Student News

[Orientation] Update on 2009 Community Service Day

Students:  The response from your class for your Community Service Day has been incredible!  

 

If you haven't responded yet, check your UofL email inbox for the details on the various service projects available, including time, place, number of volunteers, and any special notes.  (Brief descriptions are pasted below.)  Then visit the websites of the organizations if you are not familiar with them.   Finally, send an email with your first three choices to lawrsvp@louisville.edu by July 27.  ALL projects are on Friday August 14 except for Habitat, which is on the 15th.

 

Operation Brightside; http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Brightside/; Litter cleanup. We pick the time and location(s) and Brightside provides bags, gloves, and will pick up the filled bags.

St. Vincent De Paul; http://www.svdplou.org/; May vary, but will probably include painting, project work in the clothes closet, and helping to move the thrift store and the maintenance shop. Specifics will vary depending on the number of volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity; http://www.hfhlouisville.org/; NOTE: this project is on Saturday August 15; Working alongside skilled construction staff in renovating and maintaining Habitat-owned buildings. Types of Construction Projects: Volunteers work on nearly every facet of home construction, helping with dozens of tasks including preparing the site for construction, framing, insulating, siding, hanging drywall, painting and landscaping, just to name a few.

Family Scholar House; http://familyscholarhouse.org/; Assembling Baskets of Cleaning Supplies for the residents of the Scholar House.

Animal Care Society; www.animalcaresociety.org; Painting, walking dogs, bathing dogs, cleaning, yard work, possibly some organization tasks at this no-kill facility.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries ; www.kyrm.org; Organizing donation basement, possibly assisting a family that arrives to resettle.

Hosparus ; http://www.hosparus.org/index.php; Several small projects, e.g., stuffing envelopes and doing labels for 1000 invitations for a charity event; putting together packets for incoming medical students.

Masonic Homes of Kentucky; http://www.masonichomesky.com/; Work with approximately 15 residents on a craft project.

Home of the Innocents; http://www.homeoftheinnocents.org/; Approximately two hours will be interacting with children (reading to them and wheeling them around); then lunch (provided); then from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., students will help to organize store room area.

 

Important Technology Changes for Returning Students

The IT staff are making changes to the School of Law's network, two of which are immediately significant to returning students:

Changes to Web Site Log-in

From 10:00 PM Wednesday, July 29th, through 12:00 AM Thursday, July 30th, the School of Law Web site will be unavailable while the law school's IT department makes an important change to the site.  Beginning at midnight, Thursday, July 30th, the School of Law's Web site will require the law school community -- faculty, staff and students, including incoming students -- to log in using their ULink credentials (user name and password), rather than their Lawnet credentials, to view private content.  Publicly available information will remain so.

Changes to School of Law Network (Lawnet)

From 12:00 AM Thursday, July 30th, through Friday, August 7, the IT staff will close returning students' Lawnet accounts while they make a series of changes to the School of Law's internal network (Lawnet).  During this blackout period, students will not be able to log on to law school computers or use law school network resources, including accessing their files on the file server or printing to the laptop printer.  Also during this period, the IT staff will:

  • Deploy a new file server
  • Copy students' documents and files from the current file server to the new one
  • Remove all Law Library lab computers from the Lawnet domain and add them to the University's new Windows Active Directory domain
  • Configure lab printing in the new network environment
For students, the most important consequence of all these changes is that they will no longer have Lawnet accounts.  Instead, they will be able to use their ULink user names and passwords for everything.  These changes will also affect how students connect their laptops to the School of Law file server and laptop printer.

"Help" Day

On Monday, August 10, the IT staff will be available nearly all day (specific hours TBA), tentatively in room 177, to assist both incoming and returning students connect their laptops to the wireless network, to the new file server and to the reconfigured laptop printer.  "Help" Day will be the only opportunity before the first day of class for students to configure, or reconfigure, their laptops in the new environment.  The IT staff will be occupied with Orientation responsibilities the rest of the week of August 10-14.

Please make a note of these important changes.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jim Becker, Assistant Dean for Information Technology, at j.becker@louisville.edu.

[Registration] Preview of Course Registration

Preview of Course Registration

 

The start of law school is getting close! And so is course registration. 

