Student News

Library's Basement & Lab Re-Open

The law library's basement and basement lab have finally re-opened after having incurred severe damage during the August 2009 floods.

KY BAR PRESENTATION TODAY

All students planning to take the Kentucky Bar Exam in July are strongly encouraged to attend the presentation today at 1:00 in Room 275.  Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will discuss the bar application process, character and fitness issues, and the format of the Kentucky Bar Exam.  This program will be recorded for evening division students who are unable to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch.  Snacks will be provided.

Snow Policy

The Law School follows the University’s bad weather policy and announcements.

If the University announces that classes are closed for the day, then the Law School is closed that day.  If the University announces that classes will be delayed (starting at 10:00 am, for example) then Law School classes beginning  before 10:00 am are cancelled and classes that begin at or after 10:00 am will meet at their regular time and for their regular length of time.

The University announces its bad weather decisions at the top of the University homepage, www.louisville.edu,  by direct email and text message to those of have signed up for this service and through local media.

The Law School’s policy is written in paragraph X of the Student Handbook, which is quoted here:

“X.  Bad Weather Schedule
The Law School follows the University’s lead in all weather-related cancellations and delays. 

1)  We will cancel classes up to a certain time and begin with our full class schedule at that point. For instance, if we delay opening until 10:00 a.m., all classes that begin before 10:00 a.m. will be cancelled.  Classes meeting at 10:00 a.m. and later will meet at their regular times and will include the full instruction period.

2)  For purposes of this policy, evening classes will be defined as any classes beginning at or after 4:15 p.m.

3)  Please note that the University will provide official school closing information in the following ways:  A notice at the top of the University home page, www.louisville.edu; e-mails sent to all students and employees on their Groupwise accounts; a recorded message at 852-5555. 
These are the only venues through which we can guarantee accurate information.  They are the first three methods by which we will communicate, although we will continue to announce our decisions through media as well.”

The Law School's Bad Weather Policy

In light of snow being forecast for Thursday, 1/7/2010, we should all be reminded that the Law School follows the University’s bad weather policy and announcements.

 

If the University announces that classes are closed for the day, then the Law School is closed that day.  If the University announces that classes will be delayed (starting at 10:00 am, for example) then Law School classes beginning  before 10:00 am are cancelled and classes that begin at or after 10:00 am will meet at their regular time and for their regular length of time.

 

The University announces its bad weather decisions at the top of the University homepage, www.louisville.edu,  by direct email and text message to those of have signed up for this service and through local media.

 

The Law School’s policy is written in paragraph X of the Student Handbook, which I quote here:

 

“X.  Bad Weather ScheduleThe Law School follows the University’s lead in all weather-related cancellations and delays.   1)  We will cancel classes up to a certain time and begin with our full class schedule at that point. For instance, if we delay opening until 10:00 a.m., all classes that begin before 10:00 a.m. will be cancelled.  Classes meeting at 10:00 a.m. and later will meet at their regular times and will include the full instruction period. 2)  For purposes of this policy, evening classes will be defined as any classes beginning at or after 4:15 p.m. 3)  Please note that the University will provide official school closing information in the following ways:  A notice at the top of the University home page, www.louisville.edu; e-mails sent to all students and employees on their Groupwise accounts; a recorded message at 852-5555. 

These are the only venues through which we can guarantee accurate information.  They are the first three methods by which we will communicate, although we will continue to announce our decisions through media as well.”

 

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Professor Marcosson is Quoted in Time Magazine

Professor Sam Marcosson was quoted in an article in Time magazine, "A Gay-Marriage Lawsuit Dares to Make Its Case" (January 5, 2010). The article was written by Michael A. Lindenberger, a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law.

"The stakes are extremely high," adds law professor Samuel Marcosson of the University of Louisville, author of Original Sin: Clarence Thomas and the Failure of the Constitutional Conservatives. "I think the plaintiffs are (unfortunately) very likely to lose — at least if the case makes it all the way to the Supreme Court — and set a precedent that didn't need to be, and shouldn't have been, set. The case was premature and ill-advised." 

December Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the December 2009 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's monthly Bar Briefs publication.

  • Of Time and the Circle by Dean Chen (page 6)
  • Law Students Attend Equal Justice Works Conference (page 7)

A copy is available in the library's reserves.

Kentucky Bar Exam Presentation

All students planning to take the Kentucky Bar Exam in July are strongly encouraged to attend the presentation this Thursday, January 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 in Room 275.  Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, and Mary Riddell, Deputy Director, will discuss the bar application process, character and fitness issues, and the format of the Kentucky Bar Exam.  This program will be recorded for evening division students who are unable to attend.

Last day to add a class and withdraw from a class

Friday, January 8, 2010, is the last day to add a class.

February 26, 2010, is the last day to withdraw from a class, but if you withdraw from a class after Friday, January 8, a W will show on your transcript.

LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR A MAY 2010 DEGREE

Thursday, January 28, 2010, is the last day to apply for a May 2010 degree.

ULink, Student Services, under Degree Information - Degree Application

 

Welcome Back!

The law school and law library have re-opened for the spring 2010 semester and are operating under normal business hours.

Happy New Years!