Student News

Kudos for JLE Members

Congratulations to Holly Hudelson and Jamie Izlar whose notes were chosen for publication in the JLE's October 2010 issue.  Holly's note discusses the 2009 Supreme Court case, Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding, and argues that the assistant principal who ordered the strip search to find ibuprofen on thirteen-year-old Redding should not have been granted qualified immunity.  Her note is entitled "Spare the Rod, but a Strip Search Is Okay? The Effect of Qualified Immunity and Allowing a Strip Search in School."  Jamie's note examines how the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has failed immigrant, English language learner, and limited English proficient students and proposes that NCLB should be amended to include social integration program provisions to help close the achievement gap between English speaking and non-English speaking students.  Her note is entitled "Globalizing No Child Left Behind: A Viable Catalyst in Implementing Progress for Social Integration Programs for Immigrant, English Language Learner, and Limited English Proficient Students."  Jamie's paper has also been accepted to the Hawaii International Conference on Education and she will be presenting her paper at the conference in Honolulu in January 2011.

Proposed Amendments to the SBA Constitution

Please visit the following link to see the proposed changes to the SBA Constitution. Students are encouraged to come to our next meeting, October 19 at 9 PM in Room 175, to voice any concerns that you might have regarding the constitution.

Lawlapalooza Tour 2010 Rocked!

Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the 6th Annual Battle of the Bands! Over $4300 was raised for the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund.

Congratulations to Dean Becker, Professor Smith, Professor Hall and his wife, Stephanie, of The Subconscionables, who took first place! They were followed by The Fiduciaries in second place and 100% Legal in third.

Academic Success Tip - Test Your Knowledge

At this point in the semester, it is always a good idea to begin testing your understanding of the material and your memorization of the material.  You can create your own flashcards, checklists, and games to quiz yourself.  Another great resource is CALI, which offers free lessons and tutorials for law students.  CALI provides over 720 interactive, computer-based lessons in subjects such as Administrative Law, Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Legal Research, PR, Property, Tax, Torts, Wills & Trusts, among others.  You can run lessons directly from the CALI website at  Students report that the tutorials are a good supplement to class lectures and useful in testing knowledge of the material. 

BARBRI Table Day

BARBRI will have our next Student Appreciation Day on Thursday October 14 from 8:30AM-6:00PM!
Barbri will be providing goodies all day so stop by the table!!
Enter to WIN:  Gift certificates off your Barbri course!!!!
1L Students: 
  • DON’T MISS OUT!!! Make your Barbri deposit at the table for only $50! That is a savings of $50 off the regular deposit amount! 
  • Lock in the current prices for your future bar review course.  You do not need to know what state you are taking the bar exam in and our course offers you the ability to transfer to ANY state in the nation!!!
  • Save money on study aids with the First Year Review Program.  Receive outlines, multiple choice questions, and online lectures with your $50 deposit!!
  • FALL DISCOUNT!! Save $150 off course tuition for all states by making the $50 deposit now!
2L/3L Students: 
  • Free MPRE Course for the November MPRE.  No deposit required. 
  • Fall Discount - save $150 off course tuition for all states by making your deposit now!
  • Receive the Upper Level Review Program
  • We can bill your law firm if you so choose!!

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: 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:

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.