Student Life News
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.
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!
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.
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.