Student News

MCB: Mandatory Meeting, 4/1/09 at 12:10pm

The Moot Court Board will have a mandatory meeting at 12:10pm in Room 071 on Wednesday, April 1.  Several issues will be addressed during this meeting:

1) We will finalize/summarize this year
2) We will hold an election for the one contested position: Internal VP (Pirtle Washer)
3) We will let the new board begin outlining its plan for the future.

Please Donate to the Animal Care Society!

Please donate to the Animal Care Society, Louisville's only no-kill shelter, as part of Community Service Day! Items will be taken to the shelter as part of the Community Service Project on April 4th.  Bins are provided in the Law School Lobby. We also ask that you please consider volunteering at the shelter on Community Service Day! For information please contact Rexéna Napier at r0napi01@louisville.edu.

 Items Need by the Animal Care Society:

  •     Non-scoopable, clay Kitty Litter*
  •     Large cat "trees" for our free-roaming cat rooms.
  •     Bleach*
  •     Pine-Sol*
  •     Windex
  •     Anti-Bacterial Dish-Washing Soap
  •     Anti-Bacterial Waterless Hand Sanitizer
  •     Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap
  •     Laundry Detergent/Powder*
  •     Paper Towels*
  •     Toilet Paper
  •     33 Gallon Garbage Bags*
  •     50-55 Gallon Trash bags*
  •     Disposable Vinyl Gloves (one-size-fits-all or large)
  •     Cat/Kitten Toys
  •     Dog/Puppy Toys
  •     Dog Collars and Leashes (especially for Toy and Small Breeds)
  •     Dog and Cat beds(washable preferred)
  •     Gently used Blankets,Towels, Bath Mats, and Small Rugs
  •     20 lb Paper (white,light pink, light blue)
  •     8 1/2" x 11"or Legal Pad Paper
  •     Stamps*

(*denotes items needed the most)

ACS also would be happy to receive your aluminum cans for recycling. Newspapers (minus salesinserts) are also greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all your help!        

JAEL Information Session - Free Pizza!

The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law will hold information sessions on Monday, March 30th in Room 175 and on Tuesday, March 31st in Room 075 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the JAEL for 2009 -2010. We are very excited about the upcoming year and cannot wait to tell you all about it! Free Pizza will be provided while supplies last! Applications are available downstairs by the student mailboxes or on TWEN under the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law."

If you are interested but unable to attend either meeting,  please feel free to e-mail Rexéna Napier at r0napi01@louisville.edu or Algeria Ford at arford01@louisville.edu with any questions. 

Law School Family Remembers Andrew Young

The Andrew Young Memorial Walk/Run was held on Sunday, March 29. Students, faculty, staff and alumni joined together with Andrew's family to celebrate his life. Before and after the event, members of Andrew's law school family had an opportunity to share their feelings with Andrew's parents, brother and other relatives.

Thanks to all who joined together for this memorial.

 



  
  
  

Community Service Day is Saturday, April 4!

This is a final reminder that the 2nd Annual day of collective community service will take place on Saturday, April 4. All law students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Family and friends are also welcome.

We're now collecting donations for the Animal Care Society, Family Scholar House and Kentucky Foster Care & Special Needs Adoption Program. Please place your items in the bins in the Mosaic lobby. Don't forget to sign up there to register for a gift card.

Volunteers have three interesting and diverse projects to choose from again this year. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has made arrangements for an animal welfare project at the Animal Care Society, Louisville's only no-kill shelter; the Women's Law Caucus has arranged to create gift baskets for mothers at the Family Scholar House in preparation for their final exams; and the Environmental Law & Land Use Society has organized a clean-up project at Iroquois Park.

A fabulous array of door prizes will be awarded to volunteers who attend the kick-off party at 11 AM that morning.

For more details, see: 2009 Louisville Law Community Service Day.

2009 Summer & Fall Registration Instructions

2009 SUMMER & FALL  REGISTRATION  INSTRUCTIONS

 

Registration for Law School classes includes two separate procedures.  First, a student must complete all required forms for submission to the Law School's Student Records Office. Second, a student must register online (ULink) or by telephone (touch-tone) registration (852-2222) through the University of Louisville's system. 

 

Registration for 2L, 3L & 4L students is based on the number of credit hours completed.  The information below lists your first opportunity to register, which is determined based on your classification (see chart below).  You may register and drop/add anytime after your first opportunity arrives. The Law School schedule indicates the maximum enrollment in courses.  The registration process provides immediate information about whether a student is enrolled in a course. 

