Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Packing schedule not a problem at U of L Law

As if our courses weren't enough to keep us busy, there are a gazillion things going on at the law school this fall, from softball teams to bake sales to moot court competitions. This is sort of the blessing and the curse of law school here at Louisville: outside student groups and activities are a welcome relief from the drudgery of reading and taking notes, but if you engage in too many of them you become more stressed out by, well, not having time to read and take notes. At any rate, there are a bunch of great opportunities in the coming weeks, many of which are profiled in the Daily Docket, the online calendar that we receive via email. A sampling:

Law School Softball Team Opens Tournament with Two Big Wins

The law school softball team - the Bottom 90% - posted two impressive wins this week, each by a score of 15-0. Phil Lawson pitched two complete games, the second a no-hitter. Slugger Chris Ballantine crushed an inside-the-park grand slam. Team captain Gulam Zade stated that this team is poised for a big run in the tournament, and could win it all. You can catch future Bottom 90% games at the Byrne Street field.

Intrastate Mock Trial Team Try-outs

The Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition is an annual event between Chase Law School, UK College of Law, and Brandeis School of Law. Each school hosts the competition every third year, and this year it's our turn. With winning comes bragging rights for the next year, but participation provides so much more. Mock Trial involves preparing openings, closings, directs, crosses - in other words, it's an actual trial (not like the 1L oral arguments). This is one of the few opportunities you will have as a student to really practice and integrate the skills necessary to conduct a trial. Not only will your participation in this competition give you an edge over your competition in today's competitive job market, you will receive academic credit AND you will learn the Rules of Evidence backwards and forwards.

Thursday! Thursday! Thursday!
Lawlapalooza 2010 t-shirts and tickets will be on sale in the Mosaic Lobby ...
  • Thursday, September 16 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm,
  • Tuesday, September 21 from 5:15 to 7:15 pm, and
  • Wednesday, September 22 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
T-shirts are $10. Student tickets are $5, and general admission tickets are $20.
Bonus: Every student who wears his/her Lawlapalaooza 2010 t-shirt to the show, Thursday, September 30 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, gets his/her first drink FREE, compliments of Westlaw.

20 Minutes with Tracey Roberts

Tracey Roberts, assistant professor at the Brandeis School of Law, is new to Louisville and to the University of Louisville.
She's started a group called Louisville Faculty and Friends to help newcomers connect with other people in the community. UofL Today recently asked her about the group and herself.
Roberts: Everyone should feel free to join our Louisville Faculty & Friends Google group.
Full Story: "20 Minutes with Tracey Roberts on faculty newcomer group" (UofL Today, September 14, 2010)

Upcoming Events


Faculty Presentation - Tobias Keeber

September 15, 2010, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Session

September 15, 2010, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Career Development Session

September 15, 2010, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Lawlapalooza Tickets & T-shirts On Sale

September 16, 2010, 11:30am – 1:30pm

The Brandeis "Brief"

September 16, 2010, 3:30pm – 4:00pm

3rd Structured Study Group Session

September 17, 2010, 11:30am – 12:30pm

LexisNexis Training

September 17, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Harlan Scholars: KAPLAN LSAT Preview & Practice Exam

September 18, 2010, 9:00am – 5:00pm

LSAT Prep Event

September 18, 2010, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Alternatives to OCI - The KBA

September 21, 2010, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Faculty Meeting

September 21, 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lawlapalooza Tickets & T-shirts On Sale

September 21, 2010, 5:15pm – 7:15pm

Lawlapalooza Tickets & T-shirts On Sale

September 22, 2010, 11:30am – 1:30pm

4th Structured Study Group Session

September 24, 2010, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Freedom Sings

September 24, 2010, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Diversity Forum Series

September 28, 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Faculty Workshop - Chris Slobogin

September 30, 2010, 12:00pm

Lawlapalooza Tour 2010

September 30, 2010, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

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