Student News

Student Refrigerators

Attention Students:

The SBA will be cleaning and disposingof all food items left in refrigerators on the following Tuesday evenings:

October 19, 2010

November 9, 2010

November 16, 2010

 

 

Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Deadline Today

TODAY is the DEADLINE to express interest in  participating in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition and competing in Atlanta on February 12, 2011! Any interested student will need to prepare a four page, double spaced memorandum, based on the try-out problem prompt and then, depending on the number of completed memorandums, prepare a short oral argument.

The deadline to sign up to receive the try-out problem is TODAY, Wednesday, October 6. To sign up, email Teresa Kenyon, Trademark Moot Court Competition Facilitator, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu. The problem will be available on Wednesday, October 6 and will be sent via email. The memorandum will be due by Monday, October 11. If necessary, oral arguments will be on October 11, 12 or 13. The team members will be announced shortly thereafter.

Interested students should direct any questions to Teresa Kenyon, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu

Thank you, from Tim Hall, Lars Smith and Jim Becker

We want to earnestly thank all of the students, staff and faculty who chipped in to our tip jar and helped us win Lawlapalooza this year.  No doubt, you were our major contributors.  More important, we want to express our deep gratitude to the staff who organize Lawlapalooza year after year, the faculty, and especially to the students who came out in great numbers last Thursday night to support the Judge Ellen Ewing Fund in particular, and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program in general.

Lawlapalooza makes it possible for one of you to spend a summer as a Ewing Fellow, working at the Legal Aid Society in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, or HIV/AIDS, making contacts with legal professionals, developing invaluable practice skills and most important, giving back by assisting those who cannot afford an advocate on their own. For all its fun, ultimately, this is what Lawlapalooza is about.

Lawlapalooza is absolutely fun, though. The law school, and the broader legal community, doesn't have a comparable, "let your hair down" event like Lawlapalooza. While that's unfortunate, it makes Lawlapalooza unique.  The sense of community and camaraderie — between and among students, staff and faculty — that the event creates every year is wonderful, warm and extraordinary. We're sorry if you missed it, because you really missed out. Fortunately, there's always next year.

Again, many, many thanks to all of you who supported Lawlapalooza this year in any of many ways. We represented you on that stage, and we are very happy and proud to have done so.

— Professor Tim Hall, Professor Lars Smith, Asst. Dean Jim Becker

Free Lunch with the General Counsel of the Indiana Pacers

On Friday, October 15th the Sports and Entertainment Law Society is offering a free lunch with the general counsel of the Indiana Pacers from 11:30am-1:00pm in the Cox Lounge. So come on out and ask some questions or just listen and enjoy some free Jimmy Johns!

First Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Today

The Exam4 practice test deadline for 1Ls taking the Legal Research exam Friday, October 8, and/or Professor Hall's Torts I mid-term Friday, October 15 is TODAY, Wednesday, October 6.  If you have not yet submitted a practice test, you must do so, identifying yourself with your UofL user name, by midnight tonight in order to receive tech support, if needed, during either or both of these exams.

As of this writing (10:20 AM, Tuesday, October 5), we have received two unidentifiable practice tests: "1631" and "1698361."  If these persons (or this person) have/has not also submitted a practice test identifying him/herself properly, he/she must do so by tonight's deadline.

Academic Success Tip - Plan Ahead

Plan ahead for the long weekend. Take time this week to identify tasks that you need to complete, and then prioritize those tasks. The more prepared you are to get started, the more you will acomplish during the break.

SBA Selling Padfolios and Louisville Law T-shirts

The SBA will be selling padfolios ($15) and Louisville Law t-shirts ($10) in the lobby of the law school from noon-2 PM on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The SBA accepts cash or check. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Bennett at katiebennett87@gmail.com.

Distinguished Scholar in Legal Skills and Professionalism to Visit Law School

On Thursday, October 7, Professor Nancy Schultz will give a faculty workshop presentation on teaching legal skills across the curriculum, at noon, in the Cox Lounge.  Professor Schultz will be our Fall 2010 Distinguished Scholar in Legal Skills and Professionalism. 
Professor Schultz is Professor of Law and Director of the Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Program at Chapman University School of Law in California.  She has chaired the ABA's Student Competitions Committee, served as President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and was the Director of Legal Writing at George Washington University Law School.  She is the author of three major texts and has spoken extensively on legal skills pedagogy throughout the U.S. and internationally.
This particular presentation supports the Law School's efforts to enhance its legal skills curriculum.

SBA 1L Election Results

The results of the SBA 1L Elections are as follows:

       Section 1 Rep: Erin Kimla

       Section 2 Rep: Tom Lutes

       LBA Rep: James Paul Bradford

ACS Hosts the General Counsel of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet

The American Constitution Society is hosting David O'Brien Suetholz, the general counsel of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet on Thursday, October 7 at noon in room 175. Lunch will be provided.