Student News

Upper Division Registration Advising Office Hours

Be prepared for course registration and choose the courses that are right for you.   Do you want to enroll in an externship or an independent study?  Do you need to request to enroll in more than 16 hours as a full-time student or 12 hours as a part-time student?  Have you completed a degree checklist recently?  Do you want to take non-law graduate level courses?  
The Student Life Office will be offering course registration advising office hours for upper division students on October 25 and 26, and during the week of November 1.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Spring or Summer 2012 schedules, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  John Cross, Associate Dean for Student Life, and Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services, will be available to provide one-on-one advising, and to answer questions about course selection.  To sign-up for a time in advance, add your name to the appointment sheet outside Dean Ballard's office.

Planning to Take a Bar Exam in February 2012 or July 2012?

Be sure to attend an information meeting and panel discussion this Thursday, October 27, at 12:10 in Room 275.  Dean Ballard and five recent grads will provide information on the application process and how to prepare for a bar exam.  Papa John's pizza and softdrinks will be served. 

Academic Success Tip - Find Time for Exam Preparation

Tip #2:  Take advantage of “windfall” time.   Always keep tasks handy that can be used as study “fillers” when unexpected time becomes available.  Working with flashcards, rewriting a rule several times for memory, or reviewing a chunk of an outline can create productive time when a ride or study buddy is late.

Lawlapalooza 2011: Today's Featured Band

100% Legal

100% Legal is the "in-house" rock & roll band of the Greenebaum Doll & McDonald law firm. Two band members are Greenebaum litigation attorneys. Mark Grundy (bass and vocals) heads the firm's construction litigation team. Mark Riddle (guitar) serves as chair of Greenebaum's Litigation Practice Group. Gary Strobel (drums and vocals) works for Greenebaum's long time client, Humana.

100% Legal traces its origins to a showcase of home-grown talent for a Greenebaum staff party in 2003. Since that time, members of the band have performed at a variety of corporate and civic events and venues, including Greater Louisville, Inc., United Way, Belknap Fall Festival, the Louisville Marathon, The Galt House, National City Tower Plaza, and a client-sponsored conference in New Orleans. The band was profiled in Business First in 2008.

Although the band members greatly enjoy playing music as a diversion from the daily grind of their legal and corporate work, they don't plan to quit their day jobs.

Info Session for Externships and Clinics

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship and law clinic experiences.   If you are thinking about participating in the law clinic or an externship during spring or summer 2012, please join us on Monday, October 31, to hear from faculty supervisors.  The information session will be at noon in Room 175.  Get answers to your questions before the registration period for the spring and summer semesters.
Information will be provided relating to the Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and the following externships: Tax, Immigration, and Technology Transfer; Judicial; Criminal Justice - Defense; Criminal Justice - Prosecution; Legal Aid Society; County Attorney; and Clinical Research Contracts.

Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 Schedules

The Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 Class Schedules, Exam Schedules, and Course Notes for registration are available on the Law School's website at  Details about the registration process will be forthcoming from the Office of Student Life.  Please note that Estate and Gift is scheduled for 5:35-7:15 on Tuesdays.

Reception for MCB Members & Pirtle-Washer Competitors

All MCB members and Pirtle-Washer competitors need to be at the reception Friday, October 28th from 5-7 p.m. at the University Club.  This will be a great chance to network with judges, previous winners, and other alumni.  The dress is business professional.  There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. 

Sign-Ups for International Law Moot Court Competition

If your interests are in international law the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is for you! Any 2L, 3L, or 4L is eligible to compete. There will be an information session on Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Room LL71. You will given a problem question in the topic area. If you are unable to attend the event, the problem question will be available on the Moot Court door.

Please email the following information to Joshua Waldrop ( no later than Tuesday, November 1 by 12:30 p.m:

1. Problem question

2. Resume

3. Unofficial Transcript

4. Writing sample (optional)

5. Anything else you think may be pertinent

A try-out interview will be scheduled soon after which will be held the first week in November.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.The School will send one team to the regional competitions being held the in the first part of 2012. The competitions will be held in Washington, D.C.

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to this year's Pirtle-Washer finalists:

Nathan Batey 

Josh Porter

Jennifer Siewertsen 

Thomas Stevens

These four competitors are advancing from a field of sixteen very talented student oral advocates.  All of the competitors did a great job representing our law school in front of the twenty-four local attorneys who judged them this Saturday at the Hall of Justice.  The semi-final and final rounds will take place this Friday, October 28 in the Allen Courtroom.

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions

1. Labor & Employment Law - TODAY, Monday, October 24 @ noon (submission date extended).

2. Tax Law - Friday, October 28 (submission date extended).

3. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1.

4. Criminal Law - Wednesday, November 2 @ 5 p.m.

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