The regular filing deadline to sit for the July 2012 KY Bar Exam is February 1. Before you mail your application, be sure to attend the KY Bar Exam program on Thursday, January 12, at 12:15 p.m.
Guest speakers, Eric Ison, Chair of the Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will discuss the following important information:
- Most common mistakes students make on their bar applications;
- Most common student questions the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions receives
- Statistics for bar passage;
- How to prepare for the essay component of the Kentucky Bar Exam – what subjects are covered; how questions are drafted; how the bar examiners grade answers; and
- The Do's and Don'ts when answering essay questions on the Kentucky Bar Exam.
Both speakers will also be available to answer specific questions you may have about the application or the exam. The program will begin at 12:15, in Room 275. Lunch will be provided.
Now that the Spring semester has just begun, the Office of Professional Development wants to remind everyone to be sure to check out the Events calendar on the bulletin board next to the elevators. There have been some changes and additions recently.
Also, remember that public service fellowship applications will be available on Monday, January 9. Location of the applications and information will be in the Daily Docket on Monday.
Thomas T. Johnson, Jr., '49, a Louisville native and graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, passed away on December 28, 2011 in Los Angeles.
Johnson is best known for his ruling, issued in 1981, that the Holocaust was "a fact and not reasonably subject to dispute," in a case brought by an Auschwitz survivor against a Holocaust-denying group.
Johnson was born on Feb. 26, 1923 in Louisville, Ky. and earned degrees in engineering and law (1949) from the University of Louisville before going to work for the U.S. Justice Department.
For more information, read his Los Angeles Times obituary.
Photo courtesy of the Johnson family
The Law Library first floor computer lab got a new floor over the holiday break, so the IT Department used the opportunity to rearrange the furniture and make other minor improvements. All lab computers have received extensive software updates, including Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Live Essentials, which students may use with their CardMail accounts. To improve communication, we've also added new signage and a message board in each lab for reporting computer or printer problems.
Every student should have received his or her printing credit allocation for the new semester. Please check your printing account balance, and let us know if you did not receive an additional one thousand pages. We increased the printing credit allocation to 1,000 pages this semester after a periodic review of recent actual printing costs, including paper, toner, printer maintenance and replacement.
Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) Printing Problem Solved
The IT staff has discovered a work-around to resolve the problem students with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) have had printing to the Lab Laptop Printer. If you're a Mac user with Lion, stop by the IT offices at your convenience, and we'll configure your laptop for wireless printing.
If you are available in between classes on any of the following dates, or wouldn’t mind volunteering on a Saturday for a couple of hours, please let us know. Email Jacob Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up.
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