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2014 American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarships

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:45
pThe American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2014 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ has four scholarships available for qualified law students. /ppThe bRichard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship/b: AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.   /ppThe bTrial Advocacy Scholarship/b is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.   /ppThe bLeesfield Scholarship/b is sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield. This scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.  /ppThe bMike Eidson Scholarship/b awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. /ppbAll scholarship applications are due May 1, 2014. /b/ppWith the exception of the Mike Eidson Scholarship, applicants must be AAJ Law Students Members to qualify for the scholarships. Law Students can join AAJ at the rate of $15 for one year. Student membership applications can be found a href=http://www.justice.org/MemberServices/Tier3/membership2013.pdfhere/a. /p

Professor Laura Rothstein Seeking Research Assistant for Summer Project

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:53
span style=font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11ptProfessor Laura Rothstein is writing an article about property, torts, and disability discrimination related to architectural barrier access.  She will also be updating her treatise on Disability Law.  It is expected that the work will be no more than 50 hours for the summer.   If you are interested in working on these projects between May and August 1, please send an email of interest and a resume directly to Professor Rothstein (a href=mailto:laura.rothstein@louisville.edulaura.rothstein@louisville.edu/a) by May 10 and send Barbara Thompson (a href=mailto:barbara.thompson@louisville.edubarbara.thompson@louisville.edu/a) an email granting permission for her to see your student record.  Students need not have taken Disability Law./span

Academic Success Resource Library Reminder

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:25
pNow that finals are underway, please do not forget to return your study aids to the Academic Success Resource Library, Rm 212.  Also, donations of any study materials are always greatly appreciated! /ppnbsp;/p

Interested in becoming a Brandeis Academic Fellow?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:19
div class=content div class=content pbThe a href=https://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Application%20for%20Academic%20Fellow%20Position%202014.docBrandeis Academic Fellow Applications /aare now available, and attached here!/b/ppService as a Brandeis Academic Fellow is an academic honor, and an excellent talking point on your professional resume.  In addition, work as a Fellow is a great opportunity to help other law students while reducing your student loan amount.  As a Fellow, you will also have an opportunity to keep your knowledge of Contracts fresh in preparation for the Bar Exam.  In addition, you will likely develop a professional relationship with the Academic Success Program Director and the professor teaching your group’s Contracts class, building great referral sources for letters of recommendation, etc.  For further information, review thea href=https://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions%202014.doc Brandeis Academic Fellow FAQs/a attached here. /ppApplication packets must be turned in to Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Program Director, bby May 31, 2014/b.  However, you may submit your application anytime after you have registered for classes for Fall 2014.  Applications are now being reviewed and potential candidates will be invited to interview on a rolling basis.  /pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: justifyspan/spanIf you have any questions, please contact Director Grubbs at a href=mailto:empeeler@gmail.comlaura.grubbs@louisville.edu/a or (502) 852-1477. /p /div /div

Lucy Helm, '82, General Counsel at Starbucks, Accepts Graduation Speaker Call

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:48
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Lucy%20Helm%20Photo%203n.jpg / /pp class=p1The Brandeis School of Law is pleased to welcome back Lucy Helm as the 2014 Graduation Speaker.  Ms. Helm has been a partner (employee) at Starbucks for more than 13 years. In May 2012 she was appointed executive vice president, general counsel and secretary after serving as interim general counsel. In her role, Ms. Helm leads the Global Law amp; Corporate Affairs department, including 190 legal and compliance partners (employees) in 14 offices around the world. She also serves as a member of Starbucks senior leadership team and supports the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Helm is well known for her commitment to diversity and social justice and the National Law Journal recently named her one of a href=http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202648667420?kw=America%27s%2050%20Outstanding%20General%20Counselamp;et=editorialamp;bu=National%20Law%20Journalamp;cn=20140331amp;src=EMC-Emailamp;pt=Daily%20Headlinesamp;slreturn=20140322092843America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsels/a. We are very proud of Ms. Helm!/p

Honors Awards Photo Gallery

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:20
p align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisvillelaw/sets/72157644100405593/img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/2014awards-panorama.jpg //a /pp align=centera href=/node/8720Honors amp; Awards Program/a /pp align=centerApril 13, 2014 at the Brown amp; Williamson Club/pdiv align=centerbr //divp align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisvillelaw/sets/72157644100405593/2014 Honors amp; Awards Photo Gallery/a/pp align=centera href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Awards_2014-FINAL.pdf2014 Honors amp; Awards Program /a/pp align=centernbsp;/pp align=leftDean Ballard has a few extra programs from the Awards Ceremony in her office if you would like to pick up a copy.   /p

