Events

« February 10, 2013 - March 12, 2013 »
 
02 / 10
02 / 11
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:45 pm
02 / 12
02 / 13
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:50 pm

Lexis Nexis Student Training, Speaker Scott Hite, 12:00 p.m., Room 275

02 / 14
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
02 / 15
Start: 12:00 pm
02 / 16
02 / 17
02 / 18
02 / 19
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm
Start: 12:00 pm

Two years ago in Padilla v. Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Amendment requires that defense attorneys advise their noncitizen clients about the immigration consequences of a plea. The Court recognized what, for decades, the defense and immigration bars have known: competent defense counsel must advise about immigration consequences of a plea. Tim Arnold has represented José Padilla either as lead counsel or co-counsel through the Supreme Court, and he continues to represent Mr. Padilla on remand to the state court, where the case is now pending. During his career at DPA Tim Arnold has been awarded the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Juvenile Justice Award, the DPA’s In Re Gault Award for excellence in juvenile representation, the DPA’s Furman v. Georgia award for excellence in death penalty representation, and most recently the American Immigration Lawyers Association Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Litigation in the field of Immigration Law. He has served as DPA’s Post-Trial Division Director since 2008. Join U of L's ACS chapter and Tim Arnold as we discuss the implications from the Padilla decision, applications moving forward, and how this decision will shape the role of criminal defense attorneys.Room 175, lunch will be provided from Jason's Deli.  

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm
Start: 8:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm
02 / 20
02 / 21
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Kentucky Innocence Project client, Edwin Chandler, was exonerated in 2009, after serving nine years in prison for robbery and second degree manslaughter.  Mr. Chandler was awarded $8.5 million from Louisville Metro Government in 2012.  Mr. Chandler will be speaking to the Law School's KIP class on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1:30.  All students are welcome to attend.

02 / 22
Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:30 pm

The American Constitution Society Student Chapter, in conjunction with the ACS Lawyers Chapter, will be hosting Congressman John Yarmuth to speak at the law school on February 22, 2013 beginning at noon in room 275 of the Brandeis School of Law.Please join American Constitution Society to hear this engaging and popular Congressman.

Start: 11:30 am

Please join the Kentucky Lawyer Chapter and University of Louisville School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society as well as the Public Interest Section of the Louisville Bar Association as we welcome Congressman John Yarmuth and Georgia State College of Law Professor Neil Kinkopf to discuss the politics and constitutional implications of Congress’ efforts to strengthen our nation’s gun laws.Congressman Yarmuth, who has been in the national spotlight for his support of federal proposals to help reduce gun violence, will provide insight into legislation pending before Congress – including universal background checks and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition magazines and assault weapons.  He will also discuss his work on the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Professor Kinkopf will discuss the constitutionality of the pending measures and whether there is a danger of running afoul of the Second Amendment. The discussion will attempt to navigate the controversial issues shaping the debate, including whether the politics surrounding gun laws are too divisive for legitimate reform, the proposed legislation can withstand the Supreme Court's decision in D.C. v. Heller (2008), and regulations of this nature can truly be effective in curbing gun violence in the United States. Room 275. Lunch will be provided. 

02 / 23
02 / 24
02 / 25
Start: 12:05 pm
End: 12:50 pm
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:45 pm
Start: 2:00 pm
Start: 2:00 pm
Start: 02/25/2013 - 2:00pm
End: 02/26/2013 - 7:00pm

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, through the entire day Tuesday, February 26, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington.Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams.

02 / 26
End: 7:00 pm
Start: 02/25/2013 - 2:00pm
End: 02/26/2013 - 7:00pm

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, through the entire day Tuesday, February 26, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington.Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Will Hilyerd, Kurt Metzmeier and Virginia Mattingly will present some specialized electronic legal resources to facilitate policy research and legislative history research. They'll also provide instructions for accessing these tools remotely.

