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Admissions Seeking 2014-2015 Academic Year Admissions Ambassadors

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:55
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=margin: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormalbspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 24ptAdmissions seeking 2014-2015 Academic Year Admissions Ambassadorso:o:o:o:p/o:o:o:o:p/span/b/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=margin: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormalbspan style=color: #111111; font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt lang=ENThe Office of Admissions is looking for 1L's, 2L's, and 3L's to serve as Admissions Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The position is a volunteer position.  We are looking for students who are outgoing and willing to communicate and work with prospective and admitted students.  Admissions Ambassadors will serve as tour guides, communicate with prospective and admitted students by telephone and email, and occasionally represent the law school at both on and off-campus recruitment programs.   There will be an information session to learn more about the Admissions Ambassador program on Monday, September 22 from 12:15-1:15 pm in Room 175.  Pizza will be served (bring your own drink).  For questions or additional information, please contact Emily Meador at a href=mailto:epmead01@louisville.eduuspan style=color: or Ryan Nafziger at a href=mailto:ryan.nafziger@louisville.eduuspan style=color: or come by the Ambassador Coordinator Office, Room 105./span/bbspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 13.5pto:o:o:o:p/o:o:o:o:p/span/b/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=margin: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormalo:o:o:o:pspan style=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small /span/o:o:o:o:p/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

Mandatory Exam4 Training for 1Ls Is Today at 1:00 PM

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
p In preparation for the Legal Research final exam, Saturday, October 4, the IT staff will conduct a bmandatory/b policy and training session for 1Ls on using Exam4 today, Wednesday, September 17, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 275. Again, this session is brequired/b for all first-year students. Students are not required but are encouraged to bring their laptops. /p p This event was originally scheduled, and announced, for Thursday, Sept. 25, but due to a conflicting event, it was rescheduled several weeks ago. /p

Oval Closed Tomorrow

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:17
pAs you may already be aware the University will be holding “The Spectacular Event” during the evening of the September 18th at 6:00 p.m. The rain date is on September 19th. Preparation for this event will begin on September 17th and will require traffic lane changes on the Oval. The Oval will be converted into 2-way traffic for both days. Parking amp; Transportation Services and University Police will have staff on-site to assist. Please keep in mind that on the 18th the Oval will be closed at 5:00 p.m for all traffic. The Oval will reopen at approximately 10:00 p.m./p

2015-16 Zuckerman Fellowship

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:29
pAs you may know, the Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard University supports students in the fields of medicine, law, and business in pursuing an additional public service degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), or Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)./ppThe animating idea behind the fellowship is cross-pollination, and we are looking for a diverse array of individuals with great leadership potential, strong intellectual and academic achievement, and a commitment to public service across sectors./ppThe Zuckerman Fellowship provides full tuition and health insurance fees for one year, plus a living stipend of $16,000 and a comprehensive co-curricular program—administered through our Center for Public Leadership—which includes weekly dinners, speakers, retreats, and a multiday field visit to another city or region. Students who have received—or are now pursuing—an MBA, JD, MD, or DMD/DDS from accredited U.S. institutions and are now planning to begin a master’s degree program at HGSE, HSPH, or HKS are eligible to apply. Prospective candidates must also be citizens of the United / br /To apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, candidates will have to complete two steps:/ppFirst, apply to HKS, HSPH, or HGSE: application deadlines in early /Second, apply for the fellowship: application deadline in late February. /ppTo learn more about the Zuckerman Fellowship, click span style=color: #666666; font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif'; font-size: 13pta target=_blank href=;id=acda0e2e00amp;e=5455a636c5bspan style=color: #d55c19; text-decoration: none; text-underline: noneuhere/u/span/b/a/span./ppIf you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions about the fellowship, please contact our assistant director for fellowship programs, Jennifer Firneno, at a or (617) /  /p

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 5

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:41
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles by Professors Arnold, Levinson, Milligan and Mark //spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href= Duties after Newtown/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law/i/a by Ariana Levinson  /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Cities and Adaptive Law/i/a by Craig Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Forgotten Right to Be Secure/i/a by Luke Milligan /span/li/ul pspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/span/pullispan style=font-size: smalla href= /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= /divspan style=font-size: small /span

Negotiation Competition Participants Sought

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:07
pStudents who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2014-15 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professor Tony Arnold and Professor Mary Jo Gleason (the co-coaches of the teams) at a and a  It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason.    Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotiation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses.  You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary.  The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Thursday, September 18.  /ppWe will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either October 31 to November 2 (Friday to Sunday) or November 7 to November 10 (Friday to Monday).  The dates and location for our region have not been set yet.  Please note that the MPRE is November 7 and could possibly conflict with our competition; if you apply to be on the team, you are agreeing to be available then.  The selected participants must be available to travel during either time period (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 22 to November 7, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1.  If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills.  If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3L Jeff Hellman, who competed last year.  Thank you for your interest!/p

Mark Your Calendar - Courtyard Dedication and First Brandeis Brief Break Ice Cream Social!!

