Student Life News

American Bar Association Membership for Law Students

If you are interested in making connections within the legal community and advancing your legal career don’t forget to sign up for your American Bar Association Student Membership.  Your ABA Membership will provide value for you as a student and as a lawyer. The ABA offers law students a variety of development opportunities that will help get you ahead.  For further information or to register visit the ABA for Law Students website.

UofL vs. UK Flag Football Game Results

The UofL School of Law Lady Law Cards shut out their arch rival UK Lady Cats 12-0 in the debut of the annual flag football game between the two schools last Friday evening in Lexington.

In a low scoring, tightly contested affair, Whitney Roth scampered 12 yards on a reverse early in the second half to break a 0-0 tie which proved to be the game-winning touchdown.  A little later, Danielle Yanelli raced 45 yards on a quarterback sneak which gave the Lady Cards defense more than enough to return to Louisville with a victory.

This game was the debut for the Lady Cards of the "Powder Puff" flag football game traditionally only contested between the guys.   

Speaking of the guys, in a tightly contested game that involved a series of lead changes between both teams, the School of Law Cards lost a squeaker on a late touchdown by the College of Law Cats.  The final score was UK 19-UofL 13.

The Law Cards were led by the combination of quarterback Tyler Korus to Jared Key and 2 interceptions by Blake Bowling.   

September 30th Deadline for Submitting Makeup Requests for Legal Research

Students who cannot take the Legal Research exam on the scheduled date (October 8th) for religious reasons or because of a prior commitment must complete and submit a request to take a makeup exam no later than September 30, 2011.  The request form is available from Barbara Thompson (you can stop by in person at Room 217, or contact her by e-mail).  The completed form should be submitted to Associate Dean Cross for his signature.

Mark Your Calendar - Free Flu Shots

Campus Health Services will be here at the law school to give flu shots:  Thursday, October 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Shots are free for students and for faculty and staff who are at least 80%. 

Physical Fitness Evaluation

UofL's Campus Health Services is offering "FitTest"--a personal physical fitness evaluation and coaching service.  For a highly-discounted fee of $10, students get:

•   a fitness evaluation

•   a personal workout plan

•   fitness coaching, and

•   a FitTest t-shirt

To enrol in the program, use the online enrollment form, which you can find here.   Questions?  Contact Campus Health Services at 852.5429.

2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program - Deadline: November 15, 2011

The United States Department of State has announced the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.

 

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.  Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here.


Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

 
The CLS Program has planned outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2011. Check out the CLS website or its Facebook page.


For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.  Law school alumnus Jeffrey Benedict, who currently works in UofL's International Office, has also agreed to work with students interested in filling out an application.  You can contact Jeffrey here.

Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation Annual Writing Competition

Students may submit any original paper concerning federal taxation, including papers written in connection with a law school course, seminar, or paid employment.  Submissions must be postmarked by January 6, 2012.  Winning authors receive $2,000 (first place) or $1,000 (second place).  For more details, see attached summary. 

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Tomorrow!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" break.  Take a few minutes tomorrow to join us for a brief respite.  Put the books down and come to the Cox Faculty Lounge.  Grab an ice cream bar and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 3:30 - 4:15 p.m., so come when you get out of class at 3:40 or 4:05, or come before you go to class at 3:50 or 4:15.

Seventh Annual Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

Law students are invited to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law.  A $2,000 cash prize will be awarded to the student work that best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law.  Entries must be received by April 13, 2012.  For more information on eligibility, submission requirements, criteria, and sample topics, see attached summary.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - This Thursday!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" Break.  Take a few minutes on Thursday 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 an ice cream bar and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 3:30 - 4:15 p.m., so come when you get out of class at 3:40 or 4:05, or come before you go to class at 3:50 or 4:15.