Student News

First-Week Assignments for Spring 2011

Assignments, book lists and syllabi for the first week of classes of the Spring 2011 semester will be available as faculty post them.  Students may check the First-Week Assignments page (login required) anytime, but if you don't see an assignment, check back later as the semester gets closer.

Congratulations & Happy Holidays!

Congratulations to all students on the completion of the Fall semester, and all best wishes for a wonderful holiday break!  From the Law School Faculty, Staff, and Administration

Media Law Intern

makespace! media + design lab has an opening in the legal department for an intern specializing in Media and IP law.  This is a unique opportunity to do some meaningful work in the industry.  For details, go to:

http://www.law.louisville.edu/careers/current-jobs and select Part-time Job No. 112.

Commonwealth's Attorney's Office seeking Year-round Law Clerk

The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney has an opening for a law clerk in its Appellate and Research Division beginning in February 2011.  For details, go to:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/careers/current-jobs and select Part-time Job No. 115.

Kentucky Bar Exam Application

Students planning to take the July 2011 Kentucky Bar Exam:  don't forget to work on your application during the holiday break.  And, when you return in the spring, be sure to attend the Kentucky Bar Exam program on January 11, at 12:15.  The application to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam is due February 1, 2011.

Academic Success Tip - Take Care of Yourself during the Break

Congratulations!  You survived final exams.  Enjoy this time off and recharge your battery in preparation for the spring semester.  And, when you're ready, go ahead and get a head start on organizing your 2011 calendar by penciling in the following events:

  • January 5  Classes begin
  • January 7  “Welcome Back” treat for students, faculty, and staff 
  • January 11 Kentucky Bar Exam Program for graduating law students
  • January 19 The Brandeis “Brief” Break
  • January 20 1st Structured Study Group 
  • January 27 2nd Structured Study Group
  • January 27 Student Life Info Session:  Study Abroad
  • February 3 3rd Structured Study Group
  • February 8 2L Mandatory Bar Program on Financial Responsibility

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Seeks Distinguished Visiting Professor, 2011-12

The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law seeks applications from renowned legal educators for a year-long appointment as the Ralph Petrilli Distinguished Visiting Professor for the 2011-12 academic term.  The Petrilli Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach a total of 3 classes.  One of these classes will be the year-long legal writing and analysis course in a small section of about 20 students.  [The legal writing and analysis course is entitled Basic Legal Skills.  It does not include legal research, which is taught in a separate course.  Given that it is a year-long course, the teaching package is the functional equivalent of a 4-course package.]  One course will be Professional Responsibility in an accelerated format in Fall 2011.  The third course, in Spring 2012, could include Domestic Relations (family law), an upper-level skills elective, or a seminar on a mutually agreeable topic.  The successful applicant must be a person "renowned for exceptional contributions to law, legal institutions or legal education."  To apply, please send a letter of interest and a c.v. to Professor Tony Arnold, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Brandeis School of Law, Wyatt Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 or tony.arnold@louisville.edu, no later than January 15, 2011.  Please contact Dean Arnold at his email address or at (502) 852-6388 with any questions.

Don't Forget to Return Study Aids

If you checked out study aids over the course of the semester, please return them to the Academic Success Office before leaving for the holiday break. 

Academic Success Tip - Collegiality

Collegiality and physical exercise and tension reduction are critical to maintaining an even affect during exams.  Everyone is under pressure.  Maintaining a sense of humor and understanding of what everyone is going through will make you much more likable.  Remember, your classmates will be your colleagues down the road.  Adapted from Law School Survival Manual - from LSAT to Bar Exam.

FREE MASSAGES TODAY!!!!!

Students don't forget that today, December 8, in the Washer Lounge you can get a FREE MASSAGE!  Massage therapists will be here from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.