Student Life News

Study Abroad Information Session - Today (Sept 20)

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student. 

Rebecca Simms, a 2009 law graduate, will speak about her summer study abroad experience in Strasbourg, France.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  Jacob Sims, President of the International Law Society, will speak about other law students’ experiences abroad.

The session will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Room 177.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Today (Sept 20)!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" Break!

The law faculty and staff look forward to seeing students at the first Brandeis "Brief" Break this semester.  We hope you can join your fellow classmates for a brief respite.  Come to the Cox Faculty Lounge, and grab a cupcake and coffee and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 4:00 - 4:40 p.m. 

This year, these gatherings are being expanded in another way to hopefully engage our local bar with our law school and students.  To that end, Grover Potts of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs is visiting the law school and will meet with our faculty and students.  Mr. Potts is a graduate of UofL Law, and he is looking forward to meeting you at the Brandeis "Brief" Break.

Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" Break!

The law faculty and staff look forward to seeing students at the first Brandeis "Brief" Break this semester.  We hope you can join your fellow classmates for a brief respite on Thursday.  Come to the Cox Faculty Lounge, and grab a cupcake and coffee and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 4:00 - 4:40 p.m.   

Study Abroad Information Session - Thursday, Sept 20

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student this Thursday, September 20.  Rebecca Simms, a 2009 law graduate, will speak about her summer study abroad experience in Strasbourg, France.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  Jacob Sims, President of the International Law Society, will speak about other law students’ experiences abroad.

The session will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Room 177.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

External Writing Competitions Open to Law Students

Students:  Don't forget to check the Student Life website for information regarding 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, we have information posted for the Securities Law Writing Competition ($5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 cash prizes); the American College of Legal Medicine's Writing Competition (1,000, $500, and $250 cash prizes); the Public Land & Resources Writing Competition (1,000, $500, and $250 cash prizes); and the Planning and Law Division Writing Competition ($2,500, $500, and $250 cash prizes).  Most of the submission deadlines are in 2013, so you have plenty of time to polish your work!  Writing competition information is also posted on the bulletin board outside classroom 275.

Are You Still Reading the Docket?

1L Docket Winner!  Congratulations to Patrick Walsh, the winner of a UofL Brandeis School of Law orientation 2012 t-shirt.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office today (Sept 17) before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.

Student Life Information Session - Study Abroad

Did you know that you may take up to thirty (30) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student thisThursday, September 20.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  Jacob Sims, President of the International Law Society, will speak about law students’ experiences abroad.

The session will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Room 177.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Enjoy a Break - This Thursday!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" Break!

Take a few minutes on Thursday, September 20, to join us for a brief respite.  Put the books down, come to the Cox Faculty Lounge (second floor, up by the administrative offices), grab a cupcake and coffee and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 4:00 - 4:40 p.m. so come when you get out of class at 3:50, 4:00, or 4:25, or come before you go to class at 4:35.

During the first Brandeis "Brief" Break this semester, you can meet and network with several transactional law attorneys who practice in Louisville, in addition to mingling with faculty, staff, and your fellow classmates. 

Character and Fitness Updates

Students:  Your law school application asked six questions in the Character and Fitness section.  The directions provide that "[t]hese questions are continuing in nature; if any answer becomes inaccurate or incomplete due to subsequent events, please file a written amendment with the ... Associate Dean for Student Life."

You thus need to file an amendment if anything has changed since you applied to law school.  Please come and see Dean Ballard if you need to file an amendment.  The questions are pasted below; if the answer to any of the questions is "yes," you must explain.    

  1. Have you ever been arrested, charged or cited for any law violation? (Include all felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile offenses, even if the record was later expunged. Parking and minor traffic violations may be excluded, but any alcohol or drug-related offense must be included.)
  2. Have you ever been a plaintiff or defendant in a legal proceeding?
  3. Have you ever been discharged, disciplined or asked to resign from a job?
  4. Have you ever received less than an honorable discharge from the armed forces?
  5. Have you ever been accused of violating an honor code or code of conduct at an academic institution or place of employment?
  6. Have you ever been dismissed, suspended, or otherwise disciplined by any college, graduate school or professional school?

Free Massages for Law Students on 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.  Fresh Start Fridays is an ongoing series focused on promoting the overall health and wellness of law students.  Look for Yoga to be added in the spring.  Treat yourself this Friday and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

Although no appointment is needed, students may stop by the Washer Lounge to sign-up for a time in advance.  The sign-up sheet is posted on the door. 

Starts this Friday, September 14!