Student News

Mandatory 3L Program on Candor

The program on candor for 3Ls is scheduled for November 10, 2011, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275 This program is mandatory for all 3Ls.  If for some reason you cannot make it, see Dean Cross about scheduling an alternative time.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries Needs Students

Kentucky Refugee Ministries is in need of two students to assist them with the daily operations of their immigration law office within a refugee resettlement agency. Students will get to meet clients from all over the world and learn about the unique legal challenges refugees face when coming to the United States. Compassion and appreciation for diversity a must.  Students are needed any day Monday through Thursday.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at  The first two students will be signed up for the project.

Learn About the Opportunity to Attend a National Public Interest Job Fair

Learn about the opportunity to attend a national public interest job fair by attending one of two meetings scheduled this week by the Office of Professional Development.  The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 075.  The second meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 060.  Pizza will be served at both meetings.  We hope you will be able to attend one of these sessions.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Aaron Marcus who is the winner of a Law School orientation t-shirt.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office on TUESDAY before 5:00 p.m. to claim your prize.

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Congratulations!  You are beginning your third week of classes.  For those of you who are new to law school, things should be getting into a routine now.  For those of you who are returning to law school, you probably feel like you never left because it is all so familiar.

You now have a long weekend that you can look forward to.  Use this time wisely to improve your future workload as a law student.  Three days can be a blessing for law students who have gotten behind in their reading or who are feeling sleep-deprived.  This week's tips will provide suggestions for getting the most out of this weekend. 

Tip 1:  If you are still getting settled in to your apartment or home, try to finish all of those tasks by the end of the weekend.  Finish unpacking boxes.  Finish organizing your study area.  Finish the final decorating touches.  Starting Tuesday morning, you want to make law school your priority. Even if you are settled in your home, take advantage of the long weekend to get your errands run and to get your space in order. 

Study Aids

The Academic Success library contains study aids that are available for students to check out.  Subjects include Civil Procedure; Patent Law; Evidence; Con Law; Trial Practice; Criminal Procedure; Contracts; Remedies; Copyright Law; Conflict of Laws; Business Organizations; Securities Regulation; Basic Income Tax; Secured Transactions; Negotiable Instruments; Torts; Property; Decedent's Estates; Domestic Relations; Professional Responsibility; and Environmental Law.  Stop by Room 212 to review the selection.


The Office of Student Life at the School of Law works closely with the University's Disability Resource Center (DRC) to provide accommodations to law students. If you received accommodations last year and want those to continue, you need to contact DRC and Dean Cross by September 1. At DRC, contact your prior advisor or Ms Cathy Patus, the Director. Ms Patus's email is; Dean Cross's is An email to DRC with a copy to Dean Cross is fine.
If you have not had accommodations previously, but wish to request them, please contact Cathy Patus and copy Dean Cross on the email. Questions? Contact Dean Cross.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Davis Page who is the winner of a UofL Law School Orientation t-shirt.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.

Academic Success Tip - Time Management

Evaluate your time management and study habits for the past two weeks.  Do you need to make improvements?  Are there problems for which you have not found a solution yet?  E-mail Dean Ballard for an individual appointment so that you can get some assistance in those areas.  She can help you create a personal study schedule that works for you.

Upcoming SELS Events

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society would like to announce the following three events in September.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meet & Greet and Game Watch

Thursday September 1, 7:30 PM at Molly Malones Pub, 933 Baxter Avenue

Come out and watch the first University of Louisville Cardinals Football Game at Molly Malones on Baxter Avenue and cheer on the cards!

First Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meeting

Friday, September 9, 1PM in Room 175


The SELS will host its first meeting of the year. We will be discussing the tailgate, speakers, and general information about the group and hold 1L elections. We will also be doing the raffle for all 1L's that submitted their information for the $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card. You must be present to win.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Speaker

Friday, September 23, at 1PM in Room 175


Come listen to Jeremy Beck, an Associate Attorney at Ackerson & Yann discuss intellectual property law (copyright and trademark), entertainment and art law, contracts, and general business law. His clients include individuals and business entities active in the music and film industries, publishing, visual arts, and graphic design.