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A special thank you to Becky Wenning and Rita Siegwald for their assistance and patience with the brief binding fundraiser this year. These two ladies were amazing! They also donated two reams of paper for the project. br /br /We were able to raise $726 to benefit the Partnership Program. This money will go toward a Central student's internship at the Legal Aid Society and to pay for scholarships for the Summer Law Institute. br /br /Another special thank you to Street Law teacher, Emily Peeler, for her assistance with the binding on Sunday afternoon. br /br /Professor Bean, Professor Fischer, Professor Sweeney, and Professor Pettinato all did a wonderful job making announcements and giving students information about the fundraiser. br /br /Finally, a thank you to all of the 1Ls who had their briefs bound: Alexa Cox, Jeff Perkins, David Scott Harper, Emily Fons, Amanda Birman, Ashby Angell, Phillip Heleringer, Jessica Hazelwood, Justin Lainhart, Ashton Smith, Gretchen Zimmerman, Jeremy Vizcarra, Kaleb Noblett, Eric Proctor, Justin Walker, Ben Siegel, Parker Sherwood, Andrew Marvin, Sarah Reddick, Wesley Pagles, Adrienne Stonecypher, Jessie Weinmann, Susan Martin, Michelle Dresselhaus, Leah Gravius, Bailey Schrupp, Andrew Daley, Kate Payton, Laura Edelen, Kim Lynch, Stephen Daugherty, Matthew Dawson, Corey Shiffman, Jen Weihmuller, Lee Wilson, Katie Halloran, Kellie Davis, Paige Clark, Jordan Hall, Jessica Wilkett, Hayleigh Hurt, Pete McLaughlin, Kevin Boswell, Matthew McClinton, Aaron Schechter, Dave Lackford, Miranda Ratcliffe, Ashle Motle, Ashley Ervin, John Abaray, Erica Crane, Nathan Shipley, Maegan Carek, Jenna Brady, and Chistina Natale.
pDon't forget to come out tomorrow night to the Brown Hotel for the Student Bar Foundation's 16th Annual Auction. All proceeds will be used for scholarships for law students (just like you!) who take advantage of non-profit public interest employment opportunities this summer! /ppCheck out all the awesome auction items in the attached document, including tons of study packages, spa baskets, brewery tastings, restaurant gift cards, photography sessions, dinner with your favorite professors, tickets to great local events like UofL basketball games, Actor's Theatre, Kentucky Speedway, Riverbats games, Churchill Downs, Thunder Over Louisville, and MUCH MORE! /pp We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 5:30 for the Silent Auction, 7:00 for the Live Auction! /p
The Editoral Board for the iJournal of Animal and Environmental Law/i is pleased to announce the board for Volume 5, 2013-2014. br / br /bEditor in Chief/b: Derek Milesbr /bSenior Articles Editor/b: Jaime Nelsonbr /bSenior Notes Editor/b: Christy Ferkobr /bArticles Editor/b: Caitlin Bairdbr /bNotes Editor/b: Kathleen Richardbr /bManaging Editor/b: Sierra Ashbybr /bAlumni Relations and Public Outreach/b: Ella Neelybr / br /The new board will officially assume command on May 4th. Congratulations to each of these students for their accomplishments! We look forward to seeing iJAEL/i progress over the next year.
