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The Admissions Department and Student Life are seeking applicants for Student Ambassador positions for orientation. Student Ambassadors will serve as hosts to incoming law students during orientation, and will also assist the faculty and administration. Student Ambassadors must be available for a mandatory training session on Monday, August 9, and must be free on the first day of orientation - Tuesday, August 10. We will also need Student Ambassadors on the second and third days of orientation (August 11 and 12), and on Friday, August 13, for Service Day. Student Ambassadors will receive a cool, free t-shirt and all the fame you can handle! If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached application and submit it to Kimberly Ballard (Room 212) by June 15.
The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce that selection of a team for the fall 2010 Health Law Moot Court Competition will take place during May and June. At this time, we are soliciting names of students who may be interested in the Competition.
The problem for the Competition could involve any aspect of health law and/or procedural issues that may arise during litigation involving health law issues. The problem generally arrives in early August, and the due date for the brief ordinarily is in late September or early October. The Competition will be held November 5-6, 2010, at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale Illinois.
If you may be interested in being a team member and want to receive more detailed information about the Competition and the application/selection process, please send an email message to Marlow Riedling (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday April 30th, including your name and an email address that you will be checking regularly throughout May. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Kentucky Lawyer Chapter and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society present: "The Constitution in 2020: Religion in the Public" on April 27 at the Louisville Bar Association.
The Constitution in 2020 is a new book edited by Yale Law professors Jack Balkin and Reva Siegel. It is a collection of essays by leading constitutional scholars regarding the directions that constitutional law should take in the decades to come.
- William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law; Visiting Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; Member, Board of Directors, American Constitution Society; and Contributing Author, The Constitution in 2020
- Paul E. Salamanca, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
- David Tachau, Moderator, Partner, Tachau Meek PLC
There will be a reception following the panel discussion. The event is free of charge. 1.0 hours of CLE credit is pending for this event. The cost is $30 for members of the Louisville Bar Association and $60 for nonmembers.
Please RSVP online.
This event is co-sponsored by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Kentucky Chapter and the Louisville Bar Association.
How are you doing? Most of you have exams beginning this week. Some of you are balancing exam study with papers/projects. Here are some ways to make the remaining days of the semester more productive:
- Each day make a detailed “to do” list. A detailed “to do” list will help because (1) you will not forget tasks; (2) you will be more efficient and effective with your time; and (3) you will be more realistic about what you can accomplish during the day. Include all the tasks that you need to complete broken down in small steps. Schedule next to the task the time period when you will complete it. Include non-school items with times as well.
- Take short breaks throughout your studying to let your brain “file away” material that you are working on immediately prior to the break. Confine short breaks to 10 – 15 minutes.
- Take longer breaks after 3 or 4 hours of intense studying. Depending on the course or task, you may have to adjust your study stretches before a longer break is needed. If possible, go for a walk to defuse stress during your long breaks.
- Take at least an hour break for a meal during study periods that are not up against an exam session. Sitting down and relaxing over a healthy meal will aid your studying more than standing up at the counter wolfing down a microwave dinner.
- The night before a morning exam or the morning before an afternoon exam, restrict your studying to light review. Read your outline through a few times or complete a few practice questions. Avoid cramming up to the exam because you will increase your stress level and get minimal retention of the material.
- After an exam, take a 2 - 4 hour break if at all possible. Your brain will be worn out. A relaxed break will allow you to go back to studying later with a refreshed mind and more positive outlook.
- If you get sick or have a personal crisis, contact Associate Dean Bean to discuss your options. If you are too ill to focus or too upset to think, you do not do yourself any favors by taking the exam.
- Put a paper draft aside for a full day if possible before you re-read it. You are less likely to miss errors in logic or to miss style, punctuation, or grammar problems. A fresh pair of eyes on a paper is invaluable to a better finished product.
- Choose your study locations wisely. Avoid distractions such as television, computer games, and chatty studiers. Avoid places that will increase your anxiety level.
- Avoid talking about the exam afterwards. You gain nothing by rehashing the exam questions. You cannot change anything. You will become more stressed if you think you missed an issue (and the other person may be wrong). You will waste valuable energy that you need for studying.
- Get plenty of sleep. Staying up late to cram is non-productive. You are very likely to go into the exam less alert, more stressed, and more confused about material.
Are you feeling stressed? Do you need a break from studying?
Enjoy a complimentary chair massage from Advanced Massage Therapeutics on Wednesday, April 21, or on Monday, April 26. Massages will be offered from noon to 6:00 in the Washer Lounge. You may sign up for an appointment time. Walk-ins are also accepted!
The following students, identified by user name, submitted a valid Exam4 practice test for Spring 2010 on or before the 6:00 PM EDT deadline, Friday, April 16th. These students will also receive a confirmation e-mail. If your user name does not appear below and/or you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, you may not use Exam4 to take any final exam this semester.
If you believe you did timely submit a valid practice test, and your user name does not appear below, contact Jim Becker at email@example.com IMMEDIATELY.