Student Life News

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Michael Atkinson who is the winner of a UofL Law School marble paperweight.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office by 4:00 p.m. today (FRIDAY) to claim your prize.

Academic Success Tip - Get to Know Your Professors

The faculty members at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law are top notch legal scholars and teachers, and they also provide valuable insight into how you can be successful.  Be sure to meet with each of your professors regularly during the semester.  They are a great resource.   Utilize their office hours to clarify points of the law or to follow up on a class discussion.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Sierra Ashby who is the winner of a UofL Law insulated lunch bag.  To claim your prize, stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Our Daily Docket winner today is Paul Downs, who must come to Dean Ballard's office today, Wednesday, August 17, before 5:00 p.m., to claim his UofL Law School leather padfolio.  Congratulations Mr. Downs!

1L Daily Prize Drawing

Our Daily Docket winner today is Mia Walters, who must come to Dean Ballard's office today, Tuesday, August 16, before 5:00 p.m., to claim her UofL Law polo shirt.  Congratulations Ms. Walters!

Student Writing Competition :: Entries due August 15, 2011

A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law. This year’s symposium is entitled “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration”.

The competition is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch and offers a $300 prize to the competition winner. The winner may also have his or her winning submission published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution along with other symposium papers.

Please visit the Border Skirmishes web site for additional information about the competition.

Notice about traffic and parking changes beginning May 17

Beginning Monday, May 16, UofL will start an intensive renovation project on The Oval in front of Grawemeyer Hall.  This project will necessitate significant changes to traffic patterns and to parking in this area. 

Beginning May 17, The Oval will become a two-way street, and signs will be posted to direct traffic to the Natural Sciences and Law lots. Traffic patterns will change several times before the project's expected completion on Aug. 15.

Graduation Information

University Commencement and Brandeis School of Law Convocation

Friday, May 13

5:00 p.m.
University of Louisville Commencement Rehearsal
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      
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.


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.


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.