p style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pximg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/auctionbid.png style=border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-width: 0px width=554 height=252 align=top //pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxnbsp;/pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxnbsp;/pp style=text-align: center; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxspan style=font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #444444 class=Apple-style-span16th Annual /spanspan style=font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #444444 class=Apple-style-spanStudent Bar Foundation Auction Night/span/ph2 style=text-align: center; font-size: 16px; color: #444444; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0pxspan style=font-weight: normal; font-size: small; font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000 class=Apple-style-spanbMarch 5, 2013 at The Brown Hotel /b/span/h2p style=text-align: center; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxbSilent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m./b/pp style=text-align: center; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxbLive Auction begins at at 7:00 p.m./b/pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxnbsp;/pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxAll money raised will provide fellowships for law students who pursue low-paid or unpaid law-related public interest work. The fellowships allow recipients to deliver legal services to the poor and indigent, provide law-related public education, and improve the judiciary, legal profession and citizens' access to the justice system. /pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxbr /This exciting night of auction items include:br /bUofL Basketball ticketsbr /Restaurant gift cardsbr /Baskets from local storesbr /Brewery Tastingsbr /Photography packagesbr /Maker’s Mark memorabiliabr /A day at Churchill Downs /bbr /And more!/pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxnbsp;/pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxiWe are grateful to bAguiar Injury Lawyers/b for their support of this event./i/pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxnbsp;/pp style=padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.5em; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0pxIf you would like to sponsor a Brandeis School of Law Public Service Fellow, please contact a href=/ style=color: #991c22; text-decoration: noneWendy Helterbran/a, or call her at b502-852-6381/b./p
pYour Student Bar Association would like to invite you to an official welcoming for our new Assistant Deans: Laurel Hajek in Professional Development and Henry Cantu in Admissions. The reception will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 1:30-2:30 PM in the Cox Lounge./ppnbsp;/p a href=https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATEamp;tmeid=OGxlN2NqZDNyNmhsMnBocjV1NGVoNjNwaDggYmh1dmY3Zjd1ZHIzaWIwbHRhZW9vb2ZvZ2NAZwamp;tmsrc=bhuvf7f7udr3ib0ltaeooofogc%40group.calendar.google.com target=_blankimg src=https://www.google.com/calendar/images/ext/gc_button1_en.gif border=0 //a
span class=userContentThe iUniversity of Louisville Law Review/i is pleased to announce that it will publish former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens' Brandeis Lecture in the third and final issue of Volume 51. br / br / Justice Stevens is the recipient of this year's Brspan class=text_exposed_showandeis Medal. The Brandeis Medal is awarded to individuals whose lives reflect Justice Brandeis' commitment to the ideals of public service. Previous recipients include Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Harry A. Blackmun, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer; Judges A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. and Abner J. Mikva; New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; Professors Archibald Cox, Jr., Samuel Dash and Charles J. Ogletree; civil rights attorney Morris Dees, Jr.; Senator Howard H. Baker; Congressman John Lewis; Brandeis biographer Melvin Urofsky, and legal journalist Linda Greenhouse.br / br / The Brandeis Medal will be presented to Justice Stevens on April 18, 2013. More information about the event is available here: a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/9158 target=_blank rel=nofollow nofollowhttp://www.law.louisville.edu/node/9158/a./span/span
pPurpose/ppAt the Legal Aid Society we believe excellence and diversity go hand in hand. Diversity produces different perspectives, richer thinking, creative solutions, and a collegial culture of mutual respect. In sum, it enhances our ability to represent clients whose basic human needs are threatened. /ppThrough the Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program at the Legal Aid Society, we demonstrate our commitment to increase the number of attorneys who are historically under-represented and who wish to pursue a career in public interest law. The Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program affords the opportunity for a law student to spend a summer with us assisting our attorney staff with legal problems faced by low-income families./ppEligibility/ppTo be selected as a Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholar at the Legal Aid Society, students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, be a member of a historically under-represented group, and intend to practice in the Louisville- area upon graduation. Students must have successfully completed the first year of a full-time J.D. program by May 2013, and must be able to spend 12 weeks during the summer to work full-time at the Legal Aid Society. /ppAward /ppThe Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program awards a financial stipend of $3,500 to the Diversity Scholar. The stipend is paid in two installments – one half upon the beginning of the summer term, the remainder upon the conclusion of the 12 weeks. /ppTo Apply/ppGo to: a href=http://www.laslou.org/www.laslou.org/a for additional details and to download application. Submit resume, transcript, personal statement and application as one attachment to Jeff Been, Executive Director at: a href=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@laslou.org/a by 4 p.m. on March 8, 2013./p
