Student News

Reminder: Lawlapalooza Ticket Drawing for 1Ls

Just a reminder to 1Ls to take and submit an Exam4 practice test by 5:00 PM EDT, Monday, September 28, 2009 to be eligible to win one of 20 Lawlapalooza tickets, courtesy of Professor Kurt "Wolfman" Metzmeier.

Trandafir International Business Writing Competition

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law, is pleased to announce the 2009-10 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition. The competition is open to all graduate and law students. The winning student will receive a cash prize of $2,000, and the journal will publish the winning submission in an upcoming edition. Submissions should address a contemporary international business or economic issue with a legal nexus.

Submissions must arrive at our office, via e-mail or U.S. mail only, no later than 5:00 PM CST on February 1, 2010.  A panel of journal editors and university professors will select the winning submission by early April 2010.  

Please address all inquiries to: law-trandafir@iowa.uiowa.edu. Submissions can be mailed to Trandafir International Business Writing Competition, University of Iowa College of Law, Boyd Law Building, Room 185, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Patent Law Moot Court Signups

Patent Law Moot Court Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Patent Law Moot
Court Competition, held March 20-22 in Chicago or Houston.  The team’s
coach is Professor John Cross.

There is a sign up sheet available outside the Moot Court Board door. The deadline
for sign-ups is 5 p.m. on October 1st.  A brief problem will be emailed
to interested students by October 2nd and will be due back to Professor
Cross by 5 p.m. on October 9th.
Professor Cross will review the submissions and, if necessary, hold oral
tryouts on October 12th to select team members.

Currently, only one team of two members is allowed in the competition
from each school.

Direct any questions to Maddie Schueler (meschu07@louisville.edu).

Academic Success Tip - Handling Pressure

Do not give up hope.  It is not too late to become more efficient and effective this semester.  It is not too late to catch up if you are behind.  Start today to solve the problems.  Moaning and groaning are counter-productive.  If you need help in planning strategies to turn things around, contact the Academic Success Office.

Winner - Academic Success Drawing

Thank you to all first-year law students who completed an evaluation for the Structured Study Group program.  The winner of two tickets to Lawlapalooza on October 1, 2009, at Phoenix Hill Tavern is Joe Lambert.  Tickets for the drawing this week were provided courtesy of Dean Chen.  Please claim your prize from the Academic Success Office, Room 212, by Monday.

Exam4 Now Available for Legal Research and Torts I Mid-Terms

A version of Exam4 for the Legal Research final and Torts I mid-term is available now.  For more information, including how to download, install and use Exam4 to take and submit practice tests and live exams, click here.

The Exam4 practice test deadline for 1Ls planning to use their computer to take either or both the Legal Research final exam and Professor Leibson's Torts I mid-term exam is 6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, October 3, 2009.  A propertly submitted practice test is a requirement before you may use your computer on either of these exams.  Students who fail to properly take and submit a practice test by the deadline will be refused technical assistance of any kind should they experience any technical difficulty using Exam4 on the Legal Research final and/or the Torts I mid-term.

Another version of Exam4 for all other exams will be forthcoming, and more information about that will be posted later.

National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups

National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held February 18-20, 2010 in White Plains, New York.  The team's coach is Carey Peter.

To sign up, send an e-mail to Carey Peter, acpete@gmail.com and Cameron Griffith, ccgrif01@gmail.com containing your resume and a writing sample in Microsoft Word format:

The deadline for submission of these items is Wednesday September 30, 2009 at noon.

Information regarding the competition can be found online at: http://www.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=23579

The maximum number of participants is three.  Any questions regarding the competition or requirements listed above may be directed to Cameron Griffith (ccgrif01@gmail.com).

Winner - Academic Success Drawing

Thank you to all first-year law students who completed an evaluation for the Structured Study Group program.  The winner of two tickets to Lawlapalooza on October 1, 2009, at Phoenix Hill Tavern is Sadaf Aulakh.  Tickets for the drawing this week were provided courtesy of Dean Chen.  Please claim your prize from the Academic Success Office, Room 212, by Friday.  

Academic Success Tip - Handling Pressure

Use a reward system to keep your motivation up.  Decide small rewards for yourself for completion of small tasks.  Small rewards might be: a bubble bath; one ½-hour television show; one computer game; popcorn; a walk with the dog; a play break with your child.  Decide large rewards for yourself for completion of large tasks: a night at the movies; dinner with friends at a nice restaurant; two hours reading a novel; a new outfit. When you have a reward to look forward to, you are more likely to stay motivated in completing your work.

Oval Beautification Is Complete

 

University of Louisville officials unveiled the renovated Belknap Campus oval at a press conference September 22, 2009.

The oval has been under reconstruction since 2007. The project includes a cascading fountain, lighting, landscaping and safety features, such as sidewalks, curbs and brickpavers. It was paid for by Transportation Enhancements Program funding through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and a grant from the University of Louisville Foundation.