Student Life News

LBA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

The Louisville Bar Association is pleased to present the 2014 LBA Legal Opportunity Scholarship, which will award $1,000 of financial assistance to a scholarship recipient attending the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  This award is presented annually to a second- or third-year law student.

The applicant's educational background, personal statement, and participation in community service activities will be considered in the selection process.  The recipients will be selected by the LBA Diversity Committee.

For more information regarding requirements for eligibility and application instructions, review the Scholarship Application.

The deadline for submission is February 3, 2014.

Study Abroad Information Session - Monday, Jan. 13

Did you know that you may take up to thirty (30) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study?  Or that opportunities exist to study abroad during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters?

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student on Monday, January 13.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics and the availability of scholarships and financial aid.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program and the types of study abroad options that exist.  Professors Russ Weaver and John Cross will provide more information on the Law School's foreign exchange partner schools.

The session will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Room 175.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

2014 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest

Sponsor: The ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP

General criteria: The contest is open to law students and young lawyers who will have enrolled as members of the ABA no later than February 21, 2014.

Topic: This year's contest hypothetical involves questions about the expanding use of social media by attorneys and law firms and focuses on the legal, ethical and professionalism issues that can arise in those forums.

Deadline: February 21, 2014

Amount of award: $5,000

Submission information: For the essay contest hypothetical and rules visit http://bit.ly/Levit2014.

 

For more writing competitions, visit the Student Writing Competitions page.

11:50 Study Abroad Information Session: Monday, Jan. 13

Did you know that you may take up to thirty (30) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study?  Or that opportunities exist to study abroad during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters?

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student on Monday, January 13.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics and the availability of scholarships and financial aid.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program and the types of study abroad options that exist.  Professors Russ Weaver and John Cross will provide more information on the Law School's foreign exchange partner schools.

The session will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Room 175.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Classroom or Exam Accomodations

The Office of Student Life at the School of Law works closely with the University's Disability Resource Center (DRC) to provide accommodations to law students. If you received accommodations last year and want those to continue, you need to contact DRC by January 17.  At DRC, contact your prior advisor or Ms Cathy Patus, the Director. Ms Patus's email is cathy.patus@louisville.edu.  

If you have not had accommodations previously, but wish to request them, please contact Cathy Patus and copy Dean Ballard on the email. Questions?  Please review the UofL Law Handbook for Applicants and Students with Disabilities at http://www.law.louisville.edu/students/disabilities.  

Lost and Found December 2013

Lost and Found items may be claimed in the Law Resource Center (Room 272).

3L Featured in SIGS Student Spotlight

Greg Justis, a third-year law student, was selected by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies to be featured in its Student Spotlight for December.  Read more about the social justice advocate's adventures on and off the dance floor here.

Massages for Law Students Today!

The law school final exam period can be stressful.  To help ease some stress and anxiety, the Student Life Office has arranged for massage therapists to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on the following four days during exams:

MONDAY, Dec. 2:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 3:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 5:  11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY, Dec. 9:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Two massage therapists will be at the Law School each day.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just enjoy a break from studying while at the law school.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!

Lost and Found Items - November 2103

These two Lost and Found items are available in the Resource Center:

Black Glasses (found in Law Library)

A/C Adapter (T Mobil)

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