Student News

Daily Giveaway: The Grand Prize Winner Is...

Congratulations Jason Crosby! You've won an iPod Touch. Please retrieve your prize from Dean Bean.

 

Thank you to all who submitted a completed orientation evaluation form!


Additional Winners:

Richard Williams - Louisville Law mug

Patrick Benzick - 50 Blue Books

David Erhart and Kristie Wetterer - Westlaw laptop bag and highlighter pen

 Charlie Mingus and Lindsey Noller - Louisville Law lunch bag

Adam Monich (unclaimed) and George Murray -  UofL Brandeis Law Orientation t-shirt

Nancy Vinsel - 1 GB thumb drive from Westlaw

Robert May and Natalie Smith - "Justice Louis D. Brandeis: The People's Attorney" DVD 

Jasmine Fogle and Jennifer Lynch - Westlaw thermos

Sadaf Aulakh - Louisville Law portfolio and 10 printed resumes

Erica Bindner-Wooten, Thom Stevens, and Earlene Whitaker - Westlaw laptop bag and highlighter pen

Tyler Jolley (unclaimed) and Amanda Warford - Louisville Law mug

Vince Kline, Amanda Prager (unclaimed), Joe Tackett, and Alex White - UofL Brandeis Law Orientation

Michael Brenyo and Lani Burt - Westlaw thermos

Joshua Abell (unclaimed) and Greg Mayes (unclaimed) - 1 GB thumb drive

Molly Block and Nathan Fort - "Brandeis at 150: The Louisville Perspective"

Riley Duck - a red leather basket filled with a Louisville Law thumb drive, candy, blue books, and more school supplies 

17th Annual Louisville AIDS Walk Sept. 13, 1-5pm

It's not too late to register for the Louisville AIDS Walk! To register, please visit http://louisvilleaidswalk.kintera.org and join the Louisville Law team--registration for the walk is free! Funds raised at this event ensure that those in need continue to receive the food, medical assistance, housing, counseling, legal assistance, and other support services provided by a diverse group of local non-profit organizations. You can collect donations online or bring them to the walk. Join other students and professors in supporting this great community event.

If you are attending the walk, meet downtown at the Belvedere near Main Street at 1.30pm. Come wearing a U of L shirt and look for someone holding a Louisville Law sign.

If you have any questions, contact Sandra Moon at sandra.moon@gmail.com.

Kentucky Bar Exam - February 2010

Are you graduating this December and planning to take the Kentucky Bar Exam in February 2010?  The bar application filing deadline is October 1, 2009, and several items are required at the time of filing your application.  If you need help navigating through the many requirements, please stop by the Academic Success Office in Room 212. 

Academic Success Tip - Time Management

Evaluate your time management and study habits for the past three weeks.  Do you need to make improvements?  Are there problems for which you have not found a solution yet?  E-mail Ms. Ballard for an individual appointment so that you can get some assistance in those areas.  kimberly.ballard@louisville.edu

ATTENTION 1L’S – BAILIFF’S NEEDED FOR PIRTLE WASHER COMPETITION

ATTENTION 1L’S – BAILIFF’S NEEDED

Your assistance is requested for the University of Louisville Law School’s annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. The first rounds of the competition will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009. This is a great opportunity for first-year law students to get involved and learn what to expect in first-year oral arguments. If you are interested in working as a bailiff, please attend the informational meeting on Monday September 14, 2009 at 3:45 in the Moot Court Board Office. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Johnna Spicer (jaspic03@louisville.edu) or James Fisher (mrjsfisher@gmail.com) for more information or to sign up.

Pirtle-Washer 2009 Signups

It is now time for the annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition signups. The competition is open to all 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's. A signup sheet is located on the Moot Court Board office door. The deadline for signups is this Friday, September 11 at 1:30 pm. Information packets, including the problem and all related materials, will be put in your mailbox on Monday, September 13. Signing up on the door of the Moot Court Board office is not a final commitment to participate. After reviewing the packet and problem, you will need to sign the contract included in the packet and return it to Johnna Spicer's mailbox no later than 5:30 pm on Monday, September 21, 2009. Please contact Johnna Spicer with any additional questions.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS TIP

Wow!  You have already completed three weeks in the fall semester.  What should you be focusing on right now?  Here are some suggestions:

  • Now is a good time to make a list of questions to ask your professors.  Plan when you will go to see your professors this week to get their assistance.  It is easier for a professor to get you on the right path if you ask questions early and often.
  • This weekend is the perfect time to get caught up on your outlines if they are still non-existent or barely begun.  You have enough material in most courses to be able to determine both the “big picture” of the sub-topics or topics and how the parts fit into that whole.
  • Now is a good time to use a monthly calendar to write down all deadlines for papers, projects, mid-terms, or assignments.  Plan over the next month when you will work on specific tasks for those longer-range deadlines.

Taco Lunch Today!!

Join SALDF for Lunch today, Wednesday, Sept. 9th! SALDF will be serving tacos in the Law School Lobby from 12 - 2:30pm. Meals are $5 for 3 tacos, drink and dessert! 

Update on Exam4 and Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and MS Windows 7

Extegrity, publisher of Exam4, has posted the following on its Web site about Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Microsoft Windows 7:

Microsoft Windows 7

(Posted 26 Aug 09) Microsoft Windows 7 will not be supported for exams in 2009, nor for February 2010 bar exams. The consumer versions of Windows 7 incorporate modified and new functions. Extegrity's highest priority is to assure the stable and secure operation of Exam4. Updates regarding Windows 7 will be posted here, with the goal of supporting it for Spring 2010 midterm exams. If you are planning to purchase a laptop in the near future, we recommend buying one with Windows Vista now and upgrading to Windows 7 later, or if the desired laptop only comes with Windows 7, keep your previous laptop.

Apple Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

(Posted 26 Aug 09) Macintosh OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, scheduled for release on 28 Aug 2009, is currently under review. We expect, but cannot yet commit, to support Snow Leopard for Fall 2009 midterms. If you are planning to purchase a laptop in the near future, we recommend buying one with Macintosh OS X 10.5 Leopard now and upgrading to Snow Leopard later, or if the desired laptop only comes with Snow Leopard, keep your previous laptop until our announcement of support for Snow Leopard.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS TIP

Note Taking (a reminder):  Law students have widely varying styles of note taking.  Some write furiously, recording every word the professor and fellow classmates utter; others take a few cryptic notes and call it a day.  The problem with both extremes is that they fail to encourage you to take an active role in learning.  If you record every word, you are not identifying or concentrating on what is important.  To take the best notes, you should take an active role in sorting through and summarizing what is said in class.