Student Life News
Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2012-13 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at email@example.com and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net. It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason, who are the co-coaches of the teams.
Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Friday, September 7. We will take 2 teams to the Region 6 competition in Lansing, Michigan on November 10 and 11. The selected participants must be available to travel to Lansing November 9-12, be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from October 1 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expressions of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills.
If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Jill Smith and Carli Clowers, who competed last year. Thank you for your interest!
During the August 28, 2012 faculty meeting, the faculty approved changes to the following sections of the Student Handbook:
• Public Service Requirement
• Academic Regulations, General Rules
• Period of Retention and Review of Examination Materials
• Repeating a Failed Course
• Externship and Clinic Rules
• Bad Weather Schedule
• Honor Code
• Examinations on Computer
The changes approved by the faculty are summarized here. To the extent possible, new language appears in bold type. Please review the provisions carefully. If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Student Life. The updated Student Handbook will be posted on the Law School's website soon.
All students are charged with knowledge of the contents of the Student Handbook and are responsible for complying with all of its requirements, rules, and regulations.
Professor Cross is trying to coordinate a group of students to take part in a study abroad program in Croatia for the summer of 2013. The program, sponsored by Michigan State University and the University of Dubrovnik, differs from most study abroad programs in that it focuses only on intellectual property law. The program runs from late July to early August, 2013, although students can opt to go for only half that time. All courses are in English. There are no prerequisites, so current 1Ls could easily take part.
For further information, you can look at http://www.law.msu.edu/croatia/index.html. Note that this is the site for the 2012 program. The dates for the 2013 program will be July 24 to August 14.
Interested students should contact Professor Cross, who can provide additional details.