Student Life News

Graduation Information

University Commencement and Brandeis School of Law Convocation

Friday, May 13

5:00 p.m.
University of Louisville Commencement Rehearsal      www.louisville.edu/commencement
KFC Yum! Center     (All students participating in the University-wide ceremony are required to attend the rehearsal to confirm seat for Commencement.)    

Saturday, May 14

10:00 a.m.
University Commencement Ceremony   www.louisville.edu/commencement      
KFC Yum! Center     (Academic procession at (9:30 a.m.)

12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
President’s Reception
KFC Yum! Center

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
The Louisville Palace Theatre  (625 S. Fourth Street)
Graduates should arrive no later than 3:30 for the Law School Convocation.
Class picture will be taken at 3:45.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Academic procession and Brandeis School of Law Convocation
Guests do not need tickets or announcements.


ACADEMIC APPAREL AND HONOR CORD DISTRIBUTION

Distribution at the Red Barn:
Wednesday, May 11, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Honor Cords:
As a fundraiser, the Golden Key International Honour Society will be selling honor cords to students who are candidates for honors as of the Fall 2010 semester.  Eligible students may purchase cords and wear them with their caps and gowns at Commencement and Convocation.  Honor cords may be purchased at the Red Barn on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at the same time academic apparel is available.  Honor cords are $15.00 each and must be paid by cash or check payable to the Golden Key International Honour Society.  Students who are candidates for Cum Laude (3.2-3.499) may purchase a gold honor cord; Magna Cum Laude (3.5-3.799) may purchase a red honor cord; and Summa Cum Laude (3.8-4.0) may purchase a gold/red honor cord.

Hotels for Guests:  To get the rate listed, you must ask for the UofL rate.


THE LINE UP LIST & DETAILS WILL BE IN THE DOCKET NEXT WEEK.

Certificates in Student Mailboxes

All certificates from the April 1 Honors & Awards Program have been placed in student mailboxes. 

Brandeis Brief Break on Wednesday - It's a Surprise

Last Day of Class, Wednesday, April 20, Mosaic Lobby, 3:40 p.m.  Be there or be square. 

1L Spring Break Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the following students for their exceptional performance on the Spring Break Challenge!

Overall Champion and winner of the iPod Touch - Liam Felsen

Professor Nowka's Section

First place - Liam Felsen

Second place - Brittany Hampton

Third place - Brian Strunk

Professor Giesel's Section

First place - Dana Eberle-Peay

Second place - Yuan Lin

Third place - Caroline Ramsey and Eddie O'Brien

Please stop by my office to pick up your prizes.  Thank you to all the students who participated!  The competition was very close this year.

 

Upper Division Registration Advising Office Hours

Be prepared for course registration and choose the courses that are right for you.   Do you want to enroll in an externship or an independent study?  Do you need to request to enroll in more than 16 hours as a full-time student or 12 hours as a part-time student?  Have you completed a degree checklist recently?  Do you want to take non-law graduate level courses?  
 
The Student Life Office will be offering course registration advising office hours for upper division students on March 28, 29, and 30.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Summer or Fall 2011 schedule, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  Kathleen Bean, Associate Dean for Student Life, and Kimberly Ballard, Academic Success Director, will be available to provide one-on-one advising, and to answer questions about course selection.  To sign-up for a time in advance, add your name to the appointment sheets outside offices 212 and 216. 

Office Hours:
Monday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kudos to McKenzie Cantrell

The first ever 1L appellate binding project was a huge success that had a net profit of about approximately $300 plus over $300 from contributions from donors inspired by the project.

McKenzie Cantrell initiated the idea and did much of the work, including a full day on a Saturday.
 
The funds will provide three scholarships for Central Law and Government Magnet students to attend the Summer Law Institute (a joint week-long program sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law, Bellarmine University, and the Louisville Bar Association).  It will also support some of the costs for the team of four magnet seniors and two coaches to participate in the third annual Marshall Brennan Civil Liberties Moot Court competition in Philadelphia in early April.

Thanks to the following for their support of this successful fundraiser:
  • Dean Chen, who gave permission for the project
  • Professor Nicholson, for her generous donation
  • Sheldon Haden, Annette Mattingly, and Angela Buckler (WLA members), for their generous contributions
  • Becky Wenning and Marilyn Peters in the Law Resource Center for collecting money and sign ups, ordering the supplies, and loaning the Resource Center’s binding machine
  • Vickie Tencer, for facilitating the arrangements
  • Wendy Helterbran, for facilitating the WLA contributions
  • The 1L class, for participating in the fundraiser and having your briefs bound for a worthy cause
  • Cyndi Hagenbuch, for loaning a binding machine
  • John Friend and Brandi Melvin, for donating their time during the fundraiser
  • And primarily again to McKenzie Cantrell, who is a 2L participating in the Street Law program.

 

School of Law Awards and Leadership Recognition Program

The annual School of Law Awards and Leadership Recognition Program is scheduled at the University Club for April 1, 2011, beginning with a reception at 5:00 p.m.  All students are invited.  Students who are recipients of named and commonwealth scholarships; recipients of academic and leadership awards; recipients of the highest grades in law school courses in 2010; members of honor societies, professional skills teams, and law school publications; and leaders in student government organizations will be honored.  Recognized students will receive invitations by the end of the week.  Questions?  See Dean Bean.   

Composite Photos - Sign Up Online

Composite Photography sessions are scheduled at the Law School on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011, between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Friday, March 25, 2011, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Location: BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW - RM 071

The ONLINE SIGN UP FORM is now available.  Please use the link below to select a photography appointment.

http://pip.vantine.com/signup/Louville:Lawsch/2011/40069


Questions?  Please ask Ashley Wiggins.

De-Stress: Enjoy a Complimentary Massage

On Thursday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., enjoy a complimentary massage in the Washer Lounge courtesy of Advanced Massage Therapeutics.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the door, and walk-ins are also welcome.  First-year students:  enjoy this treat and give yourself a much-deserved mini-break from writing your briefs!

Mardi Gras in the Mosaic Lobby

Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, and King Cake

Tuesday, March 8, 11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  It’s Carnival Time and the law school is hosting a Mardi Gras party for the whole school.  We’ll have beads and music and a great (free) lunch for all – students, faculty, and staff.  Feast on Cajun Fixings from Joe’s OK Bayou.  There will be plenty of food (with an extra King Cake set aside for the evening students at 5:00 p.m.).  See you there!