Student News

Academic Success Office - Study Aids

The Academic Success Office will close today at 11:30 a.m.  There are still study aids available for a variety of subjects, including a set of CDs for Torts, Family Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Evidence - perfect if you have a long commute.  E&Es are also available for many subjects.  Stop by today before 11:30 if you would like to check out a study aid.  The office will reopen on Monday.

Learn about the new CardMail on Jan. 6

The School of Law IT staff will offer a CardMail information and training session to all students at 12:15 pm, Thursday, January 6, 2011 in room 275. Tasty vittles will be provided.

CardMail, the new student e-mail system provided by Microsoft Windows Live, will be available to all UofL students beginning in January 2011. CardMail features 10 GB of mail storage, instant messaging, a movie maker, a photo gallery and the 25 GB Windows Sky Drive, which allows you to store documents online and access them anytime, from anywhere.

Please submit a response to our CardMail survey and let us know what you want to know about CardMail. For more information about CardMail, check University I.T.'s CardMail page.

Congratulations to the Negotiation Team!

Congratulations to Nicole Crump, Jeffrey Hall, John Gilliam, Ryan Goode and Fernando Valdizan for their success at the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, Nov. 13-14 in Detroit.

Nicole and Jeff are going to the national finals in Atlanta and John and Ryan received excellent comments on their negotiation performances notwithstanding facing tough competitors!  Fernando, an experienced negotiator, thoughtfully served as a student coach. Our special thanks to Dean Arnold and Prof. Mary Jo Gleason for their coaching and support. Congratulations!!

2011 Weschler Criminal Law Moot Team Selected!

Congratulations to Jared Sawyer and Jennifer Siewertsen on being selected for the 2011 Wechsler Criminal Law Team!

Are You Still Reading the Docket?

Congratulations, Mary Jessee!  Your name was drawn to receive a Heine Brothers' gift card and a UofL Snuggie!!  To claim your prizes, you must stop by Dean Bean's office today, by 5:00 p.m.

Academic Success Tip - Do not procrastinate!

During the last week of class and especially during the Thanksgiving holiday, beware of the false sense that “I have all day to do X,” which will likely cause you to procrastinate.  Instead, fill in blocks of time each day with the topics you will study during that time period.  Stay focused and stay on task.  If you plan your work and work your plan, you will not fall behind.   

Valid Exam4 Practice Tests

This morning (Monday, Nov. 22), the following e-mail went out to all students who submitted a valid Exam4 practice test for Fall 2010 finals:

You have received this message because you submitted a valid and timely Exam4 practice test for Fall 2010 final exams.  Should you require assistance with Exam4, you are entitled to receive it.  Please remember to bring a USB flash drive with you to EVERY exam.  If you do not, and you cannot submit your exam electronically, the IT staff will not provide a flash drive for you. 

If you submitted an Exam4 practice test and did not receive this e-mail, and believe your practice test was valid, please see Asst. Dean Jim Becker in room 115 as soon as possible.

Are You Still Reading the Docket?

Congratulations, Alston Peek!  Your name was drawn to receive a Heine Brothers gift card.  To claim your prize, you must stop by Dean Bean's office today, by 5:00 p.m.

Academic Success Tip - Study Groups

Use study groups judiciously as you prepare for finals.

  • Do not skimp on your personal review time by joining too many group activities.
  • Schedule group time when you have reviewed the material enough to gain the most from discussions.
  • Alternate who explains concepts or answers questions so everyone has to “work” and get practice.
  • Have individual practice question time as well – your group cannot help you during the exam.
  • If study group sessions become too frustrating, consider gracefully bowing out to study by yourself or with just one other person.

Congratulations to the Negotiation Team!

Congratulations to Nicole Crump, Jeffrey Hall, John Gilliam, Ryan Goode and Fernando Valdizan for their success at the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, Nov. 13-14 in Detroit.

Nicole and Jeff are going to the national finals in Atlanta and John and Ryan received excellent comments on their negotiation performances notwithstanding facing tough competitors!  Fernando, an experienced negotiator, thoughtfully served as a student coach. Our special thanks to Dean Arnold and Prof. Mary Jo Gleason for their coaching and support. Congratulations!!