Student News

3Ls -- Get Your Name (and Face) in Front of Alumni

Are you graduating in December 2008 or May 2009? If so, the law school would like to introduce you to our Alumni.

The 2008 Fall Alumni Magazine will include photos and a little information about next year's graduating class. This information will help our alumni get to know about the great new lawyers we are graduating this year. All law students graduating in August or December 2008 or May 2009 are urged to share a little bit about themselves with our alumni.

This is the same opportunity posted in August. We received many profiles, but not everyone's, and we want the whole graduating class represented!

Don't have a photo? Please contact Beth Haendiges to set up a time for a photograph.

To participate, please click on this link: and complete the form. (You must be logged in to access the form.)

The deadline to participate has been extended to October 1.

New Deal on Student Tickets for Lawlapalooza 2008

Student tickets for Lawlapalooza 2008 are on sale now in the Faculty Resource Center, room 272.  Student tickets are five dollars ($5) each, and each student may now purchase up to two tickets at that price.  Previously, students were only permitted to purchase one discounted ticket each.

Lawlapalooza directly benefits our students by funding summer fellowships in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.  So, come on out to support yourself and enjoy a fun evening of great music, Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern.

Trademark Moot Court Sign Ups

If you are interested in the Trademark Moot Court Competition, please email or this week (as soon as possible) to sign up.

SALDF Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will have a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 12:10 pm and 4:30 pm in Room 177. Hope to see you all there!!

Diversity Forum Series

Immigration: Debunking the Myths, the first program in the 2008-09 Diversity Forum Series takes place at 12 noon Tuesday, 9/23.

The program will feature:

A light lunch from Expressions of You will be available at 11:30 AM.


The Minority Law Students Dinner, originally scheduled for Friday September 19 at Judge Clayton's house, has been cancelled.  We will reschedule sometime in the near future.

Reflections on the KY Supreme Court's Visit

Kentucky Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Members of the law school community were asked to share their impressions of the Kentucky Supreme Court's recent visit on September 10-11, 2008.

“I thought it was a great opportunity to sit in on a real case and see the Supreme Court justices do their job,” said Kim Albritton, a senior at Central High School and a participant in the law magnet program, which is part of UofL's Signature Partnership Initiative.

Noelle Rao (2L) shared Ms. Albritton's appreciation, “I think it’s a great opportunity to see the Supreme Court in action.”

See Kentucky Supreme Court visit provides students with unique learning opportunity for more comments from Professors Judith Fischer & Susan Duncan, and Dean Chen.


Classes and Offices Returning to Normal Schedules

Beginning at 1:40 PM, Wednesday, September 17, 2008, all UofL classes and offices are returning to their normal schedules.

Class Cancellation Notices

The Law School follows the lead of the University on weather-related cancellations.  The official word on weather status is available from the University main information number, and from the website.  The Law School interprets "classes starting after 6pm" to not include 6pm classes, since those do not start after 6pm.


Due to storm damage and continuing power outages, the Minority Law Students Dinner, previously scheduled for Friday September 19 at Judge Clayton's house, has been canceled.  We will be rescheduling the dinner sometime in the near future.