Student News

Alumni Holiday Party and Class of 1979 Classroom Dedication

A highlight of the Law School's December 12, 2008, holiday party was the dedication of the Class of 1979 Classroom. Now redesignated Room 079, the Class of 1979 Classroom is the only room in the Law School whose renovation has been funded by contributions by a single class.

Photo Gallery and Video Footage

 

Computer Viri and Support for Student Computers

With the recent rash of computer virus activity, including several distributed via Facebook, it is worth re-emphasizing the absolute importance of having active, up-to-date antivirus and antispyware applications on one's computer(s).  Waiting until one's computer has become infected is too late to acknowledge that antivirus/antispyware protection is important.

The University distributes free to students and employees Symantec Endpoint Protection, but it is each student's responsiblity to protect his or her computer.  The law school IT staff cannot provide bumper-to-bumper service for student laptops.  Our support is limited to:

  • Exam4 installation, support and exam administration;
  • Connecting your laptop to the University's wireless network;
  • Connecting your laptop to the law school's file server and student laptop printer; and
  • Installing the University-distributed version of Symantec Endpoint protection.  This is limited to installation, not de-virusing already infected computers.
University IT's new iTech Connect, located in the Miller Information Technology building, can provide more extensive support for student-owned laptops.  Students are advised to go there for support beyond the four areas listed above.  iTech Connect cannot, however, provide support for Exam4 or connecting to the law school's own network resources, as those are within the law school's exclusive control.

Exciting opportunity to work with the NLGLA/NLGLF

Legal Intern (Winter Semester) 

The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA)/National Lesbian and Gay Law Foundation (NLGLF), located in Washington, DC, has an exciting opportunity for second- and third-year law students interested in advancing diversity and promoting justice in and through the legal profession. NLGLA/NLGLF seeks a flexible, energetic legal intern capable of working in a small, fast-paced office environment. The intern will be a valuable part of the NLGLA/NLGLF team, working with staff, volunteers and board members to research important policy and legal issues impacting the organization. This part-time position offers the opportunity to gain exposure to national issues and play a substantive role in helping NLGLA/NLGLF achieve the strategic goals found in its 2008-2012 strategic plan.  

This is an unpaid position for the winter semester. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources. Multiple internships may be filled from this listing. Internships can be conducted virtually; candidates do not need to be local.  

Duties:  

  • Research public policy statements and legal and legislative issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals
  • Assist in the preparation of publications on LGBT legal issues, including amici briefs, law review articles and white papers
  • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of NLGLA/NLGLF
 
 

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Current second- or third-year law student in excellent academic standing
  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • Experience with legislative process and social justice advocacy
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information in a concise, coherent manner
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to LGBT issues
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and execute assignments with limited supervision within nonprofit organizational structures
 

NLGLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The selected candidate will enjoy a professional work environment, a flexible schedule, and a collegial culture.  

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to: Juan Ramon Garcia, Program Associate at Juan@nlgla.org

Don't Forget Your USB Drive!

Students are reminded to bring a USB drive with them to every exam they take on computer.  The USB drive is a back-up in case you have wireless connectivity problems and cannot submit an exam over the network.  Even students taking exams on computer should always bring bluebooks and pens in case of computer or electrical failure.

Students are solely responsible for providing their own USB drives, bluebook, pens, and any other required items.  Bluebooks and a small number of USB drives are available for sale in the Faculty Resource Center (room 272):

  • Bluebooks, two for 30 cents
  • 64 MB USB drives, $10 each

The Faculty Resource Center is only open the following hours, so plan accordingly:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Bluebooks, USB drives, pens, etc., are not available for sale, rent or loan anywhere else in the Law School; and the IT staff will not copy exams from student laptops for students who failed to come prepared.  Every student has been given a free USB drive. Don't leave it where it's no use to you.

Thank you from Phi Alpha Delta and Section 2

Phi Alpha Delta along with the Section 2 1L's would like to personally thank everyone for their help with our Kentucky Harvest Food Drive!!!  Both staff and students helped to provide various food items to families in need during this holiday season.  We greatly appreciate the abundance of support and generosity shown by everyone.  Again, thank you for making this community event a huge success.

Phi Alpha Delta Members

Santa's Court Toy Drive

The Law School will once again be participating in the LBA's toy drive.  Santa’s Court Toy Drive benefits children not adopted from Salvation Army Angel Trees.  Many of those not chosen will be older children, so please gear your purchases toward boys and girls 10 and over.

When you do your holiday shopping, remember to pick up something for the toy drive.  Please bring new, unwrapped gifts to the Dean's Office or the Law School Copy Center.

Your participation will certainly make the holiday season a little brighter for many local children! Thank you!

Kudos from Kentucky Harvest

Last week, Professor Manning Warren and his son Sebrand, a 10th grader at DuPont Manual, delivered 25 bags of canned goods donated by UofL Law School students as part of a Kentucky Harvest food delivery run to St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. Below is a copy of the letter of appreciation that he received from the organization.

The law school's participation in the Kentucky Harvest Food Drive was organized by members of Phi Alpha Delta and Section 2.

 

Kentucky Harvest logo

Dear Staff and Students,

On behalf of Kentucky Harvest I’d like to offer thanks for the 4000 cans of food and assorted items you donated to Kentucky Harvest. Your donation will be taken to an area shelter or mission in Louisville, KY. Our motto is “People Helping People” and with your aid we can certainly live out that statement. Best wishes, and thanks once again for your kindness.

Sincere Regards,

Marc F. Curtis
Director of Operations
Kentucky Harvest

 

Second Drafting Section Now Open for Enrollment

Professor Nicholson's Drafting seminar (LAW 986-09, meeting Thursdays from 3:50-5:30) is now open for enrollment by 2L, 3L and 4L students.  If you have received priority permission to add this course, please do so as soon as possible so that the Student Records office can have an accurate count of students enrolled, and to be fair to students who may sign up for a waiting list.  If you have received priority permission to enroll and no longer intend to do so, please inform Barbara Thompson in the Student Records Office.

Blood Drive at HR

Human Resources is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Contact Greta Bramer at 852-7591 or Donna Ernst at 852-6538 for an appointment.

SELF ASSESSMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Exam time can be an extremely stressful time, one which may raise issues that may otherwise remain under the surface for us.  Below are three links-- one for mental health screening (this takes you to a University of Minnesota web page where you can click on "On-line screening."), one for alcohol abuse, and one for marijuana abuse screening-- if you have concerns about yourself.  If you feel you need help with these issues or any others that may affect your ability to do well on exams, please feel free to stop by and see me in Room 212 and together we'll find the appropriate resources for you.  You may also call the UL Counseling Center directly at 852-6585.  I will also post these links on the Academic Support web page.

 

http://www.uccs.umn.edu/index.html

https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echug2/?id=UMN&hfs=

 

http://interwork.sdsu.edu/etoke/index.php?id=UofL