Student Life News

Student Life Information Session - Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1:00

Opportunities for Int’l Study with a UofL Law School Exchange Partner

Have you considered studying abroad for one semester, or during the summer?  If you would like to learn more about the international study opportunities with one of the Law School's exchange partners, this 30-minute presentation is for you.  Join Dean Ballard and international student visitors from Universite Laval and the University of East Anglia to learn more about the opportunities available to you to study at:

• Universite de Montpellier (France)
• Universite Laval (Quebec, Canada)
• University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)
• EBS Law School (Frankfurt, Germany)

The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.  Pizza will be served to attendees. 

Student Life Information Session - Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1:00

Opportunities for Int’l Study with a UofL Law School Exchange Partner

Have you considered studying abroad for one semester, or during the summer?  If you would like to learn more about the international study opportunities with one of the Law School's exchange partners, this 30-minute presentation is for you.  Join Dean Ballard and international student visitors from Universite Laval and the University of East Anglia to learn more about the opportunities available to you to study at:

  • Universite de Montpellier (France)
  • Universite Laval (Quebec, Canada)
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)
  • EBS Law School (Frankfurt, Germany)

The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.  Pizza will be served to attendees. 

YOGA: Same place, different time

To accommodate students taking Monday and Wednesday classes that meet until 12:25, we are now offering yoga on Mondays and Thursdays.  Beginning February 4, classes will meet on Mondays at noon, and on Thursdays at 1:00.  Classes will continue to meet in the Washer Lounge and last 45 minutes.
 
If you've not yet given Law School yoga a try, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to take the plunge.  Again, no prior experience is necessary.  We provide the mats ... all you need is comfortable clothing).  So give it a try ... what do you have to lose (except perhaps a little angst or stress)?

Yoga Class on Wednesday

Today's yoga class begins at noon in the Washer Lounge.  The class lasts 45 minutes.  The Law School's certified yoga instructor is wonderful.  The class is perfect for those who may be new to yoga and those who are experienced.  Everyone can benefit from the mood-, memory-, and concentration-boosting effects of yoga.  We hope to see you there! 

 

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Jan. 30 - Hot Chocolate Bar

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Cox Lounge today for our first Brandeis "Brief" break of the spring semester -- take a break from yours computers and books and spread sheets and phones.  We’ll have a hot chocolate bar with a variety of toppings for you to create that perfect cup of hot cocoa - cayenne pepper, white chocolate chips, marshmallows, peppermints, whipped cream, and more! 

Please plan to join us anytime between 2:00 and 3:30.  The Cox Faculty Lounge is on the second floor of the law school. 

1st Brandeis "Brief" Break of the Semester - Hot Chocolate

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Cox Lounge on Wednesday for our first Brandeis "Brief" break -- a break from computers and books and spread sheets and phones.  We’ll have a hot chocolate bar with a variety of toppings for you to create that perfect cup of hot cocoa.  

Please plan to join us anytime between 2:00 and 3:30.  I hope you can make it. 

 

Give "Om" a Chance! Yoga every Monday and Wednesday at the Law School!

Research shows that yoga enhances concentration, boosts mood, aids learning & memory, develops strength & flexibility, supports relaxation, increases physical fitness & body awareness, and is fun

If you have not had an opportunity to attend a yoga class at the law school, it's not too late.  Beginning, January 28, 45-minute yoga classes will be offered every Monday and Wednesday at noon in the Washer Lounge.  The classes are free, no experience is required, and yoga mats are provided.  All you need is comfortable clothing.

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsor: Notre Dame Law School

Criteria: All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.  Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.  Entries must be original, unpublished work. 

Deadline: April 26, 2013

Amount of award: A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.

Submission info: www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf

To see a list of other writing competitions open to law students, go to http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044.

Documentation of U.S. Citizenship for KY Bar Application

The Kentucky Bar Application now requires all applicants to provide documentation of U.S. citizenship or immigration status.  If you are a U.S. citizen and were born in the United States, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will accept a certified copy of your birth certificate. You should obtain a certified copy from the appropriate government office in the state where you were born.

If you were born in Kentucky, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate by phone, internet, mail, or in person.  The cost is $10 per copy.  Additional fees apply if you request a copy by phone or internet.  For more information, visit http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/birthcert.htm.

The Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will not accept a hospital birth certificate, photocopies, notarized photocopies, or foreign birth certificates.

2013 KBA Writing Competition

The Kentucky Bar Association encourages UofL Law students to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition.  This competition is open only to students at the three Kentucky law schools - UL, UK, and Chase! 

First ($1,000), second ($300), and third place ($200) awards will be given.  Entries must be received by June 1, 2013.

Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the "General Format" section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines at www.kybar.org/103.

Our very own Leah Rupp Smith won the 2012 KBA Writing Award with her entry titled "Standing Your Ground: The Happy Medium Buried in Kentucky's Common Law."   Let's continue the tradition for 2013!

Submission Information