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.
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 email@example.com.
Sponsored by: Federalist Society
Registration Cost: Free Food
Roger Pilon is the founder and director of Cato's Center for
Constitutional Studies, which has become an important force in the
national debate over constitutional interpretation and judicial
philosophy. He is the publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review and is
an adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University through The
Fund for American Studies. Prior to joining Cato, Pilon held five senior
posts in the Reagan administration, including at State and Justice, and
was a National Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. In 1989 the
Bicentennial Commission presented him with its Benjamin Franklin Award
for excellence in writing on the U.S. Constitution. In 2001 Columbia
University’s School of General Studies awarded him its Alumni Medal of
Distinction. Pilon lectures and debates at universities and law schools
across the country and testifies often before Congress. His writing has
appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street
Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Legal Times, National Law Journal,
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Stanford Law & Policy Review,
and elsewhere. He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CBS's 60 Minutes II,
Fox News Channel, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and other media. Pilon holds a
B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University
of Chicago, and a J.D. from the George Washington University School of
This Friday, October 31, 2008, at 11:59 PM, is the deadline for students to submit an Exam4 practice test for the Fall 2008 semester. You must submit a practice test to take exams on computer. If you need a refresher, instructions for taking a practice test and submitting it, as well as for taking real exams, are posted here. Remember, you must submit your practice test while on campus using the University's wireless network.
The following students have correctly submitted a practice test. If your user name does not appear on this list, you've done something wrong or haven't done it at all.
Friday is the deadline to RSVP for the Minority Law Student Dinner which will be held Friday, November 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Judge Denise Clayton. Please email me if you would like to attend and let me know how many will be in your party.
The American Constitution Society proudly announces its fifth annual National Student Writing Competition. This annual event for law students is an opportunity to recognize legal scholarship that enhances the understanding and reputation of progressive legal theories.
Any full-time or part-time law student currently enrolled in a J.D. program at a US law school is eligible to participate.
The author of the top submission will receive $3000 and be eligible for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
The authors of the two runner-up submissions will each receive $1000.
The submission deadline is Friday, February 20, 2009.
Please see the attached flyer for details.
Students in the Central High School Partnership program, with the assistance of Professor Tony Arnold and UofL law students, presented a report on the revitalization of the Parkland Neighborhood to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville. The report, which includes ideas and information about the community’s conditions, is the result of a year long program that educated the students in land use, environmental justice, and public health equity. The program was supported by a grant from the Louisville Metro Center for Health Equity.