Student Life News

Annual State of the Law School and Town Hall - October 8

The Second Annual State of the Law School and Town Hall Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8, at 1:00 p.m. in room 275.  Dean Duncan will give the State of the Law School Address followed by a question and answer session.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday - National Expert to Speak at Law School

Personal Ethics v. Professional Ethics?

Do you ever think about what you would do if your personal beliefs conflicted with your professional responsibilities?  One of the nation's leading legal educators and scholars, Blake Morant, Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, will address these issues in a Caudill-Little Lecture open to the entire Law School on Tuesday, October 8, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 275.  Pizza will be served.  An unrelated Town Hall meeting of students and the administration will take place immediately after Dean Morant's lecture, also in 275.  His lecture is "Sir Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations."  His bio is at http://law.wfu.edu/faculty/profile/morantbd/  Please join the entire Law School community as Dean Morant explores these important issues.

Personal Ethics v. Professional Ethics? National Expert Explores the Issues in School-wide Lecture

Do you ever think about what you would do if your personal beliefs conflicted with your professional responsibilities?  One of the nation's leading legal educators and scholars, Blake Morant, Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, will address these issues in a Caudill-Little Lecture open to the entire Law School on Tuesday, October 8, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 275.  Pizza will be served.  An unrelated Town Hall meeting of students and the administration will take place immediately after Dean Morant's lecture, also in 275.  His lecture is "Sir Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations."  His bio is at http://law.wfu.edu/faculty/profile/morantbd/  Please join the entire Law School community as Dean Morant explores these important issues.

Study Abroad Survey

The Law School's International Committee, chaired by Professor Russ Weaver, needs your help.  The Committee would like students' input on existing study abroad opportunities and students' interest in participating in foreign study abroad during law school. 

If you have not already done so, please take 5 minutes to complete a short survey (InstaPoll) on TWEN to help the International Committee develop a strategic plan for our law students with respect to study abroad.  The course name is International Law Committee - Study Abroad Survey.  The Committee will begin analyzing student feedback this week, and ask that students please complete the quick survey by Friday, October 4.  Thank you in advance for your help.

International Committee Members:  Professors Russ Weaver, John Cross, and Manning Warren, and law students Kathryn Ball and Isaac Fain.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage at the LBA

Thursday, October 10
3-5 p.m.

Please join the Louisville Bar Association as it celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by the LBA’s Diversity Committee and the Lee A. Webb Latino Legal Clinic Committee.

The program will take place at the Bar Center (600 W. Main St., Ste. 110) and includes a FREE screening of the documentary film “A Class Apart."

Following the film, the first Lee A. Webb Award will be presented to a deserving LBA member and outstanding advocate for the local Hispanic/Latino community.  Refreshments will also be served.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition - Tryouts this Thursday

It's not too late.  Tryout slots are still open for the ACTL National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy competition for law students.  The Moot Court Board has approved funding for up to two teams.

Tryouts will be held on October 3, in the Hebel Court Room. Students can still sign up for a time to tryout on the Moot Court Board Office door. Students must prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem. A link to the Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. problem is below. Your opening statement or closing argument should not last longer than 10 minutes. Please also bring a copy of your resume.

The ACTL competition is a SPRING competition. The regional trial competition is held in mid to late February. The top two teams from each Region will compete at the National Competition, which is held in Austin, Texas from March 26-30. Students will receive two credit hours in the spring for participating in the competition, and an additional hour of credit if a team advances to the National Competition.  Participation as a third-year law student will also satisfy the Capstone Course requirement for the Litigation Skills Certificate Program. Questions? Contact Kim Lynch Balkcom (Kim.Lynch@Louisville.edu), Matthew McClinton (Matthew.McClinton@louisville.edu) or Dean Ballard.

Try out problem: http://www.tyla.org/tasks/sites/tyla/assets/File/NTC_Regional_Problem_2010_rev_01-25-10.pdf 

Free Flu Shots on Wednesday

Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School to administer flu shots on October 2, at two different times:

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Please remember to bring your University id card. Flu shots are free for law students, faculty, and staff.  Nurses will be stationed in the Washer Lounge for both sessions and will have a release form that you can complete in line.

Short Survey for Students on Study Abroad - We need your input!

Attention Law Students:  The Law School's International Committee, chaired by Professor Russ Weaver, needs your help.  The Committee would like students' input on existing study abroad opportunities and students' interest in participating in foreign study abroad during law school.  

Please take 5 minutes to complete a short survey on TWEN to help the International Committee develop a strategic plan for our law students with respect to study abroad.  The course name is International Law Committee - Study Abroad Survey.  The Committee will begin analyzing student feedback this week, and ask that students please complete the quick survey by Friday, October 4.  Thank you in advance for your help.

International Committee Members:  Professors Russ Weaver, John Cross, and Manning Warren, and law students Kathryn Ball and Isaac Fain.

Free Flu Shots at the Law School on Wednesday!

Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School to administer flu shots on October 2, at two different times:

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Please remember to bring your University id card. Flu shots are free for law students, faculty, and staff.  Nurses will be stationed in the Washer Lounge for both sessions.


 

Information Regarding RSO Summit Meetings

If your RSO attended the Summit on September 20, you are in good standing.  If your student organization did not attend, please note that the last two RSO Summit meetings will be held on Monday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 2 from 12pm to 1pm in the HSC Instructional Building Room 102.

A free boxed lunch will be provided for everyone who pre-registers for these meetings.

Any RSO that did not attend the Summit on Sept. 20 must send a representative to one of these meetings to stay in Good Standing. These will be the last Summits for the Fall semester; if your RSO cannot attend, it will have to go on Probation until the Spring Summit.

If you are not sure whether your RSO has attended a Summit or have questions about your RSO’s status, please contact Victoria Spencer, Graduate Assistant to Recognized Student Organizations.