Student News

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

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.

Academic Success Tip - Reserve Time for Outlining

Congratulations!  You are beginning your eighth week of law school.  If you have not done so already, reserve time THIS weekend to begin your outlines for each course - do not wait!  We forget 80% of what we learn within two weeks if we do not review; by outlining regularly and reviewing your outline often, you will retain more information and not have to re-learn it.  If you are unsure how to start your outline, consider using the topics and sub-topics in your course syllabus or in the general table of contents in your casebook as a framework.  Remember that you want to focus on the bigger picture of the course and fit the parts into that bigger picture.  If you have already started outlining your courses, keep up the good work and reserve time this weekend to supplement those outlines.

Barbri 1L Student Rep Positions

Barbri, a provider of bar review courses, is currently hiring 1L student
representatives.  Any interested student should email a resume, along
with any questions, to Jennifer Monarch at
by Wednesday, October 6.

Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition Seeking Competitors

Calling all individuals interested 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 prepare a short oral argument.

The deadline to sign up to receive the try-out problem will be 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 to you via email. The memorandum will be due by Monday, October 11. 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:

Academic Success Tip - Save Time for Proofreading

Legal writing requires diligent editing and careful proofreading.  For any writing project, be sure to reserve time for these important skills.  Set your paper aside for a few hours or for a day and review it with fresh eyes to omit unnecessary words, to revise for clarity, and to correct spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors.   

Kaplan PMBR Drawing Winners

Congratulations to the following students:
Tyler Korus
Beth Sermersheim
Ronald Morton
Joshua Waldrop
Please contact Jenn Murzyn at to collect your prize.
Thank you to all who stopped by the table and entered the drawing.