Student Life News

Negotiation Competition in Michigan - Expressions of Interest Due Sept 7!

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 and  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!

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Christine Shannon, the winner of a UofL Law orientation t-shirt and UofL Law insulated lunch bag.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office today (Sept 4) by 4:00 p.m. to claim your prizes. 

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Eddie Harlan, the winner of a $10 Burger King gift card, plus yesterday's unclaimed prize - a UofL Law orientation t-shirt.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (August 31) to claim your prizes.  And remember, continue to read the Daily Docket!

Students: Deans' Townhall Meeting on Sept 4

The deans of the law school will be hosting a townhall meeting on September 4. The meeting will be in Room 275 from 1:00-2:00. This is your time to have any questions you have answered. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. Those students interested in asking the deans of the law school any questions should draft and send your questions to be addressed by 5:00 p.m. on August 31. This will allow enough time for the deans to get answers to your questions.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Taylor Eigelbach, the winner of a UofL Law School Orientation t-shirt!  Stop by Dean Ballard's office today (August 30), before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.  And remember, keep reading the Daily Docket!

Students: Notice of Changes to Student Handbook

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.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Sapp, the winner of Brandeis at 150, a Sesquicentennial Publication of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (August 29) before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.  And remember, continue to read the Daily Docket every day!

Free Flu Shots for Law Students, Faculty, and Staff

Mark your calendar.  Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School to give flu shots on Monday, October 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring your University id card.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Paul Casi, the winner of a UofL Law School insulated lunch bag and gold UofL pin!  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (August 27) before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.

Interested in Studying Intellectual Property Law in Croatia?

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  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.