UofL Law News and Events

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

Student News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:44
p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaThe Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to a href=mailto:julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.comjulie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com/a and a href=mailto:karaglewis@gmail.comkaraglewis@gmail.com/a no later than 3:00 om on 1/05/15! /p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaAdditionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at a href=http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html title=http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.htmlhttp://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html/a , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc./p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaIf you have any questions please contact Nichole King at a href=mailto:nlgawr01@louiville.edunlgawr01@louiville.edu/a./p

Moot Court Board Wishes the Students, Faculty, and Staff a Happy Thanksgiving!

Student News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:34
Moot Court Board wishes all the students, faculty, and staff a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

Professor Russ Weaver Invited to Be Scholar-In-Residence for WL Cybersurveillance Symposium in January

Faculty News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:01
p class=p1span class=s1In an effort to  engage many different parts of the university in the discussion on cybersurveillance, cyber security, and national security, Professor Russ Weaver has been invited to spend an additional day at Washington amp; Lee to serve as a scholar-in-residenceb./b Extended to only one of the symposium participants, as a scholar-in-residence at W amp; L, Professor Weaver will contribute to the academic life by participating in the symposium, a class in the Law School and a classes on the undergraduate side. Congratulations to Professor Weaver on this honor!/span/p

Professor Russ Weaver Invited to Be Scholar-In-Residence for WL Cybersurveillance Symposium in January

Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:01
p class=p1span class=s1In an effort to  engage many different parts of the university in the discussion on cybersurveillance, cyber security, and national security, Professor Russ Weaver has been invited to spend an additional day at Washington amp; Lee to serve as a scholar-in-residenceb./b Extended to only one of the symposium participants, as a scholar-in-residence at W amp; L, Professor Weaver will contribute to the academic life by participating in the symposium, a class in the Law School and a classes on the undergraduate side. Congratulations to Professor Weaver on this honor!/span/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Weighs In on Constitutionality of Immigration Executive Order

Faculty News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:54
p class=p1span class=s1Professor Trucios-Haynes joined 134 immigration professors and scholars who declared on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 that President Barack Obama's Executive Order providing temporary immigration relief from deportation to several million noncitizens in the United States is constitutional and within his administrative powers. /span/p p class=p2span class=s1 /span/p p class=p3span class=s2This was reported by a href=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_SCHOLARS?SITE=APamp;SECTION=HOMEamp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULTamp;CTIME=2014-11-25-08-06-46bAP/b/a, ba href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/legal-scholars-obamas-immigration-actions-lawful/2014/11/25/1d116fa4-74a4-11e4-8893-97bf0c02cc5f_story.htmlThe Washington Post/a /band ba href=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/11/25/us/politics/ap-us-immigration-scholars.html?ref=politicsNew York Times/a /b/span/p p class=p2nbsp;/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Weighs In on Constitutionality of Immigration Executive Order

Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:54
p class=p1span class=s1Professor Trucios-Haynes joined 134 immigration professors and scholars who declared on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 that President Barack Obama's Executive Order providing temporary immigration relief from deportation to several million noncitizens in the United States is constitutional and within his administrative powers. /span/p p class=p2span class=s1 /span/p p class=p3span class=s2This was reported by a href=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_SCHOLARS?SITE=APamp;SECTION=HOMEamp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULTamp;CTIME=2014-11-25-08-06-46bAP/b/a, ba href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/legal-scholars-obamas-immigration-actions-lawful/2014/11/25/1d116fa4-74a4-11e4-8893-97bf0c02cc5f_story.htmlThe Washington Post/a /band ba href=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/11/25/us/politics/ap-us-immigration-scholars.html?ref=politicsNew York Times/a /b/span/p p class=p2nbsp;/p

Brandeis Professors Discuss Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Faculty News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:33
p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifProfessors Cedric Merlin Powell and Laura McNeal spoke to media recently about the Ferguson grand jury decision. See their comments:/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/11/24/ferguson-support-rally-planned-louisville-tuesday/70068514/bProfessor Powell/b/a/p p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/how-wilson-could-have-de-escalated-the-conflict-363932227732bProfessor McNeal/b/a/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/LauraMcNeal2.png style=font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small / /p