 

Priority for Evening Classes and Seminars.  Priority registration provides part-time students who comply with registration rules priority for classes and seminars beginning at or after 4:15 PM.  Priority registration is the only opportunity to assert priority for classes and seminars or to ensure registration in evening classes

 

If you have fewer than 21 credits completed, but have finished most of your first-year required courses, you may request permission for priority registration as an upper division student.  A request form is included in this package or may be obtained from Student Records.

 

A student will not be permitted to register through the University system and may lose his or her opportunity for early registration unless:

(1)    All required forms are to be submitted to the Law School's Student Records Office and all registration holds are removed from your university profile BEFORE REGISTRATION

 

(2)    All parking fines are paid and all financial holds are taken off your records by the University's Registrar's Office BEFORE REGISTRATION.  Be sure to check Summary of Account for any parking fines or financial holds before you complete your registration forms.  Students with any holds on their records will not have access to the University's online registration system.

 

Students who knowingly register before their assigned priority registration time have engaged in dishonest conduct involving academic endeavors in violation of the Law School's Honor Code.

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Student Classifications:        

4L Part-Time Students: 68+  hours not including Spring 2009

3L Part-Time Students: 46+  hours not including Spring 2009                                                                                

2L Part-Time Students: 22+  hours not including Spring 2009

1L Part-Time Students: fewer than 22 hours

 

3L Full-Time Students:  59+  hours not including Spring 2009

2L Full-Time Students:  22+  hours not including Spring 2009

1L Full-Time Students:  fewer than 22 hours

 

Pre-registration Forms for ALL students must be returned to the Student Records Office by 4:00 pm on Monday, April 6.

 

8:00 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2009

Registration begins for 3L full time students and 1L, 2L, 3L & 4L students who will be designated as part time students in the fall semester and who have completed and returned their pre-registration forms to Student RecordsThis is the only opportunity for evening students to ensure registration in evening classes.

 

8:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2009:

Registration begins for 2L full time students who have completed and returned their pre-registration forms to the Student Records Office.

 

8:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009:

Registration begins for 1L full time students who have completed and returned their pre-registration forms to the Student Records Office.

 

PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE AFTERNOON OF MONDAY, MARCH 30.

Congratulations Jeffrey Benedict!

Jeffrey Benedict, a first year law student, is one of three University of Louisville students & alums to receive a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes for 2009. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the CLS program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in critical need foreign languages.  Since the initiation of this program, the University of Louisville has received 8 Critical Language Scholarships. 

Jeffrey will use his CLS to study beginning Turkish.  As a former George Mitchell Scholar, Benedict earned an M.A. from the National University of Ireland Maynooth in Musicology with first class honours.  Benedict graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2007 where he received numerous awards for his research on the practice of espionage by musicians throughout European history.  Benedict is currently a ROTC 2nd Lieutenant with a guaranteed place in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) upon completion of law school. 

JAEL Information Sessions

The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law will hold information sessions on Monday, March 30th in Room 175 and on Tuesday, March 31st in Room 075 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the JAEL for 2009 -2010. We are very excited about the upcoming year and cannot wait to tell you all about it!

 

If you are interested but unable to attend either meeting,  please feel free to e-mail Rexéna Napier at r0napi01@louisville.edu or Algeria Ford at arford01@louisville.edu with any questions. 

SALDF Invites You To Puppy Palooza!!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents Puppy Palooza! Join us on April 5th 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 best trick contest at 3:30 p.m., a fenced in dog area for off leash fun, informational tables from local businesses and animal organizations including the Kentucky Humane Society and the Animal Care Society, free t-shirt giveaways and prizes, and a silent auction from 2-3pm with items including: $200 Barkstown gift certificate for grooming & boarding, restaurant gift certificates, pet clothing and MORE!

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Society.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR JAEL

The new Journal of Animal and Environmental Law is seeking papers from students in the animal and environmental law areas. The student notes selected for publication will appear in the Journal's inaugural issue. There are two ways for students to submit their papers:

 

1) Email them directly to Molly Mattingly at m0matt01@louisville.edu 

2) Submit through TWEN by logging into TWEN, adding the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law", and submitting to the assignment drop box.

 

Those notes selected for publication will be notified shortly after the deadline and must be available to edit their papers as needed.


To be ensured of full consideration, papers MUST be submitted no later than May 15, 2009.