Complimentary Massages for Law Students during Final Exams

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:14
pThe law school final exam period can be stressful.  To help ease some stress and anxiety, Dean Ballard has arranged for massage therapists to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on FIVE separate days during the exam period.   /pp align=centerbTuesday, April 22 10:00 – 1:00br /Wednesday, April 23  11:00 – 6:00br /Friday, April 25 10:00 – 2:00br /Tuesday, April 29 10:00 – 2:00br /Wednesday, April 30  10:00 – 2:00/bbr /br /Two massage therapists will be at the Law School on most days.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just enjoy a break from studying while at the law school.  /pp align=centerbr /bGOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!/b /p

In-House Counsel and Fort Knox Externships - Opportunities Still Available

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:27
pbEarn Academic Credit for In-House Counsel Externship/b/ppExternship opportunities at the Louisville office of Passport Health Plan remain available for Summer and Fall 2014.  Passport is a not-for-profit licensed health maintenance organization operating a managed care program for the provision of Medicaid services in Louisville and surrounding counties.  The extern will work with the legal services team in Passport’s compliance department, and have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience relating to contract law and contract negotiation, and health law related federal and state regulations.  Students can earn 2 or 3 credits.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information./ppbEarn Academic Credit for Externship with Fort Knox/b/ppExternship opportunities at Fort Knox remain available for Fall 2014.  Student externs can earn two credits working with the US Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), an office that provides legal services across the Fort Knox installation.  The externship offers opportunities to develop research, litigation, and/or transactional legal skills, and to enhance legal knowledge across a broad range of areas: e.g., criminal law in federal courts, including civilian misdemeanor prosecution; civil litigation involving cases in courts throughout the region; and/or administrative law involving a range of substantive subject matter (e.g., government contracts, labor, ethics, environmental, or military personnel law).  Externs are supervised by staff judge advocates or civilian attorneys working in the OSJAs.  Requires eight (8) hours of field work per week during the fall semester.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.br //p

Best Wishes on Your Exams!

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:13
p align=centerimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/brandeiscrypt-examtradition.jpg alt=Brandeis Crypt height=319 width=600 / /pblockquoteJustice Louis Dembitz Brandeis and his wife Alice Goldmark are buried in front of the law school. A tradition has developed over the years of students placing coins and Animal Crackers over the Brandeis’ grave markers during the final exam period to ensure good luck. /blockquoteblockquoteRead more: a href=http://brandeiswatch.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/inflation/quot;Inflation Affects A Brandeis Traditionquot;/a (iBrandeis Harlan Watch/i) br /br //blockquote

Extended Library Hours

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:38
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Road Closures for Saturday’s Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:36
The route for Saturday’s Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon runs past UofL’s Belknap Campus. There will be no parking on Third or Fourth streets from midnight tonight through 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Cars parked along Third or Fourth streets after midnight tonight will be towed. Some intersections near campus will be closed at various times during the race. To see the route, visit: a href=http://derbyfestivalmarathon.com/files/2014/03/2014-Map-Update.pdfhttp://derbyfestivalmarathon.com/files/2014/03/2014-Map-Update.pdf/a.

Professor Cedric Merlin Powell Receives LBA Trailblazer Award

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:28
pOn February 25, Professor Cedric Merlin Powell, received the Louisville Bar Association’s annual Trailblazer Award, given each year during Black History Month at the Bar Association.  Previous recipients include the late Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. and numerous other distinguished lawyers, jurists, and public officials.  Professor Powell is the first member of the legal education community to be recognized by this award. Professor Powell’s remarks in receiving the award spoke of the essential principle of “empathy” in addressing issues of race. /pblockquotepiI am deeply humbled and honored to receive this award.  Not only is it profound to me that I am receiving an award named after one of the Commonwealth’s greatest jurists, I also share this great honor with a group of distinguished members of the Louisville and Kentucky bars.  I am especially honored to be the first law professor to receive this great privilege.  /i/p/blockquotepa href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/powell-trailblazeraward.pdfRead more of his remarks here./a /ppnbsp;/p

