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Law Library Closed Monday (Labor Day)

The law library will be closed Monday, September 6 for Labor Day. It will reopen Tuesday at 8 AM.

 

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Create a structured study schedule and stick to it!   If you have been “flying by the seat of your pants” on your time management, now is the time to create a schedule and stick to it for the remainder of the semester.  If you follow a study schedule, you will be able to complete your reading and briefing one or two days before class (without rushing through the material), rather than the day of class.   You will also ensure that you are devoting enough time to other study tasks, including reviewing your class notes, outlining, meeting with your study group, working on papers and projects, and completing practice questions.  Perhaps the best part about following a study schedule is that you can have guilt-free time off because you have finished all of your study tasks for the week.  And, your family members, significant others, and friends will know when you will be free.  To create your own study schedule, use the blank time management schedule posted on the Academic Success webpage at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/academic-success.  If you need any assistance in completing your schedule, stop by the Academic Success Office (Room 212).

Student Athletics Tickets

All,

Many of you that purchased student athletics tickets voiced concern over a new policy that the Student Government Association (SGA) had implemented.  The policy made it a requirement that students show their student ID before being allowed in a football or basketball game with a student ticket.  If you had a guest (not a UofL student) with you, that guest had to be accompanied by you into the game.  The purpose of the policy was to prevent non-students from using student tickets instead of buying them at the normal purchase price.

Although the policy may be a good one, it was implemented in the summer after students had already purchased their tickets.  For this reason the SGA, after further deliberation (and a steady barrage of emails and phone calls from concerned students), decided not to enforce the policy retroactively.  This year will serve as an educational year for the policy.  It will be enforced next football and basketball season.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, feel free to contact me.  Thanks and have a great week. 

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.