Student News


This is a reminder that the deadline for third year students to complete and turn in all necessary public service paperwork is MONDAY, MARCH 26.  There will be no exceptions or excuses.  If you are a third year student who has not signed up for their public service, please do so ASAP.  Many of our placements fill up quickly so you may not be able to do your public service at your preferred choice.  Please remember that you must sign up with the public service office BEFORE starting your project by completing a Reservation Form.

If you are a third year student who has signed up for, but has not completed your 30-hour requirement or if you have not signed up at all, you can expect to receive periodic e-mail reminders from Jina Scinta.

If you have any questions, please contact Jina Scinta at


Miss Representation Screening TODAY

Please join us for the screening of the documentary "Miss Representation" in rm 275 from 12-2 TODAY.

Spinelli's pizza and homemade cake pops will be served.


Event Sponsored by: BLSA, WLC, Lambda, and the Diversity Committee

Want more information? See 

Don't forget to check the Job Bank in Symplicity


In addition to putting information in the Daily Docket about openings for part-time, summer and full-time opportunities, the Office of Professional Development posts positions in Symplicity.  Go to: and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".



Last Day to Apply for Degree

Graduating Law Students:  February 2 is the last day to apply for a MAY 2012 degree. All May 2012 graduates must complete the application for degree, regardless of whether you intend to participate in commencement.  In addition to applying for a degree, be sure to check your unofficial transcript on ULink and complete a degree check form at

Study Abroad Info Session on Thursday

Did you know that you may take up to twelve (12) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

Come learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs available to you as a law student on Thursday, January 26.  Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Cross will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.  Pizza will be provided while it lasts.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Ice Cream!!!

Students:  It's never too cold for ice cream.  Take a break and join the faculty and staff for ice cream bars, compliments of Student Life.  This Thursday, January 26, upstairs in the Cox Faculty Lounge.  Come anytime between 3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.  Grab an ice cream bar and a few minutes of conversation.

Warns Scholarship (Labor Law)

The Community Foundation of Louisville seeks applications for the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns, Jr. Scholarship.  The scholarship will provide financial assistance for the 2012-13 school year.  Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible for the award:

1. Will have completed at least one full-time year of coursework by May, 2012 (note that transfer students who have been here one year can meet this criterion)

2. Has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and

3.  Demonstrates financial need

Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate an intent to pursue a career in labor or employment law, or who have a physical disability.


To obtain an application form, please see Dean Cross.  The deadline for applications is July 15, 2012.

Grossman & Moore seeking 2L Part-time Law Clerk this semester

Grossman & Moore, a personal injury law firm, is seeking a second-year student to work 12-15 hours a week during the Spring semester.  Student should be in the top 1/3 of their class.  There is the potential for a student to work full-time over the summer.

If interested in applying, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Ms. Donna Voyles, Grossman & Moore, PLLC, One Riverfront Plaza, 401 W. Main Street, Ste. 1810, Louisville, KY  40202 or e-mail:

Study Abroad Info Session - Thursday Jan. 26

Learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs this Thursday, January 26.  Students who have studied law abroad will speak about their experiences, and Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.

Weekly Academic Success Tip - Staying Organized

Being organized is essential to being a good attorney.  Law school is a great place to learn better organizational skills.  Here are some tips that can improve your organization:

  • Keep all of your law school study materials in one place in your home rather than scattered in many areas.  When you have finished with study materials, return them immediately to that designated place.
  • Before you go to bed at night, sort out the materials you need to take to school the next day and put them together.
  • Keep student organization materials in folders or notebooks separate from your course materials.
  • Keep materials for your part-time work in folders or notebooks separate from your course materials.
  • Keep the syllabus, case briefs, class notes, and handouts for a course together in a 3-ring binder.  Designate a separate 3-ring binder for each of your classes.
  • If color helps you organize, use different colored folders or binders for school courses, work, student organizations, etc.
  • Read your syllabus carefully; highlight due dates and transfer them immediately to your calendar.
  • Always date your class notes.
  • Have as many consistent abbreviations as possible to use in your notes and outlines for all classes.  For each new subject, decide on special abbreviations for that class to use in your notes and outlines and stay consistent.
  • If bold, italics, underlining, all capitals and/or font changes help you learn, use them consistently in your outlines.
  • Have a consistent system to indicate material that your professor emphasized in class.  For example:  insert a star, underline the material, highlight the material in a different color, etc.
  • Have a consistent system to indicate material that you have questions about.  For example:  “Q”, “?”, red asterisk, red ink, etc.
  • If flow charts help you, use a large dry erase board for formulating a flow chart before you finalize it on paper or on your computer.
  • Regularly back-up your computer files on a thumb drive or CD.