Student Life News

More Student Writing Competitions Added

Judicial Conference Scholarship Writing Competition

Sponsor: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association

General criteria:  Students should describe a current challenge affecting veterans and should include a proposed solution or means to address the challenge. Written submissions should be a minimum of 500 (but should not exceed 750) words. Suggested topics include suicide, claims processing, and increase in women veterans.

Deadline: February 25, 2013

Award: Five students will be selected to receive a paid registration ($275 value) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 12th Judicial Conference – a two-day conference to be held on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Washington at Metro Center (1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Winners will also receive free registration to the Bar Association's half-day component ($95 value) which will immediately follow in the afternoon on Friday, April 19. The Judicial Conference, which is expected to sell out, will include presentations from notable authorities in the field of Veterans Law.

Submission information: See flyer.

 

Energy Law Student Writing Competition

Sponsor: ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

General criteria: Any issue related to energy law—you may advocate a position, educate an audience on an issue, analyze a case, etc.  Submissions must not exceed 2,000 words in length.

Deadline: May 17, 2013

Amount of Award: $700 for 1st; $500 for 2nd; and $250 for 3rd.  In addition to the cash awards, winning entries will be published nationwide, as they have in past years, in one of the ABA committee electronic publications

Submission Information: See form.

 

25th Annual Law Student Essay Contest

Sponsor: American Judges Association

General criteria: Essays submitted must be under the topic of "Comparing Hearsay Rules in Different Courts."  All papers shall be the original, unpublished work of an individual student, but may have been prepared as a course assignment.

Deadline: June 1, 2013

Amount of award: First prize is $3,000; second is $1,500; and third is $1,000.

Submission information: See http://aja.ncsc.dni.us.

Mardi Gras Party - Tomorrow!

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, Feb. 12 for the 4th annual Mardi Gras Party!  We'll serve a free lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou:  Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery.  

The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!

Please join us!
Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday Feb 12
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

4th Annual Mardi Gras Party - Tuesday, Feb. 12!

4 days and counting to Mardi Gras!  All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, Feb. 12 for the 4th annual Mardi Gras Party!  We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou:  Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery. 

The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!

Please join us!
Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday Feb 12
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2012 Class Ranks are Available from Student Records

Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an email to Ms. Barbara Thompson using their louisville.edu email address.  Class ranks will not be given over the phone.  If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Ms. Thompson's office - 217.  If you wish to request your class rank via email, please send your request to barbara.thompson@louisville.edu.  Do not send an email using a personal email address.  You must use your louisville.edu email address.

Student Life Info Session: Int'l Study with UofL Law Exchange Partners

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

Thursday, Feb. 7, 1:00 p.m., Room 175

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 presentation is for you.  Join Dean Ballard, Professor John Cross, 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)
  • Turku, Finland
  • Perm, Russia
  • 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.

Countdown to 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party!

6 days and counting to Mardi Gras!  All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, Feb. 12 for the 4th annual Mardi Gras Party!  We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou:  Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery. 

The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!

Please join us!
Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday Feb 12
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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!