Student Bar Association News

Graduating Students: Information is available here

A number of graduating students have inquired as to whether they must participate in the University wide graduation service. SBA would like to help clarify:

 

Law graduates may choose to attend the University-wide ceremony, but are not required to attend. If a law graduate chooses to participate in the University-wide Commencement, he/she MUST attend the practice the night before at the KFC Yum! Center. Most law graduates attend the Law School Convocation only.

 

Additional information about Law School Graduation may be accessed by clicking here. 

Barbri to host half Table Day on Thursday: 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m

Barbri Table Day will be 12-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, in the Mosaic Lobby. Come by to sign-up and lock in your price for a bar review course that is tried and true! BARBRI is widely regarded as the de facto choice of law school students based on its extensive history in bar exam preparation and its superior word-of-mouth reputation driven by positive student outcomes. BARBRI serves students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success. Also, if you're taking the April MPRE exam, come by to sign up for a free review course!

 

If you have questions before Thursday about BARBRI, please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com.

Kaplan Bar Review Table - Tuesday 2-19-13

KAPLAN BAR REVIEW has a table today in the Mosaic Lobby. Stop by for a cup of coffee, a sweet treat and to learn what Kaplan can do for you!

 

Table hours are from 10am - 6pm.

 

Only Kaplan offers...

  • Free true unlimited essay grading with Essay Excel with detailed feedback from attorneys supervised by former bar exam graders.
  • Unlimited online lectures with EasyNav, filmed with studio quality sound and picture with all accessible beginning 90 days before the bar exam.
  • A fully-graded MOCK bar exam - for both the written and multiple choice portions of the bar exam.
  • Personalized Study Plan that adapts to your unique strengths and weaknesses for every written and MBE topic on the bar.
  • You will pass or your Money Back - Guaranteed. That's how confident we are in our Complete Course!

 

Taking the April MPRE? We have a completely free course. Stop by the Kaplan table to pick up your free book and then enroll in the online course for free at www.kaplanbarreview.com/MPRE

Kaplan Bar Review Table - Tuesday 2-19-13

KAPLAN BAR REVIEW has a table today in the Mosaic Lobby. Stop by for a cup of coffee, a sweet treat and to learn what Kaplan can do for you!

 

Table hours are from 10am - 6pm.

 

Only Kaplan offers...

  • Free true unlimited essay grading with Essay Excel with detailed feedback from attorneys supervised by former bar exam graders.
  • Unlimited online lectures with EasyNav, filmed with studio quality sound and picture with all accessible beginning 90 days before the bar exam.
  • A fully-graded MOCK bar exam - for both the written and multiple choice portions of the bar exam.
  • Personalized Study Plan that adapts to your unique strengths and weaknesses for every written and MBE topic on the bar.
  • You will pass or your Money Back - Guaranteed. That's how confident we are in our Complete Course!

 

Taking the April MPRE? We have a completely free course. Stop by the Kaplan table to pick up your free book and then enroll in the online course for free at www.kaplanbarreview.com/MPRE

Law Professor Lisa Nicholson to Speak at McKinney Law Symposium

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host a major national symposium on “Law and the Financial Crisis” on April 5, 2013.
One of the panels slated for that day will examine the potential for the law to prevent the next financial crisis. Professor David Herzig of Valparaiso School of Law will moderate a panel made up of Professor M. Todd Henderson of the University of Chicago School of Law, and Professor Lisa Nicholson of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Professor Henderson has private sector experience counseling clients on business and regulatory strategy, and he will speak about new strategies for regulation. Professor Nicholson has securities and commercial litigation experience and will speak on the subject of corporate governance.
Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will present the keynote address to kick off the event. Senator Bayh’s lecture will focus on his experience with the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs during the financial crisis.
The symposium is sponsored by the Indiana Law Review, a legal periodical edited and managed by students of IU McKinney Law that publishes scholarly articles by professors, judges, and practitioners from throughout the country. Andrea Kochert is editor of a special issue of the Law Review that will contain the proceedings of the symposium.

Campus-wide Student Government Elections

Professional School Students,

Belknap campus SGA elections have begun this week (Mon-Thurs). Historically there has been a very small amount of voting from the professional schools (Medical, Dental, Law, Nursing). It has gotten to the point where candidates do not even campaign on our respective campuses because they dont think it will make a difference. We need to change this. The only way that we can get our initiatives passed, and ensure that the professional schools are not put on the back burner, is to show that we are a force in the voting polls!!

As the budgets have been increased this year it is very important for us to set the precedent as a United Front and show that our voice will be heard! Some of you may know some of the candidates from undergrad. I urge you to look at their initiatives, ask questions and vote for the candidate that will help out the professional schools the most! If you have any questions please feel free to call me.


The Presidential Candidates this year are:
-Jeremy Cole Bozarth
-AJ Bucci
-Carrie Mattingly

Voting takes 15 seconds:
To Vote -> go to ulink.louisville.edu ->Login -> Student services -> Ballots -> Vote for your Candidates!

 

For general information about SGA elections, including candidate bios, please visit the SGA website by clicking here

3L Composite Make-ups this Sunday

Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12:00-4:15 at 2033 S. 4th St. Cost is $22.50 for first takes and $10 for retakes. Please try to make it and email questions to jbrandonjohnson@gmail.com

YPAL Networking Event, co-sponsored by Westlaw and the Office of Professional Development

On March 18th, YPAL will be hosting a networking event in room 275 from 12-1PM. This event is co-sponsored by Westlaw and the Office of Professional Development.

There will be a 1-hour presentation with Daniel Mudd, Emma Brown (the Executive Director of YPAL) and possibly Rebecca Weis (President Elect). The presentation will focus on the experiences of the presenters both in law school and in the first few years of practice after law school. The presentation will also address what services and benefits an affiliation with YPAL will offer students.

Pizza and soda will be provided.


 

Mardi Gras in the Mosaic Lobby on Tuesday: Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and King Cake

Tuesday, February 12, 11:45 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.  See you there!

3Ls -- Are you interested in a Class of 2013 Dinner?

Attention 3Ls:

Your SBA would like to offer a Class of 2013 Graduation Dinner. If successful, this event would be offered each year. SBA would like to fully sponsor the meal (no cost to you). Please fill out this short (3 Question) Survey to express your interest or disinterest in this event:

3L Class Dinner Survey