Student News

Four Students Needed to Serve as Bailiffs This Weekend

Several students needed  for the Intrastate Mock Trial competition going on downtown at the Hall of Justice this weekend.

There will be two trials each day.  Opening rounds are Saturday at 9am-12pm and 2-5 p.m. The semi-finals and finals are scheduled for Sunday at 9a-12pm and 2-5 p.m. 

Anyone who is willing to help out please email Jackie Clowers at jclowers5@gmail.com with the date and time you are willing to help.

We only need one bailiff per trial  This is a good chance for 1Ls to get involved with the Moot Court Board.

Climate Change & the Law: Spring 2011

Changes have been made to the Climate Change & the Law Seminar in Spring 2011, including a change in time (now Wednesdays, 3:50 to 5:30).  Please see the revised schedule on the Law School intranet course schedules page (in the category of Academics), and contact Dean Arnold if you have any questions.

CLE on LGBT Issues - November 11

The cost for students to register is $12. Lunch is available for an additional $7, but you must pre-register. The flier with more detailed information is attached!

Lambda Law Caucus Present an Overview of LGBT Law Issues

Greg Nevins, the Senior Staff Attorney from the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal will be giving a presentation on current issues in LGBT law. The speech will begin at 2:30 in Room 175.

Snyder v. Phelps

The American Constitution Society is hosting a discussion on Snyder v. Phelps with Professor Marcosson and William Sharp of the ACLU on Wednesday, November 10 at 12:05 in room 175. Lunch will be provided.

Exam4 Now Available for Fall Semester Finals

Exam4 for fall semester finals is now available to all students. The deadline for submitting a mandatory practice test, if you wish to use your computer for exams this semester, is 11:59 PM, Friday, November 19, 2010.  You must identify yourself with your UofL User Name (e.g., EAPRES01) on the practice test for it to be valid.

Students who used Exam4 for the Professional Responsibility exam Friday, November 5, are all set and do NOT have to submit a second practice test. First-year students must download, install and submit a practice test using the new version of Exam4 now available. The version 1Ls used for the Legal Research final and/or the Torts I mid-term has expired and will not run anymore.

View the links below for all the information you need.

Help the Moot Court Board This Upcoming Weekend!

Anybody that is interested in Moot Court; the Intra State Mock Trial team will be holding its competition this weekend at the Hall of Justice in downtown Louisville. The Moot Court Board needs help with bailiffs. If you can come help this Saturday and/or Sunday November 13th and 14th please contact Jackie Clowers. This is a great way to learn more about Mock Trial and Moot Court in general as well as help represent your school in the competition!

Academic Success Tip - Create a Task List

This week’s tips focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Create a task list for each exam course or paper/project.  Determine which tasks are your priorities to complete over your break period.  Weigh the following factors:

  • Are there projects/papers/presentations that will be due before the end of the semester?
  • Are your outlines up-to-date for all of your exam courses?
  • Are certain courses extremely difficult for you and need additional review time?
  • Are you aware that you are behind in certain courses or portions of courses?
  • Do you need to make tables, flowcharts, or other graphics if you are a visual learner?
  • Are there certain supplemental materials that you want to read and study to clarify certain topics?
  • Have you had a chance to do practice questions for your exam courses?
  • Do you need to spend more time on memorization of the law?
  • Will you be meeting with a study group during the break period?

Reminder About Today's Required Bar Program

Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel for the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will present a program on candor and related bar issues today, Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1:00 p.m., in Room  275. 

Students graduating in December 2010, May 2011, or August 2011 are required to attend this program.  They may also attend on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7:25 p.m., when a recorded version will be shown; an RSVP is required for the Nov. 10 showing.

Questions?  Contact Dean Bean.

 

CLE on LGBT Issues

The cost for students to register is $12. Lunch is available for an additional $7, but you must pre-register. The flier with more detailed information is attached!