Student News

Seeking Interns for Congressman Geoff Davis

Congressman Geoff Davis is seeking interns to work in the Washington, DC office as well as the Ft. Mitchell, LaGrange, Williamstown, Maysville and Ashland offices.  This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Congressional office.  Internships are unpaid and are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Internships in the district require a maximum of ten hours per week; internships in Washington, DC are both part- and full-time.  Internship applications are available in the Career Services/Public Service Library, room 186.


Registration is Closed through Nov 15

Attention students:  The University registration system is closed November 10 through November 15.  You may manage your registration account beginning November 16. 

Academic Success Tip

This week’s tips focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Once you decide your priorities, plot out on a calendar which tasks you will complete each day.  Be realistic.  Mark down the actual hours you will spend on each task.  Consider the following possibilities:

  • Listen to CDs in the airport, on the plane, or while driving.
  • Review outlines while in the airport, or on the plane, or while waiting for family to arrive.
  • Photocopy the pages you need to read rather than lugging all of your books with you.
  • Ask a family member or friend to quiz you with flashcards at home or during a long commute.
  • Get up earlier or go to bed later than family so that you can carve out time to study.
  • Negotiate time to study when family/friends are doing other activities that do not need to include you.
  • Schedule time with family and friends so that you know when you can study and they know when they will see you.
  • Consider whether you can study in a different location than home in order to get time, space, and quiet for studying.
  • Plan to take Thanksgiving Day off if possible.  If you have too much to do, at least take a portion of the day off and have fun.
  • Use the template calendar attached to plan your schedule.

Four Students Needed to Serve as Bailiffs This Weekend

Several students needed  for the Intrastate Mock Trial competition going on downtown at the Hall of Justice this weekend.

There will be two trials each day.  Opening rounds are Saturday at 9am-12pm and 2-5 p.m. The semi-finals and finals are scheduled for Sunday at 9a-12pm and 2-5 p.m. 

Anyone who is willing to help out please email Jackie Clowers at with the date and time you are willing to help.

We only need one bailiff per trial  This is a good chance for 1Ls to get involved with the Moot Court Board.

Climate Change & the Law: Spring 2011

Changes have been made to the Climate Change & the Law Seminar in Spring 2011, including a change in time (now Wednesdays, 3:50 to 5:30).  Please see the revised schedule on the Law School intranet course schedules page (in the category of Academics), and contact Dean Arnold if you have any questions.

CLE on LGBT Issues - November 11

The cost for students to register is $12. Lunch is available for an additional $7, but you must pre-register. The flier with more detailed information is attached!

Lambda Law Caucus Present an Overview of LGBT Law Issues

Greg Nevins, the Senior Staff Attorney from the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal will be giving a presentation on current issues in LGBT law. The speech will begin at 2:30 in Room 175.

Snyder v. Phelps

The American Constitution Society is hosting a discussion on Snyder v. Phelps with Professor Marcosson and William Sharp of the ACLU on Wednesday, November 10 at 12:05 in room 175. Lunch will be provided.

Exam4 Now Available for Fall Semester Finals

Exam4 for fall semester finals is now available to all students. The deadline for submitting a mandatory practice test, if you wish to use your computer for exams this semester, is 11:59 PM, Friday, November 19, 2010.  You must identify yourself with your UofL User Name (e.g., EAPRES01) on the practice test for it to be valid.

Students who used Exam4 for the Professional Responsibility exam Friday, November 5, are all set and do NOT have to submit a second practice test. First-year students must download, install and submit a practice test using the new version of Exam4 now available. The version 1Ls used for the Legal Research final and/or the Torts I mid-term has expired and will not run anymore.

View the links below for all the information you need.

Help the Moot Court Board This Upcoming Weekend!

Anybody that is interested in Moot Court; the Intra State Mock Trial team will be holding its competition this weekend at the Hall of Justice in downtown Louisville. The Moot Court Board needs help with bailiffs. If you can come help this Saturday and/or Sunday November 13th and 14th please contact Jackie Clowers. This is a great way to learn more about Mock Trial and Moot Court in general as well as help represent your school in the competition!