Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Client Counseling Competition. The Regional Competition will be held on February 19-20 in Lansing, MI and the National Competition will be held on March 19-20 in Waco, TX. The team’s coaches are Professor Leslie Abramson and Attorney Paul Schurman.
There is a signup sheet available outside the Moot Court Board door. The deadline for signups is October 13th. Tryouts will be limited to the first 12 teams that sign up. Tryouts will take place on Friday October 16th in room 270 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Professor Abramson will be showing a video of a past competition on Tuesday October 13th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in room 270.
Once you have signed up please email Aaron Dyke and he will email you a client scenario that you will be expected to act out during your tryouts.
You must sign up in teams and will be judged as a team. The person who you sign up with will be the person you compete with if you are selected.
Practices will take place on Saturdays at Paul Schurman’s office, which is located in Middletown. You must be able to practice on Saturday mornings in January and February as well as once during the week. This event is an American Bar Association event and team members must be a student member of the ABA (student membership is $25).
Only one team of two members is allowed in the competition.
Direct any questions to Aaron Dyke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’m stressed! What can I do? (Attend the Academic Success Workshop TODAY at 1:00 p.m.)
- Structure your time carefully so that you know what you are going to accomplish each day and each week. You are less likely to waste time or overwork on tasks if you stick to structured time blocks labeled by task.
- Focus on each small task instead of becoming distracted by a multitude of other tasks. When you study 2-207 for Contracts, do not think about your Torts class. When you study “piercing the corporate veil” for Business Organizations, do not distract yourself with thinking about depreciation for Basic Income Tax.
- Condense the volume of information to the important information you will use on the exam. Keep condensing your outlines to focus on the “big picture” if you tend to bog down in details.
- Use positive self-talk so that you do not get discouraged. You have the potential of being your own enemy if you make negative comments to yourself during the remaining 7 weeks. Congratulate yourself for completing tasks.
- Minimize your non-law school commitments. If you work, cut back your hours. Avoid taking on additional responsibilities with organizations, community activities, or volunteer services.
As of an arbitrary moment in time this morning (Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009), the following four Exam4 practice tests were facially wrong:
Do you enjoy using the Examples & Explanations series to supplement your learning for a particular course? If so, be sure to stop by the Academic Success Office (Room 212) to review the most recent editions for many core courses, including Federal Income Tax, Property, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Secured Transactions, Domestic Relations, Decedents' Estates, Business Organizations, Torts, Professional Responsibility, and Criminal Law. You can check these books out during the semester.
You won't want to miss this year's Battle of the Bands. Assualt with a Deadly Weapon, featuring 3Ls Andrew Henson on guitar and Forrest Kuhn on the drums, will be back to deliver another rockin' performance.
Students may purchase tickets for just $5 at the door (with a student ID) or at the Law Resource Center in room 272. Remember to bring both your student ID and your official ID if you wish to drink. Correction: This is NOT an all-ages event, but UofL Law students under 21 are welcome to attend. Children and teens, however are not.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Westlaw, the first 100 students will receive a ticket worth $3.25 (the price of a domestic bottled beer), which may also be used toward the purchase of a more expensive drink. Food and an assortment of potables and nonalcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.
Lawlapalooza takes place at Phoenix Hill Tavern on Thursday, October 1. Doors open at 6 PM.
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.