Student News

Reception for Moot Court Teams

The Moot Court Board reminds reminds all moot court team members and coaches that a reception will take place Monday, April 5 at 4:30 in the Cox Lounge to honor your achievements.  Light refreshments will be served.  Come celebrate the end of a very successful year for our law school's moot court, mock trial, and professional skills teams.

Congratulations to the new Officers of the Student Health Law Association

The Student Health Law Association has held elections and would like to congratulate the following new officers!

Kevin Orr- President

Julie Simonson- Vice President

Margaret Royar- Secretary/Communication

 Alex Davis- Treasurer 

Kentucky Innocence Project Externship Information Session

Marguerite Thomas from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will hold an information session on the  Kentucky Innocence Project (KIP) Externship course on Monday April 5, 12:10, Room 171.  To learn more about this externship opportunity, please attend this session.  (The upper-level advising session, which is scheduled at the same time, will be recorded and posted on the intranet.)  Questions?  Contact Dean Bean

Campaign Finance & the Supreme Court

On February 23, Professors Joe Tomain and Russ Weaver were interviewed on NPR's State of Affairs. The show's archive is now available at WFPL's website at

In a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court ruled last month that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as individual citizens where campaign finance is concerned. The decision says that limiting corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections is unconstitutional; it overrules established precedents and is predicted to drastically change the way elections are run.

2010 Summer and Fall Registration Instructions

It is the student's responsibility to read all of the registration instructions.

Please check your "Summary of Account" on ULink to make sure that you do not have any financial holds on your account.  If you have a financial hold on your account, you will not be able to register for classes.

Pre-registration forms are due by Wednesday, April 7.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

Newly Elected 2010-11 SBA Officers

2010-11 SBA Officers

President - Daniel Cameron


Vice President (Day) - Ashley Wiggins


Vice President (Evening) - Gayla Cissell


Secretary - Tina Nance


Treasurer - Stephanie Loper


Social Chair - Molly  Maccaskey


Fundraising Chair - Katie Bennet


Public Relations Chair - Chris Robert


Public Service Chair - Samantha Thomas-Bush


Career Service Chair - Kristie Wetterer


Bookstore Manager - Liza Goykhberg


ABA Rep - Jill Massey


SGA Reps   - Jared Hall and Tyler Montell


4L Rep - Nicole Crump   


3L Reps - T.J. Massey and Jared Sawyer


2L Reps - Mindy Pickett and Alex White


3L Honor Council

  • Brian Bennet
  • Jared Sawyer
  • T.J. Massey
  • Megan Keane (Alternate)

2L Honor Council

  • Stephanie Loper
  • Josh Porter

Exam4 for Spring 2010 Now Available

Exam4 for Spring 2010 final exams is now available to all students beginning today, Monday, April 5.

Hardware and operating system requirements, and download and installation instructions, are posted at  Students are also urged to review the policy governing exams taken on computer.

Exam4 is available for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Windows XP and Vista and now Windows 7.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester must download and install the finals version of Exam4 AND properly take and submit a practice test by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, April 16, 2010. A properly taken and submitted practice test identifies the student by his/her UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) -- not by one's student ID number, or any other combination of letters or numerals. To submit a practice test electronically, one must be on campus and connected to the University's wireless network. The University's firewall prevents off-campus submission.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester and cannot comply with the practice test requirement by the deadline must contact the Associate Dean for Student Life before the deadline if he/she wishes to petition for an extension of the practice test deadline or exemption from the practice test requirement.

VERY IMPORTANT: Any student who takes any exam on computer who: 1. has not properly taken and submitted a practice test, or 2. has not brought a working USB flash drive to any exam, will be refused technical assistance by the IT staff, including, but not limited to, submitting a completed exam.

After the practice test deadline has passed, the IT staff will send an e-mail confirmation to each student who has properly and timely submitted a practice test. In the meantime, you may check whether your practice test was received at Any practice test listed on the Exam Tracker is presumptively o.k.

SALDF Invites You To Puppy Palooza!!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents the Second Annual Puppy Palooza! Join us on April 11th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Patterson Park & Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, 1418 Morton Ave., Louisville, KY.

Puppy Palooza provides fun activities and games for people and dogs! Free Admission! Featuring: a fenced in dog area for off fleash fun, informational tables from local businesses and animal organizations, giveaways and prizes, and a silent auction from 2pm - 4pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Society.


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First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition Finals Today

The Moot Court Board invites everyone to the finals of the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition held today, Friday, in the Allen Courtroom.  The final round begins at 2:00 and features Jenn Seiwertsen (Appellant) arguing against Josh Porter (Appellee).  The finals judges include Chief Judge Sara Combs of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Judge Tom Wine of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and Judge Fred Cowan of the Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Moot Court Board Informational Session

The Moot Court Board informational session will be held Monday, April 5th at 3:40pm in room 080.

Information will be provided on the Moot Court Board, requirements of members, and the upcoming application process for interested individuals.