Brandeis Professors Discuss Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:33
p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifProfessors Cedric Merlin Powell and Laura McNeal spoke to media recently about the Ferguson grand jury decision. See their comments:/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/11/24/ferguson-support-rally-planned-louisville-tuesday/70068514/bProfessor Powell/b/a/p p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/how-wilson-could-have-de-escalated-the-conflict-363932227732bProfessor McNeal/b/a/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/LauraMcNeal2.png style=font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small / /p

Free ABA Membership for Graduating Seniors

Student News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:57
pThe American Bar Association is offering all graduating law school students free membership!br /Join now at ambar.org/abagrads and discover the benefits of ABA membership:/pulliThe ABA gives you tips on taking the bar – access the “30 Tips in 30 Minutes Bar Prep” webinar available in January – free for members./liliThe ABA gives you practical tips and resources to help you land your first job – access the ABA’s Free Career Advice Series of webinars and the ABA Career Center Job Board./liliThe ABA helps you navigate the early years of your career – access both the ABA Young Lawyer Division’s and ABA Law Student Division’s vast amount of tools and opportunities for professional and personal success./liliThe ABA helps you transition from law school into your job – access winning advice from lawyers in the “First-Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes” webinar and tip list – free for members./li/ulpSign up at span style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pta href=http://maestro.abanet.org/trk/click?ref=zpqri74vj_3-2hk5aq7-7-24675x32c013x022amp;uspan style=color: #0000ffambar.org/abagrads/span/u/a/span and let the ABA help you launch a successful career!/p

Free ABA Membership for Graduating Seniors

Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:57
pThe American Bar Association is offering all graduating law school students free membership!br /Join now at ambar.org/abagrads and discover the benefits of ABA membership:/pulliThe ABA gives you tips on taking the bar – access the “30 Tips in 30 Minutes Bar Prep” webinar available in January – free for members./liliThe ABA gives you practical tips and resources to help you land your first job – access the ABA’s Free Career Advice Series of webinars and the ABA Career Center Job Board./liliThe ABA helps you navigate the early years of your career – access both the ABA Young Lawyer Division’s and ABA Law Student Division’s vast amount of tools and opportunities for professional and personal success./liliThe ABA helps you transition from law school into your job – access winning advice from lawyers in the “First-Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes” webinar and tip list – free for members./li/ulpSign up at span style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pta href=http://maestro.abanet.org/trk/click?ref=zpqri74vj_3-2hk5aq7-7-24675x32c013x022amp;uspan style=color: #0000ffambar.org/abagrads/span/u/a/span and let the ABA help you launch a successful career!/p

Bad Weather Policy--Evening Exams

Student News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:26
If the University cancels evening classes during Law School exam weeks or cancels classes beginning at 4:00 p.m., evening final exams are cancelled. The Law School will notify students of the make-up date for any cancelled exam.

Bad Weather Policy--Evening Exams

Latest News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:26
If the University cancels evening classes during Law School exam weeks or cancels classes beginning at 4:00 p.m., evening final exams are cancelled. The Law School will notify students of the make-up date for any cancelled exam.

WLC Apparel

Student News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:16
Attention: all students who ordered apparel from the Women's Law Caucus. While we were originally told the apparel would be in before Thanksgiving, the apparel company was unable to complete the orders by today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. This was completely out of WLC's control. As soon as the orders are ready, we will provide notice and distribute the orders as quickly as possible. Again, sorry for any inconvenience. Good luck with finals!

