Student News

Hooding Professors for Graduation

Professors Powell, Liebson, and Rothstein have been chosen by the May 2011 graduating class as those professors who will hood our graduating students.  Congratulations to those professors on receiving such a great honor!

Internship with the Office of the Governor - Frankfort, KY

The Office of the Governor is currently accepting applications for internships in the Frankfort Capitol Offices.  All internships are unpaid, eligible for college credit, minimum of 10 hours a week commitment and open to college and graduate students.  Interns will be involved in a variety of tasks and responsibilities will vary.  However, interns must be self-motivated, professional in attitude and appearance, strong communicators, proficient in computer skills and research, willing to take on new and different tasks, diligent, and dependable.

The following departments are available for internships:  Communications, Policy and Legislative Affairs, Constituent Services, First Lady's Projects, Lt. Governor's Projects, Faith-Based Projects, Commission on Women, Minority Empowerment, Local Development and Legal Counsel.

To be considered, intern candidates must return a completed applications along with a resume, non-personal letter of recommendation and cover letter.

To download an application, go to:

For more information, contact Susan Bryan at (502)564-2611 ext. 357


Free Massages During Finals - April 27 and May 4

Massages will be provided to law students on Wednesday, April 27 and Wednesday, May 4 from 9:00am - 6:00pm.  Therapists from Advanced Massage will be located in the Pirtle Washer Lounge throughout the day.  There will be a female therapist available from 9:00am - 6:00pm and a male therapist available from 12:30m - 3:30pm.  There will be a sign-up sheet posted on the door with the time slots available.  Please email Kristie Wetterer ( with any questions.  Good luck on finals!

Weekly Academic Success Tip - A reminder about Skeletal Outlines, Instructions, and Organization

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. 

SELS and the YMCA Safe Place Services

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.

Summer Opportunities

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: 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.



Extra Student Tickets - First-come, first-served

After the student ticket lottery, there are still a few remaining tickets for next year's athletic events.  The tickets will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing Kristie Wetterer (  There is 1 combination ticket left (both football and basketball).  The cost of the ticket is $210.  Please be aware that only 1 ticket is left (not 2 tickets which would allow you to take a guest to the games).  There are also 7 football only tickets remaining.  Each student is allowed to order 2 football only tickets.  The cost for each football only ticket is $72 ($144 for 2).  Students who already received tickets through the lottery are not eligible to buy more tickets.  Once you send your e-mail to Kristie Wetterer requesting tickets, she will respond to you and let you know whether or not you received the tickets and will coordinate a time to pick up the voucher.  If you want tickets, send the email now! 

Locker Return - Graduating 3Ls and 4Ls

Graduating 3Ls and 4Ls need to return their locks to the Resource Center in order to receive their deposit back.  Please do so by the end of finals on Friday, May 6. 

Limited Access on Saturday, April 30

Access to Belknap Campus will be limited until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, because of street closures for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon.

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)

More resources:

Business Planning Prerequisites Altered & Waivable

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.