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Thank you to all who submitted a completed orientation evaluation form!
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or James Fisher (email@example.com) for more information or to sign up.
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.
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.
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.