Student Life News

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.

Character and Fitness Updates

Just a reminder that all law students are under a continuing obligation to update their character and fitness record.  If anything arises that may be considered in a character and fitness observation--or if there is something in your past that you didn't disclose, but now realize should have been disclosed--please contact Dean Cross at your earliest convenience.  Remember that the state bar can be forgiving ... but only if you are honest and forthcoming about what happened.

Last Call for Students to RSVP for the LBA IP Section Meeting--Tuesday, September 13

Last call!  Any students who want to attend the LBA IP section meeting in the Law School on Tuesday, the 13th, should RSVP to Dean Cross no later than noon on Monday.  The meeting is a chance for you to meet local intellectual property attorneys, as well as hear presentations on interesting IP topics by our own Professor Smith and 3L Brenton Stanley.

Those students who have already indicated they plan to attend need not RSVP again.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Thursday

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief."  Take a few minutes next 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.