Student News

Academic Success Tip - Campus Health Services

As a law student, you may take advantage of the services offered through the Belknap Campus Health Center.  Campus Health provides confidential, affordable, and student-focused medical, mental, and health education services to all students in the university community.  For example, Campus Health Services provides confidential psychiatric services at no-charge to any student for a variety of mental health issues including:

• New or existing depression or other mood problems
• Panic attacks or other forms of anxiety
• Eating disorders
• Sleep problems
• Difficulty concentrating
• Feeling totally "stressed out" or overwhelmed
• Problems with alcohol or drugs

Other campus health services include counseling, primary care, personal nutrition counseling and self-management support, prescription assistance, and Yoga and Pilates classes.  To learn more about the services you can take advantage of this semester and throughout the school year, visit the Campus Health website at https://louisville.edu/campushealth/. 

Client Counseling Team Members Selected!

Congratulations to Brittany McKenna and Sarah Potter for being selected to this year’s Client Counseling Team.  

The regional competition will be held on February 19, 2011 in London, Ontario.

Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition Seeking Competitors

Calling all individuals interested in participating in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition 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: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu.

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: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu


 

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.

Spring 2011 Exam in Prof. Mackey's Legal History Class

Professor Mackey's Legal History class in Spring 2011 (LAW 838, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:25 to 8:40 p.m.) will have a final exam on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:00 p.m.  This will appear information will also appear in the registration packet.  Please note that Professor Metzmeier's Legal History class in Spring 2011 (LAW 838, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.) will NOT have a final exam.

Law Is a Battlefield

You won't want to miss Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, at Phoenix Hill Tavern on September 30.

Dean Becker will perform with Professors Tim Hall and Lars Smith as The Subconscionables. 2Ls, Jennifer Siewertsen and Alex White, will emcee the event. Jennifer will also share her experience as the 2010 Ellen B. Ewing Fellow.

Tickets are available at the Law Resource Center in room 272. They're just $5 for students and $20 for general admission. Westlaw will provide a limited supply of bar tickets for students.

The Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund was established at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2005 with generous gifts from the Louisville Bar Foundation and the Women Lawyers Association. The fund provides up to $4,000 in summer fellowship funding for a University of Louisville law student to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Frost Brown Todd, Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance & Wealth Management, LLC and Westlaw!

Academic Success Tip - Understanding the Reading

What if I am on top of my reading, but feel clueless about some of the material?

  • Go through your class notes and try to determine what specific questions you have about the course.
  • Write down your questions and where the reference is in your notes/casebook so that you can find the spot quickly if you need to refer back to it.
  • Read a study aid to gain more understanding about the specific topic.
  • Some learners clear up their confusion by outlining the material.  By “pulling it together” for inclusion in an outline, the material is no longer abstract or confusing.
  • If you still have questions, ask for help from your classmates or your professor. 
  • The more specific you can be about your questions, the easier it will be for someone to help you.
  • Have your class notes/casebook with you when you ask for help so that you can show the person the material that is confusing you.

Photo Gallery: Diversity Forum

On Tuesday, September 28, the Diversity Committee hosted three distinguished speakers: Kentucky Supreme Court Associate Justice Lisa Abramson, Judge Denise Clayton, and Louisville NAACP President Raoul Cunningham. The distinguished panelists discussed, "The Importance of Diversity in the Judiciary".

The first program in our Fall 2010 Diversity Forum Series was moderated by Jamie Izlar, 3L, and sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Lambda Law Caucus, and the Women's Law Caucus.

Photo Gallery

 

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 
Jennifer.Monarch@gmail.com
by Wednesday, October 6.

Academic Success Tip - Follow Instructions

Whether you are working on a writing assignment (BLS open memo) or getting ready to take an exam, one of the easiest and most important things to remember is to follow your professors' instructions.  Should your paper be single-spaced or double-spaced?  What are the margin requirements?  What font is recommended?  Where are you supposed to write your exam number?  How many copies do you need to submit, and in what format?  Whatever the instructions may be, do not overlook them.  You do not want to lose points over careless mistakes