Student Life News

Immigration Law Writing Contest

Submit an Immigration Article & Win $500 from Legal Language Services!

Law school students: Are you studying immigration law? Have you noticed any trends in US or international immigration? Legal Language wants to hear what you think!

Submit an unpublished article on legal issues that affect immigration in the United States and/or abroad. Articles should reflect recent developments in immigration, bring forth new ideas about the subject or introduce a discussion.

Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words and written for an audience of legal professionals. The articles will be judged on subject matter treatment, scholarship and analysis.

The winner will be awarded a $500.00 cash award and two runners-up will receive $100.00 cash awards. The winning articles as well as a number of additional articles receiving honorable mention will be posted on the Legal Language Services website.

Rules of Eligibility:
  • All articles must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2011.
  • You must currently be enrolled in an accredited US law school.
  • Your article must be your own original work.
  • Your article must not be published elsewhere.
  • Your article must not be fewer than 500 words and must not exceed 1,000 words.
  • You must agree that your article will become the property of Legal Language Services.

Winners will be announced on or about April 15, 2011. Winning articles will be published on the Legal Language Services website.

Bar Program Nov. 9 for Graduating Students

Reminder for students graduating in December 2010, May 2011, or August 2011: 

On Tuesday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

Your attendance at the November 9 program is a requirement for graduation.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 

The November 9 program will be recorded.  It will be “shown” on Nov. 10, 2010, at 7:25 p.m. in Room 175.  Students who cannot attend the 1:00 program are welcome to attend the 7:25 program.

If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the Nov. 9 program or the Nov. 10 showing, you must notify Dean Bean this week so that alternative arrangements can be made. 

Graduating students planning to take the KY Bar Exam in July 2011, or February 2012, will receive a handout during the November 9 program providing instructions on completing the Kentucky Bar Application.  A separate program focusing on the Kentucky Bar Exam will be offered on January 11, 2011, at 12:15 p.m.  All graduating students taking the KY Bar Exam are strongly encouraged to attend this program.

 

 

Law School Sustainability Committee

The Law School is starting a Sustainability Committee of students, faculty, and staff to develop ways to make the Law School environment and practices more environmentally sustainable.  Sustainability is a focus of major efforts on campus, and this Committee will have Law School-focused activities and also will work with University-wide sustainability efforts.  If you are interested in participating, please let either Dean Arnold, tony.arnold@louisville.edu (Room 213), or Dean Bean, kathybean@louisvile.edu (Room 216) know of your interest.  The Committee will form and start planning activities in early January, after the Spring semester begins.

National Trial Competition Tryouts

Tryouts for the National Trial Competition will begin today at 5:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom. 

Upper Division Advising Office Hours

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 October 25, 26, and 27.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Spring 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 sheet outside the Brandeis Room (112). 

Office Hours:
Monday, October 25, noon to 2:00
Tuesday, October 26, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Want to take non-law graduate level courses? Early deadlines apply.

Dual degree and other students taking non-law graduate level courses must have the permission of the Associate Dean for Student Life.  Registration for these courses occurs BEFORE law school registration.  Law students thus need to do the paperwork now if they want to take these courses.  The rules are set out in the Student Handbook on page 14:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Student. The form you need to fill out is attached.

Join us for another Brandeis "Brief" Break

It’s happening here – another “brief” break!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Cox Lounge, Thursday October 14, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have every variety of Krispy Kreme you can imagine!  So please join us anytime between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. 

 

Want to take non-law graduate level courses? Early deadlines apply.

Dual degree and other students taking non-law graduate level courses must have the permission of the Associate Dean for Student Life.  Registration for these course occurs BEFORE law school registration.  Law students thus need to do the paperwork now if they want to take these courses.  The rules are set out in the Student Handbook on page 14:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Student .  The form you need to fill out is attached. 

Last Day to Withdraw

Reminder:  October 15 (Friday) is the last day to withdraw from a class.

First Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Today

The Exam4 practice test deadline for 1Ls taking the Legal Research exam Friday, October 8, and/or Professor Hall's Torts I mid-term Friday, October 15 is TODAY, Wednesday, October 6.  If you have not yet submitted a practice test, you must do so, identifying yourself with your UofL user name, by midnight tonight in order to receive tech support, if needed, during either or both of these exams.

As of this writing (10:20 AM, Tuesday, October 5), we have received two unidentifiable practice tests: "1631" and "1698361."  If these persons (or this person) have/has not also submitted a practice test identifying him/herself properly, he/she must do so by tonight's deadline.