Student Life News

Complimentary Massages for Law Students during Finals

We know the weeks leading up to exams and the two-week period during finals can be stressful.  So, your Student Bar Association and Student Life Office have teamed up to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on the following three days:

MONDAY, Dec. 3:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 6:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11:  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Two massage therapists will be available each day.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just take a quick break from studying while at the law school.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!

Need a Study Break?

Today is the final Brandeis "Brief" Break this semester!  Take a short break from studying and enjoy a stress-relieving massage in the Washer Lounge.  Then, head over to the Mosaic Lobby to enjoy a cup of coffee with your favorite toppings.  The coffee bar will be open beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Complimentary massages will be available from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge. 

Final Reminder: Make-Up Exam Request Forms Are Due Nov. 29

If you need to request a make-up exam, you must complete a "Request for a Make-Up Exam" form and submit it to Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on November 29. 

Forms are available in the Student Life hallway, and are also available on the law school website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.

A student has an exam conflict and is entitled to a make-up exam in two instances:
1. a student has two exams scheduled to begin within 12 hours of one another; OR
2. a student has an exam at 6:00 p.m. or later on one day and another exam at 9:00 a.m. the following day. 

In all cases, students must obtain prior approval to take a make-up exam.

Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday - Coffee Bar and Massages

The final Brandeis "Brief" Break of the semester will be this Thursday, November 29, in the Mosaic Lobby.  Take a quick break from studying for final exams and enjoy a cup of hot coffee with an array of toppings - white chocolate chips, whipped cream, peppermints, and more.  The coffee bar will be open beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Plus, enjoy complimentary massages from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge. 

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Annual Law Student Writing Competition

Sponsor: TIPS Task Force on Outreach to Law Students

General criteria: The competition is open to any law school student in good academic standing who is a member of the ABA Law Student Division at the time of the deadline date for submission. Papers should address an essay on any part of the New Deal, a series of economic programs implemented in 1933-1936, passed by Congress during the first tem of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  The Section will interpret the scope of the subject broadly to ensure that the Competition affords the greatest degree of flexibility in writing on these subject areas.  Papers submitted for law school course credit or a law school publication are eligible.

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Amount of Award: First prize includes $1,500 cash, airfare, and hotel accommodations to the Section's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and possible publication.  Second prize is $500.

Submission information: Visit http://ambar.org/lspage

International Law Writing Competition

Albert S. Pergam and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP International Writing Competition

Sponsor:  International Section of the New York State Bar Association

General criteria: Law Students are invited to submit an article concerning ANY area of public or private international law or practice. 

Deadline: December 7, 2012

Amount of Award: $2,000 and publication

Submission information: http://www.nysba.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&ContentID=123067&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm

 

Final Brandeis "Brief" Break this Semester - Thursday, Nov. 29

The final Brandeis "Brief" Break of the semester will be this Thursday, November 29, in the Mosaic Lobby.  Take a quick break from studying for final exams and enjoy a cup of hot coffee with an array of toppings - white chocolate chips, whipped cream, peppermints, and more.  The coffee bar will be open beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Plus, enjoy complimentary massages from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge. 

Make-Up Exam Request Forms - Due Nov. 29

If you need to request a make-up exam, you must complete a "Request for a Make-Up Exam" form and submit it to Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.  Forms are available in the Student Life hallway, and are also available on the law school website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.


A student has an exam conflict and is entitled to a make-up exam in two instances:

  1. a student has two exams scheduled to begin within 12 hours of one another; OR
  2. a student has an exam at 6:00 p.m. or later on one day and another exam at 9:00 a.m. the following day. 

In all cases, students must obtain prior approval to take a make-up exam.

Exam Policies

As final exams approach, all students should take a moment to re-review the rules pertaining to exams.  A memorandum regarding exam policies is available on the Law School website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.  Information regarding exam conflicts, make-up exams, taking exams on computer, and exam reviews is also available.  Please review all the information posted.  If you have questions, please see Dean Ballard or Dean Hall.

Any student who did not comply with the practice test requirements is not permitted to use Exam4 for any exam for which the applicable practice test was required. By taking any exam using Exam4, a student certifies that he/she has complied with applicable practice test requirements and has received notice from the law school IT Department that he/she has complied with applicable practice test requirements. See Student Handbook for questions pertaining to taking exams on computer.

Immigration Law Externship - Spring 2013

The Immigration Law Externship is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the diverse immigrant community in Louisville.  Externs learn first-hand about the challenges and rewards of cross-cultural lawyering, and gain hands-on experience with the day-to-day work of immigration lawyers. Please contact Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes (ethaynes@louisville.edu) if you are interested in the Immigration Law Externship.