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:22
pGet ready for the first Brandeis Brief Break of the year.  In addition, we will be dedicating the newly restored courtyard at the same time!/ppnbsp;/ppWednesday, September 24th, 12:15 pm - 2 pm in the Mosaic Lobby and Courtyard./ppnbsp;/ppComfy Cow Ice Cream will be provided!  Stop by an enjoy the ice cream and courtyard./p

International Service Learning Program Fair

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:20
pLearn about UofL's award-winning ISL Program and YOUR opportunity to serve the global community./ppThe ISLP offers you a chance to serve abraod and see the world while still completing your courses on schedule.  Visit the information fair to learn more:  September 16, 11-1, Red Barn./p

Brandeis Alum Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From ABA

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:17
a href=/sites/ Annual Jefferson Fordham Society Luncheon program/a

From University IT: Integrated Address Books Being Restored

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:13
p strongFrom University IT .../strong /p blockquote p Good news! IT has begun the process to restore the integrated address books in both Exchange and CardMail. Over the next week you will begin to see your Exchange and CardMail address books re-populate with names from both email systems. When complete the address books will contain the names of all users who have an active university email account, including faculty, staff, students and retirees. Notification will be sent when the process has completed. /p p Two noticeable changes from the previous integrated address books: /p ul liFor some individuals you will see two entries in the address books. This indicates that person has both an Exchange and CardMail account. When using the address book you should take care to select the appropriate entry./li liLync sessions created between CardMail and Exchange accounts will now require use of the complete email address, for example, a or a You will no longer be able to select entries from the address books. /li /ul p We thank you for your patience while we addressed the various problems encountered with your email service. /p p Questions: Contact the HelpDesk at 852-7997 or a /p

Rothstein Receives NIH Grant to Study Laws on International Research

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:35
p class=p1span class=Apple-tab-span /spanThe first step in large-scale genomic research is often for researchers to compile massive collections of biological specimens (e.g., blood, tissue) and individual medical records linked to the specimens. An obstacle to international research collaboration is that health privacy laws in many countries limit the transfer of the specimens and records for research in other countries. Mark A. Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has just received a $612,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the laws in 25 countries doing significant genomic research and to recommend legal strategies to facilitate research while still maintaining privacy protections./p p class=p2nbsp;/p p class=p1span class=Apple-tab-span /spanProfessor Rothstein and his co-investigator, Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers of McGill University in Montreal, have assembled the leading health privacy and research experts from around the world. These scholars of law and bioethics will each write about ongoing research in their own country and applicable legal restrictions on international research collaboration. Professors Rothstein and Knoppers and their research teams will then develop recommendations about how to quot;harmonizequot; these laws. Working with the United Nations and other international bodies, the investigators aim to develop strategies for removing impediments to international collaboration on cutting-edge health research./p p class=p2nbsp;/p p class=p1span class=Apple-tab-span /spanAccording to Professor Rothstein, the recommendations will be completed in early 2016. They will be presented at international conferences and will be published in two symposium issues of a scholarly journal.    /pp class=p1nbsp;/p p class=p1Professor Rothstein was the 2013 recipient of the Brandeis Health Privacy Award. /p

Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes to Receive the Lee A. Webb Award

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:18
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Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:46
pDecember 2014 Graduates/pp Wednesday, September 17 is the last day to apply for your degree.  You will need to go to ULink Student Services to apply for your degree.  If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records./p

Federal Tax Externship – 2015 Spring

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:53
pThe IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the 2015 spring semester.  The application deadline for fall 2014 has passed, but it is not too early to apply for 2015 spring./ppExterns work in the local office of the IRS under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and Professor Blackburn.  Externs do research and write memos, meet with IRS audit agents, with taxpayers and with taxpayer representatives such as legal counsel and CPAs.  Externs sometimes take the lead in meetings with pro se taxpayers.  Externs assist IRS trial attorneys with trial preparation and sometimes represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers./ppTo be eligible you must 1) be enrolled in school on at least a half-time basis, 2)  be enrolled in at least the second semester of your second year, have successfully completed a course in Federal taxation, and Professor Blackburn must recommend you./ppIf you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn (a or 502-852-6384).  The required security clearance can take four to six weeks, so it is not too early to begin the process./p

