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.
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!
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.)
mafar01 (On second inspection, this is wrong, too. Incomplete user name; unidentifiable. Try again.)
mkahn01 (Actually, mlkahn01)
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: email@example.com. 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A version of Exam4 for the Legal Research final and Torts I mid-term is available now. For more information, including how to download, install and use Exam4 to take and submit practice tests and live exams, click here.
The Exam4 practice test deadline for 1Ls planning to use their computer to take either or both the Legal Research final exam and Professor Leibson's Torts I mid-term exam is 6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, October 3, 2009. A propertly submitted practice test is a requirement before you may use your computer on either of these exams. Students who fail to properly take and submit a practice test by the deadline will be refused technical assistance of any kind should they experience any technical difficulty using Exam4 on the Legal Research final and/or the Torts I mid-term.
Another version of Exam4 for all other exams will be forthcoming, and more information about that will be posted later.
National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups
Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held February 18-20, 2010 in White Plains, New York. The team's coach is Carey Peter.
The deadline for submission of these items is Wednesday September 30, 2009 at noon.
Information regarding the competition can be found online at: http://www.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=23579
The maximum number of participants is three. Any questions regarding the competition or requirements listed above may be directed to Cameron Griffith (email@example.com).