Student Life News

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!

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?

Fall Schedule for Student Life Information Sessions - Study Abroad on Sept 20

Before too long, it will be time to start thinking about how you want to design your schedule for spring 2013 and perhaps summer 2013.  To help you plan, the Student Life Office is sponsoring a series of information sessions this fall designed to provide information regarding several opportunities you have as a law student to enrich your legal education.

The information sessions will cover study abroad opportunities, externships, the Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and Fulbright, Boren, FLAS, and Critical Language Scholarship opportunities.  Take advantage of these sessions and be prepared for course registration this November.  Mark the dates on your calendar now.  The information sessions that will be offered this fall are posted below.  All programs begin at noon.

  • September 20 – Study Abroad
  • October 9 – Externships
  • October 23 - Law Clinic and Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • October 25 – Fulbright, Boren, FLAS, and other Scholarship Opportunities

The first session is next Thursday.  Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student on September 20.  Did you know that you may take up to thirty (30) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

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.

First Brandeis "Brief" Break next Thursday!

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

Take a few minutes next week 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.  Mark your calendar.

Fresh Start Fridays: Massages for Law Students

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!

Student Life Info 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 on Thursday, 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.

Fall Schedule for Student Life Information Sessions

Before too long, it will be time to start thinking about how you want to design your schedule for spring 2013 and perhaps summer 2013.  To help you plan, the Student Life Office is sponsoring a series of information sessions this fall designed to provide information regarding several opportunities you have as a law student to enrich your legal education.

The information sessions will cover study abroad opportunities, externships, the Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and Fulbright, Boren, FLAS, and Critical Language Scholarship opportunities.  Take advantage of these sessions and be prepared for course registration this November.  Mark the dates on your calendar now.  The information sessions that will be offered this fall are posted below. 

  • Thursday, September 20, 12:00, Room 177 – STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNTIES
  • Tuesday, October 9, 12:00, Room 175 – EXTERNSHIPS
  • Tuesday, October 23, 12:00, Room 275 – LAW CLINIC and ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLINIC
  • Thursday, October 25, 12:00 – Room 175 – FULBRIGHT, BOREN, AND OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

A pizza lunch will be offered at each session.  Questions?  Please see Dean Ballard.

First Brandeis "Brief" Break on Sept 20!

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

Take a few minutes next week 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. 

Mark your calendar for this great opportunity.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to JonVieve Hill, the winner of a prize pack including a $10 Starbucks gift card, a UofL Law orientation t-shirt, and a red insulated UofL Law School lunch bag.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (Sept 7) before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prizes.

The daily prize drawings are now finished.  But, now and then, just to make sure you keep checking the Docket, we'll draw for a prize recipient and post it in the Docket.  So keep reading -- for prize notices now and then and for other important daily news!