In-House Counsel and Fort Knox Externships

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:32
p style=font: normal normal normal 16px/normal 'Times New Roman'; margin: 0pxspan style=text-decoration: underlinebEarn Academic Credit for In-House Counsel Externship/b/span/p p style=font: normal normal normal 16px/normal 'Times New Roman'; margin: 0pxExternship opportunities at the Louisville office of Passport Health Plan remain available for span style=text-decoration: underlineSummer and Fall 2014/span.  Passport is a not-for-profit licensed health maintenance organization operating a managed care program for the provision of Medicaid services in Louisville and surrounding counties.  The extern will work with the legal services team in Passport’s compliance department, and have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience relating to contract law and contract negotiation, and health law related federal and state regulations.  Students can earn 2 or 3 credits.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information./p p style=font: normal normal normal 16px/normal 'Times New Roman'; margin: 0pxspan style=text-decoration: underlinebEarn Academic Credit for Externship with Fort Knox/b/span/p p style=font: normal normal normal 16px/normal 'Times New Roman'; margin: 0pxExternship opportunities at Fort Knox remain available for span style=text-decoration: underlineFall 2014/span.  Student externs can earn two credits working with the US Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), an office that provides legal services across the Fort Knox installation.  The externship offers opportunities to develop research, litigation, and/or transactional legal skills, and to enhance legal knowledge across a broad range of areas: e.g., criminal law in federal courts, including civilian misdemeanor prosecution; civil litigation involving cases in courts throughout the region; and/or administrative law involving a range of substantive subject matter (e.g., government contracts, labor, ethics, environmental, or military personnel law).  Externs are supervised by staff judge advocates or civilian attorneys working in the OSJAs.  Requires eight (8) hours of field work per week during the fall semester.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information./p

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Tonight!

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:01
p bspan style=font-size: largeExam4 for Spring 2014 final exams is now available./span/b /p ul libThe deadline to submit a href=/it/exam4-practice-testan Exam4 practice test/a to qualify to use your computer on Spring 2014 final exams is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 18, 2014./b/lib /blibAll previous versions of Exam4 (i.e., those from Fall 2013 and prior) have expired, will not run, will not work, and will not help you/b./li /ul p bYou must always/b: /p ol lia href=/it/exam-software-downloadDownload and install the bcurrent/b version of Exam4/a for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems a href=/it/exam-software-downloadare listed here/a./li lia href=/it/exam4-practice-testTake and submit a practice test/a (choose quot;S14 Practice Examquot; during start-up)./li liFor practice tests, identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your bULink user name/b (e.g., ilhoswa01/i). /li/ol p bYou must never/b: /p ol liEver, under any circumstances, identify yourself in Exam4 (or any other exam situation) using your UofL Student ID Number. This applies to practice tests, real exams--everything./li /ol p Within about an hour, you should receive a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/exam4confirmation.png target=_blanka confirmation e-mail/a at your CardMail address. If you submit a href=/it/exam4-practice-testa practice test/a and do not receive a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/exam4confirmation.png target=_blankthe confirmation e-mail/a, then you have done something wrong and you must try again until you do. /p p bspan style=font-size: largeComplete, detailed instructions for a href=/it/exam4-practice-testtaking and submitting a practice test are here/a/span/b. /p div style=border: 1px solid red div style=margin: 10px Students are reminded that, in order to use Exam4 to take final exams, they must comply with the Brandeis School of Law's a href=/it/computer-exam-policyPolicy and Procedure Governing Examinations on Computer/a, including satisfactory completion of a href=/it/exam4-practice-testa practice test/a by 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 18, 2014. At the November 2013 faculty meeting, the faculty discussed and re-affirmed the law school policy that students who fail to complete a satisfactory practice exam in accordance with the rules established by the IT department MAY NOT use their computers to take final exams, and that, should a student use a computer on a final exam in violation of this policy, that student will receive bno tech support/b during or after the exam, bincluding but not limited to help re-booting or restoring an Exam4 session OR assistance uploading an exam or partial exam that the student may have written using Exam4/b. In addition, a letter describing the student’s violation of law school policy will be placed in the student’s record. This policy may result in your being unable to turn in part or all of your exam answers, should you fail to complete a satisfactory practice test. Deans on Duty and IT staff on duty have been advised of these policies. pnbsp;/p p bPlease do not risk failing an exam!/b If you have not received a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/exam4_practice_confirmation.png target=_blanka confirmation e-mail/a, DO NOT use your computer to type your exam. Bluebooks are available from the Law Resource Center or the Dean on Duty. /p /div /div

