Student Life News

Registration is Closed Through November 27

The University Registration system through ULINK is closed through November 27.  If you have not already done so, you may register for Spring 2012 classes beginning on November 28.  If you have questions, please email Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records. 

Academic Success Tip - Stress Resilience (Cont'd)

It's that time in the semester when stress begins to escalate to new levels of intensity.  However, now is also the time when you need to use your best stress resilience skills.  Stress that is out of control can lead to illness, anxiety, lessened concentration, lack of sleep, and many other problems.  Below are a few more tips on managing your stress for the remainder of the semester.

  • Remember to look at the pieces and not the whole.  Focus on one small task at a time.  List all of the topics that you need to review for each exam course.  List all of the research, writing, and editing tasks that you need to complete for a paper.  Then focus on one small task at a time until that small task is complete.  Cross it off the list and move on to the next small task.  Step by step you can do it all. 
  • Ask for help if you are feeling overwhelmed.  Talk to your professors about areas of the course that are confusing you.  Talk to a counselor at the Student Counseling Center.  Talk to a physician if you are having physical problems.  Talk to your family.  If your test anxiety is especially serious or long-standing, make an appointment with the Counseling Center to discuss additional techniques.  852-6585
  • Sleep at least 8 hours a night.  You will be more productive when you study.  You will be able to focus on the essentials.  You will be able to make wiser decisions about your priorities for studying.  You will feel less helpless and hopeless.  You will be less likely to burst into tears or yell at everyone around you.  You will go into exams well-rested and alert. 
  • Add exercise to your schedule if you have let it go.  Exercise is one of the best stress busters you can use.  Try to get a minimum of three 30-minute workouts a week.  Consider where a study break can include an exercise break.  Even walking around the building or the campus can be a boon to your brain cells for memory and your body for sleeping better.

Brandeis "BRIEF" Break - TODAY!

The final Brandeis “Brief” Break of the semester is TODAY from 3:40 to 4:10!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from, hot coffee, and another special treat for our students!  So please join us after Business Organizations, Trademark Law, Corporate Taxation, Torts, or Civil Procedure, or before Criminal Procedure or Domestic Violence.

Cookies and Coffee - Brandeis "Brief" Break

The final Brandeis “Brief” Break this semester is on Thursday afternoon!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from, hot coffee, and another special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Cookies and Coffee

It’s happening here – our final Brandeis “Brief” Break this semester!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from, hot coffee, and another special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Final Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday

It’s happening here – our final Brandeis “brief” break this semester!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from and a special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Mandatory Bar Program on Candor - TODAY

Attention students graduating in December 2011, May 2012, or August 2012:

Today at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

Your attendance at the program is a requirement for graduation. 

Externship Opportunites for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

 

2011 Brandeis School of Law Alumni Awards

The 2011 Brandeis School of Law Alumni Awards were given out on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, during a reception dinner at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Read more about this years winners.

Download a copy of the program from this years awards.

To view photos of the evening be sure to visit our Flickr page.


This year's award winners:

Creighton Mershon, Sr.

Lawrence Grauman Award


Donald Vish

Distinguished Alumnus Award


John Tate

Distinguished Alumnus Award


Nancy Niederman

Distinguished Alumna Award


Mary Jo Gleason

Distinguished Alumna Award


Tori Murden McClure

Distinguished Alumna Award


Karen Paulin

Recent Alumna Award


Lowry Watkins, Jr.

Dean’s Service Award


Linda Sorenson Ewald

Excellence in Teaching Award


Howard Fineman

2010 University of Louisville Alumni Fellow

Externship Opportunities for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.