The SBA November Student of the Month is Barry Dunn. Barry is the President of the Moot Court Board where he helped raise thousands of dollars in donations on behalf of the school's preeminent Trial Advocacy Organization. He also co-founded the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition. He leads a group of four exceptional students as the only returning member of the law school's National Moot Court Team. Moreover he is an active member of the University of Louisville Law Review, for which he serves as Notes Editor. Last year he was a Torts tutor for the first years, and he organized mock interviews for the first years. He was also a finalist in the Pirtle-Washer Argument Competition and is a research assistant for Professor Weaver. Thanks Barry! Your contributions do not go unnoticed.
If you were not able to register for any spring 2010 course because the course had reached maximum enrollment . . .Posted November 3rd, 2009 by R. Thomas Blackburn
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?
Based on your rankings, the four highest ranked courses and the four courses most likely to be offered in summer 2010 are: #1 Estate and Gift Tax (Tuesday and Thursday, 5:35 pm - 7:15 pm)#2 Basic Federal Income Tax (Monday, Tu., Wed, and Th., 7:25 pm - 9:05 pm)#3 Advanced Legal Research (Monday and Wednesday, 5:35 pm - 7:15 pm)#4 Transactional Drafting Online (no scheduled class meetings because this course is conducted online) The classes and class times listed above are TENTATIVE. We expect to offer these four classes, but unexpected things happen. I thank those students who took the time and showed the interest to rank the classes. Tom BlackburnAssociate Dean and Professor of Law
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 for exams.
The deadline to submit forms to Student Records for spring registration is 4:00 p.m, Thursday, October 29.
The School of Law is not using the wish list option this year for spring registration.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records or Associate Dean Kathy Bean.