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Attention UofL Law Student Leaders

Below is a message from our Marketing Director, James Rosendale: 

 

I am the new Marketing Director for UofL Law and I want to let you know that I can assist you to make sure your student group is visible on campus.  I am making available to you high resolution UofL Law logos that you may use on promotional items from t-shirts to golf balls to mugs and cup holders.

 

Please contact me directly for high quality logos for your printing and promotional needs. 

 

James Rosendale

Director, Communications & Marketing

(502) 852-6366

james.rosendale@louisville.edu  

Were All Net Surfers and Websites Created to Be Equal? The Net Neutrality Debate

Today, August 31, 2010, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 175
Sponsored by: Federalist Society
LUNCH PROVIDED (Safier's Mediterranean Cuisine)

The year's first Federalist Society debate is Tuesday, August 31. The Google-Verizon plan placed net neutrality front and center as a hot topic--one that affects you more than you might realize. Hear both sides of the issue and become informed.  Lunch provided--enjoy Safier's Mediteranean Cuisine.

Research Assistant Position Available Immediately (Prof. Arnold)

Professor Tony Arnold is seeking a research assistant for Fall 2010 to assist with research in the fields of environmental sustainability, property, takings, land use and development, and ecosystems.  Applicants should be able to devote a substantial amount of time to the project in September, particularly on a project involving coastal land use and property rights.  Please submit a resume to Professor Arnold at tony.arnold@louisville.edu, or at the Associate Dean's office (213), or my mailbox, no later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2.  A selection will be made on September 2 or 3, and work will begin no later than September 7.

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Congratulations!  You are beginning your third week of classes.  For those of you who are new to law school, things should be getting into a routine now.  For those of you who are returning to law school, you probably feel like you never left because it is all so familiar.

You now have a long weekend that you can look forward to.  Use this time wisely to improve your future workload as a law student.  Three days can be a blessing for law students who have gotten behind in their reading or who are feeling sleep-deprived.  This week's tips will provide suggestions for getting the most out of this weekend. 

Tip 1:  If you are still getting settled in to your apartment, try to finish all of those tasks by the end of the weekend.  Finish unpacking boxes.  Finish organizing your study area.  Finish the final decorating touches.  Starting Tuesday morning, you want to make law school your priority. Even if you are settled in your home, take advantage of the long weekend to get your errands run and to get your space in order. 

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Congratulations!  You are beginning your third week of classes.  For those of you who are new to law school, things should be getting into a routine now.  For those of you who are returning to law school, you probably feel like you never left because it is all so familiar.

You now have a long weekend that you can look forward to.  Use this time wisely to improve your future workload as a law student.  Three days can be a blessing for law students who have gotten behind in their reading or who are feeling sleep-deprived.  This week's tips will provide suggestions for getting the most out of this weekend. 

Tip 1:  If you are still getting settled in to your apartment, try to finish all of those tasks by the end of the weekend.  Finish unpacking boxes.  Finish organizing your study area.  Finish the final decorating touches.  Starting Tuesday morning, you want to make law school your priority. Even if you are settled in your home, take advantage of the long weekend to get your errands run and to get your space in order. 

Helping In and Out of the Courtroom

Whether it's by helping Habitat for Humanity or caring for people at the Ronald McDonald House, law school students show they can help in more places than the courtroom. Before they started classes, they went out to give back to the community where they live and to get to know it a little better.

Watch the video!

Source: UofL Today, August 26, 2010

Academic Success Tip - Study Groups are Not for Studying

Study groups are one of the most misunderstood aspects of law school life.  In fact, the term "study group" is something of a misnomer - "review group" may be more appropriate.  Review groups are most effective when all the group members have studied on their own and then come together to test each other's knowledge.  Before you decide whether or not to join a review group, you need to consider the advantages and disadvantages.  Review groups can be valuable in the learning process if they are well structured.  Be sure to set the purposes and goals for your group at the beginning so your group is not counterproductive. 

SELS Meeting & Free Food

The SELS will be having a meeting Wednesday, September 1. There will be free food. We will be discussing the SELS tailgate for the UL v UK football game as well as having 1L elections. It will be in Room 275 at 12:10. Come on out and put your input in and see how you can get involved with SELS. All current members of SELS please be sure to attend! For any questions please contact Chrissy Pachuta.

Academic Success Tip - It Takes Time to Acquire New Skills in Law School

Even if you learn perfectly every bit of information presented to you in your texts and classes, you still may fail to do well in law school.  Although knowledge is crucial to success, the goal of legal education is to teach you skills.  In other words, what you need to learn is how to apply the knowledge you acquire and how to effectively do so in writing.  This point is often overlooked by new law students.  Your law school exams will require you to demonstrate your skills in applying your knowledge of the law to new situations.  Acquiring new skills requires you to practice those skills over and over and requires a large expenditure of time by you (and does not necessarily come easily or quickly).  Keep your focus this semester and allow the time necessary to develop these important skills.  Adapted from Expert Learning for Law Students by Michael Hunter Schwartz.

Nominate a student for Student of the Month

Nominate a student for SBA Student of the Month. To nominate click here: https://www.law.louisville.edu/students/sba/forms/student-of-the-month. Any law student, faculty member, or staff member may nominate a student. If you have any questions, please email Chris Robert at ctrobe03@louisville.edu.