The Seminar in Written Advocacy (Prof. Jones), Spring 2011, can be used to satisfy either the upper-division writing requirement or the upper-division skills requirement. However, academic rules prohibit students from using the course to satisfy both requirements with the same course. Therefore, each student must elect which of the two requirements the course will satisfy by notifying Professor Jones.
Everybody is (or should be) sliding into “studying for exams” mode. Time becomes a critical variable now. It is important to find time for all of your tasks. It is also important to be productive with that time. This week's tips will focus on how to get more time out of each day and be more productive during studying.
Tip #1: Evaluate your day for “lost” time. Look for time wasted in the following ways: unproductive time between classes; assignment time stretched to 3 hours when with more diligence it could have been finished in 2 ½ hours; delay in starting a project because “I have all day;” inefficient and scattered errand running or other non-school tasks; completion of chores or other non-school tasks during prime study time. If only ½ hour is captured each day of the week, it nets 3 ½ hours of extra study time.
Decedents' Ball is right around the corner! It will be held this Saturday, October 30 at O'Sheas. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. O'Sheas is located downtown at 123 Main Street.
Tickets will go on sale in the Mosaic Lobby on Wednesday, October 27. The cost is $15 per ticket. SBA Representatives will be available in the lobby from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Students can also buy tickets from their class representatives.
This is going to be a fantastic event with plenty of prizes, food, and drink. Come on out and wear your best costume!
Hope to see you there!
WANT THE POSSIBILITY TO COMPETE AT OXFORD?
The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is hosting it’s annual Trademark Law Moot Court Competition March 18 & 19, 2011.
The brief will be worth 1 credit hour, if the team is chosen the authors will receive 2 credit hours (1 for the brief and 1 for the argument portion).
Professor Warren is proud to announce the selection of UofL's representatives in the 2011 Kaufman Memorial Securities Moot Court Competition: Jennifer Monarch and Marlow Riedling.The competitors will be traveling to New York City in March of 2011 to compete against schools from around the country. Congratulations Jennifer and Marlow!
This event is co-sponsored by the Diversity Committee and the Student Health Law Association and is free and open to all. Complimentary pizza, provided by MHAKY, will be available at 11:30 AM outside of Room 275. Please bring your own drink.
Congratulations to Courtney Phelps, winner of the 2010 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition! He and Marilyn Osborn Patterson advanced from the semifinal rounds to compete in the final.
Ben Basil, VP for Internal Affairs of the Moot Court Board, organized the competition; Aaron Dyke and Jared Sawyer were bailiffs; and Karen Jordan served as the faculty advisor.
The pairings for the Semi-Finals were as follows:
- Whitney True, Appellant v. Courtney Phelps, Appellee
- Thomas Stevens, Appellant v. Marilyn Osborn, Appellee
- Judge Denise Clayton, Kentucky Court of Appeals
- Judge Thomas B. Wine, Kentucky Court of Appeals
- Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, Jefferson District Court
- Judge Katie King, Jefferson District Court
- Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, Kentucky Supreme Court
- Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer, United States District Court
- Chief Circuit Judge Charles R. HIckman, Kentucky Circuit Court
- Judge Ann Bailey Smith, Jefferson District Court
Law school classmates are sometimes the hardest to say “no” to because they are adept 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.
Instead, walk away from temptation. Focus on one day at a time. All you can ask of yourself is your best. Work as hard as you can each day while allowing time for meals and sleep. Then, you can go to bed knowing that you did all you could do that day.