Student Life News

2013 Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition

Sponsor: Institute for Energy Law

General criteria: Students enrolled in law school as of December 2012 and seeking a Juris Doctor degree are eligible.  The general subject for this year's competition is any topic related to energy development.  This includes, for example, topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy resolution, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.  The article can be any work prepared by the student while enrolled in law school and can include prior works prepared for law journal or a law school course.

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Amount of award: The Hartrick Scholar(s) selected by the Judging Committee will receive a $2,500 cash award at the Institute of Energy Law's 64th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference in Houston, Texas.  Selection also includes the cost of travel to attend the conference.

Submission information:  Visit http://www.cailaw.org/iel/index.html

Free Massages Today (Thursday) for Law Students

Your Student Bar Association and Student Life Office have teamed up to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on the following days:

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!

 

Montpellier Graduate Program

If you have an interest in corporate law, coupled with an interest in studying in France, please contact Professor Weaver (Russ.weaver@louisville.edu).  There is a French graduate program that is taught mostly in English (however, you will need to speak some French).  It’s a one year program, and the cost is relatively low.  During the year, it is possible to earn a French master’s degree, and to earn 12 hours towards your UL law degree.

Free Massages Today for Law Students

We know 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!

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