Student News

Congratulation to this Year's International Arbitration Moot Court Competition Team Members

Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to participate in this years International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. The competition takes place in Vienna, Austria in the Spring of 2010. Please congratulate them and wish them luck as they compete.

 

Marshall Casey
Andrea Fagan
James Fisher
David Haney
Elisabeth Luff
Ryan Polczynski
Chris Smith

Academic Success Tip - Focus

Do you ever feel that you have put in time but do not understand or recall anything that you heard in class or read in your casebook?  Do you ever “zone out” during class or study time?  One of the most essential study skills is the ability to focus.  Here are some general tips that you might want to consider:

  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night so that your brain cells can be ready to work productively for you
  • Take short 5- or 10-minute breaks every 90 minutes of studying
  • Take a 30-minute break after you have been studying for 3 or 4 hours
  • Take a short 5-minute break if you completely lose your focus and cannot get it back with more active study strategies: asking questions; reciting out loud; talking with someone else about the material
  • Find a setting where you can study without interruptions or distractions
  • Have all of your supplies and study materials gathered and ready for use before you sit down to study
  • Eat a light snack before studying to assuage hunger pangs: an apple; a box of raisins; a handful of nuts; a granola bar
  • Use ice water to keep you alert instead of coffee or sodas

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam - November 2009

Are you planning to take the November 7 MPRE?  The deadline to register for the exam is September 29.  You can register online at http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mpre/guidelines/registration.  The fee for the MPRE is $60.  The registration fee is nonrefundable.

Kentucky Bar Exam - February 2010

Are you graduating this December and planning to take the Kentucky Bar Exam in February 2010?  The bar application filing deadline is October 1, 2009, and several items are required at the time of filing your application.  If you need help navigating through the many requirements, please stop by the Academic Success Office in Room 212. 

Free MPRE Review Course

Kaplan PMBR is offering a free MPRE review course for November examinees.  The course features:

  • Online Course Flexibility – practice your questions or watch the lecture when you want, where you want.
  • Full-length Practice Exam – experience the actual exam time constraints and test your knowledge.
  • Two online workshops - question-by-question review of core concepts and how they are tested.
  • Substantive Outline Book – contains the most recent revisions to the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) and Code of Judicial Conduct (CJC).
  • Online MPRE Qbank (quiz bank) - create customized tests, review detailed answers and analyze your strengths and weaknesses.

If you are interested, you can register by phone (800.523.0777), or online at http://www.kaptest.com/Bar-Exam/Law-School-Success/Professional-Responsibility/MPRE-online-course.html?cid=707448

Academic Success Tip - Outlining

How are your course outlines coming along?  By now, you should have enough information in each course to begin outlining.  Then, you want to add to your outlines regularly – preferably every week or every other week.  Remember that your outlines will be your primary study aids for exams.  Once you have a good outline for a segment of the course, your class notes and case briefs will no longer be your focus for that part of the material.  If you missed the outlining workshop this week, you can review the presentation online at the Academic Success webpage http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/academic-success.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Academic Success Office (Room 212). 

Free MPRE Review Course

Kaplan PMBR is offering a free MPRE review course for November examinees.  The course features include:

  • Online Course Flexibility – practice your questions or watch the lecture when you want, where you want.
  • Full-length Practice Exam – experience the actual exam time constraints and test your knowledge.
  • Two online workshops - question-by-question review of core concepts and how they are tested.
  • Substantive Outline Book – contains the most recent revisions to the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) and Code of Judicial Conduct (CJC).
  • Online MPRE Qbank (quiz bank) - create customized tests, review detailed answers and analyze your strengths and weaknesses.

If you are interested, you can register by phone (800.523.0777), or online at http://www.kaptest.com/Bar-Exam/Law-School-Success/Professional-Responsibility/MPRE-online-course.html?cid=707448

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam - November 7, 2009

Are you planning to take the November 7 MPRE?  The deadline to register for the exam is September 29.  You can register online at http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mpre/guidelines/registration.  The fee for the MPRE is $60.  The registration fee is nonrefundable.

Diversity Forum to Address ENDA

Keys to the Door: ENDA, Transgender Identity, and Community
September 29, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Room 275


Sponsored by the Diversity Committee and the Lambda Law Caucus, with the following co-sponsors: ACLU of KY, ACS, BLSA, Fairness Campaign, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, SBA, UofL LGBT Services Office.

A  three-person panel will discuss ENDA generally, the case for inclusion of transgender people in ENDA, and the politics of ENDA.  

This event is part of the UofL Pride Week celebration and will include a light lunch from Expressions of You (available at 11:30 AM).

SBA September Student of the Month: Rexena Napier

Rexena is recognized for her dedication to increasing the University of Louisville Law School's reputation. She is a 3L and is the President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, an organization that is committed to safeguarding the rights of animals through the legal system and raising public awareness regarding Animal Law. She has also worked at the Lewis and Clark Animal Law Clinic. She started the newest Journal at the Law School, the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law. Rexena is also the Recorder for the Lambda Law Caucus and is an Academic Fellow. She was very helpful in organizing the Animal Clinic Community Service Day during 1L Orientation this summer. We appreciate all that you do for Louisville Law. Your contributions do not go unnoticed.