Student News

Applications Still Being Accepted for Securities Moot Court Team

Need a resume boost?  How about a FREE trip to New York City with the possible opportunity to network with federal judges or even Supreme Court Justices?

The Securities Law Moot Court team is still accepting applications for team membership.  The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 14th.  Contact Will Corrigan (wmcorr01@louisville.edu) or Adam Stotts (abstot01@lousiville.edu) for details.


Sign ups for the Labor Law Competition will close Nov. 5

Sign ups for the Labor Law Moot Court Competition will close Wednesday, Nov. 5th. If you are interested in being part of the Labor Law Moot Court Team, please stop by the Moot Court Board door and sign up by 4 pm, Nov. 5th. If you have questions about the competition, please contact Prof. Render.

2008-2009 National Health Law Moot Court Competition: Good Luck UofLTeam!

The 2008-2009 National Health Law Moot Court Competition is this Friday and Saturday at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. There are 34 teams from 25 schools participating in the competition. The law school has two teams competing: Rebecca Wooldridge and Andrew Palmer, both second-year students, as well as Richard Green and Jerred Kelly, also second-year students. The teams' facilitator is Professor Tim Hall. The Moot Court Board wishes the team good luck this week!

ABA Regional Negotiations Moot Court Competition: Good Luck to UofL Team

The ABA Regional Negotiations Moot Court Competition is this weekend (Nov. 8-9) in Columbus, Ohio at the Moritz College of Law. This year's team members are Don Haas, Justin Capps, Ashley Eade, and Cary Campbell. The Moot Court Board wishes the team good luck this week!

Moot Court Regionals This Weekend

The Moot Court Board wishes good Luck to Duffy Trager, Barry Dunn, Brian Stempien and Steve Mattingly who are competing in regionals for the 2008 National Moot Court Competition this weekend in Richmond, Virginia.

FEELING STRESSED?

Everyone knows law school is a stressful life experience, but that is particularly true at this point in the semester, when crunch time hits and there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Add to that financial concerns or family stressors and suddenly life can feel pretty overwhelming. 

 Lawyers, and law students, often see themselves as immune from the types of pressures that cause others distress; there is sometimes an "I can do it myself" attitude that prevents us from seeking help when we most need it.  There may be concerns about having to report mental health treatment of any kind to a Character and Fitness committee in the near future.

As everyone knows though, you can't get help with a problem until you acknowledge you need help.  If you are feeling like the stresses of life and school are too much, please stop by my office in Room 212.  I can help you work out a study plan for the rest of the semester and I also have both campus and community resource information available-- everything from mental health counseling, to substance abuse classes, to domestic violence resources.  I will be happy to point you in the direction you need to find the best help for you.

Remember, you are not alone in feeling stressed; it's how you handle it that matters.

 

SALDF Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will have a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5th from 12:10 - 1 pm in Room 177. Hope to see you all there!!

ACTA Trial Competition Tryouts

ACTA National Trial Competition Tryouts will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Allen Courtroom. If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and interested in developing your trial skills while simultaneously earning school credit and strengthening your resume, then this competition is for you.

There will be two teams competing with two students on each team. The regional competition is February 20-22, 2009, at Michigan State University, and the final competition is March 25-28, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

For tryouts, you will need to submit your resume and present a 10-15 minute opening statement or closing argument using a past competition problem - State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb.  Students can access all of the materials for the case using the following link:  http://www.tyla.org/advocacy_ntc_archive.html.

The sign-up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board room door.

Please direct any questions to Brian Fayman via email at blfaym01@louisville.edu.

INFO FOR MPRE SIMULATED EXAM

For those of you who registered for the MPRE simulated on-line exam-- The exam will take place this Saturday, November 1 in Room 275.  Set up will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the actual exam will take place from 1:00 to 2:30.  You will need a laptop capable of connecting to the internet.  This is the on-line exam on the NCBE web site.

Securities Law Moot Court

On Monday November 3 at 12 noon, an informational meeting will be held for students interested in participating on the  Securities Law Moot Court team  At the meeting, a problem will be handed out for interested students to complete by November 10.