Student News

Louisville Law Defeats UK College of Law

Photo Credit: Scott Hite, LexisNexis

Dateline—September 18th, 2009 UK Intramural Fields—Lexington, Kentucky

Led by the passing combination of UofL School of Law Quarterback Blake Bowling to receiver Jared Key, the law school football team defeated their arch rival UK College of Law last Friday evening 13-6 in Lexington.    

The Bowling to Key passing combination resulted in an 18 yard reception in the first half followed by a 22 yard second half touchdown that turned out to be the difference in a heavily, defensive struggle by both teams.

The Cardinal Law defense was spectacular limiting the Cats to over 4, separate  4-and-outs while intercepting them twice, once by Josh Speirs and another by Jerred Kelly.  Kelly’s interception late in the game turned out to be the game winning stop by the visiting Cards.  

The Cardinal victory was the third in a row over their arch rivals in this annual competition held on the same weekend as the UofL vs. UofL football game.  

Academic Success Tip - Handling Pressure

Do not waste valuable study time between classes.  Take a hard look at how you use the ½-hour, 1-hour, and 2-hour chunks of time during your day when you are not in class.  If you spend all of that time chatting with friends or running errands or deciding what to do next, you will automatically make your evening more stressful because you have accomplished nothing during the day on your reading or other projects.

New Food Service Initiative at the Law School

Colleagues:

 

In response to several law students' desire to have food service at the law school, the SBA has begun a pilot food service initiative. Beginning on October 5, 2009 through November 23, different organizations will be selling food in the law school lobby on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the exception of Oct. 7, 21, and 28. Each organization will be given an opportunity to sign up via TWEN for a date to sell food in the lobby. Any law student organization may sign up after they have added the TWEN page entitled "Student Organization Food Service." Once you have added the TWEN course, click the "Sign-up Sheets" link on the left. From there, click the "Food Service Sign-Up" link. Next pick the time that your organization would like to sell food in the lobby. Remember to type your organization's name next to your name. The sign-ups will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please email me at vmrevi01@louisville.edu. I will try to email you back in a timely fashion.

 

This is a pilot food service project for this semester. If it goes well, we will do it again next semester. If it does not go well, then we will not. On behalf of the SBA, we thank you for your participation in this program.

 

Sincerely,

 

Victor Revill

SBA President

Winner - Academic Success Drawing

Thank you to all first-year law students who completed an evaluation for the Structured Study Group program.  The winner of a 1 GB Flash Drive is Ross Jordan.  Please claim your prize from the Academic Success Office, Room 212, by Wednesday.

Apply for the Fifth Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition

Interested 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls are encouraged to apply for NYU's Fifth Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition coached by Professor Trucios-Haynes.  You will not only gain valuable experience in brief-writing and oral advocacy, but you will also increase your knowledge on current key issues in immigration law.  The competition will be held at NYU School of Law in Greenwich Village, New York on February 19-21, 2010.  Students must be available during the holiday break.
 
Applications to participate must be received no later than Friday, October 16th by 5p.m.  Please slide the following materials under the Moot Court Board (MCB) office door in a sealed envelope:

1. One Page Statement of                       
      Interest in Immigration
2. Writing Sample
3. Résumé
4. Unofficial Transcript

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 26th between 11a.m. and 4p.m.  Please sign up for a time slot posted on the MCB office door.  If the times do not work for you or if you would like more information, please contact Jamie L. Izlar, Team Facilitator, at jlizla01@louisville.edu.     

Moot Court Board Meeting

Dont forget the Moot Court Board meeting Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm in Rm 175. We will be discussing numerous topics and it is important all members attend to stay informed and provide feedback. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society 2nd Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament

On Friday, October 2, 2009 the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will hold its Second Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament before the U of L v. Pittsburgh Football game. Tailgating will start around 3 pm  at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Cost for all you can eat and drink is $2 for members and $6 for non-members. We will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, side items, desserts, and various beverages. The cornhole tournament will start around 5 pm and is $10 per team to participate or $5 per person if you sign up as an individual. Prizes go to the top two teams. Look for the opportunity to sign up for the cornhole tournament in the law school lobby starting Wednesday, September 23, 2009 or contact an SELS officer or Sports Committee member. The cutoff time to sign up for the cornhole tournament is Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 pm. Please contact Jennifer Ward at jsward01@louisville.edu with any questions. The event is a great opportunity to network among your fellow law students, cheer on the Louisville Cardinals as they face a big conference rival, and just have a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

 

 

Academic Success Tip - Handling Pressure

It is amazing that we are beginning the sixth week of the semester!  Some of your professors may have started to speed up in class and cover more pages.  You may be working on your first graded writing assignment for BLS, preparing for a practice exam, studying for a mid-term, or all of the above.  What can you do to re-group after these first five weeks if you are feeling pressured by the workload or are worrying that you are already behind in your studying?  This week's tips will provide suggestions on how to handle pressure.   

  • Do not stop reading for classes because you have other projects or assignments due soon.  Carve out time for the projects around your reading for classes.  If you focus on papers or projects and ignore class reading, you will then be confused in class and behind in your reading.  If you do not know how to find time for both reading and other tasks, make an appointment with the Director of Academic Success for help with time management.

ATTENTION STUDENT ORG. LEADERS!

The Student Bar Association maintains mailboxes for each student organization at the law school as a service to our student body.  They are located on the bottom right hand corner of the general student mailboxes in the basement.  Unfortunately, they are very out of date.  I would like to update the student organization mailboxes, but I need to know which organizations are currently in existence.  Once we create a current mailbox list, we will distribute mail accordingly.  We expect each organization to designate a person to check it regularly.

 

So far, I have heard from each of the following organizations.  If you are a leader of a student organization not mentioned on this list, please email me ASAP so we can take care of you.  We want to make your law school experience the best that it possibly can be!

 Christian Law Society International Law Society Women’s Law CaucusFederalist Society Moot Court Board Sports and Entertainment Law Society Lambda Law Caucus Phi Alpha Delta Student Health Law Association Latin American Law Student Association American Constitution Society Environmental Law and Land Use Society Journal of Law and Education Journal of Animal and Environmental Law Brandeis Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  

If your organization is not on this list, please email me ASAP.  We want to make this year run as smoothly as possible for everyone!

 

Thanks,

 

Jenna Glasscock

SBA Secretary

Winner - Academic Success Drawing

Thank you to all first-year law students who completed an evaluation for the Structured Study Group program.  The winner of two tickets to Lawlapalooza on October 1, 2009, at Phoenix Hill Tavern is Ellen Berg.  Please claim your prize from the Academic Success Office, Room 212, by Tuesday.