All class sections and times are assigned for full-time students.  In the immediate days before orientation, you will receive this information.  At the same time, you will receive instructions on how to register for your classes.   You will do this on-line.   During the registration process, you will have the option of ordering your books from the University Bookstore (you may also order your books elsewhere; just make sure you have the correct editions, etc.).   If you do order from the University Bookstore, you will have the option picking them up at the bookstore or having them delivered to the law school.  If you choose delivery to the law school (many students do), you will be able to pick up your books after the last orientation session, which is Thursday afternoon, August 13.   If you want them earlier (many do), choose pick-up at the University Bookstore.

First year students are assigned to one of two sections; we will send your section assignment to your University of Louisville email address no later than August 7 - possibly a day or two earlier.   Please watch for this email and plan to register for your classes before Monday August 10.

Keep checking this page, as the pace of announcements and information postings will be increasing.

Kathleen S. Bean
Professor of Law
Associate Dean, Student Life
Dated July 23, 2009

Important Changes to Web Site Log-in

From 10:00 PM Wednesday, July 29th, through 12:00 AM Thursday, July 30th, the School of Law Web site will be unavailable while the law school's IT department makes an important change to the site.  Beginning at midnight, Thursday, July 30th, the School of Law's Web site will require the law school community -- faculty, staff and students, including incoming students -- to log in using their ULink credentials (user name and password), rather than their Lawnet credentials, to view private content.  Publicly available information will remain so.

Please make a note of this important change.  If you have questions or experience difficulty logging in after midnight, Thursday, July 30th, please contact Jim Becker, Assistant Dean for Information Technology, at j.becker@louisville.edu.

[orientation] First Year Students: Check your UofL email

First Year Students: 

Check your UofL email inboxes.   

The list of Community Service Day projects has been emailed to you.  Visit the websites to learn about the organizations and use the rsvp email address (included in the email) to let us know what activity you would like to do.  Participating in Service Day is the best way to get to know other first year students and additionally, faculty, staff, and upper-level students.  Please respond by July 27.  Questions?  Email Professor Kathleen S. Bean, Associate Dean, Student Life:  kathybean@louisville.edu.

We've had an issue or two with our Information for Admitted Students website, but we think those have been resolved.  Assuming so, a more detailed orientation schedule and information about registration for classes will be coming.  Very soon.   

Summer 2009 Grades

The summer grades have been posted to the web.

2009-2010 Academic Calendar

https://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/academic-calendars

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

May 2009 Graduates: Don't Forget Your Files!

Monday, July 28th, is the last day May 2009 graduates will be able to retrieve their files from the law school's file server.  On Tuesday, the 29th, May graduates' Lawnet accounts and files will be deleted.  Don't be that person who comes in every year in early August and asks, "Where's my stuff?"

[Orientation] Start the Semester Fresh: Community Service for All First Years

[orientation]

START THE SEMESTER FRESH
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
FOR ALL FIRST YEARS

Class of 2012:

As your Student Bar Association Secretary, I am organizing a community service event on behalf of the entire incoming first-year class. This year, we will be helping Family Scholar House. This organization was formed to help end the cycle of poverty by assisting single-parents with getting their four-year college degree. The organization currently provides housing, childcare, and academic assistance to 56 families. This service project involves a "START THE SEMESTER FRESH" campaign.

All Family Scholar House students rely on food stamps to feed their children. However, food stamps do not cover cleaning supplies. We would like for each of you to bring in items listed below. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring in a mop and paper towels. If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring in a broom and all-purpose cleaner. Although we understand that you are extremely busy, we encourage you to bring in as many items as feasible and to ask those you know to donate some of the listed items as well. We need enough items for 56 families. One of our community service projects on August 14 will be sorting these supplies for delivery to the families. I assure you this is a worthwhile cause. You can find more information about the organization at: http://familyscholarhouse.org/.

So that we will be assured that we will have enough items, could you please send an email to let us know that you commit to bring something. Email me, and just put in the subject line Fresh Start. That will let us know we can count on you.

I look forward to meeting each of you at orientation.

Sincerely,

Jenna Glasscock
SBA Secretary

Needs include:
mops
paper towels
bathroom cleaner
Pledge/Endust
dust rags
glass cleaner
brooms
Clorox wipes
all-purpose cleaner
toilet bowl brush
dish detergent

New Additions to the Library's Collection

The law library has implemented a new mechanism for keeping you abreast of the new books we add to the collection. Using a proprietary computer process, we are now listing the titles of new books directly on the law library's web page. Titles for the five most recent books added to the library's collection will be listed there. Click on the "More" link to see even more titles. They will also be posted to our Twitter account @lawlibnewbooks.