pAttention, 1Ls! Now that your briefs are submitted, it is time to shift your focus to your oral argument. On Thursday, March 7 at 1 PM, Stites amp; Harbison PLLC Attorney Beth Breetz is speaking in room 275. Ms. Breetz is the co-chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy group. Her full bio is linked below. She will speak about her experience in federal and state appellate advocacy and the basics of oral arguments. Her short talk will be followed by a Qamp;A, so bring your questions! If you are nervous about giving your oral argument on Saturday, March 23 at the Hall of Justice, come learn from an expert! Remember, if you are a current BLS student, your attendance is mandatory. b /b/p pa href=http://www.stites.com/attorneys/25/bethany-a-breetz target=_blankbhttp://www.stites.com/wbr/wbrattorneys/25/bethany-a-breetz/b/a/p
divFeel nervous about your oral argument? Or perhaps you want one run-through with helpful feedback? The Moot Court Board (MCB) is holding Practice Oral Argument rounds beginning the week of March 18th-22nd. For all interested 1Ls, a sign up sheet will be posted on the MCB door (room 183 across from Washer Lounge) beginning Monday March 4th until Friday March 8th. The practice rounds have proven very successful over the years in helping ease some of the fears you may have concerning your oral arguments./divdiv /divdivIf you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Greg Finch at a href=mailto:G0Finc01@louisville.edu target=_blankG0Finc01@louisville.edu/a./div
pThe American Bar Association hosts an Arbitration competition each year. The competition is held in November and the finals are held in January. For more information, visit:/ppa href=http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html target=_blankhttp://www.americanbar.org/wbr/wbrgroups/law_students/events_wbr/wbrcompetitions/practical_skills_wbr/wbrcompetitions/ac.html/a./ppMembership on the Arbitration Team provides practical skills and an opportunity to work with local arbitrators. It is also a very impressive accomplishment to add to your resume./ppIf you are interested in competing on the four-member team, please fill out the attached candidacy form. The candidacy form and a statement of interest need to be placed in the envelope on the Moot Court Board office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet when you turn in your forms./pp Forms are due and sign-ups end on bThursday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m./b/ppDuring your interview, you will be asked to give a ten-minute summation on behalf of the claimant from the case file of this year's competition. Please see the second attachment for this information./ppIf you have any questions, please contact facilitator Courtney Pawley at a href=mailto:Courtney.Pawley@louisville.eduCourtney.Pawley@louisville.edu/a. /p
pThe Executive Committee of the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar has established the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Award. The award was created to recognize both excellence and achivement in the field of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring law, and to encourage the pursuit of a career in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring. /ppDean Ballard is accepting student self nominations through strongMay 17, 2/strong013. Nominees for the MRBS Distinguished Law Student Award will be a first or second year law student with a superior academic record, a strong interest in the practice of bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring, and a commitment to pursuing a career in the practice. /ppTo self nominate, please send your resume and a statement of interest in the fields of bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring to Dean Ballard by strongMay 17/strong. Members of the Executive Committee will select up to four students from law schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky to receive the award. The recipients will receive: /pulliComplimentary registration at the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar scheduled for August 22-23 in Cincinnati, Ohio;/liliReimbursement for reasonable travel expenses;/liliTwo nights stay at the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati;/liliInvitations to the Reds game on August 21 and faculty dinner on August 22;/liliListing of the Distinguished Law Student recipients on the MRBS website; and/liliRecognition and award during lunch on August 22./li/ulpnbsp;/p
Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy Competitions
pAll rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one the Law School’s many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. /ppUpper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator. /ppThe program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch will be provided to attendees./p
pAll rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to an informative information session on Wednesday, March 6, from 12:00 to 12:45, regarding the Kentucky Innocence Project (KIP) Externship. Students who participate in the KIP Externship learn about investigative techniques, witness interviewing skills, filing post-conviction motions, and evidence handling. Students then go into the field in supervised teams of two or three students to serve the interests of their clients./ppLinda Smith, the Supervising Attorney for KIP, will discuss the Kentucky Innocence Project and how you can participate during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. This externship is available to rising 2Ls and 3Ls. /ppPlease join us on March 6, at noon, in Room 175. The Cafe will cater lunch for attendees. Please bring your own drink./p
