Student Life News

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!

Yoga begins tomorrow!

Don't forget that free yoga classes begin on Wednesday, September 7th, from 11:50 to 12:50.   All interested students, staff, and faculty are welcome, regardless of experience level.  Mats are provided.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Iman Jackson who is the winner of a UofL Law orientation t-shirt, plus a UofL Law lunch bag filled with UofL Law items.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 3:30 p.m. to claim your prizes.

Law Student Rescues Baby Raccoon

Beth Robinson, a second-year law student, rescued a six-week old orphaned raccoon found yesterday behind the Law School.  Dean Ballard took the baby raccoon to Woodland Wildlife Rehabilitation in Radcliffe, Kentucky.  http://www.woodlandwildlife.org/contact.php  The rehab specialist suspected that the baby’s mother had been injured because the baby raccoon was starved and dehydrated.  She also suspects that there may be two or three other orphaned raccoons from the same nest.  If you see a baby raccoon near the Law School, please contact Dean Ballard.  See photos attached below.

1L Daily Docket Winners

Congratulations to Benjamin Hardy and Adam Hicks, who have their choice of yesterday's prize package or a UofL Law polo shirt.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 4:00 p.m. to claim the prize of your choice. 

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Daniel Trost who is the winner of a UofL Law insulated lunch bag, four UofL Law coasters, a UofL Law bookmark, and a UofL Law decal.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office by 5:00 p.m. today to claim your prizes.

Student Mailboxes

Student mailboxes are located in the basement across from Room LL79.  Please check to make sure you have a mailbox and that your name is correct.  If you are missing a mailbox or if your name is incorrect, please see Bryan Turner or Becky Wenning in the Law Resource Center (Room 272), and they will help you.