2015 Spring Service Learning Opportunity

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:26
pGearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity:/ppHow about celebrating 2015 spring break with service work in Belize or celebrating post Derby with service work in Croatia?  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The law team in Belize will be led by Dean Susan Duncan and will focus on restorative justice programs by working in schools and communities outside of Dangriga.  The law team in Croatia will be led by Professor Shelley Santry and will focus on domestic violence awareness and prevention by working in schools and communities outside of Zagreb./ppLearn more about this opportunity at Uof L’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website a href=  The service is rewarding and the memories will last a lifetime!  Plus, you will earn three (3) hours of academic credit and build useful skills. /ppThe class meets weekly (January through April) and orientations will be one evening each week (for Belize starting in January and continuing until just after spring break; for Croatia starting mid-semester and continuing until the end of the term).  Still undecided?  Come to an information session Monday, September 8, 12-1 in room LL75./ppEach location is truly an amazing place and you will love the experience!!!/ppIf you are interested, applications are due now (priority deadline is September 29th!!  You can apply on the ISLP website (a href=

Attention - Dual Degree Students

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:58
pIf you are currently working on a dual degree program (not if you are interested in one and haven't started), please take a moment and either stop by my office (216) or send me an email (a so we can make sure you are on the right track./ppnbsp;/ppFor those of you interested in Dual Degree Programs, there will be an information session later in the year. /p

Attention - Dual Degree Students

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:48
pIf you are currently working on a dual degree program (not if you are interested in one and haven't started), please take a moment and either stop by my office (216) or send me an email (a so we can make sure you are on the right track./ppnbsp;/ppFor those of you interested in Dual Degree Programs, there will be an information session later in the year. /p

Brandeis School of Law Welcomes the Class of 2017!

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:04
divA total of 94 entering students began their formal study of law at Brandeis School of Law on August 18, including 88 full-time students and 6 part-time students. /divdivbr //divdivThis year, our law school drew students from 45 different cities, 50 colleges and universities, and 18 states.  The law school also welcomed 3 transfer students and 3 visiting/international students. /divdivbr //divdivAmong the Class of 2017, one student was a professional airline pilot with 13 years of flight experience with several major airlines; another served as a missionary in Southern Italy for 2 years; and one student was a volunteer with a community agency in California helping young people to steer away from gang activity and street life. Additionally, one student was a major league baseball player for 7 years, earning Rookie of the Year with the Detroit Tigers, and another student was a writer and producer for television newscasts. All bring varied backgrounds and experience to Brandeis School of Law. /divdivbr //divdiv“What an interesting class – Airline pilot, Baseball player, Community activist...,” Dean Susan Duncan said. “Add a law degree to these credentials, and the possibilities are endless!”/divdivbr //divdivFor more information about our entering class profile, please visit a href=/admissions/profile /divdivbr //div

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline Today

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:07
pToday is the last day to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. You must submit your Agreement to Compete and Waiver to the Moot Court Board office by 4 p.m. today. Contact Sana Abhari for details at a /p

Janet Lewis Wins KBA Writing Competition

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:13
p class=p1Janet Lewis, a 3L student at Brandeis, won First Place in the recent Kentucky Bar Association Annual Student Writing Competition for her article on “The First Amendment and Social Media: Primary Students’ Constitutional Rights to Freely Speak Outside of the School.” In the paper, she noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet created a test to guide school districts on whether they may permissibly/constitutionally regulate out-of-school/off campus student social media speech. Following the rules of the iTinker/i and iWatts/i, she proposed a test that the U.S. Supreme Court should use.  Her proposed rule would provide that: “In order for school officials to permissibly quot;regulatequot; or discipline a student for out-of-school speech on social media, the school must follow the iTinker-Watts/i test to show that the speech is either: (1) purposefully brought into the school by the student-creator and by doing so, the out-of-school speech caused a material and substantial interference with the discipline of the school bor/b (2) a quot;true threat.quot; Without satisfying either prong, the school cannot justifiably/constitutionally disciplining the student for an out-of-school opinion, speech, or expression.  /p