Student News

Banned Books Week Read-in

Join us at the Ekstrom Library east entrance for the annual Banned Books Week Read-in which will be held Monday to Wednesday, September 28-30, from 11 AM - 1 PM  Faculty, staff, and students will read aloud from their favorite challenged books. An informational exhibit will also be on display. Join us in celebrating the freedom to read!

Exam4 for 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls

Exam4 for 2L, 3L and 4L students for Fall 2009 is not yet available.  The version now available for download is only for the Legal Research final and Professor Leibson's Torts I mid-term.  If you are not in Legal Research or Torts I, Professor Leibson, you do not have to do anything right now with respect to using Exam4.

We hope and expect to have the Fall 2009 finals version of Exam4, including Professional Responsiblity, available by October 19, with a tentative practice test deadline of October 31 for the finals version.

Animal Law Moot Court Tryouts

The Animal Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts toward the end of October. Anyone who is interested should sign up by Friday, October 2. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of the Moot Court Board room (across from the Washer lounge on the ground floor). The competition takes place at Harvard University, typically in February. The Animal Law moot court competition has both a brief-based oral argument competition and a closing argument competition (in which you prepare only a closing argument for a set of facts). You may sign up for either. We will contact you with further details once we see how many are interested in trying out. Contact Josh Speirs (josh.speirs@louisville.edu) with any further questions.

National Trial Competition Tryouts

National Trial Competition Try-Outs Try-Outs will be held Tuesday, October 13th from 11-1 and from 5-7 in the Allen Courtroom. All 2L’s & 3L’s are encouraged to try-out by preparing an opening or closing statement based on last year’s problem (not to exceed 10 minutes) and submitting a resume.  A sign up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board door. Sign up by Monday, October 12th. For a copy of last year’s problem (State of Lone Star v. Micah Victor) and for more information about the competition see the official website at http://www.tyla.org/advocacy_ntc.html If you have any questions & to submit your resume please contact Daniel Cameron: djc215@gmail.com orBen Basil: bsbasi01@louisville.edu

Academic Success Tip - Catch Up on Reading

You are in your seventh week of classes now.  This week's tips are based on student questions that have been asked recently.

What is the best way to catch up if I am behind in my reading for one or more courses?

  • Make your priority staying on top of the current readings for class.  You will then be able to follow the class discussions.
  • Fit in back reading as you can in small chunks (1 case or 5 pages at a time). 
  • On the weekend, read first for your Monday and Tuesday classes for the upcoming week.  Then use extra time for catch-up reading.

Coffee!!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be selling coffee, fruit and baked goods in the law school lobby on Monday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 8:30am to 12:30pm (or while supplies last). The coffee was generously provided by Heine Brothers. Come by and get your coffee fix!

 

1L Exam4 Practice Tests So Far

As of 3:24 PM EDT, Saturday, September 26, 2009, the following 56 first-year students have submitted an Exam4 practice test, all of which but one (noted) were done correctly:

1594601 (Wrong. Try again.)
acbrah01
acdavi07
alfrit02
alkupe01
alwarf02
bmabel01
brmcco02
c0hage01
cdturn03
crduck01
eafitz03
eiluff01
erberg01
erbind01
ercole03
gcmurr01
gmaxon01
harals01
hmrich01
jasimo01
jdthei02
jkspal01
jlsiew02
jlstew08
jwcros02
l0qian03
lefels01
lnroeh01
ltsmit05
m0bren03
mafar01 (On second inspection, this is wrong, too.  Incomplete user name; unidentifiable.  Try again.)
mehelt01
mfburt01
mjpick03
mkahn01 (Actually, mlkahn01)
mlcant02
mmclev01
mmlewi04
naleep01
nphump01
nsfort01
r0may004
refree01
riwill03
rmromi01
saburn03
secoom02
sepott02
snhupm01
t0stev03
tasull02
tbchon01
tmflec01
tpchum01
vtklin01 

Reminder: Lawlapalooza Ticket Drawing for 1Ls

Just a reminder to 1Ls to take and submit an Exam4 practice test by 5:00 PM EDT, Monday, September 28, 2009 to be eligible to win one of 20 Lawlapalooza tickets, courtesy of Professor Kurt "Wolfman" Metzmeier.

Trandafir International Business Writing Competition

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law, is pleased to announce the 2009-10 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition. The competition is open to all graduate and law students. The winning student will receive a cash prize of $2,000, and the journal will publish the winning submission in an upcoming edition. Submissions should address a contemporary international business or economic issue with a legal nexus.

Submissions must arrive at our office, via e-mail or U.S. mail only, no later than 5:00 PM CST on February 1, 2010.  A panel of journal editors and university professors will select the winning submission by early April 2010.  

Please address all inquiries to: law-trandafir@iowa.uiowa.edu. Submissions can be mailed to Trandafir International Business Writing Competition, University of Iowa College of Law, Boyd Law Building, Room 185, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Patent Law Moot Court Signups

Patent Law Moot Court Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Patent Law Moot
Court Competition, held March 20-22 in Chicago or Houston.  The team’s
coach is Professor John Cross.

There is a sign up sheet available outside the Moot Court Board door. The deadline
for sign-ups is 5 p.m. on October 1st.  A brief problem will be emailed
to interested students by October 2nd and will be due back to Professor
Cross by 5 p.m. on October 9th.
Professor Cross will review the submissions and, if necessary, hold oral
tryouts on October 12th to select team members.

Currently, only one team of two members is allowed in the competition
from each school.

Direct any questions to Maddie Schueler (meschu07@louisville.edu).