[Orientation] Last minute list: Check weather, remember Computer Help Day, and register for your classes.Posted August 9th, 2009 by Kathleen S. Bean
Right now the forecast for Tuesday includes thunderstorms; bring umbrellas, because you will be outside.
Remember, you check in at the law school early Tuesday morning, but then walk to Strickler Hall for the opening ceremony in the Strickler Auditorium.
Don't forget about Computer Help Day on Monday.
And, if you haven't already, register for the classes listed in your UofL email.
We'll see you soon!
The IT session during our regular orientation (on Tuesday August 11) is not for getting your computer set up on the law school/UofL system. The IT session on Tuesday is about policies and procedures. If you want to make sure you're set up on the law school server, wireless, etc., come to the law school for the Computer Help Day, August 10. See below for details.
Computer "Help" Day for New Students
- The University's wireless network,
- The School of Law's file server, on which every student has storage space, and
- The School of Law's dedicated laptop printer.
We have sent course/section assignments to all part-time and full-time students. Students must register for these courses on ULINK. Please check your UofL email immediately.
Part-time students should have already registered. Full-time students should register now. In any event, students must register no later than Sunday August 9. All registration problems must be resolved by the end of business day August 10.
If you believe there is a mistake in your email, please contact Professor Bean immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have having trouble registering, contact Dean Hamilton at email@example.com. They will both monitor their email in the next few days and respond as quickly as possible.
Remember, all sections, courses and times are assigned for your first year of law school. You must register for the courses in your email and those courses only.
Dear Law School community:The Law School will be OPEN on Friday, August 7. All faculty and staff should report according to the normal schedule.Some basement areas, especially in the library, may remain inaccessible. Please observe posted signs regarding access.On behalf of the Law School, I thank the University of Louisville workers who have labored tirelessly to bring our campus back from Tuesday's storm.Best wishes,Jim ChenDean
Because of a purchasing snafu, the IT staff will NOT be deploying a new file server this week, nor making most other previously announced changes to returning students' Lawnet accounts. The only scheduled change, which has already been implemented, is moving the School of Law's Web site over to ULink authentication.
Consequently, the "Help" Day previously scheduled for Monday, August 10, for returning students is canceled, primarily because there is nothing new to connect or configure for returning students.
The previously planned network changes, including deploying a new file server and copying students' documents and files to it, and moving Law Library lab computers and printers over to the University's Windows Active Directory domain, are now tentatively scheduled to occur after fall 2009 final exams.
As you are surely aware from having watched "The Paper Chase" yet again this summer, law school professors typically post reading assignments for the first day or week of class in advance. Those are, or will be, available on the School of Law Web site at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/class-schedules/assignments. This is a private page, so you must log in with your ULink credentials to view the page. Faculty post their assignments themselves, so if you don't see an assignment right away, check back often until it's there.
Some faculty use Blackboard, and if they do, they are likely to put a comment or link to that effect on the assignment page for their class. Blackboard also uses your ULink credentials, so once you are registered for your classes, you should have no trouble getting into Blackboard: http://blackboard.louisville.edu.
Other faculty use a Web-based course management system from Westlaw called TWEN (The West Education Network). You will not have access to TWEN, or any other Westlaw service, until you receive and register your Westlaw password, which will not happen until Orientation next week. You will learn more about that at Orientation.
Do not fret. You will not be at any disadvantage if you must wait until next week to get your first-week assignments.
At orientation, Judge Sara Combs will administer the UofL Brandeis School of Law pledge, which includes a statement that you pledge to support and defend the Codes of Honor and Conduct of the Law School and the University. The School of Law's Honor Code also incorporates by reference the University's Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. These codes are attached to this posting.
Please read these codes before you come to orientation. Be especially familiar with the School of Law's Honor Code. The School of Law treats compliance with the Honor Code as each student's most serious obligation.
All Incoming First Year Students and International Visitors:
The attached pdf document (1 L Orientation - How to Brief a Case) includes the material you will need to complete your assignment for the Academic Success and Contracts classes at orientation. You will need to bring this completed assignment to orientation on Wednesday August 12. Please contact Ms Kimberly Ballard, Director, Academic Success, if you have questions or difficulty accessing the document.
TO ALL: Some formatting issues have made a couple of announcements difficult to read. If you are having those problems, trying another browser might help. I've tried to keep formatting simple in this announcement.
To all Incoming First Year Students: Note that the orientation includes an opening ceremony on August 11 to which family and friends are invited. They are invited first to the law school from 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast; all first year students will register at this time. We will then walk over to Strickler Hall for the convocation, which will begin at 9:00 and end at 10:15 a.m. After that, first year students will be involved in a number of orientation activities. The activities and programming for the day will end at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Please see the attached schedule for more details on the August 11 and the August 12-14 schedules.
To all transfer students, visiting students, and international students: Information has been sent to all transfer students, visiting students, and international students concerning their specific orientation activities. Generally, international students will register for classes on August 10 and then join the first year class for orientation on August 11-14. Transfer students and non-international visitors are also invited and encouraged to attend an optional session on August 10 to help them register for classes. Their orientation will be on August 11. Any visitors, transfers or international students who do not have the specific information on these activities should contact Admissions immediately. Please see the last page of the attached schedule for the schedule for visitors and transfers.
To all students new to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law: Orientation is a requirement for attending the School of Law.