of other tasks. When you study 2-207 for Contracts, do not think about your Torts class. When you study “piercing the corporate veil” for Business Organizations, do not distract yourself with thinking about depreciation for Basic Income Tax.
- Condense the volume of information to the important information you will use on the exam. Keep condensing your outlines to focus on the “big picture” if you tend to bog down in details.
- Use positive self-talk so that you do not get discouraged. You have the potential of being your own enemy if you make negative comments to yourself. Congratulate yourself for completing tasks.
- Minimize your non-law school commitments. If you work, cut back your hours. Avoid taking on additional responsibilities with organizations, community activities, or volunteer services.
Attention students graduating in December 2010, May 2011, or August 2011:
On Tuesday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar.
ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.” In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).” This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).
Your attendance at the November 9 program is a requirement for graduation. Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend. If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the November 9 program, you must notify Dean Bean so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Graduating students planning to take the KY Bar Exam in July 2011, or February 2012, will receive a handout during the November 9 program providing instructions on completing the Kentucky Bar Application. A separate program focusing on the Kentucky Bar Exam will be offered on January 11, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. All graduating students taking the KY Bar Exam are strongly encouraged to attend this program.
The competition is open to all students and submissions are due by 5:00 PM CST on February 1, 2011. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and publication in their academic journal.
Tickets and t-shirts are on sale now in the Law Resource Center (room 272, across from 275).
Tickets cost $5 for students (including spouses, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc.) and $20 for general admission. They’ll also be available at the door.
T-shirts are $10. BONUS: Students who purchase a t-shirt and wear it to the show will also receive their first drink free, compliments of Westlaw!
- For more information, including photo galleries of past events, check out the Lawlapalooza Web site,
- Become a Lawlapalooza Facebook fan, and
- Watch this year’s Lawlapalooza commercial and share it with others!
We hope to see you at Lawlapalooza 2010 on September 30th for an evening of great music and great fun for a great cause, and be sure to bring plenty of cash to vote for your favorite band!
Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 24th
Final Informational Meeting Thursday, September 23 in Room 175 at 12:10
The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition is a great opportunity for law students to hone their oral advocacy skills. This competition is open to all 2L, 3L, and 4L University of Louisville Law Students. The competition focuses on a competitor's ability as an oral advocate and therefore requires no research outside of the given materials. The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday, October 16th and the Finals will be on Friday, October 22nd. If interested please sign up on the Moot Court Board door by Friday, September 24th at Noon and attend the informational meeting in room 175 at 12:10 pm on Thursday, September 23rd.
Any 2L, 3L, or 4L who would like to be considered for the ABA Negotiation Competition Team must send an email to Associate Dean Arnold, co-coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than September 22, with: 1) the student's name; 2) why he/she wants to be on the U of L ABA Negotiation Team; 3) the student's background in negotiations; 4) the student's availability for practices; and 5) contact information for the student. Selections will be made after September 22 by co-coaches Tony Arnold and Mary Jo Gleason. The regional rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition will be November 13 and 14 in East Lansing, MI. In recent years, a team from U of L won the national competition, and we hope to continue our success in this competition this year. Please direct any questions to Iara Montoro at email@example.com.
Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating the following individuals for being selected to represent the Brandeis School of Law at the Intrastate Mock Trial Team Competition:
In an effort to give back to the Louisville community, members of the Student Bar Association participated in a Habitat for Humanity project. Members participated in a variety of tasks ranging from caulking the foundation to putting the final touches on rooms inside the house. The house was Habitat's first LEED certified home. Although law school is demanding, the SBA encourages students to make an effort to give back to the Louisville community. Such efforts are rewarding and help to provide the balance that so often escapes us.