Student Life News
The University Registration system through ULINK is closed through November 27. If you have not already done so, you may register for Spring 2012 classes beginning on November 28. If you have questions, please email Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
It's that time in the semester when stress begins to escalate to new levels of intensity. However, now is also the time when you need to use your best stress resilience skills. Stress that is out of control can lead to illness, anxiety, lessened concentration, lack of sleep, and many other problems. Below are a few more tips on managing your stress for the remainder of the semester.
- Remember to look at the pieces and not the whole. Focus on one small task at a time. List all of the topics that you need to review for each exam course. List all of the research, writing, and editing tasks that you need to complete for a paper. Then focus on one small task at a time until that small task is complete. Cross it off the list and move on to the next small task. Step by step you can do it all.
- Ask for help if you are feeling overwhelmed. Talk to your professors about areas of the course that are confusing you. Talk to a counselor at the Student Counseling Center. Talk to a physician if you are having physical problems. Talk to your family. If your test anxiety is especially serious or long-standing, make an appointment with the Counseling Center to discuss additional techniques. 852-6585
- Sleep at least 8 hours a night. You will be more productive when you study. You will be able to focus on the essentials. You will be able to make wiser decisions about your priorities for studying. You will feel less helpless and hopeless. You will be less likely to burst into tears or yell at everyone around you. You will go into exams well-rested and alert.
- Add exercise to your schedule if you have let it go. Exercise is one of the best stress busters you can use. Try to get a minimum of three 30-minute workouts a week. Consider where a study break can include an exercise break. Even walking around the building or the campus can be a boon to your brain cells for memory and your body for sleeping better.
Attention students graduating in December 2011, May 2012, or August 2012:
Today at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar.
Your attendance at the program is a requirement for graduation.
Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences. In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services. Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012. You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.