Student Life News

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.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Gina Young who is the winner of a $10 gift card to Burger King and a UofL Law decal.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prizes.

Our daily prize drawings are now finished.  But, now and then, just to make sure you keep checking the Docket, we'll draw for a prize recipient and post it in the Docket.  So keep reading -- for prize notices now and then and for other important daily news!

1L Oath

The 1L signed School of Law Oath has been framed and hung.  Check it out -- it's right outside Dean Cross's office in the Student Life wing.  See attached photo.

Jonathon Raymon wins the Yoga Prize

Congratulations to Jonathon Raymon, who won the drawing for the lavish and glitzy prize given to one student who attended the first yoga session.  The drawing was overseen by representatives from one of the Big Four accounting firms. And it's a good thing the representatives were there, as some non-students tried to cheat by signing their names to the list (Dean Duncan, this means you ..). 

 

Jonathon wins a UofL Law School polo shirt.  He can pick it up in Dean Ballard's office.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Hannah Truxell who is the winner of a UofL Law polo.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m. to claim you prize.

Withdrawing from a class--that awful (?) "W" and deadlines

From several different conversations I've had during the past week, there seems to be a fairly widespread misperception among students about withdrawing from a class.  If you voluntarily withdraw after the first week of class, your transcript will typically show a "W" next to the name of the course.  The misperception involves the effect of this "W" on potential employment.  As far as we know, no potential employer would hold an ordinary "W" against you (barring unusual circumstances, such as if the employer specifically asked you to take the course).   At worst, they might ask you why you dropped (unlikely) ... but that allows you to demonstrate good judgment in recognizing that a course wasn't what you thought, or that you can recognize when you're overextended. Potential employers are much more likely to care about the more serious "withdraw/failure", which is given only if you are removed from a class or have failed an exam or assignment prior to withdrawing.

 

Also, a note to part-time students: don't forget that this Friday (the 9th) is the last day you can withdraw from a course and still receive a 25% tuition refund.  Full-time students do not receive any refund, as they pay a fixed fee for full-time study.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Jamie McKiernan who is the winner of a marble UofL Law paperweight.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m. to claim your prize.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Our Daily Docket winner today is Cody Remington, who must come to Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m., to claim his UofL Law orientation T-shirt, UofL Law decal, and bookmark.  Congratulations Mr. Remington!