02 / 27
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Ms. Anna K. Murray, Esq. will be speaking about climate security.  At that time, ELLUS will host the annual Hundred-Mile Lunch.  Plates will be $5.  Please come join us for this lecture and enjoy some local food!  If you would like to contribute a dish, please email Ella Neely (le8687@aol.com) or Beth Robinson (leobeth2000@yahoo.com).  ELLUS will also be selling Critical Mass Beargrass Bike Ride t-shirts from 2012 for $15.  

02 / 28
Start: 9:00 am
End: 10:00 am
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Join Susan Duncan, Interim Dean, and your fellow young alumni for a Happy Hour at Taco Punk in NuLu 

03 / 1
03 / 2
03 / 3
03 / 4
Start: 12:05 pm
End: 12:50 pm
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy,
established by the Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use endowment,
brings a nationally prominent land use scholar to the University of
Louisville Brandeis School of Law each semester. The purpose of this
lecture series is to expand and enrich land use education and thinking
at UofL. Attendees of the free presentation will hear directly about
cutting-edge research that may be appearing or soon-to-appear in a
publication venue.   This year's speaker is Alejandro Camacho, professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.   The Boehl Lectures have been enormously enriching.  The past lectures include:Winter 2007: Tony Arnold (Louisville), inaugural lecture, "The People's Land: Justice Brandeis, Environmental Conservation, and Wisdom for Today's Land Use Challenges"Spring 2007: Linda Malone (William & Mary), "Think Globally, Act Locally: A Pivotal Transformation in the Global Warming Debate"Fall 2007: Eric Freyfogle (Illinois), "The Endless War: Private Land in Law and Culture"Spring 2008: Julian Juergensmeyer (Georgia State), "Infrastructure and the Law: The Evolution of Infrastructure Requirements"Summer 2008: Victor Flatt (then at Houston, now at North Carolina), "Act Locally, Affect Globally: Local Government's Role in Addressing Climate Change and Other Large-Scale Environmental Harms"Fall 2008: Vicki Been (NYU), "Silver Bullet or Trojan Horse? The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets"Spring 2009: Timothy Beatley (U. Virginia School of Architecture), "Green Urbanism: Planning for Sustainable and Resilient Cities"Fall 2010: Michael Wolf (Florida), "Private Property and Public Protection: The Brandeisian Alternative"Spring 2010: Judith Welch Wegner (North Carolina), "Annexation, Urban Boundaries, and Land Use Dilemmas: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future"The Boehl Lecture Series has stimulated thinking about and interest in key land use issues, facilitated interdisciplinary collaboration, engaged our students, and developed relationships with lawyers, planners, officials, developers, environmentalists, and others in our community who care about land use issues.  It has had far more benefit—both in breadth and depth—than investing in any one person's particular research agenda or any single project. For more information about this event, please contact Margaret Bratcher at 502-852-1669 or by e-mail

03 / 5
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Join the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Faculty for a Faculty Workshop presented by Paul Litton, JD, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Missouri School of Law.

Start: 5:30 pm

  Please join us on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at The Brown Hotel for the16th AnnualStudent Bar Foundation Auction NightSilent Auction begins at 5:30p.m.Live Auction begins at at 7p.m.All money raised will benefit students performing their summer public service projects providing legal services to the poor or indigent, supporting public education and the judiciary, and improving citizens’ access to justice.This exciting night of auction items include:UofL Basketball ticketsRestaurant gift cardsBaskets from local storesBrewery TastingsPhotography packagesMaker’s Mark memorabiliaA day at Churchill Downs And more


(read the whole list, here)

We are grateful to Aguiar Injury Lawyers for their support of this event. If you would like to sponsor a Brandeis School of Law Public Service Fellow, please contact Wendy Helterbran, or call her at 502-852-6381. 

Start: 8:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm
03 / 6
03 / 7
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

Attention, 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 & 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 Q&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.    

http://www.stites.com/attorneys/25/bethany-a-breetz

Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Join the Student Bar Association as we officially welcome our new Assistant Deans. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

03 / 8
03 / 9
03 / 10
03 / 11
Start: 9:00 am
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
03 / 12
(all day)
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am