Library Student Workers Honored

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:59
p align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisvillelaw/sets/72157644100405593/img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/2014awards-librarystudents.jpg //a /ppThree of the law library's student workers were honored at the recent a href=/node/14150Honors and Awards Program/a. Kudos to Michael Atkinson (pictured left with Dean Duncan), Alex Russell (pictured second from right), and Bailey Schrupp!/pullibMichael Atkinson, 3L/b: Top Grades During 2013 (Constitutional Law II, Copyright, Legal History), Brandeis Honor Society, a href=/node/14107Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award/a (he performed 365 hours of public service at five different public service placements), iUniversity of Louisville Law Review/i (Member), Student Bar Association (Historian) and the Honor Council/lilibAlex Russell, 2L/b: Edwin H. Perry Mediation Fellow, American Bar Association Negotiation Competition (Team Member), iJournal of Law and Education/i (Member)/lilibBailey Schrupp, 2L/b: iJournal of Animal and Environmental Law/i (Member), American Bar Association Arbitration Competition (Facilitator)/li/ul

Interested in becoming a Brandeis Academic Fellow?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:03
div class=content pbThe a href=https://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Application%20for%20Academic%20Fellow%20Position%202014.docBrandeis Academic Fellow Applications /aare now available, and attached here!/b/ppService as a Brandeis Academic Fellow is an academic honor, and an excellent talking point on your professional resume.  In addition, work as a Fellow is a great opportunity to help other law students while reducing your student loan amount.  As a Fellow, you will also have an opportunity to keep your knowledge of Contracts fresh in preparation for the Bar Exam.  In addition, you will likely develop a professional relationship with the Academic Success Program Director and the professor teaching your group’s Contracts class, building great referral sources for letters of recommendation, etc.  For further information, review thea href=https://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions%202014.doc Brandeis Academic Fellow FAQs/a attached here. /ppApplication packets must be turned in to Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Program Director, bby May 31, 2014/b.  However, you may submit your application anytime after you have registered for classes for Fall 2014.  Applications are now being reviewed and potential candidates will be invited to interview on a rolling basis.  /pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: justifyspan/spanIf you have any questions, please contact Director Grubbs at a href=mailto:empeeler@gmail.comlaura.grubbs@louisville.edu/a or (502) 852-1477. /p /div

Visit the Academic Success Resource Library

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:59
pThe Academic Success Resource Library (the quot;ASRLquot;) is located in the Office of Academic Success, Room 112,  and is a library of supplemental study materials that students may check out for the duration of the semester.  There are still resources available for every course.  Feel free to stop by and check out a study aid to assist you with final exam review. /ppFor those of you who have checked out study materials, please do not forget to return them to the ASRL after your exams.  Also, donations of any study materials are always greatly appreciated!  /p

About Exam4 and Student ID Numbers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:26
p In spite of training during the 1L year, a href=/node/14013regular announcements/a, a href=/it/exam4-practice-testinformation on our Web site/a, and a href=/it/computer-exam-policypolicy/a, instructing students to balways/b identify themselves on Exam4 practice tests using one's ULink user name (e.g., ilhoswa01/i), some students continue to use their UofL Student ID Number, instead. /p p In the over ten years that the Brandeis School of Law has permitted students to take exams on computer, we have bnever/b required, asked or wanted students to identify themselves on any practice or real exam using student ID numbers. We never have, and we never will, so I am completely puzzled about how any student ever understood that he/she should use his/her student ID number on any electronic exam, practice or real. /p p Last spring, with the introduction of the app on the School of Law's Web site, which automatically sends an e-mail confirming receipt of one's valid Exam4 practice test, it became even more imperative that students submit practice tests using their ULink user names, and only their ULink user names. /p p - Dean Becker /p

Trial Practice Section added for Fall 2014

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:34
Another section of Trial Practice has been added to the Fall 2014 course schedule. Professor Pat Bouldin will teach Trial Practice on Thursdays, 4:15-6:45. Enrollment in this course is now open.

Spring Cleaning - Check Your Student Mailbox!

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:03
pStudents - before finals begin, please remember to check your mailbox and recycle anything that you do not want to keep.  Award certificates for students unable to attend the Awards Ceremony have been place in student mailboxes.  So, please remember to mosey down to the basement to pick up your mail.  /p