Student Life News

Student Lockers

The responsibility of student lockers has been moved from the Resource Center to the Business Office.  Please see Maggie Bratcher, Room 208, if you need assistance with your locker or lock.

Interested in Studying Abroad During the Summer?

The Law School has a student exchange partnership with EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, Germany.  EBS offers an intensive summer program from June 3 to June 28.  The four-week summer program focuses on European Business Law.  After completing an intensive one-week course on the Law of the European Union, students can choose from six different electives dealing with more detailed questions of EU Business Law.

Each elective equals 700 minutes of teaching and comprises a matching site visit (e.g. the European Central Bank, the European Court of Justice, etc.) and a final examination on the last day of the programme. Students without any prior knowledge of EU Law can delve into the topic during a relatively short period, whereas students having studied some basics of European Law can deepen their expertise in the specific electives. 

The language of instruction is English, but EBS offers a free German language crash course during the first week.  You can learn more at www.ebs.edu/lawsummer.    A flyer describing last year's summer program is available here.  Questions?  See Dean Ballard in Room 216.

Another $5,000 Scholarship Opportunity

Banner & Witcoff is offering the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students.  This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate, and law school)
  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
  • Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)
  • Written communication skills
  • Oral communication skills determined through an interview of the law student
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement

Recipients will receive $5,000 payable for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school.  Applications will be accepted through January 7, 2013.  Applications are available from Dean Ballard in Room 216.

$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship for law students.  This scholarship is part of the Linn Inn's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, especially those from diverse backgrounds.

Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school and who will continue in that program through the fall 2013 semester are eligible to apply.

The recipient of the scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the Fall semester of his or her second or third year of law school. 

Applications will be accepted through November 16, 2012.  Applicants must submit the following documents for consideration:

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Three-page statement describing (a) how ethics, civility and professionalism have been a focus of the candidate; (b) how diversity has impacted the candidate; and (c) the candidate's commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law.
  • Contact information for three references.

Applications are available from Dean Ballard in Room 216.

Legal Research Exam Information

The Legal Research (LR) exam is Friday, October 5.  If you plan to take your LR exam using Exam4, you must successfully complete your practice submission, using your user name (e.g., kkball01), by the LR Exam4 deadline.    
 
The Legal Research exam make-up request form is available here.  Even if your professor or the Assistant Dean for Student Life has approved a make-up LR exam, you must submit the attached form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on October 3, for final written approval. 

The Law School's exam policies are posted on the School of Law website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.  Each student is responsible for reviewing these policies before taking a law school exam.

Fresh Start Fridays: Free Massages Today!

Feeling stressed?  Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.  Treat yourself today and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

Need money? Consider Submitting Your Work for a Student Writing Competition Award

Don't forget to check the Student Life website regularly for information about writing competitions open to law students.  https://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044  There are typically cash prizes awarded that may range from $500 to $5,000. 

Currently, information is posted for writing competitions with topics ranging from land use law, immigration law, campaign finance reform, healthcare law, securities law, and alcohol regulation, to electronic discovery, legal medicine, international humanitarian law, and social media legislation.  Deadlines range from October 15, 2012 to June 7, 2013.  Writing competition information is also posted on the bulletin board outside classroom 275.

Fresh Start Fridays - Free Massages Tomorrow!

Feeling stressed?  Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.  Treat yourself this Friday and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

Parent of the Year Award

Show your parent(s)/caregiver(s) how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you by nominating them for the 2012 Parent of the Year Award.  Based upon your application submissions, the University of Louisville will honor an exceptional parent(s)/caregiver(s) as the “2012 Parent of the Year”.

All nominated parent(s)/caregiver(s) will be invited to and recognized at the 2012 Parent of the Year Reception. The award reception will be hosted by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students, during Homecoming Weekend on October 20, 2012.

All UofL Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/caregiver(s) for this award. The winning parent(s) will receive a commemorative plaque presented by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students. All parent(s) who are nominated are automatically invited to the reception and will be recognized with a certificate of acknowledgment, ceremony pictures, and your submission item.

Applications and essays must be received by October 5, 2012 online to the Dean of Students Office.  For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/dos/students/programsawards/parentotheyearaward/parentoftheyear.html.

Parent of the Year Award

Show your parent(s)/caregiver(s) how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you by nominating them for the 2012 Parent of the Year Award.  Based upon your application submissions, the University of Louisville will honor an exceptional parent(s)/caregiver(s) as the “2012 Parent of the Year”.

All nominated parent(s)/caregiver(s) will be invited to and recognized at the 2012 Parent of the Year Reception. The award reception will be hosted by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students, during Homecoming Weekend on October 20, 2012.

All UofL Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/caregiver(s) for this award. The winning parent(s) will receive a commemorative plaque presented by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students. All parent(s) who are nominated are automatically invited to the reception and will be recognized with a certificate of acknowledgment, ceremony pictures, and your submission item.

Applications and essays must be received by October 5, 2012 online to the Dean of Students Office.  For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/dos/students/programsawards/parentotheyearaward/parentoftheyear.html.