Student Life News
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.
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.
University Commencement and Brandeis School of Law Convocation
Friday, May 13
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
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.
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.
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.
All certificates from the April 1 Honors & Awards Program have been placed in student mailboxes.
Last Day of Class, Wednesday, April 20, Mosaic Lobby, 3:40 p.m. Be there or be square.
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.
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.
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.
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.