pEach academic year, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences. If you are thinking about participating in an externship or working in the Law Clinic this summer or during the fall semester, please attend the Information Session on strongTuesday, March 5/strong, to hear from faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, the Internal Revenue Service, the Law Clinic, and the faculty members who oversee the summer and fall externship and clinic opportunities will present information to help you plan your schedule./ppInformation will be provided relating to the following externships: /ppCriminal Justice - Prosecution; County Attorney; Legal Aid; Clinical Research Contracts; Tax – Internal Revenue Service; Department of Public Advocacy; Immigration; Judicial; Technology Transfer; and new In-House Counsel externships with Louisville Metro Gov't and Fort Knox. Professor Shelley Santry will also discuss the Law Clinic and how you can work for the Clinic this summer or fall and earn academic credit./ppstrongThe session will begin at 12:05 p.m. in Room 175/strong. All 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to attend. Attendees can enjoy a lunch catered by Fazoli's, including pasta, salad, and breadsticks. Please bring your own drink./p
pFor students interested in further developing skills and distinguishing themselves in the job market, the Law School will offer a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills” and a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills” to be awarded as an honor upon graduation. The award of a Certificate is intended to demonstrate to potential employers that the student possesses additional training in lawyering skills and values associated with litigation practice or transactional practice. /ppOn Monday, March 4, at noon in Room 275, Professor Tim Hall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will describe both certificate programs and discuss:/pp• Eligibility for Participationbr /• Requirements for Award of a Certificatebr /• Program curriculum/ppThis is your chance to learn about an opportunity to develop further distinction at the JD level, and to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice. All law students are invited to attend./p
If you are interested in studying abroad at EBS Law School in Germany during the fall 2013 term, nominations are due by April 15. For more information, please review the a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/EBS%20Law%20School%20Fact%20Sheet%20Fall%202013.pdfEBS Fact Sheet/a. If you have questions, please see Dean Ballard, who can provide information about the program and the curriculum.
divFeel nervous about your oral argument? Or perhaps you want one run-through with helpful feedback? The Moot Court Board (MCB) is holding Practice Oral Argument rounds beginning the week of March 18th-22nd. For all interested 1Ls, a sign up sheet will be posted on the MCB door (room 183 across from Washer Lounge) beginning Monday March 4th until Friday March 8th. The practice rounds have proven very successful over the years in helping ease some of the fears you may have concerning your oral arguments. /divdivbr //divdivIf you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Greg Finch at a href=mailto:G0Finc01@louisville.edu target=_blankG0Finc01@louisville.edu/a. br //div
Students - The turnout for the Feb. 28 Information Session on the Law School's three journals was great. If you were unable to attend the program, though, and you would like to learn more information, handouts are available outside office 214. Or, you may view the a href=/students/student-publicationshandouts/a on the Student Life page of the Law School's website. If you have questions, please see Dean Ballard.
pEffective with the February 2015 administration of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a seventh content area - strongCivil Procedure/strong - will be added for the first time. The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, of which 190 are scored items and 10 are unscored pretest items. The current list of topics include strongConstitutional Law/strong, strongContracts/strong, strongCriminal Law and Procedure/strong, strongEvidence/strong, strongReal Property/strong, and strongTorts/strong. Starting in 2015, there will be 28 multiple choice questions covering Contracts, and 27 questions covering each of the six remaining topics, for a total of 190./ppTest specifications for the MBE Civil Procedure items will be available by June 30, 2013 on the NCBE website, a href=http://www.ncbex.org/www.ncbex.org/a. The website is the best resource for obtaining information about all NCBE tests./p
pAttention 1Ls and 2Ls - As you begin to think about your schedule for summer 2013 and fall 2013, be sure to attend the upcoming informations sessions that will cover the litigation and transactional skills certificate programs; summer and fall externship opportunities for rising 2Ls and 3Ls; Law Clinic opportunities during summer and fall; the Kentucky Innocence Project; Moot Court Board membership; extramural advocacy competitions; and Dual Degree programs. Here are the dates and times for each program:/pulliMonday, March 4: Skills Certificate Interest Session at noon in Room 275/liliTuesday, March 5: Externships and Law Clinic Information Session (catered by Fazoli's) at 12:05 in Room 175/liliWednesday, March 6: Kentucky Innocence Project Information Session (catered by The Cafe) at noon in Room 175/liliThursday, March 7: Moot Court Board and Extramural Skills Competitions Info Session at 12:05 in Room 275/liliTuesday, March 26: Dual Degree Programs (catered by Tom+Chee) at 12:05 in Room 175br //li/ul