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Travel Mugs

Student News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:24
span style=font-size: 17px; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #10131aThe Student Bar Foundation is selling University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law travel mugs. The proceeds from the mugs will go towards SBF fellowships awarded to students who pursue unpaid law-related public interest work. Past fellowship recipients have worked for Legal Aid, KY Refugee Ministries, the Department of Public Advocacy, the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, the National Juvenile Justice Network, the Center for Women and Families, and many more organizations. Mugs will be $12 each or 2 for $20. Limited quantities are available. To make sure you get your mug, place your order soon by sending the attached order form to Emily DeVuono at /spana href=mailto:eadevuono@gmail.com style=color: #ad0000; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 17px target=_blankeadevuono@gmail.com/aspan style=font-size: 17px; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #10131a.  Thanks for supporting SBF! /span

Bad Weather Exam Policy

Student News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:40
pIf the University cancels or delays classes during Law School exam weeks the exam schedule will be changed as follows. If classes are cancelled for the day, all exams on that day are cancelled and we will notify all students of the date and time for the make-up.  If classes are delayed until 10:00 a.m., all day exams are postponed one hour.  Exams scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. will start at 2:00 p.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. are not postponed and will start at 6:00 p.m.  /ppIf the weather prevents you from attending a scheduled exam, notify the Dean on Duty for that exam period, either Dean Duncan 852-6373; Dean DiSanza, 852-8956; or Dean Nowka, 852-6386.  The Dean on Duty schedule is attached. /p

Bad Weather Exam Policy

Latest News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:40
pIf the University cancels or delays classes during Law School exam weeks the exam schedule will be changed as follows. If classes are cancelled for the day, all exams on that day are cancelled and we will notify all students of the date and time for the make-up.  If classes are delayed until 10:00 a.m., all day exams are postponed one hour.  Exams scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. will start at 2:00 p.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. are not postponed and will start at 6:00 p.m.  /ppIf the weather prevents you from attending a scheduled exam, notify the Dean on Duty for that exam period, either Dean Duncan 852-6373; Dean DiSanza, 852-8956; or Dean Nowka, 852-6386.  The Dean on Duty schedule is attached. /p

Legal Aid Society Is Hiring Six Student Interns - Deadline Extended

Student News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:22
pThe Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment./ppThey are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans. /ppThe students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps. /ppThe deadline to apply has been extended to December 15, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply./p

Public Counsel Now Accepting Summer 2015 Clerkship Applications

Student News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:21
pFor law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you! /ppPublic Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is bnow accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014/b. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at a href=http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055 title=http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055/a./ppApplications are reviewed on a rolling basis./ppAny questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at a href=mailto:smadera@publiccounsel.orgsmadera@publiccounsel.org/a./p

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

Student News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:55
pThe Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition is in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00pm-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00am-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to a href=mailto:julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.comjulie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com/a and a href=mailto:karaglewis@gmail.comkaraglewis@gmail.com/a no later than 3:00pm on 1/05/15.  /ppAdditionally, applicants should review last year's (2014) competition probllem, which can be obtained at a href=http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html title=http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.htmlhttp://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html/a , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc./ppIf you have any questions about the try-outs please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louisville.edu! /p

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the National Moot Court Teams for their Performance this Past Weekend!

Student News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:32
pThis weekend two teams traveled to Richmond, Virginia to represent the Brandeis School of Law at the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition.  The teams consisted of Aaron Riggs and Aaron Williams, and Ryan Nafziger and Brad Schmidt./ppBoth teams competed admirably, with both teams defeating their UK opponents in the opening round to get off to a 1-0 start.  Ryan and Brad were narrowly defeated in their second round by less than a point, and were knocked out on the tiebreaker from advancing to the next round.  Aaron and Aaron stayed undefeated on Friday to qualify for the quarterfinals.  Aaron and Aaron gave a great performance in the quarterfinals on Saturday morning, but the judge's decision went to Wake Forest.  /ppBoth teams did a tremendous job represting the law school.  This marks the fourth consecutive year a team from Brandeis has advanced to at least the quarterfinals round in the Region IV tournament of the National Moot Court Competition.  Please join us in congratulating Aaron, Aaron, Brad and Ryan on thei great performance!  /p