Student News

Registration and Academic Advising for Summer and Fall 2011, Preliminary Dates and Information

Registration, advising and other dates – mark your calendars now.  More information coming soon: 

March 21:  Students with particular scheduling needs will receive advising letters  before or during the week of March 21.  

March 24:  Information Session on Clinic and Externships, 12:10, Room 075.

March 28:  Advising appointments available for upper-division students.  Times,  locations, and sign-up sheets available by March 23 or before.   

March 29:  Advising appointments available for upper-division students.  Times,  locations, and sign-up sheets available by March 23 or before.

March 30:  Advising appointments available for upper-division students.  Times,  locations, and sign-up sheets available by March 23 or before. 

March 31:  Mandatory 1L Advising session, Room 275, at noon.  All current first  year students must attend.  This program will give the current first year students,  full- and part-time, all necessary registration information. 

April 6:  All registration paperwork is due in the Office of Student Records.  This  includes, but is not limited to, externship and clinic applications, along with  Supreme Court Student Practice applications, if required. 

April 8:  Current part-time evening students and current third year students (those who will graduate summer or fall 2011) will register for summer and fall 2011 classes.  

April 11:  Current second year students (those who will be third year students in  fall 2011), both full- and part-time, will register for summer and fall 2011 classes. 

April 13:  First year students (those who will be second year students in fall 2011) will register for summer and fall 2011 classes.

Sustainability: It's Happening Here!

Physical Plant is in the process of installing automatic light sensors throughout the building, including each classroom. You may have already noticed them in the common areas and the library's restrooms, computer labs, and study rooms. We hope this sheds a little light on the situation. If you have concerns or require additional information, contact Vickie Tencer.

LBA Table Day

Today, the Louisville Bar Association will have a table in the Mosaic Lobby from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Please stop by their table if you are interested in joining the LBA or just want general information about their organization.

De-Stress: Enjoy a Complimentary Massage

On Thursday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., enjoy a complimentary massage in the Washer Lounge courtesy of Advanced Massage Therapeutics.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the door, and walk-ins are also welcome.  First-year students:  enjoy this treat and give yourself a much-deserved mini-break from writing your briefs!

Thanks to Students Participating in ABA Forums

A special thanks to all students who participated in the two forums with the ABA Site Team on Monday and Tuesday.  We understand that there was a great turnout and that the ABA Site Team really appreciated your comments.  In particular, the site team members described our students as  "mature, thoughtful, intelligent, and very impressive."  Way to go!  Great words of praise for our students.  (Of course, we knew this about you, but it's really great for the site team to see you at your best.)  All of us at the Law School very much appreciate your time, input about the Law School, and impressive work during this evaluative process!  Deans Arnold & Bean

How To Get A Job - New Date

Everything is the same except for the date - changed to Tuesday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in 075.  Students will speak about how they found a job and what kind of work they did.  Kristie Wetterer will moderate.

Professional Development Week Events:

The Big Reveal

How To Get A Job

Mardi Gras Party

Careers in Public Services

Public Service Hours - Where to Start

Question and Answer Table


Mardi Gras in the Mosaic Lobby

Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, and King Cake

Tuesday, March 8, 11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  It’s Carnival Time and the law school is hosting a Mardi Gras party for the whole school.  We’ll have beads and music and a great (free) lunch for all – students, faculty, and staff.  Feast on Cajun Fixings from Joe’s OK Bayou.  There will be plenty of food (with an extra King Cake set aside for the evening students at 5:00 p.m.).  See you there!


Financial Guidance and Planning Programming

On Wednesday, March 2, in room 275 at 12 p.m. the SBA is hosting a Financial Guidance and Planning Program.  The purpose of the program is to increase financial literacy amongst our students.  We will have four panelists speak about the importance of saving and investing money; how to pay off student loans; and how to start up your own practice.  Our panelists will be Ashley Roberts from Republic Bank, Brian Walter from Northwestern Mutual; Marcus Folmar from Edward Jones; and Mike Abboud from the University Financial Aid Office.  I encourage everyone to come to this event.  Food will be provided.

Law Review Announces New Members

Congratulations to the Volume 50 Editorial Board & Second Year Members of the University of Louisville Law Review!

Editor-in-Chief: Elisabeth Fitzpatrick

Senior Articles Editor: Amanda Warford

Senior Notes Editor: J. D. Theiss

Executive Editor: Liam Felsen

Managing Editor: Lani Burt

Symposium and Alumni Relations Editor: Molly MacCaskey

Article Selection Editor: Ross Jordan

Articles Editors: Natalie Donahue, Harrison Rich, & Vince Kline

Notes Editors: Shannon Burns, Brenton Stanley, & Alex Davis

Associate Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor:
Kristie Wetterer

Second Year Members: Nathan Fort, Amanda Prager, Tyler Fleck, Ross Neuhauser, Ryan Wood, & James Stewart

U.S. Air Force Information Session and Individual Q&A Meetings

Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186).  The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions.  If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.