Student Life News
If your RSO attended the Summit on September 20, you are in good standing. If your student organization did not attend, please note that the last two RSO Summit meetings will be held on Monday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 2 from 12pm to 1pm in the HSC Instructional Building Room 102.
A free boxed lunch will be provided for everyone who pre-registers for these meetings.
Any RSO that did not attend the Summit on Sept. 20 must send a representative to one of these meetings to stay in Good Standing. These will be the last Summits for the Fall semester; if your RSO cannot attend, it will have to go on Probation until the Spring Summit.
If you are not sure whether your RSO has attended a Summit or have questions about your RSO’s status, please contact Victoria Spencer, Graduate Assistant to Recognized Student Organizations.
"As soon as possible after deciding to study law, a student is urged to investigate the rules governing admission to the bar in the state in which he or she intends to practice. The rules of many states require registration upon beginning the study of law. Compliance with bar admission requirements is the sole responsibility of the student."
If you are planning to take the bar exam in another state, please visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners website at www.ncbex.org to learn about the requirements to sit for a particular state's bar exam. Each state is different, and the requirements can change often. For example, in May 2012, the Chief Judge of New York announced a 50 hour pro bono requirement for admission to the bar in New York. The rule applies to those who are admitted on or after January 1, 2015.
If you have questions pertaining to requirements to sit for a bar exam, please see Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Director, in Office 212, or Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Student Life, in Office 216.
Professional students are invited to apply for the 11th Annual M. Celeste Nichols Award to support academic and professional enrichment beyond normal graduate program expenses. The award will be given in November at the U of L Women’s Center Elizabeth Cady Stanton Luncheon. Examples of activities eligible for funding include:
- Registration fees, lodging, or travel expenses for an academic conference at which the recipient will present a paper or attend as a participant.
- Registration fees, lodging, or travel expenses for attendance at a leadership institute.
- Expenses related to creating or staging a significant work in the visual or performing arts as part of the student’s professional education.
- Costs associated with submitting an article or articles for publication.
- (Note: Membership dues to any organizations will not be accepted)
The application deadline is Friday, October 11, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Review the criteria and application (attached below) for more information.
If you have issues accessing the building via the Library entrance after normal business hours using your Cardinal Card, please contact Maggie Bratcher at email@example.com. She will need your name and student id number.
Please join us for the first interest meeting of the Multicultural Law Student Association. This organization seeks to raise awareness of the culturally diverse community that the legal community serves. Attend this interest meeting to find out how you can become better prepared to work in our diverse community, and to meet your fellow classmates with culturally diverse background. Dean Duncan, Professor Abramson and several of the organization founders will be attending and they look forward to meeting you. All students are welcome to attend. There will also be free food.
Friday September 20 at 1:00PM in room 175
Congratulations! You have completed five weeks of classes. It's time to celebrate and to take a well-deserved mini-break.
Join your fellow classmates and the faculty and staff of the law school and take a few minutes on Thursday for a brief respite. Put the books down and come to the Mosaic Lobby. Grab an ice cream bar and some conversation. It's scheduled for 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., so come when you get out of class at 3:40 or 4:05, or come before you go to class at 4:15!
Arrive early to grab your favorite ice cream treat: Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Milk Chocolate Almond, Frozen Fruit, Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonade, Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Klondike, Nestle's Toll House; and Skinny Cow!