Student News

Help the Moot Court Board This Upcoming Weekend!

Anybody that is interested in Moot Court; the Intra State Mock Trial team will be holding its competition this weekend at the Hall of Justice in downtown Louisville. The Moot Court Board needs help with bailiffs. If you can come help this Saturday and/or Sunday November 13th and 14th please contact Jackie Clowers. This is a great way to learn more about Mock Trial and Moot Court in general as well as help represent your school in the competition!

Academic Success Tip - Create a Task List

This week’s tips focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Create a task list for each exam course or paper/project.  Determine which tasks are your priorities to complete over your break period.  Weigh the following factors:

  • Are there projects/papers/presentations that will be due before the end of the semester?
  • Are your outlines up-to-date for all of your exam courses?
  • Are certain courses extremely difficult for you and need additional review time?
  • Are you aware that you are behind in certain courses or portions of courses?
  • Do you need to make tables, flowcharts, or other graphics if you are a visual learner?
  • Are there certain supplemental materials that you want to read and study to clarify certain topics?
  • Have you had a chance to do practice questions for your exam courses?
  • Do you need to spend more time on memorization of the law?
  • Will you be meeting with a study group during the break period?

Reminder About Today's Required Bar Program

Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel for the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will present a program on candor and related bar issues today, Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1:00 p.m., in Room  275. 

Students graduating in December 2010, May 2011, or August 2011 are required to attend this program.  They may also attend on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7:25 p.m., when a recorded version will be shown; an RSVP is required for the Nov. 10 showing.

Questions?  Contact Dean Bean.


CLE on LGBT Issues

The cost for students to register is $12. Lunch is available for an additional $7, but you must pre-register. The flier with more detailed information is attached!


Lambda Law Caucus Present an Overview of LGBT Law Issues

Greg Nevins, the Senior Staff Attorney from the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal will be giving a presentation on current issues in LGBT law. The speech will begin at 2:30 in Room 175.

Overseas Fellowships, Study and Internships Symposium

The International Law Society will be presenting a panel discussion just for law students about all of the international and language-related opportunities abroad. This meeting will cover overseas scholarships, fellowships, study-abroad programs, and overseas law internships with application due-dates between December and April. Dr. Patricia Condon and Seabrook Jones from the U of L Honors and Fellowships office, Dr. Joy Carew from the International Office, and Ms. Debra Reh will be speaking. All pizza-loving students interested in these opportunites should attend. Many thanks to the Career Services folks for providing pizza.

Academic Success Tip - Do You Have a Strategy for Studying over the Break?

The Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner.  What does that break period mean for you?  This week’s tips will focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the holiday. 

Be realistic about your holiday plans.  It is common to tell yourself that you will study at least ten times more than you actually can or will do.  Lay out a study plan that will be achievable rather than unrealistic.  Think about your travel mode, your travel time, your family expectations, your priorities for studying, and your need for balance.  Sit down with your calendar now and plan your study strategy.

Tax Moot Court Sign-ups


The Tax Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds.  There is a separate competition for written briefs, with independent judging and awards.  The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.


Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up on the Moot Court Board across from the Washer Lounge.  Try-out times will be any time before 3pm on Tuesday (Nov. 9) or Thursday (Nov. 11).  If these times do not work for you, then you may contact Professor Lay to make other arrangements in his office (Rm 252) or by his office phone (502-852-6374).  You may argue from any brief that you have previously written, including your BLS brief. 


If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Loper at 

Industrialized Farming Policies and Practices

New Course Number & ID for Genetics & the Law

In Spring 2011, Genetics and the Law, taught by Professor Mark Rothstein, will have a new course number 997-08, and a new course ID 14417.  Please use these new numbers when registering for this course.