Student News

Harris Recognized for Work with the Women's Center

Public Services Librarian and Professor of Legal Bibliography Robin Harris was recognized in the March 2008 Today's Woman for her work at the University of Louisville's Women's Center. Harris' role in founding the Kentucky Women's Book Festival, one of the many programs made possible by the center. The mission of the Women's Center is to build alliances with campus and community groups in order to promote equality, increase women's self-reliance, and heighten the understanding of women's contributions to all societies

The Center is participating in the Champions4Her Walk, Run & Festival on June 21, 2008.


Exam4 Practice Test Deadline

The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test this semester is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 11.  ALL students who wish to use Exam4 for Spring 2008 finals must submit a practice test by the deadline.  Yes, this is different from the once-a-year practice test requirement in previous years when we used Securexam.  The reason for the once-every-semester requirement is that we get a new version of the software every semester, not just at the beginning of the year as we did with Securexam.

Congratulations Securities Moot Court Team!!!

Congratulations Securities Moot Court Team!!!  Logan Sims, Logan Snyder, and Marcus Moran earned 3rd place for Best Respondent Brief at the Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Competition at Fordham Law in New York City.  Also, Mr. Sims and Mr. Snyder advanced past two rounds in the highly competitive competition.  Great job guys!

WLC Project Women Hygiene Drive

WLC Project Women Hygiene Drive


This year the WLC is hosting a Project Women Hygiene Drive.

Project Women is a collaborative organization that provides housing to single mothers who are experiencing homelessness and supports them in obtaining a baccalaureate degree, thereby enabling them to break the cycly of poverty for themselves and their children.


The biggest challenge is that so many of the more expensive items on a grocery bill are not covered by food stamps because they are not food. Thus, the women do not recieve proper hygiene products. We expect even the poorest people to practice good hygiene but we fail to recognize the need for the supplies to do so.


During March 24-28 2008, the WLC will collect hygiene products in the law school lobby. Below is a list of the items Project Women needs. When you drop your items off into the tubs you can enter your name onto the donation list. When your name is on the list, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to a local establishment. One member of each class will win a gift certificate.  


Thank you for supporting the WLC and single women in the Louisville community.


Items needed:

toilet paper


paper towels






small buckets






dental floss

maxi pads (w/wings)


diapers (sizes 3,4,5)


all-purpose cleaner

floor cleaner



light bulbs


face wash


dust pans

glass cleaner

dryer sheets


hand sanitizer


Fun and Educational Needs Include:


birthday plates and napkins for the children's birthdays

children's books and coloring/activity books

computer printer paper

batteries for Leap Pad learning systems                           

SGA Supreme Court Nominations

The Student Government Association is currently accepting nominations for SGA Supreme Court.  If you wish to be nominated, please contact SBA President Justin Fowles via e-mail at by Monday, March 24.

Barristers Ball Tickets Now On Sale

Barrister's Ball tickets are now on sale! The event is on April 4 from 8-12 at the Clifton Center. Tickets are $30 for two and $20 for one. Tickets will cost $25 at the door so contact your SBA Representative today!

Securities Moot Court Team Reaches Semifinals

Congratulations to Logan Sims and Logan Snyder, who reached the semifinals and were awarded third place for their appellate brief as participants in the 2008 Kaufman Securities Moot Court Law Competition in New York during the second week of March. The team is coached by Professor Manning Warren.

Kudos: Diversity Award

Congratulations to Law Librarian, Robin Harris, who along with Dean Chen, was present to accept the first-runner up prize of $5,000 for the inaugural President's Diversity Vision Award at a ceremony on Monday, March 17.

Ms. Harris is Chair of the law school's Diversity Committee whose mission is to to develop programming that supports race and gender diversity, inclusiveness and equity.

The award is intended to recognize cumulative efforts to advance diversity and inclusion at UofL since the 2003 inception of the university-wide diversity plan “Achieving Our Highest Potential.”

Kentucky Court of Appeals Q&A--Lunch Available

The Kentucky Court of Appeals is holding oral arguments in the Allen Courtroom on on March 19, 2008, at 9:30, 10:15 and 11:00 a.m. Students are invited to attend the sessions.

Following oral arguments on March 19, the judges will hold a question and answer session open to law students. Lunch will be provided and students are encouraged to attend.

Scheduling Forum

All students who are interested in providing input into the 2008-2009 schedule may meet with Dean Hall on Friday, March 21 from 12:15-1:15 in Room 060 or Monday, March 24 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Room 175.  Bring a sack lunch/dinner and your concerns!  If you are unable to make either of these meetings, please feel free to e-mail your SBA Representative with your concerns and have them pass them along as soon as possible.